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Album’s Singles Review: “Life for Rent” and “Safe Trip Home” by Dido

Life for Rent (album)
With the global success of Dido with “No Angel”, she released her second album “Life for Rent”. The album achieved global success, though sold below the previous album. According to reports, it sold 12 million copies. It was a record breaker for Dido in United Kingdom as a fast seller.

White Flag
“White Flag” has been the first single off Dido’s second album “Life for Rent”. The track is a perfect lead single as it is the best track on it. It was a worldwide hit reaching number 1 in some countries. It was a top 20 single in US, while number 2 in UK.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10

Life for Rent
“Life for Rent” has been the second single for the album. The pop song is just relaxing along with Dido’s soft voice. It became a top 10 hit in some countries, including United Kingdom where it reached number 8.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Don’t Leave Home
“Don’t Leave Home” was the third single off “Life for Rent”. The song had a trip-hop sound. It charted in many countries and number 25 hit in United Kingdom.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Sand in My Shoes
“Sand in My Shoes” was the official last single of “Life for Rent”. It is a beautiful song which became a US dance hit. In UK, it reached number 29.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Safe Trip Home (album)
Dido took years to release a follow-up to the highly successful albums “No Angel” and “Life for Rent”. The album “Safe Trip Home” was a great album, though not to the level of her previous two albums. The song failed to match her two albums’ success. It peaked at number 2 in United Kingdom.

Don’t Believe in Love
“Don’t Believe in Love” was the first single of “Safe Trip Home”. The single is a pop track reminiscent of her past singles. It may have hit the top 10 in some countries but a failure in UK where it onoy peaked at number 54.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Quiet Times
“Quiet Times” did not have a widespread release. The song charted at low position in few countries.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / DidoVEVO