Top 10 Party Anthems for Summer 2010
Mon, 14 Jun 2010 10:38:59
From The Beach Boys and their “Good Vibrations” to DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Price’s “Summertime,” those months between May and September have always carried a soundtrack of their very own. Whether you spend these lazy and/or crazy days of summer eyeballing tanlines at the beach, blazing up a backyard BBQ, rollin’ down the street smokin’ indo, sippin’ on gin and juice or just camped out on the couch with the AC shooting up your shorts; you gotta have some tunes ringing in your ears. So you don’t have to waste your precious party time hunting down the hottest new tunes to drag along with you this summer, ARTISTdirect.com has got your hook up with ten of this summer’s top party anthems.
Miley Cyrus “Can’t Be Tamed” – Last summer, Disney’s pop princess turned teen diva threw herself a “Party In The USA,” but now she “Can’t Be Tamed.” The transition from Hannah Montana to Britney Spears: The Sequel is complete as young Ms. Cyrus spreads her wings and breaks out of her cage (literally, if you watch the more-than-mildly risqué music video). If the child star is looking to put her wonder years behind her, she sure took a huge step with this one. This Spears-esque tune should be good for a few cheap thrills on the dance floor.
Lady Gaga – “Alejandro” – Like every other Lady Gaga tune that’s spun across the airwaves, “Alejandro” has been beaten into our brains like “The Alphabet Song” was in kindergarten. Deservedly so as the reigning Queen of Pop has earned her title by penning tunes that even a night of heavy drinking won’t make you forget. While not exactly a new release for the summer, I don’t envision the song going away anytime soon. This Latin-flavored, disco-inspired single is sultry enough to make sure this summer is hotter than hell.
Lil’ Jon (featuring R. Kelly & Mario) – “Ms. Chocolate” – WHAT? Lil’ Jon. WHAT? Lil’ Jon! OKAY! The summer just got a bit more slammin’ with this rapper/producer’s long-awaited solo album, Crunk Rock, finally hitting the shelves. Only someone as unhinged as Lil Jon can kick the summer off so sweet as he hooks up with R. Kelly and Mario to play tribute to his favorite (ahem) ‘flavor.’ My only question is, does Ms. Chocolate melt in your mouth or your hands?
3OH!3 – “House Party” – Boulder, Colorado’s favorite (and funniest) crunkcore duo, 3OH!3 is back with more pulse-pounding hilarity on Street Of Gold. Who better to party with this summer than a band that feigned dry-humping a rhino in last year’s video for “Don’t Trust Me?” Sure to be a hit with the faction of college kids lucky enough to not spend their time off back with mom and dad, “House Party” insists that you ‘Fuck tha club!’ and keep the party at home. And why not? The booze is cheaper and you can puke in your own yard. Play this one loud and piss off the neighbors.
Robyn – “Dancing On My Own” – Swedish pop sensation, Robyn breaks through international barriers again with the first of three Body Talk albums. While the opening track “Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do” could be an anthem of summer rebellion unto itself, the infectious and dance-inducing “Dancing On My Own” is tailor made for long drives with the top down, gal-pal sing-a-longs or for anyone looking for a good excuse to get their ass out on the floor. Is it just me or does she look like a shorter, less scary Brigitte Nielsen? Join Robyn as she brings her party to the States this summer for a US tour this July.
Plies – “She Got It Made” – By the time Florida-based rapper and Big Gates Records owner, Plies drops his new album, Goon Affiliated, this week, “She Got It Made” will have already been hitting iPods and airwaves across the country. Like Rupert Holmes did decades ago with “Escape” (otherwise known as “The Pina Colada Song, which Plies borrows heavily from here), the rapper lays down some perfectly smooth melodies for a full day of drinking in the summer sun.
Katy Perry (featuring Snoop Dogg) “California Gurls” – We all stood at attention, so to speak, when Katy Perry kissed a girl, but now the Nashville-cum-Hollywood sensation who has collaborated with the likes of Timbaland and 3OH!3 is laying down with dogs as her and legendary rapper, Snoop Dogg strike gold with “California Gurls.” Aside from the song itself, the image of the newly blue-haired Perry scantily clad in a jewel-encrusted bikini is enough to make yours truly head for the beach.
Tech N9ne – “O.G.” – Nothing says summer like a BBQ. No place on Earth does BBQ like Kansas City and nobody knows Kansas City like her native son, Tech N9ne. At first glance, the lead single from Tech’s upcoming The Gates Mixed Plate might sound like a nod to Iced-T, but it’s actually a homage to KC BBQ guru/founder of the world famous Gates BBQ, Ollie Gates. Sounds like Tech has himself a serious case of the munchies. Know what I’m sizzlin’?
Enrique Iglesias (featuring Pitbull & Lionel Ritchie) – “I Like It” – If anyone knows how to party, it’s the cast from Jersey Shore. America’s most loved brats bring their antics to an alternate version of this Enrique Iglesias hit video this summer for one hell of a rager. All the primping and preening the world can’t prepare for a situation like the one when ‘The Situation’ and ‘Snookie’ bust loose to the tune of this steamy single. The sample of Lionel Ritchie’s “All Night Long (All Night)” makes this one a necessity for anyone’s playlist. Fist pump!
Christina Aguilera – “Woohoo” – Baby, it’s been too, too long, but you’re back and goddamn you look better than ever. It’s been four years since the talented Christina Aguilera dropped an album in the US, but Bionic is smoking enough to make up for the wait. The record’s second single, “Woohoo” is as sexy as the singer herself and promises to be one of the most played tunes of the season. True to form, Aguilera is bound to make more people sweat than the mid-day heat. Damn right, “Woohoo.”