Born in 1985, Australian Orianthi Panagaris has already spiced up her resume. Not only has she cracked the US market, she is also the guitarist in Michael Jackson’s concert movie This Is It. Her debut single “According to You” peaked at No.6 in Australia and is currently sitting at No.20 on the Billboard Hot 100. To be fair, the track has reached No.4 on the Billbord Pop Songs chart.The track is included on the latest WelcheMusic compilation which can be found here.
As this wasn’t odd enough, the title track of her current hit album Believe is none other than Niels Brinck’s “Believe Again” – Denmark’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. A track that was penned by Boyzone singer Ronan Keating. Watch the original below:
Swedish song-writer Andreas Carlsson has also submitted songs to the album. “Bad News” was written by Carlsson with the help of Desmond Child and Orianthi herself.
Expect Orianthi to get her breakthrough in Europe as well.
Donkeyboy makes it all the way this week as “Ambitions” claims the top spot on the Swedish singles chart. The track climbs 3-1 and pushes former chart-topper Owl City to No.3. Meanwhile, the album Caught in a Life races 16-6. Play returns to the charts this week with “Famous.” The group broke in the early 2000’s, and climbed the US charts with “Us Against the World.” Today, it has reformed thanks to the docu-soap Made in Sweden. A new career has been forged by demon producers Anders Bagge and Andreas Carlsson, and this week “Famous” is the highest new entry at No.5.
“We Are the World 25: For Haiti” debuts at No.17 this week, still ahead of Simon Cowell’s charity project Helping Haiti which moves 36-25 this week. Sade shoots to No.1 on the album chart with Soldier of Love.
Today, the Swedish Performing Rights Society (Stim) revealed that Céline Dion’s “I’m Alive” was the most played song on Swedish radio of the ‘00s. The announcement lists the biggest songs, written by Swedish songwriters and the Céline Dion hit was included on her A New Day Has Come album from 2002. But few remembers, or even were aware of its inclusion in the Stuart Little 2 movie. There were two versions made of the video – with or without movie scenes.
Top Airplay Chart ‘00s
1. Céline Dion: I’m Alive (Andreas Carlsson, Kristian Lundin)
2. Bon Jovi: It’s My Life (Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Max Martin)
3. Titiyo: Come Along (Joakim Berg, Peter Svensson)
4. Robyn: Keep This Fire Burning (Remee, Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé, Robyn Carlsson)
5. Kent: FF (Martin Sköld, Sami Sirviö, Markus Mustonen, Joakim Berg, H Mänty, N Danino)
6. Patrik Isaksson: Hos dig är jag underbar (Patrik Isaksson, Anders Glenmark)
7. Laleh: Live Tomorrow (Laleh Pourkarim)
8. Robyn: Be Mine (Klas Åhlund, Robyn Carlsson)
9. Robyn: Don’t Stop The Music (Remee, Alexander Kronlund, Ulf Lindström, Johan Ekhé, Robyn Carlsson)
10. Takida: Curly Sue (Patrik Frisk, Tomas Wallin, Robert Pettersson, Fredrik Pålsson, Kristoffer Söderström, Mattias Larsson)
Source: Stim. Songwriters in brackets.