Saturday, February 27, 2010

Electric Youth ( Classic MTV )

While I'm cleaning our library files, i came upon an LP of Debbie Gibson. I remembered this was also the lady that sung the hit tune "Lost in Your Eyes" wayback in the mid 90's when i first heard it.'s an 80's song but i heard it during the 90's and became one of my favorite song. Discovering another song of Dibbie Gibson entitled "Electric Youth" made me believe that Debbie is really worth to be remembered as one of the 80's icon.

Here's Electric Youth MTV

We are the World - 2010 Version

A week ago we posted the update info about revising the We Are the World single to help the Haiti Quake Victim. Now let's see the 2010 version of this song. Sounds good huh but still i love the 1985 version. What do you think?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Talented 12-year old Filipina Girl

I was blown away by the talent of this very young girl named Reynalyne Gacilan. Only 12 years old. I saw her home recorded videos and i decided to post it here on my page. Check it out! She sounds so nice.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

We Are the World single Revives to help Haiti quake victims

To its fans it is a classic pop anthem, which put Britain's Band Aid effort to shame.

Big music icons including Brian Wilson, Tony Bennett and Snoop Dogg gather to sing charity hit in aid of disaster survivors

Whichever side of the fence you sit on, it is beyond doubt that the lineup for We Are the World provided a snapshot of the biggest US acts of the mid-80s. Now, 25 years on, the song has been re-recorded in aid of the Haitian earthquake appeal with a mostly different chorus of stars. The original featured Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and Michael Jackson. This time round the lineup includes L'il Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls and – perhaps incongruously – Barbra Streisand.

Their efforts – expected to raise millions – will be played for the first time during coverage of the Vancouver winter Olympics next week before being released worldwide as a download, video and CD.

To its detractors it is simply one of the worst records of all time, let alone the worst charity record.


The 1985 Version...


The recording took place yesterday in the same Hollywood studio as the 1985 original, which was recorded in aid of African famine relief. The new version was again masterminded by the producer Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie, who co-wrote the song with Michael Jackson. But they are the only two stars to have played a part in both records.

Here's behind the scene video news clip

The crossover classical tenor Josh Groban insisted "everybody left their ego at the door" – which may not have been universally apparent as Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Al Jardine ignored one another and perfectionist Streisand recorded take after take of her few bars.

Some of the younger stars seemed distinctly overawed by the company they found themselves in. The 15-year-old Canadian singer Justin Bieber said he would ask his new friend, the R&B star Akon, to get him the phone number of Nicole Scherzinger.

Rapper Lil' Wayne managed the requisite display of humility, however, by claiming he thought the organisers were joking when they asked him to sing the line originally performed by Bob Dylan. Asked whether he had done it better, he replied: "Hell no!" He also revealed that his mother had asked him to get a photograph of Gladys Knight.

The original was recorded as an American response to Bob Geldof and Midge Ure's Do They Know it's Christmas?, performed by the supergroup Band Aid. Even now, more than two decades on, there are heated arguments over which was the superior record.

Band Aid featured every British and Irish pop star Geldof and Ure could get hold of, after the former was inspired to act by Michael Buerk's harrowing report for the BBC on the famine in Ethiopia. The record stormed to the top of the 1984 Christmas charts, and stayed in the No 1 slot for five weeks.

Within weeks Harry Belafonte was leading a campaign for a US charity record about the famine. We Are The World was finished by Richie and Jackson the night before the first of several recording sessions in January. The final version featured the voices of Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen and Smokey Robinson. A notice as they arrived at the studio implored: "please check your egos at the door".

It rapidly become the fastest-selling single in history, with more than $63m (£39m) raised for projects across Africa..

A British Haiti charity record, masterminded by the X Factor impresario Simon Cowell – a cover of the REM classic Everybody Hurts, featuring 21 artists including Take That and Robbie Williams – was first heard on the airwaves today and will go on sale as a download later this week.

The artists performing also include Susan Boyle, Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis and Rod Stewart.

Simon hopes his song beats ‘We Are the World’


Not even a good cause can quell Simon Cowell’s competitive drive. The “American Idol” judge and music exec recently coordinated an all-star single to benefit Haitian earthquake victims. Now he’s ready to take on his next challenge: ensuring that his production of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts,” featuring Susan Boyle, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus and many others, outsells Quincy Jones’ new star-studded rendition of “We Are the World.”

“Simon is competitive about everything he does,” a friend revealed to a famous website “He has to clean his teeth better than anyone, he has to earn more money than anyone — and he is determined that his single to benefit Haiti has to outsell Quincy Jones’ record.”

Of course, in the case of a charity challenge, a good-natured contest simply means more of a good thing. But Cowell’s quick to admit crushing the competition is just as important to him with or without a cause.