This week in mexican music charts
I don't think I've explored the mexican charts before. Let's see what they have in store...Adiós Amor by Christian NodalVerdict: Interesting, but definitely not my kind of music.
This week in isreali music
I was watching Reza Aslan's Believer series the other night when I saw a bunch of high energy "hippie" Jews (for lack of a better description). The interesting thing is that they come from conservative background, which I found a little conflicting with the 'liberated' hippieness on camera. So these guys where they were pumping some serious high energy music from speakers on their little van and they
This week in Greece
Friday, Apr 7 2017 15:05 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική
This appears to be #1 in the Greek charts, according to GreekBoston anyway ;-)Σιγά by Χριστίνα ΣάλτηVerdict: Pretty typical music and beats. I like it, I would listen to it (has a good beat). Sounds a little cookie cutter thought
This week in the italian charts
I don't think I've listed to Italian charts for a while...so here we go - this week this is #1 in ItalyDespacito by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy YankeeVerdict: Nice beat. I could do without the Autotune though ;-)
This week in facebook found music
No charts this week, but rather facebook found music.Storm the Sorrow by EPICAVerdict: Generally this is not the type of music that I seek out (epic metal?), but it's got a good tune if you've need to be psychologically pumped
This week in Canada
Seems liked Ed Sheera with Shape of you is #1 in Canada this week, as elsewhere, so here's #2 in Canada.It ain't me by Kygo with Selena GomezVerdict: It's OK. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
This week in the French charts
Seems like Ed Sheeran is everywhere in the charts - even in France, so here is #4 on the French charts this week.Be Mine by OfenbachVerdict: I actually liked the music quite a lot. I wasn't expecting to (given the slightly odd music video with the potentially psychotic serial killer ;-) ), but it was quite up-beat in terms of a tune which makes it a pleasure to listen to (even as background music).
This week in music charts
This week I was looking at the general billboard charts. Didn't recognize this #1, so I took it for virtual spin...Shape of you by Ed SheeranVerdict: It's alright. I think this emoticon sums it up ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
This week in Russian Music
Friday, Feb 24 2017 01:30 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ленинград, Музыка, клип, русский
I don't know if this was something that was on the charts, but I've come across Leningrad (the band) before, so it might be something that's bubbled up. This comes across from The Verge. As with the Verge's warning: graphic video content ahead.Кольщик by ЛенинградVerdict: Liked it. Wonder if I should get an album (or two) of theirs...
This week in Greek music
On top of the Greek charts this week...Όσο θα λείπεις by Kings & Γιάννης ΠλούταρχοςVerdict: Sort of what I expected to hear from Ploutarchos. Not bad, but I feel like it blends with other songs of this type.
Μιθριδάτης - Γλυκιά Ολντ'Σκουλιά
Friday, Feb 10 2017 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Βίντεο, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, κλίπ
Γλυκιά Ολντ'Σκουλιά by ΜιθριδάτηςVerdict: Haven't heard an Imiskoubria (or Mithridatis song) that I don't like. This one does not disappoint either. I like mashup of music genres. It's also easy to sign along to which makes it much more of an earworm than most songs :-)
This week in KPOP
For some reason I was looking up PSY on youtube and this video came up. Technically not new- but new to me (or at least I don't remember it if it's not new to me...)Daddy by PSY (feat, CL of 2NE1)Verdict: Definitly my kind of music :) No idea what the lyrics say in Korean (definite drawback, guess I need to start learning), but the music carried me through (some happy hardcore elements in there too).
This week in Turkish charts
I don't think I've listened to any Turkish charts since I started this project, so this week I tried looking up some popular songs in Turkey. Gök Nerede by Mabel MatizVerdict: Way too slow for me. This is really sleepy-time music for me ;-)
This week in television theme song music...
