Category:Songs written by Linda Perry
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The following 29 pages are in this category, out of 29 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 29 pages are in this category, out of 29 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Linda Perry – Linda Perry is an American Grammy nominated rock singer-songwriter, and record producer. She first became known as the singer and primary songwriter of 4 Non Blondes and has since founded two record labels and composed and produced hit songs for several other artists. They include, Beautiful by Christina Aguilera, What You Waiting For. by Gwen Stefani, Perry has also contributed to albums by Adele, Alicia Keys, and Courtney Love, as well as signing and distributing James Blunt in the United States. Perry was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015, Perry was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Growing up in an artistic and musical household, Perry displayed musical talent, despite struggling with kidney disease and then drug addiction, she still focused on music. Her mother is Brazilian and her father was Portuguese, in early 1986, at the age of 21, Perry moved to San Francisco. As a teenager in San Diego, she had pursued an interest in music, playing the guitar and her arrival in San Francisco would mark the beginning of a career in music, though not before waiting tables, working coat-check, and working at a pizzeria. In San Francisco, Perry lived in a small, windowless room, eventually, people began to recognize her as that chick with the big voice. After several years of playing locally and negotiating with various record companies, the album, featuring Perry as lead singer and dominated by her compositions, was an immediate success and spawned a hit single, the Perry-penned Whats Up. In February 1994, Perry had an appearance in Roger Daltreys production, album and video A Celebration, The Music of Pete Townshend. In 1994, a CD and a VHS video of the shows were issued with the songs Doctor Jimmy and Im Free, while in 1998 a DVD was released with the song Im Free only. In June 1994,4 Non Blondes guitarist Roger Rocha was replaced by Concrete Blonde member Jim Mankey, who had just played for Van Halens cover Im the One recorded as the theme from the movie Airheads. During sessions at Interscope studios in Los Angeles, the band struggled to come up with a followup to Bigger, the band recorded one last video, for a cover of Led Zeppelins Misty Mountain Hop with Dave Navarro on guitar. With the band in disarray and the recording contract unfulfilled, Interscope reluctantly allowed Perry to make a solo CD, dropping the rest of the band. Interscope insisted on choosing the albums producer, the team selected was Bill Bottrell and members of the Tuesday Night Music Club. Released in 1996, In Flight was moody, mellow and, at times, dark, the release received positive notices, but was a poor seller. Perry joined Red Fish, Blue Fish for her world tour, Perry also hosted the 1997 and 1998 Bammies. In 1997, Perry produced a film, Pink as the Day She Was Born, featuring cameos by Les Claypool of Primus and she also launched her own record label, Rockstar Records, for the primary purpose of releasing a CD of band Stone FoxLinda Perry – Perry at Lincoln Center, September 12, 2010
2. Beautiful (Christina Aguilera song) – Beautiful is a song recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera for her fourth studio album, Stripped. It was released as the second single on November 16,2002. A pop and R&B ballad, Beautiful was written and produced by Linda Perry, lyrically, it discusses inner beauty, as well as self-esteem and insecurity issues. Aguilera commented that she put her heart and her soul into the track, the song was later re-recorded in an electronic style for her first greatest hits album Keeps Gettin Better, A Decade of Hits. Upon its release, Beautiful received universal acclaim from music critics and it won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and was also nominated for Song of the Year at the 2004 ceremony. Beautiful was also a success, topping the charts in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand. The song peaked at two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, where it was certified Gold for 500,000 units shipped. It was kept from the one spot by Bump, Bump, Bump by B2K featuring P. Diddy. Beautiful has been embraced as an anthem by the LGBT community for its message of self-empowerment. An accompanying music video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund, and earned Aguilera a GLAAD Media Award for its portrayal of gay. In 2011, UK LGBT rights organization Stonewall named Beautiful the most empowering song of the decade for gay, lesbian. In 2009, Rolling Stone and VH1 listed it as one of the best songs of the 2000s, the song is widely recognized as one of Aguileras signature songs and has been covered on numerous occasions and featured on several television shows. Beautiful was written and produced by Linda Perry, Aguilera recorded the song at two studios, The Enterprise Studios in Burbank, California, and Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood. Prior to the collaboration with Aguilera, Perry had written the song, Perry initially previewed the song for Pink during the recording sessions of Pinks second studio album Missundaztood, on which Perry is a producer. The choice resulted in a feud between Pink against Aguilera and Perry, with the former commenting that it was annoying for the latter to collaborate with artists didnt like. Perry later revealed to ASCAP, When Christina came over to my house to start working, I had a long conversation with my manager about it. We both decided to hear Christina sing it and we demoed the song with her singing it, and I was like, Wow. That rough vocal is what is out there on radio and it was that vocal that got her the songBeautiful (Christina Aguilera song) – "Beautiful"
