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Music 10 J’s: Janet Jackson to Just Lose It

1. Janet Jackson
She was one of the top female artists ever with multi-platinum albums. Being a sister of the King of Pop Michael Jackson, she didn’t relied on him to succeed. She became successful on her own.

2. Just Give Me a Reason
Pink collaborated with Fun. lead singer Nate Ruess in this song which produced a masterpiece. It is one of the best pop tunes during the recent years by two great vocalists.

3. JamesĀ Morrison
He is a British male singer who came out with the hit “You Give Me Something”. He has a raspy yet soulful voice. I love listening to his music like the songs “You Make It Real” and “Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore”.

4. Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)
Pussycat Dolls sang this song which produced and featured Indian musician A.R. Rahman. The song was Indian inspired and sound very catchy. It was also the theme song of “Slumdog Millionaire”.

5. Jennifer Lopez
Aside from being a great actress, Jennifer Lopez is a singer too and one of the top female singers since 2000. And of course, she is a great dancer. I think she is one of the top singers and dancers at the same time.

6. Jealous
This is the first official big hit by Nick Jonas. The song has been in the top 10 in many countries. According to him, it is dedicated to her girlfriend then Olivia Culpo. Hhmmm. Well, it is a catchy track.

7. Joss Stone
She is a UK soul singer and I really love her voice. It’s like she is singing for me and serenading me when listening to her songs.

8. Jessie J.
She is a British pop star which had recent hit songs such as “Price Tag” and “Bang Bang” (with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj). She also has a great voice, and a good songwriter too.

9. Jackie
An album from R&B singer Ciara. It included the R&B hit “I Bet”. It is a good album, but the first album sounds even better.

10. Just Lose It
It is a song by rapper Eminem. In this song, you can hear how Em dissed the King of Pop Michael Jackson. It was featured from the album “Encore”.

 

Video from YouTube / JamesMorrisonVEVO

Artists who Wrote Songs for Other Artists Before Achieving Solo Success

Aside from being singers, there are some of these singers who are really good at song writing. In fact, these artists first wrote songs before becoming successful solo singers.
Here are some of the artists who first became songwriters before achieving solo success as singers:

Sam Smith
Before Sam Smith became successful off his debut album “In the Lonely Hour”, which he also wrote the songs there, Sam Smith first wrote “Latch” by Disclosure, which he sang all of the vocals. But the song “La, La, La” by Naughty Boy became a bigger hit worldwide. Then his solo effort became a success after that.

Jessie J
Before achieving success in 2011 as a singer, Jessie J wrote a song first which was given to other singer. That was the very popular tune “Party in the USA”, performed by Miley Cyrus. After that, she wrote songs for herself.

Sia
Sia was already a singer more than a decade ago but only with her album “1000 Forms of Fear” when she was recognized worldwide as a singer. Before her international solo success, she has co-written numerous songs not just for herself but for other singers too. She was credited for her songwriting for songs performed by Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Beyonce, and more. One of her most successful song written was “Diamonds” by Rihanna.

Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars became successful as a solo singer in 2010 via his debut album “Doo-Wops and Hooligans” and the hit “Just the Way You Are”, from then on, he became a huge superstar. Before that success, he wrote heaps of songs for other artists. Aside from writing and singing for the songs “Nothin’ on You” and “Billionaire”, one of the songs known he wrote was “Long Distance” by Brandy.

Ryan Tedder of One Republic
Ryan Tedder was known as the vocalist of the band One Republic. Before achieving success with his band, Ryan wrote a lot of songs prior which included songs for Leona Lewis, Jennifer Lopez, Hillary Duff, and a lot more. Since then, he became one of the most sought songwriters other artists work with.

Kesha
Kesha is a successful singer as well as a songwriter of her songs and for other artists like Britney Spears. Before her singing career, she wrote the song “This Love” by The Veronicas.

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Songs You Can Often Hear in Malls

When you are in a mall, you can hear loud music being played. Without music, shopping experience would be boring. I don’t mean the surroundings would be silent, rather, all you can hear is the noice from people chattering which is irritating to the ears. With music, it can neutralize the annoying noise and delightful sounds. While going to different malls, I often hear almost the same music so I made a lists of songs that I often hear.

Sia- Chandelier
This song is always played everywhere. You can even hear employees singing the song.

Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor- Marvin Gaye
I even hear this song sang by a child while in a mall. I was like, do you know what the song means?

Selena Gomez- Hands to Myself
I rarely hear her great song “Same Old Love ” in malls. But this new song by Selena Gomez was already played in a mall.

Justin Bieber- Love Yourself
This song by Justin Bieber is becoming overplayed. Even cover versions were even played is malls.

Charlie Puth- One Call Away
Charlie Puth seems becoming a favorite in malls. Aside from “Marvin Gaye”, this sing is becoming overplayed as well.

Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj- Bang Bang
This song is still played often, and if airplay in malls was included in music charts, it might still be in the top 10.

Sheppard- Geronimo
To be honest, I first heard this song in the mall. Since it is catchy and the lyrics amde it easier to guess the title, I downloaded the song. Until now, it is still often played in malls.

Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud
Well, this song is still overplayed in malls for more than a year ago. However, it has declined at the moment.

Meghan Trainor and John Legend- Like I Never Lose You
The ballad is lovely and often played on radio. It is also overplayed on radio.

Carly Rae Jepsen- I Really Like You
The word “really” may have been overused, but it seems employees in the mall never gets tired of it.

Yearend Special: Top Female Artists 2015

Female artists played a big part in music this year. Despite male singers dominated the music charts more this year, some female singers did very well and as the year started, a female singer led the charts. The 10 top female artists this year below:

Taylor Swift
The year started with Taylor Swift dominating the music scene as “1989” is still the top album. She also had 5 top ten singles this year which included 2 chart-topping songs.

Meghan Trainor
Meghan released her debut LP as the year started which quickly reached number 1 including US and UK. She did big with “All About that Bass” late last year but she followed with 3 more hits this year.

Adele
Her comeback was announced this last quarter but she easily topped all of the female artists. Her “25” LP effortlessly outsold all of the albums from any artists this year in just few weeks, while “Hello” is one of the biggest songs.

Ellie Goulding
British singer Ellie Goulding scored his biggest hit ever with “Love Me Like You Do” and had a comeback collaboration with Calvin Harris. She just scored her latest top 5 album called “Delirium”.

Rihanna
Her new album “Anti” may not have released yet, but she is one of the most anticipated for a comeback this year. Apart from the “Home” soundtrack, she already released 2 top 20 hits, the folk influenced “FourFiveSeconds” which settled in top 5 worldwide and another explicit top 20 hit.

Selena Gomez
After taking a new sound with top 10 hit “The Heart Wants What It Wants”, she further incorporated a great new sound with “Revival” which recently topped the charts which already had two top 20 hits including the sultry “Good for You”.

Sia
“Chandelier” extended its success in the charts this year followed by the electro-pop “Elastic Heart”. He had numerous Grammy nominations this year.

Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato also infused a new sound and has gone sexier. Her summer track “Cool for the Summer” did well in the charts globally as well as number 2 LP “Confident”.

Jessie J
With the success of “Bang Bang” with two successful artists, Jessie J continued her streak with a contribution for “Pitch Perfect 2” soundtrack.

Madonna
Madonna is back as she topped the dance music scene. Her album though failed a top debut as it peaked at 2nd.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Yearend Special: Top Soundtrack Singles of 2015

Many of us have surely seen blockbuster films this year. Along with the successful movies comes successful soundtracks too. This year, we heard some hit soundtrack albums while some theme songs even became big hits in the music charts. Here are the 5 biggest soundtrack singles this year:

Sam Smith- Writings on the Wall (from 007 Spectre)
Sam Smith was chosen to sing the James Bond song called “Writings on the Wall”. The movie, according to Box Office Mojo, grossed more than $700 million, a big amount, however lesser than “Skyfall” did. The same performance with the song which peaked lower than Adele’s “Skyfall” failing the top 40 entry but did better in the UK when it reached the apex of the singles chart.

Jessie J- Flashlight (from Pitch Perfect 2)
This theme for the “Pitch Perfect 2” was a top 20 hit in the UK. However, it underperformed in the US peaking at #61 according to Billboard. Despite the underperformance of the song, it was a huge hit in the internet as many civer versions were done. The film though was a bigger success than its predecessor.

The Weeknd- Earned It (from Fifty Shades of Grey)
The film “Fifty Shades of Grey” has been overstated before it was even released which resulted to box-office success. The soundtrack even was as successful which scored two big hits. This song from The Weeknd became his first solo hit to reach top 5 worldwide.

Ellie Goulding- Love Me Like You Do (from Fifty Shades of Grey)
This is also another big hit from “Fifty Shades of Grey”. The song was very successful worldwide and even gained hundreds of millions of hits on YouTube as well as in audio streaming.

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth- See You Again (Furious 7)
This is the biggest soundtrack and one of the biggest hit this year. Sang for the late Paul Walker, Furious 7 reached a billion dollars in ticket sales, according to Box-Office Mojo, and this song stayed long weeks at the summit globally.

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Songs with Repeated Word TWICE in its Title During the Last 20 Years

Repeated words in a song can have its good effect for musicians as they can easily linger on ones mind. Many artists adapt it in their music and most of these hits became huge hits. During the last 20 years, here are some of those songs with repeated word twice in its title.

Black Eyed Peas- Boom Boom Pow
The song may have another word (pow) in the title but ‘boom’was mentioned twice. It was effective for the hip-hop group as at that time it was released, it was their longest number 1 hit (in Billboard Hot 100) for a staggering 12 weeks.

Hot Chelle Rae- Tonight, Tonight
The pop/rock group finally scored their first hit with “Tonight, Tonight” and it seems the formula of repeating ‘tonight’ in the song is effective. It went to top 10 in a number of official charts worldwide.

Maroon 5- Goodnight, Goodnight
Maroon 5 is saying ‘goodnight’and said it twice. The pop/rock song performed moderately in different charts.

