Category: Music & Dance

Moon Sound for Moon Day

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Moon Sound for Moon Day

Moon, photo by PH Morton

As it is Moon Day at Global Granary, we have to share our favourite moon songs to celebrate the day.

Our list includes:

  1. Fly Me to the Moon (Doris Day)
  2. Moon River
  3. The Moon Represents My Heart (Teresa Teng)
  4. Midnight Blue by ELO
  5. Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)
  6. Dancing in the Moonlight (Toploader)
  7. Blue Moon (Dean Martin)
  8. O Naranyag A Bulan (Filipino folksong by the Mabuhay Singers)
  9. Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  10. Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
  11. By The Light of Silvery Moon (Doris Day and Gordon MacRae)
  12. Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
  13. Can’t Fight the Moonlight (LeAnn Rimes)
  14. Luna (Allesandro Safina)
  15. The Whole of the Moon (The Waterboys)
  16. Moondance (Van Morrison)
  17. Buwan (Sarah Geronimo & Janine Berdin)
  18. La Luna (Belinda Carlisle)
  19. The Moonbeam Song (Harry Nielson)
  20. Song to the Moon (Antonín Dvořák, sung by Alexandra Kalinkina)

Joker Xue (Chinese Mega Singing SuperStar)


Joker Xue (Chinese Mega Singing SuperStar)

Joker Xue


  • First Name: Zhiqian
  • Surname: Xue
  • Stage Name: Joker Xue
  • DoB: 17 July 1983 (36)
  • PoB: Shanghai, China
  • Height: 1.72 m
  • Civil Status: Married in 2012, Divorced 2015, Married 2017 all to Gao Leixin; 1 child
  • Education: Glion University, Switzerland (Hotel Management, undergraduate)
  • Occupation: Model, Singer, Songwriter, record producer, Television host, actor (?)
  • Work Period: 2005 – Present


Love, love, love his songs. I love Reckless, it is very classy.

He has a very good voice, very soulful yet very masculine.I have been listening to his song solidly for a couple of weeks since I discovered him as the singer of a Chinese drama that I am currently obsessed right now called Legend of Hua Bu Qi (I Will Never Let You Go) and the song is called Like the Wind.

Skyscraper World Tour 2018/2019


Joker Xue is currently on his Skyscraper World Tour 2018-2019

He will be at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London, UK on 10 March 2019.

I tried to get tickets but they were selling at £287 per ticket.  I have to admit I am very tempted because I do love him and his songs but £287 is just too much especially that I would not understand a word of what he will be singing.

I am gutted though.

I have to say though I love every song that I could find on Youtube of Joker Xue, including What Do You Want Me to do. I don’t really understand the lyrics as they are in Mandarin, Chinese.  Nevertheless, they speak deep within me.

I supposed Joker Xue has so much experience that you can feel it from his songs. It is AMBIGUOUS?

I’m Afraid, he had been a naughty boy.  He is no Gentleman. Allegedly, he married his beautiful wife Gao Leixin but was unfaithful to her and had an affair with a Chinese model, Li Yutong, who allegedly became pregnant but allegedly forced to have a late-term abortion.  He divorced Gao Leixin, who allegedly got some serious money from both Joker Xue and Li Yutong for hurt feelings.

Later on, he allegedly dumped Li Yutong, who was so enraged she revealed that Joker Xue was also allegedly having an affair with a married Chinese actress, who had also been previously revealed as having it off with an actor.  Her husband, who is a very good actor, has allegedly given up on her serial adultery.

Anyway, he remarried Gao Leixin in 2017, she had given birth to a healthy baby in 2018. They seemed to be living positively now.  Just Right!


Japanese Drama & Film OST

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Japanese Dramas & Film OST

Hikari e (To the Light) – Miwa OST Rich Man, Poor Woman (LYRICS)

miwa ● ヒカリへ / Hikari e ~ Eng ver ~ ● 歌詞 / Lyrics ● from Rich Man Poor Woman

Heroine Shikkaku (ヒロイン失格) Torisetsu (トリセツ) ost  from Heroine Disqualified

on and Go! 『恋スルキモチ』 from Good Morning Call Season 2

Female Music Legends


Female Musical Legends

The end of year somehow makes one contemplate the best in the world or the best things that have yet to come.

Today I’ve got to thinking about the female musical legends that I have listened to over the years.  These legends have a huge catalogue  to bonafide their musical achievement.

