Aug 10, 2013

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell


Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Surges On Charts Thanks to a NSFW Kickstart




What began as a single with little label promotion has turned into Robin Thicke’s biggest Hot 100 hit to date. “Blurred Lines,” Thicke’s now Internet famous (and increasingly famous famous) single soared 54-12 on the June 1 chart, its fifth on the tally. This week, it rises to No. 11. "We didn’t even have a radio plan,” Thicke’s manager Jordan Feldstein says, recalling the R&B/pop hybrid’s humble beginnings. “We just had a song we loved. We half-heartedly tried to tie it to the finale to the ‘Real House Husbands of Hollywood,’ which (Thicke) was on at the time, but they didn’t really care, either. We went out and made a video without the label. Without anyone, we raised the financing and made a great video." The infamously not-safe-for-work clip, which features Thicke (along with collaborators T.I. and Pharrell Williams) frolicking with three topless women, was quickly banned on YouTube. But the controversy gained “Blurred Lines” some much-needed traction, and by the time the promotional cycle began in late April, it was on the fast track. Its triumphant fifth week on the Hot 100 was the early breakthrough. Robin Thicke Talks 'Happier' New Album, Calls 'Blurred Lines' Video 'Semi-Existential' “I think that moment was triggered with ‘The Voice,’” Interscope Geffen A&M vice chairman Steve Berman says, referencing Thicke’s May 14 performance on the show. “And we're very fortunate to have an incredible ad campaign where Beats Electronics and Radio Shack ran a campaign that mimicked the video… They put an incredible media campaign behind the spot. That in conjunction with the performances really ignited it.” Thicke also appeared on the May 16 episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” giving the track network TV exposure in both prime-time and daytime formats. “We have 26 markets where the song went No. 1 on iTunes. It has moved like wildfire around the world,” Berman says. The single was the biggest digital gainer on the June 1 Hot Digital Songs chart, jumping 23-2.. “Radio is really starting to play catch up to what’s going on online and now on iTunes,” Feldstein says. Also in the June 1 issue, “Blurred Lines” debuted in the Radio Songs tally at No. 74. Mainstream top 40 KMVQ San Francisco was its biggest supporter, with 97 spins during May 15-21’s tracking period, almost 20 spins more than the next station. For Thicke’s core fan base, a new single with a more familiar R&B vibe, “For the Rest of My Life,” is being serviced to Urban AC radio next week. According to Feldstein, a late July release date is being considered for Thicke’s forthcoming LP which will appropriately carry the same title as its breakout hit. 

Aug 6, 2013

Hardwell Live @ Tomorrowland 2013


Hardwell played yet another inimitable set that took a frenzied Tomorrowland audience on a ride of a lifetime, and it is now available for viewing exclusively on his YouTube channel. Opening his performance with his new record, "Jumper" with W&W, due out on August 5th, he immediately let it be known that something special was upon the valley that was adorned with fan-made Hardwell flags from front to back. With highlights including a load of other unreleased Revealed Recordings tracks including Kill The Buzz' 'Shake' due for release this monday, a stunning mashup of Avicii's "Wake Me Up" that had everyone singing in harmony, a crowd-wide sit down, and heavy rain in the last 10 minutes, his set was the most explosive of the night with Millions of live listeners around the world experiencing yet another landmark Hardwell set. His tracks 'Spaceman', 'Apollo', 'How We Do' and his latest single 'Never Say Goodbye' went trending on Twitter while playing. Last years liveset of Hardwell on Tomorrowland gained over 18 millions views on youtube so with this adding a high in demand follow up. Hardwell strives to push the limit of what's possible, and he consistently delivers with remarkable output time and time again.

