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Albums that are more successful than its singles (2009-2010)

From 2009 to 2010, here are the albums which sold millions of copies and positioned to high peak in the charts, however, the singles from the record did naot match the stellar position of the albums:

Susan Boyle – I Dreamed A Dream
After successfully making it to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, Susan Boyle quickly had a record deal and her debut album was released on late 2009. The album immediately went to the top of charts worldwide and was the biggest selling album worldwide in 2009 despite just one month of release. Despite the stelar sales, no singles released made an impact in the charts.

U2 – No Line On The Horizon
U2 often have hit albums which included this records which went to number one worldwide. Despite the success of the records, it is lower than the band’s previous albums and none of its singles became huge.

Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
This record by Kings of Leon was their most successful album ever. It managed to score multiplatinum status worldwide, but it only managed two hit singles.

Michael Bublé – Crazy Love
Michael Buble is used to selling millions of albums worldwide. “Crazy Love” achieved mulitplatinum success worldwide, a feat Michael Buble always do. Any hit singles? “Haven’t Met You Yet” scored a good chart position, but the only single to achieve success.

Susan Boyle – The Gift
After the highly successful “I Dreamed a Dream” album, Susan Boyle immediately released her second album which again went to the top of the charts. The album is considered a holiday album, but with no hit singles.

Sadé – Soldier Of Love
After about ten years since the release of their successful previous album “Lover’s Rock”, Sade came back on top of the charts again with “Soldier of Love”. With the record’s success, it didn’t score a hit single.

Alicia Keys – The Element Of Freedom
This album by Alicia Keys became huge internationally. But in US, it was her first album which failed to top the Billboard 200. It is still successful with its sales but it never scored a top 10 hit in the US.

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10 Known Songs with Somebody

When we talk about ‘somebody’, we are talking about a person that might be the one to share things with us, or the person we want to love. Most songs with the word ‘somebody’ were love songs. Here are the 10 notable songs I collected with the word “somebody”.

Aaliyah- Are You That Somebody?
This is one of the best R&B songs during late 1990s and one of Aaliyah’s finest. It was a top 25 hit in the US then.

Kings of Leon- Use Somebody
I consider this as one of the best rock songs in 2000s. It turned to be a worldwide top 10 hit including major markets like US and UK.

Nickelback- Gotta Be Somebody
This is one of my favorite Nickelback songs. It ended as a top ten hit in territories, which includes of course, US and UK.

Whitney Houston- I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Wanting to dance with somebody? Then play this dance classic fron Whitney which became her biggest hit in 1980s.

Maroon 5- Love Somebody
Needing to love somebody? You are not alone as Adam Levine does too. This song eventually reached the US top 10.

Depeche Mode- Somebody
The song may not be released officially, but it was huge in radio in my country. It is my brothers’ soundtrack then.

Gotye- Somebody That I Used to Know
One of the most remarkable heartbreak songs. Well, it’s fine and just move on. This is one of the biggest hits worlwide this 21st century.

Natalie La Rose- Somebody (with Jeremih)
Wanna rock with somebody? Sounds familiar right? Changing “dance” to “rock”, it is an interpolation of an original hit from Whitney Houston which is also in this list. It was a huge top 10 last 2015.

Justin Bieber- Somebody to Love (with Usher)
One of Justin Bieber’s earlier hit, this pop song was a US top 20 hit then. It’s just about young love.

The BeeGees- To Love Somebody
One of my favorite old songs, this song from BeeGees was very successful in Philippines then. Though it was a #17 hit in the US according to Billboard.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Top Rock Albums Since 2000: U2, Kings of Leon, Bon Jovi

U2 seems to have made mark in three decades since 1980s for scoring big albums during each a decade. Kings of Leon finally made an album which they can surely be proud of for its success. While Bon Jovi returned with after a half decade.

U2- All That You Can’t Leave Behind
U2 used to be one of the biggest rock band of all time after hit abums every decade and made a big album during tge last quarter of 200 through “All That You Can’t Leave Behind”. This album became their biggest album since 2000 and made a mark at the Grammys along with quadruple platinum sales in the US. The album also marks comeback to rockier sound after electronic sound from their previous effort.

Kings of Leon- Only By the Night
Kings of Leon finally released an album which made a mark in rock music scene. This album “Only By the Night” became definitive for the band as apart from the multi-million sales of the LP, it secured a UK million selling single “Sex on Fire” and the bigger hit “Use Sonebody” which attained multiple platinum certifications in several countries.

U2- How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
U2 actually scored another #1 album after this but due to less impact, this album can be cosidered their last highly successful album. With the worldwide smash rock song “Vertigo”, it contributed to the success of “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” when it opened at number anywhere else. At teh Grammys, it even became the most successful record winning all the nominations.

Bon Jovi- Crush
Jon Bon Jovi attempted solo record in 1997 but came back with the band through “Crush”, released in middle of 2000. The album was very successful especially in Europe thus leading this album and the track “It’s My Life” as one of the biggest albums and singles of 2000 respectively. It even paved a way for succeeding albums for the band.