#SongLyricsSunday: Dancing with those Boogie Woogie Dancin’ Shoes

(Today’s prompt is “Boogie/Rock/Rolling Stone”, thanks to Jim at A Unique Title For Me)

Claudja Barry is a Jamaican singer who moved to Ontario, Canada when she was young. After high school, she moved to London and starred in musicals like AC/DC and also the German production of Catch My Soul.

She started her semi-successful music career around the same time with the release of her debut album Sweet Dynamite. She had a handful of hits during her musical career: “Dancin’ Fever” (#72 on the Billboard charts, 1977), “Boogie Woogie Dancin’ Shoes” (#37 on the R&B charts and #56 on the Pop charts, 1978), “Born To Love” (#14 on the Hot Play/Club Play charts, 1985), “Down and Counting” (#1 on the Hot Play/Club charts, and #98 on the R&B charts, 1986), ” Can’t You Feel My Heartbeat” (#33 on the R&B charts, 1987) and “Secret Affair” (#60 on the R&B charts, 1987).

click here to find out what claudja song i choose

Battle of the Songs: Three Ways to Sing “Do You Want?”

Welcome to another edition of Battle of the Songs. For this edition, I was debating to do one or two topics: either about Eurovision or Japanese songs. It looks like that this week is about Japanese songs as you can see Sunday’s and Monday’s post were both about Japanese songs. But, I am going to save the Japanese songs battles for May as it will be the first month of the new era in the Japanese calendar.

So for this battle, I want to do a song that was performed by past Eurovision winner as you know Eurovision is next month! )If you haven’t read my series about this year’s entries, you can find in these parts: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, and Part VI.) The song itself was never presented at Eurovision, but the group has. And, everybody knows this group as they are world famous. There have been a musical and two films that featured their songs.

Which group am I talking about?

Click to find out who

The Versatile Blogger Award with a Twist


Happy 1st Day of Spring! It has unofficially started today as temperatures reached 19°C/68°F here in Nagoya. There is no cherry blossoms yet as the trees near my apartment are still bare. But, the tree pollen has be abundant, which is good for my allergies.

I been nominated for three awards this month, which one of them I was nominated twice. I am going to post each award in different posts this week and next. This week, I want to focus on the Versatile Blogger Award. I got one from Arianne, the author of The College Student’s Guide to Motherhood, and one from Women With Gifts International.

I want to thank both Arianne and girls behind Women With Gifts International. for nominating me with such an award.

But, like the title said, there is a twist!

click to find out what this “TWIST” is

Reflecting on Aaliyah’s Musical Career on Her Birthday

It has been an eventful week here in Japan. The flu season has been very active this year as already 1.3 million people have caught the flu. I was unlucky to be one of those affected. However, it is getting better.

In the US, my home country, it wouldn’t be a big deal to have the flu. Just stay in bed, take some medicine, and you be good a new in a few days. But, here in Japan, it is a bit different. I have to take off work for up to five-seven days and be quarantined from the public as the virus is feared here.

So, to pass the time, I been watching videos on Youtube, listening to music, and just sleeping. While I was sick, I nearly forgot it was a birthday for an influential singer in the 90s. Her music was part of my music collection when I was growing up.

Read to Found Out Who

Happy New Years!!

🎉 Happy New Years! 🎉

I hope you had a wonderful time during holiday season!

I have been away from the past three weeks as I celebrated the holidays back in the States with my family and friends. I been home since Monday but had to recover from jet lag.

But…………

I am ready to come back to my blog! Starting tomorrow, expect more wonderful content, starting with the Battle of the Songs! (I will also post the results of the last battle tomorrow as well, even though it was Christmas song battle. Sorry for the delay!)

Before I end this post, I want to share five blogging goals I want to accomplish this year:

  1. Feature more content from readers like YOU!
  2. Move over to a self-hosting domain (My heart is set on BlueHost right now and hoping to do so very soon) 
  3. Work on my Podcast a little more so I can have at least an episode once a week
  4. More amazing content like interviews from artists and reviews of various releases
  5. Coverage of events
  6. Working on how I can make this blog into something I can earn money from
  7. Get Photoshop

Stay Tuned!

Random Thoughts|What Makes Me Different From Other Women {Part 3}

Womenwithgifts.org

Recently, we asked female entrepreneurs the following question:
As a woman, if you could share anything about yourself that makes you different from any other woman, what would you share?
Today this question was answered by music blogger Amy, from Ai Love Music

Hmmmm, it is hard to say what makes me different then other women as every woman has there own strength. I guess my love for music and languages. As you may know, I am a music blogger that runs that blog ai love music. I love music soooooooooo much. I will listen to it when I wake up, listen to it on the way to work, look during lunch, and listen when I get home to bedtime. And, I usually listen to a mixture of genres, it all depends on my mood: jazz, R&B, pop, 80s music, rock, instrumental. I cannot live without music.

Music also…

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