Showing posts with label 2015. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2015. Show all posts

Jan 16, 2019

Laura Branigan - Self Control (1984)

Laura Branigan - Self Control (1984)
"Self Control" is a song by Italian singer Raf, released in 1984. It was written by Giancarlo Bigazzi, Steve Piccolo and Raf. The song was covered the same year by American singer Laura Branigan (July 3, 1952 – August 26, 2004). Her version first hit no. 1 in Germany on June 15, 1984. Raf's version first hit no. 1 in Italy on June 23, 1984. Both versions of the song were popular across Europe during much of the summer of 1984 and were the most successful single of the year in Switzerland. Branigan's version peaked at no. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and also went to no. 2 on the dance chart.




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Branigan's first major hit had also been co-written by Bigazzi: "Gloria" (1982) was an English cover of the 1979 original Italian song recorded by Umberto Tozzi. The following year Branigan recorded another English song written over a Tozzi and Bigazzi song, "Mama", which was part of the 1983 album Branigan 2. Branigan chose two more Italian songs for her third album: the first one, "Ti Amo" with lyrics by Diane Warren once again based on the original by Tozzi and Bigazzi that had been a 1977 single for Tozzi. The second one, "Self Control" became the title track to the album and her biggest international hit. "Self Control" was the only one of the four Italian songs recorded by Branigan that was originally composed in English, and Branigan chose to record the song as written. Also unlike the other songs, Branigan's version was contemporaneous with that of its co-writer.

The Branigan recording was arranged by Giorgio Moroder's protégé Harold Faltermeyer with Robbie Buchanan and produced by Buchanan with Jack White in Germany and Los Angeles. A keyboard hook in Raf's version was changed to a guitar riff for Branigan's version and a vocal break was paired with a sharper and repeated percussive element.

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Dec 15, 2015

AM TOP 40 December 12, 2015 Music Chart

AM TOP 40 December 12, 2015 Music Chart
Here we go with the Top 40 hits of the nation this week on American Top 40, the best-selling and most-played songs from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Canada to Mexico. In the next three hours we'll count down the 40 most popular hits in the United States this week, hot off the record charts of Billboard magazine for the week ending December 12, 2015.

This Week Last Week Artist & Song
1 2

Adele

Hello
23


Drake

Hotline Bling
3
1



Shawn Mendes

Stitches
4
4



Taylor Swift

Wildest Dreams
5
7



Selena Gomez

Same Old Love
6
5



Ellie Goulding

On My Mind
7
9



Alessia Cara

Here
8
8



Elle King

Ex's And Oh's
9
6



The Weeknd

The Hills
10
11



Justin Bieber

Sorry
11
10



Justin Bieber

What Do You Mean?
12
12



Meghan Trainor

Like I'm Gonna Lose You feat. John Legend
13
14



Ariana Grande

Focus
14
15



Demi Lovato

Confident
15
13



X Ambassadors

Renegades
16
18



Rudimental

Lay It All On Me feat. Ed Sheeran
17
17



R. City

Locked Away feat. Adam Levine
18
20



Daya

Hide Away
19
19



Fetty Wap

679 feat. Remy Boyz
20
29



The Weeknd

In The Night
21
21



One Direction

Perfect
22
22



Major Lazer

Lean On feat. DJ Snake & MO
23
16



One Direction

Drag Me Down
24
23



5 Seconds Of Summer

Hey Everybody!
25
28



The Chainsmokers

Roses feat. Rozes
26
27



Gwen Stefani

Used To Love You
27
24



Dnce

Cake By The Ocean
28
25



Selena Gomez

Good For You
29
31



The Weeknd

Can't Feel My Face
30
33



Fall Out Boy

Irresistible feat. Demi Lovato
31
38



Halsey

New Americana
32
40



Nelly

The Fix feat. Jeremih
33
32



Omi

Cheerleader
34
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Twenty One Pilots

Stressed Out
35
37



Shaggy

Only Love feat. Pitbull
36
-



Charlie Puth

One Call Away
37
26



Calvin Harris

How Deep Is Your Love feat. Disciples
38
34



Ed Sheeran

Photograph
39
35



Nico And Vinz

That's How You Know feat. Bebe Rexha
40
36



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Dec 6, 2015

Halsey - New Americana - On Badlands Album (2015)

Download Halsey - New Americana - On Badlands Album (2015)
Today's Rising Pop Stars 2015




"New Americana" is a song by American singer and songwriter Halsey taken from her debut studio album, Badlands (2015). It was written by Kalkutta, Larzz Principato, James Mtume and Halsey, while production was handled by Lido. Described as electropop and alternative pop, the song describes the normalization of aspects of counterculture, including recreational drug use. The song was released on July 10, 2015, as the second single from the album.

"New Americana" is an electropop and midtempo alternative pop song. According to the digital sheet music published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., the song is composed in the key of E♭ major with an approximate tempo of 87 BPM and a vocal range of B♭3-C5. The track also includes a sample of "Juicy" by The Notorious B.I.G. Halsey's voice is layered on the chorus, which was inspired by Pink Floyd's similarly-themed hit, "Another Brick in the Wall".

"New Americana" received mixed reviews from critics. The song received a warm reception from radio programmers, with D.J. Zane Lowe of Apple Beats Music saying of Halsey that "there's a new icon there", and that the song was "big". It has been labelled by critics, including Billboard, USA Today, and The New York Times, as a "generational anthem" for millennials.

Green Baron of Sputnikmusic, however, labelled the song Halsey's "worst foray into the world of songwriting", and found the lyrics to be "incredibly forced" and "too try-hard". Nathan Reese of Pitchfork was similarly unconvinced by the song's lyrics, describing the song as "plasticky" and superficial where it aimed to be inspirational.

Nov 29, 2015

Demi Lovato - Confident - On Confident Album (2015)

Demi Lovato - Confident - On Confident Album (2015)




"Confident" is a song by American singer Demi Lovato. It serves as the second single from her fifth studio album of the same name (2015). The song was released on September 18, 2015, by Hollywood and Island Records as an instant download with the pre-order of the album on iTunes, as well as a stand-alone download on several digital retail sites such as Google Play and 7digital. It was written by Lovato, Max Martin, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Savan Kotecha.

Nico & Vinz - That's How You Know (Feat. Kid Ink & Bebe Rexha) From the album That's How You Know (2015)

Nico & Vinz - That's How You Know (Feat. Kid Ink & Bebe Rexha) From the album That's How You Know (2015)
The biggest music hits in 2015




"That's How You Know" is a 2014 song by the Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz. It peaked at number 9 on VG-lista, the Norwegian Official Singles Chart.

A later version released on 16 July 2015 by Nico & Vinz featuring Kid Ink and Bebe Rexha found wider international success and peaked #39 in AM Top 40 in November 28, 2015