Tag Archives: Billboard Charts

Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” Single Review


English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran released his second album “X” which featured his new single “Thinking Out Loud.”  This particular song is a romantic ballad with a soft, acoustic sound. I love how the song starts off with the lyrics, “When your legs don’t work like they used to before / And I can’t sweep you off of your feet / ... Read More »

Taylor Swift “Blank Space” Single Review


Taylor Swift proved to be a country girl to an instant pop star with her first official pop album “1989.” “Blank Space” was one of the songs I instantly grabbed attention to off of Taylor’s album “1989” as soon as the drum beat kicked in, continuing throughout the whole song. The song starts off with the lyrics, “Nice to meet you, ... Read More »

Hozier “Take Me To Church” Single Review


I heard Hozier’s hit track “Take Me to Church” many times on the radio.  But when I listened to the track closely, I began to notice what his lyrics could be referring to.  The lyrics to this song are deeper than most hit singles with the lyrics, “’We were born sick, ‘ you heard them say it / My Church ... Read More »

Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” Single Review

Taylor Swift walks the carpet at KIIS FM 102.7 FM in Los Angeles's Jingle Ball 2014.

Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” is a great dance anthem with a bouncy beat whether you’ve been picked on at school, or you’re in the media headlines constantly like Taylor.  This is a change in theme for Taylor, since she’s known for writing songs about former ex-boyfriends like in her past singles “White Horse” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” With the lyrics, “I ... Read More »

Meghan Trainor “Lips are Movin” Single Review

Meghan Trainor performs at the Q102 Philadelphia Jingle Ball at the Wells Fargo Center. (Photo by Andrew Wendowski)

Meghan Trainor is now onto her second hit single “Lips Are Movin”, with a touch of a throwback doo wop pop sound. The song sounds like a second part to “All About That Bass” with the lyrics, “Boy, look at me in my face / Tell me that you’re not just about this bass” and “I gave you bass / ... Read More »

Sam Smith “I’m Not The Only One” Single Review

Sam Smith performs at the Q102 Philadelphia Jingle Ball at the Wells Fargo Center. (Photo by Andrew Wendowski)

  Sam Smith made it to American radio and took the world by storm with his piano-led, marching midtempo sound in an aching song about not being the only love. The English songwriter wrote about infidelity in the single “I’m Not The Only One” with the lyrics, “You say I’m crazy / ‘Cause you don’t think I know what you’ve ... Read More »

Maroon 5 “Sugar” Single Review


Maroon 5’s third single, “Sugar,” was recently released off their latest album, “V”.  In this rock/synth-pop song Adam Lavigne expresses his soulful vocals about being broken and in need of love saying, “I’m right here / ’cause I need / a little love and a little sympathy.”  He continues in the song saying, “My broken pieces / You pick them ... Read More »

Meghan Trainor “All About That Bass” Single Review

Meghan Trainor walks the red carpet backstage at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia as part of the Q102 Jingle Ball on December 10th 2014 (Photo by Andrew Wendowski)

Meghan Trainor has taken over radio with her first single “All About That Bass.”  It’s constantly being replayed, and the message of a positive body image due to this song has already spread on a global scale with the lyrics, “Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two / But I can shake it, shake it / Like I’m ... Read More »

Nick Jonas “Jealous” Single Review

Nick Jonas performs at the Q102 Philadelphia Jingle Ball at the Wells Fargo Center. (Photo by Andrew Wendowski)

Nick Jonas’s first hit single, “Jealous,” as a solo artist since being in the band Jonas Brothers, has been doing great so far on the charts. The song is about his girlfriend, Olivia Culpo, and how he feels protective of her with lyrics such as, “I turn my cheek, music up / And I’m puffing my chest / I’m getting ... Read More »

Guy Gilchrist Talks to Broken Records Magazine

Broken Records Magazine’s Markos Papadatos chats with award-winning author and musician Guy Gilchrist. He opens up about his career in country, the Nancy comic strips, the Muppet Babies, Grand Ole Opry and Kris Kristofferson. Guy Gilchrist is one of the most versatile individuals one may meet in life. He’s an artist, poet, cartoonist, children’s book author and country singer-songwriter. Best-known ... Read More »