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After hearing the minute-long teaser the other day, I had a feeling “Deja Vu” was going to be a winner. Giorgio Moroder unleashed his Sia collaboration today and it’s a disco delight. Guaranteed, this will be a huge hit in the clubs. At least the gay ones :)

At first listen, I still prefer “Right Here, Right Now” featuring Kylie Minogue. With that being said, I might feel differently after I listen to “Deja Vu” a million times like I have the former. Check out the killer dance anthem below.

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DJ Earworm is best known for his wicked year-end mashups featuring the biggest songs of the past year. Who knew he was such a Carrie Underwood fan? Given his love for everything electro-pop and dance, I would’ve never guessed. But apparently he just adores the American Idol Season 4 winner so much, he created a four-minute homage to her.

He crafted a video mashup highlighting the 32-year-old country sensation’s biggest hits including “Something in the Water,” “Little Toy Guns,” “Blown Away,” “Before He Cheats,” “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” “Good Girl,” “Cowboy Casanova,” “See You Again,” “Wasted,” “So Small,” “All-American Girl,” “Last Name,” “Undo It” and more. Check it out below.

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Adam Lambert Teases New Single ‘Ghost Town’

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Not to be confused with “Ghosttown” by Madonna, “Ghost Town” is the much-heralded comeback single for Adam Lambert. Side note: How random is it that two similarly-titled songs are released roughly at the same time? While I like Madge’s latest, I predict Lambert’s offering will become my new go-to jam at the gym.

Ghost Town” doesn’t officially drop until April 21, but the 33-year-old singer shared a short teaser via Instagram. The preview features a solid bumpin’ beat with Lambert’s signature powerhouse vocals belting out the title. Check out the audio below. And PS, how fierce does he look on the official cover art? Fantastic!!!

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Love and Mercy first premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. It takes an unconventional approach in storytelling than your typical bio flick. It’s set to hit theaters on June 5.

Paul Dano and John Cusack portray the leader of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, during two specific time periods of his life. In the 1960s, Wilson showed early signs of mental illness while recording the band’s seminal album, Pet Sounds. A couple of decades later, Wilson was reclusive due to his disorder and being exploited by psychotherapist Dr. Eugene Landy played by Paul Giamatti. Elizabeth Banks takes on the role of Wilson’s second wife.

Movie Synopsis

Few musical acts are as widely beloved as the Beach Boys. Under the visionary leadership of singer-songwriter Brian Wilson, the California surf combo redefined the sound of American popular music in the 1960s. But their joyful harmonies and ingenious arrangements concealed Wilson’s private struggle with addiction and mental illness, and by the early seventies he had descended into drug-fuelled isolation. Love & Mercy is an intimate rendering of Wilson’s mercurial genius, illustrating both his musical mastery and the psychological pain it disguised.

Bill Pohlad who’s produced 12 Years A Slave and The Tree Of Life directs the film. Check out the new trailer below. It looks like one heartwrenching film.

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Ever since I heard the first cut, the Kylie Minogue collaboration “Right Here, Right Now” which I love, I’ve been chomping at the bits to hear more from Giorgio Moroder’s highly-anticipated album. With only two months to go before Déjà Vu drops on June 12, we finally get a new song. It’s none other than the title track featuring Sia.

As one would expect, “Déjà Vu” is a disco-tinged masterpiece from the legendary 74-year-old producer. Hopefully, this gets an accompanying music video. If only to see what kind of wig or apparatus the Aussie singer uses to block her face. Too bad, Moroder only previewed a minute. I can’t wait to hear the entire thing.

I’m also curious to hear Britney Spears’ cover of the Suzanne Vega classic “Tom’s Diner.” Quite an interesting choice. Kelis, Matthew Koma, Charli XCX, Mikky Ekko, Foxes and more have contributed to the album as well. Check out the official tracklist below along with previewing the Sia-assisted song.

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JoJo Debuts Sensational Ballad ‘Far From Heaven’

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It’s been over a year since JoJo was finally extricated from Blackground Records. She immediately signed with Atlantic once freed from the shackles of her former label. At long last, she drops some new music. Hopefully, a full studio album isn’t that far behind.

“It’s just been so long since I’ve released an album that really what I wanna bring is just quality,” JoJo told Rap-Up TV in May 2014. “I wanna bring big songs. I want them to touch a wide range of people and I really want it to represent my very best work. I’m really not thinking about what other people are doing. I’m thinking about representing my personal best, delivering powerful vocals, and being honest and as raw as possible.”

The 24-year-old singer takes us to church with an emotional ballad that puts the spotlight on her heavenly vocals. Her fans’ prayers have been answered. At least for this fan, they have. #amen Give the powerful new track a listen below.

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Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down Gets A Tiesto Remix

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Some of my favorite dance remixes are usually slow jams originally. In my opinion, ballads are ripe for the picking for DJs to turn into dance anthems. There’s something about sad love songs made over with a bumpin’ dance beat that makes them epic.

Tiesto is the latest DJ to overhaul the Sam Smith hit, “Lay Me Down.” The Dutchman takes a surprisingly restrained approach when compared to his past work. The old adage less is more definitely works here.

Check it out below, along with another remix by Australian producer Flume which surfaced recently .

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Uptown Funk Finally Dethroned On Billboard Hot 100

In: Donovan, Music
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For 14 weeks, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars have dominated the Billboard Hot 100 with their smash collaboration “Uptown Funk.” The single was just two weeks shy of tying the all-time record held by Mariah Carey. At long last, their reign on top is over and let go of their grip on the No. 1 slot. Oh well, at least it’s still in a seven-way tie for the second-longest running chart-topper in history.

“Uptown Funk” fended off strong competition from “Sugar” and “Thinking Out Loud” by Maroon 5 and Ed Sheeran respectively. Both sat at the bridesmaid slot for weeks waiting to become the bride but to no avail. Someone has usurped them. Have any guesses who it could be? Ellie Goulding, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, The Weekend, Maroon 5 or Sheeran? Perhaps it was someone else? Find out below.

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