Snippets of all 13 Songs
Last month we learned first that New Kids on the Block are hitting the road this Summer with fellow boybands Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees, then we got to hear their new single Remix (I Like The) from their upcoming new album 10. Today we get to hear short preview snippets of every single song from NKOTB‘s new album. 10 will be released on April 2 but in the meantime, we can sample the album to hear what’s in store. Honestly, the guys sound way more mature in these songs so I’m very curious to see what the fan response will be. Click below to see the album tracklist for 10 so that you can match up the preview clips above with the songs below. More »
The Trap Remix
A few weeks ago Britney Spears and will.i.am released a remix of their hit song Scream & Shout that featured a bunch of rappers posturing all over the song. Today we get to hear a newer remix of Scream & Shout that just features one rapper on the track. Pitbull busts a rhyme on Scream & Shout (Trap Remix) and he does a pretty decent job bringing fun new life to the song. Take a listen above and see what you think. I can’t say that I am the biggest Pitbull fan but I quite like this remix. Do you?
A few days ago we heard a snippet of Mariah Carey‘s new single Almost Home, a track that will be featured on the soundtrack to the new Disney film Oz the Great and Powerful. Today we get to hear the song in full. As you may know, Almost Home is officially released for purchase today but it might be a good idea to hear the song in its entirely before you decide to plunk down you hard earned money to buy. Click below and hear Mimi‘s Almost Home in full. More »
'A Love Surreal'
Y’all. I have never, ever been filled with so much regret. Last week we celebrated Throwback Thursday with 30 Throwback love songs that will never get old, and while I was forced to leave out many artists and songs, I am now totally kicking myself for forgetting about Bilal! OMG! His 2000 track Soul Sista definitely needed to be on that list, and there’s no way I’ll ever truly forgive myself for that omission. But. The good news is that Bilal has new music! His fourth album, A Love Surreal, drops on February 26, but NPR is streaming it for free right now! Go HERE to get your listen on, and click inside for a few Throwback Bilal songs! Yeah, I’m trying to redeem myself over here.
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From The Forthcoming 'Oz The Great And Powerful' Movie
We’ve been getting lots of deets here and there about the upcoming Wizard Of Oz prequel, Oz The Great And Powerful. I’ve been excited for this movie since we saw the first trailer, but I had no idea that Mariah Carey was working on new music for the soundtrack. Mimi co-wrote Almost Home with Simone Porter,Justin Gray, Lindsey Ray and, although the full track will not be released until Tuesday, February 19, we have a little snippet today. Click inside for more!
'You Remind Me Of My Beamer'
So, disclaimer, I’m a huge Frank Ocean fan who knows very little about Odd Future (AKA Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All). But I do know that many members of Odd Future have been pursuing solo projects (like Frank, Earl Sweatshirt, and Tyler, The Creator), and I’m tryna see if I can get down with the hype. Tyler, The Creator is working on a new album (Wolf) and he’s teamed up with Grammy-winner Frank Ocean on a track called Bimmer. We only have a snippet of the song/video, but it’s kinda cool… and then there’s the part where Frank starts doing his thing, so yeah! Me likey. As far as the lyrics go, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard an artist compare a chic to a car, but okay. Let’s see where this goes, lol.
"Girl, you're my reflection"
After a very successful Grammy Awards performance last night (and just before a hugely successful live concert in Hollywood, CA), Justin Timberlake dropped a new song from his upcoming album The 20/20 Experience for all to hear … and love. Mirrors is the newest track that has been released from JT‘s new album and as you can hear above, it’s pretty good. While I only marginally enjoy his first single Suit & Tie, I really love Mirrors from beginning to end. The song clocks in at over 8 minutes but it’s well worth your time, I think. Unlike Suit & Tie (which, IMHO, sounds too much like stale Justin Timberlake), Mirrors manages to meld the classic JT sound that we fell in love with all those years ago while offering something fresh and inventive. At the 5:40 mark of the song, the music and instrumentation carries on in a sonorous and melodic way that feels funky and new (and will likely get chopped off the radio edit). Take a listen and see what you think. If The 20/20 Experience is more like Mirrors than Suit & Tie, then I think Justin Timberlake is going to successfully satisfy both old and new listeners alike.
FoB Want to 'Save Rock & Roll'
After a short hiatus (that has erroneously been labeled a break-up for years), Fall Out Boy are back out of the blue with a new music video for a new song titled My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up), featuring 2 Chainz randomly, which is the lead single from their new album titled Save Rock and Roll which FoB plan to support on a tour that will kick off in Milwakee, WI on May 14. Yeah, when Fall Out Boy comes back from a hiatus, they come back with guns blazing! Click below to read the message the band has issued to fans, check out some new photos of the Fall Out Boys and check out the video for Light Em Up. More »
'Little Pusher Love Girl' And 'Bad Girl'
As we patiently (or impatiently) await Justin Timberlake‘s official, David Fincher-directed Suit & Tie video, we’ve got a couple of other vids to hold us over. JT and Jay-Z hit up the stage at DIRECTV’s Super Saturday concert. Justin played some oldies, but he also debuted some newbies– one new track called Little Pusher Love Girl (which I luuuurve) and another new jam titled Bad Girl (actually, I lurve this one too). Peep the video above to watch the first-ever performance of Suit & Tie, and click inside to hear two new songs from JT!