These pics are my favorite pictures by the faves are some other mainstream artists. They might all eventually become avi's as well.
This blog covers all my thoughts about music. I post album reviews for artist who dont have arent a FOTP Fave page and i will post my views on artist careers, eras and much more. i think blogging will be better than posting everything on Battlegrounds and Music Mania. So view want you want, im offically blogging!
These pics are my favorite pictures by the faves are some other mainstream artists. They might all eventually become avi's as well.
I'll be posting a buch of some of Whitney's best here, feel free to contribute!
Inspired by my good sis @Kaulitz.. Made this so i can remember which sets i have and if i want to bring them back:
Set made by Luca
Set made by @Dr. Slay
Set made by @Michael.
Next for avis' made by graphics legend @Michael.
Adele, despite all of her commercial success, awards and critical acclaim, hasnt released much in her career(i know, a shocker)-as a matter fact only 14 singles in total from three albums, a timeline that spans a decade. Here i will rank this icons singles so far, since it is a bit too small to do an entire megarate on. There will be no comments; i will let you guys who read decide whether the list is overall accurate.
1. Rolling in the Deep
2. Someone Like You
4. Hometown Glory
5. Chasing Pavements
6. When We Were Young
7. Make You Feel My Love
8. Set Fire to the Rain
10. Turning Tables
11. Send My Love(to Your New Lover)
12. Water Under the Bridge
13. Rumour Has It
14. Cold Shoulder
On to No.9 on the countdown, next up is one of my favorites:
Im doing a countdown of the greatest IWALY perfromances by Whitney and o start off here is No.10. Enjoy!
In the 90s we saw whitney mature, vocally and artistcally. She still sang about love, but also about children and world peace and of course, her love for God. Here, im gonna count her top 10 songs from the decade that gave us so many of her best songs.
Whitney didnt release much music throughout her career, especially when compared to acts like Madonna and Rihanna, but with what she released, she made history and impact the mainstream radio forever with her one-in-a lifetime voice.
Whitney had amazing songs, despite many people saying she had the weakest discography out of her peers. I just think Whitney didnt go into topics as deep as Janet or Madonna and she didnt write like Mariah, but Whitney deserves to be respected for how she took every song put before her and made it her very own.
From 1985-2009 Whitney released seven studio albums, including one Christmas album, two movie soundtracks and several compliation/greatest hits and box sets. Here, i will rank all nine of Whitney's originally recorded material, even though i think all these albums are great.
The hate this album get is outrageous. i mean, personally, it ranks second after My Love is Your Love and is my favorite of all her albums. Maybe it was th time in her career it was released, but this is a good album, full of hidden gems and some of the best songs Whitney has ever recorded.
One Of Those Days-9/10
When the first son g off an album sucks, it sets a bad taste to the listener, fan or not. But Whitney's first track was the case. One Of Those days is a song about hoping, needing a time of peace from all the stress of daily life and while for Whitney it was much bigger than that at the time, this song is a more than decent track.
Tell Me No-10/10
Yes, this is the first 10/10 track off the album. I feel as if this was a jab to her record label, who were still trying to control her nearly 20 years into her career. With the defiant lyrics and Whitney's booming voice and the little guitar-like riff at the end makes this a great track to listen to.
Things You Say-9/10
Like i said, i really like this album and at first, Things You Say is a track I wondered if Whitney didnt really pay attention to. It in a way, reminds me of Rihanna's "Love On the Brain" as they both sound lazy and a bit tipsy but its a cool R&B track to listen to when relaxing in a tub full of warm water or by the fire on a rainy day.
Y'all know how I feel about the majority of Whitney's duets. Im not trying to say Bobby Brown is a talentless act, but this was his, what, second collab with Whitney and the first time, this song was just not good at all and this time, his voice had lost alot of it's goods, and , unlike Whitney, who was going through the same problem, he couldnt make it sound good.
I have a Whitney Houston track-by-track review i have to do today, so this one is gonna be quick. Today I will be listening to Katy Perry's fifth studio album, Witness, which was released on Friday.
Now lets get this clear. I disapprove of the hype for this song when it really isnt THAT great. But off the album, it is a highlight and truthfully is a song her fans can be proud of.
