Wednesday, December 28, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW - "SING"

My effort to brave through the traffic jam and to fight for a parking space at the busy shopping mall one Sunday just to watch this movie really paid off. The movie told the story of a koala, Moon, who inherited a theatre was trying to keep the building. He came up with a plan by organizing a singing competition which offered the winning prize of $100K, by mistake. Many animals came for the audition but he shortlisted just a few for the finals. Things did not go accordingly but thank god, everything ended on a happy note.


If you like animation, comedy and music, this is the movie that you should watch. It just reminds me of George Orwell's "Animal Farms", but in a more fun way.



There were many songs featured in the movie. Some are songs that I know, some I have listened to numerous times but do not know the titles, and a few I have never known their existence. There were even Japanese songs performed by an all-girls Japanese group. Here is the list:

THE LIST OF SONGS IN "SING"

“GOLDEN SLUMBERS”
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson appears courtesy of Epic Records

“THE WAY I FEEL INSIDE”
Written by Rod Argent

“I DON’T WANNA”
Written by Garth Jennings and Dave Bassett
Produced by Dave Bassett

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY”
Traditional

“BAKER STREET”
Written by Gerald Rafferty

“CRAZY IN LOVE”
Written by Eugene Record, Shawn Carter, Beyoncé Knowles and Rich Harrison

“JUMP”
Written by Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth

“KIRA KIRA KILLER”
Written by Yasutaka Nakata

“BUTTERFLY”
Written by Seth Binzer, Bret Mazur, Anthony Kiedis, Michael Balzary, John Frusciante and Chad Smith

“ANACONDA”
Written by Anthony Ray, Onika Maraj, Jamal Jones, Jonathan Myvett, Marcos Palacios and Ernest Clark

“HUMPTY DANCE”
Written by William “Bootsy” Collins, Gregory Jacobs, George Clinton and Walter Morrison

“THE SAFETY DANCE”
Written by Ivan Doroschuk

“RIDE LIKE THE WIND”
Written by Christopher Cross

“STAY WITH ME”
Written by Sam Smith, James Napier, William Phillips, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne

“PENNIES FROM HEAVEN”
Written by Johnny Burke and Arthur Johnston

“STRANGE LOOP”
Written and Performed by Garth Jennings

“THE SOUND OF VIOLENCE”
Written by Stephen Edwards, Hubert Blanc-Francard and Philippe Cerboneschi
Performed by Dennis De Laat
Courtesy of Spinnin’ Records

“STAR CRAWL”
Written by Bradley Hargett, JB Townsend, Jean-Baptiste Gueracague, Andrew Adler, Keegan Cooke and Kyle Forester
Performed by Crystal Stilts
Courtesy of Sacred Bones Records

“GO! TEAM GO!”
Traditional

“CHILDHOOD MEMORIES” from Once Upon a Time in America
Written and Performed by Ennio Morricone
Courtesy of New Regency Entertainment, Inc.

“SUCKER PUNCH”
Written by Ali Theodore and Zach Danziger
Performed by Boomish
Courtesy of Deetown Entertainment

“LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE”
Written by Irving Berlin

“VENUS”
Written by Robert Van Leeuwen

“CALL ME MAYBE”
Written by Carly Rae Jepsen, Tavish Crowe and Josh Ramsay
Performed by Carly Rae Jepsen
Courtesy of School Boy/Interscope Records and 604 Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises

“PON DE FLOOR”
Written by Nick van de Wall, Thomas Pentz, Dave Taylor and Adidja Palmer
Performed by Major Lazer feat. Vybz Kartel
Courtesy of Mad Decent
By Arrangement with Downtown Records, LLC

“SET IT ALL FREE”
Written by Dave Bassett

“TRUE COLORS”
Written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly
Performed by Cyndi Lauper
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

“AROUND THE WORLD (RUMBA)”
Written by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Performed by Señor Coconut and His Orchestra
Courtesy of Essay Recordings

“FLASHING LIGHTS”
Written by Eric Hudson and Kanye West
Performed by Kanye West
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

“NESSUN DORMA! (TURANDOT, ACT 3)”
Written by Giacomo Puccini, Guiseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Performed by Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro dell’opera di Roma and Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Conducted by Zubin Mehta
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises

