Four Feed Limmy playlists you will adore

I am obsessed with creating themed playlists on Spotify. I don’t go more than two days without some form of alcohol touching my lips and I don’t go more than two days without updating a playlist.

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So here are four of my favourite and, I suppose, well liked Spotify playlists.

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Adore Delano “Till Death Do Us Party”

RuPaul’s Drag Race star and former American Idol contestant, Adore Delano, sends haters scurrying for the hills with her killer pop debut: Till Death Do Us Party.

Adore Delano Till Death Do Us Party

For anyone who has ever had the mixed pleasure of hitting ‘play’ on a novelty single by a RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant, you know it can often be a cringeworthy experience. However, Adore – who is a legitimate singer of American Idol standards – stands wigs and shoulder pads above her peers.

Till Death Do Us Party is like a crazy kaleidoscopic view of young, gay America with indistinct flashes of glitter, sex, booze, laughter, ambition and loneliness.

It arrives like the fashionably late Ke$ha album we’ve been waiting for. Here the fierce drag superstar throws down plenty of bass candy for the speakers with an eager spread of club-ready EDM styles, bubbly pop melodies and filthy hip hop.

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Feed Limmy Top Songs of 2013: Miley Cyrus ‘Wrecking Ball’

“Don’t you ever say I just walked away, I will always want you.”

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This time last year, no one could have predicted that Miley Cyrus would become a pop culture phenomenon of 2013. Her movement, this deliberately hammed up new image and musical direction, has been nothing short of formidable.

Behind the hype, however, stands a towering song that justifies this young artist’s place in time. ‘Wrecking Ball’ exposed the world to a heartbroken and vulnerable Miley when all anyone could talk about was her rolled out tongue and twerking antics.

What’s brilliant about ‘Wrecking Ball’ is its heart-on-sleeve lyrics, which were delivered with great conviction. Sonically, Miley is traipsing to a whole new territory here. The song is uncomplicated in its approach. It doesn’t want to distract you with intriguing instrumentation or deeply poetic concepts – its sole mission is to maim your heart by the first chorus.

The sparsely layered track that allowed Miley’s impressive vocal performance to take centre stage. The tremble and cracks in her voice when she takes on the fluttering higher register, the balls-out belting in the chorus – these will be observed, cherished, and replicated in drunken Singstar nights long after she grows out the tongue ‘n’ twerk phase.

Chart Feed – 04.07.11

Beyonce‘s 4 opus debuts straight at #1 in the UK, selling 89, 211 copies first week copies. On day one, the record had already sold 32,000 copies – outselling the combined sales of Britain’s top three albums of the minute: Gaga‘s Born This Way, Adele‘s 21 and 19.

Needless to say Beyonce‘s history making Glastonbury performance last Monday had a lot to account for. There’s all sorts of excitement up in the British Beyhive with her previous solo albums Dangerously In Love and I Am Sasha… Fierce shooting back up to #38 and #45 respectively. Over on the singles chart, ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ debuts at #3 and future smash ‘End of Time’ enters at #62 while her classic ‘Irreplaceable’ re-enters at #33.

4 is also predicted to debut at #1 in the US Billboard Hot 200 on Wednesday with estimated first week copies of 300,000. The predicted figures are considerably lower than the first week sales set by previous records I Am… Sasha Fierce (482,000) and B’Day (541,000). Make of it what you will. On the US Dance/Club charts, ‘Run The World (Girls)’ ascends to #1 – making it Queen B’s 12th solo dance chart topper there. Other singles that have made it to the top include 2010’s ‘Why Don’t You Love Me?’ Beyonce‘s 4 debuts at #2 in Australia this week, where it also happens to be the highest selling new album in the country.

