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Music 10 M’s: Madonna to Meghan Trainor

1. Madonna
She is the Queen of Pop and she is one of the successful singers with name starts with M. She had multi-platinum albums and singles and among the biggest selling artists of all time. One of her familiar songs was “Vogue”

2. Mama
It is a song by the Spice Girls from their first album “Spice”  It was released alongside “Who Do You Think You Are” as a single. I love the song because it is dedicated to our mothers.

3. Mambo No. 5
This is a popular song by Lou Bega back in late 1990s. Well, Lou Bega sounds like a womanizer in this songs which mentioned a lot of ladies’ names.

4. Missundaztood
The album of Pink in 2001. It is a departure from the R&B music she did on her first album and has gone to more pop rock sounds.

5. Mariah Carey
She is one of the best voices in music because of her range and good techniques. She aas also one of the biggest selling artists in music.

6. Miss E..  So Addictive
This is an album by Missy Elliot way back in 2001. It featured the hit single called “Get Ur Freak On”, one of his known hit songs.

7. Mandy
Yeah, it is a name of a lady. However, it is also a song recorded by Barry Manilow. It was also recorded by Irish boyband Westlife more than 10 years ago.

8. Matchbox 20
They were one of the popular bands in America. They also had two “M” albums, which were “Mad Season by Matchbox 20” and “More Than You Think You Are”.

9. Marry Me
This is a romantic song by Train which was often used when proposing to a girl. There’s also a song by Jason Derulo called “Marry Me”, but an entirely different genre.

10. Meghan Trainor
She was one of the hot breakthrough artists recently. She popularized the hit songs “All About That Bass” and the upbeat track “Lips Are Movin'”.

Video from YouTube / TrainVEVO

Matchbox 20- Mad Season / More Than You Think You Are: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Matchbox 20- Mad Season
United States- Matchbox 20 still achieved success over their second album “Mad Season”. It gave them a 4x platinum award from RIAA. It even scored a number of hits. Four official singles were released and check which were top 10 hits:
Bent- #1
If You’re Gone- #5
Matchbox 20 scored two singles to reach the top 10 from “Mad Season” album. They first did it with their first and only number 1 hit “Bent”, followed by number 5 hit “If You’re Gone”. “Mad Season only peaked at number 48, while “Last Beautiful Girl” failed to chart.

United Kingdom- Three singles were released by Matchbox 20 from the album in United Kingdom. No singles made it to the top 10 though. The one which first charted was “If You’re Gone” at number 50, then “Mad Season” at number 76 and “Last Beautiful Girl” at number 96.

I am sharing “Bent” because it has been their biggest hit in America since it reached number 1. It was also a chart-topper here in Asia.  Enjoy that song being shared below:

Matchbox 20- More Than You Think You Are
United States- Matchbox 20 achieved minimal success for their third album “More Than You Think You Are”. The album has gone platinum by RIAA. They still released singles and see which one reached the top 10:
Unwell- #5
The band at least scored one single to grace the top 10 which was “Unwell” at number 5. They also charted with two single but at lower position with “Disease” at number #29 and “Bright Lights” at number 23.

United Kingdom- The band again had limited success in United Kingdom. Nothing reached the top 10 but at least charted with “Disease” at number 50, and number 83 with “Unwell”.

“Unwell” is the biggest single by the group. In Asia, it has even their signature hit. It was also a great song and very popular in radio. That’s why I am sharing the song for all of you below:

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Albums by: Matchbox 20
Video from YouTube / Matchbox Twenty

Matchbox 20- Yourself or Someone Like You: Top 10 Singles in US and UK / Memorable Chorus of a Song

Matchbox 20- Yourself of Someone Like You
United States- Matchbox 20 is one of the biggest bands of their time through the album “Yourself or Someone Like You” which has gone an impressive 12x platinum awarded by RIAA. The group had wonderful hits too. Take note that the list here was based from Hot 100 Airplay as not making it to the Billboard Hot 100 because of rules before that no physical singles will not be eligible for the charts. However, the songs listed which made to the top 10 has been remarkable.
Push- #5
3 a.m.- #3
Two songs really made a mark which were their first two singles “Push” and “3 a.m.”. Two singles made it to the Billboard Hot 100 such as “Real World” which peaked at number 38 and “Back 2 Good” at number 24. The band did great though in rock music charts.

