Jay-Z and Beyoncé Summer Tour

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Summer is all about hottest concerts. This summer the famous Hip-Hop couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé will hit the open road together according to LA Times.com. The tour will be Called Mr. and Mrs. Carter. This tour will kick off on June 13 and end on August 6 states the site. The tour is said to t go overseas to Europe in the fall, with multiple shows.

Some of the songs that they have done together are “Crazy In Love,” and “Drunk In Love,” “Crazy In Love” was their first collaboration, and when Beyoncé married the 12 years older Jay-Z on April 4, 2008, the couple shared their first dance to “Crazy in Love” according to songfacts.com. Jay-Z and Beyoncé performed “Drunk in Love” to open the Grammy Awards ceremony in 2014.

The two have been doing their separate tours Jay-Z did his Magna Carter World tour with Pop Superstar Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé finished her Mrs. Carter tour. Now that the two are coming together this show should not be missed. Below is the music video of Drunk In Love

 

Beastie Boys Reach #1 With Debut Album

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Today in 1987 rap group Beastie Boys was the first group in this genre of music to reach #1 with their debut album Licensed To Ill according to thisdayinmusic.com. the album included songs  such as (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party), No Sleep Till Brooklyn, and Brass Monkey.

According to songfacts.com (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) got the Beastie Boys on MTV and exposed them to a huge audience, but they felt it was a novelty song not indicative of their work. They stopped performing it in 1987. The site also states the song was a radio hit before the video was made. MTV knew it would appeal to their core audience of young males, so they held a spot in hot rotation while the video was being made.

The song No Sleep Till Brooklyn and its video are a send-up of Heavy Metal music, playing up the ridiculous costumes, excessive hairspray and tendency for bands to take themselves just a tad too seriously in a very Spinal Tap way according to songfacts.com.

Brass Monkey is about an alcoholic beverage. Brass Monkey is rum, vodka, and orange juice mixed over ice. Very popular with college kids trying to get drunk according to songfacts.com. The site also states the track for this song was based on a sample of “Bring It Here” by Wild Sugar.

This rap group will always be part of music history. They also paved the way for future rap artists like Eminem. Beastie Boys‘ rap music is not like the rap music heard on the radio today that consists of violence and cursing. Their rhymes are clean and still well known by music lovers who may not be a big fan of rap. Below is the music video  (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party).

10 Best Songs of 2013

Today is officially the last day of 2013. Tonight people will party hard or just spend time with loved ones staying up till midnight welcoming 2014. A lot of many great songs have been recorded and I created a list of the ten best songs of this year. This was hard to do since there are a lot of great songs. These songs are more likely to make people sing along, get stuck in people’s head, or put them in a really good mood. Please click the links to watch the videos and enjoy.

10. Will.i.am Scream and Shout ft. Britney Spears– This is a very upbeat dance song. Will.i.am was a member of the hip-hop group the Black eyed Peas. Most of the songs he recorded with the group is catchy and fun to listen to and this song is no different.

9. Bruno Mars Locked Out of Heaven– This is another upbeat song. According to songfacts.com The song finds Mars singing of a relationship that is so good the narrator feels like he was “locked out of heaven” before he met his lover.

8. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Thrift Shop Ft.Wanz– The song makes buying discount clothes that was previously owned seem hip. The chorus of the song is catchy and can get stuck in people’s head. According to songfacts.com Macklemore was surprised when this song became a huge hit. “I wouldn’t have anticipated that a song about used clothes would be #1,” he told Rolling Stone. “I thought it was a niche song with some pop appeal – never thought it would get played on the radio, much less get where it is now.”

7. Maroon 5 Love Somebody– The song was played often on the radio this year. At some point people start singing along with the words of the song. Songfacts.com states this is one of several Overexposed tracks that Adam Levine wrote after his two year relationship with the Victoria’s Secret model Anne Vyalitsyna ended. The front man told The Sun: “We could never put out a Maroon 5 record without the love songs as that’s why we connect so well with our fans. We have fun, yes, but we speak about things we’ve all been through at some time.

6. Fun Some Nights-Some Nights is another song that was played on the radio this year. The theme for the music video was during the Civil War. According to songfacts.com The song expresses the anguish of a young man who is a long way from home, as he lies in bed at night thinking of his family members. Producer Jeff Bhasker said of Nate Ruess’ songwriting to the New York Times: “He can tackle these really dark subjects and put this pop melody to it.”

5. Roar Katy Perry– Her lyrics for this song is empowering for women to be strong and have their own voice. Songfacts.com states the song has hit #1 in 15 countries and entered the top 10 in 38 charts worldwide; it is easy to see why when looking at the fine songwriting craft on display. Of course, as with any smash hit, the song employs a great deal of repetition to ingrain itself in the listener’s head, making it hooky and memorable; however, the repetition suitably expresses the songs primary theme, which is one of empowerment.

4. Pitbull Feel This Moment Ft Christina Aguilera– The song is a nice mixture of hip-hop, dance and a little bit of pop having Christina featured in the song. The song reminds people to be in the moment and take it all in.

3. Pink Try– This is the second single off of Pink’s Truth About Love album. According to songfacts.com the song is a handclap-heavy ode to hanging onto your dreams and aspirations even if it means taking risks. “Where there is desire there is gonna be a flame,” sings Pink on the chorus. “Where there is a flame someone’s bound to be get burned. But just because it burns doesn’t mean you’re gonna die. You gotta get up and try.”

2. Justin Timberlake Mirrors– This is a heartfelt love song off of JT’s 20/20 Experience album. Songfact.com states this eight-minute vulnerable epic finds Timberlake wooing a girl. “You’re shining something like a mirror,” he sings, “and I can’t help but notice you reflecting this heart of mine.” Timberlake adds that he has come, “to the realization” that she is his “other half.”

1. Kelly Clarkson Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) –This is a motivational song stating that when a relationship ends people can be strong and move on. According to songfacts.com The title track of American Pop-Rock singer Kelly Clarkson’s fifth studio album fits in with many of the powerhouse singer’s previous empowerment-themed, Miss Independent tunes. We hear the songstress confidently tell her former beau, “You heard that I was starting over with someone. They told you I was moving on, over you. You think I’d come. I’d come back swinging. You tried to break me. But you see what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”