Showing posts with label Adam Lambert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adam Lambert. Show all posts

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Top 5 best Adam Lambert performances

Adam Lambert is an American singer and songwriter who achieved success after auditioning for the reality show American Idol and advancing to the finale. His career took off virtually instantly and as a result, Lambert attained world-class, superstar status. Lambert's vocal ability has no limits and when he takes off, it's as if a rocket has been launched. The question on everyone's mind is, what are his best, most memorable performances?
1. "Who Wants To Live Forever" at Hammersmith Apollo -- On July 11th 2012, Lambert took the stage with Queen to perform this super symphonic smash. Everything from the vocal delivery to the projection of this performance proves why Lambert is one of the greatest artists ever in music.
2. "For Your Entertainment" at the 2009 American Music Awards -- On November 22nd 2009, Lambert performed on the Nokia Theatre stage his hit song. Sparking up a lot of controversy, this memorable performance is as entertaining as it gets.
3. "National Anthem" at Broadway Bares -- On June 23rd 2013, Lambert graced the stage in efforts to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Little did he know that his performance that evening would become one of his best ever.
4. "Soaked" at Club Nokia -- On December 16th 2010, Lambert performed on the Club Nokia stage this beautiful progressive rock ballad, proving he is more than just an entertainer. This is a man with incredible vocals who delivers them in every performance.
5. "A Change Is Gonna Come" on American Idol -- Lambert graced the stage of the Nokia Theatre to perform this classic soul tune which was chosen by the creator of the show, Simon Fuller. Although it was a risk, Lambert delivered an epic rock soul song.

Top 10 best Adam Lambert songs

Adam Lambert is a singer and songwriter from Southern California. His claim to fame came in early 2009 when he graced the spotlight on the eighth season of American Idol. Lambert blew up in the pop music scene virtually instantly when he released his first album For Your Entertainment. As the first openly gay mainstream pop star, Lambert has achieved success by being the only one to ever launch a career with a major label. In most recent years, Lambert has had the opportunity of collaborating with other artists and even touring with quite a few, including Queen. The question remains, what are the best Adam Lambert songs?
1. "Whataya Want From Me" Recorded between September and October of 2009 and released a month later, this strong pop ballad tells a story, a story that many people can relate to. Written by Pink, Max Martin and Shellback; this is Lambert's very first song to ever become a top ten single.
2. "Trespassing" Released in October of 2012, this is a fun, invigorating pop track that lets you see the type of artist Lambert actually is. A little bit of leather and a little bit of glitter. Written by Adam Lambert himself along with Pharrell Williams; this song truly epitomizes current synthpop.
3. "If I Had You" Recorded in between September and October of 2009 and released in May of 2010, this uptempo electronic pop rock proves that fame and fortune cannot buy happiness. Written by Max Martin, Shellback and Savan Kotecha; this song proves money cannot buy love.
4. "Runnin" Released in May of 2012, this electro trance pop tune is a deluxe edition bonus track from Lambert's Trespassing album. Written by Lambert himself along with David Marshall, Fred Williams, Catt Gravitt and Marvin Williams; "Runnin" illustrates the clash between a existing situation and a hypothetical situation.
5. "Fever" Released in September of 2010, this glam rock dance pop is anything but leather. In fact, this is more glitter than anything else. Written by Lady Gaga, Rob Fusari and Jeff Bhasker; this uptempo song brings every color of the rainbow into one track, making it ultimately exciting.
6. "Time For Miracles" Released in October of 2009, this pop rock power ballad smash was one of the first songs to launch Lambert's career. This song was used in the movie "2012." Written by Alain Johannes and Natasha Shneider, Shneider lost her battle to cancer in 2008.
7. "Never Close Our Eyes" Released in April of 2012, this power synthpop song is Lambert's second major top ten hit. Written by Bruno Mars, Phillip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Luke Gottwald and Henry Walter; this tune was inspired by both the dance pop and Euro-pop genres with a hint of melodic influence.
8. "Want" Released in November of 2009, this pop rock power ballad really depicts a tale of true love. Although this song comes from Lambert's unofficial debut album, this song really deduces what Lambert is capable of doing with music, as a singer. Written by Andy King, Steve Jones, Maz Woolridge and Dean Gifford, there are many things a human wants in this life and one of them is love.
9. "Soaked" Recorded in the middle of 2009 and released in November of 2009, this power pop rock ballad tells a story about a lonely man who is tired of one night stands. Written by Matt Bellamy, this gloomy ballad remains as one of the best songs ever from Adam Lambert.
10. "Voodoo" Released in November of 2009, this tune was released as an international and tour edition bonus track to Lambert's first album, For Your Entertainment. Written by Adam Lambert, Sam Sparro and Jesse Rogg, this dance pop ballad really personifies the kind of artist Lambert is.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Today Is Freddie Mercury's Birthday

