These are one hundred songs that stayed in my heavy rotation throughout 2013. In a year that saw personal advancements including eight weeks studying abroad in France and graduation from college, these songs soundtracked my year, each song appealing to me through instrumentation, lyrics, or just its overall mood. Read on for descriptions of each track, access the whole playlist on SoundCloud to listen, and judge away.
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After weeks of subtle hints that new music was on its way, Michael Bublé and his team at Warner Bros. Records released a trio of teaser videos over the past week that previewed the lead single from his upcoming sixth studio album. Though all three videos were short, the audio revealed happy thematic elements and upbeat, bouncy production closely resembling that of his hit released in 2009, “Haven’t Met You Yet.”
Now that all three video previews have been released, with the third being posted early Tuesday afternoon, Bublé is set to premiere his new single, “It’s A Beautiful Day,” which will be revealed on michaelbuble.com sometime later today (Wednesday). Continue reading “Getting a sneak peek at Michael Bublé’s “Beautiful Day””
Not only does Michael Bublé keep “Hollywood” at #1, he debuts a new song, “End Of May,” at #3, with The Script’s “For The First Time” sandwiched between. Lee DeWyze enters the top ten with debut post-Idol single “Sweet Serendipity,” as does The Script’s follow-up single, “Nothing.”
Michael Bublé moves into the top spot with “Hollywood,” pushing The Script’s “For The First Time” to #2. Meanwhile, Maroon 5 scores a whopping dozen debuts, led by “I Can’t Lie” at #3.
Michael Bublé trades places with Maroon 5 in the top three, but The Script continues to hold both off. Sara Bareilles scores a second top-five hit from Kaleidoscope Heart as “Uncharted” jumps 14-5, while the album’s title track is the highest of six debuts, all from Bareilles.
Michael Bublé scores a big #3 debut with new single “Hollywood,” while Sara Bareilles’s “King Of Anything” moves back up into the top five, also scoring the top debut at #14 with “Uncharted.”
Michael Bublé takes back the top, pushing Sara Bareilles’s “King Of Anything” back to #2. Train’s “If It’s Love” holds for a fourth week at #3, while Colbie Caillat and Kris Allen enter the top ten. Sheryl Crow matches last week’s top debut of #20 with “Summer Day.”