Watch Beyonce‘s delightful Year of 4 mini-doco where she takes us through candid footage of her finalising 4 and being the bossbitch when it comes to managing her own career now:

 

Jill Scott scores her first ever #1 album on Billboard Hot 200 with The Light of The Sun, selling a respectable 135,000 copies. The neo-soul/jazz artist has been releasing albums for over 10 years now and this is actually her biggest commercial success yet. Might have something to do with the fiercely independent artist’s new alliance with a major label. They sure came correct in giving this record a push.

LMFAO‘s Sorry For Party Rocking album debuts at #3 in Australia this week. Elsewhere on the singles chart, their collabo with Natalia Kills ‘Champagne Showers’ bullets to #14 while the album’s main dominating smash single ‘Party Rock Anthem’ is still perched at #2.

David Guetta‘s new single ‘Little Bad Girl’ featuring Taio Cruz and Ludacris debuts at #40 in Australia this week. The label is obviously doing their best to rush release the tracks the minute it leaks like they did with its predecessor ‘Where Them Girls At’, which mind you – only premiered its video last week. The forthcoming album Nothing But The Beat hits Aussie shores on 26 August, featuring collaborations with our indie poster girl Sia and diva extraordinaire Jennifer Hudson.

Watch David Guetta, Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj‘s party party rah-rah video for ‘Where Them Girls At’:

 

Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera‘s ‘Moves Like Jagger’ is the second most added song on Australian radios this week. Over in the States, it debuted at #2 on the digital charts with a healthy 203,000 downloads. The creative pairing and performance debut on the season finale of The Voice was a hit. Aggie has confirmed that she’ll be returning for season two so you can bet that she’ll have a new album to flog on the show by then. Elsewhere, inaugural winner of The Voice Javier Colon‘s debut single ‘Stitch by Stitch’ (produced by Darkchild) enters at #57 on the US R&B/Hip Hop charts. His cover of Coldplay‘s ‘Fix You’ debuts at #52 in the US Billboard Hot 100.

According to Billboard, digital track sales are showing no sign of slowing down. It’s absolutely the future and as labels continue to make downloads more readily available. As of the 29 June, the year to date track sales were at 635.35 million – up 10% compared to the same total at this point last year, which was 575.96 million.

Christina Perri‘s ‘Jar of Hearts’ has gone #3 in Australia thanks to some positive radio support. Elsewhere, Miley CyrusCan’t Be Tamed album shoots up for the second consecutive week thanks to the tour. It’s now sitting at #18 on our ARIA charts.

Wynter Gordon‘s With The Music I Die is showing a bit of staying power in its second week, dipping only slightly from #25 to #26. Over on the singles chart, ‘Til Death’ ascends to its previous peak of #16. My gurl had just released the six-track EP over in the States where it climbed as high as #5 on the American iTunes charts in the first 48 hours. Let’s see what happens when the Billboard charts come in on Wednesday. ‘Til Death’ had soared to #14 on the US Dance/Club charts after only four weeks.

Britney‘s ‘I Wanna Go’ debuts at #33 in Australia this week. Have you guys clocked the handful of official UK remixes her label had uploaded? Check it out here. She will reportedly drop a new remix album soon to accompany the release of her tenth signature fragrance ‘Cosmic Radiance’. It’s all expected to unfold next month.

Sneaky Sound System‘s ‘We Love’ moves to a new peak of #32. The duo are currently on a national tour to give y’all a taste of the forthcoming album so expect for this single to keep rising on the charts. The new album From Here to Anywhere will drop on 26 August.

Coldplay‘s ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’ cops a Glastonbury-fuelled surge back up the charts as it travels from #42 to #10 in the UK this week. The band’s headlining gig also saw old singles returning to the Top 75 – check ‘In My Place’ (#40), ‘Fix You’ (#47), ‘Viva La Vida’ (#51), ‘Yellow’ (#59) and ‘The Scientist’ (#68). Gawd, they’ve had some good hits, haven’t they?

