The combination of Eminem rapping and Rihanna singing about an abusive relationship, something both artists had personally experienced, though from different perspectives, was powerful enough to send the song to No. 1 on the Hot 100 for seven weeks in the summer of 2010. At 12x platinum, it is the best-selling song by either artist.
Freddie Mercury wrote the song while languishing in his bath at the Munich Hilton. He leapt from the tub and ran to his guitar and piano to lay down the melody. His label was reluctant to release the song in the U.S. but radio stations played the imported U.K. single anyway, forcing an American release.
When the Stax label folded, the three Hutchinson sisters had to find a new home. They were signed to a production company run by Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire. With group member Al McKay, White wrote this song specifically for them and the lead voice of Wanda Hutchinson.
\"Love Song\" is the debut single by American singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, released in June 2007 via Epic Records from her major-label debut album, Little Voice (2007). It was nominated for 2009 Grammy Awards in the categories Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Speaking of the song's origin in an interview with MTV, Bareilles said of her label, \"They had encouraged me to keep writing, and I just wasn't having any luck. [...] I started to get really insecure about it, and then I got really pissed off at myself for caring what anybody thought. [...] I went to a rehearsal space one day. I sat down and wrote something for me. And 'Love Song' basically wrote itself. It's totally honest, and I'm very lucky the label liked it as well.\"
Later in 2011, she explained: \"It was actually written for my record label. I had been turning in new music. I was getting the red light. I couldn't go into the studio yet because they were waiting for something. But I wouldn't [...] nobody said what they were waiting for. So I kept turning in new songs, thinking like, 'Is this what you want Is this what you want' And it was always a big thumbs down, and I ended up writing 'Love Song' out of frustration.\" In 2014, she stated it was \"very tongue-in-cheek\" and \"nasty in a passive-aggressive way,\" confirming it was a response to the record label pressuring her to make safe, \"radio friendly\" songs.
Featured initially as the free iTunes song of the week on June 16, 2007, the song was a sleeper hit, debuting a few months later at number 100 on the US Billboard Hot 100. After her appearance in a Rhapsody TV commercial, in which she performs \"Love Song\", it rocketed from number 72 to number 16 on the Hot 100 and from number 32 to number five on the Hot Digital Songs chart. In the first week of 2008, the song cracked the top 10 on the Hot 100, jumping to number nine, where it stayed for four non-consecutive weeks before reaching a peak of number four. In spite of not reaching the top three, \"Love Song\" managed to spend 19 weeks in the top 10, in contrast with other songs that reached higher peak but did not maintain such longevity. The single was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA for over four million in sales. As of April 2014, the single had sold 3,717,000 digital copies in the United States. The song was listed at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end chart of 2008. It also topped both the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks charts in 2008.
The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 30 and later peaked at number four. The song debuted at number 100 on the Canadian Hot 100 the week of January 31, 2008, and reached number one on the chart the week of March 29, 2008. In Australia, \"Love Song\" peaked at number four during its ninth week on the country's chart. In New Zealand, it reached number seven on the RIANZ Singles Chart.
Directed by Josh Forbes, the music video features a miniature Bareilles playing the piano inside a coin-operated jukebox that plays love songs. A steady stream of men and women enter the booth and insert coins to observe her through a pinhole as she plays the same song day after day. The lyrics express her growing frustration as she declares that she is \"not gonna write you a love song today,\" whereupon Bareilles grabs the next coin that rolls inside, and uses it to jam the gears. The next morning, the owner of the booth (who was seen at the beginning of the video) enters; he notices that the jukebox has gone dark, and appears amazed when he discovers Bareilles inside the jukebox. He retrieves the jammed coin from the gears and hands it to Bareilles.
Quincy Jones almost nabbed this slice of loved-up electrofunk for Michael Jackson, but it ended up becoming a signature tune for R&B diva Khan when she sang it with her old band Rufus in 1983. When Frankie Knuckles gave it a piano house remix in 1989, a new generation went crazy for the song: now artists ranging from Mary J. Blige to KT Tunstall have recorded versions, but none of them reach the thrilling heights of Chaka as she hits the final chorus.
