Blog Archives

FlinterFile: Roger Cicero- Zieh Die Schuh Aus

cicero zieh die schuh aus

In 2006, Roger Cicero released his first album. The singer from Hamburg made jazz big again in Germany. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: P!nk- Get The Party Started

Pink-Get_The_Party_Started_(CD_Single)-Frontal

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

Song of the day: Modjo- Lady (Hear Me Tonight)

modjo lady hear me tonight

In 2000, the French duo Modjo released a song which would immediately be a number 1 hit in the UK. The hit version was already a remix of the original mix. They used a sample from Chic, the song Soup For One. It also was number 1 in the US club chart. Enjoy

Modjo- Lady (Hear Me Tonight)

Song of the day: The White Stripes- 7 Nation Army

tmr262_550_front_1

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

Song of the day: The Shapeshifters- Lola’s Theme

shapeshifters lola's theme

In 2004, the Shapeshifters delivered their debut single. The song started when Simon Marlin listened to the records of his wife. With the idea for the beat, he started working on a song he named after his wife. The lyrics were sung by Cookie, a singer in the London Gospel Choir. When everything was put together, it made a number 1 hit in the UK and the US club chart. Enjoy

The Shapeshifters- Lola’s Theme

Song of the day: Robbie Williams- The Road To Mandalay

Robbie_Williams_The_Road_To_Mandalay

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

Song of the day: Live- Overcome

Live_Overcome

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

Live- Overcome

Song of the day: Damien Rice- 9 Crimes

Damien_Rice_9_Crimes

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

Song of the day: Amy MacDonald- Mr Rock & Roll

amy_macdonald-mr_rock_roll_s

In 2007, Amy MacDonald made her debute. The first song from the album This Is The Life, Mr. Rock & Roll, was the first full single from the album. The song is about being yourself, in the song presented by two people who fit together, but as a result of not being themselves, they pass each other. In the UK, the song made it to number 12.

Amy MacDonald- Mr Rock & Roll

Song of the day: 3 Doors Down- Here Without You

3_Doors_Down_Here_Without_You

In 2002, 3 Doors Down released one of their biggest hits. Brad Arnold wrote the song because his wife (now ex-wife) was gone for a while. It is about the loneliness when someone is gone, and the peace you have when you dream of that person. Therefore the song became the anthem for troops in Iraq. In the US it was a number 5 hit, in the UK it made it to number 77… Enjoy

3 Doors Down- Here Without You