Anything (Culture Beat song)
"Anything" is a song recorded by the German eurodance band Culture Beat. It was released in December 1993 as the third single from their second album Serenity; the song was a hit in many countries in Austria and France where it reached number 3 and number 4 and in the UK, where it reached number 5. However, it achieved a great success in the other countries in which it was released, such as Switzerland and the Netherlands. "Anything" entered the Eurochart Hot 100 at number 22 on 15 January and peaked three weeks at 4. Shawnee Smith, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the singers "do their best with a chorus, maddeningly silly." She goes on to say that the song has "ample charm, fueled by a double-pack of remixes that are sure to woo DJs at several formats."Music & Media wrote about the song: "By now everybody knows what it tastes like. But at the moment it's a matter of addiction for the public, a third European hit from the Serenity album is within reach." "Anything" entered the European airplay chart Border Breakers at number 20 on 8 January 1994 due to crossover airplay in West Central- and South-European regions and peaked at number 4 on 22 January.
The music video for "Anything" was directed by Matt Broadley. CD maxi-single"Anything" – 7:34 "Anything" – 6:11 "Anything" – 6:29 "Anything" – 3:56 "Anything" – 4:35CD maxi-single – Remix"Anything" – 6:29 Remix By: Doug Laurent "Anything" – 6:06 Remixed By: Peter Gräber "Anything" – 5:26 Remixed By: Tillmann, Tielmann "Anything" – 6:09 Remix By: Doug LaurentVinyl 12""Anything" – 6:24 "Anything" – 7:03 Remixed By: Ralphi Rosario "Anything" – 5:26 Remixed By: Tillmann, Tielmann "Anything" – 6:00 Remixed By: Ralphi Rosario "Anything" – 6:11 "Anything" – 6:35CD maxi-single"Anything" – 3:56 "Anything" – 3:40 Remixed By: Ralphi Rosario "Anything" – 7:34 "Anything" – 5:26 Remixed By: Tillmann, Tielmann "Anything" – 6:00 Remixed By: Ralphi Rosario "Culture Beat DMC Megamix" – 6:33 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Two (The Calling album)
Two is the second studio album by American alternative rock band The Calling, released on June 8, 2004 through RCA Records. The record only features original members Band and guitarist Aaron Kamin along with a variety of session musicians; the album deals with romantic love and relationships. Despite radio-friendly singles and relentless touring by the band, the album was viewed by many as under-promoted by the label and a commercial disappointment compared to the success of their first album. "Our Lives" was a minor hit, but the album was not as successful as their debut album Camino Palmero with sales totaling two million worldwide. Johnny Loftus at AllMusic, who gave it one and half out of five stars, said the album is "never adding enough of anything to be memorable or personal," and, that it is "the alternative to having an opinion."Two didn't do as well in the charts as their debut album, as it only peaked at #54 on Billboard 200. In UK it peaked higher than their first album as it reached #9.
World sales of the album reach 1,500,000. All songs composed by Alex Band and Aaron Kamin. Alex Band – Arranger, Programming, Producer Paul Bushell – Bass The Calling – Video Producer Bob Clearmountain – Mixing Clive Davis – Executive Producer Stephen Ferrera – A&R Shaina Fewell – Video Director FJH – Art Direction Josh Freese – Drums Marc Greene – Engineer Tal Hertzberg – Engineer Kurt Iswarienko – Photography Aaron Kamin – Bass, Piano, Arranger, Producer, Spoken Word, Group Member Chris Lord-Alge – Mixing Clif Magness – Producer Jamie Muhoberac – Piano, Strings Gary Novak – Drums Alan Steinberger – Keyboards, Organ Marc Tanner – Producer Matthew Welch – Photography Joe Yannece – Masterings
Anything (Edyta Górniak song)
“Anything” is the second single from Edyta Górniak's self-titled second studio album. The song was produced by Christopher Neil; the single was released in Belgium. It had some success in Spain; the maxi single of "Anything" includes a cover of A-Ha's song "Hunting High and Low", available as a bonus track only on the Japanese edition of the album. The single cover includes pictures by photographer Marlena Bielińska. Anything That's The Way I Feel About You Anything That's The Way I Feel About You Hunting High and Low The music video for "Anything" was directed by Phil Griffin; the video starts with Edyta singing in a black room. Edyta is dancing with a group of dancers in front of her lover. In the next scene she is sitting at the edge of a bed. Next Edyta dances once again with her dancers. In the next scene Edyta is sitting on the floor in front of her sitting lover in a room with a red floor and white and red walls and he kiss her after a time. Afterwards different scenes were repeat and Edyta is shown hugged and lying close to her lover in bed or sitting on a chair behind her lover.
