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stillsunrise On The Rise To Fame

By Nikita Aug 21, 2014

On the road to fame, stillsunrise has been much sought after. Formed in 2013, stillsunrise comprises of Glen Wee, Johnson Cheung, Winston Koh and Yuresh Balakrishnan. Familiar faces on the block will be Glen and Yuresh who were formal contestants from The Final 1.

The name behind stillsunrise is inspired by the vast perspectives of everyday life and their interest to grasp each moment. The band hopes to capture 'still images' in the form of melodies and sound through the inspirations of each individual ‘sunrise’ which they experience.

Despite being the new kids on the block in the local scene, stillsunrise has made a mark for themselves through various milestones. The band’s single Untitled has been featured in Three Peas In A Pod by Michelle Chong. They were also the 1st Runner up in Budweiser’s Made for Music Competition.

In my opinion, stillsunrise constantly leaves the audience galvanized after their performances. Being an idiosyncratic acoustic band, the harmonies of Glenn and Yuresh often match in unison, and the backing of the Violin played by Johnson elevates the sound of the band. Listeners are washed with a form of tranquility which the band is able to exude while belting out the lyrics.

A prelude to their upcoming Extended Play (EP) is a single entitled For Now. The hankering for love and affliction could be felt. I loved the overall dynamics and the intensity of the Keyboard played by Winston accelerated the climax of the song.  

I envision that this is one local band which everyone should be looking up for. They managed to clinch various achievements over a short span of time and the vocal arrangements and instrumental line ups are impeccable. 


Photo credit: stillsunrise

The last time Mariah Carey put her high heels on Singapore soil, she was performing at Singapore Grand Prix 2010 and had a much publicised fall during one of her performances. It's been four years and she has since given birth to a pair of adorable twins and released a back-to-basics album, Me. I am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse.

It's been a long wait for devoted Mariah Carey fans, but UnUsUaL Entertainments has just announced moments ago that Mimi is finally heading back to Singapore on October 24 to perform at the spanking new National Stadium.

With a career spanning 20 years and more than 200 million records, this headline tour is guaranteed to be an extravagant pop spectacular!


Concert Details

Venue  : Singapore National Stadium
Date     : October 24, 2014
Tickets: $248*, $198*, $168*, $128*, $98* (*excludes $4 booking fee)


OCBC card members priority booking from 30 Jul – 3 Aug. Public sales start on 4 Aug.

Tickets available at Sports Hub Tix.


Photo credit: Def Jam

“I’m not a perfect person/There’s many things I wish I didn’t do…”

That's right, people. You heard it here first! The great rock outfit Hoobastank will be gracing Singapore’s shores on November 30, 2014!

The band that was on everyone’s lips in the 2000s, Hoobastank has accumulated a total of six albums, the latest of which is Fight or Flight (2012). But you have to admit, nothing compares to The Reason – the single that catapulted them to the top of the charts and brought them international success; the very song that everyone knew the words to, even to this day.

Now, you can look forward to rocking the song out with front man Doug Robb himself, so be sure to leave your November untouched. 


Concert Details

Venue  : The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore
Date     : November 30, 2014
Tickets: $78 (Early bird), $98 (Standard), $118 (At the door), $188 (VIP includes meet-and-greet)

Tickets available at Peatix and SISTIC.

Spin or Bin Music is proud to be the Official Music Blog for Hoobastank Tour in Singapore!

Photo credits: Hoobastank

Speaking from first-hand experience after the surprisingly rewarding position of being in the immediate vicinity of Taylor Swift’s acoustic stage, I can wholeheartedly agree with Singapore Idol winner, Sezairi Sezali that the country-pop princess smells positively delightful.

The local singer-songwriter together with representatives from Cornetto and Sony Music were present at Orchard Cineleisure for the official announcement as to why the ice cream giant is behind the string of recently released RED Tour dates in the region.

As if the finite number of tickets set to be sold weren’t enough, denizens of the Taylor nation will also soon be sent scurrying in search of “premium seats” (presumably backstage passes) and even signed Taylor guitars which could be won with the purchase of any Cornetto cone. Consolation prizes include guitar picks and RED singles.

To this date, Sezairi remains the only Singaporean to have opened for Swift so it’s only fitting that  he will be amongst the panel of judges for Ride to Fame - the talent competition that will decide who will perform before Swift herself at the Singapore Indoor Stadium this June.

