American country pop sweetheart Taylor Swift and Big Machine records re-released her multi platinum FEARLESS album this time entitled FEARLESS PLATINUM EDITION. It has six new songs plus some of her previous tracks stripped down to acoustic, also includes music videos, tour diary and other stuff. Here Taylor took an angry ol' metal song (originally performed by LUNA HALO) and turned it into this beautiful melody that sounds truly like an original Taylor Swift song. The soft lyrics and soft voice combine for this track is really so appealing to the ear. I think its a very good down to earth song of some good lovin'. Stream it below:
Here's a video performance of a new song titled JUMP THEN FALL which Taylor Swift delivers a more mature vocal style and honestly I can hear a bit of the famed Shania Twain in her!
She writes, performs and plays different musical instrument including violin and Nyckelharpa.
Her music roots stem back to the folk music of Sweden.
Palmer is no stranger in underground music scene and already worked with some mainstream artist like The Fray.
And she has an album coming out this year entitled POSTCARDAre you familiar with Buddy Holly's 1957 classic EVERY DAY?...then listen to the version of ELIN PALMERas she tries to owned the song and make it a very impressive cover.
If u dig Drake's smash hit single BEST I EVER HAD, then you might also like this cool cover version delivered by our kababayan, the young trio of Donna, Anna and Ruby.
I really like their rendition coz they really gave a new twist of the song kinda like TLC or Salt N Pepa. They even threw in some Filipino pride with a verse in tagalog rap written by Ruby!...Ang galing!
Nang mapanood ko sa YouTube si FATHIN AMIRA ang pagkanta niya ng "Bakit Pa?" ni Jessa Zaragoza sa 2009 Singapore Idol kamakailan lang, nagkaroon ako ng idea kung ano ang susunod na post ko dito sa COVER CORNER.
Yes, special feature ko ngayon ang ilang kilalang international singers na di lang dumalaw at nagkonsyerto sa bansa bagkus ay nagbigay din ng pagkakataon na makagawa at makakanta ng mga awiting gawa ng pinoy.
Una sa listahan ay walang iba kundi si JULIO IGLESIAS, ang nagpasikat ng mga kantang "To all the girls Ive loved before" at "All of you". Maalalang ilang beses siyang nagpabalik-balik sa Pinas dahil sa malaking suportang ibinigay ng mga Pilipino sa kanyang musika. At dito nya rin nakilala at napangasawa ang Philippine born meztiza socialite na si Isabel Preysler kung saan nagkaroon sila ng tatlong anak kasama na dyan si Enrique Iglesias.
Noong 1973, nagbigay ng magandang bersyon si Iglesias sa isa sa mga klasikong awiting pinoy, ang DAHIL SA 'YO.
Sinong makakalimot kay THALIA, ang Mehikanang aktres na parang bagyong bumulabog sa buhay ng mga pinoy at nagkaroon pa nga ng tinatawag na Marimar Fever noong dekada nubenta?...Nang dahil sa kasikatan ng kanyang telenovela ay dinala siya sa Pinas, nagkonsyerto at gumawa pa ng isang buong tagalog album! Bago pa sumikat ang ilang Latino artists sa buong mundo gaya nina Ricky Martin at Jennifer Lopez, nauna nang nag-cross over si Thalia nang irekord niya ang album na NANDITO AKO (1997 Octoarts) kung saan naglalaman ang ilan sa mga orihinal na komposisyon at awitin nina Ogie Alcasid, Pops Fernandez, Jamie Rivera at iba pa.
HEY IT'S ME
At si BRIAN MCKNIGHT, isa sa mga paborito kong r'n'b artist na nagpasikat ng mga kantang "Back at One" at "Still" ay nagbigay din ng isang di malilimutan at nakakainlab na tagalog rendition ng kantang SORRY SONG, mula naman sa album niyang U-TURN (2003).
Dahil na rin siguro sa likas na pagka-hospitable ang mga pinoy, nakatutuwang isipin na may mga ilang dayuhan na handang subukan ang ating kultura at musika.
At sa mga katulad nina Julio, Thalia at Brian na naghatid ng kakaibang himig ng sariling atin - Mabuhay kayo! - at asahan niyo na kayo ay mananatili sa aming mga puso. :D
The album features thirteen tracks mostly cover versions. Michael Buble shows again his uncanny ability to transform a classic into something completely unique and original. He continues his sultry jazzy style as he put his own spin on each song making them his own. Click the play button for samples:
CRY ME A RIVER - the most epic version of this tune to have ever existed and definitely my favorite cover of the song since its inception. Buble really is the man!
HEARTACHE TONIGHT - he goes Honky-Tonk with a live jazz/rock cover of this Eagles classic. This is a fun version that's a bit livelier even than the original and certain to inspire some dancing.
CRAZY LOVE - a Van Morrison song. Michael keeps it real...it soothes my soul. He's really the best in this genre!
