21 April 2013

Music Monday ~ Rita MacNeil

Rita MacNeil ~ Working Man

Released in 1990, "Working Man" was Rita's only UK Single chart success reaching Number 11. She was born in Canada, in a town called Big Pond (which is in Nova Scotia), and was a country & folk singer. Her most popular single released was "Flying On Your Own", which reached number 27 in the Canadian chart in 1987, but her biggest selling single was in 1992. "Thinking Of You" reached number 19. Rita was once the biggest selling Country singer. in 1990 she outsold Garth Brooks & Clint Black. It was recently reported that Rita passed away on 16th April following a surgical procedure. How many of you remember this song. Released in the UK, here is "Working Man".

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  1. Lovely song it's one of those ones for me that i never knew the title and who sang it, such a shame to hear she passed away.

    Have a fantastical week Ian :-)

  2. When I heard that she had passed away, I went looking for this song, because I wasn't sure how it went, but as soon as I played it, I remembered it well. Thanks for stopping by Steve, have a great week & Happy Music Monday to you x

  3. That's sad news. Not much into country music but I heard the song.

    Happy MM here too.

    1. Thanks Liz for stopping by Liz. Happy MM to you.

  4. Pretty song.

  5. R.I.P. Rita MacNeil; a true Canadian icon. Thanks and Happy MM.

  6. This is sad news, but you know I have never heard of her until today. Thanks for the lovely introduction on this Musical Monday and for linking up with the 4M crew on Monday's Music Moves Me!

  7. Didn't know this singer, but she has a beautiful voice! I do so envy such talents! Thanks for sharing and joining us this fine sunny day! I also love love old pictures too! Ahhhh If they could only talk! Great choice~

  8. Wow, thanks for sharing this artist. I can't believe I hadn't heard her. The song is really touching. My Grandfather was a miner. God bless the workin' man.

  9. What a beautiful song! So sad that she passed away. Thanks so much for sharing - have a great week!

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  10. Wow. Two wonderful musicians passing away, I paid tribute to the singer of "I touch myself" today. So sad.

  11. Very beautiful voice
    Thanks for sharing with us.

    have a blessed week!


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