Friday, February 25, 2011


"You Give Good Love" is the first hit single by American pop/R&B singer Whitney Houston from her self-titled debut album entitled "Whitney Houston". The single peak at # 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1985 (see 1985 in music). "You Give Good Love" peaked at # 3 on the main U.S. Hot 100 the week of July 27, 1985 and hit #1 on the Billboard R&B Chart. It reached the Top Five of the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. It ranked #2 on the Billboard year end top black singles chart of 1985. "You Give Good Love", originally offered to Roberta Flack. Arista Records signed Houston to a recording contract in 1983. Over the next two years, songs and producers were gathered for Houston's debut album. The music video, directed by Karen Bellone, featured an off-duty cameraman entering a club that's being refurbished. Houston is on the stage rehearsing for a performance. Taken aback by her impressive singing, the man begins filming Houston as she performs.


The songwriting/production team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David had been struck by Dionne Warwick's work as a session singer on The Drifters' "Mexican Divorce" in February 1962 and subsequently Warwick had regularly vocalized on demos of compositions by that Bacharach/David team, beginning with the song "Make It Easy on Yourself". Florence Greenberg of Scepter Records had signed Warwick after hearing her voice on the demo for "It's Love that Really Counts" although Greenberg did not wish to release that song as a single by Warwick ("It's Love That Really Counts" was given to the Shirelles to serve as a B-side); Greenberg also rejected "Make It Easy on Yourself" which was subsequently placed with Jerry Butler. Warwick had hoped "Make It Easy on Yourself" would serve as her recording debut. On learning from Bacharach and David that Jerry Butler was recording the song, a keenly disappointed Warwick dismissed the team's assurance of writing her an equally potent song with the words: "Don't make me over, man" - i.e. "Don't con me". Bacharach and David in fact utilized Warwick's pessimistic response as the title for "Don't Make Me Over" shifting the meaning of the phrase to "Accept me as I am"The first of over 56 singles Warwick placed on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart between 1962 and 1998, "Don't Make Me Over" was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000. That same year Warwick recorded and released a revamped and updated version of "Don't Make Me Over" on her album Dionne Sings Dionne II, roughly thirty-eight years after recording the original version.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Grammy Song Of the Year 2011

"Need You Now" is a country pop song performed by American country music group Lady Antebellum. The song was co-written by Lady Antebellum and Josh Kear, and produced by the trio along with Paul Worley. It serves as the lead-off single and title track to their second studio album, Need You Now, which was released on January 26, 2010. The song was their debut single in the UK and Europe and was released on April 26, 2010. It won four Grammy Awards in 2011, including for Song of the Year and Record of the Year, the first country song to win both honors since 2007, and only the second ever.The lyrics describe placing a call to someone in the middle of the night due to being lonely and longing for companionship. Hillary Scott commented on the song, saying that "All three of us know what it's like to get to that point where you feel lonely enough that you make a late night phone call that you very well could regret the next day." Charles Kelley told The Boot that the band's record executives initially had concerns regarding using the lyrics "I'm a little drunk", but convinced the executives to leave the content in the song

This is the last entry for our "Song to Remember presents: A Tribute to Grammys"
We'll be highlighting Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick the whole month of March"


Grammy Song Of the Year 2010

"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles for her third solo album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). The song was released dually with "If I Were a Boy" as double A-side lead singles from the album on October 12, 2008. The two songs were released simultaneously to demonstrate the contrast between the two conflicting personae of Knowles. Columbia Records later released "Single Ladies" as the album's second international single after the success of the other lead single, "If I Were a Boy". The song's development was motivated by Knowles' and Jay-Z secret marriage, in April 2008.Composed by Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Thaddis Harrell and Knowles, "Single Ladies" is a dance-pop-R&B song, consisting of dancehall and bounce influences. Lyrically, the song makes reference to marriage. "Single Ladies" received widespread critical acclaim for its catchy hook and theme of female empowerment, with some critics noting its aural similarities to Knowles' 2007 single "Get Me Bodied". The song was noted as one the best singles of 2008 by several media outlets, which included Rolling Stone ranking it at number one on its list of the Best 100 Singles of 2008. "Single Ladies" won numerous awards, including Song of the Year at the 52nd Grammy Awards ceremony."Single Ladies" was well-received commercially in the United States, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It has been certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having sold over 4.2 million digital downloads in the US. It was successful internationally, reaching the top ten on the singles charts in the Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The single achieved multi-platinum certifications in most of these countries. As of November 2009, "Single Ladies" has sold over 6.1 million copies worldwide.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Grammy Song Of the Year 2009