3. Candyman (Christina Aguilera song) – Candyman is a song recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera for the second disc of her fifth studio album, Back to Basics. She co-wrote the song with its producer Linda Perry, Candyman was planned to be released as the second single from Back to Basics, however, RCA Records decided to release Hurt instead. Subsequently, the track was released in February 2007 as the single from the album. Candyman is described as a pop and R&B song that imitates swing styles with lyrics about sexual intercourse, Candyman received praise for its musical style while some criticized its sexual content. In the United States, it peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, as of September 2014, the song had sold over 1.15 million copies in the United States. A music video for the song was co-directed by Matthew Rolston, the video received an MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Direction at the 2007 award ceremony. The single achieved a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2008 ceremony, the song was included on the setlist of Aguileras Back to Basics Tour and has been covered by Alexandra Burke and the Glee cast. Christina Aguilera co-wrote Candyman with its producer Linda Perry, jim McMillen played the trombone, while Ray Herrmann and Glen Berger performed the saxophone, and Chris Tedesco played the trumpet. Perry also played the piano, mellotron, bass, and served as the musical director, according to Aguilera and Perry, the song was a tribute to The Andrews Sisters 1941 song Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Candyman was planned to be released as the single from Back to Basics in late 2006. In July 2006, Aguilera told Seventeen that Candyman would be released as the single to Aint No Other Man. However, RCA Records chose Hurt to be released as the single off the album, therefore. The song was sent to hit radio stations in the United States on February 27,2007. In Germany, the single was released for download on April 6,2007. One day later, Candyman was released as a CD single in France, on April 10, the song was available as a CD in the United States. A digital EP was released via iTunes Stores in European countries consisting of Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, on the same day, the digital version of Candyman was released in France. It was also available as a single there on September 1,2007. In the United States, a remix EP was released digitally on May 1,2007, Candyman is composed on the key of E majorCandyman (Christina Aguilera song) – Aguilera performing "Candyman" during her Back to Basics Tour (2006–07)
4. Danger Zone (Gwen Stefani song) – Baby. is the debut solo studio album by American singer Gwen Stefani. It was released on November 12,2004, by Interscope Records, Stefani, who had previously released five albums as rock band No Doubts lead singer, began recording solo material in early 2003. Baby. as a project that would become a full album after No Doubt went on hiatus. Stefani co-wrote every song on the album, collaborating with songwriters and producers including André3000, Dallas Austin, Dr. Dre. Designed to sound like a 1980s record, Love, baby. was influenced by artists such as the Cure, Depeche Mode, Cyndi Lauper and Madonna. The album incorporates a range of genres, including electropop, dance-rock, new wave, R&B, hip hop, soul. Promotion of the album included the release of six commercially successful singles, while promoting, Stefani was often accompanied by back-up dancers called the Harajuku Girls. Baby. was met generally positive reviews from music critics. It debuted at five on the US Billboard 200, selling 309,000 copies in its first week. The album has received multi-platinum sales certifications in countries, and has sold over seven million copies worldwide. During her time with the band No Doubt, Stefani began making appearances on albums by artists, including Eve. In the production of its studio album, Rock Steady, No Doubt collaborated with Prince. While the band was on tour to promote the album, Stefani listened to Club Nouveaus 1987s single Why You Treat Me So Bad and considered recording material that modernized 1980s music. No Doubts bassist and her boyfriend, Tony Kanal, introduced her to music by Prince, Lisa and Cult Jam, and Debbie Deb. In 2003, Stefani began recording solo material and she stated she was considering recording singles to be used on soundtracks, continuing her collaborations or releasing an album under the pseudonym GS. Jimmy Iovine convinced Stefani to work on this album, on the second day of her sessions with Linda Perry, the two wrote a song about Stefanis writers block and fears about the solo album. This became the track What You Waiting For. which was released as the single for the album. When the two working on a song that Stefani stated was too personal, she left to visit KanalDanger Zone (Gwen Stefani song) – Many of the songs are about fashion and wealth
5. Get the Party Started – Get the Party Started is a song by American recording artist Pink, and was the first single from her second album titled Missundaztood. It became a hit and reached the top ten in many countries. The song was Pinks biggest-selling song at that time, the track was released on October 9,2001 to positive reviews from critics and after the release of the single it was confirmed that Pink would be releasing Missundaztood. The song was composed by former 4 Non Blondes frontwoman, Linda Perry and she said that the process of making the song was so unlike me, according to her, she was going through a weird phase during which she wanted to learn how to program drums. She programmed her first beat, picked up a bass guitar and she decided to put every wrong instrument in the song, and consequently acquired a horn sample. I was doing the music, the melody was already coming to me in what I wanted the song to be, she said. She finished the song by including in the song every catch phrase you possibly could imagine, before laughing at the realization that she had written a hit single. You create something in your bedroom or your house, and its just a fun thing that youre doing, then all of a sudden, you hear that song that you started in your house, and its on the radio. And people are now acknowledging it, the song reached number four on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 on December 29,2001, becoming one of Pinks biggest solo hits in the U. S. It peaked at two in the UK, where it was narrowly denied the top spot by the posthumous release of George Harrisons My Sweet Lord. Get the Party Started was certified gold in Australia, Austria, Germany, France Sweden and Switzerland, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2003 