Archive | July, 2013

Crickets (aka my unexpected new favorite song) <<<3333

31 Jul

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Ever since, I don’t know, maybe April?, I’ve had Drop City Yacht Club’s (I know, long name) song “Crickets” on my iPad’s music library. However, it wasn’t til about a month ago that I actually listened to it… And all I can say is that it was one of the best actions I’ve made in a while!

Now, I’m not usually one for rap tunes, but I’ll make an exception for this song. It is so fresh and fun, bright yet chill, and just gives off a really cool vibe. (I know, I sound like a hippie. 😜) Definitely one of my favorite rap songs, if not my absolute favorite!

I found this song on iTunes’s “Free Single of the Week” a few months ago. Just another example of why taking advantage if FSOTW is so beneficial!

(Speaking of FSOTW, this week’s one is really funky and dance-y, too- it’s called “The Way We Are” by Kate Boy. Check it out while it’s free!)

Tell me what your favorite song(s) is/are! I want to know! 😉

Musically yours,

-Maddie

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Stars Dance

24 Jul

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Selena Gomez’s new album , Stars Dance, has many pros and many cons.
The music, instrumentally speaking, was very big and fun. All electronic, may I add. The lyrics had no emotional depth, which bugged me very much. After all, one can only listening to a 21 year old pop star sing about being able to do anything and everything for her boyfriend, including making the stars dance and lighting up the moon, ya know?
Aside from the disappointing lack of meaning, this album performs its main task well- to make you want to get up and dance. The incredible instrumental section of “Forget Forever” makes up for the non-existing emotion on the rest of the album.
Personally, I think her last three albums were better than this one by 10000000 times- “Kiss & Tell”, “A Year Without Rain”, and “When The Sun Goes Down” were all magnetic collections of outstanding instrumental sections, beautiful vocals, and captivating lyrics. “Stars Dance”? Not so much.
It’s disappointing, though, because I am such a fan of Selena, and was hoping for this album to be a smash it. Maybe she’ll redeem herself on a future record.

Well, I’ll see ya guys soon, and I hope you like this album a little bit more than I did!

Musically yours,

-Maddie

Introducing… The One and Only… Lorde!

8 Jul

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If you read my previous entry, entitled “10 Artists to Watch,” then you may remember me mentioning a singer named Lorde. If you looked her up, good for you! If you didn’t, that’s okay, too! But here today I will go into more detail about this stunning performer, whose songs are quickly rising to the top of the iTunes charts.

1) Her real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor

2) She is from New Zeland

3) Her EP is called “The Love Club”

4) Her birthday is November 7th, 1996 (she’s 16)

5) She has music videos for her songs “Royals” and “Tennis Court”

In my opinion, Lorde is a fantastic singer with a beautiful voice. I can’t wait to hear more from her!

If you know Lorde, or want to look her up, comment below!

Musically yours,

-Maddie

Flashback Friday

5 Jul

Okay, not to sound totally Twitter-iffic or anything, but today is flashback Friday! Today we will be reminiscing the olden days of music. Enjoy 🙂

This day, July 5, the top 5 songs (according to iTunes) are…

1) Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell

2) We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrus

3) Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

4) Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams

5) Cruise (Remix) by Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly

However- these are com-PLETE-ly different from the top 5 from July 5, 2003!!

1) This Is The Night by Clay Aiken

2) Flying Without Wings by Ruben Studdard

3) Crazy In Love by Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z

4) Magic Stick by Lil’ Kim & 50 Cent

5) 21 Questions by 50 Cent & Nate Dogg

Well! What a long way we have come… What was once a time of hip hop and funk has evolved into an age of electronics and alternative-ness!

What songs do you like from these lists? What do you miss from 2003? Leave a comment!

Have a great week, guys!! See you soon!

Musically yours,

-Maddie

If I do not post for the next 9 days, please do not panic.

5 Jul

One of the most wonderful things about summer vacation is, obviously, going on vacations! And I am both happy and sad to say that tomorrow I will be leaving for the beach, not to be seen again (for a week)! Although I might have wifi down there, I’m not sure, but I will definitely continue blogging after my little break has concluded. 🙂

But I, not gone yet, so I shall post yet one more entry on my blog befor I go! 🙂

It’ll be up today!

So, my friends, this is somewhat farewell. Bye until then! Enjoy my next post!

Musically yours,

-Maddie

The Queen Makes Her Comeback

2 Jul

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After being busy as a mommy with her baby girl, Blue Ivy, for the past two years, Queen Bey is back in business! Several new songs of hers have recently been leaked on the Internet, such as “Grown Woman” (which was in her Pepsi commercial), “Standing On The Sun” (for her H&M campaign) and “Rise” (co-written with Sia for B’s movie, ‘Epic’). Her new album is scheduled to be released later this year. YAY 🙂

I’ve noticed a common thread throughout her newer songs, though, that’s really pleasing to hear- Beyoncé is sticking to her roots, making fiery tunes that could’ve been yanked right from the islands, for all we know! They’re great songs and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for something good to dance to. 🙂

Comment what you think about Mrs. Carter’s new tunes!

Musically yours,

-Maddie

Fourth of July Playlist Ideas

2 Jul

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Marina Diamandis, lead singer of Marina & The Diamonds, sings #2 on this playlist

With our American Independence Day coming up in just two days, some of you may be hosting parties, helping plan them or attending them, watching fireworks, or just staying at home. But no matter what you’ll be doing this FOJ, chances are, there will be music playing to enhance the festivities! Here’s a sample playlist of some upbeat jams that’ll keep you groovin’ all night long. 🙂

1) Firework by Katy Perry

2) How To Be A Heartbreaker by Marina & The Diamonds

3) I Love It by Icona Pop ft. Charli xcx

4) Come & Get It by Selena Gomez

5) We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrus

6) Glowing by Nikki Williams

7) Let It Go by Dragonette

8) Blow Me One Last Kiss by P!nk

9) Left Too Late by Florrie

10) Treasure by Bruno Mars

11) Live A Little by Florrie

12) Live Your Life by MIKA

13) Made in the USA by Demi Lovato

14) Neon Lights by Demi Lovato

15) Really Don’t Care by Demi Lovato ft. Cher Lloyd

16) Slow Down by Selena Gomez

17) Crank It Up by David Guetta & Akon

18) Power by Kat Graham

Whatever you’re doing this FOJ, make it a great day filled with family, friends, and if course, FREEDOM!

See y’all around!

Musically yours,

-Maddie