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  • becktion

    Sorry to hear that and also sorry for replying late because I couldn't access the lastfm page for the last few days. You can tell me anything if it would make you feel better. :) As for me, I think I was ok haha except things about my work because I've been too boring for a long time, I couldn't feel any progress. thanks for asking anyway.

    11 juin 10h23m Répondre
  • becktion

    Hi Adrian, long time no see! How you been doing? I missed you! haha Hope everything has been great with you! :) It's been while since Mairah released her last album, what do you think about it? It appears to me that you didn't give it as that much listening?

    7 juin 10h10m Répondre
  • cookie_glambert

    Hi again! Happy Belated Thanksgiving! What did you do for it? Anyway, I think it might be working now! I see the 1st song I listened to scrobbled! So maybe it looks different in the scrobbler! I wished I could see the progress bar like when we listen in WMP or ITunes but, I will wait and see if the other songs scrobble! How was your Xmas so far?

    26 déc. 2013 Répondre
  • cookie_glambert

    Hi! Merry Christmas! I am sad we don't talk much anymore! My last.fm went back to normal about a day after it was messed up! I signed up for spotify and tried adding the spotify scrobbler and the song I just listened to won't scrobble! The scrobbler keeps saying to launch the app and I kept clicking the button by the message and it isn't helping! :-( How does this work and could you help me?

    26 déc. 2013 Répondre
  • becktion

    Merry Christmas! Y(^_^)Y

    25 déc. 2013 Répondre
  • mikonxms

    Right, Paris is amazing. however, as I have family there it's like a normal trip to wherever. I guess when you go to a place many times it loses a bit of it's charm and for me NY is more stunning.

    22 déc. 2013 Répondre
  • becktion

    EMMMMM I don't know, man. Sometimes it feels a little weird to see your own pic on the page! But if I have to, I wouldn't mind doing this. Yes, maybe it appears to be more safe when you hide your real face in the Internet.

    22 déc. 2013 Répondre
  • mikonxms

    Hello! Adrian! How are you? Long time we haven't heard for a long time. I wish you merry Christmas! On Monday I'll go to Paris to spend it there with family so I don't think I have time to write then. I hope you'll have some nice holidays!

    21 déc. 2013 Répondre
  • becktion

    Oh I'm sorry I have to apologize for misunderstanding you. It's not me myself in the avater. It's just a friend, and I think it's quite a normal face, not ugly and not handsome neither. I don't like posting my own picture in the Internet. At least so far. Hope you won't mind.

    13 déc. 2013 Répondre
  • cookie_glambert

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know what happened to me today! Today I looked and all my scrobbles were gone! My whole library is gone! Only the 8 artists I had in my top artists are there but, 0 scrobbles of anyone! This is really upsetting since it only seems to have happened to me and nobody else! I don't know what happened! I didn't do anything to my account. Either I was hacked or last.fm screwed this up! I am going to be leaving last.fm forever if this doesn't get fixed! I though you should know incase I leave last.fm!

    13 déc. 2013 Répondre
  • becktion

    Not at all. I am Chinses and I'm native. Now I live and work in ShangHai.

    9 déc. 2013 Répondre
  • becktion

    Well I am glad that lot of the fans truly love this track. I have to admit that TAoLG is very personal and as Mariah said, maybe it's a song which just dedicated to her real fans who can understand and support her as always. It's a song with full emotions.

    7 déc. 2013 Répondre
  • becktion

    Hey Adrian! Thx so much for your warm words! I really really appreciate it! It's very nice of you to say this to me, and I did feel better for true. I actually tought that as a male, a man, it's kinda embarrassing to think too much, and tend to be emotional, and maybe I just need to change. So thx again for letting me know "it can make me compassionate". You are so right. I guess that's why I am different from lots of other people. Now I'm feeling good and looking forward to a better and better future. Hope everything is fine with you too! Thx again! <3

    4 déc. 2013 Répondre
  • becktion

    Yes indeed! it's a warm song! One of my fav songs when I was in high school.

