Rhode Island DJ Songs of Thanks

I thought it would be fun to make a collection of songs with the word “Thank” in the title. So, I’m calling this Rhode Island DJ Songs of Thanks. Not very original but makes sense due to tomorrow being Thanksgiving. Some songs are traditional songs related to Thanksgiving but some aren’t, or are a little more playful about saying thank you or giving thanks. “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin appears twice, the original and a somber cover by Tori Amos.

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Rhode Island DJ Songs of Thanks

      Thank You - Dido - Dido

Dido wrote the song as a tribute to her boyfriend, entertainment lawyer Bob Page; they got engaged in 2001 but split the following year. It remains Dido’s biggest hit single in the USA to date, and her only one to reach the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. “White Flag“, which features on her second album Life For Rent, is about their split.

      Thanksgiving Song - Adam Sandler - Adam Sandler
      Thank You Lord - Alozade - Alozade
      Thank You For Loving Me - Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi
      Thank You - Boyz II Men - Boyz II Men
      Thanks For The Memories - Fall Out Boy - Fall Out Boy
      Thank A Farmer - John Wesley - James Wesley
      Thank God I'm A Country Boy - John Denver - John Denver
      Led Zeppelin - Thank You

“Thank You” signaled a deeper involvement in songwriting by singer Robert Plant, being the first Led Zeppelin song that he wrote all the lyrics for. According to various Led Zeppelin biographies, this is also the song that made Jimmy Page realise that Plant could now handle writing the majority of the lyrics for the band’s songs. Plant wrote the song as a tribute to his then-wife Maureen.

      Thank God I Found You - Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey feat Joe & 98 Degrees
      Thankful 'N Thoughtful - Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Robert Randolph & The Family Band
      Thank U Mamma - Sizzla - Sizzla

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      Thank You - Tori Amos - Tori Amos
      Be Thankful For What You Got - William DeVaughn - William DeVaughn
      I Thank You - Sam & Dave - Sam And Dave
      Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again) - Sly & The Family Stone - Sly & Family Stone

Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” is a 1969 song recorded by Sly and the Family Stone. The song, double a-sided with “Everybody Is a Star“, reached number one on the soul single charts for five weeks, and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970. “Thank You” was intended to be included on an in-progress album with “Star” and “Hot Fun in the Summertime“; the LP was never completed, and the three tracks were instead included on the band’s 1970 Greatest Hits LP. “Thank You” and “Star”, the final Family Stone recordings issued in the 1960s, marked the beginning of a 20-month gap of releases from the band, which would finally end with the release of “Family Affair” in 1971.

The song’s length on the original hit single and the “Greatest Hits” LP is 4:48 and was re-channeled to simulate stereo on the very popular “Greatest Hits” LP. The previously unreleased full length version in true stereo (6:18) was mixed by Bob Irwin and only issued on the 1990 Columbia promotional CD “Legacy: Music For The Next Generation”. On the subsequent (and currently available as of 2013) “The Essential Sly & The Family Stone” 2-CD set, the track is in stereo but is the standard 4:48 length hit version.

Rolling Stone ranked the song #402 on their list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time“.

      Thank You Lord - Bob Marley - Bob Marley
      Now Be Thankful - Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention
      Thanksgiving - George Winston - George Winston
      A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving - George Winston - George Winston
      Thank You - Keith Urban - Keith Urban
      Thank You - Tuck & Patti - Tuck & Patti

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Terence Trent D’arby Wishing Well

Terence Trent D’arby Wishing Well was well ahead of its time and still is. Terence Trent D’arby Wishing Well has a luscious, deep sweet melody. I’ve played Terence Trent D’arby Wishing Well at gigs as a Rhode Island DJ like Weddings, Birthdays, Reunions, Anniversaries and any event that aches for a Soulful rhythm that creates a great scene for dance, love and groovin’.

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Terence Trent D’arby Wishing Well is a song of Sananda Maitreya (then known as Terence Trent D’Arby) for the album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby, and hit number one on both the Soul Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100 on May 7, 1988. The song remained at that position for one week, on both charts, and was Terence Trent D’Arby’s only number one hit.

The song appears in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City’s fictional radio station Vice City FM.

