Monday, 18 July 2011

The guy who sang a girl's song: Star Wars back in 1930

Anyone remember the song "Your Woman" from the UK synthie band "White Town"? It was quite a blast in 1997/1998 but also a classic One Hit Wonder for White Town.
I've loved this song since I first listened to it and it still is one of my alltime favourites. The lyrics are beautiful and tragic and I somehow find it funny, that a man is singing "I could never be your woman" - it's not the first time a gilr's song is performed by a boy, I know, but still I find it quite striking here.

Find the music video on MyVideo.

Oh and yes, do the tunes sound like Star Wars?! Yes they do indeed - this song was inspired by Al Bowlly's "My Woman", a jazz song from the 1930s. And obviously this song also gave some inspiration for the Star Wars soundtrack as well. You agree?

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Life's Soundtracks - Guitar Summer in German

It should be summer at the moment, right? But somehow July 2011 feels like April 2011 today :(
Luckily there are quite a number of songs to get true summer flair at least for your head. Below I have compiled three of my favourite summer-somersongs from great German bands to make the sun shine our of your speakers ;) They were all released during 2006 and - exept for the FiFa World Champinship of course - that summer really sucked as well. Throughout my complete summer holidays it was cold and rainy - but those guys below helped me to stand it ;) Enjoy!

Pohlmann - Wenn jetzt Sommer Wär' ("If it was summer now")

Sebstian Hämer - Der Sommer unseres Lebens ("The Summer of our Life", and yes, you'll remember it from here)

Revolverheld - Mit dir chill'n (Live) ("Chill out with you")

Monday, 11 July 2011

What song are you listening to, Ansbach?

Such a nice little, very musical, film from my hometown in Bavaria. They asked people on the street who wore headphones, which song they were listening to right now. The result is a quite diversified soundtrack - from QOTSA and Rammstein to Rhianna and Colette.
The Soundtrack of Ansbach 2011 :-)

Track List:

Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
Colette - Think You Want It
Pietro Lombardi feat. Sahra Engels - Miss You
Berlins Most Wanted - Sie Wissen Wer Wir Sind
Jambazi & Fike & Papalam - Minimum
Rihanna - California King Bed
Kool Savas & Olli Banjo - Techno Piloten
Marmaduke Duke - Fall At Your Feet (Crowded House Cover)
Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer - Give Me Everything
Queens of The Stone Age - First It Giveth
Radio Galaxy - 105,8
Rammstein - Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
Lil Wayne - A Milli
Sum 41 - The Hellsong
The Sounds - Living in America
K.I.Z. - Einritt
Lil' Wayne - A Milli
Sum41 - The Hellsong
The Sounds - Living in America
K.I.Z. - Einritt