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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

Setting My Playlist

I am a big fan of music and I make my playlist every time. Now I am setting up my playlist and picking up songs to include in my current playlist. I had listed at least twelve songs for my playlist and it would be good now that the 2016 is about to start. Here are the new songs I included in my playlist:

Adele- When We Are Young
I love this song for its conveying melody and Adele’s vocals is superb. Also, I can feel her the hearts coming from her heart.

Justin Bieber- Love Yourself
I used to listen to this already but not yet on my list. It is a nice acoustic ballad.

Coldplay- Everglow
For me, it is the best cut from their new album and I just included it on my playlist.

Alessia Cara- Here
This young singer is promising. I like her voice, musicality and how she shun from the way people loves to live like based on this song’s lyrics.

Drake- Hotline Bling
I just added it on my playlist as it is a good midtempo jam. Never mind Drake’s dance moves though.

One Direction- History
It was not yet released but I think it is one of the best tracks from “Made in the A.M.”

Fall Out Boy- Centuries
I know it is quite an old song but I just learned to like it and now on my list.

Charlie Puth- One Call Away
This beautiful ballad was recently performed by Charlie in Miss Universe. It was a beautiful ballad that’s why included it here.

Gwen Stefani- Used to Love You
I love the synth and the whole sound as it brings some breeze while listening to it.

Justin Bieber- I’ll Show You
I am loving synths in music and it is in this song. Also, this song reminds me of Owl City.

Fetty Wap- 679
I love how rhythmic Fetty Wap is and it is in this song so I listed it here.

Dawin- Dessert
The song is very catchy and will surely make you move when listening to it.

Artists With Successful Debut since 2010

Since 2010, there were tons of newcomers which scored successes. Many of them though were one-hit wonders or had hit singles while their albums didn’t fare much.

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has become the queen of rap at the moment for her singles becoming hits. She released her debut album in 2010 which she called “Pink Friday” went to the top of Billboard 200. Her other ‘Pink’ albums performed well and produced hit songs.

Ed Sheeran
British star Ed Sheeran initally became huge in his hometown, which is UK. His debut “+” went multi-platinum already until it was finaly released elsewhere in the world. It became multi-million seller worldwide which opened the way for his even more successful second LP “x”.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
The hip-hop duo Mackemore and Ryan Lewis became successful with LP “The Heist”. The album’s success was heightened by two number 1 singles including “Thrift Shop”. Now, the duo is set for their second LP.

One Direction
The boys became successful with their first single “What Makes You Beautiful” which also contributed to the success of their first album called “Up All Night”. They attained mutiplatinum success and became the biggest boyband in the world since their debut.

Lorde
New Zealander Lorde became a big star with her debut single “Royals”. The album it was taken “Pure Heroin” went to the top 3 and has sold millions of records as well. Her follow-up is still in the works.

Sam Smith
The British pop and soul singer Sam Smith was doing well in the UK until it was decided for international release. His heartbreaking album “In the Lonely Hour” was one of the top albums in 2014 and 2015 has scored him multiple Grammys and top 10 hits.

Iggy Azalea
It might have took her a while to finally release her debut album “The New Classic” but when it is finally out, it is worth it when it went to the top 10 with millions in sales. It was due to the success of the song “Fancy” which according to IFPI has sold 10 million. “Black Widow” with Rita Ora became a top ten single worldwide too.

Meghan Trainor
Meghan Trainor is likely the top newcomer this 2015 when her first album “Title” went to number 1. Apart from that, all of its official singles were big hits.

Albums I Recently Downloaded in Spotify

I am a big fan of music streaming services and my favorite is Spotify. This year, I availed of Premium Subscription and my first month is free. But I am too early to subscribe as they offered 2 months free a month after I subscribed. Now, they are offering PhP9 (or estimated $0.20) for first three months of subscription. Not a bad offer though. It came after Apple Music offered 3-months free for Premium which was their initial offer to get subscribers.

Now, I am getting charged in my PayPal account PhP129 (or about $3) monthly for my subscription. It is not bad though as I am enjoying lpts of albums and songs. I get charged every 6th of the month and I am close to get charged again. I chose PayPal over credit card as mode of payment as I find it better and easier.

Since it is the season of new releases since there are a lot of people are purchasing records because of the holidays, I got the chance to download new albums (even not too new records) and save it to eb available offline. Here are the albums I recently downloaded.

