David Guetta excellently won the Number 1 spot on DJ Mag Top 100 this year, marking his second time being crowned No.1 after originally collecting the award in 2011.The French superstar DJ and world-renowned music producer was presented his award during AMF Presents Top 100 DJs, a virtual awards show in Amsterdam that was broadcast to the world.
Launching the “Jack Back” alias in 2020 as well as doing numerous live-stream shows during the lockdown (because of coronavirus pandemic), David Guetta has surpassed prominent names like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Martin Garrix to hold the top position on the prestigious list this year. The talented DJ has helped to raise more than $ 1.5 million for COVID-19 relief efforts through his “United At Home” live stream events watched by over 50 million viewers. Additionally, he was the headline performer in the Tomorrowland’s Around The World digital festival in July who had achieved record-breaking views during DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Virtual Festival series.
On his landmark win, David said: “Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. To think it is 40 years since I first played in a club, and 10 years since I last won this award makes me quite emotional. When I first won 9 years ago I got a lot of hate for merging dance music with mainstream and pop and looking back now and seeing how it has shaped the industry and made it evolve is absolutely crazy. Winning now after I’ve gone back to what I did originally and releasing more underground music with my friend MORTEN and Future Rave, and with Jack Back, makes it even more special. I owe everything to my fans and whatever the future brings, I’ll be there, ready to soundtrack the party, and I hope you will too.”
Winning after I went back to what I did in the first place and released more underground music with my friends MORTEN and Future Rave, and under the alias Jack Back made it even more special. I owe my fans everything and whatever the future offers, I’ll be there, ready to blow up the party and I hope you guys too. ”
Coming in at No. 2 and No.3 is Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Martin Garrix respectively.
Here is the list of DJ Mag Top 10 2020
Don Diablo [Non-Mover] [Highest Future House]
Armin Van Buuren [Non-Mover]
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
See the full list of the full DJ Mag Top 100 2020 announced HERE.
Michael Jackson, the greatest pop artist that ever lived, has a career that spans more than 40 of his 50 years. On the 11th anniversary of the King of Pop’s death, let’s listen to the famous songs that have made Michael Jackson “monument” such as: ‘Heal The World’, ‘Billie Jean’ or ‘Black or White’.
1. Heal The World
Among the self-composed songs, “Heal The World” has always been the song that King of Pop Michael Jackson is most proud of. This humne song has been performed by children of all colors around the world and has a very powerful influence. The humanitarian messages about the fight against the war were sent by Michael Jackson in every word that moved generations of music lovers. Three years since the King of Pop died forever, the melody of “Heal The World” has always resonated and contributed significantly in changing the world, erasing all distances in space and time.
2. Billie Jean
“Billie Jean” is one of Michael Jackson’s most successful singles.
Debuted in 1983, “Billie Jean” made Michael Jackson become the first black artist in history to ever appear on MTV. At first this song was not liked by producer Quincy Jones, but when it was released, it suddenly achieved great success and became one of Michael Jackson’s most famous songs. The Moonwalk dance that the King of Pop performed every time he performed “Billie Jean” went down in the history of music and made great influence on many contemporary artists later on.
In 1983, Michael Jackson made music lovers all over the world shiver and amazed with the 14-minute “Thriller” music video. After its debut, “Thriller” quickly created a phenomenon of the entertainment industry and is now also recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the most successful Video clip of all time. This is also one of the biggest budgeted music videos in the history of music with 500,000 USD – a huge number in the 1980s. The image of Michael Jackson turning into a werewolf under the moonlight in “Thriller” has become a classic symbol of the world music industry.
4. Earth Song
The environment is increasingly destroyed by human beings. Wars, earthquakes, fires, forests are being destroyed, rare animals are about to be extinct, sea level is rising, and Mother Earth is constantly crying … That’s what the lyrics of “Earth Song” talks about – the song that Michael Jackson performed with a troubled mood. With an emotional melody and a fierce MV, the “King of Pop” wants to alert people to environmental protection because the “paradise” we once had is slowly falling, let’s do everything we can to bring the Earth back to the way it once was.
“Ben” was one of the first singles to bring success to Michael Jackson. This track was released in 1972, when the King of Pop was only 14 years old. The song was also used as the soundtrack in the movie of the same name and this soundtrack was nominated “best movie soundtrack” both for the Golden Globe and an Oscar Award in 1973.
6. Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal is the seventh single from the album ‘Bad’ (1987). With a fast beat, the King of Pop continues to fascinate millions of audiences with his signature Moonwalk dance moves. Many contestants have chosen “Smooth Criminal” for their performances over the past years.
“Smooth Criminal” peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the sixth top 10 single from Bad. It also peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart.
Though “Smooth Criminal” was not one of the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles, in retrospective reviews it has been regarded as one of the best songs on Bad and one of Jackson’s signature songs.
7. You Are Not Alone
“You are not alone” was released on August 15, 1995 as the second single from Michael Jackson’s ninth studio album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I.
The song’s corresponding music video, which featured Jackson and his then-wife Lisa Marie Presley, featured scenes of semi-nudity. “You Are Not Alone” received a generally positive critical reception and was the recipient of Grammy and American Music Award nominations. The song was a commercial success. It holds a Guinness World Record as the first song in the then-37-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to debut at number one, and was later certified platinum by the RIAA.
“You are not alone” are also the words that millions of fans around the world sent Michael Jackson when he was gone forever on June 25, 2009.
8. Black or White
The song was released by Epic Records on November 11, 1991, as the first single from his eighth studio album, Dangerous.
