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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

Memorable Lines in Songs: Maroon 5

Maroon 5 may have crossed over to more pop sound but their music remains relevant now and shares some sentiments that many people can relate too.

This Love
” This love has taken its toll on me
She said Goodbye too many times before”
They said loving someone can make you happy, but what if it will only cause you some pain? Especially when the girl has said goodbye several times? This song was Maroon 5’s first ever worldwide hit.

She Will Be Loved
” He was always there to help her
She always belonged to someone else”
The guy who is friends with the girl and always ready to help her and likely have feelings with her, but the girl already has a man. This was one of the most popular songs of the band.

Won’t Go Home Without You
” The words that would mend the things that were broken
But now it’s far too late, she’s gone away”
It seems everything has already been done and the guy and the girl broke up. The guy wants to go back with her but too late, she already left.

Moves Like Jagger (ft. Christina Aguilera)
” When you feel like you’re broken and scarred
Nothing feels right”
When the girl feels very low and broken, the guy is up there to make her feel good. The song is the biggest hit of the band.

Payphone
” I gave you my love to borrow,
But you just gave it away.”
The guy gave everything to the girl but she just wasted it. The song was one of the biggest pop songs of Maroon 5.

One More Night
” You and I go hard at each other like we’re going to war.
You and I go rough, we keep throwing things and slamming the door.”
The couple is going through the rough times after the fights they often have. The song was the band’s longest number 1 in the US according to Billboard.

Daylight
” When the sun comes up, I will leave
This is my last glance that will soon be memory”
This is such a sad song as the guy is now spending his last night with the girl, as the latter doesn’t anything about it. Not sure what’s the reason why the guys is about to leave.

Maps
” And you said you had my back
So I wonder where were you?”
The girl left and the guy wonders where she is. It seems she had ran away.

Lyrics from azlyrics.com
Credits to the songwriters

Artists With Successful Debut 2000-2004

Since 2000, there has been great newcomers who are still relevant until now. Not all of them did but at least they got the taste of success.

Macy Gray
The R&B singer received success when both her first single “I Try” and album “On How Life Is” both hit the top 5. The album turned to be one of the biggest albums of 2000. Her follow-up album didn’t receive such success though.

Nelly
Nelly became one of the top rappers of 2000s when he received success worldwide with second album “Nellyville”. Nevertheless, he had a successful debut album too when “Country Grammar” album went 8 million according to Nielsen Sounscand just in US. His other albums went platinum.

Coldplay
British band Coldplay was very successful with their debut album “Parachute”. It was multi-platinum particularly in Europe and native country UK. Their success extended until now after multi-platinum albums. However, their newly released “A Head Full of Dreams” is said to be their last.

Linkin Park
Linkin Park was one of the biggest bands since 2000s. Their first album “Hybrid Theory” was a sleeper hit when it was among the top sellers of both 2001 and 2002. They had multi platinum success with secodn and third studio albums. Their recent releases went platinum.

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys offered something new with her debut. Her single “Fallin'” was very successful then which led to 12 million in sales of “Songs in A Minor” LP, according to Wikipedia. Her second to fourth album became extremely successful too.

Ashanti
Before Ashanti’s success, she was seen as featured artists in rappers’ hits. Then she released “Foolish” which was number one in many countries. Her self titled album went to number 1 in Billboard Hot 100. Her second album became successful though.

Avril Lavigne
Avril became the next big thing when she debuted in 2002 as she went to number 1 when “Let Go”, her first album, became big seller both in 2002 and 2003. It scored 3 top 10 hits worldwide. Success went on with her other albums.

50 Cent
50 Cent is created records in 2003 when he became among the 5 big sellers that year through his album “Get Rich ir Die Trying”. In 2005, he sets record for big first week sales of his second LP “The Massacre”.

Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson was hailed from Americal Idol and her debut album became number 1 in Billboard albums. It was successful which opened the way to her second album in 2004 and became her biggest album ever.

