Category: Music Compilation

Music Compilation: 90s Favourites

Music Compilation: 90s Favourites

Below is a music compilation of my favourite 90s sound.

The Drugs Don’t Work Anymore – The Verve  I have to say this song is the true anthem during the sad days of the death of the Diana, the Princess of Wales.  I was aghast when Elton John just recycled Candle in the Wind, an iconic song originally meant for another iconic woman, Marilyn Monroe sang during the funeral service of the PoW.

Hand In My Pocket – Alanis Morissette  1995   Alanis ruled!

Nothing Compares 2U – Sinéad O’Connor  1990  This song was written by Prince.

Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice 1991

Love… They Will Be Done – Martika 1991 This song is also written by Prince

Genie In A Bottle – Christina Aguilera 

 

 

Excellent Covers of Original Songs

Nita Resch, Photo by JMorton

The bust opposite is that of Nita Resch, wife of the sculptor, Conrad Dressler.  The bust is now proudly displayed at the V&A Museum.

 

I chose this art as the statement photo for this blog, because Nita looked like she was trying to listen to something. 🙂

Anyway back to the real topic of this blog; almost every time the original singer of the song or tune is the best one to give rendition to song, I supposed the producer choose a song that best suit the singer’s voice and personality that song and singer become one.

But once in a while some other artists can be as good or even surpass the original performer.  Some songs are so great and melodious that it is rebooted over and over again in almost every generation.

Here are my choice of covers, which is a still a work in progress:

Excellent Covers of Original Songs

Moon River, original – Audrey Hepburn for Breakfast in Tiffany; cover Clapton & Beck

It’s So Quiet, original – Betty Hutton (1951); cover Bjork

Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland for The Wizard of Oz; cover Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Bee Gees original, cover – Al Green

The Greatest Love of All, George Benson, Cover – Whitney Houston

Nothing Gonna Change My Love for You, George Benson; cover Glen Maderios

Please Please Me, The Beatles original; cover Matt Dusk

Love, Nat King Cole, cover Joss Stone

Lucky, Jason Mraz & Colbie caillat Original, cover CNBlue & IU

Don’t Cry Joni, Original Tweety Conway and Joni Lee, Cover Lalchhanchhuaha feat Zualbawihi

 

 

1001 Most Romantic Songs

Lamprocapnos spectabilis (bleeding heart) Hill Garden – Nr Hampstead Heath
Photo by PH Morton

1001 Most Romantic Songs

This is Global Granary’s all tie most romantic music compilation, which is a work in progress.

Our list currently includes the following:

YVES MONTAND – Les Feuilles Mortes

Jim Croce – I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song

Bobby Darin sings “Beyond the Sea”

Charles Trenet – La Mer

Sandra Dee & Bobby Darin-Dream Lover

hyun bin-that man lyrics (eng+korea sub) ost secret garden

Peter Frampton – Baby I Love Your Way (’76)

All of Me – John Legend

Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are

Happy Song Collection

flower meadow, photo by JMorton

There are songs that makes you feel instinctively happy regardless of the lyrics.  I think it has to do with the tempo of the song.

I felt a lightness of being.

Happy Song Collection

My list comprises of the following:

Day Dream Believer, the Monkees – this song always gets me clapping in tune with the music.   Happy clappy indeed.

In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Gangnam Style, Psy

Blue, Eiffel 65

Hey Ya, Outcast

Where is the Love, The Black Eyed Peas

Hollaback Girl, Gwen Stefani

Push the Button, Sugababes

Mickey, Toni Basil

Girls Just Want to have Fun, Cyndi Lauper

Rasputin, Boney M

Numa Numa, Dragostea Din

Barbie Girl, Aqua

Nobody, Wonder Girls

Coming Around Again / Itsy Bitsy Spider – Carly Simon

Fugees & Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly

Best Korean Drama Original Soundtracks

still from Moonlight drawn by the Clouds

What makes a KDrama special?  In my opinion the choice of soundtrack is very important.  Heartstrings, a Park Shin Hye  & Jung Yong Hwa drama is memorable to me because of the songs.  Step step by Suran also made Jealousy Incarnate that extra special!

Here are my collection of original (official) soundtrack of Korean dramas that I have watched. Many of them 🙂  so again this list is a work in progress.

