Friday, August 6, 2010

Songs You May Have Missed: Example, Sam Sparro & More

Matt Burstyn, Vertigo Shtick Contributor

“Won’t Go Quietly” – Example (Won't Go Quietly, Data Records, 2010) (iTunes, Spotify)

The lead single that goes by the same name “Won’t Go Quietly.” An arsenal of electro and house beats with Example’s excellent balance of rap and lyrics makes a freaking great pop song courtesy of the U.K.

“Lady (Hear Me Tonight)” –Modjo (Modjo, MCA, 2001) (YouTube)
A French house duo (that isn’t Daft Punk) created a dance track that hit #1 in U.S. Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play in January, 2001. Another song I have to thank my mother for.

“Music Sounds Better With You” – Stardust (Stardust, Roulé, 1998) (Spotify)

Fun Fact: One of the 3 members in Stardust is/was also one half of Daft Punk! Another house driven dance track with a song title that can melt a heart or two. (Another thanks to mom here.)

“As The Rush Comes” – Motorcycle (Ultra Records, 2004) (iTunes, Spotify)
Another of what is now “Club Classic.”  This song carries hypnotic lyrics and enough trance sounds to put you into a euphoric coma. Billboard’s Dance Airplay rushed this song to #1 in 2004.

“Black and Gold” - Sam Sparro (Sam Sparro, Island Records, 2008) (iTunes, Spotify)
These two colors screamed a sexy voice for the dance floor when I first started clubbing in Los Angeles. The single only came out in 2008, but gained enough popularity to be covered by other artists (that don’t do it justice). This song is infectious.

(Ed: Updated 1/18/12)

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