Love Story Meets Viva La Vida

Posted by : foongpc | Thursday, July 2, 2009 | Published in


Gosh! I'm blown away! Totally blown away by this YouTube performance!

I'm sure you have all heard that beautiful song by Taylor Swift called Love Story. It's one of my favourite songs this year! Definitely in my Top 5 songs for 2009! (Watch Love Story music video here).

And I'm sure you have all heard that wonderfully famous tune Viva La Vida from the equally famous band, Coldplay. It is another one of my favourite songs too and was in my top 5 songs for 2008! (Watch Viva La Vida music video here).

Imagine combining these two songs into one! What do you get? A total knockout, that's what!!

That was exactly what pianist Jon Schmidt and cellist Steven Sharp Nelson had done!

Watch their brilliant piano and cello performance of Taylor Swift's Love Story meets Coldplay's Viva La Vida. Listen carefully to how the Love Story seamlessly merge into Viva La Vida and then back to Love Story again. Simply awesome!

Oh, I just can't stop raving, but this got to be my No.1 YouTube video at the moment!


(95) Comments

  1. xin said...

    i think i have watched tht clip before. love it!!

    July 2, 2009 at 11:31 AM
  2. Pete said...

    Came across in utube, good one!

    July 2, 2009 at 11:36 AM
  3. Anonymous

    I am so out of touch...have not heard of both tunes :)

    July 2, 2009 at 11:39 AM
  4. annant said...

    uni block youtube...gek sei T-T

    July 2, 2009 at 12:22 PM
  5. lina said...

    have to wait until much later to check it out. Kena block lah... cannot see youtube in office

    July 2, 2009 at 1:05 PM
  6. HappySurfer said...

    Not a fan of either but this musical rendition is a lot better. I've always liked music with classical instruments esp hard rock numbers. Thanks for sharing.

    July 2, 2009 at 1:18 PM
  7. Merryn said...

    i've seen this too n fuiyo, sooo many ppl blog bout it after dat! coz, NICE!!!!

    July 2, 2009 at 1:22 PM
  8. Gallivanter said...

    I like Taylor Swift but not a fan of Coldplay. Don't really find anything interesting with "Viva La Vida", prefer "Life in Technicolor II" - the only Coldplay song I have in my music folder. :-)

    July 2, 2009 at 1:22 PM
  9. LifeRamblings said...

    That is a great song from Taylor Swift. i love it too. but then, i'm not a big fan of coldplay's music.

    July 2, 2009 at 1:34 PM
  10. coolingstar9 said...

    I enjoy the combined music. Both performers were playing well. I could sense their inner joy from their expression.
    I simply love it, thanks for sharing, have the nice day.

    July 2, 2009 at 1:59 PM
  11. khengsiong said...

    I only know Elvis Presley's Viva Las Vegas...

    July 2, 2009 at 2:28 PM
  12. Tekkaus said...

    OMG! This is really great! Awesome Foong. I listened to the whole part of the music. I believe their music is way better and more entertaining to listen compared to the original ones. Wow! :0

    July 2, 2009 at 2:48 PM
  13. Tekkaus said...

    It's really unbelievable you know. I mean both of them dovetail and complement each other. The only singing part, "Oooooo...Ooooo..." is not bad too. ha :D

    July 2, 2009 at 2:49 PM
  14. Tekkaus said...

    I'm going to rip this off using Audacity! Yay! :D

    July 2, 2009 at 2:49 PM
  15. foongpc said...

    xin, congrats, you are FC here today! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 3:21 PM
  16. foongpc said...

    pete, you've seen it before? Guess I'm pretty late then! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 3:22 PM
  17. foongpc said...

    mei teng, haven't heard of these two songs? They are two very famous songs that made it to the top of the US Billboard Chart. I know about them because I always listen to the radio while driving my car and getting stuck in traffic jams : )

    July 2, 2009 at 3:24 PM
  18. foongpc said...

    annant and lina, one uni block, the other office block. Haha! Never mindlah, listen to it later and tell me if you like it! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 3:26 PM
  19. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, yes I think so too. Some hard rock songs played on classical instruments sound marvellous! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 3:27 PM
  20. Medie007 said...

    i posted about it too.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:08 PM
  21. .:: Ant ::. said...

    I've got a friend hor.....everytime you get into his....this is the song that is played. The rhythm is catcy tho.