Happy Birthday Farrokh Bulsara! In my opinion, there is no other artist in the world like Freddie. He had the voice, the artistry, the personality, and the charisma. His style and image was one thing, however, every time he opened his mouth, you knew it was him singing and as a result, he had unbelievable projection because he made you believe what he was singing about. Freddie delivered vocally through every single performance.
If I had to choose my top 10 favorite songs by Freddie Mercury/Queen, I really couldn't, however; my favorites right now include: 
In My Defence
Bohemian Rhapsody
Who Wants To Live Forever
The Show Must Go On
I Want To Break Free
There Must Be More To Life Than This
It's Late
Mr. Bad Guy
Thank God It's Christmas
The March Of The Black Queen
Princes Of the Universe
Living On My Own
Foolin' Around
Radio Ga Ga
Funny How Love Is
A Kind Of Magic
Save Me
Let's Turn It On
Somebody To Love
We Are The Champions
You And I
Don't Try Suicide
It's A Hard Life
Under Pressure
You may be gone, but you are never going to be forgotten in this life time. Happy Birthday Freddie!

Friday, May 9, 2014

5 reasons why Adam Lambert is perfect for Queen

Adam Lambert is a singer, songwriter, and actor who struck instant fame when he auditioned for the reality hit series, American Idol. He became a world-class sensation virtually instantly and as a result, became one of the greatest forces in the music industry.

Lambert recently made headlines when Queen announced that Adam would be joining them for a special tour, where he sold out shows. Although the tour was originally 19 dates, an additional 5 days have been added. As much as I love Freddie Mercury, the original front man, I do believe Adam Lambert is perfect for Queen. Why?

1. Voice. When a singer can deliver every single performance and still have polished passaggio, as well as, timbre, you know they are serious. Not only does Lambert have excellent control of his voice, but his power and range are ultimately incredible.

2. Projection. What I love about Lambert goes beyond his amazing vocals, it is the fact that he can deliver and engage the crowd in a sense. When he sings, not only do you know it's him, but he makes you believe what he is singing.

3. Style and Image. Lambert epitomizes individualism when it comes to his style and image. Although it is somewhat eccentric, it is never scandalous nor boring. This is how Mercury was, which makes Lambert right for the band.

4. Personality and Charisma. His personality, as well as, charisma is a lot like Farrokh Bulsara's in many ways. When someone is a good person naturally, their personality effects everyone around them.

5. Influence. When someone knows the material, it is highly beneficial. Lambert has stated various times how he has been influenced by Queen and Freddie Mercury. When someone respects the artists they work with, before working with them, you know they are right for the band.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Trespassing by Adam Lambert, Best Album of 2012

A lot of amazing things continue to happen in entertainment for 2012 and Adam Lambert's latest album Trespassing seems to be one of them. Debuting at #1 of it's first day of release on the Billboard 200 charts, this is quite possibly one of the most underrated albums I have heard in the past decade. I have listened to a lot of great new albums this year, however; Trespassing stood out to me the most, making it the number album of 2012. Why?  

I really loved how Lambert took an array of risks, but still managed to stay true to his glam rock roots. When it comes to Trespassing, you will hear a different side of Lambert. He isn't as audacious, as taboo like the first album, as this album is more leather and For Your Entertainment is more glitter. Another interesting fact about this album is that Lambert wrote a vast majority of the songs on it, allowing him to prove that he's a real artist and not a commercial one-hit-wonder with ridiculously awesome vocal rock chops.

Trespassing consists of 12 songs. This album also includes 5 additional songs, 3 of which are deluxe edition tracks and 2 that are additional tracks in both the United Kingdom and Japan. The songs on the Trespassing album include:  

1. Trespassing 2. Cuckoo 3. Shady 4. Never Close Your Eyes 5. Kickin In 6. Naked Love 7. Pop That Lock 8. Better Than I Know Myself 9. Broken English 10. Underneath 11. Chokehold 12. Outlaws Of Love  

My favorite song on the album is Runnin (which is a deluxe single track) and best described as #13 on the album. Runnin was written Adam Lambert, David Marshall, Fred Williams, Catt Gravitt, and Robert Marvin. Runnin is an uptempo song crossed into a ballad that talks about someone who is running from life's problems, including running from the things that they love. As the song continues, they begin to realize that choosing to run is not the answer.  

My other favorite song is his current single Trespassing, which was released on the radio on my birthday. Trespassing was written by Adam Lambert and Pharell Williams. Trespassing is the first song on the album and did I mention my current ring, as well as, ring back tone on my phone? Trespassing is an angry fun, uptempo song that exudes freedom. If you can think of Michael Jackson's They Don't Really Care About Us with a glitter spin on it, Trespassing would be the result.

Never Close Your Eyes and Chokehold remain to be my third and fourth favorite from this album.
The reality is, some people are going to love it, whereas; some people are going to hate it. To me, that is the place to be. I don't know about you, but boring music with the same banal story line is overrated. Pop music is all about innovation and making people remember your name. To me, this is what this album epitomizes and this is why Adam Lambert's Trespassing is the number one album of 2012.