Album’s Singles Review: “21st Century Breakdown” by Green Day



21st Century Breakdown (album)
Green Day has been highly successful with their previous album “American Idiot”. Their follow-up “21st Century Breakdown” was intended to follow the success of the previous release. As usual, the album had the same sound with their previois album and it still a masterpiece. The album was a success for reaching number 1 worldwide, though sales were lower compared to “American Idiot”.

Know Your Enemy
“Know Your Enemy” was released as the carrier single of the album “21st Century Breakdown”. It is punk rock track which its sound was the usual kind of music they usually do, with somewhat political theme. The song’s melody was just repetitive. It went to the top 30 of both the US and UK.
Rate: 6.75 out of 10

21 Guns
“21 Guns” became the second single for the LP “21st Century Breakdown”. It is an alternative rock ballad which sounds like the part 2 of “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”. It was a hit in a lot of countries which it went to top 10 in Europe. In United States,  it peaked at number 22.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

21st Century Breakdown
“21st Century Breakdown” was obviously the title track of the album. It wasn’t released in other countries and charted in limited territories. It was popular in Asia especially its music video which charted on MTV and MYX Philippines. The song is punk rock song which was a signature sound of them from the 1990’s. It neither charted in United States nor United Kingdom.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Last of the American Girls
“Last of the American Girls” has been the final single from the record “21st Century Breakdown”. As usual, it is a punk rock song. It was released in a number of countries, and in the US, it charted in a rock chart which considered it a rock hit.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / Green Day



Eminem- The Slim Shady LP: Top 10 and 40 Singles in US and UK

Eminem-The Slim Shady LP
United States- Eminem already had records released before this LP but this one can be considered as his breakthrough album. It was a hit number 2 album and was even gifted with certification of 5x platinum by RIAA. The words “Slim Shady” was his alter ego that’s why it was the title of his album. There were about three singles released from this album, however, nothing ever reached the top 10. It has scored a top 40 hit though which was listed below:
My Name Is- #36
Only one single even charted from the album as songs such as “Role Model” and “Guilty Conscience” with another rapper Dr. Dre. His songs also charted on Billboard’s component charts.

United Kingdom- Eminem certainly achieved success from the album “The Slim Shady LP”. Aside from hitting the top 10 spot, it was even a big seller as it was awarded by BPI with 3x platinum. Three songs were also released and those songs were listed below:
My Name Is- #2
Guilty Conscience (with Dr. Dre)- #5
Eminem had two hit songs from “The Slim Shady LP”. Success waa achieved when “My Name Is” peaked at number 2. His collaboration with fellow rapper and friend Dr. Dre “Guilty Conscience” was a top 5 hit when it took the fifth spot. Nevertheless, those were the only songs which made it to the charts. “Role Model” failed to chart, perhaps it was unreleased or ineligible to enter the chart.

The biggest hit by Eminem from the album was “My Name Is”. It was the only song from the album to chart in United States, and the highest peaking song in United Kingdom. Also, it was the most known song by Eminem from the album “The Slim Shady LP”. I will be sharing the song below to enjoy and hoping you will enjoy it, just in case you are not familiar of the song.

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Album by: Eminem
Video from YouTube / EminemVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: “I’m Your Baby Tonight” by Whitney Houston

I’m Your Baby Tonight (album)
Whitney Houston had released her third album which was her first for the 1990’s called “I’m Your Baby Tonight”, as a follow-up to her first two albums “Whitney” and “Whitney Houston”. The album was a big seller and has went to the top 10 worldwide. However, sales weren’t as big as the first two albums.

I’m Your Baby Tonight (single)
“I’m Your Baby Tonight” is obviously the title track of the album and was released as the lead single of Whitney Houston’s third album. The song has a R&B version and a dance version. It has been an international hit when it reached the top 10 elsewhere. In United States, it became her 8th number 1 hit.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

All the Man That I Need
“All the Man That I Need” was the second single released off “I’m Your Baby Tonight” by Whitney Houston. The song is a power ballad and one of her best ballads in her career. The song was her eighth number 1 hit in United States.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Miracle
“Miracle” was released as the third single of the album “I’m Your Baby Tonight” in North America. It was a beautiful R&B ballad combined with a beautiful vocals. The song went to number 9 in United States.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