Hey Hey Hey-8.7/10
Now that I'm re-listening to the album, Hey Hey Hey is a nice record. I like how she sounds so baby-ish and the lyrics are, like some others say, an anthem.
The lyrics are fun. The production is great. She sounds great and i officially deem this song one of the best in her career. A clear single choice to end this era.
Why does Nicki have to drag her beef in this song? Didnt she already address her Remy Ma thing with No Frauds? Anyways, the song has a nice beat, but as a follow up to Bon Appetit single-wise it falls a bit short.
Katy seemed to be dreaming when she made this song. She doesnt sound as focus as the last three tracks, but the chorus in some ways saves it.
I like how this track is, too me, drastically different from her previous material. The beat drops, the key changes, not much of the TD or PRISM Katy. And to be quite honest it isnt bad.
Mind Maze was panned by the iconic critic @Royalty giving it a 5/10. I say 8 because i find it, like Power, artistically intresting...a rather deep saying for an artist like Katy Perry.
Miss You More-8/10
This song was crafted well and the lyrics are heartfelt.
Chained to the Rhythm-10/10
I expressed my like for this song since it was released. At first, i didnt really grasp the hook and the melody was a bit off, but after listening to it a couple times, i confirmed its greatness.
Ok song. Not marvelous and not bad, Its cute.
This bop doesnt deserved to be disliked. I know the Migos controversy makes it a bit uncomfortable to listen to, but its a song radio should click to as its great. I to be quite honest, i like the Migos part on it.
Bigger Than Me-8.6/10
Its a fan favorite and its conusing, but the"its happening" part is echoing in my head so it must be a hook.
Save As Draft-10/10
Probably the most sentimental track on this album, it reminds me of "Unconditionally"
This has some R&B influence, a bit of a 70s groove melody-wise. I think its one of the truly best off the album.
Into Me You See-8/10
The first verse made me so sad. She must have wrote this from the heart. My only complaint is that it too soft. I almost forgot it was playing at one point.
You know, i wish the USA were more like the rest of the world in their style of music. Like Rockabye, an amazing single, spent 9 weeks leading the UK Charts...but hasnt gone any higher than 9 in the US so far. Despite being the fifth best selling female artist in the country with 50 million albums sold, she doesnt have the lasting impact that Mariah and Madonna have here. But anyways, for us Americans who think Celine is probably the best thing to happen to classical adult contemporary in the 90s, lets run though some of the best singles of her career.
10.All By Myself(1996)
I cant tell you how much times I have attempted to sing this song. It doesnt make me cry, but the vocal climax, like many Dion songs, gives me goosebumps all over.
9. If You Asked Me To
She covered a Patti Labelle song. Patti the vocal pioneer Labelle. Who dares? Well, Celine, even at the start of her English career took on songs on keys beyond comparison and even if it didnt exactly hit the jackpot, it was a magical performance.
8. Power of the Dream
Frankly, if you dont get chills listening to this recording, you need help. I liken it to Whitney Houston's "One Moment in Time" as both were inspirational ballads for the Olympics that remain one of the best vocal moments for both of these ladies respective careers.
7. Power of Love
Ever Celine fan knows this. Its almost impossible not to.
6. A New Day Has Come
Her comeback after ending the 90s and having a baby, Celine returned to show the Britney's and the Christina's how to really put on a show. In time with her famous Las Vegas resindency, Dion was a stong as ever, with new music reflecting on her child.
5. Thats the Way It Is
You are incredibly funny if you think this bop wouldnt be on my list. I am obssesd with this masterpiece. The production, the lyrics and the force that is her voice makes this one of her career highlights. It really good.
4. To Love You More
"You will see i will give you, everything you need. im the one who wants to love you more." SHE WAS A BEAST WITH THIS SONG! Not only did she sing over a professional orchestra, but she echoed through this track so easily, im so mad the world didnt treat this single well enough.
3. Its All Coming Back to Me
The ending to this song was so beautiful. This is a timeless piece, and you cnat denying its perfection
2. Because You Loved Me
Why did she have to release one of the best pop albums of the 90s...better yet why did she have to make this song in general. Its such a great song, one all Celine fans should know.
