1. D.R.A.M. Releases Revamped '$' Featuring Donnie Trumpet: Listen

    August 03, 2015 6:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 D.R.A.M. , the Virginia singer best known for his single "Cha Cha," has released a reworked version of "$." The song was originally featured on his #1Epic EP, and now, with the help of Donnie Trumpet (as in Donnie Trumpet and the ...

  2. Danny Brown & Clams Casino Release New Track 'Worth It': Listen

    August 03, 2015 4:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Worth It," a new single from Danny Brown and Clams Casino, just dropped from Adult Swim's Singles 2015 -- 19 weeks of free songs, which also features DOOM, Run the Jewels and Flying Lotus . Danny Brown Writing Children's Book &# ...

  3. FKA Twigs Premieres Otherworldly New Track 'Figure 8': Listen

    August 03, 2015 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Let me live through your lights," FKA Twigs echoes on her new track "Figure 8." From the get-go, the song -- which premiered Monday (Aug. 3) on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio -- sucks its listener in to an astonishingly entranci ...

  4. One Direction, ‘Drag Me Down’ Single Review: 1D Becomes Larger Than Life

    July 31, 2015 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 On one hand, One Direction ’s new single “Drag Me Down” offers the “mature” sound that the group members has been boasting about in the lead-up to their fifth studio album. If 2014's Four found the boys still dabbling in mid-70’s arena-rock, th ...

  5. EVVY Dances the Storm Away With New Single 'Tidal Wave': Exclusive Premiere

    July 23, 2015 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 With her new single "Tidal Wave," New York City-based songstress EVVY stays calm in the face of a storm. "Sometimes we come face to face with uncontrollable and destructive forces like a tidal wave," she says. "In the end, w ...

  6. Maximum Balloon Blends the Seasons With 'Let It Grow,' Feat. Karen O & Tunde Adebimpe

    July 10, 2015 4:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maximum Balloon , TV on the Radio guitarist David Andrew Sitek's solo project, releases the first new music since his 2010 debut of the same name. Entitled "Let it Grow", the track is graced with Sitek's fellow TV on the Radio ba ...

  7. Demi Lovato Gets Aggressive on Red-Hot ‘Cool For The Summer’: Single Review

    July 01, 2015 11:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Love it or hate it, Demi Lovato 's "Cool For The Summer" is undeniably the pop star's most self-assured statement to date. The new single shoves the listener into blissful submission, as the former Disney star swaps out the breat ...

  8. Raury Lures & Lambastes on New Single 'Devil's Whisper': Listen

    June 15, 2015 6:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 It has been quite a year for Raury , the music industry’s favorite indigo child, who first stepped onto the scene in the spring of ’14 with the free-spirited visuals for “God’s Whisper.” Now, one mixtape and various collaborations later, Raury shows ...

  9. Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea Stay Fancy on 'Pretty Girls': Single Review

    May 04, 2015 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Like "bees to the hon-ayyy," as Britney Spears sings on her new Iggy Azalea collaboration "Pretty Girls," pop and pop-rap fans are likely to swarm this slick slice of electro-hop, which pulls off the blonde-bombshell pairing by p ...

  10. Rihanna Is a Trap Queen on 'B—h Better Have My Money': Song Review

    March 26, 2015 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna spoiled us. By releasing four albums in four consecutive Novembers from 2009-2012, the music superstar packed year after year with radio heat until taking two fourth quarters off, and making us realize how much we had taken her combustible d ...

  11. Best and Worst Singles of the Week: From Mumford & Sons to Wale

    March 13, 2015 5:44 PM EDT Mumford & Sons "Believe" Glassnote Following the busy acoustic stomp of past singles like "Little Lion Man," Mumford & Sons ' "Believe" does away with the band's beloved banjos in favor of Coldplay ...

  12. The Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From Rihanna, Kanye & Paul McCartney to Zac Brown Band

    January 30, 2015 5:50 PM EST Giorgio Moroder Featuring Kylie Minogue "Right Here, Right Now" RCA At 74, Moroder is still crafting opulent dance productions. His collaboration with Minogue lacks the heart-stopping hooks of his greatest disco achievements, but still s ...