in the category of Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, which it lost to Norah Joness Dont Know Why. It won the award for Favorite Song at the Kids Choice Awards of 2002, in December, the song was listed as number 81 on Rolling Stones Top Songs of the 2000s. Allmusic highlighted the song and added, This record bubbles over with imagination, jim Farber was favorable, The single Get the Party Started has the tricky synth hook of a perfect new-wave hit from the 80s. NME magazine was positive, displays the kind of clod-hopping attention-seeking on single Get The Party Started that makes you assume youre listening to a Geri Halliwell record. Jason Thompson described this song and praised, the dance inducing “Get the Party Started”, again, even this isn’t really in the mold of current dance tracks. Instead, it more like the kinds of grooves that were coming out in the early Nineties. In fact, it sounds a little like Apollo Smile who had an album out back in ‘91 or so, “Get The Party Started” also echoes the good time vibe that other hits like Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is in the Heart” had that won over many fans. This track should do just the same thing, slant Magazine called this song retro-dipped dance-popGet the Party Started – "Get the Party Started"
6. Hurt (Christina Aguilera song) – Hurt is the second single from American singer Christina Aguileras fifth studio album, Back to Basics. It was serviced to US contemporary hit radio stations on September 19,2006 and was released for purchase in November. Written by Aguilera, Linda Perry, and Mark Ronson, and produced by Perry, Hurt received mixed to positive reviews from music critics, who praised her vocals but were ambivalent towards its production. The song peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the single has sold over 1.1 million copies in the United States. It was a hit in Europe and Oceania, entering the top ten of record charts in countries including Austria, Belgium, France. A music video the song was directed by Floria Sigismondi and co-directed by Aguilera and it depicts Aguilera as a 1940s circus star who suffers from her fathers death. It won two MVPA Awards for Best Video and Best Direction of a Female Artist in 2007, and was nominated for a Juno Award for Video of the Year. Aguilera has performed the live on a number of occasions, including at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. The track was included on the setlist of Aguileras Back to Basics Tour in 2006 and 2007, Aguileras fifth studio album, Back to Basics, which consists of two discs, was released in August 2006. The second disc, described by Aguilera herself as a 20s, 30s vibe, was produced by her longtime collaborater–producer Linda Perry. During the recording session, Aguilera wanted to record a song about the pain of losing a loved one, Perry developed the idea while thinking about her father, who had died less than a year ago. She revealed, And she came to me, and had these two chords that her and this guy wrote, and she was like I really like these chords, I want the song to be about losing someone. And inside of me, Im going You little fucking bitch, you totally know I lost my dad, Hurt was released as the second single from Back to Basics following the albums lead single Aint No Other Man, which was released in June 2006. The song was serviced to US contemporary hit radio stations on September 17,2006 and it was subsequently released physically in Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom in November. An extended play consisting of remixes of the song was available digitally onto iTunes Stores on November 21,2006. In France, the single was released physically on January 8,2007, Hurt was not initially planned to be released as the follow-up to Aint No Other Man, instead, Candyman was taken into consideration by Aguilera. Hurt is a pop and R&B ballad that lasts for four minutes, according to the music sheet published at Musicnotes. com by Alfred Publishing, Hurt is set in the key of E minor and has a moderate tempo of 72 beats per minute. Aguileras vocals on the span from G#3 to E#5Hurt (Christina Aguilera song) – "Hurt"
7. If It Takes a Lifetime – If It Takes a Lifetime is a single by American rock band Cheap Trick, released as the third and final single from their critically acclaimed 2006 album Rockford. It was the bands last single in three years, released as the third single from Rockford, the remixed promotional single aimed for radio station play only - much like the bands other recent single releases. The song was written by all four members of the band with American songwriter and producer Julian Raymond, the song was produced by Cheap Trick, whilst Raymond co-produced. The song was recorded at four studios, Sunset Sound, Hollywood, like the Rockford album, the song was mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York. The singles song version was a remix by American musician, songwriter and producer Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteens E Street Band, the single was released in America only as a promotional one-track single through Big3 Records and Cgeap Trick Unlimited. The single featured the remix of If It Takes a Lifetime as the sole track, the remix was titled If It Takes a Lifetime. The yellow & black graphics CD single featured a picture sleeve. Following the songs release as a single and on the Rockford album. The album was released by Wicked Cool, and featured the remix of If It Takes a Lifetime, the compilation was part of Little Steven Van Zandts series of CD collections devoted to music featured on his weekly syndicated radio show. No music video was created for the single, although the song part of the bands live set around the time of the albums release. On September 4,2006, the band appeared on the Bart Connor-presented WGN America show MDA, on September 11,2006, the performance of the song was uploaded unofficially onto YouTube where since then it has gained 10,000 views. On September 25,2006, the band appeared on a MSNBC show, on September 30,2006, the performance of the song was uploaded unofficially onto YouTube where since then it has gained 32,000 views. Another video of the performance has gained 22,000 views since September 2006. An unofficial audience recording of the performing the song in London, Ontario, Canada on July 27,2007. CD Single If It Takes a Lifetime -3,41 Mark Deming of Allmusic spoke of the song in a review of The Coolest Songs in the World, Vol. But along with If It Takes a Lifetime, they sound blessedly like classic Cheap Trick songs and performances though, the same article was later featured in the Naperville Sun on August 30,2007. In a German review of the album by The-Pit, author Alexander Müller described the song as Somewhat relaxed but equally good as the previous Perfect Stranger track. Upon release, Pop Matters writer Lou Friedman reviewed the Rockford album, stating If It Takes a Lifetime is another ballad disguised as a rocker, audio Video Revolution reviewed the album upon release, where writer K. LIf It Takes a Lifetime – "If It Takes a Lifetime"
