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Music 10 C’s: Coldplay to Chandelier

1. Coldplay
They are one of the favorite bands. They had a lot of hit albums and singles as well. My favorite album from the band was “Parachutes” because of its melancholic and emotional sound.

2. California Gurls
The first single from Katy Perry’s album “Teenage Dream”. It featured rapper Snoop Dogg. Katy Perry dropped her pop rock sound to purely pop in this song.

3. Can’t Buy Me Love
One of The Beatles’ most notable songs. I often hear this song back then since my brother always play the compilation album of The Beatles.

4. Christina Aguilera
One of the top female artists who emerged in 1999. She had a lot big hits. It was also the title of her first album which generated four top 3 hits on Billboard Hot 100.

5. Can’t Feel My Face
One of the biggest hits during the recent year. It was a song by Canadian singer The Weeknd. It reminded me of Michael Jackson upon hearing the song with such a funk on it.

6. Cher
She is one of the most successful female artists which her career spanned decades and still relevant. Her most successful single was “Believe” in 1998.

7. Champagne Supernova
One of Oasis’ signature songs. It is one of my favorites from the band which was released during the mid-1990’s. It was taken from their biggest album “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”.

8. Cassie
She is a R&B singer who was known for the hit “Me and U”. However, she can be considered as a one-hit wonder after the success of that sole single. She is one of the half-Filipino and half-American singer.

9. Chris Brown
He was known for a lot of hits, either R&B or EDM tracks. His most widespread successful album was “Exclusive” which generated the international hit “With You”.

10. Chandelier
This was sang by one of the best voices today, Sia. Aside from scoring hits, she wrote and produced hits for other artists today. By the way, “Chandelier” has been a global hit and even reached more than a billion views on YouTube.

Video from YouTube / Coldplay Official

Male Singers Who Were Featured Artists in Several Singles

We surely heard a lot of collaborations and many of those invited to sing for them were male artists. There were some male artists who has been featured a lot of times in different songs and you can find them in their discography. Here are some of these male artists who were featuref in several singles by othet artists:

Adam Levine
Adam Levine may still be a part of Maroon 5 and haven’t went solo yet, however, he is being featured a lot of times in different singles. Some of them may be songs he had sung with some The Voice finalists which those songs charted in Billboard Hot 100, but he was also featured in songs by Kanye West and 50 Cent. His most popular song as a featured artist is “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes and the current hit “Locked Away” by R. City.

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake had a lot of big hits under his own name as solo artist and as part of NSYNC, nevertheless, he had lots of hit featured songs. He sung for Madonna’s hit “4 Minutes”, Timbaland’s number 1 hit “Give it To Me” (also with Nelly Furtado), 50 Cent’s “Ayo Technology” and the latest has been “Holy Grail” with Jay-Z.

Ne-Yo
Ne-Yo scored hit both as his own songs and as songwriter, which there were a lot of hit he co-wrote became hits. Aside from that, he was featured a lot of times in songs too. In fact, according to Billboard, he had scored 5 top 10 singles as a featured artist alone. And in those songs, he is a co-writer too. The most successful in those songs was “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull which was a worldwide number one hit.

Chris Brown
In this list, Chris Brown is the most in denand artist to get featured in several singles. If his discography was checked, he was featured in singles more than 60 times. What more with unreleased tracks? It was surely a lot! One of the most popular songs he was collaborated with was Pitbull’s “International Love”.

Usher
Usher is one of the biggest male artists during the last 20 years. He had countless of hits and sold millions of records. Aside from that, he has scored hits as a featured artist. Some of the notable songs were “I Need a Girl (Part One)” by P.Diddy and David Guetta’s “Without You”.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Trends and Cliches in Mainstream Music (Since 2010)

Since 2010, there are a lot of changes in music industry and we also witnessed how album sales went down. Though, we saw the success and record breaking success of Adele as the most successful artist in this era. Here are some of the trends and cliches in music industry since 2010:

Electronic dance music (EDM)
Electronic dance music continued to dominate all the genres. We heard successful records from David Guetta, Avicci, Calvin Harris, Zedd, and a lot more. Even most pop stars and even R&B singers sung a lot of dance music, showing how popular the genre is. Some of them were Rihanna, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Britney Spears, Usher, and a lot more.

Music crossover to pop
There were a lot of artists who changed or tried other genres which led to their notable success, though some did not succeed. Maroon 5 may already had pop hits before 2010, however, they became full time pop band with their 2012 album “Overexposed” and their recent “V”. Taylor Swift is the most successful in crossing over to pop. She gave a taste of pop tunes in her partly pop, partly country album “Red”. With her latest album “1989”, she became a fully-pledged pop star.

