Somebody That I Used to Know
"Somebody That I Used to Know" is a song written by Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter Gotye, featuring New Zealander singer Kimbra. The song was released in Australia and New Zealand by Eleven Music on 5 July 2011 as the second single from Gotye's third studio album, Making Mirrors, it was released by Universal Music in December 2011 in the United Kingdom, in January 2012 in the United States and Ireland. "Somebody That I Used To Know" was written and recorded by Gotye at his parents' house on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria and is lyrically related to the experiences he has had with relationships. "Somebody That I Used to Know" is a mid-tempo ballad. It samples Luiz Bonfá's instrumental "Seville" from his 1967 album Luiz Bonfa Plays Great Songs; the song received a positive reception from critics, who noted the similarities between the song and works by Sting, Peter Gabriel, American folk band Bon Iver. In Australia, the song won the Triple J Hottest 100 poll at the end of 2011, as well as ARIA Awards for song of the year and best video, while Kimbra was voted best female artist and Gotye was named best male artist and producer of the year.
The song came ninth in the Triple J Hottest 100 of the Past 20 Years, 2013. In 2013, the song won two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year. Commercially, "Somebody That I Used to Know" is Gotye's most successful and signature song, it has topped charts in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand, as well as 22 other national charts, reached the top 10 in more than 30 countries around the world. The song has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling digital singles of all time, it was placed at the top of a number of year-end charts by Billboard Magazine and other record chart companies around the world. "Somebody That I Used To Know" has been performed several times on major US TV shows such as The Voice, American Idol, Saturday Night Live. It was covered by Canadian indie rock group Walk off the Earth using a single guitar played by all five band members and by actors Darren Criss and Matt Bomer in the Glee episode "Big Brother"; the hit song's accompanying music video was directed by Australian artist Natasha Pincus.
The video, which has received over 1.2 billion views on YouTube as of March 2019, premiered on 5 July 2011. It shows Kimbra naked against a white backdrop. While they sing, a pattern of paint covers their skin and the backdrop via stop motion animation. Gotye discussed writing "Somebody That I Used to Know" in an interview with Sound on Sound: "Writing'Somebody' was a gradual and linear process. I started with the Luiz Bonfa sample I found the drums, after that I started working on the lyric and the melody, added the wobbly guitar-sample melody. After that, I took a break, a few weeks I came back to the session and decided on the chorus chord progression, wrote the chorus melody, combined that with sounds like the Latin loop and some of the percussion and the flute sounds that further filled the space. At that point I hit a brick wall. I was thinking:'This is pretty good, how can I get to the end quickly?' and I was trying to take lazy decisions to finish the song. I considered repeating the chorus, an instrumental bridge, a change in tempo or key, I considered finishing the song after the first chorus.
But nothing felt. So the third session was all about changing the perspective; the arrangement of'Somebody' is reflective of me moving towards using sounds that provide me with inspiration for a texture or a platform for an idea, through sonic manipulation and coming up with original melodies and harmonic ideas to make it my own. I guess the balance of sounds taken from records and samples I created myself is 50-50." "Somebody That I Used to Know" is an art pop song and has a length of four minutes and five seconds long. Gotye uses a sample of Brazilian jazz guitarist Luiz Bonfá's 1967 instrumental song "Seville", with additional instrumentations of beats and a xylophone, it was written and produced by Gotye himself, while in his parents' barn on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Gotye commented that he wrote the song "in quite a linear way", explaining that "I wrote the first verse, the second verse, I'd got to the end of the first chorus and for the first time I thought,'There's no interesting way to add to this guy's story'.
It felt weak."The track was recorded between January and May 2011 with Gotye struggling to find a suitable female vocalist, as a "'high profile' female vocalist" cancelled the collaboration at the last minute, Kimbra "lucked out as the replacement". He tested his girlfriend, Tash Parker, but "somehow their happiness meant that it didn't work out" so he followed the recommendation of the song's mixer and used Kimbra's vocals. Martin Davies from Click Music considered the song "instantly captivating", named Kimbra's voice "clean and sugar-soaked", further commenting that it bears an "uncanny resemblance" to singer Katy Perry. Gotye stated that the song was "definitely drawn from various experiences I've had in relationships breaking up, in the parts of the more reflective parts of the song, in the aftermath and the memory of those different relationships and what they were and how they broke up and what's going on in everyone's minds. Yeah, so it's an amalgam of different feelings but not made up as such".