  13. Best & Worst Singles of the Week -- From Kelly Clarkson to Ellie Goulding

    January 16, 2015 3:22 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> James Bay "Scars" Republic James Bay takes a nostalgic approach to road-weary rock ballads, and "Scars" is no exception. The track features dusty organs and outdated tech refer ...

  14. Kelly Clarkson Returns in Style on 'Heartbeat Song': Single Review

    January 12, 2015 7:15 AM EST Kelly Clarkson 's decade-plus career has been marked by such tidily constructed hits that it feels like she can conjure radio play at will. Now 32 years old and a new mother, Clarkson has returned in style after the release of a greatest hits ...

  15. Pepe Aguilar, 'MTV Unplugged': Track by Track

    October 24, 2014 6:52 PM EDT The Ranchero Star Goes pop/rock with guests Miguel Bose, Reyli, Saul Hernandez, Meme del Real and more Ranchera star Pepe Aguilar is a rocker at heart. Back in his teens, he even fronted a rock back in Mexico before turning his full attention to ra ...

  16. Taylor Swift Sprints Forward on ‘Out Of The Woods’: Song Review

    October 14, 2014 10:54 AM EDT It’s easy to draw lines between Taylor Swift ’s massive new song “Out Of The Woods” and the music of Bleachers , the moving alt-pop side project of fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, who happened to co-write and produce Swift’s new offering. Those ...

  17. From Alicia Keys to Fall Out Boy, the Best and Worst Singles of the Week

    September 19, 2014 6:45 PM EDT Alicia Keys "We Are Here" RCA Records Never mind the simplistic chord progressions: A pregnant Keys ' latest move to effect social change through song would hit if it weren't such an overwrought exercise in cliche. The midtempo ...

  18. Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Single Review: The Country Superstar Goes Full Pop

    August 18, 2014 5:15 PM EDT On Taylor Swift's blockbuster 2012 album, Red , the country superstar explored several stylistic shades: arena rock, confessional folk, even dubstep. But the foundation of the project was undoubtedly bubble-gum pop. Swift's fourth stud ...

  19. 'Regulate' At 20: Warren G & Michael McDonald Discuss the G-Funk Jam

    April 28, 2014 1:45 PM EDT Warren G is interested in recruiting Macklemore for a 20-year anniversary version of 'Regulate.' Michael McDonald had just hit the Lower East Side of the N-Y-C, and while he wasn't on a mission trying to find Mr. Warren G, fate was ...

  20. Katy Perry, 'Roar': Track Review

    August 12, 2013 11:30 AM EDT KATY PERRY Roar (3:42) Producers: Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Cirkut Writers: Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Henry Walter Publishers: various Capitol Record s Katy Perry kicks off her hotly anticipated "Prism" era w ...

  21. Nine Inch Nails, 'Came Back Haunted': Track Review

    June 06, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Nine Inch Nails "Came Back Haunted" (5:17) Producers: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Alan Moulder Writer: Trent Reznor Publishing: Form and Texture Inc. (ASCAP) Null/Columbia Four years after announcing a hiatus, Trent Reznor and Nine Inc ...

  22. Demi Lovato, 'Heart Attack': Track Review

    February 26, 2013 2:28 PM EST 0 0 0 DEMI LOVATO Heart Attack (3:32) Producers: The Suspex Writers: Mitch Allan, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Nikki Williams, Aaron Phillips, Demi Lovato Publishers: various Hollywood Records "Give Your Heart a Break," Demi Lovato's 2012 hi ...

  23. Paramore, 'Now': Track Review

    January 25, 2013 10:00 AM EST PARAMORE Now (4:10) Producers: Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Taylor York Writers: Hayley Williams and Taylor York Publishers: WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), But Father, I Just Want To Sing Music (ASCAP), FBR Music and Hunterboro Music (ASCAP) Fueled By Ramen ...

  24. 'Glee' Covers 'Locked Out of Heaven': Exclusive Song Premiere

    January 21, 2013 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Listen below to the New Directions' version of Bruno Mars' No. 1 hit. "Glee" returns to airwaves Thursday, Jan. 24 with an all-new episode featuring McKinley High's take on Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" a ...

