Singles certified gold by the Belgian Entertainment Association

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  1. Rolling In The Deep

    Rolling In The Deep (2010)


    "Rolling in the Deep" is a song recorded by British recording artist Adele for her second studio album, 21. The song was written by Adele and Paul Epworth. The singer herself describes it as a "dark blues-y gospel disco tune". The largest crossover hit in the United States from the past 25 years, "Rolling in the Deep" gained radio airplay from many different radio formats. It was first released on 29 November 2010 as the lead single from 21 in digital download format. The lyrics describe the emotions of a scorned lover.

  2. Hallelujah

    Hallelujah (1994)


    "Hallelujah" is a song written by Canadian recording artist Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a cover by John Cale, which inspired a cover by Jeff Buckley. Buckley's version is the most enduringly popular and critically acclaimed cover of the song to date. It is the subject of the book The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" (2012) by Alan Light. In a New York Times review of the book, Janet Maslin praises the book and the song, noting that "Cohen spent years struggling with his song 'Hallelujah.' He wrote perhaps as many as 80 verses before paring the song down."

  3. All of Me

    All of Me


    "All of Me" is a song by American recording artist John Legend from his fourth studio album Love in the Future (2013). Legend co-wrote the song with Toby Gad and co-produced it with Dave Tozer. It is a dedication to Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen. "All of Me" impacted American mainstream urban radio as the album's third single on August 12, 2013.

  4. I Believe I Can Fly

    I Believe I Can Fly (1998)


    "I Believe I Can Fly" is a 1996 song written, produced and performed by R&B singer R. Kelly from the soundtrack to the 1996 film Space Jam. It was originally released on November 26, 1996, but later appeared in Kelly's 1998 album R..

  5. Lonely

    Lonely (2003)


    "Lonely" (also known as "Mr. Lonely") is a single by Senegalese-American R&B and hip hop singer Akon; it appears on his debut album, Trouble. The single was released in 2005 and was his first worldwide hit. It reached number one in several countries, including in the United Kingdom and Germany (where it stayed there for eight weeks), and Australia. It was also highly popular in France where it reached number two, and in the United States when it peaked at #4. An edited version was on Radio Disney and on Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8.

  6. What Makes You Beautiful

    What Makes You Beautiful (2011)


    "What Makes You Beautiful" is a song by English-Irish boy band One Direction. It served as their debut single and lead single from their debut studio album, Up All Night (2011). Written by Savan Kotecha and producer Rami Yacoub, the song was released by Syco Records on 11 September 2011. The uptempo track makes use of the teen pop, power pop, and pop rock genres, and features a prominent guitar-based chorus and riff. The middle eight consists of a "na na na" hook while the opening guitar riff is similar to that of the song "Summer Nights" from the Broadway musical and motion picture Grease.

  7. Moves Like Jagger

    Moves Like Jagger (2011)


    "Moves Like Jagger" is a song by American pop rock band Maroon 5 featuring American pop singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera. It was released as the fourth single for the group's third studio album, Hands All Over (2011). The song was written by Adam Levine, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik and Shellback, and was produced by Shellback and Benny Blanco. Musically, "Moves Like Jagger" is an electropop song with influences of rock and funk, and is backed by grinding synths and electronic drums. Its lyrics refer to a male's ability to impress a female with his dance moves, which he compares to those of Mick Jagger, frontman for the English band The Rolling Stones.

  8. Break Your Heart

    Break Your Heart


    "Break Your Heart" is a song by English singer-songwriter Taio Cruz. The song serves as the lead single from his second studio album, Rokstarr (2009). It was written by Cruz and Fraser T Smith and produced by Smith. It was first released in the United Kingdom on 20 September 2009, followed by a release in the United States and other markets on 2 February 2010. The official remix version features American rapper Ludacris; that version was the single released in North American countries. The song, originally penned for Cheryl Cole, is an uptempo R&B song with synthpop and dance-pop elements, accompanied by Cruz's Auto-Tuned vocals. The song is lyrically a warning to someone about being a heartbreaker.

  9. The Sweet Escape

    The Sweet Escape (2006)


    "The Sweet Escape" is a song by American recording artist Gwen Stefani, taken from her 2006 second studio album of the same name. It was written by Stefani, Akon, and Giorgio Tuinfort. Akon, who is also a featured artist, developed the song's beat before collaborating with Stefani. He designed it based on her previous work with No Doubt, and Stefani later commented that it put her "on the yellow brick road to the No Doubt record I might do". "The Sweet Escape" is an apology for a fight between two lovers and describes a dream of a pleasant life for them. As the album's title track, its title was chosen to help market Stefani's music and fashion lines.

