Music Obsessions [January 2017]

Welcome to 2017’s first Music Obsessions! 

Its only been 2 weeks since the Christmas Special and music has been a little slow. I have to say that Duck Tales Theme with the new cast is still a huge obsession of mine. If you missed it, you can find it in the post HERE. That also has given me some odd feeling of revisiting older songs that I used to like a lot, which means some Hong Kong Pop. It probably isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but it made up a lot of time in my life plus, it also shows a nostalgic thing I have going for some Hong Kong movies that I’ve been missing a lot of late. Some I do own but others, I really need to find, like do a huge Young and Dangerous movie marathon when I compile all of them.  Or like a Nicholas Tse movie marathon.

Let’s check it out!

戰無不勝 – Jordan Chan
(from Young and Dangerous 4)

友情歲月 – Ekin Cheng
(from Young and Dangerous)

前前後後左左右右 – Nicholas Tse
(from Young and Dangerous prequel)

Young and Dangerous is a huge franchise in Hong Kong movies. Its rather violent but focuses on this incredibly loyalty and friendship. It also brought out some of the most iconic roles from Ekin Cheng and Jordan Chan along with their friends, Jerry Lam and Michael Tse. I have yet to see all of them but I’ve watched a few of the spinoffs. I just love Ekin and Jordan so much, even though now, they aren’t quite on the scene anymore. Trust me, when I get all the movies, that Young and Dangerous marathon is happening. And while Nicholas Tse might be more behind the scenes these days, and was considered the “bad boy” of the industry back in the early days of his career, I still loved him quite a bit. In fact, I still love him a lot now. And that is why the remaining two songs are also his, also in movies that he’s done.

You Can’t Stop Me – Nicholas Tse, Stephen Fung & Sam Lee
(from Gen-X Cops)

潛龍勿用 – Nicholas Tse
(from Heroes in Love)

It is funny how researching for Music Obsessions sometimes is a ton of fun as I look at how some of these people have changed in the recent years. For example, I didn’t know that Sam Lee is actually part of LMF which is a rap group in Hong Kong. No one assumes that Hong Kong and rap go together and they are the rare one which is pretty behind the scenes now as well but they  have some good stuff that raps about life and politics and things that matter in Hong Kong mostly, while at times uses some vulgar language, I do enjoy listening to as well. Maybe I’ll show some of that later this year. Also, how I own Heroes in Love but never actually watched it yet, which is a anthology of sort with three short stories about love and obsession. Oh yeah, and Gen-X Cops is really fun and good plus it has the cameo of Jackie Chan in there.

A much more talky Music Obsessions than normal but these are also more upbeat Hong Kong Pop. Hope you enjoyed it!
Have you seen any of these movies? Do you know the Young and Dangerous franchise?

What have you been listening to?

Music Obsessions: Christmas Special

Today is a nice and relaxing Christmas so we’re going to take it super easy and have some lovely Christmas music!

I did promise it earlier this month. 😉 We all know that you have that Christmas music playing anyways, right? I’m giving you all some alternative to the radio music.

O Little Town of Bethlehem – Voiceplay

Baby It’s Cold Outside – Tiffany Alvord & Danny Padilla (Holiday Cover)

Keep You Warm –  Sam Tsui & Kina Grannis

And for those of you not celebrating Christmas, here’s a little extra:

Set It All Free – Sam Tsui & Madilyn Bailey

Duck Tales Theme – All-New DuckTales Cast

Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful and awesome day!
Merry Christmas!!!

Music Obsessions [December 2016]

We’re taking it easy on the writing this week! What better than to move up a few days the Music Obsessions post on a relaxing Friday (maybe not so much until after work but still…)

December is usually a fantastic Christmas music post! This year, its feeling a little scarce but that’s okay, since I went all random in November. I’ll do a Christmas special Music Obsessions later on in mid-December and just let this one be actual music I’ve been listening to on repeat every single day!

Can I Get A Witness – SonReal

Dangerously – Charlie Puth

Home – Gnash (ft. Johnny Yukon)

Starboy – The Weeknd (Beatbox Cover) -KRNFX

Twenty One Pilots Mashup – Acapella ft. VoicePlay

There you go! Now I’m going to go listen to those songs again!

Happy Friday!
What songs are you listening to lately?

Music Obsessions [November 2016]

Music is my fuel this month. It is right now and it is going to be the biggest fuel to keep up the motivation and energy as I power through to try and get more than my daily word count to stay on top of my game. I’m hoping to have one year where its not a ridiculous sprint in the last week full of tea and stress and confusion and self-doubt about the whole story falling apart of how I envisioned it. We’re only a few days in so crossing my fingers that it’ll stay rather on course.

