Monday, February 6, 2012

Step Back In Time: 2001 In Music (Part II)

So do you remember 2001? Do you miss it sometimes too? I do, so now here's a little flashback to some of the songs that became biggest hits in year 2001.

"Can't Get You Out of My Head" is a song by Kylie Minogue, which was released from her eighth studio album Fever (2001). The song was released worldwide as the lead single from the album, which was released on 8 September, 2001. The song was written and produced by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis. "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" is an uptempo dance-pop song, containing elements of nu-disco and a slow house beat. It was released on 8 September, 2001. The song was a worldwide hit as it reached number one in more than 40 countries.

"Fallin'" is a song recorded, written, and produced by Alicia Keys for her debut album, Songs in A Minor. Released to radio and music video outlets in 2001, it is generally considered her signature song. It became Alicia's first number-one single in the United States and her first top five hit in several countries. It is also Keys' second biggest single to date after 2007's "No One". In 2009 the single was named the 29th most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade.

"Hero" is a single released by Enrique Iglesias from his second English album Escape and was written for his good friend Simon Baxendale, by Iglesias, Paul Barry and Mark Taylor. Enrique first released the song to radio in early September 2001 to a positive critical and commercial reception. After the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the song was one of the few songs chosen by radio DJs in New York to be remixed with audio from police, firefighters, civilians at Ground Zero and politicians commenting on the attacks. Hero has sold 8 million copies worldwide, becoming Enrique's best selling single and has been listed in best selling singles worldwide.

"Whenever, Wherever" is a Latin pop song written by Shakira, Gloria Estefan, and Tim Mitchell for Shakira's first English language album, Laundry Service. The track was produced by Shakira. It is the second most successful song of Shakira's career, behind only "Hips Don't Lie". The song was released as the lead single from the album in the autumn of 2001. "Whenever, Wherever" hit number one in 29 countries, becoming the biggest hit of 2002.

"Love Don't Cost a Thing" is the lead single from Jennifer Lopez's second studio album, J.Lo (2001). It peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, besides being her first number one in the United Kingdom of three number ones for Lopez.

"I Feel Loved" is Depeche Mode's thirty-seventh UK single, released on 30 July 2001 in the UK and 31 July in the US. It is the second single for the album Exciter. The B-side is a cover of the Stooges' "Dirt". It was used on the soundtrack to the 2002 movie Resident Evil.

"I'm a Slave 4 U" is a song by Britney Spears. The song was written and produced by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, for Spears' third studio album, Britney (2001). It was released on September 24, 2001 by Jive Records, as the first single from the album. The urban song, while its lyrics talks about being a slave to the music. The song garnered mixed reception from music critics. Some critics argued it was the singer's most mature sound at the time compared to her previous singles, while other noticed the song's attempt to leave behind Spears' girl next door image and said her vocals were unnatural.

"Bootylicious" is a song by American R&B group Destiny's Child. It was written and produced by Rob Fusari, Falonte Moore, and group member Beyoncé Knowles for the band's third studio album Survivor (2001). The track was released as the album's second single from the album in 2001 and became the band's fourth U.S. non-consecutive number-one single. It also reached the top-five in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

"Lady Marmalade" was featured as part of a medley in the film Moulin Rouge!. For the film's soundtrack album, Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, and Pink recorded a cover version; it was released as the soundtrack's first single in spring 2001. Produced by Missy Elliott and writing partner Rockwilder, it features an intro and outro from Elliott. A lyric was changed from the original version, with the song's setting being transferred from New Orleans to the Paris nightclub Moulin Rouge. The song became a number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for the second time, reaching number one in its eighth week and spending five weeks at the top of the chart. It was the second song in Billboard chart history (after Aaliyah's 2000 single "Try Again") to hit number one without being released in a major commercially available single format such as a CD or CD maxi single.

"More Than a Woman" is a contemporary R&B/dance-pop song, written by Static Major and Timbaland for Aaliyah's self-titled third studio album, Aaliyah (2001). It was released as the album's third North American single in fall 2001 and the album's second single elsewhere during the first quarter of 2002.

So, Nostalgia again? ;)

Take care,

xo K

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