Saturday, 24 July 2010

Watch: Olly Murs - Please Don't Let Me Go Video

X-Factor runner-up Olly Murs, has just premiered the video to his first single 'Please Don't Let Me Go'. I will admit that I was not a fan of Olly Murs on the show and didn't want him to win, but looking back on it, I kind of think he should have. Either way, he got a record contract and here we are. So what is the track and video like?
To me he sounds very Will Young-ish (not necessarily a bad thing), but the track is a proper corker. It is really catchy and a cool summer song that I hope does really well. The video is quite good aswell and lets put it this way,  the video was released on YouTube yesterday and has racked up 70,000 views, whereas X-Tina's new video has only had 7,000 views and was released a good few days ago. X-Tina has definitely lost it!!
Anyways check out the vid below:

What did you think?

Usher 'Versus' Tracklisting + Cover

Finally some recent news. Usher recently revealed that he will be releasing an EP called 'Versus'. The EP will consist of 9 tracks (more like an album than an EP if you ask me) and is expected to be released on August 24th. Peek the cover and tracklisting below:

1. Love ‘Em All
2. DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love (Ft. Pitbull)
3. Hot Toddy (Ft. Jay-Z & Ciara)
4. Lay You Down
5. Lingerie
6. There Goes My Baby
7. Get In My Car (Ft. Bun B)
8. Somebody To Love (Remix) (Ft. Justin Bieber)
9. Stranger

Listen: DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love (Ft. Pitbull)

To be honest, I am over Usher, he ain't nothing like he used to be. The quality of the tracks seem to be thrown together and don't mean anymore now. Its just the name tag that gets him the #1's. The cover looks absolute crap aswell.

What do you think?

Watch: Christina Aguilera's 'You Lost Me' Video

After much anticipation, Christina Aguilera recently premiered her 'You Lost Me' video. I am in love with the song so I am glad that it was made a single. I think the single choice was to go for a ballad as the record company think this will save her 'Bionic' era. I'm not sure that this will save the era tbh, but you can't deny that it is a good song. The video is a bore fest and probably won't rack up much interest, but on the plus side, X-Tina does look good. Check it out below and let me know your thoughts:

What did you think?

JLS American EP Tracklisting + Cover

JLS is set to crack the US with their first American EP which is scheduled for an August 3rd release. The EP will be entitled JLS (same as their debut album) and will consist of 6 tracks. No tracks are new to fans apart from The Club Is Alive which has yet to have been released on an album/EP. Peek the cover and tracklisting below:

1. Beat Again
2. Everybody In Love
3. The Club Is Alive
4. One Shot
5. Keep You
6. Close To You

What do you think?

Watch: Flo Rida - Club Can't Handle Me Video Premiere

Another video from the Step Up 3D soundtrack. This is Flo Rida's 'Club Can't Handle Me' video which also features many clips from Step Up 3D. The video is decent and doesn't contain as much clips as I thought it would, it is decent enough to watch however. The song is really cool and has got me back into Flo Rida again, but what do you think. Peek the video below:

What do you think?

Step Up 3D Tracklisting

The tracklisting for the Step Up 3D tracklisting has now been confirmed. It seems there are two versions, one which will be released in UK/Europe and the other in USA, etc. Also there are two covers to accompany the two versions. So here are both covers and tracklistings:

UK/Europe Tracklisting:
1. Flo Rida (Ft. David Guetta) - Club Can't Handle Me
2. Roscoe Dash And T-Pain (Ft. Fabo) - My Own Step
3. Sophia Fresh (Ft. T-Pain) - This Instant
4. Trey Songz - Already Taken
5. Laza Morgan - This Girl
6. Chromeo Fancy Footwork
7. Jesse McCartneyUp
8. Estelle (Ft. Kardinal Offishall) - Freak 
9. N.A.S.A. (Ft. M.I.A., Spank Rock, Santigold And Nick Zinner) - Whachadoin?
10. Busta Rhymes - Tear Da Roof Off
11. Mims - Move (If You Wanna)
12. Get Cool - Shawty Got Moves
13. Wisin Y Yandel - Irresistible
14. Sophia Del Carmen (Ft. Pitbull) - No Te Quiero

Release Date: 26/07/2010

Upcoming ITV2 Show Based On The Saturdays!

My favourites, The Saturdays have just been confirmed to have their own ITV2 show. Apparently it will be a series and not a one off show. It will follow the five Saturdays, Una Healy, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford, Rochelle Wiseman and Vanessa White as they tour around the country promoting their music and new album.
ITV2 has also confirmed saying that the documentary series will follow the Saturdays...
"In their dressing rooms, at home and on the red carpets. And in each episode the girls will burst into song to perform their latest hits."
I am really looking forward to this show and I hope it will open the public up to see The Saturdays for who they are and how fun they can be. I think it will also hopefully gain more fans as it will show multiple sides of the group.

What do you guys think?

Watch: Nicki Minaj 'Your Love' Video

Wasn't a fan of Nicki Minaj at first but I have really grown to like her. I actually love this track as well. This is the second single to come from Nicki called 'Your Love'. The video is pretty decent and completely not what I expected. The video is normal and Nicki looks good in it. I am glad it ain't some freakshow video that tries too hard. Yes, Lady Gaga I am looking at you.
Well check out the video and let me know what you think:

What did you think?