1. My Heart Will Go On
Like Whitney's IWALY, this was obviously gonna be at the top. Not because its nesecarily the best(Thats the Way Is is a better song arguably) but this is what made Celine a LEGEND. Its powerful meaning, supreme vocals and lyrics that can make Hitler cry, this is one of the best ballads to ever be recorded. Im so serious. No wonder its the second biggest single by a female artist.
I never posted a full on review about this album, so i thin a track-by-track review will do it justice.
I Wanna Dance With Somebody(Who Loves Me)-10/10
Billboard deemed this one of the greatest pop songs of all time- and does Billboard lie? Hardly honeys! So when i say this song is easily among Whitney's best, im not lying. Its a popular opinion.
Just the Lonely Talking Again-7.7/10
A 7 is just above average. An 8 is amazing. So to put this song as a 7.7, i mean its better than some songs off the album, but compared to others, its blands. Whitney tries a more "soulful" and "sexy" approach with this one, and for some reason, i find it a bit of a reach.
Love Will Save the Day-6/10
The beginning really kills it. She makes this sound so dated, its too much. I mean, its cute, but if I was like @Vilppu , this would have gotten a 5-maximum.
Didnt We Almost Have It All-10/10
A beautiful adult contemporary tune, i love this production and the lyrics are endearing. And the conviction and power in her voice remains unmatched. She sounds so raw and true towards the end, it deserves a place in her top 15 songs, seriously.
This is a bop. Like her high notes on this are incredible.
Where You Are-6.8/10
Sounds like a watered-down version of Saving All My Love For You.
Love Is a Contact Sport-5.6/10
George Michael-sounding song, it just seems like plain filler. Like im just not here for it.
You'e Still My Man-8/10
Now that im bothering to listen to it, its a great ballad. Her voice is very strong here.
For the Love of You-6/10
The track sounds too typical. No wonder it didnt win its Grammy nomination in 1988.
Where Do Broken Hearts-10/10
Feels so god to type in 10/10 fo a song that remains one of Whitney's most moving songs. I can here the hope in her voice as if she really mean t the words he was saying. You never know, she probably did.
I Know Him So Well(ft. Cissy Houston)-10/10
Im not the biggest fan of her mom's voice. There's a shaky quality to it that contrast a bit too sharply with Whitney's voice. yet they togethor make the track sounded a million times better than the bland original. One of Whitney's best duets.
Like i said in a full on review, this is one of the greatest debuts in pop music in general. This is the first part of the Whitney Houston Megarate i was referring to earlier.
You Give Good Love-9/10
I was really reluctant towards this song whenever it came on. It wasnt as smooth as SAMLFY and as infectious as HWIK. It took some time for me(thats a line in the song by the way)to accept it for the classic it is.
Thinking About You-7/10
Whitney's earlier songs that werent singles were often dull. Thinking About You has a great beat, but this song as a whole is rather lackluster.
Someone for Me-7.5/10
Only slightly higher than the previous track, Someone For Me just seems like less filler to me.
Saving All My Love for You-10/10
You cant stan Whitney and not appreciate the innocent magic that is Saving All My Love. Now the meaning may not be innocent, but the song represented alot of young girls at the time and its vocal style was so pure, it could have been crystal.
Nobody Loves Me like you Do-7/10
This is a nice little duet, not one of her best though. i feel as if she could do better.
How Will I Know-8/10
I Know right? No ten out of ten? Well, i feel as if, as great a job Whitney did on this, the production sounds wayyy to dated to be honest and the video is a low-key mess. Its real highlight is the superior vocals on it. The little repeat at the end is cool too.
All At Once-10/10
The lyrics are heartbreaking, her voice is so compelling and the arragment, this song deserved to be a smash. It is such a great song.
Take Good Care of My Heart-6/10
No. Not at all. I accepted the first one, but two duets with the same person on one album? With jermaine jackson? Just no. its a fine 6
Greatest Love of All-10/10
Whitney's "Hero", with the cheesy, yet sentimental inspirational lyrics, its just that this one i never overplay. It is a well crafted song, one out of the many Whitney did justice.
