Monday, September 04, 2006

Christina Aguilera / Candyman (Aug. 20 - Aug. 26)

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Most listened 10 songs in this period (Aug. 20 - Aug. 26) out of
5,283 songs (as of August 26, 06) stored in my iTunes & iPod !!

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Rank Name// Artist// Album// Genre
01. Ready To Die// Andrew W. K.// I Get Wet// Alternative & Punk
02. Intro (Back To Basics)// Christina Aguilera// Back To Basics// R&B
03. Back In The Day// Christina Aguilera// Back To Basics// R&B
04. Candyman// Christina Aguilera// Back To Basics// R&B
05. Nasty Naughty Boy// Christina Aguilera// Back To Basics// R&B
06. Makes Me Wanna Pray// Christina Aguilera// Back To Basics// R&B
07. 20th Century Boy// Def Leppard// Yeah!// Rock
08. Waterloo Sunset// Def Leppard// Yeah!// Rock
09. Bring Me To Life// Evanescence// Fallen// Metal
10. Taking Over Me// Evanescence// Fallen// Metal
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This week's pick!!

Rank Name// Artist// Album// Genre

04. Candyman//
Christina Aguilera// Back To Basics// R&B


This week's pick is "Candyman" from Christina Aguilera's new album "Back To Basics",
which got number one in Billboard Album Chart.

Easy to imagine from title of this album "Back To Basics", she packed up a lot her musical roots into it.

Those roots are Soul, Jazz, and Blues in 1920 - 1940.

"Candyman" also makes you enjoy those tastes.

There's good old days' tastes you can hear from an old noisy radio.
But there's edgey sounds and arranges there as well.

Christina's awesomely powerful voice and talents for singing are creating genuine songs.

I feel THAT.

Must-Listen song and album.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Papa Roach / Scars (Aug. 13 - Aug. 19)

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Most listened 10 songs in this period (Aug. 13 - Aug. 19) out of
5,283 songs (as of August 19, 06) stored in my iTunes & iPod !!

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Rank Name// Artist// Album// Genre
01. Still I Belong To You// Gotthard// One Team One Spirit// Rock
02. Since I Don't Have You// Guns N' Roses// The Spaghetti Incident// Rock
03. Scars// Papa Roach// Getting Away With Murder// Metal
04. Walk Away// Pretty Maids// Scream// Rock
05. Here Without You// 3 Doors Down// Away From the Sun// Rock
06. Here By Me// 3 Doors Down// Away From the Sun// Rock
07. Say What I Wanna Say// Alias// Alias// Rock
08. The Power// Alias// Alias// Rock
09. Jane Doe// Alicia Keys// Songs In A Minor// R&B
10. Goodbye// Alicia Keys// Songs In A Minor// R&B

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This week's pick!!

Rank Name// Artist// Album// Genre

03. Scars// Papa Roach// Getting Away With Murder// Metal


This week's pick is a Papa Roach's power ballad.

The title of this song is

"Scars"

Their comfortable loudness and shout make me connect with "scars" and sound sadly in my ears.

They sing

"And our scars remind us that the past is real"

This song is about broken-hearted guy, but reminds me of these things.


Everbody has songs that remind them of a certain period of time.

The moment you failed to do something
The moment you enjoyed your youth
The moment you lost your love
The moment you worked out something

Songs that remind you of those moments...

This "Scars" makes me to know I have those and had those moments.

Papa Roach's 4th Album "The Paramour Sessions" will be out on Sept. 12.


Lookin' forward to it.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Bon Jovi / Runaway (July 02 - August 12)

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Most listened 10 songs in this period (July 02 - August 12) out of
5,283 songs (as of August 12, 06) stored in my iTunes & iPod !!

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Rank Name// Artist// Album// Genre
01. Runaway// Bon Jovi// Bon Jovi// Rock
02. Have A Nice Day// Bon Jovi// Have A Nice Day// Rock
03. Welcome To Wherever You Are// Bon Jovi// Have A Nice Day// Rock
04. Story Of My Life// Bon Jovi// Have A Nice Day// Rock
05. I'd Die For You// Bon Jovi// Slippery When Wet// Rock Pop
06. More Than Meets The Eye// Europe// Rock The Night ~The Very Best OF Europe// Rock
07. Savin' Me// Nickelback// All The Right Reasons// Rock
08. How you remind me// Nickelback// Silver Side Up// Rock Pop
09. Someday// Nickelback// The Long Road// Rock
10. Believe It Or Not// Nickelback// The Long Road// Rock

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This month's pick!!

