Van Morrison’s 15 Most Memorable Songs

Posted in Entertainment on Jan 20th, 2019


Music lovers worldwide have enjoyed the vocal stylings of this Emerald Isle legend since as early as the 1950s when he played assorted instruments for several Irish showbands. In the mid-1960s, he became lead singer for Them, a Northern Irish R&B band, and his career skyrocketed. Known to fans as Van the Man, Van Morrison is an inductee in the Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

15. Three Time's a Charm

Off the 1971 album of the same name, Tupelo Honey is a southern, down-home kind of song typical of Van Morrison. The title references a type of honey made by bees that feast on the tupelo gum tree, which grows primarily in Florida and Georgia. As for the song, if the melody seems familiar, there’s a good reason why. Van Morrison used the same melody for the song Crazy Love, which was released the prior year. The melody was once again used in another tune, Why Must I Always Explain. In concert, Van Morrison has been known to play the three songs in a medley.

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