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  • Best songs of 2011:

    Dez 31 2011, 20h08

    Nicole Scherzinger - Right There

    While her debut album "Killer Love" managed fairly oversees, the album still has yet to see release in North American markets. Nonetheless, Nicole has proved a successful 2011 with an a spot at the judged panel on the US version of the X-Factor and singles like "Don't Hold Your Breath" and one of my top 2011 picks, "Right There" featuring rapper 50 Cent.

    Tinie Tempah - Pass Out

    With a strong transition into the US market this year, Tinie Tempah lands a spot in the top tracks of 2011 this year with "Pass Out." The single was Tempah's debut single oversees, and saw a move to the US charts late in the year.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Written in the Stars."

    Jessica Sutta - Show Me

    Formerly of the Pussycat Dolls, Jessica Sutta finally managed to break-out on her own making a huge dent in the dance-pop scene this year with "Show Me." The track debuted at number one Breakout Song on the Billboard Dance charts before hitting number one on the Dance chart in it's eleventh week. The song continued it's success with remixes by Ralph Rosario, Alex Guadino and Dave Aude.

    Kelly Rowland - Motivation

    "Here I Am," her first album since 2007, managed to sweep the R&B/dance scene this year. The album's lead single "Motivation" featuring Lil Wayne saw incredible success achieving platinum status. Kelly is already in the midst of working on her fourth-solo album scheduled for a summer-2012 release.

    Other tracks to check out include: "I'm Dat Chick."

    Korn - Get Up!

    "Get Up!" saw moderate success on the charts this year, but chart success doesn't allows determine top year-end picks. The single continued to launch the career of Skrillex into the mainstream spotlight.

    Ellie Goulding - Lights

    Ellie Goulding has become one of the UK's great new successes and she finally managed to transition into the United States this year. Her single "Lights" peaked at number eighty-six.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Starry Eyed" and "Under the Sheets."

    Lady Gaga - Heavy Metal Lover

    No one in the music scene quite compares to what Lady Gaga has managed to accomplish in your short 2.5 full-length album career. 2011 saw the return of Mother-Monster with an album packed-full of top-notch production. "Heavy Metal Lover" offers as a fantastic compliment to an album already five-singles deep into the charts.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Judas," "Born This Way," "Marry the Night," and "Scheiße."

    LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem

    "Party Rock Anthem" is undoubtedly the party-anthem of 2011. You can expect this song to ring-in 2012 all around the world!

    Other tracks to check out include: "Sexy and I Know It."

    Britney Spears - I Wanna Go

    A pop singer who has managed to hit rock-bottom and climb back to the top in just a few short years, never fails to amaze the music industry. Britney Spears returned to the music scene this year with her number one album "Femme Fatale." "I Wanna Go" served as Britney's last promotion-driven single securing Britney another top-ten career hit.

    will.i.am - T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)

    Some call it the worst track of the year... I call it one of the best. will.i.am managed to pull together a successful, radio-friendly single featuring not only Jennifer Lopez (who saw a great comeback) but rock-legend Mick Jagger.

    Jennifer Lopez - On the Floor

    A failed promotional single... and two years later Jennifer Lopez managed to successful comeback with "On the Floor" featuring rapper Pitbull. The single managed to top charts world-wide including: Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and Sweden. The single peaked at a successful number three in the United States. Along with her successful Fiat campaign and her spot with the judges panel on American Idol, Lopez can rest easy knowing 2011 was a great success.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Hooked On You," "Fresh Out the Oven" and "One Love."

    Chris Brown - Deuces

    Many people credit Chris' track "Look At Me Now" as his comeback single, but "Deuces" was definitely the track that got the ball rolling.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Look At Me Now" and "Strip."

    Marsha Ambrosius - Far Away

    Marsha's debut album proved a huge success for the now-defunct J Records, a staple label in the R&B music scene. The album peaked at number two, with over 300,000 copies sold. "Far Away" served as the album's second single peaking at number three on the Billboard R&B charts. Ambrosius won the Centric Award and was nominated for Best Female R&B Artists at this years BET Awards.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Late Nights & Early Mornings" and "Butterflies (Remix)."

