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January 2022

New Song of the Week: 1/28/22

The newest radio single by Mammoth WVH (Fronted by the son of the late, great Eddie Van Halen’s song Wolfgang) is one of my favorite new releases on Rock radio right now.  I was really hoping this would be his latest single, and that wish was granted.

“Epiphany” has all the stuff I like- great bass line and guitar riff, passionate vocals, and a power chorus.  I’m betting this will be #1 on the Active Rock charts by the Spring. Calling it now.

 

Thank you, Eddie Van Halen, for the music and for passing that talent onto your son!

 

New Song of the Week: 1-23-22

 

When I heard that Dance/Pop group January Jane covered “I Can’t Go for That” by Hall & Oates, I rolled my eyes.  But I gave it a listen out of sheer curiosity, and you know what? I really like it!  I know some people say that cover songs are the worst, but I disagree. Um, hello? “Blinded by the Light” anyone???  Or Metallica’s version of “Turn the Page”?  Yup.

Not that I’m saying this cover is as good as those. But you know what? It made me dance around the studio and has been in my head for a few hours. So, that’s a win.

Here’s the thing about cover songs… they can bring attention to the original artists, and introduce them to a new generation.  And you know what? Kids these days NEED to know about Hall & Oates.  So I’m down for it!

 

Sometimes a fun, easy dance cover is just what you need in ths crazy ass world.  Not everything has to be so serious, ya know?

ERNEST Interview

 

So, “Flower Shops” by ERNEST and Morgan Wallen is one of my favorite new songs of the year (perhaps my #1 fave so far) so I really wanted to have a chat with ERNEST (all caps, because why not?) and talk about everything from music to parenthood to “Yellowstone”!

Check out the interview here.

 

And if you want to DL “Flower Shops” here ya go!

  I've always been a late bloomer in life, and the same goes for me and motherhood.  So many people would ask me in my late twenties and thirties why I didn't have...
by Megan Vaughan

New Song of the Week: 1-14-22

I’m going to be completely honest: I totally fell off of the Katy Perry wagon these past few years. Her first three albums “One of the Boys”, “Teenage Dream” and “Prism” were perfect Pop records, and I was all for it. Then “Witness” and “Smile” followed, and she lost me. It was like she was trying too hard to be edgy and sexy (the song “Bon Appetite” still makes me cringe). But with her new single- which we all got to see the video during the College Fotball National Championship this week- is a step back to the fun, Pop Katy Perry that I’ve been missing.

“When I’m Gone” featuring Alesso is a fun, easy Dance/Pop jam which is on point with what’s hot on Top 40 radio these days. I’m thinkin Katy saw what Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, etc were doing, and decided to follow suit. I’m totally OK with that! I’m an unapologetic fan of Pop, and this song was stuck in my head all week, which is a good sign.

I’m also happy to see Katy Perry get back to her original black hair. It’s the little things in life.

Oh! And I heard that she’s got a collab with one of my favorite Country artists Thomas Rhett coming this Spring. Stay tuned!

New Song of the Week: 1-7-22

I’m all for REAL Country music, and when this song hit my inbox, I immediately fell in love with it!  Up and Comer ERNEST has a true Country voice and style, and when you combine it with Morgan Wallen, you’ve got modern Country GOLD.

“Flower Shops” has one of my new favorite lines “Violets and Daisies to hide all the crazy”.  The song is already #1 on itunes, and I’m thinking it’s just starting it’s run as a chart topper.  I’m happy to kick off the new year with some real Country music… I hope this trend cotinues the rest of the year!  I can’t wait to hear more from both ERNEST and Morgan in the coming months.  As for Morgan, it looks like Country music has moved on from his controversy of last year, as his album “Dangerous” was the #1 album of 2021. NOT just in Country music, but across all the genres.  Say what you will about him, the guy has chops.

Plus, if you want some bad Country music behavior- go look up what George Jones and Randy Travis -two legends- got into in their day.  We just didn’t have the social media to blow things up.

 

Also, clearly, mullets are here to stay.