Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Celine Dion - The Definitive Collection

There has been various greatest hits collections of Celine Dion so I wanted to make one with all the biggest hits and some fan favourites.



Cher - The Definitive Collection

Here is my Cher - Definitive Collection.



Well Written Songs: Sometimes It Snows In April

Sometimes It Snows In April
Written By Prince, 1985

Tracy died soon after a long fought civil war,
just after I'd wiped away his last tear
I guess he's better off than he was before,
A whole lot better off than the fools he left here
I used to cry for Tracy because he was my only friend
Those kind of cars don't pass you every day
I used to cry for Tracy because I wanted to see him again,
But sometimes sometimes life ain't always the way...

Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad
Sometimes I wish life was never ending,
and all good things, they say, never last


Springtime was always my favorite time of year,
A time for lovers holding hands in the rain
Now springtime only reminds me of Tracy's tears
Always cry for love, never cry for pain
He used to say so strong unafraid to die
Unafraid of the death that left me hypnotized
No, staring at his picture I realized
No one could cry the way my Tracy cried

Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes I feel so bad
Sometimes, sometimes I wish that life was never ending,
And all good things, they say, never last


I often dream of heaven and I know that Tracy's there
I know that he has found another friend
Maybe he's found the answer to all the April snow
Maybe one day I'll see my Tracy again

Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad
Sometimes I wish that life was never ending,
But all good things, they say, never last


All good things that say, never last
And love, it isn't love until it's past

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Will And Grace


Will And Grace is one of the funniest sitcoms there is so I thought it was about time that I posted SOME of the funniest moments on here. Theres far too many to post all of them but these are some.  







George Michael Announces Songs In New Symphonica Show


George Michael has announced songs that are 'not set in stone' but 'in the running' for his new Symphonica show later this year. Firstly he announced that 'You And I' was a 'definiate' after someone asked him via Twitter. Today he announced 4 more songs, 'Cowboys And Angels', 'Kissing A Fool', 'Song To The Siren' and 'Older'. All of which have not been performed live or not for a long time (apart from 'Kissing A Fool' sang on some of the 25Live dates).

Well Written Songs: Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President
Written By Pink & Billy Mann, 2006


Dear Mr. President,
Come take a walk with me.
Let's pretend we're just two people and
You're not better than me.
I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly.

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street?
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep?
What do you feel when you look in the mirror?
Are you proud?

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why?

Dear Mr. President,
Were you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
How can you say
No child is left behind?
We're not dumb and we're not blind.
They're all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell.

What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away?
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay?
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine.

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye?

Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don't know nothing 'bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
Oh

How do you sleep at night?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Dear Mr. President,
You'd never take a walk with me.
Would you?

Dear Mr. President is a song by Pink featuring the Indigo Girls, and was recorded for Pink's fourth album, I'm Not Dead. Pink said that the song was an open letter to the then President of the United States, George W. Bush, and that it was one of the most important songs she had written. She stated that it would never be released as a single in the United States, because it was too important to be perceived as a publicity stunt.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Take That - Love Love Music Video

Here is the new music video for 'Love Love' by Take That from the new XMen: First Class movie.

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Perfect Christina Aguilera Set List


Christina Aguilera's Bionic Tour was cancelled shortly after the albums release. However this is what I would have liked to have seen from the tour. The show would have been heavily themed around machines and technology to match the electro theme of the album, including electo versions of old hits like 'What A Girl Wants' and 'Come On Over'.

1.       Opening (Man vs. Machine)
2.       Bionic
3.       Not Myself Tonight
4.       Fighter
5.       Can’t Hold Us Down
6.       Hurt
7.       Interlude 1 – What A Woman Wants
8.       Woohoo (featuring excerpts of ‘What A Girl Wants’ and ‘Genie In A Bottle’)
9.       Ain’t No Other Man
10.   Candyman
11.   Interlude 2 – The Machine Takes Over
12.   Keeps Gettin’ Better
13.   Come On Over
14.   Desnudate
15.   You Lost Me
16.   Interlude – Bionic Sex (featuring excerpts from ‘Sex For Breakfast’)
17.   Glam
18.   Lady Marmalade/Prima Donna
19.   Beautiful
20.   ENCORE
21.   The Voice Within
22.   Dirrty

