So Channing Tatum is your God, and hip-hop your religion. If you love street dancing, especially hip hop, in a way that you cannot describe, and every time you hear a hip hop song playing, your body automatically starts grooving to the music, then you are a true blue hip hop fanatic. As it is with every dance form, hip hop too, looks cleaner and impressive, if the way the dancer moves has quality and grace in it. And, there are three things that determine this quality of movement – the dancer, the floor on which he is dancing, and the shoes he is wearing. Somehow, these three factors play a huge role in ensuring that, when the dancer glides across the floor, his movement looks smooth and hardly laborious. Unlike other dances such as, Salsa, Ballet, Tap dance etc., which have strict specifications for shoes, there are no hard and fast rules in this dance form regarding the footwear.
Choosing the Best Pair of Shoes
As mentioned earlier, there are no strict rules where hip hop footwear is concerned. The only thing you
I am sure most of you love watching hip-hop dance. It’s all about the funky moves and ‘cool dude’ attitude. But if you are a Wade Robson-to-be or worship Brian Freedman, then perhaps you need to get up from the couch potato position and get into some jig.
But wait, do you know what are the hip hop dance styles? Let’s check them out!
Hip Hop Dance Moves and Styles
Sam Solomon should be thanked for this dance move. He came up with it in California, in the 1970s. It is one of the original funk styles of dance. The basic technique here is, a dancer quickly contracts and relaxes his muscles for causing a jerk, called pop or a hit. When using popping as an umbrella term, there are many moves like electric boogaloo, cobra, crazy legs, fresno, dime shopping and so on. It is a major style and is a frequent subject of dance competitions.
A style of street dance, it is based on fast and trenchant arm and hand movements, in tandem with relaxed legs and hips. The name of this style comes from its typical movements, which include
‘Save the Last Dance’, ‘Stomp the Yard’, ‘The Step Up’ series, are all hip hop dance movies that have gotten more avid dancers interested in this style of dancing. It is no wonder then that hip hop dance battles are becoming all the more common with people putting in a lot of effort to come out tops. If you are taking part in a hip hop dance battle, then you will need to choreograph a hip hop routine. We will tell you how.
Choreographing a Hip Hop Dance
One of the most energetic dance styles out there, setting a hip hop dance number is not only a lot of fun but also challenging. It can be a real test to set a routine that not only pushes the dancers but also gets the audience excited. We will tell you how to choreograph a hip hop dance routine in easy steps.
☛Assess your Dancers
As the instructor choreographing the dance, your first task would be to check how good your dancers are. To choreograph a good routine, it may not be important to have brilliant dancers but it is imperative that the dancers do the steps
As a result of their uniqueness, they cannot be differentiated on the basis of any specific factors. The main reason songs cannot be marked only in one class is because of the differences existing in the type of music, lyrics, and its purpose. For instance, a rap song can also be a Christian song, and a ballad can even have a metal feel to it.
However, we can still roughly classify songs as per the types of lyrics, the music, tone, culture, and other similar factors. The next sections of this article will cover more information about these classifications, along with a few examples to make things clearer for you.
Different Types of Songs
A Classical music concert with violins
As the name suggests, classical songs are those in which traditional music plays a main role. These songs were first composed by artists like Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, to name a few. These songs have had a substantial impact on the music we hear today. Every country has a culture, which is clearly apparent in its classical and folk songs.
~ Canon in D major – Johann Pachelbel
~ Symphony No. 9:
Karaoke music is very popular all around the world and is thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. With karaoke music, people can enjoy singing, with courage and without being ridiculed, in front of a large audience, even if they are not professional singers, or their singing skills are outrageous!
The success of a karaoke night depends a lot more on the selection of songs rather than on one’s singing capability. When it comes to karaoke, always go by the audience’s choice. There are, however, some songs, which are evergreen and are considered among the top songs of all time. If you are looking for such songs sung by female artists, scroll down for a complete list of the best female karaoke songs.
Best Karaoke Country Songs
♫ Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette
♫ When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss and Union Station
♫ Redneck Woman – Gretchen Wilson
♫ Man, I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain
♫ Where Would You Be – Martina McBride
♫ I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton
♫ Cowboy Take Me Away – Dixie Chicks
♫ Breathe – Faith Hill
♫ I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
Retirement is a milestone in life that is worth celebrating. You bid goodbye to your working life forever. So you have to make sure that it is worthwhile and memorable. Planning a retirement party for someone? Here’s a list of some retirement party songs that you can play.
Retirement Party Tips
- You can make a video on the retiree’s life and play it in the background. Let them remember and cherish some good moments.
- You can also make a karaoke so that everybody at the party can sing along.
