Dec 18, 2012

1 week till Christmas! (TT#96)

Hi lovelies,

Before jumping to the Christmas music list, I'd like to give a deep condolence to people who have lost their loved ones at the Newtown massacre last Friday. There was (and still is) a pain in my heart after hearing such a terrible news and my prayers go out to everyone that has been affected.  

I couldn't help but to think of this song by Mayday Parade. It's such an emotional song. Although the incident and the message of this song is not exactly the same, it's still about losing someone that we love.. because life can really do terrible things.

it doesn't mean that it's not worth-living. I believe that God puts you in things that we may blame Him for, but that's because He knows that you're strong enough to get through them. 

I guess what's more heart-breaking is the fact that it's almost Christmas, the season of joy and happiness; and it will take a greater effort to keep it that way this year for all of us. I can't help but to think how hard it would be for parents to not have their kids on Christmas day. Yes, Christmas is not gonna be the same as how it is used to be anymore, but it never fades away. The joy of Christmas, stays here inside us, fills each and every heart with love.

Thus, please have yourself a wonderful Christmas day. It IS hard, but time, love, forgiveness and prayers will get you through. Everyone deserves a happiness during Christmas time, in fact, everyone ALWAYS does.

This song is always beautiful no matter who sings it. But there's just something magical in Judy Garland's voice that makes it even more meaningful. Together with this particular scene, it's just perfect.

Alright, now off to the more cheerful songs! You will be amazed by these unique renditions and modern Christmas songs!

Lastly, this song speaks the message that I'm about to convey: I'm gonna be home for the holidays, baby! Can't wait! 

Oh, oh! Hang on there.. that wasn't the last video of this post. 
This is!
I know this is obviously not a Christmas song, but the fact that Swift Tizzle debuted her latest (100th) music video on her 23rd birthday is pretty much worth to be shared :) be prepared to be wowed by her different style!

Are you done with all of the Christmas preparations?
I'm certainly not.. So little time and I think I'm getting sick :/ hope I'll be healthy again by this week!

Have a wonderful week!

xo, Jo

Dec 11, 2012

Counting days to Christmas! (#TT95)

It’s officially 2 weeks till Christmas!!! Who’s excited?!! I know I am! :D

Since Christmas is just around the corner, why don’t we set the mood by listening to some Christmas songs? I’m gonna share with you some of my favorites from my Christmas playlist :)

This is the latest addition to my Christmas playlist! I would say that this is the best song by Shane thus far! And probably the most “serious” one as well haha. Plus the video is damn good! It’s almost like a movie :) 5 out of 5 for a non-professional singer like him!

Pop version of “Los Peces En El Rio” by the amazing RBD!

I learned this song together with Campana Sobre Campana from my Spanish class! My class actually performed this song at last year’s Christmas party. We were the best! Haha. I’m invited to the Christmas party again this year, which is happening this week, but considering that I’m no longer studying there and separated from my classmates I’m not sure whether I should go or not :/ I mean, with whom should I be caroling with? Lol.

Another pop Christmas song :)

I like the Spanish version better compared to the English one, I guess.. Or maybe because it’s Belinda? :P

The famous Youtuber twins made this beautiful cover last year. Love it! Hope they’re gonna make another Christmas cover for this year soon!

This is probably one of the most exciting collaborations ever! Love how their voices sound together :3

I’m gonna keep posting Christmas songs till the actual Christmas day! On the 25th, it will be list of my favorite Christmas songs of ALL-TIME! So stay tuned! (Hope I can get access to Internet by then though, coz I will be travelling yo!)

Have a great week!!

xo, Jo

Dec 6, 2012

Hola Diciembre! (#TT94)


I have so many songs to share this time!!!

Well, because I’ve missed too many weeks of TT haha but still!

This post may be a little overwhelming for some of you (too many good songs!!), so I classify the genres for convenience purpose ;)

Ok, which one to start??

I can hear some of you shouting pop, so let’s go to POP first! :p

My favorite FAVORITE song at the moment!! I just LOVE the lyrics!! It’s kinda intimidating to watch the video though, coz she’s super pretty :X haha

Wherever you go, just always remember
That you got a home for now and forever
And if you get low, just call me whenever
This is my oath to you
Wherever you go, just always remember
You never alone, we're birds of a feather
And we'll never change, no matter the weather
This is my oath to you

Aww Greyson, he’s grown up so much!

Do check out his other song – Leila !

A very emotional and artistic video! Very cool :)

Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame
Where there is a flame, someone's bound to get burned
But just because it burns doesn't mean you're gonna die
You've gotta get up and try try try

Also check out Jayeslee’s very own rendition of this beautiful song! This is how I got to know the song!

Next stop, all kinds of ROCK please!

Alternative Rock

Lessons taught by The Script!

First, you think the worst is a broken heart
What's gonna kill you is the second part
And the third, is when your world splits down the middle
Fourth, you're gonna think that you fixed yourself
Fifth, you see them out with someone else
And the sixth, is when you admit that you may have fucked up a little

I don’t know how it’s possible, but I came across this song just recently! OMG!! This is like the bomb!

Genuine Rock!!!

Awesome song!!!

Pop Rock/Punk

How I miss Mayday Parade!!! I’m gonna post more of their latest songs soon!!!

Next, INDIE!!!

Supa cool song! <3

I just love how random Kim’s dancing is haha. Will be really cool if they come up with an official video!

Make sure to listen “It's Alright” too! It’s as dope as this song! Did I just say dope? :D

Moving on to HIP-HOP/RAP/R&B/Minaj??? (I’m a little confused where to put her music at lol)

Probably the only Minaj song that I’ve ever included under my “on-repeat” playlist haha

Last stop, COUNTRY!

Ok, I never knew who sings this song until I found out that it’s a BAND?! The female singer’s got Taylor Swift’s original hairstyle yo! Good sign? :D

A penny for my thoughts, oh no, I'll sell 'em for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I'm a goner
And maybe then you'll hear the words I been singing
Funny, when you're dead how people start listening
If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

I kinda see them as emo teens singing country music instead of punk. I don’t know lol, how about you? Get that feeling?

Phew! That’s all for now.

I’ve still got so much stuff to post besides music!! Next post, next post.

Alrighty, till next time!!

xo, Jo