  25. Churchill, 'Change': Track Review

    January 21, 2013 10:00 AM EST 2 5 0 CHURCHILL "Change" (3:17) Producer: Joe Richmond Writer: T. Bruns Publisher: Churchill the Band Publishing (ASCAP) A&M/Octone Records   Denver newcomer Churchill doesn't overthink its first major bid at radio success, as "Cha ...

  26. Maroon 5, 'Daylight': Track Review

    January 15, 2013 10:00 AM EST 2 2 0 MAROON 5 "Daylight" (3:46) Producers: Adam Levine, MdL, Max Martin Writers: A. Levine, M. Martin, M. Levy, S. Martin Publishers: various A&M/Octone/Interscope   Following the No. 1 run of "One More Night" on the Billboard Hot ...

  27. Redfoo, 'Bring Out The Bottles': Track Review

    January 14, 2013 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 REDFOO "Bring Out the Bottles" (3:59) Producer: RedFoo Writers: A. Smith, B. Garcia, S. Gordy Publishers: RedFoo LLC dba Yeah Baby Music/RedFoo LLC dba Chebra Music (ASCAP) Interscope   For his first single sans bandmate (and nephew) Sky B ...

  28. Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, 'Suit and Tie': Track Review

    January 14, 2013 7:00 AM EST 0 1 0 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FEAT. JAY-Z Suit and Tie (5:27) Producer: Timbaland Writers: Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Jerome "J-ROC" Harmon, James Flauntleroy Publishers: various RCA Records "It was probably the ...

  29. David Bowie, 'Where Are We Now?': Track Review

    January 08, 2013 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 DAVID BOWIE "Where Are We Now?" Producer: Tony Visconti Label: ISO/Columbia Rating: 79/100 Leave it to David Bowie to ask the question, in song, that we'd all like to put to him -- namely, where the hell has he been? It's been a ...

  30. Cage the Elephant, "2024"

    December 03, 2010 4:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Kentucky rock band Cage the Elephant is hoping that forthcoming sophomore album "Thank You, Happy Birthday" enjoys the same steady success as its 2009 self-titled debut, which earlier this year spawned two chart-toppers on Billboard's ...

  31. Jeremih featuring 50 cent, "Down on Me"

    December 03, 2010 4:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Although Jeremih can work in many styles, the R&B singer/ songwriter's affinity for women has been a constant presence in his singles. Following the breakout success of bedroom track "Birthday Sex," uptempo club banger "Down ...

  32. Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

    December 03, 2010 4:19 PM EST 0 0 0 With debut album "19," Adele displayed an understanding of the importance of a sweeping chorus: Well-written ballads like "Chasing Pavements" and "Hometown Glory" became outstanding when their powerful hooks unfolded. & ...

  33. The Decemberists, "Down by the Water"

    December 03, 2010 4:14 PM EST 0 0 0 While the last two albums by Portland, Ore., indie rockers the Decemberists have been operatic song cycles with historical undertones, forthcoming sixth disc "The King Is Dead" is a love letter to country-inspired folk music and '80s ...

  34. Ricky Martin Featuring Natalia Jimenez, "Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tu"

    December 03, 2010 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Ricky Martin 's last No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart was the sumptuous "Tu Recuerdo," a duet with Chambao frontwoman La Mari from his 2006 "Unplugged" album. For his new single, the Latin superstar offers ano ...

  35. Sylvia Tosun, "Above All"

    December 03, 2010 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 There aren't many Juilliard-trained sopranos releasing dance records, and Sylvia Tosun 's "Above All" is all the more listenable because of that uniqueness. The songwriter and former Trans-Siberian Orchestra vocalist specializes ...

  36. Chris Brown, "Yeah 3x"

    November 30, 2010 12:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Chris Brown perfected his brand of R&B-flavored pop music with singles like "Forever" and "I Can Transform Ya," although his most recent hit, "Deuces," presented a more thoughtful pose. "Yeah 3x," his late ...

