Savage Garden was an Australian pop duo that enjoyed major international success between 1997 and 2000. The band was composed of Darren Hayes (vocals) and Daniel Jones (keyboards, sequencing, and guitar). They had a string of hits in the late nineties, and are best remembered today for their ballad "Truly Madly Deeply", which is considered their signature song, and the songs "To the Moon and Back", "I Knew I Loved You", "Crash and Burn", "I Want You" and "Affirmation".
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. A prominent figure in popular music during the latter half of the 20th century, Blind from birth, he has recorded more than thirty U.S. Top ten hits, won twenty-two Grammy Awards the most ever won by a solo artist in history, and the lifetime achievement. He has also won an Academy Award for Best Song, and been inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Songwriters halls of fame. He has also been awarded the Polar Music Prize.
Released in the fall of 1972, Talking Book featured the number-one hit "Superstition", which is one of the most distinctive and famous examples of the sound of the Hohner clavinet keyboard. On an episode of the children's television show Sesame Street that aired in April 1973, Wonder and his band performed "Superstition".
Talking Book also featured "You Are the Sunshine of My Life", which also peaked at number-one. It has been argued that Wonder touring with The Rolling Stones on their 1972 American Tour, was a major factor behind the success of both "Superstition" and "You Are the Sunshine of My Life". Between them, the two songs won three Grammy Awards.
The album Fulfillingness' First Finale appeared in July 1974 and set two hits high on the pop charts: the #1 "You Haven't Done Nothin'" (a political protest song aimed at Richard Nixon) and the Top Ten "Boogie On Reggae Woman". The Album of the Year was again one of three Grammys won
Stevie Wonder at the Grammy Awards, 1990
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Scott McKenzie (born Philip Blondheim on January 10, 1939, Jacksonville, Florida) is an American singer, needless to introduce him for his best known for his 1967 hit single and generational anthem, "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)".
McKenzie grew up in North Carolina and Virginia and in mid 1950s sang briefly with Tim Rose in a high school group called The Singing Strings, and later with Phillips, Mike Boran and Bill Cleary formed a doo wop band, The Abstracts. In 1961 Phillips and McKenzie met Dick Weissman and formed The Journeymen, which recorded three albums for Capitol Records. After disbanding The Journeymen in 1964, they discussed forming a group called The Mamas & the Papas. McKenzie wanted to perform on his own, so Phillips formed the group with Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot and Michelle Phillips, his second wife. Two years later, McKenzie followed from New York and signed with Lou Adler's Ode Records. Phillips wrote and produced "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)", which was released in 1967, for McKenzie. It became a Top 10 hit in the United States and a number one in many other countries. [wikipedia]
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Seems like so much fun reading all the different styles and answers from bloggers might as well Tag along and have a go on my first try. Foongpc my humble apology for my indirect answers beating round the bush using music & songs to blend with it and not meant to drive you and readers to go nuts or bananas but all for the fun of it.
1.Najib vs Mahathir ~ WHO? See Me Feel Me.
2. Facebook vs Twitter ~ Facebook.
3. Lady Gaga vs Beyonce ~ Beyonce, Single Ladies dancing in pampers.
4. PJ vs KL ~ ‘Meet Me Halfway’ Black Eyed PEAS JAY.
5. iPhone vs Nexus One ~ Nexus One.
6. Blackberry vs HTC ~ Blackberry.
7. Firefox vs Google Chrome ~ Google Chrome.
8. Nikon vs Canon DSLR ~ Nikon.
9. sex vs sleep ~ I Don’t Like To SLEEP Alone, Paul Anka.
10. eating vs sex ~ sex.
11. call vs sms ~ sms.
12. sunny vs rainy ~ Sunny Beautiful Sunday.
13. werewolves vs vampires ~ werewolves, watch out for full Bad Moon Rising, hoooowlll...Creedence Clearwater Revival.
14. healthy & poor vs sick & rich ~ for better or for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to BLOG and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.
15. cakes vs doughnuts ~ cake.
16. school days vs working days ~ school days. Sunday, Monday, Happy Days. Tuesday, Wednesday, Happy Days. Thursday, Friday, Happy Days. The Weekend comes, my cycle hums, ready to race to you.
