Sunday, November 30, 2008

John Legend - Ordinary People


"Ordinary People" is the Grammy-winning second single from John Legend's album, Get Lifted. The only instrument used in the song is the piano, which is played by Legend himself. The song has been praised for its raw emotion and simplicity, and is considered to be Legend's signature song.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Verve - Rather Be


"Rather Be" is the second single by English alternative rock band The Verve from their fourth album, Forth. Released on November 17, 2008, the song charted at #56 on the UK Singles Chart.

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Backstreet Boys - Drowning


"Drowning" is the single by the Backstreet Boys from their compilation album The Hits: Chapter One (2001). The song was initially recorded for the Black & Blue album and features Kevin Richardson on piano. This was the band's last song before a four-year-hiatus from 2001 - 2005. The song did moderately well in the international charts, peaking at #3 in Sweden and #5 in Norway.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Mary J. Blige - No More Drama


"No More Drama" is the second single from Mary J. Blige's fifth studio album No More Drama (2001). The song peaked at #15 on Billboard's Hot 100 and #9 in the UK. The video for the song, which features cameos by Mariah Carey and P. Diddy, won Blige her first MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video.

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Busta Rhymes - We Made It (feat. Linkin Park)


"We Made It" is a single from Busta Rhymes' eighth studio album Back on My B.S., featuring the alternative rock band Linkin Park. Released on April 29th, the track debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts at #65. The song has been used by TNT as the theme song for its coverage of the 2008 NBA Western Conference Finals and a song on the soundtrack on Madden NFL 09.

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50 Cent - 21 Questions (feat. Nate Dogg)


"21 Questions" is the second single from rapper 50 Cent's debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003). It also features rapper Nate Dogg on the chorus and outro. The song became 50 Cent's second number one song in the United States after "In Da Club". It also reached number six in the UK Singles Chart.

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Usher - Yeah! (feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris)


"Yeah!" is the lead single from Usher's fourth studio album, Confessions (2004). The song features Lil Jon and rapper Ludacris and reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for twelve weeks. It performed equally well on international music markets, topping several charts.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Ne-Yo - Mad


"Mad" is the third single by American pop/R&B singer Ne-Yo from his 2008 album, Year of the Gentleman. The album debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart, giving Ne-Yo his highest-charting album in the UK. The music video premiered at AOL on November 25, 2008.

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Ne-Yo - Miss Independent


"Miss Independent" is the second single by American pop/R&B singer Ne-Yo from his album Year of the Gentleman. It was released as a music download on August 26, 2008 and physical release in September 2008. The music video features cameo appearances by Estelle, Eve, Keyshia Cole, Jill Marie Jones and Teyana Taylor.

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Pink - Sober


"Sober" is the second single from Pink's fifth studio album, Funhouse. The song gained airplay before release in Australia on Today Network's stations and the Hot 30 Countdown. It was the number one most added song on Australian radio. Pink performed the song during the 2008 American Music Awards on November 23, 2008.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Leona Lewis - Run


"Run" was originally released by Snow Patrol as the second single from their third album, Final Straw (2003). The song re-entered the charts in November 2008 at #28 after Leona Lewis sang her version on The X Factor. Lewis first performed an acoustic version of the song on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on 31 October 2007.

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Snow Patrol - Run


"Run" is the second single by Snow Patrol from their third album, Final Straw, released in 2003. The song brought the band its first taste of mainstream success, reaching #5 on the UK charts. It re-entered the charts in November 2008 at #28 after Leona Lewis sang her version on The X Factor.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Guns N' Roses - Paradise City


"Paradise City" is a song written by the hard rock band Guns N' Roses and included on the 1987 album Appetite for Destruction. It is the band's only song on the album to use a synthesizer. The song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, the third single of the band's to go Top 10.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Beyoncé - Get Me Bodied


"Get Me Bodied" is a hip hop soul song written by Beyoncé Knowles, Sean Garrett, Solange Knowles (and others) for Beyoncé's second solo studio album, B'Day (2006). She took inspiration from her sister-singer Solange and former Destiny's Child band-mate Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams during the writing process, who all featured in the video. The song was nominated by VH1 Soul VIBE Awards Special for Video of the Year.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Amy Macdonald - This Is the Life


"This Is the Life" is a single by Scottish singer/songwriter Amy Macdonald from her 2007 album of the same title, released on December 10, 2007. The song has so far reached a peak of #1 in The Dutch Mega Top 50, #1 in the Dutch Top 40, #1 in the Ultratop 50, #2 in the German Singles Chart, #28 in the UK Singles Chart and #31 in the Poland Singles Chart.

