Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top 40 of 2013: #1

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

Our first place is a song which touched us deeply. The lyrics are great; the voice, too, and the clip makes it all even deeper. It has the full package, and it totally deserves the honor of being Sounds European!'s first song of the year.

1st place: Ireland | Hozier - "Take me to church"

Monday, December 30, 2013

Top 40 of 2013: #2

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

2nd place: Sweden | Miriam Bryant - "Last soul on Earth"

Top 40 of 2013: #3

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

3rd place: Russia | Alexander Elovskih - "Perestrelka"

Top 40 of 2013: #4

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

4th place: Netherlands | Sandra van Nieuwland - "Hunter"

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Top 40 of 2013: #5

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

5th place: Switzerland | Nicole Bernegger - "The fool"

Top 40 of 2013: #6

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

6th place: United Kingdom | White Lies - "There goes our love again"

Top 40 of 2013: #7

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

7th place: Sweden | Elliphant - "Could it be"

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Top 40 of 2013: #8

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

8th place: Hungary | Blind Myself - "Diszkószám az éhezésről"

Top 40 of 2013: #9

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

9th place: Belgium | Natalia - "Boom"

Top 40 of 2013: #10

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

10th place: Norway | Ingrid Olava - "Jackie Kennedy"

Friday, December 27, 2013

Top 40 of 2013: #11

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

11th place: Italy | Greta - "L'estate"

Top 40 of 2013: #12

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

12th place: Germany | Bosse - "So oder so"

Top 40 of 2013: #13

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

13th place: Moldova | Sergey Artemiev - "Glupaya"

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Top 40 of 2013: #14

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

14th place: Czech Republic | Lucie Vondráčková - "Zombie"

Top 40 of 2013: #15

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

15th place: Poland | Kreuzberg - "Gwiezdny"

Top 40 of 2013: #16

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

16th place: Italy | Eros Ramazzotti feat. Nicole Scherzinger - "Fino all'estasi"

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Top 40 of 2013: #17

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

17th place: France | Olympe - "Zombie"

Top 40 of 2013: #18

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

18th place: Netherlands | Laura Jansen - "Golden"

Top 40 of 2013: #19

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

19th place: Finland | Lauri Tähkä - "Saat syttymään"

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Top 40 of 2013: #20

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

20th place: Germany | Frida Gold - "Liebe ist meine rebellion"

Top 40 of 2013: #21

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

21st place: United Kingdom | Matt Cardle feat. Melanie C - "Loving you"

Top 40 of 2013: #22

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

22nd place: Russia | Triangle Sun - "Upside down"

Monday, December 23, 2013

Top 40 of 2013: #23

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

23rd place: Ukraine | Ani Lorak - "Zabiray ray"

Top 40 of 2013: #24

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

24th place: Norway | Alida - "Feathers"

Top 40 of 2013: #25

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

25th place: Macedonia | Magdalena Cvetkoska - "Heroj"

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Top 40 of 2013: #26

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

26th place: United Kingdom | Rebecca Ferguson - "I hope"

Top 40 of 2013: #27

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

27th place: Ukraine | VIA Gra - "Peremiriye"

Top 40 of 2013: #28

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

28th place: Slovakia | Zuzana Smatanová - "Ženy aj muži"

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Top 40 of 2013: #29

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

29th place: Sweden | Miss Li - "Plastic faces"

Top 40 of 2013: #30

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

30th place: Greece | Natasa Theodoridou - "Tha'rtho na se do"

Top 40 of 2013: #31

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

31st place: Spain | La Musicalité - "Última noche en la Tierra"

Friday, December 20, 2013

Top 40 of 2013: #32

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

32nd place: Hungary | Gigi Radics - "Over you"

Top 40 of 2013: #33

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

33rd place: Portugal | Aurea - "How far would you go"

Top 40 of 2013: #34

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

34th place: Finland | Mikko Pohjola - "Kuuluuko, kuuntelen"

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Top 40 of 2013: #35

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

35th place: Finland | Ellinoora - "Sellainen mies"

Top 40 of 2013: #36

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

36th place: Switzerland | Anna Rossinelli - "Let it go"

Top 40 of 2013: #37

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

37th place: Greece | Giorgos Mazonakis - "Kalos sas vrika"

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Top 40 of 2013: #38

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

38th place: France | Margaux Avril - "Lunatique"

Top 40 of 2013: #39

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

39th place: Estonia | Iiris - "Tigerhead"

Top 40 of 2013: #40

2013 IN 40 SONGS

2013 is almost ending. It's time to celebrate and remember the good things this year has brought. Sounds European! looked back on the songs which were presented here during this period – almost 700 – and selected the 40 best ones (in the editors' opinions). Until December 31st, this top 40 will review some of the coolest artists and tracks which were seen here during the year.

