Archive for the First Listen Category

Listen: William Orbit Releases A COMPLETELY NEW, AMAZING Version Of ‘Alien’ By Britney Spears

Don't call it a Remix

Oh wow … you’ve got to listen to this … William Orbit, the man responsible for the could’ve been brilliant song Alien on Britney Spears‘s most recent album Britney Jean has just released a new version of the track that completely reimagines the song — in tone, in style, in production — everything. As you may know, will.i.am — as the album’s executive producer — had final say in how the songs turned out on the album and many feel that Orbit‘s Alien could’ve sounded so much better without will.i.am‘s influence. This new version of the song proves that fact. Trust me, you’re gonna wanna listen to William Orbit‘s version of Alien by Britney Spears below. More »

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First Listen: Mariah Carey Releases The Studio Version Of ‘You Don’t Know What To Do (Featuring Wale)’

"Basically boy ..."

Last Friday, Mariah Carey debuted her new song You Don’t Know What to Do during a live performance on the Today show and today, we get to hear the studio version of the track in full. You Don’t Know What to Do, which features Wale on guest vocals, was officially released to radio today and while I enjoyed the live performance of the song last week, I am in LUST with the studio version of the song. This is a classic Mariah sound in a brand new song. Have a listen below and love along with me. More »

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Watch: Miley Cyrus & The Flaming Lips Perform ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ By The Beatles

#NotBad
Ode to the Beatles

Back in March we learned that Miley Cyrus teamed up with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips to record a cover of the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Last night, during her concert stop in Manchester, England, Miley and The Flaming Lips performed Lucy in front of her screaming audience of fans. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to make of the news that Miley would be covering the Beatles but after hearing this performance … I guess I’m kind of impressed. I’d have to hear the studio version to make a better determination but this live performance turned out pretty sweet. Check out the video above and see what you think of Miley and The Lips‘s cover of this Beatles classic.

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‘Billboard’ Magazine Teases A New Song From A Mysterious Artist

Who can it be now?

Billboard magazine got their hands on a snippet of a NEW song by an artist that they cannot name. The song has a heavy disco sound, which they say sounds like a Daft Punk track, and is set for release in the near future. There are a number of artists that I can think of working on new music right now — Madonna, for one — so it’s possible that this song tease might be from a big name artist. I suppose it’s also possible that the song might come from a newcomer so … have a listen below and see what you think of this mysterious new song. More »

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First Listen: Danity Kane Drops A HOT New Song Titled ‘Lemonade’

Quench your THIRST right here

Back in January we got to hear the “comeback single” by Danity Kane titled Bye Baby and while that song didn’t really set the airwaves on fire we get to hear today DK‘s new song Lemonade which is a SICK new song. Lemonade features Tyga on guest vocals and, honestly, is the best song that Danity Kane has released in years … possibly, the best song of their career. I am a HUGE fan of the DK single Damaged (from their Welcome to the Dollhouse album which came out in 2008) but Lemonade has just become my fave DK song of all time. Have a listen. More »

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First Listen: Mariah Carey Debuts Her New Song ‘You Don’t Know What To Do’ On The ‘Today’ Show

With a little help from Wale
The Premiere

The Today show kicked off it’s annual Toyota Summer Concert Series this morning and they asked Mariah Carey to be the first performer of the series. In addition to her hit songs Touch My Body and Always Be My Baby, Mimi debuted a new song titled You Don’t Know What to Do from her forthcoming new album Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse. MC had a little help from rapper Wale during her performance today and, honestly, I really love the song. Click the video above to watch Mariah Carey and Wale perform You Don’t Know What To Do and then click below to watch Mimi‘s performances of Touch My Body and Always Be My Baby. More »

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First Listen: American Hi-Fi Is Back With A New Album & A New Single

'Allison' is the first single from 'Blood & Lemonade'
The Return

American Hi-Fi, the band that brought us the infectious song Flavor of the Weak way back in 2001, is back with a new album titled Blood & Lemonade due out in September. The first single from the album, Allison, has been released for our listening pleasure now and can be heard in full above. I have LOVED American Hi-Fi ever since the band released their first album all those years ago. Lead singer Stacy Jones was the drummer for Letters to Cleo and then Veruca Salt before he started his own band. In recent years, he’s been the music director and drummer for Miley Cyrus‘s touring band (but I don’t really hold that against him). Click below to see the cover art for Blood & Lemonade. More »

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First Listen: Michael Jackson Releases New Songs Titled ‘Loving You’ & ‘Blue Gangsta’

More posthumous tunes for you
I just can't stop ...

Last week we got to hear the “new” Michael Jackson song Loving You Never Felt So Good which features Justin Timberlake on guest vocals and is included on his upcoming posthumous album Xscape. Today we get to hear two other “new” songs from the album. The video above features the song Loving You. Click below to hear Blue Gangsta. Of the two, I much prefer Loving You but they both are surprisingly entertaining. I have a feeling that Xscape might actually turn out to be one of MJ‘s most successful albums in years … which is pretty remarkable considering how long he has been deceased. More »

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First Listen: Morrissey Debuts 3 New Songs On The First Night Of His New Tour

'World Peace', 'Bullfighter' and 'Earth is the Loneliest' - LIVE!

Morrissey kicked off his new tour in San Jose, CA last night at the City National Civic Auditorium in front of a sold out house of rabid fans and, as expected, he debuted a few new songs from his forthcoming new album World Peace is None of Your Business (which is due out in late June/early July). Interspersed among his earlier solo songs as well as a few songs by The Smiths, Moz debuted the new songs World Peace is None of Your Business, The Bullfighter Dies and Earth is the Loneliest Planet. Click below to watch video of Morrissey performing these songs and get your first listen of this new era of music and see how a group of overeager fans forced the abrupt early ending of the show when they rushed the stage and forced Morrissey off the stage. More »

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First Listen: A Snippet Of Morrissey’s New Song ‘Earth Is The Loneliest Planet’ Hits The Internets

Acoustic

Last month we got to check out the tracklisting for Morrissey‘s upcoming new album World Peace Is None of Your Business and as you may recall, one of the stand out song titles was Earth is the Loneliest Planet. Today we get to preview that song now that a short clip of the song has made its way online. The snippet below sounds like an acoustic demo version of the song and is our first taste of this new era of Morrissey music. Have a listen below. More »

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