Gaétan-Jean Sébastien Lefebvre Pépin is a Canadian musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist for the rock band Simple Plan. He has released solo albums and duo work. Lefebvre uses Framus the Mayfield, he uses Mesa Boogie and Framus amplifiers. He uses a modified Boss chorus T-Rex Replica and Tremster. In 2007, Lefebvre and Patrick Langlois from MusiquePlus created "Man of the Hour", a music podcast available on iTunes; the show includes new music. In early 2009, Lefebvre recorded an acoustic EP entitled, it was released on October 2009, under Coalition Entertainment Inc.. The first single "I Fall for You" was released on September 8, 2009. A music video was released on YouTube, directed by Simple Plan bandmate, Chuck Comeau. Lefebvre released a second EP, called Les Robots, in 2011, it was available for free upon release. He released his third EP More Sake Por Favor in 2012. In November 2010, Lefebvre and fellow Canadian musician Katie Rox released an EP entitled, Christmas Etc...
Lefebvre has accumulated a number of production and songwriting credits, including on Canadian singer-songwriter Andee's debut album Black and White Heart. The lead single from the album, "Never Gone" won an Anglophone Song Award from SOCAN Montréal in 2015. Lefebvre has produced Wilfred Le Bouthillier's fourth album, Je poursuis ma route and self-produced a Simple Plan cover of Tony Sly from No Use For A Name's song Justified Black Eye. You Are Here/Vous Etes Ici Les Robots More Sake Por Favor Christmas Etc... (2010 Simple Plan: Self Titled DVD Simple Plan: Still Not Getting Any... DVD Simple Plan: A Big Package for You Official website
UK Singles Chart
The UK Singles Chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company, on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming. The Official Chart, broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, is the UK music industry's recognised official measure of singles and albums popularity because it is the most comprehensive research panel of its kind, today surveying over 15,000 retailers and digital services daily, capturing 99.9% of all singles consumed in Britain across the week, over 98% of albums. To be eligible for the chart, a single is defined by the Official Charts Company as either a'single bundle' having no more than four tracks and not lasting longer than 25 minutes or one digital audio track not longer than 15 minutes with a minimum sale price of 40 pence; the rules have changed many times as technology has developed, the most notable being the inclusion of digital downloads in 2005 and streaming in July 2014.
The OCC website contains the Top 100 chart. Some media outlets only list the Top 75 of this list; the chart week runs from 00:01 Friday to midnight Thursday, with most UK physical and digital singles being released on Fridays. From 3 August 1969 until 5 July 2015, the chart week ran from 00:01 Sunday to midnight Saturday; the Top 40 chart is first issued on Friday afternoons by BBC Radio 1 as The Official Chart from 16:00 to 17:45, before the full Official Singles Chart Top 100 is posted on the Official Charts Company's website. A rival chart show, The Vodafone Big Top 40, is based on iTunes downloads and commercial radio airplay across the Global Radio network only, is broadcast on Sunday afternoons from 16:00 to 19:00 on 145 local commercial radio stations across the United Kingdom; the Big Top 40 is not regarded by the industry or wider media. There is a show called "Official KISS Top 40", counting down 40 most played songs on Kiss FM every Sunday 17:00 to 19:00; the UK Singles Chart began to be compiled in 1952.
According to the Official Charts Company's statistics, as of 1 July 2012, 1,200 singles have topped the UK Singles Chart. The precise number of chart-toppers is debatable due to the profusion of competing charts from the 1950s to the 1980s, but the usual list used is that endorsed by the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and subsequently adopted by the Official Charts Company; the company regards a selected period of the New Musical Express chart and the Record Retailer chart from 1960 to 1969 as predecessors for the period prior to 11 February 1969, where multiples of competing charts coexisted side by side. For example, the BBC compiled its own chart based on an average of the music papers of the time; the first number one on the UK Singles Chart was "Here in My Heart" by Al Martino for the week ending date 14 November 1952. As of the week ending date 18 April 2019, the UK Singles Chart has had 1352 different number-one hits; the current number-one single is "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi.