United Kingdom- Matchbox 20 had released at least three singles in United Kingdom. However, no singles ever made it to the top 10. UK is not just a main territory for them due to lukewarm reception for them. However, “Push” made it to the top 40 at number 38. It was followed by number 64-peaking “3 a.m.” and the last one “Real World” only at number 119.

Since Matchbox 20 did very well in US with “Push” and “3a.m.”, I am choosing between the two. I ended up choosing “Push” because I found more melodic. Also, it is a bigger hit internationally as it was a hit also in Asian countries which included Philippines. Do enjoy the emotional rock song below and also listen to Rob Thomas’ great vocals:

Push (Chorus)
I wanna push you around, well I will, I will
I wanna push you down, well I will, I will
I wanna take you for granted, I wanna take you for granted
Well I will

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Lyrics from azlyrics.com and songwriters of the song (Rob Thomas, Matt Serletic)
Video from YouTube / Matchbox Twenty

Memorable Lines in Songs: Matchbox 20

Matchbox 20 has became popular particularly in US and Asia for their emotional songs, could it be a painful breakup, love songs and a lot more.

“Don’t just stand there, say nice things to me
I’ve been cheated I’ve been wronged, and you”
There’s an anger from the guy for being cheated by the girl. The song was the first hit ever from the band.

3 A.M.
“She said it’s cold outside and she hands me my raincoat
She’s always worried about things like that”
The woman here is obviously a mother being protective to her child. This rock song became a US hit.

” And if I get too tired to make it
Be my breath so I can walk”
The guy is still in love and very much dependent to the girl after splitting up. It became the band’s biggest hit.

If You’re Gone
” I think you’re already leaving
Feels like your hand is on the door”
The girl is about to leave the guy but the guy wants her to stay. The rock/ballad turned into a top 5 hit in late 2000.

” Tell me what I am supposed to do about it
Keep your distance from it”
The guy feels like he’s got a disease without the girl with her and he doesn’t know what to do. The song is the lowest peaking carrier single.

” That I should get some sleep
Because tomorrow might be good for something”
After a painful heartbreak, you want to sleep thinking thay everything might be okay when you wake up. This song has been the band’s biggest radio hit.

Bright Lights
” But if the bright lights don’t receive you
You should turn yourself around and come on home”
The girl might have pursued her dream and the guy assured if she didn’t succeed, he’s ready to accept her. The song hit the top 30 according to Billboard.

She’s So Mean
” Every now and then, she makes you just a little bit crazy
She’ll turn a knife into your back and then she’s calling you baby, crazy”
When you know your friend’s girlfriend is just taking you friend for granted, you will tell your friend how mean the girl is. It was the band’s final top 40 hit.

Lyrics from azlyrics.com
Credits to songwriters

Top Rock Songs since the last 20 years

Rock music somewhat ruled certain years during the last 20 years. Here is the list of 15 rock songs I made based on my choices during the said duration of time. (The list is not based on sales, etc)

Evanescence- My Immortal
The song is originally an entire ballad but mixed with hard guitars at the last chorus when released as a single. The song itself and Amy Lee’s voice is hunting that it reached the depth of you. It reached the top ten in several countries.

Coldplay- Speed of Sound
This light rock from “X&Y” album has something in its sound that’s so scientific. I can’t explain what it is but that’s how I feel for this song. It became their first US top ten hits and again a top 2 hit in their homeland UK.

Nickelback- Photograph
A song that will make you reminisce of the past. It was a huge hit in Billboard Hot 100 charts when released.

