Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Yamaha MusicSoft MIDI Year In Review: 2005!

In 2005, George W. Bush was inaugurated for his second term as US President. The largest passenger airliner in the world, the A380 made it's maiden flight, and French surgeons conducted the world's first human face transplant. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire topped the US Box Office, while Crash took home the Oscar for Best Film.

In music news, Mariah Carey was the first female artist to hold the #1 and #2 spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Madonna saw her 36th top ten single with the song "Hung Up", and 12 rock music albums scored number 1 in the USA. This was the first time even ten albums had scored number 1 since 1996.

A set of 10 simultaneous concerts called "Live 8" took place around the globe as part of the Make Poverty History campaign, and several concerts were held for Tsunami Disaster Relief.

If you'd like to take a more in-depth trip down (not so distant) memory lane, you'll find the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 2005 here. Below, we'll take a look at some of our favorites from 2005, all of which are available as Play Along MIDI songs at Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection.

Pon de Replay

Soul Meets Body
Death Cab For Cutie


Because Of You
Kelly Clarkson

Green Day

Gwen Stefani

Mr. Brightside
The Killers

Sugar, We're Going Down
Fall Out Boy

You're Beautiful
James Blunt

Alicia Keys