V Factory – Love Struck
Paul was raving about them, and I didn’t really pay attention. PosterGirl even mentioned them WAY back, and I didn’t heed the warning. But I got it now…pop nirvana.
Jesse McCartney – Crash and Burn
Speaking of Ms PosterGirl, she also had the inside track on Jesse McCartney’s bonus tracks, and after a brief “warming up” period, I’m right on board. This guy’s gonna be around a while.
Girls Aloud – Untouchable
Okay…who HASN’T been talking about the “abomination” that is the single mix of GA’s current single? The single mix doesn’t offend me…the sci-fi, low-budget video does.
Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
Here’s one of my guilty pleasures, Mr 305, with potentially one of the big party records of the year as we move into the summer. The track may sound familiar to you, as it’s the same sample from Chicago used by the Bucketheads on “The Bomb”, but this version comes directly from “75 Brazil Street” by Nicola Fasano Vs Pat Rich.
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
“Sex On Fire” finally got these boys on the map here in the States, but I am really hoping that “Use Somebody” gets them their first Top 40 hit (no doubt Melismatic agrees). Love this live version.
Madcon – Beggin’
I loved it last year when it was Top 5 in the UK, and I’m loving it all over again now that they’re making a run at the pop charts here in the US. Honestly, if Black Eyed Peas were still making fun records like this, I’d still care about them.
use somebody is great. v factory are great and need to happen soon before the world writes them off as another myspace couldabeen. And hurrah for JMac, though he is winning me over more with his Greek appearances lately 🙂
Kings of Leon should be big in America. “Use Somebody” has been in the top 40 of the UK Charts for quite a long while now and there’s no way America won’t like ’em.
“Untouchabloe” should be #1 by all means. Even though I somehow disagree about the video’s concept, I still think it is great in its own way.
BEP is effin’ irritating nowadays. They should go back to making their old stuff. They’re much likeable before than now. “Boom Boom Pow” is the worst BEP song ever.
Ahem… V Factory was on my 5SF a few weeks back…
I LOVE that Kings of Leon song, it is my favorite of theirs by a mile.
So far as BEP, I hope that this really is the END.
Duane, touche. I do remember that. PG gets first dibs, though, since she mentioned it back in December. Sorry for the omission.
Ken, Americans have passed on plenty of music I would deem worthy. It could happen. For example, why isn’t Shayne Ward a star here? Then again, why isn’t he bigger in England?
Paul, V Factory is getting radio play here. It may actually happen!
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LOL, I was just being silly.
Thanks for the shout-out, John 😀 All these songs get a general “yay” from me, though the main thing is that I’m SO relieved someone else in the blogosphere likes “I Know You Want Me.” I hope it keeps rising up the charts–it’s just that sort of easy-to-listen to summer rap song we need. How well is “Beggin'” doing in the U.S.? I think the first I heard about them taking it here was Mel mentioning a promotional party or something for them–is it already on the charts or is this still the build-up stage?
Duane, I know. Trust me, you’ve hipped me to enough music over the past few years that I should just give you props occasionally just to keep up the praise.
PG, Madcon moved up from 69 to 63 this week on the Top 100 Airplay chart, and debuts at 95 on the Hot 100. And brace yourself…V Factory moves up from 93 – 71. This just might happen…
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