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Current Favourite Songs

I have an occasional feature where I share my current favourite songs, but it seems to end up being once a year, lol. Never mind! You can check out the previous posts below: June 2019: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/06/current-favourite-songs.html May 2020: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2020/05/current-favourite-songs.html Although I have my "all time faves " and other songs I listen to a lot, my current favourites vary. So, here's what I'm into currently. :) Gen Neo- HOLD BACK and WHERE TO GO First up are the songs HOLD BACK and WHERE TO GO by the Singaporean singer Gen Neo . They're both from his first EP Ad Astra. I previously featured them in the posts below: HOLD BACK: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2021/01/new-music-for-2021-part-1.html C-pop Saturday:  https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2021/04/c-pop-saturday.html   Sabrina Carpenter- Honeymoon Fades Next up is Honeymoon Fades by Sabrina Carpenter . She is an American singer and actress who
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Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Deli Gibi by Romanian singer Otilia. There isn't much info about her online, but her other songs include Bilionera, Prisionera and Peaches and Cream with Dony and Erika Isac. Deli Gibi is actually a Turkish language song and translates as "Like Mad" or "Like Crazy" in English. It's from the EP Ask Yolu. Deli Gibi was released last August. For more on Otilia visit these links: JHaps Records' YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_rHP8CNWk5Ou3yyxR99LSw Official FB: https://www.facebook.com/Otilia.official/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/otilia.official/

C-pop Saturday

Here is the 2nd C-pop Saturday post of the year! I might make it a bit more regular during 2021. Check out the 1st one here: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2021/01/c-pop-saturday.html   Casper True- Chinese title First up here is a song by Chinese singer Casper True . I can't read the Chinese title, but according to Google Translate it means "Are you embarrassed" in English. From what I gather it's about not so being embarrassed by failures that you give you on your dreams. Let me know if you speak Chinese and understand the lyrics! :)  This is an audio and came out in January. Check out a couple more songs by Casper below: Includes Tidal feat. NINE ONE#:  https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2020/01/c-pop-saturday.html Features his single TIME (released in Jan): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2021/01/c-pop-saturday.html   Also, when I first came across Casper in 2019, I couldn't find much information in English online, but today I've found two profiles wit

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Nadiyon Paar (Let the Music Play/Play Again) from the new Bollywood film Roohi . It stars Rajkummar Rao , Janhvi Kapoor and Varun Sharma , and is a comedy horror film about two men who get more than they bargain for after abducting a girl for marriage who is possessed by a ghost!  Roohi was released on 11th March. Nadiyon Paar is a dance song. The playback singers /music producers are Shamur , Rashmeet Kaur , IP Singh and music composer duo Sachin-Jigar . It's a new version of Shamur's 2008 song Let The Music Play. The video stars Janhvi. Watch the video for the original Let The Music Play here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GZJacBo5YU   Bollywood fan? Check out these posts:  Bollywood Round-up 2019-2020: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2020/10/bollywood-round-up-2019-2020.html Bollywood Playback Singers- Shreya Ghoshal:  https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2021/03/bollywood-playback-singers-shreya.html

Dance Videos

Sharing some more dance videos today! A couple of weeks ago I posted a video of a Chinese dance but this is my second post of 2021 featuring a variety of dances. :) Ride It/ JEN&DONG Choreo- Hello Dance First up is a choreography by Hello Dance to the song Ride It by British singer Jay Sean (released back in 2008!). HELLO DANCE is a dance studio based in Chengdu, China.  The video was posted last June.  Watch the Ride It music video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwDCVvYAiT0 Vist HELLO DANCE's YouTube channel for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0p9QlMpf0vXTZKVZHsYNDg/ K-POP Random Dance- Sandy&Mandy Next up is a random dance video! Taiwanese twins Sandy and Mandy are covering random K-pop dances. This a newer video from last month. The twins also did a cover of Lovesick Girls by BLACKPINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7SK8_viPzM Follow Sandy&Mandy at these links: YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/d59025 Instagram:  https://www.in

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Nobody Like Me by Peruvian American singer A.CHAL . It's his latest single and came out on 5th March.  Nobody Like Me is an R'n'B/Latin style song. The beat and music remind me a bit of J Balvin an Bad Bunny's LA CANCION .  Please note that the song is explicit. Check out the video info on YouTube to read about the story behind the music video. :)

Asian Music Round-up

As you'll know if you follow this blog, I'm a fan of Asian music. I listen to mainly J-pop and K-pop but also some occasional other types such as Indonesian and Vietnamese. In the past I've written two posts featuring Asian music from different genes. You can see them below: Asian Music- J-pop, K-pop and Beyond: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/02/asian-music-k-pop-j-pop-and-beyond.html Asian Music- Part 2:  https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2019/11/asian-music-part-2.html   The 2nd post was in 2019, so today I'm doing a round-up of newer posts, plus featuring a couple of new artists. The genres are listed in alphabetical order. :)     Note: I also like Bollywood /Hindi music but as with the first post, I'm going to stick to East Asian music here. For some Bollywood and more Indian music, see the bottom of the post.   C-pop While my favourite Asian music genres are Japanese and Korean pop, I also like Chinese music and have been listening to more C-pop in