Before the compilation of sales of records, the music market measured a song's popularity by sales of sheet music. The idea of compiling a chart based on sales originated in the United States, where the music-trade paper Billboard compiled the first chart incorporating sales figures on 20 July 1940. Record charts in the UK began in 1952, when Percy Dickins of the New Musical Express gathered a pool of 52 stores willing to report sales figures. For the first British chart Dickins telephoned 20 shops, asking for a list of the 10 best-selling songs; these results were aggregated into a Top 12 chart published in NME on 14 November 1952, with Al Martino's "Here in My Heart" awarded the number-one position. The chart became a successful feature of the periodical. Record Mirror compiled its own Top 10 chart for 22 January 1955; the NME chart was based on a telephone poll. Both charts expanded in size, with Mirror's becoming a Top 20 in October 1955 and NME's becoming a Top 30 in April 1956. Another rival publication, Melody Maker, began compiling its own chart.
It was the first chart to include Northern Ireland in its sample. Record Mirror began running a Top 5 album chart in July 1956. In March 1960, Record Retailer had a Top 50 singles chart. Although NME had the largest circulation of charts in the 1960s and was followed, in March 1962 Record Mirror stopped compiling its own chart and published Record Retailer's instead. Retailer began independent auditing in January 1963, has been used by the UK Singles Chart as the source for number-ones since the week ending 12 March 1960; the choice of Record Retailer as the source has been criticised. With available lists of which record shops were sampled to compile the charts some shops were subjected to "hyping" but, with Record Retailer being less followed than some charts, it was subject to less hyping. Additionally, Retailer was set up by independent record shops and had no funding or affiliation with record companies. However, it had a smaller sample size than some ri
"Wavin' Flag" is a song by Somali-Canadian artist K'naan from his album Troubadour. The song was written for Somalia and aspirations of its people for freedom; the original single was a hit in Canada and reached #2 on the Canadian Hot 100 as the third official single from the album, after the singles "ABCs" and "Bang Bang", which were minor hits. After a devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, a remake of the song by an ad hoc supergroup of Canadian artists, credited as Young Artists for Haiti, became a charity single in Canada, reaching #1 on the Canadian Hot 100 in its own right; the song became a global hit when it was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, hosted by South Africa. This amended international version with additional lyrics reached the top ten in more than twenty different charts around the world; the English version was released as "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan to differentiate it from the original Canadian hit or from the Canadian Haiti charity hit.
The Spanish cover featuring David Bisbal became popular. A version of the song featuring will.i.am and David Guetta was targeted for international markets. Many other bilingual and country-specific versions were released. In 2012, K'naan published a children's book, When I Get Older: The Story Behind Wavin' Flag, about the song and its history; the original single of "Wavin' Flag" appeared on his album Troubadour. The single reached #2 on the Canadian Hot 100 as the third official single from the album, produced by Kerry Brothers, Jr. and Bruno Mars. K'naan first performed the song acoustically live on Q TV, where he gave viewers a preview of Troubadour prior to its release; the lyrics of the original version are about the struggle of refugees displaced by war, with references to K'naan's native Somalia, in comparison to the version used for the World Cup, where the lyrics were rewritten in a more celebratory tone
Your Love Is a Lie
"Your Love Is A Lie" is the second single by Canadian rock band Simple Plan from their self-titled third studio album. The song exists in two versions. One is found on the explicit editions, in which lead singer Pierre Bouvier sings the word fucks in the second verse. In the music video and for radio play, the word is sometimes replaced with touches; this is the second song in which Simple Plan uses fuck, after the demo version of "I'm Just a Kid". The verses' chord progressions are similar to Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and Oasis' "Wonderwall"; the band flew to Los Angeles to shoot the music video. It was shot on March 6; the video was directed/produced by Wayne Isham. The video is a straightforward representation of the song, it intersperses shots of the band playing with shots of Pierre Bouvier's girlfriend, meeting with another man, while Bouvier, betrayed by the woman, waits in agony in his apartment. His apartment has a view of the man's apartment, with a clear view of a bedroom's window, where he sees them have sex.
