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Music Videos - September 2006

The Fray - How To Save A Life

September 29th 2006 05:51
The Fray is a four-piece alternative rock band from Denver, Colorado. The band is known internationally for its single "Over My Head (Cable Car)", which made the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, and was also a hit single in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

The Fray was formed in 2002, and currently consists of Isaac Slade on lead vocals and piano, Joe King on guitar and vocals, Dave Welsh on guitar, and Ben Wysocki on drums and percussion. They have no official bassist, but recently have been touring with bassist Jimmy Stofer. The band lists its main influences as Better Than Ezra and Counting Crows.

Their debut album is "How to Save a Life". The album has sold over one million copies yielded two successful singles to date, "Over My Head (Cable Car)" and "How to Save a Life", the title track of the album.
How to Save a Life is the band's highest charting single to date reaching #3 in the US. According to lead singer Issac Slade, the song is about discussing a friend's crack cocaine addiction at a summer camp.

Alexandra Patsavas, the music supervisor for ABC's Grey's Anatomy, saw the band perform in Los Angeles. She was impressed with the performance, particularly with the song "How to Save a Life". Alexandra then incorperated the song into a second season episode of the show. The song became an "unofficial theme" for the other members of the Grey's Anatomy production after the episode aired, leading to the decision that the song would be used in the main promotion for the third season in the show. The Grey's Anatomy version of the music video is below.

* This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia articles How to Save a Life (song), How to Save a Life and The Fray (band).

Ludacris Featuring Pharrell - Money Maker

September 28th 2006 08:38
Ludacris, aka Luda, (born Christopher Brian Bridges on September 11, 1977 in Champaign, Illinois), is a Grammy Award winning American rapper and actor. Born in Illinois, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he eventually made a name for himself, first as a Radio DJ and then as one of the most prominent Southern rappers. Since surfacing in 1999, he has had numerous hits including "Holidae In" (2003), "Stand Up" (2003), "Yeah!" (2004) and "Oh" (2005.

In late September 2006, Ludacris released his fifth album "Release Therapy". The first single off the album is "Money Maker", which features Pharrell and was released in the US on July 17th. It currently sits at #2 on the US charts. The music video is below. The second single off Release Therapy will be "Grew Up a Screw Up".

* This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Ludacris.

Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

September 27th 2006 07:31
"Smoke on the Water" is a famous and influential rock song by Deep Purple. It was first released on the album Machine Head in 1973.

The song is known for and recognizable by its central theme, a crunching four-note "blues scale" melody harmonised in parallel fourths that is perhaps the single most famous riff in hard rock history.

The lyrics of the song tell a true story: on December 7, 1971, Deep Purple had set up camp at Montreux, Switzerland to record an album using a mobile recording studio (rented from the Rolling Stones and known as the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio) at the entertainment complex that was part of the Montreux Casino (referred to as "the gambling house" in the song lyric). On the eve of the recording session a concert featuring Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention was held in the casino's theatre; during the concert a fire broke out (said to be caused by a Swiss fan shooting a flare gun in the ceiling, as mentioned in the "some stupid with a flare gun" line) that eventually destroyed the entire casino complex, along with all the Mothers' equipment. The "smoke on the water" that became the title of the song (credited to bass player Roger Glover, who related how the title occurred to him when he suddenly woke from a dream a few days later) referred to the smoke from the fire spreading over Lake Geneva from the burning casino as the members of Deep Purple watched the fire from their hotel across the lake. The "funky Claude" running in and out is referring to Claude Nobs, the director of the Montreux Jazz Festival who helped some of the audience to escape the fire.

Below is a great video of Deep Purple recently performing the song live.

This clip is when Deep Purple performed the song live in New York back in 1973.

* This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Smoke on the Water.

