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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” 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

Nickelback- All the Right Reasons: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Nickelback- All the Right Reasons
United States- “All the Right Reasons” has been Nickelback’s most successful album. In the US, it has gone multi-platinum and one of the biggest seller the year it was released.  It has surpassed the sales of their breakthrough album “Silver Side Up’ during early 2000s. It released and charted with six official singles. Despite a lot of their songs from the album doing very well, let’s see what songs only hit the top 10 frame:
Photograph- #2
Far Away- #8
Rock Star- #6
Only three of six singles made it to the top 10. It seems “Photograph” which made to number 2 was the biggest hit, however, “Rock Star” was the biggest seller with 4x platinum by RIAA. “Far Away” was a hit too when it reached number 8. They hit the top 20 with “Savin’ Me” at number 19, and “If Everyone Cared” at number 17.

United Kingdom- “All the Right Reasons” was a hit in UK too. It sold hundreds of thousands copies and even received certification from BPI. It was their top seller next to their past album “Silver Side Up”. However, they only had one single to reach the top 10 from four which charted:
Rock Star- #2
Nickelback’s biggest single off “All the Right Reasons” was obviously “Rock Star” for a peak of number 2. “Photograph” peaked at number 18 while “Far Away” at number 40. “Savin’ Me” peaked at the lowest with number 77. Still, the album’s singles can be considered commercially successful.

The choices to share were “Photograph”, for peaking at number two in America, and “Rock Star” for reaching number 2 in UK and 6th in US.  The former only settled at number 18 in UK. But “Rock Star” was the biggest seller both in US and UK. In the Philippines , it is the second most successful next to “Far Away”.  Since I love the story of “Photograph”, I would be sharing that song:

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Album by: Nickelback
Video from YouTube / Nickelback

Album’s Singles Review: “Hands All Over” by Maroon 5

Hands All Over (album)
Maroon 5 already scored success over their previous albums “Songs About Jane” and “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long”. They released their third album “Hands All Over”. It sounded like their debut album with rock, pop rock, soul, and funk music. It went to number 2 in US albums chart and gone platinum by RIAA.

“Misery” has been the first single from the album “Hands All Over”. The song sounds pop rock with funk influences. It is a sad story of about living in a miserable relationship. The single was a moderate hit for a carrier single. It reached number 14 on Billboard Hot 100, and just at number 30 in UK.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Give a Little More
“Give a Little More” was the second single for “Hands All Over”. As you listen to the song, it is evidently an upbeat funky song, with such seductive vocals from Adam Levine. I first listened to the song after being performed by Phillip Phillips on one of his performances on American Idol as a contestant, which he sang it in a slower register. The song haven’t got a wide release as it was released in limited territories. It reached number 86 in the US.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Never Gonna Leave This Bed
“Never Gonna Leave This Bed” was the third single from “Hands All Over”. It is a pop rock track similar to their old pop rock sound. The song received more widespread release compared to the previous single. It went to number 55 in United States, and was considered the second single in Asia as it was widely heard.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Moves Like Jagger (ft. Christina Aguilera)
“Moves Like Jagger” was the final single for the album “Hands All Over”. It was funky song which the guys re-recorded with Christina Aguilera. It can be credited for the additional big sales of the album. The song has somewhat sexual undertones on its lyrics. It became their biggest hit ever for reaching number 1 worldwide and a reported sales by IFPI of 15 million.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC/ Wikipedia
Video from YouTube / Maroon5VEVO

Album’s Singles Review: “Falling Into You” by Celine Dion

Falling Into You (album)
Celine Dion achieved global success finally with “The Colour of My Love”. She came back with the album “Falling Into You” which gave her more success. The album was even her biggest selling album ever. As Celine Dion usually record, the songs were pop and mostly were ballads knowing she is a real ballad.

Falling into You (single)
“Falling into You”, which is the title track, was released as the debut single of the album. The track is just a simple love song, but one of the best tracks from the album. It went to the top 10 of the UK charts.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Because You Loved Me
“Because You Loved Me” has been the second single from Celine Dion’s album “Falling Into You”, though the lead track in some countries. It is a lovely ballad which became a formula of such songs as “For You I Will” by Monica and the remake of “I Turn to You” by Christina Aguilera. The song has been an international hit and went to number 1 in United Kingdom.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

It’s All Coming Back to Me Now
“It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” was the third single of the album “Falling Into You”. The song is a ballad with rock influences, which is similar to a song by Meat Loaf Celine Dion put in his great vocals in the song. The song became another hit from “Falling Into You” reaching the top 10 in every country. It reached number 2 in United States.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

All by Myself
“All by Myself” became the fourth single off the album “Falling Into You”. It was first recorded by Eric Carmen, and Celine Dion’s version became a worldwide hit. It reached the top 10 of both US and UK.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Call the Man
“Call the Man” was the last release for the album “Falling Into You”. The song is a pop track with gospel influence on it. It was released in some countries and peaked at number 11 in United Kingdom.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

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

Album’s Singles Review: “Dark Horse” by Nickelback

Dark Horse (album)
Nickelback had gone multi-platinum from their previous albums such as “Silver Side Up”, “The Long Road”, and “All the Right Reasons”. This time, their album “Dark Horse” went to number 2 in United States and has gone 3x platinum.

Gotta Be Somebody
“Gotta Be Somebody” was the first single from the album “Dark Horse”. I prefer the band’s version compared to the remake ones. It went to the bottom 10 in United States. But in United Kingdom, it reached number 7.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Something in Your Mouth
“Something in Your Mouth” was released for the promotion of the album “Dark Horse”. It is a hard rock song which charted at number 96 in United States.
Rate: 6.5 out of 10

If Today Was Your Last Day
“If Today Was Your Last Day” was the third single from “Dark Horse”. It is an alternative song which has a positive message. It peaked at number 19 in United States.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Burn It to the Ground
“Burn It to the Ground” became the fourth single of “Dark Horse”. It is a heavy song which failed to chart in most countries.
Rate: 5.25 out of 10

I’d Come for You
“I’d Come for You” was the fifth single off “Dark Horse”. It is a rock and emotional ballad. It reached number 44 on Billboard Hot 100.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Never Gonna Be Alone
“Never Gonna Be Alone” had became the sixth single for “Dark Horse”. Just like “I’d Come for You”, it is also a rock ballad track. The song charted in United States again and reached number 58.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Shakin’ Hands
“Shakin’ Hands” had been a promotional single too. It was a heavy rock song. It failed to chart at the Hot 100, but managed to reach the component rock charts.
Rate: 5.75 out of 10

This Afternoon
“This Afternoon” was being the last single off “Dark Horse”. It is a pop rock song which went to number 34 on Billboard Hot 100.

Rate: 6.0 out of 10 

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Video from YouTube / Roadrunner Records

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