Nina C. finds unique talent in mystery artist at HitPredictor

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Guest blogger and HitPredictor member Nina C. reports on the new music finds and what she liked and didn’t like in the jukebox each week at HitPredictor. Many of these songs are still available so make check them out and let us know whether you agree or disagree! And, make sure you check out Nina’s other blog, TwilightNera’s Entertainment Hotspot for other news in the entertainment world and make sure to check out the freebie giveaway she’s got going on over there right now!

I will always recommend HitPredictor to anyone who loves music, but the new music this week was overall, in my opinion, pretty bad. So, I want to focus on the few songs that I did like this week. There were songs such as “January Jones,” “Joy and Misery,” and “Tighten Up” that were in the jukebox but had no artist title. I was impressed with whoever the artist was on these tracks because I think he is a really talented rapper. The rap remix “Tighten Up” was really creative and unique, so a big thumbs-up to this secret artist.

Chris Brown has been making a major comeback lately with a No. 1 song and movie.  “Yeah 3x” is a really good dance tune and seems like it will be another hit from him. Although I like the song I do wish Brown would go back to making more R&B songs but “Deuces” was a very good R&B tune. “In for the Kill” by La Roux was not a very good dance song. Unlike “Bulletproof” this dance song was just filled with annoying vocals and techno tunes. I just really was not feeling this song. I could never, ever sit through an entire episode of Glee but their rendition of “Empire State of Mind” was really good. I do appreciate that cast of Glee have really great vocals and this is one of their best covers yet.

I’m not a follower of the rising stars coming from Disney so I am only familiar with Selena Gomez through HitPredictor. The other songs were cute pop but “Rock God” brings a lot more mature sound for Gomez and it really works. Rock God is a pop song with a slight rock edge that shows signs that her music is really upgrading to a new audience. Runaway” by Kanye West feat. Pusha T. is another bizarre song from Kanye. Even though he seems like he knows he is wrong the song still has an air of arrogance to it. I don’t really pay much attention to anything Kanye says anymore because it never makes much sense.  I really enjoyed the music of The Green Children, the song “Life Savior” has beautiful vocals and indie style music that is not heard every day. I really like the unique talent and sound of this group.

What were the songs you liked or disliked this week?

Kenny Chesney lands on top of Billboard 200 with sixth No. 1 album

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Kenny Chesney is back on top of the Billboard 200 with his new release Hemingway’s Whiskey, which sold 183,000 units in its debut week – more than Chesney’s last album, Lucky Old Sun which also bowed at No. 1 in 2008 but with fewer sales – 176,000.

Billboard reports that this is Chesney’s sixth No. 1 album, which is second for most No. 1s among country acts to only Garth Brooks, who has logged a total of eight.  In total, Chesney has logged nine top 10 albums on the Billboard 200, with only one not making it into the top 10 – his 2003 holiday album All I Want For Christmas Is a Really Good Tan.

Meanwhile, Lil Wayne debuts at No. 2 with his digital-only release of I Am Not A Human Being selling 110,000 units (physical release to come Oct. 12). This is the rapper’s eight top 10 album, following the No. 2 debut of his Rebirth earlier this year. Billboard reports that Weezy’s spot at No. 2 is only the second set to ever reach the top two slots on the chart in a digital-only format – the previous was the charity compilation Hope for Haiti released in January.

The rest of the Billboard 200 top 10 includes:

  • At No. 3, You Get What You Give, Zac Brown Band, 70,000
  • At No. 4, The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted, Gucci Mane, 60,000
  • At No. 5, Recovery, Eminem, 59,000
  • At No. 6, Clapton, Eric Clapton, 47,000
  • At No. 7, Passion, Pain and Pleasure, Trey Songz, 42,000
  • At No. 8, A Thousand Suns, Linkin Park, 42,000
  • At No. 9, Hands All Over, Maroon 5, 41,000
  • At No. 10, A Year Without Rain, Selena Gomez and the Scene, 38,000

Did you buy any of these albums last week, or were you saving for one of this week’s new releases?

Hear new music first – HP

Man attempting to raise $10 million to pay Weezer to break up

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What’s it going to cost to get Weezer to break up?

One man is hoping $10 million will do the trick.

SPIN reports that Seattle man James Burns has started a campaign to pay the band $10 million to “disappear.” Burns has set up a fundraising page to collect money “to stop hearing about a shitty new Weezer album every goddamn year.” Burns hopes to get all 852,000 people that bought Pinkerton to pitch in $12 a piece to meet the $10 million goal.

“This is an abusive relationship, and it needs to stop now. I am tired of my friends being disappointed year after year,” saying “This isn’t about me. This is about the Weezer fans. They are our brothers and sisters, our friends, our lovers.” Burns wrote.

However, don’t look for a lot of Weezer fans to come on board as in addition to just dropping their new album Hurley has announced an upcoming fall tour during which the band will be playing full-length sets of their classic and most beloved albums Pinkerton and The Blue Album.

To date, Burns has only raised $182. from 9 total individuals, which means he has a long way to go.

Weezer seems to be taking it in stride as drummer Patrick Wilson Tweeted last night that “If they can make it 20 [million], we’ll do the ‘deluxe breakup!'”

Are you a fan of Weezer? Or, would you be a Burns supporter and like to see them disappear?

Hear new music first – HP

New music Wednesday – four brand new singles ready for you to rate!

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Happy Wednesday! How about some brand new Taylor Swift, Pink, The Ting Tings, and The Script? Because we’ve got their brand new singles in the jukebox ready for you to rate, so have a listen to the new tracks listed below and let us know what you think of their hit potential!

Taylor Swift has just released the title track to her upcoming third album due Oct. 25. Swift’s “Speak Now” is the story of a woman that sneaks into an ex’s wedding ceremony in order to ‘speak now’ before forever holding her peace; imploring the boy to run away with her instead of marrying the wrong girl he stands facing at the altar. Do you think “Speak Now” will make it into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 like her first single “Mine” did?

Pink has just released a new single called “Raise Your Glass,” which is the lead offering from her upcoming compilation Greatest Hits…So Far!, slated to drop Nov. 16. The entire collection features two previously unreleased songs, including “Raise Your Glass” which Pink herself said “I like it enough for all of us. It’s for all my underdogs…” – but we (and radio) want to know whether YOU like it, so give it a listen and let us know at HitPredictor!

“Hands” is the first single from The Ting Tings’ new album Kunst, the follow up to their 2008 hit debut We Started Nothing. This 80s-influenced track was written by the duo and features pulsing beats and a catchy hook with Katie White gleefully singing “clap your hands if you’re working too hard” (clap, clap) :) Do you like this electro-pop dance-inspired track from The Ting Tings? Do you think it has the potential to be a radio hit?

Irish rockers The Script have released a new single “For The First Time,” which is the lead single from their sophomore studio album Science & Faith. “For The First Time” is a heart-wrenching song about the stark and grim reality of the recession and its effect on peoples’ lives and relationships, as well as the positive side to this difficult time which is getting back to the basics and enjoying the simple pleasures in life. This track premiered at No. 1 on Irish charts, and we want to know if you think it also has the potential to do so in the U.S.! So check it out in the jukebox and let us know what you think!

As you check out these new tracks in the HitPredictor jukebox make sure you take note of any hidden songs you come across, and submit them by 3 p.m. Eastern Thursday, Oct. 7 for some bonus points!

Hear new music first – HP