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10 Songs With “World”

Since there are a lot of chaos in this “world” we live in, there are a lot of songs written about its current situation. Nevertheless, some songs were written that says how beautiful the world is, while other sense was written about it. Here are some of the songs with “world”:

Michael Jackson- Heal the World
Michael sees how cruelty and abuse is happening in this “world” and urging everyone to help heal it. The song has been a worldwide hit, but only peaked inside Billboard’s top 30.

Justin Bieber- All Around the World
Justin has conquered the “world” and keeping his music alive. This song off “Believe” LP performed modestly in music charts worldwide.

Louis Armstrong- What a Wonderful World
This is one of the best ballads I heard of all time. It is covered by a lot of people because of its simple but beautiful melody. The song was iconic and despite not reaching US topspot, it is still very much recognized there, and was a big hit wonderful “world” hit.

Michael Jackson- You Rock My World
There are some people who are gorgeous enough to rock our “world”. This comeback hit from Michael Jackson did well in the charts but not as successful as expected for a comeback.

Tears for Fears- Mad World
This is such a mad “world” and you want to escape from it. The song from the British band became successful in many countries and even performed by Adam Lambert in American Idol then.

Garbage- The World is Not Enough
This is just another James Bond song with the same title. The song didn’t perform much in music charts, though had significant success in some countries.

Outkast- The Whole World
The whole “world” wants the same certain things at times. This hip-hop song from the duo made a top 20 entry in the US and UK, though performed better in other territories.

Duran Duran- Ordinary World
You might have lose someons in this “world”, but you try to survive. This ballad became one of Duran Duran’s finest songs. It went to top 10 in many countries.

Eric Clapton- Change the World
If only we can change the “world”, we can make it better. This song was a hit during its release and became a huge Grammy winner.

Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle- A Whole New World
It is just one of the best ballads in early ’90s. It is the theme song of the hit Disney animated film “Alladin”.

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Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar 2, September 19, 2015 Episode

It’s Saturday night and I have my habit of watching my favorite local TV show at the moment. It is “Your Face Sounds Familiar 2”. Last week, I made a recap of the episodes from Saturday to Sunday. The winner for the week ended for Eric Nicolas who copied Willie Revillame. We will see this week if he will nail his performance and stay on top.

This week’s episodes will be interesting once again as 8 of the celebrities will be impersonating 8 icons either local or international artists.

The show begun with last season’s winner (and now a regular in the show) Melai Cantiveros impersonating Manny Pacquiao’s mom, Dionisia Pacquiao. Melai did so well even without a performance. She did Dionisia’s signature, her way of singing Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” (Reking Bul as pronounced). As usual, she made the audience laugh as she really nailed it.

The first performer for the night was Rocker Kean Cipriano who impersonated Randy Santiago. From the looks to movements and even his voice, he performed it well. I can’t even see Kean in that performance.

Cosplayer Myrtle Sarosa connected to the song after her breakup when she sang and impersonated Jessa Zaragosa. The look didn’t get it but her voice is great. Even Jessa Zaragosa herself is in the audience and approved Myrtle’s performance.

Actress Denise Laurel did Christina Aguilera through the song Lady Marmalade (actually sang with Pink, Lil Kim and Mya). The song was difficult to sing knowing the range of Christina’s voice but Denise tried and she sang it well despite not hitting the highest note. The way Christina moves her fingers and her look was well-copied. However, Christina’s flirt was lacking in her performance.

Among the vocals, Michael Pangilinan is on the spot. The looks may not be perfect but his voice or the way he sang it will take him to top 5 this week.

The last performer was last week’s winner Eric Nicolas who this time, impersonated Louis Armstrong with the iconic, timeless and beautiful song “What a Wonderful World”. He did well however, the way it was sang was more of a growling. The looks was good though.

Among all the 5 performances tonight, I think the best was Kean Cipriano. The competition is not yet over since 3 other artists will perform tomorrow. The winner this week will also be picked and announced tomorrow.

 

Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 airs on Sunday and Saturday on ABS-CBN 2.