Take That - Progress Tour Official Set List


Take That bring Sunderland to their feet, kicking off their 36 date European Progress Live Tour by unveiling a fully operational 20 metre mechanical man as the stage centrepiece!
Take That kicked-off their Progress Live 2011 tour tonight Friday May 27th at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light in spectacular fashion. The tour, one of the most highly anticipated music events of the summer, is the first time the band have toured as a five-piece since 1995. The awesome live show celebrated their biggest hits from the last two decades, saw Robbie take to the stage to perform songs from his incredible chart-topping solo career and revealed an amazing set which includes a fully operational 20 metre tall man the band have nicknamed ‘OM’.
Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen took to the stage at 8.30pm to start the show to a deafening crowd reception starting as they meant to finish, with their biggest hit to date ‘Rule The World’. They then delivered four more of their biggest songs as a four piece including: ‘Greatest Day’ (including a huge yellow confetti canon blast), ‘Hold Up A Light’, ‘Patience’ and ‘Shine’ (which saw the band joined onstage by an Alice in Wonderland style dancing cast of dancing trees, roller-skating bees and huge caterpillar).

Next four became five, as Take That briefly united onstage ‘virtually’ through a huge video screen to sing their own version of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; creating the bridge between the first two parts of the show.
Robbie Williams then kicked off his solo set with a stadium thumping ‘Let Me Entertain You’ which had the crowd jumping off their feet. His set proceeded through his own classics: ‘Rock DJ’ (where he climbed into a glass chariot to be pulled around the stage by dancers in roller-skates), ‘Come Undone’, ‘Feel’ (which saw him winched out to the audience) and of course finishing with the amazing ‘Angels’.
Before the five are reunited properly onstage a group of ominous looking Shaolin monks adorned in red cloaks swinging lanterns walk from the B-stage to the main stage to introduce their arrival. Take That then sing the song that marked their historic return; ‘The Flood’. For this the dancers performed an amazing routine taking place on a wall of water while the band sang from the highest part of the stage.
Robbie threw himself off the top for the finale of ‘The Flood’ to the floor via suspension cables before the band break into an explosive version of ‘SOS’ from their record breaking album ‘Progress’. This is the point where the audience are first introduced to a huge mechanical man who is revealed from behind the stage and slides out in a sitting position for the guys to sing ‘Underground Machine’ (again from ‘Progress’) to rapturous cheers from the audience.


The band then move to the B stage to perform ‘Kidz’ where they start an old skool dance-off involving Jason and Howard, flanked by human chess pieces dressed in black and white. ‘Pretty Things’ is performed back on the main stage with Gary and Robbie being lifted up by OM’s hands as a beautiful ballet dancer flits between the two stages.
Next the band share a few laughs with each other and the audience about old times before gathering around a piano for a medley of ‘Million Love Songs’, ‘Babe’, ‘Everything Changes’, ‘Back For Good’ and ‘Pray’ the final song for which they get up and do the original dance routine while the crowd go crazy. 
Gary, Howard, Jason, Mark and Robbie then begin what has to be one of the high points of the show: new XMen single ‘Love, Love’ featuring twenty dancers in gas masks flanking the band on either side of the main stage, while the mechanical man moves out into the middle of the stadium (carrying the band), with an awesome futuristic landscape on the VT behind which takes up the entire back wall.
As the show draws near to its finale the band break into ‘Never Forget’ as OM reveals his full height (20 metres) and the band then finish with ‘No Regrets’, a fiery performance of ‘Relight My Fire’ (with Robbie singing Lulu’s part) closing the show with Gary Barlow leading on the beautiful ‘Eight Letters’ (also the final track on ‘Progress’).

Full set list for Progress Live Tour 2011

Rule The World

Greatest Day

Hold Up A Light

Patience

Shine

Sgt. Pepper’s VT
Let Me Entertain You
Rock DJ
Come Undone (Take A Walk On The Wild Side)
Feel

Angels
The Flood

SOS
Underground Machine

Kidz
Pretty Things

Million Love Songs/Babe/Everything Changes/Back For Good (piano medley)
Pray

Love Love
Never Forget

No Regrets (sang by the whole band)
Relight My Fire
Eight Letters

Friday, 27 May 2011

Lady Gaga - Good Morning America

This morning Lady Gaga performed some of her hits to a huge crowd on Good Morning America. The performance included Gaga being zip lined onto the stage and her singing 'Bad Romance', 'The Edge Of Glory', 'Judas', 'Born This Way' and 'Hair'. Here is the performances of 'Bad Romance', 'The Edge Of Glory', 'Born This Way' and 'Hair'. I will upload 'Judas' as it becomes available.  





An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List - First Picture

Ricky Gervais posted a picture of Karl today on his blog (which you should really check out http://www.rickygervais.com/thissideofthetruth.php) from the new series of An Idiot Abroad. Looks like it is gonna be great. I can't wait!!


Rihanna - Toyota Concert Series


Rihanna kicked of Today‘s Toyota Concert Series this morning and instead of just sticking to the stage she performed throughout Rockefeller Center in NYC. One fan, however, got too excited when Rihanna walked by, and grabbed her. Luckily, Rihanna’s back-up dancers helped pull her away. She performed songs from her latest album 'Loud' including 'S&M', 'Only Girl (In The World)', 'Whats My Name' and 'California King Bed'. Here are all the performances.




Beyonce - The Definitive Collection

With the upcoming release of her new album '4', I have been listening to alot of the 'old hits' from Beyonce. So I thought I would make a definitive collection of her biggest hits.



Phil Collins - The Definitive Collection

Phil Collins has had so many hit singles solo and along with his band Genesis that it is hard to fit them all on one album. That said, here is what I would like to see from a 'Definitive' Phil Collins collection.



Thursday, 26 May 2011

American Idol - Best Performances


Scotty McCreery won the American Idol Finale last night and I'm so glad he won. Here is some of the best performances from him and the various special guests since it started back in January including Lady Gaga's performance from last night. Personally I wanted more from her insted of standing on a ledge for 5 minutes but was still ok. Also included is Beyonces performance of '1+1' the first track from her new album '4' which is also her next single. Steve Tyler also gave an amazing performance of his Aerosmith hit 'Dream On'.

Lady Gaga - The Edge Of Glory


Steve Tyler - Dream On


Beyonce - 1+1


Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor (feat. Pitbull)


Lady Antebellum - Just A Kiss


Rihanna - California King Bed


Jennifer Hudson - Where You At


Adam Lambert - Aftermath


Scotty McCreery - Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not


Scotty McCreery - Gone


Scotty McCreery - You've Got A Friend


Scotty McCreery - The River


Scotty McCreery - I Love You This Big (Winners Single)

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Beyonce - 4 Tracklisting


Beyonce is releasing the tracklist of her new album '4' track by track, hour by hour. So as they come avaliable I will post them on here.

1. 1 + 1
2. I Care
3. I Miss You
4. Best Thing I Never Had
5. Party (feat. Andre 3000)
6. Rather Die Young
7. Start Over
8. Love On Top
9. Countdown
10. End Of Time
11. I Was Here
12. Run The World (Girls)

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Beyonce - Till The End Of Time

Beyonce's next single 'Till The End Of Time', from her forthcoming album '4', has leaked online. It is unknown at this time whether she will continue to have this as the next single or choose something else as a result of the leak. Hear the song right here.

Avril Lavigne - Smile Music Video

Here is Avril Lavigne's new music video for her single 'Smile'.

Lady Gaga - David Letterman


Here is Lady Gagas appearance on David Letterman, the day her album came out.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Lady Gaga - Born This Way Tops Charts Worldwide

Lady Gaga's new album 'Born This Way' has topped the charts all over the world today, within one hour of release. In most contries Gaga not only has number one spot with the 'special' 2 disc version of her album but the original version at number 2 and her first album 'The Fame Monster' somewhere in the top ten. This is even after the album leaked 5 days early and with many people deleting their leaked versions and downloading it from iTunes to support Gaga.

Lady Antebellum - Billboard Awards 2011

Lady Antebellum performed what is becoming my favourite song of the year, 'Just A Kiss' on last nights Billboard Awards 2011. Here is the full performance.

Beyonce - Billboard Millenium Award



Beyonce won the Billboard Millenium Award last night and performed her new single 'Run The World (Girls)' from her new album '4'. The performance was amazing and really clever. Here is her full performance with introduction featuring Stevie Wonder, First Lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Barbra Streisand and Bono.

Neil Diamond - Billboard Idol 2011


Neil Diamond recieved the Billboard Idol last night, and about time. He has created some of the most amazing songs throughout his career and is still continuing to make them. Below is his acceptance speach and his performance of 'Sweet Caroline' and 'America'. Brilliant as always.

Rihanna & Britney At Billboard Music Awards 2011

Rihanna performed her hit 'S&M' at the 2011 Billboard Awards last night, joined on stage by Britney Spears. It was a brilliant performance but Britney clearly didn't sing live and lip synched... yet again. As good as Britney can be what is the point of making music if you never sing live. That said, good performance, Rihanna was awsome as always and the performance was very different.


