Ariana Grande

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases w-o 8/25-14

By Iman Lababedi | August 24, 2014

So the summer is over, kids are back at school and we’re still hear readying for Autumn with a busy week of new music, starting with Ariana Grande, who has released two good tracks from this alum and has also appeared on a number of other killer tracks this year and will probably have come up with the goods for her second but really her first album.

US Top 10 Singles 8-30-14

By Iman Lababedi | August 21, 2014

Now this is more like it. The story here is both Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea being represented by three songs each -yes, they overlap but so what, right? And none of them are dogs, really they’re not. I saw Ariana on stage last year and she was dreadful but with a hit album, who knows,, right? Next week: Taylor Time

US Top 10 Singles 7-26-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 17, 2014

Please allow me to be the last to congratulate magic! on their hit single, I hope they make lots of money and invest it wisely. This is their moment, the magic! for magic! is in the air and why not? But if you’ve heard the album, the chance of a follow up hit seems a little on the doubtful side and so they will descend like Foster The People into sophomore album hell. Till then, make the most of it boys.

rock nyc's top 10 Songs week of July 7th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 13, 2014

The Ariana song promises well for her upcoming album, at the every least there is two good songs on it, “Break Away” is poppier than the hip hop flava “Problem”. Otherwise, Doncker’s vocal has to heard to be believe and just about every single thing here has real value.

US Top 10 Singles 7-19-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 10, 2014

Hell, this is so weird, things take forever to move on the Singles charts, and for the second week there is precisely one new song and two changes in position with “Happy” dropping out and “Maps” dropping in and i have admitted in public before that I like Adam Levine, and this is as good a Police update as you’ll hear. But the dye job, Ada? It has to go.

UK Top 10 Singles 7-12-14

By Iman Lababedi | July 7, 2014

The dog days of summer are coming and this is the new normal, DJs and singers and singers and DJs. It can be fun but it can get old, this is a little on the old side. I am surprised to see got another single on the charts, only one in the States so for. Little Nikki is a good singer, keep an eye on her.

US top 10 Singles 6-21-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 12, 2014

Yeah, yeah the stroppy Aussie kid is full of herself and I don’t doubt she has the song of the summer here, and I don’t doubt it won’t be Sam Smith because Smith is too downbeat, but I am real happy he has hit the top 10 because when you’ve spent as many posts trumpeting Smith as the next big UK soul sensation I’d feel like a total twit if he wasn’t.

US Top 10 Singles, 6-14-14

By Iman Lababedi | June 5, 2014

annnnnnndddddd…. they’re off. Looks like another summer of chicks: Iggy, Ariana and Charlie XCX leading the charge for the song of the summer. I thought Calvin had a chance but on second thought “Summer” isn’t quite sleek enough.

Best Songs Through May 31st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2014

At the top, that Mariah Carey Stevie wonder cop is brilliant and I hope it breaks the way “#beautiful” failed to, and what has already broken pop is two huge songs with Iggy Azalea. Both “Problems” and “Fancy” are summer hits for sure. Anything else? Chloe Howl EP is out but probably won’t make a dent till next month.

US Top 10 Singles, June 7th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2014

Looks like the summer of the Ig to me and franly I am surprised that she is doing this well, though not shocked. Both “Fancy” and “Problems” are as good as modern dance mash Hip Hop gets and look as though they are settling in for a long stay at the top. As long as “Blurred Lines”? Maybe not though…

US Top 10 Singles, May 31st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 22, 2014

Can I pick em? No, not at all. I could’ve sworn both Coldplay and Michael Jackson were gonna bomb and bomb big and they both hit the charts in the first week. Avicii produced by the Coldplay song, I just assumed it was Eno!

rock nyc Top 10 Songs Week Of April 28th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 9, 2014

I haven’t seen Iggy on stage but I have seen Ariane and she was the pits. It’s the Lana Del Rey syndrome, a production creation that can not translate on to stage. But so what? Don’t see her live. Both “Problem” and “Fancy are great songs. That’s all.

10 Songs, Saturday, May 3rd 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 3, 2014

Hong Kong Gardens – Siouxsie And The Banshees – The purely disparaging colors Siouxsie is painted in Moz’s autobiography at least leaves some musical room to maneuver. Well, I’ll give her this one – A-