Tunesday: January 2015

On TUNESDAY, I share some of the songs, music videos, and live performances I’ve been groovin’ to. Here are 10 of the top jams I listened to in January…

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Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood & Reba McEntire Sing “Silent Night”

It was a dream come true for Kelly Clarkson when she got her two music mentors, Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood, to lend their legendary voices on her Christmas album, Wrapped in Red.

If that wasn’t enough, the country superstars made a special guest appearance on Kelly’s Christmas special (titled Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale) this week to sing their stunning trio version of “Silent Night“.

It was one of the many showstopping moments of the show, which also included performances of songs from Wrapped in Red, a wardrobe of radiant red dresses, cameos from Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, and William Shatner, and Blake Shelton in a ridiculous elf costume.

Album Review: Kelly Clarkson’s “Wrapped in Red”

Kelly Clarkson kicks off the holiday season into high gear with an early Christmas gift, Wrapped in Red.

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Kelly Clarkson Performs an Outstanding Outdoor Concert in Burnaby

On November 8th, the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson returned back to Vancouver after a long eight year absence. The beautiful new bride was the guest of honour for the Microsoft Store’s grand opening celebrations at Metropolis at Metrotown, and as a treat to her loyal and loving fans, she performed an outdoor concert at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby!

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Kelly Clarkson’s “People Like Us”

The award-winning, top-selling, international superstar of an Idol Queen, Kelly Clarkson was glorious and spunky as she performed her latest single, “People Like Us” (in the form of a glowing and groovy rave complete with glowsticks and neon colour splashes) on American Idol.

People Like Us”, the new single from award-winning, top-selling, international superstar, and original American Idol Kelly Clarkson’s first Greatest Hits album, is an energizing and encouraging anthem for unity and equality.

The music video is set in a lab where a group of monochromatic scientists are examining a technicolour girl who is starkly out-of-place in their black-and-white world. A heroic reveal sees Kelly, in disguise as one of the lab scientists, coming to the girl’s rescue by helping her escape from the imprisonment of colourless conformity and join her group of fellow misfits in a land of diversity.

Kelly has gone on record to say that this fist-pumping empowerment anthem was her most favourite song that she has ever recorded, and it’s easy to see why.

She is singing for all of us – for those who feel rejected, alone, scared, or numb, for the “misfits living in a world on fire”. We are all fighters, and when life gets tough and unfair, we must hold on and not give up, because the time for change is just around the corner.

As the song says, we are all united in our uniqueness, so we should take a stand for our right to dare to be different – together.

Kelly has made it a mission throughout her musical career to inspire others to stay strong and fulfill their dreams, and I’d say that she’s doing a pretty dang good job of it. Sing on, Kelly!

People like us we’ve gotta stick together
Keep your head up, nothing lasts forever
Here’s to the damned, to the lost and forgotten
It’s hard to get high when you’re living on the bottom