D.H.T. is a Belgian pop music duo whose cover version of "Listen to Your Heart" (originally recorded by Roxette) was a hit in the U.S. and in Australia in 2005. The track reached #7 in the UK Singles Chart in December of that year.
"Men in Black" was recorded by rapper and actor Will Smith for the movie Men in Black, in which he also starred. Aside from appearing on the movie's soundtrack, the song also appears on his 1997 album Big Willie Style and reached #1 on charts in the UK, and Germany. The song won Smith a Grammy Award in 1997 for Best Rap Solo Performance.
Specifically recorded for Will Smith's 1999 summer blockbuster movie, Wild Wild West, the song became a number-one pop hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The high-profile music video for the single, running seven minutes and including several dialog sequences, featured Smith, Kool Moe Dee, Dru Hill, and guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, and, as their Wild Wild West characters Kevin Kline, Salma Hayek and Kenneth Branagh.
"Hero" is a single from Enrique Iglesias' second English album Escape. The song was first released to radio in late November of 2001 to a positive critical and commercial reception, and went on become a number one hit in the United Kingdom, and in many other countries.
"Bad Day" is the first single from Canadian singer Daniel Powter's self-titled debut album. During the fifth season of American Idol, the song was played with a video of the contestant's journey on the show whenever they were voted off. The song became the number one song of the year for 2006 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
"This Love" was the second single from Maroon 5's 2003 hit album, Songs About Jane. When American Idol Season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis performed the song on American Idol, the song re-entered the iTunes Charts the day after the performance. It has since risen to #37 and may re-enter the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
"Not in Love" is a pop song performed by Enrique Iglesias and Kelis. It was released as the album's second and final single from Iglesias' seventh studio album, 7 (2003) in early 2004, peaking at number five on the UK Singles Chart.
"Bailamos" or "Let's Dance" is a Latin pop song from singer Enrique Iglesias which first appeared on a limited edition of his Spanish album Cosas Del Amor as well as the Soundtrack to the movie Wild Wild West. It was the debut single of Iglesias in the English-language market, and attained immense success, reaching #1.
"Escape" is a hit single and second single from Enrique Iglesias' 2001 album, Escape. The album is his biggest commercial success to date, with numerous hit singles faring well and placing highly or topping various charts both in North America and elsewhere.
"Anyway" is the hit single from Martina McBride's ninth studio album, Waking Up Laughing which was released on April 3, 2007. Martina was also one of the nine celebrity coaches who worked with the contestants on American Idol, season 6 on April 17 where she performed the song live.
"Everytime We Touch" is a Dance track by German act Cascada from their Everytime We Touch album. It was a huge worldwide dance-hit in early 2006, and in the United States it reached the top ten in 2006.
"Thnks fr th Mmrs" is a single released from Fall Out Boy's 2007 release Infinity on High. "Thnks fr th Mmrs" is the words "Thanks for the Memories" with vowels removed, possibly with the intention of suggesting it was written as part of a text message.
"Wait for You" is the first official single by former American Idol contestant Elliott Yamin from his self titled album. On May 16, 2007, "Wait for You" was performed by Yamin on the American Idol Season 6 Top 3 results show, which caused the song to jump 60 spots to #17 on iTunes in a few hours.
Distancing herself from her American Idol image, Kelly Clarkson took more creative control with her second studio album Breakaway (2004), and developed a more rock-oriented image, including this hit single "Since U Been Gone". Clarkson received a Grammy Award in 2006 for this song in the category of Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
"The Real Thing" is the first single from Bo Bice's solo debut album, The Real Thing. Released on December 13, 2005, the album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Bo Bice is one of several non-winners (along with Clay Aiken, Joshua Gracin, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, and Chris Daughtry) to achieve good success in record sales.
Country music trio Rascal Flatts released "What Hurts the Most" as a single for their 2006 album Me And My Gang, and it became their fifth No. 1 single on Billboard's Country Singles chart. The song reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts and earned two nominations for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, in the categories of Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and Best Country Song.
"Come Back to Me" is a the first single by Vanessa Hudgens from her debut album, V. Premiering on the Disney Channel on August 25, 2006, the single is currently climbing the pop airplay charts. She is best known for her role as Gabriella in the hit Disney Channel film, High School Musical.
Augustana, a rock band from Illinois, is best known for their single, "Boston" from their 2005 album All the Stars and Boulevards. The single was also used on the 5th season Scrubs episode "His Story III".
"Suddenly I See" is the third single by Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall from her 2005 debut album, Eye to the Telescope. The song was Tunstall's highest charting in the UK and became popular in the United States after being featured prominently at the beginning of the movie The Devil Wears Prada.
"U + Ur Hand" is the third single released from Pink's fourth album, I'm Not Dead (2006). The music video premiered in the United States on MTV's Total Request Live on September 29, 2006 and reached number one on TRL six days after its debut, her second video to reach the top on the countdown after the video for her 2003 single "Trouble".
Featuring Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, "Cupid's Chokehold" is Gym Class Heroes' best known hit from their As Cruel as School Children album. First released in 2004 on The Papercut Chronicles, the song was re-recorded for their album As Cruel as School Children in 2006.
"Blaze of Glory, inspired by the movie Young Guns II, is from Jon Bon Jovi's first solo album of the same name, Blaze of Glory, released in 1990. The song hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and earned Jon an Academy Award nomination for Best Song.
"Livin' on a Prayer" is Bon Jovi's second single from their 1997 album Slippery When Wet. The song is now considered a classic, and is the band's signature song. In 2006, online voters rated the song #1 on VH1's list of The 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s.
Prior to the release of their debut album, PCD (2005), The Pussycat Dolls contributed to the soundtrack CDs for the films Shark Tale and Shall We Dance? "Sway" from the film Shall We Dance? became the group's first single and first music video.
"Beep" is the third single by American recording group the Pussycat Dolls' from their debut album PCD (2006). The song was a moderate hit worldwide, having charted within the top twenty on the majority of the charts it entered and peaked at #13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song also features Black Eyed Peas lead rapper will.i.am.
"Promiscuous" is a pop song recorded by Nelly Furtado and Timbaland for Furtado's third album Loose (2006). The song was awarded the award for the Best Pop Song at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, was nominated for the Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards and won Single of the Year at the 2007 Juno Awards.
"Because of You" is the first single and title track from Ne-Yo's sophomore album, Because of You, released on May 1, 2007. The official remix is with Kanye West & Michael Jackson, but there are other versions as well. The song has become his second-most successful song in the U.S., after his 2006 #1 hit "So Sick".