In 2006, Roger Cicero released his first album. The singer from Hamburg made jazz big again in Germany. Read the rest of this entry
In 2006, Damien Rice released his album 9. On the album, Lisa Hannigan sung additional lyrics, as she does in the song 9 Crimes. The song became a number 29 hit in the UK. Enjoy
Damien Rice- 9 Crimes
In 2006, Meck (a DJ) took an old song from Leo Sayer. This song, Thunder In My Heart, had been in the charts in 1977. It never was a big hit, with a number 22 position in the UK and a number 38 position in the US. The remix did much better: it was a number 1 hit in the UK. Leo Sayer had his own thoughts about how the song became a hit: he said the fact he sung the tune had a lot of influence… Enjoy
Meck featuring Leo Sayer- Thunder In My Heart Again
In 2006, Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) and Akon worked together. It took some time before they got together, as Gwen Stefani was encouraged by more people to work with Akon. Akon had already listened to the older work from Gwen Stefani, and found out the sound of No Doubt was not in her solo work. He made a beat which was like her older work. However, when the song had to be recorded, she was busy with her baby and wanted to skip it. Her manager made her record the song and finally the song was done. The result was not bad: number 2 in both the UK and the US. Enjoy
Gwen Stefani- Sweet Escape
In 2006, Amy Winehouse released her second album. From that album, Back To Black, Rehab was the first single. The song is autobiographical, since Amy Winehouse refused to go in rehab when her management wanted her to. The song was produced by Mark Ronson, and when Amy told this story, she said: “I was like, pfff… no no no.” Mark Ronson found a lot of things in her story to use in the song, and so they recorded the song. In the UK it made it to number 7 and in the US to number 9. Enjoy
Amy Winehouse- Rehab
In 2006, Johnny Borrell and Andy Burrows wrote the song America. They got an idea from a Billy Joel record with a drumbeat, and Johnny Borrell wanted to have a song with some sort of a drumbeat like that song. Since they were in America, the song idea was inspired by that. It would chart at number 1 in the UK, and strangely enough, it didn’t reach the charts in the US… Enjoy
In 2006, Snow Patrol scored their biggest hit so far. Gary Lightbody said it was the purest love song he has written, after getting sober from drinking to much wine. With a phrase his father used when Gary was after a girl, he started writing. The song was recorded, released and hit the UK chart at number 6. After an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, where the song was performed, the song gained popularity in the US, making it to number 5. Enjoy
Snow Patrol- Chasing Cars
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are an influencial band, who had different big hits in the nineties, but also some in the zeroes. Their zeroes hit album was Stadium Arcadium, released in 2006. The first single from this album was Tell Me Baby, and this was the second single. Its content is about starting all over, like the singer wanted to do. It would make number 22 in the US, number 1 on the US rock chart, and number 16 in the UK. In my opinion, it’s one of the best songs they ever made. Enjoy
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Snow (Hey Oh)
Another zeroes record today! The record is made by an artist who is Puerto Rican/Belgian, but who is living in the US at the moment. In 2006, he made a record which was used in a movie by Theo van Gogh, a Dutch film director. This film director was later killed, and this made Gabriel Rios perform at a party in honour of him, since he and his band were the favourite band of Theo van Gogh. Though not having a lot of success, he had a hit with this song in the Netherlands. And we still remember it as a sort of summer hit (a commercial may have to do with that). Enjoy
Gabriel Rios- Broad Daylight
Yes, I’m a big fan of Gnarls Barkley. Although he only made two records so far, I am a big fan of him. And then we thought: he does sound a lot like Cee-Lo Green, and we discovered that Cee-Lo Green and Gnarls Barkley were the same person. However, I still love his music, and especially this record is crazy good!Enjoy
Gnarls Barkley- Crazy
Akcent is a band from Romania, and they are quite popular in Romania. However, I only know one song by them: the song of today.
And trust me, I didn’t know that they made more songs than this one. I actually wanted to put them under one-hit wonders, but then I watched Wikipedia to look for the year this song was released.
While doing this, my eye saw more than only Kylie. It saw a list with 26 singles! I’m still thinking how they all could have missed the rest of Europe, but I guess that’s something like: nice song, and forget the rest. Sorry!
(By the way: Kylie was released in 2006.)
But we have this song, and that’s more than nothing: