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David Guetta’s 5 Best Collabs with American Artists

25 Jun

Calvin Harris and Avicii can STFU – David Guetta was the original Euro-transplant pioneering EDM in American pop music before you even realized you’d heard him before.

Remember 2009’s little hit “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas? The song that holds the record for selling the most digital copies of any song ever? Yeah, that was produced by him.

And who tapped into the Aussie vocal talent that is Sia long before Flo Rida ever called her up to sing a hook? Right. Also Guetta.

And long before the producer ventured into the bizarro landscape of American Top 40 (which, compared to international charts, was severely lacking in dance music until about two years ago), he was making a name for himself in Europe with over 40 charting singles, including 18 top ten hits in his native France.

Now how does that make Avicii, who hasn’t even released his debut album yet, look? Sigh.

Guetta was the first to master the art of the American pop collab, which successfully broke him into the U.S. market and paved the way for all the Calvin Harris-es to come.

Here my top 5 Guetta collaborations with American artists. Let’s get nostalgic for 2010, y’all.

5. “When Love Takes Over,” featuring Kelly Rowland

4. “Missing You,” featuring Novel (son of Motown’s Mickey Stevenson)

3. “Where Them Girls At,” featuring Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida

2. “Sexy Bitch (Chick),” featuring Akon

1. “Who’s that Bitch (Chick),” featuring Rihanna

*BONUS*

“Stay,” featuring gospel singer Chris Willis

Also, can we talk about how solid Guetta is at holding his own against 20-something singers in music videos, despite being a married, 45-year-old father of two? Yeah.

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A Play-By-Play of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” Video (SPOILER: It’s Aweful)

20 Jun

I have never heard this song nor seen the video until now.

0:05 – Beats Pill product placement. Okay, Nicki Minaj.

0:10 – Nooooo, what are you doinggggggg? A grill? Nooooo Miley, nooooo.

0:19 – Isn’t this a Rihanna video.

0:28 – Not enough EOS.

0:42 – Again, nooooo what are you doinggggg.

1:00 – 1:05 – why tho.

1:27 – God.

1:29 – Apparently no one told her that she actually can’t twerk even after that one video she did. Who let her do this?

1:44 – Minimale Animale swimwear is def making some bank off celeb endorsements, but sorry Miley, you just copied Iggy Azalea. NEXT.

1:49 – I have no reactions anymore.

2:35 – Honestly I’m done with this. Help.

2:55 – She’s dressed like Justin Bieber. But actually.

3:23 – No. Like no.

TL;DR: Rihanna did this like three years ago, a bunch of product placement, Miley still can’t twerk, the song is mediocre and the video makes it worse.

Remember how when the “Can’t Be Tamed” video came out, everyone freaked out because it was her first more “mature” effort as an artist? She was breaking away from Hannah Montana and wanted to be “taken seriously”? I think this is intended to be like that again, only I feel embarrassed for her because she clearly doesn’t realize she’s just made herself the butt of an unintended joke.

My Top 5 Favorite Teen Boy Pop Songs Right Now

19 Jun

Because this is definitely its own genre. Whether you’re a seasoned Belieber or a hip-hop head just tryna find your softer side, here’s a sampling of songs on my playlist right now.

5. Austin Mahone – Say Somethin

Not that new, BUT it’s still stuck in my head, which is what counts. If you don’t already know about Austin Mahone, now you know.

4. The Wanted* – Warzone

A boy band in a desolate landscape with a piano and things that are on fire – sounds familiar.

3. One Direction – One Thing

I really don’t understand why 1D is more popular than The Wanted, but this song a classic in the teen boy pop genre.

2. Justin Bieber – All Around the World

Video is lackluster, but the song is catchy and includes a verse from Ludacris where he says stuff like “hate may win some battles, but love wins in the end.”

1. The Wanted – I Found You

Protagonist Nathan Sykes chumps a girl by making out with her to steal a key out of her pocket Ă  la Britney Spears the flight attendant in “Toxic.” I’m now realizing that ripping off 2000’s era pop videos seems to be a recurring thing for the boys, but just let’s call it “inspiration” and not “unoriginality.”