40th place: United Kingdom | Hurts - "Somebody to die for"

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

United Kingdom | Ella Eyre - "Deeper"

BRAND NEW

Even though we've already heard about her in many collaborations (which included the hit "Waiting all night" featuring Rudimental), British singer and songwriter Ella Eyre is releasing her first EP this December. The first single of this very talented girl is "Deeper", a very groovy and stylish pop track.

Armenia | Sirusho feat. Sakis Rouvas - "See"

BRAND NEW

Eurovision stars meeting! Sirusho holds the record for best result ever for her home country, Armenia, in the history of Eurovision. Sakis Rouvas represented his Greece twice, ending third in 2004 and seventh in 2009, besides having hosted the festival in 2006. They got together in a new single, "See", which promises to make you dance from first to last second of it.

Cyprus | Stefanos Dimosthenous - "Kapou edo"

BRAND NEW

Born in Limassol, Cyprus, in 1984, Stefanos Dimosthenous was a prolific athlete competing in pole vault, until a serious injury made him get closer to his second love: music. And he made good profit of his change: he released many singles and had several nominations for the MAD Awards in neighbouring Greece since he launched his career in 2009. His latest single is the interesting pop-rock "Kapou edo".

Italy | Ligabue - "Tu sei lei"

BRAND NEW

One of the most important names in Italian music scene, Ligabue was introduced here before, in September, when the amazing "Il sale della terra" was released. Now, he has a new track. "Tu sei lei" is a beautiful rock ballad, which uses his voice greatly.

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Charts Day #27 (part 2)

CHARTS

Last week, Sounds European! covered U2's new single. Not more than two weeks since the official release, the song is already a chart success all around Europe. The highest position for "Ordinary love" is the top of the ranking in Italy.

The Charts Day #27 (part 1)

CHARTS

One of our very favorite singers in Denmark, Mads Langer is a highlight this week on the Danish charts, with his "I en stjerneregn af sne".

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Germany | Despina Vandi - "Xano esena"

BRAND NEW

Despina Vandi, the artistic name of Despina Malea, is a 44-year-old singer who was born in Tübingen, Germany, but was raised in Greece – where she developed her music career. She is, nowadays, one of the biggest names ever of Greek music. Her new single, "Xano esena", shows why: the intensity of melody and voice she prints to her music is unique.

Updated on March 23rd, 2014, with the official video.

Ireland | Walking On Cars - "Tick tock"

BRAND NEW

Some months ago, we presented their beautiful "Two stones". Now, the Irish rock band Walking On Cars are presenting a new single. The song is called "Tick tock", and it is a fantastic sample of what their debut album will be. Surely an amazing and relaxing track!

Russia | DASviDOS - "Utrom"

BRAND NEW

DASviDOS is an, as they define themselves, energy funk group, which was formed in Moscow, Russia, in 2011. Their new single is "Utrom", a great uptempo dance pop song. The instrumentals, the voice, the rhythm... everything helps to make it extremely contagious. Get ready to dance!

Switzerland | Eliane - "Venus & Mars"

RECENT

Singer and pianist Eliane Müller was born in Hochdorf, Switzerland. She won the talent show Die Grössten Schweizer Talente in 2012, and has worked in her own musical career since then. Her second single is the marvellous "Venus & Mars", a ballad which explores her sweet voice and her amazing skills to play the piano.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Italy | Emma - "L'amore non mi basta"

RECENT

She needs no introduction. Emma, the same lady we presented some months ago with "Dimentico tutto", has not long ago released the third single from "Schiena", her successful third studio album. The song is a powerful pop-rock track, which comes with a massive sample of Emma's strong vocal performance. Her charm, her power and her magnific song make "L'amore non mi basta" the song of the week of SE!.

