Sunday, December 14, 2008

Somebody to Love . . . Queen . . . George Michael w/Queen



George Michael with Queen

WOW . . . what a tribute to Freddie Mercury! AWESOME version of this song!





Original version . . . Queen with Freddie Mercury




"Somebody to Love" is a song written by Freddie Mercury and performed by English rock band Queen featured on their 1976 album A Day at the Races.

Like "Bohemian Rhapsody", the major hit from Queen's previous album, "Somebody to Love" has a complex melody and deep layering of vocal tracks, this time based on a gospel choir arrangement. It was the first single off the album A Day at the Races.

It is a rock ballad on which band members Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor multi-tracked their voices to create the impression of a 100-voice gospel choir.

The lyrics, especially combined with the gospel influence, create a song about faith, desperation and soul-searching; the singer questions both the lack of love experienced in his life and the role and existence of God. Staying true to Queen's guitar-driven style, it was also filled with intricate harmonies and a notable guitar solo by Brian May, and it went to number 2 on the UK charts and number 13 on the U.S. singles chart.


Source: Wikipedia

Torn - Natalie Imbruglia

One of my favorite songs of all time . . .


Natalie Imbruglia is one of the most successful Australian-born female singers. She has received an MTV Award for Best New Artist in 1998, and 3 constitutive Grammy Award nominations in 1999. She has sold over 9 million albums worldwide. She was ranked #11 on Rock on the Net's list of single artists of the year in 1998, and #76 in 2001. Natalie Imbruglia has tied up her 4-album record deal with BMG after the delivery of her compilation album Glorious: The Singles 1997-2007.


"Torn" (1997)

Imbruglia's first internationally released single, (1997), was a cover of an Ednaswap song. Instantly the single became one of the biggest hits of the 90s, reaching number two in the UK Singles Chart and number one on airplay around the world and was number one on the Billboard Airplay chart for 14 weeks. The single went on to sell over a million copies in the United Kingdom alone.

It was also released as a radio single in the U.S., but not in buyable CD-format. The single quickly hit #1 on the Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart, where it stayed for 14 weeks. At the time, singles not released commercially were unable to chart to the overall Hot 100 chart (combined sales and airplay), so "Torn" made no appearance on it for a while. By the time the policy was changed in late 1998 to allow airplay-only songs, "Torn" was already heading down the charts, so its peak on the Hot 100 only ended up being at #42. The single also topped the Top 40 Mainstream/CHR Pop and Adult Top 40 charts.

In October 1997, it broke the all-time airplay record in the U.K. for being the most played (more than 2000 plays) for six consecutive weeks. It was finally No. 1 for 14 weeks in the U.K. radio chart, a record that is being tied by only Simply Red's Fairground. It was the No. 1 radio single in the U.S. from March to July 1998. It was knocked down to No. 2 by The Goo Goo Dolls' Iris.

Rick Dees, in his Top 40 Chart show also declared "Torn" as the 'number one radio single of 1990s' in their 2000 Millennium Countdown show, broadcasted from KIIS-FM on New Year's Eve.

Source: Wikipedia



Torn | Natalie Imbruglia
Lyrics

I thought I saw a man brought to life
He was warm
He came around and he was dignified
He showed me what it was to cry
Well you couldn't be that man I adored
You don't seem to know
Or seem to care what your heart is for
Well I don't know him anymore
There's nothing where he used to lie
My conversation has run dry
That's what's going on
Nothing's fine I'm torn

I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm wide awake
And I can see
The perfect sky is torn
You're a little late
I'm already torn

So I guess the fortune teller's right
I should have seen just what was there
And not some holy light
But you crawled beneath my veins
And now I don't care
I have no luck
I don't miss it all that much
There's just so many things
That I can't touch I'm torn

I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm wide awake
And I can see
The perfect sky is torn
You're a little late
I'm already torn

Torn

hoooooooooo hoohooooooo oooooooo

There's nothing where he used to lie
My inspiration has run dry
That's what's going on
Nothing's right I'm torn

I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm wide awake
And I can see
The perfect sky is torn

I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I'm ashamed
Bound and broken on the floor
You're a little late
I'm already torn

Torn
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Hoh

The Cars at Live Aid . . . 1985

Live Aid weekend was a monumental event in my life . . . and one of the best parties I ever had that lasted all weekend. Anyone who was anyone in the music industry performed . . . and it was awesome.

