CHART REWIND. The chick flick Bridesmaids certainly paved way for renewed interest in Wilson Phillips. Further to the inclusion of the 1990 Hot 100 No.1 “Hold On,” interest has resurged in Australia, the UK and the US the past month according to Google Insights for Search.
WelcheMusic will certainly not be surprised if the trend will come to Europe as well. Swedish critics mention the song, which is instrumental in the movie. The soundtrack also includes tracks from Blondie, Fiona Apple, Ryan Adams as well as “I’ve Just Begun (Having Fun)” by Britney Spears. The track was included on her first greatest hits album and intended for In the Zone.
“Hold On” was the debut single by Wilson Phillips, the group formed by the Wilson sisters (Carnie and Wendy) and daughters of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and Mamas & The Papas’s John and Michelle Phillips daughter Chynna.
The group has so far released four albums, managing to place three No.1 hits. The follow-up “Release Me” also made it to the top, as well as “You’re in Love” the following year.
Bridesmaids opened in the US this May and has so far grossed more than $234m revenue. That’s far better than the $32.5m budget. According to The Fire Wire, the DVD is set for a US September release. The packed set will include deleted sense, extended and alternate scenes as well as a “commercial” from Annie’s jewelry employer.
CHART SPOTLIGHT. By and large, spaghetti western in the style of Sergio Leone and Guisseppe Tornatoro owes a lot to the music composed by Italian 80+ veteran Ennio Morricone. He has also been the source of inspiration for Danger Mouse, the highly acclaimed producer who issued the album Rome this May together with the composer Daniele Luppi.
Session Recorded in Neo-Classical Roman Church
The album took five years to make and expect the first single “Season’s Tree” featuring jazz singer Norah Jones to bow this week in the UK. Included as one of three tracks with the female vocalist, the album also features The White Stripes’ Jack White. According to the Daily Gleaner, Rome is “a blend of six vocal tracks and nine instrumentals, a contemporary spin with a vintage Ennio Morricone feel. The session was recorded in a neo-classical church in Rome on analog equipment, the end result is far more than the soundtrack for a movie that does not exist. ” Quite interesting, it features the Canto Moderni choir featured on the soundtrack to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly starring Clint Eastwood. Rome bowed on charts globally in mid-May. Its highest peak is on the US Digital Albums chart (No.3), while peaking at No.11 on the Billboard 200 and at No.20 on the UK album chart.
Not a typical WelcheMusicfavourite, Danger Mouse versatility is fascinating. The White Plains native formed Gnarls Barkley together with Cee-Lo Green, producing their albums St. Elsewhere and The Odd Couple. In 2004, Danger Mouse challenged the industry when he merged Jay-Z’s 2003 The Black Album with instrumentals from The Beatles’ 1968 White Album. This was not appreciated by EMI, as the samples were unauthorized. Danger Mouse went on to produce the 2005 album Demon Days by The Gorillaz and Beck’s 2008 album Modern Guilt
Debut Album Amassed 20+ Million in Global Sales
As mentioned earlier, Norah Jones is featured on three tracks including “Season’s Tree.” Haven released four albums to date and amassed three US No.1 albums, Jones is one of the most successful jazz singers in modern time. 2002’s Come Away with Me was the high-profile debut of Jones, including no less than five singles ultimately selling more than 20 million albums worldwide.
Last November, the compilation album …Featuring was released by Jones. Collaborations with the likes of Ryan Adams, Foo Fighters and OutKast.
CHART REFLECTION. According to Billboard, will begin a 12-date European tour this June. He will open the tour in Stockholm on Jun.10, followed by stops throughout the Nordics and the rest of Europe. His biggest chart success in Sweden to date is the 2005 album Cold Roses which made it to No.8. Gold (2001) and Easy Tiger (2007) also reached the top ten.
Née David Ryan Adams in 1974, the singer-songwriter reigns from Jacksonville, North Carolina. He was initially a member of the group Whiskeytown and took the solo route in 2000. Ryan Adams married singer/actress Mandy Moore in 2009.
Adams released the metal-leaning album Orion last May.