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2013: KJ’S REPEAT MODE

First of all, apologies because my list came out late this year. Too much alcohol can hinder your perspective of time. Oops.

Musical highlights have got to be the ‘NSYNC at the 2013 VMAs. Suddenly I realized all the boybands of today cannot hold a candle to those of the 90’s and 00’s. My playlist of boyband songs is sacred on my ipod.

Then I started rapping to the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (“trust me, on my I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T shit, hustling… chasing dreams since I was fourteen”). Well, it’s been a long time since I wanted to learn the lyrics of a rap song. Then there’s Ed Sheeran who writes and sings crazy-beautiful lyrics and songs.

This year’s Grammys is gonna be the shit!

CHOICE PICKS:

  1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us / Thrift Shop
  2. Paramore – Still Into You
  3. Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble
  4. Ed Sheeran – The A Team / Kiss Me
  5. The Script – If You Could See Me Now
  6. .fun – Carry On
  7. Imagine Dragons – Demons / Radioactive
  8. Capital Cities – Safe and Sound
  9. OneRepublic – Counting Stars / If I Lose Myself
  10. One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) / Best Song Ever
  11. Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko – Stay
  12. Maroon 5 – Love Somebody
  13. Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man
  14. Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
  15. Lauryn Hill – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
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I DON’T WANT TO TAKE ADVICE FROM FOOLS

I’m madly in love with my playlist!

I’m something of a “serial artiste listener” so an artiste usually appears more than once in my playlist if I’m into them at that moment.

  1. The Lumineers – Ho Hey
  2. The Lumineers – Stubborn Love
  3. Gotye featuring Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know
  4. Gotye – Eyes Wide Open
  5. Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
  6. fun. – Carry On
  7. fun. – Some Nights
  8. Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks
  9. Gin Blossoms – Til I Hear It From You
  10. Ed Sheeran – The A Team
  11. Ed Sheeran – Kiss Me
  12. Ed Sheeran – Lego House
  13. Muse – Madness
  14. TLC – No Scrubs
  15. TLC – Unpretty
  16. Glee Cast – No Scrubs
  17. Pink – Try

2012: KJ’S REPEAT MODE

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Well, I spent lots of this year listening to old songs – rediscovering old gems I didn’t know I had as well as classics that I wasn’t exposed to earlier. OMG, who knew Foreigner sounded so good?

2012 has been a good year for concerts and lots of what I listened to depended on the concerts I was going. I think the most memorable was the GREATEST HITS CONCERT back in February. a1! The last three days of February was madness and I didn’t regret a minute of it. Plus, I am now the proud owner of TWO autographed albums by a1!

The London Olympics brought back my love of the Spice Girls and the notion of GIRL POWER! Also from UK – One Direction! Liam Payne!!!

Though I have not started watching Season 4 of Glee but I still listen to the songs each week and needless to say, I love their songs from their Grease-inspired episode, Glease. OMG Darren Criss still sounds so good and I love every song from his mouth. #20 is a tribute to him.

Lastly, movie soundtracks! Rock of Ages introduced good ol’ classic rock and Pitch Perfect was aca-madness! Skylar Astin’s voice as well as Anna Kendrick’s performance of ‘Cups’. And, the introduction of Foreigner! They have been featured in several episodes of Supernatural but I didn’t really notice them till now.

CHOICE PICKS:

  1. Keane – Sovereign Light Cafe / On The Road / Disconnected
  2. Snow Patrol – Called Out In The Dark / The Weight Of Love
  3. One Direction – One Thing / I Wish / Save You Tonight
  4. Train – Drive By
  5. Parachute – Kiss Me Slowly
  6. Gotye Featuring Kimbra – Somebody I Used To Know
  7. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
  8. .fun – Some Nights
  9. Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
  10. The Cab – La La
  11. David Guetta featuring Sia – Titanium
  12. Matt Nathanson featuring Sugarland – Run
  13. All Time Low – Time-Bomb
  14. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
  15. 98 Degrees – The Hardest Thing / Invisible Man
  16. a1 – One Last Song / Walking In The Rain
  17. Bruno Mars – Runaway Baby
  18. Foreigner – Feels Like The First Time / Waiting For A Girl Like You
  19. Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks
  20. Glee Cast – Hungry Like The Wolf_Rio / Fighter / Boys_Boyfriend / Don’t Speak / The Scientist / Hopelessly Devoted To You / Beauty School Dropout

BE YOUR TEENAGE DREAM TONIGHT

Glee Season 2 ended long ago and I remember it fondly because it introduced Darren Criss and the Warblers!