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Jesse McCartney - It's Over


"It's Over" is the second single from pop singer Jesse McCartney's third studio album, Departure, released in May 2008. McCartney promoted the album on a co-headlining tour with Jordin Sparks, which began in August 2008 and ended in September.

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Black Eyed Peas - Shut Up


"Shut Up" is the second single by the American hip-hop band Black Eyed Peas, taken from their 2003 album Elephunk. The song received massive airplay even though it was not released as a single in U.S. due to the success of "Where Is the Love?". The single become an international success reaching #1 in Australia, Spain, France, Germany and many others.

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Black Eyed Peas - Pump It


"Pump It" is the fourth single from The Black Eyed Peas's 2005 album Monkey Business. The song heavily incorporates music from the Dick Dale version of the song "Misirlou" (known by many for being featured on the Quentin Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction). The song peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart, matching the chart success of previous single "My Humps".

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Michael Jackson - Earth Song


"Earth Song" is the third single from Michael Jackson's HIStory album. The song was written and composed by Jackson and was the first that overtly dealt with the issue of the environment and animal welfare. It topped the UK Singles Chart for six weeks over Christmas 1995 and sold a million copies, making it Jackson's most successful single in the UK.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

The Veronicas - Untouched


"Untouched" is an electro pop song and second single from The Veronicas second album Hook Me Up (2007). The song reached number 2 in Australia and is starting to become their United States breakthrough single.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Linkin Park - Crawling


"Crawling" is the second single from nu metal band Linkin Park's debut album Hybrid Theory (2000). The album sold more than 4.8 million records and was the best-selling album of 2001. The band was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, Best Rock Album and Best Hard Rock Performance for this song.

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Rihanna - Unfaithful


"Unfaithful" is a a pop–R&B ballad and the second single from pop singer Rihanna's second album, A Girl Like Me (2006). The song reached number one in many countries and charted strongly across the world. This music video also performed well on MTV's Total Request Live peaking at No. 1 for 14 days.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Guns N' Roses - Don't Cry


"Don't Cry" is the fourth track from hard rock band Guns N' Roses' 1991 album Use Your Illusion I. There is also a second version of the song, with alternate lyrics on the thirteenth track on Use Your Illusion II. Along with "Estranged" and "November Rain", this song forms a segment of the Illusions Trilogy.

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Akon - Right Now (Na Na Na)


"Right Now" a.k.a. "Right Now (Na Na Na)", is the first single from Akon's third studio album Freedom which will be available on December 2, 2008. The song debuted at #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on the week of October 2, fueled by high first week digital downloads of 93,000. A remix version featuring Kat DeLuna is also available for this song.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Tears for Fears - Sowing the Seeds of Love


"Sowing the Seeds of Love" is a 1989 hit song by British group Tears for Fears. The song reached #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #5 in the UK Singles Chart, as well as reaching #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks list in the US. The music video won two awards at the MTV Music Video Awards for Best Breakthrough Video and Best Special Effects.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Elvis Presley vs. JXL - A Little Less Conversation


"A Little Less Conversation" is a song originally recorded by Elvis Presley in 1968. In 2002, it was remixed by Junkie XL for the NIKE Football World Cup advertising campaign and went on to become a Number 1 hit in over 20 countries. The song has also been used in the soundtracks of several films, including Ocean's Eleven (2001), Bruce Almighty (2003) and Ocean's 13 (2007). It also appears in the trailer for the upcoming computer-animated film Bolt.

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Rihanna - Rehab (feat. Justin Timberlake)


"Rehab" is the eighth single taken from Rihanna's third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). Justin Timberlake and Timbaland, who co-wrote the song also contributed vocals in the bridge of the song. The song officially entered the Top 30 on pop radio on November 7, 2008.