  37. John Mellencamp, "Save Some Time to Dream"

    November 30, 2010 12:50 PM EST 0 0 0 For all of his studied recalcitrance-he did dub himself the Little Bastard, after all- John Mellencamp is at heart an optimist whose songwriting yearns for a better world. That hopeful sentiment kicks off his 25th album, "No Better Than This,&q ...

  38. Gwyneth Paltrow, "Country Strong"

    November 30, 2010 12:42 PM EST 0 0 0 At the recent Country Music Assn. Awards, Gwyneth Paltrow was given the chance to prove she could hold her own sharing the stage with the genre's elite. "Country Strong," the song Paltrow performed from the forthcoming film of the sam ...

  39. James Blunt, "Stay the Night"

    November 30, 2010 12:38 PM EST 0 0 0 James Blunt is done singing about heartbreak for now: The Englishman who held the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006 with his tender single "You're Beautiful" is simply ready to have some fun on "Stay the Night." Writ ...

  40. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, "Heart in Your Heartbreak"

    November 30, 2010 12:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Initially written off as another bunch of Britpop-biting New York hipsters, the members of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart prove they can ably ape even more genres with "Heart in Your Heartbreak." On the first single from forthcoming soph ...

  41. T.I. Featuring Chris Brown, "Get Back Up"

    November 30, 2010 12:26 PM EST 0 0 0 As his ongoing legal troubles have forced him to release his next album from prison, T.I. offers a plea for public forgiveness on "Get Back Up," the first single from forthcoming set "No Mercy." The rapper adopts a disarmingly ea ...

  42. Michael Jackson (Duet with Akon), "Hold My Hand"

    November 19, 2010 5:17 PM EST 0 0 0 With its faux-news-report intro and defensive lyrics, "Breaking News," the first taste of Michael Jackson 's forthcoming posthumous album "Michael," directly addressed the media circus surrounding most of the pop star's ...

  43. Rihanna feat. Drake, "What's My Name"

    November 19, 2010 5:13 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna topped the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year when she teamed with Eminem for "Love the Way You Lie," and the pop singer has done it again with her latest collaboration, the Drake -assisted "What's My Name." With th ...

  44. Tim McGraw, "Felt Good on My Lips"

    November 19, 2010 5:09 PM EST 0 0 0 After releasing winning records for nearly two decades, Tim McGraw has pulled out another engaging single for his "Number One Hits" compilation. Working with longtime producer Byron Gallimore, the country superstar lets "Felt Good on ...

  45. Pitbull, "Bon Bon"

    November 19, 2010 5:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Pitbull doesn't call himself Mr. Worldwide for nothing, as he proves by tackling a bevy of global influences on new single "Bon, Bon." The rapper uses Bollywood as the primary inspiration on the track from new album "Armando,&quo ...

  46. Chris Willis, "Louder"

    November 19, 2010 5:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Following the decision to depart from gospel music to explore electro-pop, Chris Willis broke out as a vocalist alongside Fergie and LMFAO on David Guetta 's energetic single "Gettin' Over You" earlier this year. "Louder (Pu ...

  47. Linkin Park, "Waiting for the End"

    November 19, 2010 4:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Continuing Linkin Park 's tradition of wrestling with heavy concepts in radio-ready singles, "Waiting for the End" has recently climbed Billboard's Rock Songs chart while offering fans a chilling take on reality. Fusing rock, hip ...

  48. Greyson Chance, "Waiting Outside the Lines"

    November 15, 2010 1:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Greyson Chance's "Waiting Outside the Lines" could easily be mistaken for an "American Idol" coronation song, but alas, "Idol" hasn't delivered a winner as preternaturally talented as Chance in years. This plu ...

  49. Robyn, "Indestructible

    November 15, 2010 1:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Like previous single "Hang With Me," which was previewed with a stripped-down version earlier this year, Robyn 's latest electro-pop opus "Indestructible" arrives after an "acoustic" take on the song was issued on ...

  50. Alter Bridge, "Isolation"

    November 15, 2010 1:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Once modern rock royalty Creed returned with a new album and tour in 2009, the future of Alter Bridge - which features three-fourths of Creed as well as singer Myles Kennedy - remained a bit hazy. Yet the members of the Orlando-based outfit have bee ...

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