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PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist (Surprise#05)

Surprise #05

Spotlight on:

Seasons of Love (Rent)

Remember the love. 🙂

 

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
six hundred minutes,
five hundred twenty-five thousand
moments so dear.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
six hundred minutes,
how do you measure- measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets,
in midnights, in cups of coffee,
in inches, in miles,
in laughter, in strife?
In five hundred twenty-five thousand
six hundred minutes
how do you measure
a year in the life?
How about love? (3X)
Measure in love.
Seasons of love (Seasons of love)
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
six hundred minutes,
five hundred twenty-five thousand
journeys to plan.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
six hundred minutes,
how do you measure
the life of a woman or man?
In truths that she learned
or in times that he cried?
In bridges he burned
or the way that she died?
It’s time now, to sing out
though the story never ends.
Let’s celebrate,
remember a year
in the life of friends.
Remember the love (3X)
Measure in love.
Measure, measure your life in love.
Seasons of love…

From the musical (Broadway film/play) RENT, this song is a very popular piece among show and church choirs. Despite the complex musical arrangement especially at the end (when the soprano belts her thing), many still attempt to sing this melodic masterpiece of Jonathan Larson.

Though it’s a hard piece to sing, I still love it. Only a few nights ago, I was able to listen to Coro Tomasino’s rendition of the song. The clean notes only tell me that I need to practice more. :>

The message of the song is clear and simple: man’s life is measured not by any unit there is that science or mathematics can provide. The five hundred twenty-five thousand and six hundred minutes of a year cannot be measured alone by the times we face success or defeat.

So how do we really measure a year?

We measure life by the relationships we create.

We measure life in the smiles we put on other people’s faces.

We measure life by the number of people whose lives we have touched so dearly.

 

We measure life in LOVE. ❤ ❤ ❤

🙂

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PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist.

Music. Madness. Me.

;)

 

 

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PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist (Surprise#04)

Surprise #04

Spotlight on:

Back For Good (Take That)


I guess now it’s time for me to give up
I feel it’s time
Got a picture of you beside me
Got your lipstick mark still on your coffee cup
Got a fist of pure emotion
Got a head of shattered dreams
Gotta leave it, gotta leave it all behind now

Whatever I said, whatever I did I didn’t mean it
I just want you back for good
Whenever I’m wrong just tell me the song and I’ll sing it
You’ll be right and understood

Unaware but underlined I figured out this story
It wasn’t good
But in the corner of my mind I celebrated glory
But that was not to be
In the twist of separation you excelled at being free
Can’t you find a little room inside for me

Whatever I said, whatever I did I didn’t mean it
I just want you back for good
Whenever I’m wrong just tell me the song and I’ll sing it
You’ll be right and understood

And we’ll be together, this time is forever
We’ll be fighting and forever we will be
So complete in our love
We will never be uncovered again

Whatever I said, whatever I did I didn’t mean it
I just want you back for good
Whenever I’m wrong just tell me the song and I’ll sing it
You’ll be right and understood

I guess now it’s time, that you came back for good

Take That. The super boyband where Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams started to make names. This song remains to be a hit these days, popular among those who love to listen to cheesy yet heartbreaking songs and the best of the 90’s music.

Being one of the firsts I learned to play in the guitar, “Back For Good” is easy to sing along with. The melody is very catchy – so catchy that one hearing could make you belt the notes out.

Here is another rendition performed by the equally-talented hottie Alejandro Manzano of Boyce Avenue:

I featured “Back For Good” mainly because…

this is the jam you could listen to when the rain’s just pouring mad…

and well, if you choose to take some time off and switch that “emo” button on. 😉

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PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist.

Music. Madness. Me.

;)

PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist (Surprise#03)

I am no fan of Justin Bieber, but neither do I hate him.

via PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist (Surprise#03).

PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist (Surprise#03)

Surprise#03

Spotlight on:

One Less Lonely Girl (Justin Bieber)

I am supposed to be attending to granted “writing” favors right now, but after having no connection to the internet for more than eight hours, I am giving in to the guilty pleasure of working on PROJECT itunes.

This entry came to me as a surprise as well. I am NO fan of Justin Bieber, but neither do I hate him. See? I even have this song in my music player.

Alright, let’s go

There’s gonna be one less lonely girl
(One less lonely girl)
One less lonely girl
(One less lonely girl)

There’s gonna be one less lonely girl
(One less lonely girl)
One less lonely girl

How many I told yous and start overs and shoulders
Have you cried on before?
How many promises, be honest girl
How many tears you let hit the floor?

