Saturday, February 25, 2012

TOP FIVE MOST FAVORITE SONG FROM A BROADWAY MUSICAL

Heya! Time for another Top Five ! Yikes... I failed to update this blog for the past 2 weeks (but you can catch me @ "It's Me BlueDreamer, i often update that blog at least thrice a week I guess)
Anyway, this is a repost from my August 1, 2010 entry. I guess, i will be retrieving most of my old entries from now on. Okay, I'm done with Glee and I seldom watch it now because i hate how the story goes and I don't think it still has the spark that they offered during the first two seasons. Anyway, in relation with Glee, here are five of my most favorite song from a broadway musical. Have fun!

TOP FIVE MOST FAVORITE SONG FROM A BROADWAY MUSICAL

TOP 5 MOST FAVORITE SONG FROM A BROADWAY MUSICAL
"MUSIC OF THE NIGHT"

(PHANTOM OF THE OPERA)


"The Music of the Night" is a song from the musical The Phantom of the Opera. The music was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Charles Hart.

Initially made famous by Michael Crawford, the actor who originated the role of the Phantom both in London and on Broadway, the popular song has sold millions of copies worldwide and has been translated into many different languages. The Really Useful Group filmed a video starring Crawford and Sarah Brightman (who did not sing), which featured the original lyrics to the song.


TOP 4 MOST FAVORITE SONG FROM A BROADWAY MUSICAL
"SOUND OF MUSIC"

(THE SOUND OF MUSIC)



The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Many songs from the musical have become standards, including the title song "The Sound of Music", "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" and "Do-Re-Mi". The original Broadway production, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, opened in November 1959, and the show has enjoyed numerous productions and revivals since then. It has also been made into an Academy Award-winning 1965 film musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The Sound of Music was the final musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein;


TOP 3 MOST FAVORITE SONG FROM A BROADWAY MUSICAL
"MEMORY"

(CATS)


"Memory" is a show tune from the 1981 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats sung by the character Grizabella, a one-time glamour cat who is now a shell of her former self. The song is a nostalgic remembrance of her glorious past and a declaration of her wishes to start a new life. Sung briefly in the first act and in full near the end of the show, "Memory" is the climax of the musical, and by far its most popular and well-known song.The arrangement of the lyrics in the show were changed after the initial recordings of the track, with the first verse beginning, "Midnight, not a sound from the pavement..." being used in only the brief, Act I rendition of the song and a new verse, "Memory, turn your face to the moonlight..." in its place for the Act II performance. Furthermore, the original second bridge section became the first and a new second bridge instated. Consequently, the arrangement of the lyric for a recording usually depends on whether the artist has played the role on stage.


TOP 2 MOST FAVORITE SONG FROM A BROADWAY MUSICAL
"I DREAMED A DREAM"

(LES MISERABLES)

"I Dreamed a Dream" is a song from the musical Les Misérables. It is a solo that is sung by the character Fantine during the first act. The music is by Claude-Michel Schönberg, with orchestrations by John Cameron. The English lyrics are by Herbert Kretzmer, based on the original French libretto by Alain Boublil. The song is a lament, sung by the anguished, dying and impoverished Fantine, who thinks back to happier days and wonders at all that has gone wrong in her life.


THE MOST FAVORITE SONG FROM A BROADWAY MUSICAL
"DEFYING GRAVITY"

(THE WICKED)


"Defying Gravity" is the main song from the musical Wicked, composed by Stephen Schwartz, originally recorded by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth on November 10, 2003, and released on December 16, 2003. It is mostly a solo sung by the main character of the show, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West), with two small duets at the beginning and in the middle of the song between Elphaba and her friend Glinda, and a chorus part in the end in which the citizens of Oz sing. It was performed on the BBC television programme I'd Do Anything, and as a result the song charted at no. 60 on the official UK Singles chart.

Monday, February 13, 2012

TOP FIVE MOST COMMON REGRETS BEFORE DYING

Life is short and death is something that we cannot escape. We may not have the most perfect life but we should be grateful enough that we are still alive and God allows us to have another day to see the sun shine. I'm sure you have heard of the quote that we should live our life to the fullest but have you guys tried to live it that way? If you're going to die today, will you ever have any regrets? Are there things that you wishes to have enough time to change? Listed below are five of the most common regrets before dying.

TOP FIVE MOST COMMON REGRETS BEFORE DYING


TOP 5 MOST COMMON REGRET BEFORE DYING
"I WISH I'D LIVE THE LIFE I WANTED , NOT THE LIFE OTHERS EXPECTED OF ME"

This is one of the most common regret that we have. Keep in mind that every path that we take is more like a life changing decision. If someone wanted you to be like this and you followed it because they wanted to, then you may not experience the true happiness because you're not passionate about it. We do not live to please other people and be the person they want us to be because if we do, we will keep the same standard for the rest of our life. Just be true to yourself and follow what your heart says before it's too late to change everything. We may not have the way to go back but we still have the chance to change our life, and this time, we have to change it for good. Live the life as you wanted and don't let others interest influenced you.


TOP 4 MOST COMMON REGRET BEFORE DYING
"I WISH I DIDN'T WORK SO HARD"

Money makes the world go round and in order to obtain your financial status, then you have to work hard for it but that doesn't mean that you have to spend all your time at work, ignoring everyone around you. Money is not the most important thing you could ever had in your entire life. I am the breadwinner in our family and i really have to work hard for them. I started working at the age of 16 and as a consequence , i never felt how to become a teenager and hang out with my peers. I should have simplified my lifestyle and created more space in my life and i'm sure if i've done that, i will become happier and more open to new opportunities. In that way, i can make my life more enjoyable.


