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Battle of Same Song Titles: Backstreet Boys vs Justin Bieber / NSYNC vs Katy Perry

There were heaps of songs which has the same title. Oftentimes, a song was mistaken to be a song by another artist. Now I made a battle of the songs with same titles and see who will win.

Backstreet Boys vs Justin Bieber
“As Long As You Love Me”

The Backstreet Boys single was released in 1997 and became a worldwide hit. It became a favorite for the teenagers then. In the US, it failed to chart due to ineligibility despite airplay success. The song is about loving someone regardless of her history as long as she love him.

Justin Bieber‘s song is more on R&B and featured rapper Big Sean. The song had entered the top ten in some countries but failed the top ten in some countries. It peaked inside the top ten in the US according to Billboard. It’s about loving someone who sticks to him.

Verdict:
Backstreet Boys- As Long as You Love Me
Melody and Lyrics- 4 / Success- 3.75 = 7.75

Justin Bieber- As Long As You Love Me (with Big Sean)
Melody and Lyrics- 3.75 / Success- 3.5 = 7.25

The Winner: It is clear that Backstreet Boys win this time.

NSYNC vs Katy Perry
“Thinking of You”

NSYNC‘s single is actually titled as “Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)”, but still qualified in the “Thinking of You” battle. I love the song’s melody and lyrics as it happens in relationship. The song failed to make impact in music charts though.

Katy Perry‘s own “Thinking of You”¬† is such a nice pop/rock ballad. The music video looks good to as it is like a throwback to past decades. The song talks about you are with your partner but thinks of your former love. The song is the lowest charting single by Katy from her album “One of the Boys” but at least managed top 40 positions.

Verdict:
NSYNC- Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)
Melody and Lyrics- 3.75 / Success- 1.75 = 5.5

Katy Perry- Thinking of You
Melody and Lyrics- 3.25 / Success- 2.5 = 5.75

The Winner: Katy Perry wins the “Thinking of You” battle.

Credits to Billboard / Wikipedia

10 Songs With “Gone”

Gone may refer to someone who left or something that do not exist¬† or not present anymore. That’s how the word was often used in different songs. Here are some of those songs with “gone”:

NSYNC- Gone
When this person you love is “gone”, the pain remains and it’s never that easy. This sad ballad from the boyband settled at number 11 in Billboard Hot 100.

Avril Lavigne- When You’re Gone
You spent a lot of time with this person you love who is now “gone” and it feels like breaking you into pieces. The song became a hit charting high in many countries.

Matchbox Twenty- If You’re Gone
Something’s not right happening between two people and the other left, and think it’s fine. However, there’s still something you feel about that person. This song went to top 5 in Billboard Hot 100.

Phillip Phillips- Gone, Gone, Gone
When that person you love but you still love him/her and love even more. The song went to to number 23 in the US charts and went dounle platinum according to RIAA.

The Cranberries- When You’re Gone
Remembering someone you love was already gone makes you miss them. The song became a top 25 hit in the US and was a hit in Asia.

T.I. and Justin Timberlake- Dead and Gone
When the old you, like the wrong behavior you had, is dead and “gone”, it means you have transformed. This song was a hit reaching the top 5 both in the US and UK.

Kelly Clarkson- Already Gone
Telling the one you love to leave because you are already gone. This song became the third hit for “All I Ever Wanted” album and had hit the top 15 in the US.

Janet Jackson- Got ’til It’s Gone
When you had something but did not value it. In the end, you’ll realize it’s worth when it’s gone. The song was a top ten hit Eurowide.

Michael Jackson- Gone Too Soon
There are people in our lives who were “gone” too early. This ballad from Michael Jackson was a modest hit elsewhere.

Kelly Clarkson- Since U Been Gone
When your ex is already “gone”, it feels like you can finally breath again. The pop/rock song became a worldwide hit and one of the biggest songs in the US in 2005.