Be it a stunning solo rendition of Train’s Hey, Soul Sister or a six-member band cover of One Republic’s Secrets, participants will be required to submit a YouTube submission before going through multiple rounds of public performances across the island.

If you have a burning desire to lash out at your previous paramours or just shine amongst the local music scene in the name Taylor Swift, speak now or forever hold your peace.

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As much of a joy as is to compile the 10 Worst Singles Of The Year list, we at Spin or Bin Music also feel bound by our readers to whip together mainstream radio's roundup of the best pop had to offer.

No surprises again on the top songs of the year for the 2 "Hit Music Stations".

And here we go again....



1. Thrift Shop - MackleMore & Ryan Lewis
2. Just Give Me A Reason - Pink
3. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
4. Love Somebody - Maroon 5
5. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
6. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
7. Get Lucky - Daft Punk
8. Roar - Katy Perry
9. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
10. Clarity - Zedd

11. Walks Like Rihanna - The Wanted
12. People Like Us - Kelly Clarkson
13. Wake Me Up - Avicii
14. Counting Stars - One Republic
15. Heart Attack - Demi Lovato
16. Royals - Lorde
17. Cant Hold Us - Macklemore
18. I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
19. We Cant Stop - Miley Cyrus
20. Dont You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia

21. When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
22. Holy Grail - Jay-z Ft. Justin Timberlake
23. Safe & Sound - Capital Cities
24. Come & Get It - Selena Gomez
25. I Love It - Icona Pop
26. Best Song Ever - One Direction
27. Everything Has Changed - Taylor Swift Ft. Ed Sheeran
28. Applause - Lady Gaga
29. Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
30. Miss Movin On - Fifth Harmony

31. Burn - Ellie Goulding
32. Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake
33. I Cry - Flo Rida
34. Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
35. 22 - Taylor Swift
36. Brokenhearted - Lawson
37. Stay - Rihanna Ft. Mikky Ekko
38. Move - Little Mix
39. Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey
40. Made In The USA - Demi Lovato

41. Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris
42. Something I Need - One Republic
43. Demons - Imagine Dragons
44. Treasure - Bruno Mars
45. Catch My Breath - Kelly Clarkson
46. Young and Beautiful - Lana Del Rey
47. Feel This Moment - Pitbull Ft. Christina Aguilera
48. We Own The Night - The Wanted
49. Still Into You - Paramore
50. Daylight - Maroon 5

51. Fine China - Chris Brown
52. The Other Side - Jason Derulo
53. Crazy Kids - Ke$ha
54. I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris
55. I Wish - Cher Lloyd
56. Carry On - Fun
57. My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark - Fall Out Boy
58. Pretty Brown Eyes - Cody Simpson
59. What About Love - Austin Mahone
60. Here's To Never Growing Up - Avril Lavigne

61. Carry You - Union J
62. #thatpower - Will.I.Am Ft. Justin Bieber
63. Wings - Birdy
64. Kiss You - One Direction
65. Waiting For Superman - Daughtry
66. La La Lah - Naughty Boy
67. Marry Me - Jason Derulo
68. Me And My Girls - Fifth Harmony
69. R U Crazy - Connor Maynard
70. Story Of My Life - One Direction

71. Bruises - Train
72. Sweeter Than Fiction - Taylor Swift
73. Show Me Love - The Wanted
74. Stay The Night - Zedd Ft. Hayley Williams
75. Rock N Roll - Avril Lavigne
76. Take A Picture - Carly Rae Jepsen
77. The Fox - Ylvis
78. The Last Time - Allstar Weekend Ft. Kina Grannis
79. Do What U Want - Lady Gaga
80. Never Say Goodbye - Hardwell

81. Say Something - A Great World Ft. Christina Aguilera
82. Harlem Shake - Baauer
83. The Way - Ariana Grande Ft. Mac Miller
84. If You Could See Me Now - The Script
85. Unconditionally - Katy Perry
86. Hold On, Were Going Home - Drake
87. Alone Together - Fall Out Boy
88. Almost Is Never Enough - Ariana Grande
89. We Remain - Christina Aguilera
90. The Monster - Eminem Ft. RIhanna

