Exotic – Pitbull ft. Priyanka Chopra

It’s been a long time since I wrote about a song that I liked (or disliked). I’ve had the chance to discover great songs and enjoy their pleasures (some guilty). I’ve listened to good songs and bad ones and riddikulus (Harry Potter fan you see) ones. There were songs that I listened to for four days straight and those that did not hold my attention even for a few seconds. So when I heard this song, I didn’t know what to say. Finally I do.

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Beauty And The Beast – Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson: Love, The Beginning

Disney brought to screen a lot of great stories in the past. Fairy tales came to life and our childhood was entertained. When I watched the movie for the first time, I loved it. I was unfamiliar with the story so I probably preferred this movie over all the other Disney fairy tales. The soundtrack made a bigger impression than the movie. There are very few movies that capture the mood of the characters and this is definitely one of them.

No doubt, other Disney songs are good but none as good as this one. It narrates the story of blossoming love. In today’s world of auto-tune, this song is a pleasant reminder of what music actually represents; undiluted music and the emotions of the listener.

Your Song – Elton John: The Awakening

I, generally, am pretty dense about music. My tastes range from the most sophisticated to downright silly. I have heard nearly everyone from Cliff Richard to Rebecca Black. And my choices vary. My database consists of songs that have been record-setters, songs that have gone viral, songs that are funny, those that are popular and some finely auto-tuned. But what I enjoy the most are the lyrics and more so, the music.

I come from the Backstreet Boys, N*Sync, Britney Spears generation and these are what I grew up with. I love them, mind you but pop is not something one can base their musical experience on. Elton John was someone I had heard of but never his music. And when I heard this song, I knew what I was missing. This song is a very soothing ballad. And it was not the Elton John version that I heard first. I bought a ticket to Janet Devlin, rode the flight to Ellie Goulding and finally arrived at Elton John.

“Your Song” touches the soul and sends ripples through the heart. It brings out raw feelings and makes you fall in love with it. It doesn’t bore. Instead it warms you from within. Something that does not need a time to be played but just needs to be soaked whenever it’s on. I, from now on, will keep my ears out for Elton John. Who knows? I may need to fall in love again.