Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Single Review: Timbaland - Apologize (Featuring OneRepublic)

"Apologize" is a pop rock and R&B song by American producer Timbaland and American rock group OneRepublic. This song was released for the first time on 30 April 2006 but without Timbaland on it, just OneRepublic solo version, but then on 6 November 2007 Timbaland re-released this song as their collaboration single and more success under Interscope Records. This song was written by Greg Wells with Ryan Tedder and Timbaland. It reached at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the U.K. Singles Chart. Is it too late?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Single Review: RyanDan - Like The Sun

"Like The Sun" is a debut single from Canadian musical duo RyanDan. This song was released as CD single on in September 2007, while the studio album "RyanDan" was released on 27 September 2007 at Canada under Universal Records and Decca Records.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Pop Zone: Same Same - Without You (Featuring Jaclyn Victor)

Thailand-based duo pop Same Same released "Without You" as their pop track from their studio album "The Meaning Of Happy". They released so many different collaboration, such as Audy, Lovi Poe and Jaclyn Victor. This version is for Malaysia regional and features the first winner of Malaysian Idol, Jaclyn Victor. This version was released as track on 26 March 2006 at Malaysia.

Pop Zone: Mark Feehily - O Holy Night

Irish recording artist and member of Irish boyband Westlife, Mark Feehily performed a christmas song "O Holy Night" with his own version. Mark Feehily better known with his rich famous R&B vocal. Enjoy his performance!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Song Of The Day: Natalie Gauci - Umbrella

Natalie Gauci is an Australian singer. She won the Network Ten music contest Australian Idol 2007, at the Grand Finale at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday the 25 November 2007. She is the first wildcard contestant to win Australian Idol.

During the Top 12 performances, she received three of Mark Holden's coveted "touchdowns". Her first after her rendition of Rihanna's song "Umbrella". She later received two more touchdowns in consecutive weeks, one for "Boys In Town" by Divinyls and the last for "How High The Moon" from Ella Fitzgerald.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Single Review: Route-1 - Crash Landing (Featuring Jenny Frost)

British group Route-1 released a dance pop song as their official single called "Crash Landing" along with band-member Atomic Kitten, Jenny Frost on 10 October 2005 under All Around The World Records. This song was written by James, Welton-James, Hudson, Bakes and Noble. It reached at #47 on the U.K. Singles Chart.

Song Of The Day: Jaclyn Victor - Superwoman

"Superwoman" is a pop R&B song by Malaysian Idol first winner Jaclyn Victor. She released this song as track on her studio album "Inilah Jac" under Sony BMG Malaysia on 12 January 2005. 

Friday, November 23, 2007

Single Review: Reba McEntire - Because Of You (Featuring Kelly Clarkson)

"Because Of You" is a country pop song by American country singer Reba McEntire and American recording artist Kelly Clarkson. This song was released as their collaboration single on 15 May 2007 under MCA Nashville Records. This song was written by Kelly Clarkson with David Hodges and Ben Moody. Available on Reba McEntire's studio album "Reba: Duets". Kelly Clarkson already released this song as her solo single on 16 August 2005 under RCA Records.

Song Of The Day: Paulini - Superwoman

"Superwoman" is a song from an Australian pop and R&B singer, who is best known for coming fourth in the first series of Network Ten's Australian Idol in Australia in 2003, Paulini. Taken from her 2006 album "Superwoman".

This song was written by Babyface, Antonio LA Red and Daryl Simmons. American R&B singer Karyn White is the first singer who released this song as single.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Song Of The Day: Collective Soul - New Vibration

"New Vibration" is an alternative rock song by Atlanta-based rock band Collective Soul. This song was written by Ed Roland and was released under El Music Group on 27 August 2007 from their studio album "Afterwords".

Single Review: Kylie Minogue - Please Stay

Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue released a pop song "Please Stay" as her official single on 11 December 2000 under Parlophone and Mushroom Records. The song was written by Kylie Minogue with Richard Stannard, Julian Gallagher and John Themis. The single was peaked at #10 on the U.K. Singles Chart and at #15 on the ARIA Australian Singles Chart.

Song Of The Day: Manic Street Preachers - Imperial Bodybags

"Imperial Bodybags" is a song by Manic Street Preachers from their 2007 studio album "Send Away The Tigers". It was released on 7 May 2007.

