This week will be our fond farewell to some of the chart toppers of 2012.
- Sexy and I know It – LMFAO
- Take Care – Drake Feat. Rihanna
- Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
- Rack City – Tyga
- Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
- Wild Ones – Flo Rida feat Sia
- Lights – Ellie Goulding
- Titanium – David Guetta
- Everybody Talks – Neon Trees
- Too Close – Alex Clare
- Oh Love – Green Day
- Skyfall – Adele
- Diamonds – Rihanna
- Die Young – Ke$ha
- Locked out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
- Ho Hey – Lumineers
And a special goodbye to my bonus list of tracks that have been overplayed this year! If you know more than the chorus to these songs, I am sure you agree. Don’t get me wrong, many of these were great songs, we just need some space…
- We Are Young – Fun.
- Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye
- Some Nights – Fun.
- We Are Never Ever getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
- Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
- Gangnam Style – Psy
- Dance (A$$) – Big Sean feat Nicki Minaj
- Starships – Nicki Minaj
- Glad You Came – The Wanted
- Boyfriend- Justin Bieber
Okay, I’m not the resident music nerd, but every now and then I run into some music that I enjoy and must share with others. I love a good song to dance to, but I love even more a good song to laugh to. I hope you all enjoy this mash-up of PSY’s “Gangnam Style” and Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” as much as I did. It should be bumping in the clubs ASAP.
Album of the Week:
B.o.B. – Strange Clouds
This album is a sophomore success for B.o.B. for the most part it has been receiving positive reviews and I agree. I really enjoy his dynamic style and he sets himself apart by being flexible and making songs that fit specific moods. Some reviews I have read say that Strange Clouds has a lack of album cohesion, but as I just said, B.o.B. has this style that can express varying moments and I totally dig it.
He is able to hold his own against hip-hop hard-hitters like: T.I., Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and Lil’ Wayne. Collaborations are nothing new in “Hip-Pop” music, but it is rare for a new artist to stand out when they have a veteran on their track. This star power is a bit elevated from his debut album which featured Hayley Williams from Paramore and international radio favorite Bruno Mars.
B.o.B. has moments where I get a bit of a Kanye West vibe especially on his track Ray Bands. He has confidence that borders on Kanye-sized ego, but the difference is that Bobby Ray is keeping this in check.
So all in all, this man has a way with his lyrics and keeps you bobbing your head to each track. I recommend this for anyone who enjoys this hybrid genre. I will be keeping this album in my car because it is perfect driving music (which means no more back-to-back Gotye! Can you say played-out?)
B.o.B.: “I’m really excited about this one. You’re always excited about every project. But I really feel like I’m in my groove with this one. I’m more aware of myself as an instrument, as a sound. It’s more intentful.”
My favorite tracks: Ray Bands, So Good, and Out of my Mind.