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Album’s Singles Review: Pussycat Dolls “PCD”

Pussycat Dolls became the top girl group of their time. It is reminiscent of Spice Girls, though they were more in a sexy inage due to burlesque style through their album PCD. The album contained pop, R&B and dance music with some sexual and feministic theme. The album became very successful worldwide which it went 3x platinum in the US.

Don’t Cha (ft. Busta Rhymes)
This song is somewhat seductive with its theme. It featured rapper Busta Rhymes with its rap part before the last chorus. In the music video, the girls has shown heavy choreography in their dance sequence. It eventually became a worldwide hit reaching number 1 and 2 in the UK and US, respectively.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Stickwitu (ft. Avant)
This served as the second release from PCD album and it is a R&B ballad track. The song talks about sticking to the person you love. I love the breezy and refreshing tunes of it. It became a hit worldwide.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Beep (ft. Will.i.am)
This single featured one of its co-writers Will.i.am. The term “Beep” was pertaining to the sound which meant to censor words. The song became the girl group’s third consecutive hit from PCD.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Buttons
This song is a R&B song with burlesque influence due to its steamy lyrics. But the Arabic influence in it helped to make it sounds good. The song still became a worldwide hit which in US and UK, it reached number 3.
Rate: 6.5 out of 10

I Don’t Need a Man
The song has a feminism theme about not needing a man. It has a disco-influenced track with retro tune. It was a hit in some countries including UK where it reached the top 10.
Rate: 6.25 out of 10

Wait a Minute (ft. Timbaland)
Pussycat Dolls released this as their final single of their first album. The song featured producer Timbaland, which is very obvious in its tune. It went top top 40 in the US.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / Wikipedia

In Demand Rappers Being Featured a Lot of Times

Rappers are very in demand in misic as their talent is often requested by other artists. They do the rap part and it gives them exposure and of course, rack up some money. There were some rappers who are often requested to contribute rap pieces in some songs and here’s the list of some of these rappers which many of the songs tehy were featured became successful:

Jay-Z
Jay-Z has been one of the most successful rappers especially in terms of total records sold. He is also one of the rappers who has been featured a lot of times. He has been featured in more than 50 released singles, and some of the most successful songs he was featured were 3 singles fron Beyonce, including “Crazy in Love”. Rihanna’s “Umbrella” was also highly successful which Jay was also featured.

2 Chainz
2 Chainz is just one of the rappers in the industry for not so long ago. But he’s already featured in a lot of songs with more than 40 by which, the most notable one was “Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo.

Busta Rhymes
Busta Rhymes is one of the 1990’s rapper who still very relevant today. Aside from his hit songs, he has been featured in a lot of songs with more than 20. He’s been featured in big hits like “Don’t Cha” by the Pussycat Dolls and Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now”.

Ludacris
Ludacris has became one of the top rappers since early 2000’s. He’s been featured in a lot of hit songs. He’s been heard in about 50 singles by other artists. In early 2000’s, he’s been featured in Usher’s number 1 single “Yeah!”. He’s also featured twice in Justib Bieber’s singles which one of them is “Baby”.

Puff Daddy / P.Diddy / Diddy
Sean Combs had used a number of pseudonyms as mentioned above and featured in a number of songs by Mariah Carey, The Notorious B.I.G. and others. He was featured more than 30 times in offficial singles.

Drake
Drake is one of the biggest rappers today and he never left the Billboard charts, either his own singles or those he was featured. In a short period of time, he was already heard as a featured artist in more than 50 singles, which included the hit “What’s My Name?” by his rumored girlfriend, Rihanna.

Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott has been one of the most successful female rappers and she’s also being featured in a lot of singles. She may had took a break but she’s back recently with a hit single. She was heard in more than 40 singles which included hits by Mariah Carey and other singers.

Lil Wayne
Among all rappers, Lil Wayne can possibly the most in demand. He’s been featured in more than 100 titles which were released as official singles. Well, he had numerous hits by himself too. It included works with Chris Brown and “Down” by Jay Sean.

Pitbull
Pitbull’s music may be different from other rappers as his sound is not hip-hop. But he was featured several times in different singled. He was partnered a number of times with Jennifer Lopez which included “On the Floor” and in some singles of Chris Brown.

Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg was also a hit rapper in 1990’s and even until now. He had been featured more than 90 times in singles which included songs by Pussycat Dolls and Katy Perry.

Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa was known for his hit “Black and Yellow”, but he was also known for being featured in some singles. One of the most successful singles he was featured is “Payphone” by Maroon 5.

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is currently the reigning queen of rap for scoring a number of hit songs by herself. She was also featured in lots of singles ranging at about 50 titles, and included works with David Guetta, Justin Bieber and Madonna.

Credits to Wikipedia