In 2008, the Killers released their first single from their third album. By the lead singer, Brandon Flowers, the song has once been described as Johnny Cash meeting the Pet Shop Boys. The song was actually completely finished by the time they released a compilation album, but they thought it was too good for the compilation. They kept it and changed not a lot, and it worked: the song was number 32 in the US, number 3 in the UK and number 2 in the Netherlands, where it was their first top ten hit. Enjoy
The Killers- Human
Today we have a singer from Germany, who can sing reggae! And he managed to score a hit in several countries, making it to number 1 in Russia and to number 8 in both Italy and France. However, his highest place in Germany was 25… It does not matter a lot to me, since I think it’s a great song he made. Enjoy
R.I.O.- Shine On
Today a number one hit in a lot of countries, including the UK, from 2008. The song is a mash-up, which was suggested by Mike E. Clark. Like most cases, the mash-up consists of two songs: Werewolves of London and Sweet Home Alabama. The music in All Summer Long is identical to Werewolves of London, the text resembles Sweet Home Alabama a lot, but is not quite identical. Together they make a great summer hit. Enjoy
Kid Rock- All Summer Long
Let’s do a song about a completely inactive person, they must have thought. And I think it was a good thought. A very nice, swinging beat, completed by a female voice (which is logical with such a title), and a text which rocks! Swing and dance to this amazing track:
Alesha Dixon- The Boy Does Nothing
Positive, happy music. I love it! And most of the people thought about it that way, otherwise it would never have been a hit in 2008. Released at the good time (summer and happy is a good combination), it ended up high in the hit charts. Enjoy
Gabriella Cilmi- Sweet About Me
Hey! That’s a newer album than yesterday! It’s Coldplay’s Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends!
But why? That’s a nice story.
I was working on a project for history last week, and you might know the feeling that you have done a lot already, but it isn’t finished.
You have had it for today, and because I was working with my historybook next to me, I started to just flip some pages, and watch the pictures in the book. And then I saw, in the paragraph about the French revolution, a picture which was familiar to me. Not because of the French Revolution, no, because of Coldplay. Now I had lost my concentration completely, and started to search for this picture! The picture, or painting, was painted by Eugène Delacroix and is called Liberty Leading The People.
Well, the cover is interesting, but the music is even better (that’s because I have more with music than with art). What a hits on this album!
Life in Technicolor, Lost!, Violet Hill, and even more hits. But what’s the song of the day? A bit too predictable?
Yes, the title track: Viva La Vida!
Tomorrow two posts on music. Not only the song of the day, but I need your help too!