8 Maids-a-Milking: 8 Songs (Part 1)

On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me… 8 maids-a-milking!

Woot! Let’s give it up for those eight maids! They’ll be miking in batches in my version. Why? Well, I shall be embedding the YouTube videos of the songs that have made it to my 2012’s OST. However, I have learned from a previous entry that YT vids make blog entries very content heavy. Thus, I shall be grouping the eight maids in two — four cheesy ones and then four slightly more sane and level-headed ones. Not that the first four ones are insane but…

Whatever. I’m super cheesy and that’s the way it is.

Prepare for lots of dairy!

>> I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz

I am so in love with Mraz’s LOVE is a Four Letter Word album. And really. This song — for me — speaks about all the beautiful things in life that are worth fighting for. You won’t easily give up on those things. “Even if the skies get rough”, you should always find yourself “looking up” — right? :)

>> Unpack by Gabe Bondoc

So what if it’s autotuned — it’s Gaaaaabbbbeeee. The one in his Timing LP is much, much, much better though. The song made me cry a bit. Just a bit. Okay, maybe not a bit.

>> A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Before you come running up to me with your pitchforks and wooden stakes, let me just put up a disclaimer here: I am not a die hard Twilight Fan. I did watch the franchise’s final instalment and thought it was okay (and the cheesy me admittedly swooned at the “forever” part) but — I’d pick THG any day. Still, this song did strike a chord in my heart. A couple of good friends of mine were in love with the song so I looked it up — they even told me to do a cover of it. Which I did. Last April. Croaky voice and all. Haha. But hey. It’s a pretty song. Just don’t think of them vampires too much, though.

>> Never Gonna Leave You by Us

This one would be a very recent addition to my 2012 soundtrack. A wonderful kuya whose taste in music is fairly similar to mine knew how much I leaned towards mushy music. So he introduced me to some of this couple’s songs (which I looovveeed). And then a few clicks through YT brought me to this video. And I, like, wanted to fall off my chair. Why? Because. They’re just so cute together, that’s why! And because grocery stores are fun. Very fun. :D

So… had enough cheese? Well, stay tuned for tomorrow’s more “serious” entry! ;)

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