Matchbox 20- Unwell
When you’re feeling kind of lost after a sad thing happened, then you must be ‘unwell’. This rock ballad went to top 5 in Billboard Hot 100 and made a great impact in Asia.

Creed- With Arms Wide Open
This gives hope for everyone. It was like spiritual and showing love. This became Creed’s biggest hit elsewhere particularly in US where it peaked at number 2.

Alanis Morrisette- You Oughta Know
One of the earlier hit to blast at someone who broke a heart. Alanis knows how to carry it as you can feel the pain and anger in this song which eventually became a huge top 10 hits and a legendary rock song for most female artists today.

Buckcherry- Sorry
When you are repentant of what you did for a love one, then apologize. This song really expressed the apology and the pain of consequence. It is the biggest hit of the band hitting the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100.

Linkin Park- Shadow of the Day
There’s hope despite the blurry things going on. That’s what Linkin Park is expressing through this song. The sound was a reminiscence of a U2 song, though different lyrically. It ended up a top 20 hit.

Keane- Somewhere Only We Know
The song is very sweet to the ears and enticing. It was a UK hit, while Lily Allen’s version went to the UK’s apex.

Coldplay- Yellow
Coldplay’s one of earliest hits, this song is hunting. I am not a fan then but realized teh beauty of the song and Chris Martin’s vocals.

Avril Lavigne- Complicated
The song that started Avril’s meteoric career, this pop rock song made Avril an icon in pop/rock music scene. It was one of the biggest hits of 2002, the year she debuted.

Oasis- Wonderwall
This is not really a hard rocking song but as Brit rock band, this remains one of the essential songs in rock especially in 1995.

Alanis Morrisette- Ironic
Alanis is making waves worldwide when this rose to fame. The song itself has meaning to it despite the criticism of usage of the word “ironic”. It still became her biggest hit though.

Evanescence- Bring Me Back to Life
When I first heard of the song, Amy Lee’s vocals is awesome & haunting. This song used for “Daredevil” movie was one of the biggest hits of 2003.

Linkin Park- In the End
The song’s rap and chorus was beautiful and that ordinary and non-rock fans loved this song. It remained the highest peaking song for LP in Billboard Hot 100 and one of the biggest hit in US in 2002.

My 5 Favorite Rock Bands

I had listened to different kinds of music, either pop, R&B, dance, hip-hop and even rock. I started to love rock music back in 2001 then I began to appreciate other bands from the 1990s. Nowadays, rock may not be the trend but there are still a number of great rock songs. With regards to rock bands, here are my five favorite rock bands ever.

5. Nickelback-They have been around for a long time but my favorite album from them was “All the Right Reasons” which had great hits. “Silver Side Up” had great songs though.

4. Matchbox 20- I may not be a rock fan at that time but their song “Push” something special. It’s like speaking up your anger something heavy inside and afterwards, you feel lighter. “Mad Season” is a great album too but I love their song “Bright Lights” from their third album. “She’s So Mean”, though, is more upbeat and I love how Rob Thoma sang it.

3. Paramore- When I heard “Misery Business”, I thought it’s Avril Lavigne breaking out. But it’s a newcomer (band). I love “That’s What You Get” and eventually “Ignorance” because of its lyrics that I can relate to at that time. Their recent song “Ain’t it Fun” sounds different from their forner sound but it is fun to listen to.

2. Coldplay- Their song “Yellow” is like a jam for me. It is melodramatic driven by a heavy music. “The Scientist” is a very beautiful ballad as well as “Fix You” and the ballad version of “Lost”. I am not a fan of their “Ghost Stories” album nonetheless. But I like their song “Atlas”.

1. Linkin Park- My favorite song from them ever was “In the End”. They might had numerous hit here in the Philippines but their biggest hit remains “In the End”. I love their other songs too like “Crawling” and “New Divide”, but my number two and three favorite songs from them were “Numb” as I find it as “In the End” v2.0 and “Shadow of the Day” because if its meaningful words and the similarity with U2’s old hit.