Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Most Popular Christmas Songs

Christmas means a joyful time of year, having fun with your family, spending time with your family, seeing all the beautiful lights, decorating the tree. Here are list of most popular Christmas songs:

  1. A Holly Jolly Christmas – Johnny Marks
  2. White Christmas – Irving Berlin
  3. Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
  4. Jingle Bells - Kimberley Locke
  5. The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
  6. Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone Chorale
  7. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Meredith Willson
  8. Joy to the World - Boney M.
  9. Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid
  10. Lonely This Christmas - Mud
  11. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Martina McBride
  12. Merry Christmas Baby - Bruce Springsteen
  13. Step Into Christmas - Elton John
  14. Feliz Navidad РJos̩ Feliciano
  15. O Holy Night - Celine Dion
  16. River - Sarah McLachlan
  17. Christmas Wrapping - Spice Girls
  18. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Mel & Kim
  19. Merry Christmas Darling - The Carpenters
  20. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Iggy Pop: The Godfather Of Punk

Iggy PopIggy Pop born James Newell Osterberg in Muskegon, Michigan, in 1947. Although he has had only limited mainstream success, Iggy Pop is considered an innovator of punk rock, hard rock, and other related styles.

He is sometimes referred to by the nicknames "the Godfather of Punk" and "the Iguana", and is widely acknowledged as one of the most dynamic stage performers of all time.

Iggy Pop's career began in the late 1960s as the lead singer of The Stooges, a late 1960s/early 1970s rock band who were influential in the development of the nascent hard rock and punk rock genres. "I don't think there was anything wired or weird about the Stooges when we started. We were just creative." Iggy Pop said in an interview with The Rolling Stone.

Pop earned a place in punk rock history by popularizing many of the stage routines that are now commonplace among musicians: he was among the first to stage dive and crowd walk. Moreover, early in his career, he was known to cut himself on stage. Although Pop has never recorded a Top 10 album or best-selling single, his impact on rock music is widely acknowledged.

Pop's solo album The Idiot has been cited as a major influence on post-punk, electronic and industrial artists such as Joy Division and Nine Inch Nails. Mark E. Smith, Johnny Marr, Henry Rollins, Nick Cave and Jack White have all been quoted as saying that the Stooges' Fun House LP was "the greatest rock record ever made".

Friday, June 19, 2009

Evacuate the Dancefloor

CascadaGerman dance act Cascada are set to release their third studio album Evacuate the Dancefloor in the United Kingdom and Germany on July 6, 2009.

Their absolutely stunning new single Evacuate The Dancefloor will be the first single released from the album on June 29, 2009. The song had its first radio airplay on the May 15 on
BBC Radio 1’s Floor Filler show with Scott Mills.

Cascada have enjoyed huge worldwide success since their 2007 debut album Everytime We Touch. The album entered The Billboard 200 at number 67. In the United Kingdom, the album went on to peak at number 2.

It would be commercially released in the United Kingdom by the record label All Around the World (AATW). All Around The World stated that the album introduces two or three different styles.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ghana Music Awards Festival 2009

The 10th edition of Ghana Music Awards was launched at the La Beach Hotel, in Accra Tuesday March 3, 2009. The awards sponsored by MTN are in two categories. One category lists artists and the other is labeled industry awards. The biggest names in the Ghanaian music industry flocked to the Labadi Beach Hotel Gardens as the nominees list was revealed. All songs with x-rated and violent lyrics will be disqualified from nominations lists.

Here is the full list of nominees for the artists categories.

