WelcheMusic’s cannot resist checkin’ out the Current Track blog, who devotes today’s blog post to Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat’s duet “Lucky.” Not to be confused with Britney Spears’ hit, this “Lucky” was issued in January 2009 as the third single from Mraz’s album We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
Despite what you might think, this duet is historical. It won a Grammy Award in 2010 for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. A remix signed Lil Wayne was also released. So far, the track has only made it to the top ten in Holland, peaking at No.48 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It was, however, a top ten hit on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks and Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts.
Jason Mraz’ biggest hit to date is by far “I’m Yours,” a No.1 hit in Norway, Sweden and New Zealand. It also reached the Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart. In Sweden, Mraz topped the charts in two runs – only to be interrupted by Rednex “Football Is Our Religion.” Colbie Caillat’s had a multi-national hit with “Bubbly” back in 2007.
The Swedish group Blowsight has turned Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” into a pure pop metal punk.
Kid Cudi interpolated the “Poker Face” on “Make Her Say” and to date cover versions have been issued by the likes of dance act The Booty Babes and rock group You Me At Six.
Lady Gaga included the “Poker Face”on her debut album The Fame and the song first appeared as a single back in September 2008. North America saw a release in December 2008 and the single wasn’t released in the UK until January 2009. The renewed interest will definitely result in more royalties for songwriters RedOne and Lady Gaga herself.
Blowsight has previously covered Britney Spears’ “Toxic” from 2004.
WelcheMusic is rather disappointed that “Quicksand,” which Lady Gaga wrote for Britney Spears only ended up as a bonus track on the digital European iTunes release of the Circus album. But you can listen to it here:
On a seperate note, according to news source Dagens Nyheter, Lady Gaga added the possibility for fans to actually buy her DNA. In a deluxe version of The Fame Monster album, a lock of her hair is included. And as pop critic Fredrik Strage points out, “fans are offered the possibility to clone Lady Gaga, at the cost of just 115 dollars.” Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Germanotta and grew up in New York. Before she got her breakthrough in 2008, she penned songs for Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls and Fergie.
Make sure to download WelcheMusic vol.1 featuring her next single “Telephone,” a duet with Beyoncé. The track was initially offered to Britney Spears.