Rope Walkers – Meu Amor

Music video: Rope Walkers – “Meu Amor”

Rope Walkers are a band from Portugal. Carolina Costa and Rui Ferraz started their project in the year 2019. “Meu Amor” is their second release, after their debut single “She’s Like a Cocaine” (firstly introduced at EDP Live Bands). In this second single the band is joined by Luís Candeias (Electric Bass & Synths), João Sousa (Drums) and Bruno Soares (Electric Guitar & Acoustic Guitar). The original was composed by Carolina and Rui.

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Ricky Martin – Vida

“Vida” (English: “Life”) is a song recorded by Puerto Rican pop musician Ricky Martin for the One Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album (2014). It was written by Martin, Salaam Remi and Elijah King and produced by Remi. The song was chosen in a musical contest organized by FIFA and Sony Music which King won, and it was subsequently arranged for Martin to record the track. It was digitally released as the second official single from the compilation album on April 22, 2014. “Vida” is a Latin pop song that features guitar, ukulele, percussion, horn and exotic sounds with a Caribbean feel.

The song received generally positive reviews from music critics who praised the liveliness of the track and noted the consistency with other songs performed by Martin. It peaked at number 10 on the US Hot Latin Songs and became Martin’s 23rd top-ten single on the chart. An accompanying music video, directed by Kátia Lund and Lívia Gama of Bossa Nova Films, was shot in Rio de Janeiro. It features Martin singing and dancing on the beach accompanied by around 100 other people. Martin performed the song on several occasions including at the 2014 Latin Billboard Music Awards and on season eighteen of the Dancing with the Stars US series.

Nena – 99 Luftballons

“99 Luftballons” (German Neunundneunzig Luftballons, “99 balloons”) is an anti-nuclear protest song by the German band Nena from their 1983 self-titled album. An English version titled “99 Red Balloons” written by Kevin McAlea was also released after widespread success of the original in Europe and Japan. The English version is not a direct translation of the German and contains a somewhat different set of lyrics. The later-released English translation, “99 Red Balloons”, was the version that became popular outside of Germany and neighbouring countries, with it topping the charts in the UK, Canada,and Ireland.

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere over the Rainbow

“Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” was originally recorded in a spur-of-the-moment demo session in 1988, and was done in a single take. At the time, copies of the recording were only made for Kamakawiwoʻole himself and recording engineer Milan Bertosa. Five years later, in 1993, Bertosa played the song for producer Jon de Mello while the two were completing work on Facing Future, and de Mello decided to include it in the album.