Saturday, December 31, 2011

EIGHT DAYS A WEEK ~ THE BEATLES

"Eight Days a Week" is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, based on Paul's original idea, recorded by The Beatles and released on their December 1964 album Beatles for Sale. "Eight Days a Week" is the first song which The Beatles took into the studio unfinished to work on the arrangement during the session, which would later become common. The song was mainly recorded in two recording sessions on 6 October devoted exclusively to this song, which lasted nearly seven hours with a fifteen-minute break in between. Lennon and McCartney tried several ideas for the intro and outro of the song. The first take featured a simple acoustic guitar introduction. The second take introduced an "oo"-ing vocal that was experimented with until the sixth take, when it was abandoned in favour of the final guitar intro. The final outro (along with unused intro takes) was recorded separately on 18 October. The final version of the song incorporated another Beatles' first and pop music rarity: the song begins with a fade-in, as opposed to the common fade-out ending. The instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums, bass and overdubbed handclaps. The fade-in and coda both include more guitar overdubs.

Friday, December 30, 2011

SHE'S A WOMAN ~ THE BEATLES

"She's a Woman" is a song by The Beatles. It was released as the B-side to "I Feel Fine" in 1964, their last single release that year. It reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 from frequent airplay. The song, penned by Paul McCartney (though credited to Lennon–McCartney), was his attempt at imitating the vocal style of Little Richard. This is why the song is in such a high register, even for McCartney's tenor range. Some takes of the song (especially recordings of live concerts) feature an extended outro. John Lennon was quoted as saying, "We were so excited to say 'turn me on' --you know, about marijuana and all that... using it as an expression." The structure of the song is fairly simple, with the melody carried mostly by McCartney's voice. His bass and a backing piano produce a countermelody, with Lennon's guitar playing chords on the backbeat. During the first verse, the piano also plays chords on the upbeats. George Harrison plays a bright guitar solo during the middle eight. The Beatles started including the song in their live shows in 1965.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I FEEL FINE ~ THE BEATLES

"I Feel Fine" is a riff-driven rock song written by John Lennon (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and released in 1964 by The Beatles as the A-side of their eighth British single. The song is notable for the use of feedback on a recording for the first time by any musician. The single reached the top of the British charts on 12 December of that year, displacing The Rolling Stones' "Little Red Rooster," and remained there for five weeks. It also reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1964. The B-side was "She's a Woman"."I Feel Fine" was the first of six number one songs in a row on the American charts, a record at the time. The subsequent singles were "Eight Days a Week", "Ticket to Ride", "Help!", "Yesterday", and "We Can Work It Out". The record was equalled by The Bee Gees in 1979 and surpassed by Whitney Houston in 1988.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

SLOWDOWN ~ THE BEATLES

"Slow Down" is a 24-bar blues written and performed by Larry Williams. Released as a single in 1958, it was a rhythm and blues hit that influenced the growing Rock & Roll movement of the time. The Beatles covered the song early in their career and eventually recorded a version and released it on their Long Tall Sally EP single in the UK. Not long after, the song was released in the U.S. on its own, as the B-side of 1964's "Matchbox" single (also a 12-bar blues, from the Long Tall Sally EP), reaching #25 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also included in the 1988 Past Masters and 1994 Live at the BBC compilation albums.Ian MacDonald criticised the performance as "one of the Beatles' least successful rock-and-roll covers", lacking "bottom, drive and basic cohesion" and stated that "[Lennon's] guitar solo is embarrassing and the sound balance a shambles". He also pointed out the edit at 1:14 whereupon the piano momentarily disappears and McCartney's bass becomes inaudible. Starr can likewise be heard to lose time during the song.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

MATCHBOX ~ THE BEATLES

"Matchbox" is a rock and roll and rockabilly song written by Carl Perkins and first recorded by him at Sun Records in December 1956 and released on February 11, 1957 as a 45 single on Sun Records. It has become one of Perkins' best-known recordings. Perkins' "Matchbox" has been followed by many cover versions, notably by The Beatles. The Beatles were fans of Perkins and began performing the song circa 1961. Their then-drummer, Pete Best, performed the lead vocals, but no studio recording featuring Best singing the song is known to exist although a live recording with Best on vocals does exist. In 1962, John Lennon sang the song during a performance at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; a recording of this exists and was included on Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962. The next year, the Beatles performed "Matchbox" with Ringo Starr on lead vocals for their BBC radio show, and this version would be included on the Live at the BBC album. Starr also got to sing lead vocals on it when it was recorded in 1964.

Monday, December 26, 2011

IF I FELL ~ THE BEATLES

"If I Fell" is a song by The Beatles which first appeared in 1964 on the album A Hard Day's Night in the United Kingdom and on the North American album Something New. It was written by John Lennon, but credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song is notable for its unusual structure, which includes an unrepeated introductory section sung by Lennon, followed by sequential verse sections, each having a slightly expanded form, but with no obvious chorus or bridge section. The demo version (just John on acoustic guitar) from early 1964, does include the introduction, as well as an alternate ending. The remainder of the song features a two-part harmony, sung by Lennon and McCartney together into a single microphone at their suggestion, with Lennon singing the lower harmony while McCartney sings the higher one. It also features intricate chord changes. "If I Fell" was a part of the Beatles repertoire during the Beatles' US and Canadian tour in 1964. The group typically performed the song faster than the studio version, and Lennon and McCartney often sang it with barely suppressed laughter. On more than one occasion it was introduced as "If I Fell Over"

Sunday, December 25, 2011

AND I LOVE HER ~ THE BEATLES

"And I Love Her" is a song recorded by The Beatles, written mainly by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney). The fifth track on their third album, A Hard Day's Night, it was released 20 July 1964 with "If I Fell" as a single by Capitol Records in the United States, reaching #12 in Billboard. The Beatles performed "And I Love Her" just once outside of Abbey Road Studios. On 14 July 1964 they played it for an edition of the BBC's Top Gear radio show, which was broadcasted two days later. A majority of this song switches back and forth between the key of E and its relative minor C#m. It also changes keys altogether just before the solo, to F. It ends on the parallel major of the key of F's relative minor, D. This technique is known as tierce de Picardie .The song was written mainly by McCartney, though John Lennon claimed in an interview with Playboy that his major contribution was the middle eight section ("A love like ours/Could never die/As long as I/Have you near me"). It is revealed by Paul McCartney in George Harrison: Living in the Material World that Harrison came up with the main riff. As with many Beatles songs, this has been covered by many artists of varying style from R&B, crooner, pop and even grunge.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Making You Business Visible Online

