August 2008 Groovee Playlist™

10:49 pm PHT

Whee! Here’s the sixth installment of the Groovee Playlist™ series (see the previous one). As before, I’ll link to the Wikipedia article about the song (if it exists) as “[W]”, and to the YouTube search (or official music video) for the song as “[U]” so that you can sample the song and see if you like it as well.

  • “4 Minutes” by Madonna and Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland. [W] [U] This is a really catchy duet between Madonna and Justin Timberlake. I also find the music video with its special effects very fascinating.

  • “Underneath” by Alanis Morissette. [W] [U] Without a doubt Alanis is one of my favorite artists and this single is a pretty great addition to her long list of wonderful singles.

  • “Boys Do Fall In Love” by Parokya ni Edgar. [U] Is this the first serious cover done by Parokya, who is otherwise known for their parodies? If it is, it’s a really great interpretation.

  • “Damn Regret” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. [W] [U] Well, this is the sort-of requisite alternative/rock anthem of this edition of the Groovee Playlist. I like the power of the chorus.

  • “Say It Again” by Marié Digby. [W] [U] This is such a nice, bubbly and perky song! And the video is very cute—just like Marié Digby. Hehehe.  :D

  • “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay. [W] [U] I didn’t find “Violet Hill,” the free first single from Coldplay’s latest album, to be that great but their next single “Viva la Vida” is a much more likeable offering and is musically similar (somewhat) to “Clocks”, another song of Coldplay that I love.

  • “Forever” by Chris Brown. [W] [U] I am so freaking in love with this song! I first heard the club remix (very likely the Cahill Club Remix) of this song and I instantly liked it (and Googled the song through my cellphone). After that first exposure, I had a really serious case of LSS over it for the next 5 days. And I’m certainly not alone.  :D The intro sucks a bit, but it starts getting better once the verses start. I must say that “forever on the dance floor” has joined the ranks of my all-time favorite song lines.

  • “Rainbow of Joy” by Brownman Revival. [No link, sorry.] Well, this is a promotional song presumably commissioned by Lipton for their Milk Tea offering, and subsequently, I hear this almost all the time on the radio. It’s a good thing that this song is really a rainbow of joy to hear or I’d be quickly annoyed!  :)

  • “I Will Possess Your Heart” by Death Cab for Cutie. [W] [U] This is a pretty nice and leisurely rock song that, while it doesn’t have any catchy or salient parts, is a really great song to fill a lazy Sunday afternoon.

  • “Closer” by Ne-Yo. [W] [U] What is it with predominantly R&B artists releasing dance-club-friendly songs? There’s Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music” (featured in the March 2008 playlist), and Chris Brown’s “Forever” listed above. While I prefer those two other artists’ songs over Ne-Yo’s “Closer”, it is still quite a palatable song with a nice catchy chorus. The verses needs to be improved, however.

  • “Realize” by Colbie Caillat. [W] [U] Nothing beats her first single “Bubbly” (featured in the October 2007 playlist) but “Realize” is still a pretty decent song as well as her earlier single “Battle” [U].

  • “Eargasmic” by MOBBSTARR / DiCE & k9. [U] I found their first hit “Itsumo” a bit cheesy but even if “Eargasmic” is somewhat musically similar, it’s quite catchy and would make for a really great club sound.

As always, reactions on the selected songs as well as other music recommendations in the comments are very much welcome.  ;)

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