In 2001, P!nk released her biggest hit so far with the first single from the second album. Linda Perry from the 4 Non Blondes wrote the song, and the process was the weirdest she had made through. She started with the drums, then she added the bass, and other wrong instruments like a horn. Furthermore, she wrote a strange text, and in the end she realized she wrote a potential dance hit. She was right, as P!nk brought it to number 4 in the US and number 2 in the UK. Enjoy
P!nk- Get The Party Started
In 2001, the single Eternity was released together with The Road To Mandalay, which was on the Sing When You’re Winning album. Eternity was not on that album. The inspiration for that song was the close friendship of Robbie Williams with Geri Halliwell. The Road To Mandalay is about a vacation at the beach. One problem: Mandalay is in Birma, deep in the country, so there’s no beach at all… it does, however, rhyme with way. The song was number 1 in the UK. Enjoy
Robbie Williams- The Road To Mandalay
In 2001, Live released the album V. The second single from the album was Overcome. Soon it was associated with the terrorist attacks from 9/11. The money the single made was donated to charity around these attacks. In the US it was not released as a single, in the Netherlands it was number 3 and in Belgium even number 2. Enjoy
In 2001, Destiny’s Child released their third album. On this album, the title track was Survivor. Destiny’s child had been through some changes in the end of the nineties, with people leaving, joining and one leaving. This made people think of the television series Survivor, and Beyoncé wanted to write them out of the negativity, which she did with this song. It became number 2 in the US and number 1 in the UK. Enjoy
Destiny’s Child- Survivor
In 2001, Train had their first international success. The song tells the story of a woman, who has gone away to find herself, and the man who is left behind wants to know if there is still some room for him. The singer has said the first lines came to him in a dream, and that the song was inspired by his mother. The strings were arranged by the man who also has done strings for Elton John and the Rolling Stones. The song reached number 10 in the UK and number 5 in the US. Enjoy
Train- Drops Of Jupiter
In 2001, an Italian singer made his debute with the album Xdono. The lead single made it to number one in lots of countries, like Austria, Spain, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. The music was based on a sample of R. Kelly. Though I do not very much like R Kelly, I do like this song. Not typically summer, but it has the right feeling for a summer day with a bit of rain (like today). Enjoy
Tiziano Ferro- Perdono
A more recent summer song today. The song was made in 2001 and is the second single of the second album Manu Chao made. It’s a Spanish song, of which I do not understand a word, and in the chorus French is spoken. The music used in the song is the same in two other tracks of the album, which makes one fade into the other. This really brings up the summer feelings! Enjoy
Manu Chao- Me Gustas Tu
In 2001 it was a big hit from Alicia Keys. And it was her first single, and it ment the start of a big career. However, I have to say something. This was good, but after Empire State Of Mind (Part II), it went down. I mean: I hate Brand New Me, and actually all the songs she recently made are not the quality of earlier. So please, Alicia, go on but make better records! And meanwhile, we enjoy
Alicia Keys- Fallin‘
This is a song with some history. Let’s start with the original release of the single in 2001. I suppose, although I’m not sure, that it became no hit.
However, never give up: in 2003 the single was released again, this time with a lot of success. By the way: that’s the reason for the 2003 after Summer Jam.
In the song, the Underdog Project used several samples from the Sunclub, from the hit Fiesta. This song was released in 1997.
And all this history together made it to a big summer hit, which is on number 17 in the Summer Song Of The Day Top 20!
Number 20: Underdog Project vs The Sunclub- Summer Jam 2003
Here’s another song of the day. the song of today gives a summer feeling, which might be nice in wintertime.
The artists are two brothers, who both went to the music school. They came from Denmark!
No, you don’t know? The brothers are called Uffe Savery and Morten Friis, and the two together make the Safri Duo.
Their biggest hit was in 2001 Played-A-Live (the Bongo Song).
Tomorrow another sunny song!