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!

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.

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.