Another Brick That I Laid

Ok, so we all know this song already, but there's a reason why I'm posting it today. And that's because promotion for Nelly Furtado's fourth european single started this week. Say It Right started radio airplay a long time ago, but only now the video started to have some heavier roatation on music channels. Now, I'm not an expert on music channels, I only got four (MTV Portugal, VH1 Europe, MTV Germany and VIVA) but I guess that when a music channel starts to play a certain music video, it's because promotion has begun for it... Right? Nonetheless, the song is great so it also deserves a post of its own. And also, fourth US single was revealed, it'll be indeed european smash-hit All Good Things (Come To An End). I'm not sure if the song will work on the States as good as her previous singles did. I find it a bit too European, just like her previous albums (which did not had much success on the US), but I guess it's a matter of good promotion. Some months ago, Showtime was rumoured to be the US fourth single (and personally I think it would go better), but I guess Geffen Records wanted to save some bucks and not make a new video, as her collaboration with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake will be released shortly. Anyway, it's European shine time for Say It Right, and I think it'll be another hit for her... Enjoy!

Nelly Furtado - Say It Right

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Burning Radio

After surviving a breast cancer, Aussie pop singer returns to the spotlight stonger than ever and continues her, then postponned Showgirl Tour, now renamed Showgirl - Homecoming Tour. She'll soon start the recording of her new album, which is expect to contain the song White Diamond, which was also performed on the tour. The song is also expected to be the album's first single although no confirmation was given. A studio version exists, altough the Showgirl Homecoming live album was released containing the live version of the song. No promo has leaked yet to the live album or the song itself. It was actually a good idea to release the song now as part of the live album to promote it, then the new album would carry on with a brand new song as first single. Anyway, while we wait for Kylie to surprise us (a duet with Nelly Furtado is rumoured), here's her live performance of White Diamond... Enjoy!

Kylie Minogue - White Diamond (Live)

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

What's On The Schedule Tonight ?

It's time for another song from the past, the year is still 2003, and this one came right after Beyoncé's Crazy In Love. Mya's first world fame experience was her collaboration with Pras and Ol' Dirty Bastard on the soundtrack for the Bulworth movie, Ghetto Superstar (That's What You Are). Then, her second album also went global with singles Case Of The Ex and Free, but it was only with the Lady Marmalade hit that people really started to notice her. Since then, she scored some points on the big screen (acting in Chicago, Dirty Dancing : Havana Nights and Shall We Dance?)and managed to release a third album. Moodring didn't do so well as the previous, but Missy Elliott-produced first single My Love Is Like...Wo still got her to the spotlight once again. Although VH1 credited the song as one of the worse sex songs ever, it peaked at number-thirteen on the U.S. Billboard Top 100 chart, and even number 1 on the World Jazz Top 20. Since then Mya still acts on motion pictures and will soon release a new album. While we wait for a new video, here's 2003's My Love Is Like... Wo! (Couldn't find an MP3 link, sorry) Enjoy!

Mýa - My Love Is Like... Wo

Monday, January 29, 2007

Counter Melody

First ex-Sugababe Siobhán Donaghy recently released her new video from her second album. Don't Give It Up follows now an even more different direction than her previous Overrated single did. Soon, saying Sugababes and Siobhán Donaghy in the same sentence will sound really awkard. While the super pop british band raised themselves to an European phenomenon with new member Heidi Range replacing Donaghy, Siobhán got adventurous and released her debut solo album. Revolution In Me reached number 117 on the british album charts and first single Overrated 19 on the singles charts. Second single Twist of Fate also failed to succeed, as it peaked number 52 only. This led Siobhán to be dropped by London Records, and signing up to Parlophone in 2005. Now, after the Sugababes lost yet another member (Mutya Buena, who claimed to be tired of pop life and missing her daughter, will release her solo debut soon this year), Donaghy manages to release a second album. Ghosts is due to release in June and is described as "emotive" with elements of pop, disco, new wave, and dramatic. Ghosts is also the name of the album's promo single which will be released as an A-Side in vinyl with first single Don't Give It Up in early April. The very imaginative video for the single has been shot in Morocco and I think it looks nice ;) Enjoy!

Siobhán Donaghy - Don't Give It Up

Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Platinum Chart [Week 295]

This week on The Platinum Chart : Pink and Mary J. Blige joins us for a ride, Eminem and friends don't know what happened during their second week, Disney's Vanessa Hudgens slips, Akon is really loving the chart alongside Snoop but is smacked out of the Top 10, Diddy tells what he wants on the Top 10 and Eric Prydz is now educating the top 3. On the Bubbling Under Chart, Cascada is still touching the top spot now joined by dancing Scissor Sisters, while the Sugababes don't find it easy at the bottom of the chart.... This is all for this week, enjoy and until the next issue!