I've been watching a series called Berlin Station recently. The series uses Bowie song that I hadn't heard of before, and it's been stuck in my mind. It's not new...but it's new to me.Afraid of Americas by David BowieVerdict: Obviously I like this since it's been stuck in my head :p
This week in the Greek charts
Friday, Jan 13 2017 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική
Haven't gone to the Greek charts in a while. So, this week I hit up GreekBoston.com to see what's new in Greece.Αίνιγμα by BlaséVerdict: I like the mix of more traditional(ish) music and beats with hip hop. I was not aware of Blasé. I guess I need to look them up :-)
This week in German Charts
Friday, Jan 6 2017 10:36 | #FridayMusic, Deutsch, Entertainment, Germany, Music, music video, Musik, youtube
I started watching Berlin Station this past week, so Germany seemed like an appropriate stop for this week's charts. This is #3 on the charts this week Chöre by Mark FosterVerdict: Quite energizing. I like it. No idea about the lyrics - need to really brush up on my German...Still, I'd listen to this again (maybe even sing along to it...). ;-)
Crayon Pop 크레용팝 꾸리스마스
Saw this on facebook earlier today. Some interesting K-Pop that is holiday themed (at least from the visuals) ;-) I guess I need to go back and discover new K-Pop. This song is by Crayon Pop 크레용팝 꾸리스마스 and it's called Lonely Christmas
This week in Χριστούγεννα Μιούζικ
Friday, Dec 23 2016 09:17 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Γιορτές, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Χριστούγεννα
Λίγο νωρίς για Χριστουγεννιάτικα, αλλά βρήκα αυτό το συγκεκριμένο τραγούδι (καινούργιο για μένα αφού δεν το είχα ξανακούσει) οπότε το βάζω ως νέο και γιορτινό ;-)
This week in Japan
Every so often I log into Mixi, a Japanese social network akin to Facebook. I got an invite to it back in the day when I was learning Japanese through JPod (and before they clamped down and required a Japanese cell phone number to join). I guess the Japanese don't like gaijin joining their social networks ;-) In any case, Asian Kung-Fu Generation was advertised when I logged in so
LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It
Not quite "retro" but it's been a while since I've heard this song. Before I looked this up this video for this post, I am not sure I had seen the official video (so I guess a potential NSFW warning here?)
This week in the US charts
Back to the US for this week's music sampling.USABlack Beatles by Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane Verdict: Interesting...but in the end it was a bit m'eh for me...
This week in Romanian music
Not sure why I thought of Romania, but I don't think that I've head music from the Romanian charts before...so I looked around.RomaniaYalla by InnaVerdict: This is definitely my kind of music. Need to find more of Inna. I was pleasantly surprised to hear Arabic as well (didn't seem like the kind of singer who would be multilingual). Can't vouch for the accuracy of the Arabic, but
This Week in Portugal
I am not sure if I've heard anything from the Portuguese music charts...so here it goes! This was #1 in the charts in Portugal this past weekPortugalAté pensei que fosse minha by Antonio ZambujoVerdict: This song is probably good for a cold and snowy day, sitting by the fireplace. Other than that, for me, it doesn't really strike a cord (pun intended) ;-)
This week in the Norwegian charts
Just like before, there seem to be a lot of English language tracks on the Norwegian charts. The top for this past week is as follows:The Weeknd by Starboy feat. Daft PunkVerdict: Not bad. I like the music video (visuals). The song itself seems, to me anyway, as a good song to drive to. That said, I am not sure I am crazy about the "hey! here I am! Look at me! I am the new kid on the block!
This week in Japan (?!)
Friday, Nov 11 2016 09:54 | #FridayMusic, Comedy, Entertainment, Humor, Music, music video, youtube, 日本語
I don't know if this technically counts as a song...but it's got a beat, and it's got words...so I guess it might be one? This was discovered while watching @midnight (a comedy web-culture show) this morning. Japan (?)PPAP ペンパイナッポーアッポーペン「ロング」バージョン by PIKOTARO(ピコ太郎)Verdict: No words are sufficient to describe this... just "LOL" I guess?