Are you planning to start a business online? Well, you better start it now because we are lucky enough that there are now many ways of forms of online marketing that can boost your sales. Making your business visible online is a such a difficult task because the competition in the web market gets tougher and tougher everyday. But of course if you are aware about the so called SEO or Search Engine Optimization, I'm sure you can raise up above and let the online world know the products that you are selling with no ease. But of course, learning SEO might take some time to be able for you to perform it effectively.
Social Networking sites can be a major contributing factor as well to help your business grow. Facebook, in particular, can be very influential for your business. Gathering facebook likes is probably the easiest way to make your business extra popular and it's the easiest way to spread a word about your products or services. However, gathering Facebook page likes can be a bit challenging since we cannot please everyone to like our pages not unless you will avail online services that will help gather facebook page likes with less effort from you. Availing such services is very ideal indeed because it can definitely help your business to become more visible on the web that will help you boost your sales and earn more profit from it . Buying facebook page likes can also be used if you are into an online contest and you need to gather votes by earning likes from other people (though it doesn't sound so fair hahaha). It can also be used for press releases or promotion of an upcoming event and product launches.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Reasons Behind

Do you guys have the main Idea why the hell people watch porn or read porn-related magazines? How does it helps them? What kind of benefits they can gain from it in return? Is it really necessary for a man to watch it just to prove his manhood? Or there are other valuable reasons why people watch such thing online?
I did some research regarding about this thing and here are some cool answers for you guys.
Men are so Bored. If you don't have anything to do at home and you don't have any friends to hang out with then that will definitely bore you to death. Most men watch porn simply because they are looking for some sort of entertainment especially for those single ones. Whether they go into porn xchange or any sort of porn-related websites, they are just watching it simply because they are bored.
Curiosity. One of the reason why men watch porn is because of their growing and unstoppable curiosity. Most of these men try to explore new things that is way beyond their expectation. These are the things that they have never done before and they are just too curious about it. Porn will indeed arouse you sexually. Men are stimulated sexually primarily from their visual perceptions. Essentially, they are turned on by what they see. They will try to explore and explore whether it's all about brazzers or they are just trying to read some brazzers reviews to filled up their curiosity.
Improving their Sex Life. If you are a married guy then you will surely understand how sex can change the status of your relationship. Sex is somehow a driving point towards a great relationship for most couple. This is the reason why men watch porn to improve their sex life. They get some techniques and guides that they can apply to make their sex life more interesting.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Traveling is my Ultimate Dream

Traveling is actually not my forte and I usually stay at home even there's a plenty of chance for me to go out of town. However, one of my goals is to get a passport and have a chance to travel outside the country. I felt so envious with my other cousins who have traveled different places abroad already which makes me really eager to do the same thing.
Anyway, traveling has never been an easy thing. You just can't decide to go one place to another in just one night. There are so many factors to consider before traveling. Of course, that includes your budget. Your budget will tell how far your travel experience can go. The greater the budget you have the greater the experience you'll get. Aside from that, you also have to consider the hotel or the place where you will be staying while your on tour. Budget hotels are ideal if you're budget is quite limited but of course, nothing can beat the experience that can be offered by some luxury hotels out there.
Of course, you have to travel the whole city or the whole place but that would be impossible if you are not familiar with the location not unless you hire someone or you get car services to bring you to the places that you want to visit. Like those cheap car hire aberdeen airport services that will suit your budget well yet will give you nothing but the best of their service that will certainly give you an unforgettable travel experience.
Sigh.. now i feel like i wanted to visit other country someday..

The Strength of SEO

I have been into blogging for more than four years now and I must say that I really started from a very scratch. My first and only intention actually is to have a personal site where I can share all my stories and ideas, thoughts and principles to others. But as time passes by, i eventually learned how to deal with other bloggers. It is pretty exciting to discover different blogs and to open a door and befriend with other bloggers online. Making you and your blog noticeable has never been an easy thing to accomplish knowing how big the blogosphere is.
Keeping your blog updated and posting unique contents will help you a lot to gain more traffic but then it is still not enough to make you more visible online. Especially if you are about to start an online business, you really have to drive more traffic to your site in order to gain more viewers and buyers online. This is where SEO or Search Engine Optimization comes in. SEO is a very effective marketing strategy for those who are targeting online buyers. SEO will indeed make your site more visible and will help your business grow, however, not everyone is capable of optimizing the search engines, hence, most businesses today hire or get the service of some third party companies who are experts in such field like the Denver SEO Company that provides a risk free internet marketing strategy that will increase you page rank and will drive more traffic to your site. You can check their site at http://www.rankassure.com/ and see hat else the site has to offer for you and your website.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU ~ THE BEATLES

"I'm Happy Just to Dance with You" is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and recorded by The Beatles for the film soundtrack to A Hard Day's Night.It was written specifically for George Harrison to sing at a time when he lacked the confidence to compose his own material. Years later, McCartney described it as a "formula song", and Lennon said, "I would never have sung it myself."Structurally, it features hectic Bo Diddley rhythm and busy banjo style guitar playing in juxtaposition with Harrison's vocal. Its composers give it an unpredictable choice of chord (augmenting the B7th on "I'm happy just to dance with you") right at the crux of its title, jarring the chorus. The song is also unique in that it begins not with a verse or chorus but with the last four bars of the bridge. Anne Murray included a cover of "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You" on her 1980 album Somebody's Waiting. Murray had had some success in previous years covering other Beatles songs such as "You Won't See Me" and "Day Tripper." Unlike the Beatles' original, Murray's version of "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You" is an adult-contemporary ballad.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I'LL CRY INSTEAD ~ THE BEATLES

"I'll Cry Instead" is a John Lennon composition credited to Lennon/McCartney, and recorded by The Beatles for the soundtrack to their film A Hard Day's Night. Lennon wrote the song for the "break-out" sequence in the film. Although the song was not part of the original movie, the label of the American 45 lists the song as being "From the United Artists Picture, 'A Hard Day's Night'". "I'll Cry Instead" was described by Cynthia Lennon as a cry for help, saying "It reflects the frustration he [John Lennon] felt at that time. He was the idol of millions, but the freedom and fun of the early days had gone." John Lennon later said the line "A chip on my shoulder that's bigger than my feet" was an accurate indication of his feelings at the time."I'll Cry Instead" is rooted in country & western, a genre that the Beatles, and especially Ringo Starr, enjoyed playing.

