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Music 10 I’s: Idina Menzel to I Do Not Hook Up

1. Idina Menzel
She is actually a broadway actress and singer. Her name became more known through the film “Frozen” which her voice was used for Queen Elsa. She also performed the multi-million selling single “Let It Go”.

2. Intensive Care
An album by Robbie Williams distributed in 2005. My favorite track from it was “Random Act of Kindness.

3. In the End
This is a song by one of my favorite bands Linkin Park. It was taken from their debut album “Hybrid Theory” and it was also their most successful single released ever.

4. Iggy Azalea
She is a rapper from Australia who achieved fame recently. Her album “The Classics” was a hit, and she had hit singles too like “Fancy” with Charlii XCX and “Black Widow” with singer Rita Ora.

5. I Believe I Can Fly
This is a beautiful ballad being played for the Michael Jordan film “Space Jam”. It can also be considered as R. Kelly’s most popular song. It’s inspiring message made it to be one of the most performed songs in singing competitions.

6. In the Lonely Hour
This is the first album by British pop and soul singer Sam Smith. It was a Grammy award winner, and produced hits such as “Stay With Me” and another ballad “I’m Not the Only One”.

7. Iyaz
Iyaz is a recording artist which was heard for the hit singles as “Replay” and “Solo”. He also collaborated with Filipino singer Charice for the song “Pyramid”.

8. I Can’t Make You Love Me
This is a song originally performed by Bonnie Raitt. It is a beautiful ballad which Adele performed on one of her shows. Filipino singer Nina covered the song too.

9. Insomniac
That was the second mainstream album by the band Green Day. It was released as a follow-up to “Dookie”. It was successful but not as bug as “Dookie”.

10. I Do Not Hook Up
Kelly Clarkson came out with this song which was a top 20 hit. It was a follow-up to her previous hit “My Life Would Suck Without You” for the album “All I Ever Wanted”.

Video from YouTube / RKellyVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: “Insomniac” and “Nimrod” by Green Day

Insomniac (album)
After Green Day‘s success with “Dookie”, the band released their album “Insomniac“. The album has darker sound, and different from “Dookie”. It failed to match the success of “Dookie” that despite the number 2 peak, it sold lower than the previous album.

Geek Stink Breath
“Geek Stink Breath” was released as the first single of “Insomniac”. The song speaks about the bad effects of a drug as stated by Billy Joe Armstrong. It reached number 27 in the US.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Stuck with Me
“Stuck with Me” was the second single from Green Day’s second mainstream album. The song charted in UK reaching the top 3
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Brain Stew/Jaded
“Brain Stew/Jaded” was the third single off “Insomniac”. The single is a punk rock track which did well in rock charts. It reached the top 40 in US but a higher top 30 in UK.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Walking Contradiction
“Walking Contradiction” was the final single from “Insomniac”. The song was very popular in Asia. In US, it did very well in rock charts.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Nimrod (album)
Green Day released this album “Nimrod” after the darker themed album “Insomniac”. The album is so far a better album because of maturity with its theme, and somewhat meaningful tracks. It was a top 10 album in the US and certified 2x platinum by RIAA.

Hitchin’ a Ride
“Hitchin’ a Ride” was the first single off “Nimrod”. The song is am alternative punk rock track but sounds quite unique. It reached number 25 in United Kingdom.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
“Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” was released as the second single from “Nimrod”. The song is by far the best song from the album and their best during the 90’s. It reached number 11 in UK and did well at the airplays in the US.
Rate: 9.25 out of 10

Redundant
“Redundant” was the third single for “Nimrod”. The punk rock track failed to match the success of the previous single. It reached the top 30 in UK
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Nice Guys Finish Last
“Nice Guys Finish Last” was the last single of “Nimrod”. It is a punk rock track which is one of the best tracks from the album. It charted in rock charts.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / Green Day