Check out the vibrant music video for the brand new single ‘Every Teardrop is a Waterfall’:

 

Janelle Monae‘s incredible The ArchAndroid cracks the UK charts at #67 this week. I guess for a lot of folks over there, she was the big breakout revelation at Glastonbury – that energy and charisma is stuff of legendary proportions. It’s a shame she never came to Australia.

Pitbull‘s Planet Pit debuts in the US Billboard Hot 200 at #7, pulling 55,000 first week copies to become his second US Top 10 album.

Nicole Scherzinger‘s ‘Right There’ continues to grow in the US where it has reached a new peak of #62 on the Billboard Hot 100. In Australia, the single was just serviced to radios this week with the revamped US version of the album slated to hit shelves on 12 August. I’m surprised the new songs haven’t leaked yet.

Selena Gomez & The Scene‘s extremely likeable ‘Love You Like A Love Song’ debuts at #47 on the US digital charts and #72 on the Billboard Hot 100. The previous single ‘Who Says’ moves up to #5 on the dance charts. I seriously think that out of all your Disney-spawned popstars, Selena Godmez is my fave. That vocal tone of hers is so incredibly sexy and the songs are utter guilty pleasure. It’s a shame she doesn’t get much of a push in Australia.

Afrojack and Eva Simons’ ‘Take Over Control’ may have been a smash for us here in Australia earlier this year but folks in America are only getting into now as they approach summer. Kinda like the belated discovery of Martin Solveig‘s ‘Hello’, ‘Take Over Control’ is now gradually climbing up the Billboard Hot 100 – reaching #89.

Chart snack: one of my biggest K-pop obsessions 2NE1 sees their ferocious new single ‘I Am The Best’ debut at #4 on the South Korean Gaon Charts. Elsewhere, the repackaged version of f(x)‘s Hot Summer [Editor’s note: yes, kids – it’s a Korean cover of Monrose and our dancing queen Rhys‘ smash] rises to #2.

Check out the video for 2NE1‘s ‘I Am The Best’ and see why there’s no doubt that K-pop is running the world:

 

Oh my gawd.

Headlines – 09.10.10

Making headlines in pop this week…

Kelly Rowland confirms her long-awaited album will drop next month for the international market. According to Auspop, the as-yet-untitled LP will drop in Australia 26 November and 29 November in the UK. Queen is positively freaking out now. The new Guetta-crafted single ‘Forever And A Day’ has been added to Aussie radio but I’m still somewhat bitter about ‘Commander’ getting slept on here. Ms Kelly hinted that the international market will get a more “dance”-inclined tracklisting and US, an urban flavoured one early next year.

Right. Let’s hear your thoughts on Ms Kelly‘s freshly shorn crop because that thing is seriously giving me all types of Real Housewives of Atlanta fever.

Ke$ha is fittingly re-releasing her Animal album as Cannibal next month. The pop rookie’s been quite the success story in the last year with four hit singles but she’s almost doing a Fame Monster-esque repackage with anywhere between five to eight new tracks. The Prophet reports that the feisty glitter monger has locked in tracks with Dr Luke, Benny Blanco and DJ Ammo (see: producers behind this album’s hits), and also with a new collaborators: Bangladesh (see: Beyonce‘s ‘Diva’). Please let this be a revelation because I’m beyond bored of her brand of crunk pop.

Check out an alternate version of Ke$ha‘s ‘Take It Off’ video co-starring Jeffree Star and a camp-as-fuck entourage. Neons, face paint and Tron-inspired superpowers – who needs the original version now?

Usher has announced that he’s recording with Lady Gaga. At this stage, nobody knows if it’s going on Gaga or Urshurrr’s album. The man has been arse-flapping about how working with Mother Monster “would be like making art”. I mean, please. Do you think Usher can handle Gaga mega art? Watch as she discreetly slips him one of her old R&B demos she did with Rob Fusari.


