In 2005, the Fray released their first single. The song was originally performed as Cable Car, but was soon renamed. The song is about the relationship of Isaac Slade, the singer, with his brother, whose nickname is Cable Car. When they had not seen each other for a long time, they decided to fight it out. The song was written about that, recorded as a demo, which ended up at a radio station in Denver. They started playing the song and soon it was one of the most played songs of 2005. In the UK it was number 19 and in the US it was number 8. Enjoy
The Fray- Over My Head (Cable Car)
In 2005, Gavin DeGraw released a song which was on an album he released two years earlier. It expresses the feeling Gavin DeGraw had when he moved from the countryside to New York. According to DeGraw, the Chariot is the place where you can relax. In the UK the song was no hit, reaching number 112. In the US it did number 30 and in the Netherlands number 12. Enjoy
Gavin DeGraw- Chariot
In 2005, KT Tunstall released her debut album. She was inspired by the poet and singer Patti Smith, and since the album cover of the album Horses did something to KT Tunstall, she also took inspiration from that for her album cover. The cover of Horses gave Tunstall the idea what she wanted to do with her life. This song did well in the charts, as it did number 12 in the UK and number 21 in the US. Enjoy
KT Tunstall- Suddenly I See
In 2005, Jack Johnson released one of the songs from his album In Between Dreams. The song was inspired by the persuit of a friend, who wanted to get a woman. Unfortunately, all energy that he put into it, was useless. Jack Johnson hoped to cheer up his friend with this song. In the US, the song number 66, in the UK it came one place higher, number 65. Enjoy
Jack Johnson- Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
This really is a song which sends shivers down your spine, just because the tone of the song is like that. And her voice is beautiful. Then you may ask yourself where this idea came from. Simple: whilst touring through China, a guide in Beijing told that there were 9 million bicycles in the city. Every verse starts with a fact, then doing something with it (either conforming or doubting), concluding that she loves her love. Just listen to it:
Katie Melua- Nine Million Bicycles
Another song which makes you happy! On Wikipedia (yes, we can trust that! :)) it says he was in the popular boyband Blue. Never heard of that one… What does it matter anyway? He went solo in 2005 and had an enormous hit with this song in 2005. Get happy and enjoy
Simon Webbe- No Worries
Actually, it was no bad day at all! A very good day, I dare to say! But okay, there are days, that are totally bad. Everything goes wrong, and then you need to hear some happy sounds. And then there is Daniel Powter to give you the strength to carry on. Or at least, he does to me. Enjoy
Daniel Powter- Bad Day
We are almost there! It’s time for the Top 3, starting with number 3. And on number 3 there is a nice song with a nice whistle.
It was a big hit in 2005, and it gets better: the vocals were by Gary Pine. So what?, you might think.
I will tell you that Gary Pine was a member of the Wailers. You might know that name, but only in combination with Bob Marley. Gary Pine replaced Bob Marley in the Wailers, and made a new album with the Wailers.
He did the vocals for this song, Bob Sinclar the rest, and together it made a hit. A hit in the charts, but also in the Summer Song of the Day Top 20, where they ended on number 3!
Number 3: Bob Sinclar feat. Gary Pine- Love Generation
Today two songs, and both are new!
The first song is made by a Dutch band, and they have named themselves after a part of London.
They are busy since 2005, but their new single is really good!
It’s Kensington with Home Again!
The second song is made by a singer from Scotland. She is busy since 2009, and has had a few big hits in the past year.
The latest hit was together with Labyrinth.
Yes, it’s Emeli Sandé with Clown!
Next week I’ve two other selections for you!