Beyonce - New Album Title And Cover

Beyonce's new album is released June 24th and she has released the title and album art for it. The album is called '4' and this is the front cover. I am hoping that 'Run The World (Girls)' is the 'Diva' of this album and that no other songs are like it.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Beyonce - Run The World (Girls)

Beyonce released the music video for her new single 'Run The World (Girls)' this week. The song, in my opinion, is far from her best. She is one of the best artists today but this song really isn't my cup of tea. The video, while it has a few good dance routines, is not good either. It appears as though Beyonce is taking tips from Lady Gaga and Rihanna in terms of styling, choreography and video content. However here is the video in full for you to make your own mind up.

Lady Gaga - Saturday Night Live

Lady Gaga performed on Saturday Night Live last night and thought I should post the performances on here. She sang 'The Edge Of Glory', 'Judas' and 'Born This Way'. Was awsome.


Friday, 20 May 2011

Perfect Michael Jackson Set List


I wanted to make a perfect Michael Jackson concert, which I did over and over when I was growing up being obsessed with Michael Jackson. That's obviously a bit pointless now, however I thought it would be interesting to jot down what I wanted from the 'This Is It' London shows. I tried to stay close to what was planned but added my own things here and there.

1.       Voyage Through Time – Screenshow Introduction
2.       Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
3.       They Don’t Care About Us (featuring excerpts of ‘The Drill’, ‘Bad’, ‘History’ and ‘She Drives Me Wild’)
4.       Human Nature
5.       Smooth Criminal
6.       The Way You Make Me Feel
7.       You Are Not Alone
8.       Jackson 5 Medley
           a.      Shake Your Body Down (To The Ground) (instrumental dance break)
           b.      I Want You Back
           c.       ABC/The Love You Save
           d.      I’ll Be There
9.      Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough/Rock With You
10.   I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (with Judith Hill)
11.   Dirty Diana (end of the song transitions into next song)
12.   Beat It
13.   Thriller (featuring excerpts of ‘Ghosts – Underscore’ and ‘Threatened’)
14.   Black Or White
15.   Billie Jean
16.   Will You Be There?
17.   The End Of Time (Interlude - including the destruction of the stage)
18.   Earth Song
19.   We Are The World (Instrumental - Interlude)
20.   Heal The World
21.   Man In The Mirror

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Mariah Carey - The Definitive Collection

Thought I would make a definitive collection of Mariah Carey considering the amount of hits she has had.


The Office


Season seven of 'The Office' finishes tonight. While it hasn't been the best season this year it has had some funny moments and the star studded finale looks set to be great. However it is important to remember how it all started. 10 years ago Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant created 'The Office' in the UK. Since then it has gone on to be remade in around 10 other countries, the most sucsessful being in the USA. To celebrate 10 years of 'The Office' here is some videos of what I consider to be the best version of the show. The Original.



Take That - Progressed


Available on 13th June is Take That's brand new double disc album titled 'Progressed'.
 
The new album featuring eight new songs will be released as a package alongside Take That's record-breaking album'Progress', which will be available on a separate disc of this two CD set.
 
The band's new single 'Love Love' will also feature on the album. Read on below for the complete track listing:
 
Disc 1 - Progressed
  1. When We Were Young
  2. Man
  3. Love Love
  4. The Day The Work Is Done
  5. Beautiful
  6. Don't Say Goodbye
  7. Aliens
  8. Wonderful World
Disc 2 - Progress
  1. The Flood
  2. SOS
  3. Wait
  4. Kidz
  5. Pretty Things
  6. Happy Now
  7. Underground Machine
  8. What Do You Want From Me?
  9. Affirmation
  10. Eight Letters
  11. Flowerbed

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Lady Gaga - Born This Way Album Review


