Category:Songs written by Damon Thomas (record producer)
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The following 28 pages are in this category, out of 28 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. All the Way Home (Tamar Braxton song) – Love and War is the second studio album by American recording artist Tamar Braxton. The album was released on September 3,2013, by Epic Records and it is the first album by Braxton in 13 years. The album was a success, debuting at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart selling 114,000 copies, the albums title track Love and War was released on December 6,2012 as the lead single from the album. On January 17,2013, the video was released for Love. Love and War officially impacted US Rhythmic radio on March 26,2013, on May 7,2013, the second single The One was released. On May 30,2013, the video was released for The One. All The Way Home was sent to Urban Mainstream radio on August 21,2013 as the single from the album. On October 17,2013, a video was released for Hot Sugar. The music video for All The Way Home was released on December 4,2013, the album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 114,000. The album almost made number one but was beaten by Ariana Grandes Yours Truly, Love and War also debuted at number two in digital sales, selling 51,000 copies, being beaten by Yours Truly once again. However, the album sold well physically, selling 63,000, in its second week, the album sold 35,000 more copies. In its third week, the album sold 20,000 more copies, in its fourth week, the album sold 14,000 more copies bringing its total album sales to 183,000. The album helped Braxton set the record for longest time between an initial chart listing and a first number one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart during the SoundScan era. The record was held by Angie Stone, who waited eight years. Love and War was met generally positive reviews from music critics. Kathy Iandoli of Vibe gave the album a review, saying Love And War is at times all over the place. The project is beautifully crazy—exactly what weve come to know and love from Tamar Braxton and it took a dose of reality TV to bring us to Tamars musical reality. Like all classic R&B records, its Tamars marvelous voice that resounds the loudest throughout—and long after its over and its like shes been the music industrys best kept secret for all of these years, and shes finally getting the attention she deserves
2. Baby It's You (JoJo song) – Baby Its You is a song by American recording artist JoJo, featuring American rapper Bow Wow. It reached number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number eight on the UK Singles Chart, JoJo performed the song on All That in 2005. While the single version features Bow Wow, the original version, called album version. In 2005, actress Alyson Stoner recorded a cover of Baby Its You and it samples Sean Paul and Busta Rhymes Make It Clap Directed by Erik White the weekend of August 7,2004 on location at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor. Most of the shots were filmed in front of the Center Ring gaming area and other shots feature the ProSlide Tornado, Scream. It premiered on MTVs TRL September 7, peaked as high as four and lasted 23 days on the countdown. CD single Baby Its You –3,36 Leave –4,02 UK promo CD single Baby Its You –3,36 Baby Its You –3,11 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
3. Change Me (Ruben Studdard song) – Change Me is the first single from Ruben Studdards third album The Return. The song is produced by The Underdogs and written by Luke Boyd, Tank, Steve Russell, Damon Thomas, Harvey Mason, Jr. the song follows Ruben complaining about his girlfriend trying to change what hes become. The song peaked at number 94 on the Billboard Hot 100, the video shows Studdard dealing with his girlfriend trying to change him from his celebrity life. Scenes in the show her spending his credit card on a dining with her friends. A part of the song, What if I talked about your face in the morning, cause we know that you aint cute in the morning, matches the girlfriend waking up with a bad hair day. They both become distraught like him signing autographs around her, and blocks her face during a party, the ending has Ruben packing her belongings in her luggage case and shows her the door out. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
