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10 Notable Songs With ‘Heart’

When we talk about songs with ‘heart’, we might think it’a love song. Yeah, it can be true but some songs were about heart neing broken. Here are some notable songs with ‘heart’ in their title.

Celine Dion- My Heart Will Go On
Who will forget this song? Everybody cried when Jack died and Rose is crying for him as well with this song in the background. The movie which is “Titanic” is the highest grossing film then and this song is the biggest selling song of Celine Dion and that year, 1998

Toni Braxton- Un-break My Heart
Just one of the most memorable heartbreaking song in music, when you are begging to un-break a broken heart. This song became the R&B songstress’ biggest song ever.

Backstreet Boys- Shape of My Heart
Backstreet Boys always makes fine love songs as in this song, they begged the girl to show the shape of their heart. It was officially their last number one song.

NSYNC- Tearin’ Up My Heart
Your heart is like breaking whenever the one you love is present or not. This became the boyband’s one of their earliest hit.

Oasis- Stop Crying Your Heart Out
It feels good to have someone who will comfort you to stop crying. This Oasis song was a hit in UK and was even covered by fellow Brit, Leona Lewis.

Roxette- Listen to Your Heart
Roxette is telling everyone to listen to our heart as it will guide you to the right path. I may not believe in it but I will agree this is a great love song. It became one of the duo’s biggest hits.

Madonna- Open Your Heart
There might be something sexual in this song as Madge was known. The music video even shows a lot of skin from her dancing. Still, this song topped Billboard’s singles chart.

Bryan Adams- Straight from the Heart
Bryan Adams came out with this romantic ballad. It became a top 10 hit in the US.

Christina Perri- Jar of Hearts
This is a song for the heartbreakers and womanizers. It might not have peaked at number one but it was a sleeper hit.

Black Eyed Peas- Don’t Phunk With My Heart
It is not clear what ‘phunk’ means but it sounds like it is ‘mess’. The said word was a signature of Black Eyed Peas adopted from their “Elephunk” album. The song was a worldwide top 10 smash.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Top R&B Songs 1995-1999

During the second half of 1990s, R&B is slowly chnaging its landscape to more upbeat from the slow jams R&B lovers used to love. Here are the 15 R&B songs I listed that made impact during this era.

Montell Jordan- This is How We Do It
Going back to 1995, I used to hear this hip-hop R&B hit on radio and on MTV. It was very popular then as it became Montell’s signatue song.

Shaggy- Boombastic
The song was also popular as it waa used for a clothing/denim brand. It was very huge then and that one of Shaggy’s biggest hit ever.

Mariah Carey- Fantasy
This is one of the earliest rap-sung collaboration and remix hit, Mariah is slowly going to deeper R&B sound and this track was a chart-topper.

Whitney Houston- Exhale (Shoop, Shoop)
In this song, Whitney Houston showcases lower register of her voice which sounds so relaxing. It was a chart-topping song in some countries which of course included US.

TLC- Waterfalls
This is one of my favorite songs ever because of its simple melody and timely and relevant lyrics. It has become one of the most successful R&B track of the decade.

Coolio- Gangsta’s Paradise
This hip-hop song became Coolio’s masterpiece and was eventually a worldwide and one of the biggest sellers during 1990s.

Bone Thugs N Harmony- Tha Crossroads
The hip-hop group went spiritual this time and was a good formula as it scored them their biggest hit.

Toni Braxton- Un-break My Heart
Toni Braxton came out with another heartbreaking song which was one of the biggest songs of 1997. The song also was one of her best vocalled song.

R. Kelly- I Believe I Can Fly
This could have been R.Kelly’s most notable song with its nice R&B ballad melodies. It is also inspirational for many as it was used as winning piece for some singing competition contestants.

Usher- You Make Me Wanna
This has been one Usher’s earlier hits and the song was too tender and smooth with some guutar riffs on it.

Puff Daddy ft. Faith Evans & 112- I’ll Be Missing You
The song’s chorus was interpolated from The Police’s hit and helped the song become a big seller. It is also a tribute for Notorious B.I.G.

Boyz II Men- A Song for Mama
This is one of my favorite R&B hit during the period it was released as I dedicate it to my mother. It settled to a top ten position then.

K-Ci and Jojo- All My Life
This is a sweet song by a guy for a lady and one of the most favorited love songs in 1998. It went on to become a number one song for the duo.

Brandy and Monica- The Boy is Mine
Brandy and Monica was considered rivals and they fought for the love of a man via this song which was a worldwide smash.

TLC- No Scrubs
After taking a long break, TLC broke the chart with this comeback by which the girls doesn’t want a guy who has nothing.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Recap: Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 November 1, 2015

After a great episode last night, the fun continues today for three more artists are set to perform again. Yesterday, five artists had shown their impersonation of music icons and most of them hit it, though some had missed.

Tonight’s performers were:

Sam Concepcion as James Reid
After being at the bottom last week, Sam is ready to redeem himself through impersonating a rising pop star and already a huge actor James Reid. It may have helped that Sam and James are best friends but copying someone you’re closed to is not that easy. It shows how Sam nailed the performance. However, James don’t have the identity that really suits a huge pop star except his innocent look which Sam never failed. Voice and movements are really James so it’s a good performance

Denise Laurel as Toni Braxton
She became a guy last week as one of the judges Jed Madela. But this week, she’s the sultry R&B icon Toni Braxton. Denise was obviously discouraged with her performance after missing some words at the beginning which affected her performance. Nevertheless, her looks is good. The voice may not be a spot on but she carried it knowing Toni’s amazing voice is hard to copy

KZ Tandingan as Abra
KZ becomes a man. Not just a man as she did what everybody could not do which is rapping. It can be understood that she doesn’t sound like Abra, but the attitude is very good. I may not be totally impressed with the impersonation but I enjoyed the performance. It reminded me of the time when I was a huge hip-hop fan.

All of the artists had finally performed, and based on their performances, my ranking for their performances were:
1. Kakai Bautista
2. KZ Tandingan
3. Eric Nicolas
4. Sam Concepcion
5. Myrtle Sarosa
6. Denise Laurel
7. Kean Cipriano
8. Michael Pangilinan

The turnout of rankings below:
1. KZ Tandingan
2. Kakai Bautista
3. Kean Cipriano
4. Myrtle Sarosa
5. Eric Nicolas
6. Sam Concepcion
7. Denise Laurel
8. Michael Pangilinan

Kakai and Kean were actually tie with their total points. Next week is expected to be another great episode so I am looking forward for that again.

Your Face Sounds Familiar 2 airs every Saturday and Sunday night on ABS-CBN 2.