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Cocktail Music: Charli XCX

September 19th, 2014 Comments off
Image via FlyLife. Charli XCX

Image via FlyLife. Charli XCX

Following the release of her Top 10 hit, “Boom Clap” that has now sold over one million copies in the US, and a recent win at this year’s Teen Choice Awards (‘Best R&B/Hip-Hop Song’ for “Fancy”), Charli XCX announced her sophomore album that will arrive on October 21. The first single, Break The Rules,” was released this week, and we have the video for you after the jump…

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Cocktail Music: The Simmertones Featuring Doris Day, ‘Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps’

September 12th, 2014 Comments off
“Caprice” (1967) Courtesy of Arwin Productions.

“Caprice” (1967) Courtesy of Arwin Productions.

 

An English band from Torbay, The Simmertones, has been given a blessing from the one-and-only Doris Day to use her vocals in their latest single “Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps.” The single from the ska band is created as though the lead singer, Glyn Wilcox, and Doris Day were actually performing the song together. The band actually approached Day, who is famous for her prolific film career, including hits like The Pajama GameRomance on the High Seas, and Pillow Talk, and requested her permission to use a sampling from the song. Doris quickly gave permission along with Sony Music, and the single has received praise from Day fans, as well as listeners throughout the world who have been downloading the hit.

To buy the single, click here. Enjoy!

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Cocktail Music: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Premiere Studio Music Video

August 29th, 2014 Comments off
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek is available for pre-order now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your fix of two legends belting out a little cabaret-style fun beforehand. The second track to be released from the album, the jazz standard “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” has a new video out today. If this doesn’t scream Cocktail Music, we’re not sure what does!

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Cocktail Music: Clean Bandit

August 8th, 2014 Comments off
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Image via Facebook.

Once in a while a song comes around that perfectly lifts our spirits. “Rather Be,” from Cambridge, England has us dancing our way into the weekend thanks to its amazing electro beats and vocals by Jess Glynn. The song has landed the group their first US Top 20 Single that came in at number 16.

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Cocktail Music: Adore Delano’s ‘Hello, I Love You’

August 1st, 2014 Comments off
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Image via Facebook.

Adore Delano has become a gay household name after landing in the top three of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but before making it to the top three as a drag queen, Adore was famous for her singing as Danny Noriega on American Idol. Adore’s latest song, “Hello, I Love You” from her debut album Till Death Do Us Party, seems like it could have been pulled straight from the sugary pop confections of a multitude of Top 40 singers.

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‘Anything Goes’ with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Single Drops on iTunes and Album Release Date Revealed

July 30th, 2014 Comments off
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Image via PR.

The long-awaited collaborative jazz album from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Cheek To Cheek, will be released on Streamline/Columbia/Interscope Records on Tuesday, September 23.  The first taste of this new music is the classic Cole Porter song, “Anything Goes”, available on iTunes (iTunes.com/CheekToCheek) and other digital retailers.  An accompanying studio video featuring “Anything Goes” and footage from the recording sessions and moments during the making of Cheek to Cheek is currently available on YouTube and VEVO.

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Cocktail Music: Eli Lieb’s ‘Zepplin’

July 25th, 2014 Comments off
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Image via Eli Lieb

More than doubling his YouTube view count in the past year to 20 million, openly gay singer/songwriter Eli Lieb has gained international attention for his self-filmed videos where he sings popular hits from the likes of Katy Perry, Adele, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, and, most recently, Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Along with his covers, Lieb has written and recorded original songs. His self-titled debut album was released in the fall of 2011, and it received positive reviews for his honesty and raw emotions. This past summer, he released a new power-pop single, “Young Love,” that went viral for reasons beyond the music.

His new video, “Zepplin,” released last week, shows off the singer’s knack for creating poppy, while still emotional, songs. This one has us loving those hot summer nights driving around.

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Cocktail Music: Mika

July 11th, 2014 Comments off
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Image via Passport.

There’s something wicked about 29-year-old, openly gay, UK pop star Mika. His peppy single, “Popular Song,” culled from 2012’s The Origin of Love, sampled the contagious chorus of musical Wicked’s “Popular” (originally performed by Kristin Chenoweth). Yet beyond riffs on and from musical theater, Mika evinces a similar lyrical cheek and musical bounce to The Scissor Sisters, with soaring Freddie Mercury–esque vocals and a wall-of-sound, melody-rich production.

Now, the half-Lebanese openly gay singer has released a new infectious single Boum Boum Boum is ready to fight a revolution.

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Cocktail Music: Dance It Out to Clean Bandit’s ‘New Eyes’

June 13th, 2014 Comments off
ScreenCap via YouTube

ScreenCap via YouTube

They’re fresh off a chart-topping hit in the UK. Clean Bandit, a British dance group for Cambridge, dropped their debut album early this month. It’s old-meets-new on the LP, which is fittingly titled: New Eyes. The record showcases the group’s distinctive fusion of dance, electro, house, classical, and pop; it’s full of reminders as to why the group was able to rise to prominence in their home country.

It remains to be seen whether Clean Bandit will end up a one hit wonder, but recent output from the group seems to indicate some staying power. The new single “Extraordinary” was released in mid-May, and it has climbed to the number 5 UK chart slot. The music video is dreamlike in bright color; it’s very much like the Japan-inspired video for “Rather Be.”

If you live stateside, it’s a good idea to get into Clean Bandit asap, before they crossover to US radio from across-the-pond. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Once again, here are YouTube links to the music videos for mega-hit “Rather Be” and up-and-comer “Extraordinary.” You can also check both out after the jump…

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Cocktail Music: Mariah Carey’s ‘Thirsty’

May 30th, 2014 Comments off
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Image via Facebook

It’s been a while since Mariah Carey has had a hit, but if her new album title is any indication, this diva isn’t planning on compromising her quirky personality. Released this past week, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse (above) is a mouthful of a title, but more than a couple of the tracks on the new album could live up to the radio success of most recent hits, “Touch My Body” and “Obsessed.” One such promising track is “Thirsty,” a down-tempo jam that shows off Carey’s sass. Released earlier this month as a single, only time will tell if the Billboard charts deem the song what Carey would call a “stone groove smash hit wonder,” but in the meantime, as its title hints, “Thirsty” is a great track for a cocktail party, especially a low-key one. Check the song out after the jump…

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