Greece | Nadia Boule - "Klepse me (Amami)"

BRAND NEW

Nadia Boule (or Mpoule, depending on the place you look for information about her) is a 29-year-old singer and TV host who is native of Nafpaktos, but born in Athens – both in Greece. Her new single, "Klepse me", is a version for "Amami", one of the biggest hits of the Italian singer Emma (who will very soon, in some hours, have another song of her own highlighted here). This version is as powerful as the original track, even though the Greek language makes it sounds different.

United Kingdom | The Vamps - "Wild heart"

BRAND NEW

The Vamps are a British pop boyband which was formed in 2012. Their first single, "Can we dance" was a big hit in the United Kingdom and has reached the charts in Australia and Ireland. They want to repeat the story with "Wild heart", their joyful and energetic second single.

Romania | Emmah Toris - "Ne intamplam"

BRAND NEW

Emmah Toris is one more talented new artist who Sounds European! is proud to present. She was born in Romania, but has German and Greek roots. Her first single is "Ne intamplam", a very special track: classy, and in a style which isn't common to find in Romanian music. Her voice helps completing its rarity, since it's very unique and beautiful. Give it a listen and fall in love!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Russia | Rim (Rome) - "Tsunami"

BRAND NEW

Roman Behmetev, better know as Rim (or Rome), is a Russian singer who was born in Stary Oskol. He took part of the third season of Faktor A, the Russian version for the reality show The X Factor, ending it as the fifth place. His new single "Tsunami" shows that he could have easily been the show's winner: it is an extremely good pop song, with a very catchy chorus.

United Kingdom | Gabrielle Aplin - "Salvation"

BRAND NEW

We've already featured Gabrielle Aplin when she released "Home". She is now releasing "Salvation", a song which serves as the fifth single from her debut album, "English rain". The track is a very deep, intense and captivating ballad.

Finland | Ilkka Alanko - "Tämä on totta"

BRAND NEW

For some weeks, Sounds European! has been highlighting the project Vain Elämää, a TV show where big Finnish stars are singing each other's hits. Time to get to know another track of this work: Ilkka Alanko (who was here before with his version for ABREU's "Stereo") has also performed "Tämä on totta", originally sung by Laura Närhi, which is surely one of the coolest songs of Finnish pop ever – and whose version by Ilkka is also very interesting.

Germany | Tim Bendzko feat. Cassandra Steen - "Unter die haut"

BRAND NEW

Two of the biggest names of the current German music scene have gathered together in a simple but fantastic track. We are talking about Tim Bendzko (who we've seen here already with his catchy "Programmiert") and Cassandra Steen, who released the touching "Unter die haut".

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Romania | Brighi - "Te-am iubit"

BRAND NEW

Romanian singer Brighi has just released her most recent track. The song, "Te-am iubit", is a very unique track: a pop song with folk elements which oozes a ver femenine atmosphere.

Belarus | Dmitry Danilenko - "Tishina"

BRAND NEW

The powerful voice of the Belarusian singer Dmitry Danilenko was firstly presented on SE! in September, when he released "Proshchay nepogoda". He's now with a new single, "Tishina", which takes his voice to a further level, exploring all his potency and quality in a deep song with a very strong chorus.

Malta | Kurt Calleja - "Love on Mars"

BRAND NEW

We all remember the funny and charmy Kurt Calleja from representing Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with "This is the night". Now he has released a very cool song, "Love on Mars", a great uptempo single to make your body swing!

Sweden | Linnea Henriksson - "Du söker bråk, jag kräver dans"

BRAND NEW

Linnea Henriksson is a 27-year-old Swedish singer who was born in Halmstad. She firstly appeared to the most general public taking part of the 2010 season of Idols in Sweden (and ending it as the fourth place). Her new single is a groovy dance song. Her soothing voice helps making it even cooler.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Macedonia | Rennata - "Please stay"

RECENT

Rennata is a Macedonian singer who was born in Skopje in 1990. Her first big hit was achieved in 2009, during her participation in Makfest – Macedonia's most famous music festival. Her single "Please stay" shows all her talent and potential. It is a complete song, a pop with all the features needed to be a success.

Ireland | U2 - "Ordinary love"

BRAND NEW

Bono, leader of Irish rock band U2, kept a very strong friendship with late South African leader Nelson Mandela. That's why the band was in charge of one of the songs for the biographic film "Mandela: long walk to freedom". "Ordinary love", a magnific rock track, is the band's first release since 2010.

