Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday's Boombox

1) The wonderful Sugababes are ready to launch their new single No Can Do (out Dec 22). The video premiered last week, it’s OK but shares a lot of similarities with Kylie’s Slow. Check out the vids here: No Can Do / Slow. And, officially their latest album is a disaster on the charts.

2) The Saturdays’ new video Issues is now visible online. It’s simple, nothing outstanding, but hopefully it will do well on the charts. It’s out on Jan 5. I wish they chose Work or Keep her as single #3, to keep up with their top 10 success… BTW their album Chasing Lights is said to be re-released on the same date. Not sure it’s really clever, since the version 1.0 was out just in October… It’d better have great new songs on it… (Video here)

3) On Jan 5 Kylie Minogue will release Boombox, an album containing 16 remixes of her greatest hits from her Parlophone years (ie since 2000). Included on Boombox are Can’t Get Blue Monday Out Of My Head (the mash-up of her iconic 2001 hit with New Order’s, which she performed at the 2002 Brit Awards, see here), the great Mylo Remix of I Believe in You, the Chemical Brothers’ outstanding take on Slow and the fantastic Fischerspooner remix of Come Into My World. A must-have for all fans, or not, considering hard-core Kylie fans probably already own all of those remixes. Oh, and there’s that great song Boombox, remixed by LA Riots. Amazing.

4) The new Pussycat Dolls single I Hate This Part is actually quite good. My mistake, I thought it was dull in the first place. (Video here).

5) Pink’s new single Sober is not great, but the video is. And a little weird too. Check it here.

6) Do you know Little Boots? Well this nice girl is probably one of the big things of 2009. Check Stuck On Repeat on the player below to make sure. The song is even better in "radio-edit" style, as featured on her Myspace.

7) Same thing for Uh Huh Her. This American female duo has a GREAT pop song on its hands: Not A Love Song. It would be a perfect winter hit, wouldn’t it? Check their Myspace!

8) Danish band The Hives teamed up with diva Cindy Lauper (who recently featured in a cameo on Gossip Girl) for a Christmas single. But fear not, nothing cheesy here. In A Christmas Duel, they sing about sleeping with each other’s brother/sister. It’s kinda fun and rather unexpected. You can download the single for free from their website (here) from Nov 28 to 30. Afterwards you’ll be able to get it from iTunes. It’s worth checking anyway! By the way, how amazing is Cindy Lauper’s Echo, which was on that GG episode she appeared on??! Answer: very.

9) Alesha Dixon’s new album The Alesha Show, which was released last Monday (Nov 24), is very good. More on that later. Oh, just one thing: if you’re crazy, you might like to try to sing the “I’ve got to let you know/I wanna give into my temptation” (at 1:56) part of Girls Aloud’s Can’t Speak French over the “I wanna see you work/I wanna see you move your body etc” (at 2:11) part of Alesha’s The Boy Does Nothing. Amazing. (Both tracks were produced by Xenomania...).

10) Roisin Murphy is finally going to release her fantastically outstanding song Movie Star as a proper single! It will actually be a double A-side type of thing, since it will be backed by her cover of Slave To Love. But if you regularly check this blog, you already know that. The thing you might not know is the release date: Dec 8 in the UK. Roisin for X-Mas #1??! I wish!

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