17. dog vs cat ~ snoop dogg with xtra g.
18. single vs married ~ Single Ladies, Put a ring on it Chipmunks.
19. Malaysia vs Singapore ~ Malaysia.
20. China vs USA ~ American Pie, Don Mclean.
21. Paula Abdul vs Kara DioGuardi ~ Paula Abdul - Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow.
22. OldTown vs Papparich ~ The Old homeTown looks the same as I step down from the train and there’s to meet me is Mama & PAPPARICH. Its good to touch the Green Green Grass of Home, Tom Jones.
23. Fitness First vs Celebrity Fitness ~ After all the scrubbing, laundry, washing, mopping, ironing, cooking, babysitting you wanna Physical? Olivia Newton John.
24. driver vs passenger ~ passenger.
25. beautiful & dumb vs brainy & fat ~ beautiful & dumb.
26. handsome & egoistic vs ugly & rich ~ If I Were A RICH Man, yubby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dum can’t be that ugly got all the $$$ for plastic surgery.
27. insurance agent vs direct selling agent ~insurance agent.
28. horror movies vs comedies ~ comedies.
29. working for yourself vs working for others ~ be your own boss.
30. Avatar vs Lord Of The Rings ~ “I See You”
31. bus vs taxi ~ BUS-stop, Hollies.
32. Haagen Dazs vs Baskin Robbins ~ Haagen Dazs.
33. flu vs diarrhea ~ One FLU over the cuckoo’s nest
34. blue vs pink ~ Love is BLUE , In memory of Paul Mauriat (1925~2006) #1 hit in USA for 5 weeks in 1968.
35. chicken vs duck ~ chicken little.
36. dawn vs dusk ~ Knock Three Times with Tony Orlando until DAWN.
37. Tiger Woods vs Nicole David ~ Nicole David.
38. Gmail vs Yahoo email ~ Gmail.
39. book smarts vs street smarts ~ street smarts.
40. foongpc's travel posts vs ghost story posts ~ foongpc’s travel posts.
41. Flute vs Saxophone ~ don’t flirt only a Sax-maniac
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1. Copy the whole list from 1 - 41 and paste it on your blog.
2. State your preference/answer for each one of them.
eg. 41. Flute vs Saxophone ~ Sax-maniac
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
൯ ROD STEWART, Maggie Mae|Reason To Believe|Sailing|First Cut Is The Deepest|You're In My Heart|I Don't Want To Talk About It|Do You Think I'm Sexy|Baby Jane|Have I Told You Lately|I Was Only Joking|
Roderick David "Rod" Stewart, CBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British singer-songwriter born and raised in London, England and currently residing in Epping. From busker to superstar with his distinctive raspy singing voice made himself a big name in the late 1960s and early '70s with The Jeff Beck Group and then Faces.
Lyrics | Rod Stewart lyrics - Maggie May lyrics
Stewart's 1971 solo album Every Picture Tells a Story made him a household name when the B-side of his minor hit "Reason to Believe", "Maggie May", started receiving radio play. The album and the single hit number one in both the US and the UK simultaneously, a chart first, in September. "Maggie May" was also named in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, which is one of three songs by him to appear on that list.
Rod Stewart live at Royal Albert Hall
The first single, a cover of the Sutherland Brothers song "Sailing", was a number one hit in the UK, but it only reached the Top 60 of the US charts. The single returned to the UK Top 10 a year later when used as the theme music for a BBC documentary series about HMS Ark Royal, and having been a hit twice over became, and remains, Stewart's biggest-selling single in the UK.
"The First Cut Is the Deepest", a cover of a Cat Stevens song, went Top 30 in the US in 1977 and number one in the UK. Rod Stewart at Royal Albert hall.
"You're In My Heart" was the hit single, reaching number four in the US.
Whoa.. Amy Belle she is simply gorgeous. Stewart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. On 31 December on the same year he played in front on 3.5 million people on Copacabana beach in Rio.
The legendary rock star Stewart with his career in its sixth decade, has achieved numerous solo hit singles worldwide, most notably in the UK, where he has garnered six consecutive number one albums and his tally of 62 hit singles include 31 that reached the top 10, six of which gained the number one position. He has had 16 top ten singles in the USA, with four of these reaching number one. He has sold over 130 million records worldwide,and is one of the best selling british singers of all time. He was voted at #33 in Q Magazine's list of the top 100 Greatest Singers of all time. [wikipedia]
He has got a nickname called "Rod the Mod" Stewart, from his dandyish style of grooming and dress.
Live in Lisboa on june 1st 2008
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Ritchie Valens (Richard Steven Valenzuela; May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959) was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement. He scored several hits, most notably "La Bamba", an original Mexican folk song that Valens transformed with a rock rhythm and beat that became a hit in 1958, making Valens a pioneer of the Spanish-speaking rock and roll movement. However his 'Bambastic' success was short lived with only a period of eight months recording. On February 3, 1959, on what has become known as The Day the Music Died, Valens perished in an ill fated small-plane crash in Iowa at the age of 18. The air crash also claimed the lives of fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.
La Bamba (1987) is an American biographical film written and directed by Luis Valdez. The picture features Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, among others. The drama is based on the real life events that affected the lives of rock star Ritchie Valens, his half-brother Bob Morales, his girlfriend Donna Ludwig and the rest of their families. [Wikipedia]
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
ള RICHARD MARX,Right Here Waiting|Endless Summer NIghts|Satisfied|Should've Known Better|Too Late To Say Goodbye|Hold On To The Night|
Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Chicago, IL) is a pop/rock singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. Marx need not much of an introduction with his most popular #1 hit song "Right Here Waiting" who placed himself in the record books by being the first solo artist to have his first seven singles hit the Top 5 on the US charts.
Lyrics | Richard Marx lyrics - Right Here Waiting lyrics
The first two singles, "Satisfied" and the platinum-selling "Right Here Waiting," both reached #1, completing a string of three consecutive No. 1 singles.
Marx's self-titled debut album, released in June 1987, yielded four hit singles and sold nearly four million copies in the US. The debut single, "Don't Mean Nothing", had been released the previous month and climbed to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as #1 on Billboard's Album Rock charts. The next two singles, "Should’ve Known Better" and "Endless Summer Nights" reached #3 and #2, respectively. The fourth single release, "Hold on to the Nights", earned Marx his first #1 single.
In 1988, Marx was nominated for a Grammy Award for 'Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male' for "Don’t Mean Nothing". [wikipedia]
Manglish this song is specially dedicated to you..for your 'wonderitis'.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Stevie B (real name Steven Bernard Hill) who was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Nicknamed "The King of Freestyle", well known for his 1990 number-one hit "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)". Guess this is the only signature song we could have heard about it by far the most.
Stevie B worked his brains out from car washing to fast food--before gaining recognition for his 1987 national club smash "Party Your Body". It was also the title track of his 1988 debut LP, which eventually went gold due to the huge success of "Spring Love". With his 1990 album,Love & Emotion, he broke all records with his success of "Because I Love You" enjoying four weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in December of 1990.
In 2007 Stevie B and Rapper Pitbull did a remake of his hit song "Spring Love" titled "Spring Love 2007". His latest collaboration is with newcomer The Chili Guy. The Chili Guy is perhaps best known from his appearances on the popular morning drive radio program "Toucher and Rich".
Stevie B continues to tour extensively and in July 2008 has released "Get The Party Started", a medium-tempo track that casts the artist in a contemporary light some 20 years after hitting the charts for the first time. "Get The Party Started" is stylistically comparable with the sound associated with artists Usher and Akon among others. [wikipedia]
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Ray Stevens (born Harold Ray Ragsdale, January 24, 1939) is an American country music and pop singer-songwriter known for his novelty songs as well as more serious works. He was born in Clarkdale, Georgia, a small town west of Atlanta.
Lyrics | Ray Stevens lyrics - Everything Is Beautiful lyrics
Starting in the 1970s, Stevens became a producer and well-known studio musician on the Nashville scene. He recorded hits for Barnaby Records and Warner Brothers during 1970–1979. Stevens' biggest hit in the US was his gospel-inflected single "Everything Is Beautiful" (1970), a plea for love and tolerance. The single won a Grammy, was the theme song for his summer 1970 TV show, and marked his first time in the Top 40 on the country charts, peaking at #39. [wikipedia]