Javier Colon hasn't been heard of much since the end of The Voice. However, he's finally released his first single, a collab with Natasha Bedingfield called "As Long As We Got Love"! It'll be interesting over the coming months to see if the song becomes popular - although it premieres on the Fab 50 this week. In chart news: do Usher and David Guetta get the top spot from Rihanna and Calvin Harris with "Without You"? Read the full article to find out!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Not satisfied with "You and I"'s pitiful attempt to top Billboard or any other major chart? I'm not either, which is why I welcome the upcoming release of "Marry the Night" with open arms. However, is it enough for Lady Gaga to get a second #1 from Born This Way? Read on for what I think!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Christina Perri's new single for Twilight, "A Thousand Years", was released late last month. Although it's not as great of a song as "Arms" or "Jar of Hearts", it definitely is going to get some recognition - especially on my chart this week, being the highest song. However, are Rihanna and Calvin Harris the only people to find love this Halloween, and reclaim their #1 spot? Read on and find out!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
UK electronic group Nero have released "Promises" for free in the United States this week, hoping to get their voice recognized here as much as it is in Europe. However, is "Promises" a strong enough debut single for them to be able to do that - and is their sound too far off-base for American radio? Read on to find out what I think on the issue!
It may have been awhile, but I'm back! Also late for arrival are Breathe Carolina with "Blackout", a song that not only is on the top 200 for iTunes despite being free earlier, but also broke into the top 40 on Mediabase this week, as well as entering the top 25 of Billboard's "Heatseekers" chart. How high does this propel the almost eliminated song on the Fab 50? Also, is Rihanna able to stay at the top with "We Found Love"? Read on to find out!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Have you been watching X-Factor? If so, you've heard this song every time the ubiquitous Pepsi commercial comes on. However, Outasight's "Tonight Is the Night" is also premiering on the Fab 50 this week. Anyways (after an extremely long break), which song tops the Fab 50 this week? Read on for the chart!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Although her streak of 69 straight weeks in the top 10 on Billboard may have ended, Katy Perry's still trying to extend her streak of #1 singles from Teenage Dream to 6. The single attempting to do such is "The One That Got Away", the first ballad that Katy Perry's attempted to release since "Thinking of You" - although this song has a much more noticeable pop tangent, as Katy's figured out that the general public only likes her when singing pop songs. Still, though, is this song strong enough to get Katy Perry back to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100? Read on to find out!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
After being treated to his appearance on X Factor last night, fans are looking forward to a new release from Enrique Iglesias. What is it? "I Like How It Feels (Feat. Pitbull & The WAV.S)", which isn't just another Enrique song, despite what it looks like. However, does a different sound end with success for Enrique? Read on for the music video & my review!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Fueled By Ramen is getting a huge taste of success this week on the Fab 50, after two of their songs enter the top 4. I took a big risk on both of these songs (on "Stereo Hearts" by putting in on my chart in mid-June, on "You Make Me Feel..." by giving it a 4.5/5), but both of my risks paid off, and the songs are both successful and still climbing on the charts! However, were either of these songs able to make the jump to #1? Read on to find out! Hint: There's a new #1 this week!
Monday, October 10, 2011
I must admit that "Criminal" wouldn't have been my next choice for Britney when picking out her next single. However, the reworked radio version's chorus sounds much better than the original, and is primed for listeners. Is it enough for Britney to get to #1 again, after fellow competitors Lady Gaga and Rihanna have fallen short with their most recent singles? Good question! :D (Don't think you'll find the answer to that, but you can find my review in the full article!)
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Although Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood have been arguably the greatest successes from American Idol, Chris Daughtry has definitely been the most successful male from the show - and he didn't even win! With his new album Break the Spell coming out on November 21st, Daughtry's band (simply named Daughtry) releases their first single from the new album. Does it continue Daughtry's previous successes with singles? Read on for my take!
