In 2003, the White Stripes delivered their new album. The bass riff (which is played on a normal guitar) was saved by Jack White for a James Bond theme song. When he thought the chance he got to make one, he used it for one of his songs. Later he would still play a song, together with Alicia Keys, for Quantum of Solace. The title of the song came from the name Jack gave the Salvation Army as a child. The song was a hit, with number 7 in the UK and number 1 on the US rock chart. Enjoy
The White Stripes- 7 Nation Army
In 2003, Simply Red released the first single from their new album. Based on a sample of Hall & Oates’ I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) and with some of the same lyrics, it brought Simply Red to the dance charts again. In the UK it was number 7, and in the US Dance chart it even was number 1! Enjoy
Simply Red- Sunrise
In 2003, John Mayer released one of his biggest successes. The song Daughters is about fathers, who have to raise their daughters with a lot of love, as this will make it easier for them to have a relationship with a man. John Mayer himself had a difficult relationship, hence the song. In the US it charted as number 19. Enjoy
John Mayer- Daughters
In 2003, Dido released her biggest hit. She had written White Flag together with Rollo Armstrong and Rick Nowels. The complete song is about someone who is not willing to give up on a relationship, though the relationship is over. Dido brought in her own experiences: her own relationship had ended. She later said that she regretted writing the song when she just did, since it brought her a lot of trouble with this person. The people did not have problems with the song: it was number 18 in the US and number 2 in the UK. Enjoy
Dido- White Flag
The summer of 2003 sees the rise of a Danish dance duo called Junior Senior. They made several records, but this has proven to be their biggest hit. It was their debute single, and immediately they hit number 3 in the UK and number 25 on the US dance chart. After that, almost none of the singles made it to the charts, and none did make it to the top of the chart. However, this happy song makes people still move their feet, and that’s why it’s the song of this saturday night. Get dancing to
Junior Senior- Move Your Feet
A summer song from 2003. The song is made by a Dominican-American band. They had a hit with it, peaking in a lot of countries on number one. They are remembered for this song, since later songs were no big hits. The lyrics are about a man, who likes a woman very much, that much, it becomes an obsession. Sadly, it is not love. It’s only an obsession. I would say: enjoy
Completely stunned was I when I found out that one of the members of *NSYNC, a nineties boyband, was Justin Timberlake. I mean: one of the persons who made music which doesn’t fit boy bands, was member of a boyband? No! However, he went solo, and I think that’s good. His solomusic is better than all of the *NSYNC records together. Especially his hit in 2003 is good. Enjoy
Justin Timberlake- Cry Me A River
There are songs which I don’t understand. Mostly those songs are in other languages than Dutch, English or German. This is one of the examples. It’s French, and I never really understand the spoken language. Written French is okay, but spoken… NO!
This doesn’t mean that the songs in French are bad. Actually, they have some very interesting songs… I will feature some in the coming weeks. And let’s start with this one. It’s from the early zeroes (2003) and it’s made by an artist of who we have not heard anything since this hit… or at least: I haven’t.
So let’s enjoy this song:
In-Grid – Tu Es Foutu
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