MuuMuse Approved Tracks for the Week of October 31, 2010
5. Rihanna – What’s My Name? (iTunes)
The second single from RiRi’s upcoming studio album, LOUD, continues to push all the right buttons with me (and shows no sign of stopping). Naughty taunts and a haunted Island rhythm to keep those hips twerking for days–oh, na na na na! I just can’t get enough.
4. Ed Drewett – Champagne Lemonade
Chock full of hazy synthesizers and dub-step infused beats, the Ã¼ber-promising pop star’s debut single (which sees release this week) finds the singer lamenting the loss of a lady to a man with the funds to provide all that glitters–like a modern upgrade of “I (Who Have Nothing).” Don’t worry, Ed: She’ll be sorry she ever took a sip of that champagne after hearing this one!
3. Ke$ha – Sleazy
The Queen of Trashlandia steals my glittering heart yet again with another gem from her upcoming Animal re-release (Cannibal), the Bangladesh-produced “Sleazy.” A sick, grinding beat and scuzzy lyrics about snatching bottles and beats (“beat’s so phat, gonna make me cum, um, um, um, um”). Contracting an STD has never sounded so good!
2. Cher Lloyd – Stay
Just too good to be ignored. Lloyd’s heartbreaking, vulnerable take on Shakespears Sister’s “Stay” nearly brings me to tears with each replay and proves just why she’s the shoe-in to win this year’s X Factor. Even if you don’t watch the show, you need to check this performance immediately. (VIDEO)
1. Nicki Minaj (feat. Eminem) – Roman’s Revenge (iTunes)
Just in time for Halloween, here comes Mizz Minaj (or rather her alter-ego, Roman) at most frightening moment on record yet. “I’m a bad bitch. I’m a cunt. And I’ll kick that ho…PUNT,” she spits on the Eminem-assisted (or rather his alter ego, Slim Shady) intimidation track off of her upcoming debut, Pink Friday. Both rappers let their freak flag fly high in this no holds barred exercise in anger mis-management, but it’s Em who scores the most major freak points with his “two peas in a tripod” moment. I won’t spoil any further–the song must be heard to be believed.