Week Nr. 295 (as of January 27th, 2007)

(COME TO AN END) Nelly Furtado [10]

**4 weeks @ Nr.1**

2(6) HURT Christina Aguilera [11]
3(9) PROPER EDUCATION Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd [4]
4(2) IRREPLACEABLE Beyoncé [13]
5(4) MY LOVE Justin Timberlake Ft. T.I. [12]
6(5) PATIENCE Take That [11]
7(3) LOVELIGHT Robbie Williams [11]
8(12) TELL ME P.Diddy Ft. Christina Aguilera [6]
9(8) WIND IT UP Gwen Stefani [5]
10(10) FERGALICIOUS Fergie [5]
11(7) SMACK THAT Akon Ft. Eminem [11]
13(15) ILLEGAL Shakira & Santana [6]
14(13) ROCK STEADY All Saints [10]
15(11) SNOW ((HEY OH)) Red Hot Chili Peppers [10]
16(17) YOU KNOW MY NAME Chris Cornell [5]
17(16) JUMP Madonna [12]
18(24) I WANNA LOVE YOU Akon Ft.Snoop Dogg [2]
19(23) LITHIUM Evanescence [3]
20(19) PUT YOUR HANDS UP 4 DETROIT Fedde Le Grand [15]
21(18) LAND OF A THOUSAND WORDS Scissor Sisters [7]
22(22) BEWARE OF THE DOG Jamelia [9]
23(N) NOBODY KNOWS Pink [1]
24(20) COME BACK TO ME Vanessa Hudgens [3]
25(21) THE SAINTS ARE COMING U2 & Green Day [10]
26(26) I DON'T NEED A MAN The Pussycat Dolls [18]
27(N) WE RIDE (I SEE THE FUTURE) Mary J. Blige [1]
28(25) LOVE DON'T LET ME GO David Guetta/The Egg [18]
29(28) PROMISCUOUS Nelly Furtado Ft. Timbaland [21]
30(27) YOU DON'T KNOW Eminem Ft. 50 Cent... [2]

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

2(-) I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCIN' Scissor Sisters
4(3) U + UR HAND Pink
5(6) ROCK THIS PARTY Bob Sinclar Ft. Cutee B
6(7) WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE My Chemical Romance
7(8) GIVE IT UP TO ME Sean Paul Ft. Keishia Cole
8(5) COME TO ME P. Diddy Ft. Nicole Scherzinger
9(4) CALL ME WHEN YOU'RE SOBER Evanescence
10(-) EASY Sugababes

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Get It On

Recently reunited british pop boyband just released yesterday they new video for their second single from the Beautiful World album. Shine is a pure pop song, which you can dance to, and it sounds a bit like a fusion between Scissor Sisters, Kylie Minogue and Take That's previous work. Lead vocals are by Mark Owen, which gives the song a new direction, you don't feel like you're listening to Take That, mainly because we were used to Gary Barlow singin' all the leads... The video seems to be inspired by Kylie's videos. It's just a performance video, there's stairs, pianos, and cheerful female dancers. Not their best video (far better than previous Do What You Like for sure though), but still, it's a catchy tune... Enjoy!

Take That - Shine

Friday, January 26, 2007

Followed The Voice

When I first heard this song I must confess I didn't quite liked it. Just like Christina Aguilera's Hurt I found it a bit too dramatic. And then I've downloaded it and started to listen to it a bit more, and it turns out that Listen, among with Hurt, is a powerful, catchy ballad. Apart from Beyoncé's fantastic vocal skills, the song comes with an out of rate instrumental and strong lyrics. Now, I'm not the only one to like it, after all, the song has been nominated for various awards like the International Press Academy Satellite Award, the Black Reel Awards, the Satellite Awards or most importantly the Golden Globe Awards and recently the Academy Awards, all in the Best Original Song - Motion Picture category for the Dreamgirls motion picture. To date it has won the Best Song, Original or Adapted- Motion Picture at the Black Reel Awards. It's a serious candidate for the Oscar, although it lost in the Golden Globes to Prince's Song of the Heart from the Happy Feet movie. There are two videos for the song, the first one directed by Diane Martel features Beyoncé performing on stage, and the second one directed by Matthew Rolston and especially produced for VH1 features the singer-songwriter performing the song against a black and white background. Listen was released on the United States in early December, and will be released in late February on the United Kingdom and across Europe. Enjoy!

