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Music 10 O’s: O-Town to One Direction

1. O-Town
They were the winner of the TV show “Making the Band”. After that, they produced hit singles such as “Liquid Dreams” and “All or Nothing”. But their success was short termed.

2. OutKast
They were one of the best hip-hop duo ever. I love their song “Ms. Jackson” from “Stankonia” album. Their most successful album was “Speakerboxx / The Love Below” and my favorite from the album was “Hey Ya”.

3. Obsessed
This is a song by Mariah Carey from her album “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel”. It was her song that was meant to diss Eminem, who first dissed her.

4. Ode to My Family
This is one of my favorite song from the Irish band The Cranberries. It wasn not a happy song, but I love it as it was longing to be with your family, as well as the place or hometown where you had grown up.

5. Oh Mother
This was a song by Christina Aguilera that was for her mother. It was from the album “Back to Basics” which has a classic sound on it.

6. Owl City
I love this one man band who had the hit song “Fireflies”. He achieved success again when he collaborated with Carly Rae Jepsen. It was the song “Good Time” which became his second hit.

7. On the 6
The first album by Jennifer Lopez. It was multiple platinum and produced the hit songs “If You Had My Love” and the club-ready song “Waiting for Tonight”.

8. On a Night Like This
It was a dance hit by Aussie singer Kylie Minogue. It follows the comeback hit of her “Spinning Around” which was a hit in 2000.

9. One Call Away
A song by Charlie Puth which followed his hit “Marvin Gaye” with Meghan Trainor. Rapper Chingy had his own song with that title too.

10. One Direction
The biggest boyband during the recent years. They were from UK which their popularity was extended worldwide. They were on hiatus now, but before it happened, Zayn left the group and had gone solo.

Video from YouTube / OutkastVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: Carly Rae Jepsen “Kiss” and “Emotion”

“Kiss” (album)
“Kiss” was released as the first album globally by Carly Rae Jepsen. The album contains pop songs, with more of dance pop and disco songs. It wasn’t that a very impressive album, but it had some highlights too and they gladly picked the right songs from the album. The album went to US top 10 but not as successful as expected.

Call Me Maybe
“Call Me Maybe” is a beautiful and catchy pop songs as its melody was too sweet for the ears. The song became a global smash after reaching number 1 worldwide and ended as one of the biggest selling singles worldwide.
Rate: 9.5 out of 10

Good Time (with Owl City)
This is a perfect follow up to “Call Me Maybe” since it is as fun, and catchy but below the previous single’s level when it comes to melody. The song was successful worldwide after reaching the top 10 in numerous countries
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

This Kiss
This pop song is good but not as good as the previous two singles. It doesn’t perform very well at the charts too going to low chart positions.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Tonight I’m Getting Over You
The song is dance-pop and catchy enough to be the second best song from “Kiss”. Good thing they picked the right songs from the album as a single as the remaining songs weren’t that great. The song charted in many countries which included top 40 placement in UK.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

“Emotion” (album)
“Emotion” was the second international album of Carly Rae Jepsen. The album is very beautiful as it is a reminiscent of 1980’s pop sound and too sweet to listen to. Unfortunately, the album didn’t received much attention and was underrated despite being one of the best albums of 2015.

I Really Like You
I really, really, really like this song as it is catchy and fun. I think it is one of her best singles released. It was a great comeback but not as successful as “Call Me Maybe” despite the effort to match it. The song can still be considered as worldwide smash, including UK where it reached the top 3.
Rate: 9.5 out of 10

Run Away With Me
This is a good pop song, but I think there are better singles fitted to be the second single. The song charted worldwide but at low positions.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Your Type
I love the synth and sound of this song. It can be a better second single but it is still good being released. Hoping this song can catch up in music charts.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / CarlyRaeJepsenVEVO