Monday Music Madness: “Turn Around (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)” – Flo Rida & “We R Who We R” – Ke$ha

18 Oct

Turn Around (5,4,3,2,1) – Flo Rida

I’m pretty sure all Flo Rida does is make club bangers now – and that’s not a bad thing. Club Can’t Handle Me is still blowing up the charts, radio stations, bars, and clubs and it seems like his next song is going to do the same thing. “Turn Around (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)” samples one of the greatest 80’s songs ever, Day Bow Bow Oh Yeah by Yello, and it samples it well. In true Flo Rida fashion, this song is upbeat with a simple hook and fast paced lyrics about dancing, money, and the like. But what else do you expect out of this artist? So get ready to dance your pants off to “Turn Around (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)”:

Like this song? Be sure to be on the lookout for his new album, Only 1 Flo (Pt. 1) dropping November 30th.

Keep reading for more songs!

We R Who We R – Ke$ha

After the initial high after TiK ToK , it looks like everyone jumped off the Ke$ha after her other two songs hit the charts. Well, here she is again with a new song, but this time, it’s from her new album. No, nothing’s changed in her musical formula. It’s still sing-talking with singing sprinkled throughout it, it’s still synth-pop based, and it’s still designed for the radio and the clubs. I’m not saying this song is revolutionary, it’s far from that, but it’s definitely going to be a hit in regards to the current fad in music. So check out “We R Who We R”:

Like this song? Ke$ha’s new album, Cannibal, drops November 22.


No Hands (feat. Roscoe Dash & Wale) – Waka Flocka Flame

I’m a little late to the party on this one. I heard this song a while back but paid no attention to it. Little did I know that it would get stuck in my head and I would randomly be humming it throughout the day. “No Hands” by Waka Flocka Flame has already been making its rounds on the radio, but just in case you haven’t heard it yet, it’s obnoxiously pretty catchy. It also features one of the greatest lyric ever: “Rain rain go away, that’s what all my haters say.” Amazing. So sip moscato and throw your money while you listen to “No Hands”:

Thank you Jaclyn Y. for helping me re-discover this song and realize how awesome it is.

Like this song? Check out Waka Flock Flame’s album, Flockavelli, out now.

Poison – Nicole Scherzinger

Hey remember when Nicole Scherzinger was relevant? (*whispers* You probably should’ve stayed with the Pussycat Dolls instead of breaking them apart. You had awesome songs like this. Remember? You done goof’d girl) After numerous attempts to get on the charts as a solo album, the Judas of the Pussycat Dolls is back for attempt number 5 (I think). “Poison,” produced by RedOne is an obvious dance track. Guess she’s going to play the dance angle instead of the pop angle this time ’round. Honestly, the only place I think this song will find success is at clubs. This song isn’t supposed to be out until November 29th,  so check out “Poison” far in advance and decide for yourself whether or not this song will be a hit:

Like this song? Be on the lookout for her album, which is still in the works, dropping sometime next year.


7 Responses to “Monday Music Madness: “Turn Around (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)” – Flo Rida & “We R Who We R” – Ke$ha”

  1. Ghudson October 18, 2010 at 10:57 pm #

    You should be thanking me for the No Hands song – – I sent that to you like a month and a half ago!

  2. mervdiddy October 19, 2010 at 9:37 am #

    As an unapologetic fan of synthpop, I’m not sure that I would characterize the musical underpinnings of Kesha (can we drop the dollar sign now?) as such. Tik Tok and this new song are characterized by the high-pitched abrasive lead synth more than anything else. Synthpop generally relies heavily on a Moog, but as a soaring orchestral replacement more than anything else. And the four-to-the-floor beat is usually a simple arpeggiated drum machine. As a result, synthpop usually blends the melancholy with the sugar-sweet. An example of prominent early synthpop is New Order:

    This is to say that contemporary synthpop is carried on by such flag-bearers as Hotchip, LCD Soundsystem, and Gorillaz moreso than those supersaw leads on Kesha or David Guetta tracks:

    So where is Kesha rooted musically? I’d argue to the hi-NRG trance movement of the late 90s and early 2000s moreso than synthpop:

    There are elements of more traditional house as well – in fact, you can kind of trace the progression from progressive house to a more electro-infused version. Take Slam’s “This World” as an example – drop the arpeggiation in the synth, and this could be a contemporary pop song:

    Add a dash of electroclash:

    And soon you have the soaring abrasive lead of a modern hi-NRG pop song:

    By 2007, the fusion of progressive electro, hi-NRG, and electroclash had created the same pop formula now backing Kesha.

  3. mervdiddy October 19, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    Also, this is from 2007, and what is it if not a first run at producing a Kesha song?

  4. EB October 20, 2010 at 12:40 am #

    Umm do you have any more photos of Nicole Scherzinger?

  5. Cass April 27, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    i would like to hear crazy beautiful life by Ke$ha also blow by Ke$ha.


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