Sunday, September 25, 2016

Britt Nicole, "Through Your Eyes" [OPC Hits 2016.9.25]

Britt Nicole has just added another hit on her growing catalog here on the OPC Hits chart. After topping the charts with "Gold" in 2012, and "You're Not Alone" with Owl City in 2014, she scores another #1 hit this year with "Through Your Eyes," the lead single off her upcoming self-titled fourth studio album, due on October 7. She's surely come a long way from 2007 when I first heard her track "You." Here's our current leader on the Praise Parade chart, up two after debuting at #3 last week:

OPC Hits
September 25-October 1, 2016

161@12Kenny ChesneySetting the World on Fire [feat. Pink]
2-21SiaThe Greatest [feat. Kendrick Lamar]
311@13Cash CashMillionaire [with Digital Farm Animals feat. Nelly]
4-43BastilleGood Grief
5-51Yeng ConstantinoPaasa (T.A.N.G.A.)
631@13Christina GrimmieWithout Him
7-71Olly MursYou Don't Know Love
8-81Mark CarpioHiling
9-91JoJoMad Love
10-101Zara LarssonAin't My Fault
131@12Britt NicoleThrough Your Eyes
2724Tauren WellsLove Is Action
311@12Building 429Be with Us Now (Emmanuel)
4222Hawk NelsonLive Like You're Loved
554@17Casting CrownsOne Step Away
641@15Jason GrayCelebrate
7627Every Nation MusicAuthor of My Life [feat. Bryson Breakey]
8845CitylovemusicNearer to You
9-91Colin BakerHeaven Open
113@13Yeng ConstantinoPaasa (T.A.N.G.A.)
2-21Mark CarpioHiling
322@15Hazel FaithKinikilig
4325Leanne and NaaraAgain
5435Rico BlancoWag Mong Aminin

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cash Cash, "Millionaire" [OPC Hits 2016.9.18]

American electronic dance music group Cash Cash scored their first hit in the OPC charts two years ago with "Lightning," featuring the Goo Goo Dolls's John Rzeznik. Now, the trio is back, and they're not just back, they're back with a bang as they occupy the top spot in our latest Popsounds tally. This time they tag along British music producer and DJ Nicholas Gale, known professionally as Digital Farm Animals, and OPC regular Nelly, dishing out a song that one may aspire to become. Here's "Millionaire" at #1 on this week's OPC Hits:

OPC Hits
September 17-24, 2016

191@12Cash CashMillionaire [with Digital Farm Animals feat. Nelly]
2322Shawn MendesMercy
311@12Christina GrimmieWithout Him
4222Black Eyed Peas#WheresTheLove [feat. The World]
551@14X AmbassadorsUnsteady
6-61Kenny ChesneySetting the World on Fire [feat. Pink]
7662GalantisNo Money
8423Michael BubléNobody But Me
9-32Ellie GouldingStill Falling for You
10-72Cassadee PopeSummer
1-1@11Building 429Be with Us Now (Emmanuel)
2-21Hawk NelsonLive Like You're Loved
3-31Britt NicoleThrough Your Eyes
411@14Jason GrayCelebrate
524@16Casting CrownsOne Step Away
6326Every Nation MusicAuthor of My Life [feat. Bryson Breakey]
7443Tauren WellsLove Is Action
8544CitylovemusicNearer to You
9736The AftersBattles
10654Rend CollectiveEvery Giant Will Fall
112@12Yeng ConstantinoPaasa (T.A.N.G.A.)
222@14Hazel FaithKinikilig
3324Leanne and NaaraAgain
4434Rico BlancoWag Mong Aminin

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

When Visual Studio Can't See What You Can See

Working on a C# project, I recently encountered a puzzling problem that made me go crazy for a couple of hours. After pulling the latest source code from our version control system, the solution won't run anymore, giving plenty of build errors from out of left field.

Here are what the errors were basically saying:

  • XXXX.XXXX does not contain a definition for YYYY and no extension method YYYY accepting a first argument of type XXXX.XXXX could be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)
  • XXXX.XXXX.XXXX does not contain a definition for YYYY
  • The type name YYYY does not exist in the type XXXX.XXXX

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Christina Grimmie, "Without Him" [OPC Hits 2016.9.11]

I knew Christina Grimmie was a The Voice finalist, but I didn't really pay attention to her. I only started to check out her music only when the tragic news of her passing broke out. This lady had powerful vocals! But more than her vocals, I was amazed at her powerful declaration, saying that "Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and I'm not at all ashamed of it." Curiously, she wrote that in the description of the Youtube video of her cover of "In Christ Alone," where she sang the words:

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

So in the words of that song, she said it best. Her Savior has already called her home, and she is now "glistening from up in Heaven and shining down on all of us" (as Before You Exit puts it), but maybe it ain't too late for me to become a fan. Her family has posthumously released Side A, an EP which contains this track called "Without Him," which lands at #1 on this week's Popsounds chart:

OPC Hits
September 11-17, 2016

1-1@11Christina GrimmieWithout Him
2-21Black Eyed Peas#WheresTheLove [feat. The World]
3-31Shawn MendesMercy
4222Michael BubléNobody But Me
511@13X AmbassadorsUnsteady
6-61GalantisNo Money
7425DJ SnakeLet Me Love You [feat. Justin Bieber]
8662BastilleGood Grief
9-91Cash CashMillionaire [with Digital Farm Animals feat. Nelly]
10736The ChainsmokersCloser [feat. Halsey]
121@13Jason GrayCelebrate
214@15Casting CrownsOne Step Away
3325Every Nation MusicAuthor of My Life [feat. Bryson Breakey]
4442Tauren WellsLove Is Action
5543CitylovemusicNearer to You
6653Rend CollectiveEvery Giant Will Fall
7835The AftersBattles
91093Elim SoundJoy
1-1@11Yeng ConstantinoPaasa (T.A.N.G.A.)
212@13Hazel FaithKinikilig
3223Leanne and NaaraAgain
4333Rico BlancoWag Mong Aminin
5553GracenoteGusto Ko [feat. Alexa Ilacad]