    JoJo - The Other Chick

    JoJo finally made her return to music in 2011 after years plagued by managerial issues and lawsuits with her label. JoJo release a promotional single entitled "The Other Chick" which is scheduled to appear on her third solo album, the 2012-release "Jumping Trains."

    Mac Miller - On And On

    Mac Miller broke new ground this year with his debut album "Blue Slide Park" which debuted on the Billboard 200 at number one. The album was the first independently-released album since The Dogg Pound's 1995 release "Dogg Food."

    Other tracks to check out include: "Frick Park Market," Knock Knock" and "Party on Fifth Ave."

    Florence + the Machine - Spectrum

    Florence + the Machine continued to share their indie-pop music with the world releasing the follow-up to their multi-platinum "Lungs." "Ceremonials" debuted at number one in multiple countries and peaked at number six in the United States. "Spectrum" will leads the group into 2012 with a promotional single scheduled for release in the United States.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Water the Water Gave Me," "Shake It Out," "Lover to Lover" and "Bedroom Hymns."

    Freemasons - Believer

    The Freemasons released "Believer" at the very-tail end of the 2010 in the United KIngdom. As soon as 2011 rolled out the single managed to seep it's way into the North American club-scene. The single features R&B singer Wynter Gordon.

    Stacy Barthe - Drink My Pain Away

    Stacy Barthe released her debut EP this year, entitled "Sincerely Yours, Stacy Barthe." The EP features tremendous vocal talent from Barthe (who most recently appeared on Brandy's new single "Silent Night."

    T-Pain - Booty Wurk (One Cheek at a Time)

    If you like club tracks, chances are you probably heard T-Pains "Booty Wurk" this year. The track was released via RCA Records and features Joey Galaxy.

    Grouplove - Tounge Tied

    Perhaps the track most famous for appearing in Apple's most-recent iPod iTouch commercial. The group scored it's first Billboard hit as a result of the commercial peaking at number sixty-nine.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Colours."

    Rihanna - We Found Love

    There's one thing you can guarantee from year-to-year and that's new music from Rihanna. 2011 saw the release of her sixth-studio album "Talk That Talk." Leading the album into the races was single "We Found Love" produced by Calvin Harris. The track peaked at number two in the United States, and topped charts worldwide.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Do Ya Thang," Watch n' Learn" and "Cockiness (Love It)."

    Adele - Set Fire to the Rain

    You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who would disagree when saying that 2011 was the year of Adele. The soulful singer-songwriter found great success with her 2008 debut "19" selling over three million albums worldwide, but completely broke the "sophomore slump" spell with her 2011 follow-up "21." The LP has gone on to sell over sixteen-million albums worldwide, including nearly six million in the United States. The album features an incredible array of tracks, but none quite hit me like "Set Fire to the Rain" did. The track was released as the album's third-single. Adele is currently nominated for six Grammy Awards for 2012.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Rolling In The Deep," "Turning Tables," "He Won't Go" and "Someone Line You" and "Rumour Has It."
  • Best songs of 2011:

    Dez 31 2011, 20h08

    Nicole Scherzinger - Right There

    While her debut album "Killer Love" managed fairly oversees, the album still has yet to see release in North American markets. Nonetheless, Nicole has proved a successful 2011 with an a spot at the judged panel on the US version of the X-Factor and singles like "Don't Hold Your Breath" and one of my top 2011 picks, "Right There" featuring rapper 50 Cent.

    Tinie Tempah - Pass Out

    With a strong transition into the US market this year, Tinie Tempah lands a spot in the top tracks of 2011 this year with "Pass Out." The single was Tempah's debut single oversees, and saw a move to the US charts late in the year.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Written in the Stars."

    Jessica Sutta - Show Me

    Formerly of the Pussycat Dolls, Jessica Sutta finally managed to break-out on her own making a huge dent in the dance-pop scene this year with "Show Me." The track debuted at number one Breakout Song on the Billboard Dance charts before hitting number one on the Dance chart in it's eleventh week. The song continued it's success with remixes by Ralph Rosario, Alex Guadino and Dave Aude.

