Madonna was on a hot streak with the release of her No. 1 album and single Music, and her success continued with Don't Tell Me. The closest Madonna will ever get to a country song, Madonna wrote the song with her brother-in-law Joe Henry (married to her sister Melanie). He had recorded the song for his 2001 album Scar. She and Mirwais took the song and rearranged it and the rest is history. For the video, Madonna took the cowboy theme of the pictures on her Music album and created a high-tech, country linedance inspired video with some sexy boys in tow. The single was another huge success, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed in the top 10 for eight weeks. The single has sold 4.5 million copies to date. One of my personal faves, this song got me through some really tough times when I was in a place I didn't want to be. I listened to it every morning on my way to work and it never failed to lift my spirits. Here's Don't Tell Me.
Madonna - Don't Tell Me by Madonna-Official
Friday, November 30, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
I don't need to say anything. Just watch.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Love Florrie but have never really blogged about her on here. She is a producer, singer, songwriter, drummer and model. The girl's got spunk! Here is the single from her latest EP, Late, called Shot You Down. She's so talented and crazy pretty.
80s heyday (not to mention her look in the Losing You video below being a dead-on Jody twin) fill the hooky melodies on songs like the girl-group inspired Some Things Never Seem to F**king Work and ubér-smooth Locked in the Closets. The funky sadness of Lovers in the Parking Lot segues into the deep bass funk and yearning vocals on Don't Let Me Down. Looks Good with Trouble could easily be a classic Janet Jackson track when the cooing starts off and then the voice drips like so much sex all over the rest of the track. The final track, Bad Girls (Verdine Version), is another sway-along winner and closes out the set on the perfect note. Sweet, soulful and sexy, Solange may have just found her breakthrough here. Let's hope it gets some attention. Watch out, Beyoncé. (not really, but I just wanted to sound brave) Watch the excellent video for Losing You below. It's light and funny in parts, but very, very stylish. Get to iTunes now.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
JUST LISTEN AND LOVE...
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Mechanics of The Heart - Cheryl Cole
Inevitable - Scissor Sisters
Woman Down - Alanis Morissette
This Is What Makes Us Girls - Lana Del Rey
Only You - Ellie Goulding
I'm Addicted - Madonna
True Love - Pink (ft. Lily Cooper Rose)
God Only Knows - Wilson Phillips