Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Evanescence - Sweet Sacrifice


"Sweet Sacrifice" is the third single from American alternative metal band Evanescence's second album The Open Door. The single was first released in Germany on May 25, 2007 and was later nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award in the category Best Hard Rock Performance.

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Katy Perry - Thinking of You


"Thinking of You" is the fourth official single of Katy Perry from her 2008 album One of the Boys. Perry performed the song as the official single for the first time on MuchMusic HQ's MuchOnDemand on December 15, 2008.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Erykah Badu - Honey


"Honey" is the lead single by Erykah Badu, released from her third studio album, New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) (2008). The music video for won Best Direction at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, and was nominated for Best Special Effects, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography. The video was also nominated for Best Short Form Music Video at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.

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Paramore - Decode


"Decode" is a song by American rock band Paramore released as a single from the soundtrack to the film Twilight. After the band's hit single "Misery Business", the song has been their first single to be successful on both Alternative and Pop radio formats.

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Oasis - The Shock of the Lightning


"The Shock of the Lightning" is the fourth track from British rock band Oasis' seventh studio album Dig Out Your Soul. The song was released as the first single from the album on 29 September 2008. The song entered the UK Singles Chart at #3 and also reached #12 on the Billboard Modern Rock Chart in the USA.

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Kanye West - Flashing Lights (feat. Dwele)


"Flashing Lights" is the ninth track and fourth single from rapper Kanye West's album Graduation. The video was originally premiered at the Entertainment Weekly Grammy after-party on February 10, 2008. Due to the graphic nature of the music video, the video did not premiere on BET on February 13, 2008 as originally planned.

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Gnarls Barkley - Who's Gonna Save My Soul


"Who's Gonna Save My Soul" is the third single taken from Gnarls Barkley's second studio album The Odd Couple. It is played in a slow and sad blues style. On December 3, 2008, the video was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video.

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Kings of Leon - Use Somebody


"Use Somebody" is the second single from Kings of Leon's fourth studio album Only by the Night, released on December 8, 2008. The music video was premiered exclusively on the band's MySpace page on November 4, 2008.

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Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire


"Sex on Fire" is the first single of Kings of Leon's fourth studio album, Only by the Night. The song gave Kings of Leon their first number one single in Australia, Ireland and United Kingdom, charting at the top-spot in the UK singles chart on digital downloads alone, before its physical release. The song also earned the band their first Grammy nominations in 2008; the song was nominated for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. In addition, the album earned a nomination for Best Rock Album.

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MGMT - Time to Pretend


"Time to Pretend" is the debut single (in the UK) from MGMT's 2008 album Oracular Spectacular. The band was previously known as The Management. The album debuted at number twelve on the UK Album Chart, and hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart.

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Metallica - All Nightmare Long


"All Nightmare Long" is the forty-fourth single by American thrash metal/heavy metal band Metallica, and the fifth from the band's ninth studio album, Death Magnetic. The single was released on December 15, 2008 and was used as the theme for the WWE's pay-per view event No Mercy 2008.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

My Chemical Romance - I'm Not Okay (I Promise)


"I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" is the second single from My Chemical Romance's second studio album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, released in 2005. The song reached #86 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and, in March 2005, #19 on the UK Singles Chart.

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Apocalyptica - I Don't Care


"I Don't Care" is a song by the Finnish cello rock band Apocalyptica, featuring Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace on lead vocals. The song was originally released on Apocalyptica's sixth studio album Worlds Collide on September 14, 2007, but was re-recorded for the US release of said album, and shall also appear on the single release.

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Barenaked Ladies - One Week


"One Week" is a 1998 hit single by Canadian alternative rock band, Barenaked Ladies. It is often regarded as the song that propelled the band to superstar status outside Canada. One reason for the song's popularity was the large number of pop culture references worked into the lyrics. The song has remained the band's biggest hit to date.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Nickelback - Gotta Be Somebody


"Gotta Be Somebody" is the first official single to be released from Nickelback's sixth studio album, Dark Horse. The song has already reached #1 on American iTunes Rock Chart and #3 on the overall top selling songs. It shot to the #1 spot overall on the Canadian iTunes store.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Demi Lovato - La La Land


"La La Land" is the second single from American actress, singer and songwriter Demi Lovato's 2008 debut album, Don't Forget. The single was confirmed by Lovato herself, during a press conference held at the American Music Awards. The song is also used as a promo for Lovato's television series Sonny With a Chance.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Crazy Frog - Axel F


"Axel F", also known as the "Crazy Frog song", is a novelty song that was the debut and most internationally successful single by Crazy Frog, released in 2005. It is a remix of Harold Faltermeyer's 1984 composition "Axel F". The Crazy Frog has also spawned a range of merchandise and toys, and two video games.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Seal - It's A Man's Man's Man's World


"It's a Man's Man's Man's World" is a song originally recorded by James Brown in 1966. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Top R&B Singles charts and #8 in the Billboard Hot 100 and became a staple of Brown's live shows. Soul is the sixth studio album by British singer Seal and was released on 11 November 2008. The album is made up of cover versions of eleven soul music classics including this song and the album's lead single, "A Change Is Gonna Come".

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Murray Head - One Night in Bangkok


"One Night in Bangkok" is a song originally released in 1984 by an English actor and singer Murray Head. The original version was one of the main tracks in the 1984 concept album for the musical Chess. The song was a million-selling smash across the globe, topping the charts in many countries, including West Germany, Switzerland and Australia. The song was well received in the United States, where it peaked at #3 in May, 1985.

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Miley Cyrus - Fly on the Wall


"Fly on the Wall" is the second single from American pop singer Miley Cyrus' second solo studio album Breakout. The song first debuted on Radio Disney on August 9, 2008. She also performed the song at the American Music Awards of 2008. On November 25, 2008, she performed the song on Dancing with the Stars.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You


"All I Want for Christmas Is You" is a song by American singer Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, and recorded for Carey's fifth album Merry Christmas (1994). The song was released as the album's first single in December 1994 and reached the top ten in several countries. On November 9, 2008, the song re-entered the UK Singles Chart again, this time at #104 and has so far peaked at #37.

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Lil Wayne - A Milli


"A Milli" is a track, second official single, and official street single from Lil Wayne's sixth studio album, Tha Carter III. In December 2008, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album to be presented at the 51st Grammy Awards.

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Akon - Belly Dancer (Bananza)


"Belly Dancer (Bananza)" is the title of a single by R&B singer Akon from his 2004 debut album Trouble. It reached #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 22, 2005. The song became more popular in the UK, reaching #5, becoming Akon's third Top 5 hit there.

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Simple Plan - I'm Just a Kid


"I'm Just a Kid" is the debut single by Simple Plan from their debut album No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls (2002). It was featured in the films Grind, The New Guy, and Cheaper by the Dozen.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Lily Allen - The Fear


"The Fear" is the lead single off British singer Lily Allen's second album It's Not Me, It's You. The song will be released physically and digitally on January 26, 2009.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Three Days Grace - I Hate Everything About You


"I Hate Everything About You" is the debut single of the alternative metal band Three Days Grace, from their debut album Three Days Grace. The single reached number two on the US Modern Rock Charts, number one on the Mainstream Rock Charts, and number two on the Canadian Rock charts.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Cassie - Official Girl (feat. Lil Wayne)


"Official Girl" is the first single from singer Cassie's second studio album, which is yet to be named or released. The single features southern-rapper Lil Wayne. The music video premiered at number 3 on MTV's Total Request Live on September 2, 2008. On September 9, 2008 the music video reached number 1 on TRL, beating out Pink's "So What".

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