One of my all time favorite groups, The Cars was one of the highlights of the concert for me . . . and it was one of their best performances ever. My number one music heartthrob, Benjamin Orr, never looked so gorgeous than that weekend, especially as he performed the song "Just What I Needed" which is one of my all time favorite songs. I just about wore out the VCR tape that I recorded on that day . . .

The Cars at Live Aid . . . Part 1


The Cars At Live Aid . . . Part 2


The Cars at Live Aid . . . Just What I Needed (Better Quality)


The Cars At Live Aid . . . Heartbeat City (better quality)


Miss you Ben

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Roxette . . . Listen to your heart



"When you have compassion and surrender to your own heart, you are surrendering to the hidden power in your heart, God. You are surrendering to love, because God is Love, the cohesive force of the universe that connects us all. Surrender is not just a religious concept; it's a power tool for listening to the voice of your spirit and following its directions. When you surrender your head to your heart, you allow your heart to give you a wider, higher intelligence perspective. Remember the phrase, ‘The real teacher is within you.’ Very simply, that teacher is to be found in the common sense of your own heart."

Sara Paddison








Listen to Your Heart | Roxette
Lyrics

I know there's something in the width of your smile
I get a notion from the look in your eyes yeah
You've built a love but that love falls apart
Your little piece of heaven turns too dark
Listen to your heart when he's calling for you
Listen to your heart there's nothing else you can do
I don't know where you're going and I don't know why
But listen to your heart before you tell him goodbye
Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worthwhile
The precious moments are all lost in the tide yeah
They're swept away and nothing is what is seems
the feeling of belonging to your dreams
Listen to your heart...
And there are voices that want to be heard.
So much to mention but you can't find the words.
The scent of magic, the beauty that's been
When love was wilder than the wind.
Listen to your heart when he's calling for you
Listen to your heart, there's nothing else you can do
I don't know where you're going and I don't know why,
But listen to your heart before you tell him goodbye.



Isn't that all that needs to be said?

When it comes to love, intuition is key

Listen to your heart!

I believe it is the voice of God



This is one of my
favorite songs of all time!







Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cheb Khaled ft Carlos Santana . . . Love to the People




All I can say is WOW . . . an awesome mix of middle eastern/latino music! Check it out . . . here is some background on the song and the artist. I have really enjoyed Cheb Khaled's music in the past and this just blew me away . . . however, I must say that Santana is one of my favorite musicians, so I am a bit partial!

"Love to the People" was co-produced by award winning, Arab–North African music producer Dawn Elder, also the executive producer for the US version of Ya-Rayi. "Love to the People" marks the first time Khaled has sung in both English and Arabic, and the song finds him blending his voice with the smooth, reggae vocals of Elan, an interweaving with soaring guitar work from Carlos Santana.

This Khaled recording moves easily from funky, danceable rhythms to pop, balladry, and plenty of hardcore raï. On the funky side, "Ya-Rayi" reunites Khaled with tenor saxophonist David McMurray who played on previous hits like "Didi" and "Walou Walou." Khaled is backed by The Orchestra of Cairo and a tight brass section. On "Mani Hani," Khaled is accompanied by veteran North African pianist Maurice El Médioni. The Arabic version of "Love to the People" offers the perfect balance between Khaled’s voice and Carlos Santana’s signature guitar.

Source: World Music Central

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Comforting Lie - No Doubt/Gwen Stefani






"Comforting Lie"
Gwen Stefani/No Doubt
Lyrics

I started out on the wrong foot
Now I'm not myself
I am Jekyll, I am Hyde
Found this place to hide
Come seek me

Oh, so up and down
So back and forth
So insecure
Can't get this taste out of my mouth
Swallow it down
Pretend

Hold it, hold it all in
Let it build up
Build a bomb
Blow it, blow it away
Clear it all out
Just end it

I'm just a normal person
Without those problems
When did it change?
Admissions so embarrassing
I'm on the verge of tears again

Hold it, hold it all in
Let it build up
Build a bomb
And blow it, blow it away
Clear it all out
Just end it

Oh look I took the Band-Aid off
Did I take it off too soon?
Hysterical confession
My big courageous move

Don't gasp at the predictable
A comforting lie can't last
Preordained checklist of this awkward love
It's so sad

Hold it, hold it all in
Let it build up
Oh, build a bomb
Blow it, blow it away
Clear it all out
Just end it

Sort it, sort it out
Just give it back
No thank you
Toss it, toss it away
Eliminate
Just give up

I can't decide
This tug of war
I'm feeling weak

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Love is Like Oxygen ~ Sweet ~ 1978





~ Love Is Like Oxygen | Sweet ~


British glam rock band Sweet's release of the studio album, Level Headed, released January 1978 featured the single Love is Like Oxygen which peaked at #8 in the United States and #9 in the UK.

