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Old 03-26-2014, 07:21 AM
 
Location: singapore
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Hmm the clubbing , bar scene isn't that great compared to say Hong Kong or Bangkok..

What were the songs that accompanied me through growing years..

Some of these include..

when i was a high school (sec sch ) - Vannessa Williams - Colours of the wind.

Cant remember who was the singer.. Have you ever really loved a woman

Seal - Kiss by a rose

the wonders - That thing you do.

songs like sheryl crow all i wanna do

eric clapton's change the world... my classmate was always singing that song..Ha Ha..

Then .. songs like .. Westlife, backstreet boys... maroon 5

This love, sunday morning shape of my heart.. I want it that way..

Bon Jovi.. Carnberries... It's my life.. Bad medicine.. Living a prayer.. of course one of my all time favourite zombie...

then christina aguilera and britney spears... Genie, I turn to you.. What a girl wants,, Baby one more time.. Womanizer.. Oops i did it again.. Sometimes..

Nync - Bye Bye Bye...

More recents

Bruno Mars - grenade, Rihanna - Umbrella..
lady gaga- paparazzi , bad romance, poker face, and born this way
Justin TImberlake- Mirror.
Jessie J - Price Tag
One Directions - Best song ever, What makes you beautiful..

Last note.. i really find Best song ever lacking in a vibe that make it a best song ever
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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I don't know why you are so adamant in making out your fellow citizens clueless about music?

What is the point you are trying to make? If what your saying is true it just makes people from Singapore look commercialized and unknowlegeable about music.

Don't know why you would try and do that?

All you have seemed to listen to over the years is chart music.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:24 AM
 
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Brits party way harder than Americans. Just visit Ibiza in the summer months.
For sure. Where I live young Brits have the reputation of drinking until they fall down in their own vomit or punch someone in the face. Relative to them, Americans in the same age group are considered better behaved.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Utica, NY
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Hmm there is a pretty good Singaporean female singer Tanya Chua, i can't really specify a special song that you should listen to, maybe you can search her in Youtube and randomly find some songs that may interest you.

Corrinne May is another that you may want to give a try as well


Corrinne May - On The Side Of Me - YouTube
Wow that Corinne May song is beautiful. She's kind of like Sarah McLachlan and there's even a hint of Tori Amos in there. I'll check the others out when I get home as they may be on Spotify.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I don't know why you are so adamant in making out your fellow citizens clueless about music?

What is the point you are trying to make? If what your saying is true it just makes people from Singapore look commercialized and unknowlegeable about music.

Don't know why you would try and do that?
Maybe it's the truth?

Again, I asked my colleagues the same question at work today after reading this totally unnecessary spat, and not a single one of my coworkers, who range in age from 20 to 35, knew who Hendrix was. A couple of them are musicians. The one male coworker I have here, who's 32, knew who Elvis was. He asked me if Jimi Hendrix was like Metallica and then threw metal. They've all asked me if Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are really popular in the US, and there were signs for an Avril Levigne concert up a few weeks back, so I think that most of what trickles over here is indeed highly-commercialized music, because that's what has the financial backing to get to the forefront.

Keep in mind that Asian music tastes are vastly different from Western music tastes on the whole. I'm not a fan of Cantopop or K-pop, because I was born and raised around rock music and later played in punk, hardcore, and alt-rock bands. Even the young guys here who buy electric guitars tend to be more into playing Chinese pop-rock ballads, which are way softer than most of what we're used to, than they are learning to copy Slash or Hammett songs.

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All you have seemed to listen to over the years is chart music.
Yeah, it does to an extent, but I don't think that invalidates her experiences in what people in Singapore have heard of. If anything, it may be a good barometer of the musical differences between the cultures that every Brit, American, Aussie, and European here all know these classic artists, but she doesn't. I'm sure you could find some kid in SG who plays guitar and is way into rock who knows who Jimi Hendrix is, but that's not proof that people in Singapore know who he is, it's proof that no matter where you are in the world, you can find rock fans and metalheads if you look hard enough.

Most people who have heard of all these classic rock bands probably wouldn't know the difference between a Bach or a Mozart piece when they heard it, nor would they know the difference between Stravinsky and Holst. Does that mean that they aren't music fans?
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Don't be too harsh on singaporegirl - I never heard of Fleetwood Mac until I was 18.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Finland
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I hate DIO and Motörhead.

I know them, but I hate them. I also know that Ronnie James Dio is dead.

I listened to Fleetwood Mac when I was a kid.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Well maybe my country, Scotland, is just different. Because 16 year olds listen to Hendrix, Rolling Stones and the like. Legends are legends ......... plus most people are into rock and roll here.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Utica, NY
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Fleetwood who??
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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It's not that she (and her country) are underexposed to western music, it's that she's using such ridiculous examples to determine who "parties harder". We've given her several examples and all she's really come back with is "x" isn't known is Singapore and Lady Gaga has sold out a few shows.
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