Utada Hikaru - Flavor Of Life
A song taken from J pop darling Utada Hikaru which's 1 of her biggest songs to date & it's the 1st single that she has released for 2007 .
I like this song which's a ballad & it follows pretty much in the same vein as some of her ballads such as SAKURA DROPS , Be My Last , the beautiful Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro & etc .
But you gotta admit Flavor Of Life's so much less cheesy than her previous single Boku wa Kuma . Initally I hate Boku wa Kuma but now I kinda like it after I saw the video which's so cheery & cute .
Listen out for her next single , something called Kiss & Cry .
The New Click Five !Just logged onto The Click Five's MySpace & finally they announced who's their new lead singer after the surprise departure of Eric Dill & they also released the band pic with their new lead singer too & oh my god he's a hottie/cutie !
His name ? Kyle Patrick & he's only 20 years old wahaha & he's a guitarist & obviously the new lead singer for The Click Five . Want further proof he's hot ? take a look :
Ooh wee ! Kyle's the guy in the middle ! Ben who's the keyboardist & still looks hot as ever , he's at the far left followed by lead guitarist Joe . Next to Kyle's bassist Ethan who still looks as fine as always & followed by drummer Joey .
& their brand new album's gonna something titled Modern Minds And Pastimes , it's scheduled to drop on June 26th . I so can't wait for it & judging from Click Five's 1st single with Kyle titled Jenny , I think they will do fine even though I must admit I still missed Eric .
987 Control Song List Set
If you managed to catch yesterday's broadcast of 987 Control on 98.7FM yesterday which was aired from 1-2pm , then good for you I suppose !
If not that's ok cos I'm gonna be spending the next few mins talking about the list of songs that I picked to be played on air & also on why I choose them to be on my list since the time I was being allocated to talk on air was limited.
I received feedback from people telling me that I sounded wooden & a bit too rushed when I came on air to talk during the talk sets . My main purpose wasn't to get people to like my voice . Rather it's to show or in this case let people/listeners hear on the songs that I like which shows different sides of me basically.
Not to mention I don't expect anything in return from people since at the end of the day I'm not the one benefitting much , it's the artistes that I picked that would !
Without further a-do , let's hit it !
1. Electrico – Teenage Queen
No surprises on why I chose to kick off the list with this no. & it's no open secret that this's my fave no. off their Hip City album . Then again I have to include them in the list or else I will have 6 pairs of hands coming after me & then I will be thrown into a room to be punished with nothing but their music being blasted at full maximum volume for 24/7 straight haha
2. Utada Hikaru – Exodus '04
Ahhh this no.'s awesome ! In fact this's 1 of the 1st few tracks that I heard from Utada when I 1st started to get to know her music & don't worry just in case you're wondering is this a Japanese song , it's actually an Eng no. since this's taken from her debut US album Exodus which was released in 2004 & not to mention she's bilingual in Eng & Japanese as she was born in New York to Japanese parents.
Anyway Utada cowrote this with Timbaland who seems to be everything these days if you know what I mean together with another track on the album called Let Me Give You My Love .
I actually wanted to play that but I found that not very memorable nor strong & in addition , the lyrics are quite sexually suggestive . Then again almost 1/2 of Exodus contains songs which all of them Utada wrote to have such content & ya I was shocked when I bought Exodus & saw the lyrics on the sleeve . Wah overnight I was changed haha
If you go to http://www.lyricsbox.com & search for the lyrics to her Exodus album , you know what I mean . Especially The Workout , Tippy Toe , Wonder 'Bout , You Make Me Want To Be A Man . Devil Inside , Easy Breezy are fanastic though . Must be due to her marriage with her now ex husband at that time which caused the whole album to be in this state.
Then again it's a great album !
3. John Legend – P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)
I LOVE I LOVE I LOVE this song ! Goodness , it screams out SEXY & it's a very sexy no. with great lyrics to boot & honestly I think John's 1 very under-rated artiste . He's dubbed the male Alicia Keys which's not necessary a bad thing since both of them play the piano & sing very well .
I think this's a great song to make out like mad in the bedroom haha
4. Lunarin – Dry (Acoustic)
Great song & it shows a different side to Lunarin if you ask me . Not to mention I helped them plug their MySpace when I came on air to talk . I actually wanted to play Absolution but decided not to or else people might be scared away by their music or probably switch to another radio station altogether .
A couple of people who tuned in said that they loved this song a lot !
5. Jesse McCartney – Just So You Know
Another no brainer which's my fave track off Jesse's 2nd album Right Where You Want Me . Right before this was released as a single , I knew it has great potential to be released as a single & somemore it's the fans & Jesse's personal fave too .
I love the lyrics since it's something that everyone can relate to so I don't understand why this's not released in US & what's the reason ? it's bcos' of a lack of support from his record label Hollywood Records/EMI music . Idiots !
