Heya there…another Sunday, another round of 5 so let’s see who we have this week ^_^!
1. angela – Tsunaga Ro→om
The Song: Tsunaga Ro→om is the B-side from “Aoi Haru” ^_^
So why’s it on your iPhone, Brett?: Well, besides another song that’s also on my iPod…it’s a very adventurous sounding tune. I love atsuko’s vocals here meshing with the heavily electronic arrangement here and it feels like you’re traveling and that’s a great picture to have in your mind while listening to the track itself ^_^
2. Bella Thorne – TTYLXOX
The Song: Well this song is sung by Bella Thorne who’s is an actress on the Disney show, Shake It Up!. Now this song comes from the second compilation album from said show and is the only song she sings on (minus the mashup). It was also released as a single simultaneously with Zendaya’s tune “Something to Dance For”.
The Video: While it doesn’t get a full video, it does share a nice long part with Zendaya’s song as it’s a mashup between the two and TTYLXOX goes after it. It’s nothing too extraordinary since it goes between a close-up of Bella and the dance routine which is kind of cool…maybe a little odd in places like the chorus area but fits the beat nicely.
So why’s it on your iPhone, Brett?: It’s one of those embarassing moments when you like a song that you really shouldn’t but somehow TTYLXOX has a rather interesting beat to it and the synth lines/dance beats intertwining keeps me engaged. Lyrically, it’s beyond cheesy (of course with TTYLXOX) XD. Still, it’s kind of one of those songs that can be a worm to the mind…yikes!
3. Nobuo Uematsu – One-winged Angel
The Song: Every RPG gamer should know this song! It’s the damn final boss theme for Sephiroth silly!
So why’s it on your iPhone, Brett?: I think everyone who loves Video Game music has this song on their playlist, it’s actually a great dramatic piece for Uematsu and is ranked up there as a favorite in many’s eyes. It’s got punch, has latin chanting (well w/e it is) and the original is just that nostalgic. There’s been numerous touch-ups to it through things like Kingdom Hearts, Dissidia, countless orchestra versions and different compilations (even Uematsu and his band, The Black Mages, covered this). It’s hard not to have the original on here ^_^
4. Van Halen – Jump
The Song: Van Halen’s Jump was a different side to the band than what you might think it would sound like. As a band known for their rockin’ sound and fun attitude while doing it, I don’t think no one back then expected the band to release this (a very heavily synthesized song but still managing to retain their rockin’ sound).
The Video: Not surprising, the video is pretty standard (well for the times) it’s mostly the band having fun and performing on a stage of course. Like the title of the song implies, there’s a lot of jumping…especially from one David Lee Roth hahaha…enough air splits! XD. They did look like they were having fun though and while it’s showing its age…I think it was a good performance…
So why’s it on your iPhone, Brett?: I always loved Jump as a kid since my father listened to this stuff all the time and it just stuck to me. I will say I’m more of a Haggar fan than a Roth fan, but this is a great exception to the rule and c’mon…it’s like their most recognizable tune (amongst a couple others) XD.
5. Linkin Park – One Step Closer
The Song: Ahhhhh…One Step Closer was the group’s debut track and boy did it explode onto the airwaves and split the bubblegum fandom down quite a bit. I think the rock crowd was asking for something new to pop on the radar and you can’t deny that LP would be the one’s taking charge!
The Video: I could never seem to figure what the video was all about but at the age I was…(entering my teenage years), I thought it was badass of a video. There’s teens that catches this hooded guys eyes and they decided to follow him and that’s when the band kicks the song off. Add in floating ninja-like peoples and fire and all other chaos going on and in the end the group escapes…interesting. The band is also quite the stand-outs as well from Chester’s angry-filled performance to Mike’s blood red hair and everyone’s aggressive look…though hmmm no Phoenix…but a different bassist? Interesting to know…It’s just a dark but powerful video!
So why’s it on your iPhone, Brett?: Everyone has that one pissed off song you just love to agree with everything on and I took to the song pretty damn quickly. Plus it started my love for the band even though they have matured a WHOLE lot since Hybrid Theory. One Step Closer is so powerful and the message is quite clear and Chester is the voice to put the right amount of angst and aggression (especially that ~shut up when I’m talking to you~ passage of lyrics lol…JUST BADASS!
YEAH….WHAT A WEIRD SET OF 5 RIGHT? WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT IT?