January 18, 2005

Song of the Week: Donny Osmond –“Breeze On By”

Like Simply Red’s “Sunrise” from last year, which sampled Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” former child singer Donny Osmond scores in 2005 with “Breeze On By.” The song, which Osmond wrote lyrics to, samples George Benson’s magnificent “Breezin’” throughout.

It’s an unlikely pairing – one of smooth jazz’s iconic figures and a singer who’s unfairly or not is too often portrayed as anti-cool. But with this track, from his new CD What I Meant to Say, Donny Osmond is officially one cool dude. Put in on and watch your worries slip away.

Posted by Brian Soergel at January 18, 2005 4:18 PM