Beyoncé - Listen
(First Version)
(Second Version)

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Acércate Un Poco Más

After they spawned a worldwide spanish hit back in 2005 with La Tortura, Alejandro Sanz teams up again with Shakira for this early 2007 spanish ballad Te Lo Agradezco Pero No. Altough they're chemistry seems to work worldwide (one of the reasons why La Tortura was that massive hit), I don't feel they're able to match the success of they're previous collaboration. Nontheless, this is set to be a huge hit across latin countries, and I totally expect it to be one of the songs to be nominated to the Latin Grammys. And I'm not even sure if they'll release it outside the latin market... The video is simple, Alejandro performs and Shakira comes out looking like she just left the set of her Illegal video... And of course they sing and dance together (again with the chemistry goin' on)... Now, I'm not much of a latin songs lover, but this one turns out to be quite good... But hey, Alejandro have always done quite good songs anyway... Check out his 1999 Corazón Partio (on YouTube) and decide for yourself... Meanwhile... Enjoy!

Alejandro Sanz & Shakira - Te Lo Agradezco Pero No

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

In The Dark Of The Night

Kelis has recently released her second video from Kelis Was Here on Europe. American second single Blindfold Me (which didn't become a single after all, no release due to unknown reasons) was scratched from European release after failing on the U.S.. Instead, Kelis' European label, Virgin decided to release her collaboration with Gnarls Barkley's half Cee-Lo Lil' Star as a second single. Possibily due to Cee-Lo's recent popularity... I like Blindfold Me better than Lil' Star, but unfortunatly it's one of those underrated great club tracks (like Janet's So Excited). Nonetheless, Lil' Star is a good song, and hopefully it will increase Kelis' popularity and sell more than first single Bossy, booting the sales of her quite good fourth album. The video is very imaginative and original (like any other Kelis' video... except Bossy maybe...), and we get a free ride through the universe... Though great, not her greatest video for me... Trick Me was far better, very simple but very smart... So, enjoy Kelis' second single Europewide featuring crazy Cee-Lo...

Kelis Ft. Cee-Lo - Lil' Star

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Monday, January 22, 2007

I Want To Tell You a Secret

One month after a clip of Robbie Williams in drag leaked and got everybody sayin' "WTF?!", Mr. Williams' new video She's Madonna leaks as well... In the video he is actually a drag, portraying a performer and advising himself to drop Millenium of his repertoire and praising him to be a good lad. This is probably by far the most outrageous Robbie video, even after Come Undone... Nevertheless, it's a quite good video on which Robbie plays with the controversies around his sexuality. I personally like when, after undressing the drag suit, he performs to a crowd of drag queens and they just boo at him... The song itself is also pretty good, even after the gorgeous Lovelight. Robbie keeps on praising Madonna (obviously), and you find lots of references to the queen of pop : You're frozen now, But she's got her groove on, I want to tell you a secret, and references to Madonna's friends (With Kate and Stella / Gwyneth's here) and even Chris Martin! ( Gwyneth's here / She's brought her fella). I say, if I was Madonna, I would be really pleased with this ;) Enjoy!

Robbie Williams - She's Madonna

Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Platinum Chart [Week 294]

This week on The Platinum Chart, Eminem is back on the charts joined by 50 Cent, and also Akon wants to love us alongside Snoop Dogg. Also, the Scissor Sisters keep sliding positions, Madonna jumps out of the top 15, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are knocked off the Top 10, Eric Prydz keeps on educating the chart now on the top 10 and Robbie Williams brings a very special light within the top 5. Meanwhile, on the Bubbling Under Chart, Cascada and JoJo take over. Enjoy! and until next week!

Week Nr. 294 (as of January 20th, 2007)

(COME TO AN END) Nelly Furtado [9]

**3 weeks @ Nr. 1**

2(3) IRREPLACEABLE Beyoncé [12]
3(6) LOVELIGHT Robbie Williams [10]
4(2) MY LOVE Justin Timberlake Ft. T.I. [11]
5(4) PATIENCE Take That [10]
6(5) HURT Christina Aguilera [10]
7(7) SMACK THAT Akon Ft. Eminem [10]
8(9) WIND IT UP Gwen Stefani [4]
9(19) PROPER EDUCATION Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd [3]
10(10) FERGALICIOUS Fergie [4]
11(8) SNOW ((HEY OH)) Red Hot Chili Peppers [9]
12(14) TELL ME P.Diddy Ft. Christina Aguilera [5]
13(11) ROCK STEADY All Saints [9]
15(15) ILLEGAL Shakira & Santana [5]
16(12) JUMP Madonna [11]
17(17) YOU KNOW MY NAME Chris Cornell [4]
18(13) LAND OF A THOUSAND WORDS Scissor Sisters [6]
19(16) PUT YOUR HANDS UP 4 DETROIT Fedde Le Grand [14]
20(21) COME BACK TO ME Vanessa Hudgens [2]
21(20) THE SAINTS ARE COMING U2 & Green Day [9]
22(23) BEWARE OF THE DOG Jamelia [8]
23(25) LITHIUM Evanescence [2]
24(N) I WANNA LOVE YOU Akon Ft.Snoop Dogg [1]
25(22) LOVE DON'T LET ME GO David Guetta/The Egg [17]
26(24) I DON'T NEED A MAN The Pussycat Dolls [17]
27(N) YOU DON'T KNOW Eminem Ft. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks [1]
28(28) PROMISCUOUS Nelly Furtado Ft. Timbaland [20]
29(26) EASY Sugababes [11]
30(27) I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCIN' Scissor Sisters [18]

