Sunday, December 31, 2006

Singlepedia: All Saints - I Know Where It's At

"I Know Where It's At" is the debut single by English-Canadian girlgroup, All Saints. It was released as CD single and cassette single at U.K. on 18 August 1997. 

This R&B song was released in 1997 and became their first Top 10 hit, peaking at #4 on U.K. Singles Chart. A total of 158,769 copies have been sold. The single was released in the U.S. after All Saints scored their first number one hit with "Never Ever". The track was originally released in Australia to coincide with the U.K. release, where it peaked at #67. After the second single "Never Ever" reached #1, the track was re-released where it peaked at #12.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Song Of The Day: Neil Young - The Painter

Canadian musician Neil Young released a country rock "The Paniter" as his track for his studio album "Prairie Wind" on 27 September 2005 under Reprise Hotel. "Prairie Wind" received two Grammy Award nominations at the 2006 Grammy Awards - Best Rock Album of the Year and Best Rock Solo Performance for "The Painter".

Friday, November 10, 2006

New Music Video: Gwen Stefani - Wind It Up

American recording artist and also lead vocal from ska group No Doubt, Gwen Stefani has a new music video for her single "Wind It Up" taken from her studio album "The Sweet Escape". This music video was aired for the first time through MTV on 10 November 2006 and directed by Sophie Muller. Check her video out with Harajuku Girls theme.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Live Performance: Rascal Flatts & Kelly Clarkson - What Hurts The Most [Live At ACMA]

Live performace by American country pop Rascal Flatts with American Idol alumn Kelly Clarkson on famous song "What Hurts The Most". This song was covered by so many artists. Check their performance from ACMA.

Saturday, May 6, 2006

Battle Tracks: Lindsay Lohan & Tiffani Wood - What Are You Waiting For?

American recording artist, Lindsay Lohan and Australian singer-songwriter, Tiffani Wood released "What Are You Waiting For" as their song. Lindsay Lohan performed "What Are You Waiting For" for soundtrack "Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen" on 17 February 2004 while Tiffani Wood performed "What R U Waiting 4" as her single on 15 March 2004. This pop rock song was written by Bridget Benenate, Matthew Gerrard and Steve Booker. Both of them brought pop rock as the genre of the song. Which one you think are better? Team Lindsay or Team Tiffani?


Friday, May 5, 2006

Pop Zone: Westlife - Evergreen

"Evergreen" is a pop song, co-written by Jörgen Elofsson, Per Magnusson and David Kreuger, and for the first time recorded by Irish boyband Westlife for their third studio album "World Of Our Own". It was released as track inside "World Of Our Own" album on 1 November 2001. Actually, this song was released as promotional single around 2002, but officialy as Westlife's single in the Philippines and reached at #3 on PARI.

Classic Hits: 911 - Night To Remember

"Night To Remember" is a debut single from English boyband 911. This pop song is a cover song, originally by American group Shalamar. This song was written by Nidra Beard, Dana Meyers and Charmaine Sylvers. 911 bring pop, disco and funk to the beat of this song.

Ginga Records released "Night To Remember" as 911's debut single via CD and cassette on 5 May 1996. It reached at #38 on U.K. Singles Chart. Later, this single was featured on their debut studio album "The Journey" and retitled as "A Night To Remember".


911 - Night To Remember

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Pop Zone: Will Young - Anything Is Possible

Will Young is the first winner of U.K. Pop Idol and released "Anything Is Possible" as his debut single "Anything Is Possible / Evergreen". This pop song debuted at #1 on U.K. Singles Chart.

"Anything Is Possible" was released as double single on 25 February 2002 by Sony BMG Records. This is the first single from Idol series winner from all around the world. Later, the song was featured on Will Young's debut studio album "From Now On".


Will Young - Anything Is Possible

Single Of The Day: Juanes - Lo Que Me Gusta A Mí

"Lo Que Me Gusta A Mí" is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes. It means "What I Like". This song was written and performed by Juanes self. The song is the fifth of six radio singles released in promotional of his studio album, "Mi Sangre".