Monday, November 28, 2011

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER ~ THE BEATLES

"I Should Have Known Better" is a song composed by John Lennon (credited to Lennon–McCartney), and originally released by The Beatles on the United Kingdom version of A Hard Day's Night, their soundtrack for the film of the same name.The song is performed in the train compartment scene of A Hard Day's Night. It was in fact filmed in a van, with crew members rocking the vehicle to fake the action of a train in motion.An orchestrated version of the song conducted by George Martin appears on the North American version of the album. The first recording session for the song was on 25 February 1964 at Abbey Road Studios when three takes were attempted, but only one was complete. Take 2 was aborted when Lennon broke into hysterics over his harmonica playing. In the US, "I Should Have Known Better" was released on 13 July 1964 as the B-side to "A Hard Day's Night" and reached No. 53 in the Billboard Top 100.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

THINGS WE SAID TODAY ~ THE BEATLES

"Things We Said Today" is a song by The Beatles written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was composed for the film A Hard Day's Night and appears on the soundtrack album. It was also released as the B-side of the "A Hard Day's Night" single in the UK. McCartney wrote the song in May 1964 while cruising the Caribbean aboard a yacht called Happy Days with his then-girlfriend Jane Asher. The song is one of three main compositions (along with "And I Love Her" and "Can't Buy Me Love") that Paul McCartney wrote for the Beatles' film. The Beatles recorded "Things We Said Today" in three takes on 2 June 1964. Take one was a false start, take two was the rhythm track, and take three was used for overdubs of the main vocal, tambourine, and piano. The Beatles included "Things We Said Today" as part of their live set during their 1964 tour of the United States and Canada, although it was dropped afterwards. George Harrison sang harmony vocals alongside Paul McCartney during the performances.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I'm Busy and Short

Finally, I have a new job however, i had to adjust myself since I am having a hard time with my new schedule. Unfortunately, i can hardly find time to update my blogs and I am so disappointed with what's happening right now. I'm going to be very busy this coming weeks because we will be deployed in the production floor starting next Monday so , meaning to say, we will be dealing with real customers and we will be handling real calls. It's going to be another stressing week indeed especially that I am currently adjusting with the situation.
I can't blog anything as of this moment not just because of my busy working schedule but due to other things as well. My computer is not working anymore so i had to visit an Internet cafe everyday to update and check my emails and blogs. It is very irritating but I can't do nothing about it. My motherboard got a serious problem and I had to buy a new CPU so that I can continue with my online work.
Right now, i really don't know where to start, my budget is not enough yet to purchase a brand new one since I am saving my money for the upcoming Holidays. I might consider taking Easy Personal Loans to cover the rest of my expenses for this month. Good thing, i never had a bad credit history and I always pay my bills and my debts on time so I am pretty sure that the lending company will approve my request immediately. Whew, what a relief!! I better apply now so that I can purchase the brand new CPU as early as possible. Don't you think it is more ideal to buy a laptop than CPU? Errr any suggestions guys?

Your House and Your Personality

The appearance of a house reflects the personality of its owner. So if you are an organized person then most likely, your house will look the same as your behavior or personality. We can't deny the fact that there are some people who are very judgmental and we just can't please them especially if they found something wrong in our house. It is very hard to please other people indeed and if you really want to impress them, then why not make your house more attractive and more appealing. Keep in mind that it is not just about how authentic or rare your furniture or how expensive your appliances are. Sometimes, simplicity can be so much better. A simple yet neat and organized arrangement is good enough to please their eyes. A simple decorations will make a big difference. You can also change the color of your wall to add more excitement inside or outside the house.

We usually change the color of our walls at least twice a year. It feels like we moved to a new house because of the new aura that it provides. However, we have to consider the budget as well, because aside from the paint materials, we had to hire painters to do the job for use since none of us can paint the house as good as what these professional can do. I have heard about this so called Paint Zoom from my friends as they were buzzing about it on their blogs. It actually took my attention so I did some research. Paint Zoom is a actually a paint sprayer that will make will make your painting job a lot easier and you do not have to be very messy and there is no need for you to hire professional painter because Paint Zoom can do a professional-looking result for you with no ease. It is very ideal for someone like me who is looking for cheaper and practical ways of redecorating. If you guys are interested, you can visit http://paintzoomreview.us/ and see what else Paint Zoon has to offer.

A HARD DAY'S NIGHT ~ THE BEATLES

"A Hard Day's Night" is a song by the English rock band The Beatles. Written by John Lennon, and credited to Lennon–McCartney, it was released on the movie soundtrack of the same name in 1964. It was later released as a single, with "Things We Said Today" as its B-side.The song featured prominently on the soundtrack to The Beatles' first feature film, A Hard Day's Night, and was on their album of the same name. The song topped the charts in both the United Kingdom and United States when it was released as a single. Featuring a prominent and unique opening chord, the song's success demonstrated that The Beatles were not a one-hit wonder in the US. The American and British singles of "A Hard Day's Night" as well as both the American and British albums of the same title all held the top position in their respective charts for a couple of weeks in August 1964, the first time any artist had done this. "A Hard Day's Night" is immediately identifiable before the vocals even begin, thanks to George Harrison's unmistakable Rickenbacker 360/12 12-string guitar's "mighty opening chord". During the recording of "A Hard Days Night", Lennon and McCartney double track their vocals throughout including the chorus. Lennon sings the lead vocal on the verses and Paul sings lead on the middle eight. During the chorus McCartney handles the high harmony and Lennon the low harmony. Take 7 reveals that the lyrics were still not set with Lennon singing "you make me feel all right" and McCartney and Harrison still unsteady with their respective lines, ending with Lennon chiding them with the line "I heard a funny chord".