Retirement is a new phase of life. It’s like you set on a whole new journey with nothing to worry about. No boss, no targets, no reaching office on time, no working hours, and last but not the least, not having to set an alarm every night before going to sleep. Such bliss! You earn this day after having worked hard enough for more than half of your life. This is a time to do everything that you think you could have done while on the job, be it traveling abroad, playing golf or any other sport, pursuing any hobby, or doing anything that you always wanted
As these songs are meant for ease and comfort more than precision and flair, I’ve decided to give you all the songs I found easy, classified by gender. Female voices are usually higher than males ones, and therefore the classification will also vary accordingly. To find out the songs that are easy for you, all you have to do is judge the range within which you normally speak. To find it out, keep your emotions neutral and just speak as if you’re dictating a grocery list. This level is where your comfort lies, and it’s where your song lies as well.
Most Popular Songs That are Easy to Pick Up
Truly Madly Deeply
It’s easier for girls than most guys. But any guy with a higher-pitched voice can master this one.
Another song that’s sung by a guy. The pitch is such that girls can pick it up far easier than most males.
This song is relatively tougher than the others on the list, but it’s a great one to learn and practice.
You Belong With Me
With the kind of fame Taylor
According to the situations, always keep a playlist of the best sad rock tracks. You can arrange the songs into playlists when you wish to get over your partner, a playlist when you had a bad day, a playlist when you feel like you don’t belong to the world, or a playlist when you just feel plain dejected, etc.
Trust me, such a playlist might not help solve a problem, but it sure can help to cope with a difficult situation and take some of the pain away.
There are some soft rock songs for easy listening by artists like Dido, Coldplay, The Jets, Pink Floyd, etc. and some aggressive rock songs by The Exies, The Cranberries, Avril Lavigne, Lost Prophets, etc. in the below playlist.
The format below is: Song – Artist/Band. You can also check out the lyrics of some of the saddest songs I have included.
Here is a collection of various sad rock tracks right from the classic John R. to the latest Green Day.
List of Sad Rock Songs
♬ Everybody hurts – REM
♬ The Freshmen – The Verve Pipe (really sad song, that makes you depressed)
♬ Kiss and Say Goodbye – The Manhattans
♬ Love Is A Losing
Shot Me Down by David Guetta ft. Skylar Grey
Originally recorded in the year 1966, the song has seen many versions of itself coming on the floor, recorded by some notable singers like Nancy Sinatra, Cher, and more recently Skylar Grey under the music composition of David Guetta. The song went on to become a massive hit in the course of time, although it was not the same when initially released.
Roar by Katy Perry
Featured on American Pop diva Katy Perry, the video begins in the form of an animated clip with the setting of a jungle and a girl lost over there. With an allegorical underline of how sometimes adverse situations bring the best out of a person, the rendition went out to sell over 9 million copies worldwide and topped the singles charts of many countries.
Super Bass by Nicki Minaj
Known for her colorful and peppy appearance, this strong and independent pop star of Trinidadian origin rose from nothingness to fame, which is but a dream of the countless. ‘Super Bass’ describes the lighthearted romance and acts of love between a young man and woman. This debut album of Minaj secured her position as one of
What is Personification?
It is the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
Lyricists and musicians have a tendency to channel their innermost feelings into their songs; after all, good music always stems from the heart, so they say. Personification is a literary device which is liberally used by lyricists for the depth it lends to some seemingly-mundane words. It can be used to enliven a song, make it seem more meaningful, and if you happen to be a certain Taylor Swift, even throw some subtle shade at an ex-lover.
Lyrics of Songs With Personification
Bob Marley’s songs were all about rebellion, trying to wake his fellow countrymen into a state of awareness. His lyrics had numerous allegories and metaphors―a writer’s most brilliant means to spread a message without being persecuted. In this song lies an exemplary personification―’the high yellow moon won’t come out to play’.
New York, New York – FRANK SINATRA
These vagabond shoes
Are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it
New York, New York
I want to wake up in a city
That doesn’t sleep
One can only picture Ol’
If you ask the definition of a family, some may say that it is a group of people, comprising mother, father, and children who live together in a house. However, what makes the group of people a family is the love that holds them together. Nobody can deny the fact that our family is the greatest blessing that God has given us as we can share all our joys and sorrows with them. Many times, we are not able to express our feelings about our family through words. So, why not do it with the help of music?
Special Songs About Family
~ We are family – Sister Sledge
~ Mama – Spice Girls
~ In the living years – Mike and The Mechanics
~ A song for mama – Boyz II Men
~ I’ll be – Reba McEntire
~ The hopechest song – Stephanie Bentley
~ A Song For My Daughter – Ray Allaire
~ Child of Mine – Carole King
~ My father’s eyes – Eric Clapton
~ That’s the way of the world – Najee
~ I’ll always love my mama – The Intruders
~ Happy and you know it – Vickie Winans
Quite a Crackling Imagination!