    2 déc. 2013 Répondre
  • becktion

    Hi, Adrian! Thx for your greeting~ I'm good. I don't actually what you ask but I would like to tell you that I think life is good to me all this time. But as you can tell, I'm listening to Mariah's sad songs again and again. So honestly I'm a little down right now. It's 11:05 pm here and all I think is the old school time and the people who I met and loved. LOL Isn't it funny that finally you realized that maybe all you get is memorizes in the end. Sorry I'm a bit emotional right now. And I know I will be ok when I open my eyes the next morning, but I really missed the time when I found myself so in love for the first time. Hey Adrian, I'm sorry for bitching so much here! Anyway, I really appreciate your greeting and wish you all the best. Plz ignore my stupid words and horrible grammar. hahah Take care!

    2 déc. 2013 Répondre
  • cookie_glambert

    Hey again! Have you heard Taylor and Xtina's new songs? If you haven't you should they are amazing! Christina's new song is We Remain! It is beautiful! One of her best songs! Taylor's new song Sweeter Than fiction is beautiful too and catchy!

    13 nov. 2013 Répondre
  • cookie_glambert

    Yeah, I knew it was on facebook too! I actually looked for the mp3 online and didn't find it so I went to facebook like 10 minutes after it was released and listened to it there! Later in the day it was available on a lot of websites! Yeah I knew it was gonna be a ballad! It makes sense! I Am just glad it is all Mariah and no collaborations this time! I think the album might come out early next year! Maybe January or February! I wish she would hurry up already! We have been waiting for almost 2 years! I hope the next release date won't be halted or I might freak out!

    13 nov. 2013 Répondre
  • cookie_glambert

    Hi! Did you hear Mariah's new song yet?

    12 nov. 2013 Répondre
  • jearblast

    not much just got finished moving. What have you been up to lately? Life is good.:D How is life treating you?

    14 oct. 2013 Répondre
  • cookie_glambert

    Yeah, I try to celebrate in some way! Most of my days suck so it would be nice to have a good or at least decent birthday! So I see you changed your default picture! Is that your piano and did you smash it? Just wondered I saw the pic before was a piano that looked normal and now it looks broken! Well hope you have a good rest of the week!

    9 oct. 2013 Répondre
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À propos de moi

Hey! I'm not apologizing for past actions. I will get in touch with you. Don't worry. Just give me a little time.

Full-blooded Taurus and a big fan of the zodiac signs! Taurus and Libra are ruled by Venus the goddess of love, beauty and possessions.

* * *Positives* * *
- Musical
- Goodhearted
- Giving
- Relationship-inclined
- Intelligent
- Affectionate
- Loyal
- Friendly
- Dependable
- Laid back
- Thoughtful

* * * The Iffy Shit * * *
- Stubborn
- Lazy
- Self-Indulgent
- Vain
- Too Shy
- Glutton
- Melancholy
- Possessive
- Sometimes Shallow
- Judgmental
- Uninterested

ZODIAC REMINDER: Whatever zodiac sign you are you will have positive *and* more challenging traits of the sign. Not everyone who is a Leo or a Cancer or a Libra or whatever are the same. That's because you were probably born on a different day, different year, possibly different month and you had different parents than other Leos, Cancers, Libras, etc.

Your environmental surroundings play a part too. Look up your Birth Chart (totally different than your birth certificate!) on Google, Yahoo!, Bing or whatever your search engine is and you will find that you are SO much more than just one sign. You also have a moon sign (which deals with your emotions/inner world (we all have them!).

updated 5/19/14

Now I'm gonna show you some of my favorite singers and bands of all-time. Most of them are pretty current. I mainly stick to music of the 90's and 2000's but I love some of the stuff from the 70's and 80's too. This list will probably get updated a LOT (as some of you might already be able to tell) so keep checking back cause I'm gonna add more artists and things to be said about them until I feel it's perfect. Boy will this be a chore!! Welcome to my world though...Glad you came. xoxoxo