Pop Zone: Victoria Beckham - Open Your Eyes

"Open Your Eyes" is a pop song by English recording artist and band-mate Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham. This pop song supposed to be released as track from her unreleased studio album "Open Your Eyes" in 2003. But the song already leaked in the internet. So, pleasure your ears with this pop zone!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Single Review: Kate DeAraugo - Maybe Tonight

"Maybe Tonight" is a pop song written by Dave Bassett, Jess Cates and Lindy Robbins, produced by Bryon Jones and Adam Reily for Kate DeAraugo's first album "A Place I've Never Been" which was released in 2005. The song was the Winner's Single of Australian Idol 2005 being that the person that wins got to record the song. It was released as the album's first single released on 28 November 2005 in Australia.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Single Review: Michelle McManus - All This Time

"All This Time" is the debut single from U.K. Pop Idol winner from second season Michelle McManus. BMG Records released this pop song as Michelle's victory song. On 25 November 2003, this song was released as compact disc single and then available as Michelle's debut studio album "The Meaning Of Love". This single reached at #1 on the U.K. Singles Chart in January 2004.

This pop song was written by Steve Mac with Wayne Hector and Ali Tennat. Actually, the song full of the positive meaning.

Album Review: Lee Mellor - Ghost Town Heart

"Ghost Town Heart" is the debut album of Canadian alt-country / folk singer Lee Mellor, produced by Paul Johnston and Lee Mellor. It was officially released in Toronto on 18 August 2007 and on 7 September 2007 in Montreal. The album has been praised for its lyrics in both the independent and mainstream media. 

01. Liberty Street 
02. The Greatest Killer In A Small Town 
03. Nowhere, Manitoba 
04. Gravedigger Blues 
05. Girl On The Highway 
06. Ain't No Whiskey 
07. St. Lawrence River 
08. Bar Mirror 
09. Big Rusty Hammer 
10. Tumbleweed 
11. Jessie Hynes 
12. Blow My Heart Out Of The Night

Monday, November 19, 2007

Song Of The Day: 911 - Make You My Baby

British pop group 911 released a happy pop song "Make You My Baby" as track on their second studio album "Moving On" on 6 July 1998 under Virgin Records. This song was written by Jon McLaughlin along with 911 members. 

Pop Zone: C Note - Forgive Me

American boy band C Note released a ballad R&B pop as their song from their second album "C Note" in 2007. This song also was released as their third single after "Wait Till I Get Home" in 1999 and "Shine" in 2001. Trans Continental Records released so many remix of this song on some extended play in 2006 for this song.

Pop Zone: May Hariri - Hassan

Lebanese pop singer May Hariri has a arabian pop song called "Hassan". This song taken from her studio album "Habibe Inta" released in 2006. 

Pop Zone: R.J. Helton - Missing Me

"Missing Me" is a pop song by American musician R.J. Helton from his debut studio album "Real Life". His music career began with his fifth-place finish on season one of American Idol. This exposure got him a record deal with GospoCentric Records, where they released "Real Life" on March 23, 2004. This album was his breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine charts, while it placed on the Christian Albums and Heatseekers Albums charts, where it peaked at Nos. 14 and 19, correspondingly.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Single Review: Lene Alexandra - Hot Boy Hot Girl

Norwegian recording artist Lene Alexandra released a pop song called "Hot Boy Hot Girl" as her second single on 3 October 2007. It was charted at #16 on the Norwegian Singles Chart and #39 on the Sweden Singles Chart. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Pop Zone: Sara Niemietz - I'm On My Way

"I'm On My Way" is a pop song by American singer-songwriter and actress Sara Niemietz. This song was released as track from compilation album "Barbie Sings! The Princess Movie Song Collection" in 2004 under Mattel Records as compact disc album.

Single Review: Ashley Tisdale - Be Good To Me

American recording artist Asley Tisdale recorded a pop song "Be Good To Me" as her lead-single from the studio album "Headstrong" on 26 December 2006 under Warner Bros Records. This pop song was written by Kara DioGuardi with Joacim Persson and Niclas Molinder. The song expresses relationship between her and a man, at the same time, she doesn't want to end, just fix it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Remix: Britney Spears - Gimme More [Kaskade Remix]

American DJ and Producer Ryan "Kaskade" Raddon remixed "Gimme More" from Britney Spears. This track available on Britney Spears' single for "Gimme More". Released on 20 September 2007 under Jive Records. Enjoy the remix!

Song Premiere: NLT - She Can Get It

NLT (Not Like Them) are an American Pop / R&B boy group from Texas and Los Angeles. They are a lot similar to the R&B boy bands in the 1990s, especially 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men, Take That, and All 4 One.