8. Letter to God (song) – Letter to God is a song by alternative rock band Hole, written solely by music producer Linda Perry. The song was released as the sixteenth single, and third and final single from their fourth studio album Nobodys Daughter, on April 20,2010. It is the only Hole single not to have been written by a member of the band and was featured in the animated film, Dark Night Of The Soul. The song was written by producer Linda Perry in 2002-03, alongside the similarly-penned Beautiful which Hole frontwoman Courtney Love originally wanted to record, and was set aside by Perry. In 2009, as a Hole song, the version recorded three years prior was expanded on during the recording sessions for Nobodys Daughter, the reworked version of How Dirty Girls Get Clean. During the final recording sessions at New Yorks Electric Lady Studios, additional guitar and bass overdubs were added by lead guitarist Micko Larkin and bassist Shawn Dailey, Letter to God was written solely by Perry in 2002–03 as a ballad. The bridge, which emphasised the drums, featured a further change, in the Hole version of the song, the opening omitted the piano and solely used a guitar-led introduction with piano only being included during the choruses and bridge. Lyrically, the song is written in the form of a letter, addressed to God, several themes are also featured in the lyrics, such as body image, suicide and the pressures of fame. The song was announced for release in early April 2010 by Amazon and it was released as a digital download through Amazon on April 20,2010. The painting featured on the artwork is from The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by French painter. It depicts the nominal English queen, Lady Jane Grey, - who was just sixteen at the time - being executed, critical reception to the song was mixed. Id be worried if you did, entertainment Weekly described the song as nakedly vulnerable and she mines something deeper — a girl who may still riot, but finally walks toward grown womanhood, too. In a status update on social networking site Twitter, however, there is no confirmation, as of 2011, that LaChapelle has, or will be, directing Holes promotional videos. Courtney Love debuted Letter to God live during a guest performance with Linda Perry at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, as a Hole song, it was performed various times throughout Holes world tour in 2010 and featured bassist Shawn Dailey. Sardy - mixing Andy Brohard - mix engineer Letter to God live music video on YouTube Notes ReferencesLetter to God (song) – "Letter to God"
9. Lift Me Up (Christina Aguilera song) – Lift Me Up is a song by American singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera, taken from her sixth studio album Bionic. The song was written and produced by Linda Perry, who provided all the songs instrumentation. However, Perry only wrote and produced Lift Me Up, described as an empowering piano ballad, Lift Me Up talks about being thankful to someone for helping the protagonist through hard times. The song was first premiered during the Hope for Haiti Now telethon that was held on January 22,2010 and later, it was included on the charity album, Hope for Haiti Now. The live version differs from the version, since it features a more stripped, acoustic sound. Lift Me Up received polarized reviews from music critics, while some critics praised the song, calling it serviceable and obligatory, many called it a boring and cliché ballad. In January 2010, Aguilera premiered a piano-version of the song during the Hope for Haiti Now telethon along with Perry on the piano. She and I collaborated on Lift Me Up, she had written the song, as well as having written Beautiful years ago, took a first listen, Lift Me Up was written and produced by Linda Perry. Perry was also responsible for providing piano, percussion, bass, programming, guitar and keyboards, while Andrew Chavez served as the right hand man, the song also features drums, violin, strings, viola, cello and contrabass as instruments. Recorded at the Kung Fu Gardens, The Red Lips Room, aguileras vocal range span from G♯3 to E5. Lift Me Up is a piano ballad, where Aguilera thanks a loved one for helping her through hard times. In the chorus, she sings, When you see me crashing, music critics were divided with the song, with some praising Aguilera delivery, but others criticized the songs thematic. Dan Martin of NME called it serviceable and obligatory, while Allison Stewart from The Washington Post recalled it as obligatory, stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic simply called it a boring inspirational song, with Rolling Stones writer Rob Sheffield agreeing, calling it an inevitable Linda Perry snoozer. Nick Levine of Digital Spy named the song an odd dull moment on the album, calling the song drippy, and Craig Mathieson of The Sydney Morning Herald criticized Aguilera for stroll through a generic ballad of struggle and fulfilment. In a similar mode, Greg Kot of The Chicago Tribune questioned, oes the world need another over-emoted power ballad like the Linda Perry-written and produced Lift Me Up. Aguilera performed a version of Lift Me Up on the Hope for Haiti Now. Perry accompanied Aguilera playing piano during the performance and it was later included on the Hope for Haiti Now album. The performance was praised by music critics, crampton also noted that she gave an mpeccable delivery, but as a stand-alone composition, not within a mile of her glorious 2006 hit, HurtLift Me Up (Christina Aguilera song) – Longtime collaborator Linda Perry wrote and produced the track.
