Music Obsessions – A 90’s Special [March 2017]

Can you believe its March already? 2017  has been a whirlwind of busy and stupid and crazy! As energy-less as I’ve been from everything, I’ve actually been also pretty motivated and upbeat despite all the health problems. I went through a few music phases and some even involved diving into old 70s Hong Kong music. The classic beauties that I loved because although I’m a mid 80’s baby, my dad would play these songs in the car all the time and they were just so great.

However, Ultimate 90’s Blogathon is going on right now and we’re heading into our final week tomorrow. We just can’t help but be into the 90’s mood. And while I haven’t been obsessing over these songs right now. I’ve been obsessing over these songs every year here and there because I grew up with them and they are just awesome songs! If a lot of these (or ALL) are in Chinese, I’m sorry…I grew up with mostly Hong Kong pop as a child so…let’s start the decade!

1990 : 失戀 (Lovelorn) – Grasshopper

對你愛不完 (Give You Neverending Love) – Aaron Kwok

1991

每天愛你多一些 (Love You More Everyday) – Jacky Cheung

一起走過的日子 (The Days Together)- Andy Lau (Theme Song of Casino Raiders 2)

1992: 情人知己 (Lover Soulmate) – Sally Yeh

1993: 火熱動感 La La La – Edmund Leung, Andy Hui, Aaron Kwok, Sammi Cheng

1994: 

從不喜歡孤單一個 (Never Like Being Alone)- William So & Angela Pang

其實你心裡有沒有我 (Does Your Heart Have Me)- Andy Hui & Sammi Cheng

1995: 離開以後 (After I Left You) – Jacky Cheung

1995: 

1996: 打開天空 (Open the Sky)- Daniel Chan, Kelly Chen, Ray Chan

1997: 但願你知道  (Hoping You Knew)- Ekin Cheng

1998: 大激想 – Miriam Yeung, Edmund Leung, Eason Chan

1998: 

1999: 非走不可 (Can’t Not Leave) – Nicholas Tse

I started becoming very cantopop music aware in 1998 and 1999 so while there is only a few choices, there easily could have been more. It felt a bit like picking my favorite child. Which is actually pretty true because in that high school phase, there was a lot of teenage crap and stupidity going on. Music was a big part of my getting through it all. While there are tons of other better choices in some of these years, I wanted to cover a lot of the artists that I liked: Sammi Cheng, Andy Hui, Nicholas Tse, Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Ekin Cheng, Edmund Leung, Grasshoppers.  And some of these dances in the videos were iconic, like 1990’s Aaron Kwok one. I’m missing an awesome band called Beyond but I’ve highlighted them before and I’m sure I will eventually again. Still when I was in the 90’s, there was also a ton of stuff like Backstreet Boys and N Sync. Oh, and I also love Janet Jackson’s Together Again.  So I guess it wouldn’t be fair to end this without at least something from N Sync.

Tearin’ Up My Heart – ‘N Sync

After bombarding you with a ton of music and if you made it this far, a round of applause and tons of gratitude from me to you!
You just had a slice of my life and music that I run back to every once in a while. 
What 90’s song(s) do you love? 

Music Obsessions [February 2017]

It’s time for some music obsessions again!

Usually February is all about love songs. Actually, I think last year I already didn’t do that as much. Haha! There’s been really very little music that I’ve been listening to a lot. Here are some of the choices plus I added a non-music video in the end that I’ve enjoyed lately on Jackie Chan and his 40 years of JC Stunt Team. Its a good watch!

Here we go!

THE WEEKND – Party Monster/Drake- Fake Love (Beatbox Cover) by KRNFX & Leroy Sanchez

Just saying that I’m not a fan of Drake but this mashup is pretty good. Plus, KRNFX has some mad beatbox skills. I just sad

Crumblin’ – Noah Maffitt and Jessica Freedman

Did I tell you that one of my fave movies is In Our Eyes? Well, this song is in it. I know its been around for a while but I just love it! And if you haven’t seen In Our Eyes, go check it out!

Revive Me – Ayin & AAfrAA feat KARRA

I’ve been on a pretty low findings for electronic music in general, let alone progressive house selection. However, this one has really matched up to my tastes and has been whats been keeping me going in this past week as things were a little out of control.

I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys – Max, Alyson Stoner, KHS Cover

Definitely more of a N’Sync girl but I do appreciate Backstreet Boys music. This is one of those songs that I used to sing stupidly in my room whenever it was on the radio.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Cover) – Claire and Dave

I found this darling daughter and dad version of You’ve Got a Friend in Me when they went on Ellen Show. It is so cute. This 4 year old is so adorable.

And as I usually do lately, a little extra which I liked quite a bit on a Chinese show for Jackie Chan as a surprise by his JC Stunt Team celebrating the 40 years together from the 7 generations. There’s subtitles and its a Facebook video. Hopefully it’ll work.

Jackie Chan has had his bit of bad publicity in Hong Kong paparazzi but I never follow it much. However, all those years in the business and all those great movies and stunts makes him an icon for what he does. I personally love a ton of movies that he has done and the bond you see over so many years with his JC Stunt Team is pretty awesome. Hope this worked and you could enjoy it as well.

That wraps up this month’s Music Obsessions! 
What have you been listening to lately? 

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! 🙂