It’s been quite the year for the trio of XX. Not only has their album ‘Coexist’ been at the top of UK and US album chart this year, it’s also the biggest album sold on vinyl of 2012. Pretty impressive.
So what’s next? Well one of the lads, producer Jamie has reworked one of their tracks called ‘Sunset’ and decided with the others to put it out for free. Pretty awesome huh.
The just over six minute version of ‘Sunset’ is absolutely delicious and we’re so glad it’s part of the Itunes Christmas free give away. So make sure you get it here.
There’s not much known yet about the trio ‘Sam and The Womp’ but the trio seem to have a feeling for infectious summer trumpet music. In literally hours of being released (yes it’s out since today) their debut single ‘Bom Bom’ has shot to the number 1 in the Itunes charts. Rita Ora, be careful girl, these guys might just take your number one spot away from you next week.
It’s infectious and summery, on a wave of trumpets and dance beats, so what more can you ask for. Perfect for the current heatwave!
‘Bom Bom’ by Sam and the Womp is out now! Watch the video below:
The Aussies have been gearing up for one of the most anticipated pop albums of the year, and the moment has finally arrived: Ricki-Lee, in a former life known as Ricki-Lee Coulter said goodbye to the music industry for a few years, but returned at the end of last year with a massive bang (Remember her catchy pop track ‘Raining Diamonds’?). Not only did she come back, looking like the twin sister of British royalty Kate Middleton but she promised to come back with an incredible sound and a new album called ‘Fear & Freedom’.
If Ricki-Lee already wowed the Australian audience during her Idols performance years ago in the second season of the Australian talent show, her new album ‘Fear & Freedom’ shows that the young singer, might just give Kylie a run for her money and finally allow her to claim the title of Australia’s new pop queen. Ricki-Lee’s singles ‘Do It Like That, which takes her in a way back to her ‘Sex and the City ‘ track ‘ U Wanna Little of This’ (a world wide chart success) and the ultra modern ‘Crazy’ (Drum & Bass in a juicy dance jacket is so cool) already proved why the new album was destined to be so popular.
But it’s the story behind ‘Fear & Freedom’ which really shows why this is such a strong album. “The album is all about unleashing your inner strength, rising above all the things that ever held you back and being free to do whatever you want to do in life…the power is in your hands…you just have to realise it and take control of it. So the cover has that really epic, empowered and almost superhero-esque feeling about it and I’m so in love with it!” Ricki said about the album + artwork. And that’s exaclty what this album is about. Don’t expect any ballads, because this is one album full of dance floor anthems; Opening track ‘Human’ sets the tone beautifully with a melody similar to Swedish songstress Agnes (Release Me), while ‘Burn it Down’ is an uplifting electro pop song, showcasing the amazing pair of lungs this young lady has.
One of the absolute highlights however is towards the end of the album. Jus when you think Ricki-Lee can’t amaze you anymore, she’s going the extra mile in the darker trance-inspired track ‘World Dissapears’. It’s darker, but its beats and catchiness are screaming global hit! This is not only screaming for a single release but if her record company plays it clever and would consider to share the Australian pop queen with the rest of the world, this is the track which could go all the way.
All in all, the wait for Ricki-Lee’s album has been well worth the wait. Presenting a collection of ten uptempo, but most of all uplifting tracks, Ricki-Lee has delivered a faultless, refreshing new pop album which should earn her without a doubt the title of Australia’s Pop Queen. Hail Ricki-Lee!
‘Fear & Freedom’ the album by Ricki-Lee, is out now in Australia and New Zealand only via iTunes. Check out the video of Ricki-Lee’s latest single ‘Crazy’ below:
It’s astonishing to think it’s already been three years since chanteuse Little Boots made the beautiful weather with her electro pop song ‘New in Town’. Even now it’s just as current as it was three years ago. Anyhow, since then the releases of succeeding singles haven’t really done as great as many would have hoped but new single ‘Headphones’ might just hopefully do the trick and get Miss Bootsy back into the charts.
It’s poppy and catchy and in many ways reminds us back to the early days of Little Boots. We Like it!
the new single is the successor of ‘Every Night I Say A Little Prayer’. The video for the new single was directed by Bullion Collective and is out now via iTunes. A new album is expected later in the year.
The charismatic singer songwriter Usher returns to the world of music with his most anticipated and refreshing work so far. The new album ‘Looking 4 Myself’ is currently being streamed for free via i-Tunes, a few days ahead of its release on June 11.