    Kelly Rowland - Motivation

    "Here I Am," her first album since 2007, managed to sweep the R&B/dance scene this year. The album's lead single "Motivation" featuring Lil Wayne saw incredible success achieving platinum status. Kelly is already in the midst of working on her fourth-solo album scheduled for a summer-2012 release.

    Other tracks to check out include: "I'm Dat Chick."

    Korn - Get Up!

    "Get Up!" saw moderate success on the charts this year, but chart success doesn't allows determine top year-end picks. The single continued to launch the career of Skrillex into the mainstream spotlight.

    Ellie Goulding - Lights

    Ellie Goulding has become one of the UK's great new successes and she finally managed to transition into the United States this year. Her single "Lights" peaked at number eighty-six.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Starry Eyed" and "Under the Sheets."

    Lady Gaga - Heavy Metal Lover

    No one in the music scene quite compares to what Lady Gaga has managed to accomplish in your short 2.5 full-length album career. 2011 saw the return of Mother-Monster with an album packed-full of top-notch production. "Heavy Metal Lover" offers as a fantastic compliment to an album already five-singles deep into the charts.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Judas," "Born This Way," "Marry the Night," and "Scheiße."

    LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem

    "Party Rock Anthem" is undoubtedly the party-anthem of 2011. You can expect this song to ring-in 2012 all around the world!

    Other tracks to check out include: "Sexy and I Know It."

    Britney Spears - I Wanna Go

    A pop singer who has managed to hit rock-bottom and climb back to the top in just a few short years, never fails to amaze the music industry. Britney Spears returned to the music scene this year with her number one album "Femme Fatale." "I Wanna Go" served as Britney's last promotion-driven single securing Britney another top-ten career hit.

    will.i.am - T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)

    Some call it the worst track of the year... I call it one of the best. will.i.am managed to pull together a successful, radio-friendly single featuring not only Jennifer Lopez (who saw a great comeback) but rock-legend Mick Jagger.

    Jennifer Lopez - On the Floor

    A failed promotional single... and two years later Jennifer Lopez managed to successful comeback with "On the Floor" featuring rapper Pitbull. The single managed to top charts world-wide including: Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and Sweden. The single peaked at a successful number three in the United States. Along with her successful Fiat campaign and her spot with the judges panel on American Idol, Lopez can rest easy knowing 2011 was a great success.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Hooked On You," "Fresh Out the Oven" and "One Love."

    Chris Brown - Deuces

    Many people credit Chris' track "Look At Me Now" as his comeback single, but "Deuces" was definitely the track that got the ball rolling.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Look At Me Now" and "Strip."

    Marsha Ambrosius - Far Away

    Marsha's debut album proved a huge success for the now-defunct J Records, a staple label in the R&B music scene. The album peaked at number two, with over 300,000 copies sold. "Far Away" served as the album's second single peaking at number three on the Billboard R&B charts. Ambrosius won the Centric Award and was nominated for Best Female R&B Artists at this years BET Awards.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Late Nights & Early Mornings" and "Butterflies (Remix)."

    JoJo - The Other Chick

    JoJo finally made her return to music in 2011 after years plagued by managerial issues and lawsuits with her label. JoJo release a promotional single entitled "The Other Chick" which is scheduled to appear on her third solo album, the 2012-release "Jumping Trains."

    Mac Miller - On And On

    Mac Miller broke new ground this year with his debut album "Blue Slide Park" which debuted on the Billboard 200 at number one. The album was the first independently-released album since The Dogg Pound's 1995 release "Dogg Food."

    Other tracks to check out include: "Frick Park Market," Knock Knock" and "Party on Fifth Ave."

