Top Ten – The favorite to win the 2014 American Music Awards
By: Esmas Music | Source: esmas.com | 10/14/2014 18:17
They are the most likely to win in the next installment of the 2014 American Music Awards
Iggy Azalea is the favorite to win at the American Music Awards 2014
Introducing The Top Ten favorite nominees to win one of the prized awards in the next installment of the American Music Awards 2014 which will be held on November 23 from Los Angeles and will be broadcast on network television ABC.
1. Artist of the Year – Iggy Azalea
Iggy has had a spectacular year filled with great successes so winning this category would be a great success in his career.
2. Best New Artist – Sam Smith
Sam Smith has certainly been one of the great revelations of this year with the great success it has achieved with his debut album 'In The Lonely Hour', an artist in every sense of the word.
3. Single of the Year – "Happy Pharrell" Williams
Pharrell Williams had everyone dancing with this single which was the main theme of the movie Despicable Me 2. It would certainly be well deserved for "Happy" won the award
4.- Best Male Pop / Rock – John Legend
The sweet voice of John Legend love us all and more with the great message that has the video "You & I".
5.- Best Female Pop / Rock – Lorde
Lorde is unstoppable and shows a button for the young singer is considered by Billboard as the lowest performer of 21 most powerful years of the music industry.
6. Best Band Pop / Rock – One Direction
One thing is undeniable, long time not seen one boy band as successful as One Direction as though the band is brief existence have reaped successes that other groups have taken years to get at that is the favorite to win this prize .
7. Best Album Pop / Rock – Katy Perry 'Prism'
Besides beautiful Katy Perry is one of the most influential singers in the music and the proof is that his latest album Prism has been the most successful of the year.
8. Best Latin Artist – Marc Anthony
"King Midas of Salsa" has had a great year because after some years of absence returned with all their 3.0 album and the song "Live My Life" was a musical success.
9. Best EDM Artist – Avicii
At just 25 years Avicii has consolidated one of the most prolific careers in the electronic music industry is today one of the most important DJ.
10.-Best Score – "Let It Go" Frozen
A beautiful song from beginning to end that touched the hearts of everyone who saw the movie Frozen.
Top Ten – Top Songs for Halloween
By: Esmas Music | Source: esmas.com | 10/28/2014 18:59
Do not miss this count where you will find the best songs to celebrate Halloween night
Michael Jackson 'Thriller'
One of the most anticipated dates definitely Halloween where all tremendous advantage for parties, dress up and scare right or left.
That's why we took on the task of making the top ten with the best Halloween songs which can not miss in your party.
1. "Thriller" – Michael Jackson
There are no more representative of the Halloween song "Thriller" as the video is one of the most memorable out there for these dark parties.
2. "Monster Mash" – Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
The song managed to top the Hot 100 in 1962 and has since become one of the most requested for Halloween parties.
3. "Ghostbusters" – Ray Parker, Jr.
Another classic because it belongs to the original soundtrack of the movie "Ghostbusters," which broke box office records in the 80 and stayed in the memory of all those who ask for candy on Halloween themes.
4. "Deal With the Devil" – Pop Evil
This song is fairly recent, the Onyx album, released in 2013. He managed to settle at the step 20 in the Rock Airplay list.
5. "Werewolves of London" – Warren Zevon
This favorite song on Halloween night is ranked number 21 in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978.
6. "Superstition" – Stevie Wonder
All those superstitious, this song will be a favorite for trick or treating on Halloween.
7. "Creep" – Radiohead
This was the letter from the band in 1992. Thom Yorke, lead singer of the group, said in the letter the story of a drunk man trying to get the attention of a woman is told.¡Of terror!
8. "Do not Fear the Reaper" – Blue Oyster Cult
The track peaked at number 12 on Billboard in 1976.
9. "Highway to Hell" – AC / DC
AC / DC is one of the most legendary rock bands and the proof are the more than 30-year career that speaks for itself. This song for some reason ended up being a favorite for Halloween.
10. "This Is Halloween" – Danny Elfman
This topic could be the soundtrack to Halloween night as it represents the magic of the holiday. The issue is part of the soundtrack of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" by Tim Burton.
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The 10 best: first world war music
Morale-boosting songs, stirring marches and elegies for the fallen, as chosen by the Observer’s classical music critic Fiona Maddocks
Have we missed something? Leave your suggestion in the comments below and you could feature in the alternative list next week.
The Observer, Friday 7 November 2014 12.00 GMT
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1 | Keep the Home Fires Burning
ivor novello at the piano in 1929 Ivor Novello at the piano in 1929. Photograph: Stage Photo Company/V&A
Ivor Novello, born in Cardiff, was only 21 when he wrote Keep the Home Fires Burning (Till the Boys Come Home) in 1914, which touched all families at the outbreak of war with its hopeful message. It was an instant hit. Novello’s war service was less glorious. After a stint in the Royal Navy Air Service, crashing two planes, he enjoyed a long postwar career as an actor, writer and composer of musicals. The Ivor Novello awards are named in his honour. The words of the song are by the American Lena Gilbert Ford, who was divorced and living with her son in London. Both were killed by a German air raid on London in March 1918.
2 | Pack Up Your Troubles
Scene from 'Oh what a Lovely War', 1969. A scene from Richard Attenborough’s Oh! What a Lovely War, 1969. Photograph: Sportsphoto Ltd/Allstar
This cheery, upbeat marching song was written in 1915 by Welsh brothers Felix Powell (an army staff sergeant) and George Henry Powell (who became a conscientious objector). It surfaced in music hall and interwar films such as Laurel and Hardy’s Pack Up Your Troubles (1932). In Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) it is sung, ever louder and with deepening emotion, as the first wounded soldiers from the battle of Mons arrive at Charing Cross station. Wilfred Owen used the refrain in his poem Smile, Smile, Smile (1918), a sardonic reference to the false cheer of young soldiers heading out to the front, only to be felled.
