Thursday, September 03, 2009

Gossip galor - not gone!

I am pretty much addicted to music. I can survive Mondays without coffee but not without songs. The first thing I do at work is tuning into AOL online radio and put on my earphones. Also I have noticed that they play songs according to my mood, blame it on law of attraction!

I am very choosy about what I hear and take my time to upload a song to IPod. If I like a song thats being played in the radio, I find it in YouTube. I hear it online few times and only if it's impressive I download a mp3 copy. I don’t want to buy the entire album just for the one song I like - Which mostly turns out to be the only good song in the album.

Off late I find recycled music everywhere. It’s either a remix or a tune that resembles one or more songs. Last week I was listening to Kelly Clarkson new song "Already gone” which sounded like Beyounce’s- “Halo”. I noticed a striking similarity in the backing track, piano and drums. Apparently I am not the only one who felt this way. During YouTube hopping, I came across this video, where a guy has made a potpourri of these two songs! His singing is bit scary though, owing to the fact he sings in female voice with all those expressions. But once you get past this gay or not scenario, you can see how talented he actually is. In fact I am starting to like his renditions! He sounds (exactly like Leno Lewis) his best in this.
Anyway, coming back to the sound-alike songs, I think it’s just a freaky coincidence. Kelly Clarkson being a talented former American idol, who has given amazing numbers, cannot be blamed for silly copycat act. She told CBC radio, that her album was finished (and was being printed) when Beyounce's song got released. MTV and BBC news articles makes me think whether Ryan Tedder who co-wrote both songs is the one whom to be blamed. While gossip bakers like E! are having thier ball, fans are fighting on it in internet forums( what else we can expect!)

To me both songs sounds great and they do differ in one main aspect - Feel! The Beyounce’s - "Halo" is about the heaven sent guy a girl is happy to be with. And, Clarkson's - “Already gone" is about a girl moving on from the love that was never meant to be. A striking contrast! Now, what are the chances of that?!

28 comments:

Charissism said...

I have to listen first to both songs so I can decided who copied who. hahaha Great choice of songs, I must say. Great companion on dinner and gossips too! ;)

Annam said...

cha intha vaati me the jecond thaana:(((

Annam said...

namma deal padi aalukku 4 comment podanumla:)

Annam said...

naa innu paata kekalayae

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Srivats said...

//namma deal padi aalukku 4 comment podanumla:)
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Ammam adhaan deal

//naa innu paata kekalayae//

Kilinjadhu!

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Hello naan edpi yoischu yosichu comment potten neen ennanna number ellam podreenga :(

Annam said...

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Hello naan edpi yoischu yosichu comment potten neen ennanna number ellam podreenga :(////


intha comment poda naa evlo yosichen theriyuma vats :( :)

gils said...

saari...intha kostin out of syllabus..aagaiyinaal naan veli nadapu seigiren

Srivats said...

@ Annam

//intha comment poda naa evlo yosichen theriyuma vats :( :)//

Sorry annam unga chinna braina kasaikki pizhiya vachitten :)

@ Gils
Enna question? en endha aarbaatam ?

Srivats said...

@ Charissism

haha I got to agree on that and you too great companion on dinner and gossips :)

mybittersweetkoreanlife said...

Like you, I can't survive without music. It's almost as important as food and water to me.

Vidya said...

Music - the love of this art differs from person to person. I can listen only when I am not working. I tend to be distracted if I listen to music while I work.

The best time for me is to listen to music when I am cooking. It is absolutely lovely to have something in the background.

There is this concert that I want to attend on September 12. This is a mix of Native American, Indian and Japanese flutes and I cannot wait to see how beautiful the music is going to be. But this clashes with my earlier plans. Lets see how that works out!

Vidya

Preeti Shenoy said...

Please don't so openly say that you download pirated music!
I feel the same way about music too--but I need my coffee first ;-)
I just discovered Jason Mraz--have you heard?
Cheers
preeti

Nhemskie said...

Hi!

I like both music and coffee but nowadays, I tend to drink less coffee 'coz I feel edgy and uneasy whenever I drink it. T.T

Srivats said...

@ Preeti

Thanks for the concern, I have updated my post :) Jason mraz is lovely artist would send u some songs.

Srivats said...

@ Nhemskie

Thanks for coming around :)

//I like both music and coffee but nowadays, I tend to drink less coffee 'coz I feel edgy and uneasy whenever I drink it. T.//

Same here, I take very less coffee these days :)

Srivats said...

@ mybittersweetkoreanlife

yes it is ! Thanks :)

@ Vidya

Listening to music while cooking is fun. I have never actually been to any concerts. May be sometime :)
I hope the plan works out well for you to enjoy the concert . Take care ":)

Aaarti said...

hey

Nice to see another music lover.. i need music all the time - working,studying,reading,sleeping[yes,i sleep with headphones on at times..:D], cleaning, cooking.. you name it!!!

I quite like Halo, not heard Clarkson's track, will chk it out...!!

hey vidhya- wot concert u talking abt/ sounds intersting!! do tell more... :)

Srivats said...

@ Aaarti

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Nice to see another music lover.. //

Welcome to the club :)

//i need music all the time - working,studying,reading,sleeping[yes,i sleep with headphones on at times..:D], cleaning, cooking.. you name it!!!

Sleeping LOL! u are addict hehehe

//I quite like Halo, not heard Clarkson's track, will chk it out...!! //

U shoudl check her other track , the latest one " Mylife would suck with out you" heheh quite a nice one , the video is crazy and hilarious!

:)

அன்புடன் அருணா said...

//I can survive Mondays without coffee but not without songs./
Same here....I cannot travel without music...!

jehan said...

music keeps me alive and kicking... coffee is a downer for me, i even sleep soundly after drinking 2-3 cups.

...ceedee... said...
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...ceedee... said...

hey! i am also a gr8 fan of english music. i like kelly clarkson's 'i do not hook up' and 'my life will suck without you'. 'halo' is also a nice melody. i think we both have same taste of songs. i would request u to try and hear dido's 'white flag' and numbers of enrique iglesias! i am sure u'll like dem!!

Ramesh said...

Enna kandravi pattellam numba Srivats kekkaran ?? Oru nalla kutcherikku porthaku badila ..... :)

Srivats said...

@ Ramesh said...

//Enna kandravi pattellam numba Srivats kekkaran ?? Oru nalla kutcherikku porthaku badila ..... :)//

Engappa edha dhaan romba naala sonnar apparam vitutaar, amma sila paata enkuda sendhu enjoy panraanga :)

Srivats said...

@ ceedee... said...

//hey! i am also a gr8 fan of english music. //

Welcome to the club! :)

//i like kelly clarkson's 'i do not hook up' and 'my life will suck without you'. 'halo' is also a nice melody.//

Yup wboth are great!:)

//i think we both have same taste of songs. i would request u to try and hear dido's 'white flag' and numbers of enrique iglesias!//

Oh I love Enrique , I like " be with you" the best - I would try the whiteflag for sure :) Thanks!

Take care
Sri

Srivats said...

@அன்புடன் அருணா said...

//Same here....I cannot travel without music...!//

Enakku ipod plus book when travelling :)

Srivats said...

@jehan said...

//music keeps me alive and kicking... coffee is a downer for me, i even sleep soundly after drinking 2-3 cups.//

LOL, I cant sleep after a coffee it generally makes me gassy so I would drink when I am exteremly sleepy :)