"Not Like Them" is the title of the upcoming debut album by boy band NLT. It is scheduled to be released on 12 February 2008. NLT are working with labelmates Omarion and Marques Houston on the album. The album will feature production by The Underdogs, Marques Houston, Troy "Treezah" Johnson, Timbaland and King Logan.

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Pop Zone: Brick And Lace - Never Ever

Jamaican R&B reggae fusion musical duo consisting of sisters Nyanda and Nailah Thorbourne under the name Brick And Lace released a pop R&B song called "Never Ever" from their studio album "Love Is Wicked" on 4 September 2007 under Geffen Records.

This song was produced by Akon and also officialy released as their second single from their debut studio album on 6 March 2007.

Song Premiere: Lil Kim - Chillin' Tonight

American rapper Lil Kim is ready to comeback to international music industry. She has a new song called "Chillin' Tonight". Enjoy her new song!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Single Review: Rufus Wainwright - April Fools

Canadian-American, Rufus Wainwright has a song with a pop genre and was released as track from his studio album "Rufus Wainwright" on 19 May 1998 under DreamWorks Records. There is no official singles were released from this album, but "April Fools" was released as official single in United Kingdom and as promo single in United States.

This pop song was written by Rufus Wainwright self and there was official music video to promote the album. It was directed by Sophie Muller, the music video features Rufus Wainwright in Los Angeles amidst a clique of classic opera characters such as Madame Butterfly, attempting to prevent each of them from committing suicide. However, in each instance he arrives too late. The video also contains cameo appearances by No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, a friend of Sophie Muller's, and Hole bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur, a high school acquaintance and former roommate of Rufus Wainwright's. Part of the video was filmed in Gwen Stefani's house.

Single Review: Dhani Lennevald - Girl Talk

Former member Swedish band A*Teens, Dhani Lennevald released a debut single called "Girl Talk" with some touch of R&B and hip-hop as compact disc single on September 2004 under Universal Music. He tried to get new image from the pretty A*Teens boy to be more mature and sexy images. The single not gained big success according to his fame when he was A*Teens member. It just charted at #20 on the Swedish Top 60 Singles.

This pop, R&B, hip-hop song was written by P. Björklund, J. Blees and K. Johnsson and duration of the record song only 2 minutes 58 seconds.

Pop Zone: Mark Bautista - I'll Be Over You

"I'll Be Over You" is a pop song by Filipino recording artist Mark Bautista. Mark Bautista received his career break when he became a grand finalist on the Philippine reality TV talent search Star for a Night where he placed second behind Sarah Geronimo. This song is available as track on his studio album "Every Now And Then" released in 2007 by Viva Records.

Single Review: Jibbs - Go Too Far (Featuring Melody Thornton)

American rapper Jibb released R&B hip-hop song as his official single called "Go Too Far" with The Pussycat Dolls member, Melody Thornton. Geffen Records released this digital single on 13 January 2007 and charted at #17 on the New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart. This song is using sample from Janet Jackson's song "Let's Wait Awhile".

Single Review: Marques Houston - Circle

American R&B recording artist Marques Houston released a single called " Circle" on 24 January 2007 under TUG Entertainment and Universal Records. This R&B song was written by Bryan-Michael Cox, Adonis Shropshire, Tanya White and Kendrick "WyldCard" Dean.

This track available from his studio album called "Veteran" and reached at #78 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Pop Zone: Cory Lee - Ovaload

Ovaload is an urban pop song taken from Canadian recording artist Cory Lee 2007 album "Sinful Innocence". Her second album is scheduled for release through WIDEawake / Universal on 15 May 2007. Featuring production from multi-platinum and 3-time Juno Award winner Perry Alexander (Keshia Chante, Shawn Desman) and KUYA (Nelly, Ginuwine, MASE), "Sinful Innocence" enthusiastically explorers society's "good girl / bad girl" double-standard from Cory's own independent liberal perspective.

Single Review: Tila Tequila - I Love U

"I Love U" is the first official single from American recording artist Tila Tequila's debut album. The single was released to iTunes on 27 February 2007. The video was bundled free with purchase of the 99 cent single until 13 March 2007. Three video clips have been released, two which are available for view on Tila Tequila's Valentine's Day e-card and one which is on her official MySpace. This was Tila Tequila's first ever single to be released to the public. In its first week of release, the single sold 14,000 copies, but failed to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Single Review: Samantha Jade - Step Up

Australian recording artist Samantha Jade released her debut single "Step Up" on 3 November 2006 under Jive Records. This song was written by Diane Warren and produced by Wyclef Jean. This song is pop and made for original soundtrack from movie "Step Up". "Step Up" reached at #92 on the U.S. Billboard Pop 100.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Single Review: Big Brovaz - Big Bro Thang

"Big Bro Thang" is a single released on 26 February 2007 by the U.K. Hip Hop / R&B group Big Brovaz. It was their third single from their second album "Re-Entry" and their first not to be released on a compact disc format.