Greece | Mironas Stratis - "San refrain"

BRAND NEW

It was June when Mironas Stratis's work was highlighted for the first time on Sounds European!, with "Den kollao". His new song, "San refrain", is even better than the previous one. The rhythm is passionate, his voice is involving and the chorus is amazing. A must listen!

Sweden | Danny Rossing - "Terrified"

BRAND NEW

Born in Stockholm and very fond in writing and producing music, Danny Rossing has finally released his first single. The song is "Terrified", a catchy pop track that makes great use of that sticky "na na na" that will make you keep repeating the song in your head from the moment you hear it!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

United Kingdom | John Newman - "Losing sleep"

BRAND NEW

2013 surprised us with an intense talent from the United Kingdom. John Newman captivated everybody with "Love me again", his first single, and continued the strike of amazing singles with the equally captivating "Cheating". He is now offering a shower of emotions with "Losing sleep", the third single to come out from his debut album, "Tribute".

Russia | Zhenya Rasskazova - "Lyubov' kak snayper"

BRAND NEW

Zhenya Rasskazova was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia. She has just released a very interesting single. "Lyubov' kak snayper" is a pop song with a very interesting and catchy rhythm. Her voice fills it perfectly, making it totally involving.

Denmark | Ida - "Maybe I like it"

BRAND NEW

Ida became a very popular name in Denmark after winning the fifth season of the Danish version of The X Factor. She finally released "Seize the day", her debut album, last month. The recording included her first two singles ("I can be" and "Underdog") as well as her third release, the sweet and contagious "Maybe I like it".

Romania | Elena - "O simpla melodie"

BRAND NEW

The Romanian singer Elena Gheorghe was here on SE! in September, with "Pana dimineata". Now, she's back, with a new single. "O simpla melodie" is a pop track which has a smooth rhythm until entering a strong, groovy and contagious chorus.

Monday, December 09, 2013

The Charts Day #26 (part 2)

CHARTS

Closing the second last charts day of 2013, we highlight "In your arms". The song, performed by Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz, is going very well in their home country's chart. This week, they've placed fifth there.

The Charts Day #26 (part 1)

CHARTS

Milky Chance is a German duo which mixes alternative pop-rock with folk, electronica and reggae music. Such an exotic mixture has certainly captivated the ears in the German-speaking countries. After being #1 in Switzerland and #2 in Germany, the duo is in the #1 in Austria this week.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Croatia | Headoneast - "Ide ljubav"

BRAND NEW

After a five-year break, a big name comes back to the Croatian music scene. We are talking about Headoneast, who has been working on their new single during last spring. The song is called "Ide ljubav". It's a very easy-listening song, quite relaxing and really lovely!

Estonia | Iiris - "Tigerhead"

BRAND NEW

One of the most unique and beautiful voices to recently appear in Europe comes from Estonia. Iiris was born in Tallinn in 1991. Her artistic recognition started in 2010, after she took part of the Tallinn Music Week. Since then, her reviews have been quite positive, and she has been invited to many other festivals. Her latest single, "Tigerhead", clearly shows why: a talented artist with a great song.

Sweden | Ida Wiklund - "Kom tillbaka"

BRAND NEW

Ida Wiklund took piano lessons, dance lessons, she has played the guitar since she was 13 and had her first band by the time she was 15. Now, also playing the harmonica, this true music lover is releasing her first single. No wonder why "Kom tillbaka" is this amazing!

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Croatia | Bojan Jambrošić - "Hajdemo zajedno"

RECENT

Bojan Jambrošić, 28 years old, is a Croatian singer who was born in the city of Čakovec. He was the winner of the first season of Hrvatska Traži Zvijezdu, which is the Croatian version for the reality show Idols. His most recent single, "Hajdemo zajedno", is an explosion of energy, intensity and greatness. And that's why it was elected the song of the week of SE!.

Czech Republic | Sabina Křováková - "Skřítek"

BRAND NEW

Sabina Křováková is the brand-new winner of Česko Slovenská SuperStar 2013, the joint version of Idols for both the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The first single of the future Czech super star is "Skřítek", a fabulous pop-rock track!

Germany | Sarah Connor - "Close to crazy"

BRAND NEW

Sarah Connor, born Sarah Marianne Corina Lewe, is a 33-year-old German singer from the city of Hamburg. She exploded to fame in the beginning of the 2000s with many hits, which gave her top places in many countries' charts and several awards. She has just released "Close to crazy", a beautiful acoustic song which highlights her amazing voice.

