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Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Growl by EXO. They are a Korean/Chinese boyband consisting of 12 members who are divided into subgroups, EXO-K and EXO-M. EXO-K sing in Korean and EXO-M sing in Mandarin. Their name comes from the tern "exoplanet" (a planet outside the solar system). The members of EXO-K are Suho, Kai, Baekhyun, D.O., Chanyeol and Sehun (all Korean) and EXO-M's members are Kris (Chinese/Canadian) Xiumin and Chen, (both Korean) and Luhan, Lay and Tao (all Chinese). Suho and Kris are the team leaders of their respective groups.

EXO released their prologue single (I think like a "pre debut" for the EP) What Is Love in January 2012, their debut single and EP Mama in April 2013 and their debut album XOXO in June 2013. (A repackaged version was released 2 months later). They also brought out another EP called Miracles in December at the end of 2013 and are due to release their 3rd EP, Overdose later this year. All their music is released in two versions, Kor…

1000 Songs In A Year- 61 to 118

Here's the continuation of my 1000 Songs challenge. It's a big list again, so I've split it into sections. :)



61. BANKS- What You Need (cover of The Weeknd's song)
62. Jace Wayland- F.L.E.S.H. *

*I think is a fan video for a character from The Mortal Instruments film. I came across it randomly! I've never seen the film but I've heard it's good. :)


J-pop

63. Matsushita Yuya - Lonely Rain
64. Matsushita Yuya- Sweet Love


The Weeknd- Kiss Land

65. Professional
66. The Town
67. Adaption
68. Love In The Sky
69. Belong To The World
70. Live For feat. Drake (Not sure if I'd heard this before but maybe not).
71. Wanderlust
72. Kiss Land
73. Pretty
74. Tears In The Rain


Weekly Music Video

Today's video is for the song Go by Delilah. It was her debut single (she also sang vocals on Chase & Status' single Time) and was released in September 2011.  Go is partly based on Chaka Khan's 1983 single Ain't Nobody. It's available on Delilah's debut album From The Roots Up.





Listen to Ain't Nobody here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we9jeU76Y9E


Happy St. George's Day to people in England! :)

The Defamation of Strickland Banks

Here is Free, the next song in The Defamation of Strickland Banks post series. It was No 11 on the album and wasn't released as a single. Strickland sings that although he has done bad things, he didn't commit the crime he's been convicted of and begs to be set free.






Watch the rest of the videos in the series here:


Love Goes Down (song)/Writing's On The Wall

Stay Too Long

Love Goes Down 

She Said

Welcome To Hell

Hard Times

The Recluse

Traded in My Cigarettes 

Prayin'

Darkest Place




Hope everyone has a great Easter! :)

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Within My World by Michael McCarthy. Classical isn't my favourite music genre but I do like some songs and I used to watch the TV channel Classic FM sometimes. I saw the video on there. It's a song from Dracula the musical. (I never knew it was from Dracula, I thought the video and song were weird but didn't know the actual storyline!).

Michael McCarthy is an Irish singer who has been performing since he was 15. He started his career by performing lead roles at the Cork Opera House. Michael has been in many concerts and theatre productions since, and has released 3 CDs, Broadway, Living For The Moment and You're Still You. He has also acted in films and TV programmes, including The 10th Kingdom and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Within My World is on the Dracula album by Sang de Vie (2007). If you're interested you can buy it here: Dracula on Amazon







For more on Michael visit his official site: www.michaelmccarthy.net

1000 Songs In A Year- 11 to 60

Continuing my 1000 Songs In A Year series, here are the songs I've listened to since my last post. I got up to 10 last time, so now here are the songs from 11 to 60. It's going to be a massive list, so I'll split it up into sections where I can. :)


Bollywood

11. Ramaiyya Vastaviya- Jeene Laga Hoon
12. Dhoom 3- Malang
13. O Teri- O Teri
14. Ragini MMS 2 ft. Sunny Leone- Baby Doll


15. Shakira- Empire


Lady Gaga (songs from ARTPOP album):

16. ARTPOP
17. Swine
18. Donatella
19. Fashion!
20. Mary Jane Holland
21. Dope
22. Gypsy


Random


23. Sophie Ellis-Bextor- Runaway Daydreamer
24. Mariah Carey feat. Trey Songz- You're Mine (Eternal) (Remix)


K-pop

25. AOA- Miniskirt


Weekly Music Video

I was going to post a video from Dhoom 3 but since I haven't posted one from Dhoom 2 yet, I decided to do them both together. :) Dhoom: 2 is the sequel to the Bollywood film Dhoom (2004). The main song from Dhoom is Dhoom Machale.

In Dhoom:2 (2006) police officer A.C.P. Jai Dixit (Abishek Bachchan) and his friend Ali (Uday Chopra) who is now also a policeman, are in pursuit of international jewel thief Mr. A (Hrithik Roshan), helped by A.C.P.  Sonali Bhose (Bipasha Basu). Mr. A has teamed up with fellow thief Sunehri (played by Aishwaya Rai, now known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after marrying Abishek in 2007) and plans to pull off a big heist in Brazil. But Sunehri isn't what she seems...

Then in Dhoom:3  (2013) circus performer Sahir (Aamir Khan) goes on a crime spree to avenge his father's death. He robs a branch of the Western Bank of Chicago, since he holds them responsible for his dad committing suicide after they shut down his circus. Jai and Ali are brought to Americ…

The Defamation of Strickland Banks

Next up in The Defamation of Strickland Banks post series is Darkest Place. It's No 10 on the album and wasn't released as a single.

After killing a man in self defence and getting away with it because another prisoner took the blame (see Prayin') Strickland has been struggling with his guilt, as well as life in jail and is now in a dark place.





Watch the previous videos here:


Love Goes Down (song)/Writing's On The Wall

Stay Too Long

Love Goes Down 

She Said

Welcome To Hell

Hard Times

The Recluse

Traded in My Cigarettes 

Prayin'


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Weekly Music Video

Today it's Too Close by Blue. They're a British boyband consisting of 4 members, Lee Ryan, Duncan James, Simon Webbe and Antony Costa. The boys formed the group in 2000 and released their debut single All Rise and album of the same name in 2001. They were kind of an updated Another Level! Blue were one of my favourite bands. :) My fave member was Lee and I liked Duncan as well.

They brought out 2 more albums, One Love (2002) and Guilty (2003) before taking a break in 2005. Some of their most successful singles were All Rise, Too Close and Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word featuring Elton John. In 2009 the band reformed and went on to represent the UK at Eurovision two years later. Their latest album is Roulette (2013) and they were part of The Big Reunion last year, a reality TV series about old pop groups reforming.

Too Close is my favourite Blue song. It was the 2nd single from All Rise and became their first No 1 single when it was released in August 2001. The song is a co…