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Creed- Weathered: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Creed- Weathered
United States- Creed achieved mainstream success with their album “Human Clay”. They attained that success with their follow-up album “Weathered”. However, the sales of “Human Clay” is higher as it went Diamond platinum in the country after certification from RIAA. Aside from the multiple platinum success of the album, it had success with its singles too. They actually released at least six singles off the record and the list below were those which went to top 10.
My Sacrifice- #4
One Last Breath- #6
Just like “Human Clay”, the album “Weathered” scored two top 10 singles. It started with the first one “My Sacrifice” for reaching number 4, their second biggest hit after the number1 hit from “Human Clay”, “With Arms Wide Open”. It was followed by the number 6 hit single “One Last Breath”. The other four singles failed to make a milestone for not reaching the top 100. Nevertheless, it was still a hit album with hit singles.

United Kingdom- If Creed only scored two singles to chart in UK from their album “Human Clay”, this time, they charted with three singles. However, no releases achieved a top 10 position. The album’s lead single which was “My Sacrifice” was the highest peak for peaking at number 18. It was next to the number 13 hit “With Arms Wide Open”. The second single “Bullets” peaked at number 47, which was also the peak position of the song “One Last Breath”. The other three singles failed to chart as well.

In United States, “My Sacrifice” was the band’s most popular single for reaching number 4. It was the same in United Kingdom for reaching number 18. In the Philippines, it is very popular too alongside “One Last Breath” single. I would be sharing the song as it has a rocking but good melody, though similar, to what they do from their previous record.

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Album by: Creed
Video from YouTube / CreedVEVO

Creed- Human Clay: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Creed- Human Clay
United States- Creed may already achieved multi-platinum success over their previous album, however, it was their first time to reach the top 10 on Billboard Hot 100. At least four singles were released but let’s see what song achieved a high position at the charts:
Higher- #7
With Arms Wide Open- #1
Two singles achieve big success in United States from the album “Human Clay”. Their biggest hit from the record was “With Arms Wide Open” for reaching number 1, their first and only number 1 hit. The single “Higher” was also a success for reaching number 7. Two singles, though, failed to chart. Despite that, Cred was one of teh top rock bands at that time because of the Diamond award for teh album, and two singles reached the top 10 which bands rarely achieve.

United Kingdom- Creed did not achieve the success they had in United States, where they had two top 10 hits. In United Kingdom, they still managed to garner two singles to chart. It started with “Higher” which only peaked at number 47. But they were more successful with their single “With Arms Wide Open” when it took the number 13 position. Obviously, “With Arms Wide Open” was their biggest hit from the album “Human Clay”.

Both two songs “Higher” and “With Arms Wide Open” charted in United States and United Kingdom. But “With Arms Wide Open” was the biggest hit as it had the highest chart position in both countries. It even went to number 1 on Billboard Hot 100, which rarely reach by any rock band. Both songs got significant airplay and even chart placement on radio stations in my country, but “WIth Arms Wide Open” was more popular and I often heard it played in our school back then. I also chose the song to share, so I hope you will like the ballad rock song:

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Album by: Creed
Video from YouTube / CreedVEVO

Bands With Number 1 Albums in US and UK: Creed / Nickelback / Limp Bizkit / Oasis

United States- Creed is one of the best selling rock bands in the US during the late 90’s and early 2000’s. They had scored 2 number 1 albums at that time with albums “Human Clay” and “Weathered”, which went 11x platinum and 6x platinum, respectively.
United Kingdom- Creed had limited success in United Kingdom. Their most successful album in the country went to top 30 with “Human Clay”.

United States- Nickelback has been very successful in America. They may only had 1 number 1 album there which is “All the Right Reasons”, but they also had other 5 albums went to top 10. Three of those albums went multiplatinum, including “Silver Side Up” which went 6x platinum. Their bigges seller next to “Reason” with 8x platinum, by the RIAA.
United Kingdom- Nickelback also scored 1 number 1 album in UK which is “Silver Side Up”. Despite that, they had scored a total of 5 top 10 albums, including the number 2 hit “All the Right Reasons”, 2x platinum according to BPI.

Limp Bizkit
United States- Limp Bizkit is the pioneer of rap rock music at the time and has been very popular after scoring 2 number 1 albums with “Significant Other” (7x platinum RIAA certified) and “Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water” (8x platinum certified by RIAA).
United Kingdom- Limp Bizkit scored a number 1 album in UK with “Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water”, which wad eventually certified 2x platinum by BPI.

