It’s Friday evening and time for a major weekend. Radio 1 is celebrating it’s big Hackney weekend with loads of superstars taking the stage while England is taking on Italy at tomorrow’s Euro 2012. Yet the weekend kicks off tonight with another important football match; Germany against Greece. So what a better way then have a look at our German friends and what’s reigning in the charts.
Keeping football in mind, and a banger for Friday to kickstart it all left us with this rather infectious track by German singer Oceana. The Wedel-born with Afro-Martiniquais descent is currently scoring a huge hit at home with the official Euro 2012 home track ‘Endless Summer’. Though she’s been active in the music industry since 1998, it’s her first big hit, taken from her new album, which is also out today.
‘Endless Summer’ is as the title says summery, it’s got the instant recognizable dance beat which was previously prominent in the tracks made by Romanian producers and singers like Inna and Alexandra Stan. Based on how those tracks fared, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this going down the same route and be a likely contender to become the European summer hit across the continent. Perfect for our TGIF chapter.
Good news for the fans, the track is already available through iTunes and any other online retailer.
Tulisa, once in a not so distant past member of London based group N-Dubz and the reigning X Factor Judge champion, has been through quite a turbulent week. Earlier in the week a rather unpleasant video was leaked on the internet, which showed footage of the star and an ex-boyfriend being intimate. After having apologized publicly, even though she didn’t do anything wrong, the singer revealed the details for her very first debut single.
Over the weekend, Tulisa, premiered the video for her very own debut single ”Young”, which is set to be released May 7th. If you are looking for the perfect summer tune, don’t look any further, Tulisa has it all in the bag! It’s a big club track, quite similar to the Rihanna’s smash hit ”We Found Love” ft Calvin Harris and therefore has all the right ingredients to become the perfect summer anthem of 2012. The lyrics ”Forgive for what I have Done… we are we are we’re young” couldn’t be more up to date to what the singer has just been through recently. Leaving that aside it’s a nice summer anthem for youngsters and dance music lovers. And believe it or not, ever since the track has surfaced, the sun has been shining full on here in the UK! Thank you dear Tulisa!
The video for the track, was recorded in Miami, and is also breathtaking, the singer looks absolutely gorgeous.
Tulisa is the second bandmember to release solo material since the group has split up. Her cousin Dappy, has since released the number 1 hit single ‘No Regrets’ and ‘Rockstar’ ft Brian May. 3rd member Frazer is currently concentrating on writing songs for other artists and has been closely involved in making the album of Tulisa.
”We are Young” will be released May 7th, via iTunes.
Dance duo LMFAO, who had the honours to perform with her majesty Madonna during the Superbowl have revealed the latest cut from their album ‘Sorry For Party Rocking’ and guess what yes they’ve gone for the titletrack.
Accompanied with a 7 minute long video, the guys are taking it one step further, annoying the hell out of their neighbour who calls the police because they are partying again.
While we thought LMFAO were really cool when they released ‘Let the Bass Kick In Miami Girl’, ‘Party Rock Anthem’ and even ‘Champagne Shower’ with Natalia Kills, their latest cut is not exceeding expectations and turns them into a novelty act, rather than the fresh dance act they were when they started.
Enjoy the video
”Sorry for Party Rocking” is available for download via iTunes now.
Exciting times ahead for X Factor winner 2008 Alexandra Burke, after a few delays, the lady herself is returning with her brand new single ‘Elephant’. The track is the lead of her second album, which will be hitting us later during the year.
And it’s been well worth the wait. While it takes a few listens to appreciate the song, Alex has kept quiet for a while and reinvented herself from what she did on the ‘Overcome’ album and turning into a bit of a club queen. For ‘Elephant’ she has asked dj Erick Morillo to step in and they sure are in for a winner, here. It’s clubby, it’s bouncy a proper club anthem.
In the video Alex parties a la‘’Rihanna’’, raving with her mates in a factory environment, busting some good moves. And funnily enough it suits the song very well. We were kind of hoping for an elephant in the video, but well we can’t have it all.
Splendid comeback Alex!
‘’Elephant’ will be available to download on iTunes 11 March.
Hey folks! We almost forgot… It’s Friday evening!!! So the weekend has started. Many of you will probably hit the town this weekend and have we got a treat in store for you, club-lovers.
During the summer Erick Morillo and his partner in crime Eddie Thoneick released the anthemic ‘Stronger’ with the vocals of Shawnee Taylor. Their combination turned to be a massive club success. Now the duo are back with a new single featuring the vocals of Skunk Anansie’s Skin.
