https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzo-EL_62fQ. Higgenson took the real Delilah to the Grammy Award show in 2008 (as his guest, as they were not in a relationship). 18. It was also a big hit worldwide, selling over 6 million digital downloads in the U.S. and over 12 million worldwide. See you on the side of creativity A sultry track with an otherworldly feel, “Say it Right” was written by Nelly Furtado, Timbaland and Nate “Danja” Hills. 1. Although it sounds like a bass guitar (an instrument the group had never previously used), the sound is actually created by running Jack White’s semi-acoustic, 1950s-style Kay Hollowbody guitar through a DigiTech Whammy pedal set down an octave. WHAT GOES AROUND…COMES AROUND – Justin Timberlake THE KILL (BURY ME) – 30 Seconds to Mars A delightfully catchy song with a Latin beat, “The Game of Love” is a wonderful collaboration by rock guitar legend Carlos Santana and singer Michelle Branch. The brilliant song was produced by Timbaland and is essentially an R&B song with a techno vibe. From their debut album Hybrid Theory, “In the End” is often considered Linkin Park’s signature song. The sixth song from Incubus on this list, “Wish You Were Here” is basically about being happy living for the moment and not looking forward to the future as some event, according to band member Mike Einziger. The song features a dramatic and intricate bass line, which was voted the sixth best bass line of all time by MusicRadar. Everything about “Kryptonite” is just about perfect – lyrics, melody, music production, and Brad Arnold’s vocals. “Dani California,” from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ninth album Stadium Arcadium, tells the story of Dani, a poor, young Southern girl who moved to California, became a mother and lived a hard, fast, unsettled life before being killed in the Badlands while en route to Minnesota. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJk6gZuPKRE, 37. 64. It spent 12 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart, and was a huge hit worldwide. Anderson .Paak – ECLECTIC MUSIC LOVER. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08DjMT-qR9g, 99. 46. The song’s powerful lyrics address the feeling of not being accepted or measuring up to the expectations of others – whether it be parents, friends, lovers, etc. I’m a huge fan of melodic and alternative rock, so my picks for the best songs of the first decade of the 21st Century are going to reflect that. The lyrics are among the best ever written, and Eminem’s vocals are aggressive yet heartfelt. https://youtu.be/nMsZ6wkZWhA, 54. It’s a totally fun and thrilling ride from start to finish, and the video’s a blast. The song’s title is a play on the word “anomaly”, and obliquely describes a woman who may or may not exist. MOVE ALONG – All-American Rejects A beautiful and poignant ballad from Gavin Rossdale, “Love Remains the Same” was a major departure from the heavier alternative rock music he made previously as frontman for the band Bush. BEAUTIFUL – Christina Aguilera ( Log Out /  I worked very hard compiling that list. – Outkast HANGING BY A MOMENT – Lifehouse The semi-autobiographical song lyrics tell of Clarkson’s broken relationship with her ex-boyfriend. Lead singer Brandon Boyd says he was inspired to write the song after making a connection between images of spontaneous combustion in a magazine and “some turmoil in his life, both good and bad”, namely coming back from a tour to find out that his girlfriend of 7 years had been cheating on him, and that both his grandmother and a close friend had died. The classical piano influences here (Freddie Mercury grew up playing classical piano) are very prominent and mixed hard with a lot of rock n' roll, incredible vocal harmonies and Brian May's famous electric guitar solo.. Musically, the track contains scratching throughout, and begins with a rather mournful piano movement, then abruptly shifts to strong percussion, guitar and vocals, finishing with a repeat of the piano riff. Want to get the latest updates and special offers from Alfred Music? The song’s lyrics address themes of infidelity and the loneliness and lack of fulfillment from casual sex: “Everyone in this town is seeing somebody else/ Everybody’s tired of someone, Our eyes wander for help/ Prayers that need no answer now ’cause I’m tired of who I am/ You were my greatest mistake/ I fell in love with your sin/ Your littlest sin.” The blistering guitar riffs are monumental. 48. Thanks so much, Allison. The brilliant and hilarious video for the song has the band on-stage performing a chronology of the evolution of rock music, with each of them wearing a variety of outfits representing important characters in the evolution of rock such as Elvis Presley, Prince, John Lennon, Elton John, Kiss and Curt Cobain, among others. Listen to Complex's best songs of the 2000's essential soundtrack, from 2000 to 2009. 12. Perhaps the most poignant of all of P!nk’s hit songs, “Who Knew” is based on her personal experience with friends who died of drug overdoses. Written by band members Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning, the upbeat anthem of keeping a stiff upper lip while feeling jealous and insecure over a cheating girlfriend is a rousing piece of ear candy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZoD8JEFjAE, 53. The triplets are tricky, but you can play this one fast or slow. I LOVE this song! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKtsdZs9LJo, 88. The song was not originally planned to be on the album, but producer Ric Ocasek (of The Cars) who produced the album fought for its inclusion. Order today for only €30. It is one of only two tracks on the album not at least co-written by Chris Daughtry. WHEREVER YOU WILL GO – The Calling FEEL GOOD DRAG – Anberlin Next, work on the instrumental elements such as the basic melody, key, and chord progression. It opens with a simple piano movement, then layers of drum, guitar and violin are gradually added to build emotional depth. Jon Wiederhorn of MTV News wrote that in the song’s lyrics, Martin addresses the helplessness of being in a dysfunctional relationship he doesn’t necessarily want to escape. I wanted to be the one to give her everything she wanted, but I couldn’t. The third single from Justin Timberlake’s massive hit album FutureSex/LoveSounds, ‘What Goes Around…Comes Around” is a real tour-de-force. “I was in love with this girl, but she kept turning to everyone except me for love and acceptance, and I wanted so much to help her. American Beauty Theme (Piano Version) Pianoramix • Crazy in Love (Emotional Movie Soundtrack Songs on the Piano) 2:39 0:30. I’M YOURS – Jason Mraz I GOTTA FEELING – Black-Eyed Peas Titles: Always on Your Side (Sheryl Crow) * Because of You (Kelly Clarkson) * Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood) * Believer (American Authors) * Best Day of My Life (American Authors) You have definitely inspired me to consider some of my own picks maybe for a future post. This collection of 40 songs highlights the biggest hits of the new millennium, arranged for easy piano. Listen to 40 Greatest Piano intro now. It gets hard to know who you can trust, who you can count on.” At another time, he stated “If there is some kind of person in charge of this planet – are they sleeping? 100 Best Songs of the 2000s From Beyonce and Lady Gaga to Radiohead and Kanye West, these are the best songs from the first decade of the 21st Century YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL – James Blunt ", JONNY POLONSKY - Album Review: "Power and Greed and Money and Sex and Death", 100 Best Songs of the 2010s – #17: "Come a Little Closer" by Cage the Elephant, DAVID GERGEN - Album Review: "The Golden Light", EML's Favorite Albums - JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: "Surrealistic Pillow", EML's Favorite Albums - STEVIE WONDER: "Songs in the Key of Life". With its outstanding guitar riff and punchy drumbeats played by Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, the awesome song is their biggest hit, and one of the most successful of 2003. In the 2000s, each chart's "week ending" date was the Saturday of the following two weeks. https://youtu.be/HKLnmMacEB4, 52. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91Q-8zyN6hg, 85. – ECLECTIC MUSIC LOVER. “Beautiful” was written and produced by Linda Perry, who initially wanted to record the song herself, then have it recorded by P!nk. Brandon Boyd’s strong, heartfelt vocals express the struggle of “finding love and having it be pure and not tainted by our misperceptions, misconceptions and expectations” (in his words). Club, lead singer Issac Brock said that he consciously intended to write something that felt more positive than some of his previous work: “I was just kind of fed up with how bad shit had been going, and how dark everything was, with bad news coming from everywhere. Print instantly, or … Smoking? I still haven’t been back. When asked about the development of the song by James Montgomery of MTV News, drummer Will Champion said: “We were in a studio in New York…and it had this thing called a tack piano, which sounds like an old honky-tonk piano, where you put little tacks in the hammers, so it sounds like more of a harpsichord almost. Perfect! Titles: All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor) * Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood) * Best Day of My Life (American Authors) * Boulevard of Broken The most striking aspect of the song’s music is the beautiful harmonica performance by Stevie Wonder. The lyrics also make reference to Timbaland with the line “Timbaland knows the way to reach the top of the chart.” “Pork and Beans” spent 11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart. The song was inspired by Winehouse’s break-up with Blake Fielder-Civil, who had left her for an ex-girlfriend, and the opening lines are explicitly direct: “He left no time to regret, Kept his dick wet, With his same old safe bet, Me and my head high, And my tears dry, Get on without my guy“. UPRISING – Muse Titles: All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor) * Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood) * Best Day of My Life (American Authors) * Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day) * Breakaway (Kelly Clarkson) * Bring Me to Life (Evanescence) * Crazy (Gnarls Barkley) * Cry Me a River (Justin Timberlake) * Firework (Katy Perry) * Girl on Fire (Alicia Keys) * Haven't Met You Yet (Michael Bublé) * Hey There Delilah (Plain White T's) * Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars) * One Call Away (Charlie Puth) * Party in the U.S.A. (Miley Cyrus) * Payphone (Maroon 5) * Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon) * Some Nights (fun.) 100 Best Songs of the 2000s From Beyonce and Lady Gaga to Radiohead and Kanye West, these are the best songs from the first decade of the 21st Century LOVE SONG – Sara Bareilles I love that you have The White Stripes ‘Seven Nation Army (2003), Pink’s ‘Who Knew’, and Jay Z feat. “Speed of Sound” was written by all members of Coldplay for their third studio album, X&Y. SEXYBACK – Justin Timberlake featuring Timbaland A single piano with the backing of strings gives way to one of the most technically stunning voices in pop music, singing words of pain, guilt, and grief in the loss of a loved one in "Hurt." Thanks so much Katrina for checking it out and your kind words. – Usher feat. Have a heart and try me, ‘cause without love I won’t survive.”. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Lead vocalist Brandon Boyd stated that “the song wasn’t specifically about a person. They are the saddest pieces for piano. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urdlvw0SSEc. Alicia Keys ‘Empire State of Mind’ (2009) on your list (Also songs I would have considered). I’ve literally never met another person who loves it. The poignant song is about a break-up and the resulting pain and loss, and was primarily written about how lead singer Wes Scantlin missed his real-life son after the break-up, and his heartfelt vocals powerfully convey those feelings. The dramatic video is every bit as intense as the song, which is now all the more compelling and heartbreaking after Bennington’s tragic suicide. hi :) does anyone know any good (and new) r&b songs with a piano intro? He also mentions the comparisons of him to Elvis Presley as a white man succeeding commercially in a predominantly black art form, and attacks his mother Debbie Mathers for the lawsuit she filed for the lyrics of his debut single “My Name Is”. Lead singer Matt Shultz stated the song was inspired by an old co-worker who was a drug dealer. The song was originally co-written by singer/songwriter Jesse McCartney and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder for McCartney’s upcoming album, but his record label didn’t like the song. She has an extraordinary back catalogue – so you’re going to have a lot of fun with that. The beginning ofthe music video starts of black and white and there is this guy playing a piano in the middle of a lake and he has all these letters, envelops floating around him and so is the piano. Oh yeah, i totally love Clocks but really not much else because I’m not a huge Coldplay fan, i have check out them and everything but i always just go back to Clocks, let’s play it again right now! THE SCIENTIST – Coldplay According to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, “Makes Me Wonder” was originally written as a love song about a failed relationship that went horribly wrong. The rest are provided as links you can click on to listen to the songs. Timbaland acts as narrator with his backup vocals propelling the song forward. The data were compiled by Nielsen SoundScan based collectively on each single's weekly physical (CD, vinyl and cassette) and digital sales, airplay, and streaming. EVERYTHING YOU WANT – Vertical Horizon HOLIDAY – Green Day NO ONE KNOWS – Queens of the Stone Age By clicking “Create Account”, you are indicating that you have read and agree to the Terms of Service. 81. https://youtu.be/kPBzTxZQG5Q, 93. Favorite Answer. https://youtu.be/ysSxxIqKNN0, 20. 47. STOP AND STARE – OneRepublic The charismatic lead singer Gerard Way’s impassioned vocals are a perfect match for the power and complexity of the music, making for an exhilarating track. The second single from Clarkson’s album “Breakaway,” “Behind These Hazel Eyes” is an uptempo pop rock song that incorporates guitars with driving beats and anthemic choruses. I think they’re pretty powerful when combined with the phenomenal music arrangement. Band frontman Billie Joe Armstrong believed that mass media orchestrated paranoia and idiocy among the public. In that moment, I wish that I had somebody to go, ‘I love you, man.’ I was wishing that there was someone there to share that moment with.” Musically, the song features crunchy guitars, moderately heavy percussion and recurrent dj scratching. Another sublime, emotionally charged love song, “No One” is Alicia Keys’ biggest hit to date, selling more than 6 million copies worldwide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPnK39ax_AM, 39. You have great taste in music! Nothing deep or terribly meaningful here, just a great song about love that makes you feel happy – and want to dance! Wheeler explained that the song is an “anti-suicide message about believing in oneself and persevering in the face of problems”. (Wikipedia) https://youtu.be/nqpyWu6M6PY. Personally, I have switched from many music styles throughout the years. A mellow, bittersweet song by alt-rock band Death Cab For Cutie, “Brothers On a Hotel Bed” is about someone telling a loved one that, over time, as he grows older his looks will fade, and they will grow more distant and even possibly out of love: “You may tire of me as our December sun is setting, ’cause I’m not who I used to be. When Shultz asked him why he dealt drugs, the co-worker told him that “There’s no rest for the wicked.” Shultz was a plumber at the time, and said that he wrote the lyrics on a piece of drywall he found while working at his co-worker’s house. ROCK YOUR BODY – Justin Timberlake Beginning with a discordant guitar solo with percussion, the music abruptly transitions to a ballad-like interlude with really lovely guitar and violin, then segues to a dramatic guitar flourish, finishing with a reprise of the opening drumbeat. I followed you back. “Feel Good Drag” is a hard-driving rock song from the American alternative rock band Anberlin. The seventh single off the band’s debut album Daughtry, the song was written by Ben Moody, David Hodges (both former members of Evanescence), and Josh Hartzler, who is married to Amy Lee, the lead singer of Evanescence. 