Five Songs to Boost Your Workout Routine

Each month 40,000 folks submit their favorite workout songs and vote on the submissions of others. Once a month, our friends at The Run Hundred blog tally up the votes and post a list of the top 10. These are the top songs for June 2013.

Selena Gomez – Slow Down (128 BPM)

‘Slow Down’ is the second single off the upcoming studio album Stars Dance which is slated for release on July 23. It succeeds ‘Come & Get It,’ the platinum single written by the Stargate team and Ester Dean. The latter track was actually meant for Rihanna but she turned it down.

Wiz Khalifa – We Own It ft. 2 Chainz (Fast & Furious) (86 BPM)

Taken off the Fast & Furious 6 Soundtrack, rapper 2 Chainz has scored his biggest hit to date. Collaborating with rapper/singer-songwriter Wiz Khalifa ‘We Own It’ appears in the opening and end credits of the movie. It has so far peaked at No.6 in the UK, haven only debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No.61. Its highest chart position to date is a No.5 position in Germany.

Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop (Audio) (80 BPM)

I covered Miley Cyrus’ latest single in a recent blog post, and expect this song to be played and heard just about everywhere.

Krewella – Alive (Cash Cash x Kalkutta Remix) (129 BPM)

The Chicago-based electronic dance music group Krewella was formed back in 2007. Jahan Yousaf, Yasmine Yousaf and Rain Man form the trio and they debuted in June 2012 with the EP Play Hard. ‘Alive’ was introduced to radio back in Jnanuary 2013 and was the second single off the above EP. This Cash Cash x Kalkutta Remix is one of three tracks on the single. It peaked at No.32 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year.

Anna Kendrick – Cups (Pop Version) (131 BPM)

‘Cups’ is featured in the movie Pitch Perfect and was originally recorded by Lulu and the Lampshades dubbed as ‘Cups (You’re Gonna Miss Me.’ That song was also a rendition, based on a 1937 old-time folk song called ‘Miss When I’m Gone.’ In the movie, the song is performed using a yellow plastic cup on the stage floor. That version was obviously not the choice for a fitness session, but the Pop version with full additional instrumentation. The track reached the Billboard Hot 100 top 30, on the heels of Pitch Perfect success.

Ola Svensson Strikes Gold in Italy with I’m in Love

Ola Svensson is big in Italy
Ola Svensson sold Gold in Italy with I’m in Love.

Ever wondered what happened to Idol contestant Ola Svensson? His former Swedish No.1 ‘I’m in Love’ was only recently awarded a gold disc in Italy. The track was written by Alexander Kronlund Dimitris Stassos, Johan Bobäck, Mikaela Stenström and Ola Svensson. It was produced by none other than Shellback, of P!nk and Usher fame. The producer recently penned Taylor Swift’s and Maroon 5’s recent hits.

Ola – I’m In Love (Official video) [HD]

Born in 1986, the Swedish singer and songwriter has so far released three albums and 11 singles. The former Idol contestant has racked up no fewer than eight No.1s in his native country. He initially had his eyes set on becoming a star in Sweden, then the United States.

Now, Ola Svensson has become “grande” in Italy according to Swedish news daily Aftonbladet. In 2010, Ola Svenssons started his own record label – Olinho Records – signing international deals. He has been all around Europe pushing ‘I’m in Love,’ the first single off his upcoming album. In Italy, a gold certification is equivalent to 15,000 shipped units.

Initial Attempt on US Market

2012 saw the his first attempt to crack the US with a promo tour supporting the release of ‘All Over the World. The video to ‘I’m in Love’ was shot there as well.

Ola – All Over The World (Official Video)

‘I’m in Love’ was released in May of last year. He had his eyes set on the United States, instead he became “grande” in Italy. “It’s great fun. Only a month ago interest grow in Italy. Right now this is the most succesful market,” says Ola Svensson to Aftonbladet.

On Performing Live in Italy

Ola Svensson has also performed at the club Magazzini Generali. “It’s a permanent shock to arrive without expectations. You expect five people in the audience that don’t know the songs. But they know the songs, sing-along  and knows a great deal about me. It’s freakin’ awesome,” he says. His promotional tour started in the United States in 2011, following the release of his third album Ola.

“The plan is to go back there in the fall and continue promoting ‘I’m in Love’ and upcoming material. But right now, focus is on Europe and the new record that I’m working on,” Ola Svensson says. He is halfway in the process of completing the new pop album. “It’s an honest record about the journey I’ve made these past three years. It will absolutely become my most personal record to date.” He concludes.





























Miley Cyrus Returns with We Can’t Stop

Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
Miley Cyrus is expected to bow on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 9.

Currently atop the “Popular Chart” listing new music trending on Twitter,  20 year old Miley Cyrus returns with her first solo single since ‘Who Owns My Heart’ from 2010.

‘We Can’t Stop’ is co-written by the singer and Michael Williams, Timothy Thomas and Theron Thomas.  Mike Will Made It produced the track which was unveiled at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards last month.

Miley Cyrus described the song as ‘more funky and R&B, pop’ saying it’s ‘infectios’ in an interview with Ryan Seacrest. ‘We Can’t Stop’ was also premiered on Ryan Seacrest show on June 3, 2013. Expect the track to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in the coming week with expected sales of 180,000 to 200,000. It’s the first Miley Cyrus record released by RCA Records, previously being signed to Hollywood Records.

Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop (Audio)

Despite not having put out any solo material, Miley Cyrus has been a frequent guest on other artists’ records. The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg released ‘Ashtrays and Heartbreaks’ under the name Snoop Lion this April. The track is included on Snoop Lion’s set Reincarnated and debuted atop the Billboard Reggae Digital Songs on April 20. At the end of April, featured Miley Cyrus on ‘Fall Down’ as well.

Snoop Lion – Ashtrays and Heartbreaks

Miley Cyrus biggest hit to date is the 2009 hit ‘Party in the U.S.A.,’ which peaked at No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track succeeded another top ten hit, ‘The Climb’ which was lifted off the soundtrack of Hannah Montana: The Movie. The latter was later covered by The X Factor winner Joe McElderry. Despite placing ten hits on the UK singles chart, Miley Cyrus is yet to place a hit single inside the top ten. No less than three songs have peaked at No.11 – ‘See You Again,’ ‘The Climb’ and ‘Party in the U.S.A.’

Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A.


Daft Punk’s Get Lucky Goes French with Charles-Baptiste

French cover of Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ ascends in social media
Charles-Baptiste performs ‘Sois heureux’

Thanks to the excellent French music blog Pure Charts, I’ve discovered Charles-Baptiste’s cover of Daft Punk’s No.1 hit ‘Get Lucky.’ Dubbed ‘Sois heureux,’ Charles-Baptiste follows his previous EP ‘Premiers aveux’ which was released a year ago. Charles-Baptiste will perform at 3 Baudets in Paris on June 10th and on 15th and 17th June at Francofolies de Montréal.

Charles-Baptiste – Sois Heureux (French adaptation of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky)

Earlier this year, he put out a video to the track ‘Aussi cool que toi.’ Given the fact that ‘Get Lucky’ was released only this April, Charles-Baptiste  has not rested on his laurels in adapting this song in French.  The video to ‘Sois heuruex’ surfaced yesterday and has quickly been picked up in social media.

Charles-Baptiste – Aussi Cool Que Toi

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