The video ends with a close-up view of Edyta
Quixotic is the debut album by English singer-songwriter Martina Topley-Bird. The album spans several musical styles including trip-hop and rock, it was co-written and produced by Topley-Bird and received positive reviews from music critics upon its release and was shortlisted for the 2003 Mercury Music Prize. Quixotic includes a collaboration with musician Tricky, with whom Topley-Bird collaborated prior to her solo work. Quixotic was released in the United States one year in 2004. Licensed to the Palm Pictures label, the album was retitled Anything and the track list was altered – including the omission of three tracks found on Quixotic. Additionally, the "Intro" track was moved to the end of the album and retitled "Outro". "Anything" "Ragga" "Need One" "Soul Food" "Ilya" "I Still Feel" "Sandpaper Kisses" "Too Tough to Die" "Lullaby" "Outro" Mark Lanegan performs additional vocals and Josh Homme plays additional guitar on "Need One" David Holmes co-wrote and produced "Too Tough to Die" and mixed "I Wanna Be There" Tricky produced, co-wrote music/lyrics and his vocals are featured on "Ragga".
He did some producing and additional programming on a few more tracks. David Arnold co-produced and arranged strings on "Stevie's" Cath Coffey performed backing vocals on some of the tracks "Need One" "Anything" "I Still Feel" "Soul Food" "Lullaby" was used in the campaign for juice powder Clight used in advertisements for Kenzo's fragrance Flower. "Sandpaper Kisses" is featured on the soundtrack of the video game Fahrenheit. "Need One" appears on the CSI: Miami soundtrack after the song was used in the episode "Blood Brothers". "I Only Have Eyes for You" and "Soulfood" were featured on The O. C. Samples of "Sandpaper Kisses" are prominently featured in Stephen Marley's "You're Gonna Leave" from his 2007 release Mind Control, it is featured in Canadian artist The Weeknd's second 2011 mixtape, Thursday on "The Birds Part 2". "Too Tough to Die" was used as the opening theme song of the Thandie Newton series, during its first season. Martina Topley-Bird discography Official site
Anything (To Find You)
"Anything" is a song by American recording artist Monica taken from her seventh studio album, New Life. It features additional vocals from American rapper Rick Ross, was written and produced by longtime contributors Missy Elliott and Cainon Lamb with additional penning from fellow R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan, Henry Fuse, Miguel "Pro" Castro, William Roberts; the song samples 1995's "Who Shot Ya?" Performed by The Notorious B. I. G. and Diddy, uses an interpolation of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's 1968 hit, "You're All I Need to Get By." A lyrical homage to hip hop's beginnings, the song's initial version featured American rapper Lil' Kim and was lined up for a release to urban radios in July 2011. However, by the time of its official digital release as the album's leading single, Kim's vocals had been removed from the track due to contractual issues surrounding B. I. G.'s estate, headed by his mother. Released on August 2, 2011 as the album's first offering, the single version of "Anything" peaked at number twenty-five on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
An R&B-up-tempo song, which exhibits elements of the early- to mid 1990s hip hop soul music, "Anything" was well received by music critics, who praised its retro theme and noted it a much-welcomed break from the Europop-dominated influence on contemporary R&B by the time of its release. An accompanying music video for the track was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Chris Robinson in August 2011. Featuring flashy 1990s fashions and colorfully dressed dancers, the retro-themed video pays homage to the 1990s. "Anything" was written by longtime contributor Missy Elliott along with singer Jazmine Sullivan and producer Cainon Lamb, all of which had contributed to Monica's previous single "Everything to Me", with additional writing by Henry Fuse, Miguel Castro, William Roberts. The song contains portions The Notorious B. I. G.'s 1995 record, "Who Shot Ya?", written by Christopher Wallace, Sean Combs, Nashiem Sa-Allah Myrick, Herbert Magidson and Allie Wrubel, which again samples from 1972's "I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over", as performed by David Porter.
