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RPW Can’t Miss This List 2014 – Music

Ready for 2014 Rock Paper Watchers? To celebrate the new year, we are releasing our “Can’t Miss This List” so you know our picks for upcoming shows, movies, albums, and books.  Check out our lists for the 2014 movies, books, and television.

“Out Among the Stars” by Johnny Cash

March 25, 2014

I can admit that I’m not a huge country fan, but boy do I love me some Johnny Cash. I was thrilled when it was announced last year that John Carter Cash, son of the late Johnny and June, discovered 12 songs recorded by Johnny Cash in 1981 and 1984. The tracks, which include duets with June Carter Cash and Waylon Jennings, have been sitting in a vault forgotten for the past thirty years and have never been released to the public.

Pharrell Williams



In 2013, Pharrell simultaneously held the #1 and #2 song on Billboard’s Top 100, was nominated for seven Grammy Awards, and released the first-ever 24 hour music video. All of that was done without releasing a new album. But America heard plenty of the Man Who Never Ages in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” and on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. Can you imagine what will happen in 2014 when Pharrell releases his own album from Columbia Records? The new album will drop later this year and will include “Happy,” the single from Despicable Me 2.

Betty Who


When her single ‘Somebody Loves You’ was featured in the viral Home Depot Proposal, her song took off at a rapid pace. Once released, it debuted at #44 on iTunes and at #4 on Spotify. She was quickly signed to RCA records in September and has been tour and in the studio ever since. In the meantime, her EP ‘The Movement’ is available on Spotify and for download on iTunes.




It was recently confirmed by Adele’s publicist that she has been working on her third album, a follow up to 2011’s 21, which is officially the first album to sell over 3 million digital copies. Naturally, expectations are high for this next album. Adele is reportedly working with Kid Harpoon, James Ford, William Orbit, and Ryan Tedder.

Honorable Mentions

The Fray

Foo Fighters


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Weekly Rock! Featuring The Civil Wars, Missy Higgins, Grouplove, The Killers, and some 90s Classics


Ever find a song you absolutely, cannot stop listening to?  The Weekly Rock is a list of tunes we can’t get out of our head.  Check out the playlist on Spotify and be sure to subscribe!

Ashley’s Picks

  1. Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood
  2. Chained – The xx
  3. Young Blood – The Naked and Famous
  4. I Got You – Jack Johnson
  5. Harder Than Stone (Acoustic) – City and Colour
  6. Secret (XM Session) – Missy Higgins
  7. Never There – Cake
  8. Where I Stood (Live from Cities) – Missy Higgins
  9. Bad Drug – Tristan Prettyman
  10. What if I Leave – Rachael Yamagata
  11. The One That Got Away – The Civil Wars
  12. Ways to Go – Grouplove

Elizabeth’s Picks

  1. Tongue Tied – Grouplove
  2. Get the Girl Back – Hanson
    I added this to the Weekly Rock a few weeks back but now that the album is out I can’t get over how good this song is.  Also, they performed on GMA earlier this week and I happened to catch it, thirteen year old Elizabeth is a little beside herself.
  3. Beach Nights – We Are/She Is
  4. The Pocket – Andy Grammer
  5. You’re In Love – Betty Who
  6. Love is Blindness – Jack White
  7. Broadripple is Burning – Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s
  8. Your Heart Keeps Burning – Adam Agin
  9. Leaves – Cheers Elephant
  10. Heart of a Girl – The Killers
  11. Feel Again – One Republic
    From The Spectacular Now trailer.
  12. This Too Shall Pass – OK Go

Jenn’s Picks

My song choices this week are quite a mix. I’m featuring some brand new singles, some ’90s classics, and some personal favorites. I hope you enjoy!

  1. We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrus
    I have Miley at number one since she released her music video this week.  If you guys didn’t see it, check it out here.  Is it too soon to say we have another Amanda Bynes on our hands? 
  2. Bound 2 by Kanye West*
    Not quite sure what I think of Yeezus yet. I’m still hung up on the baby’s name…
  3. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) by Backstreet Boys
    I’m going to see BSB on their summer tour.  I’m praying they stick to their old stuff.  My heart will probably explode if I hear this live.
  4. Feel This Moment by Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera
    Christina and Pitbull debuted this song together on The Voice Season 4 Finale this week.  I was excited to check out Christina’s first performance back.  It was a little rocky, but damn, does she look hot or what?  You go, Xtina!
  5. Bills, Bills, Bills by Destiny’s Child
  6. All My Life by K-Ci and Jojo
    Seriously, best ’90s ballad ever.
  7. Big Poppa by The Notorious B.I.G.
  8. Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
  9. Jumpin’, Jumpin’ by Destiny’s Child 
  10. Over You by Miranda Lambert 
  11. Do I Wanna Know? by Arctic Monkeys*
  12. Over and Over Again by Nelly and Tim McGraw 
              *new music