To quote Cher Lloyd: “Sorry I’m late.” To quote Madonna: “…And I’m not sorry.”
Here’s another installment of #MuuTunes to help take you far, far away from the daily stresses and night terrors. Some newer songs, some old — you know the drill by now. (Also, if anyone would like to tell the ladies of Danity Kane to put “Lemonade” on iTunes, that would be super for all involved.) Enjoy the long weekend, errybody!
1.) Inna, “Cola Song” (Original Post) (iTunes)
Romanian dance floor goddess Inna has returned to us at long last with the summer anthem our Coca Cola-shaped bodies were desperately thirsting for: “Cola Song”! Not since Britney’s “Soda Pop” has an ode to the fizzy stuff felt so good. Throw on your bikini and shake, shake, shake!
2.) Adore Delano, “DTF” (Original Post) (iTunes)
She might not have taken the crown this week on the RuPaul’s Drag Race finale, but party princess Adore Delano’s already on her way to drag-pop superstardom with her filthy, hilarious (filthilarious!) #SomethingMoreUrban Grindr hip-pop grinder, “DTF.” Got that bomb dick — not a total waste!
3.) Blake Lewis, “I Want You (feat. Samantha James)” (iTunes)
Idol alum-turned-electro afficionado Blake Lewis is back with a brand new studio album, full of spacey disco vibrations. His supremely sexy n’ intimate duet with silky-voiced electronica songstress Samantha James is an immediate standout.
4.) Chromeo, “Lost On The Way Home (feat. Solange)” (iTunes)
Bridging the gap between her stunning Dev Hynes-assisted ‘True EP’ and her long awaited follow-up LP, Solange’s feature on Chromeo’s smooth disco record is all sorts of summer jam goodness from the very first play. Blast it at the beach, at the pool, riding down the coast…or even, say, in an elevator.
5.) Clean Bandit, “Extraordinary (feat. Sharna Bass)” (iTunes)
Clean Bandit is to 2014 as Disclosure was to 2013. Having already supplied the fastest-selling UK single of 2014 with the Jess Glynne-assisted “Rather Be,” the unique classical-meets-dance outfit keeps the magic coming with their supple, hook-heavy “Extraordinary” with Sharna Bass.
6.) Cher Lloyd, “Dirty Love” (Original Post) (iTunes)
Cher Lloyd’s new album, ‘Sorry I’m Late’, is the stuff of bratty teen-pop at its finest. And “Dirty Love,” Cher’s antsy drum-and-bass ode to the bad boyzzz, is an endearing blend of cheekiness and peppy pop hooks in the spirit of Avril and Gwen. Oh, you girls keep me young!
7.) Sky Ferreira, “I Blame Myself” (Original Post) (iTunes)
Our beloved bb is finally heading to radio! Sky’s bouncy, revelatory anthem “I Blame Myself,” was a fan favorite well before it was selected as the next single off of last year’s ‘Night Time, My Time.’ ANd with any luck, she’ll be blaming herself all across the country’s airwaves this summer.
8.) Kyla La Grange, “Cut Your Teeth” (iTunes)
Honey-voiced English up-and-comer Kyla La Grange carves an intriguingly intimate, minimal electro-pop production with “Cut Your Teeth,” bringing a lil’ bit of Kate Bush to mind.
9.) Rixton, “Me And My Broken Heart” (iTunes)
Every burgeoning boy band is now suddenly poised to be The Next Big Thing as One Direction‘s ship has (maybe?) already started to sail, and Rixton’s one of the most promising lead candidates. Their catchy debut, which recently peaked in the Top 20 in the US, interpolates Rob Thomas‘ “Lonely No More” — it’s a breezy pop smash.
10.) Charli XCX, “Boom Clap” (iTunes)
Summer anthem alert! The endlessly cool, insanely talented ‘True Romance’ alt-pop singer-songstress’ contribution to the ‘Fault In Our Stars’ soundtrack is her punchiest, in-your-face burst of energy since her Icona Pop smash, “I Love It.” Boom! Clap! You make me feel good…come on to me!