While we don’t often sit and think about movie soundtracks until the Grammys and Oscars roll around, film scores are critical pieces of the cinematic puzzle.
Imagine Titanic without the driving force of Celine Dion’s iconic voice. Imagine what all of those Disney movies would be like without the songs that made up the soundtrack of your childhood. Imagine your favorite films in total musical silence.
One of the most beloved songs of all is “Over The Rainbow,” which is forever tied to the story of Dorothy’s trip down the Yellow Brick Road. Because it’s a classic, artists over the years have created their own versions of the time-honored track. Take rising musician Chase Holfelder, for example. By singing the song in a minor key, he turns Dorothy’s world into something that is at once intriguing and unsettling.
It’s pretty amazing how such a simple change forces us to see one of our favorite films in an entirely new light.
To learn more about Chase Holfelder’s music, be sure to check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you can’t get enough of his voice, follow him on YouTube!
Delayed flights are the worst, unless a little in-flight entertainment comes along. Sadly, that’s a rarity.
Being trapped on a plane can be such a drag. You’re stuck in a cramped space, you’re probably next to an unhappy baby, and the impatience factor rises by the second. Things are considerably less awful, however, when people on board start getting creative. The talented gents in this video decided to use their skills to make everyone’s experience so much better!
I feel like flying would be exponentially less awful if this became a regular thing, don’t you? It’s always nice when people go out of their way to help others out in less-than-pleasant situations.
The Jackson 5 are one of the most recognizable music groups of all time.
Even if you didn’t know who they were growing up, you probably hear their classic songs on the radio and in movies constantly. The group enjoyed such popularity and success, in fact, that many of the five went on to have solo careers, including, of course, the legendary Michael Jackson. At Baldwin Hills Elementary School in Los Angeles, California, a group of five 3rd through 5th graders decided to pay tribute to the music greats.
Not only do they have the moves, but the singing is also fantastic. What an epic performance!
The fifteenth and final season of American Idol, the wildly popular singing competition series, premiered on January 6, 2016.
The first season aired on Fox on June 11, 2002. Since then, American Idol has changed countless lives and has become one of the most impactful shows on television. It has been said that the success of the show is “unparalleled in broadcasting history.” It’s easy to believe that, given it has been a cornerstone of American culture for over a decade.
Before you enjoy American Idol: The Farewell Season, though, take some time to look back at these fantastic auditions from the last 14 seasons. Some truly talented people have graced the cramped audition rooms of countless hotels and event centers…and their brilliant first performances need to be heard!
When I was a little kid, I once made a guitar out of an empty tissue box. I used it to strum along to all my favorite children’s songs, and I felt like a total rock star.
I wasn’t the greatest guitarist, but hey, at least I looked cute. When it comes to making instruments out of interesting materials, though, this guy takes the cake.
Reverend Peyton is the front man of his own band, and he’s proven his guitar skills during countless live performances and studio recordings. But when he grew tired of playing a traditional guitar, he sought out something that better catered to his roots. Thanks to his friend Bryan Fleming, the musical reverend now has a shotgun guitar that’s perfect for both concerts and hunting trips.
This is one instrument that might require a permit to play.
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“I am Feeling Good” (aka Feelin’ Good) is a song written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the 1965 musical The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd and since covered by many artists, including Nina Simone, Sammy Davis Jr., Eels, Michael Bublé, The Pussycat Dolls, My Brightest Diamond, George Michael, Joe Bonamassa, John Barrowman, Adam Lambert, John Coltrane, Noureddine Azhar, Muse, and Calle Stuborn. (Wiki) and now David Hasselhoff.