    Florence + the Machine - Spectrum

    Florence + the Machine continued to share their indie-pop music with the world releasing the follow-up to their multi-platinum "Lungs." "Ceremonials" debuted at number one in multiple countries and peaked at number six in the United States. "Spectrum" will leads the group into 2012 with a promotional single scheduled for release in the United States.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Water the Water Gave Me," "Shake It Out," "Lover to Lover" and "Bedroom Hymns."

    Freemasons - Believer

    The Freemasons released "Believer" at the very-tail end of the 2010 in the United KIngdom. As soon as 2011 rolled out the single managed to seep it's way into the North American club-scene. The single features R&B singer Wynter Gordon.

    Stacy Barthe - Drink My Pain Away

    Stacy Barthe released her debut EP this year, entitled "Sincerely Yours, Stacy Barthe." The EP features tremendous vocal talent from Barthe (who most recently appeared on Brandy's new single "Silent Night."

    T-Pain - Booty Wurk (One Cheek at a Time)

    If you like club tracks, chances are you probably heard T-Pains "Booty Wurk" this year. The track was released via RCA Records and features Joey Galaxy.

    Grouplove - Tounge Tied

    Perhaps the track most famous for appearing in Apple's most-recent iPod iTouch commercial. The group scored it's first Billboard hit as a result of the commercial peaking at number sixty-nine.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Colours."

    Rihanna - We Found Love

    There's one thing you can guarantee from year-to-year and that's new music from Rihanna. 2011 saw the release of her sixth-studio album "Talk That Talk." Leading the album into the races was single "We Found Love" produced by Calvin Harris. The track peaked at number two in the United States, and topped charts worldwide.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Do Ya Thang," Watch n' Learn" and "Cockiness (Love It)."

    Adele - Set Fire to the Rain

    You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who would disagree when saying that 2011 was the year of Adele. The soulful singer-songwriter found great success with her 2008 debut "19" selling over three million albums worldwide, but completely broke the "sophomore slump" spell with her 2011 follow-up "21." The LP has gone on to sell over sixteen-million albums worldwide, including nearly six million in the United States. The album features an incredible array of tracks, but none quite hit me like "Set Fire to the Rain" did. The track was released as the album's third-single. Adele is currently nominated for six Grammy Awards for 2012.

    Other tracks to check out include: "Rolling In The Deep," "Turning Tables," "He Won't Go" and "Someone Line You" and "Rumour Has It."
  • Chart Chat: September 3, 2008

    Set 3 2008, 18h07

    Summer's almost over, but hopefully the whirl-wind of new music won't be slowing down anytime soon. I've still been listening to quite a bit of music from the beginning of the summer, in particular Lady Gaga (whose debut album comes out October 28th in the United States.) Just Dance which came out back in April, is still one of my top favorite tracks. I have sampled the Canadian release of her album, and I must say it's excellent -- definitely something to look foward to.

    After discovering Justin Nozuka via HDD, I've been thoroughly impressed by his debut album Holly which saw it's birth last year in Canada, and back in April here in the US. The album has it's strong points, in particular the lead single "After Tonight," and "Criminal." The album, while it does have some weaknesses doesn't suffer enough from them to ruin the listening experience. Nozuka's voice definitely has a fun pop/rock, folk aspect to it. When I first listened to the album, the beginning tracks reminded me a little of Carbon Leaf's work.

    Teairra Mari is back with a new single entitled "No No." From what I've read Interscope Records, her new home, released the single strictly to generate some buzz around the artist, she has gears up to release her sophomore album in the early part of 2009. If you aren't familiar with Teairra, you might remember the songs "No Daddy," and "Make Her Feel Good" from her debut album "Roc-A-Fella Presents: Teairra Mari" which was release a few years ago -- doesn't seem that long though.

    Monica is back with a new album tentatively titled "Still Standing," which we can except around the beginning of 2009. A new single, titled the same as the album, was recently leaked, and features Ludacris. Monica's vocals are decent, the Ludacris verse is a little shaky, but the production by Bryan Michael Cox is outstanding.

