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Battle of Same Song Title: Lionel Ritchie vs Adele / Maroon 5 vs Robin Schulz

This is such an interesting battle of same song titles because the two song titles were in one word. The two song titles has been seen in social media lately as well as in YouTube.

Lionel Ritchie vs Adele
“Hello”
Lionel Ritchie came out with this song, “Hello”, about thirty years ago. The song was a huge hit then and it reached number one in Billboard Hot 100. Recently, during the Grammy Awards which there’s a tribute for his contribution in music, Demi Lovato performed the song. It was a good version of hers though.

 

Adele is breaking music records via her third album “25”. The album’s carrier single “Hello” broke records too as a fast selling downloaded single and fastest tp reach a billion views on YouTube. The heartbreaking song went to number one worldwide, which of course included her native land United Kingdom, and the US charts where it stayed on top for 10 weeks.

Verdict:
Lionel Ritchie- Hello
Melody and Lyrics- 3.75 / Success- 4.0 = 7.75

Adele- Hello
Melody and Lyrics- 4.0 / Success- 4.75 = 8.75

Winner: Both had high points, but Adele still takes the lead of 1.0 in this “Hello” battle.

 

Maroon 5 vs Robin Schulz
“Sugar”
Maroon 5 came out last year with this funky and catchy song “Sugar”. The music video was notable for secretly crashing and performing in weddings. Though, it was claimed by many that it’s not real and scripted. The song was very successful worldwide reaching the top ten in many countries and sold millions. YouTube views even reached over a billion.

 

Robin Schulz came out with this song a few months after Maroon 5’s. But they were not the same song as Robin is a DJ who produced the song while the vocals was provided by Francesco Yates. The song went to number one in some countries, thus, it also charted in US and UK but at at lower position.

Verdict:
Maroon 5- Sugar
Melody and Lyrics- 3.5 / Success- 4.25 = 7.75

Robin Schulz ft. Francesco Yates- Sugar
Melody and Lyrics- 2.75 / Success- 3.75 = 6.5

Winner: It is clear that Maroon 5 won the battle for “Sugar” songs.

Credits: Billboard / Wikipedia

Videos from YouTube

Performances Highlights in Grammy Awards

Grammy Awards had just wrapped up and the winners were finally announced. Aside from unexpected winners, there treat performances. The highlight performances was the tribute to the legendary soul singer Lionel Ritchie, rock legend Lemmy, and the late David Bowie. The Lionel Ritchie tribute performers were R&B singer John Legend, pop stars Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor, and country star Luke Bryan. After the artists mentioned performed, Luke and John escorted Lionel from the audience up to the stage and sung “All Night Long” as the closing of the performance. Hollywood Vampires made a hard rocking performance¬† too as a tribute to Lemmy.
Another tribute performance was Lady Gaga who paid homage to the late David Bowie. She’s dressed a la David Bowie. She is the perfect singer to do the tribute knowing Lady Gaga’s biggest influence was David Bowie which she vocally claimed when she is just starting as a mainstream artist. The background colorful effects of the performance is magnificent too.
Taylor Swift had a good performance top of her current single “Out of the Woods”. She has one of the most number of nominations this year after her highly successful album “1999”.
Justin Bieber finally performed on Grammy Awards too. It is his first time in the award show where he had his first win too as a featured artist for Skrillex and Diplo’s “Where are You Now?”, which he performed after an acoustic version of “Love Yourself“.
There were great duets too. I loved the performance of Andra Day and Ellie Goulding with the songs “Rise Up” and the popular “Love Me Like You Do”. Country stars Sam Hunt and Carrie Underwood performed a mash-up of their songs.
One of the best performance was the one from rapper Kendrick Lamar which receives a standing ovation. The Weeknd also did good performing his songs. Miguel sang his own version of Michael Jackson’s “She’s Out of My Life”.
Adele’s performance is one of the most awaited. However, sound problem occurred during the performance which affected the supposedly magnificent performance. In just a few seconds of her performance, the sound or audio was lost. It is supposed to be an intimate performance with her vocals and piano, but there’s guitar and bass sound in some part. It is obvious on Adele’s face and even her voice that she was bothered but she continued. After her performance, Adele received standing ovation despite the glitch.
To close the show, Pitbull and Robin Thicke performed with party sounds.