Along with a lot of songs from the 2001 album, the song charted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs due to radio play after the album was released. The song won an Oscar, appeared on the Mannequin soundtrack, and – true fact! --------------------------------------------------------- Lorde’s second album ‘Melodrama’ spawned a host of brilliant tunes, and with them some bloody excellent choruses; but none of them hold a candle to the soaring euphoria of ‘Green Light’. Handling the riff with kid gloves, Dre’s spotless, skeletal beat sleeks along like pure silk, punctuated by the Eve’s refined flow and a sultry hook delivered by Gwen Stefani. 8 on the Billboard charts. Sally’s not a real person – just a name that fit in the chorus. Appropriately enough the chorus resembled ‘1999’ in its perverse nostalgia for the future. The fact that it was about a hangover seemed unimportant. And we’re not mad about it. Arguably one of the best tracks of Whitney’s career, this is one of those ultimate club songs that make you want to grab the person closest to you (no matter how creepy that might be). Though he’s living easy and living free, he probably overpaid on the “season ticket on a one-way ride“. Buckingham’s bitter chant of “You can go your own way” must have cut like glass, and yet with its uplifting chord progression, it sounded, paradoxically, like the sweetest sentiment ever. a comedic classic The chorus comes in early, and hooks you instantly.
I'm on mobile so it's hard to hear if there are other samples tucked under, too. Play full tracks, offline and ad-free. From the wub-wub-wub intro to Jon’s raspy tenor, the chorus to ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ is the musical equivalent of a fist of pure emotion.

Teddy Riley—only 17 when he produced Doug E. Fresh's "The Show"—had introduced the genre to New Jack Swing, crafting R&B songs with hip-hop breakbeats. Andre Harrell's Uptown Records was already the home for hip-hop-inspired R&B, and that reputation increased when he hired an aspiring young executive named Sean Combs. "XXplosive" has another kick layered under it, but that is the drum break. Snoop’s first solo single ‘Who Am I? 20,564 plays 20.5K; View all likes 285; View all reposts 11; Report. Though this isn’t the Cali trio’s only earworm, (see also ‘The Rock Show’ and ‘Always’), ‘All the Small Things’ is an explosion of pop-punk joy. The pattern is essentially the same, but the sounds themselves are not. If there was ever a problem with a Strokes/Yeah Yeah Yeahs song, it’s that their choruses didn’t soar with the same ridiculous ascendant chord progression as an N*Sync one, right? Tommy and Gina are forgotten in the moment, it’s all about us now.

Lead singer Steve Perry brings it all back home as he triumphantly parades the chorus, holding on to that feeling. On ‘Xxplosive’, Dre flips super chilled ’70s instrumental ‘Bumpy’s Lament’ into a bugged-out weed jam. Nothing connected the past, present and future of Andre Young quite like it. It was epic, game changing stuff. 51.

swaggers over a sample of The Clash’s ‘Straight to Hell’; and over a decade on and it still sounds absolutely huge. While Dre has worked sparingly on most of Snoop Dogg’s post-‘Doggystyle’ solo records, the pair’s chemistry has rarely waned when they’ve come together. No matter how many covers this song might endure, no one will ever do it the justice Mr. Stardust treats it to (perhaps because he is, in fact, just so other-worldly). Why the rain might need blessing by the members of Toto is beyond us, but whatever makes them happy makes us happy. With classic R’n’B restraint, this track about loco d’amour was all about the drums, the brass and B’s raw vocal. Brush the dirt off your baggy baseball jersey, and get ready for an extensive look at two genres that are, thankfully, obsessed with one another. Paramore have come a long way since their early ‘Misery Business’ days; but their progression from emo icons to synth-pop perfection has been worth it, not least for the absolutely banging chorus on ‘Hard Times’. Dr. Dre did not rap on "Xxplosive," instead the song features Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Hittman and Six-Two. Ahead of the release of his first album in 16 years, we salute west coast hip-hop legend Dr Dre with a rundown of the producer’s 10 finest moments behind the boards…. The kick is dirty has a lot of mid-high freq content to give it that sound. © 2020 NME is a member of the media division of BandLab Technologies. Here instead is an Armand Van Helden collab and the best chorus about going loopy since Ozzy’s ‘Paranoid’. With systematic racism and urban mismanagement plaguing Los Angeles’s African-Americans communities, NWA’s breakthrough single bottled south-central disillusionment like never before. Week-by-week music charts, peak chart positions and airplay stats. But that can’t take away from the joyous chorus, with its infectious drum fill and refrain of “I bless the rains down in Africa“. RELATED: The 50 Best R&B Videos of the '90s Think of it as a grunge rewrite of ‘She Loves You’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xDzVZcqtYI.

Instead of sampling the drums off of Xxplosive, look through your own drums and breaks and look for a similar sounding kick and just layer your own snare and clap to get a similar sound. A debut single for the ages. ‘Run To The Hills’ was Bruce’s first outing as Maiden’s new vocalist, and he hit a blinder. Xxplosive doesn't sound like a straight up break anyway, This is 100% correct. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Their Most Explosive Hits - International Beat on AllMusic - 1998 Sultry, moody and intimate, the contrast between the frustrated girlfriend of the verses with the pleading lover of the chorus made it irresistible.