*Technically, all members of The Wanted are actually grown-ups in their early- to mid-twenties. They still belong on this list, though, let’s be real.

What the Hell is Justin Bieber Doing on Twitter Right Now? [UPDATED]

14 Jun

UPDATE: It was some kind of weird-ass prank only a 19-year-old could think is funny. More here.

Top 5 May Favorites

7 Jun

Let’s keep this one short and sweet since I’m already a week behind. SORRY, EVERYONE WHO READS THIS. Here are my favorite things from last month:

5. Ariana Grande

Even though Mac Miller is on it, “The Way” practically became my favorite song the first time I heard it. Not only is the Mariah Carey-influenced jam totally designed for summertime, but Grande seemingly came out of nowhere with this debut single, and then just totally smashed everyone with it. Love of my life Demi Lovato even endorses her! Girl can SING.

Check out this video (below) of her doing impressions, including Britney Spears and Shakira. Nuts. AND – get this – this clip was posted in 2010. As in, it took everyone over three years to even notice that this girl is cray-talented.

4. The Catholic League calls David Bowie a “senior citizen”

Full quote: “The switch-hitting, bisexual, senior citizen from London has resurfaced…”

I can’t be the only one who finds this combination of words hilarious.

3. Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories

Definitely a highlight of this month (it dropped May 17), the album has potential to leave a serious impression on 2013 year-end album lists…

2. Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life

The 6-episode series (which admittedly premiered at the end of April) follows Ke$ha around on tour for two years, packing all the urine-drinking craziness into little half-hour spots each week (yes, that screen grab is what you think it is.) It was actually filmed by her brother, Lagan, and honestly, truly, really shows the singer in a relatable light through the ups and downs of proving herself to the music industry (and the world!!!!) Pop stars are obviously just like you and me (…she said as she watched Ke$ha do things like hang out with Steven Tyler and walk around Hollywood in a red velvet suit.)

1. Yeezus revealed!

Yeezus is soon to be upon us! In celebration, I may be doing a “Countdown to Yeezus” honoring Mr. West himself, but I’m not 100% sure if I want to feed his ego even more than the world already is by accepting an album titled “Yeezus” in the first place…

Guess I’ll mull over that one for a couple days.

An Open Letter to Mariah Carey and Miguel’s #Hashtag

29 May

#Beautiful

I can’t exactly put my finger on why it is that typing the phrase “#Beautiful” into my Spotify search bar makes me feel like an asshole, but it does. I can say that the moment I hit enter, I looked back at it and just thought, Really, world? This is what it’s come to?

#Beautiful

Of course, they’re not the first to capitalize on the hashtag phenom…just take a look at #will.i.am.

And while I’m here, can we all just agree that the album art straight looks like a high school graphic design class project? What is that butterfly graphic on the bottom? You can’t try to be all 2013 on us with the hashtag thing, and then this is font you use. And what is Mimi even doing right there? Okay, done. Listen below:

The New Kanye West and Lil Wayne Features No One Knows About

26 May

WestBam-Gotterstrasse

When talent as big as Kanye West or Lil Wayne lend their verses to a track, it’s pretty hard to miss. Many an artist has risen to fame with the endorsement of one of these rappers as a feature on a breakout song, and fans flock to any new rhymes from the moguls, even if over another MC’s tune.

That’s why I was shocked to see both Kanye and Weezy’s names appear amidst the track list of German producer WestBam’s latest effort, Götterstrasse.

Not only is the mashup of a techno legend with two contemporary rappers a little weird, but it’s even more weird that no one seems to know that it even exists.

WestBam’s career spans back to 1988, when he released his first of 11 full-lengths. While he’s found massive success overseas, his popularity stateside has been a little more minimal – so much so that Götterstrasse is near-impossible to find in American retail outlets (luckily, snippets are available to stream on WestBam’s Facebook page.)

Leave it to YouTubers to upload pieces of the record to the web for those of us who can’t get our hands on the real thing. Check out Wayne on “Kick it Like a Sensei” and Kanye on “Radio Siberia,” below:

UPDATE 6/12/13: The YouTube upload of “Radio Siberia” was removed by the user, so here’s a snippet from the official WestBam SoundCloud: