Released as a digital download on August 12, 2013, “Roar” was commercially successful with 557,000 digital copies sold on its first week sales. “Roar” is a song recorded by American singer Katy Perry for her upcoming fourth studio 2013 album, ‘Prism’, which is set to be released on October 22, 2013. “Roar” musically, is a midtempo, synth-driven power pop song that contains elements of folk rock, arena rock and glam rock and lyrically about “empowerment,” having “discovered the power within yourself”. The song received generally positive reviews from various music critics, with some saying that “it is certainly one of the more perfect pop songs to come down the pipeline in quite a while.” “Roar” after debuting at number 85 on the US Billboard Hot 100 skyrocketed to number 2 the following week, becoming Perry’s 12th top-ten hit single in the United States.
Realeased on August 2013 as the second single, “That’s My Kind of Night”
is a country song recorded by American country music singer Luke Bryan, and written by Dallas Davidson, Chris de Stefano, and Ashley Gorley. The song was from his fourth studio album, ‘Crash My Party’and his third top 10 debut single, as his song enters at number 5 with 164,000 digital sales in the Billboard Digital SOngs. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes rated the song 2.5 stars out of 5, praising Bryan’s performance of the song and describing the production of the song as “corny-cool”, even calling it “an eye-roller from start to finish.” “That’s My Kind of Night” debuted at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US and at number 19 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. It also debuted at number 21 on the Billboard Country Airplay and number 40 on the Hot Country Songs charts dated August 17, 2013.
Realeased as digital downloads under Warner Music, “Wings”
is a song by English singer/musician Birdy as the lead single from her second studio 2013 album ‘Fire Within’expected to be released on 23 August 2013 in the UK. Birdy, whose real name is Jasmine van den Bogaerde, won the music competition ‘Open Mic UK’ in 2008 at the age of 12. The song was released as a digital download on July 29, 2013 and in the United Kingdom on September 8, 2013. Birdy’s debut single, a version of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love”, was her breakthrough, charting all across Europe and being certified six times platinum in Australia.
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.