After two weeks, the video had 1,000,000 views on YouTube. It has over 53.5 million views as of June 2018. The song was used on the MTV show The Hills, it was performed at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics. All tracks written except where noted. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
"Summer Paradise" is a song by Canadian rock band Simple Plan, featuring Somali-Canadian rapper K'Naan and Jamaican reggae artist Sean Paul. It was released on December 13, 2011 in Australia as the third official single from their fourth studio album, Get Your Heart On!. It was produced by Brian Howes; the song is a reggae and ska punk-based track and it was inspired by the band vocalist's hobby of surfing. It was released in Australia with an accompanying music video with shots of the "Get Your Heart On Tour!" and scenes of the band in Barbados and on the beach. The track was released in the United Kingdom as the lead single, it was released around the world on February 28, 2012 with guest vocals from Sean Paul, rather than K'Naan. A music video featuring Paul was released, it peaked at number 8 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart, becoming their highest charting single since "Crazy". The song became their best charting single in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and United Kingdom; the song was inspired by Pierre Bouvier's hobby of surfing, an important part of his life.
He told Buzznet: "I've spent a lot of time out there when the surf is not that great and you're waiting for a wave, just sitting on the water seeing dolphins and seals go by, taking in a beautiful sunset. I think about music a lot and have thought about some lyrics out there; this song called "Summer Paradise" on the album has got that beautiful vibe that I can attribute to going on surf trips." The band announced the song as a single, while posting a music video for it, on December 12, 2011. A day December 13, 2011, the song was released on the Australian iTunes; the band said that the song will be released around the world in 2012. A new version of the song featuring Sean Paul was released on the iTunes Store on February 28, 2012 around the world, including the United States; the band has recorded a version in French with the verses and half the chorus in French. In 2013 Simple Plan had done a Japanese version of the song for their Japanese fans collaborating with Japanese rock band, ONE OK ROCK's vocalist Taka as well as an alternate version featuring pop group MKTO.
"Summer Paradise" was written by the band, alongside Emanuel Kiriakou and Keinan Warsame and produced by Brian Howes. It's written in D Major with a common chord progression. Somali-Canadian rapper/singer K'naan is the guest vocalist on the track. Frontman Pierre Bouvier told Buzznet they wanted him on this track as they thought, "his voice suits the song perfectly." The song has received positive reviews from contemporary music critics. AbsolutePunk's Joe DeAndrea wrote a positive review for the song, praising K'Naan for "add his swag to the reggae inspired track" and said that "it works and sounds like a song that Plain White T's wish they could write. Sputnikmusic's Davey Boy wrote favorably that "ill-fitting K'naan collaboration'Summer Paradise' jumps on the Jason Mraz/Bruno Mars bandwagon, being a summery acoustic tune with Caribbean influences." Amy Sciarretto from Artist Direct wrote that the song is "a shimmery uptempo rocker that should blow the roof off wherever you are listening to it.
It's a terrific, sun-drenched, warm-weather, top down, summer-ready number that you will want to listen to when you are at the beach or hanging out on the back porch and tossing back brews with your friends, favorite ladies and more."Mahima Mathur from "High on Score" gave a positive review for the remix version featuring Sean Paul. She wrote. Along with having a carribean feel, it’ll manage to get your spirits up while you’re sipping on those colourful Bahama mamas." Another positive reception of the remix version came from "Daily Spin"'s Rob Buchanan, who wrote that "It’s a quintessential summer track, with all the hooks and melodies to make you feel like you’re either at the beach, or on your way there having the time of your life." He noted that "the guitar-riff sounds dangerously like Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister.” The song debuted at number forty on the ARIA Charts on the week of January 2, 2012. It has since peaked at number four; the version featuring Sean Paul debuted at number one-hundred on the Canadian Hot 100.
In the second week, it has reached a peak of number eight, so far. The song became the band's highest charting single in Canada since 2005's hit "Crazy"; the single peaked higher on the Germany's Media Control AG, reaching number 9 and becoming their best single on the charts. Similar, on the Italy's FIMI chart, the song became their first single, it peaked at number 7. In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number 12, becoming the band's first top 20 hit and best charting single to date. On December 12, 2011, a music video was posted onto the band's official website. K'Naan was featured in the song of this video; the video features shots of the "Get Your Heart On Tour!" and scenes of the band in Barbados and of the band vocalist Pierre Bouvier on beaches. K'naan does not appear in this video, his vocals remains; the band wrote a message for the fans, about the video: "Once again, Australia is ahead of the curve! They are the first country in the world to release Summer Paradise as a single off Get Your Heart On! and we couldn't be more excited!