Listen: Girlicious - Drank (Featuring Spose)

Before I had another break from the blog I posted the new single by Girlicious called Drank. That was the version without the rapper Spose on it. This version has now been released and is slightly better. I love both versions but this one has a bit of a lead on the other one. Check it out below and let me know what you think:

What did you think?

Watch: Roscoe Dash - My Own Step Video

After a long wait for the full song to be revealed. The song was released to iTunes and then a video premiered on Vevo shortly after. This video is for Roscoe Dash's 'My Own Step' featuring T-Pain and Fabo. It will be included on the Step Up 3D soundtrack and is one of the singles off of the soundtrack. The video is quite good and as usual with soundtrack videos, it has clips from the movie. I absolutely love this song and have fell in love with it. I can't wait to watch Step Up 3D now as the dancing looks wicked. Check out the vid below:

What did you think?

Last.Fm Top 10 Artists + Songs Of The Last 7 Days

I haven't done a chart of my in ages, so here are my top 10 artists and songs of the last 7 days. If you are on please add me: and come and send me a message.

Top 10 Artists
1. Ciara
2. The Saturdays
3. Lightbulb Thieves
4. N-Dubz
5. Girlicious
6. Kylie Minogue
7. Andra
8. Roscoe Dash
9. Vanessa White
10. Electrik Red/Una Healy

Top 10 Songs
1. Ciara - Get It Girl
2. Lightbulb Thieves - Work It Out
3. Ciara - I Run It
4. The Saturdays - Unofficial
5. The Saturdays - Deeper
6. Ciara - Hard In The A
7. The Saturdays - Wordshaker
8. The Saturdays - Open Up
9. N-Dubz - Playing With Fire (Ft. Mr Hudson)
10. Ciara - One More Dance/Ciara - Ride (Bei Maejor Remix)

So what are your most favourite artists/songs of the moment?

Watch: Monica - Love All Over Me Video (Part 2)

So after scrapping 'Here I Am' as the second single and replacing it with the wonderful ballad 'Love All Over Me', the video has now arose. I absolutely love this song and her vocals in this are amazing. The video is quite decent, and was first revealed last week (I think). The version last week allowed viewers to vote on who Monica ends up marrying at the end of the video. I never posted the video before, but you can actually see the final version now to see who she actually married:

What did you think of the outcome?

Watch: Taio Cruz - Dynamite Video

All Taio Cruz fans, here is his new video for his track 'Dynamite'. The video is OK as is the song. The song sounds like something else I just can't put my finger on. Anyways, decent enough so check it out:

What did you think?

Listen: Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are

Back in May, Bruno released his first EP titled 'It's Better If You Don't Understand'. I absolutely loved the EP and was eager for news on an album from him. It was later revealed that he would be releasing a debut album  soon, and then his first single from the album appeared.
The track is called 'Just The Way You Are' and is now available to buy on iTunes. Listen to the track below and let me know your thoughts:

His voice is great on the track just like on his EP, however, I find the song very generic and not up to the quality of his other tracks from his EP. This don't mean that I completely dislike the song, but I thought it would be better.

What do you think?

Buy: iTunes

Rihanna Back Recording + New Single For Late Summer

So Rihanna is back in the recording studio and is currently recording her next album. Other news has also said that her first single from the new album will be released towards the end of the Summer. This obviously means that there will be no more singles from her Rated R album.
I am intrigued to hear what her new material will sound like because I got bored of her Rated R era too quickly for my liking so lets hope she comes bigger and better with this next one.

What do you think?

Taylor Swift New Album Due October 25th

Not a massive fan of Taylor Swift. She doesn't really do anything for me, however, I know that some people may be interested or even pleased to know that her new album will be titled 'Speak Now' and is apparently due for an October the 25th release.
The album will consist of 14 tracks, with the first single called 'Mine' due out on August 16th.
On the album title, Taylor Swift, explained the name choice by saying:
 “Track by track, each song is a different confession to a different person.”
I can't say that I am looking forward to this, but I will see what the first single sounds like before completely writing her off.

What do you think?

Watch: Wynter Gordon - Dirty Talk Video Premiere

So whilst I haven't been posting there have been many videos that have appeared. The first on the list that has finally premiered is Wynter Gordon's 'Dirty Talk' video. The song was released back in March and it has taken this long to produce a video for the track. Check the video out below:

I must say that i really like the track but the video just does nothing for me. Considering it took ages until a video was made you would have thought that more had gone into it. It didn't really do anything for me and I had a completely different vision for it. The song is still great tho.

What do you think?

Amerie Changes Her Name

So I am back and posting and I have a ton of updates to do. To start off I thought I would go lightly with the news of Amerie's name change and my thoughts. This is fairly old news but I want to catch up and throw my two cents in.
So, just in case you haven't heard yet, Amerie has now changed her name to...


On the reason for changing her name to add an extra 'i' she said the following to Rap-Up:
“I operate on vibes and intuition, and I believe everything is energy; the vibration of the double I is right for me. Slightly different spelling, completely same pronunciation!”
So, the extra 'i' is all to do with positivity, etc for her new upcoming album 'Cymatika Vol 1'. I really think its the most stupid thing I have heard. I know that I will completely dismiss the fact she added an extra 'i' because otherwise it just confuses matters.

What are your thoughts on this?