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

3(1) U + UR HAND Pink
4(-) CALL ME WHEN YOU'RE SOBER Evanescence
5(7) COME TO ME P. Diddy Ft. Nicole Scherzinger
6(2) ROCK THIS PARTY Bob Sinclar Ft. Cutee B
7(6) WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE My Chemical Romance
8(8) GIVE IT UP TO ME Sean Paul Ft. Keishia Cole
9(4) YOU GIVE ME SOMETHING James Morisson
10(-) BONES The Killers

Saturday, January 20, 2007

What You Wanna Do

Today, as last Friday, I'm posting about a great unfamous track. Obviously everybody knows Jamelia nowadays, much thanks to her smash hit Superstar (or more recently the controversy over the Depeche Mode sample on her Beware Of The Dog track). What most people don't know is that Superstar was actually the second single from her Thank You album. Bout features american female rapper Rah Digga, and it's a very cool song to get loose with. Two videos were shot for this song, the first one never being released due to the fact that Jamelia was unhappy with the finished product, and a second one not featuring Rah Digga although her rapping is still on the song. The song managed to spend two weeks on the UK Singles Chart peaking at number 37, being released in February 2003. It's a great track and I highly recommend it. Unfortunatly I couldn't find an MP3 of it, so this one goes without a download link. But you know, support the artist, buy her music! ;) Enjoy!

Jamelia Ft. Rah Digga - Bout

Friday, January 19, 2007

I See You Baby

It's been a while since I last posted a Da1000 Productions video (apart from the Start Me Up videos), and I've decided to post this one. I made it and uploaded it to YouTube on October, but never got to post it on the blog. And so it's time. I first heard this mash-up when I was looking for bootlegs and got to Smash's website. From the tracks I've downloaded from there, this one proved to be a favourite and when I started to make some videos, I decided that it deserved a good video. And so I did. Featuring Beyoncé's Crazy In Love video only, the mash-up contains a sample of Saliva's Click Click BOOM!, the instrumental of Groove Armada's classic I See You Baby, and obviously Beyoncé's singing skills, as well as Jay-Z rapping. A great tune, and a good video ;) Enjoy!

Beyoncé vs. Groove Armada vs. Saliva
Crazy Baby Boom!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

When It All Comes Down

Following the last two new video premieres, ex-Baby Spice Girl Emma Bunton also released a follow up to her previous Downtown. All I Need To Know is a pop ballad from her third solo album Life In Mono and Emma's first pure ballad, following ex-Spices Geri Halliwell (Calling - flopped), Victoria Beckham (A Mind Of It's Own - did Ok on the charts), Melanie B. (Lullabye - another flop), and Melanie C. (First Day Of My Life - huge hit across Europe). Now we just have to wait and see what will happen to Miss Bunton's own ballad on the charts. Personally, I think it's a quite good track (yes, even better than Melanie C's thing), and I hope she'll do as fine, or even better, than her Maybe single. The video is quite good so it only helps her : beautiful shots of Emma, often portrayed as an angel. A must see video in my opinion. So, with no further advertising, enjoy!

Emma Bunton - All I Need To Know

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Run To Where You Want

And the brand new Sophie Ellis-Bextor video for her brand new first single of her new album just premiered on her website. Dance-Pop first lady returns to the charts with a very catchy tune, now with a rock flavour. I say it's Sophie's return to a sophisticated sound, after her poppiest album Shoot From The Hip. In the video for Catch You there's a lot of Madonna resemblances I say. Besides this video was shot in Venice, the same city Madonna's Like a Virgin was, Sophie dresses herself in the likes of Madge in La Isla Bonita (when she's in the gondola with the fancy dress, her hairstyle is also similiar) and Material Girl (when she's running in the streets with the red gown). Nevertheless, it's a quite good video and of course a really nice song, which I hope puts Miss Ellis-Bextor back on the map. Enjoy!

