LinkinPark – New Divide My favourite song is New Divide by Linkin Park. This song appears in the new film by Michael Bay, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. I like this song because this type of music is my favourite: alternative rock. I love Linkin Park. The vocalist, Chester Bennington, sings really well and the musicians are very good. Linkin Park has made some songs for films. LinkinPark is formed by Chester Bennington, from Phoenix, Arizona, he’s the vocalist and guitarist; Mike Shinoda, vocalist, keyboards player and guitarist; Joe Hahn, the DJ; Brad Delson, the guitarist leader; Rob Bourdon, the drummer and Dave “Phoenix” Farrell, the bass guitarist. Linkin Park has got three albums: Hybrid Theory (2000), Meteora (2003) and Minutes to Midnight (2007). They are going to release a new album on 2010, Out of Ashes. IñigoRincón, 2º ESO A
GREEN DAY “21 guns” Green DayisanAmericanrockbandthatwasformed in 1987. Themembers of the band are: BillieJoe Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass guitar, vocals) and TréCool (drums). In May 2009 theyreleased a new albumcalled “21stCenturyBreakdown”. In thisalbum, thesongthat I havechosen, “21 Guns”, has won threeawards at the MTV Video MusicAwards 2009. Thisis my favouritemusic band allovertheworldbecausetheyhaveonesongforeachstate of mindyouhave (whenyou are happy, sad...). I discoveredthe band twoyearsago, when I heardonesongcalled “Boulevard of BrokenDreams” and itwasgreat. I lostthe trace of the band fortwoyearsbutlastJuly I heard “KnowYourEnemy”, the single of their new album, and I startedsearchingeverysong of the band.
Theonlything I can sayaboutthesong “21 Guns” isthatit’s my favouritesong and I thinkit’sthecoolestsong I haveeverlistened. I lovedit so muchthat I havethe piano score and I’mlearningtoplayit. Adriana Rubira, 2ºB
THE BEATLES: “I wanttoholdyourhand” They’ve been the most important pop group in History. In fact, you can say that they created Pop music.
They all were British: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. At present, only Paul and Ringo are alive.
Their songs, which they began to record from 1.961, had an extraordinary popularity. At first, they were influenced by American Rock and Roll, but then they composed and sang their own music. The sound of this music was special, new and fresh. Young people loved it. So, they revolutionized everything: the musical world, fashion and the way of life in general. Everybody wanted to look like The Beatles.
They had many “hits”. One of them was “I want to hold your hand” ( their first number one in the U.S.A.), which my father loves and I like too.
The group was disolved in 1.970, but afterwards each one continued singing separately. CHRISTIAN, 2º A
THE VERONICAS: “THE LOST TRACKS” I love listening to this kind of music because I like pop music very much, but this is POP ROCK. The Verónicas are well, but there are some songs which aren’t very good. My favourite song is “Untouched” because it is very lively. This Group started in 2005. They are Australian, and the group is composed by: Jessica and Lissa, who are the vocalists, but one plays the guitar. George plays the guitar too, Mike plays the bass guitar and Vik Foxx is the drummer. Ziortza, 2ºA
Taylor Swift: “You belong with me...” Taylor (Alison) Swift was born on 13th December 1989 Pennsylvania, The United States. She’s an American singer who sings country and rock music. She has published two albums: Fearless and Taylor Swift. Taylor (Alison) Swift was born on 13th December 1989 Pennsylvania, The United States. She’s an American singer who sings country and rock music. She has published two albums: Fearless and Taylor Swift.
Begoña Pérez, 2ºB
“I gotta feeling”by Black Eyed Peas This group is from the USA. They have got three Grammys and they have sold twenty seven million CDs and twenty two million singles. Their best songs are: Where is the love?, Shut up, Hey mama, Don't lie, Let's get it started, Don't phunk with my heart, My humps, Pump it, Boom boompow and I gotta feeling. At first William and apl.de.api created the group in 1995, and then Fergie and Taboo arrived at it. In 2005 they separated and the girl did a new CD alone (“Big girls don’t cry”); it was very famous too but in 2006 the group joined again. I love listening to Black eyed peas because I like this kind of music; and their music is fantastic! The first vocalist is very good, she sings excellently and her name is Fergie. She’s my favourite singer of the group. My favourite song is “I gotta feeling” because it’s really funny and lively; it speaks about a night in a party. It’s new, from this year, and already has sold a lot of CDs. I think that Black eyed peas should do a song in Spanish, I’m sure that people will buy it! ItziarAltuzarra 2º A I like the song “I Gotta Feeling” of the Black Eyed Peas, because it is cheerful, it sounds great and it is amazing. When I listen to that song I want to start dancing. The lyrics say that they have a feeling, that the night is going to be very good! The vocalist sings very well and they play the instruments brilliantly. They are a musical group of hip hop from Los Angeles and the members are: Fergie, Taboo, William and apl.de.ap. They have 5 albums. AmayaPárbole, 2ºA
LUCKY by Jason Mraz This song is sung by Jason Mraz, featuring with ColbieCalliat, from Jason Mraz´s album `We sing we dance, we steal things´´.
