Thursday, June 16, 2011

Never Will Be Mine


Be Mine was one of the best songs on Robyn's self titled album back in 2006. She has collaborated with rapper Rye Rye and the song is sampled for the chorus on Never Will Be Mine.


Ledisi


Here's Ledisi and the first song I've heard from her. This is Pieces Of Me.



All The Stars Are Coming Out Tonight


My sister Emma and her friend Mary are going to see Take That in Dublin's Croke Park this coming weekend. Here's my two favourite songs from them for you two.

A Million Love Songs



and one of the last decade's best singles Rule The World

She's On Fie - ahhhh!



Most Madonna cover versions are usually pretty awful mainly because few artists can better the original. Britney Spears has covered Burning Up and it's a faithful pop version.



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Hush Hush


Alexis Jordan's third single is Hush Hush. In her new video she's dating a no good Snoop Dogg Playa and borrowed Rebecca Black's car. Both bad moves!

Maverick Sabre


Let Me Go by Maverick Sabre was released as a download on June 5th in the UK. It hasn't charted yet but I think it deserves too. His voice is interesting and I love the production on this song and a Portishead sample is always a good thing. 

Hope There's Someone


Thanks to my  friend Alan for telling me about this one. Here is Clare Maguire and her version of Anthony and the Johnsons  Hope There's Someone.


Another Language


I had never heard of the duo Lamb before last week but of all the songs I heard the week before last their new song Another Language was the one that made the most impression on me. Carny by Pleasurecraft was also just as good. Both Example's Changed The Way you Kiss Me and Calvin Harris featuring Kelis' Bounce have been two of the biggest songs on the UK chart over the past 10 days as well, Nicola Roberts (so far!) sadly was not. 

Strike Curious Poses Chart 6-6-2011

1(-): Another Language - Lamb
2(-): Carny - Pleasurekraft
3(-): Beat Of My Drum - Nicola Roberts
4(8): Bounce - Calvin Harris Featuring Kelis
5(7): Changed The Way You Kiss Me - Example
6(-): Love Love Love - Avalanche City
7(1): Pearls - Sade
8(5): Loud (Static Revenger Remix) - Stan Walker
9(2): Is It A Crime - Sade
10(4): Aphrodite - Kylie Minogue

11(3): Soldier Of Love - Sade
12(9): Finish Line (Freemasons Pegasus Club Mix) - Yasmin
13(6): What A Feeling - Alex Gaudino Featuring Kelly Rowland
14(11): Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love) - Kylie Minogue
15(15): Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) (Almighty Club Mix) - Katy Perry
16(16): Don't Hold Your Breathe - Nicole Scherzinger
17(-): Best Thing I Never Had - Beyonce
18(17): Homeboy - Eric Church
19(14): Move Your Body - Beyonce
20(23): Hush Hush - Alexis Jordan

21(13): Turning Tables - Adele
22(10): Notorious - The Saturdays
23(12): Motivation - Kelly Rowland Featuring Lil Wayne
24(20): Moment 4 Life - Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake
25(21): Rolling In A Deep Wicked Game - Adele Vs Chris Isaak
26(18): Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn
27(25): Jar Of Hearts - Christina Perri
28(-): Take Me As I Am - Rumer
29(24): Turning Tables - Gwyneth Paltrow
30(26): In Love For A While - Anna Rossinelli


here's Lamb and Another Language






Best Thing I Never Had


Beyonce's latest single Best Thing I Never Had climbs just nine places to number 75 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. It seems that even the biggest stars are not guaranteed continuous chart sussess nowadays. It is doing better  in Australia where it is number 29 on the national singles chart at present. 
Many of the new publicity photos of her, which can be seen on last.fm are pretty awful. I think she's getting some bad advice from those around her which happens to megastars at some point of their careers. Best Thing I Never Had is a nice ballad but it's a safe song, the type we have heard so often before. I hope the rest of the album is good. 

There's no official video yet.