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Song of the week

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?

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.

New Song of the Week: 12-17-21

Avril Lavigne is back to her Punk-Pop roots! (Good.)

She originally released “Bite Me” last month, and I honestly wasn’t feeling it.  Although I was happy to hear that she was going back to the Pop/Punk sound that made her famous, I felt like this song was a bit too juvenile for her. I mean, she’s my age (late 30’s) and the song and feel was more suited to someone in their late teens or early twenties.  Then she dropped the acoustic version today, and I’m liking it a lot better than the original version.

 

Avril sounds great, and looks amazing as well.  I know she had a rough bout with Lyme disease, as well as a failed marriage to Nickleback frontman Chad Kroeger.  I’m glad to see that she’s back to fighting form!  After hearing this, I’m definitely looking forward to her upcoming album.  She says it’s going to be “100% Rock and Roll”, so we’ll see what she’s got for us in 2022!

 

New Song of the Week: 12-10-21

I’ve always had mad respect for Jack White. Just a crazy talented musician who does his own thing, and it always turns out splendidly. His first new single in four years “Taking Me Back” is classic Jack White: hard hitting, heavy-percussive, straight forward Rock.  Just how I like it!

Oh, and Jack just announced a massive 2022 tour today, so that’s cool, too.

 

Pretty much everything he does is awesome.

 

New Song of the Week: 12-3-21

It being the holidays and all, I figure I’d get you some new holiday tunes to enjoy.  We’ve had no shortage of new Christmas music this year, and I’m cherry picking my favorite new songs this season.

So, this morning, Elton John and Ed Sheeran dropped their new holiday collab “Merry Christmas” after teasing it the past few weeks. I figured it’s be prety good because, you know, Elton and Ed. Guess what? I was right.

I mean, you can’t go wrong with that combo.

Add it to your holiday playlist here!

Tis’ the season, ya’ll!

 

New Song of the Week: 11-26-21

I love, love, LOVE The Foo Fighters, and their latest album “Medicine at Midnight” (released earlier this year) is another great effort by the band that just got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  There latest single (and video!) “Love Dies Young” is your typical Foo Fighters sound, and I’m so happy for it.

With all the absolute crap music out there, I’m just so happy that the Foo Fighters exist, and continue to not to take themselves seriously. I wish more musicians could do that. You know, dominate the rock scene for 25 years, and not be total jackwagons.  The Foos have that on lock.

 

New Song of the Week: 11-20-21

I’ve been a fan of Bad Wolves since they dropped their first big single- the cover of The Cranberries “Zombie” in 2017.  I mean, who doesn’t love a rock supergroup?

When Tommy Vext exited the band, a lot of people wondered if they could recreate the magic with new lead singer DL Laskiewicz, and after their new album “Dear Monsters” dropped a few weeks ago, I’m thinking they totally can.

 

Their new single “Lifeline” is definitely one of my favorite new Modern Rock songs this year so far:

I’m loving the new vocals, the energy, and the relatable message that I know a lot of people- especially these past couple of years- can relate to. Also, it’s got a radio-friendly vibe, and being a radio girl, I always appreciate that!  I feel like this song could almost be a crossover hit. And if that does happen, people will complain that they’re sell-outs.  Haters gonna hate.

Download it here!

 

New Song of the Week: 11-12-21

 

Jason Aldean dropped his latest album “Macon” today, and one of my friends sent me a message this morning asking me if I had heard his version of Bryan Adams’s “Heaven” which is on the new album. I hadn’t, but I love the original, so I gave it a listen.  And, yep, it easily translates into a solid Country ballad.

Ok, so I do prefer the original, as I almost always do, but I am loving Jason’s version as well.  I can deifnitely see it being a wedding staple next year, and having seen Jason live, I definitely respect him as an artist.  I’m all for a good cover song, and I think Jason does the song justice, for sure.

Check out his new album “Macon” out now!

 

New Song of the Week: 11-5-21

You know I love me some Country, and you can’t be a Country fan without worshipping George Strait!  This song is technically brand new, but it was just released as his latest single…and it’s definitely his next hit!

I love the song, and the message.  Thank you to our police and first responders for all you do.  I know it’s not an easy job, and theres a lot of hateful rhetoric towards the police force.  I’m glad George released this song, and really, I’m just glad George is continuing to put out great Country music.

 

All Hail the King!