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What songs make you have a good time?
September 23rd, 2015 under Music. [ Comments: 1 ]

Ever wonder what songs put you in a really good mood? Well Dr Jacob Jolij, an expert in cognitive neuroscience and emotion at Holland’s University of Groningen, did a study to find out which songs put people in a good mood and he discovered these are the Top 10 songs that have done over the last fifty year in Ireland according to Sunday World. I think we call all agree all but Billy Joel’s Uptown Girl are the International happiest songs.
So sing the titles of all of those songs and don’t tell me you aren’t walking on sunshine when are done singing them all!

1. Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen) 1978
2. Eye of the Tiger (Survivor) 1982
3. Dancing Queen (Abba) 1976
4. I will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) 1978
5. Uptown Girl (Billie Joel) 1983
6. Living on a Prayer (Jon Bon Jovi) 1986
7. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper) 1983
8. I’m a Believer (The Monkeys) 1967
9. Walking on Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves) 1983
10. The Boys are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy) 1976


Jamelia to Add Dancer to Résumé for Future Appearance on Strictly
September 7th, 2015 under Music. [ Comments: none ]

British singer-songwriter, entertainer, and television presenter Jamelia is set to switch gears to the professional dancing world as it was revealed that she will be appearing on the popular British show Strictly Come Dancing. The programme, which has mainly brought in talent from the sporting and acting world previously, is keen to get more entertainers involved like Jamelia. She is known for her successful music career which has seen her achieve eight top-ten singles and three accomplished studio albums. During this time, she earnt four MOBO Awards, a Q Award and nine BRIT Award nominations. She is expected to appear on the show later this year and is quite from her role on Loose Women; she has regularly appeared alongside other female presenters to give comment on topical news items and to interview celebrity guests.

It was thought previously that Jamelia may appear in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Which, in fact, airs at around the same time as Strictly Come Dancing. The star was rumoured to be appearing on the next series airing in November, as she was seen as an ideal contestant due to having previously been on the Bear Grylls series, Mission Survive. The latter entertaining programme followed eight celebrities on a twelve-day survival mission in harsh environments. The latest season saw her finish in fourth place, but even after this performance, she chose to move away from survival shows to become involved in a show that revolves around performance, something that Jamelia has shown an expertise in.

As well as her successful stints in entertainment programming, she’s manage to make a name for herself in the independent film world, bagging acting roles in movies such as Jericho’s Walls Are Falling
and Magic boys, demonstrating another addition to her talents.

Jamelia started her career early when she was signed to a record label straight out of school at the age of just fifteen. Her music career took off in 1999 when she released her first single So High and later her debut album ‘Drama’ in June 2000. She is best known for her smash hits Superstar and Thank You, both of which charted at third and second place respectively in the UK Singles Chart. Superstar also went on to chart at No.1 in Australia and eventually went platinum. In 2010, after having made three albums, she decided to sign a new record deal with the label All Around the World Productions.

Jamelia’s success and popularity has led her to achieve some high-up roles in entertainment programmes, such as becoming a judge on the programme Move Like Michael Jackson. She has also earned her place in three TV documentaries, presenting two on BBC Three entitled Jamelia: Whose Hair Is It Anyway and Jamelia: Shame about Single Mums, as well as featuring in Channel 4’s The House That Made Me. Through these programmes, she acts to inform the general public about issues that concern many of the public.

Jamelia is also very involved in charity and has helped raise £40,000 with the Princes Trust for disadvantaged young people. As an ambassador for the charity, she also acts to offer her support through public appearances on behalf of the Trust. Jamelia has been described as having demonstrated confidence and motivation throughout her career, values that the charity hope to impart to young people needing their help. She has been a highly influential figure in Birmingham, the city where she was born, as well as the rest of the English Midlands.

Jamelia receives bookings for numerous speaking engagements and appearances through the global booking agency MN2S. If you would like to book Jamelia for a presenting role, a corporate engagement or an entertainment event, contact the MN2S booking agency here.



Lose Yourself in the sign language version of Eminem’s rap!
May 31st, 2015 under Music. [ Comments: none ]

Shelby Mitchusson translated Eminem’s song into sign language, and she captured the emotion of the song with her body like he did his voice. In ways, she might have made the song even more powerful. Don’t you think?


