– It looks like Michael Buble has shown enough longevity with “Haven’t Met You Yet” at Adult Contemporary and Adult Top 40 formats that the single is now being officially worked to Top 40 radio now. Are songs like this and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” a sign that the pop format might actually be expanding a bit? Or are these just abberations used to break up the constant Autotune action?
– Speaking of Lady Antebellum, I have heard the full-length several times, and while a review is on the way, I am now able to say that the CD lives up to the promise of its first single. I am loving “Hello World” at the moment.
– A few months ago, I looked at the chances of a couple of male UK acts in the US, and decided that Taio Cruz stood the best chance. Well, Island/Def Jam must have thought the same, because “Break Your Heart” is officially stateside now. In fact, you can get a free copy of the Wideboys Mix, which includes Ludacris to warm up the crowd, via Masterbeat.com. Just head on over, register for an account if you don’t have it already, and download away. You will get a total of six tracks for free, including current and recent club hits by Rhianna (“Hard”), Mariah (“Obsessed”), Noisettes (“Don’t Upset the Rhythm”), The Bravery (“Time Won’t Let Me Go”), and Utada (“Dirty Desire”). If you go digging, you might also be able to find a free version of Madonna’s “Celebration”.
That Boob song just won’t give up will it? I like it a lot still and had Westlife come back with that they might now be into a second single instead of seemingly abandoned the new album already!!
Is that really Michael in that picture? Decontextualized, I don’t know that I would have guessed it. Anyway, I too am still a fan of “Haven’t Met You Yet”–it’s the first song of his I think I’ve actively enjoyed.
I’d be THRILLED if that Taio song did well here. Fingers crossed.
Looking forward to your take on the Lady Antebellum album.
I did a double take on that pic, too. And the Taio track might have what it takes, especially since Jay Sean has broken the ice for him.
Just found out that Buble is coming back to Jax this year, and Olga & I are thrilled. Yay!! Now I must get better tickets this go round. Last time our seats were just OK.
Enjoy the show…my concert dance card is already filling up for the spring.
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