Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Singles Serving

Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts. Introducing Christina Perri: a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia currently making waves with her first single, a lovely piano ballad underscored with some strings as well. Definitely a keeper even if it doesn't become a major hit.

Katy Perry feat. Kanye West - E.T. So, it's true I didn't really care for Katy Perry's album, Teenage Dream, even though I've liked all the singles from it so far. For its fourth single, "E.T.," she teams up with Kanye West to add some extra spice to a song that on the album showed some potential but as a single now really shines. Love the rapid fire stutter of the chorus "Take me, ta-ta-ta-take me..." Another hit for her for sure.

Breakage feat. Jess Mills - Fighting Fire. Gotta love Radio 1 for continuing to push dance tracks even though they generally aren't charting well these days. This one has a pretty rich bassline. Definitely fun, but not a must listen.

Dr. Dre feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey - I Need a Doctor. They performed this at the Grammys, which gave the song a pretty decent launch. I don't see this becoming a major hit though. It's not bad, but it rehashes the same territory that "Love the Way You Lie" covered much better.

Hurts - Sunday. This particularly upbeat track from Hurts was my favorite song from their album, Happiness, so it's nice to see it chosen as its fourth single. Bracing synth pop melody, decent beat, etc.

2 comments:

Paul said...

out of all these my favourite is definitely Hurts. Each time i hear it I wonder why they are not more massive. Having said that i'm pleased their album sold consistently well that they are still being allowed to do videos and singles :)

ww_adh said...

Yes. It is interesting though why a group like that gets to put out so many singles--none of which are big chart hits--while Westlife puts out one and then has to move on.