Yess I ammmTesina is an oral exam when you finish high school in Italy.Can I ask you why do you choose to create these comics using the love song of j. Alfred Prufrock and also where do you come fromIt is all connected with my examThank you so much in advance
I read this poem some 6 years ago, when I was falling in love with a girl and was standing outside her dorm room in college, not knowing how should I tell her that I loved her. A friend suggested this poem to me, then.
This is honestly one of my favourite things ever. Prufrock is one of my all time favourite poems and you give it so much life. I especially love the little the little silent panels you have added in, they really capture the mood.
This thrilled me beyond words, Julian. Having lived with this poem and images for so long, do you still love it, or are you tired of it I hope you know that my eyes saw it for the first time and fell in love.
The best thing that I can say about your illustrations is that they augment, and do not contradict, the images in my mind as I recite the poem. The are of the time, with exactly the proper styling, and I love that you have inserted Eliot as J. Alfred.
Yes, the illustration greatly helps. See my comments on my usage of graphic literature in ESL and remedial reading. I would love to have your input, and everyone else, if you use graphic literature. How do you use it, how do you explain it, what do you do for lesson plans and such. Perhaps one day we can do a group project and put out a pub through the Open Source protocols on the use of graphic literature.
This is absolutely fantastic! Prufrock is one of my favorite poems and your rendition of it is beautiful. I have created multiple cabaret performance pieces off of this poem and I love seeing how others view it. I hope you are able to finish it and I will definitely purchase the finished product!
Created by NYC impresario Scott Siegel exclusively for 54 Below, this monthly show that always emerges on a Saturday night, is the place to swoon, raise a glass, and maybe share a kiss. Nothing says romance like music, and nothing is more exquisite than love on a Saturday night! Music direction by Ron Abel on April 8.
As the editorial director of the music service Spotify, Sulinna Ong is in a perfect position to observe the latest trends in love songs. \"Over 105 million users create their own playlists every Valentine's Day,\" she said. \"One of the main themes is vintage sound. So, it's the real appetite for '50s and '60s music.
Nate Sloan, who teaches musicology at USC's Thornton School of Music, says that 70% of all hit songs are about love and relationships. Sloan's specialty is the history of pop and jazz, and when it comes to love songs, there's a lot of history.
USC's Baroque Sinfonia performed, for \"Sunday Morning,\" a Spanish song that is 500 years old, in which the singer says he's in love with three different girls. \"Very little has changed,\" said Sloan. \"These are very universal and sort of timeless emotions that people tap into for a love song.\"
Few songwriters have found more fresh ways to say \"I love you\" than Grammy-winner and 14-time Oscar-nominee Diane Warren. Thirty of her songs have hit the Top 10, and 29 of them are about love and relationships.
Over the years, Warren has written thousands of songs. So, can you run out of ways to talk about love \"No. I don't think there's any exhaustion point,\" she said. \"There's only so many notes, right And so many words. But you can mix 'em up a million different ways and make something great.
\"I don't know that it would connect in the same way with an audience,\" Sloan said. \"The idea is that, 'I will always love you,' and that's painted musically by holding out that long, 'I,' over three measures of music. It's literally the singer saying, I'm gonna hold this note to show you how dedicated I am.\"
\"When you perform the song, you have to leave it all on the floor,\" Sloan said, \"because that's what we're trying to get from a love song, is trying to get someone reaching their emotional peak. An incredible performer can turn a mediocre love song into a great one.\"
And so, yes. When I hear about the decline of the American church, I think about Sunday afternoons. I think about love songs. I think about boys getting nothing to face a hard world with. No understanding of what it is to surrender yourself to whatever you love enough to name a God.
There is no greater love than that which is shared between two people immersed in a common struggle. And this is how the drug dealing anthem comes home to roost. How it takes on a different body entirely when a singer bows in appreciation for the hands that do the hard work, the partnership that flourishes, in spite of those who wish ill upon it.
Love-thirty, love-forty, oh! weakness of joy,The speed of a swallow, the grace of a boy,With carefullest carelessness, gaily you won,I am weak from your loveliness, Joan Hunter Dunn. 59ce067264