Rank Name// Artist// Album// Genre

01. Runaway// Bon Jovi// Bon Jovi// Rock


Due to Bon Jovi's Stadium Tour (joined both July 19th and 29th at Giants Stadium),

*Bon Jovi : 5 songs

*Nickelback (Special Guest) : 4 songs

The list was a little biased this time....


And "This month's pick" is "Runaway", which is Bon Jovi's debut single.

This song, which has an intro with impressive sound of keyboard, was out 22 years ago,
but it had its great aura on this tour.

On this tour, Jon introduced this song like taking a time machine...

"2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000...... 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983 and Stop!!"

"I went to radio stations with this song's demo and I asked DJ to play this song and I said 'I'm gonna be a
Rock n' Roll Star!!'"

This reminded me again that Bon Jovi's history had begun with this song.

So I'm facing this song with deep emotion right now more than before.


And its PV had an impact at that time,
(I don't think it was good PV...)

cuz a woman, we called her "Runaway Woman" flames from her eyes and dances a little bit sexily.


Bon Jovi - Runaway


"Ooh, she's a little runaway"


My many feelings has been packed into this "Runaway".

Monday, August 07, 2006

Daniel Powter / Bad Day (May 28 - July 01)

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Most listened 10 songs in this period (May 28 - July 01) out of
5,213 songs (as of July 01, 06) stored in my iTunes & iPod !!

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Rank Name// Artist// Album// Genre
01. Have A Nice Day// Bon Jovi// Have A Nice Day// Rock
02. Too Late// Nuno Bettencourt & The Mourning Widows// Mourning Widows// Rock
03. Scars// Papa Roach// Getting Away With Murder// Metal
04. My World// 3 Doors Down// Seventeen Days// Rock
05. Drowing// Backstreet Boys// The Hits: Chapter One// Pop
06. Yesterday// The Beatles// 1// Rock
07. Stick To Your Guns// Bon Jovi// New Jersey// Rock
08. Dirrty (Featuring Redman)// Christina Aguilera// Stripped// Pop
09. Bad Day// Daniel Powter// Daniel Powter// Pop
10. Out Of Control// Hoobastank// The Reason// Metal
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This month's pick!!

Rank Name// Artist// Album// Genre

09. Bad Day// Daniel Powter// Daniel Powter// Pop

June, I was keeping busy with FIFA World Cup in Germany.

June, I felt down about what Japan National Team did there.

This song has encouraged me to try to think "Next game", and "Next World Cup", let me make a step forward every time I felt down.

like this,

"Because you had a bad day"

Daniel is singing that pretty lyrics like talking to me by his melancholy voice but fefreshing voice.

It'll set you free from your downs tenderly.

When you think, "Oh shit!! Nothing goes well. I don't know why??" please try to remember this song, and let set you free!!

Daniel Powter- Bad Day

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Jasy Andrews / I'll Be There For You (May 21 - May 27)

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Most listened 10 songs in this week (May 21 - May 27) out of
5,213 songs (as of May 27, 06) stored in my iTunes & iPod !!

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Rank Name// Artist// Album// Genre
01. Never Say Goodbye// Andrew Walker// Always: A Millennium Tribute To Bon Jovi// Rock
02. Always// Colie Brice// Always: A Millennium Tribute To Bon Jovi// Rock
03. Livin' On A Prayer// Derrick Lefevre// Always: A Millennium Tribute To Bon Jovi// Rock
04. It's My Life// The Issues// Always: A Millennium Tribute To Bon Jovi// Rock
05. I'll Be There For You// Jasy Andrews// Always: A Millennium Tribute To Bon Jovi// Rock
06. Blaze Of Glory// Richard Kendrick// Always: A Millennium Tribute To Bon Jovi// Rock
07. Wanter Dead Or Alove// Tony Janflone Jr.// Always: A Millennium Tribute To Bon Jovi// Rock
08. Runaway// Alex Mitchell// An All Star Tribute To Bon Jovi// Rock
09. Welcome To Wherever You Are// Colby Veil// An All Star Tribute To Bon Jovi// Rock
10. Runaway// Colie Brice// Always: A Millennium Tribute To Bon Jovi// Rock
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This week's pick!!

Rank Name// Artist// Album// Genre

05. I'll Be There For You// Jasy Andrews// Always: A Millennium Tribute To Bon Jovi// Rock


I listened to 2 tribute albums to "Bon Jovi" and compared them this week.

"Always: A Millennium Tribute To Bon Jovi"

and

"An All Star Tribute To Bon Jovi"


"Always: A Millennium Tribute To Bon Jovi"
can meet what buyers want to have from tribute albums like this.