Friday, December 06, 2013

United Kingdom | Beady Eye - "Soul love"

BRAND NEW

After Oasis was disbanded in 2009, many of its members continued working along in Beady Eye. With a heavy influence of their former band, the new group has been quite a success in the United Kingdom, particularly in the indie charts. Their albums have charted not only in their home country, but also in several others all around the world, such as Australia, Japan and the United States. Their latest release is the haunting "Soul love".

Czech Republic | Jakub Ondra - "Malý princ"

BRAND NEW

Jakub Ondra is a Czech artist who was born in Prague. His recently released single, "Malý princ", is a very involving acoustic pop song. The voice goes great with the guitar, and the chorus is contagious.

Iceland | Leaves - "Ocean"

BRAND NEW

With three albums already released and a fourth on their way, Icelandic alternative-rock band Leaves has already given us a sample of "See you in the afterglow", the fourth studio recording. The song is called "Ocean", and it's a magnific rock song!

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Romania | Andra feat. Marius Moga - "Atata timp cat ma iubesti"

BRAND NEW

Alexandra Irina Măruță, best known as Andra, is a 27-year-old singer who was born in Câmpia Turzii, Romania. In her latest single, she gathered with Marius Moga – a Grammy nominated singer, composer and producer from the Romanian city of Alba Iulia – for "Atata timp cat ma iubesti", a beautiful and groovy pop song which has everything to win your heart.

Greece | Giorgos Xilouris - "Euxomai"

BRAND NEW

Born in Heraklion, in the island of Crete, and owner of a distinctive voice and a pure Greek influence in his sounds, Giorgos Xilouris has just released his latest single. "Euxomai" is a soulful ballad, full of emotion and with a fascinating musical arrangement.

Sweden | Anton - "Close up"

BRAND NEW

Anton was firstly shown on SE! some months ago with the great single "Can't hold back". Now, the Swedish singer (who was born in the country's capital city, Stockholm) is back with a new song. "Close up" keeps the electropop style, but with a groovier rhythm than the previous ones.

Updated on June 6th, 2017, with the new stage name of the artist.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Austria | Nadine Beiler - "Right on"

RECENT

Nadine Beiler marked the comeback of Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, with the soulful ballad "The secret is love". Two years later, she released the song "Right on", a track that is more catchy and shows that contemporary pop suits her voice perfectly.

Finland | Michael Monroe - "Stained glass heart"

BRAND NEW

Matti Antero Kristian Fagerholm, best known as Michael Monroe, is a Finnish rocker who was born in 1962 in the city of Helsinki. He firstly appeared to the public as the vocalist of the band Hanoi Rocks. He has also participated in many other famous projects, besides having his own solo work. "Stained glass heart" is a very recently released single from his last solo album, "Horns and halos". It is a captivating song, with catchy and melodic chorus.

Turkey | Onur Ensert - "Hadi gül"

BRAND NEW

Here comes our dose of Turkish rock. Born in the historic city of Tarsus, Onur Ensert has been into music since forever. He received his first guitar while still a kid in school, and since then music has been flowing through his veins. His latest release is the vigorous "Hadi gül".

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

United Kingdom | Newton Faulkner - "Indecisive"

BRAND NEW

Newton Faulkner, born Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner, is a very talented 28-year-old British singer, songwriter and musician who was born in Reigate, England. His new single is called "Indecisive", and displays his unique voice, with a very cool rhythm to follow it.

Denmark | Sisse Marie - "My boy"

BRAND NEW

Even though her only album was released in 2001, Sisse Marie continued releasing non-album singles. That's the case of the deep and haunting pop song "My boy", the third single released by this successful singer, model and TV hostess during 2013.

Macedonia | Sara Markoska feat. Pancho - "Zeleno svetlo"

RECENT

Sara Markoska is a Macedonian singer who was born in Skopje. She represented her country on the 2009 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and her career is growing and developing ever since. Her new single "Zeleno svetlo" features Pancho, member of Macedonian duo DNK. It is a very groovy pop with good combination of styles with Pancho. Ready to dance?

Monday, December 02, 2013

The Charts Day #25 (part 2)

CHARTS

Another song which was previously covered by Sounds European! arrives high on the charts. We are now talking about Gary Barlow's "Let me go". The song went up to be one of his most successful singles, reaching the #2 in the United Kingdom.