In an interview with Rolling Stone, he described the song as "a curated reflection of multiple past relationships". The song received positive reviews, winning the Grammy for Record of the Year. Take 40 Australia elaborated on the audience's
Somebody (Bryan Adams song)
"Somebody" is a rock song written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance for Adams fourth studio album Reckless. It was the second single released from the album Reckless; the song topped the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. Stewart Mason from Allmusic said "Following the Big Rawk Anthem and the Sensitive Power Ballad, "Somebody" covers the third base as a straight-ahead singalong pop song with a killer chorus. A gift to an entire generation of cover bands working the bar circuit, "Somebody" has a chorus so simple and catchy that you can sing along to it if you've never heard the song before, Adams and his indispensable musical partner, Jim Vallance, helpfully point out the feasibility of said activity by incorporating a large, somewhat ragged group of backing vocalists for the lengthy vamp of a fadeout. Rather like "Run to You," "Somebody" is just too schematic to qualify as an all-time heartland rock classic, but it still sounds good on the radio."
"Somebody" was released in the winter of 1985 and became one of the most successful songs from Reckless on the American rock charts and arguably one of Adams most recognizable and popular songs. The song was Adams second number one hit on the Top Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Somebody" remained in the top 20 for six weeks. "Somebody" was Adams third top 20 hit on the Canadian chart. "Somebody" was released the following month in Europe and peaked at the number 20 in Ireland and at 35 on the UK Singles Chart becoming his third single to chart in Europe. There are two music videos for the song. One features visual footage shot at the Albany James H. Gray, Sr. Civic Center in Albany GA on 7 May 1987 of Adams and his band performing the song live, with the audience screaming in the background; the other shows Adams walking out of a stadium and through a field, interspersed with shots of him with his guitar, as well as a woman who appears to be having relationship problems with her boyfriend.
Bryan Adams - rhythm guitar, certain lead guitar parts, lead vocals Keith Scott - lead guitar, certain rhythm guitar parts, backing vocals Tommy Mandel - keyboards Dave Taylor - bass Mickey Curry - drums Jim Vallance - percussion "Somebody" was part of the 24 songs, for which the first file-sharing copyright infringement lawsuit brought by major record labels to be tried to a jury. Jammie Thomas, single mother of four, was found liable in a 2007 trial for downloading the 24 songs from Kazaa and ordered to pay $222,000 in damages, in a second trial, in 2009, a jury again found against Thomas, this time awarding $1,920,000 in damages
Somebody (Bridgit Mendler song)
"Somebody" is a song performed by American recording artist Bridgit Mendler for the soundtrack Lemonade Mouth to the Disney Channel television movie of the same name. It was written by Lindy Robbins and Reed Vertelney and released as the album's debut single on March 4, 2011 through Walt Disney Records. "Somebody" is the first single released from the soundtrack Lemonade Mouth, for the Disney Channel television movie of the same name. It was produced by Reed Vertelney, who co-wrote with Lindy Robbins. Musically, the song is prominent pop rock. Mendler's vocals span from the low note of F♯3 to the high note of E♭5. Kate Conrad form AOL said that the song was about how to turn bitter into something sweet and is a good mix of rock and pop music. Pop Dust criticized the lack of consistency in the production of the song, calling it as unattractive: "The song’s not that bad—it’s professionally mediocre at the least—but it's hard to not wish that Disney had used this chance to at least attempt to humor the teenage-outsider contingent.
Something to demonstrate at least token awareness of high-school misfitdom extending beyond the goofier Jonas Brothers". The song debuted at number 89 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 12 on the US Billboard Heatseekers chart. In its first week, the song sold 6,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. A lyrics music video was released on the Disney website that same day. On March 18, 2011, the official music video for the song premiered on Disney Channel during a special Prom-themed episode of The Suite Life on Deck, it was directed by Brandon Dickerson. Digital downloadSomebody — 3:28
Blasphemous Rumours / Somebody
"Blasphemous Rumours"/"Somebody" is Depeche Mode's twelfth UK single and first double A-side single, released on 29 October 1984. Both A-side songs are from the album Some Great Reward. "Somebody" is the first single with Martin Gore as lead vocals, one of only three The music videos for both songs were directed by Clive Richardson. The verses to "Blasphemous Rumours" describe a 16-year-old girl who fails, she experiences a religious revival but is killed in a car accident at age 18. The chorus uses these incidents to conclude, "I don't want to start any blasphemous rumours / but I think that God's got a sick sense of humour / and when I die, I expect to find him laughing." Like other songs on Some Great Reward, the song uses a dense sound with extensive sampled percussion. When Depeche Mode announced that they were planning to release "Blasphemous Rumours" as a single, pushback from the religious community resulted, the band decided as a compromise to release the single as a double-A side with "Somebody.""Somebody", sung by Martin Gore in the studio in the nude, includes one of Gore's "little twists," where the song builds as if it's a song about finding your perfect love, only to have him reveal at the end "though things like this make me sick / in a case like this I'll get away with it."