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Coming in after almost two minutes of laconic guitar fuzz, the hook of this chorus blindsides the listener. Their commercial breakthrough in the US, reaching No. The buzzing synths he built g-funk on were out, replaced by a more stainless-steel sound that could still keep the heads ringin’ and low riders bumpin’. Pulling on a narrative from Rebel Without A Cause, he croons that “To die by your side, would be such a heavenly way to die“. The track is based upon the song "Bumpy's Lament" by Soul Mann & the Brothers. The chorus is intriguing and troubling: “Oh what turns you on?/Now your animal’s gone” Brett sings, sounding eternally 16 years old. “They tried to make me go to rehab/I said, no, no, no” she croons over crisp Motown production and gorgeous backing vocals, and within that first 30 second chorus a new classic was born. Nowhere more so than on ‘Wake Up’. Dr Dre’s star-making tenure with Death Row Records in the nineties hit its absolute apex with ‘California Love’, an earth-shaking ode to his home state that gifted 2pac his biggest hit single in the process. The chorus to The Stones’ best known track is still as much of a belter as it was when released in 1965. Not quite the life-affirming tale that most believe, the track’s actually about a young man who finds out his father isn’t who he thinks it is. Kanye’s ‘Power’ is one of his crown jewels, with its blistering bars, ferocious production and the bonkers use of a King Crimson sample; but it’s its huge chorus that really cements it Kanye’s swan song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v–IqqusnNQ. 22 years ago 22 years ago. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: 51 Samples. Brian Wilson calls it the greatest pop record ever made, and he’s well qualified to judge. With its sparkling production, crisp production and Matty’s gauzy vocals, The 1975 have created a total winner. The band called this a ‘one riff song’.

On top of some comedy-horror piano chords, the pair run through some immoral scenarios, with Dre playing the angel on one shoulder and Slim, the devil, on the other. ‘Crazy In Love’ was a lesson in ‘more is less’. 51.
Though the track opens with Casablancas’ earnest vocals, by the time the chorus comes around, he shrugs off responsibility and runs through a list of excuses. Try to recreate them instead of sampling, you will learn a lot more and get better results. Xxplosive by Dr. Dre and Hittman feat. Now, it's time to talk about which of these early "mash-ups" stand above the rest of the pack. “Well I feel heavy metal!” We’ve all been there. 2001 Aftermath 1999.

Brightside’ touches all the bases – sex, revenge, jealousy and a chorus that incites listeners to pump their fists. Maybe the whole loop is, but the first few bars have each sound on its own. The world's defining voice in music and pop culture since 1952. With Mark Ronson’s distinctive production and Amy’s iconic vocal, ‘Rehab’ is nothing short of the perfect example of how to write a song; and what a chorus. Kanye sampled the xxplosive drums for the track "This can't be life" by jay-z and scarface not izzo. The fact that the demo was originally penned on a gloomy church organ and played at half the speed will come as no surprise. The drums clattered like an earthquake as Florence’s vocals burst in like bats into a belfry, over a hook that was instantly re-playable. The song that launched a million spilled pints, as punters slosh their drinks while running to the dancefloor. Allegedly written about some less than wholesome groupie mischief, the chorus of New Order’s most pop-tastic moment is a sugar rush of sparkling keyboard lines, Hooky’s low slung bass line and Bernard Sumner’s laconic delivery of the lyrics (“Everything time I see you falling/I get down on my knees are pray”). Even if you’ve never been to the Big Apple, this whopper of a chorus will make you wish you had. )’ sees Dre pick up where he left off on ‘The Chronic’ – utilising multi-layered synths, deep basslines, Shaq-sized handclaps, spaced-out talk box vocals and plenty of George Clinton samples for a track almost impossibly funky on the ear. – was co-written by Albert Hammond, father of The Strokes guitarist. It’s tough to outdo a legend – but sorry, Mr. Sinatra, in 2009 New York City found a new ballad dedicated to the concrete jungle. Even mid side stuff doesn't really isolate. The B-side to ‘Wonderwall’ was just as majestic as Oasis’ best-known track. Bowie’s ‘Starman’ was self-referential of course, and the chorus of the track stands as a brilliant statement of his other-worldly intent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIjgofcuWU. As a cascade of Bacharach-influenced strings came down, the guitar chords sounded bold and triumphant. “Xxplosive” features verses from Hittman , Kurupt , and Nate Dogg . © 2020 NME is a member of the media division of BandLab Technologies. (1) Rank the BEATS from best to worst. The beat of “Dope Niggaz” samples “Xxplosive,” a track of Dr. Dre’s 1999 album 2001. The chorus doesn’t come in until the final quarter of the song. by Dr. Dre and Hittman feat. ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ is a track that makes you wait for what you want. NWA may have been ‘the world’s most dangerous group’, but as he transitioned into a solo artist, Dre was out to prove that gangster rap could be the most ridiculously chill, absolutely indispensable pop music in the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt2oKbZKWEw. In the mid-1980s, Ron G. became the master of the blend tape. Hip Hop. On ‘Xxplosive’, Dre flips super chilled ’70s instrumental ‘Bumpy’s Lament’ into a bugged-out weed jam. Kurupt, Nate Dogg, and Six-Two's verses deal with how good they are at pimping, how many girls they can get, and how much money they make through pimping. With a cowbell backing, they paint a picture of hedonism and youthful indulgence, of the city beckoning them across the water as Ed sings “every city light will be out for us“.

There's guitar and bass mixed in with the drums everywhere. Gone was the Grime MC of ‘Boy In Da Corner’, or the cheeky chappy of ‘Dance Wiv Me’. R&B and hip-hop's fortunes became one and the same. A rocket powered three-chorder, it was ridiculously jubilant. Once people got hold of them, they still didn’t really know what it was about. A great chorus is like take-off: the bit in the song that makes you a) sing, b) cry, or c) sprint to the dancefloor. …

Kurupt, Six-Two and Nate Dogg.