Some facts from Wikipedia / Billboard

Albums that are more successful than its singles (2000-2001)

From 2000 to 2001, there were a lot albums out there which sold millions of albums and became top-sellers. In fact, it is the period when there were a lot of hit albums with few hit singles (from the album). Nevertheless, these hit albums were bigger hit than thesingles released taken from it. The singles didn’t perform very well as the album did. Here are those albums:

Dido- No Angel (1999/2001)
This album may have been released in 1999, but in late 2000 until the entire 2001 when it made its biggest sales. According to reports, it has sold about 22 million but the only big hit it has was “Thank You”, which was a worldwide hit. While “Here With Me is a hit in Europe.

Santana- Supernatural (1999/2000)
This album was already released during the second hald of 1999 but its biggest sales came in 2000. The album had 2 number hits which were “Smooth” and “Maria, Maria”, both reached number 1. However, it’s enough to match the success of the album which was reportedly sold 30 million.

Whitney Houston- Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits (2000)
This is a compilation album by Whitney Houston and had sold over 12 million and did well in the charts. But only one new single became a hit which is “Could I Have this Kiss Forever?”

Britney Spears- Oops… I Did It Again (2000)
Britney Spears is the biggest selling female artist during her heydays. This second album of her was a best seller in 2000 which totally sold 24 million, according to Wikipedia. However, in the US, the album already earned one top 10 hit. It is the number 9 peaking “Oops… I Did It Again”.

Eminem- Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
Eminem is the top selling rapper of all time and this album was his biggest seller which was reportedly sold 32 million. However, it only had 1 UK top ten hit single. In the UK though, it had 3 top ten hits.

Bon Jovi- Crush (2000)
Bon Jovi made a huge comeback in 2000 with this record. It was multiplatinum worldwide, but it only had one real hit single which is “It’s My Life”.

The Beatles- 1 (2000)
Knowing this album is a compilation album, it will surely not release a new single knowing this band from decades ago. The album was said to have sold over 31 million.

Linkin Park- Hybrid Theory (2000)
This debut album from Linkin Park is the top album of 2001 and continual success in 2002. Despite of the album’s success, it’s only real big hit was “In the End”, which peaked at number 2 in Billboard Hot 100.

Backstreet Boys- Black and Blue (2000)
Backstreet Boys’ “Millenium” was very successful so this new album from the guys was quickly released. The album fared well in sales, but it only scored one big hit which is “Shape of My Heart”.

Enya- A Day Without Rain (2000)
Enya already has sold millions before but this album became her biggest seller. Despite the reported 15 million it sold, the album only scored one single to chart in major countries which is “Only Time”, a number ten hit in the US.

Alicia Keys- Songs in A Minor (2001)
Alicia Keys made a big debut in this album which was reportedly reached sales of 12 million. However, it only had one worldwide hit which is “Fallin'”.

NSYNC- Celebrity (2001)
This third album is currently the third fastes selling album of all-time in the US. Despite its success, the album scored only one US top 10 hit namely, “Girlfriend”.

Limp Bizkit- Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water (2000)
Limp Bizkit was already a superstar band in the US but this album extended their popularity worldwide. Despite its stellar sales, it didn’t score a timeless number one hit.

Credits to Wikipedia

10 Songs With “Bye”/”Goodbye”

One of the hardest thing to hear from your loved ones is the word “Bye” or “Goodbye”. We had heard a lot of songs using that word which were really sad songs. Here are some of the songs with “bye or “goodbye” in its title:

Mariah Carey- Bye Bye
This song was co-written by Mariah for her father who already passed away, as well as her other loved ones. It was also dedicated to those who had lost their loved ones and I can relate to this song as I lost my parents too. The song performed moderately in the charts which had a high note in the US reaching the top 20.

Spice Girls- Goodbye
Months after Geri Halliwell, known as Ginger Spice, left the Spice Girls, this song was released and was intended for Geri. It was a successful single as it hit the top of the charts, including United Kingdom.

James Blunt- Goodbye My Lover
This is such a sad song when you are losing your lover. The song performed well in some countries after reaching the top 10 particularly in Europe.