It seems as though Taio Cruz is great at making great songs, but isn't so great at making them popular in America. Sliding in today on the iTunes sales chart outside of the top 20 is Taio's "Hangover", made with Flo Rida, the guy that makes music with great beats ("Turn Around", "Good Feeling"), yet isn't a singer himself. Does 1 + 1 = perfection, or just more of the same? Read on to hear the whole song - trust me, it's worth it!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
After 15 long weeks on the chart, "Moves Like Jagger" finally makes its way to #1, leaving Rihanna's rising star "We Found Love" in the wake! What other surprises are there to be found on the chart? Read on and take a look for yourself!
Monday, October 3, 2011
Who would have though that the world's most AutoTune-d artist would make a song with one of the few artists that doesn't need to be AutoTune-d at all? Well, it happened, and the collaboration has to be ruined by Wiz Khalifa! Oh, well - it's still a good song, and read my full review by either clicking the title or by clicking the "Read More" button below!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Nickelback's back! (A little cliché? I try!) Anyways, the last rock band standing has made a last-ditch to stay relevant with their album Here and Now, which premieres in late November. After their last top 10 single was released in 2008, Nickelback has tried and failed 4 times to replicate the effort which it has done 6 times before in its career. Can "When We Stand Together" be a 7th career top 10 single for Nickelback? Read on for the answer!
Friday, September 30, 2011
After B.o.B.'s incredible mainstream success through the earlier part of 2010 (with 3 top 10 hits, including #1 "Nothin' On You"), B.o.B. has gone over a year without a successful release of his own single. As a debut for the same-titled album to be released in 2012, Strange Clouds is a hip-hop collab with Lil' Wayne, who could easily be called the busiest man of 2011 from his many releases and soundpieces. However, is the all-star collab, B.o.B.'s own credibility enough to make this song an autumn smash? Read on for my review!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
You know, a solid single from Rihanna has been highly anticipated by me, despite the fact that she releases music as fast as a jackrabbit. Her last 3 singles have all been flops, so I was pretty excited to hear her new song, "We Found Love", from her upcoming album. However, was the new song's recent success enough for me to put it on the top of the Fab 50? You'll have to read the rest of the post to find out!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
It's been quite a while, but Hot Chelle Rae fans are finally getting a new song, after "Tonight Tonight" mysteriously vanishes from the Mediabase charts. "I Like It Like That" will premiere on iTunes on October 4th, and features the Cataracs' act New Boyz. Does this song have the same charm that made "Tonight Tonight" such a big hit? Read on to find out!
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Are you kidding me? Rihanna's first single from her upcoming album (which I believe will have a cover much like the "R" logo you see above) is with Calvin Harris? As dance music finally makes its well-deserved progression into the mainstream, artists like Rihanna are using its trademark beats and repetition to help their own music. However, is it too far of a misdirection for an artist whose sound has become as different as R&B/pop Rihanna? Read on for my review!
Friday, September 23, 2011
Gavin DeGraw has had an interesting career. Although his songs never get high on the Hot 100, he's not regarded as anything but a major artist. With a fresh new song in "Not Over You", will he be able to get high on the chart? Probably not, but it's one of my favorite songs from him, so it charts well. Anyways, is "Pumped Up Kicks" able to keep up its long #1 streak this week? Read on for the chart!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Sorry I haven't been posting recently! I've been involved with a big project in my HS, and it's taking away from my free time. Note that I've already ranked my songs for this week's Fab 50 - they'll be up once I get the chance to post them, but know that I'm still alive and kicking!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Have you been waiting for this release? If so, you're not alone. I've always found Coldplay's innovative, almost U2-esque style to be very charming, and many of their songs to be "Paradise". However, the English band has finally released a song of that name, and looks to live up to what Coldplay's previously done. Read the rest of my review to hear the song if you haven't yet!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Although Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" has commanded the top of the Fab 50 the last couple of weeks, a competitive challenger has finally emerged in "Lighters". Will this new Bad Meets Evil and Bruno Mars collaboration be able to take the top spot from Foster the People? Find out in the full article!
