Twilight Soundtrack: Bella’s Lullaby

Yesterday, I found myself re-watching the first film from the Twilight Saga as it is available on Netflix. As a Netflix newbie myself, I recently completed season 7 of my favourite show Pretty Little Liars and I was searching for something else to watch when I stumbled across the Twilight Saga movies.

I have been a fan of the books when they released and had devoured each one – refusing to put them down as I became hooked on the intense love story between Bella & Edward. Whilst re-watching the first film last night, I was reminded how much I loved the piano instrumentals from the soundtrack – whether it is Edward’s favourite Claire de Lune or the soothing Lullaby that he composes especially for Bella, both melodies are wonderful to listen to, especially if you are looking for some sort of escapism in the Music. Check them out below and let me know if you are a Twilight fan also!

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Girl at the Piano pays tribute to George Michael

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This week, the world of Music suffered another terrible loss of a great Music icon: George Michael. Sadly, this is the second tribute post at my blog this year, as Heaven becomes a Musical place!

It is my dear Mum who first introduced me to George’s Music. I grew up enjoying and listening to his tracks Careless Whisper, Last Christmas, including his hits with Wham!. Luckily for me he was still making Music as I grew up, and so I was able to enjoy his later hits such as Faith and one of my most favourite duets of his, As. The video for As was a memorable one and I remember watching it on TV almost every week as the song remained number one in the charts for weeks.

I am sharing some of my most favourite songs by George below. Let me know which ones are your favourites!

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My Favourite cover songs ~ Part 3

Returning back to my favourite cover songs feature with part 3, and this time, I will be talking about the song ‘Without You’.

‘Without You’ is a song which is originally sung by singer Harry Nilsson. The song had released in 1972 and was later famously covered by diva Mariah Carey in 1993. My favourite version of the song is Mariah’s version. She has performed the song on such a high level, that it is almost hard to ignore the emotionally charged strength in her performance.

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My Favourite Cover Songs ~ Part 2

Continuing the series of cover songs, with my second most favourite cover of the song ‘Dreams’.

‘Dreams’ is a song that is originally written and composed by one of my most favourite and popular bands of the ’70’s Fleetwood Mac. They comprise of musicians Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and ace guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. ‘Dreams’ features on their highly popular album ‘Rumours’ and was covered by my favourite Irish band The Corrs in the 1990’s who gave the song a magical uplift.

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My Favourite Cover Songs ~ Part 1

I am finally back with a new blog post and this time, it is all about my favourite cover songs!

Cover songs are a very common occurrence in Western music. They can often boost an artists career, or help to launch a new artist, and give them the much needed exposure. In Bollywood Music cover songs are created in a slightly different manner. They can often be heard in the form of epic performances on music based reality shows or in the form of YouTube covers from upcoming artists who are trying to get noticed by the Bollywood Music industry.

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Girl at the Piano pays tribute to Prince: Legend and Icon Forever

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Last week saw the loss of one of the greatest musicians of all time. The legendary ‘Prince’. As the news spread of this loss around the world, many tributes poued in and fans began to relieve the memories.

My “musical relationship” with Prince, may not have been as strong as the one I shared with MJ, but I fully respected his talent and greatly admired his ability to constantly reinvent himself. Reinvention is quite possibly, the most difficult task for any artist. A multi-instrumentalist, Prince was truly blessed with the gift of Music, on every level.

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My Top 5 favourite Christmas songs

As we head closer to Christmas, you have probably noticed all of your favourite christmas songs playing in every shop! Even though we always hear mostly the same ones every year, I thought I would share with you all, my Top 5 favourite Christmas songs:

All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey

We all love Mariah and especially, in this happy, chirpy christmas number. She not only belts out the highest of notes, but also displays her full singing range in almost one song!

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My favourite Music of 2015: Part 3 ~ Emeli Sande/The Corrs

Favourite Music of 2015 Part 3: Emeli Sande/The Corrs

After not listening to much Western Music at all (especially not over the last 5 years or so), I finally fell in love with its diverse sound again this year, in the form of Emeli Sande’s (now 3 year old album!) ‘Our Version of Events’. After a very long time, I found a female artist who has both strength and power not just in her voice, but also in her music! My last favourite female artist of this kind, was Alicia Keys and now it is Emeli!

The album ‘Our Version of Events’ is not only lyrically rich, but also covers a wide range of music genres, as well as emotions (that nearly every female can relate to). My most favourite track of the album is ‘Mountains’, followed very closely by the first track ‘Heaven’ which I personally feel has a perfect sound in every phrase. There are not many artists who put 19 of their songs on one album but I can definitely say, that not one of the 19 tracks is weak! This is a highly recommended album from my side! My Top 5 from ‘Our Version of Events’ 1) Mountains 2) Heaven 3) My Kind of Love 4) Read All About It 5)Breaking the Law.

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The Corrs are back!

The popular Irish pop group ‘The Corrs’ have always been one of my most favourite bands since the 1990’s. I was lucky enough to see them perform live at Wembley Arena during that time and I also have all their albums. Needless to say, that I was ecstatic to watch their first performance after 10 years at Hyde Park!

I may have been unable to attend the concert, but I thoroughly enjoyed watching their performance of ‘Breathless’ which was from their 2001 released album ‘In Blue’. The group comprises of three sisters: Andrea Corr (lead vocalist), Sharon Corr (violinist and backing vocals), Caroline Corr (drummer and backing vocals) and their brother Jim Corr (guitars and keyboard). They have a unique way of blending quintessential Irish Music, with soft rock/country elements in their overall sound.

Check out the video of their performance below. They may have been away for 10 years but their presence on stage has just the same level of enchantment as before. Welcome back!

The Corrs live at Hyde Park September 2015: ‘Breathless’