This is Mariah when she was singing songs like "Heartbreaker", the inspiring "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)", the hit for the clubs "Heartbreaker (Remix)" and "Crybaby" which is probably her most underrated single of all-time (I don't think it did too good on the charts but it's definitely loved by a lot of Mariah fans I hear!). This all occurred during her Rainbow era (one of my favorite eras of Mariah's). Not only is she beautiful but she can sing too. High, low, you name it. She also has a hand in writing all of her lyrics to the songs she sings unless it's a cover. A lot of people don't even know that. I say she's not famous for no good reason. Favorite singer ever btw. No one comes close to touching her in my opinion. Can you believe this is the same girl who when she was a teen was afraid to tell people about her dreams because she didn't wanna be the one to visualize but not get anywhere? Please, Mariah. You belong in the music industry! My favorite album btw is Daydream and my favorite song as of 11/7/13 is "The Roof" from her personal favorite album "Butterfly". xoxoxoxoxoxo

My absolute favorite soft rock, piano playin' singer-songwriter (and also my number one favorite male singer as of 2013). He is a Christian and once in a while writes spiritually-charged songs. His songs are piano-heavy and light enough to enjoy without much thought but with lyrics deep enough to make you think. I came across his music before 2011 and didn't think much of him. But at the beginning of that year watched the dramatically perfect video for the ballad "Beautiful Disaster" and decided to give his much-respected 2007 release Indiana a try. Fell in love instantly. It spoke to me. All of his other releases are good too. In fall of 2011 he quickly released Forever If Ever then months later stopped selling it. It was then re-released, the final version taking away 3 old songs and adding 3 new tunes and being named Promising Promises in late May 2012. Holding My Breath is his latest release arriving on iTunes on September 24, 2013. The hottie in the picture is none other than the underrated artist Jon McLaughlin. I hope one day he gets the platinum (or multi-platinum) album that he deserves. Too talented. xoxoxoxoxo

The most relatable and down to earth American Idol? Check. The best Idol? I think so. None other than my favorite female pop-rocker, Kelly Clarkson. I have all of her CDs and for very good reason; this girl speaks my language. Most of her songs have some anger or sadness in them but sometimes she sings inspiring stuff too. The Sun Wil Rise (from Clarkson's new album, Stronger (Deluxe Version)) is one of the latter kind of tunes. I couldn't pick a favorite Kelly Clarkson song if I tried though. I love most of them. ♥ And don't think all of my music plays reflect what I have listened to. Some of it does, but for example, Kelly's 550+ plays is nothing compared to what I had of her on my old profile. She was in the top 5 artists that I listened to on there. This doesn't even consider all of the countless spins of her records I did before using iTunes and an iPod. Love ya, Kells. Keep your head up, please, and ignore those that only care about trying to bring you down. xoxoxoxoxo

Gavin DeGraw is a singer-songwriter-pianist who I've loved ever since the Chariot era (2003). I've always taken him seriously as an artist and love how his lyrics are so relatable. Sometimes they are fun too. He mixes it up a bit. As of December 2012 he has had 4 studio albums and I've liked them all: 2004's Chariot - Stripped (the standard edition simply named "Chariot" preceeded it in 2003), 2008's Gavin DeGraw, 2009's Free and his 2011's Sweeter which featured that radio smash "Not Over You". Thereafter, he released a live album simply titled "Sweeter Live" on December 4th, 2012 which has tracks from his 2011 effort as well as old favorites. Make A Move, his new fifth studio album was released on October 15th, 2013 preceded by the catchy "Best I Ever Had" which has received decent radio play so far. xoxoxoxoxo

With a number 1 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Charts hit back in the late 90s entitled "Friend Of Mine (Remix)", Kelly Price is a great singer-songwriter with a powerful voice that's also quite sensual otherwise. Other hits were the Shirley Murdock cover "As We Lay" and more currently "Not My Daddy" featuring Stokley Of Mint Condition. Kelly was also featured on Whitney Houston's big hit "Heartbreak Hotel" alongside Faith Evans another R&B talent. The latter song reached number 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 and number 1 on the R&B/Hip Hop Charts. xoxoxo