The Script said they missed the deadline for Leona Lewis’s last album. The Irish rockers said they submitted a track for Leona to record but she had already wrapped up the Echo project. Having said that, Script bass player Mark Sheehan said Leona’s label loved it but deemed the track a little “too dark for her”. But moving onto her next album, the pristine chanteuse has confirmed that she has once again teamed with Ryan Tedder (who wrote her mega hits ‘Happy’ and ‘Bleeding Love’), and a new single will be out early next year. A DVD of Leona‘s grand first concert – The Labyrinth Tour – is expected to drop next month in the UK.

Designers, are you ready for this week’s challenge? Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine, obviously) is looking for fashion designers to design a stage outfit for her performance in New York next month. The quirky singer has teamed up with Luckymag.com and Talenthouse.com for this special design challenge. Check here for entry details.

Kate Ceberano is letting out a Christmas album next month. Now before you cynics sink your claws in, Kate is not spending your Christmas dollar. Every cent of the proceeds from her imaginatively titled Merry Christmas LP goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Ms Ceberano certainly isn’t relying on this to make up the rent money. She makes her bed with all the cash she rakes in from end-of-year work Christmas party appearances (true story: she played at ours last year). Merry Christmas features sparkly-tinselled duets with Ronan Keating, David Campbell and Mark Vincent, and is produced by Chong Lim (local Dancing with The Stars music director).

Toni Braxton needs to fire her financial planner. No, wait. She can’t even afford one now because bitch is broke bankrupt again for the second time in twelve years. TMZ reported that Ms Toni has accrued a Roc-A-Fella shattering $10-$50 million debt and because sales for her Pulse album were so stratospheric, you know she’s going to be just fine. I genuinely feel for Toni because we know she’s got a heart condition and a child with special needs, which might explain the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre debt listed, but who forced her to splurge on Tiffany’s and the Four Seasons Hotels?

Miley Cyrus has released the video for her second international single: dance ballad ‘Who Owns My Heart’. Is it wrong that I like this song? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in love with it – just embarrassingly in ‘like’ with it.

Meanwhile, the Americans will get her cover of Poison’s 80s power ballad ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’, which was a hit years before she was even conceived.

This is not news for you guys any more but how fucking awesome is Pink’s cover art for her Greatest Hits… So Far!!! and single ‘Raise Your Glass’? I was never sold on the Funhouse circus theme or I’m Not Dead’s Americana rock motif. Designers, thank you for bringing the electrifying slick and shine on.

Fancy a cool hip hop/dubstep mash up? Check out Ultra Magnus (aka Greg Stoner)’s wicked mix here – featuring an eclectic blend of Notorious B.I.G., Beastie Boys, M.I.A., Daft Punk, CSS, Prince and more.

It’s Going To Been KILLA! by Ultra Magnus

Chart Feed – 14.09.10

Before you proceed, stop and go take a look at yourself in the mirror. Child, that’s what yo’ scrawny ass looks like when your Monday Chart Feed arrives a day late. Apologies – it was my birthday and the energy company decided they’d honour it as a night of rest by shutting down the power in my area.

Nelly is back and his new single ‘Just A Dream’ debuts at #24 in Australia this week. The Jim Jonsin-produced track is the lead single from his upcoming Nelly 5.0 album and don’t call it a comeback because it’s only been two years since his last Top 30 hit here – ‘Party People’ with Fergie.

Local lass Zoe Badwi has finally crossed over to the mainstream Top 50. Her latest solo single ‘Freefallin’ has been scorching up the dance charts for close to a month now but has only debuted at#36 on the main charts this week. Zoe may be a Melbourne dance scene queen these days but lest we forget – she was once part of the Aussie pop trio Sirens, the warblers behind Sara Marie‘s ‘I’m So Excited (The Bum Dance Song)’. Bless.

The Wombats‘ new single ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’ enter at #35 here this week. The indie rockers are reportedly going for a more “produced” sound for their second album but fans will have to wait ’til November to hear the goodies.

