“California King Bed” is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her fifth studio album, Loud (2010). The song was released as the album’s fifth single on May 13, 2011 through Def Jam. The song was written by Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Priscilla Renea and Alex Delicata, and was produced by Harr and Jackson (under their stage name The Runners). Musically, “California King Bed” is a down-tempo ballad, which incorporates elements of rock music.
“All by Myself” is a power ballad written and performed by Eric Carmen in 1975.
The verse is based on the second movement (Adagio Sostenuto) of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18. The chorus borrows from the song “Let’s Pretend” that Carmen had written for the Raspberries in 1973.
The song was the first release from Carmen’s first solo LP after leaving the power pop group the Raspberries and was originally recorded by the author and released in December 1975 to great success. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 1 on Cash Box Top 100 Singles and number 12 in the UK. The single sold more than one million copies in the United States and was certified gold by the RIAA in April 1976. In a 2006 poll for UK’s Fiveprogramme Britain’s Favourite Break-up Songs Eric Carmen’s version of this song was voted seventeenth.
Carmen’s original version has spawned numerous cover versions by such artists as Céline Dion, Frank Sinatra, and Igudesman & Joo. It should not be confused with the jazz standard of the same name, written by Irving Berlin and performed by Ella Fitzgerald and others.
On his second solo LP, Boats Against the Current, Carmen had a subsequent Top 40 hit entitled “She Did It” which was the antithesis of “All by Myself.” It is a happy answer to the loneliness and lovelessness described in this song and its equally melancholy follow-up “Never Gonna Fall in Love Again.”
The Carmen version is used in the video introduction for Conan O’Brien’s “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour”, when an obese and bearded version of the talk show host struggles to cope with losing his job as host of Tonight Show.
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“Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” (also simply titled “Against All Odds“) is a song by British singer Phil Collins recorded for soundtrack tothe 1984 film of the same name. It is a ballad in which its protagonist implores an ex-lover to “take a look at me now”, knowing that reconciliation is “against all odds” while considering it worth trying. The single, while it reached number two in the United Kingdom, peaked at number one on the USBillboard Hot 100, becoming the first of Collins.
The song has been covered by several singers, some of which versions have been successful in both the US and UK markets. One of the most notable versions was the pairing of Mariah Carey and boyband Westlife, whose single peaked at number one in the United Kingdom in September 2000.
“Angels” is a song written by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, originally performed by Williams and covered by Jessica Simpson and Beverley Knight, in Spanish (as Ángel) by Mexican singers Yuridia and Marco Moré, in Italian (as Un Angelo) by Patrizio Buanne, All Angels, singer Declan Galbraith as well as Verena Von Strenge’s latest group, Moon Dust, and American Idol season 7 runner-up David Archuleta. The original recording by Williams proved to be his greatest commercial success, being certified Double Platinum in the United Kingdom and selling 2 million copies worldwide.Williams is proud of the song, but irritated that many people assume it was written by his former co-writer Guy Chambers, from whom he split after a row about money. He said recently: “It pees me off because everyone thinks Guy penned ‘Let Me Entertain You’ and ‘Angels’, but they’re my songs.”“Angels” was the fourth single from Williams’ debut album, Life Thru a Lens. It has been credited with saving the singer’s solo career, and is used to conclude almost all of his concerts. The song was the 38th best selling of 1997 in the UK, and the 26th of 1998. It was the 34th best selling single of the decade. It is Williams’ biggest selling UK single and according to Official UK Charts Company figures passed the million sales mark in June 2009, with a combination of both physical and download sales. It was released in 1999 in the U.S., after his debut of “Millennium.” The U.S. released video has Williams atop a roof, watching the city below. “Angels” re entered the ARIA Top 100 at 91, on May 5, 2008. According to a poll conducted by the Performing Right Society, Angels was voted to be the most popular karaoke song, and was included on Singstar Pop Edition. During the 2010/11 Ashes series, the England Cricket Team used it to celebrate their victory.