California Dreamin(1965) – The Mamas & The Papas你有一個加洲夢嗎?

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California Dreamin(1965) – The Mamas&The Papas

California dreamin’ (California dreamin’)
On such a winter’s day
Stopped into a church

California Dreamin’ (1965) – The Mamas & The Papas

California Dreamin’的曲調是不是有種似曾相識的感覺,一種既視感(Déjà Vu)。其實是因為這首歌曲被廣泛使用在不同媒體,電影、劇集、廣播、廣告等地方。例如:香港,在1994年由王家衛執導《重慶森林》多次使用這首歌曲,可喻為電影的主題曲。另外,由周星馳主演《少林足球》中「少林功夫好」亦都改編了這首歌曲。

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在1965年,由美國合唱團The Mamas & the Papas唱出,屬於民謠搖滾(Folk Rock)。這首歌曲可喻為加洲的代表歌曲(California sound),令人響往加洲陽光與海灘,挑戰性的衝浪。另外,更獲得不少殊榮—列入滾石雜誌排行榜及格林美獎名人堂(Grammy Hall of Fame),成為The Mamas & the Papas代表歌曲之一。

歌詞方面

填詞作曲由 John Phillips,Michelle Phillips

All the leaves are brown
All the leaves are brown
And the sky is gray
I’ve been for a walk
(I’ve been for a walk)
On a winter’s day
(On a winter’s day)
I’d be safe and warm
(I’d be safe and warm)
If I was in L.A.
(If I was in L.A.)
California dreaming
(California dreaming)
On such a winter’s day

Stopped into the church
I passed along the way
Well, I got down on my knees
(Got down on my knees)
And I pretend to pray
(I pretend to pray)
You know the preacher likes the cold
(Preacher likes the cold)
He knows I’m gonna stay
(Knows I’m gonna stay)
California dreaming
(California dreamin)
On such a winter’s day

All the leaves are brown
(All the leaves are brown)
And the sky is gray
(And the sky is gray)
I’ve been for a walk
(I’ve been for a walk)
On a winter’s day
(On a winter’s day)
If I didn’t tell her
(If I didn’t tell her)
I could leave today
(I could leave today)
California dreaming
(California dreaming)
On such a winters day
(California dreaming)
On such a winters day
(California dreaming)
On such a winters day

(Source from: musixmatch)

翻唱

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Bobby Womack版本

School of Rock學生版本

流行文化

王家衛執導《重慶森林》電影配樂

王家衛執導《重慶森林》

電影《少林足球》惡搞

《少林足球》中「少林功夫好」

電影《從前,有個荷里活》Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

電影《加州大地震》San Andreas 由Sia唱出

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