CHART SPOTLIGHT. We absolutely love the new Nicki Minaj single “Girls Fall Like Dominoes.” Based on The Big Pink’s “Dominos,” the track is the sixth single off the rapper’s debut set Pink Friday. Another hit single is in the pipeline – “Where Dem Girls At,” a brand new David Guetta track which features Minaj and Flo Rida.
Hugely successful, the Pink Friday album features guests such as Eminem, Drake, will.iam and Kanye West. Last December WelceMusic reported on “Your Love,” one of the singles which sampled an Annie Lennox hit.
The music blog Digital Spy gave it a 4/5 rating saying that “less surprising is Queen Barbz’s use of hyperbole, sprinkled here over a boombastic beat and juttering synths courtesy of J-J-J-J.R Rotem, who confidently refreshes The Big Pink’s 2009 hit ‘Dominos’ to give it a youthful glean that would make Joan Rivers’s plastic surgeon proud.”
Quick guide to Nicki Minaj singles from Pink Friday, via Wikipedia:
- Your Love
- Right Thru Me
- Roman’s Revenge
- Did It On ‘Em
- Moment 4 Life
- Super Brass
- Girls Fall Like Dominoes
Her most popular hit to date according to Last.fm is “Massive Attack,” her first single ever which was not included on her album.
2010 CHART REWIND. As WelcheMusic looks back on 2010, one of the favorite tracks was “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready).” The track topped the US R&B charts, becoming Alicia Keys’s first No.1 since “Like You’ll Never See Me Again” in 2007. Topping the chart for twelve consecutive weeks, an official remix featuring a verse by Drake was also released on iTunes.
The track was included on Alicia Keys’s album Elements of Freedom and followed “Empire State of Mind (Part II).” The video featured Lucas Scott from One Tree Hill. Alicia Keys also performed this track at the AOL Sessions.
Read other Alicia Keys blog posts.
The French producer David Guetta returns to the charts with a re-issue of One More Love. He has packed the set with lots of remixes and is currently promoting Dorito’s new snack range with “Who’s That Chick?,” the brand new collaboration with Rihanna. The Barbadian vocalist already has two chart hits with “Only Girl (in the World)” and “What’s My Name?” (featuring Drake) – she hardly needs another one. David Guetta’s last hit was “Club Can’t Handle Me” with Flo-Rida.
Listen to “Who’s That Chick?” and David Guetta via Spotify:
Check out Rihanna’s lyrics via Metrolyrics here.
David Guetta’s album One Love saw the light of day in August 2009. To date, the set has yielded no less than five singles. The set will be re-issued this November and include a brand new track featuring Rihanna. “Who’s That Chick?” is currently featured in an ad campaign for Doritos.
Released in April last year, “When Love Takes Over” was the hit that preceded the album. Featuring lead vocals by Kelly Rowland, the track topped the charts in Belgium, Czech Republic, Switzerland and the UK. The track failed to break in the US, peaking at No.76 on the Hot 100.
The second single off the album was the Akon collaboration “Sexy Bitch” (July 2009), which was followed by “One Love” (October). Two more singles were issued this year – Memories (featuring Kid Cudie) in March and “Gettin’ Over You” (featuring Chris Willis, Fergie and LMFAO).
Rihanna currently sits atop the UK singles chart with “Only Girl (In the World),” and as WelcheMusic previously reported her duet with Drake falls to No.7 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.