    July 2, 2009 at 4:42 PM
  22. ladyviral said...

    Wow a very great song! Thank you for sharing it!

    July 2, 2009 at 5:26 PM
  23. ladyviral said...

    I always love string instruments! Other than the whole merging and all, I did find some of the parts were a mess to listen to. But yes very good job!

    July 2, 2009 at 5:29 PM
  24. ladyviral said...

    haha I listened to it again... I find the beginning slightly messed up.. or it is just my ears?! >.<

    July 2, 2009 at 5:33 PM
  25. ladyviral said...

    Ok I am sorry haha.. other than spamming, it was my ears -_-' must be the whole not clear listening with my colleagues screaming beside me. haha sorry for spamming and listening wrongly.

    So here it is, wow! I love it! I love the cello especially. But I feel they should get rid of the background chanting. Maybe that cause I am crazy over the sounds of the cello.

    Thank you again for sharing! and sorry again for spamming your comments!

    July 2, 2009 at 5:40 PM
  26. eastcoastlife said...

    I'm too old for this song. haha..... not my time.

    July 2, 2009 at 7:01 PM
  27. Bengbeng said...

    thanks for sharing. i wouldnt have known about this otherwise

    July 2, 2009 at 9:35 PM
  28. eiling lim said...

    It's really awesome. Beautifully played medley! It's just so romantic.

    July 2, 2009 at 9:54 PM
  29. Medie007 said...

    i wonder if i know that friend of anton's. hahahah

    July 2, 2009 at 10:13 PM
  30. renaye said...

    have seen before. fantastic isn't it?

    July 2, 2009 at 10:32 PM
  31. foongpc said...

    merryn, a lot of people blog about this? I guess it's a hit! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 11:01 PM
  32. foongpc said...

    gallivanter, don't like Coldplay? I find them quite good, especially their song Viva La Vida. But Love Story combine with this song exceptionally well, don't you think?

    July 2, 2009 at 11:09 PM
  33. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, I don't like all Coldplay's song but their Viva la Vida is my absolute favourite : )

    July 2, 2009 at 11:11 PM
  34. foongpc said...

    coolingstar9, yes the combination is nice, isn't it? And the performers enjoyed playing the song and managed to translate that enjoyment to us : )

    July 2, 2009 at 11:12 PM
  35. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, haha! Looks like you are not one of those who stay current with the latest songs : )

    July 2, 2009 at 11:13 PM
  36. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, glad you like it! I Yes, I think it's even better than the original songs! Both the pianist and cellist really complement each other. And did you listen to the smooth merging of Love Story into Viva La Vida? So cool! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 11:15 PM
  37. foongpc said...

    medie007, really? I must have missed that post of yours!

    July 2, 2009 at 11:15 PM
  38. foongpc said...

    anton, you want me to fill in the blanks? Every time you get into his what? Your friend, whoever he is, must be a huge fan of this song! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 11:17 PM
  39. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, I don't mind the spamming, haha! Oh, so you finally heard it clearly? I was wondering how come you said the playing was messy when it wasn't. Haha!

    The background chanting for the Viva la Vida song? Oh, that's necessary as it's part of the original song.

    I love the cello sound too. And string instruments are my favourite too. Strings + piano is a lovely combination! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 11:21 PM
  40. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, I don't think you are too old for this song or any song! It's just a matter of exposing yourself to them and you may probably like them! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 11:23 PM
  41. foongpc said...

    bengbeng, you are welcome : )

    July 2, 2009 at 11:23 PM
  42. [SK] said...

    wow, a good one!! actually i always regret that i can't play a single musical instrument, or else, the one who will impress you would be ME!!! hahaha :D

    July 2, 2009 at 11:25 PM
  43. foongpc said...

    eiling, yes, awesome is the word! And romantic too. It's usually romantic when you throw in the cello : )

    July 2, 2009 at 11:28 PM
  44. foongpc said...

    medie007, you should ask anton : )

    July 2, 2009 at 11:29 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    renaye, absolutely fantastic! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 11:30 PM
  46. foongpc said...

    SK, haha! That's too bad! If not I will be watching you on YouTube, but maybe you have other talents, like belly dancing? LOL!

    July 2, 2009 at 11:33 PM
  47. betchai said...

    i am like mei, s out of touch :( maybe because i don't listen to radio i usually just play themed music maybe that is why. thanks for sharing fong.

