Friday, October 15, 2010
Week #2 of October 2010 is done, and I can sense a gradual shift in the balance of power on these charts:
BMC Top 5 Singles for 10/8/10 to 10/14/10:
1. Love the Way You Lie - Eminem ft. Rihanna
2. Like a G6 - Far East Movement
3. Right Above It - Lil Wayne
4. Club Can’t Handle Me - Flo Rida and David Guetta
5. Airplanes - B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams
Top 5 BPMs for 10/8/10 to 10/14/10:
1. 125 bpm
2. 120 bpm
3. 115 bpm
4. 100 bpm
5. 130 bpm
On the surface, the charts don’t look that different. But this week, the impossible almost happened - Love The Way You Lie nearly fell to #2. It’s been the most popular song on this site by a wide margin on a weekly basis, and Like A G6 was very close to taking the #1 spot. So does it mean the end of Rihanna’s reign at the top? Stay tuned.
(Photo via Morguefile)
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Speed: 88 bpm
The DJ’s Take: Not a big surprise when a song gets featured on the MTV VMAs and it debuts in or just outside the Billboard Top 10. But come on - this track sounds like a little kid’s piano lesson. I don’t know what’s going on in this guy’s head (although a lot of females on MySpace apparently do), but he’s got to stop being all pensive and depressed, and show us the soul that made him great back in the day.
EDIT: I just found out there’s a 35 minute “movie” based around this song, so I posted it. Two conclusions we can draw from it - 1) He’s got issues, and 2) he likes breasteseses. I’m with him on #2, so I guess that makes this mini-movie a compelling and artistic success.
Download the MP3: Runaway [Explicit]
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Speed: 75 bpm
The DJ’s Take: The distorted buzzing synth is hypnotic, if not sleep-inducing. All a part of his plan for world domination, I suppose. In any case, as long as Lil Wayne’s around, the 70, 75 and 80 bpm ranges will stay relevant, even with the advent of pop EDM.
Download the MP3: What's Wrong With Them [Explicit]
DJs - turn on key adjust and mix with: Love In This Club (Main Version), Young Forever - Jay-Z
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Speed: 95 bpm
The DJ’s Take: Unlike Diddy, who’s been in movies and reality shows even though he hasn’t made a real hit in at least 10 years, we forget how funky and influential Jermaine Dupri was as a producer. Consider that In My Bed was originally a mediocre slow R&B track before he made it head-nod worthy. Also, I was listening to a mix show on local radio the other day, and one of the dj’s took the instrumental from this song and laid the vocals from Shontelle’s Impossible over it. Very different vibes, but somehow it sounded good. In any case, if you’re spinning 90s R&B for the grown and sexy, this is an excellent track to drop into your mix.
Download the MP3: In My Bed
DJs - turn on key adjust and mix with: Impossible
Monday, October 11, 2010
Speed: 125 bpm
The DJ’s Take: In honor of Columbus Day, we cover a song that those brave explorers could’ve been singing as they crossed the ocean 518 years ago. Honestly, I think this would be good to play at your next big fat Greek wedding, or maybe a Borat lookalike convention. That said, I did get a request for this once, and when I didn’t have it, the girl said “You know this is a big hit, right?” No, I did not. But if you’re ready to get a little international, this just might do the trick.
Download the MP3 on iTunes:
DJs - turn on key adjust and mix with: Hey Baby - Pitbull ft. T-Pain