All songs written by Martin Gore except: "Ice Machine" by Vince Clarke "Two Minute Warning" by Alan Wilder "Blasphemous Rumours" – 5:06 "Somebody" – 4:19 "Somebody" – 4:19 "Everything Counts" - 5:53 "Blasphemous Rumours" – 5:06 "Told You So" - 4:54 "Blasphemous Rumours" – 6:20 "Somebody" – 4:26 "Two Minute Warning" – 4:36 "Ice Machine" – 3:45 "Everything Counts" – 5:53This version of the single was released on CD. Intercord 826.839. No Bong number, same cover as the vinyl version. "Blasphemous Rumours" – 6:20 "Told You So" – 4:56 "Somebody" – 4:19 "Everything Counts" – 5:53The CD single was released in 1991 as part of the singles box set compilationsAll live tracks recorded at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, England on 29 September 1984. American alternative rock band Veruca Salt covered the song for the 1998 Depeche Mode tribute album For the Masses. Single information from the official Depeche Mode web site Allmusic review Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Lemonade Mouth (film)
Lemonade Mouth is a 2011 American teen musical drama television film, based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Mark Peter Hughes. The film was directed by Patricia Riggen and written by April Blair, stars Bridgit Mendler, Adam Hicks, Naomi Scott, Hayley Kiyoko and Blake Michael; the Disney Channel Original Movie tells the story of five high school students who meet in detention and form a band to stand up for their beliefs and to overcome their individual and collective struggles. The film premiered on April 2011, on Disney Channel, it has been met with positive reviews, with some praising it for its many positive themes of honesty and self-expression, for its emphasis on the importance of the arts and of family and friendship. Other reviews have described it as a "typically innocuous Disney Channel flick"; the soundtrack was released on April 12, 2011. High school students Olivia White, Mohini "Mo" Banjaree, Charles "Charlie" Delgado, Stella Yamada, Wendell "Wen" Gifford all meet after ending up in detention for different reasons.
Miss Reznick, the music teacher supervising detention, leaves to argue with the principal Mr. Brenigan about his decision to move all extracurricular activities to the basement to make room for a new gymnasium; the five tap out a beat and play instruments, Olivia sings "Turn Up the Music." Miss Reznick returns and says that they would make a great band, encourages them to enter a music competition called "Rising Star," in which a popular band, Mudslide Crush, planned to enter. The following day, Stella sends a text message to the members stating: "Fluke or Destiny? We need to talk." The group agrees to chat at Dante's pizza where Stella reveals she signed the band up for Rising Star and the Halloween Bash. The band forms with Olivia as lead vocalist, Stella as lead guitarist/backing vocalist, Mo as bassist/backing vocalist, Wen as keyboardist/keytarist/rapping vocalist, Charlie as drummer. At school, Olivia gets cornered by lead singer of Mudslide Crush. Stella spits lemonade on Ray in defense.
Ray refers giving the band its name. The band discovers the lemonade machine is being removed; when Mo sees her boyfriend Scott Picket, the guitarist of Mudslide Crush, flirting with another girl, Jules she leaves him. At the Halloween Bash, Lemonade Mouth performs "Determinate." After the performance, Stella makes a speech opposing Brenigan's decisions and encouraging self-expression to the supportive crowd. Angered, Principal Brenigan forbids them from playing at school; the next day, the band sees posters and banners all around the school supporting Lemonade Mouth, raising their spirits. Mo sings "She's so Gone" at the regular gig, they discover that "Determinate" is being played on the local radio. Shortly after, things go downhill: Mo gets sick, Charlie breaks his fingers, Wen injures his eye, Olivia loses her voice, and all, left was Stella, who doesn't have an injury. Stella calls the band to the school; the group gets into a heated argument with the men removing the lemonade machine. Police arrive and they are brought to a holding cell to wait for their parents.
