Friday, February 10, 2012

Step Back In Time: 2002 In Music (Part III)

Hello hello and this is the third part of the Step Back In Time series :)
So, it's 2002 and in my memory it is the most hit-productive year in a music history!
Thus, going through the videos, I realize that almost every single song that's been released as a single was a hit and most of them still remain that!! Just take a look at the videos below (believe me, it was so HARD to pick those!) and see by yourself! ;)

For me, the year started with this one --> "In Your Eyes" is a song by Kylie Minogue from her eighth studio album Fever. "In Your Eyes" was written by Minogue, Richard Stannard, Julian Gallagher and Ash Howes. It was produced by Stannard and Gallagher. "In Your Eyes" is a pop song that features a lot of house and disco styles of music. The song was successful in European countries. It debuted and peaked at No.1 in Australia, her second consecutive Australian No.1. In the United Kingdom, it debuted and peaked at No.3.

There's probably not gonna be a single person that does not remember the next one --> "Lose Yourself" is a song by Eminem, released as the first single from the original soundtrack to the movie 8 Mile on October 22, 2002. It was written and produced by Eminem himself, along with longtime collaborator Jeff Bass, one half of the production duo Bass Brothers, along with brother Mark Bass. The song earned Eminem five Grammy nominations at the 45th Grammy Awards in 2003 and the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2002, making it the first ever rap song to have received this accolade.

And the girl gone DiRRty ;) "Dirrty" is a song by Christina Aguilera featuring rapper Reggie "Redman" Noble. The song was written by Aguilera and Redman along with Jasper Cameron, Balewa Muhammad, and Rockwilder for Aguilera's second studio album Stripped (2002). The song is best remembered for its accompanying music video, for which Aguilera was allowed creative control. The video brought her sexuality to the forefront and depicted various sexual fetishes. It eliminated the "girl next door" image that she had accumulated from her previous work.

The new star was born! "Complicated" is a song by Avril Lavigne and was her debut single, released in 2002 from her debut album, Let Go. It was written by Lavigne and The Matrix, and produced by The Matrix. The single reached No.1 in Australia (for six weeks), New Zealand and Mexico (for nine weeks), No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No.3 in the United Kingdom. Based on its chart performance, the song is Lavigne's second most successful single (only behind her 2007 single "Girlfriend") and was one of the most successful releases of 2002.

My favorite Kylie Minogue song that has a video and it's a summer 2002 hit, "Love At First Sight". It was written by Kylie Minogue, Richard Stannard, Julian Gallagher, Ash Howes and Martin Harrington. It was produced by Richard "Biff" Stannard and Julian Gallagher. The song was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Dance Recording in 2003. The song received 3,116 plays in one week, breaking the record that she held previously with "Can't Get You Out of My Head."

And the World saw newly created girl pop-band Girls Aloud - one of my favorite bands there existed! "Sound of the Underground" is the debut single by Girls Aloud, later featured on their debut album of the same name. The song was written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, and Niara Scarlett, and produced by Higgins and his production team Xenomania. It became the year's Christmas No.1, spending four consecutive weeks at No.1.

"Here I Am" is a song by Bryan Adams. The song was written and recorded in 2002 for the movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and was both released on the soundtrack and as a single. The single reached #1 in Taiwan, Azerbaijan, Portugal and hit #5 in both Canada and the U.K. The song won an ASCAP Award and was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

"Get the Party Started" is a song performed by Pink, and was the first single from her second album called Missundaztood (2001). It became an international hit and reached the top ten in many countries. The song was Pink's highest selling at that time. The video was nominated at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards for "Best Pop Video" and won the awards for "Best Female Video" and "Best Dance Video".

"Feel" is a song by Robbie Williams. It was released on December 2, 2002 as the lead single from his fifth studio album, Escapology. The song became an international hit, reaching the top of the charts in Austria, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, and top five positions in countries such as Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom. "Feel" was written by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers.

"Underneath Your Clothes" is a power ballad by Shakira - the second English language single released from Laundry Service (2001). It is a love song with lyrics by Shakira and music by her and Lester Mendez and tells the story of the unconditional love that a woman has for her boyfriend, which is referenced in the lyrics. To date, "Underneath Your Clothes" is Shakira's third most successful single worldwide, behind only "Whenever, Wherever" (2001) and "Hips Don't Lie" (2006). The song is listed as one of the twenty biggest-selling singles of the 2000 decade according to Yahoo! Music with sales of over 5 million copies.

"Dilemma" is a song by Nelly, featuring Kelly Rowland. The single was released in 2002 from the Nelly's album Nellyville, and Rowland's album Simply Deep. In the 50th Anniversary of the Hot 100 issue of Billboard magazine, the song was ranked at number 64 on the all-time Hot 100 songs, while at the end of 2009 was named the 11th most successful song from 2000 to 2009, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 45th Grammy Awards.

"Girlfriend" is the third and final single from 'N Sync's third studio album, Celebrity, released on April 15, 2002. It was the last single the group ever released. When originally announced as a single, the intention was for the album version of the track to be released, with a video being recorded and released to television. However, just weeks before the single release, the group announced that for its single release, the song would be re-recorded, with remix production by The Neptunes, and would featured two all new verses with rapper Nelly.

And finishing year 2002 is "Come Into My World", a song by Kylie Minogue, which was released on her eighth studio album Fever (2001). It was released as the fourth and final single off the album. "Come Into My World" was written by Rob Davis and Cathy Dennis. The song was later honoured with a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in 2004, becoming Minogue's first Grammy Award.

xo K

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