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‘I Don’t Love You’ by My Chemical Romance and How It Stole My Heart

Posted in HeartSONGS For the Soul, Lotsa Love and a Bit of Tears with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2009 by midnightradiostar
Hey guys!!
I’m sorry my posts keep getting delayed, but there really is nothing I can do about it, except get better and better at writing them, every time I DO write one! Anyway, this time around, I’ve got you a band very close to my heart [the band that inspired my manic thrill for music] the one and only mY ChEmIcAl rOmaNcE with their song ‘I Don’t Love You’.
Song’s Album Art

To get the drift-

“I Don’t Love You” is the sixth track from My Chemical Romance’s third studio album, The Black Parade and is the tenth overall single from the band. It was released April 2, 2007, to the UK., following “Welcome to the Black Parade” and “Famous Last Words”, both of which were AWSOME hits for the band.
While the band was touring, they began to record using the bus’s recording unit. “I Don’t Love You” was one of the only songs to be used on the second-to-last album from the tour bus jam sessions. Ray Toro and Gerard Way can be seen playing an early version of the song from the tour bus sessions on the 2006 DVD Life on the Murder Scene at about 1:57:13 on the first disc.
The song has MANY interpretations to it, and I’ll let you know mine;

The Band Again.
Deeper into it:
The song is a ballad, i.e.; it has a storyline to it. Now, many people have racked their already fried brains trying to figure out what exactly lead singer Gerard Way is trying to say through the heartbreaking and gut-wrenching emotions that line his voice throughout the song, but there have only been a few theories which stand out.
Gerard Way, frontman, MCR.

One: The song is about domestic abuse. The lyrics are said from a woman’s POV, and she has suffered long and hard at the hands for her husband who beats here every day and then comes and apologizes for it, “Sometimes I cry so hard from pleading/ So sick and tired of all the needless beating” She basically says that she’s had enough and that he should just leave and then while leaving, confess to his crap and “have the guts to say,/ ‘I don’t love you like I did yesterday’.”

The Couple
The second one is along similar lines, but the story is that the husband is a boxer and the wife does not want him to continue with his career because it is simply ruining their lives as a couple because she feels he does not love her as much as he did before the height of his career. She’s emphasizing that to ear a living he has to go through getting beaten up every day “Another dollar’s just another blow” and he owes people money and ‘blood’ every time he loses a fight, “Well after all the blood that you still owe”. She cant stand to see him put himself through this, so she’s saying that if he wants to continue, she would rather he leave, “Take your gloves and get out” and while leaving prove that she was right about him by saying, “I don’t love you like I did yesterday”.

OR The third version is directly linking it to the album’s theme of ‘The Patient’ who is the character all the songs are based on in ‘The Black Parade’ [To understand this, check THIS out!! ^^- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_kZb2zwQy0] The patient is angry at his lover for deserting him in his time of need, and he never wants to see her again, even though he is dying.

The Gloves
A photograph of boxing gloves next to the song’s lyrics in the DVD version of the album, does a lot to prove that the second theory may be right. HOWEVER, I DO want YOUR interpretations of the song once you’ve listened to it, because it would give me great threshold into the world of this mysterious little ballad. :) Whoo! We should just call Gerard and ask him!! <3

The music video was directed by Marc Webb who also directed three previous My Chemical Romance music videos, from their Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge album. Webb was chosen instead of Sam Bayer who directed “Welcome to the Black Parade” and “Famous Last Words” from their third studio album The Black Parade. The music video is about two lovers in a strange abstract world, and the video seems to tell the story of how their love quickly withers away until one leaves the other alone The video is in a color format, most likely to simulate more contrast between the two lovers. It is really a bizarre video for the song and I felt they could have done more with it, given the intense storyline of the song.

What I think:
Well, I’ve GOT to tell you guys this- It’s the most played song on my iPod. The very first time I heard it, it struck a chord deeeeeep within me, like no other song ever has. Way’s voice completely takes over my body every time I listen to the song and I let myself get immersed in its powerful guitar solos, [Courtesy, Ray Toro, lead guitarist of MCR] steady and heart-thumping drum beats and that oh-so-wonderful chorus of “I don’t love you like I loved you yesterday”! Ah, my very soul sings. I think every one who has been in a relationship that has ended badly will understand what the song is getting at. I think the overall message of being committed to the one you love runs strong and clear with the exploding guitar [see the video to get my drift! :)] My favourite part is the guitar solo in the song from 2:44 to 3:05 [in the video version] VERY tragic-sounding with the guitar SCREAMING the narrator’s pleading and pain into your heart…
The video was not really my cup of tea, but needless to say, Frank Iero [The guitarist with the emo hair and tattoo of the scorpion on his neck] is seriously worth looking out for! ;)
I give it a four out of five and four <3 <3 <3 <3’s for the storyline and the message and of course, Gerard Way’s KILLER vocals.

