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  1. Hallelujah

    Hallelujah (1994)

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    "Hallelujah" is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a cover by John Cale, which later formed the basis for a cover by Jeff Buckley. It is the subject of the book The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" (2012) by Alan Light. In a New York Times review of the book, Janet Maslin praises the book and the song, noting that "Cohen spent years struggling with his song 'Hallelujah.' . . . He wrote perhaps as many as 80 verses before paring the song down."


  2. Rolling In The Deep

    Rolling In The Deep

    4,179 views

    "Rolling in the Deep" is a song recorded by British singer-songwriter Adele for her second studio album, 21. The song was written by Adele and Paul Epworth. The singer herself describes it as a "dark blues-y gospel disco tune". The largest crossover hit in the United States from the past 25 years, "Rolling in the Deep" gained radio airplay from many different radio formats. It was first released on 29 November 2010 as the lead single from 21 in digital download format. The lyrics describe the emotions of a scorned lover.


  3. Lonely

    Lonely (2003)

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    "Lonely" (also known as "Mr. Lonely") is a single by Senegalese-American R&B and hip hop singer Akon; it appears on his debut album, Trouble. The single was released in 2005 and was his first worldwide hit. It reached number one in several countries, including in the United Kingdom and Germany (where it stayed there for eight weeks), and Australia. It was also highly popular in France where it reached number two, and in the United States when it peaked at #4. An edited version is on Radio Disney's playlist and on Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8.


  4. What Makes You Beautiful

    What Makes You Beautiful

    2,580 views

    "What Makes You Beautiful" is a song by the English-Irish boy band One Direction. It served as their debut single and lead single from their debut studio album, Up All Night (2011). Written by Savan Kotecha and its producers, Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk, the song was released by Syco Records on 11 September 2011. After recording it at Cosmos Studios and Kinglet Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, the band felt relieved to have a song that they were happy to release as their first single. The track is an uptempo song which interpolates pop genres teen pop, power pop and pop rock. It features a prominent guitar-based chorus and riff, and the middle eight consists of a "na na na" hook. The song's opening guitar riff is similar to that of the classic song "Summer Nights" from the musical Grease and its 1978 motion picture adaptation.


  5. Moves Like Jagger

    Moves Like Jagger (2011)

    2,120 views

    "Moves Like Jagger" is a song by American pop rock band Maroon 5 featuring American pop singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera. It was released as the fourth single for the group's third studio album, Hands All Over (2011). The song was written by Adam Levine, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik and Shellback, and was produced by Shellback and Benny Blanco. Musically, "Moves Like Jagger" is an electropop song with influences of rock and funk, and is backed by grinding synths and electronic drums. Its lyrics refer to a male's ability to impress a female with his dance moves, which he compares to those of Mick Jagger, frontman for the English band The Rolling Stones.


  6. The Sweet Escape

    The Sweet Escape (2006)

    2,034 views

    "The Sweet Escape" is a song by American recording artist Gwen Stefani from her second solo album of the same name. It was written by Stefani, Akon, and Giorgio Tuinfort. Akon, who is also a featured artist, developed the song's beat before collaborating with Stefani. He designed it based on her previous work with No Doubt, and Stefani later commented that it put her "on the yellow brick road to the No Doubt record I might do". "The Sweet Escape" is an apology for a fight between two lovers and describes a dream of a pleasant life for them. As the album's title track, its title was chosen to help market Stefani's music and fashion lines.


  7. On The Floor

    On The Floor (2011)

    1,775 views

    "On the Floor" is a song by American recording artist and actress Jennifer Lopez, featuring Latin American rapper Pitbull. It was released by Island Records on February 11, 2011, as the lead single from Lopez's seventh studio album, Love? (2011). "On the Floor" was written by Bilal Hajji, Kinda Hamid, Achraf Jannusi, Pitbull and Geraldo Sandell, as well as RedOne, who also produced the song. Its release coincided with Lopez’s appointment as a judge on the tenth season of US reality TV show American Idol, as well as several other product endorsement deals. American Idol also provided a platform to debut the single's music video, as well as the stage for Lopez's first live performance of the song.


  8. Marry You

    Marry You (2010)

    1,303 views

    "Marry You" is a song by American recording artist Bruno Mars, released as the fourth single internationally from his debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. Mars wrote the song along with his production team The Smeezingtons, who also produced the track. "Marry You" incorporates influences of reggae and R&B. Lyrically, the song sees Mars singing about a spontaneous marriage idea. It received generally mixed reviews from most of the critics, with some complimenting its production and Mars' vocals on the song. The song charted at number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 10 on the Canadian Hot 100. It also peaked at number eight in Australia and at number 11 in the United Kingdom.


  9. 4 Minutes

    4 Minutes (2008)

    1,298 views

    "4 Minutes" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her eleventh studio album Hard Candy. It was released as the lead single from the album on March 17, 2008, by Warner Bros. Records. The song's development was motivated by a sense of urgency to save the planet from destruction, and how people can enjoy themselves in the process. The writing was completed through discussions between Madonna and Justin Timberlake about different situations, issues and relationships. According to Madonna, the song inspired her to produce the documentary I Am Because We Are.


  10. S&M

    S&M (2010)

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    "S&M" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her fifth studio album, Loud (2010). It was written by Stargate, Sandy Vee and Ester Dean, with production helmed by Stargate and Vee. It was released on January 21, 2011, as the album's fourth United States single, and on February 11, 2011, as the third worldwide single. The song's conception was initiated by Dean, who developed "S&M's hook, "Na, na, na, c'mon." Dean was motivated to continue writing the lyrics based on the hook which she conceived. "S&M" is an up-tempo dance-pop and eurodance song. It samples the synth line from Depeche Mode's song "Master and Servant". The instrumentation consists of synths and keyboard sounds. "S&M" was re-released as a remix single, and featured guest vocals by American recording artist Britney Spears. It was made available to download digitally worldwide on April 11, 2011.


  11. Rude Boy

    Rude Boy (2009)

    1,140 views

    "Rude Boy" is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna, taken from her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). It was released as the album's third single on February 19, 2010, through Def Jam. Rihanna co-wrote the song with StarGate, Ester Dean, Makeba Riddick, and Rob Swire, with Swire also co-producing it with StarGate. "Rude Boy" is an up-tempo song and incorporates elements of raggamuffin, pop, and R&B.


  12. Stay

    Stay

    980 views

    "Stay" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her seventh studio album, Unapologetic (2012). It features guest vocals by Mikky Ekko, and was released as the second single from the album on January 7, 2013. "Stay" was co-written by Ekko and Justin Parker. It is a R&B ballad, featuring piano and guitar chords. The song's lyrical content speaks of temptation and the inability to resist true love. Music critics were divided in their opinion regarding the balladry, with most describing it as a standout track on the album, while a few labeled it as boring.


  13. One Sweet Day

    One Sweet Day (2001)

    929 views

    "One Sweet Day" is a song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey and R&B group Boyz II Men. The song was written by Carey, Walter Afanasieff and the members of Boyz II Men: Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, and Michael McCary. "One Sweet Day" was produced by Carey and Afanasieff for her fifth studio album, Daydream, and was released as the album's second single on November 14, 1995 (1995-11-14). The song is about losing a loved one, and eventually seeing them, once again, in heaven one day, and how the protagonist took their presence for granted and misses them. Both Carey and Boyz II Men wrote the song about specific people in their lives to include sufferers of the AIDS epidemic so globally prevalent at the time.


  14. Just Can't Get Enough

    Just Can't Get Enough (2010)

    898 views

    "Just Can't Get Enough" is a song by American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. The song was written by members William Adams, Allan Pineda, Jaime Gomez and Stacy Ferguson, along with Joshua Alvarez, Stephen Shadowen, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, and Julie Frost, for the group's sixth studio album, The Beginning (2010). It was announced on January 21, 2011 as the album's second single. The song has been a success on the charts, reaching the top-five in many countries, such as Australia, Greece, France, United Kingdom and the United States, among others. The video for this song was filmed in Japan a week before the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami happened. As of June 2011, the single has sold more than 2,400,000 digital units in the US.


  15. Bad Romance

    Bad Romance (2009)

    884 views

    "Bad Romance" is a song by American recording artist Lady Gaga. It was released as the lead single from her third extended play (EP), and second major release The Fame Monster (2009). Written by Lady Gaga and produced by RedOne, the track was inspired by Gaga's fear of negative love relationships and the paranoia that she experienced while touring the globe from 2008 to 2009. Following a demo leak, Gaga premiered the finished version at Alexander McQueen's show at the Paris Fashion Week in October 2009, followed by the release of the single's cover art. Musically, "Bad Romance" features a spoken bridge, a full-throated chorus and sung lyrics that concern the situation of being in love with one's best friend. The song, containing elements of the music from the 1980s and the 1990s and influences of German house-techno music, has been described by Gaga as a pop experimental record.


  16. Just The Way You Are

    Just The Way You Are (2010)

    832 views

    "Just the Way You Are" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars and is the lead single from his debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010). The song was written by The Smeezingtons, Khalil Walton and Needlz and produced by The Smeezingtons, and Needlz. It was released in the United States on December 14, 2009. It has also received airplay from AOL Radio's New Pop First station. The track was added to BBC Radio 1 A Playlist in the United Kingdom, and was released in the United Kingdom on September 19, 2010 as "Just the Way You Are (Amazing)".