Monday, September 12, 2011
After the huge and unexpected success of "Party Rock Anthem", LMFAO looks to hit the jackpot again with their next single, "Sexy And I Know It". Although this song may not feature such high-profile acts as Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, it's definitely in a position to become a hit. However, is it likely that this song will also hit #1? Read on for my opinion!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
As the fall music season starts to heat up, the competition to have the best new song will be extremely fierce. One new song vying for success is Kelly Clarkson's "Mr. Know It All", in which Kelly attempts to get back on the top of the charts. Does it deserve to get there? My review and the full song are in the complete article (note: click the title)!
Monday, September 5, 2011
This is the third time that Adele's made the cover of the Fab 50 - and for good reason. After her stunning performance of "Someone Like You" at the VMA's, the song has topped the iTunes charts. How high does she move up on the chart this week? Read on to read the full chart!
Oh, "Titanium". How I loved you. How I wanted to put you in my top 3 of "Songs of the Month", but was unable to due to the fact that you were getting 0 plays on mainstream radio. Oh, "Titanium" - You'll have to wait until a later month to get into my "Songs of the Month" category, but here are my top 3 songs for August!
Sunday, September 4, 2011
It's been a little while since we've heard a new Flo Rida-made single, hasn't it? The last one ("Who Dat Girl"; I won't count "Turn Around Pt. 2", since it was from Hangover 2) was released all the way back in January, and didn't amount to much. However, does this song have the potential to become a hit, unlike its predecessor? Read on for the review - and something unexpected!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
It's very odd that a person can release an album with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Usher, Jessie J and Akon featured on tracks without getting much attention - excuse me, without getting ANY attention - from the blogging community. I'm going to change that today, with my review of "Without You", on which Usher is featured. This song has surprisingly gotten picked up on radio quite quickly, and could become a quick success. Does it deserve to? Don't let what I wrote above fool you!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
After the surprising, prolonging success of "Super Bass", Nicki Minaj sets out to charm us on her next single from Pink Friday, "Fly", which happens to feature one of the best talents in music today (Rihanna). Many other singles from Pink Friday haven't had the success that "Super Bass" was blessed with, however. Does "Fly" have the talent needed for another Nicki Minaj hit? The review's in the full article!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Jo Calderone's finally here! After crashing the MTV Video Music Awards last night, Lady Gaga's alter ego is able to score a hit with "You and I", which makes its way into the top 10 of the Fab 50 in its first official week as a single. Another highly-nominated act last night is able to claim the top spot. Who is it? Read on for the full chart!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
I've been wanting to do this review for the best part of August, but I've never gotten to it until now. Guess what? The Script's back, folks! I've had my own personal rollercoaster with the Script (including highly praising "Breakeven" and being annoyed by "For the First Time"). Do I think that "Nothing" is the right single choice from Science & Faith for the Script? Read on to find out!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The music video for "Collide" has already been released. And guess what - Avicii's actually getting credit for the instrumental now! However, making such a good beat doesn''t matter if you can't capitalize on it. Was Leona able to do it with her X-Factor-winning voice in "Collide"? The video and my review are in the full article!
Friday, August 26, 2011
You know what? Let me start out first by giving out props to anyone who knew about Destinee and Paris (who were formerly in the Clique Girlz) before reading this article. The two sisters are great talents, at only 17 and 15; check out their YouTube profile if you don't believe me! However, does the production on the song live up to the talent that their voices can provide? Read on to find out!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Cobra Starship, of all bands, has been able to wow me with their track "You Make Me Feel...", which is now in the top 10 of the Project Mobius: Fab 50. Also, this song is accompanied by 7 big movers on the chart, as some songs that have been hidden in the back of my chart are finally getting the breakout they deserve. Which songs have moved up the chart? Click below to see!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Can you believe it? It seems that the normally strong, independent Jessie J has caught a taste of the American limelight and wants more, and has worked with Dr. Luke again on a new track, "Domino". However, is the song strong enough to become just as popular as it seems it should? Read on to find out!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Example is great for hit music as a whole in more ways than one. Not only is he able to be one of the first artists to bring dance music into the mainstream, but he is also able to make rapping co-exist with his electronic style. It's also very likely that "Stay Awake" will be the song that pushes dubstep past the tipping point and into a level of acceptance from the European music world - if it is good enough to become popular. Is that the case? Read on to find out!