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TBR’s Best Singles of 2010: Part Two

Time for part two of our Best of 2010 list folks! Hope you enjoyed listening to the first 10 yesterday.

LENA – Satellite

The German winner of this year’s Eurovision might not be the favoured to win the whole thing but her little piece of pop goodness never failed to deliver. Feeling proud of her fake British accent while singing this European hit kinda worked out for her own good. It’s a catchy track that even non-Europeans can absolutely enjoy. And 28 million hits on YouTube? That’s not bad at all.

KANYE WEST feat. PUSHA T – Runaway

Although I have to admit, I hadn’t been able to catch up with Kanye’s full material to date, ‘Runaway’ the 9 minute highly acclaimed track caught me in my first listen. The lyrics are superb and the beat is ‘so-so’ – it can get as much controversy it likes but I will still stand by my decision that I’ll hate Kanye West forever. Although I’m in between when it comes to his music though.

MIKE POSNER – Please Don’t Go

Mike Posner has been under my radar since that swaggery anthem ‘Cooler Than Me’ surfaced earlier this year. I mean he’s absolutely not hard to like. An eyecandy, silky with a lil’ bit husk recording voice and an ample amount of swagger – he’s the next R&B lad who just gives off catchy, radio friendly tunes you’d be most likely to listen in full once it pops out on shuffle. Although his debut album speaks otherwise – Mike deserves another chance. Loads of chances, I must say.

P!NK – Raise Your Glass

P!nk continues to be one of my favourite pop/rock singers of her generation today. Well, I think most of us do like her that much. ‘Raise Your Glass’ is a squeaky piece of pop glory, with all of P!nk’s signature track bits – it’s actually too impossible not to like.

 

THE PRETTY RECKLESS – Make Me Wanna Die

She can be trashy all she wants but heck, she makes good music with those scary looking blokes.

SIA – Clap Your Hands

Like Robyn, Sia remains one of the most underrated pop stars to date. And with ‘Clap Your Hands’ plus the magnificence of her latest LP, ‘We Are Born’ – she doesn’t deserve it.

 

TAIO CRUZ – Dynamite

This just shows that the Brits can do it as well. Plus, it’s a good song – you can’t deny that!

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA – One

Okay. You might have guessed by now that I’m a sucker for Dance music. Oh well, you can’t blame me. Tunes like these keeps me alive! And I know you too as well.

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB – Something Good Can Work

Maybe you’re wonderin’ what the heck are a Northern Irish indie band doing in this dance-music filled playlist? Oh well, something good can really work in yeah?

RIHANNA feat. DRAKE – What’s My Name?

‘Oh Na Na, What’s My Name?’ – that line has been stuck in my head for quite sometime. I have no idea why most of pop songs today that are big has some big hooks lying around their tracks. Maybe she’s back to the old Rihanna that we used to love that’s why she’s not easy to be liked these days.

CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR PART THREE!

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Sun-Kissed Skin so Hot It’ll Melt Your Popsicle: It’s the June 2010 PLAYLIST!

Okay, I really had a hard time finding time to build this up. Another year in the Uni just started and SUMMER here is OVER. But for most of ya’ll, things are just starting to heat things up. So to help you groove on your feet, here’s THE 2010 JUNE PLAYLIST. Freshly picked for your consumption.

Here are the songs:

1. Lena Meyer-Landrut – Satellite
2. Christina Aguilera – Woohoo
3. Diana Vickers – The Boy Who Murdered Love
4. Fanfarlo – Atlas [Remix]
5. Tom Dice – Me & My Guitar
6. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
7. Travie McCoy – We’ll Be Alright
8. Kylie – All The Lovers [Alternative Radio Edit]
9. Auburn feat. Iyaz – La La La
10. Goldfrapp – Alive [Dave Aude Radio Edit]
11. Sia – Clap Your Hands
12. Cody Simpson – Iyiyi (feat. Flo Rida)
13. Marina & The Diamonds – Oh No!
14. Alexandra Burke – Start Without You
15. Sky Ferreira – One
16. Natasha Bedingfield – Touch
17. Ne-Yo – Beautiful Monster
18. Kanye West – Power
19. K’Naan – Wavin’ Flag
20. Travis Garland – Airplanes 3.0
ENJOY and this will be available for a LIMITED time only. So support your favourite artists by buying their records.

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UK Charts: David Guetta grabs his third #1 single, Jack Johnson has the #1 album

David Guetta grabs his third UK #1 single with his new track, ‘Gettin’ Over You’ which features vocals from Chris Willis, Fergie and LMFAO. It’s Guetta’s third #1 following Sexy Bitch and When Love Takes Over respectively.

Guetta defeated nearest competitors, former #1s B.o.B with ‘Nothin’ On You’ and Jason Derulo with ‘Ridin’ Solo’.

Dizzee Rascal slides to #4 this week with ‘Dirtee Disco’ while Aggro Santos & Kimberly Wyatt’s ‘Candy’ bounces back to the top 5.

Miley Cyrus still fails to get a UK top 10 single after her latest ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ debuted only at #13. Her highest positions in the chart are at #11 with three songs (‘See You Again’, ‘Party In The USA’ and ‘The Climb’).

Other than Miley Cyrus and David Guetta, new entries in the top 40 include B.o.B and Hayley William’s collaboration, ‘Airplanes’ which enters at #23, Pixie Lott’s ‘Turn It Up’ due to her performance on Britain’s Got Talent at #25, Idina Menzel and Lea Michelle’s version of the Lady GaGa megahit, ‘Poker Face’ at #27 and Eurovision winner from Germany, Lena with ‘Satellite’ at #30.

In the albums chart, Jack Johnson rules at #1 with his new album, ‘To The Sea’.

Complete the UK Charts HERE.

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Single Review: Lena – Satellite (Eurovision 2010 Winner)

It is really rare for me to appreciate a Eurovision winner and this one really stood out for me. After last year’s major disappointment, I was absolutely ecstatic about the winning entry this year. Germany’s Lena Meyer-Landrut has won with her fantastic single, ‘Satellite’. ‘Satellite’ is her first national hit which became one of the fastest selling digital songs in her home country. Prior to winning Eurovision, Lena won Germany’s ‘Unser Star Fur Oslo’ – the competition which determined Germany’s representative to the Eurovision Singing Contest. During the course of the talent show, Lena has covered songs from Adele, Kate Nash and Paolo Nutini.

‘Satellite’ – an English song written by American writers Julie Frost and John Gordon is a skimpy jumpy pop song that fits Lena’s bubbly personality. With its interesting drum beats, acoustic guitar riffs, ‘Satellite’ brings all about a track that would absolutely make you smile once you’ve heard it. It’s not the best pop song to win a contest like Eurovision but it captures a massive scale audience that particularly would want to buy this record. The track packs a lot of charm thanks to Lena’s sparkling positive aura that makes the track a lot more likable in more aspects.

And just a quick rant, does she remind you of Lenka? And yes, her debut album sounds a lot like something Lenka would do. Really.

RELEASED: March 13, 2010 (Germany)

LABEL: Universal Music Germany

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