17 Albums For 2007

In no particular order...

Radiohead - In Rainbows

Feist - The Reminder

The National - Boxer

Interpol - Our Love To Admire

Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare

Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future

Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black

Digitalism - Idealism

Kate Nash - Made Of Bricks

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Editors - An End Has a Start

Voxtrot - Voxtrot

Agora em Português...
David Fonseca - Dreams In Colour

Clã - Cintura

Linda Martini - Olhos de Mongol

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Today I'm Feeling the Christmas Spirit

Friday, December 14, 2007

Superstars (Ft. The Parallel Lines)

a trinta e um de dezembro, david fonseca estará na praia do pescador, em albufeira.

eu não.

[Post-Blogging :

This post is a cover version of this post. ]

Monday, December 10, 2007

Childhood Memories

Friday, December 07, 2007

Rise and Shine

I kinda like this...





by Swedish duo Lo-Fi-Fnk

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Trivia

This blog is now 1 year-old.


Happy birthday.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Missed The Show, Let's Start a War

Last Saturday in Barcelona, The National gave their fans a concert on Iberian lands. Me, my friend, and my other friend intended to go, but since it's a bit far from here to Barcelona, it got too expensive and busy at this time. And Barcelona is actually the nearest city on The National's tour dates for us... But we'll see if we go crazy enough to join the band in one of the other European cities... (Australia anyone?)


Setlist was as it follows :
Start a war

Mistaken for strangers

Secret meeting

Brainy

Baby, we'll be fine

Slow show

Squalor victoria

Abel

Lucky You!

All the wine

Racing like a pro

Ada

Looking for astronauts

Apartment story

Daughters of soho riots

Fake empire

Green gloves

Mr November

About today

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Run as Fast as You Can [Tickets!]

British band Editors will perform in Lisbon on the Pavilhão do Restelo this Friday. And so you can prepare yourself for this new concert (there are quite a lot of concerts these days), here's their first hit All Sparks...
And if you're looking for something more commercial, then hear this one, Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors

Monday, November 12, 2007

How Things Were On The West Coast

Last Wednesday, Indie-rock band Interpol, performed in Lisbon at the Coliseu dos Recreios. They say it was great. I don't know, because I didn't went there, although I wish I could.


They performed the following tracks :

Pioneer To The Falls
Say Hello To The Angels
Narc
Obstacle 1
Scale
Mammoth
No I Threesome
Slow Hands
Rest My Chemistry
The Lighthouse
Evil
C'mere
The Heinrich Maneuver
Not Even Jail
Take You On a Cruise
Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down
PDA

Yeah it was good, and I wanted to go... You should listen to their most recent album, Our Love To Admire, although you must already know its first single, The Heinrich Maneuver...


And I dare you to listen to their new single, No I In Threesome...


Friday, November 09, 2007

Deal Or No Deal

Before I start posting the new Indie posts, let's look back in Pop and say what's good and what's not on today's market, shall we?

- TIMBALAND Presents ONE REPUBLIC
"APOLOGIZE" : It's not that bad. Actually a lot better than previous Timbaland singles on the radio. Much thanks to OneRepublic's original version of the song. [4/5]

- MARK RONSON Featuring AMY WINEHOUSE
"VALERIE" : This is a very good Big Band version of The Zutons' "Valerie", and Miss Winehouse sounds great here too. [5/5]

- SUGABABES
"ABOUT YOU NOW" : If anyone asked for a good pure pop song, this is it. The Sugababes's new single teaches everyone else how to properly use synths. [5/5]

- BRITNEY SPEARS
"GIMME MORE" : I don't think I need to comment on this one. Miss Spears/Ex-Federline tries too hard to make a comeback. It's a bit unlistenable... Though the synths makes up for it. [1/5]

- AKON
"SORRY BLAME IT ON ME" : Now this is just horrible. [0/5]

- CRAIG DAVID
"HOT STUFF (LET'S DANCE)" : Remember "WALKING AWAY"? You can forget it. Craig David returns with a new song based around David Bowie's "LET'S DANCE". David kinda messes it up, but the sampling is nice... [3/5]

- PLAIN WHITE T'S
"HEY THERE DELILAH" : Nice calm pop / piano rock ballad. Super simple. [5/5]


And I could comment on a lot more tracks. But I don't feel like it. This makes the 'period' on the Pop posts. Pretty soon you'll be able to check who's things are on the Indie side of life...


[P.S.: The ratings of the songs have been made on a Pop basis. If I rated them on an Indie basis, the ratings would be quite low...]

Monday, November 05, 2007

New Direction

The new posts won't start quite yet, I just wanted to inform that "Give Your Ears a Taste Of Visual" will slightly change its posting-subject. Up until now, we usually informed you about what was up on the music business. Mainly mainstream pop, that is. We'll restart now posting about Indie Rock, New Rave, Alternative Music... You'll get the deal. Also, this blog will be a bit more personal, intimate, to follow its new Indie vibe.