Katy Perry’s inspiration for her song “Firework” stems from her morbid fantasy of bolting on a firecracker and shooting across the sky over the Santa Barbara ocean as her final appearance.
A simile is a literary item of ornamentation that makes comparison between two disparate things using words like ‘like’ and ‘as’ to indicate resemblance; for example: Her laugh is like a thundering storm―untamed, tumultuous, and uninhibited. Or let’s say something more associable like he snores like sawing logs or his breaking of wind scared the children like the deer that gets caught in the headlights. By now, we are sure you have got a fair idea of what simile is all about.
On a more serious note, a simile is simply used to compare two unrelated things to excite ardor and imagination. So, you will find a lot of it used in songs, poems, books, and even in daily parlance. Here’s now coming a list of songs with similes in them.
By Katy Perry
“Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards, one
Alternative bands are famous for their rebellious flavor and heavy beats. Alternative music is in no way related to the soft mushy feelings of love and will the rocking beats able to do justice to love songs, is often the question? Fans of rock music, who eat, drink and dream rock music know there are some best love songs that help you send across your love. You may not believe this, but there are many alternative songs that have romance written all over them. If you don’t believe me, ask any one of the millions of fans, who will vouch for the alternative genre.
If you are a lover of alternative music or your loved one is a crazy rock fan, you can compile an audio CD of alternative rock love songs and gift it to that special person in your life. Alternative songs may not appear or sound romantic as traditional love songs. But, if you listen carefully, these songs of the alternative genre carry lyrics that will be an answer to all your love questions. Do give these songs a chance and listen to them with an open heart. Before you know it, these songs will make
Everyone of us has a song close to our heart, which we cannot listen to without getting our eyes moist. We feel that the pain engraved in the tune somehow resembles ours. The following presents some great tracks whose lyrics and tunes may invoke a sense of pain and agony in your heart.
My Favorite Playlist of Sad Songs
~ Seethe♫ Hurt
~ Johnny Cash♫ Crying
~ Roy Orbison♫ Goodbye
~ Air Supply♫ Heartless
~ The Fray♫ Don’t Speak
~ No Doubt♫ Angel
~ Sarah McLachlan♫ Breathe Me
~ Sia Furler♫ Don’t Let It End
~ Styx♫ Apologize
~ One Republic♫ At Seventeen
~ Janis Ian♫ Her Diamonds
~ Rob Thomas♫ All By Myself
~ Eric Carmen♫ All My Life
~ K-Ci and Jo-Jo♫ Hurt So Bad
~ Linda Ronstadt♫ The Diary
~ Hollywood Undead♫ Hard Habit to Break
~ Chicago♫ Cry Me a River
~ Julie London♫ Dear Agony
~ Breaking Benjamin♫ Butterfly Kisses
~ Bob Carlisle♫ Here Without You
~ 3 Doors Down♫ How Does it Make You Feel
~ Air♫ A Day In the Life
~ The Beatles♫ Goodbye To Love
~ The Carpenters♫ Goodbye To You
~ Michelle Branch♫ Travelin’ Soldier
Motivational quotes and songs are for the times when you feel down and as active as a flat tire, unable to go on with whatever you are doing or supposed to be doing. You find it difficult to apply even 10% of you, spiritually, mentally and physically, to the task which may be as hard as lying in a bed comfortably and without fretting. Mostly, you yourself can lead to this state by taking in and reacting to events that are happening around you in the way you habitually do. Or, it may be something, out of character, you have done that has surprised and driven you to this track. How you feel, down this path, depends on what makes you throb and what you value more. This insufferable feeling can manifest in different forms and expressions from one individual to the another.
Well, to be honest and hammer the nail on the head, “What do you do to escape out of this mousetrap?” You must be doing something about this feeling, well, I mean other than breast beating, aren’t you?
Songs to Lift Your Mood
It is a time to lead our cottony ball of mind to another groove
The bass in a song is what makes a person start tapping his toes to the beats, and get into the dancing mood. You can play these songs in your hi-watt home theater system or your car audio system. The following lists some good bass songs, which includes strong drum beats and even bass lines.
Best Bass Songs
- California Love – Tupac Shakur
- Yeah – Usher
- Right Round – Flo Rida
- Marco Polo – Soulja Boy
- Hey Mama – Black Eyed Peas
- Many Men – 50 Cent
- Ghetto Bass – 2 Live Crew
- Just A Little Bit – 50 Cent
- Hold Up, Wait a Minute – DJ Smurf
- Hip-Hop – Dead Prez
Few good bass songs are mentioned in the following.