Alexandra Burke is back on top, baby! Her robo-reggae single ‘Start Without You’ debuted straight at #1 in the UK this week, making it her third chart topper there. It’s just the kind of mascara-running moment of validation Alex needed after her last two singles – ‘Broken Heels’ and ‘All Night Long’ – failed to sustain.

Brandon Flowers‘ debut solo album Flamingo enters at #1 in the UK and #5 in Australia, selling over 5000 copies here in its first week. Fingers crossed, our spunky Killers frontman will also achieve the same chart results in the States, where the album drops today. Flamingo was the second most downloaded album in Australia last week.

McFly‘s wild new single ‘Party Girl’ debuts at #6 in the UK this week. Yes, the boys have our attention now after posing nude for Attitude magazine a few months ago. Their forthcoming album Above The Noise – which will hopefully feature cuts written with Taio Cruz and super producer Dallas Austin – is due 15 November.

Alesha Dixon‘s mind-numbing ‘Drummer Boy’ debuts at #15 in the UK. Keep an eye out for remixes by Benny Benassi and Aussie dance sensation, Yolanda Be Cool, on the digital EP. For real, can anyone salvage this mess?

The Saturdays just keep hustling. Their solid new single ‘Higher’ (the original mix, not the soon-to-be-revealed Flo Rida remix) has shot from #167 to #62 in the UK this week. The video, which was filmed in L.A. two weeks ago, reportedly sees them rocking an NYC backdrop. In other words, their desperation for an American crossover was kept pretty understated.

Beyonce‘s ‘Why Don’t You Love Me’ leaps 20 places up to #51 in the UK this week. What kind of promo undercurrent has inspired this? Because the Brits should only have eyes for the other two children of Destiny right now: Michelle (check Strictly Come Dancing) and Kelly (check the Guetta-crafted singles ‘Commander’ and ‘Forever And A Day’).

The Xx sees their self-titled album leap to #3 in the UK after scoring the coveted Mercury Prize last week. This’ll probably encourage the English pop rockers to re-release a few more singles. Tracks like ‘Crystalised’ and ‘Islands’ have both been granted a second wind.

HurtsHappiness album debuts at #4 in the UK this week, proving that there’s justice on the pop charts. There is no date set for an Australian release just yet but if it’s any consolation, their ace single ‘Wonderful Lie’ was our iTunes Single of The Week two weeks ago. Meanwhile, an album track ‘Illuminated’ has charted at #68 in the UK this week.

Katy Perry‘s ‘Teenage Dream’ single has gone #1 in the US this week, making this her second consecutive American chart topper this year. Kitty‘s onto a mighty good run now and I can’t see this slowing down with her next song ‘Firework’. Prepare for an all-hands-in-the-air affair when the remixes hit clubs. The single is slated for an October release with the video due later this month.

Hark! 70s rockers Heart has reformed and they’re peddling a new album. Wait a minute, they’ve released five albums in my lifetime? Well, it’s time we stop referring to these old timers in the past tense because their latest album, Red Velvet Car, debuted at #10 in America this week, making it their first Top 10 hit in 20 years.

Everyone please be upstanding with your best golf claps as the last ever Hannah Montana record exits the US Top 200. The Hannah Montana movie soundtrack is literally clinging onto the bottom of the chart now while Miley‘s own pop album Can’t Be Tamed sits at #63 after three months of invading shelf space.

