My Favorite OSTs

Hey guys, today, I’ll be writing about my favorite official soundtracks (OSTs) from movies. I’m such a music enthusiast, and I listen to practically anything that comes my way. I’m not so much of a movie buff, so there’s probability I haven’t come across that movie you like with great soundtracks. Anyway, in no particular order and based on what I can remember right now, here they are!

Rio 2 (What is Love by Janelle Monae)

Rio is such a happy movie, and almost all the songs from the movie are great. There are some tracks with Spanish tunes on the OST that just make you want to be on a beach relaxing with fresh air and having a chilled drink. The album features great artistes like X-Factor’s Rachel Crow, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway and Janelle Monae, whose track ‘What is Love’ is undoubtedly my favorite.

The Lion King (We are One)

Apart from the fact that Angelique Kidjo was being truthful with all the words in this song (even the ones in her language), there’s this serenity that comes with listening to the song

Sound of Music (The Hills Are Alive)

When Julie Andrews sang it, the hills were surely alive and when Lady Gaga did a remake at the Grammys, the evergreen hills were still alive years after the original song was performed. Just like other movies, I can’t deny the fact that Sound of Music has a lot of great soundtracks like ‘Edelweiss, How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria and a host of others.

Fifty Shades of Grey (Love Me Like You Do)

I still don’t agree that the movie was entirely bullshit but well, you surely will agree with me that the soundtracks were great. With Ellie Goulding on ‘Love Me Like You Do’, The Weeknd on ‘Earned It’, Sia on ‘Salted Wound’ and Beyonce re-making ‘Crazy in Love’ and ‘Haunted’.

Phone Swap (Fate)

Yes, Phone Swap, the Nigerian Phone Swap movie. The soundtracks were done by a guy called ‘Truth’ (who is literally the truth). He came up with two songs ‘Life is Beautiful’ and ‘Fate’ and they’re both beautiful in every sense of it. I’d pay for his album any day, anytime if this is a consistent development.

Annie (You’re Never Fully Dressed without a Smile)

I need to watch the first version of Annie (I think I’ve seen it but now, I’m not even sure).  But if there’s anything the 2014 version came with, definitely better soundtracks. With Sia on ‘You’re Never Fully Dressed without a Smile’ to ‘Tomorrow’ to ‘It’s A Hard Knock Life’, you’re sure to enjoy yourself with the soundtracks alone, let to talk about how nice the movie itself is.

The Great Gatsby (Young and Beautiful)

All I think of when listening to this song is love, and how I’ll probably ask someone someday to love me when I’m young and beautiful. All jokes though, song is so beautiful. What did you expect from Lana Del Ray?

Gladiator (Now We Are Free)

Hans Zimmer is such a great guy and when you listen to this song, you’ll see it very clearly. There’s also the bit where it makes you contemplate and think. I think it’s quite a dramatic song.

Despicable Me 2 (Happy)

If I told you how many times this song by Pharrell Williams has changed my mood, you’ll probably think I was making it up. But really, this song is everything. When I walk home sometimes from work, I play it and actually dance to it. I know it’s late and all, but I still have to make my own ‘Happy’ video.

I know I’m missing out a lot of great movies with amazing soundtracks, so please remind me of some, and give me feedback on the ones I should probably listen to.

Love,

Frank

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Before 2010: 10 Nigerian Albums You Enjoyed

I was watching something on YouTube and came across some old songs. I still had the lyrics stuck in my head so I got to doing a little research. What were your favorite albums before 2010? I’m basically working with 2006-2010 here, so we remain on the same page. When I think of more, maybe I’ll do a sequel. For now, enjoy these:

Expressions (2006)

Styl Plus was the best. I am still convinced that someday they’ll make a comeback but let’s keep waiting. In 2006, they blessed us with an album called ‘Expressions’ that had us stuck to our televisions and radio set memorizing song lyrics. We had ‘Olufunmi’, ‘Imagine That’, ‘Run Away’ and ‘Iya Basira’

Curriculum Vitae (2007)

This is a compilation album of the then Mo’Hits guys featuring Don Jazzy, D’banj, Dr Sid, Wande Coal, Prince and Kayswitch. This album featured hit tracks like ‘Move your Body’, ‘Booty Call’, ‘Pere’, ‘Jasi’ and the classic ‘Why Me’ remix which used to be one of my favourites!

Game Over (2007)

Game Over is the third studio album by P-Square and reportedly sold a million copies within six days of release. This album was and is still a favourite because it’s amazing and has those lovey dovey tracks. Some of the hit songs on this include ‘Do Me’ which featured Waje, ‘No one like you’, ‘Ifunanya’, ‘Roll it’ and a host of others.

Grass 2 Grace (2007)

2Face’s second solo album came with 13 tracks to its credit and was well received by Nigerians and the world in general. Singles like ‘True Love’, ‘If Love is A Crime’, ‘My Love’ warmed our hearts while the rest ‘See Me So’, ‘For Instance’, ‘No shaking’ and others were on the DJ’s playlist for quite a while

Gongo Aso (2008)

For Abolore Akande, ‘Gongo Aso’ was that song that showed everyone what he was made of and that he wasn’t even here to play. With hit tracks like ‘Street Credibility’ which featured 2face, ‘Party Rider’, ‘Wedding Day’, ‘Photocopy’ and ‘Gongo Aso’ itself, this album remained on the lips of Nigerians for quite a while.

Gift and Grace (2008)

I loved Timaya back then! Listening to him gave me life. His album, released in 2008 featured songs like ‘Plantain Boy’, ‘I don Blow’, ‘If to Say’, ‘Yankulu’ and the ‘Dem Mama’ track.

 

Asa (2008)

Her self-titled album was amazing, taking fans on an unexpected journey. Asa won people over with this album which is fused with lyrical depth and rhythmic beauty. With songs like ‘Jailer’, ‘So Beautiful’, ‘Eye Adaba’, ‘Fire on the Mountain’, ‘Awe’, ‘Bibanke’ and a lot of others, why won’t you have loved this music album?

Mushin to Mo Hits (2008)

Mushin to Mo’Hits is the only album Wande Coal has to his credit and he sure brought his A game when he made this one. This album featured hit songs like ‘Ten Ten’, ‘Bumper to Bumper’, ‘Ololufe’, ‘Se Ope’ (in short, every song on this album is a hit song)

Danger (2009)

The guys from P-Square were big news then and are actually still big news really. Their fourth studio album was another big one with hit tracks like ‘I Love You’, ‘Trowey’, ‘Possibility’ and the one which attracted the Igbo guys ‘E no Easy’. As usual, the guys did well giving their audience the club bangers, the bit of romance and all what not. On this album, there’s a track dedicated to the fans called ‘Super Fans’

Undareyted (2009)

Undareyted was the beginning of my love for Darey Art Alade. Undareyted was beautiful, amazing and the best album maybe that came out in 2009. It featured tracks like ‘Style na Style’, ‘Not the Girl’, ‘With this Woman’, ‘Carry de Go’ amidst others. Featured on this album include Naeto C, 9ice and 2Face

So which was your favorite or favorites?

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Throwback Thursday: Oldies but goodie!

So this is new, but once every month, I’ll try to throwback to old stuff I can remember. I am a 90’s kid, so I believe for a lot of people, it might be actually old (lol). So, I hope to speak about everything old I can remember but for this month, I’ll write about songs , yes old songs but great songs. Now, between this week and the week before, I’ve been doing a lot of reminiscence and here are the few I present to you:

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