    July 2, 2009 at 11:47 PM
  48. ladyviral said...

    Oh yea haha.. Yea but I don't know though it may be from the original song, but i still think it would sound better without it.

    Ah yes.. I love string instruments a lot. If I get the chance, I am going t learn the violin or the cello. I wonder if I got musician in my blood haha.

    July 3, 2009 at 12:01 AM
  49. LaiKePo said...

    Added your link at name as "My Very First Blog".

    July 3, 2009 at 12:44 AM
  50. Ayie said...

    i honestly haven't really listened to both tunes yet or maybe i heard it just didn't know....haven't been tuned in for a while. The accompaniment is good. I would love to play it to if I can. =)

    July 3, 2009 at 2:13 AM
  51. Ciela said...

    I do love instrumental music. This one is really great!

    July 3, 2009 at 7:29 AM
  52. Unknown said...

    Do not know these 2 tunes. But I love to listen to cello music. My daughter used to play it but now it is standing oh so lonely:(

    July 3, 2009 at 8:08 AM
  53. Mariuca said...

    Wow! Beautiful music early in the morning, love it! :)

    July 3, 2009 at 8:10 AM
  54. Mariuca said...

    Thanks for the pick me up Foong and TGIF! :)

    July 3, 2009 at 8:10 AM
  55. levian said...

    i enjoyed the music too. instruments seemed to always have that thrilling effect for us. :D

    July 3, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    Never saw this before but I must say that I love it! Thanks for sharing!

    July 3, 2009 at 10:01 AM
  57. Faisal Admar said...

    omg this is cool foong.
    i play piano and you do cello.


    July 3, 2009 at 11:52 AM
  58. vialentino said...

    this clip is nice ler...luv it

    btw, clicked and smile on ur G

    July 3, 2009 at 1:36 PM
  59. Monica said...

    I love these two songs Foong! ;)

    July 3, 2009 at 3:33 PM
  60. iamthewitch said...

    Love Song is also my favourite song! It's one of my ringing tones. :)

    July 3, 2009 at 3:35 PM
  61. Anonymous

    bravo! clap clap clap

    btw, i have something for you. u may grab it in my blog.

    happy weekend :)

    July 3, 2009 at 4:01 PM
  62. Ice said...

    Oh My God! I L.O.V.E Coldplay's Viva la Vida. (this font cannot get bigger than this??!! Otherwise I will put font 30 for "LOVE"!) That music struck me when it was on commercial ad and I franticly searched for his MTV not knowing they haven't had their MTV out yet. I even learnt that song playing it like 20 times none stop just to get the lyrics right. Call me crazy. I do that sometime, that went for 1 of Jason Mraz's songs too.

    Good combination of both songs. I heard of Love Story before but didn't know its actual name.

    July 3, 2009 at 5:06 PM
  63. ladyviral said...

    Great, I am addicted to this song now! I have been listening to it for the whole day... *pokes foong for getting me addcited to it*

    July 3, 2009 at 5:11 PM
  64. foongpc said...

    betchai, play themed music? You mean music from movies?

    July 3, 2009 at 11:03 PM
  65. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, really? But I think it's nice! : )

    Well, you will never know if you have musical talent unless you try! I tried playing the violin before, and I think it's really tough for me. Still prefer the piano. But I love the sound of the cello. I sometimes play duet with my friend who plays the cello and me on the piano : )

    July 3, 2009 at 11:06 PM
  66. foongpc said...

    laikepo, thanks! I am now following your blog! : )

    July 3, 2009 at 11:07 PM
  67. foongpc said...

    ayie, you know how to play the piano or the cello? I think can order the music score from Jon Schmidt website.

    July 3, 2009 at 11:08 PM
  68. foongpc said...

    tita beng, instrumental music is very nice. I like it too : )

    July 3, 2009 at 11:09 PM
  69. foongpc said...

    keats the sunshine girl, you love listening to the cello too? Have you heard of Yo Yo Ma's cello music? I love his playing!

    Your daughter not playing it anymore? What a pity! But I guess you can't force her, can you? I've learnt the violin before, and to me it's a really a tough instrument to master. So I believe cello is not easy especially if you have small fingers.