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Terence Trent D’arby Wishing Well on His Name Change

This song about young love was the first US hit for Terence Trent D’Arby, who changed his name to Sananda Maitreya in 2001. Regarding the name change, he told us: “TTD had died. His psyche had been shot full of so many arrows that he could no longer hold his spirit. After intense pain I meditated for a new spirit, a new will, a new identity. Sananda Maitreya is an opportunity for me, this spirit, to live with a new psyche and use it to continue my work, the work I came to earth for.”

The line, “I want to be your midnight rambler” is a reference to the Rolling Stones song. Says Maitreya: “I am a disciple of The Stones and their fathers the Chicago Blues. I see my work and most of Rock as an evolution of the roots and branches of the Urban Blues.” (We interviewed Maitreya in 2005. Learn more at his website: sanandamaitreya.com.) Song Facts

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Sananda has been an internet presence since the late ‘90s and was one of the first major artist to add credibility to the current explosion and acceptance of the internet music communication and digital world. He believed all along that the Internet would be his path to true musical freedom, without in his words, “the usual gains and compromises”. He presents his music as POST MILLENNIUM ROCK, its main elements are heart and soul, its nature is passion, courage and curiosity and it acknowledges no rules but the goal to lead the listener back to his heart, to provoke his mind and re-approach him to his true feelings. His vision of Post Millennium Rock is a music free of restrictions and marketing pressures. It is a music that combines all the genres that the artist loved since his childhood: opera, country, classical, jazz, blues, gospel, pop, reggae as well as Rock! Sananda Maitreya Website

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Terence Trent D’arby Wishing Well has lost some of its legs over the years but is always a welcomed revival when I cue it up and let the music flow through the speakers to dancers and partiers everywhere. Great music like Terence Trent D’arby Wishing Well finds a way to cross boundaries of age, culture, genre and taste.

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Rhode Island DJ Music Chart – Week of 11/19

We have a new Rhode Island DJ Music Chart this week with Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” the new number one. The song had reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts several weeks ago but is top of the DJ Music Charts this week. It replaced Avicii “Wake Me Up” after three weeks on top. Lorde and Lady Ga Ga maintain their positions in the top five with Drake at number five with “Hold On We’re Going Home”.

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DJ Music Chart – Week of 11/19 Featuring Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”

Wrecking Ball” is a song performed by American recording artist Miley Cyrus for her fourth studio album Bangerz (2013). It was released on August 25, 2013, by RCA Records as the second single from the record. It was written by MoZellaStephan Moccio,Sacha SkarbekLukasz Gottwald, and Henry Russell Walter. It was produced by Dr. Luke and Circuit. “Wrecking Ball” is a pop song which lyrically discusses the deterioration of a relationship; it was speculated to be inspired by Cyrus’ former engagement to Australian actor Liam Hemsworth.

Upon its release, “Wrecking Ball” received generally mixed reviews from music critics, who were ambivalent towards its lyrical content and overall production. Having originally been serviced as a promotional single through the iTunes Store, it debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number 50. However, it later became Cyrus’ first number-one single in the United States after the release of its controversial music video. Internationally, the song charted strongly; it topped the charts in Canada and the United Kingdom, and charted in the top-ten throughout much of Europe and Oceania.

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An accompanying music video for “Wrecking Ball” was released on September 9, 2013. It featured close-up scenes of Cyrus tearfully singing, reminiscent of the clip for “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinéad O’Connor, interspersed with footage of a nude Cyrus swinging on a wrecking ball. Critics were divided in their opinions of the music video; some appreciated its diversity from Cyrus’ previous single “We Can’t Stop“, while others felt it was more provocative than its predecessor. “Wrecking Ball” currently holds the Vevo record for the most views in the first 24 hours after its release, and the record for being the fastest clip to reach 100 million views on the service. Cyrus has performed “Wrecking Ball” during several live performances, including the iHeartRadio Music Festival and an episode of Saturday Night Live.