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Catch You

Monday, January 15, 2007

My Coolness Is Blown

And All Saints' new video just premiered on their myspace page! The follow up to the infamous Rock Steady track is now available everywhere to see, and I just felt like giving it a post. Chick Fit is a cool song with some strong vibes, about this girl who is completely obsessed with a guy. The video was filmed on studio and it's basically the girls performing the song with a few dudes playin' some instruments, while the girls keep dancing totally crazy. After rumours that their label had dropped them because of poor sales of their album proved to be false, as said by the label itself, the Saints manage to release a second single which is expected to save poor sales of Studio 1. On the forum page on their website, a poll has been running to choose a third single for the album which the On and On track won with 38% of the voting. So, with no further talking, here the brand new Chick Fit, by All Saints... Enjoy!

All Saints - Chick Fit

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Platinum Chart [Week 293]

It's time for a new issue of The Platinum Chart! A new week has just passed and it's time to chart the music... On this week's issue we're joined by new efforts of Disney's teen star Vanessa Hudgens and Evanescence, the saints keep sliding positions, Eric Prydz climb up properly educated by Pink Floyd, Scissor Sisters' Land of a Thousand Words loses the Top 10 and Take That get patient on the top 5. And I've also decided that the Bubbling Under Chart (the chart where songs that are knocked out of The Platinum Chart struggle to get back to the latter), should be a top 10 instead of a top 5... So, until next week! Enjoy!

Week Nr. 293 (as of January 13th, 2007)

(COME TO AN END) Nelly Furtado [8]
**2 weeks @ Nr.1**

2(2) MY LOVE Justin Timberlake Ft. T.I. [10]
3(3) IRREPLACEABLE Beyoncé [11]
4(7) PATIENCE Take That [9]
5(4) HURT Christina Aguilera [9]
6(6) LOVELIGHT Robbie Williams [9]
7(5) SMACK THAT Akon Ft. Eminem [9]
8(8) SNOW ((HEY OH)) Red Hot Chili Peppers [8]
9(10) WIND IT UP Gwen Stefani [3]
10(13) FERGALICIOUS Fergie [3]
11(11) ROCK STEADY All Saints [8]
12(12) JUMP Madonna [10]
13(9) LAND OF A THOUSAND WORDS Scissor Sisters [5]
14(15) TELL ME P.Diddy Ft. Christina Aguilera [4]
15(17) ILLEGAL Shakira & Santana [4]
16(14) PUT YOUR HANDS UP 4 DETROIT Fedde Le Grand [13]
17(18) YOU KNOW MY NAME Chris Cornell [3]
19(24) PROPER EDUCATION Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd [2]
20(16) THE SAINTS ARE COMING U2 & Green Day [8]
21(N) COME BACK TO ME Vanessa Hudgens [1]
22(20) LOVE DON'T LET ME GO David Guetta/The Egg [16]
23(21) BEWARE OF THE DOG Jamelia [7]
24(23) I DON'T NEED A MAN The Pussycat Dolls [16]
25(N) LITHIUM Evanescence [1]
26(22) EASY Sugababes [10]
27(26) I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCIN' Scissor Sisters [17]
28(27) PROMISCUOUS Nelly Furtado Ft. Timbaland [19]
29(25) BONES The Killers [7]
30(28) CALL ME WHEN YOU'RE SOBER Evanescence [16]

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

1(4) U + UR HAND Pink
2(-) ROCK THIS PARTY Bob Sinclar Ft. Cutee B
4(1) YOU GIVE ME SOMETHING James Morisson
6(5) WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE My Chemical Romance
7(-) COME TO ME P. Diddy Ft. Nicole Scherzinger
8(-) GIVE IT UP TO ME Sean Paul Ft. Keishia Cole
9(3) WE RIDE Rihanna

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Walking Out The Door

Today I'm posting not on new music, but on old music. Because it's also important that we remember good stuff from the past. Now this song right here was released back in 2003, when Madonna was singin' about American life and Beyoncé was crazy in love with her baby boy... Actress Taryn Manning joined with her brother Kellin to form the Alternative Pop band Boomkat. They had their first (and only so far) hit with The Wreckoning. The song is about a relationship gone bad from the girl's point of view (Taryn repeatadly sings You don't give a shit about me throughout the song. Due to Parental Advisory issues, in the video and radio version of the song, shit is replaced by damn.). The video is set on a dumpster (right?) and features Taryn (more than her brother) on several dress changes. I totally love the song, and it gives me a I-Can-Punch-Them-All-Feeling. And I also felt really lucky when I purchased the CD Single. Not only because it's one of the best CD Singles out there (the exclusive Rockin With The Best track is amazing!), but also because I somehow found it on a store (it was the only copy!), please keep in mind that Portugal doesn't commercialize CD Singles but only full albums! Anyway, it's time for the wreckoning... Enjoy!

