Number 1 spot

Screen Shot 2017-10-13 at 12.56.49 PMIn the music industry, there is a constant competition to be at the top of the charts.There are many factors that go into who makes it to the number 1 spot when it comes to the music world.

The week of September 30, 2017, Taylor Swift was at the top of a chart and no one could take her crown for that golden number one spot. She stayed at the top for 4 straight weeks before Cardi B.  came in and kicked her off her golden throne.

With Cardi B. now on top, other artists such as Imagine Dragons, are climbing the ladder ready to take the number one spot.

What does it take to claw your way to the top though?

  • Airplay
  • Social Media
  • Streaming
  • Album sales
  • Views
  • And even fan base

Just to name a few.

It takes more than just an artist’s voice to make it to the Billboard top 100 though. Making a song, let alone an album takes a lot of time, talent, and labor. 

As for cost, nowadays, it could easily cost you  $10,000 to $1 million.  When it comes to time, studios typically rent out the recording rooms for 8 to 12 hours.at a time.

Next time you see a new artist at the top, just know, it took a lot to get there. Hats off to those who made it to the number 1 spot, or even on the top 100 chart.

 

 

Best Disney Songs To Sing

Screen Shot 2017-10-13 at 9.13.00 AMDisney fans rejoice! Recently, Disney released a list of movies they are releasing over the next 3 years (such as Frozen 2 and Toy Story 4)! I am fangirling right now! This has had me singing lots of Disney songs non-stop since the news came out.

It’s no secret that Disney has some amazing and extremely catchy songs. You can’t help but sing along with all your heart and soul. Sometimes, you even have to get up and dance to the songs as well.

Did you know Karaoke Cloud has a playlist of Disney songs that you can sing along to? Well, we do! It is called “Magic Singdom“, it allows you to sing ITSO artists such as Christina Aguilera and the Beauty and the Beast cast.

The playlist has a total of 44 songs. Here are our top 10 best Disney songs to sing along to:

  1. Beauty And The Beast – Be Our Guest-A song you can’t help but sing alond to.
  2. Alessia Cara – How Far I’ll Go-A song full of inspiration
  3. Maurice Chevalier – Aristocats, The-A classic for your soul.
  4. Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle – A Whole New World-The best duet.
  5. Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn And Latie Lopez – Do You Want To Build A Snowman-An easy song to sing and one that everyone loves
  6. Christina Aguilera – Reflection – A song sung from the heart.
  7. From The Disney Movie Tangled – I’ve Got A Dream
  8. High School Musical – What Time Is It– This song get’s you pumped and makes you want to dance.
  9. Beauty And The Beast – Gaston (Reprise)-You gotta have a song about the bad guy in a movie
  10. Elton John – I Just Can’t Wait To Be King-Another great song that you sing from your soul.

Don’t be afraid to grab that mic or hairbrush and sing your heart out and dance like no one is watching!

Now, please excuse me, I have a hairbrush to sing into to some Disney songs.

Is this the hardest karaoke song in the world?

Tourism organization Inspired by Iceland wants you to know how to pronounce common words in their notoriously-difficult language, and to guide you along, they’ve created this helpful little video, which may indeed be the hardest karaoke ever.

With a catchy tune and simple(!) lyrics, performer (and native comedian) Steindi Jr guides you through everyday Icelandic words and phrases during the sing-along song, set among the stunning landscapes that the beautiful island nation has to offer.

We’ve tried it, and can testify that the words are… challenging. Here’s some tourists tryharding on the tune:

And if you’re ready to take up the challenge yourself, here’s the full video:

 

Tom Petty was a key voice of my generation

I’m not young, but every time one of our icons passes, it serves to take me back in time to when the influence those icons bore on me were yet new, and simultaneously, bring me crashing back to the present.

When Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers first burst upon the scene, it was with “Breakdown”, a song that would indelibly etch his band’s style into the conciousness of the rock music world, and one he’d never surrender. As a freshman in high school, I was umbilically attached to our local AOR radio station, where Petty would follow up those inroads with “Refugee”, “Don’t Do Me Like That” and “Stop Dragging My Heart Around” with the magical Stevie Nicks. Like an indestructable tractor plodding through the corn fields of my youth, Petty’s music wore well-rutted paths in the dusty and impressionable roads of my youthful brain.

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