Released as a promotional single on August 6, 2013, “Right There”
is a song by American recording artist Ariana Grande that will be featured on her debut album, ‘Yours Truly.’ Ariana believes it is a sequel to her single, “The Way” and the song features American hip hop recording artist Big Sean. “Right There” debuted at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 21 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart. Her debut album ‘Yours Truly’ is scheduled for release on August 30, 2013 in Germany through Republic Records and the US release is on September 3, 2013.
Released as the lead single “Take Back the Night” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake for his fourth studio album, The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2. The song was released on July 12, 2013 under RCA Records and musically is a disco and R&B song that lyrically addresses a potential love interest. “Take Back the Night” received mixed to positive reviews from music critics, some calling it “poorly named, pretty fun single” and for being “a solid one, with a heavy disco vibe and the all-important handclaps.” The song is currently at top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 33, and continue to climb the chart.
Released as the lead single, “Get Lucky”
is a song by French house music duo Daft Punk from their fourth studio album ’Random Access Memories.’ The song also features Pharrell Williams and co-written with Nile Rodgers and musically is a disco, funk song while lyrically, according to Williams, the song is about the fortune of connecting with someone and not just about sexual chemistry. “Get Lucky” has since received acclaim from critics even giving the single 5 stars and saying that although Daft Punk’s “creative methods may be unorthodox, the final result is a legal rush we can all enjoy,” says Lewis Corner from Digital Spy. The song was equally successful commercially, reaching the top 10 in the music charts of over 32 countries including their own home country, France, becoming the duo’s first chart-topping single in their home country since “One More Time”.
Considered an international viral banger, “Gas Pedal”
is a rap song by American rapper and producer, Sage The Gemini, featuring San Francisco rapper and record producer Iamsu. Musically, the single is a hip-hop, rap song whose lyrics finds him asking a girl to shake her booty faster, in the same way as pushing a gas pedal will speed up a vehicle. “Gas Pedal” debuted on the Billboard charts Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, charting at Top 75 and currently at number 46, and rising, on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The official music video released last March 2013 received 100,000 plus of YouTube views in its first week alone and now with less than 6 million views.
Released on June 19, 2013, “We Can’t Stop” is a song by American recording artist Miley Cyrus for her upcoming fourth studio album ‘Bangerz.’ Miley described the song as “more funky and R&B, pop” than her earlier records, calling it “infectious;” she also said that it is “exactly what I wanted the first sound to be.” “We Can’t Stop” musically is a midtempo pop, R&B, dance track with a length of 3 minutes and 52 seconds and lyrically talk about a house party, such as, “This is our house/ This is our rules and we can’t stop/ And we won’t stop.” The song received mixed reviews from music critics for its production and lyrics. The single peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with over 1,675,000 million copies sold to date. “We Can’t Stop” also has topped the charts in New Zealand and with 128,000 copies sold within the first week of release in the United Kingdom.
A song recorded by American country music singer Luke Bryan, “Crash My Party”
served as the first single from his upcoming fourth studio album, also titled ‘Crash My Party.’ The song debuted at the Academy of Country Music awards last April 2013, which he(Bryan) hosted together with fellow country singer, Blake Shelton. “Crash My Party” is the eleventh single release by Bryan and was written by American country music songwriter Rodney Clawson with American songwriter and producer Ashley Gorley. Matt Bjorke, editor of Roughstock.com praised Bryan for ” he keeps delivering the kind of song that’s helped make him the superstar he rightfully is.” He also described the song as, “catchy arena-ready choruses, earnest verses and a melody that pulls from other genres” giving the song 4 stars out of 5.
Released on June 22, 2012 as the third single, “Summertime Sadness” is a song by American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey from her second studio album ‘Born to Die’ under Interscope Records. The song gave Del Rey her first US number 1 single in August 2013 as well as charting across Europe and top ten in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. “Summertime Sadness” has since peaked at number 23 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it her second Top 40 hit in there, it also became a number 1 hit in Poland and Ukraine. Trap and house remixes of “Summertime Sadness” helped Del Rey break into the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
Released on July 22, 2013 under Republic Records, “Baby I”
is an uptempo R&B and pop song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande. The song will be included in her upcoming debut studio 2013 album, ‘Yours Truly’ as the second single. “Baby I” has received positive reviews by music critics, with many calling it a great follow up to her first hit single “The Way”. Ariana Grande, in an interview, says that “Baby I” was more “sophisticated” and “mature” than her previous hit single “The Way.” which was part of what made her excited to release the song.”Baby I,” lyrically, is Grande’s confession about her having a special love for someone but she can’t formulate her strong feelings into right words.
Released last July 2013, “Holy Grail
” is a hip hop song by American rapper artist and record producer Jay-Z as the “center piece” for his 12th studio album ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail.’ The single features vocals from singer and song writer Justin Timberlake, who also co-wrote the song and will serve as the album’s first single. “Holy Grail,” musically, is a hip hop, R&B and contains elements of Nirvana’s 1991 hit single “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. The song debuted at number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 after the release of the album and at number 24 on the UK Singles Chart. “Holy Grail” continues to climb the Billboard Hot 100 chart now at number 7.
Released on a CD single last July 22, 2013, “Best Song Ever” is a song recorded by English-Irish boy band One Direction. The song samples the 1971 The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” on the opening part of the song. “Best Song Ever” was released by Syco and Columbia and runs for 3 minutes and 21 seconds. The song received mixed reviews from various music critics, some calling it “flirty, fluffy, and fun”, dubbing the track an “anthemic” and “cute.” “Best Song Ever” charted on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 2, while charting the US Billboard Digital Songs at number 1 spot. Lucas Villa of Examiner.com was complimentary of the song’s “amped up” pop-rock sound, writing, “It may not be the best song ever, but One Direction’s latest single is certainly a contender for one of the year’s more exciting releases.”