Song of the Day #2,275: ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’ – Jeremih Featuring YG

jeremihIn Billboard’s seventh spot this week is Jeremih with ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em,’ a song as stupid as the spelling of his first name.

The girl power wave that put women in the top six Billboard spots hits a wall with this lazy R&B jam that celebrates women as mindless sex objects.

Songs like this make me sympathize with Tipper Gore and Bill O’Reilly. Does Tipper Gore still care about offensive song lyrics?

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Song of the Day #2,274: ‘Habits (Stay High)’ – Tove Lo

tove_loIt’s time for another installment of “What the Kids are Listening To These Days,” wherein I feature ten current hits on Billboard’s Hot 100.

With summer over and new hits slow to materialize, I’m going to have to dig pretty deep into the list to come up with ten songs I haven’t already featured on the blog.

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Song of the Day #2,273: ‘Magic Marker’ – Monsters of Folk

monstersoffolkIt’s been five years since the “supergroup” Monsters of Folk released their self-titled debut album. I don’t know if Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, Jim James and M. Ward have plans to ever record together again but I sure hope so.

I fall in love with this album all over again every time I hear it. The blend of voices and perspectives is spot-on, elevating the material above most of what I’ve heard from these guys doing their day jobs.

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Song of the Day #2,272: ‘Hard Staying Sober’ – Miranda Lambert

miranda_lambert_platinumIn a cute, and probably predictable, turn of events, my 8-year-old daughter Fiona has become a bigger Miranda Lambert fan than I am.

She insists on hearing “her favorite singer” every morning on the way to school and goes to bed each night with Lambert’s latest album, Platinum, playing on her nightstand.

She even has a grand plan to get on The Voice and choose Blake Shelton as her coach during the blind auditions so that she can go to his house and meet his wife. After which she’d quit the show.

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Song of the Day #2,271: ‘Why Try To Change Me Now?’ – Fiona Apple

fiona1I originally planned to post a new Fiona Apple song today called ‘Container,’ which plays over the opening credits of Showtime’s The Affair. But when I found the clip on YouTube, it didn’t have any sound.

That happens occasionally, when a publishing company doesn’t want a track on the web… rather than pull the clip down they just strip it of its audio, so you’re left with a silent movie — and a ghost of the song that once played over it.

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Song of the Day #2,270: ‘Flawless (Remix)’ – Beyoncé feat. Nicki Minaj

beyonce_minajBeyoncé’s surprise self-titled album came out nearly a year ago, but it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

This week, Queen Bey released a video of her Paris performance of album track ‘Flawless’ with rapper Nicki Minaj.

The remix itself was released in August, but given that every song on the album has an accompanying video, it’s only fitting that this one should, too.

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