91. Tonight Im Getting Over You - Carly Rae Jepsen
92. Time To Save Our Love - Brian McFadden
93. Summertime of Our Lives - Cody Simpson
94.Beautiful Life - Union J
95. Do Or Die - Thirty Seconds To Mars
96. Chocolate - The 1975
97. Live For The Night -Krewella
98.Rough Water - Travie McCoy
99. Timber - Pitbull Ft. Ke$ha
100. The Illest - Far East Movement



1. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke ft T.I. & Pharrell Williams
2. Just Give Me A Reason - P!nk ft Nate Reuss
3. Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams
4. Roar - Katy Perry
5. Royals - Lorde
6. Wake Me Up - Avicii ft Aloe Blacc
7. Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Wanz
8. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
9. Applause - Lady Gaga
10. Clarity - Zedd ft Foxes

11. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
12. Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Ray Dalton
13. When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
14. We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus
15. Best Song Ever - One Direction
16. I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
17. Walks Like Rihanna - The Wanted
18. Everything Has Changed - Taylor Swift ft Ed Sheeran
19. Diamonds - Rihanna
20. Burn - Ellie Goulding

21. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
22. Stay - Rihanna ft Mikky Ekko
23. Demons - Imagine Dragons
24. Safe And Sound - Capital Cities
25. Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia ft John Martin
26. Cups (When I'm Gone) - Anna Kendrick
27. Come And Get It - Selena Gomez
28. Daylight - Maroon 5
29. Work - Britney Spears
30. I Love It - Icona Pop

31. Forever - Derrick Hoh
32. Let Her Go - Passenger
33. The Fox - Ylvis
34. Beauty And A Beat - Justin Bieber ft Nicki Minaj
35. Gentleman - PSY
36. La La La - Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith
37. Heart Attack - Demi Lovato
38. I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris ft Ellie Goulding
39. Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake ft Jay Z
40. Love Somebody - Maroon 5

41. Treasure - Bruno Mars
42. Scream and Shout - & Britney Spears
43. Juliet - Lawson
44. Holy Grail - Jay Z ft Justin Timberlake
45. Brokenhearted - Lawson ft B.o.B.
46. Miss Movin' On - Fifth Harmony
47. Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey
48. It's Time - Imagine Dragons
49. Acapella - Karmin
50. What Now - Rihanna

51. Little Things - One Direction
52. Learn To Love Again - Lawson
53. Still Into You - Paramore
54. Ho Hey - The Lumineers
55. Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys
56. Crazy Kids - ft Ke$ha
57. Here's To Never Growing Up - Avril Lavigne
58. #thatPOWER - ft Justin Bieber
59. 22 - Taylor Swift
60. Carry On - Daphne Khoo

61. Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
62. Slow Down - Selena Gomez
63. We Own The Night - The Wanted
64. Gorilla - Bruno Mars
65. Show Me What I've Been Looking For - Derrick Hoh
66. Feel This Moment - Pitbull ft Christina Aguilera
67. Tonight I'm Getting Over You - Carly Rae Jepsen
68. Under Control - Calvin Harris & Alesso ft Hurts
69. Glasshouse (Lilywhite Edition) - The Sam Willows
70. Berzerk - Eminem

71. Carry You - Union J
72. Just A Fool - Christina Aguilera ft Blake Shelton
73. Ooh La La - Britney Spears
74. If I Lose Myself - OneRepublic
75. The Way - Ariana Grande ft Mac Miller
76. What About Love - Austin Mahone
77. Chloe (You're The One I Want) - Emblem3
78. My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) - Fall Out Boy
79. Right Now - Rihanna ft David Guetta
80. Bubble Butt - Major Lazer ft Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic

81. True Love - P!nk ft Lily Allen
82. Troublemaker - Olly Murs ft Florida
83. Everything At Once - Lenka
84. WILD - Jessie J ft Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal
85. Anything Could Happen - Ellie Goulding
86. Kiss You - One Direction
87. Carry On - Fun.
88. Outta Nowhere - Pitbull ft Danny Mercer
89. I Do, I Don't - The Summer State ft Siti Zahidah
90. The Other Side - Jason Derulo

91. One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) - One Direction
92. Young And Beautiful - Lana Del Rey
93. Take Back The Night - Justin Timberlake
94. Die Young - Ke$ha
95. I Like That - Before You Exit
96. Catch My Breath - Kelly Clarkson
97. I Choose U - Timeflies
98. Live For The Night - Krewella
99. Issues - Mark Bonafide ft Siti Zahidah
100. This Is What It Feels Like - Armin van Buuren ft Trevor Guthrie