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Album’s Singles Review: “When the Sun Goes Down” by Selena Gomez and The Scene / “Stars Dance” by Selena Gomez

When the Sun Goes Down (album)
“When the Sun Goes Down” was the most successful album by Selena Gomez and the Scene. However, it was their last album as a group as Selena has gone solo. The album contains electropop and dance pop songs, while some sounds like for teenyboppers. The album peaked at numbet 3 in the US and certified Gold Record by RIAA.

Who Says
“Who Says” was the first single from “When the Sun Goes Down”. It is a song which inspires people and was like the same theme with “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera. The song peak at number 21 in the US.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Love You Like a Love Song
“Love You Like a Love Song” was released as the album’s second single. I love the electro feel of the song which is not that common. The song peaked at number 22 at the Billboard Hot 100.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Hit the Lights
“Hit the Lights” was the last single from the album. It was an EDM track which failed to chart at the Hot 100.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Stars Dance (album)
Selena Gomez finally went solo in this album. This time, she has gone sensual than ever and a full-fledged EDM singer. The album became her first album to reach number 1 at the Billboard 200.

Come and Get It
“Come and Get It” was released as the first single from Selena Gomez’s first solo album “Stars Dance”. The song is somewhat sexy with Indian influences on it. It became her first top 10 hit when it reached number in the US, and number 8 in UK.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Slow Down
“Slow Down” was the second and final single from “Stars Dance”. The EDM track went to top 30 in the US, and charted in some countries. It also received certifications.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC /Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / SelenaGomezVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: Selena Gomez and The Scene “Kiss and Tell” and “A Year Without Rain”

Kiss and Tell (album)
Selena Gomez is doing well as an actress then on Disney Channel when she released an album with her band Selena Gomez and The Scene. Their first album was “Kiss and Tell”, which consisted of pop rock, and electronic music. So far, Selena Gomez is a good vocalist as she showcased on this album. The album was certified platinum by RIAA after reaching the top 10 in US albums chart.

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
“Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” is actually released for “Another Cinderella Story” movie soundtrack, but also included for “Kiss and Tell”. The electronic pop-rock influenced song went to number 58 in Billboard Hot 100.
Rate: 6.75 out of 10

Falling Down
“Falling Down” is actually the carrier single for “Kiss and Tell” since the previous single is intended for a movie soundtrack and just included in this album. The song is pop rock which draw influences from other female rock stars like Pink. The song charted in Top 100 in the US
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Selena Gomez and The Scene went upbeat this time with this club ready song “Naturally”, which talks about being you in a natural way. It was the biggest hit from the album reaching the top 30 in Billboard Hot 100, and top 10 in UK.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

A Year Without Rain (album)
Selena Gomez and The Scene released this second albun shortly after their debut. In this album, they sounded more with dance and pop music, with minimally rock. The album peaked higher in Billboard 200 reaching number 4.

Live Like There’s No Tomorrow
“Live Like There’s No Tomorrow” is a ballad actually a part of the soundtrack of her movie “Ramona and Beezus”.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Round Round
“Round Round” can be considered as the lead single for “A Year Without Rain”. The song has electronic and dance pop influences with some retro sound be heard from it. The song peaked at number 24 in Hot 100.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

A Year Without Rain
“AYear Without Rain” is the best single released from the album. It is a Eurodance song which has similarity with Kylie Minogue songs. The song went to top 40 in Billboard.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC /Wikipedia

Video from YouTube / SelenaGomezVEVO

10 Songs With “Rain”

“Rains” can be a blessing, while it can be a sad moments for others. In songs, “rains” was often related to sadness, which may happen during heart breaks.

Mariah Carey- Through the Rain
You may have failed but you can stand and catch up even when it is “raining”. You can get over and and succeed again. This song was a big hit all over Asia but with moderate reception in US.

Selena Gomez and The Scene- A Year Without Rain
A “year” without rainfall means drought, a rain can refresh one’s body and even the land. Same with love, without it, it seems things are dry. This song gave Selena and pals another top 40 hit.

Prince- Purple Rain
It would be cool for the eyes to see purple “rains”. But this song has more emotional and spiritual impact. The song became one of Prince’s biggest hits.

Madonna- Rain
When love falls like “rain”, it surely be a good feeling. This ballad from Madonna is one of her finest and which made it to top 20 in Billboard.

Paramore- When it Rains
If yout loving it when it “rains”, then listen to this song from Paramore. It might not be released as an official single, but it eas popular online.

Bruno Mars- It Will Rain
It will surely be agonizing when someone that gives you sunlight leaves. With the absence of sunshine, “rain” will fall. This song became Bruno’s fourth solo US top 5.

Billie Myers- Kiss the Rain
When someone misses you, just tell then to go out and kiss the “rain”. This rock and ballad song became Billie’s only big hit, as it hit the top 20 in major countries.

Guns N Roses- November Rain
Such a sad ending of the song. I remember the video back then. It’s video became one of the most memorable in MTV and the song itself, gave GNR a big success.

Ashanti- Rain on Me
It’s like the “rain” is falling on you when someone you love left. This song was one of Ashanti’s top 10 hits in the US.

Mary J. Blige and Ja Rule- Rainy Dayz
“Rains” can be regarded as a blessing MJB and Ja though of it in this Billboard top 20 hit.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Top 7 Female Band vocalist

It is rare to see female leading a band with male members. Oftentimes, they even made their band more successful since the camera is within them mostly than their bandmates playing the instruments. I listed some of these band vocalist who led their bands successfully.

Shirley Manson- From second half of 1990s, the band Garbage was led by this girl named Shirley who was also considered one of the top fashion icons as shown in some MTV shows. The band becane successful too scoring hits like “Milk”, “I Think I’m Paranoid, etc. They even sang the James Band hit “The World is Not Enough”. The secret to the band’s success? Of course it’s Shirley Manson.

Selena Gomez- Many of you might think she’s an artist of her own, but yes, she is now. Before? No. As we often hear ‘Selena Gomez and The Scene”‘, it’sa band which was led by Selena. It was a testament of Selena’s leadership as the band scored multiple top 10 albums and top 40 hits.

Dolores O’ Riordan- This lady have such a beautiful and rare voice. Among all the ladies in this list, she has the most beautiful voice for me. Well, she successfully led the band during the 1990s and created beautiful hit songs such as “Linger”, “Zombie” and a lot more. Their album “No Need to Argue” is among the best selling albums during the first half of 1990s. Thanks to Dolores who’s very much credited for their success.

Gwen Stefani- Apart from successful solo career, Gwen led No Doubt successfully as well. Their album “Tragic Kingdom” is among the biggest sellers for 1997, while big comeback came in 2002 after a moderate success of “Return of the Saturn”. The band never broke up, just in state of hiatus and she remained the band’s vocalist.

Florence Welch- One of the acclaimed bands recently, Florence & the Machine led by Florence Welch sold millions of albums. My favorite song from this band is “Dog Days are Over”. Undeniably, Florence have a beautiful voice which led the band’s success.

Hailey Williams- From the hard-rocking of “Misery Business” to a light and fun sound of “Ain’t it Fun”, the band scored many hit songs and hot selling albums. Hailey was also featured in songs by B.O.B. with “Airplanes” which was big hit, and Zedd. Well, she can make it as solo artist, yet she loves her band.

Amy Lee- Whether rock or ballad, her voice is very haunting that it was like taking you to the Gothic life. I wonder where she is now, but hoping for a new album of Evanescence that will take you back to their “Fallen” era.