If you grew up in the 90′s…

There are a million ways to end this sentence, but the one I’m thinking of is “you love boys bands!”

90's kids

This might not apply to everyone, but it applies to most people – like me and some of my blog fellows (I won’t say names to avoid ruining your already quite low reputations) -, especially girls!

In my case, Blue is undoubtedly my all-time favourite boys band (Paulo’s post with four of us singing Best in Me is just a taste of how much I like Blue) and I might share some of their songs later in here. Besides Blue, I did not listen to boys bands that much – some Portuguese ones, like Excesso or D’Arrasar, and Backstreet Boys, of course!

But there’s another boys band that I really like – Westlife. They have quite beautiful ballads, some original ones and some really nice covers. I’ll leave you each one of them, both quite beautiful songs :)

Death

Hi everyone!

Filipa de Lencastre e D. João I

Philippa of Lancaster and John I of Portugal

As some of you might have noticed already, this blog has been totally moribund. I cannot tell whether it is just something temporary and it will eventually recover, or it is just a prelude for an epic ending. Or maybe neither, and it will forever stay in this lethargy… Only god knows!

But the main reason I decided to make this post was not the death of the blog itself, but other deaths. I was reading a book about Philippa of Lancaster, the Portuguese queen that helped to seal the oldest alliance existing in the world, and to my great astonishment, she died in the end (yeah, sorry for spoiling it)!

Her death reminded me of a scene of my favourite movie, Remember the Titans, and I thought I could share it with you, as well as the original song – the movie scene and the original song are quite the opposite, emotionally speaking.

The “sad one” (movie scene) first:

Crazy song

Afroman Because I got highDisclaimer: the songs below are not very decorous, so I advise you to not listen to them if you are not a great fan of listening to obscenities.

Having this said, I must proceed with my post without feeling guilty :P We’ve had Hip Hop and we’ve had funny songs, but we haven’t had them together. That’s why I’m here today.

I shall present you “my man”: Afroman! That’s right, that same guy that a decade ago made us all sing the great hit “Because I got high“. I was just a 12 year-old kid back then and my English skills were not that great, but it was just enough to make me understand the chorus and a little more, and to make me sing the song with Gonçalo and Pedro during class breaks.

Back then, Because I got High was the only Afroman song I (and most people, I guess) knew. But a couple of weeks ago I discovered other two Afroman songs that are worth listening to – at least if you like indecorous and simple humour -, so that’s what I’m sharing with you. Hope you enjoy and that the first song does not apply to you :P

Now this second one is the one that hooked me for about a week (17 counts in my WMP). I’ll leave you the official video clip, but also the link to the uncensored song (easier to understand the lyrics).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID5Ui_5fJtA

 

Bring all the Lovin’!

Bring a Little Lovin'Los Bravos. Do you recognize the name? Well, if you don’t, they were another (almost) one-hit band (at least outside Spain).
I dare to say that most people from the Western World (here is an example) know the song Black is Black - if you clicked the previous link you should already be expecting this song :P But I also dare to say that most people know only Black is Black.

Well, I somehow am not one of those persons: some years ago I decided to listen to some Los Bravos songs, and it was actually a good decision – I like some of their songs. One of them is Bring a Little Lovin’ (a cover, by the way), one of the few Los Bravos songs besides Black is Black that charted in the US (#51).

Well, but all this to tell you that I was sitting on my couch watching tv when suddenly Bring a Little Lovin’ started playing in the introduction of a movie - A Beginner’s Guide to Endings. It surprised me a lot, as I thought I was the only person knowing the song :P and it was of course enough to make me watch the whole movie – which, by the way, I do not recommend.

But I do recommend the song, especially if you are in a good mood or if you want to be in a good one ;)

PS – I dedicate the post to Alfonso, for singing “Los Chicos con Las Chicas” with me several times ;)