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The video was directed by Terry Richardson and released by Vevo on September 9, 2013. The video begins with a close-up of Cyrus standing in front of a completely white backdrop and crying while performing the song. The video also shows Cyrus sitting wearing nothing but dark red Dr. Martens boots on top of a wrecking ball (similar to the single cover) and licking a sledgehammer. On September 24, 2013, a Director’s Cut version of the video was also released, featuring only the footage of Cyrus against the white backdrop singing and crying to the camera.

Cyrus said of the video:
I think the video is much more, if people get past the point that I’m naked and you actually look at me you can tell that I actually look more broken than even the song sounds. The song is a pop ballad. It’s one of these songs that everyone is going to relate to, everyone has felt that feeling at one point. If people can take their minds out of the obvious and go into their imagination a little bit and see kind of what the video really means and the way it’s so vulnerable and actually if you look in my eyes I look more sad than my voice sounds on the record it was a lot harder to do the video than it was to record the songs. It was much more of an emotional experience.”

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Rhode Island DJ Music Chart – Week of 11/5

Avicii “Wake Me Up” is number 1 for the second straight week of the DJ Music Chart for the week of November 5th! The rest of the top five is the same with Lorde “Royals” number 2 and Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” and Katy Perry “Roar” switching positions. Lady Ga Ga “Applause” stays at number 5.

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DJ Music Chart Review of Imagine Dragons “Demons”

Demons” is a song written by American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons and record producer Alex da Kid, recorded by the band for their major-label debut extended play Continued Silence. It appears as the second track on the EP. The song also makes an appearance on their debut studio album Night Visions, where it appears as the fourth track. “Demons” was solicited to Americantriple A radio stations on January 28, 2013 and to modern rock stations on April 1. The song, which serves as the album’s overall fifth single and was released as the third single from Night Visions in the United States, has peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. “Demons” is a indie rock song with lyrics speaking of a protagonist warning a significant other of his flaws. The song was released to contemporary hit radio stations on 17 September 2013. On October 22, 2013, “Demons” was released as an official single.

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An MTV report on the “Demons” music video stated that it would “fit nicely with the artful imagery of ‘It’s Time‘ and the thoroughly out-there puppet grappling of ‘Radioactive‘.” Released on May 7, 2013 and shot in Las Vegas, Nevada at the band’s performance at The Joint on February 9, 2013, the video features a mix of live footage of the band and a companion narrative. Various characters with personal hardships are depicted, including a victim of parental abuse, a military veteran, and a weakly man who stares at himself in a mirror. The clip ends with a dedication to Tyler Robinson, a fan of the band who died at the age of 17 in March 2013 following a battle with cancer.

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Imagine Dragons is an American alternative rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. The band gained exposure following the September 2012 release of their debut studio album, Night Visions, which peaked at number 2 on the weekly Billboard 200chart. Following the release of Night Visions, Imagine Dragons embarked on a world tour, and performed on major late night shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay LenoJimmy Kimmel Live!Late Night with Jimmy FallonThe Late Show with David Letterman and ConanBillboard named Imagine Dragons “The Breakthrough Band of 2013,” and Rolling Stone named their single “Radioactive” “the biggest rock hit of the year.”

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Imagine Dragons’ line up includes vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne “Wing” Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman. Former members include Andrew Tolman (drums), and Brittany Tolman (keys).

The band’s debut album, Night Visions is currently certified at Platinum in the United States, Austria, Canada, Portugal, and Sweden, having sold over 1.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. The album is also certified gold in multiple countries, including Australia, Britain, Germany, New Zealand, Philippines, and Switzerland. Imagine Dragons has released multiple Eps, including 2009’s Imagine Dragons, 2010’s Hell and Silence, 2011’s It’s Time, and 2012’s Continued Silence and Hear Me. The band released a live album, Live at Independent Records, in April 2013.

Imagine Dragons’ “It’s Time” was nominated for the Best Rock Video award during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. “Radioactive” was nominated for the same award during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. “Radioactive” won the 2013Teen Choice Awards Choice Rock Song award. The band is nominated for three awards at the 2013 American Music AwardsNew Artist of the YearFavorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock and Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock

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Rhode Island DJ Music Chart – Week of 10/28

For the third week in a row, we have anew number one song on top of the DJ Music chart for October 28th, Avicii “Wake Me Up”. The rest of the top all switched places, with the exception of Jay-Z “Holy Grail” moving back to number 7,  Lorde “Royals”, Katy Perry “Roar”, Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” and new entry Lady Ga Ga “Applause”.

