This is Billy Joel performing “The Longest Time” in London in 1984. The song starts at 2:30 but the beginning is worth watching, too. :)
Author: Dayyan Smith
Music from the UK – Henry Hall
Henry Hall was a british musician who was active from the 1920s to the 1950s. This is a recording of Henry Hall singing “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic” accompanied by the BBC Band Orchestra.
It has a very catchy melody, but it is weird and a little bit creepy.
Music from the US/Puerto Rico – José Feliciano
“Light my fire” is one of José Feliciano’s most popular international hits. It is originally by “The Doors” and was at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts for three weeks an re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968 following the success of José Feliciano’s version of the song.
Music from the US – The Manhattan Transfer
I like coffee. I like tea. Apparently the people from The Manhattan Transfer do too. At least that’s what the “Java Jive” ist about.
Music from the US – R.E.M.
It’s the end of the world as we know it… maybe already today. ;)
Music from the US – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
“Man on Fire” is a song by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
You can read more about them, and listen to another one of their songs here.
I like the deep lyrics aswell as the dynamic sound. When listening to the song with headphones you can really hear the stereo mixing.
Music from Middle-earth – Thorin and the Dwarves
I just came back from watching “The Hobbit” and I really liked the dwarves’ song… So here it is! It’s a pretty long edit, but the song is amazing and I could listen to it even longer. ;)
The song is called “Misty Mountains (Cold)” and was composed by Howard Shore, written by J. R. R. Tolkien, and is sung by Thorin and the dwarves in the film.
And here is “May it be” by Enya. I thought this shouldn’t miss when writing about the Lord of the Rings. :)
Music from the US – Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling is an american violinist. She is famous for her choreographed violin performances. She is kind of crazy, but the violin and the electronic sounds fit together perfectly. She composes very catchy melodies and I don’t miss anyone singing, the songs are excellent in their very own way.
Continue reading for another one of her music videos.
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Music from Israel – The Battle Tank Percussionist
This guy is improvising on an israeli battle tank.
“No more war. No more bloodshed.”
Music from Canada – Honeyman and the Brothers Farr
Honeyman and the Brothers Farr are a roots pop band based out of Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.
They won the Avett Brothers’ “Live and Die” cover contest, and their submission isn’t only what I think is the best cover ever, but also the most amazing music in general that I have listened to in quite a while.
Could this get any better? The answer is no, no it couldn’t.
I couldn’t agree more with YouTube user Margaritamix566. Although they are only three it sounds like a choir singing. They have very powerful voices and sing beautiful harmonies which results in a divine sound.
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