Showing posts with label music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label music. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Music habits in 2017 released from Anghami

Anghami has been using data science to get to know some music habits about me. They analyzed my music habits and they found this: 


What the...


I don't know if this is accurate...


Hmmm, Sia was probably in those songs...


Ok, whatever...


50,000 minutes of music? I must really be a music listening addict...


The screenshots have been taken from Anghami can be found here
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Bruno Tabbal's new music video

Music video directed by: Bruno Tabbal
Starring: Cynthia Khalifeh
Featuring: Cynthya Karam
Director of Photography: Toufic tabbal
Producer : Ralph Tabbal
Art director: Joseph Khoury
Assistant Director: Jamal Jaafar

Lyrics: Ahmad abdel Nabi
Music: Jad Mehanna
Arrangement and mix: The AB Brothers

Sponsored by: MARTINI
B-QĀ DE MARSYAS


Watch "LAYLI WARA LAYLI" here:


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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

AZLyrics.com, the multi-million dollars lyrics empire


If you're a fan of music, and a 90-something kid, then you must have stumbled upon azlyrics.com a lyrics website, that is extremely simple. What AZLyrics.com does is pretty simple, put all pop lyrics on its site, its motto is: 

We have a large, legal, every day growing universe of lyrics where stars of all genres and ages shine.


The average 9-5 Joe thinks that this is a normal lyrics website that makes 0 money and there is no effort is maintaining, and ruling the site; just some stupid site with lyrics posted by members; that's far from being true.

AZLyrics, the top website for providing lyrics, is distinguished in:
  • Its SEO, the lyrics usually rank the first on Google search results, has a page-rank of 6 on Google.
  • Its simplicity, simple A-Z search, no complex or annoying layout, unlike (metro-lyrics, rap-genius).
  • Its accuracy, it has ordinary people submitting corrections for free, you'll rarely find wrong lyrics.
  • Its speed, it adds new lyrics everyday.
  • Its history,  AZ existed since 2000, and as of 2015, its 15 years old!
And beside its simplicity, AZLyrics.com has one hell of an Alexa Rank:


AZLyrics was very kind to publish its statistics:


As you see, AZLyrics receives 190,000,000 million unique monthly visitors and 280,000,000 monthly page views (though I doubt this is less 1,000,000,000) but anyway, the site makes money through many advertising platforms including:
  • Adsense (Known for being the best advertisement platform on existence).






  • Amazon (Advertisements for amazon.com products only).









  • TribalFusion (Known for malware, spam, fake products, money scamming)


  • ClickFuse (Music, related)

  • Advertisement for http://www.jango.com/:

Using my calculation and experience, I'd guess that azlyrics makes an income between 1 million dollars and 10 million dollars monthly.

Besides all that, the team of azlyrics.com owns and operates the following websites (Updated on 1 September 2015):
  1. AZLYRICS.COM - Pop Music Lyrics
  2. AZVIDEOS.COM - Pop Videos Embedding from YouToube
  3. DARKLYRICS.COM - Heavy Metal Music Lyrics
  4. URBANLYRICS.COM - Hip Hop R&B Music Lyrics
  5. COWBOYLYRICS.COM - Country Lyrics
  6. OLDIELYRICS.COM - Old Music Lyrics
  7. PLYRICS.COM - Punk Music Lyrics
Their site AZLYRICS.COM is hosted by LeaseWeb as of September 1, 2015:





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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Katy Perry's dark hose thrid video to reach 1 billion views on YouTube

I don't usually blog about music videos but I had to. Katy Perry's Dark Hose became the third video on YouTube ever to reach 1 billion views. This is huge. Reminder:



Uploaded originally on 20 February 2014, Dark Horse was an instant hit. The music video and song both show originality.

Statistics by YouTube:

I won't forget to mention the controversial Islamic symbol that she removed from the music video:


Only three videos so far reached 1 billion views and above:

  • Gangnam Style - Pry
  • Baby - Justin Bieber
  • Katy Perry - Dark Horse
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Saturday, April 25, 2015

My top 10 favorite songs of all the time


Here are my top 10 songs of all the time:

10) Elissa - Ayshalak


Arabic music is not really my thing. But Ayshalak is different, it has Western Influence. Ayshalak, the main song of Elissa's third album "Ayshalak" was a huge commercial success. Elissa, the famous pop-diva in the Middle East, turned song upside down with her beautiful voice. Unforgettable song.

9) Kodaline - All I Want

 
This song was featured by Google; that's how got I to know the song. It had me at the beginning: "All I want is nothing more. To hear you knocking at my door. Cause if I could see your face once more. I could die a happy man I'm sure. When you said your last goodbye."



8) Coldplay - Viva La Vida


Viva La Vida is possibly Coldplay's most successful song ever. Coldplay's wikipedia page is twice larger than Kanye West's entire wikipedia page. The lyrics to the song contain historical and Christian references, and the track is built around a repeating string section in unison with a digital processed piano with a timpani background. This song alone sold 7.1 million copies worldwide and has a grammy award. The song is dope, it has been played everywhere and covered by hundreds of artists.

7) Evanescence - Bring me back to life

Along with Immortal, this song is Goddess, bring me back to life is one the hottest rock songs ever written in history.  It also features guest vocals from Paul McCoy of the band 12 Stones. Wind-up released "Bring Me to Life" in 2003 as the lead single from Evanescence's debut studio album, Fallen. The song delivers genres from alternative metal to rap rock and gothic metal, and is considered a nu metal classic. The band won in the category for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards where the song was also nominated for Best Rock Song.

6) Loreen - My Heart Is Refusing Me

Phenomenal and original song. Amazing underrated song. Did not get the justice it deserves. Well, at least 50 million views were expected in the song. The song peaked to number 9 on the Swedish Singles Chart. She co-wrote the song with Moh Denebi and Björn Djupström.

5) Foxes - Let go for tonight

Let Go for Tonight is a song by English singer and songwriter Foxes from her debut studio album Glorious (2014). The song was released as a digital download in the United Kingdom on 23 February 2014 as the album's second single. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 7. This is the most underrated song of all the time. It deserved at least 100 million views. The talented singer who dropped out of college for good, was attacked and criticized for not being beautiful. 

4) Hurricane - 30 Seconds to Mars

The song was written by lead vocalist and songwriter Jared Leto and produced by Leto, Flood and Steve Lilywhite. The sexual and controversial music video got banned by MTV.


3) Skillet - Comatose

 
Skillet had it made the song for Jesus, but I people have interpretations for it. Comatose is the seventh full-length album released by the Christian rock band Skillet. Released on October 3, 2006, this album continues their previous album's trend of downplaying the keyboard elements that were prominent in previous releases in favor of more orchestral elements and distorted guitars. Comatose has sold over 500,000 units and has been certified Gold as of November 3, 2009, their first record to do so. On December 6, 2007, the album also received a Grammy Award nomination forBest Rock or Rap Gospel Album. A deluxe edition of Comatose was then released in stores on December 26, 2007 and a live DVD of their headlining tour in support of the record was released in the fall 2008.

2)  Another Love - Tom Odell

British talent. This song is legendary; once I listened to it, my life was never the same. Two years after it has been released, I have listened to the song and once I did, the rest is history. The song peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart; the song also charted in Belgium, Ireland and the Netherlands. It became Odell's first top 10 hit in the UK after it was placed at number 10 in the single chart on 29 June 2013.The song was used in the episode "Do You Remember the First Time?" of season 6 of The CW series The Vampire Diaries.


1) Chandelier - Sia

That was obviously predictable. I already have a blog post for the song chandelier.  It was written by Sia Furler and Jesse Shatkin. For me, Chandelier is the best song ever written in history, better than John Lennon's imagine, better than any Metallica song, better than any Micheal Jackson song, better than any Madonna's song, it is the best song ever in the history of music. The song was supposed to go to Rihanna but it was so personal Sia couldn't give it away because the song appeared to be personal for Sia. In the United States, the single peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Sia's first single to appear on the Hot 100, as well as her first top ten single as a lead artist on the chart, and has sold over 2 million copies in the country. The song received four Grammy nominations for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, with its video receiving a nomination for Best Music Video at the 57th Grammy Awards. A music video for the song was directed by Sia and Daniel Askill, while it was choreographed by Ryan Heffington. It features Maddie Ziegler performing the choreography. In support of the single and 1000 Forms of Fear, Sia performed "Chandelier" on a number of shows including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tom Odell - Long Way Down [Review]

I am known to be a music addict, who listens to almost any type of music, I get attached to some albums and I hate some other albums. But there are some albums which leave a trace in my heart, they mark their existence, those albums are legendary for me and I would never forget them.


Among those albums there is this album by Tom Odell called Long Way Down. Odell composed all the songs, he's one of the greatest musicians and songwriters I have ever known. This indie pop album is legendary, unique, soft and professional. It just shows how genuine Tom Odell is.

I will review the album song by song.

Track 1: Grow Old With Me
This song has already its wikipedia page. It is very romantic, starting with: "I can feel you breathing, with your hair on my skin, as we lie here within the night." It has been criticized for having a sexual context when he said "Make me hard, make me cum". Obviously, this is a song about being in love with someone and having a good relationship.

Track 2: Hold Me

"Hold Me" was written by Francis Anthony Eg White, Tom Odell. It is a great track, it has its own music video here. This song is also happy; it is about Tom being genuinely in love with someone, his vocals explode in this song especially at this part: "When you hold me, hold me in your arms, oh when you hold me, I can feel your heart, oh when you hold me, when you hold me in your arms, oh when you hold me, yeah I can feel your heart beating".

Track 3: Another Love
My favorite song in the album. This is main, most famous and successful track of this album. Another Love is a piece of art, a song which I would never forget. It is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. If I want to list in a list of one of my favorite songs of all the time, it would be among the top 5. It has been covered thousands of times, and sang into more than 10 music competitions.  Unlike the first two songs, it is a sad song featuring an angelic voice with a broken heart. It has been featured on the Vampire Diaries. In the song, he talks about feeling love for one of his past partners, and how he can't feel about anything anymore for his current love, "another love, all my tears have been used up on another love, another love, all my tears have been used". you".


Track 4: I know
Great song, in this one his partner has dumped him making it ‘all over’, however in the verses he is still romanticising their relationship and the joy he found in the partner. Tom is portraying the present and the past: highlighting the contradiction between the two. He goes on saying "I know that you told, I know that it's all over, and I know I can't keep calling, that everytime I can keep on falling on you".

Track 5: Sense
This is a very calm and low song, being the longest track in the album, at a length of 4 minutes and 25 seconds.

Track 6: Can't Pretend
Good song also. Tom says "Love, I have wounds, only you can mend, you can mend. I guess that's love, I can't pretend, I can't pretend."

Track 7: Till I Lost
My fourth favorite song in the album. Tom jumps from a low song to very high and energetic song, full of life and energy. It makes you reach a level of chills when he says "But ohhhhhhhhhhhh, I didn't see the sea until I crossed, ohhhhhhhhh, and I didn't feel your love until I lost". Of course, he means that he didn't appreciate his love until he have moved on just as I have ignored many things along the way that were precious and beautiful. It is a very euphoric, and hot song!

Track 8: Supposed to Be
Odell goes to being calm again. I've got to admit this is my least favorite of this album. In the song, he's reminiscing the memories he had with a girl, saying it was always supposed to be like that and nothing could change.

Track 9: Long Way Down
Amazing song also. It is the title track of Tom Odell's debut album. He's begging his partner not to leave, "It's a long way down, you know it's a long way down, feels like a long way down, love it feels like a long way down, so honey don't leave, don't leave, please don't leave me now".

Track 10: Sirens
Euphoric song too. Odell is hearing only Sirens. The hook goes here "Or we'll be, all run run running away, we'll be, all run run running away, all run run running away, when sirens they come our way". This song did not get the justice it deserves as far as I am concerned.  He wants to run away with his love obviously in this song.


