YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005, Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion, YouTube now operates as one of Googles subsidiaries. Unregistered users can watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos. Videos deemed potentially offensive are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old, YouTube earns advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Karim could not easily find video clips of either event online, Hurley and Chen said that the original idea for YouTube was a video version of an online dating service, and had been influenced by the website Hot or Not. YouTube began as a venture capital-funded technology startup, primarily from an $11.5 million investment by Sequoia Capital between November 2005 and April 2006, YouTubes early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California. The domain name www. youtube. com was activated on February 14,2005, the first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. The video was uploaded on April 23,2005, and can still be viewed on the site, YouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005. The first video to reach one million views was a Nike advertisement featuring Ronaldinho in November 2005. Following a $3.5 million investment from Sequoia Capital in November, the site grew rapidly, and in July 2006 the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, and that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day. The site has 800 million unique users a month and it is estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000. The choice of the name www. youtube. com led to problems for a similarly named website, the sites owner, Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment, filed a lawsuit against YouTube in November 2006 after being regularly overloaded by people looking for YouTube. Universal Tube has since changed the name of its website to www. utubeonline. com, in October 2006, Google Inc. announced that it had acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in Google stock, and the deal was finalized on November 13,2006. In March 2010, YouTube began free streaming of certain content, according to YouTube, this was the first worldwide free online broadcast of a major sporting event. On March 31,2010, the YouTube website launched a new design, with the aim of simplifying the interface, Google product manager Shiva Rajaraman commented, We really felt like we needed to step back and remove the clutter. In May 2010, YouTube videos were watched more than two times per day. This increased to three billion in May 2011, and four billion in January 2012, in February 2017, one billion hours of YouTube was watched every day
MTV is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks and headquartered in New York City. Launched on August 1,1981, the originally aired music videos as guided by television personalities known as video jockeys. In its early years, MTVs main target demographic was young adults and it has received criticism towards this change of focus, both by certain segments of its audience and musicians. MTVs influence on its audience, including issues involving censorship and social activism, has also been a subject of debate for several years, in recent years, MTV had struggled with the secular decline of music-related cable media. In April 2016, MTV announced it would start to return to its original music roots with the reintroduction of the classic MTV series MTV Unplugged. It was also reported that the series MTV Cribs would be making a return on Snapchat, MTV has spawned numerous sister channels in the US and affiliated channels internationally, some of which have gone independent. As of July 2015, approximately 92,188,000 US households have received MTV, several earlier concepts for music video-based television programming had been around since the early 1960s. The Beatles had used music videos to promote their records starting in the mid-1960s, CBS rejected the idea, but Williams premiered his own musical composition Classical Gas on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, where he was head writer. The series featured clips from various popular artists, but was canceled by its distributor in 1971. The channel, which featured video disc jockeys, signed a deal with US Cable in 1978 to expand its audience from retail to cable television, the service was no longer active by the time MTV launched in 1981. The QUBE system offered many specialized channels, One of these specialized channels was Sight on Sound, a music channel that featured concert footage and music-oriented television programs. With the interactive QUBE service, viewers could vote for their favorite songs, the original programming format of MTV was created by media executive Robert W. Pittman, who later became president and chief executive officer of MTV Networks. Pittman had test-driven the music format by producing and hosting a 15-minute show, Album Tracks, the inspiration for PopClips came from a similar program on New Zealands TVNZ network named Radio with Pictures, which premiered in 1976. The concept itself had been in the works since 1966, when record companies began supplying the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation with promotional music clips to play on the air at no charge. Few artists made the trip to New Zealand to appear live. A shortened version of the shuttle launch ID ran at the top of hour in various forms. The first music video shown on MTV was The Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star and this was followed by the video for Pat Benatars You Better Run. Sporadically, the screen would go black when an employee at MTV inserted a tape into a VCR, MTVs lower third graphics that appeared near the beginning and end of music videos would eventually use the recognizable Kabel typeface for about 25 years
