#ThrowbackThursday: Stacie Orrico – ‘Stuck’ and ‘(There’s Gotta Be) More To Life’

Gosh, I can’t believe these songs are over 13 years old now but I still enjoy them! Stacie Orrico released her first commercially successful, ‘Stuck’, in the UK back in 2003. It reached Number 9 in the UK charts and was quite different to the trends in music at the time with its pop rock edge married to her R&B style vocals. Interesting fact that the ‘boyfirend’ in her music video for the song, was played by her actor cousin, Trevor Wright.

I’ve also decided to include her second single from the album, Stacie Orrico, called ‘(There’s Gotta Be) More To Life’, purely because it’s such a belter! Again the blend of pop, rock and R&B is very prominent in this song and it scored Number 12 in the UK charts, but it was such a great, well-written pop song. It was also featured in the 2005 film, Robots with Robin Williams.

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Both songs can be found on her album, Stacie Orrico, which can be downloaded from iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/stacie-orrico/id712432350


Stacie Orrico – ‘Stuck’


Stacie Orrico – ‘(There’s Gotta Be) More To Life’

#FeelGoodFriday: Ne-Yo – ‘Friend Like Me’ (from Disney’s Aladdin)

Without a doubt, this song is the definition of feel-good! You may remember our Disney week earlier in the year and ‘Friend Like Me‘ was one of my chosen songs for that week!

Well, good news Disney-lovers, Disney are are getting set to release the mother of all cover albums on 30th October 2015, ‘We Love Disney’. The album is set to feature covers by a range of artists including Jessie J, Jason Derulo, Gwen Stefani, Fall Out Boy and of course Ne-Yo, all covering a range of well-loved Disney songs.

This is the first song to be released from the upcoming compilation and it’s hard-hitting, jazzy and downright fun! I can’t wait to hear the rest of it!

What do you think of this song? Are you a fan? Are you excited to hear the rest of the album? What’s your #FeelGoodFriday song of the week? Please leave a comment below or Tweet/Facebook us with your song choice.


‘Friend Like Me’ is available on iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/friend-like-me-from-aladdin/id1031309098?i=1031309099


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#Two4Tunesday: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – ‘Be Our Guest’ & Disney’s Aladdin – ‘Friend Like Me’

This week’s a special #Two4Tunesday with two massive Disney songs, taken from the sensational Beauty and the Beast and action-packed Aladdin.

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Beauty and the Beast is surely one of, if not the most memorable film Disney has ever made…surely?! It is the perfect combination of magic, darkness, beauty, beastliness, enchantment and musical-style songs.

Released in 1991, Disney’s 30th animated classic was based on a traditional French fairy tale and featured the unmistakable voice of Angela Lansbury.

‘Be Our Guest’ features the amazing Angela Lansbury and the voice of Lumière, Jerry Orbach and is the scene in which the enchanted household objects welcome Belle to the Beast’s castle. The song received nominations for Golden Globes and Academy Awards, and it’s well-deserved!


‘Be Our Guest’ is on iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/be-our-guest-from-disneys/id929718978?i=929719121


Beauty and the Beast – ‘Be Our Guest’


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‘Friend Like Me’ is taken from the 1992 Disney film, Aladdin and features the amazing vocals from the late Robin Williams. Williams used his trademark voice talents to bring many accents and interesting aspects to the song; it honestly wouldn’t have been the same without him!

The film’s soundtrack clearly reflects the Arabian style with its specific sound.

Interesting Fact: On the older version of the film (the original VHS and DVD releases) you can hear Aladdin whisper to Jasmine, during the balcony scene, “Take off your clothes”…saucy!


‘Friend Like Me’ is also available on iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/friend-like-me-from-disneys/id929718978?i=929719094


Aladdin – ‘Friend Like Me’

So concludes this week’s special Disney #Two4Tunesday! I hope you enjoy these two really great songs! Please don’t forget to share this link across your social media accounts.

Also don’t forget to check out Max’s Disney #Two4Tunesday post!

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