4. Goodbye (Kristinia DeBarge song) – Goodbye is the first single released by the American recording artist Kristinia DeBarge from her first studio album Exposed. It was released digitally in the United States on April 7,2009, to US radio on April 28,2009, the song contains a sample of Steams Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye. An uptempop dance pop track, the lyrics of the deal with DeBarge getting over her ex-boyfriend. A music video was released to promote the song, which features DeBarge and her friends stealing her ex-boyfriends car and driving to various locations, throughout the video, DeBarge is seen flirting with several men in an attempt to get back at her ex-boyfriend. The song received mixed reviews, it was praised for being enjoyably trashy and a stomping smash. Despite the minimal chart performance of the single, it has become her biggest hit to date, Goodbye was one of the first songs that was recorded for the album. During an interview with TheStarScoop, DeBarge said of the first time she heard the song on the radio, I was screaming up, I was actually at home and listening to New York Radio Online. I had called all my friends, telling them to listen and it was really surreal for me. Every time I hear my song on the radio, I just take it in, Goodbye is generally considered a pop-dance track. J. -ENT described the song as an upbeat, addictive track utilizing the classic 1969 Steam track “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”, a wonderful debut single for Kristinia. People magazine praised the song and compared it to recent releases by Rihanna, stating First single Goodbye, reworking Steams 1969 hit Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye much like S. O. S. did Tainted Love. Nick Levine of Digital Spy said, Like a low calorie chocolate bar, Goodbye is sweet enough in the moment, glenn Gamboa of Newsday said that DeBarge comes across as a streetwise Jordin Sparks on the stomping smash. People called the song an undeniable dance-pop confection, time said that the song is so enjoyably trashy, its a wonder no one thought of it before. Goodbye received generally mixed reviews from critics, commonsensemedia praised the song, stating Its quite a feat to breathe new life into a song that has taken on such a life of its own. But DeBarge is able to make this song uniquely her own and this young singer appears to have inherited the family talent for mass-appeal music with an easygoing style. DigitalSpy said of the single, Honestly, you wait years for someone to sample the hook from Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye, and then everyone does it at once. It backs Wale and Lady GaGa on Chillin, Jay-Z uses it to shoo off pops most controversial vocal effect on D. O. A. and heres US newbie Kristinia DeBarge swallowing it whole on her debut single. Blame it on the over-familiarity of the sample, or maybe the fact that DeBarge nicks a trick from Rihannas SOS here, like a low calorie chocolate bar, Goodbye is sweet enough in the moment, but it doesnt have enough substance to leave you feeling really satisfied
5. How Could You (Mario song) – How Could You is an R&B single by Mario. It is the single from his second studio album Turning Point. The single was released on March 2005. The single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 93, how Could You also debuted on the Australian Singles Chart at number 43. The song was produced by The Underdogs and co-written by singer J. Valentine, the official remix of the song was produced by Scott Storch and Dr. Dre. The video was directed by Benny Boom with an appearance in the video by rapper Cassidy, JD Williams. How Could You How Could You Couldnt Say No How Could You Other versions of the include a remix of Couldnt Say No featuring either Fat Joe, Smitty. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
6. I'm Tryna – Im Tryna is a song from American R&B singer Omarion. It was released on April 6,2005 as the third and it was produced by production team The Underdogs and written by R&B singer-songwriter J. Valentine. It also featured instrumentals by fellow American R&B singer Tank, a music video for the single, directed by frequent collaborator Chris Stokes, was made and featured Omarion looking back on his relationship with his ex-girlfriend. Directed by Chris Stokes, the video shows Omarion in his car waiting outside his ex-girlfriends house and he reminisces about the times they spent together and how on two occasions of looking at another woman and answering his cell phone while making out irritated her and left him. He spots his ex-girlfriend with his new boyfriend as they enter her house, Omarion exits his car to enter her house and the video ends with to be continued. The ex-girlfriend is played by Danielle Polanco, who appeared in his video for Touch. Credits are adapted from the notes of O
7. The Living Proof – The Living Proof is a song by American recording artist Mary J. Blige for the soundtrack of the 2011 film The Help. The song was included on her ninth studio album Stronger with Each Tear. Blige composed the song along with the score composer Thomas Newman as well as Harvey Mason, Jr. The Living Proof is a power ballad with contemporary R&B elements. The song garnered positive reviews from critics, who praised its lyrical content. It was nominated for the Best Original Song category at the 69th Golden Globe Awards, essence. com explained the production of the song “I wrote the song almost in the theater as I was watching the movie. Everything that made me cry, I would write it down, everything that made me laugh, I would write it down. And then I would listen to different things they were saying and I would write it down. ”Blige says she called the song The Living Proof in honor of the characters resilience, learning how to forgive people that hurt you. Thats the hardest thing to do, she said and my song tells the story of how we are all survivors, and how were living proof that we can come through whatever