A clip from the vid
What other critics said:
The song nabbed a positive 4/5 star review from music site Pitchfork Media, who claimed: “..it’s the band’s first proper power ballad and, well, they should definitely think about writing dozens more.” :D
That’s all I found because their seem to be very few reviews done on it as it not one of the more famous songs of MCR. :(
“I Don’t Love You” debuted at #65 on the UK Singles Chart on downloads alone on March 25, 2007. It climbed to number #35, still on downloads alone the next week, on April 1, 2007. It rose to #13 in its physical release.
On May 24, 2007, “I Don’t Love You” debuted at #3 on the Galgalatz Israel Top 20.
The Band

Anyway, that’s it for me. :D Hope you liked the song and my review. REMEMBER, I want your theories on what the song could mean. Just sum it up in a sentence or two in my comment box, down below. :)
MCR really do take my breath away, especially cause this is one of their less…. VIOLENT songs.^^
If you want to see the video and hear the song, here’s a YouTube link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYktjbSZ51k

Hope you like it. Have fun!! ^^ <3

NEXT TIME–> ‘Empire State Of Mind’ by Jay-Z, feat. Alecia Keys… :)

Why ‘Halo’ by Beyonce Is The Most Played Song On a LOT of iPods

Posted in Family And Other Complications, HeartSONGS For the Soul, Lotsa Love and a Bit of Tears, Mood Swings and Champagne with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2009 by midnightradiostar
Hey everybody,
So sorry for the interval between this edition and the last. The truth is that I’m simply not getting enought time to write an article everday, because of my horribly intefering exams and some family complications with the only computer in the house right now!! :( So, what I’ve decided, is that I’ll write about a song whenever I get time; maybe every two or three days. BUT dont worry. When I DO write, I’ll make sure I do the best I can ‘for YOUR entertainment’. [Quote-UnQuote Adam Lambert! :D]

So lets get to it…’HALO’
Well, I have some every sweet things to say about this angelic masterpiece, and even more about the angel who sings it—> BEYONCE…

Gorgeous

To get the Drift:
It was composed by Ryan Tedder and Evan Bogart for her third studio album, I Am… Sasha Fierce. In the United States, the song was released on January 20, 2009 as the album’s fourth single. :)
Similarities and references to other songs have been a raised issue over ‘Halo’. Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Already Gone’ and Leona Lewis’ ‘Bleeding Love’ have been two songs which are continuously on the similarity scale. [Maybe it’s because all three had the same composer working on them Ryan Tedder, way to go… :P] Seriously, I think the only things the songs have in common is the beat, that steady ‘dum. dah-dum’ throbbing that easily imitates the heart.
No prizes for guessing who she wrote it for, eh? ;) *ahem* Jay-Z! *ahem*

LOL… Awww!!!

Deeper into it:
Emotions run high; layered with a promise of undying love, Beyonce swears that the person she is singing to is the light of her life or her ‘halo’. There is also a note of sorrow in the song, which you have to really read into, to find… A sense of dread at losing the light, y’know…. OMG. I am getting SO sentimental, it’s choking me!! Bleuuagh! :D
“Everywhere I’m looking now, I’m surrounded by your embrace, baby I can see your halo, you know you’re my saving grace,” sounds like he’s passed away and remains in her life as an angelic presence of sorts. Makes the whole song kinda haunting doesn’t it?
It’s the only song in her album that has a color video, unlike ‘Diva’, ‘Single Ladies’ and ‘Ego’. Wow. That’s pretty cool… The video consists of her and her ‘lover’ sharing really sweet moments with each other, and showing really gently, yet deep and connected love. [So sweet! <3 ] There was another version of the video that had Beyonce driving down a long road to find her lover, and then she discovers he is dead. [Um. Ouch.] However, this was never released… Hmmm…. :/

Clip from the vid
Another clip from the vid
What I think:
Well, I utterly fell for it of course, being the soppy and desperate romantic that I am! I love the smoothness of Beyonce’s voice, and the power and control she harbors as a singer. The R&B undertones, mixed with the whole pioano-pop-ballad thing, all do good to a girl’s soul! [Makes ME wanna cry! :’)] Its bloody hard to critisize this song, no matter how desperately I try to find a mistake.
For anyone who’s been in love, this song can really tear the heart apart, and mend it too. It tells you that you REALLY have to value the one you love, and nvere take ‘em fro granted. Trust me, that is the WORST thing you can do…. :/
Overall, a three out five on my scale, purely for the honesty in her voice and three <3 <3 <3’s for getting me so worked up and emotional… [Makes me see sad things in my head…] *sniff*. Anyone got a tissue??