10. Mercy on Me – Back to Basics is the fifth studio album by American singer Christina Aguilera. It was released on August 9,2006 by RCA Records as a double album, serving as executive producer, she enlisted a wide range of producers including DJ Premier, Rich Harrison, Rob Lewis, Mark Ronson, and Linda Perry. Recording sessions began in January 2005 and ended in April 2006, taking place at Chalice Recording Studios, lyrically, the album is inspired by Aguileras previous life events including her marriage with Jordan Bratman in 2005. To portray a new persona, Aguilera adopted her new alter ego, Baby Jane and she promoted the album by performing at concerts from mid-2006 to early 2007, including the 2006 MTV Movie Awards and the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. The albums supporting tour Back to Basics Tour, which visited countries in North America, Asia, Europe, Australia and Middle East, Back to Basic spawned three international singles, Aint No Other Man, Hurt and Candyman. Back to Basics received positive reviews music critics who complimented its musical diversity from Aguileras previous albums while there were others who criticized its length. The record received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album, in its first week of release, the album debuted at number one the US Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 346,000 copies. Back to Basics achieved similar success internationally, reaching the top spot in over fifteen countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, the album has sold 1.7 million copies in the US, and 5 million units worldwide as of November 2013. At the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in 2004, Aguilera announced that she was going to work on an album to Stripped. She stated her main idea for the project was to evolve as an artist and a visionary, in an interview with Billboard magazine, Aguilera expressed dissatisfaction with contemporary music, as technology has advanced itself so anybody can be a singer. She initially planned to condense the album into a single, more affordable disc, for the first disc, Aguilera collaborated with hip hop producers including DJ Premier, Rich Harrison, Kwamé, and Mark Ronson for the first time. Most songs from the first half incorporate horn samples to create gritty, DJ Premier questioned if Aguilera was familiar with his work, though she had known of his jazz-influenced work with Gang Starr in late-1980s and early-1990s. In response, Aguilera wanted her album to draw inspirations from Premiers song Jazz Thing, for the 1920s and 1930s-era vibe-influenced second disc, Aguilera teamed up with longtime producer Linda Perry, who produced Aguileras previous album Stripped. In contrast to the first half disc, the second one consists of all live recordings without using samples, Recording sessions of the project began in January 2005 and ended in April 2006, taking place at Chalice Recording Studios and The Record Plant in Hollywood, California. All songs from Back to Basics were recorded using Pro Tools HD3 program, Aguileras vocals were recorded using a Telefunken ELAM251 microphone, possibly in conjunction with an Avalon M-5 pre-amp. Producer Scott Storch, who contributed to Aguileras previous album Stripped, was asked to return for the production of Back to Basics. However, he refused the offer when Aguilera declined to pay airfare for him and his entourage to fly out to Los Angeles, subsequently, Aguilera included the song F. U. S. S. on the album, which Storch viewed as pathetic. According to Aguilera and the team, Back to Basics draws influences from 1920s-1940s jazz, bluesMercy on Me – Back to Basics
11. Mono (song) – Mono is the debut single released by Courtney Love, as a solo artist. A promotional music video for the song was also created, Mono was one of the first songs recorded during the sessions for Americas Sweetheart, and was written by Love, Linda Perry, former Hole bandmate, Patty Schemel and her brother, Larry Schemel. The song was recorded at Studio Miraval, a chateau in the south of France, the alternate version of Mono - featured on the maxi single release - contains a sample of dialogue from the 1963 movie Cleopatra as spoken by actors Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. And MTV2, however, did not reach the level of popularity achieved by her previous releases with Hole, the music video featured a sleeping beauty theme. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsMono (song) – "Mono"
12. My Love (Celine Dion song) – My Love is a song recorded by Canadian recording artist Celine Dion. The song went to radio on 22 September 2008 and became available as a download on the next day. The pop ballad received mixed reviews from music critics, some praised the song, calling it an empowering and gracious ballad. However, some noted that the song didnt offer anything new. The song had a impact on the charts, entering the Canadian Hot 100 chart. My Love was originally featured on Dions ninth English studio album Taking Chances and it was written and produced by Linda Perry, who also produced the song New Dawn, also present on the album. The song was recorded live in Stockholm, Sweden, during the Taking Chances World Tour and included on her fourth greatest hits album My Love, Essential Collection. In fact, the version was released as the lead single from the compilation, going to radio on 22 September 2008. The physical two-track single was released on 20 October 2008 in the United Kingdom and 31 October 2008 in Germany, the song received mixed to favorable reviews from music critics. Sarah Rodman from The Boston Globe named it a ballad, while Chuck Taylor from Billboard called it a radio triumph. In the same vein, Ashante Infantry of Toronto Star wrote that the song is a cringe-worthy diva track, edna Gundersen of USA Today enjoyed the song, writing that Dion shows admirable restraint and grace on My Love. Tammy La Gorce from Amazon. com wrote that As the subtle My Love deftly proves, any early-career instincts to over-sing have gone poof along with her 90s-era, sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine wrote that Linda Perry didnt offer anything of worth. My Love reached number nine on the Hungarian Singles Chart, the CD single was released in the United Kingdom with virtually no promotion surrounding it in the media, leading to its peak position at number 129 on the UK Singles Chart. The song did better on the adult contemporary charts, peaking at number eight in Canada. On the Canadian Hot 100, My Love reached number 67, the live music video premiered on 25 September 2008. Dion performed My Love at the 43rd annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon via satellite from her Taking Chances World Tour, the telethon took place on 31 August 2008 and was simultaneously broadcast on television stations throughout the United States and Canada. On 28 October 2008 Dion performed the song also on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the video of recording My Love in studio during the Taking Chances sessions was included on the Japan only released Ultimate Box. Worldwide digital single My Love –4,09 European CD single/digital single My Love –4,09 My Love –5,04 My Love –4,09 My Love –4,08 My Love –5,04 My Love –6,53 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsMy Love (Celine Dion song) – "My Love"