Bubblegum pop, fuzzy guitars . . . a pop group disguised as a heavy metal band.

Another one of my favorite songs from Sweet . . . Ballroom Blitz . . . ahhhhhhhhh 70's music brings back awesome memories of youth coming to age in turbulent times.






Love Is Like Oxygen

Lyrics


Time on my side
I got it all
I've heard that pride
Always comes before a fall
There's a rumor goin' round the town
That you don't want me around
I can't shake off my city blues
Every way I turn I lose

Chorus
Love is like oxygen
You get too much you get too high
Not enough and you're gonna die
Love gets you high

Time is no healer
When you're not there
Lonely fever
Sad words in the air
Some things are better left unsaid
I'm gonna spend my days in bed
I'll walk the streets at night
To be hidden by the city lights city lights

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Miss You - Rolling Stones

On this day in 1978 . . .

Miss You by the Rolling Stones

was the #1 song in the United States,

according to Billboard Magazine.


















"Miss You" was written by singer Mick Jagger while jamming with Billy Preston during rehearsals. Guitarist Keith Richards is credited for co-writing, although Mick Jagger is generally regarded as the principal composer.

The single, their 8th hit in the US, was released on May 19, 1978 . . . from the album Some Girls . . . the first Rolling Stones single with prominent disco influences, the music of the time.

The lyrics were inspired by Mick Jagger's deteriorating relationship with his wife, Bianca.




Lyrics

I've been holding out so long
I've been sleeping all alone
Lord I miss you
I've been hanging on the phone
I've been sleeping all alone
I want to kiss you

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh

Well, I've been haunted in my sleep
You've been staring in my dreams
Lord I miss you.
I've been waiting in the hall
Been waiting on your call
When the phone rings
It's just some friends of mine that say,
"Hey, what's the matter man?
We're gonna come around at twelve
With some Puerto Rican girls that are just dyin' to meet you
We're gonna bring a case of wine
Hey, let's go mess and fool around
You know, like we used to"

Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah
Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah
Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah

Oh everybody waits so long
Oh baby why you wait so long
Won't you come on! Come on!

I've been walking Central Park
Singing after dark
People think I'm crazy
I've been stumbling on my feet
Shuffling through the street
People ask me, "What's the matter with you boy?"

Sometimes I want to say to myself
Sometimes I say

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
I won't miss you child

I guess I'm lying to myself
It's just you and no one else
Lord I won't miss you child
You've been blotting out my mind
Fooling on my time
No, I won't miss you, baby, yeah

Lord, I miss you child

Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah
Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah
Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah

Lord, I miss you child

Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah
Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah
Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah

Lord, I miss you child

Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah
Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah
Aaah Aaah Aaah Aaah

Fairy Tale ~ Toni Braxton






Fairy Tale | Toni Braxton



"Tell me how I love you wins"

I understand it clearly now, there are many forms of love

The words I love you can have many meanings

This is one of my favorite songs of all time . . . another song that
has had different meanings at different times of my life.

I've been praying about something very specific and
asked for an undeniable and unquestionable answer.

I got my answer where I honestly did not expect it
and something that could have only come from God.

He works in mysterious ways for sure and also
 has a sense of humor.

It is reassurance that everything is going to be ok.


The song reminds me that all those little things that we
 think are so important really don't matter in the
 grand scheme of things.

Thank you to all my friends who have been praying for me.




The song Fairy Tale, written by Marc Harris, Tommy Sims, Babyface (produced by Babyface) appears on the album "The Heat" released April 25, 2000.   

It was never released as a single although it should have been!  Awesome song with a great message.





LYRICS:

And if I was wrong I know I don't deserve this
Don't stay too long, I need to hear those words you use to tell me
From way back when we were just friends
Before this love affair began

Tell me how I love you wins
Or how a broken heart can mend
Just tell me this is not the end
Please tell me now
How the fairy tale begins
Or how it was supposed to end
Please tell me that part again

Now tell me whats wrong I never meant to hurt you no baby ooh
Was it the home, the car, or darling all those things we thought we needed
Tell me even if it ain't true
But baby please don't say were through

Tell me how I love you wins
Or how a broken heart can mend
Just tell me this is not the end
Please tell me now
How the fairy tale begins
Or how it was supposed to end
Please tell me that part again

I wanna know that
Feelin thats from way back
A time when it was true that love was sweet and innocent
When you and I could still be friends
Make all the wrong be right again
Where true love never has to end

Tell me how I love you wins
Or how a broken heart can mend
Just tell me this is not the end
Please tell me now
How the fairy tale begins
Or how it was supposed to end
Please tell me that part again



Saturday, July 26, 2008

Benjamin Orr - Stay The Night

MTV's Mark Goodman interviews Benjamin Orr about his solo album 'The Lace'
includes the video "Stay The Night"


Benjamin Orr interview




Think It Over - Video - The Cars







Click on the graphic to go to "Friends of Benjamin Orr" . . .
an awesome tribute to Benjamin Orr










The Cars - Double Trouble

The Video . . .

the Cars - Double Trouble



Lyrics

they got a line on you
little bit of trouble too
you got some jets inside
cherry lips and delirious eyes
you get in trouble
and it keeps you down
double trouble
you get in trouble
when you come to town
double trouble
they better chain your hands
spread some evil
pick and pan
you got some jets inside
you have to live
with those empty eyes
you got some jets inside
broken promises
broken pride



Friday, July 25, 2008

Julian Lennon - Valotte - 1984






His debut recording, Valotte, debuted in 1984 . . . the son of John Lennon came on the music scene with much fanfare and his music did not disappoint . . . it was fabulous. Actually, I personally enjoyed it much more than the solo music of John Lennon.

Valotte is one of my all time favorite recordings . . . and my featured song, Too Late For Goodbyes, is one of my all time favorite songs. This is the extended version . . . as you can probably tell from my playlists, I love dance remixes and extended versions of my favorite songs.

I've wondered what it was about Julian Lennon that kept him from being the huge commercial success that he should have been. Not because he is John Lennon's son, although with those creative genes running through his blood, he has to be boiling over with tons of awesome tunes to knock our socks off.

Being the gambler than I am, I'd put money on him coming back with some staying power . . . maybe he was too young and possibly too rich and immature the first time around. There is something to be said about having that burning desire and need to succeed, not only for the creative endeavor, but to survive. We all know this guy will never have to worry about making money . . .



Julian Lennon's MySpace page,
click here


His official website,
click here









Monday, July 21, 2008

What's Victoria's Secret - Rick Springfield






He's back . . . and gorgeous as ever :)

I tuned in to General Hospital the other day
and he's back there too.



Rick Springfield's new CD,
"Venus in Overdrive" release date is July 29.


Here is a video of his first single, What's Victoria's Secret
with a familiar riff reminiscent of Jessie's Girl, but I love it.

Oh . . . doesn't he look good in black leather?




Friday, July 18, 2008

Times Like These - Foo Fighters (updated)





Times Like These | Lyrics

I am a one way motorway

I’m the one that drives away

Then follows you back home

I am a street light shining


I’m a wild light blinding bright

Burning off alone


It’s times like these you learn to live again

It’s times like these you give and give again

It’s times like these you learn to love again

It’s times like these time and time again


I am a new day rising

I’m a brand new sky

To hang the stars upon tonight

I am a little divided

Do I stay or run away

And leave it all behind?


It’s times like these you learn to live again

It’s times like these you give and give again

It’s times like these you learn to love again

It’s times like these time and time again



Today I am a street light shining and all the lights are green. Maybe my happy mood can be attributed to the gorgeous sunshiny day in Florida. Is it a myth that sunshine psychologically puts you in an uplifted mood like some sort of chemistry?