TOP 3 MOST COMMON REGRET BEFORE DYING
"I WISH I'VE HAD THE COURAGE TO EXPRESS MY FEELINGS"

Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. I know it because i have seen a lot of this kind of scenario i movies. Many of us are afraid of expressing the real feelings that we have and we tend to keep it for the rest of our life without even taking the risk to say it to someone. And before we realized it, it's already too late because the woman or the man that you love is already engage to someone. We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level.


TOP 2 MOST COMMON REGRET BEFORE DYING
"I WISH I HAD STAYED IN TOUCH WITH MY FRIENDS"

Friends are one of the greatest treasure that a man could ever had. They are simply irreplaceable. Unfortunately, many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. The more you become busy, the more time you let friendship slips. You will then realize it when you're almost dying and you'll start wishing that you should have spent more time with them, the people who understand you the most, the people who accepted you at your worst, the people who are always there in a hurry when you need them, the people who are willing to offer their help when you need it.


THE MOST COMMON REGRET BEFORE DYING
"I WISH I HAD LET MYSELF BE HAPPIER"

Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. You do not have to push yourself too much and think of something that will make you stress. Do not let yourself be stocked into your old patterns and habit. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again. Smile or laugh if you want without any hesitation, cry out loud and let your tears flow without any fear of being caught. Happiness is a choice, life is a choice. If you want to live happily , then be it! Do as what your heart says.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

TOP FIVE GREATEST HITS OF WHITNEY HOUSTON

I'm sure you just heard the news about Whitney Houston, one of the most well-loved music artists in the industry. Houston was also one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. Houston was also one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide and has become one of the music influences of many artists today. And now, to pay tribute for this well known diva, I'm listing down my Top Favorite songs of Whitney Houston. Again, the list below is subjectively made, feel free to share your own list and rankings.

TOP FIVE GREATEST HITS OF WHITNEY HOUSTON

TOP 5 GREATEST HIT FROM WHITNEY HOSUTON
"I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (WHO LOVES ME)"



"I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" is the first single from Whitney Houston's second studio album Whitney. The original arrangement was more of a country tune but was transformed to make it a dance song by Walden. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at 30th Grammy Awards."I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" was released as the first single from Houston's second studio album, in May 1987. It entered the Billboard Hot 100, the issue dated May 16, 1987, at number thirty-eight, her highest debut in 1980s. Internationally, the song was a massive hit, becoming her most successful single at the time. It reached number one in about twelve countries.

TOP 4 GREATEST HIT FROM WHITNEY HOSUTON
"WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO"



"Where Do Broken Hearts Go" is the fourth single from Whitney Houston's second album, Whitney. The ballad was released in February 1988. Initially, Houston did not want to record the song, feeling there was no special message to convey. However, Arista Records CEO Clive Davis believed the song would go to number one if she recorded it, so she agreed. The single became Houston's seventh consecutive number one single in the United States. Worldwide, "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" was not as commercially successful as her previous singles from the album Whitney.

TOP 3 GREATEST HIT FROM WHITNEY HOSUTON
"GREATEST LOVE OF ALL"




"The Greatest Love of All" is a song written by Michael Masser and Linda Creed and originally recorded by George Benson for the 1977 Muhammad Ali biopic The Greatest. The song was later popularized by Whitney Houston. Creed wrote the lyrics in the midst of her struggle with breast cancer. The words describe her feelings about coping with great challenges that one must face in life, being strong during those challenges whether you succeed or fail, and passing that strength on to children to carry with them into their adult lives. Creed eventually succumbed to the disease in April 1986 at the age of 36; at the time her song was an international hit by Whitney Houston. Many critics called the single the centerpiece of Houston's debut album.

TOP 2 GREATEST HIT FROM WHITNEY HOSUTON
"SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU"




"Saving All My Love for You" is a song written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin with arrangement by Gene Page. It was originally a minor hit for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. in 1978 on their album Marilyn & Billy (although Davis’ voice was not heard on their version). This article focuses primarily on the cover version by Whitney Houston, the second hit single from her self-titled debut album. The song charting topped Billboard Hot 100, being her first number one in the chart.This jazzy ballad is about a love affair with a married man, and the singer is saving all her love for him. Houston won the 1986 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and the American Music Award for Favorite R&B/Soul Video for "Saving All My Love For You".

THE GREATEST HIT FROM WHITNEY HOSUTON
"I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU"




"I Will Always Love You" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton in 1973, who first released the song as a single in 1974. In 1992, singer Whitney Houston recorded the song for the soundtrack to The Bodyguard, her film debut. Houston and producer David Foster re-arranged the song as a soul ballad. Her record company did not feel a song with an a cappella introduction would be as successful; however, Houston and Costner insisted on retaining the a cappella intro. Houston's version was a massive worldwide success, appearing at number 68 on Billboard's "Greatest Songs of All Time." The single spent 14 weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, which at the time was a record. The single became Houston's longest run at number one, smashing her previous record, which was three weeks with 1986's, "Greatest Love of All." It is also the longest running number one single from a soundtrack album. Houston's single made a massive international success, peaking at number one of the singles charts in almost all countries, including the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, spent 13 weeks at the top.

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