not sure if its in order of rank or if these are just their 10 favorites, but the 8th one down looks pretty good
Miley Cyrus “Can’t Be Tamed” – Last summer, Disney’s pop princess turned
teen diva threw herself a “Party In The USA,” but now she “Can’t Be
Tamed.” The transition from Hannah Montana to Britney Spears: The Sequel
is complete as young Ms. Cyrus spreads her wings and breaks out of her
cage (literally, if you watch the more-than-mildly risqué music video).
If the child star is looking to put her wonder years behind her, she
sure took a huge step with this one. This Spears-esque tune should be
good for a few cheap thrills on the dance floor.
Lady Gaga – “Alejandro” – Like every other Lady Gaga tune that’s spun
across the airwaves, “Alejandro” has been beaten into our brains like
“The Alphabet Song” was in kindergarten. Deservedly so as the reigning
Queen of Pop has earned her title by penning tunes that even a night of
heavy drinking won’t make you forget. While not exactly a new release
for the summer, I don’t envision the song going away anytime soon. This
Latin-flavored, disco-inspired single is sultry enough to make sure this
summer is hotter than hell.
Lil’ Jon (featuring R. Kelly & Mario) – “Ms. Chocolate” – WHAT? Lil’
Jon. WHAT? Lil’ Jon! OKAY! The summer just got a bit more slammin’ with
this rapper/producer’s long-awaited solo album, Crunk Rock,
finally hitting the shelves. Only someone as unhinged as Lil Jon can
kick the summer off so sweet as he hooks up with R. Kelly and Mario to
play tribute to his favorite (ahem) ‘flavor.’ My only question is, does
Ms. Chocolate melt in your mouth or your hands?
3OH!3 – “House Party” – Boulder, Colorado’s favorite (and funniest)
crunkcore duo, 3OH!3 is back with more pulse-pounding hilarity on Street
Of Gold. Who better to party with this summer than a band that
feigned dry-humping a rhino in last year’s video for “Don’t Trust Me?”
Sure to be a hit with the faction of college kids lucky enough to not
spend their time off back with mom and dad, “House Party” insists that
you ‘Fuck tha club!’ and keep the party at home. And why not? The booze
is cheaper and you can puke in your own yard. Play this one loud and
piss off the neighbors.
Robyn – “Dancing On My Own” – Swedish pop sensation, Robyn breaks
through international barriers again with the first of three Body
Talk albums. While the opening track “Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To
Do” could be an anthem of summer rebellion unto itself, the infectious
and dance-inducing “Dancing On My Own” is tailor made for long drives
with the top down, gal-pal sing-a-longs or for anyone looking for a good
excuse to get their ass out on the floor. Is it just me or does she
look like a shorter, less scary Brigitte Nielsen? Join Robyn as she
brings her party to the States this summer for a US tour this July.
Plies – “She Got It Made” – By the time Florida-based rapper and Big
Gates Records owner, Plies drops his new album, Goon Affiliated,
this week, “She Got It Made” will have already been hitting iPods and
airwaves across the country. Like Rupert Holmes did decades ago with
“Escape” (otherwise known as “The Pina Colada Song, which Plies borrows
heavily from here), the rapper lays down some perfectly smooth melodies
for a full day of drinking in the summer sun.
Katy Perry (featuring Snoop Dogg) “California Gurls” – We all stood at
attention, so to speak, when Katy Perry kissed a girl, but now the
Nashville-cum-Hollywood sensation who has collaborated with the likes of
Timbaland and 3OH!3 is laying down with dogs as her and legendary
rapper, Snoop Dogg strike gold with “California Gurls.” Aside from the
song itself, the image of the newly blue-haired Perry scantily clad in a
jewel-encrusted bikini is enough to make yours truly head for the
Tech N9ne – “O.G.” – Nothing says summer like a BBQ. No place on Earth
does BBQ like Kansas City and nobody knows Kansas City like her native
son, Tech N9ne. At first glance, the lead single from Tech’s upcoming The
Gates Mixed Plate might sound like a nod to Iced-T, but it’s
actually a homage to KC BBQ guru/founder of the world famous Gates BBQ,
Ollie Gates. Sounds like Tech has himself a serious case of the
munchies. Know what I’m sizzlin’?
Enrique Iglesias (featuring Pitbull & Lionel Ritchie) – “I Like It” –
If anyone knows how to party, it’s the cast from Jersey Shore.
America’s most loved brats bring their antics to an alternate version of
this Enrique Iglesias hit video this summer for one hell of a rager.
All the primping and preening the world can’t prepare for a situation
like the one when ‘The Situation’ and ‘Snookie’ bust loose to the tune
of this steamy single. The sample of Lionel Ritchie’s “All Night Long
(All Night)” makes this one a necessity for anyone’s playlist. Fist
Christina Aguilera – “Woohoo” – Baby, it’s been too, too long, but
you’re back and goddamn you look better than ever. It’s been four years
since the talented Christina Aguilera dropped an album in the US, but Bionic
is smoking enough to make up for the wait. The record’s second single,
“Woohoo” is as sexy as the singer herself and promises to be one of the
most played tunes of the season. True to form, Aguilera is bound to make
more people sweat than the mid-day heat. Damn right, “Woohoo.”