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

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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.
    http://youtu.be/bRwk1deCmzA
  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


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Weekly Rock! – June 6

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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. 6am – Fitz and the Tantrums
  2. I Could’ve Been Your Girl – She & Him
  3. Out of My League – Fitz and the Tantrums
  4. On the Attack – Langhorne Slim, The Law
  5. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  6. Against the Grain – City and Colour
  7. Futures – Jimmy Eat World
  8. Unbelievers – Vampire Weekend
  9. Fools Gold – Fitz and the Tantrums
  10. The Way We Move – Langhorne Slim, The Law
  11. Need Your Live (Acoustic) – The Temper Trap
  12. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell

Elizabeth’s Picks

  1. Give Me Love – Ed Sheeran
  2. Sky High Honey – Matt Nathanson
    New Matt Nathanson!
  3. Distance – Christina Perri ft. Jason Mraz
    This is my favorite Jason Mraz duet since Details in the Fabric with James Morrison.  The lyrics are beautiful, the harmonies are perfect, and um, it’s Jason.
  4. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling – Glee Cast (Chord Overstreet and Blake Jenner)
    Yes, I still watch Glee.  Why haven’t Sam and Ryder had more duets?
  5. Ho Hey – Nashville Cast (Lennon & Maisy)
    Excellent cover.
  6. Girls Just Want to Have Fun – The Maine ft. Adam Lazzara
    Again, excellent cover (this was not intentional)
  7. Love Letter – Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes
  8. No Sugar in My Coffee – Caught a Ghost
  9. Ball and Biscuit – The White Stripes
  10. Sex – The 1975
  11. Shake It – Metro Station
    When I was moving in, my family and I had a 30-second dance break to this song.  It’s so good!
  12. Alone Together – Fall Out Boy

Jenn’s Picks

  1. You Are The Only One I Love by Jaymay
  2. Santeria by Sublime
    Something about this song just makes me feel summer.
  3. Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance
    I noticed that some of my music choices are heavily influenced by my grief over the Red Wedding..
  4. Coffee by Copeland
  5. Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt
    Tragic Westerosi Kingdom…
  6. How Low by Ludacris
  7. Moment 4 Life by Nicki Minaj with Drake*
  8. She Will by Lil Wayne with Drake*
  9. Make Me Proud by Drake with Nicki Minaj*
  10. Swimming Pools (Drank) by Kendrick Lamar
  11. I’m on One by DJ Khaled with Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne*
  12. Wasting All These Tears by Cassadee Pope
    This is Cassadee’s much-anticipated brand new single and I have to admit, I’m in love. Can’t wait for the album.

My song choices for #6-11 were all produced by our most recent Monday Man Candy , T-Minus. Four of those songs topped the U.S. Hip-Hop/R&B Charts. They are marked with an asterisk.


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Weekly Rock – April 4, 2013

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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. Here I Go Again by Whitesnake
    I can’t help but feel like a badass driving with my windows down on a spring day with this blaring.
  2. Gold on the Ceil by The Black Keys
    Again, bad ass.
  3. I’m Shakin’ by Jack White
    Jack White is a bad ass.
  4. Kiara by Bonobo
  5. Diane Young by Vampire Weekend
  6. You are a Tourist by Death Cab for Cutie
  7. Bloodstream by Stateless
    Remember that time Damon thought he kiss Elena and it was really Katherine? Yeah, this song was playing.
  8. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths
  9. Miss Halfway by Anya Marina
  10. Friday I’m in Love by The Cure
    I mean, who doesn’t love this song?
  11. When My Time Comes by the Dawes
  12. Roslyn by Bon Iver & St. Vincent
    Hauntingly beautiful and I don’t even care if its off a Twilight soundtrack, its perfection.

Elizabeth’s Picks

  1. Pop Gun by Erin McCarley
    I can’t stop listening to Erin McCarley this week, all of her songs make me want to dance through the streets.  Join the fun!
  2. Nobody by Kate Earl
    Hello, lover.
  3. Torpedo by Jillette Johnson
    I saw Jillette in concert when she opened for Kris Allen.  I didn’t really enjoy her show, but I’m liking the album version of this song.  Let me know what you think.
  4. I Will by Dia Frampton featuring Blake Shelton
    Dia was on the first season of The Voice, she’s my favorite performer to come out of the show and I love this song.  Her and Blake’s voices blend together nicely.
  5. Man in the Mirror (Acoustic) by James Morrison
    The world has combined two of my favorite things, James Morrison’s raspy voice and Michael Jackson.
  6. Say Anything by Tristan Prettyman
  7. Jailbirds by Cold War Kids
    The new album dropped this week, check it out!
  8. Out of My League by Fitz and the Tantrums
  9. Sounds Like Hallelujah by The Head and the Heart
  10. Sunset Blvd. by Tyler Hilton
    I just got tickets to see Tyler Hilton in concert, love that tall glass of water.
  11. Leave You Alone by Kris Allen
    I’ve been listening to this song on repeat for three weeks now, its a downer but sometimes you need that.
  12. Barlights by Fun.
    This song reminds me of spring and I want spring to come to Boston so badly I’ll try just about anything.

Jenn’s Picks

  1. Gray or Blue by Jaymay
    This song is so fun to listen to on any spring day, and brings back the best college memories.
  2. Hey Soul Sister by Train
    This song goes out to my fellow writers of Rock Paper Watch!
  3. Stay By My Side by Good Old War featuring Claire Wadsworth and Allison Wadsworth
  4. Lucky by Britney Spears
    My fellow Karaoke Queens understand why this song is so fantastic!
  5. The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot by Brand New
  6. Baby I’m Yours by Arctic Monkeys
    This is oddly reminiscent of the Beatles, and so fun to sing to when you’re stuck in traffic.
  7. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  8. A Long December by the Counting Crows
    I’m hoping the cold weather will break and spring will come to Philly if I play this song enough times!
  9. Undone – The Sweater Song by Weezer
  10. Everlong (Acoustic Version) by Foo Fighters
  11. Rolling Stones T-Shirt by Dada Life
    There is nothing quite like jamming out to this song with your windows down and no one else in the car, or when you’re in the club in AC 😉
  12. Don’t Come Around Here No More by Tom Petty
    Yeah, I’m talking to you cold weather.

 


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Great Gatsby Soundtrack Revealed

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The much anticipated re-imagining of The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann isn’t out until May 10, but the equally anticipated soundtrack produced by Jay-Z released it’s full tracklist today.

According to a press release, Jay-Z and director Baz Luhrmann worked on the project over the past two years, “translating the Jazz Age sensibility of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel into the musical equivalents of our own times, through the blending of hip-hop, traditional jazz and other contemporary musical textures.”

What does that mean exactly?  We can’t wait to find out.

01. Jay-Z – 100$ Bill
02. Beyoncé and André 3000 – Back to Black
03. will.i.am – Bang Bang
04. Fergie, Q-Tip, and GoonRock – A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)
05. Lana Del Rey – Young and Beautiful
06. Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Love Is The Drug
07. Florence and the Machine – Over The Love
08. Coco O. of Quadron – Where The Wind Blows
09. Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Crazy in Love
10. The xx – Together
11. Gotye – Hearts a Mess
12. Jack White – Love is Blindness
13. Nero – Into the Past