  1. Toxic
  2. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  3. One of Us
  4. Teenage Dream
  5. Start Me Up / Livin’ on a Prayer
  6. Stop! In the Name of Love / Free Your Mind
  7. Forget You
  8. Singin’ In The Rain / Umbrella
  9. Marry You
  10. Hey, Soul Sister
  11. Valerie
  12. Baby, It’s Cold Outside
  13. Bills, Bills, Bills
  14. Thriller / Heads Will Roll
  15. When I Get You Alone
  16. Silly Love Songs
  17. Somebody To Love (Justin Bieber)
  18. Don’t You Want Me
  19. Misery
  20. Raise Your Glass
  21. Get It Right
  22. Friday
  23. I Love New York / New York

2011: KJ’S REPEAT MODE


Honourable mentions:

  1. Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger
  2. NKOTBSB – Don’t Turn Out The Lights
  3. The Band Perry – If I Die Young
  4. Paramore – Monster
  5. David Cook – The Last Goodbye
  6. Britney Spears – Criminal
  7. Katy Perry – The One That Got Away
  8. Rihanna – We Found Love
  9. Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts / A Thousand Years
  10. Bruno Mars – Grenade / It Will Rain

To be honest, I cannot remember much of what happened in the first half of the year except that I was really into My Chemical Romance and The Script (they came to Singapore!!!). Now, at the end of the year, I can tell you Foster The People‘s album, Torches, has made quite an impression on my eardrums. 😉

Take That re-emerged onto my iPod after they contributed to the end credits of X-Men: First Class. Elsewhere, the introduction of the Warblers on Glee Season 2 brought Darren Criss – his amazing form and voice – to our eyes and ears! I’ve never been this excited about a new character before.

Aldous Huxley: After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

2010: KJ’S REPEAT MODE

Yup, it’s nearing the end of the year!

Personally, I think the last days of December goes by the fastest. First it’s Christmas, then it’s New Year’s Eve! This year has been good, I think. First half is me mugging, second half is me enjoying life. And which year can be complete without music?

If I remember correctly, I listened to a lot of Lady Antebellum and Cheryl Cole during my exam period. I have this strange idea that if I listened to it while revising, and if I played it (in my mind) during the exam, it might help me recall whatever I’ve revised. But I’m not sure if it really works cos I only “play” songs to calm my nerves.

“Anything that’s worth having, is sure enough worth fighting for. Quitting’s out of the question, when it gets tough gotta fight some more.”
Fight For This Love, Cheryl Cole

Sure, Cheryl Cole was singing about love but it sure served as motivation for me.

Here’s some tracks from the above albums that I adore:

  1. Lady Antebellum – I Run To You
  2. Muse – Resistance
  3. Taylor Swift – Speak Now / Sparks Fly / The Story Of Us
  4. Brandon Flowers – Crossfire / Only The Young / Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts / Swallow It
  5. Cheryl Cole – Fight For This Love / Parachute
  6. LeAnn Rimes – Can’t Fight The Moonlight / The Right Kind Of Wrong + INXS – Need You Tonight
  7. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now / Something ‘Bout A Woman / Love This Pain / Our Kind Of Love
  8. The Script – Science & Faith / For The First Time / Dead Man Walking
  9. Maroon 5 – Misery / Never Gonna Leave This Bed / Runaway / How
  10. The Black Keys – Chop And Change
  11. Lady GaGa – Alejandro / Monster / Telephone
  12. Adam Lambert – Whataya Want From Me?
  13. Kings Of Leon – No Money / Pyro / Mary
  14. The Black Keys – Tighten Up / Everlasting Light / She’s Long Gone
  15. The Script – The Man Who Can’t Be Moved / Breakeven / Before The Worst

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

  1. OMD – If You Leave
  2. Stephen Duffy – She Loves Me
  3. Kenny Loggins – Footloose
  4. Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes
  5. The Pretty Reckless – Make Me Wanna Die
  6. Landon Pigg featuring Turbo Fruits – High Times
  7. Daft Punk – Derezzed
  8. Chairlift – Bruises
  9. Snow Patrol – Just Say Yes
  10. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes – Home /40 Day Dream
  11. Eminem featuring Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
  12. Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris – Break Your Heart (remix)
  13. B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams – Airplanes
  14. Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
  15. Melee – On The Movie Screen / The Masquerade
  16. Carrie Underwood – Cowboy Casanova
  17. Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas – Wouldn’t Change A Thing
  18. Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake – Carry Out
  19. Justin Bieber – One Time / Baby
  20. Tokio Hotel – Automatic

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD

Well, Glee Season 1 ended last Wednesday on Ch 5 and I think that’s the beginning of miserable and void Wednesday nights.

So, here’s a list of my favourite songs from this season…

  1. Don’t Stop Believin’
  2. Somebody To Love
  3. Alone
  4. It’s My Life/Confessions Part II
  5. Don’t Stand So Close To Me/Young Girl
  6. Like A Virgin
  7. Borderline/Open Your Heart
  8. Jessie’s Girl
  9. Gold Digger
  10. Physical
  11. Total Eclipse Of The Heart
  12. Fire
  13. Dream On
  14. Bad Romance
  15. You Can’t Always Get What You Want