Songs for the Philippines-Album Compilation by Artists and Composers
The Official Cover of the album
New Hope for Yolanda Survivors
It's not the end of the world among the Yolanda survivors.
They are Filipinos, like me.
They're mostly from Eastern Visayas, from Samar, Leyte and the rest were from Aklan, Cebu, and others affected were parts of Mindoro and Palawan in Luzon.
As Year 2013 comes to an end and a new dawn of hope springs on 2014, popular-world-renown artists converged and shared important songs through a compilation album that will benefit Yolanda victims.
Fellow Filipinos from Eastern Visayas are still vulnerable and need the various assistance we can extend, aside from food, clothing, shelter, jobs and money.
The recovery, both in physical and spiritual aspects will be slow but with the aid of this group of international artists, the remnants of Yolanda will be forgotten as soon as we expect it to be.
01. The Beatles- Across the Universe [2009 Remaster][HQ] c/o TheRotsenestor
Knowing all the artists involved in the Songs for the Philippines compilation album
There are 39 songs included in the album. The opening song is from The Beatles, Across The Universe and closes with the band's ditty, Let It Be.
The present generation will be more familiar with the songs of Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Eminem, Adele, Katy Perry, One Direction, Lady Gaga, among others.
But the baby-boomers of the 60s and 70s will be more nostalgic with the bands of The Beatles and U2,Cher or even the Earth, Wind and Fire.
The 80s will always banner the songs of Madonna. I wonder why the music of the Pop legend Michael Jackson is not included in the compilation. Perhaps, Heal The World will console the hearts of the still-grieving Visayans once they hear the lyrics and melody of the ditty.
Two Filipino-American artists, apl.de.ap (Allan Pineda of Black Eyed Peas) and Jessica Sanchez (runner-up on American Idol) also contributed their songs in the compilation.
- Across the Universe (2009 Remaster)-The Beatles
- Shelter From the Storm-Bob Dylan
- Have I Told You Lately That I Love You-Michael Bublé
- In a Little While-U2
- Count On Me-Bruno Mars
- I Was Here-Beyoncé
- Stan (Live At Radio 1)-Eminem
- Make You Feel My Love-Adele
- Unconditionally (Johnson Somerset Remix)-Katy Perry
- Best Song Ever-One Direction
- Carry On-FUN.
- Born This Way (The Country Road Version)-Lady Gaga
- Mirrors-Justin Timberlake
- I Would-Justin Bieber
- New Day-Alicia Keys
- 30 Lives (Original Demo Version)-Imagine Dragons
- Like a Prayer-Madonna
- I Believe In You-Kylie Minogue
- Hero-Enrique Iglesias
- Factory of Faith-Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Roads Untraveled-LINKIN PARK
- Use Somebody-Kings of Leon
- The Love Club-Lorde
- Brave-Josh Groban
- Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)-Kelly Clarkson
- Simple Things-Paolo Nutini
- I Know You Care-Ellie Goulding
- Carry You Home-James Blunt
- Feel This Moment (feat. Christina Aguilera)-Pitbull
- Sign On (feat. Daniel McClain)-Earth, Wind & Fire
- Going Out (feat. Damien Leroy) [Radio Mix]-apl.de.ap
- Brave-Sara Bareilles
- Lead Me Home-Jessica Sanchez
- Smile-Lily Allen
- Love Don't Die-The Fray
- Let It Be-The Beatles
This compilation spearheaded by Apple, Inc. through its iTunes.com, is under the supervision of Universal Music and other music companies to help raise the much-needed relief for the victim, through the Philippine Red Cross.
It will be another year, perhaps 2015, that we will see the transformation of Eastern Visayas into it's normal living condition.
Songs for the Philippines through Amazon
Meanwhile, composers also launched their compilation album through Amazon.com, one of HubPages affiliates last December 12, 2013.
The album, Composers for Relief: Supporting the Philippines, comprises thirty gifted musicians from all over the world.
Reviews and comments are positively recommending this album for a much-needed relief of Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors, back here in my country.
As one of the reviews opined:
You Can't Hear This Music Without Wanting To Hear It Again December 23, 2013By C. Lee McKenzieWhen I found out about the gifted composers from sixteen countries who were collaborating on this album I was immediately interested in hearing their music. The reason behind their collaboration-- to raise funds for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda--made me even more interested. I listened to all of the tracks and jumped at the opportunity to write a story for one of them. I choose Aurora because of the hope I heard in it. I highly recommend this as music to download and listen to again and again.
And to close this hub, a song, SOS Philippines, was composed by Armand TJ (famed composer in Visayas) and sung by selected students, also Yolanda survivors in order to make appeal to the world.
In a radio interview, Armand explained that, "the songs is all about hope." The national needs to uplift its situation. Not only the Philippines, but also the world which is also affected by the havoc created by Yolanda.
It was recorded three days after the disastrous effects of the storm in Eastern Visayas.
Armand TJ is already a well-known composer in the region and even produced two albums.
''SOS Philippines'' - The song after the storm! [TYPHOON HAIYAN / YOLANDA] c/o Armand TJ
Tacloband (Haiyan victims band) sings Beatles hits at The Solidarity Concert for the Philippines c/o Live Music Experience
Tacloband spearheading a concert for Yolanda victims
REO Brothers Band (aka Tacloband), a band from Tacloban City whose members are victims of Typhoon Haiyan performed in the Solidarity Concert for Yolanda Victims last December 10, 2013 at The Smart Araneta Coliseum.
REO band members are Reno, Rj, Raymart, and Ralph.
This hubber started this hub, originally titled: Songs for the Philippines-The Album before 2013 ends.
As 2014 dawns, he was invigorated with hope to campaign for those compilation of songs that will bring hope and the much-needed assistance to help his fellow Filipinos in Visayas to be whole again.
He is hopeful that the Philippine government and the world will hear the continuing pleadings of Yolanda survivors, as the rehabilitation projects progress.
Songs of hope will momentarily erase those griefs from their perished family members and friends.
So, this hubber will continue to pray that all will be better and genuine smiles will mark on the lips of the survivors.