Sincerely Yours,
The Management

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

For the time being...

If you haven't noticed, this blog has been under an extended hiatus. As soon as I get a secure Internet connection, I will update it.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

The Management

Monday, October 22, 2007

Louise - "Pandora's Kiss" (Goldtrix Remix)

I was chatting on MSN Messenger today with a friend of mine, when we started to talk about girlbands (of course we did!). Eventually Eternal come up and I remembered this awesome remix of a track by former member Louise Nurding/Redknapp (choose the surname you like the most, though Louise likes to be called by her first name only.). As my friend told me later, this remix is discotastic!!! Then, as usual when I got so excited about a song, I knew I had to post it here. For those of you who don't know and didn't got it, Louise used to be a member of British 90's sensation girlband Eternal. She left the group in 1995 in a similar way Geri Halliwell left the Spice Girls and on the same day Robbie Williams left Take That. She would then release several solo albums, the latest (yet to be released) including Pandora's Kiss. This would be the only song to be released from this album, on an A-Side single with Don't Give Up. The single featured this Remix I'm giving you today. A DVD Single was also released. The video for the song is quite literal, except for the Kiss/Box part. Below you can watch it, and hear the original version of the song.

Louise - Pandora's Kiss
Now don't forget, we like to support the artists, so you can buy this at HMV right now.

Also click here for Lyrics.

And the give-away part comes now click here and you'll be redirected to a page on which you can listen and download the remix I'm talking about. Download it, it fucking worth it!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Platinum Chart [Week 302]

Alright, this week there's a lot of changes on the chart. Apart from three new entries by Joss Stone, Take That and Scissor Sisters, Fergie slips deliciously, Gwen Stefani winds it down, Shakira was illegally at the top so she now moved to the bottom, and Christina Aguilera also gets hurt on this free fall festival. Good things also happened though, Sophie Ellis-Bextor catches the top 20, Robbie Williams plays Madonna and moves eleven positions up, Justin Timberlake goes around the top 10, Ruby goes straight to the top 10, followed by Nelly Furtado and Amy Winehouse. On the battle for the top spot, Grace Kelly lost against The Sweet Escape which gave Gwen Stefani her fourth solo number one. On the Bubbling Under Chart, Jessica Simpson manages to spend one more week on the chart, The Pussycat Dolls keep climbing, and Cascada still holds the number one for the ninth week in a row... That's it for this week, enjoy!

THE PLATINUM CHART
Week Nr. 302 (as of March 17th, 2007)

1(4) THE SWEET ESCAPE Gwen Stefani Ft. Akon [4] **1 Week @ Nr.1**
2(1) GRACE KELLY Mika [7]
3(6) THIS AIN'T A SCENE, IT'S AN ARMS RACE Fall Out Boy [7]
4(8) LIL' STAR Kelis Ft. Cee-Lo [4]
5(3) LISTEN Beyoncé [6]
6(2) I WANNA LOVE YOU Akon Ft.Snoop Dogg [9]
7(12) REHAB Amy Winehouse [6]
8(14) SAY IT RIGHT Nelly Furtado [3]
9(5) PROPER EDUCATION Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd [11]
10(15) RUBY Kaiser Chiefs [3]
11(17) WHAT GOES AROUND ...COMES AROUND Justin Timberlake [2]
12(7) WINDOW IN THE SKIES U2 [11]
13(9) ALL GOOD THINGS (COME TO AN END) Nelly Furtado [17]
14(25) SHE'S MADONNA Robbie Williams [2]
15(11) TELL ME P.Diddy Ft. Christina Aguilera [13]
16(19) WAIT A MINUTE The Pussycat Dolls Ft. Timbaland [5]
17(20) HOW TO SAVE A LIFE The Fray [3]
18(22) READ MY MIND The Killers [2]
19(23) CATCH YOU Sophie Ellis-Bextor [3]
20(13) HURT Christina Aguilera [18]
21(N) TELL ME 'BOUT IT Joss Stone [1]
22(10) ILLEGAL Shakira & Santana [13]
23(N) SHINE Take That [1]
24(21) MY LOVE Justin Timberlake Ft. T.I. [19]
25(18) WIND IT UP Gwen Stefani [12]
26(N) SHE'S MY MAN Scissor Sisters [1]
27(16) FERGALICIOUS Fergie [12]
28(24) IRREPLACEABLE Beyoncé [20]
29(27) BEWARE OF THE DOG Jamelia [16]
30(26) PATIENCE Take That [18]

