Long story short: If I ever had to list my all-time favorite 10 songs, “Tell Him” would be on that list.
July 15 has been engraved in the back of every moviegoer’s mind that it’s the day “It all ends“, the release date of the final Harry Potter movie. But, what’s funny (not really) is that July 15 is also the release date of Disney’s new revamped-but-still-true-to-its-roots Winne The Pooh movie. Now, the genius team behind Winnie The Pooh has released TV spots poking fun at its box office competition with the mighty wizard to lessen the blow. Below are the two spot, and the full theatrical trailer for those not in the know.
Song: Be Mine!
In short: If you have been following the Song Of The Day segment, you’d probably notice that we featured a Swedish singer not long ago (Erik Hassle), this time it’s Robyn, another Swedish import. Robyn’s self-tilted album was first released in 2005, it’s still one of the freshest sounding records, a true benchmark in Pop music.
Song: A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Artist: Bessie Smith
Album: Essential Bessie Smith
In short: Nobody sings the blues as good as Ms. Smith does. This song is bound to compel you, it’s one of Ms. Smith’s finest, as well as being one of the greatest blues songs ever sung.
A Good Man Is Hard To Find – Bessie Smith [Download]
Rahat Layali – Angham [Download]
Only recently I got into Angham’s music, the album Leih Sebtaha is perfect, start to end. Rahat Layali is my most played song of hers, it’s very lush and melodic, which represents Angham’s music very well.
Le Etteshakka – Rashid AlMajed [Download]
This song is as old as pre ’95 i think, I remember my older brother listening to the song nonstop, which made me, eventually love the song.
Maroom – Yara [Download]
Download this right now, it’s probably the catchiest arabic song this year. I was very surprised when I heard her album, and LOVED it, she’s truly one of the best non-Khaleejis who sang Khaleeji.
Tawwik Fithait – Ahlam [Download]
Borrowing a little more than just the strings from Asalah’s Sawaha Galbi, Ahlam storms back to the music scene with one fire cracker, this is a hit in the making. Very well produced.
Hakam ElQadhi – Najwa Karam [Download]
I love Najwa Karam, and what I love more than her, is classic Najwa. Although her music is great still, nothing can touch her older albums, circa 96-99.
Hathy Jideeda – Nawal [Download]
Mogul producer Saham (Asalah, Ahlam) lends his magic touch to Nawal, which results in this gem of a song. Although the overall result of their work is inferior to his work with both Asalah and Ahlam.
Obviously I can’t let this post go without posting something by Asalah, so I’m going to post three of my current favorite Asalah songs, one Khaleeji, and two Egyptian/Arabic. Tegdar Terooh is definitely a standout song given it wasn’t on any of her albums, it’s a Khaleeji song, so if you enjoy her Khaleeji albums, and want a little more before her next album (confirmed to be Khaleeji) comes out, get the song. Ah Min Aynah and Ba’a Tabeay are two great gems found on her latest album Nos Hala, both are feel-good songs that fill me with joy beyond all joy.
Ah Min Aynah