My Name Is Not Susan
“My Name Is Not Susan” became the fourth single off “I’m Your Baby Tonight”. The song is R&B, dance pop track whicn has a story about a girl with her partner calling her with his ex-girlfriend. It became an number 20 hit in United States.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

I Belong to You
“I Belong to You” became one of the singles released from the album “I’m Your Baby Tonight”. It was a R&B pop tune which only charted in few charts.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

We Didn’t Know
“We Didn’t Know” is another R&B track released as the final single from the album “I’m Your Baby Tonight”. The song only charted on R&B charts.
Rate: 6.75 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Video from YouTube / whitneyhoustonVEVO

Music 10 L’s: Lauryn Hill to Limp Bizkit

1. Lauryn Hill
She’s formerly the vocalist and a member of The Fugees and became a successful solo artist with her album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”. She is a magnificent artist but I wonder where is she now.

2. La Isla Bonita
A single by the Queen of Pop Madonna. It was Spanish inspired and one of the biggest hits off her multi-platinum hit album “True Blue” from the 80s.

3. Lil Wayne
He is a very popular rapper during the second half of 2000s. His popular hit song was “Lollipop” while his popular album was “The Carter”, which had its sequel.

4. Lady Gaga
She is one of the top female artists emerged during the late 2000s. She seemed under hiatus now after her album “Artpop” underperformed.

5. Linkin Park
One of my favorite bands ever. They seemed on a break but hoping they will release new materials soon. Haven’t heard from them for a long time. I miss those “Hybrid Theory” days.

6. Last Resort
The first ever song I heard from the rock band Papa Roach. It is a great track but none of their succeeding tracks matched it.

7. Lorde
She’s a popular singer from New Zealand. I love the style of her songs and the message. She’s young but already a great songwriter.

8. Let Her Go
A nice but sad love song from Passenger. It was one of the biggest hits during the recent years. I love the folk feel of the song.

9. Let It Go
One of the biggest selling singles recently. It wad due to the success of the animated movie “Frozen”. The song may not have reached number 1 in different countries, but it was a sleeper hit song.

10. Limp Bizkit
The band was very hot then, but popularity was taken over by Linkin Park. They had great songs such as “Take a Look Around”,  “My Way” and “Rollin'”.

Video from YouTube / Passenger

Album’s Singles Review: “Let’s Talk About Love” by Celine Dion

Let’s Talk About Love (albums)
With the commercial success of “Falling Into You”, Celine Dion immediately released a follow-up with the album “Let’s Talk About Love”. The album was another commercial hit which followed the success of the previous album and sales were almost close. As usual, the album contained ballads like her previous record

Tell Him (with Barbra Streisand)
“Tell Him” was released as the carrier single for the album “Let’s Talk About Love”. The song was a duet with another great voice, Barbra Streisand. It was a great ballad and a good coordinating vocals of the two great singers. The song was an international hit when it reached the top 10 in a lot of countries.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

The Reason
“The Reason” was released as a single in some countries particularly in Europe and in Asia. The power ballad peaked at number 11 in United Kingdom.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

My Heart Will Go On
“My Heart Will Go On” has been an official worldwide second single from the album “Let’s Talk About Love”. It was a melancholic ballad with Celine Dion’s great vocals on it and used for the mega-blockbuster film “Titanic”. The song became a universal hit when it reached number 1 elsewhere and the biggest selling song of 1998.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

To Love You More
“To Love You More” was released as a single in United States from the album “Let’s Talk About Love”. However, it was already part of her two previous albums. The song was a hit in component charts on Billboard.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Immortality (ft. BeeGees)
“Immortality” was released as a single excluding United States and from the album “Let’s Talk About Love”. It featured legendary group BeeGees. It was a beautiful song as Celine Dion’s vocals fitted with the falsetto of the trio. The song was a big hit especially in Europe.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Video from YouTube / Celine Dion

Oasis- Standing on the Shoulder of Giants / Heathen Chemistry: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Oasis- Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
United States- Three singles were released from this album, however, none of them charted at the top 10, as well as the Hot 100. But their song “Go Let it Out” reached number 14 at the alternative charts.