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Jack White & Alicia Keys - Another Way to Die


"Another Way to Die", performed by Jack White (guitarist and lead vocalist of the alternative rock musical duo The White Stripes) and Alicia Keys, is the theme song to the 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace. Written and produced by White, who also plays guitar and drums on the track, the song is the first duet in the Bond film series. A shot of Daniel Craig as James Bond appears in the very last shot, which appeared in the theatrical trailer for the film.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Alicia Keys - Fallin'


"Fallin'" is an R&B–soul song written and produced by American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys for her debut album, Songs in A Minor (2001). The song became her first number-one single in the United States and her first top five hit in several countries. It was also Keys' second biggest single to date after 2007's "No One". The song won three Grammy Awards in 2002, including Song of the Year.

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Juanes - Me Enamora


"Me Enamora" or "It Makes Me Fall in Love" is a song written and performed by Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes. The song is the first radio single of his fourth solo studio album La Vida... Es un Ratico and it received three awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Short Form Music Video at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2008.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Carrie Underwood - Don't Forget to Remember Me


"Don't Forget to Remember Me" is the fourth single from Carrie Underwood's debut album Some Hearts (2005). This is the only country single released by Underwood to not reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs, peaking at number two. She performed this single live on American Idol during the fifth season's finale on May 24, 2006.

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Shania Twain - You're Still the One


"You're Still the One" is a Grammy Award winning song by Canadian singer Shania Twain. It was the third country single from her 1997 album, Come on Over. The single peaked at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and is recognized as Twain's most successful crossover single. The song was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 1999, winning for Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

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Shania Twain - Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)


"Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" is the second single by Canadian singer Shania Twain from her 1997 album, Come on Over. The single peaked at number six becoming Twain's sixth Top 10 hit on the Billboard country singles chart. The song was later released as her last single to European and Australian markets in 2000 and was also included on the 2004 Greatest Hits package.

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Carrie Underwood - All-American Girl


"All-American Girl" is the second single from Carrie Underwood's second studio album, Carnival Ride, released in the United States on December 17, 2007. The song has also reached number one on U.S. Hot Country Songs and spent 2 weeks at the top, making it her fourth consecutive Number One on that chart. Carrie, the fourth-season American Idol winner is the second-most successful artist to come from American Idol, just behind Kelly Clarkson.

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Soulja Boy - Crank That (Soulja Boy)


"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" is the Grammy-nominated debut single by American rapper Soulja Boy from his debut album souljaboytellem.com. The song spent seven weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 2007. It has also gone on to become the best selling digital download of all time, with current U.S. digital sales of over 5,000,000. The song received a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song at the 50th Grammy Awards.

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Aqua - Barbie Girl


"Barbie Girl" is the third single by Norwegian dance-pop group Aqua from their 1997 album Aquarium. The song topped the charts worldwide, particularly in European countries such as the UK, where it was #1 on the charts for three weeks; it was also on top of the charts in Australia for the same length of time, and reached #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Queen - I Want to Break Free


"I Want to Break Free" is a song performed by Queen and featured on their 1984 album The Works. The song peaked at number 3 on the UK Chart, and remained in the chart for fifteen consecutive weeks from its release in late April of 1984.

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Killers - Human


"Human" is the first single by Las Vegas-based alternative rock band The Killers, released from the band's third studio album Day & Age (2008). The song began receiving airplay on September 22, 2008, with a digital release on September 30, 2008. The song debuted at number 32 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on the chart week of October 18, 2008 and has also reached the top ten in the charts in several countries including Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Norway.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Garbage - I Think I'm Paranoid


"I Think I'm Paranoid" is the second single released from Garbage's second album Version 2.0. Released in the summer of 1998, the song became a hit in many parts of the world following up on the success of previous single releases "Stupid Girl" and "Push It". The song also made it onto the popular game Rock Band.

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Garbage - Cherry Lips


"Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)" was the second single from Garbage's third album beautifulgarbage, released worldwide in January 2002. The song was a massive hit in Australia, receiving a Gold Certification and currently their biggest hit in Australia, peaking at number seven. In the UK, the single peaked at #22 and spent three weeks in the top 40.

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Enya - Trains and Winter Rains


"Trains and Winter Rains" is the first single by Irish musician Enya from her new album And Winter Came (2008). The new album, announced on September 12, 2008 is a Christmas and Winter themed album. The music video mainly shows a boy's journey home on a train in London. It also shows Enya on a train. There are also some shots of the London skyline.