N - New Entry
Re - Re-Entry
# - Current Position
(#) - Previous Week Position
[#] - Weeks Charted

|||BUBBLING UNDER CHART|||
1(1) EVERYTIME WE TOUCH Cascada
2(2) SNOW ((HEY OH)) Red Hot Chili Peppers
3(-) SMACK THAT Akon Ft. Eminem
4(5) I DON'T NEED A MAN The Pussycat Dolls
5(3) TOO LITTLE TOO LATE JoJo
6(4) U + UR HAND Pink
7(-) LITHIUM Evanescence
8(-) YOU KNOW MY NAME Chris Cornell
9(7) I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCIN' Scissor Sisters
10(6) A PUBLIC AFFAIR Jessica Simpson

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Helena Paparizou - "The Game Of Love"

I was about to leave my computer to rest a bit, but then I came across former Eurovision Song Contest's winner Helena Paparizou's european website, and like any other music website nowadays, it instantly plays a preview of the artists' current album. Track number three, The Game Of Love just got me hooked up here. It is absolutely AMAZING!!! This is even better than all of those great Eurovision songs combined! It's poptastic 110%! I think this is a great summer anthem, like Helena knows how to do, back in 2006 she had a summer hit with Mambo! and in 2005 with the ESC-winning My Number One). Now this brand new track isn't yet regarded as an official single for her album, but I will haunt her down if she doesn't release this one! It's like an A-class greek summer version of Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Catch You... And the lyrics are quite good too!
"Swim the seven seas
I would climb the Himalayas
Sing in Japanese
I would dress up as your geisha
Capture all the stars
Paint your portrait
On the Great Sphinx
Walk to Africa
If I knew you 'd be there waiting"
See what I mean? Poptastic! Now I'll let you listen to it. Oh, as it is not a single, it obviously doesn't have a video. This fan was kind enough to make one herself, but it features the Greeklish version of the track.


What an amazing video this song will have... In the meantime I'll keep you posted if this incredible piece of pop will be released or not... And you can buy her album too you know. Simply click here. There's no shame shame shame...

Friday, March 16, 2007

New Mediocre Videos...

Just because I don't feel like writing an essay on each one of them. And also because I'm quite pissed of with the music industry. You get weeks with no premieres at all, and then in a single day there's a whole bunch of crappy videos to talk about... So here it goes...

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black

Ok, this one might diserve an essay of her own, but I think I'm kinda disappointed with this one. Where's all the glamour? Quoting Popjustice, it seems she is burrying a tortoise...

Arctic Monkeys - Brainstorm

I haven't seen it yet. I'll leave it up to you.

Ne-Yo - Because Of You

Ugh. Awful. The man just don't know what to quite does he?

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Nikka Costa - "Like a Feather"

You may remember this singer from some awards shows back in 2001. Maybe not. You may remember this song as a hit in 2001. Then again... Let me remember you then... Nikka Costa, is a soul/jazz/alternative pop/rock singer who is actually related to Frank Sinatra (he was her godfather). She exploded into the mainstream music scene with her first and only hit single Like a Feather. It got everybody turning heads because of the song's catchy melody, her voice (people say "she doesn't sing like a white chick") and the video. So, if you are a music lover, you must know this one...
In other unrelated news, I'm giving away this type of posts to another blog. Hence, this is the last post of it's kind I'll post here. To read more of this ones you can check The Hotstuff Files. Every Wednesday you can find a new article by yours truly. ;)

Nikka Costa - Like a Feather


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Sha - "Vergiss Mich"

Fortunately the world is filled with non-American and non-British songs. There's also poptastic tunes in strange languages that don't take part of the Eurovision Song Contest you know... This one is one of them. After debuting with a German cover version of Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby, then renamed JaJa, German singer Sha returns to the music scene with her follow up Vergiss Mich (meaning Forget Me). The song is a five star piece of Pop, and features synthesizers, and a fantastic rhyme that goes "Also vergiss mich (...) Baby verpiss dich", which means "So forget me (...) Baby piss off". And she also sings a lot her own name. In the beginning of her two songs she whispers "Sha" a lot. The video for this one is just great. There's Sha, break dancing, Sha, and Sha's big radio. So, don't worry about the language, this song is understandable wherever...

Sha - Vergiss Mich

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Da1000 - "Tell No Other Man" (Christina Aguilera vs. Supermode)

I've just released my second single from my first mash-up album Future Sound Booster. Following The Pussycat Dolls vs. Pakito comes Christina Aguilera's hit single Ain't No Other Man with Supermode's Tell Me Why. This is actually my cover version of the same mash-up by DJ Drop Bass named Tell Me Why There's No Other Man. Basically I took is idea and made my own version reworking the songs in a different way. So I guess this is calling covering... The video was quite easy to handle, and I think the final product looks just fine. There's more videos coming up, and you can look for new tracks from my album being leaked here.