The Charts Day #25 (part 1)

CHARTS

It was last week when we saw how Lily Allen covered Keane's "Somewhere only we know". The song got thumbs up instantly in charts, and is still a big success. This week, this beautiful version of this already fantastic song is #1 in Ireland.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Czech Republic | Support Lesbiens - "The city"

BRAND NEW

Support Lesbiens is a very traditional Czech band which was formed in the city of Prague in the beginning of the 1990s. Their current formation has Czenda Urbánek (vocal), Hynek Toman (guitar), Filip Fendrych (bass guitar), Jan Andr (keyboard) and Radek Tomášek (drums). "The city", their new single, is an amazing rock track, with excellent rhythm and vocals. A must listen!

Greece | Thomai Apergi - "Gine gyrismos"

BRAND NEW

Born in Tinos, Greece, in 1988, Thomai Apergi became famous when she took part of the Greek National Final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the catchy "One last kiss". Her jazzy sounds are unique, and her last single, "Gine gyrismos", is totally addictive!

Finland | Ilkka Alanko - "Stereo"

BRAND NEW

Not long ago, Sounds European! talked about the second season of the project Vain Elämää, where very famous Finnish starts sing each others' biggest hits. And it seems that, as it happened on our previous post, the guitarists are very into the idea of making versions for ABREU's tracks. This time, we highlight Ilkka Alanko's version for "Stereo".

Slovakia | Andrew May - "All this night"

BRAND NEW

Slovak singer, pianist and composer Andrew May tries to share his view of the world through his music. Most of his songs talk about love or hope, with a touch of electronic pop that makes it all really unique. That's the case of his latest release, the powerful uptempo "All this night".

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Russia | Triangle Sun - "Upside down"

BRAND NEW

Already a popular indie-pop band in Russia, Triangle Sun have made a very successful career worldwide. They have released their two studio albums in Germany, as well as releasing several compilation albums in diverse countries such as Spain, Thailand, France and Poland. Their last single is "Upside down", and it is such an exquisite track that the editors of Sounds European! decided to name it the song of the week!

United Kingdom | Lily Allen - "Somewhere only we know"

BRAND NEW

This song was once a hit with the British band Keane, reaching top ten in the charts of the United Kingdom, Belgium and Denmark. Now, "Somewhere only we know" is hitting the top again, in the voice of another British artist, Lily Allen. Her version for the song is not only going well on charts, but was also selected to be the song for the Christmas advert of the department store John Lewis.

Sweden | Joni - "Chain you"

BRAND NEW

Born to Hungarian parents in Stockholm, Johanna Toth, artistically named Joni, has just launched her music career. She is heavily influenced by American artists such as Eva Cassidy and Sara Bareilles, and such influence is on display in her first single, the sweet and very touching ballad "Chain you".

Hungary | Magashegyi Underground feat. Zoli Beck - "Árnyékok"

RECENT

Magashegyi Underground is a Hungarian group which was founded in Budapest. They've united with Zoli Beck, and "Árnyékok" was released. It is a very beautiful, groovy and delightful track. At the same time it's sweet, it makes your body dance.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Slovenia | Tide - "Love is gone"

BRAND NEW

Tide is an alternative rock band from the cities of Koper and Ljubljana, in Slovenia. The members met in Amsterdam, but developed their work in their home country. Their new single, "Love is gone", is one more sung in English (even though they have recorded some tracks in Italian, too). The song is very interesting, and the instrumentals are very involving.

Updated on April 15th, 2014, with the official video.

Romania | Anastasia - "E nebunie"

BRAND NEW

Longing for a successful career, Anastasia Sandu signed to take part in the Romanian version of The X Factor last year, but she decided to quit the show and work on her music by herself. It seems the move paid out: she is now quoted as one of the most innovative local artists. Such innovation can be sensed in "E nebunie", a fantastic song that mixes pop, reggae and hip-hop elements.

Norway | Cocktail Slippers - "Shame on me"

BRAND NEW

Cocktail Slippers is an all-girl rock band from Oslo, Norway. They are formed by Rocket (guitar), Bella (drums), Hope (vocals), Piper (keys) and Aurora De Morales (bass). While they are preparing a new album, to be released in January 2014, they have released a single. "Shame on me" is a catchy and groovy rock track.