Artist of the Year
  • Philipa Baafi
  • Okyeame Kwame
  • Christiana Love
  • Asem
  • Praye
  • Sidney (Barima)
Most Popular Song of the Year
  • Me Mma Me Werenfi – Christiana Love
  • Go High – Philipa Baafi
  • Africa Money – Sidney
  • Angelina – Praye
  • Ngozi – Michael Dwamena
  • Woso – Okyeame Kwame
Discovery of the Year
  • Gifty Osei
  • R2Bees
  • Asem
  • Wanlov the Kubulor
  • Klala
  • Richie
Best Male Vocal Performance (Solo/Group)
  • Do No Bi - Kwabena Kwabena
  • Ngozi – Michael Dwamena
  • Ete Sen? – OJ
  • Odo Dede Me – Pat Thomas
  • Frema – Richie
  • Me Nhyia Bi Da – Oheneba Kissi
Best Female Vocal Performance (Solo/Group)
  • Life – Bernice Offei
  • Me Mma Me Werenfi – Christiana Love
  • Me Nte Ase – Opiesie Esther
Hip Hop Song of the Year
  • Right Now – Joe Frazier
  • Konkonsa – Wanlov the Kubolor
  • When I Get You – Richie/Asem
  • Pigaro – Asem
  • Wonkoaa – Praye
  • Woso – Okyeame Kwame
Hiplife Song of the Year
  • Medo Mmaa – Okyeame Kwame
  • Nye He Ye Few – Klala
  • Adoma – Reggie Zippy
  • Mercy Lokko – Czar
  • Oyeadieyie – Dunsin
  • President Obour – Obour
Hiplife / Hiphop Artist(s) of the Year
  • R2Bees
  • Praye
  • Asem
  • Sidney
  • Okyeame Kwame
Gospel Song of the Year
  • Go High – Philipa Baafi
  • Emere – Josh Laryea
  • Ete Sen? – OJ
  • Akokofunu (Heaven) – Great Ampong
  • Me Mma Me Werenfi – Christiana Love
  • Me Nte Ase – Opiesie Esther
  • Aseda – Gifty Osei
  • Pentecost Ogya – Evangelist Diana Asamoah
Gospel Artist(s) of the Year
  • Opeisie Esther
  • Philipa Baafi
  • Christiana Love
  • Josh Laryea
  • Gifty Osei
  • Great Ampong (Isaiah)
Contemporary Highlife Song of the Year
  • Ngozi – Michael Dwamena
  • Akonta – Kofi Nti
  • Odo Dedeme – Pat Thomas
  • B Power – Daddy Lumba
  • Me Nhyia Bi Da – Oheneba Kissi
  • Do No Bi – Kwabena Kwabena
Contemporary Highlife Artiste(s) of the Year
  • Kofi Nti
  • Kwabena Kwabena
  • Ofori Amponsah
  • Daddy Lumba
  • Lucky Mensah
Afro Pop Song of the Year
  • Gologolo – Echo
  • Frema – Richie
  • African Money – Sidney
  • Angelina – Praye
  • I Dey Mad – R2Bees
Reggae Song of the Year
  • M’akoma mu – Papa Wastic
  • Change Your Constitution – Chizzy Waller
  • You Stole My Heart – Daasebre Dwamena
  • My Sweet Girl – Samini
  • Barack Obama – Blakk Rasta
Best Collaboration of the Year
  • Ade Akye Abia – Christiana Love & Kwaku Gyasi
  • Odo Dedeme – Pat Thomas/K. K. Fosu
  • Mercy Lokko – Czar/Richie/Tinny
  • Ngozi – Michael Dwamena/Nii Lantey
  • Nhyira – Slim Busterr/Tinny
  • Woso – Okyeame Kwame/Richie

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hard Candy by Madonna

Hard CandyHard Candy is the eleventh studio album by Madonna. It was released on April 25, 2008 by Warner Bros. Records following the full release of its lead single "4 Minutes".

The album, overall, has an urban pop vibe, while remaining a dance-pop record at heart.
Justin Timberlake, one of the featured producers of the record defined the album as being "an R&B/pop/dance record." The New York Times reviewed the album as "a set of catchy, easily digestible, mass-appeal songs."

It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with over 280,000 copies sold. It was certified Gold on June 4, 2008, a month after its release.

The lead single, "4 Minutes", features Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. Its peaked at Number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The Rolling Stone magazine described the song as having "a marching band aesthetic as blasting brass play a scale-like riff", and called the song "a loud, busy, energetic track."

Track listing
  1. Candy Shop 4:15
  2. 4 Minutes (Featuring Justin Timberlake And Timbaland) 4:04
  3. Give It 2 Me 4:47
  4. Heartbeat 4:03
  5. Miles Away 4:48
  6. She's Not Me 6:04
  7. Incredible 6:19
  8. Beat Goes On (Featuring Kanye West) 4:26
  9. Dance 2night 5:03
  10. Spanish Lesson 3:37
  11. Devil Wouldn't Recognize You 5:08
  12. Voices 3:39
Hard Candy Lyrics

Monday, March 2, 2009

BRIT Awards 2009

Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London hosted The BRIT 2009, and was broadcast live on ITV1, on Wednesday, 18 February at 8 pm (GMT).