I've respected this man as a singer and especially a lyricist for a long time. He writes most of his songs alone and has produced his latter 3 records (as of 6/15/12). John Mayer was a singer-songwriter just trying to get by when he released his EP Inside Wants Out. Then Room For Squares and his biggest single from that record, Your Body Is A Wonderland made him a star. Heavier Things was where John wanted to be taken more seriously as a songwriter. He wrote all of the tracks alone on this outing save for Home Life which was a co-write. Anyway, this is by far my favorite Mayer album although others seem to think differently. The most interesting track on the album is kinda country pop titled "Only Heart" and it's upbeat with some mean, catchy guitar riffs. Everyone and their mama loves his 3rd studio album, Continuum, and for good reason. It was his attempt at blues rock and R&B and he succeeded. I believe, however, that this monumental step for him would not have been possible without Heavier Things. So people should give that album credit for that at least. Paradise Valley is his latest offering and was released on August 20th, 2013! If you like his country vibe then you should definitely check it out! "Paper Doll" was the first single. xoxoxoxoxo

One of the most renowned female singer-songwriters of the 90s, Sheryl Crow has performed in the genres of rock, pop, jazz, adult alternative, country and R&B and pulled them off successfully. Not many singers are like her. Her second single that shot her to fame, "All I Wanna Do" was what got me into her. She looks at that track as the biggest piece of filler on her hit debut album Tuesday Night Music Club but I love the song to this day. Not because the lyrics are epic or deep (they're not), but because it's a carefree tune. "I like a good beer buzz/early in the morning/and Billy likes to peel the labels/from his bottles of Bud." Classic nineties soft rock. I believe she's my second favorite artist, right behind Mariah Carey. I had some crazy plays on her on my other profile too. Have all the studio albums. xoxoxoxo

This next performer started out penning a couple of tunes for other singers which eventually led to performing R&B music with a unique twist in 2004 when he released his self-titled debut. He's since covered rock, soul and punk genres too. Not really any of that pop stuff. A jack of all trades, Van Hunt is a superb songwriter who writes lyrics about the pain (and sometimes the joys) of life and relationships. No one that I listen to paints better pictures in their words. His 3rd album got shelved when he moved from Capitol records to Blue Note and it was a sad affair. I've heard the tracks and it would have been an awesome album if released. His 2011 record, What Were You Hoping For was released to completely critical acclaim. At Metacritic, it scored in the 90s which was not only impressive but unexpected. xoxoxo

Starting off as a pop and R&B christian singer with songs like the memorable "Genuine" (also the name of the debut) and the plain cool "Restore My Soul", Stacie Orrico moved onto mostly secular music with her second self-titled album which featured the infectious pop rock single "Stuck" (her first single about being boy crazy) and the inspirational and beautiful "More To Life". Her 2006 effort Beautiful Awakening is her most R&B-infused disc to date. Stacie decided to take an extended break from the music industry for some years after this and became a waitress. HOWEVER, she is supposed to have a new CD coming out in 2012 which may or may not get pushed back to 2013. Either way, I'm sure it's only a matter of time before she really releases something new. And I bet it'd be secular too. At least mostly. xoxoxo

Billy Joel has had so many hits it's just insane. His beautiful track "She's Got A Way" made me cry recently when I listened to it on Youtube (2012). It's just so powerful. One of the most skilled piano players I've ever heard in music. An exceptional songwriter too. Writes all of his stuff alone. Billy Joel's zodiac sign is Taurus like myself so we have that in common :P. Another fun fact: He inspired Jon McLaughlin and Gavin DeGraw two artists I already mentioned. xoxoxoxo

I love your smile. ♪♪ Remember that R&B/Pop hit from the 90s? Yup. Shanice wrote it. Performing largely in the R&B genre, Shanice's vocal power back in the early 90s was near Whitney's no joke. (I said near, dammit). She also has a bigger range and can perform in the whistle register with ease and aplumb akin to Minnie Ripperton, Mariah Carey and more recent female singers like Christina Aguilera and JoJo. She's as talented as she is cute. Don't let the face fool you! My favorite song of hers is the slow ballad "You Were The One" from the Inner Child album (which is also her best work). xoxoxo

This list wouldn't be complete without my favorite band of all-time, Switchfoot. That's Jon Foreman in the front. He's the lead singer. I've always thought of him as quite handsome with the blond hair and blue eyes. Hehe. But I also respect him as he has a lot of talent in the lyrics department. They are labeled a Christian rock band but they definitely talk about more stuff than spirituality. Stuff like hope, sadness, feeling lost and alone arise in their words. Their music is filled with topics of love, confusion, hopelessness and angst. They perform in the alternative rock genre. My favorite album that I've heard by them is Nothing Is Sound and my favorite song (also from said album) is Happy Is A Yuppie Word which, here, is one of my most played tracks. Warning: If you wanna delve into that album let it be known that it's extremely angry, hopeless and only gets chipper once in a while. It's fantastic if you're into that sort of thing. xoxoxoxoxo

