Thursday, September 30, 2010

RPA: Random Pop Awesomeness

I'm currently lacking time to blog as much as I'd like to, but I thought I'd feed you with some (not-so-)recent cool stuff. Yeah I'm like that.

Glee does Britney

I still have to watch the episode, but I have to admit that the covers are pretty great. Generally very much like the originals, but with an unmissable Glee-twist. My favourites have to be Toxic and Stronger. And giving Brit's songs to Rachel knowing how much more powerful the latter's voice is, is in itself pretty priceless. That said we have to admit: that Britney has some of the most amazing pop songs of the last decade (and one of the best pop albums if you count Blackout).

Jamiroquai are back

We've known that for a while, but now we have a video to back that up. White Knuckle Ride is a great, classic-Jamiroquai tune, very energetic and dynamic. Of course, it's still the same recipe as in the 90s, even more so as far as the video is concerned: vehicles cruising way above the speed limit.

Kylie covers Hurts

A few weeks back Hurts covered Kylie's Confide In Me (see here) and now it's her turn to return the favour. Visiting the Radio 1 Live Lounge yesterday to promote the release of the second single off her near-perfect Aphrodite album, the Minogue covered Theo and Adam's single Wonderful Life. Needless to say my excitement rate was pretty high. If you read this blog on a regular basis you know why! Apart from this fantastic rendition, Kylie sang her current single Get Out Of My Way as well as her signature hit Can't Get You Out Of My Head in a gorgeous acoustic way, with strings and all, courtesy of her long-term musical director Steve Anderson. Perfect.
By the way the promo of the single is great, with perfect performances all around (thank you beautiful dance routine!). Too bad the song is currently at #11 in the midweek charts. Could this be a non-top 10 hit for Kylie? It sure doesn't deserve that.
(Click on the links to see the magic happen).

What a good pop mashup!

I was sent this pretty awesome mash-up earlier this week. It was made by a nice Norwegian fellow called Peter and who goes under the name "Norwegian Recycling". This man obviously knows what he's doing, as the mixing is faultless and the tracks fit in great together. This mashup ios called Miracles and incorporates tracks such as Gnarls Barkley's Crazy, Britney's Baby...One More Time, Justin Timberlake's My Love or Lady Gaga's Just Dance. How many can you spot? Great job.
You can also download an mp3 of the mahup here.

Shakira has a new video

It's for Shak's great single Loca. It was shot in Barcelona. It's nothing you've never seen before, but it's nice and festive nonetheless. I like this woman. She's very likeable (when she doesn't waste her and our time with crap like Waka Waka) isn't she? And judging from youtube videos of her new tour, I want to see her live. Like soon.OH WAIT she'll be in Paris in December (wink wink).

Scissor Sisters + Goldfrapp + Stuart Price = eargasm

OH YEAH. The b-side to the Scissor Sisters' huge (tune-wise more than chart-wise I'm afraid) new single Any Which Way is a collaboration between the band, their producer Stuart Price and the über fantastic Goldfrapp. Yes. The result is rather great, even if we could have hope for something more explosive. Let's not be too picky, this kind of collaborations doesn't happen that often.

There you go!

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