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Dido- Life for Rent: Top 10 Singles in US and UK / Memorable Chorus of a Song

Dido- Life for Rent
United States- Dido again released her second album “Life for Rent” in the US. The album peaked higher at number 2 and was certified by RIAA with 2x platinum. The album released a number of singles, nevertheless, the singles never reached the top 10. She only had one single from the album to chart at the Hot 100. That song was “White Flag” which peaked at number 18, also a hit in a number of component charts.

United Kingdom- Dido’s second album was a record breaker in United Kingdom for being one of the fastest selling albums there. Aside from being a chart-topping album, it was even awarded by BPI with 9x platinum. The album had hit singles too. Check those songs below:
White Flag- #2
Life for Rent- #8
Clearly, Dido managed two singles to reach the top 10. First waz the carrier single “White Flag” for reaching the second spot. It became her biggest hit ever in the country which was awarded with Gold Record. Her second single from the record “Life for Rent” had went to number 8. She had two other singles which charted. The first one was “Don’t Leave Home” which sat at number 25, and it was followed by “Sand in My Shoes” at number 29.

Dido’s biggest hit in the United States has been “White Flag” which was the only single from the album thay charted. In Unite Kingdom, that song was also her biggest hit song for peaking at 2nd spot. That’s why I am sharing that song below. Not just it’s a big hit, rather a beautiful song too:

White FlagĀ (Chorus)
But I will go down with this ship
And I won’t put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I’m in love and always will be

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Lyrics from azlyrics.com and songwriters of the song (Dido Armstrong, Rollo Armstrong, Rick Nowells)
Video from YouTube / heperdido07

Album’s Singles Review: “Life for Rent” and “Safe Trip Home” by Dido

Life for Rent (album)
With the global success of Dido with “No Angel”, she released her second album “Life for Rent”. The album achieved global success, though sold below the previous album. According to reports, it sold 12 million copies. It was a record breaker for Dido in United Kingdom as a fast seller.

White Flag
“White Flag” has been the first single off Dido’s second album “Life for Rent”. The track is a perfect lead single as it is the best track on it. It was a worldwide hit reaching number 1 in some countries. It was a top 20 single in US, while number 2 in UK.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10

Life for Rent
“Life for Rent” has been the second single for the album. The pop song is just relaxing along with Dido’s soft voice. It became a top 10 hit in some countries, including United Kingdom where it reached number 8.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Don’t Leave Home
“Don’t Leave Home” was the third single off “Life for Rent”. The song had a trip-hop sound. It charted in many countries and number 25 hit in United Kingdom.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Sand in My Shoes
“Sand in My Shoes” was the official last single of “Life for Rent”. It is a beautiful song which became a US dance hit. In UK, it reached number 29.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Safe Trip Home (album)
Dido took years to release a follow-up to the highly successful albums “No Angel” and “Life for Rent”. The album “Safe Trip Home” was a great album, though not to the level of her previous two albums. The song failed to match her two albums’ success. It peaked at number 2 in United Kingdom.

Don’t Believe in Love
“Don’t Believe in Love” was the first single of “Safe Trip Home”. The single is a pop track reminiscent of her past singles. It may have hit the top 10 in some countries but a failure in UK where it onoy peaked at number 54.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Quiet Times
“Quiet Times” did not have a widespread release. The song charted at low position in few countries.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / DidoVEVO