NSYNC- Bye, Bye, Bye
When you are being fooled by your lover and manipulating, then tell them “bye, bye, bye”. The song has been a hit worldwide peaking inside the top 10.

Michelle Branch- Goodbye to You
Another sad song saying “goodbye” to the one you love. The song became Michelle Branch’s third consecutive hit as it reached the top 25.

Boyz II Men- It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday
When what you have about your former lover is just a memory, and you don’t want to say “goodbye” from it. The song then became a number two hit in the US.

Celine Dion- I Love You Goodbye
Saying “goodbye” to someone you love because you know you can give the love back that person deserves and will hurt him/her. The song was not released as an official single in major charts but performed well in the Philippines.

Madonna- The Power of Goodbye
When you have that feeling of being hurt, it’s the feeling you’ll get when saying “goodbye” to that person you’d loved. The song became a hit in several countries worldwide.

Celine Dion- Goodbye’s the Saddest Word
When you have deep love for someone, like your mother, hearing “goodbye” from her will be the saddest word you’ll hear. I felt it when my mother said it. The song performed modestly in the charts.

Atomic Kitten- The Last Goodbye
Do you know the feeling of hearing the last “goodbye”, it would be hard. The song reached number two in UK charts and did well in other territories.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Trends and Cliches in Mainstream Music (2000-2004)

Music is still very much alive from 2000-2004, however, album sales was seen on its decline. This was due to the rise of digital music and piracy. Still, we saw the trends in music with the rise of new artists, as well as trends in genres.

First-week million sales
It has been a phenomenon in music to sell one million copies in just one week. The record breaker for a long time was set on first quarter of 2000 when NSYNC broke sales with 2.4 million US sales. That same year, Eminem broke more than 1.7 million for “Marshall Mathers LP, Britney Spears second LP “Oops… I Did It Again” with more than 1.3 million and Limp Bizkit’s “Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water” with more than 1 million. Several artists this era reached a million in first week like Usher, Norah Jones and Backstreet Boys (had two albums with Millenium from 1999). NSYNC held the second place for a long time to with “Celebrity” with 1.8 million plus, and another album from Eminem.

Boybands going hiatus
Boybands enjoyed their peak during 1995-1999. They started the new millenium with a bang, but as 2002 started, boybands such as Backstreet Boys and NSYNC took hiatus. European boybands continued though like Westlife and Blue.

Going solo
As boybands and girlbands go hiatus, many members of those groups went solo. NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake achieved success with his debut. Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys though had limited success. While Beyonce of Destiny’s Child had her superstardom began in 2004.

Young female stars going sexy
We also saw the young female stars going sexier this era. Britney Spears left her role model image as she has gone sexy in her third album. Christina Aguilera is very notable though as she has shown her dirtiest image in 2002 with her video “Dirrty” and her breakout album “Stripped”.

Young female pop/rock stars
In 2002, Avril Lavigne rocked the charts with her debut album “Let Go”. Despite Michelle Branch first came out, she was not credited for the rise of pop/rock music. Vanessa Carlton had platinum success with her debut album, while Jennifer Love Hewitt released a pop/rock album. We also saw Hillary Duff and Ashley Simpson followed the pop/rock genre.

Rock bands
Rock has become a very popular genre in 2000 with the success of Limp Bizkit. Linkin Park became victorious too who scored the biggest selling rock album of the decade with “Hybrid Theory” and a huge second album “Meteora”. Nickelback, Coldplay and Creed became successful this era too.

R&B music
R&B music has been on its peak when year 2000 begun. It was led by Destiny’s Child, Jennifer Lopez, Ashanti, Beyonce and others. Even pop stars incorporated R&B in their music.

Hip-hop music
Hip-hop music scene is very much alive this era too. We saw the success of Eminem, Nelly and Ja Rule, as well as the introductory of Chingy, 50 Cent and others.

Remixes
Remixes has been popular too this era. It started when Jennifer Lopez topped the charts with “I’m Real” which led to the release of her remix album. The album set record when it went to number one. Other successful remix albums were from P. Diddy and Linkin Park.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Trends and Cliches in Mainstream Music (1995-1999)

In music, there are different kinds of styles that are often followed by other artists. As it becomes a trend, new artist will come out in the same genre or style, or even established artists follow suit.

