2016 Year in Review: My Favorite Songs

it’s time for the year-end review of my favorite songs of 2016. Picking a top 40 songs from hundred or thousand great songs at year’s end is going to be very difficult. Here’s my favourite songs of 2016 to date:topsia

  1. Sia – Cheap Thrills
  2. Twenty One Pilots – Ride
  3. Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
  4. Lukas Graham – 7 Years
  5. Alan Walker – Faded
  6. Lukas Graham – You’re Not There
  7. Gnash ft Olivia Obrien – I Hate You, I Love You
  8. Coldplay ft Beyonce – Hymn For The Weekend
  9. The Chainsmokers ft Daia – Dont Let Me Down
  10. Miike Snow – Genghis Khan
  11. Frenship ft Emilly Warren – Capsize
  12. Adele – All I Ask
  13. Chris Stapleton – Fire Away
  14. XAmbassador – Unsteady
  15. Zara Larsson – Lush Life
  16. DJ Snake ft Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You
  17. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill on Ibiza
  18. Adele – When We Were Young
  19. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better
  20. Kaleo – Way Down We Go
  1. The Weeknd ft Daft Punk – Starboy
  2. One Republic – Lets Hurt Tonight
  3. Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece (Idol Version)
  4. The Lumineers – Ophelia
  5. Daya – Hide Away
  6. Calvin ft Rihanna – This Is What You’ve Came For
  7. Galantis – No Money
  8. Shawn Mendes – Mercy
  9. Kygo ft Parson James – Stole The Show
  10. Jon Bellion – All Time Low
  11. Clean Bandit ft Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye
  12. James Arthur – Say You Wont Let Me Go
  13. Rihanna – Love On The Brain
  14. Zara Larsson ft MNEK – Never Forget You
  15. Alan Walker – Sing Me To Sleep
  16. Ariana Grande ft Nicki Minaj – Side To Side
  17. Skrillex ft Diplo feat Kai – Mind
  18. Flume ft Kai – Never Be Like You
  19. Fifth Harmony – Work From Home
  20. Lil Wayne ft Imagine Dragons, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Ty Dollar Sign, X Ambassador – Sucker For Pain

Twenty One Pilots Biggest Highlights in 2016

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Pada Oktober 2015 lalu saya sempat menulis postingan tentang kecintaan saya pada Twenty One Pilots, dan pada saat itu saya sedikit kecewa kenapa band sekeren mereka tidak terlalu terkenal dan tidak banyak mendapat awards. Dan memang benar, seperti orang biasa ternyata sukses memang membutuhkan waktu LOL. Sepanjang tahun 2016 ini band favorit saya (Linkin Park also my fave band..), telah mencetak beberapa prestasi mengagumkan. Dengan single, awards, hingga nominasi 5 GRAMMY AWARDS, termasuk RECORD OF THE YEAR! AMAZING! , dan ini beberapa prestasi yang berhasil dicetak mereka di tahun 2016 dari beberapa sumber yang saya temukan ;

Billboard Article

January

  1. In the early days of the new year, Twenty One Pilots score their first ever top 10 single on the Hot 100. On Jan. 4 (for the chart dated Jan. 16), Billboard announced that “Stressed Out” had risen 13-9. This proved to be a prelude for 21P’s highly unexpected success in crossing over from alternative to top 40 radio with multiple singles throughout the year.
  2. Later on in January, Twenty One Pilots keep up their momentum with a killer performance at the 2016 Winter X-Games at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass, Col. It was a huge deal: the duo played the same stage as Deadmau5 and Nas at a massive sporting event — it’s definitely a smart move to perform for people outside of a strict music fandom.

April

  1. Twenty One Pilots land the cover of Billboard, sharing with fans everywhere a revealing tale of Midwest ethics, childhood Christianity, a love of pop-punk and an undeniable work ethic (plus friendship, can’t forget friendship.)