  17. Buttons

    Buttons (2005)

    812 views

    "Buttons" is a song recorded by American girl group The Pussycat Dolls from their debut studio album, PCD (2005). The song was written by Sean Garrett, Jamal Jones, Jason Perry, Nicole Scherzinger, Calvin Broadus while the production was handled by Jones along with Sean Garret and Ron Fair. The song was released as a digital download on April 11, 2006, as the album's fourth single and was serviced to contemporary hit radio in the United States on May 8, 2006. "Buttons" is a dance-pop and R&B song which uses strong elements Middle Eastern music in its production. Lyrically, the song follows Scherzinger speaking of a woman's desire to be undressed.


  18. 2 Become 1

    2 Become 1 (1996)

    808 views

    "2 Become 1" is a song by English girl group Spice Girls. Written by the group members, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard during the group's first professional songwriting session, it was produced by Rowe and Stannard for the group's debut album Spice (1996). It was inspired by the special relationship that was developing between Geri Halliwell and Rowe during the writing session.


  19. You're Beautiful

    You're Beautiful (2005)

    798 views

    "You're Beautiful" is a pop rock song co-written by British singer James Blunt, Sacha Skarbek, and Amanda Ghost for Blunt's debut album Back to Bedlam (2004). It was released as the third single from the album in 2005. In the UK and Australia the song reached number one and number two respectively. When released as the debut single from Back to Bedlam in Canada and the U.S., it reached number one on both charts and received widespread airplay. In 2006, the song won an Ivor Novello Award for airplay. The song has sold 625,000 copies in the UK as stated by the Official UK Charts Company, and 2,866,000 in the US by November 2011. It remains Blunt's biggest hit single in the USA to date, and his only one to reach the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.


  20. Alejandro

    Alejandro (2009)

    766 views

    "Alejandro" is a song by American recording artist Lady Gaga. It was released as the third single from her third extended play (EP) and second major release, The Fame Monster (2009). Co-written and produced by RedOne and inspired by her "Fear of Sex Monster", the lyrics portray Gaga bidding farewell to her lovers. Musically, it is composed as a mid-tempo synthpop song with an uplifting melody.


  21. Wrecking Ball

    Wrecking Ball

    726 views

    "Wrecking Ball" is a song performed by American recording artist Miley Cyrus for her fourth studio album Bangerz (2013). It was released on August 25, 2013, by RCA Records as the second single from the record. It was written by MoZella, Stephan Moccio, Sacha Skarbek, Lukasz Gottwald, and Henry Russell Walter; production was helmed by the last two. "Wrecking Ball" is a pop ballad which lyrically discusses the deterioration of a relationship; it has been speculated by Bonnie Fuller of The Huffington Post to have been inspired by Cyrus' former fiancé Liam Hemsworth.


  22. Just Give Me a Reason

    Just Give Me a Reason

    715 views

    "Just Give Me a Reason" is a song written and recorded by American recording artist and songwriter Pink featuring fun.'s lead singer Nate Ruess. The song was chosen as the third single from Pink's sixth studio album, The Truth About Love (2012)."Just Give Me a Reason" is a pop ballad written by both artists and produced by Jeff Bhasker. It starts off with a simple melody played on the piano, as Pink starts to sing the first verse and chorus, the latter of which introduces drum machines and bass. The second verse is then sung by Ruess, and the rest of the song is sung as a duet. The song ends with a piano solo, similar to the intro. It has a duration of four minutes and two seconds. Prior to its release, the song charted in many regions due to strong digital sales, which was the reason for its release. The song is about the desire to hold on to a relationship even when it appears to be breaking down.


  23. Blurred Lines

    Blurred Lines

    646 views

    "Blurred Lines" is a song recorded by American-Canadian recording artist Robin Thicke for his 2013 album of the same name. The song features guest vocals from American rapper T.I. and American singer and producer Pharrell Williams; all three share writing credits on the song, while production was done by Pharrell. The song was released as the lead single from the album on March 26, 2013 through Star Trak Recordings.


  24. Hurt

    Hurt (2006)

    640 views

    "Hurt" is a song written by Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry and Mark Ronson for Aguilera's third studio album, Back to Basics (2006). The song's lyrical content describes how one deals with the loss of a loved one, and it has received praise from pop music critics. Aguilera premiered the song at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, and released it as the second single from Back to Basics in late 2006 (see 2006 in music).


  25. White Flag

    White Flag (2003)

    597 views

    "White Flag" is a song by English singer-songwriter Dido, released as the lead single from her second album Life for Rent on 1 September 2003. "White Flag" is the biggest hit of Dido's career. It is considered one of her signature songs, and helped Life for Rent sell over ten million copies worldwide. The song was nominated for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards, but lost to Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful". It won the Best British Single at the 2004 Brit Awards. The music video, directed by Joseph Kahn features actor David Boreanaz as Dido's love interest. The song ranked on Blender's list "The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born" at number 317. The single fared very well on the charts around the world, peaking at number one in Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, and Norway; number two on the Irish Singles Chart, and number 18 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song reached number two in the UK being kept off the top spot by the UK top selling single of the year, "Where Is the Love?".


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