APAD: The devil has all the best tunes.

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Meaning:

    The view that music, especially popular music, is predominantly secular

    rather than religious.

 

Background:

   This proverbial saying is best understood by looking at the context it was

   first used.

 

   In the late 18th century Methodists began setting hymns to popular tunes.

   This gave rise to criticism from more mainstream religious believers who

   thought that popular music shouldn't be heard in church.

 

   The notion that dance music was `the Devil's music' was widely held in the UK

   in the 1700s. This view was of very long-standing and was expressed as early

   as the 5th century by Saint John Chrysostom, circa 349 - 407, the Christian

   theologian and archbishop of Constantinople:

 

     "Where dance is, there is the devil."

 

   The response to the criticism used by English Methodists was `why should the

   Devil have all the best tunes?'.

 

- www.phrases.org.uk [edited]

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The Methodists took a brave step by either admitting that the devil's good at

something (and we are tempted) or claiming a few good tunes for God. 300 years

later, many cheered with Leonard Cohen who sounded like a Taoist when he said that

even something "cold and broken" invokes hallelujah.

 

 

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haha, did 1 APADbeforeSeeing Urs. tookItOut 4 tomorrow ;) -最西边的岛上- 给 最西边的岛上 发送悄悄话 最西边的岛上 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 07/06/2024 postreply 08:58:29

Devil is NotFair, took all the best we have ;-)) -最西边的岛上- 给 最西边的岛上 发送悄悄话 最西边的岛上 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 07/06/2024 postreply 09:12:00

Thought you'd skip today to restore the order. -7grizzly- 给 7grizzly 发送悄悄话 7grizzly 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 07/06/2024 postreply 09:26:25

NP. ThankU!! (I wrote it but wentBack 2 sleep b4Posting ;-) -最西边的岛上- 给 最西边的岛上 发送悄悄话 最西边的岛上 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 07/06/2024 postreply 09:34:02

A good habit. Sleep on it before posting :-) -7grizzly- 给 7grizzly 发送悄悄话 7grizzly 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 07/06/2024 postreply 09:49:41

Voice from heaven :) Love the song! -暖冬cool夏- 给 暖冬cool夏 发送悄悄话 暖冬cool夏 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 07/06/2024 postreply 09:05:19

Me 2. especially the 1 sang by KD Lang, movedEveryTime! -最西边的岛上- 给 最西边的岛上 发送悄悄话 最西边的岛上 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 07/06/2024 postreply 09:16:22

Here, the devil (infidel really) literally has a best tune. -7grizzly- 给 7grizzly 发送悄悄话 7grizzly 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 07/06/2024 postreply 09:27:57

Got it. Thx. -最西边的岛上- 给 最西边的岛上 发送悄悄话 最西边的岛上 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 07/06/2024 postreply 12:15:58

The pianist 太抢戏了。Hallelujah! 记得在唱坛形容唱歌象女特务是一种褒奖,u know y -移花接木- 给 移花接木 发送悄悄话 移花接木 的博客首页 (167 bytes) () 07/06/2024 postreply 09:33:29

Video shouldn't be there in the first place. 女特务 was a sex -7grizzly- 给 7grizzly 发送悄悄话 7grizzly 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 07/06/2024 postreply 09:41:25

symbol, a runaway success. We had no Playboy back then:) -7grizzly- 给 7grizzly 发送悄悄话 7grizzly 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 07/06/2024 postreply 09:42:04

听过这个歌手唱的歌,还是从西岛那里听说的。 -天边一片白云- 给 天边一片白云 发送悄悄话 天边一片白云 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 07/06/2024 postreply 13:03:39

He must've been very productive but I know only this one. -7grizzly- 给 7grizzly 发送悄悄话 7grizzly 的博客首页 (0 bytes) () 07/06/2024 postreply 13:37:39

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