6. Rivermaya – A Love To Share
They did this live yesterday at D'Marquee which's at Downtown East & great performance they put up ! Listeners on 987 have heard the monster hit You'll Be Safe Here , Bali Song & the so called 'latest' 241 (My Favourite Song) so it's about time that they hear this
7. Jamie Michael – Bonnie & Clyde
Great local artiste , great debut album to boot so all the more should plug ! I was having a rather tough time deciding which song to pick from Jamie's debut as I like everything but decided to go ahead with Bonnie & Clyde which he uploaded it on his MySpace .
Would have loved to play Untitled , People Watching but all contains F words haha but I have to say Jamie's songs are very catchy , as evident in Same Folk , Right Or Wrong , Stupid Love Song .
8. Muse - Invincible
Wah another tough choice & honestly am a bit sick of hearing Starlight on radio . No doubt it's a great track from Blackholes & Revelations & it's the most mainstream single they released to date but come on lah , have to move on & give Starlight a break.
Wanted to play Supermassive Black Hole although 987 did played it but I seldom hear on air . Then again better not . Wanted to play the 3rd single Knights Of Cydonia as that was the song which sealed the deal for me but don't think that will see the light on air cos it's too long clocking in at almost 6 mins.
Also thought of playing the kick ass Assassin & Map Of The Problematique but that was canned cos people might not like it & so decided to go ahead with Muse's latest 4th single the ballad Invincible . Great video that accompanied it too & did I mention , the interlude Solider's Poem is lush
9. Fort Minor – Believe Me
This wasn't my choice actually ! My original Fort Minor selection was the fanastic High Road which features John Legend but Desiree had to replace it with Believe Me bcos' of the swear words on High Road , like 'asshole' , 'shit' & 'bastard'.
Wasted man cos I adore High Road a LOT & I wanted to play it for listerners to play as it's so super catchy & it's definitely my fave track off FM's debut The Rising Tied .
Then again I'm not complaning so much about Believe Me which features Styles On Beyond on it (no not The Dance Floor group contestants) . You can hear High Road on http://www.myspace.com/fortminor & there's definitely more to life than just Where You'd Go , Remember The Name & Petrified.
10. Astreal – This's Dormant
Ah great song & I like the album a lot . Wanted to play the rest but they're too long so unfortunately had to go with this one . It sounds even better when it's done live & I'm looking forward in seeing them in their next performance
11. McFly – 5 Colours In Her Hair
Another choice that was canned ! I so & BADLY wanted to play Transylvania but at the end Desiree replaced it with their debut single :( cos my time was overshot !
Boo hoo , I wanted to let people hear that there's more to life than just 5 Colours In Her Hair , Obviously , All About You , I Got You , Star Girl since these songs are like the only famous ones that 987 plays .
HELLO , don't they know that McFly has released other excellent songs that didn't see the daylight on radio such as Room On The 3rd Floor , I Wanna Hold You , Ultraviolet/The Ballad Of Paul K (especially this one ! ) , I'll Be OK to the most recent like Sorry's Not Good Enough ( I HEART THIS ) & songs they also didn't released as singles such as Just My Luck & Too Close For Comfort
I have no idea why Sorry's Not Good Enough wasn't picked up in S'pore at all tsk . People who're not familiar with McFly are forever gonna stuck in a rut at this rate
12. Sweetbox - Pride
Oh man this's probably like the toughest song choice that I had to make . It was a very tough call between Pride & Every Step bcos' I love both songs to death but at the end I went with Pride .
I 1st heard about Sweetbox's name when I found out Ayumi Hamasaki used some of their tunes on her 7th album (miss)understood & decided to find out for myself & listen to the originals & after finding most of them on MySpace , now , I absolutely adore both the Eng & Japanese versions of Pride , Every Step (Ayumi's rainy day which incidentally my fave track on the album) , Beautiful Girl (Ayumi's Beautiful Day) .
I find Sweetbox's Bold & Delicious a bit weak & bland as compared to Ayumi which's more stronger & got more oomph whereas for Ladies Night , er both the Eng & Japanese versions both sound the same to me & it's a bit annoying . Wasn't able to find Sweetbox's In The Corner though.
Check out Sweetbox's Pride on http://www.myspace.com/addcitedanddelicious & Ayumi's version below . See whether you prefer the Eng or Japanese reditions . For me I love both !
13. The Great Spy Experiment – Captain Funkycurls
Saving the best for the last it's Great Spy & finally I managed to catch their performance yesterday at D' Marquee & they were awesome & 3rd time's the charm I say cos I missed 2 of their performances beforehand .
Live version of Captain Funkycurls is gorgeous & this's actually a double A side that accompanies Class A Love Affair which was the 1st song I heard from them . I'm looking forward to their next performance & also on the release of their debut album too .
Well that's that :) & I would like to thank Desiree for all of her help & also to all the wonderful people who tuned in yesterday , much appericated !