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10 Songs With “Everybody”

“Everybody” pertains to people, and in songs, it was mere about telling people to do things. It was also used to inviting people or what they do

R.E.M.- Everybody Hurts
This is a very emotional song and was one of my favorite 1990s ballad. When “everybody” hurts, we just have to consider people. The song was one of the known songs of the band which reached top 10 in countries. It’s music video has been popular too.

Backstreet Boys- Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
Backstreet Boys became popular as this song which serves as a come back song for a new album (internationally) went multi-platinum worldwide. It just asks “everybody” to rock their body.

C+C Music Factory- Gotta Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
One of the most notable electronic dance track in early 1990s, this song has no real meaning but just invites “everybody” to dance. According to Billboard, it went to number 1 in Hot 100.

Tears for Fears- Everybody Wants to Rule the World
This is one of the best “everybody” songs I knew. The message is clear in the title alone The New Wave song ruled the world charts in the 80’s and even had Lorde do her own cover.

5ive- Everybody Get Up
The song is just one of the introductory songs of the boyband and invites “everybody” to get up. The song was a big hit in their hometown, UK.

JLS- Everybody in Love
Back to back with another UK boyband, this R&B “everybody” song for those in love went to UK number 1.

Madonna- Everybody
Before Madonna, became very popular, this song was released which may not be a hit, but known as a dance hit. It asks everybody to dance.

John Legend- Everybody Knows
Just another sad love song which “everybody” knows that no one knows. It charted in Billboard R&B charts.

Keane- Everybody’s Changing
This song is one of my favorite Keane song. It was a top ten hit in their home country, UK, but also charted in many countries. It’s like you cannot catch up as “everybody” is changing.

5 Seconds of Summer- Hey Everybody!
A pop rock song from the Aussie guys which performed modestly. It’s just telling ‘hey’ to “everybody”. It was just released recently.

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10 Songs With “Rain”

“Rains” can be a blessing, while it can be a sad moments for others. In songs, “rains” was often related to sadness, which may happen during heart breaks.

Mariah Carey- Through the Rain
You may have failed but you can stand and catch up even when it is “raining”. You can get over and and succeed again. This song was a big hit all over Asia but with moderate reception in US.

Selena Gomez and The Scene- A Year Without Rain
A “year” without rainfall means drought, a rain can refresh one’s body and even the land. Same with love, without it, it seems things are dry. This song gave Selena and pals another top 40 hit.

Prince- Purple Rain
It would be cool for the eyes to see purple “rains”. But this song has more emotional and spiritual impact. The song became one of Prince’s biggest hits.

Madonna- Rain
When love falls like “rain”, it surely be a good feeling. This ballad from Madonna is one of her finest and which made it to top 20 in Billboard.

Paramore- When it Rains
If yout loving it when it “rains”, then listen to this song from Paramore. It might not be released as an official single, but it eas popular online.

Bruno Mars- It Will Rain
It will surely be agonizing when someone that gives you sunlight leaves. With the absence of sunshine, “rain” will fall. This song became Bruno’s fourth solo US top 5.

Billie Myers- Kiss the Rain
When someone misses you, just tell then to go out and kiss the “rain”. This rock and ballad song became Billie’s only big hit, as it hit the top 20 in major countries.

Guns N Roses- November Rain
Such a sad ending of the song. I remember the video back then. It’s video became one of the most memorable in MTV and the song itself, gave GNR a big success.

Ashanti- Rain on Me
It’s like the “rain” is falling on you when someone you love left. This song was one of Ashanti’s top 10 hits in the US.

Mary J. Blige and Ja Rule- Rainy Dayz
“Rains” can be regarded as a blessing MJB and Ja though of it in this Billboard top 20 hit.

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10 Notable Songs With ‘Heart’

When we talk about songs with ‘heart’, we might think it’a love song. Yeah, it can be true but some songs were about heart neing broken. Here are some notable songs with ‘heart’ in their title.

Celine Dion- My Heart Will Go On
Who will forget this song? Everybody cried when Jack died and Rose is crying for him as well with this song in the background. The movie which is “Titanic” is the highest grossing film then and this song is the biggest selling song of Celine Dion and that year, 1998

Toni Braxton- Un-break My Heart
Just one of the most memorable heartbreaking song in music, when you are begging to un-break a broken heart. This song became the R&B songstress’ biggest song ever.

Backstreet Boys- Shape of My Heart
Backstreet Boys always makes fine love songs as in this song, they begged the girl to show the shape of their heart. It was officially their last number one song.

NSYNC- Tearin’ Up My Heart
Your heart is like breaking whenever the one you love is present or not. This became the boyband’s one of their earliest hit.

Oasis- Stop Crying Your Heart Out
It feels good to have someone who will comfort you to stop crying. This Oasis song was a hit in UK and was even covered by fellow Brit, Leona Lewis.

