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Battle of Same Song Title: Leona Lewis vs Pharrell Williams / Black Eyed Peas vs Simple Plan

The first battle is between a female and a male singer, while the second one was two groups. Check the battles below:

Leona Lewis vs Pharrell Williams
“Happy”
Leona Lewis came back after the success of her album “Spirit”. This song was the first single for her album “Echo” and actually, the title of the song is opposite from its meaning. It’s about wanting to be happy while you are in the midst of sadness. The song went to the top 10 in many countries, though it failed to match the success of “Bleeding Love” as it only peaked at 32 in Billboard Hot 100.

 

Pharrell finally reached his peak of popularity with this song which was used for the film “Despicable Me 2”. The song which is plainly a happy song went to number one worldwide. Perhaps it success was due to its positibe sound and message. In its music video featured some celebrities.

 

Verdict:
Leona Lewis- Happy
Melody and Lyrics- 3.75 / Success- 3.0= 6.75

Pharrell Williams- Happy
Melody and Lyrics- 3.75 / Success- 4.75= 8.5

Winner: The lead was quite wide and it is clear to see that Pharrell Williams takes the “Happy” song battle.

Black Eyed Peas vs Simple Plan
“Shut up”
Black Eyed Peas gained worldwide success with “Where’s the Love?” So it is not easy to match it by its second single. The song may have failed to chart in the US, but it has been an international success especially in Europe where it went to number one in most countries.

 

Simple Plan released this single for their second LP “Still Not Getting Any”, and to be honest, I always associate this to the Black Eyed Peas song. The song was a modest hit worldwide.

 

Verdict:
Black Eyed Peas- Shut Up
Melody and Lyrics- 3.25 / Success- 3.75= 7.0

Simple Plan- Shut Up
Melody and Lyrics-2.75 / Success- 2.25= 5.0

Winner: Obviously, Black Eyed Peas won with 2.0 gap of points.

Credits: Wikipedia / Billboard
Videos from YouTube

Top Movie Soundtracks Hits Since 2010

Since 2010, soundtracks became a trend and several soundtrack albums hit the top 10 in sales. Their singles likewise performed well on the charts.

10. Anna Kendrick- Cups
(from Pitch Perfect)
The musical comedy film grossed well while its soundtrack peaked at top 3 in Billboard 200. While this song was a #6 hit despite its simple production.

9. Bruno Mars- It Will Rain
(from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1)
This ballad from Bruno Mars just became his fifth top 5 hit and contributed to the high sales of Breaking Dawn soundtrack.

8. Charlii XCX- Boom Clap
(from The Fault in Our Stars)
After being part of TFiOS soundtrack, this track became Charlii XCX’s biggest and breakthrough hit as solo. The film itself was a top grossing drama too.

7. Christina Perri- A Thousand Years
(from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1)
With such a voice and beautiful song, this song became a staple for the film as part 2 of this song was ande for Breaking Dawn 2.

6. Flo Rida- Club Can’t Handle Me
(from Step Up 3D)
This is the second time Step Up staff hired Flo Rida for their movie which was first hit with “Low”. The song is still a hit and Flo deserves acknowledgement from Step Up films.

5. Adele- Skyfall
(from Skyfall)
This song became the biggest Bond hit since Madonna’s 2002 hit. Skyfall just became one of the biggest hits of Adele. The film also became a mega blockbuster.

4. Ellie Goulding- Love Me Like You Do
(from Fifty Shades of Grey)
Ellie Goulding may have hits prior, but this one became her biggest. As part of Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack which topped the charts, theis song played a big part.

3. Idina Menzel- Let It Go
(from Frozen)
The soundtrack of Frozen became the biggest selling soundtrack album for a long time. Thanks to Idina’s hit which became a multiple platinum hit.

2. Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth- See You Again
(from Furious 7)
This song just became one of the biggest hits this year and sales if the single was huge as well as its billion views on YouTube. Thanks to the beautiful melody courtesy of Charlie Puth. The film also was a billion grosser.

1.Pharrell Williams- Happy
(from Despicable Me 2)
This song was the biggest hit in 2014 from the hit animation “Despicable Me 2”. It skyrocketed Pharrell’s career after this.