Santana ft. The Product G&B- Maria, Maria
Santana incorporated different genres in his “Supernatural” album and this song was R&B influenced. Repeating the name “Maria” is effective as this song topped the US for several weeks.

M2M- Mirror, Mirror
This song sounds so sweet and innocent brought out by the sweet vocals from the duo. The first line of the chorus pertains to Snow White popular phrase “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall” which helped the song to enter charts especially in Asia where it is a number 1 hit there.

Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith- La, La
This Naughty Boy and Sam Smith hit garnered millions of sales and hundreds of millions of views on YouTube due to its catchy tune and the repeated word ‘la, la’.

Jessie J., Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande- Bang Bang
Among in this list, this song is the latest one. The collaboration from the three ladies eventually became a huge hit and mostly played in TV shows.

Destiny’s Child- Jumpin’, Jumpin’
It’s not new for Destiny’s Child at that time to repeat words in their songs as they did it their songs prior to this. It quickly reached the top 10 in several countries.

Sugababes- Round, Round
British girl group Sugababes turned around in this songs which effectively topped the charts their hometown and across Europe.

Popular Songs About Money

Many believes money can give you happiness while others don’t believe it. Some music artists had created such songs whether craving for money or it’s not what makes them money. Hereare some of the popular songs that talks about money.

The Beatles- Can’t Buy Me Love
The fab four went out with this song emphasizing that money can’t buy love. The song written by Paul McCartney, knows the real interpretation of the song.

ABBA- Money, Money, Money
ABBA released this song and became successful worldwide particularly in Europe. The song talks about a woman working so harf but she feels it’s not enough and even aimed to marry a wealthy man.

Madonna- Material Girl
Madonna wanted material things as stated in this song. The song brought Madonna success especially in pop culture and went to become a huge hit.

Notorious B.I.G. ft. Puff Daddy and Mase- Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems
Released posthumously, this song was B.I.G.’s second biggest hit in the US. Biggie just emphasized that if he has more money, he has more problems.

Jennifer Lopez- Love Don’t Cost a Thing
J.Lo does want is love and it has no price. It eventually went to number one in many countries and top ten in some places.

Gwen Stefani ft. Eve- Rich Girl
Gwen goes out with this song that can be on par with “Material Girl”. This song was a top ten hit globally.

Stacie Orrico- More to Life
The song may not be exactly about money, rather about a high social status one is aiming and that there’s more important in life. The song reached top 40 in US and top 10 in UK but more successful in Asia.

Destiny’s Child- Bills, Bills, Bills
The girls just want their guy to pay their bills. It seems they wanted a wealthy man. If not then everything’s through for them. The song propelled to become the girls’ first US chart-topper.

Jessie J.ft. B.O.B.- Price Tag
As the lyrics go ‘it’s not about the money, money, money’, it’s like Jessie looks for something more important. The song became her breakthrough hit.

Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx- Gold Digger
Looking for the right girl? Make sure she’s not a gold digger. This became a huge number 1 hit for Kanye.

Travie McCoy ft. Bruno Mars- Billionaire
As everybody wanted to be rich, some people wanted to be a billionaire not just a millionaire through this collaboration from Travie and Mars. The song became multi-platinum after reaching top 10 in several territories.

Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 October 4, 2015

The recap continues for the show. And tonight, the winner for this week was finally announced. Five artists had performed last night and the three had performed tonight which affected the rankings.

Tonight’s show was started by Kean Cipriano as Pop/Rock princess Avril Lavigne. The looks was really cool even though he reminds me of “White Chicks”. The vocals wasn’t done in falsetto which I am not convinced. So far, the performance was good, even better than last week when he’s the winner.

Next to Kean was Michael Pangilinan as another Michael, comedian/singer Michael V. It’s a shift from the usual pop and R&B performances from previous weeks, which at this time as novelty singer. The face was close but the voice didn’t hit it

Finally, KZ took the floor and impersonated British pop star Jessie J. She has the best performance tonight. She might not look exactly like her, but she sang it well, likewise her movements were very Jessie J. The judges and even the audience gave her a standing ovation. It served as a redemption after weeks being at lower places.

With all the performances from last night here’s my personal ranking:

1. Denise Laurel

2. KZ Tandingan

3. Kean Cipriano

4. Eric Nicolas

5. Michael Pangilinan

6. Kakai Bautista

7. Sam Concepcion

8. Myrtle Sarosa

The judges already gave their rankings and the result was:

1. KZ Tandingan

2. Denise Laurel

3. Kean Cipriano

4. Michael Pangilinan

5. Eric Nicolas

6. Sam Concepcion

7. Kakai Bautista

8. Myrtle Sarosa

The reason why I picked Denise over KZ was Ne-Yo is more difficult to impersonate and it’s difficult for a girl who’s very feminine then sing and dance like a man. KZ’s performance though is superb.

Next week was expected to be another great episode/s. The icons the 8 artists are going to impersonate was finally revealed. However, Melai Cantiveros’ impersonation is not revealed for everybody to look forward to.

 

Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 is currently airing every Saturday and Sunday night on ABS-CBN 2.