8. Naked (Marques Houston song) – Naked is the title track and second single from Marques Houstons second album of the same name. Its the fifth track on the album, the remix for Naked features Mike Jones. The single was hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for Houston. It was the biggest hit single from the album of the same name and this was Houstons second single not to be released in the U. K. The video is reminiscent of DAngelos Untitled, the video was edited to be aired on BET and other networks. An uncut version can be viewed on the internet, the video shows Marques with his female partner in bed and also in the bathtub - nude. There are also scenes with Marques standing and singing. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
9. No Air – No Air is a song by American recording artist Jordin Sparks and American R&B singer/actor Chris Brown. The song was written by James Fauntleroy II, Eric Griggs, Mike Scala, Harvey Mason, Jr. Damon Thomas and it was released in the United States on February 11,2008 and serves as the second single from her self-titled debut album. No Air received mixed to positive reviews from critics, the song topped the singles charts of Australia and New Zealand and reached the top five in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada. Also in the U. S, the song has sold 3,596,000 copies, No Air won Favorite Combined Forces at the 35th Peoples Choice Awards, where it was also nominated for Favorite Pop Song. The song also earned Sparks her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 51st Grammy Awards. Its accompanying music video directed by Chris Robinson won Best Heartbreak Video at the 2008 BET Pre-Awards and was nominated for Best Female Video at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. No Air was covered by American band, Boyce Avenue and country singer Rissi Palmer in 2008, No Air is a pop and R&B song written by James Fauntleroy II, Steven Russell, Eric Griggs, Mike Scala, Harvey Mason, Jr. and Damon Thomas. Having the chord progression of F♯-E-G♯m-B, the song is written in the key of F# Mixolydian and its time signature is of common time. Both Sparks and Browns vocals range from the note of F♯3 to the note of F♯5, nick Levine of Digital Spy called the song an R&B power ballad and said it makes full use of her impressive set of pipes. The song was nominated at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards, in the categories of Choice Love Song and Choice Hook-Up and it also garnered two nominations at the 35th Peoples Choice Awards for Favorite Pop Song and Favorite Combined Forces, winning the second award. In 2008, Billboard ranked the song twenty-seventh on a special The 40 Biggest Duets of All Time listing, in the United States, No Air entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number thirty-two on the week dated February 23,2008. After weeks of climbing the chart, the reached a peak of number three, becoming Sparks highest charting single to date. It also became her first single to enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, No Air peaked the highest on the Pop Songs airplay chart, where it reached number two. The song was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and it also became Browns first single to reach three million. It has sold 3,596,000 copies in the US as of April 2014, in the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number fifty-eight on April 26,2008, before dropping twenty-seven places to number eighty-five the next week. In its sixth week on the chart, No Air reached its position of number three. It also reached three on the Canadian Hot 100. In Australia, the reached number one in its fifth week on the chart
10. Sideline Ho – Sideline Ho is a song by American R&B recording artist Monica. It was written by Harvey Mason, Jr. Damon Thomas, Antonio Dixon, Eric Dawkins, Steve Russell and it was co-produced by The Underdogs and Tank, and released as the albums third single in the first quarter of 2007. The song opened at number 77 on Billboards Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on airplay alone. While several sources reported that the singer and her team had started writing treatments for the Sideline Ho video by late February 2007, ideas for a video were eventually scrapped. Sideline Ho is one out of two songs on The Makings of Me Monica worked on with production team The Underdogs and singer-songwriter Tank at Doppler Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The concept of the song came up while