Category:Keri Hilson songs
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The following 30 pages are in this category, out of 30 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 30 pages are in this category, out of 30 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. The Tide Is High – The Tide Is High is a 1966 song written by John Holt, originally produced by Duke Reid and performed by the Jamaican group The Paragons, with John Holt as lead singer. The song gained attention in 1980, when a version by the American band Blondie became a US/UK number one hit. The British girl group Atomic Kitten also had a one hit with their version of the song in 2002. The song was written by John Holt and originally recorded by the Paragons, the vocal trio of which he was a member, and accompanied by Tommy McCook. It was produced by Duke Reid and released as a 7-inch single on Reids Treasure Isle and Trojan labels and as the B-side of the Only a Smile single. The song features the violin of White Rum Raymond, and was popular in Jamaica and became popular amongst West Indians, both tracks from the single were included on the 1970 collection On the Beach. Only a Smile The Tide Is High –2,53 The song was released as a single in 1978 by Gregory Isaacs, this version was produced by Prince Tony Robinson. It was released on the State Line label in the US, on Isaacs own African Museum label in Jamaica, and on the Front Line label in Jamaica as a 12-inch discomix featuring a new deejay version by U-Roy. The Tide Is High Step It Out a Yard The Tide Is High was covered by the American new wave band Blondie in 1980, in a style that included horns. It was released as the single from the bands fifth studio album. It was Blondies third number one smash on the Billboard Hot 100 and it also went on to reach the top three of Billboards Adult Contemporary chart, and was popular throughout the world, reaching no.4 in Australia, and no.15 in Germany. It was the last UK number one single for the band until Maria in 1999, official remixes of the Blondie version have been issued twice. Blondie re-recorded the song for the 2014 compilation album Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux, the compilation was part of a 2-disc set called Blondie 4 Ever which included their 10th studio album Ghosts of Download and marked the 40th anniversary of the forming of the band. A music video was produced, directed by Hart Perry and it depicts the band waiting out on the street for singer Debbie Harry, who appears to be trapped in a flooding apartment. All the while, she is being monitored from space by what appears to be a Darth Vader-like alien being. She soon reunites with the band on the street and they drive to a rocket launch and they then crash into the spaceship or space station. Harry confronts the alien being and begins dancing with him and it was released only as a CD single and the bonus track is a mix of Funky Raggamuffin/Let the Music Play. Their version of the song added a new bridge, hence the subtitle Get the Feeling
2. Keri Hilson – Keri Lynn Hilson is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. She was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, and spent most of her working with producer Anthony Dent, as a songwriter and background vocalist for several R&B. By the age of 14, Hilson had secured a deal with the girl group DSigne. In 2006, Hilson signed with American rapper and producer Timbalands record label and her breakthrough came the following year after appearing on Timbalands single The Way I Are, which topped charts around the world. Hilsons music style is generally R&B, hip hop and pop, womanhood, sexual intimacy and her musical influences come from her fathers side of the family. Hilsons debut studio album, In a Perfect World, was released in 2009, and debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart, eventually being certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album spawned the hit singles, Knock You Down, Turnin Me On and it also earned Hilson two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Knock You Down. Her second studio album, No Boys Allowed, was released in 2010 and was less successful than its predecessor, however, it included the platinum single. Besides her music career, Hilson has also contributed to charities and pursued a career in acting. She has contributed in the fight against HIV and AIDS, helped various relief efforts for natural disasters, in 2012, Hilson made her acting debut in the romantic comedy film, Think Like a Man. Her achievements include a BET Award, MOBO Award, NAACP Image Award, keri Lynn Hilson was born on December 5,1982, in Decatur, Georgia. Hilsons mother owns and runs a day care center and her father is a developer who served in the army and she was raised in an African-American neighborhood and came from a middle class family. Her brother is Kip and her sisters are Kelsee, Kye, Hilson and her siblings did not attend a school within the neighborhood, stating that they shipped us off for an hour to get to school every day. It was just that important for us to maintain the life that they had created, from the age of 12, Hilson wanted to pursue a musical career, after watching television talent shows, Star Search and Showtime at the Apollo. By the age of 14, Hilson had secured a deal with the girl group DSigne. After graduating from school, Hilson attended Oxford College of Emory University. She continued working as a songwriter and background vocalist during her schooling years, Hilson eventually stopped working with Dent, and began working more with Polow da Don. She also became a member of the songwriting and production team, together, they wrote Mary J. Bliges Take Me as I Am, Omarions Ice Box, Ciaras Like a Boy, The Pussycat Dolls Wait a Minute and Britney Spears Gimme More