This week in Italy
Friday, Nov 4 2016 12:22 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, italiano, Music, music video, musica, youtube
This week I (virtually) swung over to Italy to see what is new in their charts. Benji & Fede's new album 0+ is out, and this song seems to be popular there. Let's hear ItalyAmore Wi-Fi by Benji & FedeVerdict: Catchy song. It's slow enough to keep in the background while working, and from a language learning perspective quite easy to understand. Maybe I need to check out their
This week in Spain
Friday, Oct 28 2016 05:26 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, spain, vacation, youtube
Another one from MTV spain while on vacation.I liked the energy of this song and the clip itselfSpainKiss the sky by Jason Derulo
This week in Spain
Another song from MTV spain discovered while taking a break from museums. This seems a lot like one of those songs that is in mind but the music video makes little sense. I tuned in during the spin-exercise scene and I was like "WTF?!"SpainSide to Side y by Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj
This week in Spain
Friday, Oct 14 2016 05:47 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, spain, vacation, youtube
Something from the music channel Sol Musica in Spain. I liked this song, but I am not a fan of the vocals (frayed voice?)SpainBetter than he can by Shawn Mendez
This week in Spain
Friday, Oct 7 2016 05:15 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, spain, vacation, youtube
This is something I happened upon on MTV spain one day when we were taking a break from visiting museums. Interesting video clip and the music is upbeat enough for me.SpainFiesta in el infierno by Fangoria
This week in Spain
Friday, Sep 30 2016 06:32 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, restaurants, spain, vacation, youtube
I heard this song in Barcelona this week while having Tapas at a local restaurant. I think the song was the versione arabe, but this seems to be the regular version.RussiaNe me jugez pas by Sawt el Atlas
This week in the Russian charts...
Friday, Sep 23 2016 01:30 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
This is starting to become a segment in the blog...maybe I should add a label to the blog lol #TWIR. The song from the last 2 weeks (Твои Глаза) is still number 1 this week, so here is number #2 on the charts this week. RussiaMy Way by Calvin HarrisVerdict: This song reminded me that I don't know the lyrics to the original My Way, so I need to look those up. As far as this song goes
This week in Russia(n music)
Friday, Sep 16 2016 10:11 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
This is starting to become a segment in the blog...maybe I should add a label to the blog lol #TWIR. The song from last week (Твои Глаза) is still number 1 this week, so here is number #2 on the charts this week. RussiaЦелого мира мало by Полина Гагарина feat. БастааVerdict: A bit too much on the melancholy end for my liking. It's not bad,
This week in Russia
Friday, Sep 9 2016 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
I think I'll be staying with Russia for the next few weeks (maybe September is charts-in-Russian month ;-) ), both because I can actually understand the language a bit, and I like their pop music. RussiaТвои Глаза by ЛободаVerdict: The title of the song translates to 'your eyes'. The video sounds as good as one would expect of a live recording. A better audio version
This week in Music: Russia
Friday, Sep 2 2016 11:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
This week, on the spur of the moment I decided to have a look at what's on top on the Russian charts. In previous weeks I think I had come across many American songs on the charts (at least the ones I found) but this week I saw one chart listing that seemed more local. That said, I might be visiting these charts more frequently since I like Russian, as a language, even though I haven't studied
Goin' Through - Πόσο μαλάκας είσαι
Άλλος ένα τραγούδι για όσους τα έχουν πάρει ;-)
This week in music: Brazil
This week, in light of the closing of the Olympics, I am visiting Brazilian musicBrazilTudo Com Você by Victor & LeoVerdict: Interesting song. Sounds like something I've heard before.
Goin' Through & Tns - 12 παρά
Sunday, Aug 21 2016 01:30 | #musicrewind, hiphop, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία, χιπχοπ
Μάλλον χιπχοπ μήνας ο Αύγουστος ;-)
This week in music: Ghana
I was trying to think of a country that I haven't 'visited' yet in my music explorations and Ghana was it! Seems like this track recently got the music video released, so it seems to be at the top of the charts (I guess viewer discretion is advised?)GhanaOne more time by MzBellVerdict: Catchy tune. Wouldn't mind if this were playing in the background.