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I bet you've never heard of Patrick Stump before. However, I'm sure you know of him. The former singer of Fall Out Boy has "dance danced" all over the top of the charts as a lead singer, and is now trying to make his way as a solo singer in his first single, "This City". Lupe Fiasco provides his rap skills to the track, and for good measure. However, how does the song compare to today's releases? Read on for the review!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This week is the week of "comeback songs". Comeback songs are songs that had been previously charted, but were knocked out - then found their way back in! There are 4 of them on the chart this week (including 2 new re-entries), but the most prominent is definitely Britney Spears' "I Wanna Go". Click for the full article to find out if she was able to top the Fab 50 with her smash hit!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Finally! Finally, a song has come out that is perfect enough, genuine enough, simply produced and performed well enough to be my 1st 5-star song! For most of you, this will come as a surprise - especially because of how poor David Guetta's music has been so far this year - but this song has truly charmed me. Read on to hear the full song, and to find out why I love it so much!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
In a week that should be dominated by Jay-Z and Kanye West's release of "Watch the Throne", Drake is able to surpass every one of their songs with his premiere of "Headlines". It's a release that has been highly anticipated in the hip-hop/rap music industry, and it has extremely high expectations. However, does the song hold enough prowess to meet those expectations? Read on to find out!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
After "Don't Wanna Go Home" recently became a relative failure for Jason Derülo, the clean version of Chris Brown has released a 2nd single from September's album Future History in "It Girl". Will the new release live up to the title for Jason and be this season's "it" song? Click the link for the full article!
Monday, August 8, 2011
This week, Foster the People does the near-impossible for an alternative band and moves up to the top 5 on the Fab 50 with "Pumped Up Kicks". In other news, is Katy Perry still ruling the charts with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"? Read on for the chart!
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Yep, it's that time again! “The Edge of Glory” is starting to fade fast in both radio and sales, and Gaga needs to stay at the top. “Yoü and I” should do exactly that when it is released as a single on August 23rd. However, since it's coming from Mother Monster herself, we can expect nothing less. It's almost gotten to the point where we expect all of Lady Gaga's songs to be great masterpieces. Does “Yoü and I” continue that magnificent trend? Read on to find out!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
The second major release from a diva this week lies in Britney Spears' "Inside Out". Taking a short break from making faster, dance/pop songs, "Inside Out" slows down and provides emotion with every beat. However, does that evolve the song into a hit? Read on for my review!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
This week, I'll be highlighting a few divas' songs that are going to (likely) be future hits. The first of those is Rihanna's "Cheers (Drink to That)", which also uses part of Avril Lavigne from her hit song "I'm With You". However, should you be drinking to this song? Read on to find out!
Monday, August 1, 2011
Can you believe it? My favorite song of the spring, "Better With the Lights Off", is actually getting relatively popular now! This leads to its surprising re-entry on the Fab 50, this week. However, there's one question that you have to be wondering about: After it was unsuccessful in taking the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, is Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" able to hold on to the top spot on the Fab 50? Read on for the full chart!
This month was the official month of party rocking. Sure, there were other songs that piqued America's interest (such as Pitbull's "Give Me Everything" and Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"), but none compare to the impact that LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" had. However, there were many new songs that I reviewed recently that could be the next "Party Rock Anthem". What are they? Read on to find out!
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Just like you've never heard of the Freshmen, you've probably never heard of Mona Lisa. These girls' career didn't kick off in the late '90s (when Urban/R&B music was popular), but they take influence from both that time period and today's dance music scene. Influences from both of these musical directions are evident in "DJay", and combine to make a song that deserves to be more popular than it ever will be.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Remember when Rebecca Black released "My Moment", fresh off the heels of the best song of the year so far (note sarcasm), "Friday"? Well, it seems like no one does anymore. Believe it or not, this was released less than a week ago, and I'm happy to say I haven't heard anybody talk about Rebecca since then. Why? This song sucks, but isn't so horribly fantastic that it becomes as iconic as "Friday". You don't need to read on, because I'm not going to force you to watch the video. Just a heads up, though - Rebecca Black's finally faded!