Saturday, October 26, 2013

Songs of the week # 11

5 new songs for this week October 26, 2013:
5 Nouvelles chansons pour le 26 Octobre 2013:

- Roar - Katy Perry

 Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, businesswoman, philanthropist, and actress. She was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. Having had very little exposure to mainstream pop music in her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teen and released her debut studio album, Katy Hudson, in March 2001.



- Unbreak my heart - Toni Braxton

 Toni Braxton is an American R&B singer-songwriter, pianist, musician, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist. Braxton has won 6 Grammy Awards, 7 American Music Awards, and 9 Billboard Music Awards. Throughout the years, she has sold over 66 million records worldwide.



- Love bites - Def Leppard

 Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitar, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitar, backing vocals). This is the band's longest-standing line-up.



- Never can say goodbye - The Jackson 5

 The Jackson 5 were a American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Founding group members Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Michael Jackson formed the group after performing in an early incarnation called The Jackson Brothers, which originally consisted of a trio of the three older brothers. Active from 1964 to 1990, the Jacksons played from a repertoire of R&B, soul, pop and (in the 1970s) disco. During their six-and-a-half-year Motown tenure, The Jackson 5 was one of the biggest pop-music acts of the 1970s.



- Splish Splash - Bobby Darin

 Bobby Darin was an American singer, songwriter, and actor of film and television. He performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock'n'roll, jazz, folk, and country. He started as a songwriter for Connie Francis, and recorded his own first million-seller "Splish Splash" in 1958. This was followed by "Dream Lover", "Mack the Knife", and "Beyond the Sea", which brought him world fame. In 1962, he won a Golden Globe for his first film Come September, co-starring his first wife, Sandra Dee.



Saturday, October 12, 2013

Songs of the weeks # 10

5 new songs for this week October 12, 2013:
5 Nouvelles chansons pour le 12 Octobre 2013:

- Cups (When I'm gone) - Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She rose to international fame after her performance as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air (2009), for which she received Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress. 



- Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar is an American singer and four-time Grammy winner. She has had considerable commercial success, particularly in the United States. During the 1980s, Benatar had 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits, "Hit Me with Your Best Shot", "Love Is a Battlefield", "We Belong" and "Invincible". Benatar was one of the most heavily played artists in the early days of MTV.



Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. Though often referred to by the public as The Carpenters, the duo's official name on authorized recordings and press materials is simply "Carpenters". During a period in the 1970s when louder and wilder rock was in great demand, Richard and Karen produced a distinctively soft musical style that made them among the best-selling music artists of all time.



- Venus - Shocking Blue

Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band from The Hague, the Netherlands, formed in 1967. Their biggest hit, "Venus", went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970, and the band had sold 13.5 million discs by 1973, but the group disbanded in 1974.



- Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers

The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. They recorded from 1963 through 1975, and continued to perform until Hatfield's death in 2003. Medley and Hatfield both possessed exceptional vocal talent, with range, control and tone that helped them create a strong and distinctive duet sound and also to perform as soloists. Medley sang the low parts with his deep, soulful baritone, with Hatfield taking the higher register vocals with his soaring tenor.



Saturday, October 5, 2013

Songs of the week # 9

5 new songs for this week October 5, 2013:
5 Nouvelles chansons pour le 5 Octobre 2013:

- If I had a hammer - Trini Lopez

Trini Lopez is an American singer, guitarist and actor. He was born in Dallas, Texas, on Ashland Street in the Little Mexico neighborhood. His first album included a version of "If I Had a Hammer", which reached number one in 36 countries and was a radio favorite for many years.



- My sweet lord - George Harrison

George Harrison, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band's primary songwriters, but most of their albums included at least one Harrison composition, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something", the Beatles' second most-covered song.



- Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton,  is an English musician, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.



- Guilty - Barbra Streisand - Barry Gibb

Barbra Streisand is an American singer-songwriter, author, actress, writer, film producer, and director. She is one of the most commercially and critically successful entertainers in modern entertainment history, with more than 71.5 million albums shipped in the United States and 145 million records sold worldwide.



- Stay - Rihanna

Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian recording artist, actress, and fashion designer.