ΤERROR X CREW - Να Τους Δω Να Τρεχουν (Rock Version 1995)
Sunday, Aug 14 2016 02:00 | #musicrewind, hiphοp, music video, remix, rock, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία, χιπχοπ
Από Ελληνική χιπ-χοπ δεν γνώριζα μέχρι να γνωρίσω την λίλα και την μαργώ, και αυτό ήταν από τα πρώτα τραγούδια που άκουσα σε αυτο το στύλ Για μένα είναι το τραγούδι που λεει "αγαμίς'" σε κάποιους συγκεκριμένους τύπους που
This week in Music: Sweden and Greece
Friday, Aug 12 2016 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Languages, Music, music video, norsk, svenska, Ελλάδα, Ελληνικά, Μουσική
Going to try doing one song per week from now on. This week, for some reason Sweden came to mind. There was also a song from Greece that seems to be in the news, but it seems rather poor taste to embed that music video here. Good weekend to all!Greece Elektrisk by Marcus & Martinus ft. Katastrofe Verdict: It's funny that this is #10 in the Swedish charts this past week
Στέρεο Νόβα ft. Σταμάτη Κραουνάκη - Νόχι
Για το Αύγουστο λέω να #musicrewind να είναι Ελληνικά.Αυτό θα πρέπει να το βάλω και του χρόνου αφού κλείουν 20 χρόνια από τότε που το πρώτοάκουσα χαχα :-)
This week in Music: Greece
Friday, Aug 5 2016 11:36 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, Ελλάδα, Ημισκούμπρια, Μουσική
Not quite new-new, but new enough for my Friday Music category. Good song for the weekend :-)Greece ΣΠΙΤΟΥΛΙΝΙ ΑΡΑΧΤΟΥΛΙΝΙ by ΜΙΘΡΙΔΑΤΗΣ Verdict: Like! Like! Like!
Nek - Se una regola c'è
Sunday, Jul 31 2016 02:00 | #musicrewind, italiano, music video, musica, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία
Κλείνουμε τον μήνα του Nek με το Se una regola c'è.Ακόμα με κάνει να σκέφτομαι κάποια παλιά :-)
This week in Music: Finland
This week, once more in my quest to keep up with pop culture, my music homework from the Finnish music charts:Finland Snadi by Roope Salminen & KoiratVerdict:No music video for this. I don't understand Finnish, but the song seemed catchy enough to listen to it more than once :-)
Nek - Laura non c'è
Sunday, Jul 24 2016 03:30 | #musicrewind, italiano, music video, musica, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία
Κλασσικό τραγούδι. Θύμαμαι όταν βγήκε αρχικά αυτή η μίξη (1998;)
Nek - La vita è
Sunday, Jul 17 2016 03:00 | #musicrewind, italiano, music video, musica, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία
Άλλο ένα τραγούδι από τα παλιά... Πρέπει να αρχίσω πάλι τα Ιταλικά :-)
This week in music: Austria, New Zealand, Thailand, and Vietnam
Friday, Jul 15 2016 01:30 | #FridayMusic, Austria, Entertainment, Music, music video, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam
This week, once more in my quest to keep up with pop culture, my music homework from the billboard charts:AustriaBeauty Sucks by KezzyVerdict: Interesting song in the top singles this week for Austria. I actually liked this one a lot (music and lyrics are good, the vocals though...I guess I am a fan of the nasal sounds...)New ZealandM.I.L.F.$ by FergieVerdict: Not on the top 40 yet, but it was
Nek - Ci sei tu
Sunday, Jul 10 2016 06:30 | #musicrewind, italiano, music video, musica, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία
Θυμάμαι όταν αγόρασα το single... Ίσως ήταν ένας κακός οιωνός ;-)
This week in music in Greece, Russia, Brazil, and Portugal
This week, once more in my quest to keep up with pop culture, my music homework from the billboard charts:GreeceLost on You by LPVerdict: I actually liked it a lot. It's a bit odd to have an English language song as #1 in Greece, but the beat and tempo of the song is very right for Greece.RussiaSub Pielea Mea | #eroina by Carla's DreamVerdict: It's a little odd to have a song in Portuguese
Στέλλα Γεωργιάδου - Τώρα μου μιλάει
Ψςςςς... τι μου θύμησες τώρα...1998; 1999;
This week in Music - USA, Austria, Korea, and France...
