New Music from Toby Keith is the Song Stuck in Our Heads

TOBY-472x472With Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert happening this Saturday, July 6th, we wanted to shine a light on his brand new song, “Drinks After Work.” It’s the Oklahoma native’s first release from his forthcoming album, due out the end of the year.

This catchy tune is sure to be on repeat all summer long, so check out “Drinks After Work” now as the new Song Stuck in My Head on Slacker. 

More information about Toby’s Oklahoma Twister Relief concert, which also will include  Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Carrie Underwood, and Ronnie Dunn, with proceeds benefitting The United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund, can be found at

All-American Country Hits for the 4th

Screen Shot 2013-07-04 at 5.12.22 PMIn celebration of Independence Day, your Slacker curators have put together the ultimate 4th of July party mix.

On Country 4th of July, you will  hear all-American summer hits like Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban, along with patriotic classics from the likes of Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood, Martina McBride, Merle Haggard, Carrie Underwood and Johnny Cash.

Happy 4th from all of us at Slacker!

The Best Songs for Your 4th of July Celebration

4th-of-July-472x472Celebrate the U.S.A. on the 4th of July with patriotic music and fun summer anthems on Slacker’s 4th of July Celebration station.

Music has always been at the core of every 4th of July celebration. Whether it is classic patriotic hits such to All American summer anthems, this station has it all – Festive Independence Day hits, party oldies and stirring marches.

With that in mind, we’ve come up with a list of the top ten songs to help ring in America’s birthday.

The Beach Boys “4th of July” – This one is self-explanatory. There is nothing that screams “America” more than Brian Wilson and crew singing about the red, white and blue.

Jimmy Buffet “Cheeseburger in Paradise” – The ultimate ode to summer and theme song for ‘parrotheads’ everywhere.

Don Henley “Boys of Summer”  – There is no American summer without ‘summer love’ and Eagles front man Don Henley gives us a song to reminiscence about the ones in the past.

David Lee Roth “California Girls” – A classic and cheeky sing-a-long style song that honors all the beautiful girls across America.

Bruce Springsteen “Born in the U.S.A” – The boss wearing those jeans and singing good ole’ American rock n’ roll. What could be better than that?!

Jerry Lee Lewis – “Great Balls of Fire” – Two words. Top. Gun.

Crosby & Nash “My country ‘Tis of Thee (live)”  – A fresh take on the classic folk song turns this old diddy into an emotive and uplifting tune you want to sing along with – preferably by a campfire with a lot of s’mores.

Whitney Houston “Star Spangled Banner” – Everyone remembers this performance at Super Bowl XXV. It was Whitney at her best – flawless, poised, and performing her heart out for an entire stadium rendered speechless. Our national anthem was never the same after that.

Toby Keith “American Ride” – It would be impossible to celebrate the 4th of July without some country music. Toby Keith’s up-tempo “American Ride” reminds us that America can still be a great place to live.


Willie Nelson “Living in the Promised Land”– Willie Nelson, an American icon that is unmatched by most, sings about the American dream in this hit track.

For these songs and more head to 4th of July Celebration on Slacker  – the soundtrack to the holiday weekend and America’s independence.

Happy 4th!

Artist of the Week: Kanye West and His Musical Evolution

KanyeKanye West has entered into a new stage as an artist and as a public figure. On one hand, there is his public persona—outspoken self-promoter, generator of outrageous soundbytes, and Kim Kardashian’s baby daddy. On the other, there is Kanye the artist—one of the most accomplished rappers and producers in the history of hip hop, the man that single-handedly changed the way that hip hop sounded in the 2000’s, and now the artist that is making the most emotional and challenging albums in modern music.

With his latest album “Yeezus,” Kanye West has created an experimental, confrontational, minimalist, and genre-bending piece of work that requires repeat listens to fully comprehend everything that is going on. It’s a bleak, industrial sounding album that feels both expansive and claustrophobic; his rapping is often replaced by primal screaming, and his boasts are often followed by statements of insecurity and even self-loathing. The album features production from Rick Rubin and guest appearances from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Chief Keef, Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi, and more.

On this weeks Artist of the Week station, we pay tribute to Kanye’s musical evolution–from his early mainstream hits and the College trilogy through his more recent experiments. You’ll also hear his work as a producer, his collaborations, his influences, and his contemporaries.

Listen to Kanye West as Slacker’s Artist Of The Week here.

New Music by Britney Spears is the Song Stuck in My Head

BRITNEY-472x472America’s Sweetheart is back!

