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If You Could Only See acoustic cover by Boyce Avenue


Boyce Avenue is an American rock band. It was formed in Sarasota, Florida by three brothers Alejandro, Daniel and Fabian Manzano. The band is named after a combination of two streets the brothers lived on as children. The band first came together in 2004 when Daniel moved back to Florida, after graduating Harvard law school, and joined his brothers Alejandro and Fabian, who were both attending classes at the University of Florida.

My best theory by Jimmy Eat World


Jimmy Eat World is an American alternative rock band from Mesa, Arizona, formed in 1993. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind.

Jimmy Eat World has released seven studio albums, the last six featuring the current lineup. The band originally formed with a punk rock sound, first releasing a demo tape in 1993, followed by their first EP in 1994, titled One, Two, Three, Four. Their debut self-titled album (1994) was released with current guitarist Linton singing most of the lead vocals on the album. Jimmy Eat World released both their second and third albums through Capitol Records, with Static Prevails (1996) featuring their first single “Rockstar”. The critically acclaimed Clarity (1999) contained the single “Lucky Denver Mint”, which was featured in the film Never Been Kissed, and went onto garner a cult following.

The four piece’s commercial breakthrough came with the successful release of several singles from the album Bleed American (2001), four singles charted within the top 20 of the Hot Modern Rock Tracks, “The Middle” peaked at number one. Jimmy Eat World followed up with Futures (2004), featuring another Modern Rock Tracks number one, “Pain”. The RIAA certified Bleed American platinum and Futures gold, rewarding the two albums for selling over one and a half million records between them. The band’s sixth album, Chase This Light, became the band’s highest charting album, peaking at number five on the Billboard 200. Invented, the follow up to 2007’s Chase This Light, was released on September 28, 2010 on Interscope Records.

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Say Goodbye by Katharine McPhee



** Watch the official videoclip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfQPUJpPsKM

Katharine Hope McPhee (born March 25, 1984) is an American pop singer, songwriter, actress, model, and television personality. She gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of the Fox reality show American Idol in 2006, eventually finishing as the runner-up.

Her self-titled debut album was released on RCA Records on January 30, 2007 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200; it has sold 378,000 copies to date.[2] The album’s first single, “Over It”, was a Pop Top 30 hit and was certified Gold in 2008.[3] She also established an acting career, most notably co-starring in The House Bunny in 2008 as the hippie sorority sister ‘Harmony’.

Her second album, Unbroken was released on Verve Forecast Records on January 5, 2010 and debuted at #27 on the Billboard 200. The album was aided by the AC single Had It All.

Her third album, Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You, will be released on October 12, 2010.
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A line allows progress, a circle does not by Bright Eyes


Bright Eyes is an American band that consists of singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst, multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Mogis, trumpet and piano player Nate Walcott, and a rotating lineup of collaborators drawn primarily from Omaha’s indie music scene.[1]

Bright Eyes is signed to Saddle Creek Records, an American label distributed by Sony Corporation. In 2004, the singles “Lua” and “Take It Easy (Love Nothing)” took the top two spots of Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Sales chart within two weeks of their simultaneous release.

Be Yourself by Audioslave


Audioslave was an American hard rock supergroup who formed in Los Angeles, California in 2001. It consisted of then-former Soundgarden frontman, rhythm guitarist, and lead singer Chris Cornell and the then-former instrumentalists of Rage Against the Machine: Tom Morello (guitar), Tim Commerford (bass and backing vocals) and Brad Wilk (drums). Critics initially described Audioslave as an amalgamation of Rage Against the Machine and Soundgarden,[1] but by the band’s second album, Out of Exile, it was noted that they had established a separate identity.
The band’s trademark sound was created by blending 1970s hard rock with 1990s alternative rock. Moreover, Morello incorporated his well-known, unconventional guitar solos into this mix. As with Rage Against the Machine, the band prided themselves on the fact that all sounds on their albums were produced using only guitar, bass, drums and vocals.
After Audioslave released three successful albums, received three Grammy nominations, and became the first American rock band to perform an open-air concert in Cuba, Cornell issued a statement in February 2007 announcing that he was permanently leaving the band “due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences”. As the other three members were busy with the Rage Against the Machine reunion, and Morello and Cornell had each released solo albums in 2007, Audioslave was officially disbanded

LOVE by Nat king Cole


Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat “King” Cole, was an American musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. Although an accomplished pianist, he owes most of his popular musical fame to his soft baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. He was one of the first black Americans to host a television variety show, and has maintained worldwide popularity since his untimely death; he is widely considered one of the most important musical personalities in United States history.

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