Friday, November 25, 2011

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET ~ THE BEATLES

"Do You Want to Know a Secret" is a song by The Beatles from the 1963 album Please Please Me, sung by George Harrison. In the United States, it was the first top ten song to feature Harrison as a lead singer, reaching #2 on the Billboard chart in 1964 as a single released by Vee-Jay, VJ 587. The song reached the #1 position on Billboard in 1981 and #2 in the United Kingdom in a cover version by Stars on 45 as part of a medley."Do You Want to Know a Secret" was primarily written by John Lennon, but credited to Lennon/McCartney. The song was inspired by "I'm Wishing", a tune from Walt Disney’s 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which Lennon's mother, Julia Lennon, would sing to him as a child. In 1980, Lennon said that he gave "Do You Want to Know a Secret" to Harrison to sing because "it only had three notes and he wasn't the best singer in the world", but added "he has improved a lot since then."The Beatles' version was never released as a single in the UK, where a cover version by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas (released b/w "I'll Be on My Way", Parlophone R5023, 26 April 1963) reached number two in the Record Retailer chart, and hit number one in the NME chart

Thursday, November 24, 2011

YOU CAN'T DO THAT ~ THE BEATLES

"You Can't Do That" is a song written by John Lennon (credited to Lennon/McCartney) and released by The Beatles as the B-side of their sixth British single "Can't Buy Me Love". One of Lennon's semi-autobiographical songs You Can't Do That "contradicted the genial tone with its tense threats, sexual paranoia and nagging, dragging groove" ... so wrote Robert Sandall. The song's jealousy theme was re-visited in other Lennon compositions, such as "Run for Your Life" and "Jealous Guy".It was the first song completed in the week before the Beatles began filming A Hard Day's Night, though "I Should Have Known Better" and "And I Love Her" were also started on the same day. The Beatles were filmed miming to "You Can't Do That" as part of the final concert sequence in the A Hard Day's Night film. The filming took place on 31 March 1964 at the Scala Theatre, London, but was not used. It was, however, broadcast on The Ed Sullivan Show on 24 May. The performance is included in the documentary The Making of "A Hard Day's Night". "You Can't Do That" was covered by Harry Nilsson for his debut album Pandemonium Shadow Show (1967). The Supremes covered the song on their 1964 album A Bit of Liverpool.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CAN'T BUY ME LOVE ~ THE BEATLES

"Can't Buy Me Love" is a song composed by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney) and released by The Beatles on the A-side of their sixth British single, "Can't Buy Me Love"/"You Can't Do That". When pressed by American journalists in 1966 to reveal the song's "true" meaning, McCartney stated that "I think you can put any interpretation you want on anything, but when someone suggests that 'Can't Buy Me Love' is about a prostitute, I draw the line." He went on to say: "The idea behind it was that all these material possessions are all very well, but they won't buy me what I really want." While in Paris, The Beatles stayed at the five star George V hotel and had an upright piano moved into one of their suites so that song writing could continue. It was here that McCartney wrote "Can't Buy Me Love." The song was written under the pressure of the success achieved by "I Want to Hold Your Hand" which had just reached number one in America. The song also included some vocal harmonies in the background, which at the time became characteristic of the Beatles. After listening to the first take of the song, the band concluded that the song did not need them. Therefore, Can't Buy Me Love became the first single the Beatles released without their characteristic background harmonies.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

THERE'S A PLACE ~ THE BEATLES

"There's a Place" is a song composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and was first released as a track on The Beatles' British debut LP, Please Please Me. Lennon and McCartney share lead vocals with George Harrison providing backing vocals.

The title was inspired by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's "Somewhere" from West Side Story, which contained the line: "somewhere there's a place for us". McCartney owned the album of the soundtrack at the time of writing "There's a Place" and acknowledges its influence. The "place" in question was "the mind", making its subject matter slightly more cerebral than Britain's kissing and cuddling songs and America's surf music from that period. Lennon is quoted as saying: "'There's a Place' was my attempt at a sort of Motown, black thing." It says the usual Lennon things: 'In my mind there's no sorrow...' It's all in your mind."Composed at McCartney's Forthlin Road home, it was part of the group's stage repertoire in 1963. With its major seventh harmonica intro (later reprised) and searing two-part vocal harmonies in fifths (Lennon low, McCartney high), it stands out as an early Beatles milestone track. The song was recorded on 11 February 1963 in ten takes during the first of three sessions for Please Please Me.The song was officially credited to "McCartney/Lennon", as were all other Lennon/McCartney compositions on the original UK release of Please Please Me.

Monday, November 21, 2011

TWIST AND SHOUT ~ THE BEATLES

"Twist and Shout" is a song written by Phil Medley and Bert Russell. It was originally titled "Shake It Up, Baby" and recorded by the Top Notes and then covered by The Isley Brothers. It was covered by The Beatles with John Lennon on the lead vocals and originally released on their first album Please Please Me.

The Beatles released the song on their first UK album, Please Please Me, the recording of which on February 11, 1963 was their first album session and is notable for 11 songs recorded in a mere 10 hours. "Twist and Shout", with John Lennon on lead vocals, was the last song recorded; producer George Martin knew Lennon's voice would suffer from the performance, so he left it until last, with only 15 minutes of scheduled recording time remaining.Lennon was suffering from a cold, and was drinking milk and sucking on cough drops to soothe his throat. His coughing is audible on the album, as is the cold's effect on his voice. Even so, he produced a memorable vocal performance: a raucous, dynamic rocker. He later said his voice was not the same for a long time afterward, and that "every time [he] swallowed, it felt like sandpaper". It is regarded as one of the finest examples of British rock and roll for its vocal performance. The song was used as a rousing closing number on Sunday Night at the London Palladium in October 1963 and at The Royal Variety Show in November 1963, the former signalling the start of "Beatlemania". They performed it on one of their Ed Sullivan Show appearances in February 1964.The Beatles continued to play the song live until the end of their August 1965 tour of North America. Additionally, they recorded "Twist and Shout" on nine occasions for BBC television and radio broadcasts, the earliest of which was for the Talent Spot radio show on November 27, 1962.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

CRY FOR A SHADOW ~ THE BEATLES

"Cry for a Shadow" is an early Beatles instrumental. It was recorded on 22 June 1961 at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany while they were performing as Tony Sheridan's backup band for a few tracks, under the moniker The Beat Brothers. It was written by George Harrison with John Lennon, as a parody of the Shadows style. (The Shadows, who backed Cliff Richard, were the biggest British instrumental rock & roll group at the time of the recording.) It imitates the lead guitar with typical Hank Marvin licks, the melodic bass fills, and even has an imitation during the second middle eight of the famous Jet Harris yell. It is the only Beatles track to be credited to Lennon and Harrison alone.