United States- Oasis somewhat achieved success in breaking American market where they scored 3 top 10 albums. But nothing came to number 1. “Be Here Now” fell short which only settled at number 2, but “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory” is the biggest seller which was certified by RIAA as 4x platinum.
United Kingdom- Oasis is one of the biggest bands in United Kingdom. They actually scored total of 8 number 1 albums. It started with their debut “Definitely Maybe”, followed by “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”, which is their biggest selling album after reaching 14x platinum by BPI. They also reached number 1 with “Be Here Now” (their fastest seller), “Standing on the Shoulder of Giants”, “Heathen Chemistry”, “Don’t Believe the Truth”, “Dig Out Your Soul”, and the compilation “Time Flies… 1994–2009”.

Credits: Billboard /OCC / Wikipedia

Video: YouTube / LimpBizkitVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: Creed “My Own Prison” and “Human Clay”

My Own Prison (album)
Creed became one of the bigest bands in America when they started with this album with post-grunge rock sounds. The album may have only reached the top 25 of Billboard 200, but it went 6x platinum by the RIAA.

My Own Prison (single)
The song which is the title track did very well in rock charts. despite being a great song, it failed to enter official music charts.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

“Torn” was released as the second single but this one failed to chart. It wasn’t that a good song for me.
Rate: 6.0 out of 10

What’s This Life For
This has been the most popular song from the album. It was a number one hit in rock charts. There are profane words im this song.
Rate: 6.25 out of 10

With just its title, it can easily be assumed that the song is about our society. The song was a hit song on rock charts.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Human Clay (album)
Creed achieved bigger succes with their second album. “Human Clay” is something more spiritual than their first album. It went to number one in America where it went 11x platinum as certified by RIAA.

“Higher” became Creed’s first ever song to reach Billboard Hot 100 top 10. Despite its hard sound, it has spiritual theme.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

What If?
The song is one of their darkest song because of its very hard sound. It charted in rock charts but failed in Hot 100.
Rate: 6.0 out of 10

With Arms Wide Open
“With Arms Wide Open” is a beautiful rock song with inspirational theme. The song is slower with its pace compared to their previous songs. The song was their highest peaking song when it reached number 2 in America
Rate: 9.0 out of 10

Are You Ready?
This is the last song released from the album and their underperforming song from the album. It failed to chart in the US.
Rate: 5.75 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / CreedVEVO

Trends and Cliches in Mainstream Music (2000-2004)

Music is still very much alive from 2000-2004, however, album sales was seen on its decline. This was due to the rise of digital music and piracy. Still, we saw the trends in music with the rise of new artists, as well as trends in genres.

First-week million sales
It has been a phenomenon in music to sell one million copies in just one week. The record breaker for a long time was set on first quarter of 2000 when NSYNC broke sales with 2.4 million US sales. That same year, Eminem broke more than 1.7 million for “Marshall Mathers LP, Britney Spears second LP “Oops… I Did It Again” with more than 1.3 million and Limp Bizkit’s “Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water” with more than 1 million. Several artists this era reached a million in first week like Usher, Norah Jones and Backstreet Boys (had two albums with Millenium from 1999). NSYNC held the second place for a long time to with “Celebrity” with 1.8 million plus, and another album from Eminem.

Boybands going hiatus
Boybands enjoyed their peak during 1995-1999. They started the new millenium with a bang, but as 2002 started, boybands such as Backstreet Boys and NSYNC took hiatus. European boybands continued though like Westlife and Blue.

Going solo
As boybands and girlbands go hiatus, many members of those groups went solo. NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake achieved success with his debut. Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys though had limited success. While Beyonce of Destiny’s Child had her superstardom began in 2004.

Young female stars going sexy
We also saw the young female stars going sexier this era. Britney Spears left her role model image as she has gone sexy in her third album. Christina Aguilera is very notable though as she has shown her dirtiest image in 2002 with her video “Dirrty” and her breakout album “Stripped”.

Young female pop/rock stars
In 2002, Avril Lavigne rocked the charts with her debut album “Let Go”. Despite Michelle Branch first came out, she was not credited for the rise of pop/rock music. Vanessa Carlton had platinum success with her debut album, while Jennifer Love Hewitt released a pop/rock album. We also saw Hillary Duff and Ashley Simpson followed the pop/rock genre.

Rock bands
Rock has become a very popular genre in 2000 with the success of Limp Bizkit. Linkin Park became victorious too who scored the biggest selling rock album of the decade with “Hybrid Theory” and a huge second album “Meteora”. Nickelback, Coldplay and Creed became successful this era too.

R&B music
R&B music has been on its peak when year 2000 begun. It was led by Destiny’s Child, Jennifer Lopez, Ashanti, Beyonce and others. Even pop stars incorporated R&B in their music.

Hip-hop music
Hip-hop music scene is very much alive this era too. We saw the success of Eminem, Nelly and Ja Rule, as well as the introductory of Chingy, 50 Cent and others.