3 | Le tombeau de Couperin
Marguerite Long in 1920. Pianist Marguerite Long, 1920. Photograph: Lipnitzki/Roger Viollet/Getty Images
Each movement of Ravel’s piano suite (1914-17) is dedicated to friends of the French composer who died in the Great War, in which he himself served as a truck driver. The title is oblique, referring to the tomb of the baroque composer François Couperin, and the work pays tribute to an earlier musical style, delicate and controlled rather than an emotional outpouring. The first performance was given in Paris in 1919 by Marguerite Long, the pianist widow of one of the dead soldiers remembered in Le Tombeau. Accused of making the music too cheerful, Ravel replied: “The dead are sad enough, in their eternal silence.”
4 | Over There
Over There. Cover of the sheet music for George M Cohan’s Over There, illustration by Norman Rockwell.
Popular entertainer, producer, playwright and composer George M Cohan, “the man who owned Broadway”, wrote Over There after hearing the news, in April 1917, that America had declared war on Germany. Brazen propaganda and the hope that war would be brief set the mood for this song, with its much borrowed refrain “The Yanks are coming”. It ends emphatically: “And we won’t come back till it’s over, over there.” Cohan’s story was told in the film Yankee Doodle Dandy (starring James Cagney as Cohan, seen writing Over There note by note) and the 1968 musical George M!. A statue of him stands in Times Square, New York.
5 | In Flanders
Ivor Gurney in 1915. Ivor Gurney in 1915. Photograph: BBC
The Gloucester-born Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) wrote poems and songs in the trenches, where, already physically and mentally frail, he was shot at and gassed. In Flanders – “I’m homesick for the hills” – is a setting of words by his friend William Harvey. It speaks of a longing to be back in the Cotswolds and shares an English pastoral mood captured in the prewar songs of another brilliant young composer, George Butterworth, killed by a sniper in August 1916. Gurney was invalided out and spent much of the remainder of his life in mental asylums. With terrible irony, the comradeship and routine in the trenches may have been his happiest times.
6 | Noël des enfants
A little girl clutches a small Christmas tree while standing with a German military outfit early in WWI somewhere in war torn France. A little girl holding a small Christmas tree stands with a German military unit in France, c1914. Photograph: Kirn Vintage Stock/Corbis
This little-known song, written by Claude Debussy in 1915 when he was ill and depressed by news of war, is a piteous tale of homeless French children at Christmas whose houses have been ransacked and destroyed by the enemy. Papa is away at war, Mama is dead, the school has been burnt and the schoolmaster too. They have no toys, no wooden shoes and, worse than that, no bread. They pray for the little children of Poland, Serbia, Belgium, concluding “Grant victory to the children of France”. The song was part of Debussy’s final burst of creativity, before his death, aged 55, in 1918.
7 | Slavic Woman’s Farewell
A Russian propaganda poster. A Russian propaganda poster from the first world war.
This Russian patriotic march was written for the first Balkan war (1912), but in the first world war became a familiar marching song for the imperial Russian army, well known too across Poland, Bulgaria and Slovakia. It was composed by Vasily Agapkin (1884-1964), a regimental trumpeter who served in the Russian/Soviet army and the NKVD, a forerunner of the KGB, for 62 years. He devised the brass music for Lenin’s funeral in 1924 with a band consisting mostly of children left homeless by war. He also led the orchestra at the annual Red Square parade in Moscow in 1941, with German forces less than 20 miles away.
8 | The Planets
An artists impression of solar systems. Photograph: ESA-C. Carreau/PA
Gustav Holst always denied that Mars, the Bringer of War in his orchestral work The Planets (1914-16), was a direct response to the onset of war. Yet the snarling, bellicose opening and angry, sweeping main theme stir indelible images of warfare. A later movement, Jupiter – the Bringer of Jollity, confirmed the work’s identity with WWI as its melody became the hymn I Vow to Thee, My Country. The words, written by diplomat Cecil Spring Rice, were reworked in 1918 to reflect British losses: “The love that never falters, the love that pays the price/ The love that makes undaunted, the final sacrifice.”
9 | To Gratiana Singing and Dancing
Rupert Chawner Brooke in 1913. Rupert Brooke in 1913. Photograph: Sherril Schell/Getty Images
Composer William Denis Browne (1888-1915) forged a close friendship with poet Rupert Brooke. They were commissioned together as naval volunteer reserves. Browne was with Brooke when he died in Greece en route to Gallipoli in 1915. “No one could have wished for a quieter or a calmer end than in that lovely bay… fragrant with sage and thyme,” Browne wrote. He reached Gallipoli but was killed in action weeks later. Most of his music was burnt by a friend immediately after his death. The wistful, tender To Gratiana, a pinnacle of English song, reminds us of the talent lost in the first world war.
10 | The Last Post
The Last Post at the opening of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red artwork by Paul Cummins at the Tower of London. The Last Post being played at the opening of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red artwork by Paul Cummins at the Tower of London, August 2014. Photograph: Paul Brown/ Alamy
For the British army, the Last Post, played to signify the end of the day, came to represent a final tribute to the fallen. The German-Austrian equivalent is Ich hatt’ einen Kameraden (I Had a Comrade). The Last Post is played every Remembrance Day. Since 1928 it has been played each evening at 8pm at the Menin Gate, Ypres. Robert Graves, wounded on the Somme, wrote a poem, The Last Post: “O spare the phantom bugle as I lie/ Dead in the gas and smoke and roar of guns,/ Dead in a row with other broken ones,/ Lying so stiff and still under the sky…”