Sunday, September 30, 2007

Album Review: Gary Allan - Greatest Hits

"Greatest Hits" is an album by American country music artist Gary Allan. It was released on 7 March 2007 on the MCA Nashville label. Along with many of his hit singles, this album contains two new songs, "A Feelin' Like That" and "As The Crow Flies", the former of which was released as a single.

Allan's newest album, a greatest hits collection, was released on 6 March 2007 and debuted the following week at the top of the Billboard Country Charts. One single, "A Feelin' Like That" (co-written by David Lee Murphy and Trick Pony's Ira Dean), was released to radio and became a top 15 hit. Allan's latest single, "Watching Airplanes", was released to country radio in late July 2007 as the first single from Allan's upcoming album. Allan recorded the music video for "Watching Airplanes" during a live concert at the legendary open air Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO.

Tracks

01. Feelin' Like That
02. Right Where I Need To Be
03. Songs About Rain
04. Smoke Rings In The Dark
05. Her Man
06. Best I Ever Had
07. Nothing On But The Radio
08. Man To Man
09. One
10. Lovin' You Against My Will
11. It Would Be You
12. Man Of Me
13. Tough Little Boys
14. As The Crow Flies
15. Life Ain't Always Beautiful

Single Of The Day: Christina Aguilera - Oh Mother

American singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera just released a new single called "Oh Mother" on 28 September 2007. This song was written by Christina Aguilera with Derryck Thornton, Mark Rankin, Liz Thornton, Kara DioGuardi, Bruno Coulais and Christophe Barratier. "Oh Mother" is a downtempo piano ballad that talks about Aguilera's abusive childhood. It incorporates various musical instruments, from strings to keyboards. It contains a sample from "Vois Sur Ton Chemin", written by Bruno Coluais and Christopher Barratler. 

Single Of The Day: Katie Melua - If You Were A Sailboat

"If You Were A Sailboat" has been released by Dramatico Records as Katie Melua's ninth single and the first from her third album "Pictures". It was released on 24 September 2007 as CD single. This song was written and produced by Mike Batt and Katie bring blues and acoustic to the soul of genre.

Katie Melua - If You Were A Sailboat

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Single Review: Don Philip - Sugar

American recording artist Don Philip released his second single "Sugar" under Jive Records in late 1999. This song available on his debut studio album "Don Philip" and soundtrack "Drive Me Crazy". Don Philip is the first male artist to be featured with American pop princess Britney Spears on her debut studio album "I Will Still Love You".

Song Of The Day: Blue Rodeo - Bulletproof

Canadian country rock Blue Rodeo released "Bulletproof" as their lead single for their ninth studio album "Palace Of Gold". This country rock song was written by Jim Cuddy and he stated that in concert that "Bulletproof" was his attempt to emulate the songwriting of admired singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith. He originally wrote the song to give to Blue Rodeo bassist Bazil Donovan for use in a solo project, but chose in the end to keep the song for Blue Rodeo.

"Bulletproof" available on their ninth studio album "Palace Of Gold", which was released by Warner Music Canada on 8 October 2002 as CD album.

Video Scope: Christina Aguilera - Reflection

"Reflection" is the first official music video by American recording artist Christina Aguilera. Before she got famous with "Genie In A Bottle", Christina released this pop song as soundtrack for Disney's movie "Mulan". This song also was released as her debut single on 15 June 1998 at Japan, formatted as compact disc single under RCA and Hollywood Records. This song was written by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel. 

Single Review: Destiny's Child - Stand Up For Love

American girl group Destiny's Child released adult contemporary song for their first greatest hits album "#1's" and the song is called "Stand Up For Love". This song was released as their lead single for the album under Columbia Records on 27 September 2005 as CD single and 7-inch single.

This adult contemporary song was written by David Foster and Amy Foster-Gillies. It is a slow adult contemporary ballad inspired by poverty-stricken children and families. It was termed the 2005 World Children's Day Anthem and used in conjunction with McDonald's' Ronald McDonald House Charities in order to raise awareness of that day.

Song Of The Day: Nikita - King Of Majesty

"King Of Majesty" is a gospel song from Indonesian singer Nikita. This song was written by Marty Sampson and originaly by worship band Hillsong United Band. Nikita's version was released by Maranatha Records for her eight studio album "With You" in 2006. This song only available on her country, Indonesia.

Video Scope: Melanie G - Word Up!

"Word Up" was a music video by Spice Girls member Melanie Gulzar. This music video was made to promote her single and also soundtrack from "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" in 1999. Single for this song was peaked at #14 on the U.K. Singles Chart and available on her Japan edition of "Hot".