Roxette- Listen to Your Heart
Roxette is telling everyone to listen to our heart as it will guide you to the right path. I may not believe in it but I will agree this is a great love song. It became one of the duo’s biggest hits.

Madonna- Open Your Heart
There might be something sexual in this song as Madge was known. The music video even shows a lot of skin from her dancing. Still, this song topped Billboard’s singles chart.

Bryan Adams- Straight from the Heart
Bryan Adams came out with this romantic ballad. It became a top 10 hit in the US.

Christina Perri- Jar of Hearts
This is a song for the heartbreakers and womanizers. It might not have peaked at number one but it was a sleeper hit.

Black Eyed Peas- Don’t Phunk With My Heart
It is not clear what ‘phunk’ means but it sounds like it is ‘mess’. The said word was a signature of Black Eyed Peas adopted from their “Elephunk” album. The song was a worldwide top 10 smash.

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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.

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Yearend Special: Top Dance Hits of 2015

Dance music is the most common genre today. That’s why there are lots of songs and collaborations between DJs/producers and singers. Here are some of the best dance hits of the year.

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk
This is considerably the biggest song of the year in any genre (unless Adele’s “Hello” takes over). It topped the charts worldwide for several weeks and had everyone moved with its funky and 1980s influenced sound.

Skrillex and Diplo ft. Justin Bieber- Where are You Now?
Skrillex and Diplo is a big help for the comeback of Justin Bieber as we saw the success of “Purpose”. This top ten hit song became a jumpstart for Justin’s comeback.

Zedd ft. Selena Gomez- I Want You to Know
This started their assumed romance. It was a top 20 hit in many countries and had helped Zedd’s album debut in the top 10.

Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding- Outside
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding worked again together in this EDM hit after “I Need Your Love”. This track was huge internationally though not as successful as the first one.

Justin Bieber- What Do You Mean?
Justin Bieber incorporated new sound in his comeback, and the result? This song became a worldwide number 1 hit.

OMI- Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)
First released years ago, when Felix Jaehn remixed this song, it became a chart-topper worldwide. If I were asked, I prefer the original one though.

Madonna- Living for Love
She’s originally the Queen of Dance and she dominated the genre. This song may not have been a huge success, but it was successful in club play and dance charts.

Pitbull and Ne-Yo- Time of Our Lives
These two are working together again which produced this top 10 hit. Well, who knows they will work again the future?

Demi Lovato- Cool for the Summer
Demi Lovato officially made a pop dance record and this song became a top 15 hit in the US, though more successful in UK for its top ten peak.

Justin Bieber- Sorry
This new song from Justin Bieber is followung the success of “What Do You Mean?”. Guess what? It is becoming a big hit already.

Top R&B Hits of 2005-2009

Trends in music may be slowly changing during this period but R&B music is still doing very well. They even topped the charts in several weeks even reaching 14 weeks by a song.

Mario- Let Me Love You
This breezy, subtle and midtempo R&B hit makes me listen to it as it is too peaceful for the ear. It has been Mario’s signature hit as it spent several weeks in the US chart and was a big hit elsewhere too.

Mariah Carey- We Belong Together
2005 is a big year for Mariah as she redeemed the throne after 2 flop records prior. This song made a mark on Mariah’s career after sitting for 14 weeks in the US as well as good performance in global charts.

Pussycat Dolls- Don’t Cha
It seems this girls finally took the girlband throne which was vacated for a long time. This song served as an opener for Pussycat Dolls’ success as it was a mega-seller worldwide.

Beyonce- Irreplaceable
Beyonce’s success continues through this pop/R&B hit which was one of the hits that spent more than 10 weeks at the summit. It was also a success in several territories.

Ne-Yo- So Sick
The song that has become a formula by which similarities can be heard from hits of Rihanna, Chris Brown, Beyonce, etc. The song topped major countries as US and UK.

Rihanna ft. Jay-Z- Umbrella
Rihanna may had big hits prior to this but this song has been career defining for her. It made her a superstar and this song was one of the modern hits then with a lot of cover versions.

Alicia Keys- No One
This midtempo R&B hit showcased the amazing vocals of Alicia Keys. It went on to become one of the biggest hits of 2008

Sean Kingston- Beautiful Girls
You might hear “Stand By Me” in this song and yes it is. This is one of the catchiest R&B hits if 2000s which made it spawn to the top globally.

Justin Timberlake ft. T.I.- My Love
I love how the synth, R&B beat and hip-hop was infused in this song. It went on to become the second consecutive chart-topper for JT.

Flo Rida ft. T-Pain- Low
One of the biggest hip-hop songs in 2000s, this was a breakthrough for Flo Rida. The song was the theme of the dance-inspired film “Step Up 2”.

