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The Girls are in Charge: Nicki Minaj “Super Bass” & JLo’s “I’m Into You”

I’m MIA a lot, I know, excuses. I was in the audience for the Conan show today. It was fun. Anyways, needless to say, sometimes I’m not great with juggling life and keeping up with writing… but I’ll come back.

So, on the back catalogue that I wanted to talk about, was Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” which is “super-catchy”. The video is cute… with the pink theme all over the music video. I kind of appreciate the gratuitous male bodies in the music video, because it’s a nice change from seeing naked girls EVERYWHERE. Let’s even up the odds a little bit, eh? It’s not really great to focus on body parts, no matter the gender, but the media is geared for the male eye, from female magazines to fashion runways, so it’s refreshing to have a female perspective.

I especially like the day-glow bridge in the song. I think music videos have already been playing with light and will continue to push visual limits with lights. I also heard a little bit of the remix Minaj has with David Guetta, “Where Dem Girls At”. I don’t like it. Guetta has the same sound for everything now. He used to be my favorite DJ, and I hate to say I think he sold out. Anyways, I am aware of that song, and yeah, I don’t think it’s that special. I am also aware of Lady Gaga’s latest with Judas and Edge of Glory. I really don’t know what I think of those songs just yet, so I’m sure I’ll get back on that topic in another post.

Jennifer Lopez already has a new music video when her song, “On the Floor” is still rotating on the radio. “I’m Into You” Feat. Lil’ Wayne, is a good song. I especially like the breakdown, and it’s such a tease, because that breakdown or sample of a new song coming out sounds better than the song itself.

And by the way, can you believe this woman is in her 40s??? I want that skin cream when I’m that age, I’m just saying…

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Stereo Love, Pumped Up Kicks, yeah, I Like That

Here’s some new, interesting music for you. The accordion is making a comeback in Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull’s “On the Floor” and in Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina’s  “Stereo Love”. “Stereo Love” kind of reminds me of dance music in the late 90s. It’s feels like tropical, vacation music.

A song I heard on the radio today for the first time, was “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People. Apparently, this was a demo song that got leaked and became popular. Take a listen.

I song I just really like, even though it’s controversial is “I Like That” by Richard Vission & Static Revenger feat. Luciana. It kind of reminds me of Benny Benassi and I really like that hard house sound.

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New Music: Pop & Dance Tops the Charts

There’s a lot of good music coming out lately. Well, I love Pop/Dance music, so Ke$sha and Britney Spears’ latest is definitely on repeat at the moment. Right now on iTunes Top Ten; Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Rihanna, round out the dance and pop hits, along with Cee Lo Green, Adele, Eminem and Pink. I’m a fan of dance and pop music, I love to dance, so I’m loving this new Pop/Dance phase going on on the charts right now.

Britney Spears “Till the World Ends” is the latest track to drop this week. A dance anthem. It’s fun, danceable and it grows on you. I also like how the lyrics are carefree, and also mocks the coming of 2012, when the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world.

Also, Jennifer Lopez topping the iTunes charts, has a new music video with Pitbull. Again, more dancing, more fun. I liked it. The song takes a long time to get started, but when the chorus starts in, it’s fun, danceable and reminds me of J.Lo’s good ‘ol days with “Waiting for Tonight”.

Also, what’s on my playlist at the moment is Christina Aguilera’s “Bound to You”. Yes, not a Pop/Dance song, although Burlesque just released on video and watching this movie again, I was reminded of this beautiful ballad, and I cannot get it out of my head, so check it out.

What do you think of Pop/Dance music now? A lot of people complain music sucks and horrible music is being promoted. I think there is a lot of good music out there, and you need to look for it, whether it be through Pandora, iTunes, Vevo, the radio, etc. It’s out there. Find out what you like, and with social media, talk about it.

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