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10 Songs With “Give”

“Give” was often used in songs positively as per giving something to the other person. It usually talks about the love given by the person. However, it was also used in songs with negative sense. Here are some of the 10 songs with “give”. In this list, includes “giving” as well.

Backstreet Boys- All I Have to Give
You cannot give some expensive things for the girl, but all you can “give” is love. This song went to the top 10 in many countries worldwide and contributed to the earlier success of the boyband.

Jason Mraz- I Won’t Give Up
When you love someone, you will not “give” that person up no matter what. This song became Jason Mraz’s staple songs as it became multiplatinum in US and earned him another top 10 hit.

Ed Sheeran- Give Me Love
When you “gave” love, you also want the other person to “give” you love. This ballad from Ed Sheeran became one of his singles released for “+” album and attained moderate success.

Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack- Give Me Everything
When you are in a club with a girl, you want her to “give” you everything. This rap dance track became one of the biggest sellers of 2011.

Demi Lovato- Give Your Heart a Break
Tired of taking pains and “giving”? Then “give” your heart a break and spend some time off form that person. This song was one of the big hits from Lovato’s “Unbroken” LP.

Pink and Nate Ruess- Just Give Me a Reason
You want to “give” that relationship a chance and ask for that reason. This song was considered as Pink’s biggest song ever as it is among the five biggest sellers of the year it was released according to IFPI.

James Morrison- You Give Me Something
Appreciating what the girl “gave” and this is a perfect track. The soul, pop and folk tune went to the top 5 in UK and was a Eurowide hit.

Bon Jovi- You Give Love a Bad Name
When someone you love hurt you, then that person “gave” love a bad name. This song became one of the most famous Bon Jovi track as obvious in music charts.

Rick Astley- Never Gonna Give You Up
It’s just like one of those not “giving” up songs. This track from Astley became his signature song as it topped the charts in majority of countries it charted.

Mary J. Blige- Give Me You
It’s like sacrificing yourself and “giving” yourself someone which a mother can. This lovely ballad became a Hot 100 hit.

Some facts from Wikipedia.

Underrated Artists Who Had Big Hits

There are so many singers nowadays and scoring a hit song or album is already a huge accomplishment for them. Many of those singers really did well but are just underrated. After accomplishing a hit song/s or album/s, succeeding releases underperformed. It may be promotional thing that they declined in sales but those artists really need more attention than what they received.

Nelly Furtado
Nelly won a Grammy and nominated several times on the awards show during her debut year. Her album even went multi-platinum and platinum in several countries. Her sophomore album may have been less successful but redeemed success with third LP “Loose” which became very successful globally and her most successful to date. A Spanish album succeeded then an underperforming album which was almost unheard.

Dido was one of the biggest UK artists in 2000s after breaking records in sales in her own country, she also sold extremely well in other countries which includes US through her first two albums “No Angel” and “Life for Rent” and the hit single “Thank You”. Her two following albums failed to match its predecessors.

Jason Mraz
Jason’s debut “Waiting for My Rocket to Come” was platinum and scored a top 40 hit with “The Remedy”. But his big break came through the sleeper hit “I’m Yours” and remained stationary in the charts for more than a year. His courageous song “I Won’t Give Up” hit the top ten in a number of territories but his following singles and album were less successful.

Norah Jones
Norah Jones is a big Grammy winner during her debut year which contributed to the success of her first album “Come Away With Me”, which according to estimates had sold at about 26 million copies. “Feels Like Home” is a million-seller on its debut week but her succeeding LPs sold below her first two LPs.

Singers with sweet voices

There are lot of talented singers. An artist with high vocal range was often regarded as talented, however, this with lower voices was viewed as less talented. Nevertheless, that’s not always the case. There are artists who has lower range but are good in technical way of singing. Some artists has clear as water voice with their diction. I used to be in awe with artists having the high vocal range but it has changed. I prefer lower but sweet voices now. Whether they sing up-tempo or down-tempo, you’ll love listening to their songs. I got tired of listening to artists’ higher vocal range. I felt like it was deafening when I listened to an entire album of a singer.

I created a list of singers with sweet voices after listening in some of them through my Spotify account. Here they are below:

Jason Mraz- It’s not just the voice, but on how Jason play with his voice. How about mid-tempo but happy songs of him? It is really nice to listen to him when you are relaxing.

Colby Caillat- Colby and Jason made a relaxing song before which is “Lucky”. However, Colby’s voice has always been sweet and “bubbly”.

Regina Spektor- This artist’s voice feels like taking me to a grassy windy place. In her song “The Call”, I feel like I am in a breezy place.

Corinne Bailey Rae- Her voice takes you to the past and reminisce. Well, her songs “Put Your Records On” is about that, like looking back at good old days.

Lily Allen- Despite her sweet voice, there’s fierceness in lyrics of her songs. But her vocals are relaxing when she made her cover of Keane’s hit “Somewhere Only We Know”.

Janet Jackson- What I love from Janet is her airy vocals. Even her R&B songs like “That’s the Way Love Goes” or “Got ’till It’s Gone”, it’s not exhausting to listen to. She may just be behind with regards to vocals with her contemporaries Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey, but her vocals is sweeter than the two. Try listening to “Again” and hear her sweet voice.

Ed Sheeran- I often hear Jason Mraz in his voice when he debuted. But he got away from Jason’s shadow and made his own mark. His voice has his own gymnastic and can play and own a song he covers.