Song Review: “SummerThing!” by Afrojack featuring Mike Taylor

I know I have no right to judge a song in the whole dance category, especially only listening to a lot of it in the last several months, but I am getting tired of hearing the same rhythm and singers all the time! I actually find the whole idea of if a singer, band, or a DJ getting on the Top 40 countdowns is a curse because once a song has made it onto the list and after so many weeks of it climbing (declining back down!) the countdown, after so long it becomes annoying and you can no longer listen to it, much less love it anymore!

I was REALLY afraid to listen to Afrojack’s new single. Why? Because he’s been on the charts as a featured DJ on David Guetta and Pitbull’s tracks. I let it stop me from actually giving it shot. Well, one afternoon I was busy blogging I guess and it came on Sirius XM BPM and I didn’t turn the channel so I just let it go and listened to it after it being out for a couple of days. I’m actually happy it came on because with my luck I would have never heard it on my own. Guess who feels like a total ass though? This girl.

What the hell is wrong with me??? This song is freaking awesome!  I was a little unsure once I heard the beginning, I was like, “oh god, it sounds like another summer anthem.” To a lot of people, that’s like a good thing, but for me it’s the total opposite. However, it is a good track by itself! As much as it makes me think of a warm beach, I love Mike’s airy voice. It’s not overwhelming; it’s nice and mellow and then comes the drop. My favorite part! It’s totally different from the rest of the song, it’s a great because it would be a perfect beat for dancing, especially if it’s like a competition or whatever, because of the differences of the beat and the tempos changing back and forth. I can’t believe that I told myself that I wasn’t going to listen to this song, I would have been kicking myself if I discovered it two months from now!

What do you think of Afrojack’s new track? What are your thoughts of it? Do you believe in the Top 40 curse too?

Song Review: “No Sleeep” by Janet Jackson

Every once in a while, you have to take it back. Whether you are having good or bad day, sometimes it’s just needed!

I have a weak spot for R&B music. I don’t listen to it as often as I used to, but when I go on sprees there’s a good chance you won’t hear from me for a couple of hours. I’m like this with both country and dance music. I barely get through a whole year in these three genres and I’ve always been that way even as a kid! I have a HUGE R&B playlist on my Spotify too! Thank god I have it because on those days I need my slow jamz.

I don’t exactly know how I got hooked to Janet Jackson though! My mom is a fan of Michael’s music, but I don’t think she’s ever liked Janet’s stuff, well maybe just that one song but everybody loves “All For You” but when I heard she was going on tour again, the first thought was “is she going to release a new song soon?” And about two weeks later I found this song playing Sirius XM’s new channel called Venus, I am betting they’ll play for another month or two before exchanging it out like they did with Madonna’s single “Living For Love” but I really do love this song! As soon as I found I was like “yes!” It sounds like that old school R&B, that feels good whenever you listen to it. It’s got this very romantic and sexy vibe to it that I just love! Everybody loves dance music, but it’s songs like these why you need a break and relax your ears from the loud bass a bit!

What do you think of Janet’s new song?