“Roar” is a song recorded by American singer Katy Perry for her upcoming fourth studio 2013 album, ‘Prism.’ The song, musically, is a midtempo, synth-driven power pop song that contains elements of folk rock, arena rock and glam rock and lyrically about “empowerment,” having “discovered the power within yourself”. “Roar” received generally positive reviews from various music critics, with some saying that “it is certainly one of the more perfect pop songs to come down the pipeline in quite a while.” The song was commercially succesful with first week sales of 557,000 digital copies, earning Perry the highest first-week sales numbers of 2013, even breaking her previous record held by “Firework”, which moved 509,000 digital copies in December 2010.”Roar” also made a huge jump to number 2 after debuting at number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States last week.
“That’s My Kind of Night” is a country song recorded by American country music singer Luke Bryan as the second single from his fourth studio album, ‘Crash My Party.’ The song with 164,000 digital copies sold enters Billboard Digital Songs at number 5 and debuted at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 19 on the Canadian Hot 100 charts dated August 31, 2013. Critical reception of the song by Billy Dukes of Taste of Country rated it 2.5 stars out of 5, praising Bryan’s performance of the song and describing the production of the song as “corny-cool.” He also called it “an eye-roller from start to finish, but Bryan’s absolute commitment makes it tolerable, if not enjoyable in the right setting.” It was written by Dallas Davidson, Chris De Stefano, and Ashley Gorley, and released in August 2013.
“Wings” is a song by English singer/musician Birdy (real name Jasmine van den Bogaerde), who, at the age of 12, won the music competition ‘Open Mic UK in 2008. The song was released as a Digital download on July 29, 2013 and in the United Kingdom on September 8, 2013 as the lead single from her second studio 2013 album ‘Fire Within’expected to be released on 23 August 2013 in the UK. Birdy’s debut single, a version of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love”, was her breakthrough, charting all across Europe and being certified six times platinum in Australia.
“Right There” is a R&B, pop song by American actress, singer, and songwriter Ariana Grande that features American hip hop recording artist Big Sean. The song was released on iTunes as a promotional single on August 6, 2013 and is included in her debut album, ‘Yours Truly.’ Ariana believes that “Right There” is a sequel to her single, “The Way”. The song debuted at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 21 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart. Yours Truly is scheduled for release on August 30, 2013 in Germany through Republic Records. The US release is on September 3, 2013.
“Take Back the Night”
is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake released as the lead single from his fourth studio 2013 album, ‘The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2.’ The song was written and produced by Timberlake, Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, with additional writing from James Fauntleroy. “Take Back the Night” musically is a disco, R&B song that carries a “sleek, rhythmic pop production”, with a length of 5 minutes and 55 seconds and lyrically addresses a potential love interest. The song continues to climb the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making a big leap from number 52 last week to its current position at number 33 this week. “Take Back the Night” recieved mixed to positive reviews from music critics, describing it as “pretty fun single” “a solid one, with a heavy disco vibe.”
“Get Lucky” is a song by French house music duo Daft Punk that features American singer-songwriter, rapper Pharrell Williams. The song is released as the lead single from Daft Punk’s fourth studio album Random Access Memories and was released as a digital download on 19 April 2013. Before its release as a single, “Get Lucky” was featured in television advertisements broadcast during Saturday Night Live, after which Rodgers and Pharrell announced their involvement in the track. “Get Lucky” is a disco, funk song existed in rough form that centered on Wurlitzer electric piano with drums and bass guitar while lyrically, according to Pharrell Williams, is about the fortune of connecting with someone and not just about sexual chemistry. “Get Lucky” was commercially successful, reaching the top ten in the music charts of over 32 countries and sold 38,887 copies in three days, making it the best-selling digital single in a one-week period. The song received mostly positive reviews from music critics and media oulet, some refering to it as “an old-school disco jam”, “formidable” “intoxicating track” and “represents all that’s right with electronic music”.
“Gas Pedal” is a rap song by California rapper and producer, Sage The Gemini that also features San Francisco rapper and record producer Iamsu, best known for featuring on LoveRance’s and also a member of the production team, The Invasion. Musically, the single is a hip-hop, rap song whose lyrics finds him asking a girl to shake her booty faster, in the same way as pushing a gas pedal will speed up a vehicle. “Gas Pedal” debuted on the Billboard charts Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, charting at Top 75 and currently at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The official music video released on YouTube last March 2013 received 100,000 plus views in its first week alone and now with less than 6 million views.
“We Can’t Stop” is a song by American recording artist Miley Cyrus released on June 19, 2013, for her upcoming fourth studio album ‘Bangerz.’ Miley Cyrus described the song as “more funky and R&B, pop” than her earlier records, calling it “infectious;” she also said that it is “exactly what I wanted the first sound to be.” “We Can’t Stop” musically is a midtempo pop, R&B, dance track with a length of 3 minutes and 52 seconds and lyrically talk about a house party. The song received mixed reviews from music critics for its production and lyrics. The single has over 1,675,000 million copies sold to date and peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Cyrus’ highest charting song in the country, additionally exceeded sales of one million copies. “We Can’t Stop” also has topped the charts in New Zealand and with 128,000 copies sold within the first week of release in the United Kingdom.
“Crash My Party” is a song recorded by American country music singer Luke Bryan as the first single from his upcoming fourth studio album, also titled ‘Crash My Party.’ The song was released April 2013 as Bryan’s eleventh single release and was written by American country music songwriter Rodney Clawson with American songwriter and producer Ashley Gorley. Roughstock.com gave the song 4 stars out of 5 with editor Matt Bjorke further quoted that Bryan “keeps delivering the kind of song that’s helped make him the superstar he rightfully is.” He also described the song as, “catchy arena-ready choruses, earnest verses and a melody that pulls from other genres.”
is a song by American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey released as the third single, from her second studio album ‘Born to Die’ on June 22, 2012 under Interscope Records. The song gave Del Rey her first US number 1 single in August 2013 as well as charting across Europe and top ten in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. “Summertime Sadness” has since peaked at number 23 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it her second Top 40 hit in there, it also became a number 1 hit in Poland and Ukraine. Trap and house remixes of “Summertime Sadness” helped Del Rey break into the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart as well as platinum and gold certification in several countries.