Sean Paul
Jamaican dancehall artist Sean Paul scored multiple top ten hits off from his debut album “Dutty Rock” which was successful too. Je had top ten hits with upcoming album then.

Norah Jones
Norah Jones slowly surged to the top and climbed up the charts after multiple wins from the Grammys. Her debut album Come Away With Me” sold 26 million according to Wikipedia while second album went 1 million in just a week.

Evanescence
Due to the success of “Bring Me to Life” the Amy Lee-led band received several millions in sales with album “Fallen”. Their second album is number 1 though

Maroon 5
Maroon 5 slowly picked up in sales until their second single “This Love” became worldwide successful which helped “Songs About Jane” achieved multi-platinum success worldwide. Until now, the band has sustained their popularity.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Yearend Special: Top Groups of 2015

Music groups or bands colors the music industry which was led by solo artists. This year, groups or bands did a pretty good contribution in music too, here are some of them:

One Direction
One Direction can easily be declared as the top group this year. With “FOUR” released last November and secured multi-platinum status this year along with 2 top 40 songs, the British lads continued the streak despite Zayn left the group turning into quartet. They had released “Made in the A.M.” which already reached more than a million and two top 10 singles.

Maroon 5
Adam Levine’s group is doing very well. With “Maps” and the euphemism infused track “Animals”, their pop hit “Sugar” is one of the biggest singles this 2015.

Fifth Harmony
The girls are working really hard and despite a huge online fanbase, they failed a top 40 hit before until they made it this year through “Worth It”. It came from their top 5 album “Reflections”.

Florence and the Machine
The indie pop rock band led by Florence Welch had a cool sound this year with “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” which topped the albums chart recently.

Imagine Dragons
The band was one of the top rock bands during the recent years,and they did it again when they topped the rock charts with new effort.

50 Seconds of Summer
The young guys from Australia were back with their “Sounds Good Feels Good” album few weeks ago which had great sales and easily climbed to the top of LP charts.

Mumford and Sons
Fron the raw sound of folk to more electric rock with “Wilder Mind”, the band from UK didn’t fail to reach the summit of albums chart.

Pentatonix
The acapella group is doing well not just with their videos but they also outsold Demi Lovato with their self-titled album as it was number 1 recently.

Walk the Moon
The band became known this year with “Shut Up and Dance” which was one of the biggest songs this 2015.

Echosmith
The indie pop rock band hit the top 20 during the second half of last year and they scored their second top 40 this top 20 with “Bright”.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 2 Finale

The ending finally has come and five celebrities are vying for the big winner this season. Tonight, the five celebrities had performed and the winner will be announced tomorrow.

Here are the performances tonight:

Sam Concepcion as Justin Bieber
“Boyfriend / Sorry”
Sam Concepcion’s last performance in this show was an impersonation of the Canadian pop superstar Justin Bieber. It is a good performance though I feel he never went out of his comfort zone. Likewise, Justin has been about serenading his fans without too much iconic movements or looks. Still a good performance given that it is the finals.

Denise Laurel as Beyonce
“Love on Top / Crazy in Love”
It has been a stellar performance for Denise imitating one of the biggest singers today, Beyonce. It was great to see as she is full of confidence. It is within her comfort zone too but she broke out in this performance.

Kean Cipriano as Ricky Martin
“Livin’ La Vida Loca”
Kean’s performance is so-so for me. It seems he is losing his voice and changed the note of some parts. The movements though was perfect. But I think Kean trying to be different didn’t succeed.

KZ Tandingan as Lady Gaga
“Born this Way”
KZ did a great performance! Her impersonation of Lady Gaga is a good choice knowing Gaga’s identity. Her dances are also superb. I think she is a good contender based on her performance.

Michael Pangilinan as Adam Levine of Maroon 5
“Sugar”
Michael did a perfect performance as Adam Levine. The sexiness and of course, the voice of Adam Levine being perfectly impersonated. The judges are right with all their comments that it is a perfect way to end the season.