Boomkat - The Wreckoning

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Start Me Up, the Second

And I finally finished my second version for the Start Me Up video. As you can see below, the first version featured only the singles' covers and the songs' lyrics (hence, not very original...). This new version features the videos of every single song I samples to do this megamix. I really like it, and it really got me busy... This was the hardest video I made I guess... Anyway, it's ready and it's time for I to premiere it! Enjoy!

Da1000 - Start Me Up (Second Version)

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Wouldn't That Be Sweet ?

And Gwen Stefani's new video for her follow-up to Wind It Up has just leaked. The Sweet Escape features Akon, and marks Gwen's return to innovative, fresh and original videos following What You Waiting For? and Rich Girl (and somehow Hollaback Girl and Cool too). The video is all about escaping, as Gwen's locked up in prision (along with her Harajuku girls) and dreams about escaping. Within her dream we see her escaping police with Akon, and escaping her... err... long hair, in the likes of Rapunzel... All of this with a lot of golden Gs in the background, Gwen's newest trademark (besides the golden key of course). Nonetheless, it's a great video and a great tune. You get really positive with it. :D Enjoy!

Gwen Stefani Ft. Akon - The Sweet Escape

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Start Me Up

Start Me Up is the promo single and the first track from my upcoming mash-up album Future Sound Booster. Yes, yours truly is becoming an experimental mash-up DJ. Now, besides my VJing, you'll also be able to react to my DJing. This song is kinda a mash-up megamix. I took some instrumental and acapella songs and used it's beginning (that's why it is called Start Me Up), mashing the acapella begining of one song with the other's instrumental beginning. The songs I've used in this mash-up megamix are as follows:

Acapella :
. Madonna - "Music"
. Justin Timberlake Ft. T.I. - "My Love"
. Alicia Keys - "How Come You Don't Call Me" (Neptunes Remix)
. Christina Aguilera, Lil'Kim, Mya & Pink - "Lady Marmalade"
. Kanye West Ft. Jamie Foxx - "Gold Digger"
. Marie Serneholt - "That's The Way My Heart Goes"
. Gwen Stefani - "Wind It Up"
. Janet Jackson - "All For You"
. Janet Jackson Ft. Carly Simon - "Son Of a Gun"
. Janet Jackson - "All Nite (Don't Stop)"
. Danity Kane - "Show Stopper"
. Beyoncé Ft. Jay-Z - "Déjà Vu"
. Missy Elliott Ft. Ciara & Fatman Scoop - "Lose Control"
. Robbie Williams - "Rudebox"
. Missy Elliott - "Get UR Freak On"
. N'Sync - "Pop"
. Nelly Furtado Ft. Timbaland - "Promiscuous"
. The Pussycat Dolls Ft. Busta Rhymes - "Don't Cha"
. Sha - "JaJa"
. Mariah Carey - "Loverboy"

Instrumental :
. Janet Jackson Ft. Khia - "So Excited"
. Amerie - "1 Thing"
. Justin Timberlake - "SexyBack"
. Beyoncé Ft. Jay-Z - "Crazy In Love"
. Lily Allen - "LDN"
. Kelis - "Trick Me"
. Faith Evans - "Love Like This"
. Mya - "Case Of The Ex"
. Britney Spears - "I'm a Slave 4 U"
. Nelly Furtado - "Maneater"
. Rihanna - "Pon De Replay"
. P. Diddy Ft. Nicole Scherzinger - "Come To Me"
. Ne-Yo - "Sexy Love"
. Cassie - "Me & U"
. Gwen Stefani Ft. Eve - "Rich Girl"
. Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy"
. Sugababes - "Freak Like Me"
. Rihanna - "Unfaithful"
. Shakira Ft. Wyclef Jean - "Hips Don't Lie" (FIFA's Bamboo Remix)
. Jurassic 5 - "What's Golden?"
. The Pussycat Dolls Ft. Timbaland - "Wait a Minute"
. Kanye West Ft. Lupe Fiasco - "Touch The Sky"
. Sunshine Anderson - "Heard It All Before"
. Fergie - "Fergalicious"
. Sean Paul - "We Be Burnin'"

Some samples contain both acapella and instrumental. Start Me Up was premiered December 11th on Click here

Video Info :
This is actually the first version that I made for Start Me Up. I wasn't going to premiere this one first, but schedule is tight so I had to. A second better version is on the making, and it'll feature the videos from the songs I've sampled. This version tough, is basically the singles' covers and lyrics from the songs I've sampled. Anyway, hope you like it (at least the audio) and soon I'll premiere the second version! Enjoy!