They Might Be Giants have a giant gift for their fans!
February 23rd, 2015 under Music. [ Comments: none ]

If you love They Might Be Giants as much as I do, then you are going to love the fact that they are giving away an album for free on their site. Not just any record, but a live version of Flood to honor its 25th anniversary.
Last year, when the Johns were touring Australia, they were so overwhelmed by the love they were getting from the land Down Under that they decided to do something special for them. To make one of their sold out shows ever more memorable for their fans, they told Yahoo! Music that they played Flood in its entirety during one of them. The band recorded their performances on the tour and from those recording we get a free album.
Almost all of the songs sound just like did a quarter of a century ago, but some of them have a new sound. The opening to Istanbul (Not Constantinople) will amaze you. Birdhouse In Your Soul will make you feel like you are at the show. That is, if you close your eyes and start Whistling in the Dark.
This album is a must have for fans of music and TMBG.
I will admit, I am promoting this digital download, even after one of the Johns called me strange, many many moons ago. I can’t remember what I said to get that response, but it still hurts. Listening to live version of Flood makes it a little better, just a little bit.


Proof Country music sounds alike?
January 9th, 2015 under Music. [ Comments: 1 ]

Sometimes if you are not familiar with a genre of music, it all sounds alike to you.
Well, Sir Mashalot took six Country songs and mashed them all together as one song. If you didn’t know it was six different singles, you would swear it was just one. How scary is that?
So listen to Sure Be Cool If You Did by Blake Shelton, Drunk on You by Luke Bryan, Chillin’ It by Cole Swindell, Close Your Eyes by Parmalee, This is How We Roll by Florida Georgia Line and Ready, Set, Roll by Chase Rice as one tune and see if you can tell them apart. I mean the voices sound different, but the melody sounds the same.
BTW is it wrong, I want to see more people do this with other types of music like Rock’n’Roll, Jazz, Pop and Rap to name a few for starters?
xoxo Jen!


Does this OK Go video let you down?
October 27th, 2014 under Music. [ Comments: none ]

OK Go is the King of Music Videos for the new century and they want to wow you with their new one. I Won’t Let You Don’t Down starts off slow, but then there is a moment that will leave you in awe for the rest of it. Once it all syncs together, you won’t be saying that their latest let you down.


Luke Bryan’s crotch attracts light!
August 8th, 2014 under Music. [ Comments: none ]

Luke Bryan was on Good Morning America today and he posed for a picture to let the world know what his hashtag is for the performance. But I wasn’t looking at the sign, I was looking at the ball of light by his, you know, balls. Who knew he had flashlight down there? The last time I saw a guy’s, you know, light up like that, was when we tried a glow-in-the-dark condom. Although my guy’s, you know, didn’t have the angelic glow that the Country singer’s does in this photo.


UB40 caused a woman’s ears to bleed red, red blood
April 16th, 2014 under Music. [ Comments: none ]

Did you know that UB40 is still touring and people are paying to see them? On Monday, several concert goers were forced to walk out on their show in Cambridge because the bass was too loud. According to the BBC, it got so bad that one woman walked out during the first song because her ears were bleeding. Other people complained of headaches and some even claimed it messed with their heart rhythms.
A spokesperson told the BBC, “sorry that Anna’s night was spoiled.” That is cold, real cold.
Seriously, who knew that Reggae music could be such a headache? Well, I’ve never been a fan of UB40, so I probably knew.


Rebecca Black sings what come after Friday!
December 8th, 2013 under Music. [ Comments: none ]

The world has anxiously been waiting two and a half years for Rebecca Black‘s followup to her huge hit, Friday, and we finally got Saturday this weekend. Is it at as good? No. But isn’t as bad either.
I can’t wait for Sunday, because that is a day us 9-5ers never want to end!


This fan was willing to shave his head to hear Pearl Jam do Brian of J!
December 3rd, 2013 under Music. [ Comments: none ]

via NME
How many times have you gone to a concert and wish they would play your favorite song, but after the final encore you realize they are just not going to do it. How far would you go to have that band perform that tune?
Well in Spokane, Washington, on Saturday, one fan was willing to let Eddie Vedder shave off his really long dreadlocks if was able to headbang to Brian of J one last time. Well Pearl Jam obliged and off went one dreadlock at a time. And now that guy can tell his friends that he had his head shaved by Eddie Vedder as he rocked out to his favorite song live. Just like each dreadlock has a story, so does he about how he lost his long hair.
BTW if this music thing doesn’t work out for Vedder, he could so get a job as a barber. He seemed like a natural as he sawed off each dread.
Finally, didn’t he look so much better once all of those locks were on the stage!


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