Da1000 - Tell No Other Man
(Christina Aguilera vs. Supermode)

Monday, March 12, 2007

Rihanna - "Break It Off" (Ft. Sean Paul) / "Winning Women" (with Nicole Scherzinger) [Official Video]

Barbados' princess Rihanna has been quite busy these days. In case you didn't noticed she has been in the music news quite regularly. This is because she was about to release her fourth single from her A Girl Like Me album... Break It Off has been moved from release from last November to this March. The song was finally released some time ago on the U.S., but over iTunes. That means no physical release. That means it's not a proper single. Maybe because after announcing that a music video for the song was about to premiere on MTV's TRL, a new announcement was made stating that there will be no video for the song. Never. Ever. It's actually their loss. Break It Off could simply be that spring break song, and the song which would save Rihanna's album sales (since We Ride flopped), and the song which would set record sales for Sean Paul's new album. Since there's no music video, let's have a listen...


Quite good eh? Well, I'm thinking Rihanna had really no time to shoot a music video since she was busy partying on studio with Nicole Scherzinger. They recorded a song for a deodorant advertisement. The company is giving away MP3s of that song on their website. And you see, that song, Winning Women, has a video. It's not a master piece but it's an actual music video. And they are not even selling the song. So why would this one have a video and Break It Off don't? Yup, you guessed it.. I'm pissed off about it...


Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Platinum Chart [Week 301]

Time for another countdown... But first let me just say that we reached the 10000 visitors! Yey! That's a great number! I still remember when I looked there and it said 28 visitors ... Been a long time now... So, just wanted to thank you for all that clicks... Now about the chart... Chris Cornell freefalls, The Pussycat Dolls and The Fray both enter the top 20, Kelis' star shines 6 positions up, Gwen Stefani escapes 8 positions above and Beyoncé listens 6 position on top too. Meanwhile Akon stopped loving the top spot and Mika puts Grace Kelly higher. On the Bubbling Under Chart, Cascada sticks to the top spot for an 8th week and the Scissor Sisters slip a bit...

Week Nr. 301 (as of March 10th, 2007)

1(4) GRACE KELLY Mika [6] **1 Week @ Nr.1**

2(1) I WANNA LOVE YOU Akon Ft.Snoop Dogg [8]
3(9) LISTEN Beyoncé [5]

4(12) THE SWEET ESCAPE Gwen Stefani Ft. Akon [3]

5(2) PROPER EDUCATION Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd [10]
6(6) THIS AIN'T A SCENE, IT'S AN ARMS RACE Fall Out Boy [6]

7(3) WINDOW IN THE SKIES U2 [10]

8(14) LIL' STAR Kelis Ft. Cee-Lo [3]

9(7) ALL GOOD THINGS (COME TO AN END) Nelly Furtado [16]

10(5) ILLEGAL Shakira & Santana [12]

11(8) TELL ME P.Diddy Ft. Christina Aguilera [12]
12(15) REHAB Amy Winehouse [5]
13(10) HURT Christina Aguilera [17]
14(16) SAY IT RIGHT Nelly Furtado [2]
15(18) RUBY Kaiser Chiefs [2]
16(11) FERGALICIOUS Fergie [11]
17(N) WHAT GOES AROUND ...COMES AROUND Justin Timberlake [1]
18(13) WIND IT UP Gwen Stefani [11]
19(22) WAIT A MINUTE The Pussycat Dolls Ft. Timbaland [4]
20(23) HOW TO SAVE A LIFE The Fray [2]
21(20) MY LOVE Justin Timberlake Ft. T.I. [18]
22(N) READ MY MIND The Killers [1]
23(25) CATCH YOU Sophie Ellis-Bextor [2]
24(19) IRREPLACEABLE Beyoncé [19]
25(N) SHE'S MADONNA Robbie Williams [1]
26(21) PATIENCE Take That [17]
27(24) BEWARE OF THE DOG Jamelia [15]
28(17) YOU KNOW MY NAME Chris Cornell [11]
29(26) LITHIUM Evanescence [9]
30(27) SMACK THAT Akon Ft. Eminem [17]

N - New Entry
Re - Re-Entry
# - Current Position
(#) - Previous Week Position
[#] - Weeks Charted

|||BUBBLING UNDER CHART|||
1(1) EVERYTIME WE TOUCH Cascada
2(2) SNOW ((HEY OH)) Red Hot Chili Peppers
3(3) TOO LITTLE TOO LATE JoJo
4(5) U + UR HAND Pink
5(7) I DON'T NEED A MAN The Pussycat Dolls
6(-) A PUBLIC AFFAIR Jessica Simpson
7(4) I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCIN' Scissor Sisters
8(-) LOVE ME OR HATE ME Lady Sovereign
9(6) JUMP Madonna
10(-) DESECRATION SMILE Red Hot Chili Peppers

Saturday, March 10, 2007

My Chemical Romance - "I Don't Love You" [Video Premiere]

Fellow emo-rockers My Chemical Romance also have a new video. It's an emo-ballad and in the black and white video we can see the front man's newly died hair. It's black again. I'm to tired to think about this one, so, I'll let Wikipedia talk for me... "The music video is about two lovers in a strange abstract world, and the video seems to tell the story of how their love slowly withers away until one leaves the other alone. Towards the end of the video, the band's guitars and one of their amplifiers explode, possibly a metaphor for the state of the lovers' relationship. (...) The video is in a black and white format, most likely to show even more contrast between the two lovers. The music video also shows Gerard with his newly-dyed black hair [I just said that...], which he has sported since late December. (...) There has also been a big commotion about the ring Gerard is wearing." Fantastic...

