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As previously stated, even though it’s not really en vogue to like Robin Thicke these days, I’m loving everything he’s laying down lately. “Morning Sun” and the Flo Rida track, “I Don’t Like It I Love It,” are fantastic. Don’t get it twisted though. I still want to take a shower after seeing him. He still gives off major douchebag vibes.

The 38-year-old blue-eye soul crooner just dropped his new clip for the Max Martin-produced Back Together.” Dressed like a modern-day Rat Pack member, Thicke heads to a mid-century Miami mansion for a kick-ass pool party. Nicki Minaj pops up wearing a floral and cheetah-print ensemble to tease Robin.

It’s a playful clip for an equally fun funky track. I hate to admit that I don’t like it, but I love it. Check it out below.

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It’s not really en vogue to like Robin Thicke these days. I don’t really blame people. He certainly comes off as a major douchebag.

With that being said, however, I have to admit, I’m really feeling everything he’s recently released- “Morning Sun” and “I Don’t Like It I Love It.” After the massive bomb that Paula was, I think the 38-year-old singer is poised for a comeback. He probably won’t reach “Blurred Lines” heights but anything is better than his last album’s performance.

Thicke previously collaborated with Nicki Minaj on “Shakin’ It 4 Daddy” for his Sex Therapy: The Session era. The two reunite for a sensational new track titled “Back Together.”

I wasn’t expecting to instantly gravitate towards this, but I did. I blame it all on the always-reliable production work of Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and Ali Payami. The track definitely has potential to make an impact on radio. Give it a listen below.

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After hitting a career high with “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke feel from grace, and extremely hard at that. His follow-up album bombed big time, notching an embarrassing 24,000 in the US during its first week. Paula did even worse overseas with 530 copies and 158 copies in the UK and Australia respectively. His personal life and reputation didn’t fare any better. When you hit rock bottom, there’s only one direction to go. Right?

Though I find Thicke a little smarmy, I do like most of his music. His latest, “Morning Sun,” is right up my alley. It’s a soulful pop ditty that harkens back to his pre-“Blurred Lines” day. Personally, my favorite era of his.

It’s the first taste off his forthcoming eighth studio album. Surprisingly, it’s via Interscope Records. Shocked that they didn’t dump his ass after the disastrous numbers of his previous LP. Check out “Morning Sun” below.

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The “Blurred Lines” singer has more lives than your average feral alley cat. Robin Thicke should be very thankful that people in the music industry still want to work with him after his underperforming last album, Paula. That LP posted embarrassing first week sales in the US (24,000 copies), UK (530 copies), Canada (550) and Australia (158). Thanks to Flo Rida, the 38-year-old R&B singer should find himself back on the Billboard Hot 100 once again thanks to this beyond catchy collabo.

I Don’t Like It, I Love It” is the latest cut off the rapper’s EP, My House. The 35-year-old Florida native just recently scored his tenth Top 10 Billboard hit with “G.D.F.R.” His latest feel-good jam is tailor-made for Summer listening and should do quite well on the charts and on radio.

For the accompanying clip, Flo Rida and Thicke hold a good old-fashioned block party full of dancing and hanging out with friends. It’s a simple visual but effective one for the catchy single. Check it out below.

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Poor Robin Thicke. The 38-year-old singer sure has had a string of bad luck since riding high in 2013. His wife divorced him, his last album, Paula, bombed big time selling only 24,000 and 530 copies in the first week of release in the US and UK respectively. Now, comes this latest setback.

The jury from the highly-publicized “Blurred Lines” lawsuit has reached a verdict. Sadly, for Thicke and Pharrell Williams, it’s not in their favor.

The eight jurors ordered them to pay $7.3 million for copyright infringement to Marvin Gaye’s family who were initially seeking $25 million in damages. Reportedly, “Blurred Lines” has made almost $16.5 million since its release.

Williams obviously denied copying “Got To Give It Up,” but after hearing the two bass lines he said, “It sounds like you’re playing the same thing.”

The judgement sets a record high for copyright infringement. Michael Bolton previously held the dishonorable title for using elements of the Isley Brothers’ “Love Is a Wonderful Thing” for his “Love Is a Wonderful Thing.” For that faux pas, he had to shell out $5.4 million. Read Thicke and Williams’ official statement below. Naturally, they’ll most likely file an appeal.

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Robin Thicke Feels Good In New Video

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Blurred Lines” was such a huge hit, Robin Thicke will most likely never match its success. At least on this album he won’t. The follow-up, “Give It 2 U” featuring Kendrick Lamar, was actually pretty good but didn’t even crack the Top 20 of Billboard’s Hot 100. Hit latest will probably suffer a similar fate, if not worse. Thicke is the victim of his own success.

Feel Good” finds Robin joined by a bevy of women once again. However this time they’re fully-clothed, albeit dressed in Las Vegas-looking attire, but at least not bouncing around with their titties out. Progress I guess ;) While a decent album filler, I’m surprised he chose the will.i.am-penned track to release next. With a North American tour in February, he’ll need another radio hit to support it. Sadly, “Feel Good” just isn’t it IMHO. There are far more superior tracks on the LP. Check out the video below.

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Shazam Reveals Most Tagged Songs & TV Shows Of 2013

In: Donovan, Music
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I don’t know about you, but I feel Shazam is probably one of the best apps ever created. There is nothing more frustrating than hearing a song but not being able to remember the title or artist. Even worse, if you hear it on your favorite TV show and rack your brain trying to figure it out, but still come up empty-handed. Honestly, Shazam has saved me numerous headaches. I also love using it as a makeshift to-download list for songs I need to purchase. The service has been partially credited for Icona Pop’s success. Their hit “I Love It” went on to be Shazamed more than two millions times in the US after appearing on Girls.

In the past several years, Shazam’s activity has increased at an astronomical rate. In 2011, Adele was tops with 4 million Shazams. In 2012, five artists achieved more than five million tags. This year, 43 artists have achieved more than five million Shazams. The popular music tagging service revealed their annual list of most popular tags. Check out the lists below and see if your tagging contributed to the totals.

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Robin Thicke Rides Like The Wind With Will Ferrell

In: Donovan, Movies, Music
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Mariah & Whitney. Celine & Barbra. Britney & Rihanna. Those pairings have given us some pretty great duets. Now, we can add Robin Thicke and Will Ferrell to that group ;) Okay not really, but it’s a fun listen nonetheless.

Ferrell in his Ron Burgundy alter ego delivers spoken word as Thicke taps into his upper register to cover Christopher Cross’ classic “Ride Like The Wind.” The collaboration is for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues which opens December 18.

Word on the street suggests an accompanying music video is also in the works. I can’t wait. Should be an equally fun ride. As an aside, I have to give Robin props. His parts sound fantastic. A solo version could’ve easily fit in on his current studio album. Check out the duet below.

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