Welsh singer Duffy, walked away with the awards for British female solo artist, British breakthrough act and British album.

Duffy became the first female artist to ever win three awards in the same year, and only Blur, in 1995, has ever won more awards at a single ceremony.

Kylie Minogue, Mathew Horne and James Corden hosted the ceremony, with Fearne Cotton presenting backstage.

The full list of winners:

British Male Solo Artist: Paul Weller
British Female Solo Artist: Duffy
British Breakthrough Act: Duffy
British Group: Elbow
British Live Act: Iron Maiden
British Single: Girls Aloud 'The Promise'
Mastercard British Album: Duffy 'Rockferry'
International Male Solo Artist: Kanye West
International Female Solo Artist: Katy Perry
International Group: Kings Of Leon
International Album: Kings Of Leon 'Only By The Night'
Critics' Choice Award: Florence and the Machine
Outstanding Contribution to Music: The Pet Shop Boys
Producer's Award: Bernard Butler

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Black & Blue

album black and blueBlack & Blue is the fourth album by Backstreet Boys but their third U.S. album release. Five songs co-written by members of the group, plus two songs "The Answer to Our Life," and "Time" written by all five Backstreet Boys.

A radio remix for "More Than That" was made, as well as the music video. The main difference between the versions is an alternate percussion track, and generally remixed levels.

In the United States, Black & Blue sold 1.6 million discs in its first week of release, making them the first group in Soundscan history to have million-plus first-week sales with back-to-back albums.
It was Released on November 21, 2000.
You can find the lyrics of Black & Blue here

Track listing
  • The Call (Max Martin, Rami) – 3:26
  • Shape of My Heart (Max Martin, Lisa Miskovsky, Rami) – 3:53
  • Get Another Boyfriend (Max Martin, Rami) – 3:08
  • Shining Star (Carter, Dorough, Frederik Jernberg, Pontus Wennerberg) – 3:26
  • I Promise You (With Everything I Am) (Hill) – 4:25
  • The Answer To Our Life (Carter, Dorough, Littrell, McLean, Richardson) – 3:20
  • Everyone (Kristian Lundin, Andreas Carlsson) – 3:33
  • More Than That (Anders, Jernberg, Wennerberg) – 3:46
  • Time (Carter, Dorough, Littrell, McLean, Richardson) – 3:58
  • Not For Me (Kristian Lundin, Andreas Carlsson) – 3:18
  • Yes I Will (Kieruf, McLean, Schwartz) – 3:52
  • It's True (Max Martin, Andreas Carlsson, Kevin Richardson) – 4:16
  • How Did I Fall In Love With You (Dorough, Fromm, MacColl) – 4:08

Monday, January 5, 2009

Hi-Fi Serious

Hi-Fi SeriousHi-Fi Serious is the third studio album by British band A, released in 2002. The album is certified Silver in the U.K., having sold over 60,000 copies. On this album
the A band took that step forward that so many of their contemporaries are afraid to take.

First single, Nothing, made it to No. 9 in the UK singles chart before the album's release. Nothing is arguably the heaviest A single, marking something of a departure from the band's usual melodic pop-punk. Nothing was featured in the soundtrack of the Anime Series Beyblade V-Force.

Something's Going On reached No. 51 in the UK charts and was C listed by BBC Radio One. It was also used to advertise Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4.

The lyrics of Hi-Fi Serious can be found here

Track listing
  1. Nothing - 3:43
  2. Something's Going On - 2:58
  3. 6 O'Clock on a Tube Stop - 3:14
  4. Going Down - 4:09
  5. Took It Away - 3:29
  6. Starbucks - 3:18
  7. The Springs - 4:28
  8. Shut Yer Face - 3:43
  9. Pacific Ocean Blue - 3:27
  10. The Distance - 3:37
  11. W.D.Y.C.A.I. - 3:27
  12. Hi-Fi Serious - 5:57