Random Factoid #131 / Shameless Advertisement #6

6 12 2009

Congratulations to Beth Rowley and her song “You’ve Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger” for taking over the long-held #1 most played song on my iTunes from Alexandre Desplat’s “Postcards.”

It should come to no one’s surprise that this track came from a soundtrack.  I first heard the song in the trailer for the movie “An Education,” and the soothing voice of Beth Rowley immediately struck me.  I had to hear more, so I bought the whole song off iTunes.  Then, as I started listening to it on repeat, I became curious to know more about Rowley.  After hearing a few of her songs, I bought her whole debut album, “Little Dreamer,” which is truly amazing.  She has a voice similar to Norah Jones but much more angelic.

So I decided to use this factoid to shamelessly advertise Beth Rowley.  I implore you to listen to some of her songs that I have embedded here from YouTube – my two personal favorites from the album – and instantly fall in love with this up-and-coming artist.





What To Look Forward To: “Nine” Soundtrack

19 11 2009

Can December just get here already so I can see “Nine?”

The tease continues.  The Weinsteins recently released three songs from the movie.  The first two are original songs written for the movie.  “Cinema Italiano” is Kate Hudson’s sizzling number; “Take It All” is the number originally written for Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, and Marion Cotillard, but the decision was eventually made to have Cotillard sing the number alone.  And the final track is the one that we have heard snippets of in the trailer – “Be Italian” by Fergie.

The soundtrack will be released December 22 according to Amazon.com, 4 days after the movie hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles (and possibly Houston!!!).  So add another date to your “Nine” calendar to look forward to.

P.S. – The countdown would have been 6 days to release had it not been moved.





Random Factoid #64

30 09 2009

629 of the 2045 songs in my iTunes library are from soundtracks.  That’s about 31%, for those who don’t like dealing with fractions.  After further analysis of my catalog, I discovered that this number is so high because of the vast number of complete soundtracks I have.  Up until a few years ago, I only looked in the soundtracks when browsing for music.  But I still love soundtracks; I grab them off the shelf at the library every time I go.