Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice

Fatboy Slim a.k.a. Norman Cook is an English musician in the dance music genre. His style is known as big beat, a combination of hip hop, breakbeat, rock, trance, house and rhythm and blues. The catchy and popular single "Weapon of Choice" also boasted an award-winning video starring Christopher Walken.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Nelly Furtado - Maneater

Nelly Furtado is a Canadian singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and record producer who came to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut album Whoa, Nelly!. The album featured the Grammy Award-winning singles "I'm Like a Bird" and "Turn off the Light". Her third album Loose became her most successful album, with the hit single "Maneater" reaching number-one in several countries including the United States and Canada.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Céline Dion - A New Day Has Come

"A New Day Has Come" is the first hit single and title track from Céline Dion's comeback album A New Day Has Come, released on March 11, 2002. The album restarted her commercial success as it topped the charts in seventeen countries, including reaching #1 on the United World Chart.

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Michael Jackson - You Rock My World

"You Rock My World" was the debut single from Michael Jackson's 2001 album Invincible. The song peaked at #10 on the U.S. Hot 100 while reaching #1 in the United World Chart. The song was nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 2002 Grammy Awards. The video features Chris Tucker.

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Saturday, September 16, 2006

James Blunt - You're Beautiful

James Blunt's 2004 debut album Back to Bedlam, especially the number one hit "You're Beautiful", brought him to fame in 2005. The English singer-songwriter's style is a mix of pop and adult contemporary. He became the first British artist to top the American singles chart in nearly a decade when the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006.

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Nick Lachey - What's Left of Me

"What's Left of Me" is the first single to be released from Nick Lachey's second album, What's Left of Me. The ballad expresses how Lachey feels about the divorce situation with his ex-wife Jessica Simpson. It quickly became a hit, reaching a peak position of #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is Lachey's most successful single to date as a solo artist.

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Shakira - Hips Don't Lie (feat. Wyclef Jean)

"Hips Don't Lie" is a Grammy Award-nominated Latin pop song and second single from Shakira's second English album Oral Fixation Vol. 2 in 2006. The song featuring rapper Wyclef Jean, became one of the world's best-selling singles of all time and one of the hottest songs of summer 2006. The song is also her first single to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Michael Jackson - Scream (feat. Janet Jackson)

"Scream" is the lead single released by Michael Jackson from his 1995 album, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. Featuring his sister, Janet Jackson, the song reached the Top 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and won three awards at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards. The music video currently holds the record as the world's most expensive music video ever made.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Enigma - Return to Innocence

"Return to Innocence", another popular Enigma single has appeared on notable TV shows and movies, such as an episode of the TV series, The Outer Limits and the end credits of the movie, Man of the House. The single was also included in the release of their Love Sensuality Devotion: The Greatest Hits album in 2001.

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Enigma - Sadeness (Part 1)

Enigma is a musical project started by Michael Cretu in 1990. Five studio albums have been produced under the name of the project and a sixth one is currently in production, slated to be released in late 2006. The group first achieved commercial success through this single "Sadeness (Part 1)", which juxtaposed Gregorian chants and sexual overtones over a dance beat that was highly peculiar to the ears of the public at that time.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Norah Jones - Come Away with Me

"Come Away with Me" is the title track from Norah Jones' 2002 debut album Come Away with Me. The album sold approximately twenty million copies worldwide and won five awards at the Grammy Awards of 2003, including Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

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Norah Jones - Don't Know Why

Norah Jones is an American multi-Grammy Award winning pianist and singer-songwriter. Her career was launched with her massively successful 2002 debut album Come Away with Me which sold 20 million copies worldwide and received eight Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best New Artist, and Song of the Year for this single "Don't Know Why".

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Monday, September 4, 2006

Enya - Caribbean Blue

"Caribbean Blue" is a hit song by Irish musician Enya from her 1991 album, Shepherd Moons, which peaked at Number 13 in the UK Singles Chart. The song features a kind of tropical mood with a relaxing vibe, giving the listener the feeling of being on a Caribbean island. The song was later included in her greatest hits collection, Paint the Sky with Stars: The Best of Enya (1997).

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Enya - Only Time

"Only Time" is a song by Irish singer Enya, first released in 2000. The release of this single coincided with the release of the album A Day Without Rain. The song was also featured in the soundtrack of the motion picture Sweet November. To date, The song is Enya's biggest solo hit in the United States, where it peaked at #10 and #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and Adult Contemporary Chart respectively.

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Saturday, September 2, 2006

U2 - Vertigo

"Vertigo" is the opening track and first single from U2's 2004 album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. The single was released for airplay on September 24, 2004; upon release the song received extensive airplay and was an international hit, being featured in a popular Apple iPod television commercial. The song was honored with the Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Short Form Music Video at the 2005 Grammy Awards.

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Kanye West - Diamonds from Sierra Leone

Kanye West is a six-time Grammy Award-winning American producer/rapper. In 2005, he released his second album Late Registration which went on to sell over 860,000 copies in its first week, and subsequently earned him eight Grammy Award nominations including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" was one of the first two singles from that album.

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Nickelback - Photograph

Nickelback is a post-grunge rock band from Alberta, Canada. The band's latest release, All the Right Reasons has already sold more than 3.3 million albums in US and almost 5 million albums worldwide while not even a year has passed since its release. The single "Photograph" was nominated for best single in the 2006 Juno Awards (Canada's Grammy Awards).

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Friday, September 1, 2006

Linkin Park - Breaking the Habit

"Breaking the Habit" is another hit single from Linkin Park's critically acclaimed second album Meteora (2003). The video for the song featured Japanese-style animation by the same studio that created the animated scenes in Kill Bill, Production I.G., and was directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Hahn.

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Britney Spears - Toxic

"Toxic" is the second single from Britney Spears' fourth studio album In the Zone (2003). The song enjoyed critical acclaim and international success, topping many singles charts around the world. In 2005, Spears won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. It is considered to be one of Spears' signature songs, along with "... Baby One More Time", "Oops!... I Did It Again", "Gimme More" and "Womanizer".

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Linkin Park - Somewhere I Belong

"Somewhere I Belong", the first single from Linkin Park's second album, was released in February 2003 to critical acclaim. Meteora was released and debuted at number one on Billboard's music chart after selling 810,000 copies in its first week. It has sold nearly 11 million copies worldwide, more than 5 million in the US alone.

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Linkin Park - Papercut

"Papercut" is the first track and third single by the nu metal band Linkin Park from their 2000 debut album Hybrid Theory, released in 2001. The single was only released in foreign countries, but never officially released in the US.

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