With all the performances, this is my judgment in ranking:
1. Michael Pangilinan
2. KZ Tandingan
3. Denise Laurel
4. Sam Concepcion
5. Kean Cipriano

Last year, Melai Cantiveros won which I think because of her choice in impersonating Miley Cyrus. The entertainment value is there despite poor vocals. This time, I think KZ will win because of choosing Lady Gaga. She’s at my second with the ranking but knowing Lady Gaga who did a lot gimmicks and KZ performed well so I think people will vote for her to be the big winner this second season.

Tomorrow will be announced tomorrow on ABS-CBN 2 after Rated K.

Yearend Special: Top Pop Songs of 2015

Pop music has always been popular anytime. Even some artists who did other genres, they crossed over pop music as some of them did this year. Here are the biggest pop songs for 2015.

Taylor Swift- Blank Space
After crossing over to pop music, this song from her full length pop album was one of the biggest pop songs this year. It even crossed 1 billion views on YouTube!

Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud
I often hear this song wherever I am and I loved this before even becoming popular. The song was multi-platinum elsewhere and even dubbed as “national anthem” by some people in our country.

Maroon 5- Sugar
I love the 70s funk vibe in this song. Adam’s vocals even fitted. This sone went to top ten worldwide and even had hundreds of millions of views on YouTube.

Ellie Goulding- Love Me Like You Do
This pop song was very popular in sales and radio. It was even very successful in video charts and even non-Fifty Shades fans love this song.

One Direction- Drag Me Down
The first single and video of the UK lads without Zayn Malik is still a hit. It is a record-breaking in streaming and huge sales in initial week.

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar- Bad Blood
Taylor invited Kendrick Lamr to do the rap plus a highly hyped music video could’ve helped the song’s success. How about the assumption that it is meant for Katy Perry? I think it does help as publicity.

Justin Bieber- What Do You Mean?
He’s one of the biggest artists during the last half of the year and this pop EDM song is a streaming record holder.

Rachel Platten- Fight Song
It’s empowering theme helped the song reached number 1 in some countries like UK, and a top ten position in US. Well, I think Taylor’s promotion does help too.

Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor- Marvin Gaye
The song may haven’t broken the top 20 but it was a huge hit in other countries. The sensual song went to number 1 in a number of territories.

Adele- Hello
The biggest record released during the last quarter, this song effortlessly went to number just like her album “25” did. Congrats to you Adele!

Some facts from Wikipedia

Music Crossover

Many artists who are stuck in a genre sometimes crossover to a genre they don’t use to. It may be to offer something different or to gain more fans. A lot of them succeeded, though some struggled in their new genre. Here are some of the artists who made crossover with their music

Taylor Swift
She may be the most successful artist who crossed over to pop recently. From a country artist who sits with her guitar, her pop crossover was well received and even gained fans not just in United States, but also in countries where she has minimal fanbase particularly in some European countries. In UK, she gained a lot of fans which is apparent with her chart positions since her albums “Red” (combination of pop and country) and “1989” (a full length pop album).

Maroon 5
They were known as a rock band with their debut “Songs About Jane”. However, they graduation turned into a pop band as time goes by from “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” until pop tunes became more popular through their LP “Overexposed”, which they took that formula for their current album “V”.

Coldplay
As a British alternative rock band, we heard their melancholic rock tunes from their first four albums. In fact, in every album they released, they offered something new. But with their album “Mylo Xyloto”, their usual sound has changed until “Ghost Stories” with more pop, EDM and synthpop sound. Still, their albums were successful.

One Direction
From powerpop and bubblegum pop, the British boyband gradually shifted to a more pop/rock sound through “Midnight Memories”. They adapted the sound but even got matured through “FOUR” and their current “Made in the A.M.”.