Formerly teen stars going sexy
There were a lot young stars before 2010 who took the “good girl, gone bad” route. Miley Cyrus became the most controversial who went naked in “Wrecking Ball”, magazine covers, parties and the raunchy performance on VMA 2013. Selena Gomez also went naked in her current album cover “Revival” and music video. Demi Lovato also went sexier on her new album “Confident”.

Million selling first week
It seems the phenomenon during first half of 2000s is happening since 2010 despite the sales are going down with albums. Taylor Swift has the most nunber of albums to reach the million threshold. Her third studip release “Speak Now” reached over 1.04 million on its first week according to Soundscan. Her fourth album “Red” sold higher with 1.21 million, while her recent and current album exceeded 1.28 million. But the recordbreaker and fastest among all was Adele’s “25”, which exceeded 3.38 million.

Soundtracks
Soundtrack albums did well since 2010. “Frozen” is the most successful which became very successful in 2014. Other successful soundtracks were “Fifty Shades of Grey”, Pitch Perfect 1 and 2, “Furious 7”, “Glee” albums, and a lot more.

Retro music
It seems retro and old music is incorporated in music of some pop stars. Meghan Trainor is known for her pop, soul and doo wop sound on her “Title” album. Charlie Puth incorporated Motown sound on his music, and the 80’s sound on Carly Rae Jepsen’s sound on her “Emotions” LP.

Surprise releases of albums
Beyonce broke record for releasing surprise album and went to number 1 with massive sales. Other artists followed suit which included Drake.

Credits to Wikipedia, Billboard, Soundscan

10 Songs With “Show”

There were a few released songs with “show” which often pertains about displaying something like love or the other about a “show” to watch.
Here are some of the popular songs with “show”:

Lenka- The Show
We just have to sit back and watch and enjoy the “show”. This song was heard in some commercials and enjoyed top 40 success in some countries.

Backstreet Boys- Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely
When you are lonely and asks to “show” how it really was. I think this is one of the most matured and best song from the group while on their peak. It ended as a big top 10 hit internationally.

Queen- The Show Must Go On
No matter what happen, the “show” go on and do what you do best. This is one of the 1990’s hit song from Queen which ended as a top 20 hit single in UK.

Robyn- Show Me Love
To the person you love, you want them to “show” you what love is all about too. This pop hit reached top 10 in major territories like UK and US.

Blink 182- The Rock Show
It’s all about the rock “show”, and the guys rocked everything in the music video. The song though performed moderately as it didn’t make it to top 40 in Billboard charts.

Justin Bieber- I’ll Show You
People may had judged you for what you are not, then “show” them. The song is not an offical single but made it to US and UK top 20.

Kat DeLuna- Run the Show
This is just a great dancefloor song. It may had performed poorly in the US but did well in some European countries.

Kid Ink and Chris Brown- Show Me
Well, if people will challenge you then tell them to “show” you. The song became a Billboard top 15 hit and charted in numerous countries.

Danity Kane- Show Stopper
The “show” is ongoing and these girls came as “show” stoppers. This song from the girl group went to US top 10.

Robin S- Show Me Love
Don’t confused this “show” song from Robyn. It was a hit in 1993 which it made a top 5 placement in Billboard Hot 100.

Some facts from Wikipedia and Billboard

Young R&B singers who did big in the charts since 2000

We have seen lots of young R&B singers in 1990s who did very well in the charts. Since 2000, there are lots of young R&B singers who did well too. Here are some of them:

Ashanti
Ashanti was still young when she started. Before releasing her own record, she wrote songs for other artists which included the highly successful Jennifer Lopez. Ashanti scored several top 10 albums and multi-million selling song “Foolish”.

Mario
Mario was still a teenager when he scored her first top 5 hit. After two years, he eventually topped the charts worldwide with this breezy track “Let Me Love You”. Aside from these hit songs, he gained platinum records too.

Chris Brown
Chris Brown is one of the biggest male R&B singers around. But he started and released his first record a decade ago, and guest what? He immediately topped the US charts. Until now, his success continued as heard in his music.

Cassie
Cassie hit big with her first single “Me and U”. The catchy sound of the song helped her gain success. However, she was considered as one-hit wonder. Still, she made a mark in the industry.

Christina Milian
She was first known the time when teen pop stars such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera are on top of the game and Milian was even considered in their category. But her music was more on R&B. Her biggest succes was the song “Dip it Low”.

Ciara
She made 3 top ten hits over her debut LP and she was even compared to Bey when she debuted. But her sound is quite different. Her first release came out before she turned 20. She was one of the young female singers then.

Rihanna
She is one of the biggest female singers around and her career since debut is already a decade old. She’s just 17 when her top 2 hit was released which was the start of her successful career.

Some facts from Wikipedia