Thursday, March 31, 2011

Where you At


From the week before last here's my 30 favourite songs of that week. Jennifer Hudson's Where you At became my most favourite song. It's pure class. Her performance below is taken from the Ellen show back in February.  It's only March but I think 2011 has already been a great year for music.
The new songs (to me!) below include Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri, Hollywood Tonight by Michael Jackson, E.T. by Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, you'll Be Mine by The Pierces and Runaway Love by Alice Gold. The videos of the mentioned songs are all featured on previous posts on this site.


Strike Curious Poses Chart 21-3-2011

1(3): Where you At - Jennifer Hudson
2(-): Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri
3(-): Hollywood Tonight - Michael Jackson
4(1): 67A - Lost Colours
5(2): I Wrote The Book - Beth Ditto
6(-): you'll Be Mine - The Pierces
7(23): Goodbye Girl - Rumer
8(6): Good Girl (Freemasons remix) - Alexis Jordan
9(28): Moment 4 Life - Nicki Minaj featuring Drake
10(11): Till the World Ends - Britney Spears

11(-): Runaway Love - Alice Gold
12(4): Dreaming (Sub Urban Dream Mix) - Blondie
13(-): E.T. - Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
14(-): Goodbye Girl - David Gates
15(9): Someone Like you - Adele
16(21): Gone - Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
17(-): Verona - Hurts
18(18): Give In To Me - Leighton Meester & Garrett Hedlund
19(12): On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
20(8): Sunday - Hurts

21(15): The Last Dance - Clare Maguire
22(13): Hot Mess - Chromeo featuring Elly Jackson
23(5): Silver Lining - Hurts
24(14): Walking - Mary Mary
25(26): Going Nowhere - Magnetic Man featuring John Legend
26(10): Bad Romance (Grum remix) - Lady Gaga
27(17): Big Jet Plane - Angus & Julia Stone
28(24): Smoke a Little Smoke - Eric Church
29(20): Wish I Didn't Miss you - Angie Stone
30(16): Hold On To your Misery - CockNBullKid

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It Be Rude Not To


As I went into posting overdrive today I'm going to finish with the major video release of the week. It's Katy and Kanye and E.T. It's number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart this week as well which gives her four massive worldwide hit singles from the one album. She sure gives Gaga a run for her dollars with this video.

Jar Of Hearts

Here's another song that has been around for months but one that I found recently. It's Christina Perri and Jar Of Hearts.

Hollywood Tonight



A week ago I saw the Michael Jackson's album Michael in the HMV sale for just €5. It showed how sad the whole release of the album has been. If some of the songs had been released in his lifetime I think they would have done well. There has been three singles released from it to date and I'm sure Monster will be as well. The second single was Hollywood Tonight and it has a catchy chorus and is all v old school Michael. The video is old fashioned pop too and works mainly because of the dancer in it. She's Sofia Boutella and has also been a dancer in several pop videos including Madonna's videos Sorry, Hung Up and  Celebration.

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Alice Gold

I don't know much about Alice Gold but her new song is different. Here is Runaway Love.

Goodbye Girl



Goodbye Girl is the latest single from Rumer. Songs like Adele's Someone Like you have proven that there is still a market for good singers with sweet and simple lyrics. I would love if this song was a singles chart hit. The lovely David at David's Daily Dramas went to see Rumer in concert recently and he has a great review here.

Here's the video for Goodbye Girl which was just released today.

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Here's also is David Gates wonderful original version.

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The Pierces


Here's a song that will take you back to another decade. It's The Pierces and you'll Be Mine. The Pierces are two sisters Allison and Catherine based in New york. They have released a couple of albums to date and this is one of their newest songs.

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Moment 4 Life


Drake has had his greatest hits to date with other artists most successfully with Rihanna on What's My Name a song that I didn't like. Last year I loved his solo single Find your Love and really hated Best I Ever Had. I knew he had featured as a vocalist on other stars's albums and singles but did you know he has done so on over 50 tracks! The list on Wikipedia seems endless.

Here he is with Nicki Minaj and Moment 4 Life. Darling!

Lost Colours


Backtracking as usual on my favourite songs. A song that I have liked for several months now is 67A by Lost Colours. They are a three piece band based in Kildare here in Ireland. My friend and former work colleague Fran O'Connor both sings and plays piano in the band. The song is featured on their debut EP Coffee, Songs, Cigerettes. There is a v good review of it here.

Other new songs that I have liked recently include Where you at by Jennifer Hudson, Gone by Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland and Goodbye Girl by Rumer.


Strike Curious Poses Chart 14-3-2011


1(-): 67A - Lost Colours
2(2): I Wrote the Book - Beth Ditto
3(-): Where you At - Jennifer Hudson
4(1): Dreaming (Sub Urban Dream Mix) - Blondie
5(6): Silver Lining - Hurts
6(7): Good Girl (Freemasons remix) - Alexis Jordan
7(3): Sun of a Gun - Oh Land
8(8): Sunday - Hurts
9(5): Someone Like you - Adele
10(4): Bad Romance (Grum Remix) - Lady Gaga

11(18): Till The World Ends - Britne Spears
12(20): On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
13(12): Hot Mess - Chromeo featuring Elly Jackson
14(10): Walking- Mary Mary
15(11): The Last Dance - Clare Maguire
16(14): Hold On To your Misery - CockNBullKid
17(17): Big Jet Plane - Angus & Julia Stone
18(29): Give In To Me - Leighton Meester & Garrett Hedlund
19(9): Go Outside - Cults
20(15): Wish I Didn't Miss you - Angie Stone

21(-): Gone - Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
22(13): Ace of Hz - Ladytron
23(-): Goodbye Girl - Rumer
24(24): Smoke a Little Smoke - Eric Church
25(22): Something In the Water - Brooke Fraser
26(16): Going Nowhere - Magnetic Man featuring John Legend
27(23): Limit To your Love - James Blake
28(-): Moment 4 Life - Nicki Minaj featuring Drake
29(26): Somebody to Love Me -Mark Ronson feat Boy George
30(27): Rolling In The Deep - Adele


Here's Lost Colours performing 67A on an Irish TV show earlier this year.