Life is Life – Opus Lyrics
18 Dec 2008


Album: Life is Life
Genre:
Pop Rock
Writers: Niki Gruber, Herwing Rüdiser, Ewald Pfleger, Kurt Rene Plisnier, Gunter Grasmuck
Released: 1985

Life is Life is the most popular song of the Austrian band Opus. The song got a certified gold in Germany and certified Silver in UK in 1985. Besides, it stayed on the top ten on Austrian, Swiss, French, German, Swedish, UK, Norwegian and Iris Singles Chart. The year, the song has been re-release, and it is featuring Jerry. Currently, it knows more than 30 different cover versions. They have released more than ten studio album among them: Eleven (1981), Life is Live (live (1984), Opus (1987), Walkin’ On Air (1992), Flyin’ Higher – Greatest Hits (Best of) (2003) and Back to Future – the Ultimate Best Of (2008).

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Gettin’ Jiggy wit It – Will Smith Lyrics
17 Dec 2008


Album: Bing Willie Style
Genre: Hip Hop
Writers: Will Smith, Has, Samuel Barnes, Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards, Joe Robinson
Released: January, 1998

This is the first super hit of Will Smith who won a 1999 Grammy Award as Best Rap Solo Performance. Gettin’ Jiggy wit It spent three weeks on the top of Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. It also has been ranked into the Greatest Songs of the 1990s by VH1. The single has four official versions: Album Version, Acapella, DJ Scratch and So So Def Remix. Will Smith got three more hits with this material: Just the Two of Us, Men in Black (movie soundtrack) and Miami. After this debut, Smith has released three more albums: Willennium (1999), Born to Reign (2002) and Lost and Found (2005). Currently, Smith is starring the movie Seven Pounds which is going to be premiered the next 19th December, 2008.

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8 Days of Christmas – Destiny’s Child Lyrics
17 Dec 2008


Album: Destiny’s Child
Genre: Christmas
Writers: Beyoncé Knowles, E. McCalla Jr.
Released: October, 2001

This song was the promo single of the album 8 Days of Christmas. The cd contained the versions: album, instrumental and acapella. The whole material got a certified gold by the RIAA for more than 500,000 copies sold only in the United States. During 2004, this one was re-released. Some other songs included were: Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Frosty the Snowman, Silent Night, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Opera of the Bells, Do You Hear What I Hear? and Little Drummer Boy. This group was active until 2005 however they are going to released a material last year.

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Brass in Pocket – The Pretenders Lyrics
16 Dec 2008


Album: Pretenders
Genre: Rock
Writers: James Honeyman-Scott, Chrissie Hynde
Released: November, 1979

During two weeks this song was a number one hit in UK and Australia in 1980. It also reached the peak position #14 on Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. The music video was premiered on August 1st, 1981 on MTV. Brass in Pocket was used on the film Lost in Translation by Scarlett Johansson who sang the song to Bill Murray’s character in a karaoke bar. Thanks to the great popularity reached for this single in the 80’s, the song has been ranked into the VH1’s 100 Greatest Song of the 80’s Countdown. The entire album got a certified Gold and Platinum by RIAA in 1980 and 1982. This year, the band released its last material titled Break Up the Concrete.

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Christmas Mem’ries – Barbra Streisand Lyrics
16 Dec 2008


Album: Christmas Memories
Genre: Christmas
Released: 2001

Christmas Mem’ries was originally released by Frank Sinatra in 1975. Barbra Streisand included this song on a 2001 christmas album with same title. It also has been used for artists like Rosemary Clooney in 1996 and Steve Wariner in 1992. For this album, she recieved a 2002 Grammy Award Nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. The track listing of this material is: I”ll Be Home For Christmas, A Christmas Love Song, What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?, I Remember, Snowbound, It Must Have Been The Mistletoe, Christmas Lullaby, Grown-Up, Ave Maria, Closer and One God.

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Too Much Heaven – The Bee Gees Lyrics
15 Dec 2008


Album: Spirits Having Flown
Genre: Pop
Released: November, 1978

On 6th January, 1979 this song appeared as number one hit on Billboard Chart. The one was the Bee Gees contribution to the Music for UNICEF fund. To Much Heaven earned more than seven million dollars in publishing royalties. The single was included into the thirteenth Bee Gees’ album. The album received an American Music Awards for Best Pop/Rock Album in during this same year. Also, it reached the peak position one on Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart. The band was active until 2003 two years later before they released their last material before the death of Maurice Gibb.

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Let It Snow – Michael Bublé Lyrics
15 Dec 2008


Album: Christmas Special Edition
Genre: Christmas
Writer: Sammy Cahn
Released: November, 2004

When Bublé released his debut album, he also made a Christmas Special Edition released on November 2004. Let It Snow was his most popular version. The song was written by Sammy Cahn in 1945. The first recorded made by Vaughn Monroe was a number one hit on Billboard chart. Singers like Frank Sinatra and Jessica Simpson haven included Let It Snow as a cover. The Bublé’s special edition contained other songs like: The Christmas Song, Grown-Up Christmas List, I’ll Be Home for Christmas and White Christmas. This year he was invited to sign on the Anne Murray’s Christmas Album the single Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

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Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley Lyrics
12 Dec 2008


Album: Elvis’ Christmas Album
Genre: Christmas
Writers: Jay W. Johnson, Billy Hayes
Released: 1957

 

Although this song was not originally released by Elvis Presley, he was the singer who became it in a classic Christmas song of all times with its particular rock-and-roll style. It is many singers who have included this song. Among them are: Celine Dion, Jim Reeves, Dean Martin, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Tom Keifer, Billy Idol, Ann Wilson, The Beach Boys, Glen Campbell and Wynonna. The Elvis’ Christmas album sold more than 9 million copies around the world. Other songs included into this material were: Santa Claus is Back in Town, Santa Bring my Baby Back (to me), I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Silent Night, Peace in the Valley and O Little Town of Bethlehem. Blue Christmas has entered into Country Billboard Chart this week.

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens Lyrics
12 Dec 2008


Album: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Genre: Doo-wop
Writers: Hugo Peretti, Solomon Linda, George David Weiss, Luigi Peretti
Released: 1961

 

The Lion Sleeps Tonight is one of the most popular hit from 60’s. The song become a number one hit in United States and United Kingdom. It has different versions. Some of the artists and bands who have included as a cover are: Erick Donaldson (1971), Robert John (1972), Tight Fit (1982) and Sandra Bernhard (1989). Also it has been used on tv series and movies like: The Simpsons, The Lion King, Ace Ventura and Friends. The Tokens is an American group from New, York. They were inducted into the Vocal Hall of Fame in 2004. They is going to do a New Years Eve performing in San Ramon, CA.

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