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Anggun Lyrics Project

Here are the lyrics for  Anggun's song Crazy, from the Elevation album, which was released as a single. There is also an Indonesian version called Jadi Millikmu and a French version, Si tu l'avoues. Someone has done a translation for Jadi Milikmu and she's singing totally different things in the verses but the chorus is in English. I got these lyrics from a lyrics site originally, made corrections and also looked at the version on AZ Lyrics more recently.




Crazy


Verse 1

I’m a big girl I don’t live,
In a fairy tale as I can tell
I’ve been deceived and I’ve grieved
Sadly too many times before
This beating heart wants to give,
Without certainty, without a plan B..
Never before I believed
Till there was you, love's just an idea


Bridge (?)

Don’t you know that I've been waiting for?
(Waiting for no one but you)
Don’t you know I've never been so sure?
(Never been.. never been so sure)
(Know that it's true..)


Chorus

You know that it's true
Ain’t nobody else
I am crazy.…

Weekly Music Video

This is Latch by Disclosure, featuring Sam Smith. Disclosure are a British electronic duo, made up of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence. They debuted in 2010 with their first single Offline Dexterity and have released 5 singles so far, the latest being White Noise feat. AlunaGeorge. Another song called You & Me which features Eliza Doolittle is due out at the end of the month. Disclosure have also released 6 EPs and their debut album Settle will be out on 3rd June. Latch is their 4th single and was released last October.








For more on Disclosure visit these links:

www.officialdisclosure.com

Official YouTube

And for Sam Smith go here:  www.samsmithworld.com

My Top 10 Films

I've done posts of my fave vampire and horror films, so now here are my Top 10 favourite films altogether. :) Please note that posts contain spoilers! All clips are trailers unless otherwise stated.


1. Fright Night (1985)

The story of a teenage boy called Charley (played by William Ragsdale) who discovers that his next door neighbour Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) is a vampire! His girlfriend Amy and best friend "Evil" Ed don't believe him and they ask former horror actor turned Fright Night show host Peter Vincent ("The Great Vampire Killer") to help them prove to Charley that Jerry is human. Things don't go quite according to plan when Peter (played by Roddy McDowall) finds out that Charley is telling the truth. Also Jerry has taken a fancy to Amy who looks very much like a woman he used to know. Can Charley convince Peter to help him defeat Jerry before it's too late?




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Weekly Music Video

Today it's the video for Can't Sleep, Can't Eat, I'm Sick by Namie Amuro (or Amuro Namie in the Japanese way with the surname first). Namie is one of the most popular singers in Japan, with a long running career of over 20 years. She started out in girl group Super Monkey's in the early 90s and then went on to release solo singles in 1995. Her debut solo single under her current record label Avex Trax, Body Feels EXIT was a hit and remains one of her most popular songs.

 Namie started out s a J-pop and dance singer but has moved more towards R'n'B in recent years. To date she has released 40 singles, 10 studio albums and 5 compilation albums, her latest being Uncontrolled. (2012) She is also credited with starting fashion trends in Japan.

Can't Sleep, Can't Eat, I'm Sick is from Namie's 8th studio album Play (2007).





For more on Namie visit these links:

Official site (Japanese)

Official YouTube

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is by P-Square. They're a Nigerian hip hop/R'n'B and dancehall duo made up of identical twins Peter and Paul Okoye. The brothers formed a dance group at school and went on to form an acapella group named MMPP with two other friends (I would presume the name stood for their initials Michael, Melvin, Peter and Paul!). When the group broke up Peter and Paul became P-Square. They released their debut album Last Nite in 2003. Here is E No Easy featuring J.Martins, which is from their fourth album Danger.






For more on P-Square, visit these links:

Official site

Official YouTube

Anggun Lyrics Project

Continuing the lyrics project for Indonesian singer Anggun's Elevation album, here are the lyrics for Seize the moment. It samples another piece of music called Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, which was composed by Japanese musician, record producer and actor Ryuichi Sakamoto, for the 1983 film of the same name. The music has also been remixed and sampled by others, including dance group Watergate for their song Heart of Asia (2000) and Japanese American singer Utada Hikaru for her song Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence-FYI (2009).  People have also commented that the music in Seize the moment is similar to Justin Timberlake's My Love.

Anggun also has a French version of this called Hymne a la vie (Life anthem/Hymn of life) and an Indonesian version called Sebelum berhenti. These are the lyrics for the English version which, I partly got from a YouTube video and partly did myself.

Update 22/11/13: The video to the English version has now been made private, so you can no longer view  it.…

Weekly Music Video

This is Tale of the Sea Maid by Leaves' Eyes. They are a Norwegian/German gothic metal band. The current members are lead singer Liv Kristine, her husband Alexander Krull  who is also a vocalist,  guitarists Thorsten Bauer and Sander van der Meer, bass player JB van der Wal and drummer Felix Born. Liv, a former vocalist for the band Theatre of Tragedy,  formed Leaves' Eyes along with the members of Alexander's heavy metal band Atrocity in 2003. Liv Kristine has also released solo albums. Past members of Leaves' Eyes are guitarist Mathias Roderer, bassists Chris Lukhaup and Alla Fedynitch and drummers Martin Schmidt, Nicholas Barker, Moritz Neuner, Seven Antonopoulos and Roland Navratil. The band have released 4 albums, the most recent being Meredead (2011) and are working on a new one, Symphonies of the Night. A lot of their songs are based on  Nordic sagas and legends. Tale of The Seamaid is from their debut album Lovelorn (2004) and is one of my favourite songs. The…