It was intended to be released as the B-side of "Why", another Sheridan song with the Beatles, but the record company chose to release another song instead. In early 1964, as the Beatles were gaining popularity, the record company Polydor decided to release it, with "Why" changed to the b-side. According to Bill Harry, editor of the Mersey Beat newspaper, Cry for a Shadow's original title was "Beatle Bop".It was also released in 1995 as part of the Anthology 1 compilation.San Francisco new wave group Translator released a cover version of this song as a B-side in 1983

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Early Christmas Shopping

Christmas is nearly approaching and I kn ow you guys have set some plans already. Are you done completing your Christmas gift list? How about about your Wish list? Are you planning to hit the mall this coming Black Friday Shopping rush?
It's not a matter of being so excited but a matter of preparing yourself for the upcoming special occasion. In fact, it is very ideal to hit the mall as early as this month rather than panic buying. In addition to that, prices are not that high compare to the Christmas season when demands are extremely high.
Better yet, if you do not have enough time to hit the mall, then why not shop for gifts online? It is pretty in demand today because it is very convenient and not so time consuming. I am actually considering buying some items online for my nieces and nephews. My nephew John was requesting for a remote control car last year but I failed to give him one because I am quite busy that time so i really have to catch things up. Instead of a remote control car, I will give him a mini rc helicopter which is ,by far , better than a remote control car. I myself is very eager to have one and I'm sure my nephew will enjoy this toy a lot. I am so excited for this special event but of course we have to keep in mind that Christmas is not just about giving or exchanging gifts. We have to pay tribute to the day when Jesus Christ was born and that's really what this occasion is all about.

ALL MY LOVING ~ THE BEATLES

"All My Loving" is a song by The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney), from the 1963 album With The Beatles. Though it was not released as a single in the United Kingdom or the United States, it drew considerable radio airplay, prompting EMI to issue it as the title track of an EP. The song was released as a single in Canada, where it became a number one hit. The Canadian single was imported into the US in enough quantities to peak at number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1964. "All My Loving" was the Beatles's opening number on their debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show on 9 February 1964; the recording was included on Anthology 1. The group also performed "All My Loving" three times for BBC radio, once in 1963 and twice in 1964. The final version, which was recorded on 28 February 1964, was included on Live at the BBC. The song was used twice in films by the group - it plays in the background at the end of the nightclub scene in A Hard Day's Night (though without the drum opening and the coda), while an instrumental version appears in the movie Magical Mystery Tour. "All My Loving" has been praised by multiple critics. Ian MacDonald said, "The innocence of early Sixties British pop is perfectly distilled in the eloquent simplicity of this number" and described the song as helping McCartney be seen as more of an equal to Lennon. Richie Unterberger of Allmusic said it "was arguably the best LP-only track The Beatles did before 1964" and that if it was released as a single in America it would have been a huge hit.

Friday, November 18, 2011

NOBODY'S CHILD ~ THE BEATLES AND TONY SHERIDAN

"Nobody's Child" is a song written by Cy Coben and Mel Foree. It was first recorded by Hank Snow in 1949 and it became one of his standards, although it did not chart for him. The song has been covered a number of times in the UK; it was on Lonnie Donegan's first album in 1956 (which went to #2 as an album in the UK), it was covered by Tony Sheridan and The Beatles in 1961 in Hamburg, and in 1969 Karen Young took the song to #6 on the UK charts and used it as the title track on her album. In 1969 Hank Williams Jr. did a version of it that made it to #46 on the US Country charts. The Traveling Wilburys' 1990 version made it to #44 on the UK charts. The Traveling Wilburys version of "Nobody's Child" was the first track on the benefit album Nobody's Child: Romanian Angel Appeal, released on 24 July 1990. Wilbury member George Harrison had also appeared on the 1961 Beatles/Tony Sheridan version. Other members of the Traveling Wilburys on this track were Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, and Tom Petty.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

SWEET GEORGIA BROWN ~ THE BEATLES AND TONY SHERIDAN

Sweet Georgia Brown" is a jazz standard and pop tune written in 1925 by Ben Bernie and Maceo Pinkard (music) and Kenneth Casey (lyrics). The tune was first recorded on March 19, 1925 by bandleader Ben Bernie, resulting in a five-week No. 1 for Ben Bernie and his Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra. As Bernie's then nationally famous orchestra featuring the number did much to popularize the number, Pinkard cut Bernie in for a share of the tune's royalties by giving him a co-writer credit to the song.It is widely known as the theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. The song was covered by The Beatles while working as a back-up band for singer Tony Sheridan. Two versions exist; the first was recorded on May 24, 1962 in Hamburg, Germany, using the original lyrics. The second (but the first version released) was released in 1964 during the wave of Beatlemania, with Sheridan having re-recorded the vocals with notably more tame lyrics featuring the added verse "in Liverpool she even dares / to criticise the Beatles' hair / with their whole fan-club standing there / oh Sweet Georgia Brown." Recently, bootleggers have utilized the two recordings to produce an instrumental featuring only the Beatles' instruments and backup vocals, entirely eliminating Sheridan. Roy Young played the piano.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I SAW HER STANDING THERE ~ THE BEATLES

"I Saw Her Standing There" is a song written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, and is the opening track on The Beatles' debut album, Please Please Me, released in the United Kingdom by Parlophone on 22 March 1963.