40 Modern Pop Favorites. The second of six songs from Incubus on this list, “Drive” is generally considered their biggest commercial hit. I also realize a lot of people don’t like Coldplay, leading some to likely think my list is crap lol. As Blunt recalled in an interview with Oprah Winfrey on her show in 2006, “She and I caught eyes and lived a lifetime in that moment, but didn’t do anything about it and haven’t seen each other since.” The song’s rather dark video shows Blunt undressing on an icy surface, then jumping into a large body of water, presumably to commit suicide. https://youtu.be/kXYiU_JCYtU, 77. Sometimes you’re let down, sometimes you’re the one who lets someone else down. Piano sheet music book by Dan Coates: Alfred Music at Sheet Music Plus. Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage. Common Musical Symbols and Terms for Playing the Piano. Milo. A gorgeous rock ballad, The Calling’s “Wherever You Will Go” is about the difficulty of continuing on with one’s life after losing a loved one. more rock than dance though. “Chasing Cars” is a beautifully moving love ballad by British alternative rock band Snow Patrol. Favorite song lists, reviews, featured indie artists, and music commentary. Our president George W. Bush is just a fucking daily dose of bad news! I wrote the song in about 10 minutes with [producer] RedOne.” Later, she reflected on the song by saying, “That record saved my life. From the Brit-Rock band Muse’s epic album The Resistance, “Uprising” spent an astonishing 17 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart, from September 2009 through January 2010. These are the top 10 sad songs. PARDON ME – Incubus It still has some great guitar riffs, and the sweet video, produced by Spike Jonz, has the band members cavorting with animals at an animal sanctuary. Then you’ve got the well-intentioned scientists telling us that everything is fucked. There's something about the way that motif is played, though, with the slightly held-back timing building anticipation in a split second. “Bent” is a spectacular song, and my favorite of matchbox twenty’s many hits. ALREADY GONE – Kelly Clarkson 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w. It was a massive worldwide hit, reaching #1 in numerous countries, and spent 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009. The turn of the century may have begun with a glut of Toploader and Travis-shaped banality, but by 2002 a new wave of talent had changed everything. It's a sad song. Gorillaz was created by former Blur frontman Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, and consists of four fictional animated members: 2D (lead vocals, keyboard), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Noodle (guitar, keyboard, and backing vocals) and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion). And no one could write a manual on how to save him.” “How to Save a Life” was a big hit, spending 58 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. 20 of the Best Songs. Like the theme music to a good movie, they underscore a unique decade in hip-hop.Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane and explore the best rap songs of the 2000s. The song received enormous praise from music critics, and won a Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Still, it’s a really moving song about missing a loved one, and became popular during the Iraq War as an anthem for deployed troops and their families and friends back home. “Lovers in Japan” is a stunning anthem by Coldplay, from their album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. 5 Answers. 3. Guitar One magazine named band member Doug Ardito’s guitar harmonic riff as one of its “Top Ten Riffs of the Decade,” and the way Scantlin’s vocals build in emotional intensity makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up straight. I love this electrifying live performance at their triumphant 2013 concert at Rome Olympic Stadium, where they literally work everyone into a frenzy of hysteria! Thank you Jay. The first in what would be a long string of hits for talented singer-songwriter and guitarist John Mayer, “No Such Thing” was popular in the summer of 2002 when I had a milestone high school reunion and, as a result, this song had special meaning for me. He came up with the lyric “Pardon me while I burst into flames,” and based the song around that theme. https://youtu.be/xPU8OAjjS4k, 17. https://youtu.be/WA_xjBaXor0, 90. The beat then changes to a more uptempo version of the same melody with added percussion, and Timbaland providing backing vocals. “Pardon Me,” from 2000, was the first song from Incubus to receive considerable airplay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjVQ36NhbMk. Brightside” was the first single released by the Killers, though it did not become a hit until its re-release a year later, in 2004. Six songs from Incubus to receive considerable airplay Clarkson by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder sings of betrayal and from! 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