Five For Friday: Quiet!

Had no idea what I’d do for today’s Five, but the word "quiet" kept coming to mind. Here are five songs with "quiet" in the title.

Les Baxter & His Orchestra, “Quiet Village”

Smokey Robinson, “Quiet Storm”

Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, João Gilberto, Tom Jobim, “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)”

Wynonie Harris, “Quiet Whiskey”

Take 6, “A Quiet Place”

And that’s Five For Friday, May 19, 2023.

9 thoughts on “Five For Friday: Quiet!

  1. I appreciate your effort in curating this remarkable compilation of songs that all share the word “quiet” in their titles. Your thoughtful selection not only introduces us to these captivating songs but also prompts us to recognize and appreciate the profound impact of music in conveying complex emotions and capturing moments of stillness. Thank you for sharing these remarkable gems and inspiring us to embrace the transformative power of “quiet” as conveyed through the enchanting language of music. 👍👏👌😊


  2. I love Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars..always a d I enjoyed the first song and 2nd last one. I just can’t get into Smokey…never could and that one sound in this song I actually found harmful to my ears…high pitched. The last song is not my bag either but can’t love everything.


    1. “Quiet Village” is one of the songs that started the Exotica tyle of music. Martin Denny recorded it in 1959 and there have been a few covers of it. I’d never heard of Wynonie Harris or his song, but it was a lot of fun. And Astrud Gilberto is still active… she couldn’t speak English when she did that (or “The Girl From Ipanema”) and learned it all phonetically. I think she was in her early 20’s when she recorded those.


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