Category Archives: Music Reviews

Top Songs of 2015

Here are the top 20 songs (in no particular order) that were in the BillBoard top 10 for the longest time frames in 2015.

Sugar – Maroon 5
Centuries – Fall Out Boy
Four Five Seconds – Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Style – Taylor Swift
Earned It – The Weeknd
Time of Our Lives – Pitbull & Ne-Yo
Lay Me Down – Sam Smith
Trap Queen – Fetty Wap
G.D.F.R. – Flo Rida with Sage the Gemini & Lookas
Somebody – Natalie La Rose with Jermih
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth
Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
Want to Want Me – Jason Derulo
Bad Blood – Taylor Swift with Kendrick Lamar
Hey Mama – David Guetta with Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack
Honey, I’m Good – Andy Grammer
Cheerleader – OMI
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
Watch Me – Silento
Good for You – Selena Gomez with ASAP Rocky
Where Are U Now – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber
Fight Song – Rachel Platten
Lean On – Major Lazer and DJ Snake
My Way – Fetty Wap with Monty
Drag Me Down – One Direction
679 – Fetty Wap with Remy Boyz
Locked Away – R City with Adam Levine
What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Hotline Bling – Drake
Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift
Stitches – Shawn Mendes
Perfect – One Direction
Hello – Adele
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Focus – Ariana Grande
Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor with John Legend
Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Here – Alessia Cara
Same Old Love – Selena Gomez

Was YOUR song on the list?

Music Review – 50 Shades of Music

Hello, Scott here again. Today I’m reviewing Now That’s What I Call Music 50. Yes….they are up to number 50 since the “Now” series was started. For those not familiar, the Now series is a collection of hot top 40 songs that are popular and receive a lot of airplay nationwide and through download services. This time out the hit song Happy from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack has the top spot. If you haven’t heard this yet….Where have you been? You can’t seem to turn around without hearing it on awards shows, late night comedy or other spoofs. It’s a catchy little tune that is easy to dance to and will be around for a while unless it gets played to death.

Other songs include Talk Dirty and Turn Down for What with a rap/hip hop vibe. Remember the 80’s Valley Girl? (Gag me with a spoon fer sure) #SELFIE (pronounced hashtagselfie for twitter speak) is a complete throwback to the 80’s Valley Girls.

All of Me by John Legend will be a good love song for Weddings and Proms.

A little more progressive but still catchy is a song called Best Day of My Life by American Authors.

For those in the Country crowd…(not on Now 50)

George Strait has a new song called I Got A Car that I feel will get quite a few requests. Good slow country love song. It’s off his Love is Everything album. Off this album Diana likes I Thought I Heard My Heart Sing and Sittin On a Fence.

Another fun country song making a bit of a comeback (2006) is Bomshel’s song Bomshel Stomp. Fun line-dance song for those that can’t get enough of fun line dances.

Be sure to keep checking in for more music reviews.

Music Review – Tell the World to Keep Them Kisses Coming

Scott here. New music is constantly coming out and we can’t all possibly hear it all. Some of what I am reviewing has actually been out for awhile but not big on the charts yet. I want to share with you some of the tunes I have reviewed and what I think of them.

The first song I want to talk about is called Bitchcraft by Drake Bell. Despite the title it is a catchy tune that feels like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall album had a love child. Very danceable.

Jerk Ribs by Kelis is an upbeat but laid back dance song that just makes you want to move. It also has a nice little horn thrown in. This is not anything like her Milkshake from a few years back. I believe she may be maturing as an artist.

Eric Hutchinson has a song out called Tell The World. It has a Bruno Mars type beat with makes you want to clap your hands and stomp your feet. A great little crowd participation song that will have many of your guests want to join right in.

Martina McBride’s In the Basement is a fun bluesy/country number that will be a joy to dance. It features Kelly Clarkson on harmony vocals. This is a cover of the song which was done by Etta James. Here is a fun little video of Etta’s version.

A rising popular country love song that is easy to dance to is from Craig Campbell and is called Keep Them Kisses Coming. While it was released in December it is currently number 13 on the country charts. Craig has quite a few good country dance tunes as well as love songs available so be sure to check out his other releases. Fish is a really fun little tune that makes you want to smile.

I Don’t Dance by Lee Brice is currently being touted as the number one requested first dance song for country weddings. Diana says it bores her to tears. But then, she always did like songs that make her want to get up and dance. 🙂