July

  1. Blurryface surpasses 1 million in U.S. salesafter 14 months on the market. The band’s landmark album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its release in May 2015 and at the time of going platinum, sat at No. 3 on the tally. It hasn’t left the chart’s top 40 spots since it debuted.
  2. Largely supported by the emo/pop-punk world of Alternative Press magazine, TOP take home Artist of the Year at the third annual AP Magazine Music Awards.

toopAugust

  1. Twenty One Pilots score their second No. 1 album in two years…sort of. The Suicide Squad official soundtrack tops the Billboard 200, getting a big boost from the massive success of “Heathens,” a new song Twenty One Pilots recorded exclusively for the film.
  2. The band again makes history, becoming the first act to top the Billboard Pop and Alternative Songs chart simultaneously with two different songs — “Ride” and “Heathens,” respectively. Beyond that, Joseph and Dun are the first act to sit at No. 1 on both charts in 11 years (the previous honor went to Green Day with “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.”)
  3. The mass appeal of Twenty One Pilots’ live show really starts to sink in. The band plays two nights at Madison Square Garden, selling them both out. In the same month, they also play the famous Reading & Leeds Festival as headliners across the pond.
  4. Twenty One Pilots win Best Rock Video at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards for “Heathens.”

October

  1. Twenty One Pilots make it to the biggest stage in late night television. Serving as musical guest on Saturday Night Live, they perform “Heathens” and “Ride.”

November

  1. Twenty One Pilots fire up the American Music Awards with a medley of two of their biggest hits — “Heathens” and “Stressed Out.” When they weren’t lighting the stage ablaze, they were taking home awards, claiming Favorite Artist: Alternative Rock and Favorite Duo or Group: Pop/Rock.
  2. With the success of Blurryface, the band releases a three-piece vinyl set of a live versions of the LP, a perfect holiday gift for your TOP-obsessed family member. If it’s any inclination of what next year is going to look like, Tyler and Josh should prepare for another wild ride.

Thats from Billboard article :http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7597293/twenty-one-pilots-blurryface-2016-top-highlights-heathens-stressed-out-ride

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Stressed Out Music Video reached over 793 millons views on youtube, Heathens reached over 541 millions views  and Ride reached 334 millions views !

Twenty One Pilots currently has over 2,600,999,00 views on youtube!

Blurryface got double platinum

Twenty one pilots become the #1 artist on Billboard hot 100

Tyler Joseph took #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Songwritters list

Twenty One Pilots is up for Grammy Nominations (5!!) of: Record Of The Year, Best Duo, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Song Written For Visual Media,

AND MANY MORE …

top-2Congrats Twenty One Pilots, Finally you guys got amazing year, semoga makin sukses band ini mengguncang dunia dan bisa tour ke Indonesia 🙂

2015 Year in Review: My Favorite Songs

it’s time for the year-end review of my favorite songs of 2015. Picking a top 40 songs at year’s end is going to be pretty difficult. Here’s my favourite songs of 2015 to date:

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  1. Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out
  2. Charlie Puth ft Wiz Khalifa – See You Again
  3. The Chainsmokers ft Rozes – Roses
  4. Major Lazer ft. Dj Snake & MO – Lean On
  5. Twenty One Pilots – Tear in My Heart
  6. Ed Sheeran – Photograph
  7. Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
  8. Muse – Dead Inside
  9. James Bay – Hold Back The River
  10. Walk The Moon – Shut Up and Dance
  11. Years and Years – Shine
  12. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  13. Taylor Swift – Blank Space
  14. Skrillex ft Diplo & Justin Bieber – Where Are You Now
  15. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  16. Fifth Harmony – Worth It
  17. Avicii – Waiting For Love
  18. Jessie J – Flashlight
  19. Adele – Hello
  20. David Guetta ft Nicki Minaj & Afrojack & Bebe Rexha – Hey Mama
  21. Skrillex ft Diplo, & Justin Bieber – Where Are You Now
  22. Rudimental ft. Ed Sheeran – Lay it On Me
  23. Sia – Elastic Heart (solo version)
  24. Alessia Cara – Here
  25. City ft Adam Levine – Locked Away
  26. Echosmith – Bright
  27. Elle King – Ex’s and Oh’s
  28. Sam Smith ft. John Legend – Lay Me Down
  29. Maroon 5 – Sugar
  30. The Weeknd – The Hills
  31. Sam Hunt – Take Your Time
  32. Martin Garrix ft Usher – Dont Look Down
  33. Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
  34. The Weeknd – Earned It
  35. Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night
  36. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
  37. Imagine Dragons – Shots
  38. Dawin ft Silento – Dessert
  39. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen (re-released Dec’14)
  40. Years and Years – King

