Listen to New Music from Katy Perry and Lady Gaga on Demand!

gaga-472x472It is a big Tuesday for new music with new singles from some of the biggest ladies of pop.

Stefani Germanotta, otherwise known as Lady Gaga, has five Grammys to her name and has sold an estimated 23 million albums worldwide. Her third full length album “Artpop” is set for a November release but we’ve got the first single, released today, for you here now.

Listen to “Applause” here.  

KATY-472x472Singer Katy Perry currently holds the record as the artist who has spent the most consecutive weeks in the Billboard Top 10: 69 weeks total, back in 2010-11. She’s hard at work on her fourth album “Prism,” due later this year, but we’ve already got the first single, which was also released today.

“Roar” is Slacker’s Song Stuck In My Head as well. Listen here.

Madonna is Slacker’s Artist of the Week!

MADONNA-AOTW1-472x472This week, Madonna will celebrate her 55th birthday and Slacker is honoring the influential material girl by making her Artist of the Week. 

Her early saccharine pop delivery mixed with sexual undertones continues to influence artists like Katy Perry and Ke$ha. The influence that her over-the-top stage show and choreography had can be seen today at any Britney Spears concert. Her ability to stir controversy and draw attention to social issues of the day is unparalleled, although performers like Lady Gaga have clearly taken notes.

Upon her induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, the Museum’s curator noted: “Today’s more-flamboyant female pop stars enjoy the freedom to make music and perform the way they do, but they didn’t create that freedom. Madonna did…”

She is a cultural icon, the reigning Queen of Pop, and our Artist of the Week. Check out the station here. 

Song Stuck in our Head: Bonnie McKee’s “American Girl”

BONNIE-472x472California native Bonnie McKee has co-written eight #1 singles (like Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” and Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”) but she’s finally getting back to her solo work.

Her debut album “Trouble” came out way back in 2004, but she’s working on her second, due later this year.

We already have the first single on Slacker and you can now listen to it on demand. It’s called “American Girl” and it’s Slacker’s “Song Stuck In My Head”!

 

Selena Gomez Grows Up with New Album of the Week

SELENA-472x472Selena Gomez has graduated from Disney princess to club queen with her new album “Stars Dance.” Led by the top 10 hit “Come & Get It,” her first solo album is full of EDM-leaning dance pop that is perfectly suited for summer fun.

From the throbbing bass of the dance flavored “B.E.A.T.” to the all star hit “Like a Champion,” this album has a solid mix of dubstep, house and even Bollywood like influences.

“Stars Dance” is Slacker’s Album of the Week. Listen here!

The Top 13 Pop Songs of 2013…So Far

The anthems, the dance floor smashes, the songs that make the bedroom shake – we’ve got the top 13 (being that it’s 2013) pop songs of the year so far. We are only halfway through the year and the list was already almost too difficult to narrow down.  Here we go….

robinthickeRobin Thicke featuring Pharrell & T.I. “Blurred Lines”
The official (said by me) song of the 2013 summer because not only does this song make you want to take your clothes off but you want to dance your bootie off! Mr. Thicke and his buddies get into some serious sexy and dirty business…hey hey hey.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Can’t Hold Us” / “Same Love”
Coming from my hometown of Sea-Town, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have taken this world by a (no pun intended) Seattle storm with songs that frankly, mean something. It’s really hard to pick a best song from their forceful album “The Heist”. But these two songs in particular have made tremendous impact on not only the industry itself but with civil rights. Taking a stand with their beliefs make their force unstoppable.

calvin harris 2Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch “Sweet Nothing” 
Not only has 2013 been the year for DJ/Producers but this has been Calvin Harris’ year for sure. “Sweet Nothing” pairs Calvin with the ubër talented lead singer of Florence And The Machine with a build up of all build ups that cries of unfulfilled love.

Bruno Mars “Locked Out Of Heaven”
If I was a Grammy voter “Unorthodox Jukebox” would be my bet for best Pop album of the year. “Locked Out Of Heaven” screams with the super catchy, sing-a-long, get up out of your seat that stacks up with the best.