Juanes -  Lo Que Me Gusta A Mí

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Pop Zone: Aqua - Didn't I

"Didn't I" is a track from Aqua's debut studio album "Aquarium" on Limited Christmas Edition. This track was released on late 1997 and not included on standard album of "Aquarium" and this track also released as single on some countries.


Aqua - Didn't I

Classic Hits: All Saints - I Know Where It's At

English-Canadian girl group All Saints released "I Know Where It's At" for the first time at United Kingdom on 18 August 1997. The song was debuted on the National Lottery Live and the first performance on Top Of The Pops was on 2 September 1997.

"I Know Where It's At" was written by Shaznay Lewis and Karl Gordon, and produced by Gordon. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen are credited as writers because the song samples elements from Steely Dan's "The Fez". 

The official music video for "I Know Where It's At" was directed by Alex Hemming. It was the first video All Saints ever released. It was to show the girls in an urban setting as the more streetwise variants of girl groups. The video was shot with very little colour, with the girls almost entirely in black and white.


All Saints - I Know Where It's At

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Single Of The Day: Tim McGraw - When The Stars Go Blue

American country singer Tim McGraw released "When The Stars Go Blue" as his single. Tim bring alternative country rock to make soul of the song. Curb Records released this single at U.S. on 6 March 2006. This song was originally perfomed and written by Ryan Adams and also he released this song as his single, so this song is a cover.

"When The Stars Go Blue" is also featured on Tim McGraw's studio album "Greatest Hits Vol. 2". A nice song to be collected.

Monday, May 1, 2006

Pop Zone: 911 - Our Last Goodbye

"Our Last Goodbye" is a pop song by British boyband 911. This song is featured as track 5 on their debut studio album "The Journey". This song was written by John McLaughlin, Eliot Kennedy, Spike Dawbarn, James Constable and Lee Brennan. The track was released on 1 March 1997 by EMI Records.


911 - Our Last Goodbye

Battle Tracks: 4Tunes & The Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha

"Don't Cha" is an original song by American girl group The Pussycat Dolls and popular in the middle of 2005. Later, the song was covered by 4Tunes. Check their version and you can decide which version is more better!

Friday, January 6, 2006

Pop Zone: All Saints - I Remember

"I Remember" is a pop R&B song by English-Canadian girl group All Saints. This song was written by Shaznay Lewis and Karl Gordon. London Records released this song as B-side for All Saints single "Never Ever" on 17 November 1997 in United Kingdom, later available in United States on 7 July 1998 as track inside compact disc. This song also was released as track on All Saints debut studio album "All Saints" in Japan Edition.

Single Review: Lyte Funkie Ones - Summer Girls

American boyband LFO recorded a pop-rap song called "Summer Girls" as their official single for their album "LFO". This song was written by Rich Cronin with Dow Brain and Brad Young, released on 29 June 199 under Arista Records as CD single. Official music video for this single was made and was directed by Marcus Raboy, published on 20 July 1999.

Single Review: Blondie - Maria

American band Blondie released "Maria" as their official single on 1 February 1999. "Maria" is a pop rock and blended with some alternative rock song. It was written by Jimmy Destri and produced by Craig Leon. This song was Blondie's first comeback single, their first since "War Child" in July 1982. It reached at #1 on the U.K. Singles Chart.

"Maria" available as track and also the lead single from their seventh studio album "No Exit". It was released on 15 February 1999 under Beyond Records. 

Thursday, January 5, 2006

Classic Hits: Spice Girls - Wannabe

"Wannabe" is the debut single by the British girl group the Spice Girls. Written by the group members with Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard during the group's first professional songwriting session. It was produced by Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard for the group's debut album "Spice" released on in November 1996. This dance-pop with a little touch of pop rap and hip-hop wannabe is an uptempo dance song. Geri Halliwell and Melanie Brown were rapping on the song. This song is talk about the value of female friendship over the heterosexual bond.  The official music video was produced by Johan Camitz.