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performers music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many roles during the recording process, the roles of a producer vary. The producer may perform these roles himself, or help select the engineer, the producer may also pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record companies budget. A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording. Producers also often take on an entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules, contracts. In the 2010s, the industry has two kinds of producers with different roles, executive producer and music producer. Executive producers oversee project finances while music producers oversee the process of recording songs or albums. In most cases the producer is also a competent arranger, composer. The producer will also liaise with the engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording. Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record, indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation actually is music director. The music producers job is to create, shape, and mold a piece of music, at the beginning of record industry, producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1950s and 1960s due to technological developments, the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously, all of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio and the performance had to be recorded. As well, for a song that used 20 instruments, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. Examples include the rock sound effects of the 1960s, e. g. playing back the sound of recorded instruments backwards or clanging the tape to produce unique sound effects. These new instruments were electric or electronic, and thus they used instrument amplifiers, new technologies like multitracking changed the goal of recording, A producer could blend together multiple takes and edit together different sections to create the desired sound. For example, in jazz fusion Bandleader-composer Miles Davis album Bitches Brew, producers like Phil Spector and George Martin were soon creating recordings that were, in practical terms, almost impossible to realise in live performance. Producers became creative figures in the studio, other examples of such engineers includes Joe Meek, Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and Biddu
In music, a single or record single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record, an album or an EP record. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats, in most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually also appears on an album. Typically, these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular, in other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album. As digital downloading and audio streaming have become prevalent, it is often possible for every track on an album to also be available separately. Nevertheless, the concept of a single for an album has been retained as an identification of a heavily promoted or more popular song within an album collection. Despite being referred to as a single, singles can include up to as many as three tracks on them. The biggest digital music distributor, iTunes, accepts as many as three tracks less than ten minutes each as a single, as well as popular music player Spotify also following in this trend. Any more than three tracks on a release or longer than thirty minutes in total running time is either an Extended Play or if over six tracks long. The basic specifications of the single were made in the late 19th century. Gramophone discs were manufactured with a range of speeds and in several sizes. By about 1910, however, the 10-inch,78 rpm shellac disc had become the most commonly used format, the inherent technical limitations of the gramophone disc defined the standard format for commercial recordings in the early 20th century.26 rpm. With these factors applied to the 10-inch format, songwriters and performers increasingly tailored their output to fit the new medium, the breakthrough came with Bob Dylans Like a Rolling Stone. Singles have been issued in various formats, including 7-inch, 10-inch, other, less common, formats include singles on digital compact cassette, DVD, and LD, as well as many non-standard sizes of vinyl disc. Some artist release singles on records, a more common in musical subcultures. The most common form of the single is the 45 or 7-inch. The names are derived from its speed,45 rpm. The 7-inch 45 rpm record was released 31 March 1949 by RCA Victor as a smaller, more durable, the first 45 rpm records were monaural, with recordings on both sides of the disc. As stereo recordings became popular in the 1960s, almost all 45 rpm records were produced in stereo by the early 1970s
