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!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
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!