|Songs released as radio singles in 2006|
The song that I practiced every time that I played guitar in 2006! I was finding a little "power-ballad of the '80s" side the first times I heard it, but things have quickly turned around to make it an essential.
|System of a Down
||Hips don't Lie
The perfect example of a song that is a little stupid but SOOO catchy!
|Shakira & Wyclef Jean
Maybe one of the sexiest hard rock songs of all time! No need for a video, just the lyrics are enough to bring ideas to our minds! And the music is solid as a rock, with a sound of bass that is absolutely delightful for the ears at certain moments.
Neither original nor genious, just some fat, typical and heavy Godsmack, not disappointing at all!
Another stupid pop song, but at the same time pretty funny! Just the "yeah" in the verses and the "ha hen" during the bridges were enough to make me laugh, but we must also consider the "I'll let you whip me if I misbehave", the "Look at those hips", and even much more! I found the sound pretty strong for that kind of music, and I feel a good progress throughout the song despite the simplistic "verse-chorus-verse" general structure. No need to say that I would have never thought possible that Justin Timberlake places a song among my top cuts of the year someday...
A little repetitive, but there comes a point where you are so proud of finally being able to understand half of the words (Sean Paul being probably the most difficult singer to decode!!) that it becomes hyper-catchy! No joke, without any hesitation my favorite in Sean Paul's career.
|| Vraiment Beau
A song that is slightly disadvantaged by its way too late release to radios, because it was in fact my 2nd favorite off the Gros Mammouth Album Turbo, after Hawaiienne of course. It's just that 2 years later, it has already slowly started to lose a few points.
|Les Trois Accords
A first single that is not even close to the first single of the previous album (we're obviously talking of mega-hit Hawaiienne), but not really disappointing for that. A good rock song that worths being listened to a few times in order to better get its structure and see beyond the lyrics that, want it or not, are the first thing that strikes us! It would probably be my third favorite from the band, after Hawaiienne and Vraiment Beau. I just hope the next single will be either Je t'ai vu me Voir or Gratte-moi!
|Les Trois Accords
||The Only Difference Between
Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage
Very catchy, very "sung", and lyrics that do mean something as a bonus! Relatively light music, almost "pop rock", but no "kitch" at all! I love it!
|Panic! @ the Disco
||World Wide Suicide
Very successful comeback for the venerable veterans of Pearl Jam! Full of energy, absolutely NOTHING to do with the previous record (Riot Act)!
||Land of Confusion
A very well-done Genesis cover! Once again, we mostly owe this success to David Draiman, an unreplaceable singer who can lift a song alone.
||Mann Gegen Mann
It was my favorite off the Rosenrot album (which, by the way, is the only disappointing record in Rammstein's career), so I was happy to see it becoming the 3rd commercial single of the album.
||Tell me Baby
A delightful return to their roots for the Red Hot! The verses really sound like they were out of their excellent album Blood Sugar Sex Magic of 1991! Very good!
|Red Hot Chili Peppers
Another song from RHCP that I really appreciated this year! A little less than Tell me Baby because less energetic and less different of "ordinary" alternative rock, but its verses are catchy and its instrumental portion near the end is taking me on!
|Red Hot Chili Peppers|
||Animal I Have Become||Three Days Grace
||Tear you Apart
Spooky, but very good!
|She Wants Revenge
A model of simplicity and efficiency: only voices and drums for a huge and fully-deserved success! Already a classic of Quebecker music.
|| The Pot
||Pain||Three Days Grace|
A little too much in the mould of Schism, but it remains some excellent rock nonetheless. The instrumental part with the completely-offset drums is really a pleasure for my ears!
Possibly my favorite intro of all songs from this chart, but then it becomes a more "normal" song. Has probably also suffered from its late arrival in the year.
|Red Hot Chili Peppers|
||Smack That||Akon & Eminem
Probably the most relevant from the Cowboys' latest effort, La Grand Messe. Surprising that it didn't have a better commercial success.
|Les Cowboys Fringants
||Tout nu sur la Plage
It was already funny from the start, but the idea to bring up a choir to sing a "j'étais tout nu sur la plage [I was bare naked on the beach]" at the last chorus makes all the difference!
|Les Trois Accords
||Everyday is Exactly the Same
Song of circumstances, I was relating a bit to these lyrics last winter.
|Nine Inch Nails
|| Just Stop
Which hast definitely not played enough!
||I Write Sins Not Tragedies||Panic! @ the Disco|
|| Hate (I Really Don't Like you)
Here are some explanations for those who would think this is a straight hate song: it is rather the history of a guy who got heartbroken by a girl and who has successfully went through it: "Now that it's over I don't even know what I liked about you. Brought you around, and you just brought me down. Hate is a strong word, but I really, really, really don't like you."
|Plain White T's
||Life Wasted||Pearl Jam
||Ready to Fall
Even if this doesn't really relate to the song as is, I would like to mention that it is ma favorite music video of the year, a must-see.
Excellent song, without the shadow of a doubt my all-time favorite from Billy Talent. A chorus that flows incredibly well with very interesting lyrics, but then why did I hear it only once on the radio in the whole year?!? What was the problem?!? It would have certainly ranked higher in my chart if it had played a bit more on the air.
Excellent pop song from Madonna, the best of her latest album Confessions on a Dance Floor according to me. I am practically ashamed of having preferred pop songs as stupid as likes of "Get your sexy on! I'm bringing sexyback, yeah!"
Notice Maria's screams of sexual pleasure as the singer says his "Comment qu'elle aime ça, la belle Maria"! Just that makes me laugh enough to deserve a place to the song here!
||Out of Exile||Audioslave
A pure copy of some old Led Zeppelin, but we can't say that it doesn't get us moving!...
||Life Less Frightening
"I don't ask for much
The truth betold I'd settle for a life less frightening"
||Steady, as she Goes
||Welcome to the Black Parade
I found the intro a little cheap, but I love to sing the chorus!
|My Chemical Romance
Warning: much more interesting with the video!!
|The Pussycat Dolls & Snoop Dogg
|| Seize the Day
||Call me when you're Sober||Evanescence|
||Lying is the
Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking her Clothes off
|| Panic! @ the Disco
|| Turn your Head Around
I don't like rap and I don't like French songs with an English chorus in general, but I admit that this one is good.
|L'Assemblée & Dupuis|
||Knights of Cydonia||Muse|
|| Give it up
More or less serious. The chorus essentially consists of: "Why don't you have some dirty hot sex with me? It aint like I'm askin you to give it up for free."
An artist for whom I had absolutely no interest, but I did like this song!
||Ridin'||Chamillionaire & Krayzie Bone|
||J'aimerais donc ça
Dangerously resembles to Capitaine Nô! Not a major problem, at least it's a relevant critic of our society.
||Deux par deux Rassemblés||Pierre Lapointe|
||The Kill (acoustic version)||30 Seconds to Mars|