My Chemical Romance - I Don't Love You

Friday, March 09, 2007

Panic! At The Disco - "Build God, Then We'll Talk" [Video Premiere]

Panic! At The Disco have a brand new video. A very unusual one. You see, the band it's not featured in the video (OK, there's nothing unusual about that, people do it quite often...) Instead, the video is about...err... a... hum... As they say... pornomime. ... Yeah... Porno-mime... Basically the video is about this girl who goes to the pornomime show and falls for him. But that's nothing really... Panic! At The Disco offered us a porn movie... without any actors... but with a mime... I can't even remember the song actually... But you know... It's Panic! At The Disco... So... after I Write Sins Not Tragedy nothing really seem to matter... Anyway, check it for yourself...

Panic! At The Disco - Build God, Then We'll Talk

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Natasha Bedingfield - "I Wanna Have Your Babies" [Video Premiere]

Natasha Bedingfield's new video for her I Wanna Have Your Babies single has arrived through her Bebo account. The song is quite cool, Natasha talks about the trouble with women rushing out to find the perfect guy and the father to their babies. It's kinda reminiscent of These Words so, it can only be cool. The video has a bit of comedy, the first part remembers me of the gym scene on Pink's Stupid Girls video (in part because Natasha is also in a gym, and also because it's the same director). There's bubbles everywhere and every time Natasha imagines the guy being her babies' father. It's cool, it's fresh and it features a Girl Aloud. You can spot Nadine Coyle behind Natasha in the club scene (in the scene, curiously, Natasha looks like fellow Girl Aloud Sarah Harding...). So, let's see the woman talking and dreaming about the perfect man shall we?...

Natasha Bedingfield - I Wanna Have Your Babies

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Upcoming Artist : Simon Curtis

Since this week has been low on new releases, I think now could be the time to talk to you about an upcoming artist.
I first knew about Simon Curtis in some blog (can't remember which one sorry) where I saw this really good pictures of him. Then I forgot about him for a while, only to rediscover him some days ago. Since then I've been an addict to his MySpace page. His tunes are gorgeous, fantastic, outrageous! It's the best thing I've heard since the first half of Justin's FutureSex/LoveSounds. Reviewing the 5 tracks I've listened of him already, Put Your Makeup On comes as the best, followed by Left Right Left and Bones. Answer is also a quite good track, and his theme song for the annual Disneyland Resort event Flashback is quite good as well. He is currently searching for a label to promote his album Alter Boy, so I guess we'll be hearing about him during this year. With his great sound and voice capabilities I say he's set to hit it big in 2007, not to mention he defeated leukemia... So have a taste below will ya?

Simon Curtis - Flashback
(Nevermind the video, but this was the only thing I found that provided a full song by Simon)

And a small preview of the Bones track I've found on Last.fm


For more of Simon Curtis, check out this links :

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Kaiser Chiefs - "Ruby"

I guess writing about your ex-girlfriend does pay-off. Maroon 5 done it about Jane, and scored two monstrous hits, This Love and She Will Be Loved. And wasn't that what James Blunt's You're Beautiful was about? Clearly if you write about your ex, you'll get yourself a number 1 hit at least on the UK. I guess Ruby is now delighted to see her name on the top of the charts. But more important than that, Ruby (as in, the song) is the greatest BritPop/Rock song I've ever listened. Maybe only beaten by Oasis' Wonderwall and Blur's Coffee & TV or Song 2, but it's a damn good song! It's a must have. And widely credited to be the song that brings BritPop back to the scene. Well... While we wait for BritPop to return, let's hear a bit about Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby...

Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby

Monday, March 05, 2007

The Platinum 300 - Best of Chart

As promised, it's time to do a recap and look at the best songs that took part of the 300 weeks of The Platinum Chart. It's sort of a celebration... The songs are ordered with the most weeks spent at number one, and most week charted... Oh, and speaking of celebrations, today it's our 100th post! :D

PS. YEAR ARTIST - Song
01 2001 Kylie Minogue – Can't Get You Out Of My Head

02 2004 Maroon 5 – This Love
03 2006 Shakira Ft. Wyclef Jean – Hips Don't Lie
04 2001 Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink -
Lady Marmalade

05 2004 Kelis – Trick Me
06 2002 Shakira – Whenever, Wherever
07 2005 The Pussycat Dolls Ft. Busta Rhymes – Don't Cha
08 2005 Madonna – Hung Up
09 2003 Beyoncé Ft. Jay Z – Crazy In Love
10 2002 Christina Aguilera Ft. Redman – Dirrty
11 2003 Kylie Minogue – Slow
12 2006 Justin Timberlake – SexyBack
13 2003 Jennifer Lopez Ft. Styles P and Jadakiss – Jenny From The Block
14 2002 Sugababes – Freak Like Me
15 2002 Aaliyah – More Than a Woman
16 2007 Nelly Furtado – All Good Things (Come To An End)
17 2004 O-Zone – Dragostea Din Teï
18 2006 Madonna – Sorry
19 2005 Jennifer Lopez – Get Right
20 2005 Green Day – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
21 2006 Nelly Furtado – Maneater
22 2001 Alicia Keys – Fallin'
23 2001 Destiny's Child – Bootylicious
24 2006 Justin Timberlake Ft. T.I. – My Love
25 2002 Kylie Minogue – Love at First Sight
26 2006 Beyoncé Ft. Slim Thug & Bun B – Check On It
27 2003 50 Cent – In Da Club
28 2006 The Pussycat Dolls – Stickwitu
29 2005 Mario – Let Me Love You
30 2004 Eamon – Fuck It (I Don't Want U Back)
31 2004 Destiny's Child – Lose My Breath
32 2002 Beyoncé – Work It Out
33 2007 Eric Prydz vs. Floyd – Proper Education
34 2004 Britney Spears Ft. Madonna – Me Against The Music
35 2004 Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue
36 2004 Usher Ft. Lil' Jon & Ludacris – Yeah !
37 2006 The Pussycat Dolls Ft. Snoop Dogg – Buttons
38 2006 Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
39 2005 Shakira Ft. Alejandro Sanz – La Tortura
40 2001 Britney Spears – I'm a Slave 4 U
41 2006 Nelly Furtado Ft. Timbaland – Promiscuous
42 2005 Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
43 2004 Black Eyed Peas – Let's Get It Started
44 2006 Rihanna – S.O.S. (Rescue Me)
45 2004 Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
46 2005 Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
47 2005 James Blunt – You're Beautiful
48 2006 Beyoncé Ft. Jay Z – Déjà Vu
49 2003 Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
50 2004 Britney Spears – Toxic
51 2004 Black Eyed Peas – Shut Up
52 2006 Scissor Sisters – I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
53 2006 Rihanna – Unfaithful
54 2006 Beyoncé – Irreplaceable
55 2004 Mario Winans Ft. Enya & P. Diddy – I Don't Wanna Know
56 2005 Black Eyed Peas – Don't Phunk With My Heart
57 2004 Eric Prydz – Call On Me
58 2003 Justin Timberlake – Cry me a River
59 2003 Beyoncé Ft. Sean Paul – Baby Boy
60 2002 Sugababes – Round Round
61 2005 Eminem – Like Toy Soldiers
62 2003 Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
63 2003 Dannii Minogue – I Begin To Wonder
64 2001 Jennifer Lopez – Play
65 2003 Dido – White Flag
66 2001 Eve Ft. Gwen Stefani – Let Me Blow Ya Mind
67 2001 Janet Jackson – Someone To Call My Lover
68 2002 Britney Spears – Overprotected
69 2002 Jennifer Lopez Ft. Ja Rule – Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)
70 2003 Christina Aguilera Ft. Lil' Kim – Can't Hold Us Down
71 2006 Mattafix – Big City Life
72 2002 Britney Spears Ft. Pharrell – Boys
73 2001 Brandy Ft. Ray J – Another Day In Paradise
74 2003 Madonna – American Life
75 2002 Jennifer Lopez – I'm Real
76 2002 Britney Spears – I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
77 2002 Janet Jackson Ft. Missy Elliott & Carly Simon – Son of a Gun
78 2003 Jennifer Lopez Ft. LL Cool J – All I Have
79 2004 Hilary Duff – So Yesterday
80 2005 Gwen Stefani – Hollaback Girl
81 2002 No Doubt Ft. Bounty Killer – Hey Baby
82 2005 Bob Sinclar Ft. Gary Pine – Love Generation
83 2006 Sean Paul – Temperature
84 2005 Black Eyed Peas – My Humps
85 2004 Jamelia – Superstar
86 2004 Natasha Bedingfield – These Words
87 2002 Pink – Get the Party Started
88 2006 The Pussycat Dolls Ft. Will.I.Am – Beep
89 2005 Sugababes – Push The Button
90 2002 Avril Lavigne – Complicated
91 2002 Anastacia – One Day In Your Life
92 2003 Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love?
93 2002 Nelly Ft. Kelly Rowland – Dilemma
94 2006 Pink – Stupid Girls
95 2006 Christina Aguilera – Ain't No Other Man
96 2005 Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For?
97 2004 No Doubt – It's My Life
98 2006 Ne-Yo – So Sick
99 2003 Blu Cantrell Ft. Sean Paul - Breathe
100 2001 Destiny's Child – Survivor