Lady Gaga
We’ve known her as the outrageous performer with EDM and pop music. With her successes during those era, she toned down and did something that she gained acclaim as a jazz singer with “Cheek to Cheek”, an album with legendary jazz singer Tony Bennett. The jazz album became a Grammy awardee and a chart-topper.

Top Rock Albums Since 2000: Staind, Evanescence, Maroon 5, Green Day

There are some rock bands who did well since 2000, however, they had attained at least one album that has been definitive during the era.

Staind- Break the Cycle
With positive reception, Staind became huge finally with this album which eventually became one of the big rock albums in 2001. This album immediately shot to number 1 in the US and UK, which became multi-platinum and platinum respectively. “It’s Been Awhile” became a huge rock hit and became Staind’s signature song.

Evanescence- Fallen
The album first settled at the top 5 in Billboard 200 until it eventually peaked higher in the top 3. It can be considered as a sleeper hit as it is among the 10 albums with most number in sales in 2003 and 2004 due to the huge contribution of their hit songs, “Bring Me to Life” and its opposite with regards to its sound, “My Immortal”. They had another number 1 album but with less impact.

Maroon 5- Songs About Jane
Before going to more pop sound, Maroon 5 was then a rock band, but considered a light rock band. This debut album of them slowly picked up to the top 3 and became one of the biggest sellers of 2004 with the help of top 5 singles “This Love” and ” She Will Be Loved”. This album paved a way for them to superstardom. Their popularity continues but being a pop band, not a rock band.

Green Day- American Idiot
After less successful attempts to gain success before, Green Day finally redeemed their throne when this album “American Idiot”. It was hyped by 3 big top ten hits in the US as well as in other countries which includes the radio favorite “Wake Me Up When September Ends”. It also paved the way for another successful album, though with less impact “21st Century Breakdown”. Their trilogy albums released during the recent years failed to make impact in sales globally.

Popular Band Vocalists Since 2000

There are lots of band vocalist that has the opportunity to become huge stars on their own but never turned their back to their band. It’s friendship that runs within the members that’s why these vocalists remained in their bands. Here are some of the band vocalists who debuted since 2000 who became famous.

Adam Levine (Maroon 5)
Maroon 5 had come too far after five successful albums. Numerous hit singles were heard on the radio and includes the recent “Sugar” and their biggest hit ever “Moves Like Jagger”. The biggest credit, of course, will be given to its vocalist, Adam Levine. With his talent and looks, he can possibly succeed as solo artist but he stayed. His stint as coach in The Voice (US) contributed to his succeed, as well as successful singles where he was featured like “Stereo Hearts” (Travie McCoy) and the current “Locked Away” (R. City), which both were top ten hits worldwide.

Hayley Williams (Paramore)
Paramore went onto become one of the biggest bands sincd the second half of 2000s. Hayley Williams, the band’s vocalist, can be attributed to their success. She was often considered as rock chick too. Her collaboration with B.O.B. for the song “Airplanes” became one of the biggest selling singles, thanks tp the nice tune and contribution of Hayley. Hayley still remains a member and vocalist of Paramore.

Chris Martin (Coldplay)
Since 2000, Coldplay became one of the biggest sellibg bands with numerous number one and multi-platinum albums. As vocalist, Chris had the chance to go solo but he remained with Coldplay. However, a finale album of the band is set to release. In 15 years, though, Chris Martin successfully led the band.

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
Mike Shinoda played a big part with Linkin Park’s success. One of two vocalist of the band, he also did side project through Fort Minor. He has all the ability to go solo, still, stayed with Linkin Park which is one of the biggest bands since 2000.

Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)
Along with Mike Shinoda, Chester was also a vocalist of Linkin Park. With his big contribution to the band’s success, Chester stayed with the band as it seems they were like family.

Amy Lee (Evanescence)
One of the best female rock vocalists, Amy Lee once featured in the song “Broken” (Seether). She has everything to become a successful solo artist but stayed with Evanescence, the band which had the mega successful album “Fallen”.

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.