Poland | Evorevo - "Don't care"

BRAND NEW

Even though winter is arriving to Europe in less than a month, a Polish duo came up with a perfect summer track. Evorevo is a duo composed by Igor Pudło and Magiera who has released "Don't care" as their debut single. The song has no lyrics attached, but it's totally addictive and should go directly to the dance floor!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Bosnia and Herzegovina | Laka - "Gasovi"

BRAND NEW

Elvir Laković is a big name in the Balkans. Actually, if you saw the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008, you will remember him: he was the Bosnian representative that year, under his stage name Laka, with the powerful "Pokušaj". He has just released another single, the electric "Gasovi".

Russia | Kristina Orsa - "Zabud'"

BRAND NEW

Kristina Orsa is a 25-year-old singer from Russia. Her new single "Zabud'" is very different from what we usually display from her country: it's a pop-rock, in a calmer rhythm and intensity. Contagious song! Its video clip has the participation of Alexey Vorobyov, who represented Russia in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

Cyprus | Giorgos Papadopoulos - "Se thelo opos eisai"

BRAND NEW

We've already talked about Giorgos Papadopoulos when he made us all dance to the rhythm of "Panigirizo". Now, the Cypriot star is releasing a second single. He switched to a more classical pop-rock song such as "Se thelo opos eisai", without losing that captivating folk touch!

France | AuDen - "Pour mieux s'unir"

RECENT

Remember this name. Coming from Rennes, in France, AuDen surely has the talent and the potential to become a huge star in French music. That's the impression which the single "Pour mieux s'unir" gives. A soothing and deep song, with great rhythm, and much more intensity and variation than what we can usually find in this kind of tracks.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Switzerland | Beatrice Egli - "Verrückt nach dir"

BRAND NEW

The Swiss singer Beatrice Egli was introduced here some months ago, when she released the very catchy "Mein herz". She is one of the biggest names of the current regional schlager scene. Beatrice has just released "Verrückt nach dir", which is as catchy as her previous single.

Updated on February 21st, 2016, with the official video.

Ireland | Orla Gartland - "Clueless"

BRAND NEW

Here goes another case of a girl that saw her life changing from one day to the other thanks to YouTube. Orla Gartland started uploading covers of famous songs to the video browser. Her talent soon was spreading around the Internet and now she is releasing her first EP, "Roots". The second single to come out from there is the fresh "Clueless".

Spain | Fuel Fandango - "Read my lips"

BRAND NEW

Fuel Fandango is a Spanish duo formed by singer Nita and producer Alejandro Acosta, who met in the city of Córdoba in 2009. "Read my lips" is a single from their third album, "Trece lunas", released this year. It is an interesting mix of electronic, pop and rock, with very powerful vocals by Nita.

Russia | Gennady Lagutin - "Kak mne zabyt' tebya?"

BRAND NEW

Relaxing sounds coming all around from Russia. Gennady Lagutin is a music producer from Moscow who works with the band Guru Groove Foundation and, at the same time, in his solo music career. His latest release is the groovy "Kak mne zabyt' tebya?".

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

United Kingdom | Josh Record - "Bones"

BRAND NEW

Born in Stroud but living in London for the last years, Josh Record has launched his musical career with the release of "Bones", his debut EP. His second single is taken from this first recording. "Bones" is a haunting, deep and intense alternative ballad.

Sweden | Zara Larsson - "Bad boys"

BRAND NEW

The Swedish singer Zara Larsson was here some months ago with the very cool "Love again". She is now back with a brand-new single. "Bad boys" is as great as the previous one, but different in style. It sounds like a song Beyoncé could do.

Portugal | Paulo Gonzo feat. Ana Carolina - "Quem de nós dois"

BRAND NEW

With a solid career and a marking vocal performance, Paulo Gonzo has become one of the biggest stars of the Portuguese music scene. His latest release will be "Duetos", an album that will be composed of duets with artists from all around the world. The first duet released features Brazilian singer Ana Carolina, in the beautiful ballad titled "Quem de nós dois".

Updated on January 6th, 2014, with the official video.

Ukraine | Goryachiy Shokolad - "Ne mogu otvyknut'"

BRAND NEW

Goryachiy Shokolad (also known as Hot Chocolate in Western countries) is a Ukrainian group composed by Diana Seytmemetova, Nadezhda Maystrenko and Yaroslava Miroshnichenko. The girlband was created in 2008 and rose to international prominence in 2009, when they took part of the Ukrainian National Final for Eurovision. Their new single, "Ne mogu otvyknut'", is a beautiful ballad which values the voice of the three members.