Monica was brainstorming ideas with several musicians and was inspired by an ex who cheated on her with a video model. During the process, she told Tank about a situation where an ex of hers blatantly, openly cheated - as if people didnt know who his girlfriend was, and just the sound of her name would make my flesh crawl. So he was like, Well what did you call her and she has no importance I always referred to her as the sideline ho, because she was too comfortable with her position. Sideline Ho garnered positive reviews music critics. In her album review for Vibe, Laura Checkoway ranked the song among the best on The Makings of Me along with Hell No, on July 25,2006, AOL Music was the first entertainment website to preview a full version of the song. By July 26,2006, the track had leaked onto the internet. Upon its release, the described the song as both her actual favorite on the album and one of her most personal records ever yet. After weeks of minor to moderate radio support the song reached number 45 on particular chart, only slightly surpassing the peak position of previous single. Credits adapted from the notes of The Makings of Me. Www. monica. com – official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
11. Sorry 2004 – Sorry 2004 is a song recorded by the American R&B singer Ruben Studdard. It was released as a single from his 2003 album Soulful and this song spent 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number nine on February 28,2004. It also charted on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, staying 28 weeks, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
12. Take You Down – Take You Down is a song recorded by American recording artist Chris Brown for his second studio album, Exclusive. The song was written by Brown, Harvey Mason, Jr. Damon Thomas, Steve Russell, James Fauntleroy and Lamar Edwards, while production was helmed by Edwards, the song was released as the albums fourth single on April 6,2008 in the United States. Take You Down is composed as slow R&B ballad with the base on sexual intercourse. Take You Down received mixed reviews from music critics, some noted it as one of the albums highlights while others deemed it of lesser quality R&B songs. Take You Down performed moderately in the United States, reaching number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100 and it also peaked at number seven in New Zealand and in the lower region of the UK Singles Chart. The music video for Take You Down is a concert performance of Brown on tour. Take You Down was written by Brown, Harvey Mason, Jr. Damon Thomas, Steve Russell, James Fauntleroy, Mason and Thomas produced the song under their production stage-name The Underdogs together with Edwards. Aaron Renner and Riley Mackin recorded it at The Underlab - a recording studio in Los Angeles, California, while being assisted Dabling Hobby Boy Harward, the song was also mixed there by The Underdogs. Take You Down was released as the single from Browns second studio album Exclusive. On April 6,2008, Jive Records and Zomba Recordings serviced the song to radios in the United States. Take You Down is an R&B slow jam that incorporates elements of urban music, according to the music sheet published at Musicnotes. com by EMI Music Publishing, the song moves through a moderately slow groove and has a metronome of 64 beats per minute. It is written in a key of B minor while Browns vocals range from E4 to B5, the song follows a basic sequence of Bm7-F#m7-Gmaj7-Em7 as its chord progression. Lyrically, Take You Down is about intercourse, indicated in the lines, No time to waste girl you know what we came to do/ We got all night to try and get it right, andy Kellman of Allmusic named Take You Down one of the albums highlights. Allison Stewart of The Washington Post wrote about the lyrical content. Jason King of Vibe said that on Take You Down, Brown excels as a streetwise lothario. At the 51st Grammy Awards, Take You Down was nominated for the Best Male R&B Vocal Performance award, Take You Down performed moderately on the Billboard Hot 100. It debuted on the chart at number 99 in the issue dated May 3,2008, seven weeks later, in the issue dated June 14,2008, it peaked at number 43 on the chart. Take You Down spent a total of twenty weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, the song also chart on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, peaking at number four