This is one of our favorite songs off the album and we can't wait for everyone to hear it. The sun and warm weather are coming to OZ and we hope this song will be a part of your summer and put a smile on your face. We had so much fun on our last Australian visit that we decide
A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. The standard in the Red Book for the term CD single is an 8cm CD, it now refers to any single recorded onto a CD of any size the CD5, or 5-inch CD single. The format was introduced in the mid-1980s but did not gain its place in the market until the early 1990s. With the rise in digital downloads in the early 2010s, sales of CD singles have decreased. Commercially released CD singles can vary in length from two songs up to six songs like an EP; some contain multiple mixes of one or more songs, in the tradition of 12" vinyl singles, in some cases, they may contain a music video for the single itself as well as a collectible poster. Depending on the nation, there may be limits on the number of songs and total length for sales to count in singles charts. Dire Straits' "Brothers in Arms" is reported to have been the world's first CD single, issued in the UK in two separate singles as a promotional item, one distinguished with a logo for the tour, Live in'85, a second to commemorate the Australian leg of the tour marked Live in'86.
Containing four tracks, it had a limited print run. The first commercially released CD Single was Angeline by John Martyn released on 1 February 1986. CD singles were first made eligible for the UK Singles Chart in 1987, the first number 1 available on the format in that country was "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" by Whitney Houston in May 1987; the Mini CD single CD3 format was created for use for singles in the late 1980s, but met with limited success in the US. The smaller CDs were more successful in Japan and had a resurgence in Europe early this century, marketed as "Pock it" CDs, being small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. By 1989, the CD3 was in decline in the US, it was common in the 1990s for US record companies to release both a two-track CD and a multi-track maxi CD. In the UK, record companies would release two CDs but these consisted of three tracks or more each. During the 1990s, CD single releases became less common in certain countries and were released in smaller editions, as the major record labels feared they were cannibalizing the sales of higher-profit-margin CD albums.
Pressure from record labels made singles charts in some countries become song charts, allowing album cuts to chart based only on airplay, without a single being released. In the US, the Billboard Hot 100 made this change in December 1998, after which few songs were released in the CD single format in the US, but they remained popular in the UK and other countries, where charts were still based on single sales and not radio airplay. At the end of the 1990s, the CD was the biggest-selling single format in the UK, but in the US, the dominant single format was airplay. With the advent of digital music sales, the CD single has been replaced as a distribution format in most countries, most charts now include digital download counts as well as physical single sales. In Australia, the Herald Sun reported the CD single is "set to become extinct". In early July 2009, leading music store JB Hi-Fi ceased stocking CD singles because of declining sales, with copies of the week's No. 1 single selling as few as only 350 copies across all their stores nationwide.
While CD singles no longer maintain their own section of the store, copies are still distributed but placed with the artist's albums. That is predominantly the case for popular Australian artists such as Jessica Mauboy, Kylie Minogue and, most Delta Goodrem, whose then-recent singles were released on CD in limited quantities; the ARIA Singles Chart is now "predominantly compiled from legal downloads", ARIA stopped compiling their physical singles sales chart. "On a Mission" by Gabriella Cilmi was the last CD single to be stocked in Kmart and Big W, who concluded stocking newly released singles. Sanity Entertainment, having resisted the decline for longer than the other major outlets, has ceased selling CD singles. In China and South Korea, CD single releases have been rare since the format was introduced, due of the amount of infringement and illegal file sharing over the internet, most of the time singles have been album cuts chart based only on airplay, but with the advent of digital music the charts have occasionally included digital download counts.
