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Top 10 Most Played Songs of the Year 2016 at Tomorrowland

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Most Played Songs

Tomorrowland is an electronic dance music festival that takes place at Boom, Belgium. It was first held in the year 2005 and continues till date every year. It is one of the world’s largest and most notable music festivals. The songs that are played in this festival every year are well received by music lovers. But since we started talking about Tomorrowland we are tempted to share few interesting things that you probably didn’t know about Tomorrowland.

Most Played Songs

  • As a part of endorsement or marketing or whatever you call it, Tomorrowland issued free passes to the Belgium locals. This was done to fill up the festival, and the also bought people like Chucki, Van Buuren and Ferry Corsten on board to create a buzz.
  • You have really got to be proud of Tomorrowland policies because they strictly prohibit the use of any form of illicit drugs inside the campus. However, if you are spotted guilty, you are gently asked to move out of the place.
  • The Europe’s highest Mobile Ferris Wheel was at Tomorrowland, in the year 2012. They have stunning art installation around the whole campus.
  • There is a 100-foot long bunker that houses all the cables that are connected to the stage. This bunker is still the fact that many never care to know.

Top 10 songs played at Tomorrowland:

Mind:

The song ‘Mind’ that features Kai, is a part of the debut album of the duo Jack U, individually known as Skrillex and Diplo. It was released in the year 2015, and the album features an ensemble of artists like Kiesza, AlunaGeorge, 2 Chainz, Missy Elliot and Justin Bieber.

Ten feet tall:

It is a single released by the Dutch Producer and DJ Afrojack, and the song was sung by the American recording artist Wrabel. This is the first charting international hit of Wrabel.

King:

This song was composed by Ahzee, an American DJ, and producer from Newyork. He gained fame as his songs became a part of the official record charts in Belgium, by the organization, Ultratop.

Heading up High:

Heading up high was a part of the album, ‘Embrace’ which is the sixth studio album by Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren. The main idea behind Embrace was to embrace different sounds and instruments and incorporate them into one musical piece. ‘Heading up High’ features Kensington, a Dutch rock band.

Runaway U&I:

It is a song by the Electronic music duo Galantis, from Sweden. This song became the biggest hit single to date. The song was written in the B-flat minor at a tempo of 126 beats per minute.

Toca:

It is a song by the Electronic music duo Galantis, who hail from Sweden. This song became the biggest hit single to date. The song was written in the B-flat minor at a tempo of 126 beats per minute.

Bring that Beat:

‘Bring that Beat’ is one among the 8 charted singles of Bassjackers who came into existence in the year 2007. Bassjackers was formed by the Dutch Duo, Marlon Flohr & Ralph van Hilst.

Reload:

This song is released by the Swedish house producer Sebastian Ingrosso and Australian producer Tommy Trash in the year 2012. The song was charted by both Ultratop and Ultratip in the year 2013

Fast car:

The song was released in the year 1988 and was sung by the American singer and song writer Tracy Chapman. It was released as a single lead from her self-titled debut album. After the song was performed at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute, it became one of the top 10 hits in the US on the Billboard Hot 100.

Carnage:

Carnage is best known for his live performances at Tomorrowland and Ultra Music festival. The song Toca is one among the most played song in Tomorrowland. It features Timmy Trumpet and KSHMR.

 

Top 3 Songs of the Internationally Acclaimed Rock Band, U2

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Internationally Acclaimed Rock Band

U2 is an Irish Rock band from Dublin. The band was formed in the year 1976. Just like every other band, the beginning was a little staggering for the team. However, they shot to fame over night after the composition of songs like ‘With or Without You’ and ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.’ U2 have released 13 albums so far, and the band is largely acclaimed as the ‘World’s Best-Selling Music Artists in history.’ The band comprises of Bono (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), the Edge (lead guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion)

Internationally Acclaimed Rock Band

Listed below are the top three songs composed by U2 ever.

