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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Headlights - Eminem ft. Nate Ruess

Speed: 73 bpm

The DJ's Take: If you're a Top 40 dj at the local college bar, this is a song you designate as a 'wet blanket' - i.e. something to throw on near closing time to dial down the energy so the crowd files out a little more easily and peacefully. Not a bad choice considering how popular it's gotten over the past couple days. I've read in some circles that it's like this generation's Dear Mama, but I wouldn't go that far. Try mixing with Jason Derulo's Whatcha Say and/or T.I.'s No Matter What if you're looking to stay key-compatible.

Download the song:

Headlights [feat. Nate Ruess] [Explicit]