Virgin Records released "Wannabe" as Compact Disc single on 8 July 1996, there are also available cassette single and 12-inch single. "Wannabe" gained the success and reached #1 on the U.K. Single Charts in 1996. Also, in 1997 "Wannabe" also reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Album Review: Green Day - 39 / Smooth

American punk rock Green Day released their debut studio album "39 / Smooth" on 13 April 1990 under Lookout Records. Available as vynil and cassette. There are two version of vynil. The first few releases were black vynil and then later in green vynil. This album later in 1991 was released as compact disc with retitle name as "1.039 / Smoothed Out Slappy Hours". All tracks were written by Green Day, except when noted!

Tracks:
02. Don't Leave Me
03. I Was There
05. Green Day
06. Going To Pasalacqua
07. 16
08. Road To Acceptance
09. Rest
10. The Judge's Daughter

Single Of The Day: David Gray - Hospital Food

English singer-songwriter David Gray released a new single "Hospital Food" from his album "Life In Slow Motion". Under Atlantic Records, this single was released as Compact Disc on 28 November 2005. Rock music is still the consistant genre from David Gray and also, he wrote this song with Rob Malone and produced by Marius De Vries.

"Hospital Food" peaked at #34 on the U.K. Singles Chart and received generally negative reviews upon its release.

Single Review: S.O.A.P. - This Is How We Party

"This Is How We Party " is the debut single from Danish pop duo S.O.A.P.. It was their biggest hit, making it into top 10 in many countries, including 10 weeks in the top 5 of the Danish charts and reaching #1 in Sweden. The single was certified platinum in Australia and gold in Sweden. The song was written by Remee Zhivago. A pure bubblegum pop is dominated this song so much with impressive splash. It should have preteens singing along with thoughtless cheers. This single was produced by Holger Lagerfeldt and released under S.O.A.P. Records and Sony Music Entertainment Denmark and released as Compact Disc single on 10 July 1998.

Monday, January 2, 2006

Single Of The Day: Ashlee Simpson - L.O.V.E.

American recording artist Ashlee Simpson released "L.O.V.E." as her second single from her second studio album "I Am Me" on 6 December 2005 under Geffen Records. She recorded this dance-rock song at Henson Recording Studio. 

This song supposed to be the lead single for her "I Am Me", but "Boyfriend" took its place as the lead single. It was written by Ashlee Simpson with Kara DiGuardi and John Shanks. This song is about female friendship, especially when there is a girl among the girlgroup just had her brokenhearted and girlfriends always there to help her, there is no need men around them. 

"L.O.V.E." is like mixed between Britney Spears' "Do Somethin'" and Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" and producing party track that's sure become a dancefloor filler.

Pop Zone: Mandy Moore - When I Talk To You

"When I Talk To You" is a pop ballad song by American recording artist Mandy Moore. This song was released as track on her third studio album named "Mandy Moore" on 19 June 2001 under Epic Records.

Mandy Moore wrote this song with Matthew Hager, and put this song as the last tracks on her standard edition of her album. Mandy Moore stated that "When I Talk To You" had been written while her and Matthew were waiting to do a soundcheck. This pop song was also the first co-written by her to be included on one of her albums.

Sunday, January 1, 2006

Album Review: Take 5 - Take 5

"Take 5" is a debut studio album from American boyband Take 5. They were consisting with Tilky Jones, Tim Christofore, Jeff Goodell, Stevie Sculthorpe and Ryan Goodell. Edel Records released "Take 5" on 30 November 1998 as CD album. "I Give" was released as their debut single in November 1998 then "The Tide Is High" was released in early 1999 and also "Never Had It So Good" was chosen as their final single from this album.

Tracks:
01. I Give
03. Baby I Can't Let Go
04. Girl Of My Dreams
05. Jump Up
06. All I Wanna Know
07. Sunrise Goodbye
08. Please Stay
09. Get Down Tonight
11. Easy To Love
12. Deeper Love

Classic Hits: Princessa - I Won't Forget You

Spanish recording artist Princessa released a pop song "I Won't Forget You" as her single in 1999 under East West Records. The song talks about being stronger even not together anymore with ex-lover and will not regret everything happened. This song was written by Andrea Silveira and Thomas Schwarz. 

East West Records also released "I Won't Forget You" as track on Princessa's studio album with same title with the single "I Won't Forget You" on 4 June 1999. This song was famous around South Asian, especially at Indonesia and Philippines.