From 1995-1999, there are a lot changes in mainstream music world. Pop music has been dominating the era as new artists came out and putting those established artists behind. Here are some of the trends and cliches from 1995 to 1999.

Female rockers
In 1995, Canadian singer Alanis Morissette dominated the record sales off her hit album “Jagged Little Pill”. With her success, other female artists doing pop/rock released some records. Sheryl Crow may had success with her debut album, but it was just a light album. Her second album sounded edgier apparently in her song “If It Makes You Happy”. On late 1997, Natalie Imbruglia released her first album “Left Off the Middle, and her 1998 single “Big Mistake” sounds like an Alanis song.

Boybands
Different boybands existed like mushrooms from 1995-1999. Some bands though, failed to attain success. The most popular boyband this era was Backstreet Boys, while in Europe and Asia, Boyzone and others, did well too. In 1999, Irish boyband Westlife scored 3 UK number one hits which led to further successes. NSYNC achieved success in 1999 especially in US.

Girl Power phrase / Girl groups
British girl pop group Spice Girls became the most relevant artist during this era which their success was compared to The Beatles. However, the group took hiatus too early after Geri bidded goodbye. Girl power remains a relevant phrase until now. Girl groups though became a trend too. We heard and seen another UK girl group All Saints. Despite their edgy sound, they followed the Spice Girls as the second top girl group at that time, eventhough the Spice’s success was miles apart from them. Other girl groups who had short success were She Moves, Solid Harmonie, etc.

Movie Soundtrack Hits
Songs from a motion picture has become a trend in 1998 after Celine Dion’s hit from Titanic, “My Heart Will Go On”. Other soundtrack hits whicg followed suit were Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” from “City of Angels”, Marc Anthony and Tina Arena “I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You”, Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing”, which became second most successful soundtrack in 1999.

Teen female stars
In 1999, we saw the success of Britney Spears from her album and singles. She eventually became one of the biggest female artist of all-time. After her success, Christina Aguilera topped the charts worldwide too. Then we saw the birth in music of Jessica Simpson and Mandy Moore.

Latin music
Latin music became a trend again as we saw Ricky Martin climbs the chart in 1998, and popularity heightened in 1999 with his first English album. We also the success of Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony. All of these three artists achieved success with millions of records sold.

Some facts from Wikipedia

10 Songs With “Back”

There are numerous “back” songs that are about going “back” to someone, place or time. Here are some songs with “back”:

Celine Dion- It’s All Coming Back to Me Now
When you lose someone and missing them, it feels like the memory is coming “back”. This version of Celine Dion became a huge hit in 1996 almost reaching the top ten of every country it entered.

NSYNC- I Want You Back
Being left by the one you love, you just want the “back”. This is the first ever single from NSYNC which performed well in many charts including UK where it managed a top 5 peak and top 15 in US.

Taylor Swift- Back to December
When you failed to appreciate someone and wanted to apologize and go “back” to December when they were still together. The song from Tay went to top 10 in the US.

Janet Jackson- Come Back to Me
You were left by that person you love and beg to come “back”. This ballad from Janet performed very well in the US when it peaked at number 2 in Billboard Hot 100.

Brian Mcknight- Back at One
This is a good song to sing for the one you love especially your wife. It has become Brian Mcknight’s notable song as it peaked at number 2 in the US.

Oasis- Don’t Look Back in Anger
Asking for forgiveness and tell them not to look back in “anger”. This song as become a rock hit in the US and a number 1 position in the UK.

R. Kelly- If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time
You just want to fix your relationship with the one you love and if only you can turn “back” the time, then you will. This lovely ballad was a big hit worlwide particularly in Europe.

Justin Timberlake- SexyBack
Well, it’s just loving someone’s back as it looks sexy. The song became a huge comeback for Justin and went to number 1 worldwide.

Savage Garden- To the Moon and Back
When you love someone, you will figuratively fly to meet him/her. This song became a hit in certain countries.