13. One Love in My Lifetime – Diana Ross is a 1976 album by Diana Ross for the Motown label, her second self-titled LP. It reached #5 in the USA, the album was Ross biggest-selling album since 1973s Touch Me in the Morning, and the first of Ross albums since her debut to yield more than four hit singles. It reached #5 on the US Billboard 200 album chart, #4 on the US Billboard R&B Album Chart and the Top 5 in the UK, two of the singles taken from Diana Ross became #1 hits, Theme from Mahogany, and the disco anthem, Love Hangover. I Thought it Took a Little Time did become the second Top 5 Adult Contemporary single despite its eclipsed run on the Hot 100 and it remains a fan favorite and was also remixed for the clubs on the Almighty Records dance compilation, We Love Diana Ross. Ross was also nominated for a Grammy for Love Hangover, victor Skrebneski photographed Dianas iconic album art. It was chosen by the Italian Fan Club association as The Most Beautiful Album Art and it signaled a new direction as the Top 5 international smash album would yield 3 global hits. She performed most of the singles from the album on her award-winning, An Evening with Diana Ross Broadway show, tour, television special, british soul singer Joss Stone covered One Love In My Lifetime for her album The Soul Sessions Vol.2, in 2012. In honor of the 40th Anniversary of this album, Motown/Universal has re-released the vinyl edition. The albums #1 singles, Theme fromMahogany and Love Hangover have been sampled by Janet Jackson, Monica and Puff Daddy, for the original 1976 album issued on Motown M6-861S1 and the 1989 Motown CD re-issueOne Love in My Lifetime – Diana Ross
14. One Word – One Word is the first and only single from Kelly Osbournes second album Sleeping in the Nothing. Unlike the pop/punk sound Osbourne sported in the past, One Word was a song that showed Osbourne embracing dance music. The song received a reaction from music fans and even some of Osbournes harshest critics. On the track, Billboard said she glides through the number like shes the princess of the new wave dancefloor. Similarly, Malinda Lo said the track eases you in with a spacey, synthesized intro, brian Hiatt with Rolling Stone remarked, Turns out her affectless vocals are better suited to. Eurythmics-biting synth-pop. In the UK, the track reached number 9. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsOne Word – "One Word"
15. Perfect Stranger (Cheap Trick song) – Perfect Stranger is a single by American rock band Cheap Trick, released as the lead single from their critically acclaimed 2006 album Rockford. It was the bands first single in three years, released as the leading single from Rockford, the promotional single aimed for radio station play only. The song impacted radio on April 3,2006, although stations had already begun playing the record. The single saw plenty of attention and was a hit in America. The song was written by all four members of the band with American musician, although the entire Rockford album was produced by Cheap Trick, Perfect Stranger was produced solely by Perry. Like the Rockford album, the song was mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, for Classic Rock Revisited, Rick Nielsen was interviewed by Martin Popoff at the time of the albums release, with the article title The Rockford Files. One question asked by Popoff was if the lyric of Perfect Stranger was Nielsen or Zanders, Nielsen replied Its Linda, Rick and Robin. If you listen to the bridge, we all start as strangers, and, to this day, people that youve known for years, they tell you something that youve never heard from them. Or I have people that I know well that dont know what Im doing, thats one of my sentiments on it. On Rate Your Music, the song is listed at #856 for the top 1000 singles of 2006, leading up the albums release, Perfect Stranger was made exclusively available via iTunes. The single was released in America as a promotional CD-R acetate single through Big3 Records. In Germany, the song was issued as a single release via Steamhammer. Steamhammer also released the Rockford album in Germany, the American release featured Perfect Stranger as the sole track, whilst the German release added the Rockford album track Welcome to the World as the b-side. The b-side was produced and written by Cheap Trick, and was recorded at Big3 Studio, the American release came with a custom printed disc and full colour picture sleeve insert, using a close-up shot of a female, with the songs title covering her eyes. The German release also featured the same artwork, following the songs original release as a single and on the Rockford album, the song was included on the 2006 various artists compilation Melodic Rock of the 21st Century. The album was released ZYX Music and highlighted Cheap Trick on the front cover, no music video was created for the single, although the song became part of the bands live set around the time of the albums release and onwards. On June 29,2006, the band were guests on Late Night With Conan OBrien, the review stated Coming up on the bands 30th anniversary as Americas greatest purveyors of power pop, Cheap Tricks latest single displays all the ingredients long associated with the band. The rhythm section propels the song from the get-go, while yet another quintessential melody is embellished with a Beatlesesque coda to every verse, Cheap Trick delivers the goods time and again, but it has been nearly two decades since radio noticedPerfect Stranger (Cheap Trick song) – "Perfect Stranger"
16. Put Your Hearts Up – Put Your Hearts Up is the debut single by American singer Ariana Grande. She released the single under Universal Republic Records on December 12,2011, the song samples Whats Up. by 4 Non Blondes. Although originally intended to be the single for her debut album, her next single The Way peaked at number 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Put Your Hearts Up as well as the majority of the recorded songs intended for the album were scrapped. 3 years later, Grande revealed that she in fact hated the song and she called it the worst moment of my life and straight out of hell in a Rolling Stone interview back in 2014 and criticizes it every time its mentioned. Grande began working on her debut album while she was filming Victorious, by September 10 of that year, Grande already had twenty songs prepared and was going through the process of narrowing it down to thirteen. Put Your Hearts Up was written by Matt Squire, Linda Perry and it was released the first single on December 12,2011. Its a 50s, 60s doo-wop-inspired bubblegum pop song talks about making the world a better place. The single was aimed at audiences, perhaps intending to cater to Grandes core audience. Grande decided to let her fans be a part of choosing the artwork by showing four possible covers for the single via her account on Twitter. After the fans voted, the cover was chosen and the date for the single was announced via Ariana Grandes Twitter account on November 29,2011. Put Your Hearts Up was originally going to be released on December 20,2011, Put Your Hearts Up premiered on On Air With Ryan Seacrest on December 9,2011 and became available for digital download through iTunes three days later. Although Grande originally released this song as the single from her album. Put Your Hearts Up as well as the majority of the songs intended for the album were scrapped. In a 2012 interview she said, Put Your Hearts Up is the first single because it has a message and, in some people’s opinion, is the best option for a newcomer, most commercial. You know, it screams newbie coming to town, it’s kind of my, like, not like Genie In A Bottle, but its my first single that is somewhat different and somewhat going with the flow for now. In March 2013, Grande released a new song titled The Way that replaced Put Your Hearts Up as the single for her debut album. During the promotion of that single, Grande publicly spoke of her disappointment with Put Your Hearts Up several times and she stated in an interview with KIIS-FM that Put Your Hearts Up was a terrible first impressionPut Your Hearts Up – "Put Your Hearts Up"
17. The Real Thing (Gwen Stefani song) – The Real Thing is a song by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani from her debut solo studio album, Love. It was written by Stefani, Linda Perry, and her then-husband Gavin Rossdale, Nellee Hooper produced the song, with Mark Spike Stent serving as an additional producer. An Europop and synthpop ballad, The Real Thing talks about love between two lovers. Interscope Records released the track as a single exclusively in the Philippines a year after the albums release. It was released as a CD single that featured a remix by the music duo Wendy & Lisa, the remix was also included on the deluxe edition of L. A. M. B. as well as on the international version of the album. After its release, The Real Thing received generally favorable reviews from critics, critics appreciated the vintage production of the song and labeled it a stand-out track on the album, while also noting its New Order influence. Stefani performed the single throughout her 2005 Harajuku Lovers Tour in a red bathing suit along with a group of breakdancers. The live performance was praised and compared to works by Madonna. After a writing session where What You Waiting For. was created, Stefani became less insecure, after working with other musicians, Stefani and Perry worked together on The Real Thing. On October 3,2005, Interscope Records released the song as a single exclusively in the Philippines. The label released a CD single, which featured the album version, the Real Thing was written by Gwen Stefani, Linda Perry and Gavin Rossdale, who is credited as GMR on the albums booklet, while production was done by Nellee Hooper and Mark Spike Stent. New Order vocalist Bernard Sumner and bassist Peter Hook also contributed to the song while music duo Wendy & Lisa were in charge of providing guitar and keyboards respectively. The song has two versions, the first is a mid-tempo Europop and synthpop ballad, and the second, lyrically, the song discusses mutual love between a couple. Upon release, the song received mixed reviews from music critics. Jason Damas of PopMatters claimed that the song takes us closer to No Doubt territory again. Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone called her kind of visionary for getting New Order on the same track as Wendy. Kathi Kamen Goldmark of Commonsensemedia agreed, noting that the addition of the musicians actually works, anthony Carew of Neumu called it an obligatory cut where great care was taken to get that neo-vintage sound sounding just right. Stefani included the song on the setlist for both of her concert tours, Harajuku Lovers Tour and The Sweet Escape TourThe Real Thing (Gwen Stefani song) – "The Real Thing" cover
18. Superwoman (Alicia Keys song) – Superwoman is a song by American R&B-soul singer–songwriter Alicia Keys from her third studio album, As I Am. Written by Keys, Linda Perry, and Steve Mostyn, the track was released as the fourth and final single from the album. Keys stated in an interview with MTV that Superwoman is her track of the album, saying. Superwoman is also the song on the WNBA games which features a video of Keys performing the song in one of her concerts along with shot of women playing in the WNBA. The song debuted in the U. S. on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart week of August 14,2008, at number fifty-five, Keys performed the song with Queen Latifah and Kathleen Battle at the 2008 American Music Awards on November 23. The music video for Superwoman was filmed on June 9–10,2008 at Quixote Studios and it was directed by Chris Robinson, who had previously worked on other videos with Keys, like her MTV Video Music Award-winning video Karma and her previous single Teenage Love Affair. Keys plays many roles of women at their best strength and effort, throughout the course of the video, she embodies a young mother applying for a university, an African woman, a businesswoman, a Cleopatra-like pharaoh, and an astronaut. Jada Pinkett Smith was also in the video, along with her son Jaden, the music video premiered exclusively on July 15,2008 on Keys official website. It was ranked number seventy-one on BETs Notarized, Top 100 Videos of 2008, on July 16,2008, the video earned seventy-six honors on YouTube from various countries in a span of thirty-six hours since it was uploadedSuperwoman (Alicia Keys song) – "Superwoman"
