Category: R&B

EMINEM – History Catalogued

EMINEM – Marshall Mathers Grew Up

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EMINEN first @ Wembley

It has been reported that EMINEN was a history maker. He was the first rapper to headline London’s Wembley Stadium by giving a sell out concerts last Thursday and Friday. The Thursday gig was rather controversial as it left many fans disappointed. Apparently a speaker in some corners of the arena had a major malfunction which left fans barely able to hear Eminem’s dulcet tones and meaningful rapping. 😉

It was also said that EMINEM, the man, has grown up and calmed down a lot. He stayed quietly at a posh country retreat in a stately Berkshire home as opposed to partying all night long in good old London town.

Be that as it may, EMINEM rocks and as edgy as ever.

I supposed that can be expected from one of the 100 greatest artists of all times.

Love the way you lie – EMINEM ft Rihanna

A music collection is never complete without an EMINEM.

I love Eminem raps. He is a poet. His rhyming “words” is unbelievably good and yet it does not lose any of the sharpness and edginess of what EMINEM obviously trying to put across.

The above song which one of my favourite among the vast catalogue of EMINEN dirges is powerful and beautifully melodious. It confronts the issue of domestic violence. It forces us to take note that it exists and must not be swept under the carpet.

Bravo EMINEM. Rihanna’s voice is complementary to the song. It has that vulnerability. The video is fantastic. Megan Fox is deliciously sexy and yet dangerous. How lucky is that bloke in Lord of the Ring to be doing the video with Megan.

Fantastic production all in all.

All of Me – John Legend

I love this song. It is an all-knowing love song. He loves her for being her, not of what he thinks she should be.

It would really be nice to be loved so completely by someone, wouldn’t it?!!!

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At Ideal Home Exhibition 2013 – The Quiet House

“All Of Me” by John Legend

What would I do without your smart mouth?
Drawing me in, and you kicking me out
You’ve got my head spinning, no kidding, I can’t pin you down
What’s going on in that beautiful mind
I’m on your magical mystery ride
And I’m so dizzy, don’t know what hit me, but I’ll be alright
My head’s under water
But I’m breathing fine
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, ohoh
How many times do I have to tell you
Even when you’re crying you’re beautiful too
The world is beating you down, I’m around through every mood
You’re my downfall, you’re my muse
My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues
I can’t stop singing, it’s ringing, in my head for you
My head’s under water
But I’m breathing fine
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, ohoh
Give me all of you
Cards on the table, we’re both showing hearts
Risking it all, though it’s hard
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you

I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, ohoh

Please, Please Me – Matt Dusk Version

mattAlthough I love The Beatles’s original version, I love this cover better by Matt Dusk. It is jazzier  and slower in tempo; more easy listening.

Really romantic to play after a hard day’s work (another Beatles song?), just kick off your shoes and cuddle up in the settee with a nice glass of wine wine with your love one.

By the way, Matt Dusk is also Canadian just like Michael Buble and awww, Justin Bieber 😉

 

“Please Please Me”

Last night I said these words to my girl
I know you never even try girl
Come on, come on, come on, come on,
Please please me like I please you.
You don’t need me to show the way love
Why do I always have to say love
Come on, come on, come on, come on,
Please please me like I please you.
I don’t want to sound complaining
But you know there’s always rain in my heart.
I do all the pleaseing with you
It’s so hard to reason with you.
Oh yeh why do you make me blue.
Last night i said these words to my girl
I know you never even try girl
Come on, come on, come on, come on,
Please please me like I please you – you.

Je l’aime à mourir (I love her to death)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s 1892 painting, In Bed: The Kiss, captures two prostitutes from a brothel in a lip-locked moment of lesbian love.

This song sounds so romantic. French is I think the language of the heart. The song does sound so deeply heartfelt, though I don’t really understand a word. For us who are unlucky enough not to speak the beautiful French language, an English translation follows down below.

It is Friday night, grab the otherhalf and dance to this for a romantic evening.

Enjoy!