"Viva la Vida" is a song by the English alternative rock band Coldplay. It was written by all members of the band for their fourth album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), and became its lead single. On the album, this song segues directly into the next track on the album, "Violet Hill". Viva la Vida means "Long live life" in Spanish.The lyrics to the song contain historical and Christian references, and the track is built around a repeating string section with a percussion background. Coldplay performed some of the song live in The Simpsons episode "Million Dollar Maybe". The song was released on 12 June 2008 as the album's second single, debuting to critical and commercial success. "Viva la Vida" reached the top spot of the UK Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's first number-one single and a transatlantic number-one. The song won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009. The song became the sixth song in digital history to reach the 4 million mark in paid downloads.

Laptop Vs Desktop

Which do you prefer? A Laptop or a Desktop? This topic is almost like an undying argument everywhere. In fact we had a debate about this in our school telling which gadget performs better, a laptop or a desktop. Well for me it is really a case to case basis and it depends mostly on the user's needs. If you are a one busy person who spend most of his time outside the house or if you are a travel savvy guy, then definitely it is very recommendable for you to have a laptop.
If you work at home and you need a big space for your files and documents, then most likely, what you need is a Desktop.
When it comes to the storage capacity, well desktop can provide you the largest capacity. laptop has limitation when it comes to this. However, if were talking about the portability, well obviously laptop is the solution knowing that you can bring this gadget anywhere as long as you have wireless connection.
Buying a laptop is not that easy too because there are so many brands today in the market to choose from but only few of them are said to be well trusted. It is very advisable to seek some advice first before buying any item. There are some reliable Laptop Reviews sites that you can check on and you can serve them as your guide in buying the right laptop for you. Same thing goes with your desktop.
So my final verdict, no matter if its a desktop or a laptop, both of them are useful in their own special way!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Grammy Song Of the Year 2008

"Rehab" is a song by English recording artist Amy Winehouse from her second studio album, Back to Black. Written by Winehouse and produced by Mark Ronson, it was released as the album's lead single in the United Kingdom on 23 October 2006. The lyrics are autobiographical, describing a protagonist's drinking habits and refusal to enter rehabilitation clinics. The song received widespread critical acclaim and enjoyed commercial success in Winehouse's native England and abroad. The tune won the 2007 Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song. "Rehab" won three Grammy Awards in 2008, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Winehouse's subsequent public battle with substance abuse and the song's popularity contributed to its numerous appearances in the mainstream media. Several artists have covered the song, both in official releases and live. The music video was directed by Phil Griffin and released in September 2006. It features Winehouse's band playing their instruments while she sings to the camera. The band members are dressed in gowns throughout the video.Critical response to "Rehab" was glowing. Rolling Stone called it a "must hear song" and a "Motown-style winner with a banging beat and a lovesick bad girl testifying like Etta James." People magazine called the track "instantly memorable." Billboard remarked that Winehouse's vocals on the song were "Shirley Bassey-meets-Ella Fitzgerald" and called the track "a better buzz than a double-gin martini."


