Another Way To Die – The New 007 Theme

Posted in Music Downloads, music news, Single Reviews with tags , , , , , , on September 22, 2008 by kv

Alicia Keys and The White Stripes’ frontman Jack White have teamed up to come up with the first ever duet in the theme songs of James Bond films. The track is titled “Another Way To Die” which premiered its first ever radio airplay on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 1 slot in the UK. 

The single will be available in a 7″ vinyl CD to become available on US stands on September 30, 2008 while looking at an October 6 release in the UK.

Sources say that the song is a bit quite a mess. The song has garnered mixed reviews from listeners according to NewsBeat. It is not comparable to past bond hits such as Diamonds are Forever but is a bit resemblance to the effort done by Chris Cornell in Casino Royale. Well, it’s up for you to decide wether its a mess or not.

 

Will Young – Changes

Posted in Single Reviews with tags , , , on September 22, 2008 by kv

Since his phenomenal win in Britain’s Pop Idol way back in the early 2000s, there’s so much going on to Mr. Will Young. This time around, having been away from the charts for nearly two-and-a-half years, he’s taking no chances, leading with a very tasteful, very adult pop song.

“Changes” his latest release after 2 years is a comeback hit pretty much the same tune to James Morrison’s “You Give Me Something”. With all that chorus and musical arrangement, It’s really not that coincidental that the two songs are written by the same person.

“Changes” enters a mellow first part with a little bit of eroticity in it and eventually enters a big chorus that is just infectious as his other hits were. It’s a statement that 2008 is the year of the comebacks. Wonder why so many artists are having their careers risen from the ashes this year? 

Will Young’s new material isn’t much a prospect #1 hit but with an impressive #10 debut this week, he might actually sneak his way onto the top if given the chance. 

RELEASED: September 15, 2008

RATING: 3/5

TRACKLISTING:

Changes 4-Track Promo

  1. Chris Lake Vocal (7:07)
  2. Chris Lake Dub (7:07)
  3. Superbass Remix (6:40)
  4. Superbass dub (6:09)

Changes 1-Track Promo

  1. Radio Edit

UK CD-Single

  1. Changes
  2. Let it Go

UK Download Bundle

  1. Changes (Radio Edit)

UK Charts: 21.09.2008

Posted in music news with tags , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2008 by kv

Kings of Leon makes it 2 weeks in a row at the top with their brand new single “Sex On Fire” which is off from their latest LP titled “Only By Night” in stores in Australia last September 20 and hits UK stores September 22.

Katy Perry hangs on the second position while the Pussycat Dolls’ “When I Grow Up” climbs back to 3. 

The dolls are off to a good start as their latest LP “DOLL DOMINATION” hits stores September 22 (UK), September 23 (USA). Will they make it to #1 next week? 

McFly soars from 23 to 4 this week with their latest single “Lies” which is also off from their latest LP “Radio: Active” which hits stores also today.

Gym Class Heroes enters the top 10 with “Cookie Jar” which soars to top 6.

Notable new entries in the top 20 are: Will Young’s first single after 2 years titled “Changes” and Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson with Spotlight” entering at 10 and 15 respectively.

Meanwhile, in the albums chart Metallica holds on to top spot preventing a possible #1 debut of Ne-Yo’s Year of the Gentleman which settles at 2. Rihanna sticks at 3 with the reloaded edition of her album.

The Cosmos Rocks, a collaboration between Queen and former Free singer Paul Rodgers, enters at five.

Here are the top 10 in full:

SINGLES:

1. (1) Kings Of Leon: ‘Sex On Fire’
2. (2) Katy Perry: ‘I Kissed A Girl’
3. (4) Pussycat Dolls: ‘When I Grow Up’
4. (23) McFly: ‘Lies’
5. (5) Rihanna: ‘Disturbia’
6. (12) Gym Class Heroes ft. The Dream: ‘Cookie Jar’
7. (8) Madcon: ‘Beggin’
8. (7) The Script: ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’
9. (14) Ne-Yo: ‘Miss Independent’
10. (-) Will Young: ‘Changes’

ALBUMS:

1. (1) Metallica: ‘Death Magnetic’
2. (-) Ne-Yo: ‘Year Of The Gentleman’
3. (3) Rihanna: ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’
4. (5) Duffy: ‘Rockferry’
5. (-) Queen + Paul Rodgers: ‘The Cosmos Rocks’
6. (2) Glasvegas: ‘Glasvegas’
7. (-) The Streets: ‘Everything Is Borrowed’
8. (7) Elbow: ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’
9. (6) The Script: ‘The Script’
10. (4) The Verve: ‘Forth’

comple the UK charts HERE.

