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Album’s Singles Review: “X&Y” by Coldplay

X&Y (album)
Coldplay became successful with their first two studio albums “Parachutes” and “A Rush of Blood to the Head”. The band finally released their third studio album “X&Y”. The tracks off the record as usual has alternative rock sounds with some melancholic tunes. The album became the band’s first number 1 album in the US, and it also became a top seller worldwide.

Speed of Sound
“Speed of Sound” was the first single from the Coldplay album “X&Y”. The track is an alternative rock song and British rock is evident on it. It reached number 8 in the US, their first top 10. In the UK, it reached number 2.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Fix You
“Fix You” was released as the second single of “X&Y”. The song gives a sense of encouragement in a melancholic way with the song’s sound. It is one of my favorite Coldplay song and from my favorite from the album. It went to number 4 in United Kingdom and number 54 in the United States.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10

Talk
“Talk” became the third release for the album “X&Y”. It is an alternative song which was one of the best releases from the album. It reached number 10 in United Kingdom and number 86 on Billboard Hot 10.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

The Hardest Part
“The Hardest Part” was released as the fourth single off “X&Y”. The alternative track which was in a slow register was not released as an official single im United Kingdom. It managed to chart in a number of countries. In United States, it failed to chart im Hot 100, but it did in component charts.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

White Shadows
“White Shadows” was the last single of “X&Y”. The song is a nice rock song from the British band. It failed to chart in different countries despite being a good song.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Video from YouTube / Coldplay Official

Album’s Singles Review: “Music Box” by Mariah Carey

Music Box (album)
With Mariah Carey’s success over her albums “Mariah Carey”, “Emotions” and the live album “MTV unplugged”, she came back with this third studio album of her which was “Music Box”. In this album, Mariah poured in her heart and emotions with those ballads, and the few upbeat tunes. The album actually became her biggest seller ever, and all her first album which made her a legitimate worldwide superstar.

Dreamlover
“Dreamlover” was the first single from Mariah Carey’s third studio album “Music Box”. It sounded more on pop with a twist of R&B on it. It became a worldwide top 10 hit, while in the US, it was her longest chart-topper at that time and her 7th top number 1 hit.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Hero
“Hero” had became the second single from the album “Music Box” by Mariah Carey. It was a pop R&B ballad, which Mariah released such an inspirational song like this. The song again became a top 10 hit internationally, while it did better in United States by which it became her 8th number 1 hit there.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Without You
“Without You” has been the third single released internationally for the album “Music Box”. It was Mariah Carey’s cover song original by the band Badfinger. The song became an international number 1 hit, while it peaked at number 3 in the US.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Never Forget You
“Never Forget You” is actually the B-side single by Mariah Carey for the song “Without You”. It was a slow R&B song which showcased soulful vocals of Mariah.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Anytime You Need a Friend
“Anytime You Need a Friend” became the last single of the album “Music Box” by Mariah Carey. It is a pop R&B ballad but sounded notable with gospel tune. It went tp the top 10 and top 20 internationally.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia.
Video from YouTube / MariahCareyVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: “A New Day Has Come” and “One Heart” by Celine Dion

A New Day Has Come (album)
After taking a break, Celine Dion returned in this new album which was appropriately titled “A New Day Has Come”. It was a usual pop album from her but had gone adventurous than her previous records. The album bece a worldwide number 1 seller.

A New Day Has Come (single)
“A New Day Has Come”, the title track, was released to be the carrier single of the album. The song was a mid-tempo ballad and such a good song and like energy was reserved in this song after hiatus. It has been a top 10 hit worldwide
Rate: 9.0 out of 10

I’m Alive
“I’m Alive” was the second single for the album “A New Day Has Come”. Celine has gone uptempo in this dance pop track. It became a Eurowide hit song.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Goodbye’s (The Saddest Word)
“Goodbye’s (The Saddest Word) has been the third release from “A New Day Has Come”. The song is such a sad song as I can relate to this song with my mother’s loss. The song didn’t do that great at the charts.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

One Heart (album)
“One Heart” was Celine Dion’s follow-up to the album “A New Day Has Come”. The album failed to sell as high as her previous albums. It peaked at the top 10 worldwide. This time, the album has a lot of pop, ballads, and already took the dance music route.

I Drove All Night
“I Drove All Night” has been the initial single released for the album “One Heart”. It was a song original by Cyndi Lauper, and Celine did this as a dance track. The song only charted at the top 50 in United States.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Have You Ever Been In Love
“Have You Ever Been In Love” was released as the second single from the album “One Heart”. The ballad is the best single released from the album. It failed to chart in the US charts though.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

One Heart
“One Heart” was the title track of the album. It was a dance track and charted in a lot of countries but failed to chart higher as Celinr usually does.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Stand by Your Side
“Stand by Your Side” became thd fourth single off “One Heart”. The pop ballad was a hit on radion in the Philippines, but failed to chart successfully internationally.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

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

Album’s Singles Review: “Overexposed” by Maroon 5

Overexposed (album)
With the lesser success of their previous album “Hands All Over”, Maroon 5 had released “Overexposed” as their follow-up album. The album’s sound is still the usual pop and rock, however, you can hear more pop sound in this record. The album was a global hit and did better than the previous album. It went to number 2 both in United States and United Kingdom, and has received awards for certifications.

