New Countdown: JT’s Top 33!

JT-iOS7b2-472x472Justin Timberlake is releasing The Twenty-Twenty Experience Part Two next week, so Slacker is counting down the top 33 J.T. songs–including solo singles, collaborations, and even hits from his Nsync’ days.

This countdown was created by calculating our “E.Q. Data” which measures how many times you’ve launched, “Hearted” and shared individual songs.

FYI, this JT-only station is a premium experience open to all Slacker users until Sunday, September 29th.

Enjoy JT’s Top 33 here. 

“Elevate” is a New Song Stuck in Our Head!

SongStuck-StLucia-472x472Even if you’ve never heard of St. Lucia, you may have heard his voice. His first hit “All Eyes On You” was in a few TV commercials, and he sang on The Knocks’ indie dance hit “Modern Hearts.”

His debut full length album is due soon, for now fans of ’80s-influenced electronic pop like M83 or Twin Shadow will enjoy his new single called “Elevate.”

Listen to “Elevate” on demand all week on Slacker’s Song Stuck In My Head!

 

Listen to Panic! at the Disco’s New Single “This is Gospel”

PANIC-472x472Las Vegas band Panic! At the Disco have been called pop punk, emo and even “baroque pop,” but they refuse to be pinned down.

Their upcoming fourth album “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!” sees the band again venturing into new stylistic territory, with more synthesizers and darker lyrics.

We’ve already got the first single on Slacker and you can listen to it now on demand. “This Is Gospel” is Slacker’s Song Stuck In My Head!

Check it out here. 

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?

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