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!
Friday, September 30, 2011
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!