They come together singing "Turn up the Music." The band agrees to perform at Rising Star, after contemplating quitting. At Rising Star, Mudslide Crush performs "Don't Ya Wish U Were Us." Lemonade Mouth unsuccessfully performs "Determinate." The audience begins to sing "Determinate" in support of the band. Fed joins Lemonade Mouth. Mo and Scott get back together, Charlie begins talking with a girl who likes him and her mother become close again, Wen accepts his new stepmother. At Wen's father's wedding, Stella recognizes the man sitting next to her as Mel, the owner of the lemonade company, he donates a music hall to the school. Olivia mails the entire story to her father, in prison; the standard edition of the film closes with Lemonade Mouth performing "Breakthrough" at Madison Square Garden, with Scott as their new rhythm guitarist. The extended edition includes an interview with Moxie Morris on "All Things Musical", in which Mo and Scott's relationship is nearly exposed by Moxie in front of Mo's father, but is stopped by Olivia, who says that she and Wen are dating.
The band performs "Livin On A High Wire". Bridgit Mendler as Olivia White, the lead singer of the band Adam Hicks as Wendell "Wen" Gifford, the pianist and a rapper of the band Hayley Kiyoko as Stella Yamada, the lead guitarist of the band Naomi Scott as Mohini "Mo" Banjaree, the bassist of the band Blake Michael as Charles "Charlie" Delgado, the drummer of the band Nick Roux as Scott Pickett, Mo's boyfriend and rhythm guitarist for the band Chris Brochu as Ray Beech Tisha Campbell-Martin as Miss Jenny Reznick Christopher McDonald as Principal Stanley Brenigan Scott Takeda as Stella's father Ariana Smythe as Sydney Judith Rane as Brenda Isaac Kappy as Mel Ryan Montano as Tommy Delgado Lauren Poole as Moxie Morris Bob Jesser as Mr. Gifford Leedy Corbin as Georgie Gifford Lance Capaldi as Ticket Taker Shishir Kurup as Mr. Banjaree, Mo's dadAuthor Mark Peter Hughes makes a cameo appearance as an extra dressed as a bee at the Halloween Bash; the movie was filmed in New Mexico. The names of eight characters in the book were changed for the film: the character of "Olivia Whitehead" was changed to "Olivia White," "Wendel Gifford" was changed to "Wendell Gifford," "Stella Penn" was changed to "Stella Yamada," "Mohini Banerjee" was changed to "Mohini Banjaree," and "Charlie Hirsh" was changed to "Charlie Delgado."
Casting was announced in August 2010. Family-oriented reviewers at Common Sense Media praised the film for its theme
History for Sale
History for Sale is the third album by Blue October. The title of the album comes from a lyric in the song "Amazing", it was recorded at Sound Arts Studios in Houston, at Stomp Box Studios in Arlington and released in the United States on April 8, 2003, by Brando Records. It was co-produced by David Castell, it is the only Blue October album to feature former member Dwayne Casey on bass guitar, the band's first album featuring lead guitarist C. B. Hudson; the track "Come in Closer" features guest vocals by Zayra Alvarez, who on the CBS reality show Rockstar: Supernova, sang the song "Razorblade" on her final episode before being voted off. History for Sale was voted best album in the 2003 Houston Press Music Awards; the album — re-released on Universal Records on August 5, 2003 — is a response to the control the label placed on the group during the Consent to Treatment production process. The re-released version of the album includes a solo acoustic version of "Calling You" as a hidden track, while the original version of the album includes videos of the band during the recording process.
All songs written except where noted. Justin Furstenfeld - lead vocals, guitar Jeremy Furstenfeld - drums Matt Noveskey - bass guitar on tracks 1, 3, 8, 9 Dwayne Casey - bass guitar on tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 C. B. Hudson - guitar Ryan Delahoussaye - violin, mandolin Zayra Alvarez - backing vocals Brian Baker - engineer, editing David Castell - flute, production, synthesizer Robert Greeson - art direction Blue Miller - guitar, editing, keyboards Mark O'Donoughue - engineer Tim Palmer - mixing Sam Paulos - executive producer Derek Taylor - digital editing
Long Road Out of Eden
Long Road Out of Eden is the seventh and most recent studio album by American rock band the Eagles, released in 2007 on Lost Highway Records. Nearly six years in production, it is the band's first studio album since 1979's The Long Run. In between that time the band recorded four original studio tracks for the live album Hell Freezes Over, "Hole in the World" for The Very Best Of and the Joe Walsh-penned "One Day at a Time" for the Farewell 1 Tour: Live from Melbourne DVD, which Walsh re-recorded for his 2012 album Analog Man, it is the band's first album released following the dismissal of Don Felder in 2001 as well as their final album with Glenn Frey before his death in 2016. The album produced two singles on the Hot Country Songs charts: a cover of J. D. Souther's "How Long" and "Busy Being Fabulous", both of which were Top 30 hits on the country charts as well as Top 20 hits on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts; the album produced five straight hits on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts with "How Long", "Busy Being Fabulous", "No More Cloudy Days", "What Do I Do With My Heart", "I Don't Want to Hear Anymore".
