Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pop Zone: Agnes Monica - I'll Light A Candle (Featuring Keith Martin)

"I'll Light A Candle" is a R&B pop song from Indonesian singer-songwriter Agnes Monica and American R&B singer-songwriter Keith Martin. This R&B pop song was written by Keith Martin for Agnes Monica and also available on Agnes Monica's fifth studio album "Whaddup A..'?!" released on 16 December 2005 under Aquarius Musikindo Records.

Pop Zone: Mau Marcelo - Try It On My Own

"Try It On My Own" is a soul pop song by Filipino soul singer Mau Marcelo. She rose the prominence as the first winner of Philippine Idol in 2006. This song was originaly by American R&B soul diva Whitney Houston. Mau Marcelo performed this song as her victory song of Philippine Idol. Later, the song was released as single and track from her extended play "On My Own".

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Single Of The Day: Take That - Rule The World

English boyband Take That released "Rule The World" as their fifith single from their fourth studio album "Beautiful World" on 21 October 2007 as digital single and 22 October 2007 as CD single. Polydor Records picked this pop rock and adult contemporary song as the final single from "Beautiful World". 

"Rule The World" is the first song written by Take That specifically for a film. Matthew Vaughn, the director of Stardust, contacted Take That in the hope of getting them to write a song for the film. After seeing the film the band members agreed to write and perform a song. The band wrote the chorus of the song while they were in Spain. They played the song for Matthew Vaughn who included it in the end credits of the film. Gary Barlow performs lead vocals. The song is not included on the soundtrack for Stardust, nor on the original release of the album "Beautiful World".

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Single Review: Russell Watson & Faye Tozer - Someone Like You

"Someone Like You" is a duet classical pop song by British operatic and pop tenor Russell Watson with English singer-songwriter and Steps band-member. This song was released as their official single on 6 May 2002 under Decca Records and charted at #10 on the U.K. Singles Chart. Steve Mac was the arranger, producer and was mixing this song.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Single Of The Day: Mark Ronson - Valerie (Featuring Amy Winehouse)

English musicians Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse covered "Valerie" for their latest official single. This cover song originally from English indie rock band The Zutons but Mark and Amy give soul , jazz and pop to the song. Columbia Records and Island Records released "Valerie" as CD and digital single on 15 October 2007.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Music Info: Some Tracks From Usher Raymond

Not sure were all these tracks came from. Some may be new, some demos, some old and some are just B-sides. It was once rumored that these tracks would be on Usher "Masterpiece". But those are just rumors. In the meantime enjoy these great tracks.


Credit: Music Box Mix

Album Review: Simon Webbe - Grace

"Grace" is the second studio album by Blue member-band and singer-songwriter Simon Webbe. It was released on 13 November 2006 under EMI Records and Innocent Records. Pop and soul are the dominated genres on this album and this album was produced by Matt Prime, Steve DuBerry, Mushtaq, Wesley Johnson and Reed Vertelney. "Coming Around Again" was released as the lead-single from this album, then "My Soul Pleads For You", "Seventeen" and "Grace / Ride The Storm". 

Tracks:
01.Coming Around Again
02.Seventeen
03.Sunshine (Love like That)
04.Go To Sleep
05.Ain't True To Yourself
06.Don't Wanna Be That Man
07.Angel (My Life Began With You)
08.Fool For You
09.My Soul Pleads For You
10.That's The Way It Goes
11.Take Your Time
12.Grace

Album Review: Lee Ryan - Lee Ryan

"Lee Ryan" is the debut and only solo studio album to be released by Blue band-member and singer Lee Ryan. Brightside Records and Sony BMG Records released "Lee Ryan" as CD album on 1 August 2005 and pop is the main genre of this album. There are 4 singles were released from this album. They are "Army Of Lovers", "Turn Your Car Around", "When I Think Of You" and "Real Love". 

Tracks:
01. Army Of Lovers
02. Turn Your Car Around
03. When I Think Of You
04. Real Love
05. Parking
06. Wish The Whole World Knew
07. Close To You
08. Miss My Everything
09. Daydreamer
10. Jump
11. How Do I
12. In The Morning

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Album Review: Antony Costa - Heart Full Of Soul

"Heart Full Of Soul" is the debut solo studio album from English singer-songwriter Antony Costa. Antony Costa was a member of the famous English boyband Blue. Globe Records released this album as CD album on 3 July 2006 in Japan. Pop and rock are the main genres of this album. "Do You Ever Think Of Me" was the only single from this album.