PSY - GENTLEMAN M/V

 


The song maintains Psy's K-pop electro style and Korean/English lyrics that made "Gangnam Style" such as monster hit among the populace: the video for "Gangnam Style" reached over 1.5 billion views on YouTube. The lyrics are classic Psy with a line that is sure to be repeated by many fans of the Korean rapper. And, of course, there is a new dance for many to try to imitate. Lyrics to "Gentleman" are below for those who want to sing along:

Psy 'Gentleman' Lyrics Translation: Full English Translation For Psy's New Hit


Original Lyrics:
Alagamun-lan, weh, wakun, heya, hanun, gon
Alagamun-lan, weh, makun, heya, hanun, gon
Alagamun-lan, ari, gari, hanon, kari, he
Alagamun-lan, we-like, we like party, hey
Ichiba, varriya, is hara moru, mashi sondori, yama, varriya
Yougun, pegi, tur, equa, machen, varriya
Noga, onku, pega, haga, kunge, nande, varriya
Damn girl, you’re so freakin sexy 
I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman
I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman
I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman
Alagamun-lan, weh, mikuneya, hana, gon
Alagamun-lan. weh, sikuneya, hana, gon
Alagamun-lan, pali, pali, wasa, nelly, neh
Alagamun-lan, nali, nali, nasa, pali, hee
Ichiba, varaniya, nori, moli, holy, daddy, chunga, ri
Varriya, get feeling, feeling good, brutake
Varriya, gachu, gunya, sorinage, sorinage
Varriya, damn girl, I’mma party, morphine
I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman
I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman
I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman
Gonna make you sweat
Gonna make you wet
You know who I am, west side
Gonna make you sweat
Gonna make you wet
You know who I am, west side
I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman
I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman
I-I-I I’m a, I-I-I I’m a
I-I-I I’m a, mother-father-gentleman
Full Translation:
I don't know if you know why it needs to be hot
I don't know if you know why it needs to be clean
I don't know if you know, it'll be a problem if you're confused
I don't know if you know but we like, we we we like to party
Hey there
If I'm going to introduce myself
I'm a cool guy with courage, spirit and craziness
What you wanna hear, what you wanna do is me
Damn! Girl! You so freakin sexy!
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a mother father gentleman
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
I don't know if you know why it needs to be smooth
I don't know if you know why it needs to be sexy
I don't know if you know darling, hurry and come be crazy
I don't know if you know, it's crazy, crazy, hurry up
Hey there
Your head, waist, legs, calves
Good! Feeling feeling? Good! It's soft
I'll make you gasp and I'll make you scream
Damn! Girl! I'm a party mafia!
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a mother father gentleman
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a...
Ah Ah Ah Ah I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
Gonna make you sweat.
Gonna make you wet
You know who I am Wet PSY
Gonna make you sweat.
Gonna make you wet.
You know who I am
Wet PSY! Wet PSY! Wet PSY! Wet PSY! PSY! PSY! PSY!
Ah I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a
I'm a mother father gentleman
I'm a, ah I'm a, 
I'm a mother father gentleman
Mother father gentleman
Mother father gentleman
It is sure to be a hit, although whether it gets as big as "Gangnam Style" is anyone's guess. Let us known what you think of the song on Twitter by tweeting @policymic!


South Korean singer and rapper PSY became an international sensation with the outrageously silly video for his 2012 hit "Gangnam Style." The artist, born Park Jae-Sang, is a graduate of Boston University and Berklee College of Music and began his music career in 2001 with the album PSY from the PSYcho World! The album's in-your-face lyrics connected with Korean teens but concerned civil groups, causing PSY to pay fines and restrict sales to adults only. He capitalized on the controversy by releasing two more albums, Sa 2 and 3 PSY, a year later, which earned songwriting accolades at the 2004 SBS and Seoul Music Awards. Third album Sa Jib (Sa House) followed in 2006, along with more honors from the SBS Music Awards and M.net KM Music Festival. Aside from his regular recording and performing duties, PSY became a familiar face with appearances on Korean game shows like X-Man and talk shows like Golden Fishery, bringing his flashy style and offbeat charm to the masses. Fifth album PSY Five arrived in 2010 as the artist signed to YG Entertainment, one of Korea's largest talent agencies and record labels, and took home trophies from the Melon, Seoul, and M.net Asian Music Awards ceremonies. PSY kicked off 2011 with Best Album honors from the 20th High1 Seoul Music Festival and by the following spring he joined the cast of the Korean televised talent competition Superstar K as judge. His fame reached international status in summer 2012 with the release of the album PSY's Best 6th Part 1, propelled by the single "Gangnam Style," which he immortalized in a video with campy choreography that simulated riding a horse. Within a month of its release, the video racked up over 28 million hits on YouTube and inspired parody clips from all corners of the globe.

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