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"T.N.T." is a song recorded in 1975 by the hard rock band AC/DC from their Australian album T.N.T. and the international version of High Voltage. The song is written by Bon Scott, Angus Young and Malcolm Young. This song would later appear on Live and Live: 2 CD Collector's Edition, with Brian Johnson providing vocals. --This song appears on the soundtrack to the game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. This song also was in the intro video of the game. --After the September 11th terrorist attacks, it was not played on Clear Channel US radio stations, due to some of the lyrics. --The song also appears in an episode of That '70s Show. --The song is used by the San Francisco Giants while playing at AT&T Park. --This single is also used by the Ottawa Senators of the NHL at their home games. --The song is played by the San Jose SaberCats during kickoffs. It is a tradition for the fans to bang the pads surrounding the field during the begining of the song
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One of AC/DC's most popular songs, "Whole Lotta Rosie" has been included on each of the band's official live albums: three with Scott (If You Want Blood You've Got It, Live from the Atlantic Studios, Let There Be Rock: The Movie, the latter two released in 1997 as part of the Bonfire box set), and also three with Brian Johnson (released on Live, Live: 2 CD Collector's Edition, and also the tour edition of Stiff Upper Lip). The only other song that appears on all five of these releases is "The Jack". A live video of "Whole Lotta Rosie" is also featured on the DVD Family Jewels, from a 1978 performance on the BBC's TV concert series Rock Goes To College. Current live performances of "Whole Lotta Rosie" are accompanied by a giant, inflatable "Rosie" as seen on the Live at Donington video. In March 2005, Q magazine placed the live version from If You Want Blood... at number 16 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. * After the death of Scott in 1980, Brian Johnson sang "Whole Lotta Rosie" in his audition as Scott's successor. * Angus the bull, the mascot of Aberdeen FC, runs out to the riff from "Whole Lotta Rosie". * A live cover version, performed by Guns N' Roses, can be found on their "Live from the Jungle" EP, a CD that was released in Japan but is currently discontinued.
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"Whole Lotta Rosie" is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the eighth and final track on the band's fourth Australian album, Let There Be Rock, released in Australia in March 1977, and was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott. It is also the eighth and final track on the international version of Let There Be Rock, released in June the same year. It was also released as a single, with a B-side of "Dog Eat Dog", in 1978. The song's lyrics are based on Bon Scott's actual sexual experiences with an obese woman, whose first name was Rosie. There is an ongoing search for the real Rosie, although she has yet to be found. Some believe the title is a reference to the Led Zeppelin classic "Whole Lotta Love", but it is more likely just a variation of the idiomatic English phrase "a whole lot of [something]": hence the chorus lyric, "you're a whole lotta woman". The song's main riff was also featured on an earlier recording with different lyrics, titled "Dirty Eyes", which saw official release on Volts, part of the Bonfire box set. "Dirty Eyes" features a different chord progression in the chorus, as well as a slower tempo than "Rosie".
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"Smile" is Lily Allen's first mainstream single release, and was penned by Lily Allen, Iyola Babalola and Darren Lewis (the duo who produced the track as Future Cut). The Organ riff is a sample of Jackie Mittoo playing keyboards on Free Soul by The Soul Brothers, written by Jackie Mittoo. The music video, directed by Sophie Muller (who also directed the video of previous UK number-one "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira), shows Lily getting revenge on an ex-boyfriend who cheated on her. She pays some thugs to beat him up, then takes him to a cafe to console him, while the thugs trash his apartment and scratch his vinyl records, while she puts laxatives in his coffee so he gets diarrhea. Later he has to come round to her house to use the bathroom as his has been blocked by the thugs, and Lily laughs at him behind his back while pretending to console him. The female thug in the video is played by performer/dancer/singer Tanya Billey, who attended the esteemed BRIT school of performing arts. The video finishes with Lily walking down the street smiling while the ex-boyfriend is DJing in a nightclub only to find that all his vinyl records have been scratched. Lily commented in an interview that the video was banned on MTV because it contained mugging. "I got really offended when my single, Smile, got banned from MTV in the U.K. because it had the word fuck in it!". It also has a profanity in its first verse; the offending lyric 'But you were fucking that girl next door' is censored in some releases, but present in others.
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"Alfie" is a song written by Lily Allen and Greg Kurstin, produced by Kurstin for Allen's debut album Alright, Still. The song was released with "Shame for You" as a double A-sided single in 2007. It is about her younger brother, Alfie Owen-Allen, smoking cannabis in his room in addition to her commenting that he watches television and plays computer games too much. When Alright, Still was released in July 2006, "Alfie" reached number seventy in the UK Official Download Chart. The double A-side entered the UK Singles Chart at number forty-four on digital downloads only, and then to number fifteen when combined with physical single releases. "Alfie" entered the Official UK download chart at number seventeen. The official second single in the United States. The video features a puppet playing Alfie (Owen-Allen refused to appear in the video), who Lily takes drugs away from, as well as catching him masturbating over "Roxy and Babs get it on" pictures and stopping him taking beer from the fridge. The video was released to iTunes in America on May 8.
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"LDN" is a single by Lily Allen which was released in the UK on 25 September 2006. It was co-written by Future Cut, and features a sample of "Reggae Merengue", written by Arthur "Duke" Reid and Tommy McCook. The song was originally released on strictly limited edition 7" vinyl (500 copies) in the UK on 24 April 2006, accompanied by album track, "Knock 'Em Out," and was re-released in September following the huge success of Allen's second single "Smile". There have been two music videos made for "LDN," the first being a low budget affair to promote the original 7" release and the second to promote the re-release. * The first version of the video, recorded in speed-up camera, follows Allen riding her bike through London. It depicts many positive aspects of London, showing her taking a friendly photograph with a police officer, greeting a passer-by, eating at an ice cream cafe and relaxing in the public park, seeing people playing and having fun. * The second version of the "LDN" video was produced to be more in line with the song's lyrics, particularly, "When you look with your eyes, everything looks nice, but if you look twice, you can see it's all lies." It opens with Allen in a record store asking the store manager for an eclectic piece of music, satirising keywords that have been used to describe her album - "punky, electronica kindof, grime kinda like new-wave grime, kindof maybe like more broken-beats like kindof dubbie broken beats but a little bit kinda a bit soulful like high drum n bassy but kinda more broken drum and bass". The video ends with Allen receiving another phone call; her boyfriend has decided not to come. Angry and unhappy, she storms away, and the vivid colour disappears to reveal the duller, more depressing reality of her surroundings..
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In 1980, Aretha Franklin's career was given a much-needed boost thanks to a cameo appearance on The Blues Brothers. That same year, Clive Davis signed Aretha to his fledgling Arista Records. While songs like "United Together" and "Love All The Hurt Away" - a duet with George Benson - returned her to the Top 10 on the Billboard R&B charts, it wouldn't be until her 1982 single, "Jump To It", produced by longtime admirer Luther Vandross, that gave the singer her first R&B chart-topper and pop success since "(Giving Him) Something He Can Feel". The Jump To It album enjoyed a long run at #1 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart (even the Zoomin' album only reached #3). It won an American Music Award, was nominated for a Grammy and was certified Gold in early 1983 - Aretha's first Gold disc since the 1976 Sparkle album. The following year Franklin and Vandross collaborated again on the dissapointing Get It Right. But in 1985, Franklin's sound was commercialized into a glossy pop sound as she experienced her first-ever Platinum-certified album, Who's Zoomin' Who?. In 1986, Franklin did nearly as well with an album simply titled Aretha which yielded Franklin's first number-one pop single in two decades with the George Michael duet, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)". Other hits included her cover of The Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and the girl group-inspired "Jimmy Lee". When the album was taken out of print, it had sold over 900,000 copies. Subsequent follow-ups such as 1989's Through The Storm and 1991's What You See Is What You Sweat sold poorly and failed to produce any major mainstream hits - other than the former's title track Elton John duet - but her career got a slight boost in 1993 when she scored a dance-club hit with "A Deeper Love" off the Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit soundtrack.
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The Freestylers are an English electronic music and dance music group. During 2002 and 2003 the group began releasing singles under the artist name Raw As F**k which then became the title of their third album. Released in 2004, it featured the single "Push Up", which reached the top 30 in the UK and top 3 in Australia. Another single, which was previously released before "Push Up", called "Get A Life", was re-released and reached the top 20 in Australia. Raw As F**k is an alternative name used by the band during 2002 & 2003 primarily for their vinyl releases. The band continued to use the alias in 2004 only this time for their album title rather than their group name.
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"Say My Name" is a number-one single by American R&B group Destiny's Child for the Columbia label, released in early 2000 (see 2000 in music). The single was the third of four singles from the group's 1999 album The Writing's on the Wall, and the most successful of the four. "Say My Name" debuted at #83 on the Hot 100 on December 12, 1999 and reached its peak position thirteen weeks later, taking longer than any other Destiny's Child number one single to reach the summit. It went onto become the group's international breakthrough hit far exceeding the popularity of "No, No, No" which prior to this release was their only true international hit. Produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and written by Jerkins, his brother Fred, LaShawn Daniels, and the members of Destiny's Child, "Say My Name" peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart ,the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks in the United States for three weeks in 2000, from March 11, 2000 to April 1. The song was also a number-one hit in Australia. In the United Kingdom it was at that point the group's biggest hit to date peaking at #3 and sold over 190,000 copies. "Say My Name" was the second Destiny's Child single to become a number-one hit in the United States, following the previous year's "Bills, Bills, Bills". The song spent thirty two weeks on the Hot 100 and was one of the top ten best-selling CD-singles of the year in the US. It is actually the group's third biggest-selling single in their homeland after "No, No, No" and "Bills, Bills, Bills" and was also their third gold RIAA certified single.
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"Fallin' For You" is the third single from Eva Avila's debut album, Somewhere Else. The song was produced by Adam Messinger. It was released to radio April 3-12, 2007, and premiered on MTV on April 9. In the final 16 seconds of the track separated from the song, Avila sings in Spanish. Eva Avila (born Eva Gougeon-Ávila, in Ottawa, Ontario, February 25, 1987) is a Canadian singer from Gatineau, Quebec and the winner of the 2006 season of Canadian Idol, the fourth year or instalment of the show. Avila is the second female winner. She auditioned for the competition in Ottawa. Her father introduced her to music and she has been singing in public since the age of 2, and at the age of 9 was a winner on Homegrown Cafe, a talent show on CJOH-TV, in Ottawa. Prior to Idol, Avila worked as a postal clerk and a beauty consultant. She is a former winner of the Jeune Diva du Québec contest. Avila is fluent in French, English and Spanish, her father being from Peru. Her nickname, given by her family when she was a small child, is Eva le dragon (English: Eva the dragon). On September 12, 2006, Avila and fellow Idol finalist Chad Doucette revealed they have been dating for about three weeks, but had wanted to keep it private until the competition was over. To date, she is one of only two singers from Quebec who has been able to crack the top ten and the first to win the event. Audrey De Montigny was the first (in season 1) to reach the top ten.
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Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer and songwriter. From the 1960s to the 1980s, Diamond was one of the more successful pop music performers, scoring a number of hits in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. As critic William Ruhlmann writes, "as of 2001, he claimed worldwide record sales of 115 million copies, and as of 2002 he was ranked third, behind only Elton John and Barbra Streisand, on the list of the most successful adult contemporary artists in the history of the Billboard chart." As of May 2005 he has sold 120 million records worldwide, including 48 million records in the U.S. Though his record sales declined somewhat after the 1980s, Diamond continues to tour successfully, and maintains a very loyal following. Diamond's songs have been recorded by a vast array of performers from many different musical genres. Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984, and then in 2000 was given its Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been eligible for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame since 1989, but has thus far been ignored.
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"The Man in Black" was born J. R. Cash in Kingsland, Arkansas to Ray and Carrie Cash, and raised in Dyess, Arkansas. By age five, he was working in the cotton fields, singing along with his family as they worked. The family farm was flooded on at least one occasion, which later inspired him to write the song "Five Feet High And Rising." His older brother Jack died in a tragic accident, while working a high school shop table saw, in 1944. His family's economic and personal struggles during the Depression shaped him as a person and inspired many of his songs, especially those about other people facing similar difficulties. Cash's early memories were dominated by gospel music and radio. Taught by his mother and a childhood friend, Johnny began playing guitar and writing songs as a young boy. In high school he sang on a local radio station. Decades later, he would release an album of traditional gospel songs, called My Mother's Hymn Book. Traditional Irish music that he heard weekly on the Jack Benny radio program, performed by Dennis Day, influenced him greatly. He was reportedly given the name J. R. because his parents could not agree on a name, only on initials. Giving children such names was a relatively common practice at the time. He enlisted as a radio operator in the United States Air Force. The military would not accept initials as his name, so he adopted John R. Cash as his legal name. When he signed for Sun Records in 1955, he took "Johnny" Cash as a stage name. His friends and in-laws generally called him John, while his blood relatives often still called him by his birth name, J. R..