What other critics said—>
Billboard magazine wrote that “On “Halo” Beyonce sings in a lower register than usual over big drums and an epic piano pattern….
Michael Slezak of Entertainment Weekly writes, “‘Halo’, is an absolutely glorious and perfectly produced track that should be as big a hit as ‘Irreplaceable’ and ‘Crazy in Love’.”
Digital Spy said in their review of Iam…Sasha Fierce that “Halo sounds like a muscular hybrid of Umbrella and Bleeding Love”.
Boston Globe said that the song is “by far the most evocative power ballad Beyoncé has ever recorded. It’s a hulking, epic love song that sounds like it has Phil Spector working his Wall of Sound magic on the mixing board. Never mind the garden-variety lyrics; this one is all about build-up, starting with a pre-chorus that climaxes with Beyoncé’s voice ricocheting at the word ‘halo’.”

Currently:
Halo won Best Song at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards, and is currently nominated for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 52nd Grammy Awards. :D [Yeah, girl!!]

Fierce, allrite!!

Well that’s it from me!! If you wanna see the vid, here’s a link! –>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcMmRL6_r24

If you just want to listen to it on Billboard:

http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100#/song/beyonce/halo/12002816

Enjoy! ^^ <3

NEXT TIME—> I’ll be back with some My Chemical Romance…. In the mood for some love??? ;) <3


My Chemical Romance send their love.. X][And kill me with it!! GAHHH!!! HOT!!]

Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ Takes Us For a Ride ♥

Posted in For The Feminist in Us All, HeartSONGS For the Soul, Partying With A Glitch or Two with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2009 by midnightradiostar

Hey guys,
Heeeerre I am with my second time doing this blog, and this time around I have a very special, FAMOUS and rather dazzling star to talk about. With Eccentricity as her middle name, here’s my section with Lady Gaga and her new single, ‘Bad Romance’ from her latest album, ‘Fame Monster’.

To get the drift:

The song was produced by RedOne [Who also produced ‘Just Dance’, btw. At the beginning, she actually says “RedOne”. :O ] and was inspired by the love monster (paranoia) that she had faced while touring through the previous year. [Nuts, much? Kidding.] The demo version of the song leaked, but Gaga premiered the song at Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2010 Paris Fashion Week show on October 6, 2009, followed by the release of the cover art.

The official Cover Art for ‘Bad Romance’

Deeper into it:
The song talks about exploring the joys of a bad romance while referencing Alfred Hitchcock films in some of the verses. [Don’t really know why she did that though. Significance of barbarism, maybe?? O_o]
The accompanying music video takes place in a white bathhouse where Gaga is kidnapped by a group of supermodels who drug her and then sell her off to the Russian Mafia for sexual slavery. :O The video received positive response for its innovation; Its a moral statement against selling women for sex abuse. [Way to go, Gaga!]. However, critics continue noting more its craziness and symbolic plot [Feh].  Critics really harp on, dont they? ;)

Looking really elegant for a change.. ;)

What I think:

Well, it’s definitely Lady Gaga, that’s for sure, but this time, you can’t help but notice a new flavor to her. Honestly, the song is incomplete without the video; if you don’t watch it, you won’t understand the story behind the entire shazzamm. I admire Gaga’s guts for making such a bold public statement through this song, because seriously, we women ought to start looking out for each other. The beat is DEFINITELY infectious, even though it is pretty similar to her other singles, but then look at the other songs; they’ve all reached #1 on most charts! :P
I especially love the “Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah/Roma-roma-mah/Gaga-oh-là-là” bits of it at the beginning and end. SEXEH! Not to mention that she looks great, and this is a song where you can actually note Gaga’s vocal capability. DAMN, girl!! XD

I give it a three out of five and five ♥’s!!! Great song overall, beautifully ‘gift wrapped’ with the video and its message, topped off with Gaga’s outrageously sexy style when it comes to her appearance. [TIP: Also note the sexy models, male and female, and the Great Dane she uses in every one of her vids.  :D]

What other critics said:
Bill Lamb from About.com commented that “Lady Gaga’s singing is at its best so far here as she moves from threatening to floating sweetness and back again.”

Tim Stack from Entertainment Weekly compared some of the dance choreography of the video with the music video of “Thriller”. He said, “I don’t think Gaga has ever looked prettier than in the close-ups where she’s more stripped down. On the flip side, I love those crazy dilated pupils she sports for much of the video.”