Note: to be eligible on this blog, the song must be released (as official single) between late 2014 – December 2015 (lol I know its silly but whatever 😀 )

Also theres so many great song who didnt made into top 40 (for so many reason, i.e: they could rule next year maybe?, too old, boring alredy, meh mv, or ‘ sure its a good song but i still have no idea where  should I put it?’ etc)  including: Adele – When We Were Young, Tori Kelly – Nobody Love,  Sam Hunt – Break Up In The Small Town, Fort Minor – Welcome , Melanie Martinez – Training Wheels,  X Ambassador – Renegade, Unsteady,  Drake – Hotline Bling, G-Eazy ft Bebe Rexha – Me Myself and I, Jess Glynne – Take Me Home, Dj Snake – Turn Down For What, Troye Sivan – Wild,  Fools, Cam – Burning House, The Weeknd – Cant Feel My Face, Sam Hunt – Break Up In The Small Town, Daia – Hide Away, Kygo ft Maty Noyes – Stay, Charlie Puth ft Meghan Trainor – Marvin Gaye, One Call Away, Charlie Puth – One Called Away, Fall Out Boy – Centuries, Who Is Fancy – Goodbye,  Selena Gomez ft A$AP Rocky – Good For You, Halsey – New Americana, Coldplay – Adventure of A Lifetime, and all Twenty One Pilots’s and Taylor Swift’s song.

ALBUM REVIEW – BLURRYFACE (2015) by Twenty One Pilots

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Tidak jauh berbeda dari Vessel, Blurryface menghadirkan berbagai genre musik. Mulai dari hip-hop to pop to rock to post-hardcore to edm and then pop ballad then back again to hip hop rock …(fill the blank) ITS Everything. Untuk judul album ini, Blurryface sendiri adalah karakter yang dibuat Tyler yang merupakan sisi gelap/insecurity dari dalam dirinya (dan mungkin pada setiap orang yang relate pada setiap lagu di album ini, including me sometimes..) . Album ini sudah dirilis pada 17 Mei 2015, dan terjual sebanyak 147.000 kopi di minggu pertama di Amerika sekaligus menjadi album pertama mereka yang menduduki #1 😀

Here’s my review track by track 🙂

Heavydirtysoul sebagai track pembuka menghadirkan rap dan musik upbeat yang memperdengarkan kemampuan Josh Dun sebagai drummer yang sangat baik. (i could find a better word, Incredible.. ) lagu ini lebih dark, dibanding lagu2 mereka sebelumnya. Kita juga akan mendengar kemampuan rap dan high notes Tyler di lagu ini (he’s so cool and fun lol).

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Second track, Stressed Out. Ini nih lagu yang membuat saya jatuh cinta kepada band ini. Genre lagu ini lebih kepada alternative hip hop. The chorus is catchy and easy to sing along, I’m so in love with this song! Hopefully this song could charted well everywhere. Lyrics lagu ini juga pas banget untuk orang2 seperti saya LOL. ‘Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days, when our mamas singing us to sleep but now were stressed out”. College student, worker, and everyone, kalian pasti pernah berapa pada situasi seperti ini ! HA! 😀

Ride, mengingatkan saya pada lagu No Women No Cry. Kita bisa mendengar nuansa rap yang kompleks dengan musik reggae ditambah drum yang keren sepanjang lagu. Soo catchy and fantastic production!

