Thursday, July 5, 2012

You Won't Let Me - Karise Eden

In June Karise Eden became the winner of the inaugural season of The Voice TV show in Australia. In the week dating 25th June four songs recorded by her charted in the top 5 in the Australian singles chart. They were Stay with Me Baby, If I Was Your Girl, Hallelujah and her official winner's single You Won't Let Me. That song is a cover version of a song by American singer  Rachel Yamagata. 
The Australian singles chart has always been one of the best pop charts in the charts as it has both a great mix songs by American and European music artists and also the best songs by Australian and New Zealand recording artists. On the official chart website the various songs by Australian music artists are also highlighted with a red dot beside the songs name which I think it is a very simple but clever way to highlight local talent. I wish that the European charts had more songs by international artists. I would love to see Karise Eden doing well in the UK, Ireland and other international charts with proper promotion. 

You Won't Let Me is taken from her debut album The Journey which is currently number one in the Australian album charts.

The Sound of Silence - Kina Grannis

The Sound of Silence by American singer-songwriter Kina Grannis is currently around the number 70 chart placing on the UK ITunes chart today. It was used this week as the background music for a commercial for the BBC Wallander TV programme. It is one of several cover versions of songs that were heard through advertisements, sport games or movies on television and have been downloaded through ITunes and have appeared for just a week or two recently on the lower part of the top 100 songs in the UK charts. The Sound of Silence is a lovely faithful version of the classic Simon & Garfunkel song and it has previously featured on a 2011 re-release deluxe version of her 2010 album Stairwells

Blow Me (One Last Kiss) - P!nk

Blow Me (One Last Kiss) is the new single by P!nk. It was co-written by P!nk with Greg Kurstin who produced both that single and most recently the Billboard Hot 100 number one hit Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson. 
A lot of comments about Blow Me (One Last Kiss) is that it sounds like P!nk singing a song that could easily be a Kelly Clarkson song but instead a better comparison could be how much of an influence that P!nk was to Kelly's own genre of pop. Blow Me (One Last Kiss) is great powerhouse pop and is taken from P!nk's forthcoming album The Truth About Love. 

One of my all time favourite songs by P!nk is one of her earliest singles from 2000; There You Go.