Grammy Song Of the Year 2007

"Not Ready to Make Nice" is a country pop song co-written and performed by the American all-female band Dixie Chicks for their seventh studio album Taking the Long Way (2006). The song was released as the first physical single from the album in March 2006.On February 11, 2007, it won three Grammy Awards in the categories of Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. In 2009, Rolling Stone named "Not Ready to Make Nice" the 77th best song of the decade. "Not Ready to Make Nice" was very well-received by music reviewers from publications like Allmusic, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and USA Today. "Not Ready to Make Nice" initially peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the first song by the band to chart in the U.S. after the 2003 controversy. It was able to chart in the Billboard Hot 100 because of a high number of download sales (it debuted at #11 and peaked at #8 on the Hot Digital Songs chart), despite low country radio airplay.

Having Flat Screen TV

It's been 5 months now since we bought this Samsung Flat screen TV and so far we never had any issues about it. In fact, we're happy that we decided to replace our old tv into Flat Screen because we are now able to watch our favorite tv programs in a much improved graphics and all channels can be viewed in higher resolution. We actually want to buy an LCD TV but our budget is not enough to afford one. Well we know how expensive an LCD TV is. Even though it is expensive, this gadget is truly worth buying for knowing that it can provide the best tv experience ever. Aside from great and high definition, it is also said that LCD TV provides lesser power consumption than the what the normal tv consumed. They are not space consuming too. Anyway, i guess we will be sticking with Flat screen til we get good savings for an LCD.


Grammy Song Of the Year 2006

"Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" is a song by rock band U2 and the third track from their 2004 album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. The song was released as the album's third single in the United Kingdom on 7 February 2005 and it debuted at #1 on the UK Singles Chart. Originally titled "Tough", the song is about lead singer Bono's relationship with his dying father. The song won awards for "Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" and "Song of the Year" at the 2006 Grammy Awards. The lyrics were written by lead singer Bono as a tribute to his father, Bob Hewson, who died of cancer in 2001; Bono sang the song at his funeral. The video to the song begins with a note from Bono about his father, saying "I wish I'd known him better." The single was also the third release in the United States. It reached #15 on the Adult Top 40 chart and #29 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in April 2005. It also reached #97 on the Hot 100.


Grammy Song Of the Year 2005

"Daughters" is the third single from Heavier Things, the 2003 studio album from Blues singer-songwriter, John Mayer. The critically-acclaimed song won numerous awards, including the 2005 Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the 47th Grammy Awards. Lyrically, "Daughters" is an admonition to fathers (and to a lesser extent mothers) to nurture their daughters in their childhood, because the relationship will affect their future relationships with men as adults. In 2005, Mayer converted the song into an all-out blues song with his group John Mayer Trio on the live album, Try!, stripping away the acoustic elements the song had become known for, although not similar version to the "Electric Guitar Mix" of the song as included on the single's re-release. The music video is a grayscale video of Mayer playing the guitar and singing the song in a dark studio, intercut between scenes of a girl (i.e., a "daughter"). The video clip, directed by Mario Sorrenti, features the Australian Supermodel Gemma Ward.


Grammy Song Of the Year 2004

"Dance with My Father" is the title track from the 2003 Luther Vandross album Dance with My Father. It was written by Vandross and Richard Marx. The song reached number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 16, 2003, becoming Vandross' final Top 40 hit. The song comes from the good times Vandross shared with his late father, Luther Vandross, Sr., when he was a child and they would dance with each other. "Dance With My Father" was the last top 40 hit for the late Luther Vandross in his homeland, U.S., peaking at 38. The song also peaked at 21 in the UK. As of Saturday 29 August 2009 the song re-entered the top 40 after a performance of the song on the British hit TV show X Factor by Joe McElderry. The song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 20th December 2009 at number 48, just outside the Top 40.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Grammy Song Of the Year 2003

"Don't Know Why" is a jazz song written by Jesse Harris and originally appears on his 1999 album, Jesse Harris & the Ferdinandos. It was the second single by Norah Jones from her breakthrough 2002 album Come Away with Me. Although Jones's version only peaked at number thirty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, it was a critical success for her that helped established her as a respected new artist, and subsequently her album sold extremely well. The single went on to win three Grammy Awards in 2003 for "Record of the Year", "Song of the Year", and "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance". The song charted at 459 in Blender magazine's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born.