This month is all about any music that isn’t in English or without lyrics even if possible. I’ve been building up some inventory for sure.

Let’s check it out! 🙂

Aura -StoneOcean

Run For Cover – Cazzette

Wolves – Snavs and Fabien Mazur

CIAO – Merk & Kremont

Short but sweet this round. I have a ton of other music lined up but I’ve covered a lot of them in previous Music Obsessions. Head on previous posts and check it out. It’ll be a lot more electronic music ranging from all sorts of moods I need.

What music do you listen to to feel inspired? What music are you into now?

Music Obsessions [October 2016]

Halloween music? I’m sorry! The Halloween month here starts very soon. Announcement coming up! However, I had to get some music out of my system! This week has gone by just way too slow.

Let’s just jump right in!! 🙂

OKAY – The Piano Guys

Better When I’m Dancin’ – Meghan Trainor

Hamilton – An Acappella Medley – Peter Hollens & co.

She Wants Me Dead – CAZZETTE

AND…because its October…let’s just find the first Halloween song that comes to my mind.

MONSTER MASH

That’s it for this month’s Music Obsessions!
Have an awesome weekend! 🙂

Music Obsessions & Something Else [September 2016]

Can you believe it? September is here! That means autumn is just around the corner!

I’m falling away from the Sunday posts for these music obsessions but I think it fits well for kickstarting a Friday as well! When I started this post, I couldn’t really think of music that has really been impacting me this past month. I’ve been gaming or binging TV series instead of watching movies or listening to music. It is really my fault. Maybe there will be less selections, or maybe not. You’ll see right now! 🙂

We’ll add a little extra with one  other videos that I’ve loved watching over and over again!

CLOSER – The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – Sam Tsui, Kirsten Collins, Lia Kim, KHS (Cover)

Fireflies – Bassjackers ft. Luciana

Graveyard – Kura

This Time – Lea Michele (Glee Final Season)

I Lived – Glee (Glee Final Season)

and the little extra bit..with lots of magic!

I guess this posts shows that I’ve just finished binge watching Glee Final Season! If things are on track, the post should’ve gone up earlier this week but no guarantees since as I’m typing up this one, its not done yet 😉 Also, I just love that magic show on the channel Sam and Niko. Plus, I also love their main channel, Corridor Digital. These guys put out some of the most entertaining and creative videos.

What songs have you been listening to on repeat?

Music Obsessions [August 2016]

Welcome to Music Obsessions! This is usually a Sunday segment. However, there’s been some pretty cool music hanging about on the top of my Youtube faves! It has actually been my constant companion as I bombarded everyone last week with Fantasia Festival film reviews and also when I was standing in line roasting under the sun.

On a side note, this week will have no film reviews to kind of recuperate a little from last week’s full week of it but we’ll be back next week with Netflix A-Z! 🙂

Let’s check out some music!!

The Fighter – Keith Urban ft. Carrie Underwood

Funny thing was that I found this song when there was that car lip sync thing with Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman a while back. Somehow, it came to my mind a few weeks ago and looked it up, since I wanted to figure out who sang it with Keith Urban. By the way, huge fan of Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. I tell you, my tastes for music is so scattered.

Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On) – Cheat Codes & Dante Klein

I only found Cheat Codes earlier this year when there was that “Let’s Talk About Sex” song. I can’t remember what its called but it has to be in one of the previous Music Obsessions. This is another one of those styles and I just find their songs really fun.

Armageddon- Joey Dale & Ryos feat Tony Rodini

The electronic music choice which is somewhat the most upbeat of all these selections! There’s always some decent finds on Thrilling Music.

Life Afraid – Set It Off

When in doubt, look at what Set It Off has to offer! That is something I’ve learned this year. They have some really awesome songs and some are all about inspiring positivity. This one is one of those that promote a pretty awesome message. I really like Set It Off because they share a good mindset. Its always positive and fun!

Seasons – Noughts and Exes

If you missed the review I did for The Timely Blogathon over at MovieRob and Film Grimoire earlier in July for Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, it was how I got to learn about Noughts and Exes. This song is performed in it by this band Noughts and Exes. Sadly, I already realize that they disbanded last year. I really like this song. Still, I’m glad I found it. 🙂

That’s it for this month’s Music Obsessions!
Happy Monday!

What songs have you been listening to?