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
This is a band that I took a chance on and it paid off. I had heard “In Time” on the radio over the past week and Danny has been enjoying “Radioactive” which is the second single from this indie-rock band’s debut album Night Visions. I have been listening pretty much non stop to the album this week and reached an overload when “In Time” was covered on last night’s episode of Glee. So perhaps that song will be receiving the Gotye treatment… Let’s not think of that at the moment. Read More…
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.