    Speaking of returning R&B artists... Brandy is prepping for her fifth solo album, also her debut on Epic Records. "Right Here (Departed)" was sent to urban radio a few weeks ago, and has already started to climb up the R&B charts, a mainstream radio release is expected later this month. After first listening to the single, I wasn't too sure about it's impact (after all it's been almost five years since her last release) I'm now convinced this is an excellent comeback single for the artist who ran into some legal troubles involving a fatal car crash back in late 2006.

    History will be made on September 5th, when Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) airs a live, one-hour commercial free program on all three major US networks including NBC, CBS & ABC to help raise awareness, and promote putting an end to cancer. The campaign is being backed by a strong charity single produced by both L.A. Reid, and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. JUST STAND UP! features an all-star group of the world's biggest pop, rock, and R&B artists including; Beyonce, multi-platinum, and diamond selling artist Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Def Jam Recording's Rihanna, Fergie, pop-rocker Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Natasha Bedingfield, Disney's Miley Cyrus, UK-turned-worldwide sensation Leona Lewis, American Idol's Carrie Underwood, Keyshia Cole, LeAnn Rimes, R&B artist Ashanti, and Ciara.
  • Going For Adds: Week of July 1st, 2007

    Jul 3 2007, 5h41




    [[Intro]]

    I told ya'll I was gon' bump like this...

    [[Tracklisting]]

    "Bam!" by PeachCandy
    ...

    PeachCandy -- Georgia rapper Rasheeda, and R&B singer, song-writer and former Xscape member Kandi. Their first single is HOT, and it's called "Bam!" Now I'm not so sure how far this group will go, it seems like it's just a side project right now, but by the sounds of their first single I hope it makes it's way to national radio. Their single is so crazy, and they both have great chemistry together. As I'm writing this, the single only has 144 spins on Last.FM, so we need to correct this. Get the single playing on your computers ASAP.


    "Come Back" by Kelly Rowland
    Ms. Kelly

    As much as I love "Like This," "Come Back" has GOT to be my favorite song from a very good album. Kudos to Kelly Rowland or putting out some good R&B music. I was starting to get sick of some of that Fake&B shit going around. The chorus is great, Kelly says she's got that "hubba bubba," and she's right. She definitely knows what she is doing with this track, and this album. I hope she sees some great success, and I pray this is the next single (not "Ghetto.")


    "How We Get Down" by Foxy Brown
    Black Roses (TBD)

    "I've been a star since a virgin in high school, since age 14 I've been the rap bitch version of Michael. And I don't know who to trust the church or the rifle, God or the Devil, the burner or the bible -- got a black cloud on me; I been cursed by my rivals. I'm back bitches, it's the return of your idol" Whoo. Good stuff.

    So I'm a BIG Foxy Brown fan -- she always puts out solid CDs, and she never fails to put the other rap chicks in their places. It's been about 5 years since her last venture, and the clock is still ticking away. I'm hoping "Black Roses," the long awaited return album sees light in 2007 -- it's been pushed back numerous times. Foxy's been through a lot -- hearing loss, criminal cases (that manicure situation went on for years it seems.) It's about time Ill Na Na gets herself back into the musicial limelight. "How We Get Down" is pretty much her first release since she's signed her management deal with Black Hand, and she doesn't let it go unknown in this song. She pretty much reps her PR firm through the entire 5 minutes -- which isn't a bad thing. They just better get her shit out so we can rejoice.


    "In My Mind" by Heather Headley
    In My Mind

    This song was actually released in late 2005, early 2006 (can't remember which), but I just started to listen to it again because I for a few months there forgot how talented Heather Headley is. She's incredible, and if you like that quiet storm sound... some R&B mixed with smooth soul music like I do, Heather Headley is someone you MUST check out if you haven't. She's been around for a while now appearing in Broadway shows because releasing her debut album in the Fall of 2002. She has a great voice, and she's probably one of the few artists that actually sounds BETTER live.


    "Money In The Bank" by Swizz Beatz
    One Man Band Man

    I heard this song on the radio not too long ago, and friggin' loved it. Swizz is a genius, and even though he doesn't have the best rap skills, he knows how to create a good ass track -- like this one :]!! The beat is fun, and the chorus is cool, love the crazy voice effect in the chorus.


    "It's Us Bitches" by Black Buddafly
    ...

    So, this is the remix version of Swizz Beatz', "It's Me Bitches." These girls put out pretty good music, but they were recently dropped by Def Jam, because Def Jam sucks ass when it comes to promoting their artists. If you haven't listened to anything from these girls you should check into it. They had a song that appeared on the Waist Deep movie starring Tyrese, and I'm pretty sure it was featured in the promotional advertisments for the movie as well. Anyways, "It's Us Bitches," Black Buddafly's version of Swizz' track.

    [[Outro]]

    That's it for now :].
  • Going For Adds: Week of June 17th, 2007 **NEW**

    Jun 19 2007, 5h00

    [[Intro]]

    Last time I did one of these was back in January, and now I find myself wanting to do them again -- so here it goes. For those of you who don't know what you're about to dive into -- basically just a recap of what I've been listening to, as well as who and what is a newbie to my scrobbling.


    [[Tracklisting]]

    "Breakin' Dishes" by Rihanna
    Good Girl Gone Bad

    A certain individual talked me into listening to Rihanna's new album -- and let's face it; I wasn't really that big of a fan. Sure "Pon De Replay" was cool, but I found that she's not all that bad. "Breakin' Dishes" is probably my favorite track the her third CD which just came out the other week. It reminds me of Nelly Furtado's "Maneater" (not that it's bad thing -- it isn't.) She ranked at #2 last week on my Overall Top Artists. It might have potential to be one of my top tracks this year -- we'll have to wait and see!!

    "Whine Up" by Kat DeLuna
    9 Lives

    I stumbled upon this track while surfing R&R.com, and I noticed that I'd never heard anything from Kat DeLuna before (probably because she's new...), but on a hunch, I downloaded the track and actually liked it. I played it in the car for a few friends, and they called me later that day and were like "Who was that song by... you know it was #2 on that CD." ...They downloaded it, liked it too. It's hard to say what kind of success she'll have, but I do know this is a great summer song. It's fun, like summer songs should be.

    "Sexy Lady" by Yung Berg
    Look What You Made Me

    So, he sounds a little like Lil' Wayne -- but it's not the verses I like as much as I do the chorus. I haven't made a decision yet, as to if it's actually the chorus I listen to the song for. We'll have to see about that -- but his debut album is called "Look What You Made Me," and so far I've read it has Ray J, Shawnna, Eve, Twista -- among others. Those are some hefty collaborations for a debut album so perhaps he's a decent rapper?

    "Stay With Me" by Danity Kane
    Danity Kane

    Their album's been out for close to a year, and I never actually listened to the entire thing -- but I'm glad I'm ran upon this song. "Stay With Me" is in my opinion the best track I've heard from the group -- better than "Ride For You" which I really liked. It shows a more subtle R&B side to the girl group, and I hope their next album samples for of this style.

    "A Bay Bay" by Hurricane Chris
    51/50

    Okay, when I first came upon this track I read it's suppose to be addicting because of the chorus, but when I first heard it... I was like "What the f$&%" -- this is not fun. After a few spins though I began to contradict myself, and it actually is. It's fun to sing along to. If you haven't listened to it yet, open up your downloading software and type in "urricane Chris - A Bay Bay" comprende?

    [[Outro]]

    That's it for now :].
  • Going For Adds: Week of January 14th, 2007

    Jan 22 2007, 0h14

    GOING FOR ADDS - A recap of the artist gaining spins for the week of January 14th, 2007.

    Yung Joc featuring 3LW - "'Bout It"

    Adds: +41
    Last Week: #76
    This Week: #14

    *Greatest Position Movement*



    The Pussycat Dolls - "I Don't Need A Man"

    Adds: +30
    Last Week: #68
    This Week: #12



    Morningwood - "Nth Degree"

    Adds: +26
    Last Week: N/A
    This Week: #29

    *Biggest Chart Debut*



    Hellogoodbye - "Here (In Your Arms)"

    Adds: +151
    Last Week: #7
    This Week: #2

    *Pace Setter*

    *Airplay Gainer*
  • Going For Adds: Week of January 7th, 2007

    Jan 15 2007, 0h01

    GOING FOR ADDS - A recap of the artist gaining spins for the week of January 7th, 2007.

