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1000 Songs 594-615

Here are the latest songs as part of the 1000 Songs Challenge. I haven;t listened to as many this fortnight, so it's a shorter list. :)

594. Usher feat. Nicki Minaj- She Came To Give It To You

595. Jennifer Lopez feat. Iggy Azalea- Booty (Booty Remix)


BTS/Bangtan Boys- Dark & Wild album

596. Intro: What am I to you?
597. Danger
598. War Of Hormone/Hormone War*
599.  Hiphop Lover
600. Let Me Know
601. Rain
602. BTS Cypher PT3: Killer feat. Supreme Boi
603. Interlude: What Are You Doing?
604. Korean title (Could You Turn Off Your Mobile/Can You Turn Off Your Phone?)
605. Korean title (Blanket)
606. 24/7= Heaven
607. Look At Me/Look Here
608. Korean title (Second Grade)
609. Outro: What's That?/Does That Make Sense?

*I've seen some songs called slightly different titles

Listen to the album here:

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is another song by UnSun. It's called The Last Tears and featured on their 2nd album Clinic For Dolls which was released in 2010.

Dance Moms- Asia

During Series 3 of  the reality TV show Dance Moms a girl called Asia and her mother Kristie joined the Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC). Asia (full name Asia Monet Ray) was a contestant on ALDC owner and dance teacher Abby's other show Abby's Ultimate Dance Contest. She did well while part of the group but she and Kristie left at the end of the series.

Asia now has her own TV series Raising Asia which is about Asia's dancing and singing career and also features her mum Kristie, her dad Shawn and her little sister Bella Blu.  It hasn't been on yet in the UK but I'll look out for it. Here's the Lifetime US page for the show:

I think Asia was one of the best dancers on the show, especially for her age. She's 9 now and must have been 7 or 8 while on Dance Moms. She has a strong stage presences and dances like a much older girl.

Here's Asia's solo Rock That from Dance Moms.

For more videos of Asia check out her…

Weekly Music Video

This is Maria Angeles by flamenco guitarist Juan Martin. I used to like this song when they showed the video a few years ago on one of the classical TV channels (Channel O or Classical FM).

Juan (full name Juan Cristobal Martín) started playing the guitar as a child and later moved to Madrid to study with famous flamenco guitarists  Niño Ricardo and Paco de Lucía. He went on to play in clubs in several cities in Spain and then moved to London. He has released many albums, including Luna Negra (Black Moon/Dark Moon), Rumbas Orignales (a compilation from different albums), Camino Latino (I think that translates as Latin Path, or Latin Way) and Serenade. Guitar Magazine has voted him one of the top 3 guitarists in the world. Juan also often gives concerts.

I think Maria Angeles is from the Rumbas Orignales (Original Rumbas) album.

For more on Juan visit his website at:

1000 Songs 552- 593

The latest songs. :)

552. Ariana Grande feat. Zedd- Break Free

553. BrunuhVille- Epic Fantasy Music- The Wolf and the Moon
554. BrunuhVille- Fantasy Music- The Lost Tale

555. PARTYNEXTDOOR- Welcome To The Party
556. Beyonce- Drunk In Love (The Weeknd Remix)
557. Rick Ross feat. The Weeknd- In Vein
558. SZA feat. Chance The Rapper- Child's Play
559. PARTYNEXTDOOR feat. Drake- Recognize

560. Nicki Minaj- Anaconda

561. Apocalyptica- Nothing Else Matters

This a cover of a song by Metallica. It also reminded of me of Lucie Silvas' song of the same name, turns out that she covered Metallica's version. I never knew it was a cover. You can listen to Lucie's version here:

562. Metallica- Nothing Else Matters

Weekly Music Video

This week it's Hip Hop Tonight by Chinese American singer CoCo Lee. It's on her Greatest Hits album COCO- 1994 to 2008 Best Collection. I think it came out in 2006 (that's the date in the booklet). I don't know who the rapper is.

CoCo sings in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. I'm not sure whether this is Mandarin or Cantonese. If you know which language it is, please let me know. :)

Girls vs Boys- Bollywood

I thought it would be good to do a Bollywood Girls vs Boys, so today it's Katrina Kaif vs Akshay Kumar.

Katrina and Akshay have been in several films together, including Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006), Namastey London (2007) and Singh Is Kinng (2008).

Katrina started acting in 2003. She is half Indian and half English (her dad is a Kashmiri from the UK and her mum is English) and was born in Hong Kong. She lived in various places while growing up, including Asia, Europe and Hawaii. Her birth name is Katrina Turquotte/Turcotte but she took on her father's surname after she started acting because she thought it would be easier to pronounce.

Katrina started out as a model and went into acting after being cast in Bollywood film Boom (2003). She moved to India and went on to star in many films, including Welcome,Race and Dhoom: 3. She has also acted in the South Indians film industries Tollywood and Malayalam.When Katrina first started out she couldn't speak Hindi very well but …

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Xin Anh Dung by Emily featuring. LiL Knight (LK) and JustaTee. I first came across a video of this song on YouTube a while ago (last year I think) but it was a live version and also featured another song called Imma Heartbreaker.

Emily is a Vietnamese singer and her style is Hip Hop/R'n'B. LiL Knight is a rapper and JustaTee is a singer/composer who also mixes music. They're both from Vietnam as well.

This is the official music video for Xin Anh Dung.

And here's the link to the live performance:

For more on Emily visit her official Facebook page (Vietnamese language with translate option):