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First Listen: Demi Lovato’s New Single ‘Cool For The Summer’ Has Leaked To The Internets

"Take me down into your paradise"

Demi Lovato is coming at us with a fun new summer song that is due for official release soon but has managed to make its way to the Internets for our listening pleasure today. Cool For the Summer was co-written by Demi along with the legendary Max Martin and his collaborators Ali Payami, Alexander Erik Kronlund and Savan Kotecha (who wrote Demi‘s 2014 summer single Really Don’t Care). This sound is very new for Demi as she ventures into a pop sound with this track … and seeing how I can’t stop playing this song over and over again, I’d say I’m a fan. Click below to see the cover art for Demi Lovato‘s Cool For the Summer and give the song a listen. I have a feeling you may like it. More »

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Watch: Roxette Will Release An Updated Version Of Their 1989 Single ‘The Look’ This Summer

Coming July 17
"And I go: la la la la la"

Back in 1989, the pop group Roxette (made of of singer/songwriters Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson) took the world by storm with the release of their debut single The Look. Next month, 26 years after the release of the song, Roxette will release an updated 2015 version of the song as a single … in the hopes that The Look will find success again. The release of this new version of the song is done in partnership with Swedish fashion brand KappAhl, who approached the group for an ad campaign … and the idea to remake The Look was born. Click the embed above to get your first taste of this new version of the song, then click below to see the cover art for the single and read excerpts from Roxette‘s interview with Billboard magazine. More »

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First Listen: Veruca Salt Releases A New Song Titled ‘Empty Bottle’

And it's the best new song yet!

Thus far this year, Veruca Salt has released 2 new songs (HERE and HERE) from their new album Ghost Notes (due out next month) and today we get to hear the latest offering from the band’s new album. In the past year, the band has released 4 songs (the two from Ghost Notes and the Record Store Day single 2014 tracks Museum of Broken Relationships and It’s Holy) but after listening to the new song below, I must admit that Empty Bottle is their best new song yet. When I say that I have been aching for YEARS for the return of Veruca Salt, it is because when they work together on music they give us amazing songs like Empty Bottle. Slow and sweeping, then loud and powerful — Empty Bottle has it all. Have a listen below and fall in love. More »

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Listen: Janet Jackson Releases Her New Single ‘No Sleeep’ In Full

"I dedicate this to My Love."
The return of Janet Jackson

Last week we got our first taste of Janet Jackson‘s first new single in 7 years, a song titled No Sleeep that will lead the way for JJ‘s return to the music scene. The song will be released for sale at the stroke of midnight tonight but right now, we get to hear No Sleeep in full. As the snippet released last week suggests, this new song is a slower, mid-tempo song that sounds reminiscent of her 1993 single That’s The Way Love Goes. Janet has dedicated this song to “her love”, which of course is her husband Wissam Al Mana. Click the embed above to hear No Sleeep in full and see what you think about it. Janet is back.

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First Listen: Selena Gomez Teams Up With A$AP Rocky For Her New Single ‘Good For You’

"I just wanna look good for you, good for you, uh-huh"

For a few weeks now, Selena Gomez has been hinting that she would be releasing a new single, just in time for the summer music season. Today we get our first listen of Selena‘s new single, Good For You, which features a guest rap performance by A$AP Rocky. The song is a slower jam, which is nice, but as always, I was hoping for a more upbeat, poppier dance track. The song is OK but I can’t say that I’m really feeling it. The lyrical content, which is meant to be a sweet love song for her man, does’t really jibe with me. Click below to have a listen, read the lyrics and see what you think of Selena and A$AP Rocky‘s new song Good For You. More »

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First Listen: Here Is A 30 Second Clip Of Janet Jackson’s NEW SINGLE ‘No Sleeep’

The song will be released in full on June 23

Oh. My. GODS. It’s here. Our first actual sampling of Janet Jackson‘s new single is here. According to the music blog Ultimate Music, Janet‘s new single is titled No Sleeep and it will be released in full next Tuesday, June 23. A 30 second sample of the song has made its way online and as you can hear below, it’s a slower midtempo ballad-type song that feels like it wants to amp up into the funkier dance pop range. Personally, I’ve been hoping for a club banger dancey single but this small taste of No Sleeep sounds just fine to me. Click below have a listen and get your first sampling of Janet‘s forthcoming new single No Sleeep. More »

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First Listen/OMFG!!! Janet Jackson Has Released A Snippet Of NEW MUSIC

ALDKAJFLDJAFLKJADLFJASLDFJAS;DLFJ!!!!!!!

While I’ve been distracted by the almost release of Madonna‘s (messy) music video for Bitch, I’m Madonna, Janet Jackson quietly released a short snippet of NEW MUSIC on her official Twitter profile. The song title isn’t revealed in the tweet below but this clip of music starts out with the lyric, “I lived through my mistakes / It’s just a part of growing“. Handwritten lyrics to the song are featured in the 43 second song clip, which you can watch below. It’s a slower song but I have a feeling it will be like the calm before the storm. Stop what you are doing RIGHT NOW and have a listen of this first new piece of Janet Jackson music in an ice age. Woot! More »

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Listen: Someone Mashed-Up Taylor Swift’s Song ‘You Belong With Me’ With Calvin Harris’s Song ‘Outside’ And It Is Brilliant

'We Belong Outside'
Taylor & Calvin get Mashed-Up

An industrious fan came up with the brilliant idea to mash-up a Taylor Swift song with a Calvin Harris song and as you can hear above, it’s a perfect match. The mash-up embedded here features vocals from Taylor‘s song You Belong With Me with music from Calvin‘s song Outside and is aptly titled You Belong Outside. It’s pretty amazing how well the two songs go together … kinda like Taylor and Calvin‘s ongoing romance. This is what it sounds like when Taylvin make beautiful music together. Enjoy.

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First Listen: Veruca Salt Releases A NEW SINGLE & Announces Their New Album ‘Ghost Notes’

Listen to 'Laughing in the Sugar Bowl' NOW!

Following the release last year of their comeback/reunion Record Store Day 2014 single The Museum of Broken Relationships b/w It’s Holy, the original members of Veruca Salt announced that they were going into the studio to record their third full-length studio album. Today, VS has announced that their new album is titled Ghost Notes (out in July) and they have released two songs for our listening pleasure. Click below to see the cover art for Ghost Notes and see the album’s tracklist of 14 songs … then listen to their new songs Laughing in the Sugar Bowl and The Gospel According to Saint Me which give us our first taste of THE NEW VERUCA SALT ALBUM!!! More »

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First Listen: Drake Collabs With Beyoncé On His New Track ‘Can I?’

Here's a taste
Drizzy + Beyzus

A snippet of a new Drake track has made its way to the Internets which reveals that he recorded the song with none other than Beyoncé herself. The clip is only seconds long but it’s a nice first taste of what’s to come when this track is eventually released in full. Drake and Bey have a nice history of making beautiful music together and this latest collab promises to be great. Have a listen, get a taste and prepare yourselves for the hot track that is coming our way.

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