Tuesday, 28 March 2017
The idea to cover "Last Kiss" came about after vocalist Eddie Vedder found an old record of the song at the Fremont Antique Mall in Seattle, Washington. He convinced the rest of the band to try out the song and it was performed a few times on the band's 1998 tour. The band eventually recorded the song at a soundcheck at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on September 18, 1998, and released it as a 1998 fan club Christmas single. The band spent only a couple of thousand dollars mixing the song. Bassist Jeff Ament said, "It was the most minimalist recording we've ever done."
Release and reception
In the following year the cover of "Last Kiss" began to be played by radio stations and was ultimately put into heavy rotation across the US. By popular demand the cover was released to the public as a single on June 8, 1999, with the proceeds going to the aid of refugees of the Kosovo War. The cover also was featured on the 1999 charity compilation album, No Boundaries: A Benefit for the Kosovar Refugees. The song helped earn about $10 million for Kosovo relief.
The cover would end up reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. This remains Pearl Jam's highest position on the Billboard Hot 100. It peaked at No. 4 on the Top 40 Mainstream. The song reached No. 5 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The "Last Kiss" single has been certified gold by the RIAA.
Outside the United States, the single was released commercially in Australia, Austria, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In Canada, the song reached No. 2 on the Canadian Top Singles chart and became the band's highest charted song in Canada, and later it charted on the Canadian Rock Top 30 chart, where it reached No. 4 and stayed there for two weeks. The song also reached No. 22 on the Canadian Year End Rock Top 50. "Last Kiss" reached the top 50 in the UK and the top 80 in the Netherlands. In Australia, "Last Kiss" peaked atop the ARIA Singles Chart for seven weeks, as well as becoming a moderate top 20 success in New Zealand.
01 Last Kiss
02 Soldier Of Love
Friday, 24 March 2017
"Sweet About Me" is the second single by Australian singer-songwriter Gabriella Cilmi from her debut album, Lessons to Be Learned (2008).
On 14 April, the song topped the ARIA Singles Chart and is certified platinum for sales of 70,000 copies. It reached number one again on 19 May, where it sat for four weeks, while her debut album reached number two on the albums chart. This makes her the youngest Australian artist to reach the top of the charts, beating out Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan by just nineteen days. On 27 October 2008, "Sweet About Me" re-entered the Australian chart at number seventeen. The song would ultimately become the third highest-selling single of 2008 in Australia.
On 9 March 2008, "Sweet About Me" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 68, rising to its peak position of number six on 21 June 2008 in its fifteenth week on the run. On 20 July, months after its release, the song reached number two on the UK Airplay Chart. On 2 August, the song managed to return to the Top Ten by climbing five spots from number twelve to number seven. However, the following week, the song fell back to number twelve, then eventually dropped out of the top 40 six weeks later. It re-entered the top forty on 5 October rising from number 65 to number thirty-eight. The song spent thirty-seven consecutive weeks on the UK Singles Chart before finally dropping out on 23 November.
01 Sweet About Me
02 Echo Beach
03 This Game
Robyn Loau born October 20, 1972) is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress. From 1991 to 1994, she was lead singer of pop group, Girlfriend, before leaving the group to become the face and voice of world music project Siva Pacifica. Loau launched her solo career in 1997 with the Adamski produced single Sick With Love it peaked at #21 on the Australian ARIA singles chart.
01 Sick with Love (Radio Mix)
02 Sick With Love (Video Mix)
03 Sick With Love (Original Album Version)
04 Sick With Jungle I Hate You Mix
05 Turn Away Jungle Mix
"Pony" is a country song written by Kasey Chambers and produced by Nash Chambers for Kasey Chambers third album Wayward Angel (2004). It was released as the album's third single on 16 January 2005 in Australia as CD single. The song became Chambers' third top ten hit in Australia and includes a reference to Ralph Stanley, the Folk, Bluegrass, and Country music legend.
02 Driving with the brakes on
03 Hollywood - live
Thursday, 23 March 2017
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" is a song by American punk rock band Green Day, recorded for their seventh studio album American Idiot (2004). Reprise Records released "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" as the second single from American Idiot. The song's lyrics were written by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, and composed by the band. Production was handled by Rob Cavallo and Green Day. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" remains one of Green Day's signature songs.