Leona Lewis- Bleeding Love
After becoming a UK big seller, it broke the US market and became the top song of 2008 in terms of sales.

Madonna and Justin Timberlake- 4 Minutes
We rarely hear Madonna sing R&B songs but she pretty nailed it in this danceable R&B pop tune with Justin Timberlake. It turned into a global smash in 2008.

Rihanna- Take a Bow
Following the Ne-Yo formula, this R&B midtempo ballad from Rihanna immediately climbed to the top.

Black Eyed Peas- Boom Boom Pow
Black Eyed Peas settled for a 12-week reign this upbeat hip-hop, electronic and R&B hit which portrayed a big part for the group’s career.

Beyonce- Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
Beyonce came out with this upbeat song which made a huge contribution in pop culture. It was one of the biggest R&B hits of all time.

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Creepiest Music Videos in Mainstream Music that I have seen

Music videos are a good way of promoting music and I do enjoy watching them. I have been watching MTV since my younger years and shifted to YouTube because MTV is not anymore the source of music videos as it shows more reality programs.

There are lots of music videos that turns out creepy for me and I listed them below:

Linkin Park- In the End
This video may not be totally scary but Linkin Park often shows odd images that are hard to explain and only them knows. In thsi video, I was bothered with the statues and the one they are playing in.

Michael Jackson- Thriller
I did not put this at the top because it’s not very scary for me but I was convinced that Michael looks scary as a monster.

Beyonce- Haunted
There’s something about the aura of the music video and even at Beyonce’s eyes in this music video. I even noticed it in her music videos from her “Beyonce” album.

Prodigy- Breathe
Prodigy always looks scary but this one is the scariest. Everytime it was played on MTV, I changed the channel.

Evanescence- Call Me When You’re Sober
Evanescence has always been scary in many music videos they did. In this video, Amy’s eyes are scary also when she floated on air. Gothic themes are always creepy for me.

My Chemical Romance- Welcome to the Black Parade
There were imagery of walking dead people and even skeletons. Well, it just fits the song but I don’t want to watch its music video.

Madonna- Frozen
Madonna is in the desert at night with the moon and even floats on air. She even turned into a black dog. Then sips blood from the desert ground through her hands.The cinematography contributed to its creepiness.

Evanescence- Going Under
Honestly, I found Amy Lee evilish in some parts. I never watched the music video again because it scared me and disturbed me in some parts.

My Chemical Romance- Helena
This music video shows some parts women dancing and floated on air too. Also, there’s a funeral and it means there’s coffin.The vocalist’s makeup is creepy too.

Top Movie Soundtrack Hits of 2000s

Movie soundtracks in 2000s may not be as huge as in 1990s, however, there are some big hits too this decade.

High School Musical Cast- Breaking Free
(from High School Musical)
The cast of this TV movie gained popularity in music industry when this song hit the top 10, which is also popular among teenagers.

Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee- Shae Ya Tailfeather
(from Bad Boys 2)
It took 8 years for the sequelof Bad Boys 2, and it was worth it as the film was a hit as well as this song which was a Hot 100 chart-topper.

Madonna- Die Another Day
(from Die Another Day)
She had a cameo role in this James Bond film, likewise, she sang the Bond theme which became the biggest Bond song after several years.

Miley Cyrus- The Climb
(from Hannah Montana The Movie)
After successful TV soundtracks, finally, a movie soundtrack was released through the movie versio. The movie’s theme “The Climb” became a Billboard top 5 hit and Miley’s biggest hit then.

A.R. Rahman and Pussycat Dolls- Jai Ho (You are My Destiny)
(from Slumdog Millionaire)
Originally excluded Pussycat Dolls from the original version, the group’s inclusion made the song a hit. The success of the film can also be attributed.

Linkin Park- What I’ve Done
(from Transformers)
This can be the biggest selling single of the band, it’s inclusion to the “Transformers” soundtrack is a jump start for the band’s new album.

Faith Hill- There You’ll Be
(from: Pearl Harbor)
The song was Faith’s biggest international hit and was intended to duplicate the success of “My Heart Will Go On” but it didn’t match. It is still a hit though.

Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya and Pink- Lady Marmalade
(from: Moulin Rouge)
These four ladies made an incredible version of this song with huge impact to the success of the album’s soundtrack and film. It went on to top the global charts.

Eminem- Lose Yourself
(from: 8 Mile)
This song is one of the biggest hit of Em. Likewise, it is also a successful film which starred Em himself. The soundtrack is also reached high sales status.

Flo Rida ft. T-Pain- Low
(Step Up 2: The Streets)
It seems hip-hop is such a big genre in soundtracks recently. This song from the second installment of Step Up was one of the biggest selling digital singles to date.

