Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lesson from a Fallen Screw

Thanks to the screw for falling and giving me this thought to ponder on.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chris August, "The Maker" [OPC Hits 2015.1.25]

In 2012, he topped the OPC charts as a featured artist in Group 1 Crew's "He Said." This time, Chris August does it solo, but he doesn't do it on his own — he's got "The Maker" with him at #1:

OPC Hits
January 25-31, 2015

112@12Maroon 5Sugar
2-21Taylor SwiftStyle
3222Kelly ClarksonHeartbeat Song
4-41Jess GlynneHold My Hand
5-51James ReidHuwag Ka Nang Humirit
631@14Yeng ConstantinoWhat's Up Ahead [feat. Yan Asuncion]
7424Marianas TrenchHere's to the Zeroes
8982AbraDiwata [feat. Chito Miranda]
9544Julie Anne San JoseTulad Mo
10834John LegendGlory [feat. Common]
1-1@11Chris AugustThe Maker
2-21Matthew WestDay One
3-31Hawk NelsonDrops in the Ocean
411@12UnspokenGood Fight
522@14Steven Curtis ChapmanSomething Beautiful
6332Love and the OutcomeHeart Like You
7427PlanetshakersThis Is Our Time
8633Sidewalk ProphetsSave My Life
9553TobyMacBeyond Me
10744Casting CrownsBroken Together
1-1@11James ReidHuwag Ka Nang Humirit
213@14Yeng ConstantinoWhat's Up Ahead [feat. Yan Asuncion]
3332AbraDiwata [feat. Chito Miranda]
4224Julie Anne San JoseTulad Mo
5433Kean & EuniceIslands in the Stream

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Throw It In: Songs with Extra Audibles

As I was listening to some music, Colbie Caillat's "Bubbly" started playing. And while I have heard this song so many times before, it was just then that it finally occurred to me how her spoken line in the intro makes sense! And immediately, two other songs which also have extra audibles came to mind. So for this OPC Quick List, here are songs with vocals that could have been edited out but were still thrown in on the released recordings.

Colbie Caillat
 "Will you count me in?"

Colbie was asking someone (probably the guitarist) to count her in so she knows when to start singing.


You're Beautiful
James Blunt
"My life is brilliant!"

James's life is so brilliant, he couldn't stop himself from singing even though it's still the intro!


Raise Your Glass
"So raise your… what the f—?!"

After the bridge, Pink starts to sing the chorus when there should still be a pause, making her say the expletive.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tick My Breath Away

Originally by Berlin and subsequently covered by Jessica Simpson.
Also works with "Tick a Bow" (Rihanna), "Tick a Chance on Me" (Abba)
and "Till They Tick My Heart Away" (Clair Marlo), among others.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Maroon 5, "Sugar" [OPC Hits 2015.1.18]

We have new leaders on this week's charts: On the Praise Parade, Unspoken debuts on top with "Good Fight," a song which reminds me of The Script's "Hall of Fame" featuring Will.I.Am. Meanwhile, on the Popsounds chart, engaged couple Yeng Constantino and Yan Asuncion pass on their reign to Maroon 5, who went on a roll to gatecrash weddings in their newest music video. Here's "Sugar" at #1:

OPC Hits
January 18-24, 2015

1-1@11Maroon 5Sugar
2-21Kelly ClarksonHeartbeat Song
311@13Yeng ConstantinoWhat's Up Ahead [feat. Yan Asuncion]
4223Marianas TrenchHere's to the Zeroes
5443Julie Anne San JoseTulad Mo
6662Kid RockFirst Kiss
751@13MarlisaStand By You
8333John LegendGlory [feat. Common]
9-91AbraDiwata [feat. Chito Miranda]
10772Ellie GouldingLove Me Like You Do
1-1@11UnspokenGood Fight
212@13Steven Curtis ChapmanSomething Beautiful
3-31Love and the OutcomeHeart Like You
4226PlanetshakersThis Is Our Time
5552TobyMacBeyond Me
6332Sidewalk ProphetsSave My Life
7443Casting CrownsBroken Together
8772LecraeMessengers [feat. For King & Country]
961@16Kerrie RobertsMy Heart's Lifted
1081@19Owl CityYou're Not Alone [feat. Britt Nicole]
113@13Yeng ConstantinoWhat's Up Ahead [feat. Yan Asuncion]
2223Julie Anne San JoseTulad Mo
3-31AbraDiwata [feat. Chito Miranda]
4332Kean & EuniceIslands in the Stream
555@18Yeng ConstantinoShining Like the Sun (Baby Are You Ready)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

When All Your Fave Teams Make It to the Final Four

There are four teams I closely keep an eye on in the NFL. They are the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts. Throughout the regular season, I cheered them on and was happy all of them made it to the playoffs.

Three of them made it to the bye and one had to go through the wildcard phase, but ultimately, all of them won their respective divisional round matches. That's great! But now I have one dilemma. They now have to face each other. Whose side will I be on?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Yeng & Yan, "What's Up Ahead" [OPC Hits 2015.1.11]

Last year, Marianas Trench's "Pop 101" spent four weeks at #1, en route to topping the 2014 year-end tally. This year, if the band is looking to replicate that success, they will surely have a more uphill climb. That's because their song "Here's to the Zeros" is stuck this week at #2. Leapfrogging them is Yeng Constantino, who is now on track to have a repeat of 2011 and 2013, when she topped the first quarter charts of this blog's Pinoy charts. Joined by fiancĂ© Yan Asuncion in her latest hit, their collaboration "What's Up Ahead" (its music video doubles as their official pre-nuptial video, or the other way around) finishes first on our latest OPC rankings:

OPC Hits
January 11-17, 2015

131@12Yeng ConstantinoWhat's Up Ahead [feat. Yan Asuncion]
2222Marianas TrenchHere's to the Zeros
3632John LegendGlory [feat. Common]
4542Julie Anne San JoseTulad Mo
511@12MarlisaStand By You
6-61Kid RockFirst Kiss
7-71Ellie GouldingLove Me Like You Do
8-81Charli XCXDoing It [feat. Rita Ora]
944@17Olly MursUp [feat. Demi Lovato]
10882ParamoreHate to See Your Heart Break [feat. Joy Williams]
112@12Steven Curtis ChapmanSomething Beautiful
2325PlanetshakersThis Is Our Time
3-31Sidewalk ProphetsSave My Life
4442Casting CrownsBroken Together
5-51TobyMacBeyond Me
621@15Kerrie RobertsMy Heart's Lifted
7-71LecraeMessengers [feat. For King & Country]
861@18Owl CityYou're Not Alone [feat. Britt Nicole]
9856PlumbLord I'm Ready Now
10552Jonathan LeeOur God Is with Us
112@12Yeng ConstantinoWhat's Up Ahead [feat. Yan Asuncion]
2222Julie Anne San JoseTulad Mo
3-31Kean & EuniceIslands in the Stream
4442Sarah GeronimoKilometro
535@17Yeng ConstantinoShining Like the Sun (Baby Are You Ready)