My positive vibes and new outlook on life have brought me brighter days although I have done a lot of thinking which brought painful memories. Sorry if I bring anyone down with my bittersweet blogs, but you know, that is life and you have to look at the good and the bad. Sweeping bad memories under the rug does not make them go away, you have to deal with them. I'm here to show the world that you can go through the worst thing a person can go through and live to tell the story, even with the rocky and winding roads. That's life, but my message is that there is always hope as long as you have faith and have a positive attitude.

Times like these . . . awesome song by the Foo Fighters. Love this band . . . I love bands that are born from other bands. Look for a new blog on the Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl . . . love them! My favorite bands that are a regrouping of old bands are Traveling Wilburys and Damn Yankees.














Saturday, June 28, 2008

Stairway to Heaven




Stairway to Heaven is a song composed by guitarist Jimmy Page (who has stated that the song "speeds up like an adrenaline flow") and vocalist Robert Plant for Led Zeppelin's fourth studio album, Led Zeppelin IV released in November 1971.

It was voted #3 in 2000 by VH1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Rock Songs. It is the most requested and most played song on FM radio stations in the United States, despite never having been released as a single there. This was the last song the remaining members of Led Zeppelin performed when they reunited for Live Aid in 1985.

According to Page,
Stairway to Heaven crystallized the essence of the band. "It had everything there and showed the band at its best, as a band, as a unit . . . not talking about solos or anything, it had everything there. We were careful never to release it as a single. It was a milestone for us. Every musician wants to do something of lasting quality, something which will hold up for a long time and I guess we did it with Stairway."
The song's length precluded its release in full form as a single. Despite pressure from Atlantic Records, the band would not authorize the editing of the song for single release, making it one of the most well-known and popular rock songs never to have been released as a single. It did, however, appear as a promotional disc in the United States pressed as a 7:55 track on each side, on an Australian acoustic EP and in the 1990s as a 20th anniversary promo book.

My favorite cover of the song is by Ann Wilson of
Heart . . .


Stairway to Heaven -
Ann Wilson w/British Rock Symphony




An awesome tribute to Led Zeppelin . . . 
the performance brought tears
to Robert Plant's eyes!




Stairway to heaven . . . what does it mean? I've tried to figure that song out since I first heard it. It haunts me because I bought the stairway to heaven . . . hook, line and sinker and it has meant different things to me at different times of my life.

The optimist, the perpetual romantic . . . for having experienced so much love with everything being right with my long and happy marriage to JR and all that, I sure have been fickle and confused since he's been gone. Maybe it is a bustle in the hedgerow, spring cleaning and all that which is referred to in the song. Could be this is a normal thing? Who knows, could be part of the grief . . .



Stairway to Heaven
Lyrics


There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven
And when she gets there she knows if the stores are closed
With a word she can get what she came for

Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
And you know sometimes words have two meanings
In a tree by the brook there's a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven

Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west
And my spirit is crying for leaving
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees
And the voices of those who stand looking

Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven

And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forest will echo with laughter

And it makes me wonder
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow
Don't be alarmed now
It's just a spring clean for the May Queen

Yes there are two paths you can go by
but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on

Your head is humming and it won't go in case you don't know
The piper's calling you to join him
Dear lady can't you hear the wind blow and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll
Woe oh oh oh oh oh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven
And when she gets there she knows if the stores are closed
With a word she can get what she came for

And she's buying a stairway to heaven, uh uh uh.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Temptation - Arash ft Helena




Temptation in my heart
I'm burning, I fall apart
When the night falls
My heart calls
For love and devotion

Temptation, I want you
Can you be my only one
When the night falls
My heart calls
For the touch of your hands


I'm loving the music of Arash


ARASH - Suddenly (feat. Rebecca)






Platinum-selling singer and producer ARASH stakes his claim as one of the biggest pop music sensations to originate from Sweden, home to such pop pioneers as Abba and Ace of Base. But, it's the distinction of being the only music impresario of Persian heritage whose success has translated into the Western and European mainstream music market that makes his story one for the history books.

The new single from Arash - taken from the forthcoming album "Donya".

Mr Badness is at again - who do you call: Arash and his super hero squad - possibly making the world a safer, whilst most certainly knowing how to turn out a real party vibe! Set to make waves across the globe this summer - "Suddenly" is set to rule the dancefloors!

"Suddenly" is the summer smash hit from ARASH! The new album "Donya" is released this fall features artists like Shaggy and Lumidee.

