We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off

I saw an advertisement on Twitter for a toilet paper commercial and this song was used and I instantly had to find out how I could get this on my iPod. We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off is a song (I believed its a cover) by Ella Eyre. Up until coming across this piano ballad, I had not heard of Eyre and any of her other songs. While I have yet to listen to the rest of her music, I can honestly say that this is a quality piece worth hearing. It is kind of haunting, yet beautiful and that is something I adore.

 

Crazy in (50 Shades of) Love

Well we all know that song that made Beyoncé who she is today from some odd number of years ago. Crazy in Love. That was the song. Everyone I knew would bump and grove to this track. This song has become a timeless party track that many love and adore.

In the book 50 Shades of Grey, the original version of this song is mentioned in the movie and becomes associated with one of the most pivotal moments in the novel. For the film, however, Beyoncé recreated her song and made more of a slow and haunting version that seemed more fitting to the film.

While I love the original version, I must say that I think Beyoncé out did the original. While it is completely different in sound, it still brings a certain character to the song. It is almost like this is the grown up version of being Crazy in Love. One can interpret the original version as being a young person, crazy in lust with a man, yet having the time of her life and not taking anything to seriously. This version is dark and haunting. It provides a look into the deep and and darker feelings of being crazy in love which may not always be too good. It shows that love can be controlling and not as pleasant as the previous song perceives it to be. It gives context to being crazy in love on both ends of the spectrum.

All in all, I like this version much better than the original, but I think its just because I prefer music with this type of sound.

Your Song (Ellie Goulding)

Last week I did something truly rare, I watched the television. And while watching television, I noticed a commercial that featured a cute and sentimental version of Elton John’s Your Song. Now it is not the best version of the song that I have ever heard and it barely does justice to John’s original, but Ellie Goulding brought something different to the song, something…cute?  I don’t really know how to explain it but I quite enjoy it.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

By now, many of us have seen a cute little film called The Wizard of OzThis film is by far one of the most revolutionary and popular films of all time. It will forever be a staple in pop culture and a cute inspirational movie. Furthermore, we will forever at least know of one dog named Toto, to commemorate the cutie that was in the film. Most importantly from this film, was the song that it inspired Somewhere over the rainbow. This song is heard towards the end of the film and is probably one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. The other day, I was looking on YouTube for the original version of this song and I stumbled upon a version by P!NK. Her version was sung at the Academy Awards and is probably one of the most beautiful versions I have ever heard sung. I wanted to share this beautiful rendition with my followers because it is amazing and probably a little bit emotional, but truly it brings you back to a time when you probably wanted to escape from something but could not find the words or strength to do so. It also reminds you that there is beauty in sadness and there is beauty in everything.

XO

Happy June Everyone! This is a fun month because school lets out, vacations happen, it starts to get warmer. Everything just seems…better.

Beyonce’s song XO is one of my favourite songs from that spontaneous album that she dropped on us a couple of months ago. I loved the song and I think that its beautiful in its own R&B kind of way.

Now, John Mayer (my love) decided to do a cover of this song and it kinda blew me away. It is beautiful and the simplicity of the guitar in the background makes it a more passionate ballad. Basically what I’m saying is that I liked John Mayer’s version better.

Listen to both versions below and then tell me in the poll which one you preferred!

 

Beyonce’s Version

 

John Mayer’s Version

Winter Wonderland (Emeli Sande)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk in a Winter Wonderland? You think about a place that’s perfectly white, fluffy, cold, shining with Christmas lights and happiness. But is that really what a winter wonderland is? Every time I listen to Emeli Sande’s version of Winter Wonderland, it reminds me of the saddest Christmas season that one can experience. It sounds as if she is singing this from the outside, and not from the actual experience of what a Winter Wonderland actually is. Her voice is stunning, but in a haunting kind of way. This song actually compliments my mood of the holiday season this year so well… depressing.

“A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, walking in a Winter Wonderland”

Yesterday (Glee Cover)

Let me start with saying that I have had an extremely bad week…or 2 weeks. I failed a university exam, but it was in math so I can deal and try to improve, I found out that my hair is breaking, which bothers me because I didn’t have such amazing hair to start with, and then I find out that some of the things that I love and enjoy I can’t do or have anymore, which makes me well…depressed. So, I’ve just had a shitty week. Then, I listened to this Lea Michele’s version of Yesterday, which is originally by the Beatles, and I thought, it is so true. Every line of this song is so true and relevant to my life that I couldn’t help but tear up a bit. “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as though they’re here to stay. Oh I believe in Yesterday. Suddenly, I’m not half the girl I used to be. There’s a shadow hanging over me, oh yesterday came suddenly”. I just began to think about how happy I was the day before I found out all of these things, and how great everything was going and then, all of a sudden, nothing was going right anymore. I could relate just to the way that she sang the song. It sounded like she lost something so important to her that she was no longer who she used to be. Lea lost Cory;  I lost myself. But then again, losing someone that you love is kind of like losing yourself, now isn’t it. We are not perfect human beings, but sometimes the things that break us, keep us broken for a while…and then we just dream of our yesterdays.

 

If I Ain’t Got You ♥

I’m surprised that I haven’t blogged about this song yet. This was one of Alicia Keys first big songs. In my opinion, it is also her most beautiful song. Although I do love Keys’ original version, I am even more in love with Maroon 5’s cover of the song. Why? Keys’ sings this song with a beautiful jazz back ground and an amazing jazzy voice to go with it, but there is absolutely nothing better than a man with a voice like Adam Levine’s singing a jazz love song with a simple piano background. Also, I prefer that Maroon 5’s version is in a bit of a higher not signature. Either way, they are both beautifully performed songs. I will post both up here for you. Take the poll and let me know which one you prefer!!!

P.S. Don’t you just think about that “somebody” every time you listen to this song?

Alicia Keys Version

Maroon 5 Version

 

‘Blurred Lines’ gets G-rated (sort of)

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Thanks to Jimmy Fallon, song of the summer “Blurred Lines” has been taken back to the old school.

Actually, scratch that — it’s more like a return to elementary.

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