With a series of well known producers including Max Martin who’s responsible for current single ‘Scream’, The Neptunes, Swedish House Maffia and Diplo who received praise for his production on ‘Climax’, the project is THE most anticipated r&b album of 2012. The smash hit ”Climax” and newly released ”Scream” witness of a new era for the singer, which sees R&B appearing in a melt pot with beats, dub step and synth pop intertwining.
‘Can’t Won’t Stop’ opens the album and immediately sees that combination of a heavy dub step intro nicely flowing into the typical Usher R&B Sound. In the chorus, you can already imagine the amount of ‘Oh Ooh’s for a reworked single version. Brilliant track to start the album with, which has Will.I.Am as one of its producers.The track is followed by the club banger ‘Scream’ and the uber classy ‘Climax’ which sees Usher singing in falsetto, bringing him back into the spotlight and right to the top of the charts. ‘I Care 4 U’ and ‘Show Me’ continue in a similar style even though both tracks were in the hands of a different producer. Despite a similarity to ‘Climax’ , the tracks don’t really match up to the standard of the album so far and come across as a ‘Been there done that before’ pair of album fillers. Luckily the tracks, ‘Lemme See’ ft Rick Ross sees the return of a falsetto Usher and motown inspired ‘Twisted’ ,which has an addictive drum beat featured, make the first part of the album a great success so far.
The second part of the album opens with the beautiful timid R&B ballad ‘Dive’. For all you hopeless romantics this is THE ballad to get for sure. But don’t despair you ballad-haters, the second part of the album sees Usher experimenting at full speed; ‘Sins of My Father’ and ‘Looking 4 Myself’, which shares the album’s title, are the best example of that. The latter is produced by Australian duo Empire of The Sun, giving it thus such a distinctive Empire sound which is daring and refreshing for a relatively urban artist like Usher. For the Empire fans who weren’t sure of Usher, this will be the track that converts them. ‘Lesson For The Lover’ is the longest track of the album delivering one of the best synth pop ballads we’ve encountered so far.
Not only has Raymond IV, Usher’s real name, had a hand in co-writing all the songs, but the line up of producers on his seventh studio album is absolutely brilliant. A special mention for Swedish House Maffia, who are responsible for two tracks to be found towards the end of the album; ‘Numb’ and ‘Euphoria’ (not to be mistaken for the single of a certain other Swedish artist). In all honesty ‘Numb’ is probably the most radio friendly of the two, yet ‘Euphoria’ sounds a tad more intriguing and innovating, leaving Usher with quite a decision to decide which track to choose as single. Time will tell we assume.
Usher promised us a new take on R&B and has not failed to make us enjoy the new album. Yes there are a few album fillers but overall the album has all the potential to turn into a massive hit seller for 2012. Tracks to watch out for are ‘Can’t Won’t Stop’, ‘Scream’, ‘Climax’, ‘Dive’, ‘Looking 4 Myself’ and ‘Euphoria’.
The new album Usher ‘Looking 4 Myself’ is out on June 11 via iTunes/Spotify/Amazon in standard and deluxe edition (4 extra tracks). The standard edition can be streamed for free via iTunes today only. Watch an album preview of the new album below
We were rather chuffed to found out Will Young announced to release ‘I Just Want A Lover’ as the fourth single, lifted from his number one album ‘Echoes’.
The video for previous single ‘Losing Myself’ really outclassed itself, so we were a bit apprehensive to find out Will was going to go all supermarket on us for this one, but surprise surprise… we do like it actually.
So what can you expect ? Will at the checkout, Will trolley dancing in the parking lot. But above will he find his lover in the video? We let you find out!!
The singer announced in an interview with DigitalSpy, that this will be the last single from his album ‘Echoes’ as he’s bursting to start writing again. The new single ‘I Just Want A lover’ has its official release date on June 25.
''Alive'' by Bo Bruce
''People Like Us'' by Kelly Clarkson
''Walks Like Rihanna'' by The Wanted
''I Love It'' by Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
''Love Me Again'' by John Newman
''Here's To Never Growing Up'' by Avril Lavigne
''Gentleman'' by The Saturdays
''Everything Has Changed'' by Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift
''What Love Is Made Of'' by Katy B
''Gun'' by Chvrches
''Right Now'' by Rihanna feat David Guetta
''Come & Get It'' by Selena Gomez
''Heartless'' by A*M*E
''Tunnel Vision'' by Justin Timberlake
''Undefeated'' by Ed Drewett
''Cinderella'' by Diana Vickers
Doing OK by Wretch 32 feat. Jacob Banks
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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