Saturday, June 26, 2010

LoveSongs Blog is Back & "If Its Love" by Train!

Gee I blink a couple of times and next thing I know two months have gone by since my last post. Since then my musical world has been a little busy in a good way. I wrote a very cool pop'n'love ballad for a client from Singapore and with any luck you'll get to hear it some day..its probably one of the best songs i've ever written. There is another artist from NYC with big Chile connections who may be recording some of my songs on her debut CD this summer. AND we finished up writing/recording "Christmas Heart" that I co-wrote with a DJ friend from Florida and we are readying it for radio release this holiday season...AND we are working on a second Christmas song that we'll be having a female lead sing on (stay tuned to find out who). I'm having a hard time keeping up with all this fun, but its fffun!!

Yesterday marked the one year passing of Michael Jackson who I musically adored throughout his whole career..from ABC with the Jackson 5 through his latest albums in the years just prior to his death. Michael is probably the most talented songwriter/performer combination that ever walked the planet (like the Beatles were the most talented group) and there will never be another like him. We have his music to remember him by and I hope wherever he's at he is happy and finally at peace. Maybe just maybe he's teaching Saint Peter a few Moonwalking steps up at Heavens Gate :)

Today's Featured Song - "If It's Love" by Train

Train was a monster pop-band back in the late 90's, early 2000's with tremendous hits like "Drops of Jupiter", "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels" ..selling over 4 Million albums in the US and lighting up the radio airwaves everywhere we went. There popularity and songs faded a bit with their releases in 2003 and 2006 (tough to keep a great thing going) but then emerged in 2009 with the album "Save Me San Francisco" and WOW! The song "Hey Soul Sister" is a bonfide hit in the first 10 seconds and does not disappoint through went all the way to #3 on the Billboard and sold triple platinum (is that 3 million singles??). Their follow up to "Sister" is almost as strong with a tune called "If Its Love" currently at # 77 on the chart and climbing. When I hear an uptempo song that is this catchy I immediately turn my attention to the radio...its so hard to have an uptempo song with a strong hook that when its done right we stand up and pay attention. If you haven't heard "If Its Love" listen to it here you won't be disappointed I promise!

"If Its Love" by Train on YouTube

That's all for today...we're gonna try and do two posts each week one on Saturday and another mid-week on Wednesday and will feature a new song each time (until we run out of great new songs :)). Hope you're having a good summer so far and be back in a few daaaays!

~Vincent James @