Heroes, Legends & Icons http://heroeslegendsicons.com Showcasing the greatest and most influential singers, musicians and bands of all time. Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:09:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 The Perfect Christmas album for you! http://heroeslegendsicons.com/the-perfect-christmas-album-for-you/ Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:22:44 +0000 http://heroeslegendsicons.com/?p=3602 Looking for your perfect Christmas album? Look no further!

Whether you’re looking to set the scene for a traditional family Christmas or the swinging soundtrack for your Christmas party we have the album for you. Choose from these great value albums featuring the best Christmas songs ever made.

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For those looking for a classy Christmas with the classics this is the album for you! Swing and dance to this perfect party soundtrack fronted by the sassy voices of Ella Fitzgerald and Eartha Kitt. Rock and roll to with mulled wine and friends at the most wonderful time of the year!

Available to download on iTunes, Amazon and Google play now for only £4.49!

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This no hassle collection has all your favorite, fun, feel good, classics  in one place!

Whether you are busy wrapping presents or baking Christmas cookies with the kids this great value 120 track album is the perfect soundtrack to your traditional family Christmas.

With tracks from ‘Frosty the Snowman,’ and ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ to ‘Dominick the Donkey’ it’s Bursting full of festive cheer!

Available to download now for only £7.99!

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For those ditching the hats and scarves and heading to sunnier pastures this Christmas, we have the perfect soundtrack for you! Classic vintage songs such as ‘Christmas Island’, ‘Mele Kalikimaka’ and ‘Christmas Roses’ will have you in the mood for the holidays!

Escape the boredom of the usual cheesy Christmas songs with the iconic voices of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many more for the more adventurous listeners.

Available to download now for only £4.49!

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The decorations are up, your cupboard is stocked full of mince pies and bourbon but something doesn’t feel right, something is missing…

 ‘The Rat Pack and Friends at Christmas’ 120 track album will complete that warm Christmassy feeling with it’s big band sound, because lets face it; Christmas would just not be Christmas without the Rat Pack!

Let the legends of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and many more make the most of this special time that only comes round once a year!

Available to download now for only £5.99!

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‘Xmas the Album – 130 Classic Songs, Hymns, Carols’HLI204

If you dream of a white Christmas where the turkey slowly roasts in the oven and the family gather round a sparkling tree, then this album is for you!

This ultimate traditional Christmas soundtrack with a range of your favorite classic songs and carols sung by the familiar voices of Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Brenda Lee and many more.

‘Let it Snow,’ and set the perfect Christmas scene with festive favorites such as ‘Baby Its Cold Outside,’ ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.’ It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…!

Available on iTunes now for only £5.99!

What are you waiting for? Download your album now and let the festivities begin!

Sophisticated Ladies Volume 2 http://heroeslegendsicons.com/sophisticated-ladies-volume-2/ Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:13:47 +0000 http://heroeslegendsicons.com/?p=3565 This is the second in our ‘Sophisticated Ladies’ series and is now available to download on:

This brilliant 75 track album brings together some of the greatest songs sung by the most sophisticated ladies of the 50s and 60s. Eartha Kitt, Connie Francis, Ella Fitzgerald plus many more sing timeless classics such as ‘La Vie En Rose’, ‘Ev’rytime We Say Goodbye’ and ‘Mad About the Boy.’

For a limited time only this album is only a teeny tiny £1.79! Don’t miss out… download you copy today!


Sophisticated Ladies Volume 1 http://heroeslegendsicons.com/sophisticated-ladies-volume-1/ Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:56:40 +0000 http://heroeslegendsicons.com/?p=3557 The first of this ‘Sophisticated Ladies’ collection has been released and is available to download now on:

The 75 track album includes all your favourite female singers from the 50s and 60s highlighting the true greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington. These tracks include Well known classics such as ‘Unforgettable’, ‘God Bless The Child,’ and ‘Let’s Fall In Love.’

This is the ultimate Collection of the most sophisticated ladies around AND..

For a limited time only this Great ‘Sophisticated Ladies’ album is only £1.79! Don’t Miss out!


