I accidentally haven’t done this in almost a month. SO SUE ME.
MuuMuse Approved Tracks for the Week of July 18, 2010
5. Nadia Ali and Chris Reece – The Notice
Nadia Ali’s pop-tinged kiss off track with Chris Reece is an unexpected surprise given her dancier roots, but it only proves that she’s got the chops to handle more than just one genre. Then again, it’s still pretty danceable. Whatever–show ’em that sass, Nadia!
4. Danzel – Under Arrest
A vaguely embarrassing Euro-trash club track that I accidentally keep revisiting. Think Britney’s “Womanizer” meets Gaga’s “Monster,” but not as good as either song. Actually includes the line: “Everything you say can and will be used against you in a court of love.”
3. Girls Can’t Catch – Keep Your Head Up
A fairly solid pop track from the girl group that never really was. The song title proves a bit too real now, no? Ah, well…you gave it your all, ladies.
2. Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach (Re-Invention Tour Version)
I’ve seen and heard so much Madonna this weekend (What else would one expect when hanging out with Hard Candy Music?) As a result, I’m constantly re-reminded of so many essential cuts from the Queen. If you haven’t already heard it, make sure to check out Madge’s slick, electro-tinged rendition of one of her many classics mixed for the Re-Invention Tour. It’s synth-tastic!
1. Kylie Minogue – Heartstrings
You can kind of count on Kylie being in the Number One MuuTunes position for the duration of the summer. “Heartstrings” is the song du semaine–lush, lovely, and everything I need right now. A shimmering, summery Xenomania production that’s firmly stuck on repeat. Now, back to listening to Aphrodite for the five millionth time.