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DJ Music Chart – Week of 10/28 Featuring Avicii “Wake Me Up”

Wake Me Up” (stylized as “Wake Me Up!“) is a song by Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii, which features uncredited vocals from American soul singer Aloe Blanc and acoustic guitar from Incubus‘ Mike Einziger. It was released in June 2013 as the first single from Avicii’s full-length debut studio album, True, which was released on 17 September 2013.

The song achieved critical and commercial success internationally, peaking at number one in much of Europe and charting well in all of the English-speaking world. The song has been described as a “summer anthem” by Variance Magazine and, throughout the 2013 festival season, Avicii included it as part of the opening or closing sequence of his sets at EDC Las VegasEDC London,TomorrowlandCreamfieldsElectric Zoo and iTunes Festival.

In an interview with the Daily Star, Avicii, who had previously labelled “Wake Me Up!” as “a fun experiment” during an exclusive chat with MTV UK, said: “I had a demo with Mac Davis singing, the guy who wrote all the Elvis Presley stuff, but I needed another singer to do the parts. At the same time I was tipped off about doing another track with Aloe Blacc and I started working on that track. When I was with Mike Einziger from Incubus, we came up with the chord progression and the melody for Wake Me Up but no real lyrics. None of us sing and we really needed to get that demo down and the only person I knew that lived in LA was Aloe, so I called him and he was free. Lyrics come really easy to him so he wrote them in a couple of hours and we finished the track.”

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A lyric video to accompany the release of “Wake Me Up!” was first released into YouTube on June 28 2013 at a total length of four minutes and twelve seconds, teaser clips for the official video were also released.

The official video for was released on to YouTube on 29 July 2013. The younger girl in the video is Laneya Grace and the older girl is Kristina Romanova. The video includes cross-promotion from Denim & Supply by Ralph Lauren and Sony Xperia Z smartphone. The video was shot in the Santa Clara River, orange groves and in the town of Fillmore, California, west of Los Angeles as well as Downtown LA. Avicii concert footage was from Miami.

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Rhode Island DJ Music Chart – Week of 10/21

This weeks DJ Music Chart has a new number one with Lorde “Royals”! The rest of the top five is the same with a bit of musical chairs in placement; Katy Perry “Roar”, Avicii “Wake Me Up” and Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball”. Drake, Paramore, Talyor Swift and Britney Spears are all climbing quickly, so look for them to move into the top five of the DJ Music Chart in the upcoming weeks.

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DJ Music Chart Review of Lorde Royals

Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor (born 7 November 1996), known by her stage name Lorde (/ˈlɔrd/), is a New Zealandsinger-songwriter. Her first EPThe Love Club, was released on 22 November 2012, and her first single, “Royals“, debuted at number one on the New Zealand Top 40, and also reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2013, making her the first New Zealand solo artist to have a number one song in the United States. Her debut album, Pure Heroine, was released on 27 September 2013. She won the Silver Scroll Award for 2013 for “Royals”.

Lorde’s music draws from electropop, but she grew up listening to soul musicians Etta James and Otis Redding. She cites the unusual vocals of Grimes, the band Sleigh Bells and producer SBTRKT as prominent influences for Lorde.[34][35] Lorde also stated that she was inspired by the initially hidden identities of Burial and The Weeknd, explaining, “I feel like mystery is more interesting”, and called American musical artist Nicki Minaj an “important female in pop”. Lorde describes short story writers Raymond CarverWells TowerTobias Wolff and Claire Vaye Watkins as lyrical inspirations, and particularly noted their sentence structures.

During the writing of The Love Club (2013), Lorde was particularly influenced by Kanye West and she performed a cover version of West’s song “Hold My Liquor” at her Auckland concert on 7 September 2013.

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Royals” is the debut song by New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde from her The Love Club EP (2012) and debut album, Pure Heroine (2013). The song was released on 8 March 2013, as the lead single from the album, after she was spotted at the age of 12 by A&R scout Scott Maclachlan, who signed her to Universal records. Lorde and Joel Little co-wrote and produced the song. Musically, “Royals” is a minimal and art pop song. Lyrically, it expresses the protagonist’s disdain for celebrities’ lavish lifestyles and contains a vow that she will not become one of them.

