Song of the Day #4,704: ‘Levitating (Remix)’ – Dua Lipa feat. DaBaby

Dua Lipa sits at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a remix of ‘Levitating’ featuring DaBaby. This is another case of an artist tweaking a song to squeeze out some additional time on the charts.

The original version of ‘Levitating,’ however, didn’t make it to the U.S. chart, though it did land on charts in several other countries. It took the DaBaby remix to get this one on the Hot 100, where it has spent 30 weeks, peaking right here at #5.

Continue reading

Song of the Day #4,333: ‘Levitating’ – Dua Lipa

With the exception of an album I will get to next week, my go-to jam during the coronavirus crisis has been Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia.

The London-born, Albanian singer-songwriter dropped this album three years after her self-titled debut, one of my favorite albums of 2017, and she managed to top herself. Lipa was forced to release the record a week early after an internet leak, but the timing turned out just right. It turns out a throwback disco album with a modern twist is just what the epidemiologist ordered during a worldwide quarantine.

Continue reading

Song of the Day #4,249: ‘Don’t Start Now’ – Dua Lipa

Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber are hanging in Billboard’s Top Ten with their collaboration ‘10,000 Hours‘ at the #8 spot.

At #9 is the welcome return of Dua Lipa with her new single ‘Don’t Start Now.’ Her sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, is due out on April 3. I was a huge fan of Lipa’s debut and, if this song is any indication, the new record should be a worthy follow-up.

Continue reading

Song of the Day #3,868: ‘Swan Song’ – Dua Lipa

I asked my 16-year-old daughter if she’d heard the new Dua Lipa song and she said “yeah” with a shrug, then followed up with “she’s not really relevant anymore.”

It seems like less than a year ago that Lipa was the hottest thing going — an insanely beautiful woman with next-level vocal chops and a stellar debut album under her belt. She had superstar written all over.

Continue reading

Song of the Day #3,723: ‘Electricity’ – Silk City and Dua Lipa

Since I last wrote about Dua Lipa in April, I feel like she’s been everywhere. That’s probably because I follow her on Instagram and the Albanian pop star is very active on that platform.

Lipa has been riding high on the success of her self-titled debut album, which has sent five singles up the charts (particularly in England, her birthplace), and maintaining an exhausting tour schedule. She also must be working out a whole lot, based on the amazing shape she’s in in the aforementioned Instagram photos.

Continue reading