In December 1963, Capitol Records released the song in the United States as the B-side on the label's first single by The Beatles, "I Want to Hold Your Hand". While the A-side topped the US Billboard charts for seven weeks starting 18 January 1964, "I Saw Her Standing There" entered the Billboard Hot 100 on 8 February 1964, remaining therLinke for 11 weeks, peaking at #14. The song placed on the Cashbox charts for only one week at #100 on the same day of its Billboard debut. In 2004, "I Saw Her Standing There" was ranked #139 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song was a Lennon and McCartney collaboration based on McCartney's initial idea. Originally titled "Seventeen", the song was apparently conceived by McCartney while driving home from a Beatles' concert in Southport, Lancashire and later completed at his Forthlin Road home with Lennon. McCartney included "I Saw Her Standing There" on his live albums Tripping the Live Fantastic (1990), Back in the US (2002) and Back in the World (2003). The Supremes recorded a version of the song under the title "I Saw Him Standing There." It was recorded during the sessions for their A Bit of Liverpool album, but remained unreleased until 2008.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

PLEASE MR POSTMAN ~ THE BEATLES

"Please Mr. Postman" is the debut single by The Marvelettes for the Tamla (Motown) label, notable as the first Motown song to reach the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.
"Please Mr. Postman" has been covered frequently, including a version by The Beatles on their With the Beatles album. Sung by John Lennon, their version reverses the genders. The Beatles included "Please Mr. Postman" as part of their live act in 1962, performing it regularly at the Cavern Club. By the time it was recorded for their second album, With the Beatles, it had been dropped from their set, and required some work in the studio to bring it up to an acceptable standard. Ian MacDonald criticised their version for having a "wall of sound" and for a "general airlessness." "Please Mr. Postman" became a number-one hit again in early 1975 when The Carpenters' cover of the song reached the top position of the Billboard Hot 100.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN ~ THE BEATLES

"Roll Over Beethoven" is a 1956 hit single by Chuck Berry originally released on Chess Records, with "Drifting Heart" as the B-side. The lyrics of the song mention rock and roll and the desire for rhythm and blues to replace classical music. The song has been covered by many other artists and Rolling Stone ranked it #97 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. "Roll Over Beethoven" is one of the most widely covered songs in popular music –"a staple of rock & roll bands" according to Koda – with notable versions by Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beatles and the Electric Light Orchestra. "Roll Over Beethoven" was a favorite of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison even before they had chosen "The Beatles" as their name, and they continued to play it live right into their American tours of 1964. Their version of "Roll Over Beethoven" was recorded on 30 July 1963 for their second British LP, With The Beatles, and features George Harrison on vocals and guitar. In 1964, The Beatles released a live version of "Roll Over Beethoven" on Live at the BBC. This live version was recorded on 28 February 1964 and broadcast on 30 March 1964 as part of a BBC series starring The Beatles called From Us to You. This version of "Roll Over Beethoven" was used in the film Superman III directed by Richard Lester who also directed The Beatles' first two films, Help! and A Hard Day's Night.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

THIS BOY ~ THE BEATLES

"This Boy" is a song by English rock band The Beatles released in November 1963 as the B-side of the British Parlophone single "I Want to Hold Your Hand". The Beatles performed it live on 16 February 1964 for their second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. It also appears as the third track on side one of the American release, Meet the Beatles!. Its composition was an attempt by John Lennon at writing a song in the style of Motown star Smokey Robinson, specifically his song "I've Been Good To You", which has similar circular doo-wop chord changes, melody and arrangement. Paul McCartney cites The Teddy Bears 1959 hit "To Know Him Is To Love Him" as also being influential.The Beatles recorded "This Boy" on 17 October 1963. On the same day they recorded "I Want To Hold Your Hand", the group's first fan club Christmas single, and a version of "You Really Got A Hold On Me".

Friday, November 11, 2011

I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND ~ THE BEATLES

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" is a song by the English rock band The Beatles. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and recorded in October 1963, it was the first Beatles record to be made using four-track equipment. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was the band's first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, starting the British Invasion of the American music charts. The song entered the chart on 18 January 1964 at number 45; it later held the number one spot for seven weeks, and ended up charting for 15 weeks. It also held the top spot in the British charts. A million copies of the single had already been ordered on its release. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" became the Beatles' best-selling single worldwide. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was one of two Beatles songs (along with "She Loves You" as "Sie Liebt Dich") to be later recorded in German, entitled "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand". Odeon, the German arm of EMI (the parent company of the Beatles' record label, Parlophone Records) was convinced that the Beatles' records would not sell in Germany unless they were sung in German. The song was greeted by raving fans on both sides of the Atlantic but was dismissed by some critics as nothing more than another fad song that would not hold up to the test of time. Bob Dylan was impressed by the Beatles' innovation, saying, "They were doing things nobody was doing. Their chords were outrageous, just outrageous, and their harmonies made it all valid.The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, but the award went to Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz for "The Girl from Ipanema". However, in 1998, the song won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award. It has also made the list in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The song was ranked number thirty-nine on Billboard's All Time Top 100[26] "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is currently ranked as the twenty-third best song of all time, as well as the number three song of 1963, in an aggregation of critics' lists at acclaimedmusic.net.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I'LL GET YOU ~ THE BEATLES

"I'll Get You" is a song by The Beatles, written by Lennon/McCartney, and released by The Beatles as the B-side of their 1963 single "She Loves You". The song was initially titled "Get You in the End"Typical of the Beatles vocal style of that period John Lennon and Paul McCartney sing in unison for the majority of the track, allowing the few occasions when they do harmonise to stand out. But unlike most Beatles songs of the time there is no lead guitar break; the lead guitar being virtually reduced to a second rhythm guitar. The song's opening line "Imagine I'm in love with you" was innovative, drawing the listener immediately into the story. McCartney would cite this as an early example of Lewis Carroll's influence on Lennon's lyrics; a ploy explored again in later compositions such as "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Strawberry Fields Forever" and Lennon's solo "Imagine".