The track, called ‘If This Is Love’ is again a very anthemic dance song which slowly builds up to the drums and club beats. This song must have been written for the vocals of Skin’s vocals as they blend it so well with the beats. We’re really hoping this is not the only collaboration the guys will do with this lady as this is without a doubt one of the best Dancefloor fillers 2012 has to offer so far.
‘If This Ain’t Love’ by Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick ft Skin will be available for download on February 14 via Itunes.
''Going Crazy'' - Dizzee Rascal & Robbie Williams
''Walks Like Rihanna'' - The Wanted
''I Love It'' - Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
''Gentleman'' - The Saturdays
''Come & Get It'' by Selena Gomez
''Cinderella'' - Diana Vickers
Wretch 32 feat. Jacob Banks - Doing OK
Year chart 2012
These are GloPop Music's most listened tracks of 2012.
1 Florence + The Machine - Spectrum
2 Woodkid - Run Boy Run
3 Lana Del Rey - National Anthem
4 Solange - Losing You
5 Nina Zilli - L'Amore E Femmina (Out Of Love) (Italy '12)
6 Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen
7 Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden '12)
8 Adele - Skyfall
9 PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일)
10 Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Cyprus '12)
11 GuGabriel - Salvation
12 Christophe Willem - Starlite
13 Bright Light Bright Light - Waiting For The Feeling
14 Girls Aloud - Something New
15 Paloma Faith - Never Tear Us Apart
16 Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo - Let's Go
17 David Guetta ft Sia - She Wolf (Falling Into Pieces)
18 Alphabeat - Vacation
19 Passion Pit - Take A Walk
20 George Michael - White Light
21 Azealia Banks - 212 ft Lazy Jay
22 Matt Corby - Brother
23 Sam Sparro - I Wish I Never Met You
24 Rebeca Ferguson - Glitter & Gold
25 Elton John vs Pnau - Good Morning To The Night
26 Scissor Sisters - Let's Have A Kiki
27 Voltaire Twins - Solaris
28 Marina & The Diamonds - Power & Control
29 Muse - Survival
30 Will Young - Losing Myself
31 Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You
32 Coldplay - Princess of China ft Rihanna
33 Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
34 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill 2012
35 The Wanted - I Found You
36 Stooshe - Black Heart
37 Aiden Grimshaw - Curtain Call
38 Alphabeat - Love Sea
39 Gaitana - Be My Guest (Ukraine '12)
40 Caravan Palace - Rock It For Me
41 Roman Lob - Standing Still (Germany '12)
42 Afro-Dite - The Boy Can Dance
43 Rita Ora - R.I.P ft Tinie Tempah
44 Justin Bieber - Beauty & A Beat ft Nicki Minaj
45 Misha B - Do You Think Of Me 125
46 Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What doesn't Kill You)
47 Katy Perry - Wide Awake
48 Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
49 terminal - Don't Worry My Love
50 Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful ft Emeli Sande
51 Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
52 Elton John vs Pnau - Sad
53 Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
54 Gotye & Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know
55 Kylie Minogue - Flower
56 Rihanna - Where Have You Been
57 Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
58 One Direction - Little Things
59 Tulisa - Young
60 Archeo - The Payback
61 Christina Aguilera - Your Body
62 Avicii - Silhouettes
63 Cover Drive - Explode
64 Beyonce - End Of Time
65 Charlie Simpson - Farmer & His Gun
66 Usher - Climax
67 Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up
68 Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
69 Lawson - Taking Over Me
70 No Doubt - Settle Down
71 Madeon - Finale
72 Jakwob - Electrify ft Jetta
73 Shawnee Taylor - Colors
74 Playmen ft Riskykidd, Courtney & Elena - All The Time
75 Lana Del Rey - Ride
76 Celeste Buckingham - Run Run Run
77 Alex Clare - Too Close
78 SHM ft Knife Party - Antidote
79 Lil'Wayne - Mirrors Ft Bruno Mars
80 Pastora Soler - Quedate Conmigo/Stay with Me
81 Scissor Sisters - Only the Horses
82 Delta Goodrem - Dancing With A Broken Heart
83 FEM ft Cover Drive - Turn Up the Love
84 J.Lo ft Pit Bull - Dance Again
85 Jodie Harsh ft Mel C - Set Me Free
86 Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
87 Tom Dice - Out At Sea
88 Paloma Faith - Picking Up The Pieces
89 Usher - Scream
90 Burns - Lies
91 Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
92 Gossip - Perfect World
93 Jess Mills - For My Sins
94 Dune - Shoestring
95 The Script - Hall of Fame Ft Will.i.AM
96 Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
97 terminal - Together We Are One
98 Little Mix - DNA
99 Icona Pop - I Love It
100 Yasmin - Light Up The World
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