Turning 10: Amanda Leigh

“I was proud of the work I was doing back then, but I was really just a kid. I’m going to continue to grow, and my musical tastes will change and hopefully I’ll only get better and better and work harder and harder and study more. I’m not desperately seeking out credibility as an artist….

Turning 10: When Love Takes Over

The weekend. What a great time to celebrate a song that’s turning 10. A song that defines its significance the second the first escalating notes sound. Instantly recognizable. A song that lifts the spirit of any room that has its speakers blaring the sounds of 2009. When Love Takes Over, David Guetta’s extremely successful venture…

Turning 10: All I Ever Wanted

I remember the week My Life Would Suck Without You was released to radio in January of 2009. I was beginning my senior year at Florida State University and I was on a break with my on-and-off again boyfriend at the time. Kelly Clarkson’s big return, as it had been billed, was exactly what I…

Turning 10: Dido – Quiet Times

In lieu of Dido’s upcoming album, Still On My Mind, and my current series, Turning Ten, I thought I’d focus on one of my favorite songs by Dido, Quiet Times. Released on February 14thof 2009, Quiet Times was the second single off Dido’s third album Safe Trip Home. After two astonishingly successful album campaigns, for…

Turning 10: It’s Not Me, It’s You

By 2009 Lily Allen had become a notable force within the music industry. Her debut album Alright, Still had peaked at number 1 in the UK and went to sell over 1.1 million copies. The album peaked at number 20 in the US and went to sell over 600,000 copies. She had scored 4 top…

Turning 10: The Loving Kind

By the end of 2008 Girls Aloud were 5 albums deep into their illustrious career. 5 albums meant: 5 platinum UK albums 19 top 10 singles 4 number 1 singles Then came 2009. 2009 brought some good and bad. Good including one more top ten single, their first BRIT award (equivalent to Grammys in the…

Turning 10 in 2019.

I’m not sure if I’m a millennial (I’m 32 – please help) or not, but lists that truly exaggerate how old we are or how old things are, have become prime journalistic features. I took some time to research and build a list of singles (mainly UK singles/due to the release structure of UK charts)…