Da1000 - Start Me Up

Monday, January 08, 2007

The Platinum Chart [Week 292]

Hello there! Today I felt like giving you one of my new year presents. Please welcome the first ever online issue of The Platinum Chart. And what is such thing? The Platinum Chart is my personal music singles chart that reflects the European music singles sales, the European airplay and my personal preferences on the music world. So, every song that charts on The Platinum Chart has to be out for sales on Europe (only Europe not the US), has to have a minimal rotation on music channels, and has to be me! LoL. I've been doing this for almost 6 years now (first issue was June 8th 2001) and I decided that, now that I have a blog, and that we're starting 2007, I should post it online. Every Saturday you can count on a new issue of The Platinum Chart. This makes today's issue the 292nd. On this week's issue, Nelly Furtado takes over; Evanescence, U2 & Green Day and the Scissor Sisters couldn't handle the new year, and we're joined by new efforts by Eric Prydz and, yet again, U2. Also, we'll take a took at the Bubbling Under Chart where 5 songs struggle to get back in The Platinum Chart. Enjoy!

Week Nr. 292 (as of January 6th, 2007)

(COME TO AN END) Nelly Furtado [7]

2(1) MY LOVE Justin Timberlake Ft. T.I. [9]
3(4) IRREPLACEABLE Beyoncé [10]
4(3) HURT Christina Aguilera [8]
5(5) SMACK THAT Akon Ft. Eminem [8]
6(8) LOVELIGHT Robbie Williams [8]
7(6) PATIENCE Take That [8]
8(7) SNOW ((HEY OH)) Red Hot Chili Peppers [7]
9(13) LAND OF A THOUSAND WORDS Scissor Sisters [4]
10(14) WIND IT UP Gwen Stefani [2]
11(12) ROCK STEADY All Saints [7]
12(11) JUMP Madonna [9]
13(15) FERGALICIOUS Fergie [2]
14(10) PUT YOUR HANDS UP 4 DETROIT Fedde Le Grand [12]
15(17) TELL ME P.Diddy Ft. Christina Aguilera [3]
16(9) THE SAINTS ARE COMING U2 & Green Day [7]
17(18) ILLEGAL Shakira & Santana [3]
18(19) YOU KNOW MY NAME Chris Cornell [2]
20(24) LOVE DON'T LET ME GO David Guetta/The Egg [15]
21(21) BEWARE OF THE DOG Jamelia [5]
22(25) EASY Sugababes [9]
23(23) I DON'T NEED A MAN The Pussycat Dolls [15]
24(N) PROPER EDUCATION Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd [1]
25(26) BONES The Killers [6]
26(16) I DON'T FEEL LIKE DANCIN' Scissor Sisters [16]
27(22) PROMISCUOUS Nelly Furtado Ft. Timbaland [18]
28(20) CALL ME WHEN YOU'RE SOBER Evanescence [15]
29(27) COME TO ME P. Diddy Ft. Nicole Scherzinger [14]
30(29) ROCK THIS PARTY Bob Sinclar & Cutee B [14]

N - New Entry
# - Current Position

(#) - Previous Week Position
[#] - Weeks Charted

1 - YOU GIVE ME SOMETHING James Morisson
3 - WE RIDE Rihanna
4 - U + UR HAND Pink

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Qué Dices?

And finally Jennifer Lopez' new spanish video just leaked to the internet. I gave you a preview of the song and it's remix some time ago, and I coudn't possibly let the video escape. The video is quite good, a bit similiar to her Love Don't Cost a Thing video though... If you remember this one back in 2000, she says goodbye to her boyfriend and all that represents him, leaving behind her huge mansion, her mobile-phone, her jewelry, her car, her clothes, til we finally see her naked in the sea. Well, in Qué Hiciste she doesnt get naked, but it's really similiar. First we see her riding her car, then she dies her hair darker, a bit further she blowes her car up (so, no evidence remains) and finally we see her walking in the middle of the desert. Mind you, I'm not sayin' it's bad or unoriginal... It's actually pleasant to see ;) Enjoy!