Evermore - Light Surrounding You

September 26th 2006 06:37
Evermore is an alternative rock band from the New Zealand North Island town of Feilding. The band consists of the Hume brothers – Jon (Guitar, Vocals), Peter (Keyboards, Bass, Vocals) and Dann (Drums, Guitars, Vocals).
Jon Hume, the eldest, was born in Australia, but Peter Hume and Dann Hume were born in New Zealand, where the brothers were raised and homeschooled. The band cites their parents’ music collection – consisting of staples such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and The Kinks – as being among their music influences. The name Evermore comes from the Led Zeppelin song "The Battle of Evermore" and a B-side by The Chills simply called "Evermore".
The band is currently based on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Their debut album was "Dreams" in 2004. It reached #15 on the Australian charts and went platinum. It was also nominated for four ARIA awards in 2005. Four singles were released off Dreams, with "It's Too Late", "For One Day" and "Dreams Call Out To Me" making the top 20 in Australia.

In July this year Evermore released their second album "Real Life". It debuted at #5 in Australia and #2 in New Zealand. The first single off Real Life, "Running", made it to #5 and #4 in Australia and New Zealand respectively.

The second single off Real Life is "Light Surrounding You", it hasn't hit the charts yet but currently is the 10th most downloaded song in Australia. The music video is below.

* This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia articles Evermore, Dreams (Evermore album) and Real Life (Evermore album).

Guy Sebastian - Taller, Stronger Better

September 25th 2006 07:27
Guy Theodore Sebastian (born October 26, 1981) won the first series of Australian Idol in 2003. Since winning the competition he has released two albums and several singles, which have all achieved success on the Australian music charts.

Guy Sebastian was born in Klang, Malaysia to a Sri Lankan Tamil and Malaysian father, and a mother of Portuguese and English descent who had been raised in India. He moved to Adelaide, South Australia as a child. He started singing at the age of fourteen, and joined the youth conference band at the Paradise Community Church and toured around Australia and the United States.

Guy Sebastian gave up his university studies to concentrate on music, and while working as a recording engineer and a singing teacher, he decided to enter Australian Idol establishing a fanbase and winning praise from the judges, who also made reference to his afro hairstyle, which became a focal part of his image.

Guy's first album was "Just As I Am", and his first single "Angels Brought Me Here" set an Australian record for first week single sales. The second single "All I Need Is You" also reached No. 1 in Australia.

"Beautiful Life" was Guy's second album, it contained his third Australian No. 1 "Out with My Baby" as well as the top 20 hits "Kryptonite" and "Oh Oh".

On September 16, 2006, Guy released "Taller, Stronger Better", the first single from his anticipated third album. The single debuted at #3 on the ARIA charts. The music video is below.

* This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Guy Sebastian.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight

September 22nd 2006 07:32
The Smashing Pumpkins are a popular American alternative rock band which formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988. Although the band has seen several line-up changes, they have consisted of Billy Corgan (vocals/guitar), James Iha (guitar/vocals), D'arcy Wretzky (bass/backup vocals) and Jimmy Chamberlin (drums) for the majority of their recording career.

Selling more than 40 million albums world-wide, the Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s, but internal fighting, drug use, and diminishing sales and cultural vitality hampered the band in their later years, leading to a 2000 break-up. In April of 2006, the band officially announced that they were reuniting and recording a new album. So far, the only confirmed band members are Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin.

By far their biggest selling album with 16 million sold world wide is Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. It was released in October 1995 and went straight to #1 in the US. Regarded as one of the quintessential and defining albums of the 90s, Mellon Collie was voted the 29th greatest album of all time in 1998 by Q magazine readers. In 2003, the album was ranked number 487 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
"Mellon Collie" was nominated for Album of the Year, Record of the Year (1979), Best Alternative Music Performance, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (1979), Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Music Video, Short Form (Tonight, Tonight) at the 1997 Grammy Awards. They also won Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal for Bullet with Butterfly Wings.

The fourth single off Melon Collie was "Tonight, Tonight". It has become one of The Smashing Pumpkins most popular songs and Billy Corgan said "I have to say that recording to a 30-piece string-section was probably one of the most exciting recording experiences I have ever had".
The critically acclaimed music video for Tonight, Tonight can be seen below. It won six awards at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1996: Best Video, Best Direction, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Breakthrough Video. It was also nominated for Viewer's Choice, Best Editing and Best Music Video, Short Form at the 1997 Grammy Awards.

* This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia articles The Smashing Pumpkins, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and Tonight, Tonight.

