Legends Never Die : 7 Of Avicii’s Biggest Singles

He was one of EDM’s most praised and most loved deejay and producer so it makes sense that the world now mourns the untimely passing of Tim Bergling aka Avicii.

The 28 year old passed away this past week (Friday) in Oman and the world received the news via one of his representatives who did not disclose any cause of death and only asked that we respect the star’s family’s privacy.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

Avicii made his big break onto the world wide scene close to a decade ago, rising to ‘superstardom’ in the years that followed, even appearing a few times in Forbes Magazine’s list of highly acclaimed deejays.

Most known for notable hits such as ‘Wake Me Up’ and ‘Hey Brother’, here are 7 songs by Avicii that prove that he’ll be living on through his music.

Wake Me Up

Released as part of Avicii’s 2013 album ‘True’, this jam quickly became a hit, charting at no. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100, going platinum six times.

Levels 

With over three hundred million views on YouTube, ‘Levels’ was Avicii’s breakout hit that showcased his musical prowess by his use of soul music icon Etta Jame’s vocals from her hit single ‘Something’s Got a Hold On Me’. The video featured dance theatrics that included a man in a suit who couldn’t seem to stop himself from dancing and who is seen scribbling the name Avicii in the earlier parts of the video.

I Could Be The One

Released in 2012, this Avicii single was a collaboration with Dutch deejay Nicki Romero and featured one of his most iconic music videos that embodied the message of ‘being truly free’. In the video, we follow the life of a middle aged woman, living a painfully monotonous life, until she wakes up in her dream life.It’s currently enjoying over two hundred million views on YouTube.

Hey Brother

From the same album as ‘Wake Me Up’, Avicii continues to show his musical ability to turn any genre into dance, by collaborating with country artist Dan Tyminski to create this country-edm jam that got radio success and earned over one million likes on YouTube.

Waiting For Love

Working alongside other EDM deejay, Martin Garrix, Avicii created yet another timeless hit with ‘Waiting For Love’ which like most of his other singles was a definite sing along!

The Nights

Probably one of Avicii’s most prolific songs to live on, ‘The Nights’ was co-written with American singer Nicholas Furlong and preaches the message of escapism and always striving to live our best life.

Friend of Mine

By now it’s clear that Avicii loved to make music that held within it, an impactful life message. ‘Friend of Mine’ is a single off of his last released EP ‘Avicii’, and speaks of the value of friendship with a music video that even features an awareness call to Alzheimer’s .

Avicii’s untimely death caught the whole world by surprise but as is evident from those jams, it’s clear that he’ll be living on through his music.

So what was YOUR favourite Avicii single?

Avicii’s Incredible Time Stopping Video Ft Rita Ora

Everything in this crazy world is frozen, except for the young couple in Avicii’s new music video.

Avicii shared the video to his new track “Lonely Together” featuring Rita Ora and it’s pretty cool.

The video features a young couple having the best date ever as everything else remains frozen – more like how the Mannequin Challenge was like.

The song is part of Avicii’s recent 6-track Ep ‘AVĪCI’ which he released last month after being away from the electronic music scene for over a year.

It’s songs like “Lonely Together” that truly show off exactly why we missed his presence in dance music.

Take a look at the Levan Tsikurishvili tackles directed fantasy video below:

Way To Go Ben Soul! From Being On #TheCoverKe To a H_art The Band Collabo (Video)

Two months ago, HBR launched a first of its kind radio acoustic talent search called #TheCoverKe which starred 5 artists whose job it was to create innovative and catchy covers to already existing singles for a chance at having Homeboyz music studios produce their first EP for free.

It was during this time that we met and got to know Ben Soul. beating out most of the competition to make it through to the third week, Ben Soul left us with incredible covers to jams like ‘Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ and Nameless’ ‘Coming Home’.

Losing out to Cheruto the week before the finals, Ben Soul stayed positive and went on with his solo career, working behind the scenes with some notable names and only just re-surfacing on a H_art the band single ‘Mashisha’.

Released this past weekend, this interesting single is sure to be a banger and you can now listen and request for it via Homeboyz Radio.

This jam comes after H_art the band lost all the footage to one of their unreleased and highly anticipated videos, a story that you can read about here

Way to go Ben Soul! 

Things Heat Up on #TheCoverKe as Bensoul Leaves The Competition

He was a favorite for three straight weeks. Ben Soul who is a singer, song writer and instrumentalist came onto the show with a positive attitude and gave his all in each week’s performance.

Sadly, his first time in the bottom two proved bad luck as he wound up losing to fellow singer and friend Raaay on Episode 4’s hip hop challenge.

The challenge which was judged by Patricia Kihoro, Tallia Oyando and guest judge Corine (representing for Homeboyz Radio’s hip hop family), was probably the toughest yet but also the most rewarding as it gave us a chance to listen to exclusive renditions to jams like Nonini’s ‘Mchezo Ndio Ganji’ (covered by Raaay) and Nyashinski’s ‘Now You Know’ (covered by Bensoul).

You know what this means right? The grand finale now stands 6 days away (from today 2nd October) and while the anticipation over who between Raaay and Cheruto takes home the win, here’s a look at Bensoul’s incredible covers from the show.

Avicii Announces Retirement from Music Scene

It’s a sad day for music as ‘Wake me up’ deejay Avicii has decided to retire from music.

At only 26 years of age, Avicii wrote a heartfelt message to his fans via his official website saying;

“I’ve become an adult while growing as an artist, I’ve come to know myself better and realize that there’s so much I want to do with my life.”

That’s true. He was only pretty young when he started out within which time he has had considerable success, charting in the Top 5 of DJ Mags Top 100 Djs in the world and being named as world’s highest paid deejay.

In that heartfelt message, Avicii said leaving the scene has been a choice he’s been struggling with but that he’ll keep putting out hits.

He posted;

“I will however never let go of music – I will continue to speak to my fans through it, but I’ve decided this 2016 run will be my last tour and last shows. Let’s make them go out with a bang!”

This decision came after the ‘Hey Brother’ deejay went on a trip across America during which he realized he needed more time for himself and not just for the artist within him. 

“I know I am blessed to be able to travel all around the world and perform, but I have too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist.”

Well at least we’ll be able to play his jams on the radio. Avicii has so far released two album, his debut album ‘True’ which had hit singles ‘Wake Me Up’ and ‘You Make Me’

and his sophomore album ‘Stories’ which featured ‘Waiting for love’ and ‘The Nights’.