19. Tomorrow (Lillix song) – Tomorrow is a song by Canadian pop rock band Lillix, released by Maverick Records in 2003 as the final single released from Falling Uphill. The song was written by three members of the band and Linda Perry, the ending of the song on the Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen soundtrack was different from the one on the Falling Uphill album. The video stayed on the TRL chart for ten days, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics Tomorrow at AllMusicTomorrow (Lillix song) – "Tomorrow"
20. Voice Inside My Head – Taking the Long Way is the seventh studio album by the Dixie Chicks, an American country music band. It was released on May 23,2006, in the U. S. and on June 12,2006, the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It sold over 2.5 million copies in the U. S. being certified 2x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America as of July 11,2007. It won 5 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, the first song released from the album was the charity single I Hope on September 2005. The first physical single from the album, Not Ready to Make Nice, was released in March 2006, on May 18,2006, the whole album was leaked onto various file sharing media. The controversy and the Chicks reaction to it is the theme at the first tracks of the album. The song also included a reference to the backlash and subsequent fall from the charts they experienced during the 2003 Top of the World Tour. The second track is Easy Silence, a testimonial to the protagonists husband, the fourth track Everybody Knows is a return to the classic Chicks sound, but enmeshed in an aura of vulnerabilities and ambivalences. Track 6 Lullaby was featured prominently in the Medium Episode Twice Upon a Time, Season 2 Episode 22, which first aired on May 22,2006, the night before the album release date. Track 9 Favorite Year was written with the collaboration of Sheryl Crow, while track ten Voice Inside My Head was written with the collaboration of Linda Perry. Closing track I Hope, is a song written with Keb Mo for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and it was first performed on the Shelter from the Storm, the song features a guitar solo from John Mayer. Selections from the album were featured in the Chicks subsequent Accidents & Accusations Tour. A lot of the tracks are featured in the Dixie Chicks rockumentary, Dixie Chicks, Shut Up and Sing, alongside 3 non-album cuts, The Neighbor, Baby Love. The Neighbor was later released as a single, in support of the rockumentary Shut up. On May 31,2006, the album took three number one spots on the charts of Billboard magazine. It was number one on the Hot Country Albums, Top Digital Albums, the second week, the album stayed in the top spot while taking a 48% decline, selling 271,000 units and bringing the album sales total to 797,000 units. In its third and fourth weeks, the album dropped to two on the chart. During weeks five, six, and seven, the album remained as one of the top five albums in the country, during its eighth week, due to several high-profile new releases, the album was pushed out of the top ten to number elevenVoice Inside My Head – Taking the Long Way
21. Wonderful Life (Gwen Stefani song) – The Sweet Escape is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani, released on December 1,2006 by Interscope Records. Having originally intended to return to No Doubt after her solo album. Stefani decided to record an album as a way to release some of the material left over from the Love. The album musically resembles its predecessor while exploring more modern pop sounds and it was released to generally mixed reviews from contemporary music critics, receiving criticism for its strong similarities to Love. It was preceded by the lead single Wind It Up, which charted moderately across the world, and produced the follow-up single The Sweet Escape, which proved more successful worldwide. The Sweet Escape reached the top five in the United States, Canada, the albums supporting tour, The Sweet Escape Tour, kicked off in April 2007, covering North America, Colombia, Australia, Asia, and Europe. Following the release of her debut album Love, Stefani announced that she had intended to return to No Doubt and record a sixth studio album with the band. After the commercial success of L. A. M. B and she decided to release several leftover tracks from the album as an EP or as extra tracks on a DVD. However, Pharrell Williams, with whom she had collaborated to write Hollaback Girl, part two, and the two recorded several songs during sessions in Miami in July 2005. A. M. B. She included performances of Wind It Up and Orange County Girl when she embarked on the Harajuku Lovers Tour in October 2005, Stefani put the project on hold in December 2005 when she discovered that she was pregnant, before returning to the studio in August 2006. The albums working title was Candyland, sharing its name with a track that has only been looped via her fashion show soundtrack. The title was changed to The Sweet Escape, the title of the second track, the album cover was taken by photographer Jill Greenberg. The image was part of a series of images taken by Greenberg. To create End Times, Greenberg gave lollipops to toddlers but took them back after several moments, Greenberg used the images as a representation of American politics and society. Greenberg was accused of abuse for the photo shoots, Stefani, however, commented, I didnt think child abuse—I just thought. Every kid cries Other people reacted like, Oh my God, Thats so disturbing, or Thats so sad. I guess thats what arts all about and its supposed to make you think. Stefanis appearance on the cover is inspired by that of Elvira HancockWonderful Life (Gwen Stefani song) – Stefani performing "Wind It Up" during the Sweet Escape Tour