13. (There's Gotta Be) More to Life – More to Life is a song by American recording artist Stacie Orrico from her self-titled second studio album. The song was released in the United States in August 2003, more to Life received generally positive reviews from music critics, with most of them calling it strong and saying it was a definite highlight from the album. The song was also a worldwide success, the song peaked in the top five in three countries, which included New Zealand at number three, Norway at number two and number five on the US Billboard Pop Songs chart. More to Life is also featured of the 2005 film Robots, more to Life peaked at number thirty on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Orricos biggest single to date in the country. The song also peaked at five on the US Billboard Pop Songs. The song also had received worldwide success, the song debuted at number thirty-two on the Australian singles chart, and after eight weeks in the charts, it finally peaked at number eleven. It stayed in the charts for nineteen weeks, and was certificated gold, the song debuted at number forty-eight on the New Zealand Singles Chart. After two weeks, the song jumped from number thirty-eight to number nine, and after two weeks in the top ten, dropped to number twelve. But the very next week it re-entered the top ten, and it then had another two weeks in the top ten before slowly dropping off the chart, with eighteen weeks total on the chart in the country. Half of those eighteen weeks were spent in the top ten, the song also peaked at number two for four weeks in Norway, and stayed in the country charts for sixteen weeks. The video is directed by Dave Meyers, the video ends with Orrico portrayed as a regular girl in a crowd, before finally disappearing as a passerby walks by. Octavo Club Remix Dr. Octavo Radio Remix Dr. Octavo Dub Ruff Ryders Remix Ruff Ryders Instrumental Ruff Ryders Acapella Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
14. These Are the Times – These Are the Times These Are the Times The Love We Had Beauty What Do I Do with the Love These Are the Times is the second single released from Dru Hills second album, Enter the Dru. The single reached number 21 on the Hot 100 and number 5 on the R&B chart, the music video directed by Bille Woodruff was inspired by the film The Man in the Iron Mask. Sisqó played both the twin and the evil twin and Jazz, Woody and Nokio played the Musketeers. Actress Lark Voorhies appears in the video as Sisqós love interest, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
15. Turn Up the Music (Chris Brown song) – Turn Up the Music is a song by American recording artist Chris Brown. It was written by Alexander Fuego Palmer, Brown, Damon Thomas, Harvey Mason, Jr. Michael Mike J Jimenez, Terence Coles and Agent X, while production was handled by Fuego and The Underdogs. Turn Up the Music was sent to hit radio playlists in the United States on February 7,2012. It was released for download on February 10,2012. Turn Up the Music is a song which draws from the genres of electronic dance. Instrumentation consists of pulsating beats, synthesizers, a throbbing bass, according to Mason, Jr. the songs inspiration came from visualizing Brown as an artist, how he dances and how he performs, and giving him something to match that energy. Critics also noted its similarities to the work of LMFAO and David Guetta, Turn Up the Music achieved commercial success worldwide, becoming Browns first number one single on the UK Singles Chart, and his eleventh top ten single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. With that, the song appeared on the 2012 compilation album Now Thats What I Call Music, the song also reached the top ten in Australia and New Zealand, and the top twenty in Canada, Hungary, Ireland and Slovakia. It was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The accompanying music video for Turn Up the Music was directed by Godfrey Taberez and Brown and it features Brown at a party filled with masked people, where he performs heavily choreographed dance routines. The video garnered positive reception from critics, for its series of sequences which were compared to Michael Jackson. It won Best Male Video and Best Choreography at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards and he also included the song in his set list at Supafest Australia. The official remix of Turn Up the Music premiered online on February 20,2012, Turn Up the Music was written by Alexander Fuego Palmer, Chris Brown, Damon Thomas, Harvey Mason, Jr. Michael Mike J Jimenez, Terence Cole and Agent X. Production for the song was handled by Fuego and The Underdogs, the mixing engineering process was completed by John Hanes with assistance by Phil Seaford, while the audio mixing was completed by Serban Ghenea. Turn Up the Music was recorded at The Record Plant in Los Angeles, California and Mason Sound in North Hollywood, California by Andrew Hey, in an interview with MTV News, Mason, Jr. revealed that inspiration for the song came from visualizing Brown as an artist. He explained, The inspiration was really him as an artist, visualizing how he dances and how he performs, and giving him something to match that energy. The following day, both the single and its artwork were posted online, showing Brown wearing an unbuttoned shirt, Turn Up the Music was officially sent to contemporary hit radio playlists in the United States on February 7,2012. It was released as a digital download in Oceania and most European countries on February 10,2012