In 2010, I went to Ireland during the World Cup tournament. What an amazing experience! Watching big matches with a pub filled with Brazilians, seeing the passion of the French and English fans for their games. During this time, I got exposed to this amazing, enthusiastic chant! Sampling Tears For Fears, English rapping, and the fanatical soccer crowds in this video makes it a favorite!
“21 TILL I DIE” CRAZYLIXX
The L.A. Sunset Strip is famous for the sleezy, hard-driving rock bands like Guns N Roses, Motley Crue, LA Guns, and Faster Pussycat. This spirit lives on in Sweden with groups like Vains Of Jenna, Crashdiet, Hardcore Superstar, and Crazylixx! You can feel the 80’s influence on their sound and their rockin’ attitude. “Blame It On Love” is another favorite of mine. They’ve been headlining the awesomely named, Rest In Sleaze Festival all over Europe. Definitely a band to watch!
Here’s the link to their website: http://www.crazylixx.com/
“BELIEVE” JENNIFER HUDSON
First made popular by Brooks & Dunn, Jennifer takes on this spiritual-themed ballad and “takes it to church” by ramping up the powerful chorus. She first sang this live at the Brooks & Dunn Farewell concert. Jennifer has come a long way since her 4th place finish on American Idol (same as Chris Daughtry): An Oscar winner, #1 singles, an amazing body transformation, a true role model and inspiration for those who’ve overcome tragedy in their life.