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Brandy - Have You Ever?


"Have You Ever?" is a pop ballad and third single from Brandy's second studio album, Never Say Never (1998). The song was Brandy's first and only solo single to reach the top position on the Billboard Hot 100. The ballad also reached number one in New Zealand, peaked within the top ten in Australia, and the top 30 in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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Kanye West - Heartless


"Heartless" is the second single from American hip hop artist Kanye West's upcoming album 808s & Heartbreak. Much like the first single from the album, "Love Lockdown", the song features Auto-Tune-processed vocals. The single was released onto iTunes on November 4, 2008. Within 1 day of release, the song earned the number two spot on iTunes downloads. As of November 6, 2008, it has earned the number one spot on iTunes.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Hilary Duff - Why Not


"Why Not" is a song recorded by Hilary Duff for the soundtrack of The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003), in which Duff starred. A different version of the song was released as the second single from Duff's first album, Metamorphosis (2003).

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Seal - A Change Is Gonna Come


"A Change Is Gonna Come" is the lead single from Seal's seventh studio album Soul, which will be released on 11 November 2008. The song is a cover of R&B singer-songwriter Sam Cooke's 1964 recording.

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Enya - Anywhere Is


"Anywhere Is" is the second single by Enya from her 1995 album, The Memory of Trees. The hit single charted at #10 on the UK Singles Chart. The album won the Grammy Award for Best New Age Album of 1997.

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Brandy - What About Us?


"What About Us?" is an R&B song and lead single from Brandy's third studio album, Full Moon (2002). Released during the first quarter of 2002, the song managed to reach the top ten in Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, the UK, and the United States. The video was nominated for Viewers' Choice Video in the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Robbie Williams - Rock DJ

"Rock DJ" is a song by British pop singer Robbie Williams from his fourth album, Sing When You're Winning, released in summer 2000. The song won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Special Effects. In 2006 it was voted by viewers as the seventh Most Groundbreaking Video Ever on MTV and in 2007 it was ranked at forty-eight on MuchMusic's 50 Most Controversial Videos.

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Seal - Love's Divine


"Love's Divine" is the second track from British soul singer and songwriter Seal's fourth album, Seal. The album is sometimes referred to informally as Seal IV.

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David Cook - Light On


"Light On" is the first official single to be released from American Idol season 7 winner David Cook's major label debut studio album, David Cook. The song debuted at number seventeen on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number eight on the Hot Digital Songs chart.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mariah Carey - Say Somethin' (feat. Snoop Dogg)


"Say Somethin'" is the sixth single from Mariah Carey's tenth studio album The Emancipation of Mimi (2005). The song features Snoop Dogg on the track rapping one verse. It peaked outside the top forty on the U.S. Hot 100 chart and the top twenty in Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Panic at the Disco - Northern Downpour


"Northern Downpour" is the third single from Panic at the Disco's second album, Pretty. Odd. The band officially confirmed the single at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 7. The video premiered on TRL on October 30, 2008.

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Secondhand Serenade - Fall for You


"Fall for You" is the first single from Secondhand Serenade's second studio album A Twist in My Story (2008). The single was first released as a digital download on January 21, 2008, and peaked at in September at #8 on the Billboard Pop 100 charts after receiving a lot of airplay in summer months.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Robbie Williams - Feel


"Feel" is the lead single from British pop singer Robbie Williams' fifth studio album, Escapology, in 2002. The song peaked at #2 and spent four weeks inside the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. The song became Williams' biggest international hit, becoming his first number-one single in the United World Chart and his best selling single in Europe.

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Hilary Duff - Reach Out


"Reach Out" is a dance-pop single performed by Hilary Duff. It is scheduled for commercial release in November 2008 to coincide with Duff's compilation album, Best of Hilary Duff. There are two versions of the song: the album version and this single version featuring up and coming rapper The Prophet.

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Michael Bublé - Kissing a Fool


"Kissing a Fool" was covered by Michael Bublé on his 2003 self-titled album and released as a single in the United States. The song reached the top 30 of the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. "Kissing a Fool" was originally performed by George Michael in his 1998 album Faith.

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