Ella Fitzgerald Live in Brussels! http://heroeslegendsicons.com/ella-fitzgerald-live-in-paris/ Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:10:24 +0000 http://heroeslegendsicons.com/?p=3481 Check out this great live clip of Ella Fitzgerald singing ‘April In Paris’ live in Brussels in 1957:

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Get this track along with other greats from Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Bassey, Billie Holiday and many more for only £2.49!

Perfect Golden Oldies Albums for Father’s Day… http://heroeslegendsicons.com/perfect-golden-oldies-albums-for-fathers-day/ Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:57:59 +0000 http://heroeslegendsicons.com/?p=3452 Looking for a last minute father’s day gift? Choose from any of the following albums for a great value gift you dad will love! Click on the Albums covers to take you to iTunes:

Daddyo 150 Classic Lounge Tracks

1) Pick up this 150 track album of great lounge music for just £3.49. Featuring the greatest of the 50’s, including ‘I Got A Woman’, ‘Wonderful World’ and ‘Beyond The Sea,’ your dad will love this collection of ice-cool classics.





2) For the ultimate classic collection give the greatest hits from three Rat Pack legends who ruled America (and the world!) in the 1940s and 50s. You can’t go wrong with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin AND Sammy Davis Jr. !

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3) For the trouble-making fathers why not give these 50 lawbreaking classics? Featuring tracks such as ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, ‘Johnny B. Goode’ and ‘Chain Gang,’ from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke and many more!




4) For the party animal dads grab this brilliant collection for him to ‘Twist the Night Away’ to! Dance and swing into the small hours with 100 tracks from Jerry Lee Lewis, Chubby checker, Eddie Cochran and many more!

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5) For the Jazz-loving fathers this collection of three of the most influential jazz legends is the perfect present, and its under £5!

Top 5 Original Ideas for Valentines Day http://heroeslegendsicons.com/top-5-original-ideas-for-valentines-day/ Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:49:36 +0000 http://heroeslegendsicons.com/?p=2832 HLI217With Valentines day fast approaching, it’s time to get that thinking cap on. Thinking of an original idea for valentines day can be hard, it’s all too easy to just book a table at a nice restaurant and then call it a day. But it’s time to get a little creative and start thinking outside the box, nothing tells a loved one how much they mean like an original valentines day idea.

For HLI music there are two important factors to the perfect valentine day. Firstly, an original idea and secondly the right music.

So with that in mind, below are 5 of the most original ideas for valentines day along with the perfect valentines day music.


Glamping is quite simply luxury camping. This is so much more than pitching a tent and sitting around the fire. Couples can choose to stay in luxury tents, yurts or even a treehouse. Glamping has the potential to be one the most romantic nights of any couples life. There are many glamping destinations across the country, prices can vary, but many glamping sites offer discounts at this time of year.

Top 3 Love Songs for Glamping: Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley, When I Fall in Love by Doris Day, Puppy Love by Paul Anka.

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Salsa dancing is not only fun, it’s also a great way to work up a sweat. Nothing gets couples in the mood quite like salsa dancing. Classes are available most nights and most venues will have a special valentines day package.

Top 3 Love Songs for Salsa Dancing: Round and Round by Perry Como, I Want Ya Around (If I Love Ya, then I Need Ya) by Eartha Kitt, C’est Si Bon by Louis Armstrong

Comedy Show

It’s not the usual thing to do on valentines day, but it’s a great way to have some fun. It’s also proven that laughter is a great aphrodisiac. This isn’t perfect for every couple, but for the right couple, this can be the perfect end to valentines day.

Top 3 Love Songs for a Comedy Show: Why Do Fools Fall in Love for Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, My Funny Valentine by Frank Sinatra, The Story of My Life by Michael Holliday

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Who doesn’t love chocolate? Travelling to a chocolate factory for a guided tour and free sample makes for a fun day out. There are several chocolate factories throughout the country that offer guided tours.

