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Eminem- The Eminem Show / Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile: Top 10 and Top 40 Singles in US and UK

Eminem- The Eminem Show and Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile
United States- Due to the huge success of his album “The Marshall Mathers LP”, Eminem had came up to release his follow-up release which the album was “The Eminem Show” and still at its peak, a soundtrack from his movie was also released which was “Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile”. Both albums did great as “The Eminem Show” was awarded with 10x platinum, while “Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile” had gone 4x platinum. Both records even scored hit singles and the top 10 hits were listed below:
Without Me- #2
Cleaning Out My Closet- #4
Lose Yourself- #1
It shows that Eminem’ singles this time did better than the preceding album “The Marshall Mathers LP”. Three singles made it to the top 10 which was initiated by “Without Me” at number 2, “Cleaning Out My Closet” at number 4, and the number 1 hit “Lose Yourself”. The latter was awarded 5x platinum due to outstanding sales by RIAA. The album also scored top 40 hits below listed:
Superman- #15
Sing for the Moment- #14

United Kingdom- Eminem continued his success in United Kingdom with the album “The Eminem Show” for achieving 7x platinum status by BPI, and the soundtrack “Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile” which was awarded 2x platinum. Singles were successful too reaching top 10 with these songs:
Without Me- #1
Cleaning Out My Closet- #4
Lose Yourself- #1
Sing for the Moment- #6
Business- #6
Five singles has been big hits in UK from the two albums. The number 1 hits were two, first with “Without Me” which was certified platinum, and the “8 Mile” theme “Lose Yourself”, a 2x platinum single. Other big hits were “Cleaning Out My Closet” at number 4, and both number 6 hits “Sing for the Moment” and “Business”. No singles released peaked outside the top 10 from the two albums.

The song I would be sharing was the US number 2 and UK number 1 hit “Without Me” because of the humor it brought, and being the lead single of “The Eminem Show” album.

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

Sheryl Crow- Sheryl Crow: Top 10 / 40 Singles in US and UK

Sheryl Crow- Sheryl Crow
United States- After the very successful album “Tuesday Night Music Club”, Sheryl Crow returned in 1996 with her self-titled album. The record has been able to reach number 6 in United States and received a certification of 3x platinum from RIAA. It has sold lower than her previous album though. It released a number of singles and achieved this top 10 hit:
If It Makes You Happy- #10
Sheryl Crow achieved a top 10 hit from the album with “If It Makes You Happy”. It became her third top 10 in the singles chart after two top 10 hits from “Tuesday Night Music Club”. She had another top 40 hit with:
Everyday Is a Winding Road- #11
“Everyday Is a Winding Road” feel short to reach the top 10 when it only peaked at number 11. Still, it was one of her big hits in United States.

United Kingdom- Sheryl Crow did well in United Kingdom with her self-titled second album. It even did well with “Tuesday Night Club”- which went to number 7- as “Sheryl Crow” album peaked at number 5. This album even sold more when it was certified by BPI with 3x platinum. It shows it’s not the same thing happened with this album in United Stated. The album even scored two top 10 singles as listed below:
If It Makes You Happy- #9
A Change Would Do You Good- #8
Compared to her previous album, this one scored two while the previous only had one top 10 hit. “A Change Would Do You Good” was the biggest hit from the album when it peaked at number 8 and “If It Makes You Happy” at number 9. Three more singles charted and all of the went to top 40 with these songs:
Everyday Is a Winding Road- #12
Hard to Make a Stand- #22
Home- #25
The album had a total of five singles released and obviously, all of those songs went to top 40.

“If It Makes You Happy” was Sheryl Crow’s biggest single in United States, while it was second in United Kingdom. It can still be considered her biggest hit from the album and I would be sharing that song below:

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Album by: Sheryl Crow
Video from YouTube / SherylCrowVEVO

Eminem- The Marshall Matters LP: Top 10 and 40 Singles in US and UK

Eminem- The Marshall Mathers LP
United States- Eminem may had achieved success over his debut album “The Slim Shady LP”, but he was more successful with his album “The Marshall Mathers LP”. It even reached number 1 after a huge first week sales being reported by Nielsen Soundscan with 1.7 million, something rarely achieved by any artist. The album was even a diamond awardee by RIAA because of 10x platinum achievement. The album also released singles which became hits, and the one listed below made it to top 10:
The Real Slim Shady- #4
Three singles were released and despite being a huge album, it scored only one top 10 hit with “The Real Slim Shady” when it reached number 4. He had no other top 40 hits as well but chartdd outside the top 50 with “The Way I Am” and the Dido collab “Stan”.

United Kingdom- Eminem was very successful with this album in United Kingdom too. It was a chart-topper and sales were enormous. According to BPI, it achieved the saled which certified him with 8x platinum. Singles were also big hits from the album. He achieved top 10 hits through these songs below:
The Real Slim Shady- #1
The Way I Am- #8
Stan- #1
It shows how successful Eminem’s singles in the country were. He got two singles to reach number 1 first with “The Real Slim Shady” and followed by the third single “Stan” which samples lyrics from the song of the featured artist Dido. Both songs were even awarded with Platinum by BPI. He also hit the top 10 with “The Way I Am” when it took the 8th spot. Three singles were only released from the album and no song peaked outside the top 10 but within the top 40.