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Charts Day #24 (part 2)

CHARTS

It wasn't long ago that Sounds European! introduced Adel Tawil's single "Lieder". This great song is starting to appear in some charts, including the one of his own country: in Germany, it is already placing fourth this week.

The Charts Day #24 (part 1)

CHARTS

After winning the latest edition of the talent show Die Grosse Chance, Thomas David became a huge hit in his home country, Austria. His first release, the soft ballad "Able", debuted at number 4 in the charts of the German-speaking country.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Russia | Sati Kazanova - "Dura"

BRAND NEW

Sati Kazanova is a very beautiful 31-year-old singer who was born in Kabardino-Balkaria, in Russia. Until 2010, she was part of the girlband Fabrika, which firstly appeared to the public during the talent show Star Factory – where they ended as second place. Now in solo work, she has released "Dura", a very cool pop single with very enthusiastic rhythm.

Romania | Anca Florescu - "Hearts collide"

BRAND NEW

Even though she is a lawyer, Anca Florescu had always had his heart into art. She studied in the School of Art of Sibiu, her hometown, for a long period of her youth, and eventually got a certificate in ballet. In another phase of her artistic life, she's presenting us her single "Hearts collide". And it's supreme: a classy pop song with a very catchy rhythm. Definitely one that can't be missed!

Updated on March 1st, 2014, with the Eurovision NFs label.

Belgium | Paulien Mathues - "Ain't no fool"

BRAND NEW

The winner of the last edition of The Voice of Flanders, Paulien Mathues, is back to Sounds European!. Her new single, "Ain't no fool", shows that her talent is a certainty. It is a very beautiful track, which goes even greater than what it could be due to her amazing vocal work.

Denmark | Jon Nørgaard - "Diamanter"

BRAND NEW

After winning the second season of the Danish version of Popstars in 2002, Jon Nørgaard went on to release two studio albums and several singles. He took a long break from 2005 until 2012, when he came back with the album "Uden mig" and several non-album singles. His latest release is "Diamanter", a magnific pop song with a touch of R&B, a very catchy rhythm and an addictive chorus.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ukraine | VIA Gra - "Peremiriye"

BRAND NEW

VIA Gra is more than a Ukrainian pop group: it's almost a brand of its own. The name has survived several member changes, while presenting some of the biggest stars of the current music scene in Ukraine and region – such as Loboda, Eva Bushmina and Albina Dzhanabaeva. After the dissolution of their last formation, in the end of 2012, though, it seemed the franchise was going to stay awhile before returning with a new work. But, around one year later, a new selection was made, and VIA Gra is back with their new single "Peremiriye". It is an amazing and exciting song, totally addictive, which shows the name VIA Gra still has a lot to offer. So much, that it was selected the song of this week by Sounds European!.

Spain | Depedro feat. Bernard Fanning - "You and I"

BRAND NEW

Spanish alternative band Depedro met Australian singer Bernard Fanning, former lead singer of the rock band Powderfinger, for a fantastic release. The single is called "You and I", and is a very soothing song with a very relaxing atmosphere and sweet lyrics.

Germany | Yvonne Catterfeld - "Pendel"

BRAND NEW

Yvonne Catterfeld is a 33-year-old singer who was born in Erfurt, in Germany. She has released her first single in 2001, but her career started going big only in 2003, with the huge success her single "Für dich" has reached. Her new single "Pendel" is a very catchy pop rock, with cool rhythm and perfect vocals. Her recorder has released only a short version of her song on YouTube. To watch it fully, click here.

Serbia | Olja Karleuša - "Nebuloza"

BRAND NEW

Contemporary pop-folk singer Olja Karleuša is a well-known name in her native Serbia. She not only released many singles and albums, but also took part in the Serbian VIP Big Brother 2007, in which she was one of the finalists. Her latest release is "Nebuloza", a very catchy tune!

Friday, November 22, 2013

United Kingdom | Dido - "NYC"

BRAND NEW

After a small hiatus in her career, Dido came back last year with the fantastic album "Girl who got away", from which we could enjoy hits such as "End of night". She is soon releasing "Greatest hits", a compilation of Dido's most popular songs, which includes the soothing "NYC", the only brand new track in the album.