Zedd featuring Foxes “Clarity”
If you’re into EDM (Electronic Dance Music) then you know Zedd by his producing and DJing skills. But did know that he’s remixed songs for superstars Black Eyed Peas and Lady GaGa? He’s got skills to pay the bills. Anton Zaslavski aka Zedd created one of the hottest songs on the dance floors this year in full fist-pump style.

Drake “Started From The Bottom”
With his “whole team here”, Drake drops his story of the hard-work, determination and grind that took him from the Toronto streets to half a million for a show.

daft punkDaft Punk featuring Pharrell & Nile Rodgers “Get Lucky”
Who doesn’t love disco mixed with a little Pharrell and a funky Nile Rodgers baseline? I do, I do!!! We waited over 10 years for their futuristic sounds, space masks and man did they deliver with this one. The jury may still be out on the “Random Access Memory” album but this song was an instant classic.

Justin Timberlake “Mirrors”
As all child stars do, they grow up! We’ve seen Justin grow from teen boy band member to the biggest Pop superstar in the world. “Mirrors” follows Justin’s real life in finding his true love or his better half aka Jessica Biel. One of the best love songs of the year for sure!

Baauer “Harlem Shake”
In the social media world that we live in nothing can compare to the user created videos that made this song an internet smash.

swedish house mafiaSwedish House Mafia “Don’t You Worry Child”
Any rave kid or EDM head would have been jumping up and down with glow sticks in hand at the super DJ groups “One Last Tour”. An anthem of child hood days, heartbreak and the memories that are everlasting in life. Even though Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso are no longer together this song will go down in Swedish house history.

P!nk Featuring Nate Ruess “Just Give Me A Reason”
I can’t remember the last great pop duet? Can you? With such strong voices and harmonies from both of the singers this song was written by Pink from her broken relationship with now husband Carey Hart. The song is true and is such a great reminder of why P!nk is and has been a force to be reckoned with.

Chainz “F*ckin’ Problems”
One of the best pop songs of the year you say? How can you not turn up this jam and not act like you have the same problem as all rappers on this song. I’d like to have problems like that. JK!

Icona Pop “I Love It”
Okay okay I don’t have to say a whole lot here because it’s pretty obvious right? When you hear this song, you turn it way up and just want to crash a car into a bridge right?!?

Check out all these songs on Today’s Hits on Slacker and let tell me what song is your favorite of 2013…so far?

Justin Timberlake’s “Take Back the Night” is the Song Stuck in Our Heads

JT-472x472The power of Justin Timberlake’s talent elevated his latest release, The 20/20 Experience, from a soulful R&B album with an infectious groove to a major pop event. It turns out the second part of his musical journey, The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2, won’t be out until September 30, but we already have the first single.

“Take Back the Night” gets into the groove and stays there. Between the slick lead vocals from Timberlake and the hook heavy bass line  – this single is bound to be another hit in JT’s arsenal.

Check out “Take Back the Night”  here and listen on demand – it’s the Song Stuck In My Head on Slacker.

 

Hear New Music From Pop’s Biggest New Artists

RobinThicke-472x472We’ve got new music from some of pop music’s powerhouse artists on Slacker’s New Pop First! 

Even though Robin Thicke has the #1 song in the country right now with “Blurred Lines,” but he’s not wasting any time. He’s released a new single that features Kendrick Lamar called “Give It 2 U.” In a recent interview, he said: “It’s very Michael Jackson, Prince but also pretty hip-hop. It’s a big, shiny pop record.”

Janelle Monáe is also gearing up for the release of her second album “The Electric Lady,” which drops September 10th. She recently announced that Prince will guest on the new record, and she’s released a new track from the album, called “Dance Apocalyptic.”

You can hear Robin Thicke, Janelle Monáe and other tracks that your Slacker curators think will be tomorrow’s hits today on New Pop First.

 

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 will.i.am  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.

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