I like this song because I think that it´s the best song I´ve ever heard. I love its rhythm, because it´s relaxing and catchy at the same time, and every time I listen to it I feel like dancing. But lyrics are what I like best in this song. I didn´t need to look for them in any website or look up new words in a dictionary, because they are very easy to understand. Lyrics are about a conversation between two lovers that are planning how and where to meet again. They always say that they are very lucky to have each other. Finally, they meet on the island where the girlfriend is and her boyfriend gets there after sailing across the sea. When they meet, they don´t mind about anything but their love. I think that it´s a beautiful love story, and it has a happy end. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do when you listen to it. Irene Barrenechea 2ºB
“Numb” by Linkin Park INFORMATION OF THE BAND: It´s an American pop/rock band. In 2003 they were considered the third best band in the world. The members of the band are: Rob Bourdo, who plays the drums, Mike Shinoda, who plays the guitar, Chester Benninton, who is the vocalist but also plays the bass guitar and Brad Delson, who plays the keyboards. They have a new album called “Meteora”. From that album is the song that I really like “Numb”. MY OPINION: I like Linkin Park because I like this style of music. I especially like the song that I have chosen because it has good rhythm and good lyrics. Guillermo Fdez-Yarritu 2ºB
“Tears Into Wine” by Billy Talent Billy Talent is a Canadian band that was born in Toronto, Ontario. They play alternative rock, punk rock and post hardcore. The band is composed by a guitarist, a bass guitarist, a drummer and the vocalist. First, the band was called Pezz, but they changed the name to Billy Talent. They have got three albums by the name of Billy Talent. My favourite album is the new one, and my favourite song in it is “Tears Into Wine”. I have chosen this song because I love the lyrics, and all the instruments that appear there. Another reason is that it is new for me so I am really excited! Iñigo Insunza, 2ºA
“Fallen Leaves”, by Billy Talent This group is from Canada but two musicians of the group aren’t from there. This group started performing in local events or parties. Today they perform in international events and they are very popular. They’ve got three albums: The first album is `` Billy Talent ´´ and it has songs like `` Try honestly´´ and `` The ex ´´. The second album is `` Billy talent II ´´ and it has songs like `` Fallen leaves ´´ and `` Red flag ´´. The last album is `` Billy talent III ´´ and it has songs like `` Pocketful of Dreams ´´ and `` Diamond on a Landmine´´. The song that I carry is `` Fallen leaves ´´ of the album Billy talent II. I like this group because their music is alternative indie punk and I like this kind of music. I also love music in English with this type of music style. IñigoAldekoa, 2ºB
“Jueves”, by La Oreja de Van Gogh La oreja de Van Goghisthegroupnowformedby Pablo Benegas, Álvaro Fuentes, Xabi San Martín, AritzGarde and Leire Martinez. This CD,”A lascinco en el Astoria”, is the first of Leire Martinez, because before the singer was Amaya Montero. My favorite song is Jueves; this is the third song of the CD. The CD includes more songs like El ultimo vals, Inmortal, Europa VII... Jueves is a very tragic song but very beautiful, because the song talks about the terrorist attack which happened in Madrid on March 11, 2004. It is a love song because it is about a girl who takes the train every day and on the train she meets a boy who falls in love with a boy and until the accident occurred he didn´t declare his love for her.
“Viva la Gloria”, by Green Day GreenDay It´smyfavouritegroupofmusic. GreenDayisanAmerican rock trio. Theband has consistedofBillieJoe Armstrong (vocals, guitar), MikeDirnt (bassguitar, vocals), and TréCool (drums, percussion) forthemajorityofitsexistence. Myfavouritesongofthisgroupis “21 guns”. But I like a lot ofsongsofthisgrouptoo. Forexample: · Americanidiot. · She´s a Rebel. · Viva la Gloria. · Beforethelobotomy. · Lastnight on Earth. Maialen Gamboa 2ºB
“Boulevard of broken dreams”, by Green Day The song Boulevard of Broken Dreams is a song of the CD “American Idiot” of the group Green Day. It’s a great song ; I like it because I like rock music. This is a band from the U.S.A. They have been playing rock music for twenty years, more or less. Billie Joe Armstrong is the vocalist and he plays the guitar, Mike Dirnt plays the guitar and he does the choir, Tré Cool plays the drums. Lucía 2ºA
“Hatethat I loveyou”, byRihanna and Bisbal This song was written by David Bisbal and Rihanna. The song is included in Rihanna’s album “Good Girl Gone Bad” and in Bisbal’s album that is called “Premonición”. Rihanna is a very famous singer. She’s from the Barbados Islands. She’s 21 years old and she’s got four albums: “Music of the Sun” (2005), “A Girl like me” (2006), “Good Girl Gone Bad” (2007), “Rated R” (2008).
David Bisbal is 30 years old. He is very famous in Spain, in South America and in the U.S.A. too. He started singing professionally when he was accepted in OT (a TV reality-show like “American Idol”). Finally he was the second, but after that a lot of production companies wanted him. He has done a lot o CD-s like “Corazónlatino” (2002), “Bulería” (2004), “Premonición” (2006) and “Sin miraratrás” (2009). I love this song because it makes me remember the summer, because it’s good for dancing and because I like how Rihanna sings very much.