  10. Yeah 3x

    Yeah 3x


    "Yeah 3x" (pronounced "Yeah three times" or "Yeah Yeah Yeah") is a song by American recording artist Chris Brown, released as the lead single from his fourth studio album F.A.M.E. on October 25, 2010. It was written by Brown, DJ Frank E, Kevin McCall, Amber Streeter and Calvin Harris, and was produced by DJ Frank E. Brown recorded the song for his pop audience as he had been doing a lot of mixtapes and urban records. "Yeah 3x" is an uptempo dance-pop, Europop, and electro house song; it uses a video game-type beat and features a thick bassline and big synth chords. The song uses elements of Harris' 2009 single "I'm Not Alone".

  11. Rehab

    Rehab (2006)


    "Rehab" is a song by English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, released on 23 October 2006 as the first single from her second studio album, Back to Black (2006). Written by Winehouse and produced by Mark Ronson, the lyrics are autobiographical, and talk about Winehouse's refusal one time to enter a rehabilitation clinic. It peaked at number 7 in the United Kingdom on its Singles Chart and number 9 in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100, her only top ten hit in the US.

  12. On The Floor

    On The Floor (2011)


    "On the Floor" is a song by American recording artist and actress Jennifer Lopez, featuring Latin American rapper Pitbull. It was released by Island Records on February 11, 2011, as the lead single from Lopez's seventh studio album, Love? (2011). "On the Floor" was written by Bilal Hajji, Kinda Hamid, Achraf Jannusi, Pitbull and Geraldo Sandell, as well as RedOne, who also produced the song. Its release coincided with Lopez’s appointment as a judge on the tenth season of US reality TV show American Idol, as well as several other product endorsement deals. American Idol also provided a platform to debut the single's music video, as well as the stage for Lopez's first live performance of the song.

  13. Don't Stop The Music

    Don't Stop The Music (2007)


    "Don't Stop the Music" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). It was written by Tawanna Dabney and Michael Jackson with producers StarGate. The song was released as the album's fourth single on September 7, 2007 worldwide. "Don't Stop the Music" is a dance-pop and techno song that features various rhythmic devices used mainly in hip hop music. The song samples the line, "Mama-say, mama-sa, ma-ma-ko-ssa" which is taken from Jackson's 1983 single "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'". For using the line, both Rihanna and Jackson faced a lawsuit from the Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango, who claimed that the hook originates from his 1972 song "Soul Makossa".

  14. Where Is the Love?

    Where Is the Love? (2003)


    "Where Is the Love" is a popular song written by Ralph MacDonald and William Salter, and recorded by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway. Released in 1972 from their album, Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway. It peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and spent a week each at number one on the Billboard Easy Listening (July 1972) and R&B (August 1972) charts. Billboard ranked it as the No. 58 song for 1972. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

  15. Marry You

    Marry You (2010)


    "Marry You" is a song by American recording artist Bruno Mars, released as the fourth single internationally from his debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. Mars wrote the song along with his production team The Smeezingtons, who also produced the track. "Marry You" incorporates influences of reggae and R&B. Lyrically, the song sees Mars singing about a spontaneous marriage idea. It received generally mixed reviews from most of the critics, with some complimenting its production and Mars' vocals on the song. The song charted at number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 10 on the Canadian Hot 100. It also peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia and the top twenty of the charts in the United Kingdom.

  16. 4 Minutes

    4 Minutes (2008)


    "4 Minutes" is a song by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her eleventh studio album Hard Candy. It was released as the lead single from the album on March 17, 2008, by Warner Bros. Records. The song's development was motivated by a sense of urgency to save the planet from destruction, and how people can enjoy themselves in the process. The writing was completed through discussions between Madonna and Justin Timberlake about different situations, issues and relationships. According to Madonna, the song inspired her to produce the documentary I Am Because We Are.

  17. Everytime

    Everytime (2003)


    "Everytime" is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears, taken from her fourth studio album, In the Zone (2003). It was released on May 10, 2004 by Jive Records as the third single from the album. After her relationship with American singer Justin Timberlake ended in 2002, she made friends with her backing vocalist Annet Artani. They started writing songs together at Spears's house in Los Angeles, and then traveled to Lombardy, Italy, where "Everytime" was written. Spears composed the music and she developed the lyrics with Artani. According to Artani, the song was written as a response to Timberlake's 2002 song "Cry Me a River". Spears has neither confirmed nor denied these allegations.