Taylor Swift is a country and pop singer-songwriter that you'd have to be living under a rock to have not heard of (whether you like her or not). She started out co-writing much of her material with other writers but bloomed into a sole songwriter by her third effort. Much like Carrie Underwood her brand of country music mixes in pop and pop rock to keep things extra radio-friendly. My favorite album of Swift's is her 2010 effort Speak Now and some of my favorite tunes by this woman are "Begin Again", (2012), "Enchanted" (2010), "The Best Day" (2008) and "I'm Only Me When I'm With You" (2006). Her fourth album Red (which came out October 22, 2012) is her most adventurous and least country effort yet. Instead it features a lot of pop, some pop rock, a song with a dubstep chorus ("I Knew You Were Trouble") and other genres I may have missed. The most country offering is the last track on the standard album, "Begin Again" which also served as her official second single. xoxoxoxoxo

He's lower on the list but don't think I think lesser of this man lyrically or vocally. George Michael started out in a very campy pop duo called Wham! and slowly moved into a successful solo career becoming one of the world's best selling artists. His highly popular debut saw him going solo for the first time. This record simply titled Faith still sounds pretty great to this day overall. The ballads like Father Figure, I Want Your Sex Part 3 and (my favorite of the album) Kissing A Fool hold up the best. The upbeat pop second single Faith does too. And although it's a fun song those are some decent lyrics. While never EVER being hard on the eyes I also respect him as a singer-songwriter. To the fullest. xoxoxoxo

The next singer who eventually budded into a songwriter is country pop superstar and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood. She took the world by storm when she became the winner of the fourth season of the show. This girl literally melts my heart when she sings in her soft voice. But don't get it twisted cause girl can belt. Her debut Some Hearts is a fine piece of pop magic with a country twist. Lots of ballads belted from the heart. Throw in some warmth and you've got Carrie Underwood's material. She is vocally blessed and I am proud to say I have bought 3 of her albums brand new (2 close to release date). Her latest release is Blown Away and if the track Nobody Ever Told You gets released as a single I will thank my lucky stars as well as be inspired. THANK GOODNESS FOR CARRIE UNDERWOOD! xoxoxoxo

This next band has been all over the map as far as genres/styles go. They've dabbled in metal, jazz, they've done a bit of pop, are rooted in the rock and done the funk etc, etc. They've seemed to have covered it all with each album they release. Incubus is one of my favorite bands and lead singer Brandon Boyd has one of the most beautiful voices in rock music today. He used to be a heavy screamer but their music has mellowed out a lot for the 2011 album. Their latest record If Not Now, When? is solid but not where you should start as far as I'm concerned. Most people respect S.C.I.E.N.C.E, Make Yourself and Morning View the most and I don't really have arguments. A Crow Left Of The Murder is pretty good too if I do say so myself. xoxoxoxo

Faith Evans was the first lady to enter Bad Boy back in '95. She's a gifted singer with a blessed kind of vocal. She sings of love, life, occasionally about having fun, and often about pain and heartbreak. Faith makes urban music which is primarily rooted in R&B. She has some upbeat tracks but usually lets loose on her mid-tempos and especially her ballads which she doesn't run short on! Faith had her biggest hit by collaborating with Diddy and 112 in the ubiquitous 90s hit I'll Be Missing You which was dedicated to her late husband, Notorious B.I.G.. Her studio albums are generally pretty great. I have yet to hear her Christmas album but I'm gonna rate all of the albums I'm familiar with and have listened to repeatedly. xoxoxoxo
Faith - '95 - 4.5/5
Keep The Faith - '98 - 4/5
Faithfully - '01 - 4.6/5
The First Lady - '05 - 4.3/5
Something About Faith - '10 - 3.5/5