Single Review: Smile.DK - Butterfly

Swedish bubblegum dance group Smile.DK recorded "Butterfly" as their single on 2 November 1998. This pop song was written and produced by Robert Uhlmann and Robin Rex. The song gained popularity outside of Sweden when it was included on the first version of Konami's music video game "Dance Dance Revolution" and "Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix". 

This song also available on Smile.DK's studio album called "Smile". This album was released by Toshiba EMI Japan in 1998.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Album Review: Marc Anthony - El Cantante

Over 10 million albums sold worldwide. Awarded over 12 Latin and standard gold and platinum certifications by the RIAA. Has won a total of 16 "Premino Lo Nuestro" Awards in the span of his career. Holding the record of winning the most "Premios Lo Nuestro" Awards of all artist. Marc Anthony first single will be "Mi Gente" distributed on June 7th. Radio impact date: June 12th. Two versions will be available. Radio contests around album release date. Radio VIP will be invited on May 16th and May 24th to the movie screening in New York.

Tracks:
01. El Cantante
02. Mi Gente
03. Escandalo
04. Aguanile
05. Che Che Cole
06. El Dia De Mi Suerte
07. Que Lio
08. Quitate Tu
09. Todo Tiene Su Final
10. Toma De Mi (Featuring Jennifer Lopez)

Album Review: Marc Anthony - Todo A Su Tiempo

American recording artist Marc Anthony released "Todo A Su Tiempo" as his second studio album on 30 May 1995 under RMM Records. His album was produced by Sergio George. There are 8 singles from this album. Salsa and tropical genres are picked to be dominated for this awesome album. 

Tracks:
01. Se Me Sigue Olvidando
02. Te Conozco Bien
03. Hasta Ayer
04. Nadie Commo Ella
05. Te Amare
06. Llegaste A Mi
07. Y Sigues Siendo Tu
08. Por Amar Se Da Todo
09. Vieja Mesa

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Single Of The Day: Delta Goodrem - In This Life

"In This Life" is a pop song by Australian singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem. This song was released as her lead single from her third studio album "Delta" on 15 September 2015 under Sony BMG Records and Mercury Records. This song was written by Delta Goodrem with Brian McFadden, Stuart Crichton and Tommy Lee.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Official Album Cover: Celine Dion - Taking Chances

This is an official album cover of Celine Dion's new studio album called "Taking Chances". Columbia Records will released the album on 7 November 2007. Also, the lead-single from this album with the same name will be released on 17 September 2007. What do you think about the official album cover?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Single Review: Rihanna - Umbrella (Featuring Jay-Z)

Barbadian singer Rihanna released "Umbrella" as her lead single from her third studio album "Good Girl Gone Bad" on 29 March 2007 with a collaboration American rapper Jay-Z under Def Jam and SRP Records. This pop R&B was written by Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Kuk Harrell and Shawn Carter. This song supposed to be for American pop princess Britney Spears, but her laber rejected it. "Umbrealla" is a success massive in many charts such as U.S. Billboard Hot 100, U.K. Singles Chart and many more.

Def Jam and SRP Records released "Umbrella" as digital download single, compact disc single and 12-inch single.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Introduction: Nikki Flores

Mexican-American recording artist Nikki Flores is ready to hit international music industry. She is planned to release her new studio album called "This Girl" under Epic Records. She recorded so many songs for this project. These are some songs from Nikki's!

Tracks:
01. This Girl
02. Selfish
03. Suffocate
04. I Got You
05. Painkiller
06. Dream
07. I Wanna Know You Like That
08. Strike
09. When
10. Could You Ever Love Me That Way
11. Beautiful Boy
12. Painkiller (feat. Yung Berg)

Song Premiere: J Rice - Gimme More

"Gimme More" is a famous pop song of this year. This Britney Spears' song seems gained awesome comeback and so many new musicians are trying to cover this song with their version. Josh Rice or more famous with his stage name J Rice also covered this song on his MySpace. Take a listen his version of "Gimme More". It's weird tho, but enjoy it!

Classic Hits: Hear'Say - Pure And Simple

British pop group Hear'Say released "Pure And Simple" as their debut single after won U.K. version of Popstars. It was a cover of the original version recorded three years earlier by English-Dutch girl group Girl Thing, who were dropped by Polydor Records before the song was given to Hear'Say. This pop song was released as single on 12 March 2001 as the lead single from Hear'Say debut studio album "Popstars" which was released on 2001.

It debuted at #1 on the U.K. Singles Chart after selling 550.000 copies in its first week. The song was also huge hit in New Zealand where it was number one for five consucutive weeks.

Single Review: Mel Blatt - Do Me Wrong

English singer-songwriter Melanie Blatt and also a member of Canadian-English girlgroup All Saints released a single called "Do Me Wrong" on 25 August 2003 under London Records as Compact Disc single. This song was written by Melanie Blatt with Brian Higgins and Stuart Zender. While the song itself was produced by Xenomania along with Brian Higgins and Stuart Zender.