Tracks:
01. Everywhere And Nowhere
02. Fall From Grace
03. Forever Young
04. Healing In Your Eyes
05. Heartaches And Bad Days
06. Learn To Love Again
07. Do You Ever Think Of Me
08. Miracle
09. Beautiful Thing
10. Shine Your Light
11. Straight To My Heart
12. Predictable
13. Keep Holding On
14. Never Too Late

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Single Review: Mike Leon Grosch - Don't Let It Get You Down

"Don't Let It Get You Down" is the debut single from German singer Mike Leon Grosch. He was finalist from Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar, the German version of Pop Idol from third season. This pop rock song was released in 2006 under Sony BMG Music at Germany and peaked at #1 on the German Singles Chart and at #6 on the Austria Singles Chart. It was produced by Bernd Wendlandt and Ingo Politz.

Album Review: Get Ready! - The Mission

"The Mission" is the english debut studio album from Belgian boyband Get Ready!, overall this is their sixth studio album. Play That Beat Records and EMI Records released "The Mission" as CD album in 1999. Pop is the main genre of this album.

Tracks:
02. A Girl Like You
03. Over And Over
06. Silent Like The Rain
07. If Ever You Need Somebody
08. You Mean Everything
09. Mine O Mine
10. One More Try
11. Gonna Kiss (Every Little Bit Of Your Body)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Single Review: 98 Degrees - Because Of You

"Because Of You" is a 1998 song by 98 Degrees, released as the second single from their second studio album "98 Degrees And Rising". It peaked at #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum in December 1998. The album version of the song featured on the 1999 compilation album U.S. edition of "Now That's What I Call Music! 2".

Motown Records released this pop song as CD single on 22 September 1998. This song was written by Anders Bagge, Arntor Birgisson, Christian Karlsson, and Patrick Tucker. It was produced by Christian Karlsson, Anders Bagge and Arnthor Birgisson.

Album Review: Leigh Nash - Blue On Blue

"Blue On Blue" is Leigh Nash's debut solo album and consists of pop songs. Leigh Nash began working on the album a year after Sixpence None The Richer disbanded. Produced by Pierre Marchand who is best known for his collaborations with Sarah McLachlan. "My Idea Of Heaven" was released to U.S. radio on 14 July 2006. A video was made to accompany the song. 

Commercially, the album did not perform well. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that the album remains unknown among the masses due to the lack of promotion and airplay. So far, it managed to reach at #25 on the U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers charts. However, the bonus track "Blue Sky" reached at #5 on the Japanese pop music Chart due to its frequent airplay and the advertisement of "Toyota Prius" in Japan in 200.

Tracks:

01. Along The Wall
02. Nervous In The Light Of Dawn
03. My Idea Of Heaven
04. Ocean Size Love
05. Never Finish
06. Between The Lines
07. More Of It
08. Angel Tonight
09. Blue
10. Cloud Nine
11. Just A Little

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Album Review: A1 - The A List

"The A List" is the second studio album by British-Norwegian boyband A1. The album was released on 30 October 2000, a week to prior to the release of the album's second single "Same Old Brand New You". The album charted higher than its predecessor, perhaps due to the success of the single "Take On Me". The album was certified as Gold in the U.K. Columbia Records released this album with pop genre and some little R&B and dance influenced. It was produced by Alex G, Chris Porter, Stevie Bensusen, Claudio Cueni, Graham Stack and Riprock. 

Tracks
10. Scared


Credits to: Sam

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Single Of The Day: Enrique Iglesias - Tired Of Being Sorry

A latin pop song was recorded by Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias for his second international single from his album "Insomniac". Interscope Records released "Tired Of Being Sorry" on 29 September 2007. This is a cover song from indie pop band Ringside and Enrique performed the song exactly like the live performance version when Ringside performed. Though like that, Enrique's version is still having the latin touches.

Single Review: Lene - Pretty Young Thing

Polydor Records released a pop song from Aqua member Lene Nystrom's solo "Pretty Young Thing" as her official second single on 16 February 2004. This song was written by Stella Katsoudas, Steve Torch and Walter Turbitt. At that time, Lene was closer with ex Westlife member, Brian McFadden and he was so young than Lene self. 

Single Review: Cartoons - Doodah!

Danish bubblegum pop group Cartoons released a pop song named "Doodah!" as their debut single in 1998 under Flex Records and EMI Denmark. This song was arranged and written by Shooter, Sponge and Toonie. It reached #3 on the Danish Chart. This song available on their debut studio album "Toonage" which was released by Flex Records on 24 September 1998.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Single Review: Antony Costa - Do You Ever Think Of Me

Member from English R&B boyband Blue which is Antony Costa released a pop song as his debut solo single in the United Kingdom on 6 February 2006 under Globe Records, the title of the single is "Do You Ever Think Of Me". Antony Costa wrote this song with John McLaughlin, David Thomas and Simon Perry.