How many bags you packed, just to take him back
Tell me that how many either ors
But no more if you let me inside of your inside your world
There’ll be one less lonely girl

Saw so many pretty faces before I saw you, you
Now all I see is you
I’m coming for you
(I’m coming for you)

Don’t need these other pretty faces like I need you
And when you’re mine in the world
There’s gonna be one less lonely girl

I’m coming for you, one less lonely girl
I’m coming for you, one less lonely girl
I’m coming for you, one less lonely girl
There’s gonna be one less lonely girl

I’m coming for you, I’m gonna put you first
I’m coming for you, I’ll show you what you’re worth
That’s what I’m gonna do, if you let me inside of your world
There’s gonna be one less lonely girl

Christmas wasn’t merry, 14th of February
Not one of ’em spent with you
How many dinner dates, set dinner plates
And he didn’t even touch his food?

How many torn photographs I saw you taping back
Tell me that you couldn’t see an open door
But no more, if you let me inside your world
There’ll be one less lonely girl

Saw so many pretty faces before I saw you, you
Now all I see is you
I’m coming for you, I’m coming for you

Don’t need these other pretty faces like I need you
[From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/j/justin-bieber-lyrics/one-less-lonely-girl-lyrics.html ]
And when you’re mine in this world
There’s gonna be one less lonely girl

I’m coming for you, one less lonely girl
I’m coming for you, one less lonely girl
I’m coming for you, one less lonely girl
There’s gonna be one less lonely girl

I’m coming for you, I’m gonna put you first
I’m coming for you, I’ll show you what you’re worth
That’s what I’m gonna do, if you let me inside your world
There’s gonna be one less lonely girl

I can fix up your broken heart
I can give you a brand new start
I can make you believe, yeah
I just wanna set one girl free to fall, free to fall
She’s free to fall, fall in love with me

Her heart’s locked, and know what, I got the key
I’ll take her and leave the world with one less lonely

There’s gonna be one less lonely girl
One less lonely girl
One less lonely girl
One less lonely girl

There’s gonna be one less lonely girl
One less lonely girl
One less lonely girl

I’m coming for you, one less lonely girl
I’m coming for you, one less lonely girl
I’m coming for you, one less lonely girl
There’s gonna be one less lonely girl

I’m coming for you, I’m gonna put you first
I’m coming for you, I’ll show you what you’re worth
That’s what I’m gonna do, if you let me inside your world
There’s gonna be one less lonely girl

I’m coming for you, one less lonely girl
I’m coming for you, one less lonely girl
I’m coming for you, one less lonely girl
There’s gonna be one less lonely girl

I’m coming for you, I’m gonna put you first
I’m coming for you, I’ll show you what you’re worth
That’s what I’m gonna do, if you let me inside your world
There’s gonna be one less lonely girl

Only you shawty

Every Bieber song is a hit. Call it charm or charisma, Justin has a very effective way of communicating emotions through his singing voice. Maybe if I was that starting-to-become-a-teenage-girl who lived in today’s times, I would also probably be head over heels in love with Justin.

I remember the days when I was the biggest fan (and still am) of the Hanson brothers. Since my dad worked in the US, it was easy for him to buy me teen magazines with Hanson on the covers or centerfolds. Just saying, I know how young girls these days feel about their idols. Justin Bieber is one celebrity who is being looked up to by today’s younger generation.

I completely understand why the babes (and the guys, too) can’t help but go gaga over JB.  Been there, done that. 😀

But I wonder how the Beliebers (Are you a fan? If yes, then congratulations! You are a BELIEBER!) are doing these past days?

Last May 10, 2011, Justin Bieber took the Philippines by storm. To say that it was a sold-out concert is an understatement. However, Justin was lip-synching some of his songs. Insiders say that this is because he was not feeling well.

If you have been watching the local news for the past two days, reports would tell you to think twice of Justin Bieber. A footage of him being a snob by not greeting his fans was shown; a clip showing him blankly asking the cameraman to back away; the worst footage highlighted Justin’s rude behavior, when a fan attempted to have JB’s signature signed on the CD case, and what Bieber did was to shove away the hand of the fan, making the CD fall on the ground.

I mean no offense to the fans out there, but what Justin did was completely foul.

Is fame too much for this young singer?

Is fame eating him alive?

Is fame getting the best of him?

Is fame bringing out the worst in him?

Fame has brought him to the spotlight….

and Fame can take him away.

If Justin is indeed beginning to succumb to the gray areas of Fame and Fortune, he might just lose the world he created where his fans regard him as their role model.

One less lonely girl, he sings?

Not one girl would probably adore a Justin Bieber if this kid doesn’t get his act together.

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PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist.

Music. Madness. Me.

;)

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