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”.

DJ Music Chart – Week of 10/7

GDE Error: Error retrieving file - if necessary turn off error checking (404:Not Found)

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.

DJ Music Chart Featuring Rhode Island Wedding DJ

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

 

DJ Music Chart Featuring Rhode Island Wedding DJ

What is your new favorite song on the DJ Music Chart for the week of 10/7?

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & Boston DJ

Ask about my Rhode Island Wedding DJ & Rhode Island Party DJ Guarantee!

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”.

DJ Music Chart - Week of 9/30 with Fun Rhode Island Wedding DJ & Fun Providence Wedding DJ

DJ Music Chart – Week of 9/30

GDE Error: Error retrieving file - if necessary turn off error checking (404:Not Found)

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

DJ Music Chart - Week of 9/30 with Fun Rhode Island Wedding DJ & Fun Providence Wedding DJ

What song on the DJ Music Chart – Week of 9/30  is your new favorite song? Fun Rhode Island Wedding DJ & Fun Providence Wedding DJ

DJ Mystical Michael Fun Rhode Island DJ & Fun Boston DJ

Ask about my Rhode Island Wedding DJ & Rhode Island Party DJ Guarantee!

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”.

Fun Wedding DJ ad Party DJ playing Classic Oldies and DJ Music Charts Hits

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

Fun Wedding DJ ad Party DJ playing Classic Oldies and DJ Music Charts Hits

DJ Mystical Michael Fun Wedding DJ & Party DJ

973.908.8147

Rhode Island DJ Music Chart – Week of 8/27

As has been the case for most of this summer, Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” is still #1. This week he is followed by Zedd “Clarity”, Maroon 5 “Love Somebody”, Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” and Calvin Harris “I Need Your Love”.

DJ Music Chart – Week of 8/27

GDE Error: Error retrieving file - if necessary turn off error checking (404:Not Found)

Blurred Lines” is a song recorded by Canadian-American R&B recording artist Robin Thicke for his 2013 album of the same name. The song features guest vocals from American rapper T.I. and American singer and producer Pharrell; all three share writing credits on the song. It was produced by Pharrell. The song was released as the lead single from Blurred Lines on March 26, 2013 through Star Trak Recordings.

The single has peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as well as topping the Billboard R&B Songs chart. It has also become Thicke’s most successful song on the Billboard Hot 100, being his first to reach number one (and the top 10) on the chart (he previously peaked at number 14 on the Hot 100 with “Lost Without U“, in 2007). The song has been a worldwide hit, topping the charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom, as well as the top ten in Belgium, Denmark, Lithuania, France, Iceland, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland. As of July 17, 2013, it is the second best-selling single of 2013 in the UK, the Official Charts Company confirmed that it had sold one million copies, behind Daft Punk‘s single “Get Lucky“, which also features Pharrell Williams, And as of August 8, 2013, it is also the second best-selling single of 2013 in the US having sold 4.614 million copies (it only trails “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz, which has sold 5.77 million copies in 2013). In the United States, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for eleven consecutive weeks, becoming the longest running number one single of 2013 and of the 2010s decade surpassing Rihanna‘s We Found Love (2011). This feat also gave him the eighth lead male solo artist in Billboard history to rack ten or more weeks at the number one spot for a single.

The music video was released on March 20, 2013, and was made in two versions; the first video features models Emily Ratajkowski, Jessi M’Bengue, and Elle Evans being topless, the second features them covered. The topless version of the video was removed from YouTube on March 30, 2013, for violating the site’s terms of service regarding nudity, though it was later restored, but flagged as inappropriate.

On July 28, 2013, “Blurred Lines” broke the record for radio audience previously held by Mariah Carey‘s We Belong Together in 2005. A press release from Interscope said as of the last week in July 2013, the track reached more than 242.65 million listeners.

“Blurred Lines” was produced by Thicke and Williams with an intention of creating a sound similar to Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up“. The song was completed in less than an hour. In an interview with GQ‘s Stelios Phili, Thicke explained: “Pharrell and I were in the studio and […] I was like, ‘Damn, we should make something like that [“Got to Give It Up”], something with that groove.’ Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about half an hour and recorded it. Him and I would go back and forth where I’d sing a line and he’d be like, ‘Hey, hey, hey!’ We started acting like we were two old men on a porch hollering at girls like, ‘Hey, where you going, girl? Come over here!'” In a separate interview, Thicke clarified the meaning of the song’s title, saying it referred to “the good-girl/bad-girl thing and what’s appropriate.”All courtesy of Wikipedia.

DJ Music Chart - Week of 8/27 with Rhode Island Wedding DJ

How long do you think “Blurred Lines” will remain #1 of DJ Music Chart – Week of 8/27?

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & Boston DJ

973.908.8147

Rhode Island DJ Music Chart – Week of 7/9

This week’s DJ Music Chart has Robin Thicke on top again with “Blurred Lines”. The remainder of the top ten has stayed mostly the same with Selena Gomez, Daft Punk, Imagine Dragons and Macklemore rounding out the top five.

DJ Music Chart Week of 7/9

GDE Error: Error retrieving file - if necessary turn off error checking (404:Not Found)

DJ Music Chart Tops Blurred Lines Controversy

Robin Thicke has hit back at critics who called his hit song “Blurred Lines” (and its corresponding music video) as misogynistic. “I can’t even dignify that with a response, that’s ridiculous,” Thicke told BBC’s Radio 1.

He did, of course, dignify that with a response. Here it is: “I don’t want to be sleazy, I’m a gentleman, I’ve been in love with the same woman since I’ve been a teenager. I don’t want to do anything inappropriate.”

Thicke says that his wife, actress Paula Patton, actually pushed him to release the NSFW version of the video that was pulled from and re-added to YouTube. “My initial response was I love the clothed version, I don’t think we should put out the naked version,” he said. “And then I showed it to my wife and all of her girlfriends and they said, ‘You have to put this out, this is so sexy and so cool.'”

In the clip, Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. cavort with naked models, flipping their hair and generally dancing around them. Some critics dubbed the video and song “rapey,” pointing to lines like “I know you want it” and the video as “blurring” the lines of consent and agency.

Not so, says Thicke. “For me it’s about blurring the lines between men and women and how much we’re the same,” he said. “And the other side which is the blurred lines between a good girl and a bad girl, and even very good girls all have little bad sides to them.”

 Robin Thicke and Paula Patton with Rhode Island Wedding DJ

What do you think about the top song on DJ Music Chart this week? Are the video and lyrics over the line?

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & Boston DJ

973.908.8147