3. Knock You Down – Knock You Down is a song by American singer and songwriter Keri Hilson, recorded for her debut studio album In a Perfect World. The song features guest vocals from Ne-Yo and Kanye West, all three artists co-wrote the song with its producer Nate Danja Hills, as well as Kevin Cossom and Marcella Araica. The song was released first released to rhythmic and urban airplay in the United States as the fourth single in the US. The song is a contemporary R&B and hip hop song, which elements of pop music. The lyrics of the song pertain to how love knocks you down, part of the song refers to Michael Jackson, coincidentally it was released at the time surrounding the death of the singer. The song received mixed to positive reviews, with critics divided as to whether Ne-Yo. However, reviewers also complimented that the song was radio-friendly and it was nominated for multiple awards, including Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Knock You Down peaked at one in New Zealand, and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. It also reached the top ten in Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the songs music video was directed by Chris Robinson. It sees Hilson caught in a triangle with her former partner West. The video received positive reviews, which appreciated the performances given by the artists. Hilson performed the song a number of times, including television appearances such as on The Rachael Ray Show and she also notably performed the song at the 2009 BET Awards, where she used the Jackson reference of the song to give a tribute performance to the late singer. Hilson and Ne-Yo knew each other from their days as co-songwriters, Hilson had appeared as Ne-Yos love interest in the video for his song Miss Independent, the second single taken from his 2008 album, Year of the Gentleman. In a September 2008 interview with Rap-Up about a recent crop of songwriters becoming singers, Ne-Yo said For one, for two, her voice is incredible—on top of the fact that she can write. So I think that she’s definitely one that deserves the spotlight, in Knock You Down, Kanye West makes multiple references to Michael Jackson, and coincidentally, the song was released in numerous territories around the death of the singer. Knock You Down is a R&B song with a length of five minutes, the song also includes electro tones, and derives from pop and hip hop genres. The song is set in time, and composed in a moderate R&B groove. It is written in the key of G minor, and vocals span from F3 to D5 and it follows the chord progression E♭–F–B♭–E♭–F–Gm
4. Pretty Girl Rock – Pretty Girl Rock is a song by American R&B recording artist Keri Hilson, taken from her second studio album, No Boys Allowed. It was released as the single internationally and was the second single from that album released in the United States. The song was written by Ne-Yo and Chuck Harmony, who also handled its production and it includes a sample of Just the Two of Us, which was written by Bill Withers, William Salter and Ralph MacDonald. Pretty Girl Rock is a mid-tempo R&B song that features a slinky piano, the lyrics deliver messages of self-love and female empowerment. Critical reception towards the song was mixed to positive, Music critics noted it as the standout track on the album, and praised its catchy production. However, critics were of disparate opinions on the songs lyrics, in the United States, Pretty Girl Rock peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and at number four on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, internationally, the song reached the top 20 in Germany and New Zealand, and the top 30 in Austria and Slovakia. The video received positive response from critics and was nominated for Video of the Year at the 2011 BET Awards, R&B girl group RichGirl and American rapper Lil Kim have released their own remixes to Pretty Girl Rock, and American rock band Parachute have covered the song. Pretty Girl Rock was written by Ne-Yo and Chuck Harmony, who produced the track. It features a sample of the 1981 single Just the Two of Us and it was recorded in 2010 at Westlake Recording Studios and Vanilla Sky Studios in Los Angeles, California. According to Hilson, the song was Ne-Yos idea and she said, I remember Ne-Yo playing it for me in the studio. I loved it as soon as I heard it, Hilson debuted the song at the Beats By Dr. Dre concert in New York City on September 29,2010. In an interview with 4Music, Hilson explained the concept of the song, No matter what anyone tells you – youre too tall, youre too short, youre too big, youre too skinny. Theres so many rules to societys view of beauty, I wanted to dispel that and get rid of that. Were all beautiful in our own ways, you just have to find that happy place within yourself. And thats what the records all about, Pretty Girl Rock premiered online on October 4,2010 and was then released for digital download on October 12. The song was sent for rhythmic airplay in the United States on October 19. The official remix, featuring Kanye West, premiered online on November 23,2010, an extended play, featuring three additional remixes produced by dance group Cahill, were released for digital download in the United Kingdom on January 9,2011