---------------TRIVIA--------------
  • Emma Bunton's "What Took You So Long ?" is the most successful single by a former Spice Girl suprassing Geri Halliwell's number 3 hit "It's Raining Men".
  • The artist with the most number 1 songs is Jennifer Lopez with 9 out of 13 singles charted...
  • Destiny's Child's "Survivor" was The Platinum Chart's first number 1 song ever...
  • To date, there has been 160 number one songs...
  • The only siblings to both have a number 1 song on their own are the Minogue sisters. While Kylie scored 4 number ones so far, sister Dannii reached the top spot in 2003 with "I Begin To Wonder". The only siblings to have the same number 1 are Brandy and her brother Ray J with their collaboration "Another Day In Paradise".
  • Madonna's "Hung Up" scored the highest jump to number 1 ever, climbing from number 8.
  • The only artists to have two consecutives number 1 singles so far are Will.I.Am with the Black Eyed Peas' "Pump It" and his collaboration with The Pussycat Dolls, "Beep"; and R'n'B singer Mya with her own single "Free" and the burlesque "Lady Marmalade" collaboration.
  • O-Zone are the most successful one hit wonders to date.
  • Eric Prydz proved to be the most successful DJ with two number one singles.
  • Sertab Erener is the best Eurovision artist so far peaking at number 1. Finnish monster rockers Lordi come second with a number 13 hit.
  • The most successful collaboration is Shakira and Wyclef Jean's "Hips Don't Lie", knocking down 2001's burlesque hit "Lady Marmalade".
  • Kylie's champion song "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" spent the most weeks on the chart with a total of 28, closely followed by Maroon 5's "This Love" with 27 weeks on the chart.
  • The Sugababes' "Freak Like Me" is the most succesful British single so far.
  • Sean Paul has a total of 3 number one singles. Only "Temperature" comes from his own repertoire.
  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z are the only couple to reach the top spot ever. So far, they've done it three times together.
  • Ne-Yo only scored a number 1 hit of his own, although he has writing credits on Mario's "Let me Love You" and Beyoncé's "Irreplaceable".
  • Alicia Keys has the most successful debut single with her 2001 number one "Fallin'".
  • Kelly Clarkson is the most successful manufatured pop star with her hit single "Since U Been Gone" spending two weeks at number 1.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

The Platinum Chart [Week 300]

Big news this week! Apart from the renewed look of the blog (thanks to odiabo for a huge amount of great ideas, and art - he also contributed for the brand new logo of The Platinum Chart), this week, The Platinum Chart reaches its 300th issue! That means 300 weeks of music, almost 6 years! And to celebrate this huge mark (300 wow...) I'll let you know a bit more about the chart tomorrow, as we'll celebrate those 300 weeks! But you'll see...
Now, this week on the chart... Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Fray, Kaiser Chiefs and Nelly Furtado join the party, while Amy Winehouse gets half the chart on rehab, Gwen Stefani almost escaped for the top 10, Beyoncé listens 5 positions higher, Fall Out Boy almost get an arms race on the top 5 and U2 gets their window shut loved by Akon. On the Bubbling Under Chart there are 4 new entries but Cascada manages to still hold the top spot for the 7th consecutive week! That's all for today.. Tomorrow we'll get a Platinum party, so don't miss that...

Week Nr. 300 (as of March 3rd, 2007)

1(4) I WANNA LOVE YOU
Akon Ft.Snoop Dogg [7]

