So, here's what's been on heavy rotation on my iPod this week;
Better Than Today - Kylie Minogue. Great performance of this by Minogue on the X Factor last week, by the way. The third single from Aphrodite is upbeat, fun and pouncing with synths and guitars--perhaps not as good "Get Outta My Way" but I'm liking this a lot.
The Silence - Alexandra Burke. Some haunting vocally-charged balladry from pop singer Alexandra Burke. I like the added choir to its climax on the new single version--gives it that much more umph.
What's My Name? - Rihanna feat. Drake. Great downbeat pop; 808 drum beats and underline beats re-calling that of last single "Te Amo."
Grenade - Bruno Mars. A nice switch-up from the world's best boyfriend message of "Just the Way You Are." Driving a haunting undertone behind the rhythmic beats and synths. It's a cool track.
Stary - Hurts. Awesome dejecting ballad from synthpop duo Hurts, with quite a nice hefty production; beginning with light keys before the clobbering bass lines kick in while the nervously bleating horn ponder over.
Like a G6 - Far*East Movement. This has been quite a big hit overseas, landing the music group their first American #1. Admittedly I wasn't too fussed, but now it's been on heavy rotation across the music channels it's grown on me quite a lot.
Your Song - Ellie Goulding. After 4 singles released from her debut album Lights, BBC Sound Poll topper Ellie Goulding is readying the re-release Bright Lights which is preceded by this angelic cover of Elton John's "Your Song."
The Flood - Take That. I'm still listening to this quite a bit. I can't wait to hear the forthcoming Progress, I still can't believe they may lose out to Rihanna's "Only Girl" for this week's #1. Baffling.
Waiting for the End - Linkin Park. I never did get around to reviewing their new album A Thousand Suns--maybe next month. I do really like this beat-heavy 2nd single--it kind of reminds of Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind." A pretty awesome climax too.