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

SHE LOVES YOU ~ THE BEATLES

"She Loves You" is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney based on an idea by McCartney, originally recorded by The Beatles for release as a single in 1963. The single set and surpassed several records in the United Kingdom charts, and set a record in the United States by being one of the five Beatles songs which held the top five positions in the American charts simultaneously. It is The Beatles' best-selling single in the United Kingdom, and was the best selling single in Britain in 1963. "She Loves You" was credited to "Lennon/McCartney" as were all subsequent songs written by the pair and released during the remainder of the band's tenure. With the exception of the single version of "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You", all prior songs were credited as "McCartney/Lennon". The sequence was a source of controversy when McCartney changed it to "McCartney/Lennon" for some live versions released later in his career. This was the first song by The Beatles to be heard by a substantial number of Americans; the only United States release by The Beatles that had even charted before that was "From Me to You", which lasted three weeks in August 1963, never going higher than number 116.In November 2004, Rolling Stone ranked "She Loves You" as the 64th Greatest Song of All Time. In October 2005, Uncut magazine named "She Loves You" as the third biggest song that changed the world, behind Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" and Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone".

Monday, November 7, 2011

THANK YOU GIRL ~ THE BEATLES

"Thank You Girl" is a song by The Beatles and released as the B-side of "From Me to You", which was recorded on the same day (5 March 1963). While not released on an LP in the United Kingdom until Rarities in 1978, the single was featured as the second track on The Beatles' Second Album in the United States. As the B-side to "Do You Want to Know a Secret?", it hit #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1964. Originally titled "Thank You, Little Girl", John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the song as a tribute to the band's many female fans. McCartney said, "We knew that if we wrote a song called, 'Thank You Girl', that a lot of the girls who wrote us fan letters would take it as a genuine 'thank you'. So a lot of our songs were directly addressed to the fans. The stereo mix of the song (included on the Capitol LP The Beatles' Second Album) is noticeably different to the original single mono mix (re-released on CD in 1988 on the compilation Past Masters, Volume One) in the middle 8. In the stereo version, a couple of extra harmonica lines can be heard, as well as at the very end of the song.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

FROM ME TO YOU ~ THE BEATLES

"From Me to You" is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and released by The Beatles as a single in 1963. The single was the Beatles' first number one in some of the United Kingdom charts, second in others, but failed to make an impact in the United States at the time of its initial release. However, a 1963 cover version released by Del Shannon resulted in the song becoming the first Lennon/McCartney tune to enter the American pop chart. It was one of the very last songs to be credited "McCartney/Lennon"; soon afterwards their songs began appearing credited to "Lennon/McCartney". "From Me to You" was the first Beatles song to reach number one in Britain and is widely considered to be their first chart-topping song, for although "Please Please Me" reached the summit on almost every chart, it was only number two on Record Retailer's chart, generally considered to be the most authoritative for the time. "From Me to You" would be the first of eleven consecutive British number one singles by the Beatles. A true indication of how successful the Beatles became thanks to "From Me to You" (though it would soon be overshadowed by "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand") was expressed by McCartney: "The first time I thought we'd really made it, was when I was lying in bed one morning, and I heard a milkman whistling 'From Me to You'. Actually, I'm sure that I once heard a bird whistling it as well. I swear I did!"

Saturday, November 5, 2011

ASK ME WHY ~ THE BEATLES

"Ask Me Why" is a song by The Beatles originally released in the United Kingdom as the B-side of their hit single "Please Please Me". It was also included on their first UK album, Please Please Me. Written in early 1962, "Ask Me Why" is principally a John Lennon composition, but was credited to Paul McCartney and John Lennon, as were all other Lennon/McCartney originals on the first pressings of Please Please Me album. It was part of their live act prior to their recording contract, and was one of the songs performed at their Parlophone audition in EMI's Abbey Road studio three on 6 June 1962. The song emulates in style that of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, by whom Lennon was influenced, and draws its opening guitar phrase from the Miracles’ "What’s So Good About Goodbye" (1961). "Ask Me Why" was originally recorded at Abbey Road studios on 6 June 1962 with an unknown number of takes as part of The Beatles' EMI audition. The two quarter-inch tape reels from that session were later destroyed by EMI. It was recorded again on 26 November 1962, the same day The Beatles rehearsed "Tip of My Tongue", another Lennon and McCartney song which, along with "Ask Me Why", was also being considered for the B-side of the "Please Please Me" single. However, George Martin felt that "Tip of My Tongue" still needed some work, and it was eventually given to Tommy Quickly to record.

Friday, November 4, 2011

PLEASE PLEASE ME ~ THE BEATLES

"Please Please Me" is a song and the second single released by The Beatles in the United Kingdom, and the first to be issued in the United States. It was also the title track of their first LP, which was recorded to capitalise on the success of the single. It was originally a John Lennon composition, although its ultimate form was significantly influenced by George Martin.

It is a common belief that "Please Please Me" was never a Number 1 single in Britain but on 22 February 1963 the song reached number one on the singles charts compiled by the New Musical Express (the most recognised chart at the time) and the Melody Maker where it was Number 1 for two weeks. It only reached number two on the Record Retailer chart, which subsequently evolved into the UK Singles Chart and is the most widely quoted today. The single, as initially released with "Ask Me Why" on the B-side, failed to make much impact in the US, but when re-released there on 3 January 1964 (this time with "From Me to You" on the B-side) it reached number three in the US Hot 100. "Please Please Me" peaked at number 35 on 15 March after four weeks on its "Silver Dollar Survey" chart. But the song did not chart on any of the major national American surveys. Rolling Stone ranked the song at number 184 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

P.S I LOVE YOU ~ THE BEATLES

"P.S. I Love You" is a song composed principally by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney) and recorded by The Beatles. It was released on 5 October 1962 as the B-side of their debut single "Love Me Do" and is also included on their 1963 album Please Please Me. It was later included on the Beatles compilation Love Songs. The version featured on the single and album was recorded in ten takes on 11 September 1962 at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London. Producer George Martin had booked session drummer Andy White as a replacement for Pete Best, whom he considered not technically good enough for recording purposes (Martin was unaware that Best had been fired and replaced by Ringo Starr who plays maracas on the song). White was a freelance showband and session drummer, and gave the recording a lightweight cha cha treatment. Melodically it could be considered in retrospect as typical of McCartney's writing style, with Lennon contributing a single note harmony emphasising the beginning of each stanza. "P.S. I Love You" has been covered by Sonny Curtis and Peter Lipa.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

