This is one of a regular series of articles highlighting some of the music that has played a part in my life.
You’ll find a range of songs from old to new. You’ll probably find music that has been part of the soundtrack of your life too.
You can also check out some of the other songs that make up the soundtrack of my life.
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
We waited several years for new music from Adele and when her single ‘Hello’ was released in October last year, followed by the album ’25’ a month later, any doubts that she might not live up to her incredible reputation were immediately dispelled. It seems that just about wherever you go in the world, people can’t get enough of that big voice.
Today I’m looking back to 2010 and the first song I remember hearing from Adele. I saw Rolling in the Deep on a video show and being impressed by the video clip as well as the outstanding vocal and the song itself. It would seem I wasn’t the only one.
“Rolling in the Deep” was acclaimed by music critics and represented a commercial breakthrough for Adele, propelling her to international success. The song reached number one in 11 countries and the top five in many more regions. It was Adele’s first number-one song in the United States, reaching the top spot on many Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 where it was number one for seven weeks. By February 2012, “Rolling in the Deep” had sold over 7.6 million copies in the United States, making it the highest-selling digital song by a female artist in the US, the second-best-selling digital song in the US and Adele’s best-selling single outside her native country, topping her previous best-selling “Chasing Pavements”. Worldwide, it was the fifth-best-selling digital single of 2011 with sales of 8.2 million copies, later going on to sell over 14 million copies. The song spent 65 weeks on the chart, making the song at that time the fourth-most weeks spent on the chart, tying the place with Jewel with her double single “Foolish Games”/”You Were Meant for Me”. – Wiki
I’d encourage you to get involved too. Let me know about some of the songs that are etched in your mind. What are the tunes that bring back a flood of memories every time their opening notes start cranking out on your stereo? Are there songs you love for their music and others that speak deeply through their lyrics?
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