Top 3 Love Songs for the Chocolate Factory: Wonderful World by Sam Cooke, Fever by Peggy Lee, Unforgettable by Nat King Cole

Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes are a great way to not only learn some great new recipes, but it’s also a great way for couples to bond. Cooking classes cater to the absolute beginner right through to professional cuisine.

Top 3 Love Songs for Cooking Classes: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine by Frankie Vaughan, Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me by Shirley Bassey, Love and Marriage by Frank Sinatra

All the classic love songs mentioned in this article are available on iTunes as special valentines day albums.

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Frank Sinatra – Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow http://heroeslegendsicons.com/frank-sinatra-let-it-snow-let-it-snow-let-it-snow/ Tue, 25 Dec 2012 12:53:32 +0000 http://heroeslegendsicons.com/?p=2771 Frank Sinatra’s ‘Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow’ is without a doubt THE Christmas Classic. There is just something about snow that makes Christmas that extra bit magical. The idea of sitting by the fire inside as it snows outside is universally appealing, who wouldn’t want to sip a hot chocolate and watch the snow fall.

So Merry Christmas ! We hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas and listening to some great Christmas music !

Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow is available on The Rat Pack and Friends at Christmas –  on iTunes now for £5.99 – click here to see more.


Eartha Kitt- Santa Baby http://heroeslegendsicons.com/eartha-kitt-santa-baby/ Mon, 24 Dec 2012 09:00:41 +0000 http://heroeslegendsicons.com/?p=2791 Is is the night before Christmas… and we are all waiting for…Santa Baby! So which other song could we bring you this Christmas eve but Eartha Kitt’s 1950’s classic.  This cheeky Christmas tune has proved itself timeless as its still voted one of the most popular festive tracks today. Merry Christmas, we hope Santa slips a sable under the tree for you this year…

Santa Baby is available to buy on 120 Songs for Xmas on iTunes now for £7.99


The HLI Advent Calendar!

We’re celebrating the festive season with a selection of classic Christmas songs. Each day until December 25th, we’ll be posting a classic Christmas song for your enjoyment.
We’ll also be running a series of giveaways and Christmas offers in December to help get you in the Christmas mood!

If you would like a free Christmas song – visit our Facebook page here and click the like button to download a copy of the Mario Lanza classic O Christmas Tree!

Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock http://heroeslegendsicons.com/johnny-cash-little-drummer-boy/ Sun, 23 Dec 2012 09:00:06 +0000 http://heroeslegendsicons.com/?p=2767 As Christmas creeps closer we have brought you this classic song, covered by many, but none more memorable than the brilliant Bobby Helms in 1957. It has been a solid Christmas favorite ever since! Rock the night away with one of the most uplifting festive songs around…

Jingle Bell Rock is available on 50 Xmas Hits on iTunes now for £4.49 – click here to see more.

The HLI Advent Calendar!

We’re celebrating the festive season with a selection of classic Christmas songs. Each day until December 25th, we’ll be posting a classic Christmas song for your enjoyment.
We’ll also be running a series of giveaways and Christmas offers in December to help get you in the Christmas mood!

If you would like a free Christmas song – visit our Facebook page here and click the like button to download a copy of the Mario Lanza classic O Christmas Tree!

Dean Martin – Baby It’s Cold Outside http://heroeslegendsicons.com/dean-martin-baby-its-cold-outside/ Sat, 22 Dec 2012 12:29:55 +0000 http://heroeslegendsicons.com/?p=2754 Dean Martin’s version of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ is a Christmas classic, which funnily enough the song never mentions. The only allusion to Christmas is a mention of snow outside. It’s Christmas charm comes from the appeal of staying inside when the weather gets cold and winter is making itself known ! How we all wish we could stay inside when it’s cold outside !

The song was written by Frank Loesser in 1944. In 1948, after years of informally performing the song at various parties, Loesser sold its rights to MGM.  His wife was furious when Loesser sold the song as she considered it “their song,”

Baby It’s Cold Outside is available on The Rat Pack and Friends at Christmas –  on iTunes now for £5.99 – click here to see more.