#1. With Or Without You – The Joshua Tree

‘Without or Without You’ is the best song of U2 till date. It was released in the 1987 and was an instant hit. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and the RPM national singles chart for one week and in the second position for the next three weeks. In the year 2010, this song was listed by the magazine Rolling Stone on their list ‘The 500 greatest songs of all time’ in the 132nd position. With this song, U2 became the most important and the biggest band in the world.

#2. One – Achtung baby

The song ‘One’ is from the album Achtung Baby. Apart from being one of the most played songs, this song soothes different people in different ways. Though this song is believed to have written by the team when all was not well between and the song spoke about their souring relationship, there were a lot of other perceptions that people had. It had all interpretations starting from breakup to AIDS. It is one of the songs with the 90 key tracks and is one of the loveliest songs ever written and composed till date.

#3. Beautiful Day – All that you can’t leave behind

U2 started their career with classical beats. However later to that, for a long time in their career have been playing with experimental non-linear music and techno club beats. With the composition of the album ‘All that you can’t leave behind’ they returned back to their classical fist-raising. The opening cut and the lead-single song ‘Beautiful Day’ ranks as one of the best songs of all time. All that you can’t leave behind is the band’s 10th album which was released in the year 2000. It focusses on the greatest tragedies of the history like 9/11 and Katrina.

The Phantom Of the Opera – One of the Best Songs of Nightwish till Date!

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The Phantom Of the Opera

There are a lot of independent musicians and a lot of bands that get easily recognized today. There are a lot of platforms available to showcase their talents. But the same wasn’t the case two decades ago. Here is one musical band that is 21 years old. Let’s see who they are and the song that made a lot of heads turn?

The Phantom Of the Opera

The beginning of Nightwish:

It all began one mysterious evening. Dawn broke, and the dusk crept in, and there was this one mind that was thinking about devouring the whole world with the magic of music. Probably this is how Nightwish would like to introduce themselves.

It was actually a planner that was initiated for a solo project by Tuomas Holopainen. He wanted to turn the globe upside down with atmospheric mood music. The very thought gave him all the energy that he wanted to reach great heights.Soon guitarist Emppu and vocalist Tarja get on board followed by the other crew members. They called themselves ‘Nightwish,’ a Finnish metal band. Though there were difficulties in the budding stage, after a few hits there was no turning back.

Here we would like to bring back to your memory a song that was born a decade and a half ago and is still ruling the hearts of multitudes. If you are a Nightwish fan and had listened to the songs of this particular album Century Child, then you already know which song we are talking about. It none other than ‘The Phantom of the Opera.’

The Phantom of the Opera:

‘The phantom of the opera’ is from the album ‘Century Child’ composed by the Finnish Symphonic Metal band Nightwish. The album was released in the year 2002 and became an instant hit. It is the fourth album of Nightwish and is their album which features current bassist and male vocalist Marco Hietala. It became the second best-selling album of the year 2002 and more than 3,50,000 copies were sold during the years 2002 and 2003. The team received acclaim across the globe.

The song was sung by Tarja Turunen with Emppu as the guitarist. The drums and the percussion were taken care by Jukka, and the composer of the music was Tuomas Holopainen. In addition to Tarja, Marco Tapani extended his vocals and played the bass guitar. The same team has gone for a lot of live performances of the same song. The song begins with a Belting by Tarja, and she can literally bring her audience down to tears. The belting portion gives the song a classical appearance and even before you realize it turns into a hard rock song making the listeners go crazy. The audience goes ecstatic when they listen to their favorite band performing on stage.

The song is history, if you haven’t heard it before, it’s high time. Do it right now.

Why is ‘The Edge’ The Best Guitarist of the 21st Century?

