Rolling Stone says about “Moves Like Jagger” by Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and featuring pop singer Christina Aguilera, “the two singers have a terrific chemistry, with Levine’s chill vibe acting as the perfect counterbalance to the diva’s fiery intensity.” Last week it was a Hot AC HitPredictor and now it’s a HitPredictor at Mainstream Top 40 as well.
To direct the video for “I Wanna Go,” Britney Spears picked Ke$ha video director Chris Marrs Piliero, who makes off-kilter pop culture references and pokes fun at the idea of the sexy pop star. There’s a number of Spears-related references, as Britney runs from the paparazzi accompanied by Half Baked star Guillermo Diaz. The video portrays Spears living life on her own terms, wearing a polka dot bikini top and a miniskirt displaying the sass and charm fans fell in love with a decade ago. The song is this week’s sole Rhythmic HitPredictor.
In the past year, singer Miguel got some lessons in showmanship from the best in the business. Last Fall he began making noise on the road, when he opened up for Mary J. Blige’s Music Saved My Life Tour. From there, he jumped onboard Usher’s OMG Tour in December where he had to learn how to connect to the crowd in larger venues. DJ Drama’s soon to be released album, Gangsta Grillz: The Album (Vol. 3) reunites him with Don Cannon, after the two had gone their separate ways for a few years following a lot of fighting and arguing as business partners. This week Miguels “Quickie” and DJ Drama’s new single “Oh My” are both Urban HitPredictors.
“Nothing,” the second song off The Script’s second album, Science & Faith is this week’s Hot AC HitPredictor. It’s a tune that lead singer Danny O’Donoghue laughingly describes as “a song dedicated to his “drinking problem,” and it’s about trying to piece together a wild night when you wake up the next morning.
A few weeks ago it was a little difficult for Taylor Swift to Speak Now (her latest album) as the singer had to cancel several dates on her summer tour after coming down with bronchitis. Luckily she was back on the road in Montreal Thursday. The 3rd single from her new album is “The Story Of Us” and it’s a Mainstream AC HitPredictor this week along with “Save Me, San Francisco,” the title track from Train’s fourth album.
The guys of Rascal Flatts are nominated to be a part of CMT’s What’s Your 20? 20 Greatest Men, 20 Years special featuring big hits, innovative music videos, rocking concert footage & exclusive interviews with the artists themselves, their contemporaries and music critics and journalists. The show will spotlight the twenty greatest groundbreaking, influential & revolutionary male artists of the last twenty years in this fan-voted countdown. This week their latest hit “Easy” featuring Natasha Bedingfield is a Country HitPredictor.
Pretoria, South Africa’s favorite post-grunge/alternative metal band Seether released their fifth studio album, Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray in May, and the band’s drummer, John Humphrey describes it as “very strong, melodic, and heavy at times.” The 2nd single from that album is “Tonight” and it’s an Active Rock HitPredictor this week.
What do y’all think of the HitPredictors this week?!