"Do Me Wrong" is a R&B song and only top at #18 on the U.K. Singles Chart in September 2003. B-Sides for this single are "The Boy And I" and "My Everything". Also, Melanie Blatt was credited as Mel Blatt on the single cover.

Song Of The Day: Leigh Nash - Wishing For This

"Wishing For This" is a pop song by American singer-songwriter Leigh Nash. She is more famous with her role as vocalist of Sixpence None The Richer. This song was released as track for Leigh Nash's extended play "Wishing For This". Nettwerk Records released "Wishing For This" as track of the same title extended play on 14 November 2005.

Leigh Nash - Wishing For This

Single Review: Daniel Powter - Bad Day

A pop song from Canadian singer Daniel Powter called "Bad Day" was released under Warner Bros Records on 22 February 2005 as digital single. It reached at #2 on the U.K. Singles Chart and at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Daniel Powter wrote this song and the song self was produced by Mitchell Froom and Jeff Dawson.

"Bad Day" also was released as the lead single from Daniel Powter's debut studio album, called "DP" or "Daniel Powter". Official album was released on 22 February 2005.

Video Scope: Lene Marlin - Unforgivable Sinner

Norwegian singer Lene Marlin released a music video "Unforgivable Sinner" for her debut single back on 1998. This music supported "Unforgivable Sinner" and reached at #1 on Norwegian VG-Lista.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Video Scope: Vanessa Carlton - Pretty Baby

Pop rock song from American singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton called "Pretty Baby" was released as her third single from the album "Be Not Nobody" on 11 February 2003. This song reached #94 at U.K. Singles Chart and popular in South East Asia regional such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Phillipphines.

The video starts with Vanessa inside a large house sitting on top of a staircase. She has a roll duct tape in her hands and starts walking through the house as she starts to sing the song. We then see her sitting down, playing a large, black grande piano. The video contains various flashbacks scenes of her and her lover (Brendan Fehr), such as a kissing scene in a red car, a scene where Vanessa gives her boyfriend a guitar as a gift, and a party scene. At the party, she looks troubled as her boyfriend is talking with another woman. She throws the guitar from the second story window. At the end of the music video, she goes up the stairs and into a bedroom, where we see her boyfriend, panicked, bruised, and bound & gagged with the duct tape from the beginning of the video. Vanessa smiles as she approaches him. The music video was directed by Marcos Siega.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Single Of The Day: Girls Aloud - Sexy! No No No...

"Sexy! No No No..." is a electropunk song by British pop girl group Girls Aloud. Fascination Records officialy released this song as their single on 31 August 2007. This song could be the most daring songs they have yet released so far. Mixed between dumb wannabe, kinda sassy, a little bit of pumping and what kind of earth is that! But so earlicious. This song will be featured on their upcoming studio album. Don't miss it!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Live Performance: Pavarotti & Spice Girls - Viva Forever

Luciano Pavarotti and Spice Girls performed "Viva Forever" together live at Pavarotti's concerts in his home town of Modena in Italy to raise money for several UN causes around 1998.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Song Premiere: Vanilla Sky - Umbrella

Italian pop punk band Vanilla Sky is covering Rihanna's phenomenal song "Umbrella". Vanilla Sky bring a pop punk style into "Umbrella" and also premiered through their MySpace account.

Song Premiere: Duran Duran - Nite Runner (Featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)

"Nite Runner" is a song by English rock band Duran Duran with American pop star Justin Timberlake and American producer Timbaland. It is still uncofirmed "Nite Runner" will be released as the lead single for Duran Duran new studio album "Red Carpet Massacre" but the song is pretty catchy as techno dance anthem. This song was produced by Timbaland and Danja.

Video Scope: Fabrizio Faniello - My Girl

"My Girl" is a single from Maltese pop singer Fabrizio Faniello. This is his second single from his debut setudio album "While I'm Dreaming" which was released in 2001. This song was a cover song from The Temptations. Enjoy the video, from 2001.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Single Of The Day: Backstreet Boys - Inconsolable

American boyband Backstreet Boys is back with their new pop song "Inconsolable". This time, Backstreet Boys are consisting with 4 pieces without Kevin Richardson. The song is a piano-driven power ballad similar to "Incomplete". It features acoustic piano, strings, rhythmic acoustic guitars, heavy vocal harmonies and an emotional vocal performance. The song's verses are in the key of G major, whilst the chorus is in the relative key of E minor.

This pop song was written by Emanuel Kiriakou, Lindy Robbins and Jess Cates. This single was released on 27 August 2007 under Jive Records / Zomba Records.