Track 11: I Think It's Going To Rain Today
Odell goes back to being calm again. This song plays only on piano. This is a very sad and depressive song by Tom, he says in it "Lonely, lonely, tin can at my feet, think I'll kick it down the street, that's the way to treat a friend, bright before me the signs implore me, to help the needy and show them the way, human kindness is overflowing, and I think it's going to rain today".

Track 12: Storm
My second favorite song of the album, I have overdosed on it and listened to it more than 1,000 times at least. Three minutes and 9 seconds of pure euphoria and unique melody, something you have never listened to before.  After "I need one of these storms, One of these storms, One of these storms, To wash me clean". Really great track.

Track 13: Heal
Tom Odell's heal is my third favorite song of this album. When I feel low I listen to it, it is very romantic, calm and sad. It has been featured at the end of the movie If I Stay, where the song left everyone with tears.

And that's my review for Tom Odell's Long Way Down. One should really buy a physical version of the album instead of downloading tracks online, because the album had inside a text books of lyrics of songs written by Tom:
What a great album.
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Friday, November 7, 2014

The dark side of Sia's chandelier

First I would like to say that Sia's chandelier is one of my favorite s top-10 songs of all the time. I am a heavy and obsessed music consumer. I have passion for music more than anything.

When I first heard Sia's chandelier, I was in my car, driving to our private beach resort. It just hit me, and I felt a mixture of emotions listening to this song. 


I have never felt emotional for any song, ever; like I did for this one. It was written by Sia Furler and Jesse Shatkin.

My first reaction when I saw the video was this, on facebook:


So, I digged a deeper research about the artist and the song, and I extracted the Official real meaning of this song.

Apparently, Sia wrote official annotations on rap genius's website, those are the lyrics:


Party girls don't get hurt
Can’t feel anything, when will I learn
I push it down, push it down
I'm the one "for a good time call"
Phone’s blowin' up, ringin' my doorbell
I feel the love, feel the love

Party girls don't get hurt: This song begins talking about party girls who can't feel anything while partying  due to the effect of "alcohol" or "drugs". So, they are shielded,  well, at least until the drug wears off.


Can’t feel anything, when will I learn, I push it down, push it down: Sia said "suppression of fear through self medication".  What she meant is clear, drinking more alcohol to hide your pain. She's also blaming herself  for not getting the lesson: "when will I learn".

I'm the one for a good time call. Phone’s blowin' up, ringin' my doorbell: Party people taking her up in party inviting her for bed-times. "Ringing my doorbell" has its own sexual connotations obviously. It still doesn't feel good since she gives her body away to strangers for some limited good time.

[Pre-Chorus]
1 2 3, 1 2 3, drink
1 2 3, 1 2 3, drink
1 2 3, 1 2 3, drink
Throw 'em back till I lose count

1 2 3, 1 2 3, drink: Sia's is drinking more alcohol, and frequently. You gotta hear this part with her angelic and passionate voice. It's just astonishing!


[Chorus]
I'm gonna swing from the chandelier
From the chandelier
I'm gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist
Like it doesn't exist
I'm gonna fly like a bird through the night
Feel my tears as they dry, I -
I'm gonna swing from the chandelier
From the chandelier

I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier: Sia said she had never did that, but its sounds so much fun.



[Post-Chorus]
But I'm holding on for dear life
Won't look down, won't open my eyes
Keep my glass full until morning light
Cause I'm just holding on for tonight
Help me, I'm holding on for dear life
Won't look down, won't open my eyes
Keep my glass full until morning light
Cause I'm just holding on for tonight
On for tonight

[Verse 2]
Sun is up, I'm a mess
Gotta get out now, gotta run from this
Here comes the shame, here comes the shame

The rest is really sad and a bit obvious. Sia's drinking herself almost to death all the night and doesn't look at the consequences. She then wakes up having a hangover, and here comes the shame.

Conclusion: This song is about Sia's addiction with alcoholism. It is so personal for Sia that she decided to not give it away to other artists (such as Katy Perry, Beyonce, Rihanna).

The dark side:



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