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Weekly Music Video

Sorry I didn't do another post last week, I was busy over Christmas. :)

Today's video is 2-On by Tinashe featuring ScHoolboy Q. It was released in January as her first commercial single and is from her debut album Aquarius which came out in October.

Tinashe has said that "2 On means "turn up". So it's basically about partying and getting wild, having a good time. (Although another definition is taking drugs but according to Tinashe this song is about partying). 2 On samples Sean Paul's single We Be Burning, which I also like. :)

Hope everyone had a good Christmas. :) Happy New Year!

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Christmas themed since it's Christmas Eve. :) It's Fa La La by Canadian singer Justin Bieber featuring American boyband ("manband" now I suppose? lol) Boyz II Men.

Justin was discovered on YouTube in 2007 by manager Scooter Braun and signed to his and R'n'B singer Usher's record label RBMG. He released his fist single One Time in 2009 and his debut EP My World and debut studio album My World in 2010. Sine then he has released 2 other studio albums, a Christmas album Under The Mistletoe (2011) and Believe (2012) and 2 compilation albums My Worlds: The Collection (2010) and Journals, which was released as a digital download only on iTunes in December 2013. He has also brought out 3 remix albums. Justin's hit singles include Baby featuring rapper Ludacris, Boyfriend and Beauty and a Beat featuring rapper Nicki Minaj. Some other well known songs are Never Say Never featuring Will Smith's son Jaden Smith, As Long as You Love Me fea…

1000 Songs In A Year- 740 to 765

The latest 1000 Songs Challenger update (a bit late because I was busy yesterday but never mind!).

The Soundstage Global Jukebox on Propellor

740. Pei Ziqi- Darling (C-pop)
741. Lazy Habits- Even Out
742. MIX- Dialogue*
743. QiQi- Nanana (C-pop)
744.Woodkid- Iron **

*This was an Asian boyband, I think Chinese. But I can't find any record of them online, So I may have written the name down wrong!

**It was a different video that I saw, a performance one I think. But this is the official video. I first heard this bit of music at the beginning of EXO's performance at the MAMA 2013 Awards. It's also used in a TV advert. I see from people's comments that it's used in the video game Assassin's Creed.

745. Beyonce- 7/11
746. Pentatonix feat. Tori Kelly- Winter Wonderland/Don't Worry Be Happy

747. Tulisa- Living Without You

The Tailor of Gloucester

Every Christmas Eve I like to watch one of my favourite Beatrix Potter stories, The Tailor of Gloucester and since it's less than a week till Christmas now, it's a good theme for today's post.  Please note this post contains spoilers. :)

 In the 90s the BBC showed a TV series called The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends which consisted of TV versions of some of the Beatrix Potter books, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, Pigling Bland, Samuel Whiskers and The Tailor of Gloucester. I used to watch them when I was young and about 6 years ago I got the DVDs free with a newspaper and I still like to watch them now. The TV programmes were a mix of live action and animation. They usually started with Beatrix (played by Nimah Cusack) travelling back home and writing a story in a letter she was going to send to a child she knew, and then went into the story itself with the cartoon.

The Tailor of Gloucester is Christmas themed. It's about an old tailor (voic…

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Rewind by Zhoumi featuring Chanyeol from EXO-K and TAO of EXO-M (Chanyeol for the Korean version, TAO on the Mandarin/Chinese version). Zhoumi (also known as Zhou Mi, his surname is Zhou) is a Chinese singer, songwriter and MC who also acts. He is a member of Mandopop boyband Super Junior-M, a subgroup of the Korean group Super Junior. Super Junior-M has both Korean and Chinese members. As far as I can tell Zhoumi only belongs to Super Junior-M and not to Super Junior itself. He is also a member of the ballad group S.M. the Ballad which was formed by the Korean entertainment group S.M. Entertainment. (A lot of the Korean music artists are managed by S.M. and they also work with some Japanese artists like Koda Kumi and Namie Amuro).

Zhoumi has been a member of Super Junior-M since 2008. He's the main vocalist and also writes song lyrics for the group and other artists. This year he debuted as a solo artist with his first mini album Rewind, which contains 8 …

Top 5 Christmas Films

It's less than 2 weeks till Christmas now (it always seems to come round quickly!), so I decided to write about my Top 5 Christmas films.

This post contains spoilers.Unless otherwise stated the videos are trailers. :)

1. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

The Muppets' take on the classic story by Charles Dickens. Ebenzer Scrooge (played by Michael Caine) is a very rich businessman but he's also a miser who dislikes spending money and hates Christmas. One Christmas Eve he is visited by 3 ghosts (the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future) who warn him that if he doesn't change his ways he will end up forever alone and miserable and no one will mourn him when he dies. Gonzo plays Charles Dickens who narrates the story and Rizzo the Rat is his sidekick. Kermit the Frog plays Scrooge's employee Bob Cratchit and Miss Piggy is his wife.

                                              One More Sleep Till Christmas song

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Pain In My Heart by Mila J and featuring rapper Problem. It's from her EP M.I.L.A (Made In LA), which is out now.

I thought she was releasing a full album but M.I.L.A only has 5 songs on it. It seems like the plans changed because originally it was meant to be released in August but  didn't come out till October. Album releases often seem to get pushed back. According to Wikipedia Mila is planning to release an album in May next year, so maybe that will be a full length one.

Please note that the song is explicit. :)

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Ahsangsan by Tibetan Chinese singer Kelsang Metok. From what I can gather I think she is ethnically Tibetan but from China. According to Wikipedia she combines traditional Tibetan singing with Chinese, Indian and Western pop. If anyone reading this knows more about her, please let me know. :)

I'd never heard Tibetan music before and it's interesting to hear something new. This song sounds very different to Western music. I came across both Kelsang and Chinese singer Sa Dingding on Pintrest and looked them up on YouTube. I listened to their songs as part of my 1000 Songs challenge. I may do a post on Sa Dingding in the future.

For more on Kelsang you can visit this site, which has a bit of info about her:

And her Facebook fanpage: FB page

Also you can visit this link if you'd like to read more about Tibetan m…