Jennifer Lopez - Qué Hiciste

Friday, January 05, 2007

Same Déjà Vu & U

Hey there! Today I'll post about another mash-up. This time though, not mine. It's Till West & DJ Delicious vs. Cassie & Jay-Z. Dance hit Same Man gets mashed with Cassie's Me & U, and Jay-Z's verses from Beyoncé's Déjà Vu. And who's the brain behind all this? DJ Nicky T. This guy has been mashing some great things, combining either Dance tracks with Hip Hop and R'n'B or Rock with Pop. You can find the available for download track on his own page. There, you'll find Hip Hop & R'n'B / Commercial Remixes, Disco / Funk Remixes,House / Electro Remixes or Rock Remixes. I seriously recommend him cuz what he does is just great ;) For now, enjoy his own remix of Till West vs. Cassie & Jay-Z.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

I Swear It's Buttons Baby

I've been becoming a DJ lately... Pretty soon, besides my VJing, you'll be able to also listen to my DJing. Been making some mash-ups, some are quite good, while some are real shit. LOL. Now I made this one right here, before I started to really work on my mashes. I was really just playing with my computer, and this happened! When I listen to it for the first time, I kinda liked how Beyoncé's singing kinda connected with the Pussycat Dolls' beat. And after that, it stayed a bit forgotten on my pc, but then again, I decided that I had nothing more to do than to make it a video. And so I did. Based purely on Beyoncé's Déjà Vu video, we can also spot some Pussycat Dolls' appearances. I guess, this is my official mash-up, though it's nothing special... New things will come soon, so keep checking this out... Enjoy, and gimme some feedback ;)

Beyoncé vs. The Pussycat Dolls - Loosen Up My Déjà Vu (Ft. Jay-Z)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Best & Worst

Now that 2006 is officially over, it's time to go back and see what was the good and the bad of the year in music. It's just my opinion, nothing more, but still I'd like to emphasize this...

2006 saw the release of great albums, like Nelly Furtado's explosive Loose, Beyoncé's holiday-work B'Day, Christina Aguilera's reminiscent Back To Basics or Ciara's breakthrough Ciara : The Evoltion, just to name a few. Even Paris Hilton had a surprising rather good album! Altough, to me, one album stands better than the others. Justin Timberlake's amazing FutureSex/LoveSounds takes you on a trip through beats and lyrics and you just can't stop playing it or singing to it. From the first track until the very last, you just can't stop it. Even the ballads (which I usually don't like) get under your skin! Here's a preview of the album...

British girl band All Saints made a comeback this year with their new album Studio 1 and first single Rock Steady. The single reached number 3 on british charts (behind comeback boyband Take That on number 1 with Patience), and unfortunatly the album kinda flopped reaching only number 40, while Take That's album debuted at number 1. For some reason All Saints' comeback wasn't very well regarded, with some reviewers even disliking both Studio 1 and Rock Steady (the track is great, and so is the album by the way. I highly recommend it). I'm happy the girls returned, as I was a fan of their previous work. And I'm also happy they've produced such an amazing video for Rock Steady. The girls are a group of robbers and they're off to steal a bank. Melanie takes care of transportation, Natalie takes care of the guards while Shazney and Nicole go straight to business. All this in black and white, 50's style...

As, I said before, Justin Timberlake's album takes you on a trip through beats and lyrics and you just can't stop playing it or singing to it. So does second single My Love. Timbaland's futuristic vision (also shown on Nelly Furtado's Promiscuous) gives the song the power to give you wings so you'll able to either fly or float through the verses, the chorus or the bridge. Tastily produced and sassily delivered, My Love features rapper T.I. and reached top positions on several charts around the world.

Akon's first single for his second album was highly praised as he reaches white hip hop star Eminem for a collaboration. The collaboration between the stars was seen as improbable and surprising. The song reached world wide top spots and is even nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Now to me, this song is not really original and it's really a low quality spin-off of 50 Cent's Candy Shop. The lyrics are just bogus and not even Eminem is able to save the song. "Look back and watch me smack that" is just Akon's poetry for "Watch me fucking you". Nonsense. But judge for yourself...

Jamelia has been through a lot in 2006. Apart from a physical break down and a public war with British pop star Javine, her new album wasn't quite praised. Especially second single Beware of The Dog. The song has been criticized for being a spin-off of Rihanna's S.O.S. (Rescue Me), and also for being unoriginal as it samples Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus. Even the sampling is criticized as just looping it thoughout the song. Nonetheless it reached number 10 in the UK, and personally, I give it 5/5. The sample is a perfect match with the concept of the lyrics (which are also very good), but once again, judge for yourself...

Britney Spears' ex-husband, ex-friend, ex-dancer, and for her will, ex-father of their children too, released his debut album as a white rapper in 2006. This is even more bogus than Akon smacking that. Cocky lyrics, bad beats, bad video, bad rapping and a bad artist makes first single Lose Control the worst of 2006. Even Romanian sisters Cheeky Girls did better than this. I think Missy Elliott's hit of the same name should file K-Fed for naming this piece of crap with the same name. But, then again, who am I to judge? Just one more word about Kevin ... Eeew...

Tuesday, January 02, 2007