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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. Hotel California

    Hotel California (1976)

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    "Hotel California" is the title song from the Eagles' album of the same name and was released as a single in February 1977. It is one of the best-known songs of the album-oriented rock era. Writing credits for the song are shared by Don Felder, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey. The Eagles' original recording of the song features Henley singing the lead vocals and concludes with an extended section of electric guitar interplay between Felder and Joe Walsh. The song has been given several interpretations by fans and critics alike, but the Eagles have described it as their "interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles". In the 2013 documentary History of the Eagles, Henley said the song was about "a journey from innocence to experience...that's all".


  3. I Will Always Love You

    I Will Always Love You (1995)

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    "I Will Always Love You" is a song by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. The country track was released on June 6, 1974 as the second single from Parton's thirteenth solo studio album, Jolene (1974). The singer wrote the song, which was recorded on June 13, 1973, for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, from whom she was professionally splitting at the time. "I Will Always Love You" received positive comments from critics and attained commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart two times. With the accomplishment, Parton became the first artist ever to earn a number one record twice with the same song as a singer, and three times as a writer. "I Will Always Love You" is the second song ever to reach the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 in separate chart runs.


  4. Rumour Has It

    Rumour Has It

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    "Rumour Has It" is a song by the English singer-songwriter Adele and last single from her second studio album, 21. The song was written by Adele and Ryan Tedder while the production was handled by Tedder. Adele has said the song was not inspired by the media but it was aimed at her friends who believed things they heard about her. It was the fourth single from 21 in the United States.


  5. On The Floor

    On The Floor (2011)

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    "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.


  6. Billie Jean

    Billie Jean (1982)

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    "Billie Jean" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It is the second single from the singer's sixth solo album, Thriller (1982). It was written and composed by Jackson and produced by him and Quincy Jones. There are contradictory claims to what the song's lyrics refer to. One suggests that they are derived from a real-life experience, in which a female fan claimed that Jackson had fathered one of her twins. However, Jackson himself stated that "Billie Jean" was based on groupies he had encountered. The song is well known for its distinctive bassline by guitarist David Williams, and Jackson's vocal hiccups. The song was mixed 91 times by audio engineer Bruce Swedien before it was finalized.


  7. Marry You

    Marry You (2010)

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    "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.


  8. 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.


  9. Story of My Life

    Story of My Life

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    "Story of My Life" is a song recorded by British-Irish boy band One Direction. It was released on 25 October 2013 by Syco Music and Columbia Records as the second single from the group's third studio album, Midnight Memories (2013). Written by Jamie Scott, and John Ryan, the lyrics speak of a tumultuous relationship, amounting to lament and heartbreak. Musically, it is composed as a mid-tempo and guitar-driven folk pop song.


  10. Russian Roulette

    Russian Roulette (2009)

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    "Russian Roulette" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, taken from her fourth studio album Rated R (2009). The song premiered on radio stations on October 20, 2009 and was released as the album's lead single on October 26, 2009 through Def Jam Recordings. It was written and produced by American singer-songwriter Ne-Yo along with Chuck Harmony. "Russian Roulette is a mid-tempo pop song, that contains prominent R&B ballad characteristics. Lyrically, the single is about an abusive romantic relationship that ended abruptly.


  11. Rude Boy

    Rude Boy (2009)

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    "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. Don't Stop The Party

    Don't Stop The Party (2010)

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    "Don't Stop the Party" is a song by American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. The song was written by members will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and Fergie, along with Joshua Alvarez, and DJ Ammo, and was produced by will.i.am. and DJ Ammo for the group's sixth studio album, The Beginning (2010). The song, described as "a hot club jam," features will.i.am rapping in a thick, Caribbean patois. It received mixed reviews from music critics, some of them criticizing the use of will.i.am.'s wordplay and characterizing it as "more of the same dancefloor song." Still, others thought that the song was an "exhilarating and whirlwind track." The song became a success in countries like Brazil, Australia, France, and Greece. However, the song has become the band's lowest-charting single to date in the U.S., peaking at number 86.


  13. Stay

    Stay

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    "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.


  14. The Flood

    The Flood (2010)

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    "The Flood" is a song by British pop group Take That from their sixth studio album, Progress. It was released as the lead single in the United Kingdom on 7 November 2010. The song is the first to feature Robbie Williams since his return to the band in July 2010, and features Gary Barlow and Williams on lead vocals.


  15. Not Afraid

    Not Afraid (2010)

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    "Not Afraid" is a song by the American rapper Eminem from his seventh studio album, Recovery (2010). It was released as the album's lead single on April 29, 2010, by Interscope Records. "Not Afraid" was first revealed as a single by Eminem via Twitter, after which the song debuted on radio. To promote the single's release, a freestyle rap, "Despicable", was released on the Internet and received attention for its tone and lyrical content.


  16. What a Wonderful World

    What a Wonderful World (1968)

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    "What a Wonderful World" is a song written by Bob Thiele (as "George Douglas") and George David Weiss. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released as a single in 1967. Thiele and Weiss were both prominent in the music world (Thiele as a producer and Weiss as a composer/performer). Armstrong's recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. The publishing for this song is controlled by Memory Lane Music Group, Carlin Music Corp., and Bug Music, Inc.


  17. Thriller

    Thriller (1982)

    915 views

    "Thriller" is a song recorded by American recording artist Michael Jackson, composed by Rod Temperton, and produced by Quincy Jones. It is the seventh and final single from his sixth studio album of the same name. It was released on November 12, 1983 in most countries and January 23, 1984 in the United States by Epic Records. The song has appeared on multiple greatest hits compilation albums from Jackson, including HIStory (1995), Number Ones (2003), The Essential Michael Jackson (2005), and Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) and it was remixed to the Immortal album in 2011. The song, which has a voice-over from actor Vincent Price had originally been titled "Starlight".


  18. Love On Top

    Love On Top (2011)

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    "Love on Top" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her fourth studio album 4 (2011). Inspired from her state of mind while playing Etta James in the 2008 musical biopic Cadillac Records, Knowles wrote the song alongside Terius Nash and Shea Taylor; its production was handled by Taylor and Knowles. A throw-back to 1980s music, the uptempo R&B song exhibits style similar to that of Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and The Jackson 5, among others. While incorporating four key changes, Knowles adopts a high range when repeating the song's chorus towards the end of the song. She sings about a man whom she can always call, even after facing grief and hard work, finally earning his love and respect.


  19. Halo

    Halo (2008)

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    "Halo" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). Included on the I Am... disc, it was intended to give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Beyoncé's life, stripped of her make-up and celebrity trappings. Columbia Records released the song, the album's fourth single, to mainstream radio in the United States on January 20, 2009, and to international markets from February 20. Inspired by Ray LaMontagne's 2004 song "Shelter", "Halo" was composed by Ryan Tedder, Evan Bogart and Beyoncé. It was conceived by Tedder specifically for Beyoncé, although there was media speculation that it had been intended for Leona Lewis.


  20. You're Beautiful

    You're Beautiful (2005)

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    "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.


  21. E.T.

    E.T. (2010)

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    "E.T." is a song by American singer-songwriter Katy Perry taken from her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). It was serviced to radio stations as the album's fourth single on February 16, 2011. "E.T." was written by Perry along with the song's producers Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Ammo, and features a guest rap by Kanye West. Musically, it is an electronic and hip hop ballad which draws heavily from dubstep and techno, along with smaller amounts of drum and bass. Lyrically, the song speaks of "falling in love with a foreigner".


  22. Bette Davis Eyes

    Bette Davis Eyes (1981)

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    "Bette Davis Eyes" is a song written by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon, and made popular by American singer-songwriter Kim Carnes. It spent nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was Billboard's biggest hit of the entire year for 1981. The recording won the 1982 Grammy Awards for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.


  23. Teenage Dream

    Teenage Dream (2010)

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    "Teenage Dream" is a song by American recording artist Katy Perry. It was released as the second single from her third studio album of the same name on July 23, 2010 through digital distribution. Perry and Bonnie McKee wrote many songs with youthful themes in mind, but they were rejected by producers Benny Blanco and Dr. Luke. Blanco showed them The Teenagers' single "Homecoming", and McKee imagined "Teenage Dream" as a throwback song to the euphoric feelings of being in love as a teenager. They met with Max Martin in Perry's hometown of Santa Barbara, California and started writing the track at Playback Recording Studio, which Perry later described as a pure moment for her. After Perry recorded her vocals, McKee presented her idea and the chorus was rewritten. Perry also described the song as reminiscent of her youth while contemplating her future marriage to Russell Brand.


  24. 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.


  25. 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.


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