    Amerie - "Take Control"

    Adds: +14
    Last Week: #10
    This Week: #15


    Beyonce' - "Irreplaceable"

    Adds: +77
    Last Week: #6
    This Week: #3


    Ciara - "Promise"

    Adds: +40
    Last Week: #8
    This Week: #6


    Diddy featuring Keyshia Cole - "Last Night"

    Adds: +39
    Last Week: #15
    This Week: #8

    *Pace Setter*


    Hellogoodbye - "Here (In Your Arms)"

    Adds: +46
    Last Week: #16
    This Week: #7


    Megan Rochell - "Let Go"

    Adds: +58
    Last Week: #15
    This Week: #4


    Mila J - "Good Lookin' Out"

    Adds: +202
    Last Week: #36
    This Week: #1

    *Airplay Gainer*


    Natasha featuring The Clipse - "So Sick"

    Adds: +43
    Last Week: N/A
    This Week: #12


    Omarion - "Ice Box"

    Adds: +58
    Last Week: #159
    This Week: #8

    *Position Movement*


    Paula DeAnda - "Walk Away"

    Adds: +14
    Last Week: #2
    This Week: #10
  • Recap: What's What of 2006...

    Jan 2 2007, 4h58

    Alright, I want to recap the top 10 songs of 2006 and give me opinion... these songs are based on the total amount of radio play nation-wide; and before I start I don't agree with some of it...

    10. Dem Franchize Boyz ftg. Lil' Peanut & Charlay - Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It

    Alright, so this song got a total of 66,702 spins on rhythmic stations; I was never really a big fan of this song -- then again I'm not a big fan of rap music to be honest with you... the name calling it just annoying to the point where I want to chuck my iPod, my computer, and my radios against the wall.

    My Charts:*
    Song - N/A
    Artist - N/A

    9. Ne-Yo - So Sick

    I still like this song, in fact I'm listening to it right now; Ne-Yo had a great year, but I'm surprised "Sexy Love" didn't chart higher... it landed at #24, and if I recall correctly I'm pretty sure I've heard "Sexy Love" plenty more times than "So Sick." But I give props to Def Jam and Ne-Yo they did good...

    My Charts:*
    Song - N/A
    Artist - #65

    8. Sean Paul - Temperature

    Sean Paul collected a total of 13 more plays than Ne-Yo to grab the #8 spot, and all honestly I don't even remember this song. I remember it, I just couldn't sing it to you -- Sean Paul doesn't really have staying power in my opinion. He's very forgettable...

    My Charts:*
    Song - N/A
    Arist - #49

    7. Mary J. Blige - Be Without You

    2006 was dubbed Mary J. Blige's comeback year with her incredible hits, and "The Breakthrough." However, as compared to my charts she topped out at #41, with some 270 spins... that's a big difference there.

    My Charts:*
    Songs - N/A
    Artist - #41

    6. Yung Joc - It's Going Down

    The first song to actually agree with my charts in a way... up til' now, none of the Top 10 songs have charted in my Top 100 -- congrats Yung Joc. Anyways, after months of listening to this song, it's finally one of the most annoying songs of 2006. Congrats on that to... now it's going down.

    My Charts:*
    Song - #84
    Artist - #71

    5. Nelly ftg. Paul Wall, Gipp, Ali & Brandi D. Williams - Grillz

    I used to want a grill... when I was in like 10th grade. Anyways, how in the hell did this song chart #5 wasn't it released in 2005?! What idiot keep on requesting this song? It's old now, and thankfully it's 2007... meaning the chances of hearing it on the radio are at a minimum...