Britney Spears’ has a new song, “Ooh, La La,” which is the lead single from the upcoming Smurfs 2 soundtrack.

“Ooh La La” is an upbeat dance pop song with some electronic elements thanks to production work by Dr. Luke, Ammo, and Cirkut. The track does what Britney’s music is so famous for – catchy hooks and addicting melodies that get inside your head and stay there.

Spears is currently working on her 8th album with  but for now, you can check out her new song “Ooh La La” on demand now — it’s the Song Stuck In My Head on Slacker.

Special Album of the Week – Born in the U.S.A

BRUCE5-472x472To celebrate the 4th of July holiday, we’re featuring a classic American album, Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen.

Released in 1984, Born In The U.S.A. became the best-selling album of 1985 in the US,  produced a record seven Top 10 singles  – an achievement tied only with Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814.

The album also sold over 30 million copies worldwide and was rated the 86th-greatest album of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. Aside from its mass appeal, critical acclaim and chart topping success, “The Boss” has always been a symbol of the American spirit and true American icon – making the album a perfect choice for this week.

You can hear “Born In The U.S.A.” all week on demand as the Album Of The Week on Slacker.

The Best American Divas of All Time

Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 6.08.06 PMTo celebrate the 4th of July, we are presenting a patriotic, one-of-kind special that salutes the game-changing ladies of American pop. Hosted by Ciara, who’s new self-titled album drops on July 9th, 33 Greatest All American Divas is a countdown of the greatest divas from past and present.

What does it take to be one of the best American Divas? Take a look at five of the top ladies and see what makes them stand out as true divas and American icons.

Aretha Franklin
Aside from the massive hits spanning over three decades, 20 Grammy awards, and being the first female artist to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1981- there is that distinctive and timeless voice that puts Aretha at the top of the list. With classics such as “Respect” and “Chain of Fools” loved by the young and old alike, the “Queen of Soul” is unquestionably the Queen American Diva.

barbra-streisand-7Barbara Streisand
Barbara Streisand isn’t just a pop diva. “Babs” is a singer, songwriter, author, actress, writer, film producer and director – and she happens to be great at doing it all. Streisand holds the record for the most top-ten albums of any female recording artist – a total of 32 since 1963. She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers (less than 20) who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award – dubbed the EGOT.

It takes a real diva to dance in public wearing a coned bra and yet still be admired as one of the top businesswoman in the music industry – and Madonna pulls it off with chutzpah. Guinness Book of World Records considers Madonna the most successful female artist of all time – but we don’t need a book to tell us that. Madonna needs no explanation for being one of the greatest All American Divas. She is a true American icon like no other in pop music.

Mariah Carey
Let’s work out some numbers here. Mariah has more #1 pop hits in the US than anyone but the Beatles. Her voice can cover an unbelievable five octaves. She has won five Grammy awards and, after a few years in the early 2000s where her career faltered, she came back with “We Belong Together,” which went on to spend 14 weeks at #1 making it one of the biggest pop singles of all time. Not bad Mariah… not bad at all.

Whitney+Houston+Whitney+HQ+2Whitney Houston
The late great Whitney Houston was a true force of nature- with a flawless voice and staggering beauty that made her a sensation all over the globe. Her career saw six studio albums, three movie soundtracks, one holiday album and a greatest hits collection- all of which have sold over 200 million records worldwide. She is also in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most awarded female act of all time. This was a diva that sadly departed too soon.





They are back! New Music from Franz Ferdinand

Franz_Ferdinand_Launch__Photo_credit_Andy_Knowles_01-472x472Scotland’s Franz Ferdinand is back with their first new album since 2009.  “Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action” has been in the works since 2010, and is finally slated for release. The LP, which is the follow-up to their 2009 effort ‘Tonight’, will be released on August 26 and was recorded in frontman Alex Kapranos’ Scottish studio and guitarist Nick McCarthy’s Studios in London.

The album is set to have  number of collaborations but no names have been mentioned. However it has been reported that one such collaboration is Roxanne Clifford of Veronica Falls as a guest vocalist.

You can hear their new tracks “Right Action” and “Love Illumination” now on Slacker’s New Alternative First!

Check out the trailer and tracklisting for “Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action” below.




‘Right Action’
‘Evil Eye’
‘Love Illumination’
‘Stand On The Horizon’
‘Fresh Strawberries’
‘Treason! Animals’
‘The Universe Expanded’
‘Brief Encounters’
‘Goodbye Lovers & Friends’

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