Clay Aiken – Life Is A Song – Love is Music!

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Have any of you ever seen the musical, Stop The World – I Want To Get Off ?  This show introduced a very special song to the world. Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, the song was…What Kind of Fool Am I?

The poignant song was performed at the end of the 2nd act and closed the show.

The song won the 1963 Grammy Award for the Song of The Year and the Novello Award for the best musical and lyrical song.

Anthony Newley introduced the song, but it became a hit for Sammy Davis, Jr. and peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Andy Williams also included the song on his album, Days of Wine and Roses.

The last part of this song has such sad, but beautiful lyrics…

What Kind of Fool Am I?

What kind of clown am I

What do I know of life

Why can’t I cast away

This mask of play

And live my life


Why can’t I fall in love

Till I don’t give a damn

And maybe then I’ll know

What kind of fool I am



What Kind of Fool Am I is the 2nd track on the album, Tried & True by Clay Aiken.  He has always sung this song with so much “heart”.  The next time you hear Clay sing this song, listen to the lyrics and you can just hear the emotions of the song!

I hope you enjoy the following video.

Clay Aiken = Beautiful Music!!

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5 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Life Is A Song – Love is Music!

  1. Love Clay singing "The Classics"! This song is one of my favorites and you are right, his performance is from the heart! I get all teary-eyed!

  2. I saw the stage play decades ago in Chicago. I've always loved that song, and was blow away by Clay's rendition on the CD. So glad it was added to the playlist.

  3. A great post. The pictures are Clay being as handsome as he can be. The video is wonderful. I play that CD frequently because I know the songs are Clay’s personal choices. The arrows at the sides of the video box are calling to me and I am yielding. See you tomorrow. ❤️ UNCONDITIONAL love for you Clay.

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