Coldplay- A Head Full of Dreams
I am a huge Coldplay fan, however, I miss their old sound from their albums “Parachutes”, “A Rush of Blood to the Head” and “X & Y”. However, upon listening to this new album which has a new sound, I began to appreciate it. I love many of the songs especially “Fun” with Tove Lo, “Hymn for the Weekend” and the new ballad “Everglow”.

One Direction- Made in the A.M.
I had written a review of it recently here and I do think it is a great album. Nevertheless, I enjoyed their old albums more .

Janet Jackson- Unbreakable
I also written a review of this LP and I think it is a great album. It’s refreshing to hear songs that are not formulaic.

Justin Bieber- Purpose
I do think it is the best album of Justin Bieber due to its maturity and the fact that his sound has evolved.

Carly Rae Jepsen- Emotions
Critics say it is one of the best pop albums this year and I definitely agree. The 1980s sound is just refreshing.

I am hoping though that the album of Taylor Swift “1989” and the new and record-breaking album of Adele “25” be available so I can have them download for offline use.

Hiatus of Pop Groups since 1995

There were a lot of pop groups that gained a lot of fans. Record after records, fans bought them in years to show their support. So when the time came when these groups decided to take a break from music, it saddened a lot of fans. Recently, the hiatus that break the hearts of lots of fans were One Direction.

Take That
The British boyband was doing very well in their homeland and eventually to other parts of the world until in 1995, Robbie Williams left the group which started the breakup of the group. Many fans were very saddened with the breakup. Three members: Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow and Mark Owen had notable solo releases, with Robbie as the most successful. Four members had reunited which led to multiplatinum success in UK and Robbie eventually rejoined. But now, members Williams and Orange left the group.

Spice Girls
The Spice Girls became huge worldwide and breaking records until after two years since debut, Geri Halliwell announced departure. It was a very sad moment and broke the hearts of fans. It also became a newsmaker in 1998. The remaining members announced hiatus until in 2000, the four reunited which also led to hiatus. In 2007, they reunited for a tour and compilation album and after that, they took hiatus again. Recently, news spread that they were negotiating for reunion.

NSYNC
Boyband NSYNC had two fast selling albums which is their second and third official albums and fans are still very much supporting them. But in 2002, Justin Timberlake released his solo record. It saddened some NSYNC fans though Justin’s fans suported him and became a successful solo artists. Fans are still hoping for the reunion of the boys.

TLC
The trio had multi-platinum records in 1990s until at the end of 90s, they released a comeback. After the third album’s released, which is “Fanmail”, they released a new album, but sadly Lisa Lopez died. It saddened their millions of fans knowing they can never reunite as original members.

Destiny’s Child
Destiny’s Child was initially a quartet. When two members left, it was never a big deal as two new members were introduced. However, the other left turning the group into a trio with remaining original members Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, with Michelle Williams as the remaining replacer. The trio had succesful albums but took a break when they pursued solo careers. They made a reunion which pleased the fans. Despite the reunion’s success, they took a break again as a group.

One Direction
The British superstars has been topping the charts and fans are screaming for them since 2011. But last March, fans were shocked after Zayn Malik left the group. The band remained intact and decided to record a new album which was the recently released “Made in the A.M.”. Despite success, the group now announced their hiatus after final performance in X-Factor UK. It broke the hearts of a lot of their fans. Still no concrete plans when they will reunite.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Memorable song lines: One Direction

One Direction never failed to serenade their fans with their love songs. As we all know, boybands are known to that like showing their charm to ladies. The British and an Irish lads also had euphemism in their songs. Here are those notable lines in their songs:

What Makes You Beautiful
” You don’t know you’re beautiful,
If only you saw what I can see”
The first and biggest hit of 1d. The girl seemed she doesn’t look at herself as beautiful but the guy see everything from her as beautiful and simple things about her makes her beautiful. I had no doubts why the guys gained so much female fans.

One Thing
” Something’s gotta give now
‘Cause I’m dying just to make you see”
I don’t know what the guy wants to show. Hhmmm. Anyway, it’s about a guy who wants the girl for him because she got that ‘one thing’.

Live While We’re Young
” Let’s go crazy, crazy, crazy ’til we see the sun
I know we only met but let’s pretend it’s love”
What do you think will they do, which is a crazy thing, the entire night? Well, the next line said about ‘love’. Wonder what kind of love?

Little Things
” You’ll never love yourself half as much as I love you
And you’ll never treat yourself right darlin’ but I want you to”
The guys going romantic again and stressing how they love everything from the girl.

