Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Singles Serving

Bright Lights Bigger City - Cee Lo Green. So massive is his single "Fuck You" that few people realized he released a single in December ("It's OK," which only reached #20 in the UK). Well this single deserves to be heard. It's got a "Billie Jean"-style bass line underpinning a disco-ish strings melody. Really great stuff.

Broken Record - Katy B. Katy B offers up her third single, and it's just as much fun as her first two with a dance beat that alternates between house and drum 'n' bass.

No Sleep - Wiz Khalifa. I wasn't really into "Black and Yellow," but "No Sleep," Wiz Khalifa's follow-up, is better. Certainly more tuneful with a mid-tempo beat and synth-heavy melody...i.e. it sounds like just about anything else at top 40 right now, but it's decently executed.

Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & Goonrock. This looks set to be a top 10 hit in Britain this weekend. It's good a retro-clubby feel to it (retro to the late '90s/early 00s). Not a dance classic, but appealing enough to get on your playlist as spring arrives.

Sad Song - The Cars. They haven't released an album since the '80s and judging from "Sad Song," their comeback single, they seem content to forget about all the changes in popular music they may have missed since then. In a land of '80s-loving pop singles, it's fun to hear one of the masters show how it's done.

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