Remember Nena and her unforgettable, catchy '80s song "99 Red Balloons" (or the German version "99 Luft Balloons")? Well, take a little bit of Nena, throw in Janis Joplin-like raspy vocals, Italian lyrics, and a boatload of melody... and you'll get Gianna Nannini. Who? Many in the U.S. likely haven't heard of this popular Italian singer-songwriter, but if you're a fan of melodic music like me -- no matter the artist, genre or language -- you (and … [Read more...] about Gianna Nannini (Meravigliosa Creatura) – Hidden Gem
Hate waking up every morning to get ready for a job you dislike? Unhappy with your career and still in search of that unattainable dream job? You're not alone. Many people are miserable -- with a capital M! -- about their job situation, and they know their career is nowhere near what they had originally envisioned for themselves. Unfortunately, some won't do much about it. They've either given up on trying or have accepted their circumstances and settled. … [Read more...] about Inspirational Stories For Job Seekers (Career Advice: Don’t Give Up!)
Who wasn't a fan of A-ha back in the '80s and their iconic, super catchy song (and unforgettable music video) for "Take on Me"? If you loved the original, you will REALLY enjoy the slow, moody, "Take On Me" acoustic unplugged version. It's special in its own way and (arguably) nearly as good as the original. A-ha Take On Me Acoustic Version (Download, MP3, Streaming) Download: Amazon MP3 * Streaming option: Try Amazon Music Unlimited Free Trial … [Read more...] about Revisiting “Take on Me” by A-ha. Acoustic version better than the original?