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Music 10 A’s: Alanis Morissette to Adele

1. Alanis Morissette

I love Alanis Morissette’s music especially with her album “Jagged Little Pill”. It is just a very honest record, and Alanis is a deep songwriter and a good vocalist.

2. Apologize
This is a song from Timbaland with real vocals of Ryan Tedder along with his band One Republic. Melody-wise and story-wise, it’s a good song. No doubt, it became a huge hit song.

3. Always Be My Baby
A song by Mariah Carey during mid-1990’s. American Idol winner David Cook had its own rock version, but Mariah’s version is way better.

4. All Saints
The time they came out, it was like move over Spice Girls. Ther were the new girl band at that time to watch. They became successful, though, not as successful as the Spice Girls. I love their R&B and pop style.

5. All the Right Reasons
Actually, the best selling album by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It generated a lot of hits and ny favorite was “Photograph”. Take note, it’s a different song from Ed Sheeran.

6. As Long As You Love Me
It is one of the earliest hits of Backstreet Boys in 1997. It was a pop song, and my cousin and sister loves it because they were Backstreet Boys fans. Justin Bieber had an “As Long As You Love Me” song as well, but a totally different song.

7. Aqua
Going back to the second half of 1990’s, that was the time when Danish group Aqua became popular. Surely, a lot danced with their hits like “Barbie Girl” and “Doctor Jones.

8. Always
Bon Jovi’s hit songs back in early 1990’s. It is a rock ballad which was one of their most notable hits. I always thought its title was “Romeo was Bleeding”. Lol!

9. America
Not referring to the country, rather, the band America. Surely, they based theor name with their country. I like their hit “Horse With No Name”, which was sampled by MIchael Jackson in a song, likewise Janet Jackson for her “Someone to Call My Lover” song. I always hear their music as my brother had a CD of them.

10. Adele
She is actually one of the best vocalist and most successful singer at this time. Well, her “25” LP just became the fastest selling album.

Video from YouTube / AdeleVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: Pussycat Dolls “PCD”

Pussycat Dolls became the top girl group of their time. It is reminiscent of Spice Girls, though they were more in a sexy inage due to burlesque style through their album PCD. The album contained pop, R&B and dance music with some sexual and feministic theme. The album became very successful worldwide which it went 3x platinum in the US.

Don’t Cha (ft. Busta Rhymes)
This song is somewhat seductive with its theme. It featured rapper Busta Rhymes with its rap part before the last chorus. In the music video, the girls has shown heavy choreography in their dance sequence. It eventually became a worldwide hit reaching number 1 and 2 in the UK and US, respectively.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Stickwitu (ft. Avant)
This served as the second release from PCD album and it is a R&B ballad track. The song talks about sticking to the person you love. I love the breezy and refreshing tunes of it. It became a hit worldwide.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Beep (ft. Will.i.am)
This single featured one of its co-writers Will.i.am. The term “Beep” was pertaining to the sound which meant to censor words. The song became the girl group’s third consecutive hit from PCD.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Buttons
This song is a R&B song with burlesque influence due to its steamy lyrics. But the Arabic influence in it helped to make it sounds good. The song still became a worldwide hit which in US and UK, it reached number 3.
Rate: 6.5 out of 10

I Don’t Need a Man
The song has a feminism theme about not needing a man. It has a disco-influenced track with retro tune. It was a hit in some countries including UK where it reached the top 10.
Rate: 6.25 out of 10

Wait a Minute (ft. Timbaland)
Pussycat Dolls released this as their final single of their first album. The song featured producer Timbaland, which is very obvious in its tune. It went top top 40 in the US.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / Wikipedia

10 Songs With “Something”

When you refer to “something”, it was like you had given or vice versa in most songs. There were great “something” songs and others became too popular, here are 10 of them:

A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera- Say Something
This might be one of the most popular “something” songs during the recent years. This emotional pop ballad from the duo along with diva Christina Aguilera was a top 5 hit worldwide.

Robbie Williams- Something Beautiful
British crooner Robbie Williams serenaded everyone in this song. He just wanted something beautiful and this went to the UK top 3, according to The Official Charts Company.

Secondhand Serenade- Something More
As a Secondhand Serenade fan, I waited for a new song from them and this came out. This song is something different from his usual sound and it is a good move. But the song performed moderately in the charts.

High School Musical Cast- Start of Something New
Want some pop love song? This “something” song from High School Musical topbilled by Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens may not be released as an official single, but it was a big radio hit in the Philippines.

James Morrison- You Give Me Something
I love this soulful song from James, who has a soulful voice too. He may be happy for that “something” he got. Well, this song went to top 5 in a number of territories.

Britney Spears- Do Something
Britney wants the guy to do “something” who’s looking at her. Well, this song went to the top 10 in UK and a number one hit here in the Philippines.

Mariah Carey- Say Something
Released as Mariah’s final single from her blockbuster comeback LP “Emancipation of Mimi”, it became a R&B hit but the lowest charting song from that record.

Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman- Something Stupid
I never though Nicole Kidman can sing so softly in that song. She was prompted to sing after her performance in “Moulin Rouge”. This song was number one in Europe and Asia then.

Timbaland and Drake- Say Something
The third song with the same title in this list, this collaboration was a big hip-hop hit then.

Shawn Mendes- Something Big
This young pop star may be doing big with “Stitches”, but prior to that, he came out with this “something” song which was a hit in his home country, Canada.

Some facts from Wikipedia