This pop is the only song to be released as official single from Antony's debut studio album "Heart Full Of Soul" due to an argument between him and his record label.

Song Premiere: McFly - The Heart Never Lies

"The Heart Never Lies" is the thirteenth single from the British pop band McFly. It is set to be released on 29 October 2007, as a part of the band's greatest hits album. Rumours were around that the song was going to originally be called "We Are The Lovers", but then the name "The Heart Never Lies" was officially confirmed on the band's official website and MySpace. 

Live Performance: Tata Young & Lee Ryan - Endless Love [Live At MTV Asia Awards 2006]

Thai singer Tata Young and English recording artist Lee Ryan performed a pop song "Endless Love" live at MTV Asia Awards 2006 in 2006. Enjoy their collaboration!

Album Review: Duncan James - Future Past

"Future Past" is the first album by English singer Duncan James. The album sold less than 15.000 copies in the U.K., and less than 450.000 copies around the world, but it peaked at #2 in Italy. He has been dropped by Innocent Records / EMI Records due to his failure.

Tracks:
01. Sooner Or Later
02. Suffer
03. Come Alive
04. Can't Stop A River
05. Speed Of Life
06. What Are We Waiting For?
07. Amazed
08. Turn My Head
09. Letter To God
10. Breathing
11. Frequency
12. Somebody Still Loves You
13. Save This Moment For Me
14. Finding Your Own Way Home

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Album Review: Ricky Martin - The Best Of Ricky Martin

"The Best Of Ricky Martin" is the second compilation album by the Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin released by Columbia Records on 21 November 2011.

Tracks:
01. Livin' La Vida Loca
02. Maria [Pablo Flores Spanglish Radio Edit]
03. She Bangs
04. Private Emotion (Featuring Meja)
05. Amor [Salaam Remi Remix]
06. The Cup Of Life (La Copa De La Vida)
07. Nobody Wants To Be Lonely (Featuring Christina Aguilera)
08. Spanish Eyes / Lola, Lola
09. She's All I Ever Had
10. Come To Me
11. Amor [Jonathan Peters Remix]
12. Loaded [George Noriega Radio Edit]
13. Shake Your Bon-Bon
14. Be Careful (Featuring Madonna)

Single Review: 911 - How Do You Want Me To Love You?

English boyband 911 released "How Do You Want Me To Love You?" as their third single from their second studio album "Moving On" on 22 June 1998 under Virgin Records.

This pop song was written by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers and success reached at #10 on the U.K. Singles Chart in 1998. While, official music video for this song success reached at #1 on MTV Asia Hit List in 1998.

Song Of The Day: Lolly - Internet Love

British pop star Anna Kumble or more popular with her stage name Lolly released a bubblegum pop song named "Internet Love" from her debut studio album "My First Album" on 20 September 1999 under Polydor Records. 

Song Of The Day: Jim Photoglo - Fool In Love With You

American pop rock singer Jim Photoglo released a pop jazz song named "Fool In Love With You" as his official single in 1981. This song also available as track for his studio album with the same name. Later, Jim Photoglo became a successful country music songwriter in Nashville.

"Fool In Love With You" is a pop jazz with sexy touch of melodies. The beats are so earlicious and give sensual romantic sensation. Tho the lyrics about someone who realized fool in love and stop it and continue his life.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Single Review: LMNT - Juliet

American based boy band LMNT released a pop song called "Juliet" in 2001 under Atlantic Records. This catchy pop song was written by Tony Marty and Fredrik Thomander. "Juliet" reached at #1 on U.S. Radio Disney where it remained for eight consecutive weeks.

Actually, "Juliet" is the first single from their debut studio album "All Sides" which was released on 4 June 2002 under Atlantic Records.

Pop Zone: Tata Young - Crush On You

Thai singer Tata Young released a pop song "Crush On You" for her debut english language studio album "I Believe" on 25 February 2004 in Singapore and Indonesia, while in Thailand was released in the middle of 2004. 

Martin Ankelius and Henrik Andersson wrote this pop song and Tata Young bring the bubblegum pop genre to the song with a catchy teenager beats. This song was released as track on Tata's studio album under Sony Music and Columbia Records.

Single Review: New Found Glory - Kiss Me

"Kiss Me" is a pop punk song by American pop punk band New Found Glory. This is a cover song from American pop rock band Sixpence None The Richer. New Found Glory released "Kiss Me" as their single on 18 September 2007 along with their studio album "From The Screen To Your Stereo Part II" under Drive-Thru Records. Matt Slocum wrote this song for Sixpence None The Richer from the girl side, while New Found Glory made it as guy side.