Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Music Tuesday: A Little Pop, A Little Rock, and A Little Breaking Dawn Soundtrack

I am a bad blogger. Writing approximately 10 blogs since summer is out of character for me (and those that have followed me for the past year and a half have noticed my lack of posts. I mean, my horror themed movie blog is still not finished! It will get posted soon, I promise!

Anyway, I do have several videos to share with you today... so let's get to listening!

Christina Perri "A Thousand Years"

I fell in love with Christina Perri's voice when I first heard her single "Jar of Hearts." I have since heard two other songs, but they did not get the radio play. Then, this song showed up in the past few weeks. It is a beautiful song and I'm glad it is featured on the Twilight: Breaking Dawn soundtrack. This song deserves to be heard by many people. :-)

Bruno Mars "It Will Rain"

For a minute, I thought "Yes! No Twilight images in this video." Then I saw it at the 1:26 mark. Bruno Mars on a Twilight soundtrack stands out, but then again, this is a more romantic film in the saga... with the wedding and honeymoon.

This is one of those songs that I fell in love with the first time I heard it. It harnesses on my hopeless romantic side. I cannot get enough of this song right now (which is why I made the impulse purchase to buy the soundtrack last week, lol).

Katy Perry "The One That Got Away"

It's amazing when you can get emotionally invested in a video that lasts less than 5 minutes. That is what happened to me when I first watched this video. The song is beautiful, but the video helps make it unforgettable. I loved seeing the "present day" and past that tell the entire story. I especially loved that Katy Perry added snippets of Johnny Cash music to the video.

Kelly Clarkson "Mr. Know It All"

It took me a couple weeks (after hearing it on the radio dozens of times) to realize this was Kelly Clarkson. For a second, I thought it was Jessie J. Anyway, our original American Idol is back with another powerful single on a new album. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the album. :-)

Britney Spears "Criminal"

I have owned Britney's Femme Fatale album for a while, but I just haven't been able to get into it like her other albums. When "Criminal" was released, I first heard it when watching this video for the first time. If this song came out when I was dating my ex-husband, it would have been "my song," sadly... lol. I enjoyed that Britney went darker for the video concept. Very entertaining.

Daughtry "Crawling Back to You"

I can still remember how upset I was when Chris Daughtry was voted off American Idol. A friend of mine told me not to worry... he was going to be fine. Daughtry continues to prove that true. I sing along to this song every time it comes on the radio, as I do with every other Daughtry song. I love how they kept the video simple... just the band and the song. Doesn't get better than that!
David Cook "Fade Into Me"

As much as I love David Cook, you would assume that I have had his sophomore album by now. Nope. That is sad, based on my standards. I do love this song and need to listen to it more. Like with Daughtry's video, I love that this went for simplicity... images of recording the album, walking around some city, and performing at various venues. I'm curious to see if any Kansas City concerts were included.

Nickelback "When We Stand Together"

Whatever little rock edge Nickelback had is now gone. This is a pop song. Enough said.

I hope to see you guys next time... hopefully next week! There are a few music videos that I'm waiting to be released... and you will see those videos soon!