"Big Bro Thang" unfortunately, only peaked at number one-hundred and seventy-one in the official U.K. Singles Chart due to the group not releasing it on a physical compact disc. The only exposure the single has was through the "Making Your Mind Up" Eurovision show and it failed to receive both television and radio airplay and due to the fact there was no physical compact disc format of the single released, this is why the single failed to chart more highly.

Single Premiere: Young Divas - Turn Me Loose

Australian girl group Young Divas covered "Turn Me Loose" as their new single from their second album. This time, Jessica Mauboy replaced Ricki Lee Coulter as a new member along with Paulini, Kate DeAraugo and Emily Williams. Check their new sound of pop!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Pop Zone: Jo O'Meara - The First Time

"The First Time" is a pop song by British singer Jo O'Meara. This song was written by Ronan Keating with Mark Taylor and Paul Barry and released as B-side of her single "What Hurts The Most" on 26 September 2005 under Sanctuary Records.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Pop Zone: Wisnu Witono Adhi - She's That Girl

"She's That Girl" is a pop R&B song by Norwegian Idol alumn Wisnu Witono Adhi. This song is available as track on compilation album "Idol 2006" which was released in Norway under Sony BMG Entertainment Records around 2006.

Remix: Mutya Buena - Real Girl [Full Phatt Remix]

"Real Girl" is a song by English recording artist and ex-Sugababes member. She released "Real Girl" as her official single on 28 May 2007 under 4th & Broadway Records. This song was written by Lenny Kravitz, Niara Scarlett, Matt Ward and Dean Gillard. This is the remix version of Full Phatt. Enjoy the R&B beat on this version!

Single Review: Wisnu Witono Adhi - Love Like That

"Love Like That" is a swing R&B song by Indonesian recording artist Wisnu Witono Adhi. He took part in the Norwegian Idol, where he reached the finals finishing fifth overall. This song was released as his debut single on 8 September 2007 under Bonnier Amigo Music Norway Records as CD single. This song was written by Anne Judith Wik with Rustan, Nermin Harambasic, Robin Jenssen and Ronny Svendsen.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Album Review: Eden's Crush - Popstars

"Popstars" is a debut studio album by American girl group who were created on the American televesion series Popstars which aired on AOL Time Warner's WB, Eden's Crush. London-Sire Records released this CD album on 1 May 2001. There are 2 singles were released from this album "Get Over Yourself" and "Love This Way".

01. What's Good 4 The Goose
02. Let Me Know
03. Get Over Yourself
04. Anywhere But Here
05. Love This Way
06. No Drama
07. I Wanna Be Free
08. Glamorous Life
09. 1.000 Words
10. Two Way
11. It Wasn't Me
12. You Know I Can
13. Promise Me

Album Review: B*Witched - Awake And Breathe

"Awake And Breathe" is the second album by Irish girl group B*Witched, released on 18 October 1999. The album was recorded on the back of the success of their self-titled debut B*Witched, and marked a slight change in sound for the band, containing more dance-orientated and upbeat pop, rather than the teen pop direction of their first album. The single "Jesse Hold On" and "If It Don't Fit" also mark a change into the country side of pop. Three singles were released from the album "Jesse Hold On", "I Shall Be There" and "Jump Down". However, poorer sales of the album and the third single, "Jump Down", resulted in the band being dropped by their record label, and "Awake And Breath"e becoming their final album.

01. If It Don't Fit
02. Jesse Hold On
03. I Shall Be There
04. Jump Down
05. Someday
06. Leaves
07. The Shy Ones
08. Red Indian Girl
09. It Was Our Day
10. My Superman
11. Are You A Ghost
12. In Fields Where We Lay

Album Review: Hilary Duff - Most Wanted

American recording artist Hilary Duff released her first compilation album "Most Wanted" on 10 August 2005 under Hollywood Records. There are 3 new songs on this album "Wake Up", "Beat Up My Heart" and "Break My Heart".

Track listing

01. Wake Up
02. The Getaway
03. Beat Of My Heart
04. Come Clean [Remix 2005]
05. Mr. James Dean
06. So Yesterday
07. Metamorphosis
08. Rock This World [Remix 2005]
09. Break My Heart
10. Fly
11. Girl Can Rock [Remix 2005]
12. Our Lips Are Sealed
13. Why Not [Remix 2005]