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:

Believe in love!

ScorpionsNice title, don’t you think? Not an original idea, though. I stole it from the Scorpions‘ song that I’m going to post here today (sorry for spoiling :P).

Don’t know if I told you so before, but I am a huge Scorpions fan. Many of their songs are among my all-time favourites, I’ve seen them live twice (too bad I was young enough and a pop-listener when they recorded their Acoustica in Portugal). And although I do not know all their discography, I find myself constantly finding new amazing songs among their albums.

The last one was “Believe in Love“, a typical simple Scorpions song that I find quite powerful and soulful. Hope you like it too and that you keep believing in love, because it’s usually worth it 🙂 Have a nice weekend! 😉