5. Breaking Point (Keri Hilson song) – Breaking Point is a song performed by American recording artist Keri Hilson from her second studio album, No Boys Allowed. Mosley Music Group and Interscope Records released it as the lead single on September 7,2010. The song was written by Timbaland, Jerome J-Roc Harmon, Hilson and Timothy Attitude Clayton, according to Hilson, Breaking Point was inspired by womens experiences of tolerating too much from their partner and enduring their lies. The song is about a point when a woman is tired of being neglected and exploited by her partner. Breaking Point is a mid-tempo R&B ballad that incorporates elements of pop and it features guitar, kick drum, organ, percussion and piano instrumentation. The song received positive reviews from music critics, who commended its empowering message. In the United States, Breaking Point peaked at number 44 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Bryan Barber directed the ballads accompanying music video, which is primarily set at a beauty salon with Hilson and her girlfriends. Breaking Point was written by Timbaland, Jerome J-Roc Harmon, Keri Hilson, in an interview with Ian Drew of DailyFill, Hilson explained that inspiration for writing the song came from womens experiences, including being lied to and tolerating too much from their partner. She elaborated on its theme during an interview, stating. If youre not man enough to step to the plate, then keep it moving, the song shares its theme with The Way You Love Me as both songs are about women coming to terms with what they need from a relationship. The powerful meaning of the two songs was personal to Hilson and she hoped that it would have the effect on listeners. In an interview for WTAM, Hilson elaborated on Breaking Point and its theme, Im a loyal woman, and that causes us sometimes to take a little more than we should. I think women needed to hear – obviously Im speaking from personal experience, eventually youre gonna reach your breaking point. Timbaland produced Breaking Point with assistance from Harmon, Hilson arranged the recorded vocals and produced them with Veronika V Bozeman, who also performed background vocals. Chris Gerhinger mastered the song at Sterling Sound in New York City, Breaking Point is a mid-tempo R&B ballad that features elements of pop and soul music. Instrumentation is provided by a guitar, kick drums, an organ, percussion and it is also backed by doo-wop beats, finger snaps and cooing backup vocals. Lyrically, the song speaks of a breaking point and Hilson voices the frustration of women who are being neglected and exploited by men. In the chorus, she sings, Every woman has a point, yall/ Hey, I know you know, some women can be lied to, cheated on and beat on/ Somebody know, hey, every woman has a breaking point
6. Return the Favor – Return the Favor is a song by American recording artist and songwriter Keri Hilson. The song features Timbaland, who wrote the song with Hilson and her songwriting/production team The Clutch, following the moderate international chart success of Hilson’s lead single, Energy, Return the Favor was released from Hilsons debut album, In a Perfect World. Serving as the second single while the urban single, Turnin Me On was released in the US. Contemporary critics gave the mixed reviews, noting the production and vocal similarities to The Way I Are. The song reached the top twenty in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Germany, while appearing in the top thirty of Austria and Sweden, charting in Australia, the accompanying music video implements a futuristic concept and features Hilson sporting several extravagant outfits. When Hilson talked to Digital Spy about the song, she said that Timbaland called her and said and they took the track and wrote Return the Favor over the beat. The initial draft of the featured the line If you kiss me then I’ll kiss you back. After it was reported that In a Perfect World, would be pushed back to October 2008, Return the Favor surfaced online, and it was rumored to be the follow-up to Energy. The sample was removed by Hilsons management, before it was announced as the albums second single. The song was featured on December 15,2008 episode of The Hills, Return the Favor is described as an electro-dance-pop record, with a future-like sound, including euro-style synths. Dan Nishimoto of Prefix Magazine noted that the song includes Timbalands signature dizzying 22nd-century flair that hes been employing ever since 2006, andy Kellman of Allmusic noted the song as a standout track from In a Perfect World. Glei of Cincinnati Metromix said the song has cascading synths, however Glei said that Hilsons vocals feel flat against the driving beat and that Timbaland fully phones it in. Nick Levine of Digital Spy said, the song was a decent slice of midtempo Timba-pop. MTV Buzzworthy said slightly less out-there are the beats -- which sound a lot like Hilson and Timbalands first collaboration. Sophie Bruce of BBC Music thought that the song lacked the a catchy hook such as in The Way I Are, Return the Favor was the most successful in the United Kingdom and Ireland, peaking at nineteen in both countries. In Austria, the song debuted and peaked at twenty-five on the Austrian Singles Chart, on the Swedish Singles Chart, It debuted and peaked at thirty, before falling off after six weeks on the chart. In Belgium, Return the Favore appeared on Belgian Tip Charts, peaking at six in Flanders, while debuting and peaking at twenty-one on the German Singles Chart, it completed nine weeks on the chart before falling off. It made the regions of the ARIA Singles Chart appearing at eighty