Kasey Chambers - Not Pretty Enough

September 21st 2006 07:05
Kasey Chambers (born: June 4, 1976) is Australia's most popular country music performer with three successive albums reaching number one on the Australian album charts in 2002, 2004 and 2006.

Shortly after her birth, her parents Bill Chambers and Diane Chambers took her and her older brother Nash Chambers to the Nullarbor Plain where they earned a living hunting foxes. In the heat of an outback summer, the Chambers family would stay in a small South Australian fishing village. While in the Nullarbor, the Chambers family sang country music songs each night around the campfire.

In 1986, the family formed the Dead Ringer Band with Bill and Diane as the initial members and Kasey and Nash joining the band a year later. By 1992, the band had become full time musicians with Bill Chambers writing many of the band's songs. The Dead Ringer band broke up in 1998 but they collectively earned two ARIA awards and seven Golden Guitars during their career. It was at this time that Kasey started her solo career.

Kasey Chamber's second album "Barricades & Brickwalls" was her breakthrough with the lead single "Not Pretty Enough" going double platinum and the album itself 7x platinum. Chambers had the best selling single and album by an Australian artist in 2002. In the 2002 ARIA Awards, Chambers won "Album of the Year", "Best Female Artist" and "Best Country Album".

Kasey's third album "Wayward Angel", and the recently released "Carnival" also made it to #1 on the Australian charts.

The music video for Not Pretty Enough is below.

*This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Kasey Chambers.

Hinder - Lips of an Angel

September 20th 2006 06:22
Hinder is a hard rock/pop metal band from Oklahoma City signed under Universal Records. Recently the band has toured with Nickelback. Hinder jumped on to the rock scene with their hit single, "Get Stoned." The band then toured in support of their debut album "Extreme Behavior". Currently, Hinder is enjoying major success with their latest single, the ballad "Lips of an Angel", and are making their way up the pop charts. The band has announced that their next single will be "How Long".
Lips of an Angel has been their breakthrough single, last week making it to #9 on the US charts. The music video is below.


Austin Winkler - Vocals
Joe "Blower" Garvey - Lead Guitar
Mike Rodden - Bass
Mark King - Rhythm Guitar
Cody Hanson - Drums

*This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Hinder.

Ne-Yo - Sexy Love

September 19th 2006 06:59
Shaffer Chimere Smith (born on October 18, 1982 in Camden, Arkansas but raised in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American R&B singer-songwriter. He is best known by his stage name, Ne-Yo. He is currently signed to Def Jam Records.
He was previously best known for co-writing Mario's 2004 number one hit "Let Me Love You" before he began a recording career of his own in 2005. He also wrote Rihanna's Top 10 hit, "Unfaithful" and Mario Vazquez's "Gallery".

Ne-Yo's debut album, In My Own Words, was released in early 2006 and debuted at number one in America, selling 301,000 copies in the first week. During the same period, Ne-Yo's second single "So Sick" became the number one song in America and Britain, and number 4 in Australia.

The next single from In My Own Words is called "Sexy Love", it peaked at number fourteen in Australia, five in the UK, and currently sits at number 7 in America. The music video is below. Ne-Yo's next single will be "Mirror".

*This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Ne-Yo.

Formed in 2001, Scissor Sisters are a United States band with influences drawn from disco, pop and the gay-club scene of New York City, and was named after a sex position between two women. (The group's initial full name was Dead Lesbian and the Fibrillating Scissor Sisters.) Their modest sales in their home country are currently dwarfed by their huge success in the United Kingdom, where they are one of the biggest-selling music acts so far this decade.

Their breakthrough debut album was self titled and released in 2004. It was the biggest selling album in the UK that year. It had a number of top 15 hits including "Comfortably Numb" (Pink Floyd cover), "Take Your Mama", "Laura", "Mary" and "Filthy/Gorgeous".

Their second album, "Ta-Dah" is being released world wide this month. Elton John collaborated with them on the first single "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'", which is already No. 1 in the UK and has become their first top 10 hit in Australia, debuting at No. 8. The second singe will be "She's My Man".

The music video for I Don't Feel Like Dancin' is below which consists of a collage of film references, sometimes featuring band members in film roles, other times featuring random actors. This is intermixed with the band performing against psychedelic backdrop.