**1 Week @ Nr.1**

2(3) PROPER EDUCATION Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd [9]
3(1) WINDOW IN THE SKIES U2 [9]
4(6) GRACE KELLY Mika [5]
5(2) ILLEGAL Shakira & Santana [11]
6(11) THIS AIN'T A SCENE, IS AN ARMS RACE Fall Out Boy [5]
7(5) ALL GOOD THINGS (COME TO AN END) Nelly Furtado [15]
8(7) TELL ME P.Diddy Ft. Christina Aguilera [11]
9(14) LISTEN Beyoncé [4]
10(8) HURT Christina Aguilera [16]
11(9) FERGALICIOUS Fergie [10]
12(18) THE SWEET ESCAPE Gwen Stefani Ft. Akon [2]
13(10) WIND IT UP Gwen Stefani [10]
14(20) LIL' STAR Kelis Ft. Cee-Lo [2]
15(23) REHAB Amy Winehouse [4]
16(N) SAY IT RIGHT Nelly Furtado [1]
17(12) YOU KNOW MY NAME Chris Cornell [10]
18(N) RUBY Kaiser Chiefs [1]
19(13) IRREPLACEABLE Beyoncé [18]
20(15) MY LOVE Justin Timberlake Ft. T.I. [17]
21(16) PATIENCE Take That [16]
22(24) WAIT A MINUTE The Pussycat Dolls Ft. Timbaland [3]
23(N) HOW TO SAVE A LIFE The Fray [1]
24(17) BEWARE OF THE DOG Jamelia [14]
25(N) CATCH YOU Sophie Ellis-Bextor [1]
26(19) LITHIUM Evanescence [8]
27(21) SMACK THAT Akon Ft. Eminem [16]
28(22) A PUBLIC AFFAIR Jessica Simpson [3]
29(25) LOVE ME OR HATE ME Lady Sovereign [3]
30(26) DESECRATION SMILE Red Hot Chili Peppers [2]

N - New Entry
Re - Re-Entry
# - Current Position
(#) - Previous Week Position
[#] - Weeks Charted

|||BUBBLING UNDER CHART|||
1(1) EVERYTIME WE TOUCH Cascada
2(-) SNOW ((HEY OH)) Red Hot Chili Peppers
3(2) TOO LITTLE TOO LATE JoJo
4(5) I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCIN' Scissor Sisters
5(3) U + UR HAND Pink
6(4) JUMP Madonna
7(6) I DON'T NEED A MAN The Pussycat Dolls
8(-) FAMOUS LAST WORDS My Chemical Romance
9(-) NOBODY KNOWS Pink
10(-) LOVELIGHT Robbie Williams

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Beyoncé Ft. Jay-Z - "Upgrade U" [Video Premiere]

Beyoncé's second premiere of the day has been release for everyone to see. Upgrade U is set to be a new single from her B'Day album. The track is already successful on the Billboard Hot 100, so it should have no problem in being a hit. The track is the first of 6 to have its video released. Album songs Get Me Bodied, Freakum Dress, Kitty Kat, Suga Mama and Green Light also have videos set to premiere, but on the exclusive DVD Deluxe Version of B'Day. Still Upgrade U makes up for it cuz it's a very good video. Apart for the good choreography, good sets, good wardrobe, good Beyoncé and good overall performance... Beyoncé manages to play a new character... Jay-Z! Yup, that's it! Beyoncé turns Jay-Z in this one and does some of his verses. The rapper finally appears by the end of the video, but still, Beyoncé does a hell of a show. So, if you think you're ready to watch Jay-Bee or Bey-Z, whatever you wanna call her, have a watch!

Beyoncé Ft. Jay-Z - Upgrade U

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Beyoncé & Shakira - "Beautiful Liar" [Video Premiere]

Some months ago, the original studio version of this song featuring only Beyoncé on the vocals, leaked onto the Internet. It was a catchy R'n'B tune, with some Latin flavour. Then, hours ago the studio version of the song re-recorded with Shakira leaked. This new version was clearly marked by Shakira, as new middle-eastern sounds were added to the song. The song kinda resembles me of Shakira's Ojos Así, which is pretty cool. Hours ago, the video premiered on MTV's TRL (for the likes of many screaming fans), and it was the first time we could see both singers sharing the same screen. It didn't turned out a great video with some beach scenes and all (probably because Beyoncé's label is quite busy doing more 5 videos or so for her re-release, and that must turn out rather expensive), but still, is a good video, with some scenes on studio... But what really makes it look that cool, is the fact the singers look exactly the same. Which is great. And the choreography is also pretty good. I call it Baby Boy meets La Tortura. Feel free to enjoy...


Spankin' New Music

Two new tracks just leaked today...
Rihanna and Nicole Scherzinger's new collaboration for the Secret Deodorant Commercial. The track is called Winning Women, and it's rather cool...

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And the new version of Beautiful Liar, the collaboration between Beyoncé and Shakira... The video has already leaked by now...

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Holly Valance - "State Of Mind"

State Of Mind is the first and only single from aussie former music artist Holly Valance's second album with the same name. The track managed to somehow shock the industry, as they were expecting the same bubblegum disco pop Valance presented on her debut album. The more mature, sexual and hard style of the singer only managed to sell properly in Japan where the album reached Gold status. On the UK and Australia the album flopped and the track didn't do so great as it managed to peak at number 8 on the British charts and number 14 on her native country. I personally consider State Of Mind one of those underrated, unsucessful and poptastic songs, so, while we enlist this amazing track in the list of Pop's finest moments, Holly can be seen doing her old job but now in Hollywood, acting on the Dead Or Alive movie and on FOX's Prison Break...

Holly Valance - State Of Mind