Monday, August 24, 2009

Smart Music Mondays, Volume Twenty.

Happy Monday, Folks!

It's been a minute but I'm gonna get you right...

Your weekend is about to come alive with the latest from BamaLoveSoul’s own DJ Rahdu. A musical experience that takes you from mood to mood as it grooves through the best in soul classics, nu soul, hip hop, broken beat, & funk. This week's podcast is from the Netherlands finest, Nicolay.

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1. Foreign Exchange - All That You Are (Nicky Fagan's Eye Should Know Better Remix)
2. Strange Fruit Project - The Plague
3. I Plus I - Love.Life.Music (Nicolay Remix)
4. Little Brother - The Yo Yo (Nicolay Remix)
5. Nicolay - Nicolay's Steez
6. Daru & Rena - Take Your Hand
7. Nicolay & Kay - The Light
8. Common - I Gotta Right Ta (Nicolay Remix)
9. The Primeridian - Hang On (Nicolay Remix)
10. Foreign Exchange; Yahzarah; Darien Brockington - Something to Behold
11. Nicolay - The Sopranos
12. Havana - Tangled
13. Panacea - Pops Said (Nicolay Remix)
14. Nicolay & Supastition - The Williams
15. Tanya Morgan - 1st Date
16. Nicolay & Kay - Tight Eyes (AEON Remix)
17. Ilwil; Jameeze - So Far (Remix)
18. Foreign Exchange - Happiness
19. Roy Ayers - Funk In the Hole (Nicolay Remix)
20. Little Brother - Light It Up (Nicolay Remix)
21. Nicolay & Kay - Grand Theft auto Instrumental
Listen up when you get a chance....

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In other news, my blog has been jacked by a good friend of mine whose hilarity usurps mine (quite easily actually). She is the author of numerous blogs/articles/scathing editorials, namely one of the funniest on these here innanets. Without further ado, my female partner in crime, Luvvie!

I'm not sure about you but I can't reminisce about my childhood without thinking about Walt Disney films. They were less cartoons, more animated movies and they served as the background to my childhood Not only were the films awesome with their Happily Ever After, but their characters resonated with adults as much as children.

Disney was definitely THE movie studio. But as good as the films were, the music they set to them were even more amazing. This is why I'm dedicating today's Smart Music Mondays to Disney films.

I picked these songs because they are the ones I find myself humming subconsciously. Or I know all the words. These are the most memorable Disney songs that were in their animated movies.

Top 10 Disney Songs (in no particular order)

1. Hakuna Matata - Lion King

2. A Whole New World - Aladdin

3. Circle of Life - Lion King

4. Beauty & the Beast

5. Under the Sea - Little Mermaid

6. Can you feel the Love Tonight - Lion King

7. Reflections - Mulan

8. Colors of the Wind - Pocahontas

9. You'll be in my Heart - Tarzan

10. Prince Ali - Aladdin

But, for THE BEST Disney movie Soundtrack, I'll have to obviously go with:

The Lion King - This is not only arguably the best Disney film in terms of storyline and cinematography, but it may have THE best soundtrack. I could have 5 out of the top 10 Disney songs ever come from this movie. Most folks know all the words to "Hakuna Matata" and I dare it to come on without you busting it out. "Circle of Life" was a dope introduction to the film and it set the stage. "Can you feel the love tonight" is one ultra sappy ballad that's perfect for those who love douchebag music, like me that touches my soul. Oh, and "I just can't wait to be King" was perfectly flashy like a true African. My favorite part is when Simba goes "Everybody look left, everybody look right. Everywhere you look i'm standing in spotlight." He might as well have said "Wipe me Down."

Other songs I love: "He Lives in You", "Be Prepared"

Yeah, Lion King had the best soundtrack. If you disagree, you are wrong.

Honorable Mention:

The Little Mermaid - This is probably my second favorite Disney movie, with an equally bomb soundtrack. It may have to do with the hilarity that was Sebastian the crab. His smile bears a striking resemblance to mine, showing ALL the teefs. I also appreciated Triton, a character that reminded me of Poseidon from Greek Mythology (I'm a geek for it). This movie had some super catchy songs. "Under the Sea" is a good time put to song (I do a great impression of Sebastian singing it). The ballad of this film was "Kiss the Girl" which was like teenage dating anxiety set to song. iSwoon. All the song is missing is someone interjecting with "BOOM CHICKA WAH WAH". Ok, well, I guess that may not be appropriate for a kiddy flick.

Oh, and "Poor Unfortunate Souls" is scary at me is the perfect villain song. Ursula was perfectly evil! *Whispers* AM I the only one who thinks the muse for Ursula is Roseanne? *crickets* Fine. I'll stand alone. HMPH!

To round out the top 5 movie soundtracks, I'll say Aladdin, Beauty & the Beast and Pocahontas.

Yeah I'm pretty sure that Disney has a monopoly on my childhood. This reminds me. I must go download all of these songs to my iPod can sway with me. Just hope that I don't bust out a rousing rendition of "Hakuna Matata" while commuting on the bus o_O.

PEACE out folks! Happy Monday.

LuvBug loves Music

P.S. I have both versions of "A Whole New World" on my mp3 player. The movie version and the duet by Celine Dion and Peabo "Gumby" Bryson. I'm not 'shamed.

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