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the edge

A good guitarist is someone who can reach out to his audience and strike a connecting point with them. While there are very few who have achieved it, The Edge is one among them. Yes, we understand that ‘The Edge’ is not a proper noun, but that’s what the man calls himself on stage. Of stage, he is known by the name David Howell Evans. He is ranked as one among the top 100 guitarists of all time. There are a lot of other facts that you ought to know about this legendary musician. Keep reading to know more interesting facts about The Edge.

the edge

 

Things that you didn’t about The Edge:

  • The Edge is very versatile as an artist. Apart from being the lead guitarist of his band, he is also a musician, song writer, keyboardist and a backing vocalist. He has recorded one solo album and 13 studio albums as well.
  • He has comparatively taken only a few steps in his career but has reached far beyond the point reached by his peers. Great things come in small packages. Similarly, though his collection is a small package, all his songs are loved and listened by all music lovers unanimously.
  • The best thing about the Edge is that he is not someone who is full of himself all the time. The minimalism of this role in some of the songs is actually considered a brilliant contribution.
  • He is clear of what can quench his ardent followers and others alike, which makes him a person who can never be hated.
  • He can coat his riffs with a way too much distortion and treat it extremely electronic, but he is capable of doing it without betraying his playing credo. This is what makes him a great addition to any band.
  • Music is an art, and sometimes you have to get into the shoes of the artist to understand what it means. Understand the artist, and probably you might love the person better.
  • The fact that most of us do not know is that three very different guitarists were invited during the making of the movie ‘It Might Get Loud’ and The Edge was one among them.
  • Each player has his own style, and the Edge is the master of effects. At the end of the day if the song works and there is a loud roar of applause after the players bow their heads, then anything under the sky is fine. Undoubtedly the Edge is one among them.

Emppu Vuorinen – The Under-rated Guitarist of 21st Century

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Emppu Vuorinen

The instrumentalists who attract a huge mass are either pianists or guitarists. So here are going to talk about one of the best guitarists of the 21st century, Emppu Vuorinen. He is a Finnish guitarist and the founding member of the symphonic metal band ‘Nightwish.’ He had a humble beginning and self-tutored himself to reach the place wherever he is today. He got into music at a tender age and was a part of various bands until he founded his own in the year 1996. He is more often considered by people as an under-rated artist, and think that he deserves more recognition than what he receives.

Emppu Vuorinen

Interesting facts about Emppu Vuorinen:

Listed below are some of the quirky facts that you would like to know about Emppu Vuorinen:

  • Let’s get started with this guy’s name. Brace yourself! His name has 28 letters, and it reads as ‘Erno Emppu Matti Juhani Vuorinen.’
  • He got seriously into music when he was 11 years old and was a part of various musical bands such as Nightwish, Brother Firetribe, Barilari, Almah, and Altaria.
  • Emppu Vuorinen was a rhythm player. He was often supporting the keyboard or the orchestral parts of Nightwish songs.
  • His solo techniques include alternate picking, tapping, sliding, legato, and minor to extreme whammy bar use and very rarely sweep picking.
  • Though his band was called the mental band, Emppu’s songs weren’t rock or metallic. Most songs played by Emppu were melodic in nature.
  • Though there are 13 albums released by Nightwish, only the first three albums feature a larger amount of lead guitar work from Emppu.
  • Being a lyricist, he is the creative force of Nightwish. He has co-written songs from Oceanborn to Dark Passion Play. However, the song Whoever Brings The Night on Dark Passion Play was right by Emppu alone.
  • According to the users of VIP faq, the net worth of Emppu as of 2017 is approximately $7943282. This estimated value includes stocks, properties, and other luxury goods.
  • He made special contributions as a guitarist for the Almah, a Brazillian metal band. This was to help his friend Edu Falaschi who was also a singer.
  • His biggest guilty pleasure is SLD, Solitary Lavatory Drinking and may be because of the same reason changes from time to time.
  • Despite being an undeniable fact, this one point is something that you might not want to hear. Emppu is not connected to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or anything else of that sort. So any page that talks about him or dedicated to him is either fan-made or fake.