In Greece and Cyprus, the term "CD single" is used to describe an extended play in which there may be anywhere from three to six different tracks. These releases charted on the Greek Singles Chart with songs released as singles; the original CD single is a music single released on a mini Compact Disc that measures 8 cm in diameter, rather than the standard 12 cm. They are manufactured using the same methods as standard full-size CDs, can be played in most standard audio CD players and CD-ROM disc drives; the format was first released in the United States, United Kingdom, France, West Germany, Hong Kong in 1987 as the replacement for the 7-inch single. While mini CDs have fallen out of popularity among most major record labels, they remain a popular, low cost way for independent musicians and groups to release music. Capable of holding up to 20 minutes of music, most mini CD singles contain at least two tracks, ofte
Simple Plan (album)
Simple Plan is the self-titled third studio album by Canadian rock band Simple Plan, released on February 12, 2008. The album was a large musical departure from the band's previous albums, as its theme was more love-based than teen angst, it reached No. 2 on the Canadian album charts, No. 14 on the US Billboard 200 and charted in the top 10 worldwide in countries including Australia, Brazil and Switzerland. Having finished most touring in support of Still Not Getting Any... in March 2006, Simple Plan took some time off and began work on writing new material with Arnold Lanni, who had produced their first album. On July 1, 2007, they began tracking, they started with drum tracking in Los Angeles after pre-production went back to Montreal to finish the rest of the recording process. They hired David Campbell to arrange and conduct strings for the songs "The End", "What If", "I Can Wait Forever" and "No Love". During September 2007, the band had finished recording and went back to L. A. to mix the album with Chris Lord-Alge.
After mixing, the band went to New York to master the album, thus finishing the building of the album. The album took more of an alternative rock sound than their previous albums, which feature a pop punk style; however pop punk influences are present in the tracks, "When I'm Gone", "Take My Hand", "Generation" and "Time to Say Goodbye". The album was announced on October 21; the CD was set for release on January 29, 2008. The first single released on October 29 via iTunes. On November 29, 2007, the band announced a two weeks' delay due to production difficulties, the need to re-record some lyrics from the song "Generation"; the released version of "Generation" would be different from that distributed on the review copies of the CD, with the latter beginning "This world's so sad and lonely/Won't you come and spend some time with me?" An album cover was released in early December 2007. Soon afterwards, in his MySpace blog, band frontman Pierre Bouvier responded to fan concerns about the cover, defending the artwork.
On December 11, a music video was released for "When I'm Gone". On December 12, 2007, the band released a second proposed album cover, invited fan views by email about each, indicating that they were fine with either cover. On December 14, the alternative cover depicted above was announced as selected over the original one depicted below. In April 2008, the rejected artwork was released as a limited-edition CD cover in Australia. "Your Love Is a Lie" was first publicly performed at a taping for YouTube on December 18, 2007. All the songs on the CD, except "Holding On" were played at a small show in Montreal on January 11, 2008. Simple Plan was released on February 12. "Your Love Is a Lie". In early May, the band appeared at the 2008 edition of the Bamboozle festival. "Save You" was released as a single on August 14. Lead singer Pierre Bouvier has stated in interviews that "Save You" deals with his brother's battle with cancer. To promote awareness of this issue, the music video featured many famous cancer survivors including Sharon Osbourne and Bif Naked.
Without being released as a single, in August 2008, "I Can Wait Forever" was chosen as the title track for Animax's original feature-length anime "LaMB". Animax Asia made an animated video for "I Can Wait Forever", released in December 2008. "When I'm Gone" peaked at No. 11 on the Canadian Hot 100 and No. 26 on the UK Singles Chart. "Your Love Is a Lie" reached No. 16 on the Canadian Hot 100 and No.8 on the U. S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles. "Save You" peaked at No. 18 on the Canadian Hot 100. "No Love", entered the Canadian Hot 100 in the issue of March 12, 2009, peaking at No. 77. "Generation" managed to peak at No. 90 on the Canadian Hot 100 in the issue of June 18. The album would be nominated for the 2008 Juno Awards in the "Best Album" category, but lost to Nickelback's Dark Horse. All music composed by lyricists. Pierre Bouvier – lead vocals, additional guitar Jeff Stinco – lead guitar Sébastien Lefebvre – rhythm guitar, backing vocals David Desrosiers – bass guitar, backing vocals Chuck Comeau – drums, percussion January 31, 2008 – Argentina February 6, 2008 – Japan February 8, 2008 – Germany, Netherlands February 11, 2008 – France, South Africa February 12, 2008 – Canada, United States, Mexico, Southeast Asia February 13, 2008 – Finland, Sweden February 14, 2008 – Malaysia February 15, 2008 – Italy February 16, 2008 – Australia February 17, 2008 – Denmark February 18, 2008 – United Kingdom, New Zealand, India Simple Plan at YouTube