This week, my music homework from the billboard chartsUSAOne Dance by Drake feat. WizKid and KylaVerdict: M...eh. It's OK as background music, but not really to my taste for music. Too "sleepy" and dream sequence. AustriaThe sound of Silence by DisturbedVerdict: I like the visual of the music video, but this song is way to melancholy for me. KoreaNot spring, love, or cherry blossoms (봄,사랑,벚꽃
Βαλάντης - Στο Ανσανσερ
Άλλο ένα τραγούδι που άκουγα αρκετά...αλλά δεν είχα δεί ποτέ βίντεο. Ας είναι καλά το YouTube ;-)
Australia, Canada, Japan, and Germany - Music this week
In the quest to keep up to date with new music - this week I went with the charts for Australia, Canada, Japan, and GermanyMeghan Trainor - Me Too#1 in AustraliaVerdict: upbeat and cheeky. I like it!Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners - This Girl#1 in GermanyVerdict: Reminds me a lot of early 2000s music that I listened to (or maybe it's just German music...). Either way - I like it! It's got a
Δάκης - Τσάι με λεμόνι
Παλιό τραγούδι. Ποτέ δεν είχα το βίντεο μέχρι να μου έρθει η ιδέα να το βάλω ώς #musicrewind. Ενδιαφέρον...
Da Hool - meet her at the Loveparade
Sunday, Jun 12 2016 02:00 | 1998, dance, house, Music, music video, Olympia, techno, youtube, Αμαλιάδα
A little something from a while back. I was introduced to this song almost 20 years ago this time of year..
Friday Music - Some Greek, some French, some English, and some Korean
Friday, Jun 10 2016 02:30 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Français, Music, music video, Ελληνικά, 日本語, 한국어
In my quest to stay current with music, world music, I am looking at top 40 from around the world and randomly picking songs to sample.From the Italian Charts: Maître Gims - Est-ce que tu m'aimes ?Verdict: not bad. Don't quite get the French (need the lyrics to get acclimated to sung French). I'd listen to this again.From the US charts: Drake - One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)Verdict:
이정현 - 아리아리 (Lee Jung Huyn - Ari Ari)
I think to start my #musicrewind tag I'll go with the theme of KPOP. Back when I was working for Media Services (1999ish) many of my co-workers (and later employees) were Vietnamese. Music that they played came from Vietnam, and a lot of the music they listened to was Vietnamese ballad-y type of music. However, some of them did listed to music that I tended to listen to (dance,
2NE1 - 내가 제일 잘 나가 (I am the best)
I fell like I don't listen to a ton of new music lately - so I think every Friday I will look for something that's been released in the last couple of years and expand my music horizons... Maybe I'll keep Sundays as the music-rewind day. To kick off my "new" music - here's some KPOP from 2NE1 (twenty one?)
Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
A little blast from the past (probably one of my favorite songs - love the beat)
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger ft. Christina Aguilera
Το τραγουδάκι τι εβδομάδας (κάποιος μου το θύμισε).
The Tamperer feat. Maya - If You Buy This Record Your Life Will Be Better
Friday, May 13 2016 06:00 | #FridayMusic, #metanastis, 1990s, dance, Entertainment, Music, music video
Music Friday! This week's pick (reminiscing) is The Tamperer feat. Maya - If You Buy This Record Your Life Will Be Better. I think that this was the first Tamperer song that I head that summer I returned to Greece after a long hiatus :-)
Tamperer Feat Maya - Feel it
Ένα φιλαράκι το πόσταρε στο facebook τις προάλλες και μου θύμισε τις παλιές μέρες. Κοντά 20 χρόνια, λίγο πριν το πτυχίο και τώρα κοντεύουμε διδακτορικό. Τώρα υπάρχουν σχεδόν όλα στο YouTube, αλλά θυμάμαι πως το είχα κατεβάσει το
The other day Prince passed away at the age of 57 (woah! too young!)Not a huge Prince fan, but the song of his that really stood out was "let's go crazy"
"Hello Gov, it's Marty" [Adele Spoof] by Kris Carter
Who said politicians can't be funny?
Dubioza kolektiv "Free.mp3"
It's been a while since I've posted something music related. I came across this song "Free.mp3" (aka the pirate bay song) by Dubioza Kolektiv. Pretty entertaining, and quite catchy. You can also download it for free here: http://dubioza.org/albums/happy-machine/