LAND OF MOPE IN GLORY

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British singer Robbie Williams performs during the BRIT Awards, celebrating British pop music, at the O2 Arena in London February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

British acts dominated the MTV Europe awards last night – but as usual it isn’t necessarily a good things as all the stuff that won is a bit fokkin boring la.Coldplay somewhat predictably cleaned up like a particularly uninteresting hoover – certainly not a Dyson. They won Best Song for ‘Speed Of Sound’, along with Best UK And Ireland Act.

Robbie Williams scooped Best Male Award, while slightly more interestingly Gorillaz beat U2, Coldplay and Green Day to Best Group.

The California punks did manage to nab Best Album for ‘American Idiot’ and Best Rock Act, Chemical Brothers got Best Video for ‘Believe’ while the barrel was properly scraped to give Black Eyed Peas Best Pop Act, Shakira Best Female, and James Blunt Best New Act. Shudder.

Time of the Moth!

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Move over Squarepusher, Mothboy has created one of the most essential electronic albums of the year. PlayLouder gives him the 20newGQ treatment and discovers he doesn’t have any windows in his room…

You may have heard of Mothboy before, but little will prepare you for the sonic monster that is ‘Deviance’. Minimal but meticulous, dancible but still downright dangerous, respected electronica site has already declared it one of the very best albums of 2006.

Bang Bang Rock & Roll

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It’s been a mixed-up, muddled-up, topsy-turvy lurch to glory for Art Brut. Heralded the saviours of rock & roll about two seconds after writing the defining manifesto that is ‘Formed A Band’, signed to indie Mecca Rough Trade then unceremoniously dumped while the record was still winging its way to the shops, retreating to first-base springboard Fierce Panda for a couple of Top 50 bothering singles, having Daniel Radcliffe claiming to be their biggest fan whilst simultaneously dashing their hopes by knocking back an offer to star in the title role of their ‘My Little Brother’ video … and then the geeky one who everyone suspected was the musical genius behind the whole shebang jumped ship on the eve of their first major tour. Lesser mortals would have jacked it in right there. Instead, our plucky heroes flicked a cheeky V sign to dreary old Albion and coolly and calmly became massive in Germany, becoming MTV regulars and gracing the cover of no less a publication than Rolling Stone – a trick they’re reportedly on their way to repeating in Mexico and what’s soon to be known as the United States of Argos.

It’s over a year since their last proper London show – an exuberant but decidedly low-key students union gig in New Cross. Tonight the much larger Mean Fiddler is packed tighter than The Horrors’ trousers, there’s sweat dripping off the ceiling and the crowd are chanting “Art Brut – Top of the Pops!” like people used to do at those early Morrissey gigs (except they chanted “Morrissey, Morrissey, Morrissey-ey!” but you get the idea). And the band haven’t even come on yet.

Presidential wave-John Kerry’s musical past revealed

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What is it about these left-not-left wing politicians? First we had Tone Blair and his straggle-haired prog rock Ugly Rumours. Now it’s emerged that US presidential hopeful John Kerry bashed out some bass back in the sixties.Kerry played with The Electras, a surf rock instrumental band formed by Kerry and prep school chums in between tournaments of the biscuit game. The Electras got as far as releasing an album with a limited run of 500 – copies of which are currently available on Ebay for under twenty bucks.

Guitarist Larry Rand has a master recording of a live rehearsal by the band, which features Kerry mussing things up by standing too close to a speaker. Feedback ensues. “In retrospect, we can assume he was simply experimenting with feedback and learning to move into a different level of music, long before Jimi Hendrix got there”, Rand told USA today.

Beach boys squabble

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Former Beach Boy Mike Love is to sue bonkers musical blamanche Brian Wilson for millions of dollars over the release of ‘Smile’.Mike Love claims that Wilson “shamelessly misappropriated Mike Love’s songs, likeness, and the Beach Boys trademark, as well as the ‘Smile’ album itself” in the promotional campaign for the tardy release of ‘Smile’ in 2004. Love is particularly affronted by quality “missionary position, and then just on Tuesdays” read The Daily Mail and their giveaway of a free Beach Boys compilation, claiming it undercut the band’s image and sales.