Feed Limmy’s Top 20 Most Played:
#1 Nadine Coyle – Insatiable*
#2 Willow Smith – Whip My Hair*
#3 Girls Aloud – Memory of You
#4 Shakira – Loca (feat. Dizzee Rascal)
#5 davidlim – Get Crazy
#6 davidlim – Running Away
#7 Savage Skulls feat. Robyn – Bad Gal*
#8 Kylie Minogue – Like A Drug
#9 Frankie Finch – I’m Such A Problem
#10 Little Boots – Remedy
#11 Sugababes – Thank You For The Heartbreak
#12 davidlim – #1
#13 Christina Aguilera – Not Myself Tonight
#14 Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Not Giving Up On Love (Acoustic)
#15 Armin Van Buuren vs Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Not Giving Up On Love
#16 Kelly Rowland – Commander
#17 Rachel Stevens – Nothing Good About This Goodbye
#18 Girls Aloud – Sexy! No No No…
#19 Little Jackie – 28 Butts
#20 Asher Roth – His Dream
* = Added to playlist this week.

Chart Feed – 05.07.10

The brilliant new Scissor Sisters‘ album Night Work enters the Australian chart at #10 this week. Never mind if local radio is side-stepping around ‘Fire With Fire’, watch the album take off when they start touring. Night Work debuts at #2 in the UK this week.

Miley Cyrus Can’t Be Tamed album debuts at #4 here this week behind new releases from Parkway Drive (Deep Blue #2) and The Cat Empire (Cinema #3).

Robyn‘s Body Talk Pt. 1 drops to #27 on our digital albums chart. Kudos to all the downloaders because unlike them, I shelled out $17 for a physical copy that resembles that of a burnt CD package.

Local radio’s love for Charice‘s ‘Pyramid’ has resulted in the track’s decent chart debut at #77 here this week. Elsewhere The Killers‘ frontman Brandon Flowers sees his first solo single ‘Crossfire’ enter at #62.

Kelly Rowland‘s ‘Commander’ has edged into the UK Top 10 this week, rising to #9. She just dropped her second single ‘Rose Coloured Glasses’ over in the States. If there’s any justice, that’ll do what ‘Commander’ couldn’t do and cross over to the main Billboard chart. ‘Commander’ is currently #1 on the US Dance/Club chart.

Kelis‘ ‘4th of July (Fireworks)’ has risen to #82 in the UK this week. Her mind-blowing electro pop album Flesh Tone hits stores this Friday in Australia. New releases this month from Kylie, Scissor Sisters – and now Mama Kelis – is sending me broke.

Eminem‘s Recovery album is reigining supreme on top of the US, UK and Australian charts this week. Elsewhere, our gurl Sia‘s We Are Born has debuted at #37 in the States finishing ahead of Macy Gray‘s new release The Sellout at #38.

Maroon 5‘s ‘Misery’ has entered the US Billboard chart at #44. I still can’t believe Robert “Mutt” Lange, the man behind Shania Twain‘s hit career and The Corrs‘ frivolous In Blue album is responsible for this. You just can’t go wrong, can you?

Sara Bareilles‘ new one ‘King of Anything’ debuts at #59 in the US this week. Her last album Little Voice has been on my “to re-discover” pile for months but knowing my general nonchalance towards anything Sara Bareilles, the new album will probably drop before I get around to it. The new LP, Kaleidoscope Heart, is due 7 September.

Feed Limmy’s Top 20 Most Played

#1 Kylie Minogue – Mighty Rivers*
#2 Kelly Rowland – Rose Colored Glasses
#3 Will Young – Leave Right Now
#4 Sia – Bring Night
#5 Sia – Be Good To Me
#6 Robyn – Cry When You Get Older
#7 Kylie Minogue – Heartstrings*
#8 Sia – Hurting Me Now
#9 Charice – In Love So Deep
#10 Kylie Minogue – All The Lovers
#11 Kylie Minogue – Cupid Boy*
#12 Sia – Stop Trying
#13 Kylie Minogue – Closer*
#14 Wynter Gordon – Lady
#15 25 For Haiti – We Are The World
#16 Girlicious – Maniac
#17 Sia – Clap Your Hands
#18 Kylie Minogue – Aphrodite*
#19 Kylie Minogue – Everything Is Beautiful*
#20 Scissor Sisters – Nightwork
* = Added to playlist this week.