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Top Movie Soundtrack Hits of the 1990s

With the success of every film comes a successful soundtrack too. Though it may not always be the case, some songs become more successful than the movie itself. Still, there’s success coming from that film, thanks to its soundtrack. 1990s saw a huge number of hit soundtracks and I made this list of soundtrack hits. (Note: the list or ranking was based from personal and commercial performance)

20. Britney Spears- (You Drive Me) Crazy
(from: Drive Me Crazy)
Teenager then, Britney Spears fits this song to the teenage film “Drive Me Crazy”. The song was rearranged which was called “Stop Remix”. It was a top ten hit which make the song more successful than the film

19. The Wallflowers- Heroes
(from: Godzilla)
Originally a David Bowie hit, The Wallflowers did their own cover for Godzilla movie. It was a top 30 hit in the US, which may not be on par with the film’s success.

18. Madonna- I’ll Remember
(from: With Honors)
Considered one of her best works, the ballad became a big hit for Madge, even outrunning the success of the movie.

17. Coolio- Gangsta’s Paradise
(from: Dangerous Minds)
One of the biggest hip-hop songs, the song’s sound is surely familiar to many. Both the film and the song was very successful. Also, credit goes to Michelle Pfeiffer.

16. The Wonders- That Thing You Do
(from: That Thing You Do)
This song from the film in the same title was a hit in US top ten but the film is less successful. Thanks to the Beatle-ish sound of the song.

15. Brandy- Sittin’ Up in My Room
(from: Waiting to Exhale)
This jam became Brandy’s biggest hit then (until “The Boy is Mine” came) is just very light to listen to. It is just one of the hits from the soundtrack, which scored a number of hits.

14. Goo Goo Dolls- Iris
(from: City of Angels)
This served as the band’s signature song as it was a sleeper hit back in 1998. The song and soundtrack album, along with the film were highly successful.

13. Whitney Houston- Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
(from: Waiting to Exhale)
This slow R&B jam from Whitney is a comeback from a very successful soundtrack she did a few years ago. It was eventually a Billboard chart-topper.

12. Seal- Kiss from a Rose
(from: Batman Forever)
One of the biggest ballads of the 1990s, this Batman theme song happens to become Seal’s biggest hit too as it topped major charts globally.

11. R. Kelly- I Believe I Can Fly
(from: Space Jam)
This song was the biggest hit from the Michael Jordan movie “Space Jam” as well as biggest international hit from Kelly.

10. Sarah McLachlan- Angel
(from: City of Angels)
This song was very solemn and that it can touch your soul which also showcased the beautiful and haunting voice of Sarah McLachlan. It was a top 3 hit in Billboard Hot 100 in 1997

9. Melanie B. and Missy Elliott- I Want You Back
(from: Why Do Fools Fall in Love)
This became the first single of Melanie off from Spice Girls which was written by Missy, herself, for the film “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”, which the song was a UK chart-topper and US top 3 hit.

8. Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories- Stay (I Missed You)
(from: Reality Bites)
One of the best love songs of the 1990s and the best song of Lisa Loeb, this is used for the romantic film “Reality Bites”. The song peaked at number 1 then.

7. Pras Michael ft. Mya and ODB- Ghetto Supastar (That is What You Are)
(from: Bulworth)
This hip-hop hit from the former Fugees member, became a top 15 hit in US. Though, it is a bigger hit in Europe. It interpolated the 80s hit “Islands in the Stream”.

6. Monica- For You I Will
(from: Space Jam)
This lovely Diane Warren penned ballad became a US top 5 hit and became a big part of Monica’s career. It is also a part of Space Jam OST.

5. Bruce Springsteen- Streets of Philadelphia
(from: Philadelphia)
Known as The Boss in music industry, Bruce made huge hit which included this song for the Philadelphia film. The song performed very well worldwide as it stayed in top 10 in the charts

4. Boyz II Men- End of the Road
(from: Boomerang)
Ultimately one of the biggest love songs in early 1990s topping the single charts worldwide, this ballad from the vocal group was used for Eddie Murphy film “Boomerang”, which was box office hit too.

3. Celine Dion- My Heart Will Go On
(from: Titanic)
This song is a widely favorite in 1998 and eventually became one of the biggest selling soundtrack single ever and the biggest that year. It is also often played in funerals back then.

2. Aerosmith- I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing
(from: Armageddon)
This rock and ballad hit became the biggest hit of the band which is used for the movie “Armageddon”. It was often covered by other artists globally.

1. Whitney Houston- I Will Always Love You
(from: The Bodyguard)
Undoubtedly the biggest soundtrack hit ever, the album was also the biggest soundtrack album too in terms of sales. It is the most highlighted moment of Whitney Houston’s career as a singer and an actress. The song was still heard until now.

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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.