The album debuted at No. 1 in the U. S. and won the band two Grammy awards for "How Long" and the instrumental "I Dreamed There Was No War". The album was the highest selling album of the year, it has since sold 3.5 million copies in the U. S. alone. Being a double album with length exceeding 90 minutes, the album was certified 7x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of 7 million discs. According to Henley, Bill Szymczyk, who had produced their previous albums, was a producer on the album, although Henley described Szymczyk's role as that of "a mediator, a consigliere, a ringmaster" since they had learned how to produce records themselves. Three studio versions of songs from Long Road Out of Eden: "No More Cloudy Days," "Do Something" and "Fast Company" were first released in 2006 in a bonus CD of a special edition exclusive to Wal-Mart of the DVD release, Farewell 1 Tour-Live from Melbourne. On August 20, 2007, the song "How Long," written by J. D. Souther – who had worked with the Eagles co-writing some of their biggest hits including "Best of My Love," "Victim of Love," "Heartache Tonight" and "New Kid in Town" – was released as a single to radio with an accompanying online video at Yahoo!
Music and debuted on television on CMT during the Top 20 Countdown on August 23, 2007. The band performed the song as part of their live sets in the early to mid-1970s, but did not record it at the time due to J. D. Souther's desire to use it on his first solo album; the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Long Road Out of Eden was released on November 20, 2007, featuring two bonus tracks, "Hole in the World" and "Please Come Home for Christmas." This version of the CD is wrapped in a red linen cloth, screen printed with panoramic imagery, includes a 40-page booklet with lyrics, exclusive photos and desert scenes from the making of the "How Long" video."No More Walks in the Wood" is a song using the words from "An Old-Fashioned Song," a 21-line poem by John Hollander. The song is in four-part harmony with guitar chords, but sung a cappella. In a 2007 interview with CNN, band member Don Henley declared, "This is the last Eagles album that we'll make." When questioned about the possibility of a follow-up album in November 2010, band member Timothy B.
Schmit said, "My first reaction would be: no way. But I said that before the last one, so you never know. Bands are a fragile entity and you never know what's going to happen, it took a long time to do that last album, over a span of years and it took a lot out of us. We took a year off at one point. I'm not sure. I wouldn't close the door on it, but I don't know." In a 2010 interview with undercover.fm, Joe Walsh said that the band might be able to make one more album before the band "wraps it up". At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the album won Best Pop Instrumental Performance and was nominated for three more: Best Pop Vocal Album. "Guilty of the Crime" was recorded by The Bellamy Brothers on their 1997 album Over the Line. In 2009, they recorded a version with The Bacon Brothers and released it as a single, with a music video starring Shannen Doherty. In 2009 "I Don't Want to Hear Any More"; the song's writer Paul Carrack had cut his own version, with Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit singing backing vocals, in 2007.
For the first year after the album's initial release, the album was available in North America via the band's website, or through Wal-Mart and Sam's Club retail stores. It became the first account-exclusive album to reach number 1; the album blocked Britney Spears' Blackout from hitting number one, ending her record-breaking streak of number one albums as all previous four opened at the helm. As listed in CD booklet. Eagles Glenn Frey – guitars, vocals, bass guitar Don Henley – drums, percussion, guitars Joe Walsh – guitars, vocals Timothy B. Schmit – bass guitar, vocalsAdditional personnel Steuart Smith – guitar, mandolin Scott Crago – drums, percussion Richard F. W. Davis – keyboards, programming Michael Thompson – keyboards, trombone Will Hollis – keyboards Al Garth – alto saxophone, violin Bill Armstrong – trumpet Chris Mostert – tenor and alto saxophone Greg Smith – baritone saxophone Greg Leisz – pedal steel Lenny Castro – percussion Luis Conti – percussion Orchestrations by Ri