James Morrison – You Make It Real

Posted in Music Downloads, Single Reviews with tags , , , , , on September 19, 2008 by kv

Last August 10, 2008 I posted the news that James Morrison is releasing a single off from his sophomore album titled “Songs For You, Truths For Me”. His single “You Make It Real” is going to be released September 22, 2008.

“You Make It Real” is still a proof that James is still in his element. Strings, soulful vocals and of course, appreciative lyrics. It isn’t quite a bad song but not the same as the ones he did in the past like “You Give Me Something” and “Wonderful World”. It’s a husky, squeaky clean ballad that reminds every guy how wonderful to have a girlfriend or somesort. The disappointment of the song is that it lacks the big chorus that just storms every radio station and the girls fall in love with.  But still, let’s wait for his sophomore album when it hit stores a week after the release of Morrison’s 6th single.

Nonetheless, James is still in his distinct element that made us fall in love with his first releases. For some, it still maybe just some sleepy stuff that you want to hear to make you sleep. But he ain’t going to sell like 2 million albums if all of the buyers want is some sleepy shit. 

RELEASED: September 22, 2008

RATING: 3/5

TRACKLISTING:

 

International edition
01. You Make It Real
02. Sitting On A Platform
Released on September 22, 2008

Enhanced edition
01. You Make It Real
02. Sitting On A Platform
03. Movin’ On
04. You Make It Real (live @ Air Studios)
05. You Make It Real (music video)

CREDITS: jamesmorrisonfan.wordpress.com for the image

VIDEO:

Leona Lewis : “Forgive Me” Music Video

Posted in music news with tags , , , , , on September 16, 2008 by kv

 

 

 

click HERE. for the latest music video for Leona Lewis’ fourth UK Single titled “Forgive Me”

The song will be released November 3 (UK).

It will also be included on the deluxe edition of her album Spirit which will hit stores November 17th.

UK Charts: 14.09.2008

Posted in music news with tags , , , , , , , on September 15, 2008 by kv

US four-piece band KINGS of LEON ended Katy Perry’s 5-week reign with their brand new single “Sex on Fire” which ousted Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” and landed at #2.

Cliff Richard, bidding to become the only artist to top the chart in six consecutive decades, has to settle for the number three spot with ‘Thank You For A Lifetime’.

Miley Cyrus climbs to 11 from 14 with “See You Again” and Gym Class Heroes ascends to 12 with “Cookie Jar”.

Meanwhile, in the Albums Chart, Metallica rises to top on the UK Albums Chart with their “Death Magnetic” album while Scottish rock band Glasvegas enters at #2 with their self-titled debut album. Last week’s #1 The Verve falls to #4 with their second #1 album in the UK “Forth”.

SINGLES:

1. (-) Kings Of Leon: ‘Sex On Fire’
2. (1) Katy Perry: ‘I Kissed A Girl’
3. (-) Cliff Richard: ‘Thank You For A Lifetime’
4. (3) Pussycat Dolls: ‘When I Grow Up’
5. (4) Rihanna: ‘Disturbia’
6. (2) Eric Prydz: ‘Pjanoo’
7. (5) The Script: ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’
8. (6) Madcon: ‘Beggin’
9. (7) Kid Rock: ‘All Summer Long’
10. (8) Biffy Clyro: ‘Mountains’

ALBUMS:

1. (-) Metallica: ‘Death Magnetic’
2. (-) Glasvegas: ‘Glasvegas’
3. (5) Rihanna: ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’
4. (1) The Verve: ‘Forth’
5. (4) Duffy: ‘Rockferry’
6. (2) The Script: ‘The Script’
7. (-) Elbow: ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’
8. (3) Michael Jackson: ‘King Of Pop’
9. (6) Abba: ‘Gold – Greatest Hits’
10. (9) Coldplay: ‘Viva La Vida’

complete the UK Charts HERE.

Sugababes – “Girls” video

Posted in music news with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2008 by kv