2012 started out rough for Jason Derulo when he suffered a serious neck injury while rehearsing for an upcoming tour – a tour he had to cancel as a result. But he did manage to release this stray “comeback” single just in time for summer driving. The song, which he introduced in a performance on American Idol is notable not just for being great fun, but also for the fact that unlike pretty much […]
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#50: “YOU MUST BE OUT OF YOUR MIND” by THE MAGNETIC FIELDS.
You have to love a guy unafraid to rhyme “on your knees, yeah” with “anesthesia”. A great song about not letting bygones be bygones sung in Stephen Merritt’s strangely incisive Eeyore deadpan. After releasing a their feedback heavy 2008 album Distortion, the Magnetic Fields returned with Realism the stripped-down acoustic yin to its predecessor’s clanging yang.
#49: “THE SKY’S […]
Here’s Jason Derulo, re-purposing both the chord progression as well as the unabashedly cheesy inspirational vibe of Irene Cara’s “Flashdance… What a Feeling” for “The Sky’s the Limit”, the great fifth single from his self-titled debut album. Track-by-track, Jason Derulo is one of the most likeable pop records of the year. As its promotional sticker states “9 songs. 9 hits.” Here’s further proof. Although the album’s fourth single – the […]