Maroon 5 & Avril Lavigne – “Smilephone”

Published September 03rd 2012
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Plenty of songs are recycled over and over by producers and given to different artists with new lyrics. Examples of this are Dr. Luke with About You Now by Sugababes and My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson, Ryan Tedder with Kelly Clarkson’s Already Gone and BeyconcĂ©’s Halo, Dr. Luke with P!nk’s U + Ur Hand and The Veronicas’ 4ever.

The latest of the bunch is Shellback recycling his track Smile by Avril Lavigne and turning it into Payphone by Maroon 5.

I’ve created a mashup of the two. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get my hands on the official vocal track for Smile but it still shows how easily Smile and Payphone fit together. You can listen to it below:

You can listen to my mashup of Kelly Clarkson’s Already Gone and BeyoncĂ©’s Halo below:

P!nk – “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” Music Video

Published July 28th 2012
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P!nk’s video for Blow Me (One Last Kiss) premiered on her official VEVO.

While it’s a good video and a different concept than expected, it doesn’t really fit the song at all.

You can watch the video for Blow Me (One Last Kiss) below:

P!nk – “The Truth About Love” Tracklisting

Published July 24th 2012
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The tracklisting for P!nk’s sixth studio, The Truth About Love, has been released on iTunes. Some of the songs have very interesting titles.

It’s still unknown which track Lily Allen features on but I’m guessing it’s one of the more “out there” titles such as Slut Like You, Chaos & Piss or Walk of Shame.

The standard edition of the album only contains the first 13 tracks as P!nk has said she likes her albums to have 13 tracks, since it’s her lucky number.

The track list includes the following:

01. Are We All We Are
02. Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
03. Try
04. Just Give Me A Reason
05. True Love
06. How Come You’re Not Here
07. Slut Like You
08. The Truth About Love
09. Beam Me Up
10. Walk Of Shame
11. Here Comes The Weekend
12. Where Did The Beat Go?
13. The Great Escape
14. My Signature Move
15. Is This Thing On?
16. Run
17. Good Old Days
18. Chaos & Piss
19. Timebomb

The Truth About Love is out September 18th.

P!nk has collaborated with Lily Allen

Published July 20th 2012
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P!nk has collaborated with Lily Allen on her upcoming album The Truth About Love. In an interview with Carson Daly, P!nk confirmed the collaboration. Lily Allen also retweeted a number of tweets about the duet. This will be Lily’s first work since coming out of retirement.

P!nk told Carson Daly:

For the last 14 years, everyone has said no [to collaborations]. But this album, everyone said yes! And I think that’s because people think I’ve softened. I think people maybe think I bite!

It’s an interesting collaboration because P!nk and Lily Allen are probably the last people I would’ve expected to duet. I would’ve expected a P!nk and Kelly Clarkson collaboration before this. But in a way this could be a bit amazing since they’re both two of the best lyricists in pop.

The collaboration possibly came about because P!nk and Lily have both been working with Greg Kurstin. Greg produced P!nk’s lead single from The Truth About Love, Blow Me (One Last Kiss), so the two would’ve both been in the studio with Greg around the same time.

The Truth About Love is out September 18th.

P!nk – “Raise Your Glass”

Published October 05th 2010
Filed under Reviews

Raise Your Glass, from P!nk’s upcoming greatest hits album, Greatest Hits…So Far!!!, just premiered via her official site.

The Max Martin track is a clear progression from her last lead single, So What, and the perfect single to sell a greatest hits album with.

While there are clear elements of Max Martin and Dr. Luke’s current sound from songs like Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream, P!nk always manages to make these tracks sound like her own with her angry, controversial lyrics and her very distinctive vocals. It’s not trying to be anything other than a catchy pop song and it doesn’t need to be. P!nk has plenty of time for artistic moments with her album tracks and Raise Your Glass perfectly carries on P!nk’s incredible collection of singles.

One lyric that stands out on first listen is a well known phrase reversed in the middle 8:

So if you’re too school for cool

Raise Your Glass is released November 8th followed by Greatest Hits…So Far!!! on November 15th.