Applause – Lady Gaga (2013)

From her upcoming third studio album, Artpop. It was written and produced by Lady Gaga and DJ White Shadow, released on August 12. It has reached number 6 in Billboard Hot 100.

It has a tempo of 140 bpm, and has been pinned to the electropop and eurodance music genres.

It has been very compared to Katy Perry’s song “Roar”, since both were released almost consecutive.

According to the Official Charts Company, “Applause” sold over 10 000 copies within a few hours in the UK.


Katy Perry – Roar (2013 DEMO)

Here is the new single of Katy Perry for her fourth studio album “PRISM”.

The song is an “empowerment anthem” in which Perry stands up for herself, having “discovered the power within herself”. It received acclaim from critics and media outlets, most of them praising Perry’s vocal performance and the empowering theme of the song.
The music video up to now is a lyric video showing Emoji characters; where she texts the lyrics to her friends.
She will perform the song for the first time in the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.


Radioactive – Imagine Dragons (2013)

This song was recorded by indie rock band Imagine Dragons for their major-label debut EP Continued Silence and later on their debut studio album, Night Visions, as the opening track. “Radioactive” was first sent to radio on April 2, 2012 and again on October 29, 2012 as the second single in the United States and the third overall.

Up to now, it has remained 47 weeks on the Hot 100 Billboard Chart.

“Radioactive” was used heavily in promotion for the video game Assassin’s Creed.


Billionaire – Travis McCoy ft. Bruno Mars (2010)

I couldn’t help publishing this great success in my blog. And really worth, because Billionaire sold 3 million digital copies to July 2011. For Bruno Mars, this was his third three-million success.

The lyrics were inspired in a trip Bruno Mars made to London. His record label gave him £240 for spending in 11 days, which proved to be not enough. So he thought… “What am I going to do here! I wanna be a billionaire, so freakin’ bad… “. When he showed it to Travis, he thought… “OK we’re in the wake of a recession… wouldn’t this be a superficial lyrics?” Finally they didn’t care much and recorded.

If you analyze the music, you’ll find it’s the same musical structure as Sublime’s success Santeria.


What’s up? – 4NonBlondes (1993)


This amazing song reached the peak in 1993, and gave a lot of popularity to 4NonBlondes, rock band active between 1989 and 1994. In fact, the only song that gave certain level of fame to this band was this.


It’s worth and a pity to mention that, soon after Linda Perry (the vocalist and guitarist, and main member of the group) left the band, this one dismembered soon.




The Way – Fastball (1998)

The American alternative rock Fastball released this single in February 1998. It peaked Billboard Modern Rock Tracks in April that year and remained for seven weeks.

The song was voted by VH1 as one of the 100 Greatest Songs of the 1990s, ranking at number 94.

The band took the idea for the song after knowing about the disappearance of an older married couple, Lela and Raymond Howard, who left home in June 1997 to attend the Pioneer Day festival at nearby Temple, Texas despite Lela’s Alzheimers and Raymond having recently brain surgery. They were found two weeks later, dead, at the bottom of a ravine near Hot Springs, Arkansas, hundreds of miles away from their intended route.


Again – Lenny Kravitz (2000)

Dear friends, so sorry. Here I come with news. I have been in very hard days at work.

Here I leave you a very melodic theme, a rock ballad from Lenny Kravitz, Again. Released September 14th, 2000. It won Kravitz a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 2001.

Lenny (album)

Lenny (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By carlosnegronmontoya Posted in Music

Cory Monteith,… here we go again.. with you :(

It’s 04:30 pm today and I hadn’t see one sole chapter of Glee since more than one year ago. I was so fascinated with the musical quality of the TV series.

Now I find in my local newspaper website (El Comercio) the Breaking News… Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson in Glee) was found dead yesterday afternoon in Pacific Rim Hotel in Canada. How could that be? That amazing rising star such as Lea Michele; extraordinary singer and actor whose talent I admired so much the recent years in the TV series.

Now it results that Cory was in rehab from drug addictions. I didn’t know that but reminds me the tragic stories of Marilyn Monroe, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, salsa singer Hector Lavoe (who was infected with AIDS using a syringe for injecting heroin) and the magnificent Red Hot Chili Peppers 1980’s guitarist Hillel Slovak. So story repeats with him. Here we go again.

Is it that life is so grievous for artists that they easily fall in these horrendous addictions? What did Cory didn’t have? What could he complain for? Probably fame came to early for him? Wasn’t he mature enough?

Lea Michele, spectacular actress and his girlfriend is despaired.


Some of the most well-known song performances of Cory below.


Why Don’t You Get a Job – The Offspring (1999)

Unavoidable song!


En el Muelle de San Blas – Maná (1998)

Song in Spanish from Mexican group Maná (English: On the wharf of San Blas). This is the fourth radio single and eighth track from Mana’s fifth album Sueños Liquidos. It reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks.

The song was inspired by a lady in Nayarit – Mexico, called Rebeca Mendez Jimenez. She awaited her fiancé to come back (he had gone away in a fishing trip). It was said she died in a storm, but his body was never found. She waited for him for 41 years, dressed in white, for a wedding. She died last year. Sad story, isn’t it?


Wishing I Was There – Natalie Imbruglia (1998)

Released on 31 May 1998, this is a tremendous hit of that times. For her debut album, Left of the Middle.

Natalia Imbruglia; surely a queen in that years.



Upside Down – Diana Ross (1980)


To Love Again (Diana Ross album)

To Love Again (Diana Ross album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)