I won’t tell you the story, not to avoid spoiling it, but because it is the least important. The important thing is that you laugh almost constantly for 1 hour and 24 minutes, with few breaks for little romances!
You might be thinking that it is something you would like to know, but at the same time something that can be very complicated. Well, The Axis of Awesome show us that, in fact, writing a pop song is not a Herculean task. All you have to know is how to play 4 chords – whether it is on a piano, on a guitar, or in some other instrument, it doesn’t matter -, and then you play those 4 chords and you will most probably (not) get a hit.
Well, this is the basic idea behind the song I bring you today: that “every” hit of the past forty years was composed with just 4 chords – E, B, C#m and A, by the way. This is not true, of course, but there is a kernel of truth in it. The Axis of Awesome show this by playing a medley with a lot of pop songs, mixing them in a very funny way, in my opinion. You’ll listen to songs you know, songs you did not know you still knew, and songs you have never heard (my second video is with one of those songs you most probably never heard, unless you already knew the 4 chords song).
Hope this amuses you 😉
And now a funny song from Tim Minchin, that besides being a comedy song is also a political one with a strong environmental message.
It’s not so difficult as you may think, but a little bit of talent in the musical world can be very useful if it’s recognized.
I’m here to present an artist that through Internet made part of the Assassin’s Creed soundtrack (some pretty music for a video game).
Like youtube says:
“In September 2011, Madeline Bell, an 18 year old health science student from California, sang a beautiful voice performance into her laptop in her dorm room and submitted it toUJAMsinternational voice casting for Ubisofts Assassin’s Creed Theme. During the two weeks of the contest, she was voted into the Top 20 by the public, and a jury consisting of Hans Zimmer (well-known composer for movie soundtracks like Gladiator, Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.), Lorne Balfe and Simon Landry (Ubisoft) chose her as the winner. Three weeks after her performance, this video was shot, showing Madeline blowing everyone away at Hans Zimmers Remote Control Productions studios.”