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Johnny Cash (born J. R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American, multi Grammy Award-winning influential American country singer-songwriter. Cash was the husband of country singer and songwriter June Carter Cash. Cash was known for his deep, distinctive voice, the boom-chick-a-boom or "freight train" sound of his Tennessee Three backing band, his dark clothing, and demeanor, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black." He traditionally started his concerts with the simple introduction "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." Much of Cash's music, especially that of his later career, echoed themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption. His signature songs include "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Hurt" (a cover of the Nine Inch Nails song), "Ring of Fire", "That Old Wheel" a duet with Hank Williams Jr. ,"Cocaine Blues", and "Man in Black". He also recorded several humorous songs, such as "One Piece at a Time", "The One on the Right Is on the Left", "Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog" and "A Boy Named Sue"; rock-and-roll numbers such as "Get Rhythm"; and various railroad songs, such as "Rock Island Line" and "Orange Blossom Special". He sold over 50 million albums in his nearly 50 year career and is generally recognized as one of the most important musicians in the history of American music.
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"Hurt" is a song by Trent Reznor first released as a promotional single on Nine Inch Nails' 1994 album The Downward Spiral. In 2002, "Hurt" was covered by Johnny Cash to critical acclaim; it was Cash's final hit before his death. Its accompanying video, featuring images from Cash's life up to his final months, was named the best video of the year by the Grammy Awards and Country Music Awards. Cash's video was directed by Mark Romanek. The video for "Hurt", a cover of the Nine Inch Nails song, and generally recognized as 'his epitaph', from American IV received particular critical and popular acclaim.
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Another Chance is a house record/single by producer and DJ Roger Sanchez, released in 2001. It went on to be a worldwide smash hit, and went to #1 in the UK singles chart. The song is based around a sample from I Won't Hold You Back by Toto. In 2001, he released his first (production) album, First Contact, from which the single Another Chance was taken. It went on to become a major hit, entering the UK Singles Chart at #1. The song was based on a sample of the first verse of Toto's song "I Won't Hold You Back". Roger Sanchez , also known as Roger S. and The S Man, (born on June 1, 1967, in Queens, New York) is a popular Dominican-American commercial house DJ who has scored many hits in the European and World Charts. He is considered by many to be "the DJ's DJ" for his innovative mixing techniques and his ability to connect with the crowd through his sets.
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"The Sweet Escape" is a pop song written by Gwen Stefani and Akon and Giorgio Tuinfort for Stefani's second solo album The Sweet Escape (2006). The song was released as the album's second single in early 2007 (see 2007 in music) and it entered the top ten on several charts, including a number-one debut in New Zealand. Stefani told MTV that the song "puts me on the yellow brick road to the No Doubt record I might do. I can smell it. 'Sweet Escape' and some other melodies remind me of the No Doubt feeling." It is Stefani's first single to top the United World Chart. The points the song has so far acquired in the chart beat out other Stefani songs like Hollaback Girl and Rich Girl. The song's music video was directed by Joseph Kahn and premiered on January 10, 2007 on LAUNCHcast. The video features Stefani in jail (an allusion to Akon's recent 'Konvict' image), and the Harajuku Girls are once again prominent in this video. Stefani and the dancers then escape with help from featured artist Akon. The video, filled with images of gold, contains allusions to the "Rapunzel" fairy tale as well as a prominent featuring 2 GM vehicles, a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe and a Buick Lucerne police car. In another version of the video, the Chevrolet symbol is replaced with Stefani's "G" symbol that is featured on many other objects through out the video, however there isn't a Ford Escape. "The Sweet Escape" premiered on MTV's top-ten video chart program Total Request Live on January 16, 2007, on which it has since peaked at number two. After its January 20 debut on MuchMusic's Countdown, it reached number one for two weeks, from March 23.
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