Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I'm currently enjoying this LSytherin acoustic mix of Katy Perry's Teenage Dreams. It sounds good, if not better than the studio version.

want to get this? download it here!

Try also this: BOYCE AVENUE's version of Teenage Dreams


Sunday, September 26, 2010


So, it's official! Sina Jennifer Lopez at Steven Tyler na ang pinakabagong judge sa American Idol Season 10. Makakasama pa rin nila dito ang natitirang pioneer judge na si Randy Jackson at Idol host Ryan Seacrest.

Excited pa ba kayo dito? Magki-click naman kaya ito sa viewers at rating games lalo na't parating na rin ang isa pang talent search na X Factor na pinamumunuan ng dating hurado na si Simon Cowell?

In fairness, may K naman ang dalawa: sa recording career ni Lopez ay nakapagproduced na siya ng eight charttopper singles including four #o1's at anim na album na may kabuuang 25 million sales worldwide. Samantalang si Tyler, bilang bokalista ng isa sa pinakasikat na rock band sa mundo, ang Aerosmith ay di na kelangang mag-elaborate pa kung gaano kalaki ang artist na 'to. Personally, kaabang abang pa rin ang programa dahil kay Steve!!!

Ang American Idol Season 10 ay mapapanood pa sa Enero 2011...Heto ang ilang kantang pinasikat ng dalawang bagong hurado:

JENNIFER LOPEZ- LET'S GET LOUD di ko mapigilang mapasayaw eveytime na naririnig ko 'to!

AEROSMITH- AMAZING grabe ang acoustic na ito...classic!!!


Saturday, September 25, 2010


Freshed from her landslide victory in the recently concluded MTV Video Music Awards, check out LADY GAGA's latest hit ALEJANDRO (the third single from The Fame Monster) done in acoustic guitar mix!

In an interview with Rolling Stones, Gaga stated that her third studio album was finished but will not be released until 2011. She said, "It came so quickly. Ive been working on it for months and I feel very strongly that it's finished right now...Some artists take years, I don't. I write music everyday." She announced the title, BORN THIS WAY during her acceptance speech for Video Of The Year at the 2010 MTV VMA's. =O


Thursday, September 23, 2010


Picture perfect memories, scattered all around the floor.
Reaching for the phone cause, I can't fight it any more.
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind.
For me it happens all the time.

It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now.
I said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now.

Another shot of whiskey, can't stop looking at the door.
Wishing you'd come sweeping in the way you did before.
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind.
For me it happens all the time.

It's a quarter after one, I'm a little drunk and I need you now.
I said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now.

I guess I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all.

It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now.
And I said I wouldn't call, but I'm a little drunk and I need you now.
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now.

I just need you now.

Oh baby I need you now.

Want to hear the rnb version of the song?...then click it

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Akuztik Pick 15: TRACY BONHAM

Okay, I have to admit that i find myself getting more and more into chick rock and TRACY BONHAM is no exception.

A classically trained violinist and pianist, Bonham burst into the music scene when her critically acclaimed debut album The Burdens Of Being Upright released in 1996 and spawned the hit single Mother Mother. Later that year, she was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and Best Alternative Album. Since then, she recorded two more EP's and two full length albums with moderate impact.

With her great vocals, songwriting skills and rock and roll sensibility, i really cant understand why Tracy Bonham wasn't more successful.

The following songs are some of my favorite from her track list:

KISSES one of the stand-out track on the first album. love the melody and the guitar hook. A very enjoyable to listen.

ONE HIT WONDER although she's kinda perceived as like this, this track is well written and show off her excellent voice. Another awesome track from Tracy!

Last July 13, 2010, Bonham's fourth studio album Masts Of Manhatta
released under the New York city indie label Engine Room Recordings. The carrier single is Big Big Heart and you can stream it below:


Monday, September 20, 2010

GENIE IN A BOTTLE (Acoustic Remix)

This is the acoustic version of CHRISTINA AGUILERA's first smash hit, Genie In A Bottle. Released in 1999 as the lead single from her self titled debut album, it become one of her most successful singles worldwide.

The track established Aguilera's place in pop culture as a pop phenomenon, reaching #01 on Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks and going platinum within a few months of released. It also earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2000.

If you enjoy the dancy tune of the studio version, am sure you'll also dig this stripped remix of the song!

Aguilera's fourth studio album BIONIC was released on June 8, 2010. The album sales were underwhelming in the US compared to her previous releases, with singles Not Myself Tonight and You Lost Me failed to make a great impact on the charts. She is scheduled to go on tour for this album early next year. =0

Saturday, September 18, 2010

KING OF ANYTHING (String Version)

Songstress SARA BAREILLES is back with a new album titled Kaleidescope Heart which hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 200 Album chart selling 90,000 copies in its first week released.

The lead single King Of Anything is equally catchy like her first major hit "Love Song". According to her, this is a sort of a "**** you" song. "I've had more unsolicited advice on my life than i care to mention, and this was how i dealt with it. It felt empowering to turn that frustration into music, especially a song that doesn't even sound angry." she said.

With its radio-friendly melody and that lovely voice, she just delivered another hit that justifies her staying power as an artist.

Try also this: Sara Bareilles covers SINGLE LADIES by Beyonce. Watch it here.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Akuztik Pick 14: MATT COSTA

I found MATT COSTA through listening to a lot of Jack Johnson's music.This dude has an incredible voice and catchy songs that once you hear them, you wont be able to stop listening.

Matt is just the music world needs right now because he thankfully doesnt follow any of the trends (angular synthy pop). Instead, he does his unique, singer-songwriter thing that shows influences from The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel to Bob Dylan. He's like the perfect balance of the new and the old, the mellow and the upbeat, and the real and the fantastical.

I would highly recommend this artist to anyone who likes great music!

MR. PITIFUL my favorite song from his 2008 cd, Unfamiliar Faces.

His third album MOBILE CHATEAU is set to be released on September 21, 2010 via Brushfire records. For more songs and a couple of free downloads, check out his website MattCosta.com. =0


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


The guys of LINKIN PARK are back with a new song called THE CATALYST, the first released off of the Agoura Hills, California rock band fourth studio album A THOUSAND SUNS. The song debuted at #01 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart giving the band their second no. 1 single, tying them with Alice in Chains and Three Days Grace for most no. 1's on the chart.

While not as good as their earlier stuff, this song sort of grows on you...

"The Catalyst" is used in the trailer of the video game Medal Of Honor as well as the theme song of Namco-Bandai's latest Gundam game, Gundam Extreme VS. =)


Tuesday, September 14, 2010


is a powerful rock ballad from Shakira's first international album, Laundry Service. I really like this song especially the part at the end of chorus that goes "Huh huh huh huh fool!", it's so catchy!...
The song has a sad lyrics about hating a mate so much, until the pain becomes a pleasure.

Pasingit: Here's another favorite Shakira song. A video that I uploaded in my Youtube music channel. Check out her amazing performance of the song titled ILLEGAL.

With the way she incorporates rock in her music, this is the reason that differentiate Shakira from other female pop diva around. =)


Sunday, September 12, 2010


While everyone is anticipating for CHARICE's first hollywood acting exposure via the musical hit show GLEE, take a listen to the stripped version of her smash hit single PYRAMID. Enjoy! =)


Friday, September 10, 2010


This is officially my new favorite song to date!...a KATY PERRY song found on her latest cd Teenage Dreams. No, it's not California Gurls or the album title track...but it's a song called PEACOCK!

I really cant get enough of this one!...It's so catchy, fun, flirty (as in rifle with double meanings) and a great song to party to! This punky and lascivious track will certainly get ur tongues wagging!

I feel like this is a new gay pride anthem in the making. As of now, it has no official music video yet but I just hope this would be release as her follow up single.

In the meantime, check out this Peacock video made by RyanJamesYezak. I really love this one...as in! =)


Wednesday, September 8, 2010


If you haven't heard this new hit single from rapper EMINEM that features the vocals of Rihanna, you must have been living in a cave.

Love The Way You Lie, is currently at #01 on the Billboard Hot 100 while his latest album RECOVERY already sold 741,000 copies in its first week released...Eminem is definitely back on top of the game!

I already have the album and i think this is his best one since Marshall Mathers. Very complex rhymes, clever word-play in every track, with attitude, comedy and tons of serious/reflective moments as well. It's just a solid rock/rap album!

And in case you dont know yet, the official music video of the single features Transformers hottie Megan Fox and Lost star Dominic Monaghan. Watch the clip here.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Akuztick Pick 13: AMY MACDONALD

Amy Macdonald is a very talented singer-songwriter from Scotland. Having taught herself to play guitar at the age of 12 and with a huge, raging desire to write and play songs, she spent her teens perfecting her craft.

Within a few months of sending off demos with the help of songwriter Pete Wilkinson, she finally secured a record deal with Vertigo. In 2007, Macdonald released her debut album This Is The Life that spawned the hits "Poison Prince", "Mr. Rock and Roll" and the album title track. It sold more than 3 millon copies and reached #01 mostly in Europe.

musiq here:

THIS IS THE LIFE (Acoustic )

Despite her Scottish origins, Macdonald's singing voice is described as partly Irish and similar to Dolores O'riordan of The Cranberries...And just this year, her second album A Curious Thing released under Mercury Records. =O

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Boys Like Girls
sounds amazing on this acoustic version of the song!... I like Taylor Swift n' all but I prefer this one w
ithout her!


Saturday, September 4, 2010


It's great news for TAYLOR SWIFT fans out there as they got to stream her live performance of MINE, the official first single from her highly anticipated third studio album Speak Now which is set to released worldwide on October 25, 2010.

The song debuted at #03 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #01 on digital songs due to 297,000 digital downloads after only four days upon its released!

An upcoming world tour was confirmed for the promotion of the album! =O

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


This is KESHA performing her newest chart topping single Take It Off, from her smash hit album Animal. The track cements her status as one of the most electrifying artists today.

With its elecro-infused beat and lyrics like "There's a place downtown, where the freaks all come around. It's a hole in the wall, it's a dirty free for all!"... It's really hard for anyone to not feel the urge to just take it off!