Here are my choices in alphabetical order.  (It is a work in progress and no way complete)

Please comment below your own favourite and let me add to the list, than you and wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Christmas Songs, World’s Favourite

Christmas Arch, Photo by PH Morton

Christmas Songs, World’s Favourite

Apparently, below is a list of world’s favourite Christmas songs, is your personal choice on the list below? 🙂

50 Best Christmas songs (according to PRS for Music) in full (position, artist, year, writer)

  1. Fairytale of New York, The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl, 1987 Jem Finer, Shane MacGowan
  2. All I Want For Christmas Is You, Mariah Carey 1994 Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff
  3. Do They Know It’s Christmas? Band Aid 1984, Bob Geldof, Midge Ure
  4. Last Christmas, Wham! 1984 George Michael
  5. Santa Claus is Coming to Town Harry Reser 1934 John Fredrick Coots, Haven Gillespie
  6. Do You Hear What I Hear? Bing Crosby 1962 Noel Regney, Gloria Shayne
  7. Happy Christmas (War Is Over), John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir 1971 John Lennon, Yoko Ono
  8. Wonderful Christmastime, Paul McCartney 1979, Paul McCartney
  9. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, Wizzard 1973 Roy Wood
  10. Merry Xmas Everybody, Slade 1973, Noddy Holder, Jim Lea
  11. Merry Christmas Everyone, Shakin’ Stevens 1985, Bob Heatlie
  12. Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson, 1950, Leroy Anderson
  13. Stay Another Day, East 17, 1994 Tony Mortimer
  14. Driving Home For Christmas, Chris Rea, 1988, Chris Rea
  15. Rockin Around The Christmas Tree, Brenda Lee, 1958, Johnny Marks
  16. Step Into Christmas, Elton John, 1973 Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  17. 2000 Miles, The Pretenders, 1983 Chrissie Hynde
  18. I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter, Connie Francis / Gabriella Cilmi 1962 / 2008 Hank Hunter, Mark Barkan
  19. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Darlene Love 1963 Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector
  20. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Vaughn Monroe / Dean Martin / Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 1945 / 1959 / 1963 Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  21. Stop The Calvary, Jona Lewie, 1980, Jona Lewie
  22. Frosty The Snowman, Gene Autry & The Cass Country Boys / Perry Como / Johnny Mathis / Kimberley Locke 1950 / 1957 / 2003 / 2007 Walter “Jack” Rollins, Steve Nelson
  23. White Christmas, Bing Crosby, 1942, Irving Berlin
  24. I Believe In Father Christmas, Greg Lake / Toyah Wilcox / Elaine Paige 1975 / 1982 / 1986 Greg Lake / Peter Sinfield
  25. Christmas Lights, Coldplay, 2010, Guy Berryman, Johnny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin
  26. Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), The Nat King Cole Trio, 1946 Mel Tormé, Bob Wells
  27. Thank God It’s Christmas, Queen, 1984 Brain May, Roger Taylor
  28. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of Year, Andy Williams 1963 Edward Pola, George Wyle
  29. Santa Baby, Eartha Kitt, 1953, Joahn Javits, Phillip Springer
  30. Christmas Wrapping, The Waitresses, 1981, Chris Butler
  31. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Frank Sinatra, 1957, Ralph Blanew, Hugh Martin
  32. Please Come Home For Christmas, Charles Brown, The Eagles, Jon Bon Jovi 1961 / 1978 / 1995 Charles Brown, Gene Redd
  33. Spaceman Came Travelling, Chris de Burgh, 1976, Chris de Burgh
  34. A Winter’s Tale, David Essex, 1982, Mike Batt / Tim Rice
  35. Lonely This Christmas, MUD, 1974 Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman
  36. Cold December, Night Michael Bublé 2011 Michael Bublé, Alan Chang, Bob Rock
  37. Mistletoe And Wine, Cliff Richard, 1988, Jeremy Paul, Leslie Stewart, Keith Strachan
  38. Merry Christmas, Bryan Adams, 2011, Bryan Adams
  39. Christmas Time – Don’t Let The Bells End, The Darkness 2003 Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain, Ed Graham
  40. Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord, Boney M, 1978 Jester Hairston, Frank Farian, Fred Jay, Lorin
  41. Power Of Love, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, 1984 Peter Gill, Holly Johnson, Mark O’Toole
  42. Blue Christmas, Elvis Presley, 1957, Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson
  43. When A Child Is Born (Soleado) Johnny Mathis 1976 Ciro Dammiccom, Fred Jay
  44. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, Gene Autry 1949 Johnny Marks
  45. Winter Wonderland, Perry Como, 1934, Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith
  46. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Jimmy Boyd, 1952, Tommie Connor
  47. Mary’s Boy Child, Harry Belafonte, 1957, Jester Hairston
  48. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Perry Como & The Fontana Sisters 1951 Meredith Wilson
  49. The Little Drummer Boy, Harry Simeone Chorale 1958 Harry Simeone, K. K. Davis, Henry Onorati
  50. We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Additional favourite (Mine):

Music Compilation: 80s Favourites

The Music Lesson Frederic, Lord Leighton Oil on canvas 1877

Music Compilation: 80s Favourites

The 80s is Madonna’s era of domination.  And she really dominated.  But Michael Jackson lorded it.  The release of his Thriller album put him into an stratospheric level which was well above the rest.

Madonna – Material Girl 

Madonna – Like A Virgin

Michael Jackson – Thriller 1982

Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

Madonna – La Isla Bonita

Laura Branigan – Self Control

Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun 

Kenny Rogers Dolly Parton Islands In The Stream

Flashdance • What a Feeling • Irene Cara

Hello by Lionel Richie

Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger

The Bangles – Eternal Flame

George Michael – Careless Whisper 

Chris de Burgh ~ Lady in Red (Kelly Lebrock) Marilyn Monroe style

Billy Ocean – Suddenly

Rockwell – Cuts like knife