Je l’aime à mourir (I love her to death)

http://lyricstranslate.com
French
Je l’aime à mourir

Moi je n’étais rien
Mais voilà qu’aujourd’hui
Je suis le gardien
Du sommeil de ses nuits
Je l’aime à mourir

Vous pouvez détruire
Tout ce qu’il vous plaira
Elle n’aura qu’à ouvrir
L’espace de ses bras
Pour tout reconstruire
Pour tout reconstruire

Je l’aime à mourir

Elle a gommé les chiffres
Des horloges du quartier
Elle a fait de ma vie
Des cocottes en papier
Des éclats de rires

Elle a bâti des ponts
Entre nous et le ciel
Et nous les traversons
A chaque fois qu’elle
Ne veut pas dormir
Ne veut pas dormir

Je l’aime à mourir

Elle a dû faire toutes les guerres
Pour être si forte aujourd’hui
Elle a dû faire toutes les guerres
De la vie, et l’amour aussi

Elle vit de son mieux
Son rêve d’opaline
Elle danse au milieu
des forêts qu’elle dessine

Je l’aime à mourir

Elle porte des rubans
qu’elle laisse s’envoler
Elle me chante souvent
que j’ai tort d’essayer
De les retenir
De les retenir

Je l’aime à mourir

Pour monter dans sa grotte
Cachée sous les toits
Je dois clouer des notes
A mes sabots de bois

Je l’aime à mourir

Je dois juste m’asseoir
Je ne dois pas parler
Je ne dois rien vouloir
Je dois juste essayer
De lui appartenir
De lui appartenir

Je l’aime à mourir

Writer(s): Antoine Motos, Francis Cabrel

I Love her to Death

Me I was nothing
But today
I am the keeper
Of her nights’ sleep
I love her to death

You can destroy
Anything you’d like
She will only need to open
Her arms
To rebuild everything
To rebuild everything

I love her to death

She erased the numbers
From the area’s clocks
She transformed my life into
Paper hens
Bursts of laughter

She built bridges
Between us and the sky
And we cross them
Everytime she
Doesn’t want to sleep
Doesn’t want to sleep

I love her to death

She must have been part of every war
To be so strong today
She must have been part of every war
Life’s and love’s also

She lives as well as she can
Her opalin dream
She dances in the middle
Of the forests she draws

I love her to death

She wears ribbons
That she let’s fly away
She often sings to me
That I am wrong to try
To hold them back
To hold them back

I love her to death

To come up to her cave
Hidden beneath the roofs
I have to nail notes
To my wooden clogs

I love her to death

I must only sit
I must not talk
I must not want anything
I must only try
To belong to her
To belong to her

I love her to death

I Am What I Am!!!

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I am what I am
I am my own special creation
So come take a look
Give me the hook
Or the ovation
It’s my world
That I want to have a little pride
My world
And it’s not a place I have to hide in
Life’s not worth a damn
Till I can say
I am what I am

I am what I am
I don’t want praise
I don’t want pity
I bang my own drum
Some think it’s noise
I think it’s pretty
And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
Why not see things from a different angle
Your life is a shame
Till you can shout out
I am what I am

I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck
Sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces
It’s one life and there’s no return and no deposit
One life so it’s time to open up your closet
Life’s not worth a damn till you can shout out
I am what I am

I am what I am

I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces
It’s one life and there’s no return and no deposit
One life so it’s time to open up your closet
Life’s not worth a damn till you can shout out
I am what I am

I am I am I am good
I am I am I am strong
I am I am I am worthy
I am I am I belong
I am
I am
Who whoooo etc.
I am

I am I am I am useful
I am I am I am true
I am I am somebody
I am as good as you

Yes I am

How Long Will I Love You

How Long Will I Love You”
(Single Version)

How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if  I can
How long will I need you
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan
How long will I be with you
As long as the sea is bound to
Wash up on the sand

How long will I want you
As long as you want me too
And longer by far
How long will I hold you
As long as your father told you
As long as you can

How long will I give to you
As long as I live through you
However long you say

How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I may

Zia Quizon Smiles

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
W.C. Fields (1880 – 1946)

Zia Quizon Smiles

Isn’t this young lady talented?!!!