Everyone seems to be posting their thoughts and feelings on Lady Gaga's new album. So I thought I would jump on the band waggon and write my thoughts and feelings on how the album plays out. However what I have to say isn't much different to everyone else's thoughts. The album couldn't be better. The albums opener ‘Marry The Night’ had instant likability. It was released a few hours before the album leaked but in that time it reached 10 plays on my iTunes. A very strong track to open with and really sets the pace for the whole album. It leads straight into ‘Born This Way’ which by now feels just like Gaga’s theme song and I am still really enjoying listening to it. Next is ‘Government Hooker’ which is an amazing song but was the first that needed a second listen. Very reminiscent of Christina Aguilera’s ‘Elastic Love’ from her album Bionic, the track is very out there and very daring. After the second listen I completely got the song and hope that people give it a chance after hearing it the first time and just let the song do what it wants and enjoy it. Next up is the smash hit ‘Judas’, which I am still enjoying and is shaping up to be one of my favourite songs of 2011. The fifth track is ‘Americano’ which shocked me at first. Again it is a very experimental track but after a second listen is now one of my favourite tracks on the album. I spend the whole length of the song waiting for the chorus’s because they are so addictive. Next is the albums second promotional single ‘Hair’ which is amazing. With amazing lyrics and a brilliant aggressive beat the song is easily one of the best on the album. Then came ‘Schiße’. I wondered at first if I had downloaded the wrong song because the German introduction lasted a lot longer than I thought it would. However once the techno beats started I knew it had to be Gaga. With an addictive chorus and interesting verses the song could easily be the next big single from the album. As she speaks in the track ‘If you are a strong female you don’t need permission’ it confirms that is her idea for the whole album. At this point in the album you really get a sense of her vision for the album. Then comes ‘Bloody Mary’ which is another instantly likable song. Strong beats against a backdrop of gentle synthesized string arrangements makes the song very interesting to listen to. The bridge in the song is very enjoyable and makes you want a lot more of it. ‘Bad Kids’ was the one track that took me a while to like and I don’t know why because now I am in love with the 80s style chorus and it is very catchy. From one strong track to another ‘Highway Unicorn (Road 2 Love)’ begins and is a clear favourite among fans already. When the album leaked on twitter everyone was talking about the track stating how good it is and I agree completely. ‘Heavy Metal Lover’ is a song that should be listened to with caution. Once you listen to it you will not get it out of your head for the rest of the day. It is such a ‘stick-in-your-head’ song in a good way. Next up is ‘Electric Chapel’, which has a chorus that leaves you wanting more, in a good way. Reminiscent of Madonna the song brings a very dirty sound to what is nearly the end of the album. Then comes ‘Yoü And I’. Easily one of my favourite Gaga songs to hear live the album version lives up the hype that had been created in the heavy performance count the song has racked up the last few months after being played on the Monster Ball Tour and on the Oprah show. The album closes with what I think is the best track Lady Gaga has ever created. ‘The Edge Of Glory’ was an instant hit after only supposed to being a promotional single. The old school 80s beat and interesting lyrics go to create a fantastic closing to easily the best album of the year.

Lady Gaga - Edge Of Glory Video


Lady Gaga's, promo single turned official single, 'Edge Of Glory' is set to recieve a music video. After making its way to the top of the charts last week Gaga decided to release it as an official single, which fans have been speculating could lead to a music video, which are always a big deal where Gaga is concerned. Good news is that it is definate and starts filming next week. Lets hope it is out as soon as possible. Lady Gaga’s friend and choreographer Laurieann Gibson could not say much about the video but she did state that it would be 'feeling fishy' whatever that means. Maybe you can work it out from this video.

House - No More Cuddy Or Huddy


It was announced yesterday that Lisa Edelstein, who plays Dr. Lisa Cuddy in 'House' will be leaving the show after seven years at the end of its seventh season. The show itself looks like it is due to end at the end of its eighth season as well. It will be interesting to see how they write out Cuddy and what it will do to House. They have survived losing major characters before including Dr. Cameron, Dr. Kutner and cut throat bitch (also known as Amber). Her departure will leave a hole in the show but hopefully they are able to fill it, plus the rest of the cast are returning for the eighth and possibly final season set to air in September.  Until then there is the season seven finale to enjoy on Monday.

Perfect Lady Gaga Set List



With tonights leak of the 'Born This Way' album it got me thinking to what I would like to see from Lady Gaga's next tour. The album is amazing and could make an awsome tour.

1.       Opening (featuring excerpts of ‘Government Hooker’)
2.       Marry The Night
3.       Highway Unicorn (Road 2 Love)
4.       Just Dance
5.       Born This Way
6.       Bloody Mary 
7.    Interlude #1 - The Dark Side (featuring excerpts of 'Monster')      
8.      Americano/Schibe
9.      Alejandro
10.   You And I *
11.   Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say) (just verse 1 and chorus) *
12.   The Edge Of Glory (verse 1 and chorus piano and vocal, the rest with band) *
13.   Interlude #2 (featuring excerpts of ‘So Happy I Could Die’)
14.   Telephone
15.   Dance In The Dark (featuring excerpts of ‘LoveGame’)
16.   Hair
17.   Government Hooker
18.   Bad Kids
19.   Interlude #3 (featuring excerpts of ‘Heavy Metal Lover’)
20.   Paparazzi
21.   Poker Face
22.   Interlude #4 (featuring excerpts of ‘Electric Chapel’)
23.   Judas
24.   ENCORE
25.   Bad Romance
 
*Part of Piano section