Current Members:
Jake Shears (born Jason Sellards) - Lead vocals, primary co-songwriter
Babydaddy (born Scott Hoffman) - Bass guitar, keyboards, primary co-songwriter, backing vocals
Ana Matronic (born Ana Lynch) - Vocals, percussion, "Mistress of Ceremonies"
Del Marquis (born Derek Gruen) - Guitar
Paddy Boom (born Patrick Seacor) - Drums, percussion

* This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia articles Scissor Sisters and I Don't Feel like Dancin'.


Pearl Jam - Alive

September 15th 2006 05:36
Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington and considered one of the most popular and influential artists of the 1990s. Their name is intimately tied to the rock scene of the early 1990s, and they are considered one of the "Big Four" of the grunge movement, alongside Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. Pearl Jam is one of the few bands that led the breakthrough of alternative rock in the early 1990s still active today.

Pearl Jam's debut album was titled "Ten", it was released on August 27, 1991 through Epic Records.
In 1998 Q magazine readers voted Ten the 54th greatest album of all time; in 2003 the TV network VH1 placed it at number 79. In 2003, the album was ranked number 207 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. As of April 2006, Ten has sold 9.4 million copies in the U.S. alone. It contained the hits "Alive", "Even Flow", "Jeremy" and "Oceans".

Alive is one of Pearl Jam's most popular songs. The song's music was written in 1990 by Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, while the lyrics were written later that same year by vocalist Eddie Vedder while he was working as a San Diego gas station attendant.
"Alive" features an extended guitar solo after its third chorus, which is likely one reason it's a favorite of so many fans. The solo to "Alive", performed by Mike McCready, was ranked #44 on Guitar World's list of 100 Greatest Guitar Solos. Below is the music video.

This is Pearl Jam playing Alive at the Pinkpop Festival in 1992.

* This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia articles Pearl Jam, Ten (Pearl Jam album) and Alive (song).

Nickelback - Far Away

September 14th 2006 06:43
Nickelback is a post-grunge rock band founded in Hanna, Alberta in 1995. The name derived from the nickel in change Mike Kroeger's brother frequently had to give customers back in his job at a Starbucks coffee shop in which he would say, "Here's your nickel back."

The band has sold over 12.5 million albums in US and over 1.5 million albums in Canada, their worldwide albums sales counted near to 20 million. Nickelback's latest release, "All the Right Reasons" has already sold more than 3.4 million albums in US and almost 5 million albums worldwide while not even a year has passed since its release. It contains the hit singles Photograph, Far Away, Side of a Bullet and Someday.

Far Away was the second single from All the Right Reasons. Chad Kroeger described this song on the Tour when in Australia as the "only real love song" that Nickelback has. It was released in Australia and Europe in February and reached #2 in Australia. In Canada it also reached #2 after its release there in June.
In the US it was released as the fourth single from the album and currently sits at #9.

*This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia articles Nickelback and Far Away.

Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

September 13th 2006 07:46
Snow Patrol are an alternative rock band from Northern Ireland and Scotland signed to Polydor Records. The band was formed in Scotland by vocalist/guitarist Gary Lightbody and bassist/keyboardist Mark McClelland, two students from Northern Ireland, who were at the time pursuing an education in Dundee, Scotland.

They gained mainstream success with their song "Run" (which debuted at #5 in the UK singles chart), as well as the album it was from, the 2003 release, Final Straw.

Their fourth studio album is entitled "Eyes Open". The band completed recording the album in December 2005, and this album was released in the UK on May 1, 2006, with the first UK single "You're All I Have" having been released on April 24, 2006. The album was released in North America on May 9, and while "Hands Open" was the first American single, "Chasing Cars" pushed its way onto the download and pop charts after it was heard in the second season finale of the television show Grey's Anatomy on May 15, 2006. Last week Chasing Cars jumped to #7 on the US charts. The music video is below.

*This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Snow Patrol.

P!nk - U & Ur Hand

September 12th 2006 06:37
Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979), better known by her stage name P!nk (also written as Pink), is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter who first gained prominence in early January of 2000. She is most often recognized by her unique, unorthodox fashion sense and soulful sound.

