Friday, January 13, 2012

Follow Friday (13)

Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel of and Alison of Alison Can Read  If you want to join in the fun just head over the blogs mentioned above and start checking out the various answer for today's question: 

Q: Many readers/ bloggers are also big music fans. Tell us about a few of your favorite bands/ singers that we should listen to in 2012.

I'm been a fan of Boyzone and Westlife since they splashed into the music scene late 90's and while Boyzone have semi-reunited,  Westlife finally announced (last November 2011) that they'll be taking a bow after 14 years of making music together as group.  I thought it was quite a close call for me when I nearly decided not to attend their September 2011 concert here, which eventually  became their last concert for the region. Whew.    

Other acts that I like depend on my mood are found at the bottom of this post if you are interested in checking some of them out. 

For now I leave you to Heinz Winckler and Charlize Berg singing "You and I." I've been a fan of Heinz since he sang "Chasing Shadows" for Disney's "Treasure Planet." It was too bad though that this song was only included in the South African OST album release. 


Ross Copperman "Never Holding on and Letting Go"  From CSI: NY episode

Several of the mainstays:

Heinz Winckler 
Lady Antebellum
Josh Groban
David Barnes
Alexz Johnson 

The Corrs (now Andrea goes the solo route) 
Steps (which have reunited after taking a bow back in the early 2000, I think)

Within Temptation
David Cook
One Republic
Christian Bautista
Breaking Benjamin
Chris Daughtry
Gary Barlow (Take That)
Dolores O'Riordan
Selena Gomez
Kenny G
and several more.... :D 


  1. One Republic is one of my faves too. And also Selena. I especially like her Who Says.

    Jez's Bookcase

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog!

  2. @Jez**high fives* thanks for stopping by and will be hopping to your link. :D

  3. I can't believe you know Within Temptations too! They are one awesome band!

    New follower:)
    Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy : My FF

  4. Oh, awesome choices. I love Breaking Benjamin so much!
    Thanks for stopping by.

    Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

  5. OMG Steps are back together?
    I loved them I have every album and dvd they ever released I'm soo excited to hear that, I also love Westlife and it's so sad that they're breaking up.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I love your picks! Lifehouse, Lady Antebellum, Josh Groban, Westlife, The Corrs, Chris Daughtry and One Republic are some of my well-loved artists too! And you have Christian Bautista on your list, are you a Filipina? I love him. David Cook also made my list. :) Happy Friday!

    New Follower,
    Sarah @ Smitten over Books
    Come check out my FF post!

  7. Happy Friday . . . the 13th. :)

    Nice pick with Muse - along with Silversun Pickups, they spend a lot of time in my playlist.

    Here's my FF

  8. Hopping through. Love Josh Groban and the Corrs. And Kenny G.
    My Hop

    1. '♥ yup :D Thanks for the link. :D

  9. Nice! I like seeing Muse and One Republic up there. Both great bands! :D

    Sam @ Realm of Ficton

  10. Yes! Within Temptation! I have just about all of their albums playing whenever I'm writing. Their sound is the perfect background for the tone I'm searching for. Also, Breaking Benjamin is up there too :)

    Old Follower
    Danielle @ Novelly Antithetical

  11. Great choices. I'm a new follower.

    1. Thanks. Hopping to your link and followed back :D

  12. Hi - New follower for Follow Friday!

    1. Followed back! :D Visiting your page.

  13. @Morganville94 I love their songs. There was a track that inspired my my virtual TV spin-off The Charmed Paladins and it suited the scene. My other friend who also has her own Charmed spin-off has gotten acquainted with the group too.

  14. Oh wow! Lots of new stuff here. o: I bet I should check some out, huh? Lol. I bet they're good!

    Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful Friday!

  15. @The Nocturnal Library Yup, same here. Inspired a couple of scenes for my virtual TV spin-off. :D

  16. @Sarah Brown Yup, I'm following Faye Tozer and the Official Steps Twitter account and so far the group's focusing UK which is understandable. *high fives* I have their albs too but I wasn't able to get any of their DVD or I might not been looking too hard. lolz.

  17. @Bob (Beauty in Ruins) Fortunately it went...with no problems. Hopping to your site.

  18. @Danielle I agree Within Temptation can inspire a scene. :D

  19. i love Boyzone. i'm a huge fan of David Cook and Chris Daughtry too.

    1. That's good to know another fellow BZ fan. :D

  20. Lady Antebellum, David Cook, Alexz Johnson, One Republic and Muse are also on my list :D

    Several additions here as most of these newer musicians who recently gained fame make their own music and have their own trademark LOL

    * Adele
    * Haley Reinhart
    * Lana Del Rey
    * Hunter Hayes
    * Esperanza Spalding
    * Gavin DeGraw (well, he has existed more than the rest of my list - saw his double show with David Cook last year)
    * Taylor Swift (again, not that new but her new 2012 album "Red" is now #1)
    * Florence + the Machines

    1. I'm seeing Hunter Hayes several times now :D My new additions: Kyler England, Britroyal, One Direction, and Big Time Rush.


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