As a standout single from the album Dangerous (1991), Black or White is considered a pinnacle of Michael Jackson’s career. This song has a vibrant sound with funny lyrics, but more than that, the “King of pop” wants to express his opinion on racial discrimination: whether you are white or black we all have equality. With the participation of child star Macaulay Culkin, “Black or White” is considered one of the best video songs of all time, and is also the most powerful statement of music on color discrimination in the world.
9. Gone Too Soon
The touching ballad “Gone Too Soon” is a gift from the King of Pop to commemorate the little friend Ryan White – who has hemophilia and HIV infection during a blood transfusion. Through this song, Michael Jackson wants to call on the government to make efforts to help HIV / AIDS patients and find ways to eliminate this century disease.
10. We Are The World – USA for Africa
“We Are the World” is a charity single originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is the eighth best-selling physical single of all time.
Awarded numerous honors—including three Grammy Awards, one American Music Award, and a People’s Choice Award—the song was promoted with a critically received music video, a VHS, a special edition magazine, a simulcast, and several books, posters, and shirts. The promotion and merchandise aided the success of “We Are the World” and raised over $63 million (equivalent to $147 million today) for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US.
The meaningful lyrics of this song seem to remind all that we are the world, we create the world and only we can make it better.
If you think “Happy New Year” is the most famous New Year song in the world then you are wrong. In fact, this song by ABBA is especially popular in only a few countries. Here below are 5 things about the song that you might now know.
1. Released in the time when Abba was about to disband
Founded in 1972, Abba-a Swedish pop group is one of the most popular and best-selling bands of all time with more than 500 million records. During the band’s main active years, it consisted of two married couples: Fältskog and Ulvaeus, and Lyngstad and Andersson.
In 1979, at the peak of their careers, Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog announced their divorce which had a negative effect on the whole band’s activities. Not long after, the band’s remaining couple,Benny Anderson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad got a divorce,too. As a result, Abba officially disbanded in 1982 and never reunited. The “Happy New Year” song was created during this sad period (1980).
2. “Happy New Year” is not the first name
“Happy New Year” is a song from ABBA’s 1980 album Super Trouper. Super Trouper was the group’s seventh studio album.
Initially,the song’s working title was the more festive and humorous “Daddy Don’t Get Drunk on Christmas Day”. At that time, Abba did not highly appreciate this song. It was not even released as a single until 1999. Benny Anderson once talked about the song: “It’s a song close to Christmas but not to celebrate the new year”.
“Felicidad” was the Spanish-language version of the song. The single charted in the top 5 in Argentina.
In 1999, taking advantage of the whole world eagerly preparing to enter a new millennium, Abba officially released ‘Happy New Year’ as a single to promote their other albums. However, the song was modestly ranked 34th in Sweden (Abba’s hometown), 15th in the Netherlands and 75th in Germany.
3. A sad song on vibrant music
Happy New Year’s melody is cheerful, bustling and warm, but the meaning behind each word is not so joyful. Agnetha’s sweet voice started the song with the sentence: “No more champagne. And the fireworks are through. Here we are, me and you. Feeling lost and feeling blue. It’s the end of the party. And the morning seems so gray. So unlike yesterday … “.
Sadness seemed to creep into every word. The song brings listeners a feeling of loss as it faces up with the infinite flow of time. Nevertheless, the chorus and the second half of the song shows a better feeling when expressing one’s hope for the future ahead with friends and happiness.
4. Reflecting a turbulent decade
Many people believe that in addition to Abba’s personal element, ‘Happy New Year’ also created in the context of the world having just ended the 70s with a series of crises from all continents such as: the Vietnam War, the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union, the conflict in the Middle East, the Polpot genocide, the energy shortages and the rampant famine. Therefore, the song partly reflects the disappointment that Benny and Bjorn (co-composers of the song) had for a fluctuating decade.
5. Happy New Year is not the most famous New Year song.
The popularity of ‘Happy New Year’ in several countries has made many people believe that it is always listened to on New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The most popular New Year song in the world belonged to ‘Auld Lang Syne’.”Auld Lang Syne” is a Scots-language poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well known in many countries, especially in the English-speaking world, its traditional use being to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Meanwhile, ‘Happy New Year’ is particularly popular in Vietnam, Sweden and some non-English speaking countries.
After more than 5 years of fighting life-threatening illnesses, Avril Lavigne returned with a new album titled ‘Head Above Water‘ on February 15. The album has the same name of the song that the Canadian vocalist debuted in September 2018.
‘Head Above Water‘ is a female singer’s narrative about the time she struggled to cope with illness. The song once revived Avril Lavigne’s music career when it suddenly peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Song chart.
Talking about the song, she revealed to Billboard magazine:”I had accepted death and could feel my body shutting down.I felt like I was drowning. Like I was going underwater, and I just needed to come up for air.Like I was in a river being pulled in a current,“. Eventually Avril was able to get the treatment she needed and fight to return to full health.
The female singer has a combination with the infamous rapper Nicky Minaj in the song ‘Dumb Blonde‘ of this new album. Lavigne revealed that she hopes to inspire a lot of people through her music.
“Music healed me,” Lavigne added, “There was a time when I thought I wouldn’t be able to work or even make music again. But then I started to write songs in my bedroom“.
Arvil Lavigne was the most successful woman in the hard-charging world of skater rock and an international star in the 2000s. She has made many people fascinated by her powerful voice. Her name is associated with great songs like “When you’re gone“, “Wish you were here“…
In 2014, Avril Lavigne was diagnosed with Lyme disease and was so ill at one point, she feared death. Lyme disease is an infection caused by bacteria, transmitted to humans through the bite of the parasitic tick Ixodes. This illness has made her stuck in a hospital bed for several years with many health problems such as joint pain, fatigue, heart palpitations, facial paralysis and even Alzheimer.