Maroon 5 is just about everyone's favorite sensitive, emotional pop rock band. The lyrics are largely Levine's who is a Pisces btw. Their 3 main studio albums are all great in their own way. Songs About Jane ('02) was pop, rock and R&B and was inspired by artists like Stevie Wonder. Their next album It Won't Be Soon Before Long ('07) was more rock-oriented and contains their heaviest guitar riffs to date (but not that heavy :P). It's mainly pop rock and soft rock and was inspired by artists like Sting and the Police. Their 2010 effort, Hands All Over is their best CD yet in my opinion and that is saying something since I thought Songs About Jane would be hard to top. All the singles from the HAO album are great but the crown belongs to the smooth soft rock ballad "Never Gonna Leave This Bed". They released their fourth album on June 26, 2012 entitled Overexposed. They are mostly known for songs such as "This Love", "She Will Be Loved", "Sunday Morning", "Makes Me Wonder" and more recently "Misery" and "Moves Like Jagger". "Payphone" was their first single from their Overexposed album. It features rapper Wiz Khalifa. xoxoxoxo

Jazmine Sullivan was my favorite new artist of 2008. I must admit it took me a few singles to warm up to her but I did. Her music is rooted in R&B but touches on pop, soul, hip-hop soul and urban dance music in her tunes. Jazzy's 2008 record Fearless and her 2010 effort Love Me Back are great examples of excellent contemporary R&B. There are good tempo and genre mixes on her CDs. One of her biggest hits to date was the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop number 4 hit "Bust Your Windows" which was a brokenhearted tale to an ex-lover about how he did Miss Sullivan wrong and how she busted his car window in return. She debuted with the number one R&B hit "Need U Bad" which is pretty much like it says--needing someone else in your life to make it complete. My favorite song from Fearless is the power ballad "In Love With Another Man" and from Love Me Back it's her upbeat, in-love-with-a-great-guy anthem, Love You Long Time. Her voice is soulful and priceless and so far she has only demonstrated that she is a good role model. xoxoxoxo

The next entry is a very popular pop rock band named The All-American Rejects. They are very famous for writing and singing songs about heartbreak and angst and then putting them to upbeat production. A lot of their material is actually sad if you really listen to the lyrics. I just bought their 2005 effort in late March for my friend's birthday and it's great, upbeat stuff but with a lot of sad lyrics >.>!.. Anyway, I plan on getting more of their CDs because I really like Tyson Ritter and the boys. Their music is hella catchy and it generally has a rock edge and I'm all for that stuff. xoxoxoxoxo

Demi Lovato is the newest entry to my music roster. And just because she's a Disney star doesn't mean she should be taken lightly and disregarded. Demi has a hand in writing almost all of her songs, she has a pretty good vocal range and the power in her voice is definitely unmatched in the Disney realm. Her voice is far from average. Lovato's first album "Don't Forget" (2008) is a pop rock masterpiece in my eyes akin to Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway" album (2004). It's very catchy and really relatable. Totally a fun record. The songs take hold and don't let go. And while her other albums don't hold up as much as that one does her second and third outings are still a pleasure to listen to even if they were going for a different sound. In her career so far she has covered pop, rock, dance and R&B genres. Her album "Unbroken" (2011) features the number 16 Hot 100 hit "Give Your Heart A Break" which is infectious but also a song with meaning. "Skyscraper" was also a big hit peaking at 10 on the same chart. Her latest album "Demi" (2013) had the top 10 hit "Heart Attack" and her newest single, "Made In The USA". Welcome to my favorite artists page, Demi! xoxoxoxo

Bruno Mars is up next. He's a playful performer who always goes beyond one genre of music. Mars is a singer-songwriter who has delved into pop, R&B, rock and reggae on his debut album "Doo-Wops & Hooligans". One of the first songs people took notice of him on was B.O.B.'s single "Nothing On You" where Bruno handles the wonderful hook. Mars' first single "Just The Way You Are" is pop in nature and is still my favorite song by him to date. Other singles from the album he's released were the one-sided love anthem "Grenade" and the carefree "The Lazy Song". He is also well-known for releasing the epic "It Will Rain" which is from the "Breaking Dawn" soundtrack. He is 1/3 of the songwriting team the Smeezingtons. xoxoxoxo