Remixes has been popular too this era. It started when Jennifer Lopez topped the charts with “I’m Real” which led to the release of her remix album. The album set record when it went to number one. Other successful remix albums were from P. Diddy and Linkin Park.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Top Rock Albums Since 2000: Coldplay, Limp Bizkit and Creed

Some of the biggest rock albums since 2000 came from Coldplay, Limp Bizkit and Creed. The three may be in the same genre, but their sounds were very different.
Coldplay- Parachute
The album quickly became huge in tgeir native country in UK but took awhile to make impact in the US due to lack of strong single to support it. In UK, the album went more than 2 million with the success of “Yellow”, their first top ten in the country. It eventually sold millions in the US.

Limp Bizkit- Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water
After “Significant Other” sold like pancakes in the US, Limp Bizkit quickly released during the late 2000 their follow-up “Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water”. The album became the fastest rock album stateside after selling more than a million on its debut week, according to tabulator Nielsen Soundscan. It’s success spread throughout the world.

Coldplay- A Rush of Blood to the Head
The band released their spphomore album which released 3 hit singles which appeared in UK top ten. “Clocks” became a top 20 track in the US. The album eventually became the band’s biggest seller when it comes to numbers and one of the 10 biggest selling rock album during the era.

Creed- Weathered
With the diamond success of “Human Clay” in the US, this album followed which became a big seller in the US. The album picked up sales internationally too especially in Asia where their songs were widely received.

Coldplay- X&Y
Coldplay made huge impact due to critical acclaim and this album sold more than 700,000 in just a week in US. It eventually became the biggest album for 2005 alongside a big comeback from Mariah Carey. It also scored their first US top ten song.

Coldplay- Viva La Vida and Death and All His Friends
If only sales are not declining, this album could have been their biggest as it scored their biggest hit and first number 1 single ever. It also became the biggest selling album during the same year it was released.

Coldplay- Mylo Xyloto
The album may have sold lower than its preceding records, however, it amdw huge impact worldwide as it released more hit singles than ever.

Top Rock Songs since the last 20 years

Rock music somewhat ruled certain years during the last 20 years. Here is the list of 15 rock songs I made based on my choices during the said duration of time. (The list is not based on sales, etc)

Evanescence- My Immortal
The song is originally an entire ballad but mixed with hard guitars at the last chorus when released as a single. The song itself and Amy Lee’s voice is hunting that it reached the depth of you. It reached the top ten in several countries.

Coldplay- Speed of Sound
This light rock from “X&Y” album has something in its sound that’s so scientific. I can’t explain what it is but that’s how I feel for this song. It became their first US top ten hits and again a top 2 hit in their homeland UK.

Nickelback- Photograph
A song that will make you reminisce of the past. It was a huge hit in Billboard Hot 100 charts when released.

Matchbox 20- Unwell
When you’re feeling kind of lost after a sad thing happened, then you must be ‘unwell’. This rock ballad went to top 5 in Billboard Hot 100 and made a great impact in Asia.

Creed- With Arms Wide Open
This gives hope for everyone. It was like spiritual and showing love. This became Creed’s biggest hit elsewhere particularly in US where it peaked at number 2.

Alanis Morrisette- You Oughta Know
One of the earlier hit to blast at someone who broke a heart. Alanis knows how to carry it as you can feel the pain and anger in this song which eventually became a huge top 10 hits and a legendary rock song for most female artists today.

Buckcherry- Sorry
When you are repentant of what you did for a love one, then apologize. This song really expressed the apology and the pain of consequence. It is the biggest hit of the band hitting the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100.

Linkin Park- Shadow of the Day
There’s hope despite the blurry things going on. That’s what Linkin Park is expressing through this song. The sound was a reminiscence of a U2 song, though different lyrically. It ended up a top 20 hit.

Keane- Somewhere Only We Know
The song is very sweet to the ears and enticing. It was a UK hit, while Lily Allen’s version went to the UK’s apex.

Coldplay- Yellow
Coldplay’s one of earliest hits, this song is hunting. I am not a fan then but realized teh beauty of the song and Chris Martin’s vocals.

Avril Lavigne- Complicated
The song that started Avril’s meteoric career, this pop rock song made Avril an icon in pop/rock music scene. It was one of the biggest hits of 2002, the year she debuted.

Oasis- Wonderwall
This is not really a hard rocking song but as Brit rock band, this remains one of the essential songs in rock especially in 1995.

Alanis Morrisette- Ironic
Alanis is making waves worldwide when this rose to fame. The song itself has meaning to it despite the criticism of usage of the word “ironic”. It still became her biggest hit though.

Evanescence- Bring Me Back to Life
When I first heard of the song, Amy Lee’s vocals is awesome & haunting. This song used for “Daredevil” movie was one of the biggest hits of 2003.

Linkin Park- In the End
The song’s rap and chorus was beautiful and that ordinary and non-rock fans loved this song. It remained the highest peaking song for LP in Billboard Hot 100 and one of the biggest hit in US in 2002.