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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” 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

Biggest Albums by Boybands

Boybands occupied a large space in music industry especially in 1990s, as well as in early 2000s. This 2010s, One Direction brought back the boyband domination and became one of the most successful artists during this era.
Here are some of the most successful boyband albums in the world. Noted, the list do not include groups playing instruments.

Backstreet Boys- Millenium
This is considerably the biggest selling album ever with sales, according to estimates, was 26 million copies. Then, it was the fastest selling album with over 1 million sold in the US during its initial week.

NSYNC- No Strings Attached
This is the group’s biggest album ever after setting the record with more than 2 million sold on its initial week in the US alone. First day even reached more than a million, a record that was never broken ever since.

New Kids on the Block- Hangin’ Tough
Topping the albums chart anywhere plus multi-platinum records and all of its single reaching the top ten, this is the biggest album by early boyband days.

Backstreet Boys- Backstreet’s Back
This is the second international album by the group and scored multi-platinum particularly in Europe and Asia, along with three hit songs.

Boyz II Men- II
The group’s biggest album ever and scored 3 number 1 hits, no other boyband achieved that feat.

This is the debut release of NSYNC which became a diamond platinum in the US along with platinum certifications in other territories.

One Direction- Up All Night
This album revived the boyband scene after topping the charts along with multi-platinum single “What Makes You Beautiful”.

Backstreet Boys- Black and Blue
This became the boys’ second album to sell millions in a week. It might not broke the sales of “Millenium” but was successful intenationally too.

Take That- Nobody Else
Take That took too long to finally hit the worldwide scene despite UK success. Due to the success of “Back for Good”, this album became their most successful album ever.

Boyz II Men- Cooleyhighharmony
This has gone multi-platinum in the US when it was released but its success was credited to the success of the 13-week dominating single “End of the Road”.

NSYNC- Celebrity
Despite failing to break their own record, this album became the fastest selling album ever with over 1.8 million sold on its debut.

One Direction- Take Me Home
This album made global domination when it was released. It is among the biggest selling album in 2012 even just less than 2 months of release.

Boyzone- By Request (The Hits)
The Irish boyband may not have entirely break the US market but this album became one of the biggest selling pop albums in 1999.

Backstreet Boys-Backstreet Boys
This is their debut album which opened the way for the boys to stardom was not released in the US, until they combined the hits from their first and second international albums into one for US. This international album went successful accross Europe and Asia.

One Direction- Midnight Memores
The fastest selling album from the UK and Irish lads and even the number one album in just less than two months just like its predecessor.

New Kids on the Block- Step By Step
The second most successful album from the group, it topped the charts along with number one track in the same name.