1. Diane Warren Songs You Secretly Love (And Belt Out Alone In The Shower) →

    A few fun facts about Diane Warren.

    • At one time she had seven songs by seven different artists on the charts all at the same time. 
    • She penned a song for Snoop Lion.
    • Her biggest hits have been soundtrack theme songs (Up Close & Personal, Armageddon, Con Air, Space Jam, etc.)
    • She wrote “Rhythm of the Night” by DeBarge — don’t act like you knew that. 
    • She also wrote “Don’t Turn Around” for Tina Turner. The song was made popular by Ace of Base. 

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  4. Sam Smith Opens up About Life and Love | The Fader

In the Lonely Hour is about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn’t love me back. I think I’m over it now, but I was in a very dark place. I kept feeling lonely in the fact that I hadn’t felt love before. I’ve felt the bad things. And what’s a more powerful emotion: pain or happiness?
…I am comfortable with myself, and my life is amazing in that respect. I’m very comfortable and happy with everything. I just wanted to talk about him and have it out there. It’s about a guy and that’s what I wanted people to know—I want to be clear that that’s what it’s about. I’ve been treated as normal as anyone in my life; I’ve had no issues. I do know that some people have issues in life, but I haven’t, and it’s as normal as my right arm. I want to make it a normality because this is a non-issue. People wouldn’t ask a straight person these questions. I’ve tried to be clever with this album, because it’s also important to me that my music reaches everybody. I’ve made my music so that it could be about anything and everybody— whether it’s a guy, a female or a goat—and everybody can relate to that.

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    Sam Smith Opens up About Life and Love | The Fader

    In the Lonely Hour is about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn’t love me back. I think I’m over it now, but I was in a very dark place. I kept feeling lonely in the fact that I hadn’t felt love before. I’ve felt the bad things. And what’s a more powerful emotion: pain or happiness?



    I am comfortable with myself, and my life is amazing in that respect. I’m very comfortable and happy with everything. I just wanted to talk about him and have it out there. It’s about a guy and that’s what I wanted people to know—I want to be clear that that’s what it’s about. I’ve been treated as normal as anyone in my life; I’ve had no issues. I do know that some people have issues in life, but I haven’t, and it’s as normal as my right arm. I want to make it a normality because this is a non-issue. People wouldn’t ask a straight person these questions. I’ve tried to be clever with this album, because it’s also important to me that my music reaches everybody. I’ve made my music so that it could be about anything and everybody— whether it’s a guy, a female or a goat—and everybody can relate to that.

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  5. Ranked: All 50 Now That’s What I Call Music! Compilations

    Ranked: All 50 Now That’s What I Call Music! Compilations