A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing. It may provide clarity or identify hidden similarities between two ideas, antithesis, hyperbole, metonymy and simile are all types of metaphor. The Philosophy of Rhetoric by rhetorician I. A. Richards describes a metaphor as having two parts, the tenor and the vehicle, the tenor is the subject to which attributes are ascribed. The vehicle is the object whose attributes are borrowed, other writers employ the general terms ground and figure to denote the tenor and the vehicle. Cognitive linguistics uses the target and source, respectively. Metaphors are most frequently compared with similes, a simile is a specific type of metaphor that uses the words like or as in comparing two objects, whereas what is commonly referred to as a metaphor states that A is B or substitutes B for A. What is usually referred to as a metaphor asserts the two objects in the comparison are identical on the point of comparison, a simile merely asserts a similarity, for this reason a common-type metaphor is generally considered more forceful than a simile. The metaphor category also contains these types, Allegory, An extended metaphor wherein a story illustrates an important attribute of the subject. Antithesis, A rhetorical contrast of ideas by means of parallel arrangements of words, clauses, or sentences Catachresis, A mixed metaphor used by design and accident. Hyperbole, Excessive exaggeration to illustrate a point Metonymy, A figure of speech using the name of one thing in reference to a different thing of which the first is associated, example, in lands belonging to the crown the word crown is metonymy for ruler or monarch. Parable, An extended metaphor narrated as an anecdote illustrating and teaching such as in Aesops fables, pun, Similar to a metaphor, a pun alludes to another term. However, the difference is that a pun is a frivolous allusion between two different things whereas a metaphor is a purposeful allusion between two different things. Metaphor, like other types of analogy, can usefully be distinguished from metonymy as one of two modes of thought. Thus, a metaphor creates new links between otherwise distinct conceptual domains, whereas a metonymy relies on the links within them. A dead metaphor is one in which the sense of an image has become absent. Examples, to grasp a concept and to gather what youve understood use physical action as a metaphor for understanding, the audience does not need to visualize the action, dead metaphors normally go unnoticed. Some people distinguish between a dead metaphor and a cliché, others use dead metaphor to denote both. A mixed metaphor is one that leaps from one identification to a second identification inconsistent with the first, e. g. Checkmate
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live. is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, and broadcast on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26,2003, Jimmy Kimmel Live. is produced by Jackhole Productions in association with ABC Studios. Contrary to its name, Jimmy Kimmel Live, does not air live, instead, it is shot 4 p. m. Pacific Time on the day of broadcast. Until 2009, new episodes aired five nights a week, from 2009 to 2012, starting with the January 2013 move, the Friday episode had been retitled Jimmy Kimmel Live. This Week, which showed highlights from the week of shows. However, the show has reverted to airing a rebroadcast of a recent episode on Fridays. On April 14,2009 after the March sweeps break, the show began broadcasting in 720p high definition. The show began on January 26,2003, replacing Politically Incorrect, ABC had originally intended to give Jon Stewart his own late-night program following Nightline, but Kimmel was chosen instead. Jimmy Kimmel Live. is ABCs first attempt at a traditional late-night talk show since its attempt to revive The Dick Cavett Show in the 1980s, while Cavett was the longest-lasting and best remembered of these attempts, none seriously threatened the domination of the Tonight Show. As a result, in 2012, Nightline switched places on ABCs schedule with Jimmy Kimmel Live, despite its name, the show has not actually aired live since 2004, when censors were unable to properly bleep censor a barrage of swearing from actor Thomas Jane. The shows house band is Cleto and the Cletones, led by saxophonist Cleto Escobedo III, like other talk shows with live bands, Cleto and the Cletones play the shows opening and closing themes and play into and out of commercial breaks. The shows opening theme was written by Les Pierce, Jonathan Kimmel and Cleto Escobedo III, the show originally had guest co-hosts each week who would sit at the desk with Kimmel and participate in skits and questioning each nights guests. The show also featured guest announcers, until comedian Andy Milonakis took over as the announcer from