Leann Rimes - The Story

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Leann Rimes is a natural born thriller. Whether her own words, or those of other people, she has spent twenty years crafting compelling narratives that captivate the lucky listener. Her lyrical, melodic tales are driven by the channelling of Leann's own experiences, the nuanced intonation of her voice bringing passion and emotion to the music. It is what makes her songs so universal - her experiences are ours experiences and memories. The songs are the soundtrack to our lives with tunes that help us heal or celebrate; there to unlock the past or be stored away for adventures yet to happen. It is why her new single, The Story, is a culmination of her career to date - and the cornerstone of her next exciting steps. Here, Leann's voice is filled with earnest honesty and organic wisdom. She guides the melody with a compelling majesty. Initially accompanied by gentle piano, the instrumental builds with a driving guitar riff and pulsing beat. It gives the song a vibrant urgency that mirrors how we feel when the feelings we have are too powerful to contain. It is never histrionic or overwrought - Leann gives a masterclass in perfectly pitched delivery, not just singing the song but living it. The results are mesmerising and she has rarely sounded better. It is glorious from start to finish - a reminder that pop doesn't need trends and fads, just heart and soul to become an enduring classic.

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25 ~ Roxette, Some Other Summer (NE)
24 ~ Auryn, Footprints (NE)
23 ~ The Feeling, Wicked Heart
22 ~ MKTO, Hands Off My Heart
21 ~ DNCE, Cake By The Ocean
20 ~ Sergey Lazarev, You're The Only One
19 ~ Donny Montell, Fly
18 ~ Fleur East, Breakfast
17 ~ Delta Goodrem, Dear Life
16 ~ Summer Set, Wasted
15 ~ Gwen Stefani, Misery
14 ~ Eric Saade, Wide Awake
13 ~ Pet Shop Boys, Twenty Something
12 ~ MAX, Lights Down Low
11 ~ Little Mix, Hair
10 ~ DNCE, Toothbrush
09 ~ MKTO, Superstitious
08 ~ Mans Zelmerlow, Fire To The Rain
07 ~ Christie ft Dreambeats, Wasn't My Fault
06 ~ Harriet, Broken For You
05 ~ Gravitonas, For The First Time
04 ~ Take That, Cry
03 ~ Justin Timberlake, Can't Stop The Feeling
02 ~ Bright Light ft Elton John, All In The Name
01 ~ Louisa Johnson, Tears (2 weeks)

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