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What a beautiful song! ❤ The hook, the verses, the music, and the video – all combine to uplift your soul. I fall in love with Em’s work with every new song that I hear. Em and Royce make a great team.

This one’s for you and me, living out our dreams
We’re all right where we should be
with my arms out wide I open my eyes
And now all I wanna see
Is a sky full of lighters
A sky full of lighters

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Been listening to Eminem‘s music these days. The following two mixes by fans are just too good.

Eminem (Business) x Ed Sheeran (Shape of You)

Eminem (Lose Yourself) X The Script (Hall of Fame)

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Eminem – Stan

Discovered Em’s song Stan only yesterday, and absolutely LOVED it! Great song even if it’s a censored version.

 

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On my current playlist.. Maroon 5‘s Moves Like Jagger

Had known about this song from 2011 for sometime but finally listened to it. Adam Levine has a very unique voice. This song has me hooked and dancing even while I’m sitting down.

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If you were..

If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up.

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I was searching the Internet for something about Eminem and found this article about how his music helped Ed Sheeran overcome his stutter. It reminded me of one of my students who had a stutter. She was 20 something at the time. Once, we went to a class field trip to another city. On our way back, some of the students started playing antakshari to kill time on the 8 hour long drive back. Antakshari is a game played in South-Asian countries where each contestant sings the first verse of a song (mostly movie songs) that begins with the local language consonant on which the previous contestant’s song selection ended. Most of the students got tired after an hour or two but there were some who went on playing the game for hours (annoying the life out of those who were trying to sleep :))! The student with a stutter was the most active participant. She just didn’t stop. The songs kept coming as if from a radio station – one after the other, without a break. And she sang them with all her heart without missing a single beat or word.. and her stutter disappeared completely! It was amazing to witness this and see her shine. It’s been over 8 years since that trip and now she’s an accomplished professional.

Apparently, there are music therapy interventions for people who want to overcome their stutter. It is amazing how music can help people overcome various obstacles in their lives.

 

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Link for lyrics & translation

Been playing this song on repeat since yesterday. The refrain is so good I have no words to express how I feel every time I listen to it. Almost there with memorizing the first two lines of the refrain so that I can sing (and dance) along. I wish there was an unplugged/acoustic version of this song.

One of the reasons I love Tarkan‘s songs is their music structure. It’s different from the Western music structure and closer to the Eastern ones. You can easily use this music to combine with South-Asian and even Central Asian dance styles. Plus, some Latin dance styles. The word pronunciation isn’t flat either. Like ‘ça‘ isn’t just ‘cha’ and full stop. It’s not ‘chaaa’ either where you’re going with flat ‘aaaa’ followed by full stop. The ‘ça‘ is ‘cha’ with ‘aa’ pronounced with waves. Same with how ‘Olmaz‘ is pronounced at different places to covey different emotions and expressions using the same word to add another layer to the song. Or, for that matter, ‘belli‘. Not sure how to explain. This is something very common in South Asian music.

Turkish is a lyrical language. Now wonder Tarkan’s English songs generally don’t match his Turkish songs. His vocal skills are much more suitable for Turkish language. He is the kind of artist whom we call a ‘film/movie singer’. Someone who can express a diverse range of emotions in situational songs in a movie. Not every singer can do that successfully. But those who can, are loved and madly admired by generations of people. It is not surprising, then, that his songs are so famous across cultures and, not to forget, have been successfully copied in many Bollywood movies 😉

May he continue to spread joy through his music for years and years to come! (amen) ❤

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