Upon release “Royals” was met with acclaim, winning the prestigious Silver Scroll Award for 2013, New Zealand’s top songwriting prize. Critics compared the song to that of British singer Adele‘s music and called the song “one of the best releases of the year.” “Royals” peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also peaked at number one in Ireland, Canada and New Zealand and was certified triple platinum by Recorded Music NZ. In August 2013, Lorde became the first female solo act to top the Billboard Alternative Songs chart since Tracy Bonham in 1996. “Royals” was the second time a New Zealander had topped the Billboard Hot 100, behind Kimbra‘s collaboration with Australian singer Gotye on “Somebody That I Used To Know” and the first time a New Zealand solo artist had reached number one

Joel Kefali directed the song’s music video, which portrays normal teenagers doing mundane things in slow motion. An international version of the video was released which features small appearances of Lorde. “Royals” has been remixed by artists including The Weeknd and Gilbere Forte. Wikipedia

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Fall 2013 Pop Mix – DJ Mix

A new DJ Mix – Fall 2013 Pop Mix! Trying to keep current with Top 40 and Pop Music Mixes for those who are interested. It is strictly Top 40 with little variance.  This DJ Mix is great for listening, Teen  Parties, Sweet Sixteens, Restaurants or anyone who wants a great DJ Mix of current music.

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Here are the songs in the DJ Mix – Fall 2013

Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Alive – Krewella

Work Bch – Britney Spears

I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie Goulding

Wake Me Up – Avicii

Slow Down – Selena Gomez

Safe and Sound – Capital Cities

Summertime Sadness – Lana del Rey

Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

Roar – Katy Perry

Hold on We’re Going Home – Drake

Holy Grail – Jay-Z Featuring Justin Timberlake

Royals – Lorde

Gorilla – Bruno Mars

Everything Has Changed – Taylor Swift

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Rhode Island DJ Music Chart – Week of 10/7

This week’s DJ Music Chart continues with Katy Perry “Roar” as number 1 for the third straight week. Right behind Katy Perry is Avicii “Wake Me Up”.  Rounding out the top five are Lana Del Rey “Summertime Sadness”, Lorde “Royals” and Jay-Z “Holly Grail”.

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This week we will review Avicii and “Wake Me Up”.

Wake Me Up” (stylized as “Wake Me Up!“) is a song by Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii, which features uncredited vocals from American soul singer Aloe Black and acoustic guitar from Incubus‘ Mike Einziger. It was released in June 2013 as the first single from Avicii’s full-length debut studio album, True, which was released on 17 September 2013.

The song achieved critical and commercial success internationally, peaking at number one in much of Europe and charting well in all of the English-speaking world. The song has been described as a “summer anthem” by Variance Magazine and, throughout the 2013 festival season, Avicii included it as part of the opening or closing sequence of his sets at EDC Las Vegas, EDC London, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Electric Zoo and iTunes Festival.

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In an interview with the Daily Star, Avicii, who had previously labelled “Wake Me Up!” as “a fun experiment” during an exclusive chat with MTV UK, said: “I had a demo with Mac Davis singing, the guy who wrote all the Elvis Presley stuff, but I needed another singer to do the parts. At the same time I was tipped off about doing another track with Aloe Blacc and I started working on that track. When I was with Mike Einziger from Incubus, we came up with the chord progression and the melody for Wake Me Up but no real lyrics. None of us sing and we really needed to get that demo down and the only person I knew that lived in LA was Aloe, so I called him and he was free. Lyrics come really easy to him so he wrote them in a couple of hours and we finished the track.”