Well there is really no surprise to this as Zia is the daughter of the late Comedy King of the Philippines, Dolphy, and the popular songstress and actress, Zsa Zsa Padilla. So it is probably in the genes. Zia is also a stunner, inherited 80 per cent from her mother’s look and 10 per cent from father, the rest cosmetics. LOL

She has got this big smokey  voice that is so well suited  to singing jazz music.

Holy Grail

I love this new track by Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake (I have to admit that I prefer the part with Timberlake because I can actually understand it) LOL.

[Verse 1: Justin Timberlake]
You take the clothes off my back
And I let you
You steal the food right out of my mouth
And I watch you eat it
I still don’t know why
Why our love is so much
Ohhh
You curse my name
In spite to put me to shame
Air all my laundry in the streets
Dirty or clean
Give it up for fame
But I still don’t know why
Why I love it so much
Yea

[Hook]
And baby
It’s amazing I’m in this maze with you
I just can’t crack your code
One day you screaming you love me loud
The next day you’re so cold
One day you here, one day you there, one day you care
You’re so unfair sipping from your cup
Till it runneth over, Holy Grail

[Verse 2: Jay-Z]
Blue told me to remind you niggas
Fuck that shit y’all talk about
I’m the nigga, caught up in all these lights and cameras
But look what that shit did to Hammer
God-damnit it I like it
The bright lights is enticing
But look what it did to Tyson
All that money in one night
30 mill for one fight
But soon as all the money blows, all the pigeons take flight
Fuck the fame, keep cheating on me
What I do, I took her back, fool me twice
That’s my bad, I can’t even blame her for that
Enough to make me wanna murder
Momma please just get my bail
I know nobody to blame
Kurt Cobain, I did it to myself

[Brigde: Justin Timberlake]
And we all just entertainers (x2)
And we’re stupid, and contagious

[Hook: Justin Timberlake]

[Verse 3: Jay-Z]
Now I got tattoos on my body
Psycho bitches in my lobby
I got haters in the paper
Photo shoots with paparazzi
Can’t even take my daughter for a walk
See them by the corner store
I feel like I’m cornered off
Enough is enough
I’m calling this off
Who the fuck I’m kidding though?
I’m getting high
Sitting low
Sliding by
In that big body
Curtains all in my window
This fame hurt
But this chain works
I think back
You asked the same person
If this is all you had to deal with
Nigga deal with
It, this shit ain’t work
This light work
Camera snapping, my eyes hurt
Niggas dying back where I was birthed
Fuck your iris and IRS
Get the hell up off of your high horse
You got the shit that niggas die for
Dry yours
Why you mad
Take the good with the bad
Don’t throw that baby out with the bath water
You’re still alive
Still that nigga
Niggas you survived
You still getting bigger nigga
Living the life
Vanilla wafers
In a villa
Illest nigga alive
Michael Jackson, Thriller

[Hook: Justin Timberlake]

[Bridge]
You get the air of my lungs whenever you need it
You take the blade right out of my heart just so you can watch me bleeding
I still don’t know why
Why I love you so much
Yea
And you play this game in spite to drive me insane
I got it tattooed on my sleeve forever in ink with guess whose name
But I still don’t know why
Our love is so much

1001 – Heartbreak Music: Unbreak My Heart – Toni Braxton


This is a beautiful song and visually beautiful as well. Toni and Tyson Becford made a beautiful couple. The song should resonate to those who lost their husband, partner, lover, boyfriend or friend early in the relationship. Having said that I love this song because it is so powerful. Toni managed to put this song all the emotion it deserves.

This is a version by El Divo … Regresa a mi

This version is something else. It is so romantic. I love being able to pick words I understand and just make up what the song means. hahaha Oh I know they are singing about me!!! hehehe

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