Her first three albums Can't Take Me Home (2000), M!ssundaztood (2001) and Try This (2003) have sold 17 million copies world wide and spawned numerous hits including Most Girls, Get the Party Started, and Trouble.
This year she released her fourth album I'm Not Dead, which has already sold 2 million copies.
"Stupid Girls" is the album's first single, reaching the top 15 in the USA Billboard chart, and the top ten in the UK and Australia. This was followed by "Who Knew" which made the top 10 in those countries.
The third single is titled "U & Ur Hand" and is already #13 in the UK and #8 on the Australian download charts. U & Ur Hand is surprisingly like the song 4ever by The Veronicas. Both songs were written by Max Martin and have the same tempo and drum beat.

Pink stated that in the music video she was "glammed" up and "It was four hours of makeup and one hour of shooting for every different look in the video". It features Pink posing as several of New Zealand artist Martin Emond characters, including "Baby Red Knuckles", "Rocker Bikerboy" and "Hard Candy".

*This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia articles P!nk and U Ur Hand.

Robbie Williams - Rudebox

September 11th 2006 07:23
Robert Peter Williams was born on 13 February 1974 in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Williams' early pop career started with the hit boy band Take That. The band was formed in 1990 and had 8 United Kingdom Number 1 singles. Their popularity led to a succession of similar bands in the United Kingdom.
After leaving Take That in 1995, Robbie Williams has released six studio albums. His solo career started slowly but soon gained momentum.

His next album will be entitled "Rudebox 74" and released in October. It will be a mixture of Pop, Dance and Electronica. The fist single "Rudebox" has allready been released and currently sits at #4 in the UK and #13 in Australia. The song has caused controversy on TV, radio and in the tabloids due to the radical change in direction from most of Williams' other material. The music video is below.

*This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia articles Rudebox, Rudebox 74 and Robbie Williams.

INXS - Michael Hutchence

September 8th 2006 05:31
INXS is an Australian rock group. The band was formed in 1977 by the late Michael Hutchence (lead vocals), Andrew Farriss (guitar and keyboards), Tim Farriss (lead guitar), Jon Farriss (drums), Garry Gary Beers (bass), and Kirk Pengilly (saxophone and guitar). On September 20, 2005, Canadian singer J.D. Fortune became the band's new lead vocalist after a twelve-week competition on the CBS reality show Rock Star: INXS.

The band's worldwide peak of popularity came with 1987's Kick, an upbeat, confident album that yielded four top-ten US singles and several international hits ("New Sensation", "Never Tear Us Apart", "Devil Inside", etc.), including the #1 "Need You Tonight". Need You Tonight is notable for its promotional music video which combined live action and different kinds of animation as well as black and white and colour images. The video is below:

The video for Never Tear Us Apart, like many from Kick, was filmed in Prague and directed by Richard Lowenstein. It is worth noting that the version of "Never Tear Us Apart" used in the video has an extended intro.

The song was written by Michael Hutchence and was played as Michael's casket was carried out of the church on the day of his funeral in November 1997.

Per request here is the music video for "Original Sin". It was on the 1984 album "The Swing" and became their first #1 single and an international hit. It was #1 in Australia as well as in Argentina and in France, #23 in Switzerland, #31 in the Netherlands and #58 in the U.S. where the single's explicitly political and anti-racism message may have contributed to low airplay.

*This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia articles INXS, Never Tear Us Apart and Need You Tonight.

Danity Kane - Show Stopper

September 7th 2006 07:20
Danity Kane is an American girl group signed to Bad Boy Records. Formed on the third instalment of the Making The Band series, the quintet consists of Aubrey Morgan O'Day, D. Woods, Shannon Rae Bex, Dawn Angelique Richard, and Aundrea Aurora Fimbres.

Their self titled debut album was released to positive reviews on August 22, 2006. It sold over 234,000 in the first week of release.

The album's lead single is called "Show Stopper", which features Diddy and Yung Joc, and was produced by Jim Jonsin and serviced to radio on August 4, 2006. It subsequently debuted at #17 on Billboard's Hot 100. So far it has reached #8 on this chart. Other singles to be released from the album include "Ride For You", "Sleep on It", "Touching My Body" and "One Shot (Handle Me)".