Please visit
http://www.arash.se and http://www.myspace.com/arashmusic

(C) 2008 Warner Music Sweden
http://www.warnermusic.se



All I can say is that this song is addicting and I love it so much it is playing on MySpace page at the moment . . . AWESOME song!!

Visit Arash's MySpace page to hear other songs from his new release.

Thank you Boo for posting this on your page . . . I love discovering new music through my friends :)



Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More Ari Hest



Ari Hest talks about growing up in New York and why it is his favorite place to play






Video - So Slow | Ari Hest


















Sunday, June 22, 2008

Love Song - The Cure



Lovesong ~ The Cure


In my opinion, this is the ultimate love song and my favorite song from The Cure, a group who started releasing songs back in the late 70's and approached the millennium as one of the most popular New Wave/Alternative Rock groups in the world . . . and one of my favorite groups.

The Cure lead singer Robert Smith originally wrote this as a wedding present for his fiancée, Mary, shortly before their marriage. WOW it doesn't get any more romantic than that . . . how sweet :)

The song was released in 1989 from the album "Disintegration". Love Song peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #18 on the UK charts, making it the group's most commercially successful single to date.

The acoustic version of the song is loaded in the player . . . my favorite version of this song!




Love Song | The CureLyrics

whenever I'm alone with you
you make me feel like i am home again
whenever i'm alone with you
you make me feel like i am whole again
whenever i'm alone with you
you make me feel like i am young again
whenever i'm alone with you
you make me feel like i am fun again
however far away i will always love you
however long i stay i will always love you
whatever words i say i will always love you
i will always love you
whenever i'm alone with you
you make me feel like i am free again
whenever i'm alone with you
you make me feel like i am clean again
however far away
i will always love you
however long i stay
i will always love you
whatever words i say
i will always love you
i will always love you





Sunday, June 15, 2008

Apologize - OneRepublic/Timbaland remix





OneRepublic ~ Apologize



OneRepublic's song, "Apologize," was prominently featured on Timbaland's 2007 release, Shock Value. The song was released as the single in its original form on the band's album, debut. In addition, the single has gone 3x Platinum (marking three million copies sold in the U.S) and 5 million copies worldwide. It peaked at number three on the U.K. Official Top 40 Week on November 11, 2007. The song is the biggest radio airplay hit in the history of Top 40 radio in North America, racking up an astounding 10,693 spins in one week, breaking the previous record by 370 spins.

The band performed "Apologize" live on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance on August 2, 2007, and with Timbaland on an episode of One Life to Live in October 2007. It was also played at the end of the three television shows-- Cold Case episode "Sabotage," Smallville's "Hero," Hollyoaks and Gossip Girl episode "Hi, Society." They performed "Stop and Stare" and "Mercy" live on the Smallville episode, "Hero," which aired March 13, 2008. On May 21, 2008, the band appeared on the American Idol Season 7 finale performing a duet of "Apologize" with finalist David Archuleta.

The band is generally known for their collaboration with producer Timbaland, specifically for his remix of their song, "Apologize." Tedder also reciprocated by remixing Timbaland's "The Way I Are," drastically changing the song's vibe by adding a rock vibe into the synth-driven melody.

Timbaland seems to have the magic touch . . .



Apologize | Lyrics

I'm holding on your rope,
Got me ten feet off the ground
I'm hearin what you say but I just can't make a sound
You tell me that you need me
Then you go and cut me down, but wait
You tell me that you're sorry
Didn't think I'd turn around, and say...

It's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late

I'd take another chance, take a fall
Take a shot for you
And I need you like a heart needs a beat
But it's nothin new
I loved you with a fire red-
Now it's turning blue, and you say...
"Sorry" like the angel heaven let me think was you
But I'm afraid...

It's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late

Bridge (guitar/piano)

It's too late to apologize, it's too late
I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late
It's too late to apologize, yeah
I said it's too late to apologize, yeah-
I'm holdin on your rope, got me ten feet off the ground


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Hard Day - George Michael






"Hard Day" was written and originally produced by George Michael,
released as a promotional single only (with no music video) from his
"Faith" album, released on October 30, 1987.

It reached #5 on the United States Hot Dance Club Play chart and
#21 on the U.S. Hot Hip-Hop Songs chart.

