Could a Sugababes song actually get some airplay on American radio? Well, sort of. “About You Now,” which appeared on their 2007 album Change, is actually available outside of U.S. stores’ import sections thanks to some pandering to the 8-to-11 set: The track, co-written by Cathy Dennis and Dr. Luke, has been covered by tween…
I’ve been pretty vocal about my enthusiasm over Kylie Minogue’s latest album X, on which she plays vamp and storms Star Wars conventions. It’s finally getting a Stateside release; X‘s April 1 release date is a good five months after it came out overseas, presumably because Minogue’s label, Capitol Records, needed to find the perfect…
Whether they’re petroleum-based or digital downloads, singles remain pop’s most fascinating format. Twice a week in Single Spin, a singles-focused twist on Second Spin, we’ll take a look at a song, sound, scene, or star that we think deserves more than two lines and a Rapidshare link–whether it’s CMT country, underground dance, unfriendly noise, or…
Basia Bulat’s “In The Night” is a chiming slice of autoharp-topped pop that’s been getting a lot of play around my house lately.
Today’s second reference to a musician (potentially) hitting the pipe comes with Blender’s mention of “all those word-of-mouth drug rumors” surrounding R. Kelly in their write-up of this brand-new remix of the 31st Awesomest Song Of 2007.
Naturally we heard more than 40 great songs in 2007. And so before we get to the top two slots, here are 10 tracks that might have made it into our list of awesomeness on another day, from Radio Disney to Brooklyn art-rock to Euro-techno to Britney:…
Our year-end countdown ends with a pair of songs that are, when you get right down to it, pretty much polar opposites of one another. But we wouldn’t have it any other way.
And for a few minutes, let’s all bask in four thirtysomethings showing those soulja boys and girls how it’s done.
Three weeks and change ago, Jess and I started counting down our own year-end list, the songs from the past year that we listened to more than any others, a list put together through the not-very-scientific process of “smooshing together” of my top songs and Jess’ top songs.
And lord help us if a non-flirter gets in their way.
And the song at No. 4 invites you to open your mind and shake your behind.
And the song at No. 8 has enough sass, pluck, and bubbly keyboards to lift an entire room filled with Gloomy Guses.
And in the No. 6 song, she wants you to heal along with her.
Because we could listen to damn near anyone rap over No. 7.
But if you don’t quite believe his claims of fidelity, that’s probably a smart move.
Though maybe balm might be more important now that the weather is chapping the hell out of ‘em.
Because when your better half sings so sweet, it’s easy to overlook diminishing relationship returns.
And the song at No. 14 doesn’t need your fascist publicity thing in order to prove its greatness.