The music video for "Show Stopper" was directed by Jessy Terrero (director of the movie Soul Plane and many of G-Unit's videos), and was filmed in various locations throughout Los Angeles, California.

*This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia articles Show Stopper and Danity Kane.

Evanescence - Call Me When You're Sober

September 6th 2006 06:46
Evanescence is an alternative rock band from Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. They were founded by singer, pianist and songwriter Amy Lee and former lead guitarist and songwriter Ben Moody. Moody left the band abruptly in 2003 reportedly for "creative differences."
Their first major album Fallen, which had the hits Bring Me to Life, Going Under and My Immortal went on to sell over 14 million copies worldwide.

Evanescence's second album, titled The Open Door, is due for release in the USA on October 3, 2006 and September 30 in Australia.
The first single is "Call Me When You're Sober", which this week has jumped to #10 on the US charts. The inspiration for the song was made clear after Amy Lee's former boyfriend, Seether frontman Shaun Morgan, checked himself into rehab for unspecified problems in late July 2006. Lee stated that she's not worried about listeners knowing what inspired the song.

The concept for the music video is based on the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale.

Current Band Members:

Amy Lee - vocals and piano (co-founder, July 1994-present)
John LeCompt - guitar (2002-present)
Rocky Gray - drums (2002-present)
Terry Balsamo - guitar (November 2003-present)
Tim McCord - Bass (August 2006-present)

*This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia articles Evanescence and Call Me When You're Sober.

Nelly Furtado - Maneater

September 5th 2006 06:16
Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and record producer.
She came to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut album Whoa, Nelly!, which featured the Grammy Award-winning single "I'm Like a Bird" and "Turn off the Light". After giving birth to daughter Nevis and releasing the less commercially successful Folklore (2003), she returned to prominence in 2006 with the release of Loose and its hit singles, "Promiscuous" and "Maneater".

Loose's release marked the first time that three lead singles were released simutaneously to promote an album, and this method helped the album to debut highly on charts across the world. It has reached No. 1 in the US and Canada, and No. 4 in Australia. Furtado primarily worked with Timbaland on the majority of the album's production.

Taking inspiration from Eurythmics, "Maneater" is built around the "poppy but dark and edgy" sound of the band's 1984 top ten single "Here Comes The Rain Again". Maneater has made it to No. 1 in the UK but not yet charted on the US or Australian charts. However, last week it was the No. 3 downloaded song in Australia.

The music video for "Maneater" was directed by Anthony Mandler and was primarily filmed on Firestone Boulevard in South Gate, California. It does not have a substantial plot but, per Furtado's request, focuses on the "beast within a soul" theme of the song while "celebrating the maneater cliché."

*This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia articles Nelly Furtado, Loose and Maneater (Nelly Furtado song).


Shannon Noll - Lonely

September 4th 2006 03:50
Shannon Noll comes from the small town of Condobolin in central western New South Wales and was working in farms shearing sheep amongst other things. Sometimes it's hard to believe that he actually "lost" Australian Idol. Since coming second to Guy Sebastian in 2003 he has had no less than two number 1 albums and seven top 10 singles including "What About Me" and "Shine" which both made it to number 1. In October 2004, Noll became the first Australian Idol contestant to achieve success outside Australia when "What About Me" reached number 2 in Ireland.

His first album "That's What I'm Talking About", released in 2004, went five times platinum, while his second album "Lift", released last year has so far gone two times platinum and the first three singles have all made the top 10.

The fourth single off Lift, "Lonely", has just entered the Australian charts at number 13. The music video is below.

*This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Shannon Noll.

Live - Lightning Crashes

September 1st 2006 09:42
LIVE is an American alternative rock band from York, Pennsylvania, USA, comprised of Ed Kowalczyk (lead vocals & guitar), Chad Taylor (lead guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums). They climbed from modest modern rock success to the mainstream spotlight worldwide on the strength of their 1994 breakthrough album, the 6 million-selling Throwing Copper.
Throwing Copper had a number of successful singles including “Lightning Crashes”, “I Alone”, “Selling the Drama” and “All Over You.”
Lightning Crashes is perhaps the best known of all of Live's singles, making number 1 in many countries around the world. The music video is below.

*This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Live (band).

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