“UNDER PRESSURE”
Written by Brian May, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, John Deacon and Roger Taylor
Performed by Queen and David Bowie
Queen Courtesy of Hollywood Records, Inc. for USA and Canada
Courtesy of Island Records Limited
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
David Bowie Courtesy of RZO Music

“GIMME SOME LOVIN"
Written by Muff Winwood, Spencer Davis and Steve Winwood
Performed by the Spencer Davis Group
Courtesy of Capitol Records and Island Records Limited
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises

“FIREWORK”
Written by Katy Perry, Sandy Julien Wilhelm, Esther Dean, Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen
Performed by Katy Perry
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises

“TAKE FIVE”
Written by Paul Desmond
“THE FOUR SEASONS (SPRING) – ALLEGRO”
Written by Antonio Vivaldi

“BAD ROMANCE”
Written by Nadir Khayat and Stefani Germanotta

“KISS FROM A ROSE”
Written by Henry Samuel

“I LOVE MY SHIRT”
Written by Donovan Leitch

“STOUT-HEARTED MEN”
Written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Sigmund Romberg
Performed by Shooby Taylor, “The Human Horn”
Courtesy of William Taylor, Jr.
By Arrangement with Irwin Chusid

“LOLLIPOP”
Written by Julius Dixon and Beverly Ross

“9 TO 5”
Written by Dolly Parton

“THE KETCHUP SONG (ASEREJÉ)”
Written by Francisco Manuel Ruiz Gomez

“BEN”
Written by Don Black and Walter Scharf

“CHANDELIER”
Written by Jesse Shatkin and Sia Furler

“GAROTA DE IPANEMA”
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes

“NINJA RE BANG BANG”
Written by Yasutaka Nakata

“CANON IN D”
Written by Johann Pachelbel

“MILLION BUCKS” (FEAT. SWIZZ BEATZ)
Written by Kasseem Dean, Jermaine Coleman and Avery Chambliss
Performed by Maino
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film and TV Licensing

“HOLD ON, WE’RE GOING HOME”
Written by Noah Shebib, Jordan Ullman, Majid Al Maskati, Aubrey Graham and Paul Jeffries
Performed by Drake feat. Majid Jordan
Courtesy of Cash Money Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises

“THE WIND”
Written by Yusuf/Cat Stevens
Performed by Cat Stevens
Courtesy of Island Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

“CON AMOR MUORE…TU, TU? PICCOLO IDDIO”
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Conducted by Tullio Serafin
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

“KOI KOI KOI”
Written by Yasutaka Nakata

“LOVE INTERRUPTION”
Written by Jack White
“GIANNI SCHICCHI O MIO BABBINO CARO”
Written By Giacomo Puccini

“SHAKE IT OFF”
Written by Taylor Swift, Johan Schuster and Max Martin
“ALL OF ME”
Written by Toby Gad and John Stephens

“I’M STILL STANDING”
Written by Elton John and Bernard Taupin

“BAMBOLEO”
Written by Simon Diaz, Tonino Baliardo, Jalhoul Bouchikhi and Nicolas Reyes
Performed by Gipsy Kings
Courtesy of Offstage Productions, Inc.
Under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment U.K., Ltd.
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film and TV Licensing

“CARRY THAT WEIGHT”
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Jennifer Hudson

“WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO”
Written by George Michael
Performed by Wham!
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment U.K., Ltd. and Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

“HALLELUJAH”
Written by Leonard Cohen

“MY WAY”
Written by Paul Anka, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibaut and Claude Francois

“DON’T YOU WORRY ’BOUT A THING”
Written by Stevie Wonder

“FAITH”
Written by Ryan Tedder, Stevie Wonder and Francis Farewell Starlight
Produced by Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco
Performed by Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande
Stevie Wonder Appears Courtesy of Wonder Power Music, Distributed by RLG, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Ariana Grande Appears Courtesy of Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.


I would have to spend more time searching for and listening to all these songs again on Youtube.

And that should be the very last movie watched in 2016. Hoping for more exciting films coming to the cinema (nearby) next year.