United Kingdom- Oasis never failed to score top 10 hits in United Kingdom. “Standing on Shoulder or Giants” is a hit 2x platinum BPI certified, also scored top 10 singles. They had released three singles and see what went to top 10:
Go Let it Out- #1
Who Feels Love?- #4
Sunday Morning Call- #4
Oasis’ all three singles from “Standing on Shoulder of Giants” made it to the top 10 and top 5. “Go Let it Out”, the carrier singles, made it to number 1, their fifth chart-topping single in the country. “Who Feels Love?” and “Sunday Morning Call”, both made it to number 4.

Oasis- Heathen Chemistry
United States- Oasis’ “Heathen Chemistry” never scored a Hot 100 single, as well as not charting at the alternative music charts.

United Kingdom- Oasis is still a big band in United Kingdom with the hit album “Heathen Chemistry” which went 3x platinum by BPI. The album produced four singles, and here’s what made it to the top 10:
The Hindu Times- #1
Stop Crying Your Heart Out- #2
Little by Little / She is Love- #2
Songbird- #3
It shows that all of the singles from “Heathen Chemistry” managed to reach not just the top 10, likewise, the top 3. “The Hindu Times” became the band’s sixth number 1. “Stop Crying Your Heart Out” as well as the songs “Little by Little” and “She is Love” as double-sided single, both reached the second place. The last single “Songbird” was a number 3 hit.

The song I had chosen to share was “Stop Crying Your Heart Out”. The number 1 single from “Standing on Shoulder of Giants” which was “Go Let it Out” was just certified by BPI  with Silver, as well as the “Heathem Chemistry” chart-topper “The Hindu Times”. “Stop Crying Your Heart Out”, which went to number 2, was a bigger seller with Gold Record status. See the song and enjoy it below:

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Albums by: Oasis
Video from YouTube / OasisVEVO

Lorde- Pure Heroine: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Lorde- Pure Heroine
United States- As her debut album was released, Lorde achieved success in United States as her album “Pure Heroine” had gone triple platinum as awarded by RIAA. It also had a high peak at the top 3. She is the most successful artist from New Zealand to ever grace the United States. She even became a very popular star in the country through this sound of her as a rare kind of artist.  She also achieved similar success with her singles. Check those successful singles as they reached the top 10 below:
Royals- #1
Team- #6
With just her debut single, Lorde got a momentum for reaching number 1 with Royals. It was even very successful for being awarded with 7x platinum. She also achieved success with her upbeat track “Team” when it reached number 6 and was awarded with 4x platinum. Lorde also charted with some of her songs but peaked lower. First was “Tennis Court” at number 71 and followed by “Glory and Gore” with number 68.

United Kingdom- Lorde also had hits in United Kingdom. Aside from a top 5 album with “Pure Heroine” and achieved certification from BPI, she also scored a top 10 hit. Yeah, just one top 10 single.
Royals- #1
Lorde really had gone successful elsewhere with her single “Royals” including United Kingdom when it also went to number 1. She also charted with some of her songs like “Tennis Court” (number 78), “Team” (number 29), and the Brit Awards performancd of “Royals” and “White Noise” at number 72.

Lorde’s biggest hit ever both in United States and United Kingdom was “Royals” which reached number 1 in both countries. Elsewhere, it was also well-received. The song has a great R&B beat and talks about the lifestylez of the rich and famous, particularly celebrities, which she doesn’t want to become. I am sharing thay great song below and groove with its beat, and sing with its melodic tune:

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Video from YouTube / LordeVEVO
Album by: Lorde

Album’s Singles Review: “American Idiot” by Green Day

American Idiot (album)
After series of underperforming albums, Green Day had released this album which brought them back to superstardom status. Theor music was still the same but has more depth on it. It became a top selling album worldwide. It was awarded with 7x platinum by BPI in UK, and 6x platinum in US by RIAA.