Payphone (ft. Wiz Khalifa)
“Payphone” has been released as the carrier single for “Overexposed” by Maroon 5. It is a pop song which sounds different what they usually did before, and it shows that the re-branding was effective. It became a globally successful single and it reached number 2 on Billboard Hot 100. It was their first number 1 single in United Kingdom.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

One More Night
“One More Night” was released as the second single of the album “Overexposed”. The song is a catchy pop track which you can sense the reggae sound on it. It became a pop formula for the band. It reached number 1 on Billboard Hot 100 for several weeks and was a hit globally too.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

 

Daylight
“Daylight” became the third single off “Overexposed”. It is a pop rock song which can be a good song for Coldplay because of its sound. The song just sounds like a sad song with its lyrics. It turned out to be the band’s third top 10 hit in the United States when it reached number 7.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Love Somebody
“Love Somebody” was the final release off the hit album “Overexposed”. It was an upbeat dance pop track which sounds new for the band. The single became the fourth top 10 track from the album in the US. They became one of the rare bands to score four top 10 singles from an album.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

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

Album’s Singles Review: “The Bodyguard” (soundtrack) by Whitney Houston

The Bodyguard (soundtrack album)
With the success of her three album “Whitney”, “Whitney Houston”, and “I’m Your Baby Tonight”, Whitney Houston turned to acting with the movie “The Bodyguard” and the soundtrack was under her name and various artists. The album contained her songs that are R&B, pop, ballad, and dance. Other artists had their music on their own sound too. The album was one of the biggest selling albums worldwide, and in US it was 17x platinum.

I Will Always Love You
“I Will Always Love You” was released as the carrier single of “The Bodyguard” soundtrack. The song might seemed an original song of Whitney Houston but it was originally recorded by Dolly Parton. Her version was just magical as it starts with her vocals alone then comes up with a strong voice as the second stanza starts. The song was a universal success when it reached number 1 worldwide and one of the biggest selling singles ever.
Rate: 9.5 out of 10

I’m Every Woman
“I’m Every Woman” became Whitney Houston’s second release from the soundtrack album of “The Bodyguard”. The song was original by Chaka Khan and Whitney Houston’s cover is a disco-ready girl power anthem. Her version was a huge hit reaching the top 10 worldwide.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

I Have Nothing
“I Have Nothing” was the third released Whitney Houston single off “The Bodyguard” soundtrack. The song is a powerful ballad which was one of her songs which she exerted her powerful voice. The single was a top 10 hit especially in United States and United Kingdom.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Run to You
“Run to You” was Whitney Houston’s fourth release from “The Bodyguard” soundtrack. The song is one of the most beautiful ballads done by Whitney Houston. The song may have been a modest success but it is one of her most memorable songs.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Queen of the Night
“Queen of the Night” became Whitney Houston’s last single released for “The Bodyguard” soundtrack album. The song combined music genres such as R&B, pop, dance, and rock. The song charted in a lot of countries.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

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

Album’s Singles Review: “Janet” by Janet Jackson

Janet (album)
With the success of her previous albums “Control” and “Rhythm Nation 1814”, which established her as a role model for her socially conscious songs, Janet Jackson released her album which was sexually charged record simply entitled “Janet”. The album explored not just deep themes, rather her sounds too into R&B pop appropriate with the year it was released. It eventually became her most successful album worldwide.

That’s the Way Love Goes
“That’s the Way Love Goes” has been released as the debut single off Janet Jackson’s album “Janet”. The song is a mid-tempo R&B song with somewhat adult lyrics. The song became a global hit reaching number 1 and top 10 in most countries.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

If
“If” became the second single from “Janet”. The song is a dance-pop, R&B track with rock elements due to the heavy guitar sound on it. It has adult themes just like “That’s the Way Love Goes”. The song went to top 10 in several countries.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Again
“Again” was the third single released from the album “Janet”. It was a beautiful airy ballad and love song. It went to number 1 in United States.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Because of Love
“Because of Love” was released as the fourth single off the album “Janet”. It was a dance pop song known for Janet. It was a number 10 hit in United States.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Any Time, Any Place
“Any Time, Any Place” had became the fifth single of the album “Janet”. It was a sexually charged R&B ballad which went to number 2 in United States.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Throb
“Throb” was not released as a single widely. It was a dance track reminds me of Madonna’s sound then. It was a dance chart hit.
Rate: 5.25 out of 10

You Want This
“You Want This” has been a single released for “Janet” album. The upbeat track became Janet Jackson’s sixth top 10 hit in the US from the album.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Whoops Now
“Whoops Now” was  released as a single in several countries along with the song “What I’ll Do” as a double sided single. The song sounds like the slower version of “Escapade”. It went to the top 10 in UK.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Video from YouTube / Pedro Maia

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

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

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

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