"An All Star Tribute To Bon Jovi"
collected artists whose genres are almost same.

On the other hand,
"Always: A Millennium Tribute To Bon Jovi"
collected artists from rock, blues, and pops.


From this album,
"I'll Be There For You" performed by "Jasy Andrews" who is only female artist joining this tribute album.

This "I'll Be There For You" cuts a conspicuous figure because of female voice, a piano accompaniment, and an arrangement, which is not bad, and it made me feel like I want to listen again.

It has kinda gentleness cuz maybe she added female's understanding to an original one written by males. (of course, by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora)

How about comparing this version with the original version??

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Hoobastank / Without A Fight (May 14 - May 20)

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Most listened 10 songs in this week (May 14 - May 20) out of
5,160 songs (as of May 20, 06) stored in my iTunes & iPod !!

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Rank Name// Artist// Album// Genre
01. Moving Forward// Hoobastank// Every Man For Himself// Rock
02. Inside Of You// Hoobastank// Every Man For Himself// Rock
03. The First Of Me// Hoobastank// Every Man For Himself// Rock
04. If I Were You// Hoobastank// Every Man For Himself// Rock
05. Without A Fight// Hoobastank// Every Man For Himself// Rock
06. If Only// Hoobastank// Every Man For Himself// Rock
07. Have A Nice Day// Bon Jovi// Have A Nice Day// Rock
08. Last Man Standing// Bon Jovi// Have A Nice Day// Rock
09. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night (Live)// Bon Jovi// Welcome To Wherever You Are EP// Rock
10. Angel// The Corrs// Borrowed Heaven// Pop
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This week's pick!!

Rank Name// Artist// Album// Genre

05. Without A Fight// Hoobastank// Every Man For Himself// Rock


This comes from "Hoobastank's" 3rd album.

The former album "The Reason" made a great success worldwide,
but for me, personaly, I cannot forget that 1st album impacted me so bad
when I listened to it at a listening machine at Tower Records.

"Hoobastank" had been my Heavy Rotation for a while.

First I listened to this 3rd album, I felt that it lost its speed their songs had before
in both 1st and 2nd albums.

But this "Without A Fight" seems to inherit that speed they used to have.

As might be expected, thier melody is great!!

But as an album, it seems not to have structual ideas.
I mean, it is kinda flat.

And I felt "?"

I'm wondering if they wanted to try changing??

This album must be something I need to continue to listen to for a while,
and I will find something changed good in new songs.

Anyway, what a bad design of this album jacket!!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Guns N' Roses / You're Crazy (May 07 - May 13)

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Most listened 10 songs in this week (May 7 - May 13) out of
5,146 songs (as of May 13, 06) stored in my iTunes & iPod !!

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Rank Name// Artist// Album// Genre
01. Save Me// American Hi-Fi// Art Of Losing // Rock
02. the apl song// The Black Eyed Peas// elephunk// Hip Hop/Rap
03. I Don't Like Mondays feat. Bob Geldof (Live)// Bon Jovi// These Days Bonus CD// Rock
04. Chasing the sun// The Calling// Two// Rock
05. All The Love In The World// The Corrs// Best Of The Corrs// Pop
06. Don't Piss Me Off// David Lee Roth// The Best// Rock
07. Janie's Not Alone// Gotthard// One Team One Spirit// Rock
08. You're Crazy// Guns N' Roses// G N' R Lies// Rock
09. Never So It Coming// Hoobastank// The Reason// Rock
10. Highway To Hell (Live From Germany)// Maroon 5// 1.22.03.Acoustic// Rock
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This week's pick!!

Rank Name// Artist// Album// Genre

08. You're Crazy// Guns N' Roses// G N' R Lies// Rock

It's been reported more than 10 years that "Chinese Democracy" (New Album) had been recorded and would be out.

There is also a rumor that it would be out within this year, though...

"You're Crazy" is a song from that "Guns N' Roses" 2nd album (1988 released).

This is the "acoustic version" of the same song that is from 1st album "Appetite For Destruction".

Slower than the "original version, and it has kinda laziness in a good way,
but that laziness makes it cool.

This song makes me get a picture that those guys have a drink at a bar and feel better and start to play.

Playing in the dark, drinking Jack Daniel's, and smoking.

What I'm saying is that kind of laziness....

I cannot imagine that those guys get together and have a drink....

Well, let's wait but not pay much attention to if "Chinese Democracy" would be out within this year.


"Velvet Revolver's" new album might be released before it is out, though....