"Anything" contains elements of "You're All I Need to Get By", written by Ashford & Simpson and performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Speaking of the recording of the song, which Monica described as an "homage to hip hop's beginnings", she elaborated: " was a record where we knew we needed hip-hop flavor all across the board and the first thing I did was reach out to Lil Kim... And when we sat back and we listened to it we figured we wanted the fellas tofeel comfortable to, and with our mix of "Ladies' Night" with me, Missy and Kim, we all figured that Rick was the man." On July 7, 2011, the full song was leaked onto the internet, featuring guest vocals by both rappers Lil' Kim and Rick Ross. Having recorded sixteen additional bars to the eight bars that appeared on the track, Kim's part was cut to make room for a second guest part, contributed by Ross; when the song made its debut on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in the week of July 14, 2011, Kim's name was not listed however.
In a statement, J Records confirmed that they were forced to remove her vocals from the official version at the last minute due to contractual issues as the sample that she used in her part — an excerpt of The Notorious B. I. G.'s controversial 1995 song "Who Shot Ya?" – was revoked by his mother Volleta Wallace, the head of B. I. G's estate. Addressing the issue on her Twitter account, Monica wrote: I am just finding out what has happened to my single and myself and Missy are beyond hurt that Lil Kim was removed. She's our friend, a legend, Lil Kim will get the respect she deserves at all cost; the clearance was revoked and I'm fighting to get it reinstated by the Biggie Estate... I am as thorough as they come and I Love Lil Kim, bottom line is Ms Wallace has the final say and she said No. If we put it out we get sued; the original version of the song, featuring all sixteen bars recorded by Lil' Kim, was leaked on July 30, 2011. The single has been well received by critics. Rap-Up favored the track stating that "Monica takes listeners back to R&B's glory days with her soulful voice, Rozay channels Biggie, the Queen Bee delivers a short, yet stinging verse."
ThatGrapeJuice noted that the song "will be sure to entice Urban disc-jockeys everywhere this summer," and further added, "what many will find to be a much needed breath of fresh air in Europop centric world, Monica has once again proven why she is the kind of artist whose creativity and skill is based in her ability to deliver enjoyable music." Billboard called the track "a throwback to'90s hip-hop," adding: "Monica arrives with lyrics that combine attitude and vulnerability... With "Anything", she das issued another soft jam to secure her status as an R&B queen in the company of Mary J. Blige."Before being released as a digital download and rhythmic radio, "Anything" debuted at number 71 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on July 14, 2011 based on airplay alone. Afterwards it jumped from number fifty-seven to fifty-one on that particular chart, before entering the top 30. Reaching its peak position of number 25, it became Monica's least successful lead single since 2002's "All Eyez on Me.".
However, the song became Monica's sixteenth top forty entry on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks chart, due to digital downloads debuted and peaked at number 19 in the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles. The music video for "Anything" was directed by frequent collaborator Chris Robinson; as reported by herself on Twitter and rapper Rick Ross filmed the clip in
It's About Time (SWV album)
It's About Time is the debut studio album by American female R&B trio SWV, released by RCA Records on October 27, 1992. It was certified triple platinum by the RIAA for more than three million copies shipped to store, it spawned five hit singles with "I'm So into You", "Downtown", "Weak", a remixed version of "Right Here/Human Nature", "You're Always On My Mind". A remixed version of "Anything" appeared on the soundtrack of the film Above the Rim in 1994 and was released as the final single from It's About Time. In 1993, the group earned 11 Billboard Music Award nominations for their debut album, it was the eighteenth best selling album of 1993 in the United States with 2,100,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. In 1996, the album was certified 3x platinum, for shipping over 3,000,000 albums in the U. S. alone."I'm So into You" appears in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on fictional new jack swing radio station CSR 103.9. *Initially issued without track 15, but was added to all subsequent CDs in April 1993 *Copies of the album with the catalog number BMG 66074 contain "Right Here", as the final track
Moonshine (Savage album)
Moonshine is the debut solo album of New Zealand hip-hop artist, released in 2005. The album includes a bonus track featuring Akon. In 2005, it reached number two in the New Zealand charts; the lead single "Swing" was a number-one hit in New Zealand for five consecutive weeks. Versions of the hit would reach number two in Australia and number forty-five in the United States; the title track was a number-one hit for seven consecutive weeks in New Zealand and reached number nine in Australia. They Don't Know reached number three in number twenty-six in Australia. "Big" "Bang Your Head" "Anything" "Swing" "Moonshine" "If You Love Savage" "Tear the Roof Off" "Everyday Hustle" "They Don't Know" "Rock Like Me" "The Bodysnatcher" "Set Me Free" "Locked Up Remix"