I know by now you've seen a pattern of singer-songwriters and even a lot of pianists on my list. However, what makes Vanessa Carlton special is that she's my all-time favorite pianist. She has a unique way of composing material on the piano that more times than not comes out exquisitely. No one has moved me as much on the piano as her. Her first single and sadly biggest hit to date was "A Thousand Miles" which is such a lovely upbeat tune with bittersweet lyrics about longing to be near the person you love. I say sadly because she deserved more attention for many of her songs as opposed to mainly just that one. She came out in 2002 and after the release of "A Thousand Miles" (which was also featured in the White Chicks movie) and its popularity catapulted her first album to platinum status, she has never been able to reduplicate that success on the charts. As of December 2012, she has 4 studio albums under her belt: 2002's Be Not Nobody, 2004's Harmonium, 2007's Heroes & Thieves and 2011's Rabbits on the Run. My favorite album of hers is probably her first but all of them have great songs on them which generally lean to the melancholy side. Heroes & Thieves was probably her most upbeat album. In that way I would say it's her most accessible. I must admit that she was one of the first singers to inspire me to write out my feelings which eventually turned into lyrics that will be songs one day. Thanks, Nessa! xoxoxoxoxo

Wham (stylized as Wham!) was an 80s pop, dance and R&B duo that consisted of members George Michael (as above) and his old buddy/schoolmate, Andrew Ridgeley. Their music was some of the campiest on Earth but it was (and remains) infectious. George did the majority of the singing and writing but they at times shared those duties. Wham! released 3 studio albums in their short career lasting from 1982-1986. Fantastic was their first album and it was my most recent Wham! purchase. It features songs like "Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do)", the incredibly silly but infectious cover "Love Machine" and the sole album ballad "Nothing Looks The Same In The Light". Make It Big was next in line and probably featured their biggest hits to date like "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and especially "Careless Whisper" which was written by George and Andrew but performed by George alone. Their final album was the first album I got. Titled Music From The Edge Of Heaven the duo was feeling a bit strained at this point. George was pushing for a solo career so he could be taken more seriously as an artist. He had another solo song on the album titled "Last Christmas" which to this day is a radio staple around Christmas time. Other songs included on the album were "I'm Your Man", "Battlestations" and "Blue (Live In China)" which might be my favorite Wham! track to date. I wish they didn't break up so soon but what are you gonna do? I thought they were priceless. Check them out if you ever get a chance!

Sara Bareilles is a singer-songwriter in the purest of forms. She writes all of her music (a few of them co-writes once in a while) and taught herself to play the piano. So you won't see her accepting songs that other people wrote for her. That's not her style. Anyway, she's most definitely one of my favorite singers of the latter half of the 2000s (probably tied with Jon McLaughlin, the second artist WAY up there^). She released a couple of live albums to start off with ("The First One" and then "The Summer Sessions", both released in 2003) and then finally an independent album titled Careful Confessions in the beginning of the year 2004. 3 years later her major label debut came out in the form of Little Voice. That's the album that started the madness for me! It included the #4 hit "Love Song", second single "Bottle It Up" and one of the most beloved songs in her entire song catalog, "Gravity". 3 years after that came "King Of Anything" the lead single off my favorite work of hers Kaleidoscope Heart. It reached the top 40 of the Hot 100 (#32) and the top 5 of the Adult Pop Songs chart peaking at number 4. Almost 3 years after that album came lead single "Brave" which so far hasn't been as big a hit as previous lead singles. It belongs to the album The Blessed Unrest which was released on July, 16, 2013. The second single is supposed to be "I Choose You" which is one of Sara's more pure and happy love songs. I love Sara's music more than words can possibly express. She writes a lot of sadder songs generally (even a lot of her upbeat songs have an emotional feel to them). However, that's probably what hooks me. :D I have so many favorites by her but if I had to pick one song above the rest it would be "Send Me The Moon" from the deluxe edition of 2010's Kaleidoscope Heart. xoxoxoxoxo

And that's it! These are singers who have inspired me deeply and/or who I listen to a lot lately. None of them are bad artists and most of them are at the very least singer-songwriters. Thanks for checking out ME PAGE. xoxoxo (Yes, I said ME PAGE. :P).

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