Aqua- Turn Back Time
When you just want to turn “back” time as a sign of regrets. This song became a number one hit in UK for the pop group.

Some facts from Wikipedia

10 Songs With “More”

If you want to add some things, then you are asking for “more”. “More” has been in several songs and some of the samples below:

Britney Spears- …Baby One More Time
You’ve been caught in loneliness and tell the guy to hit you one “more” time. This song by Britney Spears has been her very first single, likewise her biggest single ever.

Extreme- More than Words
When you love someone, show them not just with words because something “more” should be done. The acoustic ballad has been on top worldwide then which includes US.

Stacie Orrico- (There’s Gotta Be) More to Life
There’s something “more” important in our life than working very hard for the sake of getting into a higher status. This inspirational song from Stacie charted highly in some countries and a top 30 position in the US.

Backstreet Boys- More than That
Someone might be loving the girl you love and you are pointing out that you can love her “more”. This song was one of the most underwhelming singles of the group during their glory days.

Mary J. Blige- No More Drama
Let’s just focus on positive things and forget about the drama. This song charted inside the top 10 in UK and top 15 in the US.

Britney Spears- Gimme More
When you’re in a club and dancing with someone, ask for the partner to give more. This song became Britney’s highest chart position the time of its release since “…Baby One More Time”, as the song peaked at third in the US.

NSYNC- God Must Have Spent A Little More Time on You
A very nice song for mothers. It is one of the songs I dedicate to my mom. This song gave NSYNC a top ten hit during the earlier part of their career.

Daft Punk- One More Time
This is just another dance hit which dominated the club scene when it was released.

One Direction- More than This
When not getting the love you had given, you show you can love the girl “more”. This 1d song performed moderately in the charts with limited chart positions.

Rob Thomas- Lonely No More
You don’t want to get into a relationship with belief that it can make you lonely eventually. The song became Rob’s most successful solo hit after peaking inside the top 10 in the US.

Some facts from Wikipedia and Billboard

10 Songs With “Want”

“Want” is often use in songs which is about “wanting” the person or love. To check some songs, here are some of the 10 songs with “want”. It also includes “wants” or “wanna” as it has the same thoughts.

Sheryl Crow- All I Wanna Do
You don’t “want” to do anything except having fun. This fun song from Sheryl Crow became one of her biggest songs as it peaked at second spot in Hot 100, according to Billboard.

Cyndi Lauper- Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Girls just “wants” to do what they “want” to do because they just “want” to have fun. This track went to number 2 in US and UK and became one of the most famous tracks of 1980’s as well as becoming a popular phrase for women.

Aerosmith- I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
You just “want” to be with the one you love every moment and not to miss a single thing. This ballad was a tearjerker for the hit film “Armageddon” and became Aerosmith’s biggest hit ever.

Ace of Base- All that She Wants
It’s about giving all what the girl wants. This song first brought the group to the top of the charts gaining milestone in the charts worldwide.

Savage Garden- I Want You
You “want” someone but unsure if you need him/her. This song was the debut hit from the group which made an impressive top 5 entry in their country, Australia and US. It performed well in Asia too.

Backstreet Boys- I Want it That Way
One of the most popular “want” songs, just do things that way. This song may lack a real meaning but became Backstreet Boys’ biggest song ever.

Jason Derulo- Want to Want Me
You “want” your partner to “want” you too, hhmmm… Sounds like asking for demand. This song became another big hit for Derulo where it topped the UK singles.

NSYNC- I Want You Back
The girl left and you “want” her back like she’s the only thing you wbat to have. This has been a debut hit from the successful boyband.

Cher Lloyd- Want U Back
Like when you “want” someone back, makes you “wanna” UH! This song has become Lloyd’s biggest US hit.

Christina Aguilera- What a Girl Wants
Girls make demands and “wants” to get what they “want”. After the huge success of “Genie in a Bottle”, this one followed to become a big hit for Aguilera.

Some facts from Wikipedia

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.

Some facts from Wikipedia