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" has sold over 2 million copies in the United States as of 2010. The single peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
01 Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
02 American Idiot (Live)
03 She's A Rebel (Live)
"Cat's in the Cradle" is a 1974 folk rock song by Harry Chapin from the album Verities & Balderdash. The single topped the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1974. As Chapin's only No. 1 hit song,
In 1992, the hard rock band Ugly Kid Joe included a cover of "Cat's in the Cradle" on their debut album America's Least Wanted. The cover was issued as a single in 1993 and peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, the group's highest ever position on that chart. The song also peaked at number three on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The single sold 500,000 copies domestically, earning a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.
01 Cats in the Cradle
02 Panhandlin' Prince
03 Whiplash Liquor (Live)
04 Neighbor (Live)
"Little Bird" is a song composed and recorded by the Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox. Taken from her debut solo album, Diva (1992), it was released in 1993 as a double A-side with "Love Song for a Vampire" (which appeared on the soundtrack for the Francis Ford Coppola film Bram Stoker's Dracula). The single peaked at number 3 in the UK.
01 Little Bird
02 Love Song For A Vampire (From Bram Stoker's Dracula)
03 Little Bird (Utah Saints Version)
04 Little Bird (N'Joi Version)
"Three Little Pigs" is a song by the comedy heavy metal band Green Jellÿ, from the album Cereal Killer. Released by Zoo Entertainment in 1992 with the original band name Green Jellö, the single was re-released in 1993 under the name Green Jellÿ due to a lawsuit for trademark infringement by the owners of Jell-O. The song reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1993, and charted even higher in the UK, where it reached #5. The chart success can be partly attributed to the song's unique and heavily aired music video. The song was ranked #35 on VH1's 40 Most Awesomely Bad Metal Songs...Ever.
01 Three Little Pigs (Edit)
02 Three Little Pigs (Full Length Version)
03 Obey The Cowgod
Rockmelons, often referred to as the Rockies, are an Australian Pop/Dance/R&B group formed in 1983 in Sydney. Primary members are Bryon Jones, his brother Jonathon Jones and Raymond Medhurst. They had two Australian top five hit singles in the early 1990s with "Ain't No Sunshine" and "That Word (L.O.V.E.)", both sung by Deni Hines
Roxane LeBrasse (born 26 August 1983 in Mauritius) is an Australian singer who was placed ninth place on the third season of Australian Idol. In 2009, Lebrasse (as Roxane) reached #91 on the ARIA Singles Chart with "Sexy".
01 I Ain't Playin' (Album Version)
02 I Ain't Playin' (Rockies Remix)
03 C'est L'amour (Nuttin' But Da Sax Edit)
04 I Ain't Playin' (Rockies Remix - Radio Edit)
Saturday, 18 March 2017
Jennifer "Jenny" Patricia Morris (born 29 September 1956 in Tokoroa) OAM is a New Zealand-born Australian pop, rock singer-songwriter. Her first success came with New Zealand band The Crocodiles, who had a top 20 hit single with "Tears". Re-locating to Sydney, Australia in February 1981, she was a backing vocalist for various groups and formed a trio, QED, in 1983.
Her solo career includes top five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Albums with Shiver in 1989 and Honeychild in 1991, and her top five ARIA Singles are "She Has to Be Loved" and "Break in the Weather". These albums and singles also peaked in the top ten on the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) charts.
Morris has won two ARIA Music Awards for 'Best Female Artist' in 1987 and 1988 and was nominated for the same award in 1992. In 2003, on Australia Day (26 January), Morris became an Australian citizen and in 2010 she received the Medal of the Order of Australia.
01 Home (Radio Edit)
02 Home (Emile Mix)
03 Home (Karaoke Mix)
James Dixon Swan AO (born 28 April 1956), better known as Jimmy Barnes, is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer-songwriter. His career both as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist with the rock band Cold Chisel has made him one of the most popular and best-selling Australian music artists of all time. The combination of 14 Australian Top 40 albums for Cold Chisel and 13 charting solo albums, including nine No. 1s, gives Barnes the highest number of hit albums of any Australian artist.
01 Come Undone
02 Because You Wanted It
"Teardrop" is a song by Massive Attack that was released as a single on 27 April 1998. It is the second single from their third album, Mezzanine, and features lead vocals and lyrics from Elizabeth Fraser, the lead singer for the dream pop band Cocteau Twins. The song became another UK hit for the group, peaking at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart.
Massive Attack are an English trip hop group formed in 1988 in Bristol, consisting of Robert "3D" Del Naja, Grant "Daddy G" Marshall and formerly Andy "Mushroom" Vowles ("Mush") & Adrian "Tricky Kid" Thaws ("Tricky"). Their debut album Blue Lines was released in 1991, with the single "Unfinished Sympathy" reaching the charts and later being voted the 63rd greatest song of all time in a poll by NME. 1998's Mezzanine, containing "Teardrop", and 2003's 100th Window charted in the UK at number one.
01 Teardrop (LP Version)
02 Euro Zero Zero
03 Teardrop (Scream Team Remix)
04 Teardrop (Mad Professor Mazaruni Instrumental Mix)
Tumbleweed is an Australian rock group formed in 1990 in Tarrawanna. Three of their studio albums appeared on the ARIA Albums Chart: Tumbleweed (No. 48, 13 December 1992), Galactaphonic (No. 6, May 1995), and Return to Earth (No. 11, 1 September 1996). Three releases reached the top 50 on the related ARIA Singles Chart: "Sundial (Maryjane)" #35 (1993), "Gyroscope" #50 (1994), and "Hang Around" #48 (1995).
2 Slow Death
3 Round The Bend
Friday, 17 March 2017
Slinkee Minx (also known as Slinky Minx) are a dance act from Melbourne, Australia, who formed in 2001 and are best known for their 2004 cover of Belinda Carlisle's "Summer Rain", which debuted at No. 5 on the Australian ARIA Music Charts and No 1. on the DMC World Hard House Chart.
Thanks to Mustang.
01 Slinkee Minx - Summer Rain (Radio Edit)
02 Slinkee Minx - Summer Rain (Zander Radio Edit)
03 Slinkee Minx - Summer Rain (Kcb Remix)
04 Slinkee Minx - Summer Rain (Zander Club Mix)
05 Slinkee Minx - Tell Me
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Richard Clapton (born 18 May ca. 1949) is an Australian singer-songwriter, producer and guitarist from Sydney, New South Wales. His solo top 20 hits on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart are "Girls on the Avenue" (1975) and "I Am an Island" (1982). His top 20 albums on the related Albums Chart are Goodbye Tiger (1977), Hearts on the Nightline (1979), The Great Escape (1982), and The Very Best of Richard Clapton (1982). His second album for Sony, Angeltown appeared in May 1996 with a single, "Dixieland" in March—neither appeared in their respective top 50 charts.
02 The Devil In Paradise
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Patricia Eva "Bonnie" Pointer (born July 11, 1950) is an American R&B/Soul singer, most notable for being a member of the Grammy Award–winning vocal group, The Pointer Sisters. Pointer scored several moderate solo hits after leaving the Pointers in 1977, including a disco cover of The Elgins' "Heaven Must Have Sent You" which became a U.S. top 20 pop hit on September 1, 1979. In 2011 she released her 4th album "Like A Picasso"
01 - Like A Picasso
02 - Eyes Don't Lie
03 - The Strangest Day
04 - Like A Picasso (Club Mix)
Monday, 6 March 2017
"Wasn't It Good" is a song by Tina Arena from her 1994 album Don't Ask. Arena co-wrote the song along with Heather Field and Robert Parde, and it was produced by David Tyson. The song peaked at number 11 in Australia and received four nominations at the prestigious ARIA Awards in 1996. Upon release as a single, the title was rendered with an ellipsis ("Wasn't It Good...") Thanks to Mustang
"Wasn't It Good" (single version)
"Greatest Gift" (live)
"Love Is the Answer" (live)
"Wasn't It Good" (album version)
Thursday, 23 February 2017
"Where Are You Now?" is a song by Australian band Roxus. The song was released in April 1991 as the lead single from their debut studio album Nightstreet (1991). The song was the band's highest charting single, peaking at number 13 on the Australian ARIA Chart and was certified gold.
01 Where Are You Now?