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Grammy Song Of the Year 2002

"Fallin'" is a song recorded, written, and produced by American recording artist Alicia Keys for her debut album, Songs in A Minor. Released to radio and music video outlets in 2001, it is generally considered her signature song."Fallin'" became Keys' first number-one single in the United States and her first top five hit in several countries. It is also Keys' second biggest single to date after 2007's "No One". In 2009 the single was named the 29th most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. Rolling Stone ranked it number sixty-two on their Top 100 Songs of the 2000s decade. The song charted at 413 in Blender magazine's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born. "Fallin'" won three Grammy Awards in 2002, including Song of the Year, Best R&B Song, and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and was also nominated for Record of the Year.


Grammy Song Of the Year 2001

"Beautiful Day" is a song by the rock band U2. It is the first track from their 2000 album, All That You Can't Leave Behind, and it was released as the album's lead single. It was a commercial success, helping launch the album to multi-platinum status, and is one of U2's biggest hits to date. Like many tracks from All That You Can't Leave Behind, "Beautiful Day" harkens back to the group's past sound. The song received positive reviews, and it became their fourth number-one single in the UK and their first number-one in the Netherlands. The song peaked at number 21 in the United States, the band's highest position since "Discothèque" in 1997. In 2001, the song won three Grammy Awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Busy and Tiring

It's been a very busy week again as usual. Managing my time as a student and as a part time worker is really not that easy. It is actually a bit pressuring and tiring and this week, i guess i will be more busy because i have finish my Thesis. Professor Capinpin gave us the deadline of submission and unfortunately I have nothing yet. I just don't know when and how to start. I have tried asking my classmates but it seems that they are very busy too and now i have to start from scratch and i have to hurry in order to meet the deadline.
Aside from my Thesis, mom is also asking me to look for someone to fix our plumbing system. For some reason the water just stop draining all of the sudden from the faucet which causes us a lot of trouble. Mom is too busy with her Tamales business and she really need that faucet to work in order to wash her Tamales ingredients. I bet she will not dare take water from the bathroom for her to wash the foods. We suspect that there is something wrong with the plumbing system. Maybe something stocked in the pipe or something.
Now, it added more pressure on me because i have to find someone to repair it. Of course, i just can't hire anyone because as much as possible we want to get good service from them. If i could just find something like the professional Plumber Portland Or has. I'm sure the problem will be fixed in no time.
Wish me luck guys, i hope i can get through all of this. Sobs.


Grammy Song Of the Year 2000

"Smooth" is a collaboration between Santana and Rob Thomas of the rock group Matchbox Twenty. The song was written by Rob Thomas and Itaal Shur and sung by Thomas. Originally conceived by Shur as a song called "Room 17", the lyrics were stripped off and the track was given to Thomas. Thomas re-wrote the lyrics and melody and re-titled it "Smooth". Thomas acknowledged that his choice of lyrics was "mostly ironic". Thomas' original thought was to have George Michael sing the song. Thomas recorded the song as a demo to play for Santana. After hearing the song being sung by Thomas, Santana decided to have Thomas record the final version. Matt Serletic produced the record and it was released from Carlos Santana's album Supernatural and became a massive hit in 1999, entering the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 on August 10, 1999, and spending twelve weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 beginning October 12, 1999. It was the first chart-topping song in Santana's long-running career (his previous biggest hit being "Black Magic Woman", number four in 1971). According to some charting standards,"Smooth" is Billboard's most popular song of all time. Though some songs have spent longer than 12 weeks at number one, when combining total sales during the entire time the song has charted, "Smooth" ranks higher than any other. The song was the last number one hit of the 1990s. The song won three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. It spent a record-breaking ten consecutive weeks at the top of the VSpot Top 20 Countdown, a record that held up until the Dixie Chicks broke it in 2006.

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