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy blog gave the song a positive review, stating:

“As chart-friendly EDM continues to reach the furthest corners of the globe, staying ahead of the pack can prove a tricky task – especially when more and more acts arrive on the scene turning out mixes with identikit build-ups, tired lyrics and uninspired breakdowns that newcomers to the arena lap up with excitement. Kudos to Avicii then, who has dared to try something a little different for his latest offering. “So wake me up when it’s all over/ When I’m wiser and I’m older,” featured artist Aloe Blacc sings over dialled-up, country-flecked guitar strums that sound like Mumford & Sons on speed. The jig-along chorus may conjure up images of Brits-on-tour, but to be honest, what summer anthem doesn’t?” 4/5 stars

 

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Rhode Island DJ Music Chart – Week of 9/30

This week’s DJ Music Chart has Katy Perry “Roar” number 1 for the second week in a row. Creeping up to number 2 is Lana Del Rey  “Summertime Sadness”, which I received a request to play last night. The rest of the top five include Avicii “Wake Me Up”, Capital Cities “Safe and Sound”and Lorde “Royals”.

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DJ Music Cart featuring Lana Del Rey

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1986), known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter. Del Rey started writing at the age of 18 and she signed her first recording contract when she was 22 years old with 5 Points Records in 2007, releasing her first digital album Lana Del Ray a.k.a. Lizzy Grant in January 2010. Del Rey bought herself out of the contract with 5 Points Records in April 2010. She signed a joint contract with InterscopePolydor, and Stranger Records in July 2011.

After she released her debut single “Video Games” in June 2011, a music video created by Del Rey for the song was posted on YouTube in August 2011. After the song became a viral internet hit with over 20 million views, her second studio album, Born to Die, was released in January 2012. The album has sold over 5 million copies worldwide to date, and was the fifth best-selling album of 2012. Charting across Europe, this album spawned numerous top ten hits, including “Blue Jeans“, “National Anthem“, “Born to Die“, and “Summertime Sadness.”

With the release of her third EPParadise, Del Rey spawned her second top ten album in the United States, debuting at number 10 on the Billboard 200 with 67,000 copies sold in its first week. To date, her discography includes two full-length studio albums, three EPs, seven singles, and eight music videos. A highly decorated musician and cinematographer, she has won the Q Awardfor “Best New Thing”, a GQ Award for “Woman of the Year”, a BRIT Award for “International Breakthrough Act” and another for “International Pop Female Solo Artist”, and an EMA for “Best Alternative Act“.

Del Rey’s music has been noted for its cinematic sound and its references to various aspects of pop culture, particularly that of the 1950s and 1960s Americana. The singer has described herself as a “self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra.” Before signing to a major record label, Del Rey provided sole production of her music videos. Musically, she draws influence from what she deems to be the masters of each genre, including Elvis PresleyAmy WinehouseJanis JoplinNirvanaEminemBruce Springsteen, and Britney Spears, as well as from poetry and film noir. Wikipedia

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Rhode Island DJ Music Chart – Week of 9/16

This weeks DJ Music Chart finally has a change at the top! Katy Perry “Roar” has replaced Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” after it topped the DJ Music Charts the entire summer. Capital Cities “Safe and Sound” moves up to number 2 with Zedd “Clarity” moving up to number 3. Lana Del Ray “Summertime Sadness” fills out the top five along with “Blurred Lines”.

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Roar” is a song recorded by American singer Katy Perry, released as the lead single from her upcoming album, Prism (2013). Composed by Perry, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” GottwaldMax MartinBonnie McKee, and Henry “Cirkut” Walter. “Roar” is a midtempo power pop song. Its lyrical content faces the themes of standing up for oneself.

The song received generally positive reviews from music critics, who thought it was a “determined note” for Perry’s new album and described it as a “sure-to-be radio hit”. Although most reviews were positive, some thought the lyrics were predictable and contained “clichés“. The single became the singer’s eighth non-consecutive US Billboard Hot 100 number one, and gave Perry her biggest digital song sales week ever, breaking her previous record held by “Firework“. The song also peaked within the top 10 of 25 other charts, while topping music charts at 9 countries in total. A video for “Roar” was released on September 5, 2013, which was directed by Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi, and filmed at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Perry was criticized by PETA for using exotic animals in the video for “Roar”. Merrilee Burke from PETA stated: “Animals used for entertainment….. endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods. They often become stressed and anxious when hauled around and forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations.” Burke also declared that the animals involved in the music video were allegedly provided by a company who was criticized by US officials. Wikipedia

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