Song of the Day #3,724: ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ – Kina Grannis

My family went to see Crazy Rich Asians for a second time, and I was just as smitten if not more so. This truly is the finest romantic comedy I’ve seen in a long, long time.

Last week I wrote about the film’s use of a Mandarin version of the Coldplay song ‘Yellow’ in a pivotal sequence. The performer is Katharine Ho, an early loser on The Voice who had left the music business before being tapped for this breakthrough movie’s soundtrack.

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Song of the Day #1,833: ‘Cups’ – Kurt Schneider, Sam Tsui, Alex G, Kina Grannis

kurt_cupsI really need to see Pitch Perfect. The movie has become a cult hit and made a music star out of indie actress Anna Kendrick (who is a very cool and funny person, based on her Twitter feed).

And it spawned this ‘Cups’ sensation, which I’ve only experience in bits and pieces. I assume it comes from a scene in the film? It’s a very cute song, and the accompanying cup percussion is both an impressive challenge and pleasant to the ear.

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