The song I will be sharing was “The Real Slim Shady”. It contains disses towards other artists. It was the biggest hit from him through the “The Marshall Mathers LP” album in the US as it reached the top 5, while a number 1 hit song in UK.

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

Music 10 M’s: Madonna to Meghan Trainor

1. Madonna
She is the Queen of Pop and she is one of the successful singers with name starts with M. She had multi-platinum albums and singles and among the biggest selling artists of all time. One of her familiar songs was “Vogue”

2. Mama
It is a song by the Spice Girls from their first album “Spice”  It was released alongside “Who Do You Think You Are” as a single. I love the song because it is dedicated to our mothers.

3. Mambo No. 5
This is a popular song by Lou Bega back in late 1990s. Well, Lou Bega sounds like a womanizer in this songs which mentioned a lot of ladies’ names.

4. Missundaztood
The album of Pink in 2001. It is a departure from the R&B music she did on her first album and has gone to more pop rock sounds.

5. Mariah Carey
She is one of the best voices in music because of her range and good techniques. She aas also one of the biggest selling artists in music.

6. Miss E..  So Addictive
This is an album by Missy Elliot way back in 2001. It featured the hit single called “Get Ur Freak On”, one of his known hit songs.

7. Mandy
Yeah, it is a name of a lady. However, it is also a song recorded by Barry Manilow. It was also recorded by Irish boyband Westlife more than 10 years ago.

8. Matchbox 20
They were one of the popular bands in America. They also had two “M” albums, which were “Mad Season by Matchbox 20” and “More Than You Think You Are”.

9. Marry Me
This is a romantic song by Train which was often used when proposing to a girl. There’s also a song by Jason Derulo called “Marry Me”, but an entirely different genre.

10. Meghan Trainor
She was one of the hot breakthrough artists recently. She popularized the hit songs “All About That Bass” and the upbeat track “Lips Are Movin'”.

Video from YouTube / TrainVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: “These are Special Times” and “All the Way… A Decade of Song” by Celine Dion

These are Special Times (holiday album)
During the year of success of her album “Let’s Talk About Love”, Celine Dion released her holiday album “These are Special Times”. The album was a hit reaching number 2 in United States and even was multi-platinum worldwide.

I’m Your Angel (with R. Kelly)
“I’m Your Angel” was released as the carrier single of Celine Dion’s holiday album “I’m Your Angel”. It was her duet with R&B singer R. Kelly, and included on his album too. It was a R&B ballad and has a good message. The song was a worldwide hit and reached number 1 in United States.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

The Prayer (with Andrea Bocelli)
“The Prayer” was a song by Celine Dion with Andrea Bocelli. Ths song was an inspirational song which remains very popular despite non-placement in official music charts.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

All the Way… A Decade of Song (compilation album)
With her success, Celine Dion finally released a compilation album of her hits entitled “All the Way… A Decade of Song”. The album has been a worldwide top seller and reached 8 million sales in the US alone as certified by RIAA.

That’s the Way It Is
“That’s the Way it Is” was released to lead Celine Dion’s compilation album “All the Way… A Decade of Song”. The song is an uptempo pop track which Celine rarely do, but succeeded with this one. The song has been a worldwide top 10 hit.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

The You Look at Me
“Then You Look at Me” was the second single from the compilation album “All the Way… A Decade of Song”. It was a big ballad which was the theme song of the movie “Bicentennial Man”.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Live (for the One I Love)
“Live (for the One I Love)” was released as a single off “All the Way… A Decade of Song”. It was a cover and English version and has charted in a few countries.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

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

Oasis- Don’t Believe the Truth / Dig Out Your Soul: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Oasis- Don’t Believe the Truth
United States- Oasis returned for “Don’t Believe the Truth”. It had released three singles but again, it failed to score a chart hit. The song “Lyla” reaches number 19 at the alternative music charts.

United Kingdom- Oasis again reached the apex with their 3x platinum album “Don’t Believe the Truth”. It released three singles, and see which made to the upper 10 position:
Lyla- #1
The Importance of Being Idle- #1
Let There Be Love- #2
Oasis achieved another success on singles charts for scoring their 7th and 8th number 1 singles with “Lyla” and “The Importance of Being Idle”. “Let There Be Love” became a number 2 hit. It shows that the band achieved a total of three top 2 hits, and not just the top 10.

Oasis- Dig Out Your Soul
United States- “Dig Out Your Soul” was the last album Oasis released. It released three singles again, but no top 10 hit was recorded. However, they had at least a number 12 hit on alternative music charts with ” The Shock of the Lightning”.

United Kingdom- Oasis’ “Dig Out Your Soul” was the last single released, and as usual, it was a top seller there and was awarded 2x platinum by BPI. It had released three singles again, and here’s what made it to top 10:
The Shocked of the Lightning- #3
Falling Down- #10
Oasis’ “Dig Out Your Soul” was their first album not to score a number 1 hit since their debut “Definitely Maybe”. It scored their 22nd and 23rd top 10 singles though with the number 3 hit “The Shock of the Lightning” and number 10 for “Falling Down”.

Oasis had five singles from the albums “Don’t Believe the Truth” and “Falling Down” in United Kingdom. “Lyla” and “The Importance of Being Idle” were number 1 hits in UK off the album “Don’t Believe the Truth”. But I had chosen “Lyla” to share since it is their most notable release during the era of the two albums.

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

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