Watch also the official video of the first single HAVEN'T MET YOU YET:
If you enjoy jazz or blues, you will...and I mean WILL...enjoy Crazy Love. And not just this album...you're gonna fall in love with Michael Buble! oh michael!
CHANTAL KREVIAZUK is a singer-songwriter, a classically trained pianist from Winnipeg, Canada and the wife of Raine Maida- lead singer of the band, OUR LADY PEACE.
First heard her music in the blockbuster film ARMAGEDDON soundtrack with an amazing rendition of LEAVING ON A JETPLANE, a song written by John Denver and popularized by Peter, Paul & Mary.
(Watch the video below.)
Since then i'd become an avid fan of Chantal and bought a copy of her album COLOUR MOVING AND STILL (1998) which spawned the radio hit singles "Before You", "Dear Life" and a personal fave of mine, the bluesy rock ballad titled "BLUE".
In 1999, she recorded a cover of the Randy Newman ballad "FEELS LIKE HOME" for the TV series Dawson Creek's soundtrack:
Also performed a cover version of The Beatles' IN MY LIFE for the television drama Providence:
For more music, videos, concert details and other informations about Chantal Kreviazuk, check her official site here.
Gay icon LADY GAGA performs John Lennon's classic IMAGINE at the Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington DC after an introduction by no other than the newly Nobel Peace Prize winner and President of USA Barack Obama!
The Songtress left her usual panty-less and bootylicious costumes at home, opting for a demure black dress topped with a pair of John Lennon's inspired sunglasses. She changed the lyrics to reflect the tragedy of Matthew Shephard, a gay college student who died in 1998 after he was tortured for being gay.
Lady Gaga also joined the rally next day and took part in a street demonstration outside the White House.
I KISSED A GIRL is a song popularized by pop rock singer Katy Perry, the lead single from her smash hit debut album ONE OF THE BOYS. She says that the song is "about the magical beauty of a woman." It was a major worlwide hit that it become one of the most covered song of 2008.
Stream out this one amazing cover rendition of indie artist CORIN JOEL. Believe it, the changes made to this song make it completely unannoying...and I like it!
It's actually a David Bowie song but NIRVANA did an awesome cover that really stuck in my head. This is REAL music!...Fuckin Jay-z and all the rap shit that is out now doesnt even BEGIN to hold a candle to this!
and I absolutely miss Kurt Cobain!...he's a genius and anyone who doesnt think so is a dumb a$*!
Listen, when you love somebody, you're always in trouble. There's only two things you can do about it: either stop loving 'em... or love 'em a whole lot more.
Here's a song entitled TO LOVE SOMEBODY by the Bee Gees. This is probably one of their most popular song and covered by a lot of artist such as Michael Bolton, Jordin Sparks, Bonnie Tyler and Tom Jones.
The song below is one of the best cover of that classic song. Performed by Australian rock/soul singer-songwriter MICHAEL JOHNS:
Grabe!...Di na talaga ma-reach ang ating pambansang kamao sa pagiging international celebrity!...Yez! Our very own MANNY PACQUIAO is one of the TOP 49 MOST INFLUENTIAL MEN OF 2009 by ASKMEN.COM.
After 500,000 votes were cast by this very popular lifestyle portal for men, the website announced the top lists which assembles a diverse collection of men around the world and from different industries including entertainment, politics, sports and technology. (Link here.)Manny Pacquiao is actually ranked #24 at ang nakakaloka pa nito, tinalo pa nya sa standing sina Tiger Woods (#30) Kobe Bryant (#33) Andy Roddick (#35) at Lance Armstrong (#49), o di ba bonggang-bongga?!!
Aside from being rated by RING Magazine as the #01 pound-for-pound boxer in the world to date, world's 6th highest paid athlete according to FORBES 2009, mga product endorsement, mga negosyo at iba pang investments, magandang pamilya at pagkakaroon ng sikat na mamita!- well mukhang sinalo na ni Manny ang lahat ng kaswertehan sa mundo at sana'y magtuloy-tuloy pa ito sa nalalapit na laban nila ni Cotto ngayong Nobyembre.
Eniwey, pakistream nyo na lang po ang musikang isisingit ko dito (dahil yun naman po talaga ang dahilan kung ba't ako nagba-blog he hee!...). Ang title niya ay SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK. All i thought ay original ito ni Rod Stewart (1984) pero hindi pala. Ang orig na version nito ay kinanta ng grupong The Persuaders at noong 1973 pa!...Pero ang version naman na maririnig nyo dito ay isa sa paborito kong cover song of all time. Ito po ang rendition ng grupong CAMERA OBSCURA. Enjoy!
Have you heard this group SCALA? They are not just an ordinary group, actually its a choir group from Belgium . Formed in 1996, and winning the Belgian "Choir of the year" in an ala-American Idol contest in 2002, they have made 5 studio albums starting with ON THE ROCKS in 2002.Photos here.
Most of their music are covers from well-known rock bands such as Nirvana, Muse, Rammstein among others. Below are just two samples of their breathtaking rendition of these two popular rock songs: