A little message from Matt...
29 December 2007 // 3:56 PM
Sorry about the lack of update this past week! It's been hectic. I've been in an out of town for the holiday but things should be slowing down a bit now.
I'll resume uploading more great music starting tomorrow morning!
RuPaul | Snapshot (1996)
21 December 2007 // 3:25 PM
famousfabulous female impersonator RuPaul Charles saw a mildly successful music career in the mid-1990s.
With his hilarious "Supermodel (You Better Work)" single in 1993, RuPaul crossed over from the underground gay scene to appeal to club audiences all over the world. Ru could easily have been a novelty act or a one-hit wonder, but after scoring two more Billboard 12" sales hits and a gold-seller with the "Supermodel Of The World" album, this motor-mouthed extrovert went on to super stardom.
Ru's second album, "Foxy Lady," was released in 1996. Despite his growing celebrity, it failed to chart within the Billboard 200. However, the leadoff single, "Snapshot," found success in the dance market and peaked at #4 on the Bilboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. It also enjoyed limited mainstream success, charting at #95 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1. Snapshot (Kupper's Radio Edit)
2. Snapshot (Welcome's Moody Radio Edit)
Click here to download "Snapshot"
Sophie Ellis-Bextor | Me & My Imagination (2007)
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British singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor has seen a great deal of success both as a solo artist and with her former band, theaudience. Her first two solo albums were rather bit hits, with her first offering being certified two-times platinum in the UK and her second album gold.
When it came to recording her third solo album, Sophie enlisted a sleu of producers and songwriters to craft the record. The first tester single, "Catch You," was released in February 2007, charting in the UK Top 10 and in the Top 40 in various countries throughout Europe.
The second single, "Me & My Imagination," was set as the second single prior to the albums release. Despite the critical praise, the single failed to set the charts alight, limping into the UK Top 40 at #23. Despite the disappointing result in her homeland, the single did enter the Estonian and Ukranian Top 10 and even topped the charts in Greenland.
1. Me & My Imagination (Radio Edit)
2. Move to the Music
Click here to download "Me & My Imagination"
Labels: Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Britney Spears | Sometimes (1999)
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"Sometimes" was the second single from pop newcomer Britney Spears, released from her debut album "...Baby One More Time" during the second quarter of 1999.
Due to its airplay only status, "Sometimes" was at a chart disadvantage from the beginning. At the time it was released, songs generally were accompanied by a CD single, being that they were still a major key in a song's commercial success. Despite this, "Sometimes" still proved to fare well on the charts, peaking just outside the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 at #21 due to its Top 20 peak on the Hot 100 Airplay. The song was later ranked at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100 Year-End chart for 1999.
"Sometimes" also proved successful at Top 40 radio, going Top 10 on both the Top 40 Tracks and Mainstream Top 40 charts, as well as top twenty on the Rhythmic Top 40 and, perhaps more notably, the Adult Contemporary.
The single was another international success, reaching the Top Ten in many European nations and Australia. It was also a huge hit in the UK ranking at #48 on the 1999 year-end charts selling a total of 414,000 copies and has sold almost four million copies worldwide.
1. Sometimes (Radio Edit)
2. Sometimes (Soul Solution Mid Tempo Remix)
3. I'm So Curious
Click here to download "Sometimes"
Labels: Britney Spears
Jennifer Paige | Crush (1998)
20 December 2007 // 4:33 PM
Jennifer Paige was born just outside Atlanta, Georgia and began singing in local coffee shops and restaurants in her hometown at the age of five. At the age of seventeen, she relocated to L.A. and toured the country with the Top 40 covers act Joe's Band. In 1996, she teamed up with producer Andy Goldmark, known for his ability to create hits and develop new rising stars. They began with a dance version of Aretha Franklin's classic track "Chain of Fools." The record instantly came to the attention of the German indie label Edel Records, whose president, Jonathan First, was searching for a fresh-faced pop act to establish overseas presence. He was so impressed by Jennifer's talent that he flew to L.A. and gave her a record contract.
Her self-titled debut album was released in August 1998 and consisted of guitar-driven mid-tempo songs. Critics took notice of her voice, and Billboard declared "Paige succeeds in the nearly impossible task of oozing smouldering sensuality without resorting to typical groans and moans; instead, she uses her notably flexible vocal range to convey the emotion of the tune.... As a result, she breathes a refreshing intensity into the song."
Her debut single, "Crush," topped the charts in Australia, New Zealand & Canada and became a Top 5 hit in the US and UK. The album was followed by two other singles, "Sober" and "Always You," the latter reaching #6 on the Billboard Dance Chart, but the singles failed to make an impact on the radio or on the pop charts.
2. Crush (Dance Mix)
3. Crush (Instrumental)
Click here to download "Crush"
Labels: Jennifer Paige, One Hit Wonders
Aaron Carter | Saturday Night (2005)
19 December 2007 // 1:53 PM
"Saturday Night" is a single released in 2005 by Backstreet Boy Nick Carter's brother Aaron in 2005. After a sleu of albums successful with the tween crowd, Aaron tried to drift into a bigger demographic. He signed to Trans Continental Records and recorded an albums worth of tracks that never materialised.
The single was a huge flop and went by unnoticed. Shortly after its release, Aaron sued Trans Continental and manager Lou Pearlman to be released from his contract. Since he was underage at the time of signing the contract he was granted release and the album was never released.
1. Saturday Night
2. Saturday Night (DJ Pezz Urban Mix)
3. Saturday Night (DJ Roonie G Mix)
4. Saturday Night (Double J Dancehall Remix)
Click here to download "Saturday Night"
Labels: Aaron Carter, Backstreet Boys, Boy Bands
Melanie C | Never Be the Same Again (2000)
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When Spice Girl Melanie C first ventured out onto her own, guesting on Bryan Adams' hit single "When You're Gone," her future in the music business looked bright. Virgin Records threw her into the studio to record a solo album. The result was a hodge-podge of tracks that didn't seem to go together but somehow made a rather impressive record. The first two singles were Top 10 flops, charting at #4 - a position that any Spice Girl would kill for today.
However, things changed with the release of the albums' third single. "Never Be the Same Again" featured guest vocals from A-list rapper Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who has since perished in an unfortunate automobile accident. Released on March 20, 2000 the single debuted at #1 in the charts, knocking former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's single "Bag it Up" from the top spot to #4. The single sold 401,000 copies in the UK alone and was the 18th best-seller on 2000. It has also sold over 1.5 million copies in Europe - 900,000 of them in Germany. It charted at #2 in Australia, selling 90,000 copies. The singles' success revived interest in "Northern Star," the album from which it was lifted.
"Never Be the Same Again" is another CD I was lucky to have signed!
1. Never Be the Same Again (Single Edit) - featuring Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
2. I Wonder What it Would Be Like
3. Never Be the Same Again (Lisa Lopes Remix)
Click here to download "Never Be the Same Again"
Labels: Girl Bands, Melanie C, Spice Girls
P!nk | Dear. Mr. President (2007)
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"Dear Mr. President" is a song that was recorded for Pink's fourth album, "I'm Not Dead." Pink said that the song is an open letter to the President of the United States and that it is one of the most important songs she has ever written. She stated that it would never be released as a single because it was too important to be perceived as a publicity stunt. Surprise surprise - it's since been released in Europe, Australia, Canada, and the UK.
In an interview with MTV News Pink stated she hoped Bush heard the song and that "[he] is proud of the fact that we live in a country where we can do things like that, where we can have dissent, talk, communicate and share our opinions." After she performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live on April 11, 2007, she thanked Jimmy Kimmel for letting her sing it, telling him that many radio station DJs had been told they couldn't discuss the track if she was a guest, and that she wasn't allowed to perform it on other U.S. television shows.
The single held the #1 spot on the Belgian Ultratop 50 Chart for four weeks, becoming the first download-only song to reach the top. It reached #1 in Austria, the Top 5 in Switzerland & Germany (where it was certified gold) and the Top 40 in the Netherlands and New Zealand.
1. Dear Mr. President - featuring Indigo Girls
2. Leave Me Alone (I'm Lonely)
3. Dear Mr. President (Live From Wembley Arena)
4. Who Knew (Live From Wembley Arena)
Click here to download "Dear Mr. President"
17 December 2007 // 9:00 PM
Top of the Flops is proud to announce an alliance with another fun pop music blog! Confessions of a Puta is a sexy little blog who has recently filled itself with TONS of J.Lo - and I looooove me some J.Lo!
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Sarah Connor | Bounce (2003)
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"Bounce" is a track by German singer Sarah Connor. Released in Germany in 2003, the single hit the Top 20 and was a moderate hit and was eventually released across Europe, charting within the Top 20 in almost every country.
In Winter of 2004, a pair of American DJs got ahold of a copy of the single and began playing it in heavy rotation. It was soon receiving huge US airplay and went on to chart at #54 on the Billboard Hot 100.
A self-titled compilation was released to coincide with the tracks' success but flopped miserably, charting at #106 on the Billboard albums chart.
1. Bounce (Kayrob Radio Mix)
2. Bounce (Jiggy Joint Radio Remix)
4. Bounce (Kayrob vs. Goldkind Remix)
5. Bounce (Jiggy Joint Club Remix)
For more information on Sarah Connor visit her official site, sarah-connor.com!
Click here to download "Bounce"
Labels: Sarah Connor
Backstreet Boys | Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) (1996)
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"Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart)" was the fifth single from the Backstreet Boys' first album. The track charted at #2 on the UK singles chart and topped the chart in Germany, Switzerland, Austria & the Phillipines. It is their highest-charting single in the US to date.
The single proved to be the boy band's biggest hit until 1999's "I Want it That Way."
1. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) (LP Version)
2. Lay Down Beside Me
Click here to download "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)"
Labels: Backstreet Boys, Boy Bands
Destiny's Child | Nasty Girl (2002)
16 December 2007 // 7:57 PM
"Nasty Girl" was a single released in 2002 by R&B supergroup Destiny's Child from their most successful album "Survivor." The single and remixes were timed to coincide with the release of their remix album "This is the Remix." The single was only released in Europe and went by fairly unnoticed.
1. Nasty Girl (Album Version)
2. Nasty Girl (Maurice's Nu Soul Radio Edit)
3. Nasty Girl (Azza's Nu Soul Mix)
Click here to download "Nasty Girl"
Labels: Beyonce, Destiny's Child, Girl Bands
Girls Aloud | Christmas Disc (2005)
15 December 2007 // 8:05 AM
In 2005 British girl band Girls Aloud released their third album, "Chemistry," to rave reviews. Fans who were lucky enough to buy the album within the first couple weeks of release could purchase the limited edition Christmas version of the album featuring eight brand-new holiday songs.
Now as a Christmas treat, we're bringing you the Christmas album that fans have dubbed "Christmastry." Enjoy!
1. I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday
2. I Wanna Kiss You So (Christmas In A Nutshell)
3. Jingle Bell Rock
4. Not Tonight Santa
5. White Christmas
6. Count the Days
7. Christmas Round at Ours
8. Merry Xmas Everybody
For more information on Girls Aloud visit their official site, !
Click here to download "Chemistry: Christmas Disc"
Labels: Girl Bands, Girls Aloud
Beyoncé - Listen (2006)
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Destiny's Child star turned solo artist Beyoncé landed a prime role in the screen adaptation of the Broadway phenom "Dreamgirls" and, in turn, recorded the entire films' soundtrack. "Listen" was released as the first single from the film's soundtrack album on December 5, 2006 in the US and on February 19, 2007 in the UK. It was nominated for both the 2007 Golden Globe Award and the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song. The song was one of four new compositions written especially for the film version of "Dreamgirls," and is not present in the original 1981 Broadway production.
Beyoncé scored positive reviews for "Listen," with most reviewers praising her range and intensity. USA Today suggested "Listen" as one of the tracks off the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack to download, stating that "Beyoncé delivers some of her fiercest singing yet." Entertainment Weekly was less impressed, describing "Listen" as "an inspirational ballad about 'the song in my heart,' which builds to an enormous schlock-opera climax" and "gloopy."
Beyoncé performed "Listen" at the 2007 49th Annual Grammy Awards. At the 79th Academy Awards held the same year, Beyoncé performed the song as a duet with her Dreamgirls co-star Jennifer Hudson.
2. Irreplaceable (DJ Speedy Remix)
Click here to download "Listen"
Labels: Beyonce, Girl Bands
Dannii Minogue | So Under Pressure (2006)
14 December 2007 // 5:36 PM
In 2006, after a fifteen-year floptastic career in the music business, Aussie diva Dannii Minogue released a compilation of her biggest hit singles alongside a few brand-new tracks thrown in for good measure. One of those new tracks was "So Under Pressure," a quirky and innovatice dance tune helmed by AATW production team LMC. Dannii claims the track was written about her sister's ordeal with breast cancer. The track debuted at #20 on the UK singles chart and fell to #60 the following week, spending only two weeks in the Top 75. Ouch!
Many people believe Dannii's sister (Karly? Keelee?) is the bigger talent and more successful Minogue sibling... but Dannii is the undeniable Queen of Clubs - with more #1 UK dance hits than anyone else in history!
"So Under Pressure" is another CD that I was lucky enough to have signed & am I proud to have it in my collection!
1. So Under Pressure (SoulSeekerz Extended)
2. So Under Pressure (LMC Extended)
3. So Under Pressure (Express Theory Mix)
4. So Under Pressure (SoulSeekerz Dub)
5. So Under Pressure (Radio Edit)
6. Feel Like I Do
For more information on Dannii visit her official site, danniimusic.com!
Click here to download "So Under Pressure"
Labels: Dannii Minogue
LeAnn Rimes | The Best of Remixed (2004)
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In 1998 LeAnn Rimes burst onto the UK music scene with the smash hit "How Do I Live." Since then, LeAnn's singles have been remixed by high-profile DJs and remixers such as Graham Stack, Thunderpuss, Dave Audé, Almighty, Riva and more, with the remixes proving to be as popular as the originals. The Graham Stack mix of "Can't Fight the Moonlight" was in fact the US hit version of the single.
The remix album brings together the best of LeAnn's mixes from 1998-2004 plus an a cappella version of the Judy Garland classic "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" performed at G-A-Y in January of 2004.
I was lucky enough to have LeAnn sign my copy of the album earlier this year.
1. Can't Fight the Moonlight (Latino Mix)
2. Soon (Graham Stack Radio Edit)
3. I Need You (Dave Audé Radio Edit)
4. But I Do Love You (Almighty Radio Edit)
5. We Can (Widelife Radio Edit)
6. Last Thing On My Mind (Metro Mix) - Ronan Keating & LeAnn Rimes
7. Suddenly (Riva Radio Edit)
8. Sittin' On Top of the World (Aurora Borealis Radio Edit)
9. Right Kind of Wrong (Graham Stack Radio Edit)
10. You Are (Bertoldo Radio Edit)
11. Tic Toc (Thunderpuss Radio Edit)
12. How Do I Live (Mr. Mig Radio Edit)
13. Life Goes On (Peter Amato Radio Edit)
14. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (A cappella Version)
Click here to download "The Best of Remixed"
Tin Tin Out feat. Emma Bunton | What I Am (1999)
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"What I Am" was Baby Spice Emma Bunton's first outing as a solo artist. Released as a collaboration with production team Tin Tin Out, the song had major competition from Emma's former bandmate Geri Halliwell. Both sides denied that the clash was deliberate and wished each other well in the chart battle. Geri resorted to flaunting a celebrity fling with DJ Chris Evans for publicity. On the first day of sales, Geri was ahead by a slim 100 copies but managed to achieve the top spot by the end of the week, outselling Emma by 33,000 copies!
1. What I Am (Radio Version) - featuring Emma Bunton
2. What I Am (Gangstarr Remix) - featuring Emma Bunton
3. Weird (Save Yourself) - featuring Wendy Page
Click here to download "What I Am"
Labels: Emma Bunton, Girl Bands, Spice Girls
Steps | One for Sorrow (1999)
13 December 2007 // 11:28 AM
Steps were a five-piece boy/girl group based out of the UK from the late 1990s into 2000. One of their biggest chart successes, "One for Sorrow," was released in the US as part of the soundtrack to the teen romantic comedy "Drive Me Crazy." Tony Moran remixed the track for its US release which was featured only on the films' soundtrack and the CD single. The band then opened for Britney Spears during the summer of 1999, performing "One for Sorrow" and a couple of their other biggest tracks.
When originally released in the UK it spent six weeks in the Top 20, selling almost 400,000 copies.
1. One for Sorrow (US Mix)
2. One for Sorrow (UK Mix)
Click here to download "One for Sorrow"
Labels: Boy Bands, Girl Bands, Steps
Holly Valance | State of Mind (2003)
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"State of Mind" was the first and only single to be released from Aussie soap star Holly Valance's sophomore album by the same name. The song was a dramatic shift in style in comparison to Holly's first few single releases. The song became her third Top 10 UK single, charting at #8 and peaked at #14 in Australia. Despite the relative success of the single, the album failed to chart within the Top 50 in either the UK or Australia.
Holly has not recorded or released music since.
1. State of Mind (Radio Edit)
2. State of Mind (Vertigo Remix)
3. State of Mind (Rhythm Shed Radio Edit)
4. State of Mind (Felix Da Housekatt Mx)
5. State of Mind (Extended Original)
Click here to download "State of Mind"
Labels: Holly Valance
12 December 2007 // 4:20 PM
Top of the Flops is proud to announce an alliance with another fun pop music blog! Confessions of a Tortillera is run by a great guy from Mexico who loves all kinds of trashy pop music - just like me!
Everyone should head over that way and download some MORE hot tunes!
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All Saints - Never Ever (1997)
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"Never Ever" was the second single released from All Saints' self-titled debut album. It became a mildly successful worldwide hit and was the first of five #1 singles in the UK for the group and reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. A total of 1,263,658 copies of the single were sold in the UK, making it their biggest hit to date. 770,000 copies were sold before it became #1 which makes it more than any single ever before in the UK chart history. The group won two BRIT Awards for "Never Ever" in 1998: Best Single and Best Video.
After the release of the "Never Ever" single the album stormed up the charts, although never reaching the #1 position. Since the sales were steady over a long period, it established All Saints as one of the most successful and bestselling girl groups ranking second to the Spice Girls in the UK and Europe.
1. Never Ever
2. Never Ever (Nice Hat Mix)
3. I Remember
Click here to download "Never Ever"
Labels: All Saints, Girl Bands
Paulina Rubio - Don't Say Goodbye (2002)
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Mexican singer Paulina Rubio for her start in a children's pop group called Timbiriche in the 1980s. But by the early 1990s she struck out on her own and began recording and releasing music specifically for the Latin American and South American markets. After the late 1990s Latin invasion in the US, many labels demanded their Spanish-speaking artists record crossover material. Rubio was no different. Her smash Spanish-language single "Yo Sigo Aquí" was recorded in English and received a small-scale release in various European countries in early 2001. It went by unnoticed but Universal were adament that Paulina record a full album of English material.
Paulina enlisted the help of the same crew who had put together her hit 2000 album "Paulina" to record English versions of various tracks from the album as well as a few new songs. The end result was the "Border Girl" album. Despite major TV promotion from both Paulina and the label, both the lead single, "Don't Say Goodbye," and the album flopped miserably. "Don't Say Goodbye" landed just outside the Top 40 in the US and peaked at #32 in the UK.
1. Don't Say Goodbye (Radio Edit)
2. Si Tu Te Vas (Radio Edit)
3. Don't Say Goodbye (Spanish Fly Radio Mix)
4. Fire (Sexy Dance) (Album Version)
Click here to download "Don't Say Goodbye"
Labels: Paulina Rubio, Spanish
Nelly Furtado - Turn Off the Light (2001)
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"Turn Off the Light" is the second single from Canadian singer Nelly Furtado's first album, Whoa, Nelly! The single peaked at #4 on the UK singles chart and#5 on the Billboard Hot 100, her highest chart position until her 2006 single "Promiscuous" reached #1. A remix featuring rappers Ms. Jade and Timbaland was released, and a dance remix reached #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.
Furtado, who cited a song by the Canadian band Big Sugar as the inspiration for "Turn Off the Light", has described it as "a real song ... Though I may seem so independent and stuff, blah, blah, blah, when I turn out the light at night I can get lonely just like everybody else. Maybe that's why it's such a good song and everyone is responding to it – because it's real. Just a song with a fun, hooky chorus."
1. Turn Off the Light (Remix) - featuring Ms. Jade & Timbaland
2. Turn Off the Light (Radio Edit)
3. Turn Off the Light (Sunshine Reggae Mix)
Click here to download "Turn Off the Light"
Labels: Nelly Furtado
Shakira | The One (2002)
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"The One" was the fourth English-language single from Shakira's 2001 crossover album "Laundry Service," written by Shakira and Glen Ballard. The album version was bumped in favor of the Glen Ballard remix, which was used for the music video and radio play.
The single failed to crack the Top 40 in the US but was a Top 20 hit throughout Europe and Australia.
1. The One (Glen's Mix)
2. The One (Album Version)
3. Whenever, Wherever (Hammad Belly Dance Mix)
4. Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango) (GigiDagostinoTangoRemix)
Click here to download "The One"
Labels: Shakira, Spanish
Melanie B | Hot (2000)
11 December 2007 // 11:41 AM
Melanie B - better known as Scary Spice - had her first taste of solo success in 1998 when Missy Elliott was putting together the soundtrack for the film "Why Do Fools Fall In Love." Missy had written a tune called "I Want You Back" that she wanted Mel to sing that ended up charting at #1 in the UK and sold 222,800 copies.
She again dabbled with the hip-hop sound in 2000, recording a cover of the classic track "Word Up" with Missy's producer and friend Timbaland. The song was a miserable flop, failing to crack the UK Top 10.
Despite the setback, Virgin Records tossed Melanie back into the studio to cut a solo album. Sisqo, Darkchild, Jam & Lewis and Missy Elliott were all involved in putting together the album. With such musical heavyweights, one would think that the album would've been a surefire smash. However, the first single, "Tell Me," kept getting moved around to avoid competition, setting the album back. When released, it debuted at #28 on the UK album charts and sank like a stone.
The album was set to be released in the US with a different set of singles and be re-released in the UK to pick up sales. The third single to be released from the album, "Lullaby," limped into the UK singles chart at #13 and Melanie was subsequently dropped from Virgin Records.
I was lucky enough to have my copy of this floptacular album signed by Melanie in 2002!
1. Feels So Good
2. Tell Me
3. Hell No
6. Step Inside
7. ABC 123 - featuring Screwface
8. I Believe
9. I Want You Back - featuring Missy Elliott
10. Pack Your Sh*t - featuring Eric Williams
11. Feel Me Now
Click here to download "Hot"
Labels: Girl Bands, Melanie B, Spice Girls
Jennifer Lopez | Feelin' So Good (2000)
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In 1999, movie star Jennifer Lopez began her venture into the music industry. Her debut album "On the 6" went on to be certified three times platinum in the US and platinum in the UK.
Jennifer wanted "Feelin' So Good" to be released as the first single from the album, but as happens with many artists, she didn't get her wish. It was released as the fourth single from "On the 6" in March 2000 and peaked at #15 in the UK and #51 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1. Feelin' So Good (Radio Edit)
2. Feelin' So Good (HQ2 Radio Mix)
3. Feelin' So Good (Bad Boy Alternate Mix)
4. Feelin' So Good (Thunderpuss Radio Mix)
5. Feelin' So Good (Thunderpuss Club Mix)
6. Feelin' So Good (HQ2 Club Mix)
Click here to download "Feelin' So Good"
Labels: Jennifer Lopez, Spanish
Justin Timberlake | Señorita (2003)
10 December 2007 // 11:54 AM
"Señorita" was the fourth and final single to be released from boybander Justin Timberlake's debut solo album "Justified." Its baseline and basic instrumentals were licensed by Justin from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album. The lyrics, although different, were sung in a similar style to those on an old Jackson b-side.
The single didn't fare as well as his previous efforts, but being the fourth single from an album, that is to be expected. It peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #13 on the UK singles chart.
1. Señorita (Album Version)
2. Señorita (Instrumental)
3. Señorita (Eddie's Extended Club Mix)
4. Rock Your Body (Vasquez Club Anthem)
Click here to download "Señorita"
Labels: Boy Bands, Justin Timberlake
Kylie Minogue | In Your Eyes (2002)
08 December 2007 // 12:24 PM
Kylie Minogue was seeing the biggest international success of her career with the release of the smash single "Can't Get You Out of My Head," so it was only natural to keep up the momentum with another fun dance-pop number.
"In Your Eyes" was lifted as the second single from the "Fever" album and was originally scheduled to be released in January 2002 but radio was hesitant to lead go of "Head." When it was eventually released the week after Valentine's Day, it debuted at #3 in the UK singles chart, becoming Kylie's twenty-second Top 10 single. It remained on the chart for sixteen weeks and ended up topping the UK airplay chart. In Australia, the song was certified gold prior to its release on pre-sales only. Capitol Records skipped "In Your Eyes" in the US, moving right onto "Love at First Sight," the third international single from the album.
1. In Your Eyes
3. Good Like That
Click here to download "In Your Eyes"
Labels: Kylie Minogue
Geri Halliwell | Ride It (2004)
07 December 2007 // 5:23 PM
After a three-year hiatus from recording and releasing music, former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell returned to the studio to record her third album for EMI.
One of the first songs to be recorded was "Ride It." Produced by Quiz and Larossi and Ian Masterson, the track was a fun, camp dance tune that was sure to garner some attention.
EMI wanted to release Geri's cover of the Crystal Waters classic "100% Pure Love" and even commissioned mixes and a video concept. Geri was having none of this, however, and set everything up for "Ride It" to be released. Geri came up with the video concept, the choreography and promotional gimmicks.
Depsite her desperate for a fourth UK #1, she was trounced by Lemar, Destiny's Child and Girls Aloud - a band that Geri herself had helped to put together! The single limped into the charts at #4 and dropped only spent three weeks in the Top 20. "Ride It" went on to sell 51,400 copies, and was the 143rd best selling single of 2004.
1. Ride It (Radio Version)
2. Ride It (Hex Hector 7'' Mix)
3. Ride It (Ian Masterson Exended)
4. Ride It (Maloney Remix)
Click here to download "Ride It"
Labels: Geri Halliwell, Girl Bands, Spice Girls
La Toya Jackson | La Toya (1988)
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After the flop that was her 1986 Private-I album "Imagination," La Toya Jackson was snatched up by Germany's Teldec label. Record-producing powerhouses Full Force and Stock/Aitken/Waterman were brought in to create some class-A tunes for La Toya. Full Force brought four tracks to the table, which made up the first half of the record which primarily consisted of stong R&B beats, while S/A/W produced three on the second, pop-oriented half. La Toya has said in inteviews that she was dissatisfied with the final product because of her limited involvement.
The albums' first single, "(Ain't Nobody Loves You) Like I Do," was released in Europe only and peaked in the Top 20 of the German singles chart. The first worldwide release, "You're Gonna Get Rocked," didn't chart as high but became rather well-known in American R&B circles. No more noteable singles were released from the record. "You Blew," "Such a Wicked Love" and "Tell Me He Means Nothing to You at All" all received small-scale releases and bombed.
Despite the albums failure, many La Toya fans see it as one of her finest efforts, namely because of the high-profile contributors.
I was lucky enough to have Toy sign my copy of the album earlier this year.
1. You're Gonna Get Rocked
2. You Blew
3. Such A Wicked Love
4. If I Could Get To You - featuring John Pagano
5. Not Giving Up On Love
6. Turn On The Radio
7. Just Say No
8. Does It Really Matter
9. (Tell Me) She Means Nothing To You At All
10. (Ain't Nobody Loves You) Like I Do
For more information about La Toya, visit Church of La Toya, the biggest and best La Toya fansite out there!
Click here to download "La Toya"
Labels: Jacksons, La Toya Jackson