    My Charts:*
    Song - N/A
    Artist - N/A

    4. E-40 ftg. T-Pain & Kandi - U & Dat

    I still like this song... a lot, in fact I listen to it just about anytime in my my car. It reminds me of a roller coaster -- in fact I would love to hear this song while on a roller coaster for some reason. Anyways, the song kind of surprised me when I found out that Kandi was the girl singing -- when did she become such a slut?! If you don't know who Kandi is think back to the days of Xscape or the song "Don't Think I'm Not." You'll remember now... Secondly, although some find T-Pain annoying and defunct, I prefer his singing over rapping any day.

    My Charts:*
    Song - #44 & #58
    Artist - #24

    3. Chamillionaire ftg. Krayzie Bone - Ridin'

    Moving on...

    My Charts:*
    Song - N/A
    Artist - N/A

    2. Lil' Jon ftg. E-40 & Sean Paul Of The Youngbloodz - Snap Yo Fingers

    This song didn't even come close to charting on anything that has my name associated with me. I like E-40 and all, I just hate Lil' Jon.

    My Charts:*
    Song - N/A
    Artist - N/A

    1. Cassie - Me & U

    Alright, I like this song... I hate that bitch though. All she does in complain, and nag, and whine, and complain some more... oh and she made that video the kind of pre-"I became famous with that hot Ryan beat" stuff where she played the role of the hooker/slut/skank/sleeze... you get my point. Anyways, hope the next album sells more than 250,000 copies ;-).

    My Charts:*
    Song - #8
    Artist - #6
    *My Charts - based on the Top 100 songs and artists only
  • Merry Christmas!!

    Dez 25 2006, 7h44

    Santa has finally arrived!! In fact, as I'm writing this, Santa is currently delivering gifts to the Colorado Springs area -- they say soon he'll be passing over the mountains to visit Utah and Nevada, and Wyoming...

    Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope everyone has a great Holiday; get's lots of great presents, and stays out of trouble =)!
  • Going For Adds: December 16, 2006

    Dez 16 2006, 19h53

    [[Intro]]

    Christmas is almost here!! Nine more days as I write this... so I though it was time to add some new songs to my playlist... some of the ones I've been listening to lately have been getting a little boring...

    [[Tracklisting]]

    Rich Boy
    "Throw Some D's"
    Rich Boy

    Good song... kind of -- better than some of the rap songs out there right now... I'm not sure if he's really rich... after all I've never heard of him before this song dropped. If you like southern rap... and aren't annoying by the constant swearing, and references to male gential... then this is the song for you!!

    Jay-Z featuring Chrisette Michele
    "Lost One"
    Kingdom Come

    The latest single from Jay-Z is crazy!! The track obviously samples some of Lauryn Hill's "Lost One" is you can listen to the chorus -- you'd know that to. Chrisette Michele's vocals are reminiscent of Jill Scott which is why I find myself listening to the track so much. Jay finally sets the "hoes" and "bitches" aside... and makes a track where he talks about the daily struggles he's been going through involving his family and friends... if you haven't heard "Lost One" yet, you need to.

    Mary J. Blige
    "We Ride"
    Reflections - A Retrospective

    With the success of her latest studio album "The Breakthrough" Mary J. Blige, and Geffen finally opted to release her new greatest hits album. "Reflections" was originally scheduled to be released back in 2005, but both decided a new studio album would better suit her... "We Ride" is the promotional single for the new collection -- it's not as up beat as some might expect from Mary, but it does have a ton of soul built into it. The video debuted on MTV on December 9th... haven't got to see it yet, but I'm sure it's great.

    Danity Kane
    "Ride For You"
    Danity Kane

    I'd be depressed if I was Diddy... while his album flops, Danity Kane the manufactured group continue to dominate... first "Show Stopper" took radios by storm, their album has sold more than 750,000 units (which is good considering the number of R&B album that have flopped this year)... and now their new single "Ride For You" lets listeners discovered a different side of the group... instead of the glitzy, show-stopping cars and bling -- Danity Kane take more a subtle, and quiet approach in "Ride For You."


    [[Outro]]

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