late 2003 to 2004. He would also appear in comedy bits for the show, then in 2004, Mighty Mighty Bosstones singer Dicky Barrett took over as the shows announcer when the Bosstones went on hiatus. The band has become active again, and performed live on the show in 2009. Francis Uncle Frank Potenza, Kimmels real-life uncle, served as a security guard for the show and he was a New York City police officer and a personal security guard for Frank Sinatra. Potenza did not appear regularly from December 2009 through March 2010, however, he later returned as a semi-regular. Potenza died on August 23,2011, at the age of 77, Guillermo Rodriguez is the parking lot security guard for the show, and frequently serves as a celebrity gossip correspondent in a segment called Guillermos Hollywood Round-Up
Hanson is an American pop rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, formed by brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac. Supporting members include Dimetres Collins, and Andrew Perusi who have toured and performed live with the band since 2007 and they are best known for the 1997 hit song MMMBop from their major label debut album Middle of Nowhere, which earned three Grammy nominations. Despite the enormous success of Middle of Nowhere, the band suffered from the merger that eliminated their label. The group was moved to Island Def Jam Music Group, which eventually left after a conflict with the label. Hanson has sold over 16 million records worldwide and have had 8 top 40 albums and 6 top 40 singles in the US, the band now records under its own label, 3CG Records. In the early to mid-1990s, Isaac, Taylor and Zac sang a cappella and recorded such songs as Rockin Robin, Splish Splash. Goode, as well as their own material and their first performance as a professional group took place in 1992 at the Mayfest Arts Festival in Tulsa. They were known as the Hanson Brothers, before shortening the name to Hanson in 1993, Hanson also appeared on Carmans Yo. Kidz, The Vidz, which cast Taylor as a young Biblical David facing Goliath, Isaac as an event announcer, all three boys started their musical careers as pianists, but Isaac eventually started playing guitar and Zac started playing drums, while Taylor continued as the keyboard player. The band recorded two independent albums in their hometown of Tulsa, Boomerang and MMMBop, the latter featured the original version of the song MMMBop, which would later become the runaway single on their debut commercial record Middle of Nowhere. The boys then found themselves at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, there, they were promptly signed by manager Christopher Sabec. After this performance, they were signed almost immediately by Mercury and they soon became a worldwide sensation with the release of their first major-label album, Middle of Nowhere, which was produced by the Dust Brothers. Middle of Nowhere was released in the U. S. on May 6,1997, may 6 was declared Hanson Day in Tulsa by Oklahomas then-governor Frank Keating. Although Hanson Day was originally intended to be a one-time occurrence, Hanson also launched MOE, a fan club magazine that ran for 12 issues. After numerous unauthorized biographies of each of the brothers were published, Hanson turned to their friend, Jarrod Gollihare of Admiral Twin. Hanson, The Official Book reached number 9 on the New York Times Best Sellers List on February 1,1998. The band was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 1998, Record of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, during the summer of 1998, Hanson began a highly successful concert tour, the Albertane Tour. They performed a string of shows throughout stadiums and arenas in the U. S. targeting young audiences with a playful, a live album, titled Live From Albertane, was released the following fall, as well as their second documentary The Road to Albertane
AbsolutePunk was a website, online community, and alternative music news source founded by Jason Tate. The primary musical genres of focus were emo and pop punk, the very next day on April 1, all of the domain names and social media accounts associated with AbsolutePunk were being redirected to Chorus. fm. Founded June 6,2000 by Jason Tate, the focused on music industry news. The site also allowed user interaction via a vBulletin Internet Forum system, users could register their own personalized account, create a profile, and comment on nearly every portion of the site. Special accounts were afforded to industry figures and band members denoting them as such, the website originally started as a Blink-182/MxPx fan site. In 2005, the site was drawing six million hits daily, by 2006, the website was noted for engaging teenagers, and was beginning to chip away at the dominance of MySpace, according to OMMA online media magazine. The social media network Buzznet purchased AbsolutePunk in May 2008, AbsolutePunks community included over 500,000 music fans, making it one of the largest alternative music zines on the Internet. The site was run by contributor-turned-moderators who worked for the site but were not paid. They added news posts, wrote reviews and conducted interviews all in their free