Best Song Ever
” I said, “can I take you home with me”
She said.”never in your wildest dreams””
The guy is planning something, good thing the girl declined. Lol! Well, what does it mean that they danced all night?

Story of My Life
” And I been waiting for this time to come around
But baby running after you is like chasing the clouds”
One of the heartbreaking yet their finest song ever. Well, in this song, it seems reuniting is unlikely.

Steal My Girl
” Couple billion in the whole wide world
Find another one ’cause she belongs to me”
The guy went possesive and claimed they owned the girl and no matter how many guys wants to get her, they won’t succeed.

Drag Me Down
” If I didn’t have you there would be nothing left
The shell of a man who could never be his best”
Sounds like written for Zayn. The guy may be still wanting him to be back.

Lyrics from azlyrics.com

Yearend Special: Top Love Songs of 2015

When you’re in love with someone, it is nice to listen to love songs which you can relate to and gives smile to your face. However, not all love songs were happy. There are some love songs that talks about heartbreak, maybe Toni Braxton’s “Just Another Sad Love Song” will come to your mind. This year, there weren’t much love songs played on air and made impact on radio and even in sales. Here are the 10 love songs (happy or sad songs) for the year that did well in the charts.

One Direction- Night Changes
We all knew One Direction often speaks about young love. This song became their 11th UK top 10 and a top 40 position in the US.

Taylor Swift- Widest Dreams
Taylor is making a plea for someone she once love to be remembered. This hot ballad made it to the top 5 in the US just recently.

Sam Smith and John Legend- Lay Me Down
Re-recorded for a collaboration with John Legend, this emotional love song went to the top of UK charts and top 10 in US.

Meghan Trainor and John Legend- Like I’m Gonna Lose You
“Giving all your love” themed song, this is just another sad love song this year brought by Meghan and John Legend which just became Meg’s 3rd top ten hit.

Ed Sheeran- Photograph
A song about being far from whom you love or in other words, long distance relationship. Well, just look at the photograph when you miss that person. This song became Ed’s 3rd US top 10.

Sam Smith- I’m Not the Only One
This is a painful song as being in a relationship with someone who has another one. This song eventually peaked inside the top 5 of both US and UK.

R. City ft. Adam Levine- Locked Away
Asking the one you love if you will still be loved if flaws or negatives were seen. Nicely written song and deserved its top 10 position elsewhere.

Nick Jonas- Jealous
This song was aimed for his then-gf Olivia Culpo and expressing how he felt the jealousy knowing the lady is a beauty queen. It went to the top ten in several countries.

Ellie Goulding- Love Me Like You Do
This is one of the catchiest love songs this year and many will agree it is one of the best this year. The “Fifty Shades” theme went to the top 3 if not number one in majority of the charts globally.

Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud
This song is still often heard in the radio. The song’s simplicity, romantic theme and Ed Sheeran’s voice made it the best love song this year. The position is random except this song which I declare as the best love song thos year.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Yearend Special: Top Singles by a Group 2015

Maroon 5- Sugar
When Maroon 5 turned to pop music, they always made big hits. This sweet and sugary song simply called “Sugar” became the album’s biggest hit after managing the second position in the US and one of UK’s biggest sellers this year.

One Direction- Night Changes
One Direction has proven they can make great ballads. This song went to top 10 and top 40 of UK and US respectively, and a big hit over Asia.

Fall Out Boy- Centuries
Fall Out Boy may have failed a top ten entry at some time but they made huge comeback as this song went multi-platinum in US.

Walk the Moon- Shut Up and Dance
This lovely danceable rock tune made a breakthrough this year as it peaked at number four both in US and UK according to Billboard and OCC.

One Direction- Drag Me Down
One Direction has broken record in streaming through this song when it came out. It also became their sixth top 10 in the US according to Billboard and was number 1 in UK.

Fall Out Boy- Uma Thurman
The song which may not be exactly about Uma Thurman but just a reference, went to the top 22 of Billboard Hot 100.

R. City ft. Adam Levine- Locked Away
This song is still hitting the charts at the moment. The song which features Maroon 5’s Adam Levine was a global top 10 hit.

Little Mix- Black Magic
The UK girl group came back with this catchy pop song which easily taken the top spot in UK. It also charted in Billboard Hot 100.

One Direction- Perfect
In support for “Made in the A.M.”, this second single became the boys’ second top 10 from the record and managed the second spot in UK.

Fifth Harmony- Worth It
This can be the girls’ breakthrough as it made to the top 15 in US and top 3 in UK. The saxophone-infused song already went multi-platinum.

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

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