This is an amazing duet. Their voice compliment each other and its sounds like an instant 80s classic. Whitney's early vocal were outstanding.
Aggregate Score: 8.45
Im gonna rate all her songs from all her albums basically. I know you guys my not be here for it, but its just a little appericiation towards my fave.
It starts Thursday.
Im your Baby Tonight-1990
The Preachers Wife-1996
My love is Your love-1998
I Look to You-2009
Mariah is really one of my favorite artists. From the first time i heard her on Pandora, she caught my attention and she's been one of my top faves ever since. So, to show my like for her unique music, Ive made a countdown of her best songs(IN MY OPINION)
*Like I did for Madonna, i will make a post about Whitney career and my thoughts about her musicality and personal struggles. You guys will see i dont think she is the earth, water and sky like it seems like in my post.
Now you guys know i love me some Whitney. She is by far my favorite artist. She has influenced- no, im not gonna get into that, let me just start with the review.
Vocally, Whitney was at the top. At her debut, there were no female artist using full-on vocals and breaking in through mainstream. She sounded so clear, so pure,her voice was cool and powerful. She swooped, cooed, belted and took it to an entire new level. Stephen Holden from New York Times said she sang with a romantic innocence and had the dignity of someone much older, and i fully agree. Lyrically, the songs werent very deep, but they were ultimate classical love songs that seemed to represent a teenage girl's love life at the period of time(look at the lyrics of "How Will I Know"). "Saving All My Love for You " was a side-h** song, with Whitney singing "You got your family and they need you there" It like ann "thats just an old fantasy" song, and believe it or not, it relates to more people than you would think. And lets not forget "Greatest Love of All", which is the ultimate inspirational ballad(Whitney has an entire side of those ind of songs)It doesnt matter that Whitney didnt write the songs; it feels as if she did, because she sings with so much conviction. The production was good, with the fresh beats of "Someone for Me" and "How Will I Know" very memorable. Highlights are "How Will I Know" which she sounded phenomonal ans the video was nice and colorful, the R&B tracks "Saving All my Love" and "You Give Good Love" were both some of my favorite songs from Whitney's entire career. "Greatest Love" is an undeniable classic, you just cant not love it and"All At once" is a good song, a song many sang after Whitney' s death considering the lyrics "And the smile used to great me". The critics werent wrong when they say it s one of the greatest debuts ever released.
(This is a rant. I may not really mean all i say about her, i just want to spill all the thoughts i had about her since ive know her)I have mixed views about Madonna. I respect her legacy and her accomplishments and she has her bops, but i just dont see the obssesion with her. I say she is untalented, her stans ay she can songwriter, but are real silent when i bring up her vocal and dancing abilities. As a matter of fact, Madonna was, to me, a vulgar, no good popstar was acted like she was 25 intsead of 50. Of course, I outgrew that thought; why else would some of her classics be in my library? And i get she can put on a show, yet so can Usher and he hasnt had a hit since like the beginning of the decade. i dont like it when people claim Madonna did this and that yet ignore what other female artist have done which are arguably the most impressive. I had a thread on it and the people who answered just proved my point. And i figured it would be no use; this forum stands on the shoulder of Madonna stans.
Now for my likes of her. Madonna managed to remain in the public eye, and through good and bad, she never cracked. She has served longevity, still grossing $100 million dollar-tours, selling millions of albums and gaining a top 10 hit all in her 50s while her contemporaries stopped making hits by there early 40s. Unlike Britney, who faded out by the end of the 2000s, Madonna managed to cross multiple decades with unforgettable hits. I personally like how she has so much energy and how she is so competitive. Many artist say they dont care about the charts and they do it for the fans and because they love music, but Madonna has made it clear that she is wants to be number one at all times and its a brash personality thati like from her. I feel like if she hadnt had so much competition, she would've had more number ones than any artist in Hot 100 history. Madonna really knows her tunes. She has made countless albums(it just feels like it) and they all have a wide variety of songs from country-fueled songs on American Life and 50s pop music on Im Breathless. I like that she always re-invents herself, a new style for every era in her prime. So, no matter how much trash i can say about her, Madonna is a true legend, a visionary icon who has influenced countless artist of all generations.
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