Posts Tagged ‘music’

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United World Charts April 3

March 28, 2010

“After moving into the number 1 spot last week, Rihanna extends her stay for another week.  Lady Gaga and Beyonce are up 3 to number 2 while Justin Bieber also climbs 3 to number 5.  Climbing into the top 10 is B.O.B. up 4 spots while Black Eyed Peas and Imma Be drops out of the top 10.”

Singles Chart:

1.  Rihanna – Rude Boy (2nd week at number 1)
2.  Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce – Telephone
3.  Ke$ha – Tik Tok
4.  Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
5.  Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris – Baby
6.  Jason DeRulo – In My Head
7.  Train – Hey, Soul Sister
8.  Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris – Break Your Heart
9.  Owl City – Fireflies
10. B.O.B feat Bruno Mars – Nothin’ On You

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American Idol Top 10 Boys

March 2, 2010

“Despite having less time to prepare this week due to the switch of nights, I felt for the most part the guys stepped up and a lot of them are standing out as potential front-runners and upsets.  The biggest fail this week were the judges.  Why do some contestants have to sing the original version while others need to change it up and make it new.  Hasn’t the latter been what American Idol is about.  David Cook, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert all did and they won, so what is going on?  I almost feel like they are either agreeing with their fellow judges or trying to say something different for the sake of saying something different.  If i were a contestant i would be so confused.  How can i get better if i get complete opposites with what I am being told.  Did i do good or was i bad?  Although the judges weren’t on top of their game this week, the boys were!”

The scores are based on vocal ability, appearance, song choice, personality, stage presence and impact out of a possible 30 points! EPIC (29-30) GREAT (27-28) GOOD (25-26) OK (23-25) FAIL (22 and below)

Here are the guys grades in order of performance:

Michael Lynche 29

If last week was the supporting act, this week was the main show and a completely different person and performer.

John Park 24

He was definitely a lot better than last week but it was a safe and forgettable performance for someone who is trying to stand out.

Casey James 26

He is amazing on the guitar but was nowhere near the caliber of Elliot Yamin or Bo Bice!

Alex Lambert 29

This performance was night and day compared to last week and i predicted something like this could happen.  His voice rivals that of Jason Mraz and John Mayer, but can easily be identifiable if recorded.  I knew if he survived this week and got better with his stage presence he could do something good and that’s exactly what he did!

Todrick Hall 24

He took a different turn from last week.  Although he showed more of his vocals, his personality disappeared.  There were too many runs and he does too much to the song.

Jermaine Sellers 25

Jermaine had a good point about church.  I almost feel like the judges just don’t understand gospel/rnb voices.  I felt emotion I just don’t think he did the song justice.

Andrew Garcia 25

I didn’t get it.  Last week was more on the lines of what to expect from Andrew but the wrong song choice.  This week was just blah.  Has he already lost his flair?

Aaron Kelly 26

He had a weird vibration to his voice this week that kind of lingered all throughout.  More personality but vocally not as good as last week.  Didn’t see what the judges did!

Tim Urban 23

I still don’t get him.  I totally agree with Ellen here.  His voice is nothing different than we have heard before and if he stays it’ll be because of his looks because his voice is definitely not a reason.  His reaction to Simon’s comments were funny.  Sorry Tim, all Simon really said was that you were better than last week.. that’s not saying too much when 3/4 of your fellow competitors did too.

Lee Dewyze 27

This guy has a phenomenal voice and look and if there were pitchy parts, I didn’t hear them just because of the tone of his voice that makes it acceptable.   With or without his guitar he can do no wrong!

My top 10:

  1. Michael Lynche
  2. Alex Lambert
  3. Lee Dewyze
  4. Casey James
  5. Aaron Kelly
  6. Jermaine Sellers
  7. Andrew Garcia
  8. Todrick Hall
  9. John Park
  10. Tim Urban

Final Thoughts: Considering last week’s Joe Munoz was really the only one who had the least amount of TV coverage, that wouldn’t apply this week.  Instead it boils down to who stepped up the most.  Alex could have easily been in the next wave to go but his incredible improvement may have saved him at least for another week.  I think John Park and Tim Urban are the weakest among the bunch although both slightly improved over last week.   Falling in the category of doing too much are Todrick and Jermaine who could easily switch places with either of the two who I predict to be eliminated this week!

Update: John and Jermaine are out.  Tim stays another week?  Is this really looks or are people hearing something i don’t.  Both John and Jermaine are so much better singers but just didn’t make that connection with the audience.

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United World Charts February 20

February 14, 2010

Ke$ha holds the top spot for another week.  The top 3 remain unchanged but charging up the chart from 10-4 is Black Eyed Peas with their new single Imma Be.  Black Eyed Peas fever continues around the world as they continue to chart 3 songs in the top 10.  Lady Antebellum jumps into the top 10 from 18 after their single increased in sales from the successful number 1 debut of their album on the US charts.”

Singles Chart:

1.  Ke$ha – Tik Tik (6week at number 1)
2.  Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
3.  Owl City – Fireflies
4.  Black Eyed Peas – Imma Be
5.  Iyaz – Replay
6.  Lady Antebellum – Need You Know
7.  Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
8.  Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
9.  Black Eyed Peas – Meet Me Halfway
10.Young Money feat. Lloyd – Bedrock

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United World Charts Jan 8

January 11, 2010

Singles Chart:

1.  Ke$ha – Tik Tik (2nd week at number 1)
2.  Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
3.  Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
4.  Black Eyed Peas – Meet Me Halfway
5.  Owl City – Fireflies
6.  Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
7.  David Guetta feat. Akon – Sexy Bitch
8.  Iyaz – Replay
9.  Jason DeRulo – Whatcha Say
10.Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne – Down

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Ke$ha – Animal

January 8, 2010

“Ke$ha pronounced Keh-sha is not as new on the music scene as you may think.  She was the female vocal on Flo Rida’s Right Round and is currently atop the Hot 100 and world charts with her first single Tik Tok.  This girl is a mixture of every pop star you know from the US to Europe.  Ironically, this has actually worked to her benefit for her new album.  With some interestingly named titles that can connect well with high-schoolers and young people at heart, this very danceable and catchy pop/rock album will help launch the career of the young startlet trying to share the spotlight with the current crop of pop princesses with her own unique look of dirty bohemian chic!”

My Grade: 87 (Buy It)

Breakdown:

Epic (100)

Your Love Is My Drug, Tik Tok, Take It Off, Kiss N Tell

Grand (90)

Stephen, Blah Blah Blah, Blind, Boots & Boys

Ummm (80)

Hungover, Party At A Rich Dude’s House, Dinosaur, Animal

Blah!! (70)

Backstabber, Dancing With Tears in My Eyes

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Happy New Year!!

December 31, 2009

“Check this video out.  Its a mashup of the top 25 billboard pop hits of 2009 in what culminates another great year in music.  I just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and a 2010 complete with fullfilled new years resolutions and positive surprises!”

Watch It


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Britney Spears – 3

December 19, 2009

“Catchy pop music delivered by the original princess of pop!  This is Britney at her best and this video embraces that”

My Grade: Watch It