time, aBSOLUTExclusives and recent album reviews were often displayed prominently at the top of the sites news feed, while other stories were simply listed in descending chronological order. The staff conducted frequent interviews with bands and often asked the AbsolutePunk community to contribute questions in advance. They also ran numerous contests via both an opt-in lottery system and through news items, with the latter usually awarding prizes to the users who replied the fastest while meeting certain criteria. One of AbsolutePunks main purposes was to music fans with one another through its extensive online forums. The forums featured over 318,500 registered members and they were divided into a number of different sections, split into categories such as entertainment, sports, politics, and education. Users were encouraged to contribute their own media to the site, as most of the site functioned on the same bulletin board system, forum activity would often spill out into album reviews and news stories as well. The website gained a following in the alternative music scene over the years, allowing it to sponsor various tours. In the August 2007 issue of Blender, owner Jason Tate was named #18 in their list of Top 25 Most Influential People in Online Music, on June 1,2005 vocalist and pianist Andrew McMahon of the bands Something Corporate and Jacks Mannequin was diagnosed with leukemia. AbsolutePunk raised approximately $16,400 for the Leukemia Research Foundation by selling over 6,000 orange gel bracelets online, the wristbands read I Will Fight in reference to a well-known song by Something Corporate
Dance-pop is a pop and dance subgenre that originated in the early 1980s. It is generally up-tempo music intended for nightclubs with the intention of being danceable, the genre, on the whole, tends to be producer-driven, despite some notable exceptions. Dance-pop borrowed influences from other genres, which varied by producer, artist, such include contemporary R&B, house, trance, techno, new jack swing, funk, synthpop, electropop and some forms of europop. Dance-pop is a mainstream style of music and there have been numerous pop artists. As the term started to go out of fashion by the late 1970s to early 1980s, other terms were commonly used to describe disco-based music, such as post-disco, club. Dance-pop music emerged in the 1980s as a combination of dance and pop, or post-disco, Dance-pop music was usually created, composed and produced by record producers who would then hire singers to perform the songs. In the beginning of the 80s disco was an anathema to the mainstream pop, according to prominent Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Madonna had a huge role in popularizing dance music as mainstream music, utilizing her charisma, chutzpah and sex appeal. Erlewine claimed that Madonna launched dance-pop and set the standard for the genre for the two decades. The staff of Vice magazine stated that her debut album drew the blueprint for future dance-pop, in the 1980s dance-pop was closely aligned to other up-tempo electronic genres, such as Hi-NRG. Prominent producers in the 1980s included Stock, Aitken and Waterman, during the decade, dance-pop borrowed influences from funk, new jack swing, and contemporary R&B. Other prominent dance-pop artists and groups of the 1980s included the Pet Shop Boys, Mel and Kim, Samantha Fox, Debbie Gibson, by the 1990s, dance-pop had become a major genre in popular music. Several dance-pop groups and artists emerged during the 1990s, such as the Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Backstreet Boys, during the early 1990s, dance-pop borrowed influences from house music, as well as contemporary R&B and new jack swing. Additionally, also in 1998, Cher released a song called Believe which made usage of a technological innovation of the time. An audio processor and a form of pitch modification software, Auto-Tune is commonly used as a way to correct pitch, since the late 1990s, the use of Auto-Tune processing has become a common feature of dance-pop music. Celine Dion also released a dance-pop song Thats the Way It Is by the end of 1999 and it has a moderately slow tempo but an up-beat song. At the beginning of the 2000s, dance-pop music was still prominent, nonetheless, as R&B and hip hop became extremely popular from the early part of the decade onwards, dance-pop often borrowed a lot of its influences from urban music. Dance-pop stars from the 1980s and 1990s such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Janet Jackson, in Madonnas case, her album Music contained elements of Euro disco, especially the successful eponymous lead single. Britney Spears album Blackout contained influences of Euro disco, the mid-to-late 2000s saw the arrival of several new dance-pop artists, including Rihanna, Kesha, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry
Jordan Taylor Hanson is an American musician best known as a member of the pop rock band Hanson. He was born in Jenks Oklahoma and he sings both lead and back-up vocals, and plays keyboard, percussion, guitar, harmonica, and piano. He is also the singer of supergroup Tinted Windows. Taylor was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the second of seven born to Clarke Walker Hanson. His siblings are Isaac, Zac, Jessica, Avery, Mackenzie and Zoé. Taylor sings and plays keyboard and he and his older brother, Isaac, started the band with younger brother Zac in 1992, and were initially known as The Hanson Brothers. At the time, Isaac was eleven, Taylor was nine and they performed as an a cappella group outside clubs in their hometown of Tulsa. On May 6,1997, the released their first major studio album, Middle of Nowhere. The first single, MMMBop, made it to one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. May 6 has been declared Hanson Day in Tulsa in honor of the release of Middle of Nowhere, Taylor Hanson is a co-founder and co-CEO of 3CG Records, along with brothers Isaac and Zac Hanson. The band played their first publicized gig at SXSW in Austin and their first album was released on April 21,2009. On November 20,2016, Hanson performed A Song For You at the service for fellow Tulsa native Leon Russell. In June 2002, Hanson married Natalie Anne Bryant, whom he had met in 1999, the couple has five children, sons Jordan Ezra Hanson, River Samuel Hanson, and Viggo Moriah Hanson and daughters Penelope Anne Penny Hanson and Wilhelmina Jane Willa Hanson. Official website Tinted Windows Official Web Site Taylor Hanson at the Internet Movie Database
Shout It Out (Hanson album)
Shout It Out is the fifth studio album released by American pop band Hanson. The album is the release through their own label 3CG Records. Shout It Out was released on June 8,2010 in the US, on March 6,2010, Hanson shot dance and other sequences for the music video of their new single, Thinking Bout Somethin, at Greenwood Avenue in their home town of Tulsa. Hanson recruited professional dancers for the shoot and also invited local residents, the video was directed by Todd Edwards, co-founder of Blue Yonder Films. It was released for viewing to the bands MySpace channel on April 15,2010. On a Billboard interview, Taylor Hanson says of Shout It Out, Every record is important, a reflection not just of right now but a selection of things weve been putting in records for the last fifteen years. 1 on the Hot 100 with Mmmbop when they were all under 17 years old, the first single from the album, Thinking Bout Somethin was officially released on Monday, April 5,2010 to AOL and was made available on iTunes Tuesday, April 20,2010. The second single from the album was Give a Little, released on Tuesday, April 5,2011, and it included bonus remixes made by the band, Give a Little would peak at #40 on the US Hot AC radio chart. Reaction to the album has generally favorable. Slant Magazine critic Jonathan Keefe awarded the three out of five stars and stated that Shout It Out is the trios most ambitious project. Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine also rated the album three out of five stars in a mixed review. Erlewine remarked that, Hanson are sharp enough to keep things tight, but the music itself is too finely honed. A review from AbsolutePunk surmises that, Aside from the trios penchant for maudlin and borderline campy lyrics, the Entertainment Weekly review praised the album, claiming, Uptempo jams like Waiting for This shimmer with top-shelf songcraft, Motown vet Bob Babbitt even sits in on bass. But sometimes you wish these whiz kids would act their age, QRO said the album may just be okay, but its at the highest tier of okay. Its not an album, but its not trying to be either, it plays to its audience. Jonathan Keefe from Slant Magazine was, somewhat, favorable in his review, saying, Whats encouraging about the record, the effervescent brass sections, aggressive rhythm tracks, and AM-radio vibe theyve incorporated are all logical and effective additions to their aesthetic. That Hanson has been around for well over a decade now makes it easy to forget that theyre still a young band, and the elements that really work on Shout It Out suggest that theyre only going to continue to get better. Connor McKnight from Billboard was largely positive, writing, Long before the first Jonas Brothers album hit the shelves, another sibling trio reigned supreme
Thinking 'bout Somethin'
Thinking bout Somethin is a song written and performed by American pop/rock band Hanson. It is the first single from their album, Shout It Out. Lead vocals are provided by Taylor Hanson, the song was released on iTunes in the U. S. on April 20,2010 as an exclusive single before the release of the album. A music video was released to promote the single, the video was directed by Todd Edwards, co-founder of Blue Yonder Films, and filmed by Kelly Kerr a Tulsa local. It was released for viewing on their Myspace channel on April 15,2010. Weird Al Yankovic has an appearance as the tambourine player. The filming of the video was not done using a regular video camera but instead using the Canon EOS 7D dSLR. This was done to mimic vintage filming, the video is also a pastiche of the Shake a Tail Feather number from the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. Written by Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson and Zac Hanson, thinking Bout Somethin –3,45 Official website