  18. S&M

    S&M (2010)


    "S&M" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna from her fifth studio album, Loud (2010). It was written by Stargate, Sandy Vee and Ester Dean, with production helmed by Stargate and Vee. It was released on January 21, 2011, as the album's fourth United States single, and on February 11, 2011, as the third worldwide single. The song's conception was initiated by Dean, who developed "S&M's hook, "Na, na, na, c'mon." Dean was motivated to continue writing the lyrics based on the hook which she conceived. "S&M" is an up-tempo dance-pop and eurodance song. It samples the synth line from Depeche Mode's song "Master and Servant". The instrumentation consists of synths and keyboard sounds. "S&M" was re-released as a remix single, and featured guest vocals by American recording artist Britney Spears. It was made available to download digitally worldwide on April 11, 2011.

  19. Rude Boy

    Rude Boy (2010)


    "Rude Boy" is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna, taken from her fourth studio album, Rated R (2009). It was released as the album's third single on February 19, 2010, through Def Jam. Rihanna co-wrote the song with StarGate, Ester Dean, Makeba Riddick, and Rob Swire, with Swire also co-producing it with StarGate. "Rude Boy" is an up-tempo dancehall song which incorporates elements of raggamuffin. The song received mixed to positive reviews from critics; some called it is the highlight of the album, but others criticized Rihanna's "monotone" and "icy" vocal performance.

  20. Bleeding Love

    Bleeding Love (2007)


    "Bleeding Love" is a song by British singer Leona Lewis, released from her debut album, Spirit. Co-written by Jesse McCartney and Ryan Tedder, and produced by Tedder, the song is the album's lead single (Lewis's official second single following "A Moment Like This"). It was released in the United Kingdom and Ireland in October 2007. Debuting at number one on the UK Singles Chart, "Bleeding Love" became the best-selling single of 2007 in the United Kingdom. Since the single's release, it became a major international hit, and was the best-selling single of 2008 worldwide. The single has reached number one in 35 countries, including Ireland, Japan, Germany and the United States, making it only the second song in history to achieve this feat (after Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997"). The video first aired on 17 October 2007, and was uploaded to YouTube on the same day, on which it now has over 120 million views.

  21. Stay

    Stay (2013)


    "Stay" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her seventh studio album, Unapologetic (2012). It features guest vocals by Mikky Ekko, and was released as the second single from the album on January 7, 2013. "Stay" was co-written by Ekko and Justin Parker. A pop and R&B ballad, that features both piano and guitar chords. The song's lyrical content speaks of temptation and the inability to resist true love. Music critics were divided in their opinion regarding the balladry, with most describing it as a standout track on the album, while a few labeled it as boring.

  22. I Wanna Love You Forever

    I Wanna Love You Forever (1999)


    "I Wanna Love You Forever" is a song recorded by American recording artist Jessica Simpson for her debut studio album, Sweet Kisses (1999). The song was written by producers Louis Biancaniello and Sam Watters. The song was released on September 28, 1999 by the label as the lead single from the album. "I Wanna Love You Forever" is a darkly bittersweet love ballad which incorporates elements from pop and soul.

  23. 2 Become 1

    2 Become 1 (1996)


    "2 Become 1" is a song by English girl group Spice Girls. Written by the group members, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard during the group's first professional songwriting session, it was produced by Rowe and Stannard for the group's debut album Spice (1996). It was inspired by the special relationship that was developing between Geri Halliwell and Rowe during the writing session.

  24. Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know

    Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know (2000)


    "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her second studio album, Oops!... I Did It Again (2000). It was released on March 5, 2001, by Jive Records as the fourth and final single from the album. After meeting with producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange in Switzerland, Spears recorded several songs for the album, including "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know", which she considered one of her favorites on the album. Additional lyrics were written by guitar player Keith Scott and country pop singer Shania Twain. The teen-pop ballad speaks of a woman wanting to hear her boyfriend say that he needs loves her, and features a sound similar to David Bowie and Iggy Pop's song "China Girl" (1983).

  25. One Sweet Day

    One Sweet Day (2001)


    "One Sweet Day" is a song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey and R&B group Boyz II Men. The song was written by Carey, Walter Afanasieff and the members of Boyz II Men: Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, and Michael McCary. "One Sweet Day" was produced by Carey and Afanasieff for her fifth studio album, Daydream, and was released as the album's second single on November 14, 1995 (1995-11-14). The song is about losing a loved one, and eventually seeing them, once again, in Heaven one day, and how the protagonist took their presence for granted and misses them. Both Carey and Boyz II Men wrote the song about specific people in their lives to include sufferers of the AIDS epidemic so globally prevalent at the time.

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