The Wall Street Journal noted that Gaga “seems to be one of the few pop stars these days who really understands spectacle, fashion, shock, choreography—all the things Madonna and Michael Jackson were masters of in the 1980s”

OOHHH LALA: —>
‘Bad Romance’ debuted at number nine on the November 14, 2009 chart of the Billboard Hot 100, making it Gaga’s highest-debuting song on the chart, selling 142,000 paid digital downloads in its first week.[23]

After two weeks the song reached a peak of two, making it her third highest peaking song on the Hot 100 behind “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”.

The song has sold 807,000 digital downloads in the United States.[25] “Bad Romance” debuted on the Pop Songs chart at thirty-eight[26] and moved to a peak of twenty-five.[27]

On the Canadian Hot 100, it debuted at number fifty-eight.[28] The following week it reached number one, making it the third song by Gaga to top the Canadian chart.[29]

After being replaced by Ke$ha’s single “TiK ToK” for two weeks, “Bad Romance” again claimed the top spot on the chart.[30]

Talk about SUCCESS!!! XD

Well, that’s it for me!! All I can say is Gaga is in on some great action here! Imagine being compared to the likes of Madonna and MJ.. That’s when you know you’ve hit it big!! *_*

To see the video, hit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsthwTUTylQ

To just hear it on Billboard:
http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100#/charts/hot-100

Check out some cool pics I got of Gaga…. Gotta love her…

With Akon. ♥

Hehe…. Comment if you have any opinions!
Luv you guys!! <3

ALSO
Next Time……. BEYONCE!!!! <3 :D

Next time, Beyonce with ‘Halo’… ;) ♥

‘Use Somebody’ by Kings Of Leon: The Reason To Love

Posted in Family And Other Complications, HeartSONGS For the Soul, Lotsa Love and a Bit of Tears, The Joy Ride Ends with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2009 by midnightradiostar
Heyyy,
I’m just posting my old notes and reviews before making new ones; I want to get it all sorted into my lunatic of a mind, so here goes…

Kings Of Leon

Today, we’ll start with ‘Use Somebody’ by Kings Of Leon. Heard it yet? Its as different as Jimi Hendrix’s guitar playing style and is perfectly signature to KOL…  Here’s some info on it:
On Sunday, December 7, 2008, Caleb from Kings of Leon said that at about the same time in 2007 when they were touring, they had a fall out, while in Glasgow before their concert on Monday, December 3, 2007. This is when he said “Use Somebody” was written, he credited the writing of the song to the City of Glasgow. The song is actually an apology from Caleb to his brothers and a request for forgiveness and to begin playing as a band again.

*DID YOU KNOW?*- All four members of the band are brothers:
Caleb Followil [Lead Vocals] and Nathan Followil [Drums] are bros, when Matthew Followil [Guitar] and Jared Followil[Bass] are bros. The pairs are cousins.. :D Way to live up to ‘Family Business’… O_o

What other critics said:
Gavin Haynes of NME praised the song as “easily the best 80s power ballad of 2008″.

*My Review*:

I personally think the song has the best chorus I’ve heard in a long time. You need something so raw yet gentle sometimes. And with the hip-hop scene today[which I love] let’s face it; We are losing touch of soft rock power ballads!  I love the raspy tone of Caleb’s voice… I prefer it to Chad Kroegar’s [of Nickelback]. Give it a listen to appreciate the person you love, because it makes you think about who you want as your soulmate, you know? I rate the song 4 out of five, with three <3 <3 <3… Pretty good coming from me. I’m a stingy-ass critic!

Even cooler:: —>

Paramore have covered the song on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. XD

Parmore performing 'Use Somebody'

On their ‘Dark Horse’ Tour, Nickelback performed a cover of the song live, and guitarist Ryan Peake sang lead vocals instead of Chad Kroeger.  [YAY! No Chad!! ^^]

Pixie Lott has performed a cover version of the song, which peaked at number 52 in the UK Singles Chart.

Former American Idol contestant, Brooke White, covered the song for her sophomore album, High Hopes & Heartbreak with a more folk sound.

Kelly Clarkson covered the song, mashing it with an Alanis Morissette song ‘That I Would Be Good’ on her 2009 tour.

A hip-hop version was crafted, featuring Houston rapper Trae. ;)

Cool eh? That’s a lot of artists paying their bit of tribute to the song….  :D Listen to it on Billboard! —>

http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200#/charts/pop-songs?begin=11&order=position

Have fun!!!! Luvya guys… Check out the next song, ‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga. BTW, Here’s my Poker Face–> -_-

Like it? :P I got some COOL things to tell you… ;)

Peace. X] <3

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