Best Korean Drama Original Soundtracks

You’ve Fallen For Me – Jung Yong Hwa, from drama Heartstrings

Because I Miss You – Jung Yong Hwa of CNBlue, from drama Heartstings

Stay With Me – corroboration of Chanyeol & Punch, from drama Goblin

Run to You – Lasse Lindh, from drama Angel Eyes

Step Step – Suran, from drama Jealousy Incarnate

Beautiful Sad – Han Soo Ji, from drama Angel Eyes

Million Roses – Comeback Madonna, from drama I am Legend

Beautiful – Crush, from drama Goblin

Ailee – I Will Go To You Like The First Snow, from drama Goblin

I Miss You – Soyou, from drama Goblin

Hallucination – Jang Jae In ft NaShow, from dram Kill Me, Heal Me

Hush – Lasse Lindh, from drama Goblin

That Man – Hyun Bin & That Woman – Baek Ji Young, from Secret Garden

Fool – Kim Jong Kook, from The Man Living at our House (aka Sweet Stranger and Me)

Angel Eyes – Han Soo Ji – from Angel Eyes

Thumping – Kim Min Seung, from She Was Pretty

Thump Thump – SunnyHill, The Greatest Love OST

You Don’t Know Me, Soyou & Brother Su, from She Was Pretty

Years – Ryu, from I have a Lover

Don’t Forget Me, Huh Gak, from The Greatest Love

I Choose to Love You, from The Rascal Son, sung by Seo in-Guk and Park Hye Soo from Introverted Boss but the original was from the Korean singing Superstar, Hyorin

Heartbeat, Suran, from Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Three Things I Have Left –  Baek Ah Yeon – (Angel Eyes OST)

Mamamoo – Double Trouble Couple, from Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Now & Forever – Jo Jung Hee, I Need Romance 3

Lee Hyori – Don’t Cry, I Need Romance 3

 Love Story, Park Min Ha, I Need Romance 3 :Hyerim, Miho, Ahn Soo Bin Version

My Heart, Kim Hyung Joong, Father is Strange

Confession, Choi Nakta, Go Back Couple

Saddest Heartbreak Songs

Photo by PH Morton

Saddest Heartbreak Songs

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
—Beethoven.

Music can say a lot.  It can make you blissful, can be energising and can be heartbreaking.

Below is a list of my heartbreaking songs.  It is a work in progress because there are just too many songs out there that can melt your heart and brings tears to your eyes. hu hu hu! 🙁

The songs are not in any order of any significance 🙂 Clicking the song will bring you to youtube.

Please suggest a song to be added to the collection, thanks.

Wherever you Will Go – The Calling

Eric Carmen – Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (’76)

Lonely table just for one -Engelbert Humperdinck

Unbreak My Heart – Toni Braxton

Because of You – by Kelly Clarkson

The Tennessee Waltz – Patti Page

Don’t Cry Joni – Twitty Conway

I’m not In Love – 10CC

Walk Away – Matt Monro

Harry Nilsson – Without You 1972 (HD)

I will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

RITA COOLIDGE We’re all alone (1977)

Elvis Presley & Norah Jones – Are You Lonesome Tonight

Old Shep – Elvis Presley

Torn – Natalie Imbruglia

Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) – Sue Thompson

The End of the World – Brenda Lee

All Alone Am I – Brenda Lee

Answer – Sarah McLachlan

How do I live – LeAnn Rhimes

Love Takes Time – Mariah Carey

You Don’t have to Say you Love Me – Elvis Presley

Against All Odds – Phil Collins

Every Breath You Take – The Police

Lovefool – The Cardigans

Everytime You Go Away – Paul Young

Missing You – John Waite (Version with Allison Krauss)

Torn Between Two Lovers – Mary McGregor

One Summer Night – Chelsea Chan

BOBBY GOLDSBORO =HONEY=

Three Degrees – When Will I See You Again (1974)

No Promises – Shayne Ward

Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri

Matt Monro – Softly As I Leave You

Crying in the Rain & More – Everly Brothers

Rest In Peace, Phil Everly. Thanks for all the classic music you were leaving. You are forever going to live through them!

Crying in the Rain & More – Everly Brothers

Let it be Me

Bye Bye Love

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
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