DJ Lilly gives us her picks!

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I realized the other day that I never really tell you anything about myself. All you really need to know is that I am old enough to have grown up with boy bands blasting out of my stereo and young enough not to be blasting Neil Diamond or Wham; and that I am a huge fan of Christina Aguilera, Nick Lachey, TLC, Lacuna Coil, and Kelly Clarkson. My fave singer, since I was a kid, has been Shanice and I even got to meet her when I was 15 (along with Martina McBride and Olivia Newton-John). I also have mentioned in past blogs that I love Rihanna!

So I noticed that I have been kinda negative in my reviews lately, (mostly because I didn’t like the songs that were in the jukebox) but most of my reviews this week were positive (uh oh). I liked the Kelsey Rey songs that were in the jukebox last week, and I liked the “No Artist” songs that were in the jukebox this week as well. I have no idea who it is; but I am thinking they are boy-band related. I liked the Adam Watts and Yearling songs that were in the jukebox too. I also liked “You Are”, by Jason Castro and “Raise Your Glass” by Pink. I actually saw a tweet, by Ashley Tisdale from earlier today (Monday, Oct. 11), saying that she loves that song. I think Pink has another hit song on her hands.

It was nice to hear Five Finger Death Punch in the jukebox, we need more hard rock in there (except it wasn’t too hard this week). I have never really cared for Cake and their new single, “Sick Of You” still didn’t make me a fan. I really liked Matisse and Akon’s song “Better Than Her” that was in the jukebox last week. I thought “Not Alone” by Sara Bareilles was OK, give it some time to grow on me.

My favorite song of the week goes to “Desperate Boys and Stupid Girls” by Kimberly Caldwell. She did a cover of an Alana Grace (who is a good friend of mine) song earlier this year and I didn’t really like it (great song; but it just didn’t go well with her voice and it was hard for me to like an Alana song, not being sung by Alana-lol). I think this song is really good though (because boys can be desperate and girls can be stupid) and I hope it becomes a radio hit!

What song in the jukebox do you want to become a radio hit? Shoot me an e-mail and let me know! You can also write me with any other song you want my opinion on – I love hearing from you guys! Also, stop by the station’s website and show your support for the best radio station on the net! You can tune in to our DJs on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9 p.m. Eastern! We are huge supporters of HitPredictor too! See you next week, where I will have plenty more to say and more songs to rate! – DJ Lilly, Owner of Resolution Radio (hewitt_fanatic@musician.org)

Christina Aguilera reportedly separates from husband of five years, Jordan Bratman

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Several gossip outlets are reporting this morning that Christina Aguilera is splitting from her husband of five years, music executive Jordan Bratman.

US Magazine, E! Online, and Gossip Cop are all reporting that the 29-year-old pop star has officially separated from Bratman “for a few months.”

However, US reports that although they are separated they have still not yet decided on whether to divorce citing a source which said “they are now living apart, and they will see how that goes.”

Their son, 2 1/2-year-old Max remains their primary concern, which is probably why the divorce talk is not finalized.

So why the split? A source said: “They were very much in love, but over the last six months, it became clear they were more like friends than husband and wife.”

The insider also added that a late-summer trip to Italy to rekindle the romance “didn’t help.”

What do you think of Christina’s split? Do you think it will help or hurt her music career?

Hear new music first – HP

Don’t expect any Gorillaz covers on hit TV show Glee

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Many artists – even Sir Paul McCartney – are anxious to have the cast of Glee cover their songs. Even thought the musical FOX TV show is only in its second season, bands that once said “No” to the use of their songs, such as Coldplay, have already changed their mind after seeing the huge effect the millions of Gleeks have on sales.

However, there is one band that has publicly come out and said it has no interest in allowing the hit show to cover any of its songs and that is the animated group Gorillaz.

Billboard reports that in an interview with the AP last week lead singer Damon Albarn said “We wouldn’t let that happen” (covering the songs) “And not that they’ve asked us because they haven’t, and now they definitely won’t.”

So why isn’t the virtual band interested in a little extra exposure? because Albarn says Glee covers are “a very poor substitute for the real thing.”

And even with the record-setting number of appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 the cast has racked up in only one year, four months, and three weeks (see our report here) Albarn says “those songs won’t last like the Beatles by any stretch of their imagination. They’ll be forgotten in a few years’ time.”

The Gorillaz just kicked off the North American leg of their “Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour” in early October, and will wrap up the leg in Vancouver on Nov. 3.

Do you think it is a smart move to turn down Glee before even being asked? Or, do you think having songs covered by the show is a good move for most artists?

Hear new music first – HP

Hidden song contest nominees (and how to play along for bonus points!)

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It’s the beginning of the week for those lucky souls that got a holiday yesterday, so to ease your way back into the work week (and for those of us who have already been at it for a day) we’ve got a hidden song contest ready to go! Hands down, the hidden song contest is THE best way to earn extra points for prizes at HitPredictor, so let’s get to it!

For each song you find and correctly report in during the contest window, which runs through 3 p.m. EDT Oct. 14, you will receive a 25 point reward, and an entry into the drawing for 250 more!

To participate, all you need to do is report each of the hidden songs you find from the list below by the 3 p.m. EDT Oct. 14 deadline (via Twitter to @hitpredictor or e-mail* for those who don’t Tweet) to earn the 25 point reward per correct song. Then, on Thursday, we will give away an additional reward of 250 points per contest song! These awards are given out to one random winner (entrant) for each song! For those who don’t use Twitter, you can send your entry to me via e-mail at maijaliisa [at] hitpredictor.com. Please remember to include your HitPredictor username!

Here are the member-submitted nominations for this week’s contest – can you find the hidden songs?

  • 3OH3! “Love 2012”
  • Jewel “No Good in Goodbye”
  • Superchick “Still Here”
  • Sara Bareilles “Breathe Again”
  • Goldfrapp “We Radiate”
  • Waka Flocka Flame feat. Roscoe Dash & Wale “No Hands”
  • Dean Brody “Wildflower”
  • OK Go “White Knuckles”
  • Mike Posner “Please Don’t Go”
  • Yolanda Be Cool “We No Speak Americano”
  • KaraMel “Underwear”
  • Jessie James “Dear John”
  • K’naan “Bang Bang”
  • Janelle Monae “Cold War”
  • Fantasia “I’m Doin’ Me”
  • Seal ‎”If I’m Any Closer”
  • Buckcherry “Dead”

Thanks to the healthy list of great nominations, we will again be having another special members’ picks this Friday – songs from the nominations list this week that we think deserve attention but weren’t in the contest – which you’ll see outlined on the blog and hear in the HitPredictor jukebox! Will your pick be one in the contest or one on Friday? The only way to find out is to listen!

Thanks again to all of the HitPredictor members who took the time to send in nominations this week! Please remember, if your nomination wasn’t picked this week, you can submit it again! You guys are a great source of new music for us and we love to know what YOU are listening to before it hits the airwaves!

Remember, it is your nominations that make this contest possible so keep it up by submitting nominations each and every week on our Facebook Fan Page or e-mailing them to me at maijaliisa [at] hitpredictor.com. The members whose nominations made it into the jukebox in this week’s contest will be rewarded with 25 bonus points on Thursday, those whose picks make it in on Friday will receive points at the end of the week.

Please note that points for the contest will not be awarded to your account until after 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14 for any entries.

Let me know if you have any questions – otherwise get busy rating music for the chance to earn bonus points and win even more!

Hear new music first – HP

Please note that late entries will NOT be accepted!