    July 3, 2009 at 11:13 PM
  70. foongpc said...

    mariuca, TGIF to you but for me still gotta work on Saturday! : (

    Glad you like the music : )

    July 3, 2009 at 11:14 PM
  71. foongpc said...

    levian, glad you enjoyed it. I love instrumental music : )

    July 3, 2009 at 11:14 PM
  72. foongpc said...

    health nut wannabee mom, you are welcome. Glad you like it! : )

    July 3, 2009 at 11:15 PM
  73. foongpc said...

    brian kinney, cool eh? I can't play the cello, haha! Only piano. Sucks at the violin! : )

    July 3, 2009 at 11:16 PM
  74. foongpc said...

    vialentino, thanks! Glad you like the video : )

    July 3, 2009 at 11:17 PM
  75. foongpc said...

    monica, thanks! I totally love this YouTube performance! : )

    July 3, 2009 at 11:18 PM
  76. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, you use Love Story as your ringtone? I use it for one of my DIGI callertunes : )

    July 3, 2009 at 11:20 PM
  77. foongpc said...

    rej, oh what is that? Will visit your blog to find out! Thanks! : )

    July 3, 2009 at 11:21 PM
  78. foongpc said...

    ai shiang, wow! You are so crazy over Coldplay's song? And also Jason Mraz's song? Can't blame you. I love Viva La Vida since the first time I heard it and have been loving it ever since! : )

    July 3, 2009 at 11:23 PM
  79. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, haha! Didn't know you will get so addicted to it! I can sometimes get addicted to songs too and I would play them to death! LOL! : )

    July 3, 2009 at 11:26 PM
  80. Neo said...

    Wow, wonderful video! Loving it!! Thought you wanna post tonight, so can become FC. :)

    July 4, 2009 at 3:21 AM
  81. Ayie said...

    very basic foong, used to when i was a kid but i stopped so it's hard to get into "real" playing anymore =)

    July 4, 2009 at 6:39 AM
  82. Ayie said...

    enjoy your weekend!

    July 4, 2009 at 6:39 AM
  83. babYpose said...

    Hi Foongpc,

    I'm still guessing ;) but hv loved it. Thanks for sharing :) Brb:) Take care...

    July 5, 2009 at 9:42 AM
  84. ladyviral said...

    Hahaha.. well, I will try it when I got free time and extra money around :P. Will be hard at my age to learn an instrument from scratch.

    Ah yes, I am addicted to it.. lucky I don't know how to play an instrument yet... I won't want to play it to death :P. Especialy on strings instrument, i don't want my fingers hurt haha.

    July 5, 2009 at 5:28 PM
  85. Anonymous

    nice song!
    seen it before on many blogs.. lol..
    now yours is one of them! =D

    July 5, 2009 at 9:46 PM
  86. Anonymous

    simple creative huh? =)

    July 5, 2009 at 9:46 PM
  87. LaiKePo said...

    This was awesome!!!

    July 6, 2009 at 9:39 PM
  88. J2Kfm said...

    i was liking this tune so much, i watched non stop in the office the other day.

    but its been viral for quite some time now, has it not?

    wondering can download the tune not.

    July 6, 2009 at 10:37 PM
  89. foongpc said...

    neo, haha! Sorry about that! Better luck next time! : )

    July 7, 2009 at 2:21 AM
  90. foongpc said...

    ayie, oh that's a pity! You can still learn now - it's not too late, but of course don't expect to play like the pros! : )

    July 7, 2009 at 2:22 AM
  91. foongpc said...

    babYpose, thanks for dropping by! : )

    July 7, 2009 at 2:23 AM
  92. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, I guess it's harder to learn as an adult, but not impossible. Well, once you play it to death, you can always find a new song to play! There are so many songs you'll never finish playing all of them in your lifetime! : )

    July 7, 2009 at 2:25 AM
  93. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, yes very creative indeed, especially on combining the two songs. Very impressive! : )

    July 7, 2009 at 2:26 AM
  94. foongpc said...

    laikepo, yes, awesome is the word! : )

    July 7, 2009 at 2:26 AM
  95. foongpc said...

    J2Kfm, wow! You really like it so much? Yes, it's been appearing in many other blogs for quite some time, but I've only just discovered it! LOL!

    Download the tune? Not too sure. Do you mean free download or pay to download?

    July 7, 2009 at 2:30 AM