Thursday, November 04, 2010

Listening to...

The Flood - Take That. I'm really enjoying their new single and listen to it daily (multiple times). I think it might be my favorite song from them ever. It's got a great big pop sound and a killer chorus. I'm really looking forward to Progress.

Raise Your Glass - P!nk. Great new single from her with a strong upbeat vibe and message.

Ambitions - Joe McElderry. It's been out a few weeks, but I'm still really into it. Just to clarify, says "if somebody's going to MAKE it" not "if somebody's going to VEGAS" as some people around here seem to think.

Happiness - Alexis Jordan. This song is set to debut in the top 5 of the British singles chart this week. Come to find out, she's not British though, but American. Eighteen-year-old Jordan was a contestant on the first season of America's Got Talent. This bubbly piece of dance pop was a #1 dance hit in the US earlier this year.

Higher - The Saturdays. This is probably one of the better singles to come from this group. Whether you go with the new Flo Rida version or the original doesn't really matter, as they are pretty similar. I could actually imagine this being a hit in the US, if they were so inclined to try.

Love You More - JLS. This is more like it. "The Club Is Alive" was...not great. This pretty decent love ballad is a vast improvement. Now that it's no longer coming out the same week as "The Flood" it might have a shot at #1.

The Time (Dirty Bit) - Black Eyed Peas. Will.I.Am and Fergie put a modern dance pop twist on the '80s classic. Opinions are divided on this (EW didn't like it), but I actually think it's kind of fun.

Well, Well, Well - Duffy. Great to have her back. Although I've always liked this song, I wasn't wowed by it at first, but it's continued to grow on me.

We R Who We R - Ke$ha. I'm not a big Ke$ha fan. In fact, I've not really cared for anything she's done since "Tik Tok," until now. This song is actually pretty good. I think it will be a big hit for her.

What's Your Name - Rihanna (feat. Drake). Rihanna generously features up-and-coming rapper Drake on her new single. It's a pretty obvious Stargate production, with their telltale stuttering beats.

Seek Bromance - Tim Berg (feat. Amanda Wilson). This is classic Euro-dance stuff. Take an instrumental dance track (Tim Berg's "Bromance") and pair it with a vocal dance track (Samuele Sartini's "Love U Seek" with vocal from Amanda Wilson). Mash them up and voila! Instant dance pop hit. It's amazing how well the songs pair together. Just for fun, I downloaded the original "Bromance" and an acapella version of "Love U Seek" and loaded them into Garage Band to mash them up myself and, although the timing was off, it sounded pretty much like what you have here.

The Silence - Alexandra Burke. Alexandra made a name for herself first and foremost with a ballad, "Hallelujah," but until this single, all her releases have been upbeat tracks. Although personally I think "They Don't Know" is a better ballad, I can see why "The Silence" is a better choice for a single.

Heart Vacancy - The Wanted. The chorus is really catchy ("I feel a vacancy in your heart, in your heart, in your heart, in your heart"). And although the middle 8 is arguably terrible ("when i talk to you on the phone, listen close"), I like it anyway.

Bright Lights, Bigger City - Cee Lo Green. Cee Lo goes disco on this clever promotional cut from his upcoming new album, The Lady Killer (out next week).


Paul said...

i'm with you up to and including the JLS track (mainly for the middle 8) then tune out for a bit but come back in at (and agree with) Alexandra and onwards. Great playlist

rcLoy said...

I am currently in love with that Alexis Jordan's Happiness! What an awesome jam! :)

ww_adh said...

Paul - You're not into the new Duffy song? Were you into her 2 years ago?

rcLoy - Yes, it is a cool song. It's great that it's become popular as a mainstream hit in the UK.