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Next single Fairly Local. Heavy electronics, synths, and violin, what can i say anymore, Tyler and Josh nailed it! Theres a bit mystery or spooky elements but i dont care hehehe..

Tear in My Heart is a happier song. Inspirasi lagu ini adalah istri Tyler. I really loved the lyrics. Yes, we will find someone who understand us and will make us ALIVE AND HAVE A SOUL! DAMMIT I NEED TO FIND THE MALE VERSION OF HIS WIFE I THINK LOL..

Reggae-Raps-Drums adalah 3 kata untuk menggamabarkan lagu Lane Boy. Hmm.. keseluruhan hampir di semua lagu Tyler showed us his rap abilty right?! The best part of this song are the bridge till the end. FANTASTIC MUSIC! Serously, kalian harus mendengar setiap lagu di album ini dari awal hingga selesai kalau tidak mau melewatkan transisi musik yang luar biasa.

The Judge membawa kita kembali kepada ukulele Tyler. Jarang2 ada lagu dengan musik ukulele sebaik Twenty One Pilots. Chorus di track ini menunjukkan kemampuan high notes Tyler khususnya setelah bernyanyi di low note. Lagu ini sangat catchy, you would be singing easily by the end! Permainan Drums Josh juga sangat apik, tidak hanya Tyler, tapi Josh sebagai drummer juga bisa menunjukkan kemampuan bermain drum di genre music apapun. Rock, hip hop, reggae, perfectly matched with everything.

Doubt is a dark song. Salah satu perubahan drastis pada produksi suara Tyler hahhaha.. future EDM? No offense (in goodly way), he sounds like the male version of katy perry (only in this song lol). This (catchy) song about in love and having doubts about their partners faith.

twenty_one_pilots_live_old_national_egyptian_room_indianapolis_2014-34Salah lagu lagu paling catchy di album ini adalah Polarize. Could be the next single if they want enter into pop chart. (i guess..)

Ukulele is back. We Dont Believe Whats on TV. I think its a more punky song than pop ukulele song. Great song, vocals and drums. I really loved the YEAH YEAH YEAH part!!

The Next Song, Message Man, SKIP (this song is great, no idea how to described it lol). Dont miss the bridge part, Tyler raps very cool! 😉

Hometown mendengar lagu ini serasa familiar, serasa pernah mendengar lagu ini berkali-kali di radio. This song is super catchy! Tyler you’re a great singer! Hmmm.. what i can say about this song… Well, it is an incredibly relaxed song, while simultaneously being a great song. You could listen to it in a club or in the festivals 😀

Next, the happy song Not Today. Another catchy, upbeat, fun song. The song is rich. You got trumpet, upbeat drums, electronic bass, synths, rapping, clean vocals and catchy vocal hooks. Oww YOU… O I …  (see i already sing along with myself 😀  ). Good Job Guys! – ps. drums is mind blowing!

Lagu penutup di album ini, Goner mungkin merupakan lagu terbaik di album ini. Lagu ini dimulai dengan permainan piano dan vokal Tyler. Ballad. Sounds dark. The song takes aspects from the heavier side of music with some FANTASTIC screams involved toward the end of the song, which is unexpected. It shows off the pain The song is is an incredible way to the end album. BEST !!!

THATS ALL… Overall, I Love the album, meski belum bisa mengalahkan Vessel (which is Masterpiece)

tumblr_nv7j8x4xk91tdbzs3o1_400I LOVE THIS BAND, Their album is a piece of art (uhm.. Masterpiece is for Vessel!), combining multiple genres, writing moving songs. The sound of FUTURE PERFECTION!

Album Rated (9/10)

Best Track: Stressed Out, Ride, Goner, The Judge, Not Today, Polarized, Heavydirtysoul

p.s:  you should check out their video esp. THEIR LIVE PERFORMANCE! (backflipping, jumping, climbing, and more cool stuff). THEY’RE SICK AS FRICK! 😀 very awesome!

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