LOVE ME DO ~ THE BEATLES

"Love Me Do" is an early Lennon/McCartney song, principally written by Paul McCartney in 1958–1959 while playing truant from school at age 16. John Lennon wrote the middle eight.[1][2][3] The song was The Beatles' first single, backed by "P.S. I Love You" and released on 5 October 1962. When the single was originally released in the United Kingdom, it peaked at number seventeen; in 1982 it was re-issued and reached number four. In the United States the single was a number one hit in 1964. "Love Me Do" is intrinsically a song based around two simple chords: G7 and C, before moving to D for its middle eight. It first profiles Lennon playing a bluesy dry "dockside harmonica" riff , then features Lennon and McCartney on joint lead vocals, including Everly Brothers style harmonising during the beseeching "please" before McCartney sings the unaccompanied vocal line on the song's title phrase.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MY BONNIE ~ THE BEATLES

My Bonnie is the name of a 1961 single, a 1962 album and a 1963 EP by Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers, better known as The Beatles.

On The Beatles' first visit to Hamburg, Germany in 1960, they met rock and roller Tony Sheridan, and became friends with him. On their second visit, in 1961 (now minus Stuart Sutcliffe), The Beatles backed Sheridan in a series of stage performances. It is sometimes said that German Polydor agent Bert Kaempfert personally saw Sheridan with The Beatles, but others report that a friend of Kaempfert's suggested that he bring them in to put down some recordings. Either way, he produced the material with Karl Hinze engineering. While they recorded a number of songs together (as well as alone), few of them actually made it on to the album, with Sheridan re-recording many of them. The Beatles are known to appear on "My Bonnie" and "The Saints" (this pair was also released as a single, see below). The version of "Swanee River" on the album has sometimes been said to feature The Beatles, however that version is in fact not included here, and it is not known whether the original recording still exists.

Legend says, in 1961, Raymond Jones, a young man from Liverpool, made a request for a copy of the "My Bonnie" single, which brought The Beatles to the attention of then-record store manager Brian Epstein, and set in motion the events that would lead him to become their manager. After The Beatles became successful, the eight tracks The Beatles worked on and some other Beat Brothers material were issued on an album in 1964 titled The Beatles' First.



Saturday, October 29, 2011

UPGRADE U ~ BEYONCE FEAT. JAY-Z

"Upgrade U" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles for her second studio album, B'Day (2006). The song features additional vocals from Knowles' then-boyfriend and now-husband, hip hop artist Jay-Z. "Upgrade U" was generally well received by music critics who praised the assertiveness of Knowles' while singing about her desire of giving luxuries to her man. Many of them also praised the natural chemistry that Knowles and Jay-Z have in the song. "Upgrade U" started to gain popularity on R&B and hip hop radio stations in the United States. This prompted its debut on US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and later on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart without an official release. After its promotional release, the song peaked at number 11 and at number 59 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and the Hot 100 charts respectively.Although Knowles did not perform "Upgrade U" in any televised appearances, the song was a part of her set list on The Beyoncé Experience (2007), and her worldwide I Am... Tour (2009–11).

Friday, October 28, 2011

BEST THING I NEVER HAD

"Best Thing I Never Had" is a song by American singer Beyoncé Knowles taken from her fourth studio album, 4 (2011). An R&B-pop song, "Best Thing I Never Had" has lyrics about revenge and karma. Not wanting to end up broken-hearted, the female protagonist relates that she feels happy to have parted from her love interest who did not recognize the potential of leading a happy life beside her. Critical reception towards "Best Thing I Never Had" has been generally positive; several music critics noted that its theme and style bear resemblance to Knowles' 2006 single, "Irreplaceable". Knowles' vocals and the lyrical content of the song were also complimented. However, the inclusion of lines, including "showed your ass", were criticized. "Best Thing I Never Had" peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and at number four on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The accompanying music video for the single was by Diane Martel. In the video, Knowles is seen getting ready for her wedding. She recalls how her ex-love interest who never gave her the attention she deserved. Critics generally praised Knowles as looking stunning in the bridal suite and commended her ability to sing directly to the camera, affirming the subject of the song that she was the best he ever had.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

RUN THE WORLD (GIRLS) ~ BEYONCE

"Run the World (Girls)" is a song performed by American recording artist Beyoncé Knowles. The song's title and lyrics comprise an unapologetically aggressive message towards female empowerment. "Run the World (Girls)" initially divided critics, most of whom complimented the song's sample and Knowles' aggressiveness while others criticized the song's musical direction. Several critics compared "Run the World (Girls)" to other singles released by Knowles with the same theme such as "Independent Women" (2000), "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (2008), and "Diva" (2009), stating that "Run the World (Girls)" takes a more direct and assertive approach towards female empowerment. Knowles promoted the song with high profile live performances, notably at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards and on the French X Factor. Although her performance at the Billboard Music Awards was well received by critics, it ignited controversy surrounding the production, which bore visual similarities to a performance by Italian pop star Lorella Cuccarini in February 2010 at the 60th Sanremo Music Festival in Italy. The video received general acclaim from critics.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

VIDEO PHONE ~ BEYONCE

"Video Phone" is a song by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles from her third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). The track was released as the eighth single from the album. A remixed version, featuring pop singer Lady Gaga was released later. Musically, the song consists of simple lyrics and hidden innuendos, with Gaga and Beyoncé trading verses with each other, in the remix. The lyrics refer to putting up a show on camera. The song received generally mixed reviews from most of the critics, who noted that Gaga's featured appearance failed to add anything to the tune. A music video was created to accompany the song featuring Gaga. It portrayed her and Knowles in a number of costumes, brandishing colorful guns towards men and paying homage to the film Reservoir Dogs and pinup legend Bettie Page. It received mixed feedback from critics who called it un-interesting, and felt that it did not present anything new. However, they complimented the costumes and the cinematic homage of the video. The video went on to win the BET award for Video of the Year.

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