Good Bass Songs
- Dilemma – Nelly
- B-O-O-T-A-Y – Spank Rock & Benny Blanco
- Stoplight – Snoop Dogg
- Stay Fly – Three-6-Mafia
- St. Louie – Nelly
- In Da Club – 50 Cent
- Ruff Ryders Anthem – DMX
- Boys In Tha Hood – N.W.A.
- Single – Lil Wayne
- Get Ur Freak On – Missy Elliot
- Grey Goose – Chamillionaire
- Say it Right – Nelly Furtado
- Let Me Ride – Dr. Dre
- Beats for my Van – DJ Billy
- Can’t Hustle Forever – Krayzie Bone
- Things You Do – Jay-Z
- Gimme the Loot – The Notorious B.I.G.
- Journey Into Bass – DJ Laz
- Can’t Believe It
Dubstep, In A Nutshell
Dubstep is an immensely popular genre of music, which made its advent in the early ’90s in the UK, and had influences from the ’70s’ reggae, Jamaican electronic music, dancehall, hip hop, and many other myriad avenues. Although it started out as a fairly underground genre, in the late 90s, it gained popularity in the USA, and various sub-genres stemmed from it, including ‘brostep’, which is identified by the non-music-connoisseur as the widely played music made by creative genius, artist Sonny Moore, aka Skrillex. The genre has now become so widespread, that mainstream artists of today, such as Britney Spears, Rihanna, and many more have incorporated it in their songs too.
Whether you are an aspiring EDM artist, a audio engineering-enthusiast looking to experiment, or simply bored, and looking to channel your pent up energy into something creative, making dubstep music is the ideal path to turning the monotony into awesomeness. A fan of the genre would hardly need a tutorial regarding the structure and general impression of a dubstep song. Anyhow, even beginners need not worry, because the genre itself is evolving daily, and actually, artists are the ones who deflect the trends
No matter what the media ‘industry’ says or does, music shall always remain a form of art. Even when made solely for the purpose of getting rich, it still needs a source of expression. Every genre has a build-up and then a follow-up. Every style has its high point. Today we have such a large list of musical genres and styles, that it would be impossible for anyone to listen to every piece of music created even in a hundred lifetimes, let alone one! And that is why we make categories: to find a style that suits us and explore it as much as we can.
The music of the old days. The kind of music that most of us have forgotten, yet listen to everyday. Because most of what we hear now is derived from what the great classical composers created decades and centuries ago. The main categories in classical music are Orchestral music, Chamber music, and Opera.
We may think of classical music as what orchestras play in a giant auditorium, wearing black clothes, with a conductor frantically waving his staff about. That’s a very base description of something that the composers dedicated their lives to.
Their contributions to the world of rap music have made these following names immortal. Since the beginning of rap music, many artists have come and gone and left their mark on the scene. However few of them have done credible work, and are still remembered with fond memories. Not many people know, but rap was not encouraged some years ago. Why? The reason is pretty simple: it defied the ideal world, the perfect government and made the future generations aware of the reality which no one talks about.
Rappers and their lyrics have faced criticism from almost every corner, but that didn’t stop rap music from achieving worldwide fame. The last decade saw some amazing albums from the legends of the rap music, but there were also some new names who deserve credit for adding some freshness to the rap genre.
Disclaimer: All names mentioned in this article are the author’s personal choice, and in no way are intended to hurt the sentiments of others.
Tupac Shakur aka
Dear MamaBest Album
All Eyes on Me
Shakur is not just a name or an artist, he is the reason rapping and hip-hop became main stream. His music is a journey of
The uber cool moves, the attitude, the swift and agile steps, foot tapping music and overall a great experience. Does this ring a bell in your mind? We guess, this is what hip hop is all about, and probably, this is what makes it such an awesome dance form. This form of dancing has taken the world by a storm, and many countries in the world have people dancing it.
As most of us know, this dance is an umbrella term for several styles of dancing―breaking or breakdancing or b-boying, popping and locking, street styles, funk, old school, etc. Hence, it is actually difficult to describe about it. Let’s get started with learning some of the basic yet important steps.
Hip Hop Dance Moves for Beginners
◊ Begin with putting your right hand in a flat karate chop position. It has to be below your chest, about a foot and a half away from your body.
◊ Now, the key is to slowly move a certain part of your arm. Drop your fingers till your middle knuckles, for them to form a 90 degree angle.
◊ Follow that up by dropping the rest of your fingers till your real knuckles. Avoid