American Idiot (single)
“American Idiot” was released as the debut single of the album,  which has the same name. As you heard, it sound like the TV show “American Idol”, though not really intended to criticize the show. It went to number 3 in United Kingdom.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Boulevard of Broken Dreams
“Boulevard of Broken Dreams” had became the second single for “American Idiot”. It is an alternative rock song which was about being alone. The song became their biggest hit from teh album and one of their signature hit. It went number 2 in United States and number 5 in United Kingdom.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Holiday
“Holiday” was the third single from the album “American Idiot”. The song is somewhat political but was praised by a lot. critics. It was still one of their high charter on Billboard Hot 100 as it peaked inside the top 20. It peaked at 11th in UK.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Wake Me Up When September Ends
“Wake Me Up When September Ends” became the third single off the album “American Idiot”. It is a song about losing someone you love. It was one of their most recognized songs. It became a hit internationally, including Philippines which the song was often remembered when September comes. It went to top 10 both in US and UK.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Jesus of Suburbia
“Jesus of Suburbia” was the last single of the album “American Idiot”. The song is punk rock which reached the top 20 of United Kingdom. It failed to chart at the Hot 100.

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / Green Day

Music 10 K’s: Kanye West to Knock You Down

1. Kanye West
Who can forget about Kanye West? He is very controversial on what he does, including stuff he and his wife Kim Kardashian does. Apart from that, he was considered as a great musicians. He also had a lot of hit songs and albums.

2. Keep On Moving
This is a dance pop track by British boyband Five. I admit, I am not a fan of their songs, but I do appreciate this song. This was way back in 2000.

3. Keeps Gettin’ Better
This was a compilation album by Christina Aguilera. It also released a single also called “Keeps Gettin’ Better”, became her last solo single to reach ths US top 10.

4. Keane
They were a great band from United Kingdom. Their music was similar to Coldplay, but both were great bands, no need for comparisons.

5. Kelsey
Yes, it is a name. But it is also a song by duo Metro Station. I love the song but they weren’t releasing new records recently. They had a hit song which was “Shake It”

5. Kiss and Tell
This was the title of Selena Gomez and the Scene’s album. The album wasn’t that successful, though follow-ups were okay.

6. Kendrick Lamar
He is one of the greatest rapper today and his album”To Pimp a Butterfly” was a Grammy winner. It was even well-received by many and was one of the best releases of 2015.

7. Key to My Life
This was the first song by Boyzone which was a hit in United Kingdom. It is a great ballad anyway, though quite a bit cheesy.

8. Kylie Minogue
She is one of the top pop supertars spanning in a number of decades. She also had an album with the same title of her name.

9. Kristen Bell
I thought she is just an actress, but yeah she is a good singer too. Remember the voice of her in the film “Frozen” where she released singles too.

10. Knock You Down
A song by Keri Hilson. It was her biggest single ever and featured Kanye West and Ne-Yo. It is a lovely track with its R&B beats and synth on it.

Video from YouTube / KanyeWestVEVO

Oasis- Be Here Now: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Oasis- Be Here Now
United States- Oasis was very successful with their previous album, then they released the album “Be Here Now”. It peaked as high as number 2 in the album’s chart and had gone platinum by RIAA. Still, it was their highest peaking album in the country as it reached number 2, while other albums peaked lower. They had released at least three official singles off “Be Here Now”, however, nothing charted inside the top 10. No song even reached the Hot 100. Nevertheless, they had three songs to chart at the alternative countdown. The first one was “D’You Know What I Mean?” at number 4. “All Around the World” was a number 15 hit in that chart, while “Don’t Go Away” at number 5, considered high position.

United Kingdom- Oasis did very well in United Kingdom again with “Be Here Now”. Actually, it was the fastest selling album there. Even the biggest British artist at that time, the Spice Girls, are not able to surpass or defeat their record, which their album was released a week behind Oasis’ “Be Here Now”. Three singles were released from the album as well.
D’You Know What I Mean?- #1
Stand By Me- #2
All Around the World- #1
Oasis, again, scored two number 1 hits with “D’You Know What I Mean?” and “All Around the World”. While the second single “Stand By Me” peaked at number 2. “D’You Know What I Mean?” had great sales when BPI certified it with Platinum. “Don’t Go Away” didn’t chart since it was not released there.

Oasis’ biggest hit in America, based on alternative songs chart, was “D’You Know What I Mean?”. It was also their biggest selling single in United Kingdom for reaching Platinum status and number 1 despite “All Around the World” reached number 1. So check “D’You Know What I Mean?” below, and expect a lengthy song:

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Album by: Oasis
Video from YouTube / OasisVEVO