The popularity of this song is a testament to George Michael's popularity
since there was not a music video to promote this single. Back in those
times, a music video playing in heavy rotation on MTV sold the song
and helped push it up the charts. He was hot and his music was hot!

Although I have a hard time understanding a promotional single
that is not promoted . . . ????? Awesome song anyway!!



Hard Day | George Michael
Lyrics

Don't bring me down
Don't bring me down
Don't bring me down

I've never been one
For playing games
You can move your mouth forever
But the words sound just the same
Something like
Bang bang you're dead
Couldn't we just make love instead
Say yes because it's what we do best
And I've had such a hard day

Take me where their eyes can't find us
Without you I may as well just...

How much - do I have to say
What more - do you have to see
What will it take to make you love me
Well you're not the first
You're not the last
You're not even the one who loves me the best
But all I think about is you

So take me where their eyes can't find us
Without you I may as well just...

So take me where their eyes can't find us
Without you I may as well just...

Don't bring me down
Don't bring me down
Don't bring me down

Please don't wander from my door

I've never been one
For playing games
You can move your mouth forever
But the words sound just the same
Bang Bang you're dead
Shouldn't we just make love instead
Say yes 'cause it's what we do best
And I've had such a hard day

So don't bring me down
Won't you give me a break
Somebody give me a break now!

Don't bring me down
Don't bring me down
Don't bring me down

Sweet little boy with oh such a big mouth
Harsh words can get you into hot water
When people don't understand you baby
I'm always here for you
And I
And I will never bring you down, down, down my baby

Trust me
I want you to trust me
Oh trust me
'Cause I won't bring you down
(Don't bring me down)
I won't bring you down
Do you trust me
Yeah

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bob Sinclar








Bob Sinclar is a Grammy Award-nominated French record producer, House music DJ, remixer and owner of the label Yellow Productions . . . famous for popularizing the "French touch" of house music, with heavy use of sampled and filtered disco strings.

Sinclar started DJing in 1986, when he was 18 years old, specializing in funk and hip-hop music, with the name Chris The French Kiss. His first club hit was "Gym Tonic", featuring vocals illegally taken from a Jane Fonda fitness tape. The Bob Sinclar persona was based on a character from Philippe de Broca's film Le Magnifique.

In 2005, the single Love Generation reached #1 on the Australian ARIA Singles Charts and the German Media Control Single Charts in 2006. The song was a huge success throughout Europe, also peaking at no. 2 in the Dutch Top 40 and it stood 39 weeks in the Ultratop 50 in Belgium. It also became one of the official anthems for the World Cup 2006 held in Germany.

I've mentioned several times how I've discovered some awesome musicians cruising around My Space . . . that is where I discovered Bob Sinclar . . . Love Generation played on my page at My Space for a really long time.




Miss Me | Bob Sinclar
Lyrics

For all the times, another sacrifice,
When we make for keep this relationship together!
You just do me that!
I know you for those walk
Love is still in our heart
I know you'll gonna Miss me ! You know that !

(For your love, For your love)

Groove until the sun rise moving on a few sky, nothing really
Matters when we are together
For the fun that we had, for the joy in your eyes,
We made love is the real, feel the bridge under sea, caught a
Star in the sky, could it be, be more cool? so hear me baby,
Just see me baby,

You'll gonna miss me, (For your love)
You'll gonna miss me, after all we've been through (for your love)
Oh oh, you'll gonna miss me (For your love) After all we've been
Through..
You'll gonna miss me (For your love, For your love)

Baby you surprise me when you say Forever there's nothing here
To keep me
But you got the number.. oh we dance in a trance.. As we Burn in
A flight, Flying high to the light on a sweet summer Brise. Hear
The beat of your heart when i touch your
Desire..

Just see me baby
Just hear me baby
You'll gonna miss me (For your love)
You'll gonna miss me after all we been trough (For your love)
You'll gonna miss me (For your love)
You'll gonna miss me
You'll gonna miss my love
You'll gonna miss me baby, baby

When you walk down the street girl, i been so good to you, but
I still love you but i got to go, i still gonna always love
You.
But you'll gonna miss me, as i don't want to say.
Yeah yeah yeah anytime, anywhere but you'll gonna miss my love
Baby, every night you fall asleep
You'll gonna miss my love?
Don't let me step one time
You will gonna miss my love




Bob Sinclar's Official Website