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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (July 30)

Layin' it on Thicke.

Layin’ it on Thicke.

Get ready to take your seat on the soulacoaster because it’s taking you on a smooth ride through the week’s music releases for Tuesday, July 30:

  • His album sales were dropping fast and his singles weren’t gaining nearly as much airplay as in years past… it looked as though Robin Thicke was on his way out, until a little song called “Blurred Lines” gave him his first #1 single ever. Now, parent album Blurred Lines is in stores today and expected to be next week’s top-selling album. How high will the numbers be? Based on how enormously well the single is doing, it may just be his biggest week yet. (iTunes)
  • Featuring the pop hit “Chloe (You’re The One I Want)”, X Factor’s season 2 bad boy trio Emblem3 makes their debut with Nothing To Lose. It will very likely do better than season 2 winner Tate Stevens‘s debut album of a few months ago. (Did I hear a “he had an album out?”) (iTunes)
  • On the topic of boy bands, the Backstreet Boys are back (alright!) with In A World Like This, with the title track being the current radio single from it. This is no Millenium, but you know their core fans will like it. (iTunes)
  • With their first album in three years, Michael Franti & Spearhead return with All People, featuring the single “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)”. (iTunes)
  • Legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy is out with Rhythm & Blues. He released his first album way back in 1965 with the Junior Wells Band. (iTunes)
  • Other albums out this week include Moore Is More by Chanté Moore (iTunes) and Bakersfield by Vince Gill and Paul Franklin (iTunes).

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Bonfire Heart”, the first single from James Blunt‘s forthcoming album Moon Landing. (iTunes)
  • “Can’t Believe It”, a collaboration between rappers Flo Rida and Pitbull. (iTunes)
  • “Turn The Night Up”, a new single from Latin singer Enrique Iglesias. (iTunes)

In a light release week for the first week of August, duo The Civil Wars may battle for the #1 spot with their self-titled album, or current “Don’t Ya” hitmaker Brett Eldredge could crank that Country sound to the top. We’ll see! A preview is coming in seven.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (April 16)

"Save" some room at the top for them.

“Save” some room at the top for them.

Boy, oh Boy, is it a good week to release. Well, it is for some acts on this list. These are the new album and singles in stores for the week of April 16:

  • Hard to believe it’s been nearly five years since Fall Out Boy put out their last studio album, Folie à Deux. Their latest bears the title Save Rock And Roll, but you can be the judge of whether they’ve actually saved it or not. Leadoff single “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” went top 20 at both Alternative and CHR radio. It’ll very likely be #1 next week. (iTunes)
  • After releasing this back in the United Kingdom last fall, the first U.S. album for Olly Murs, Right Place, Right Time, is in stores this week. The revised edition for us is a mix of tracks from the original album, as well as the singles from his last album, In Case You Didn’t Know. “Troublemaker” is still gaining in airplay and sales. (iTunes)
  • Rapper Kid Cudi releases his third full-length album, Indicud. The album features collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar and Michael Bolton. Yes, you read that correctly. (iTunes)
  • British soul singer Jessie Ware is devoted to breaking the U.S. with her debut album, Devotion, now out in a Stateside release. (iTunes)
  • Karen O and her trio called Yeah Yeah Yeahs release their fourth album this week, Mosquito. It’s their first album in four years. (iTunes)
  • He’s still cranking out that material decades after he began. Willie Nelson and Family are out with an album full of covers entitled Let’s Face The Music and Dance. (iTunes)
  • Just a year after their last album, rockers The Flaming Lips are back with The Terror, their fifteenth studio album overall since 1986. (iTunes)
  • Classical singer Sarah Brightman puts out her latest this week, Dreamchaser. (iTunes)
  • A digital version of Laura Mvula‘s Sing To The Moon is out this week. The singer-songwriter is originally from the United Kingdom. (iTunes)
  • Lastly, you’ve seen her credited on the current hit for Icona Pop, “I Love It”. Charli XCX is releasing a full-length album entitled True Romance. (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Beat It”, a new single from Sean Kingston which features Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa. (iTunes)
  • “Chloe (You’re The One I Want)”, the debut single from boy band Emblem3. (iTunes)
  • “Fall Down”, a collaboration from will.i.am and Miley Cyrus. (iTunes)
  • “Final Warning”, a new release from singer-songwriter Skylar Grey.  (iTunes)
  • “Heart In My Hand”, the third single from teen singer Austin Mahone from his yet-to-be-released debut album. (iTunes)
  • “Ready To Go”, because we really needed a comeback single from Limp Bizkit. (iTunes)
  • “The Other Side”, the first single from Jason Derulo‘s as-yet-titled third studio album. (iTunes)

Will Snoop Lion get high enough to reach the top with his Reincarnation or can Canadian crooner Michael Bublé or France’s Phoenix spoil the party with their new albums? A preview is coming in seven!

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SINGLE PREMIERE: Emblem3 – “Chloe (You’re The One I Want)” (+ Lyrics)

"One" in a million boy bands.

“One” in a million boy bands.

From The X Factor stage to the next stage of their career, Emblem3 are out with their first single, “Chloe (You’re The One I Want)”. The trio’s new song goes to iTunes tomorrow, but you can check the out the studio version of the song now in full. It’s a reggae and pop-inspired effort that features the boys rapping and singing about a girl that they’re digging on, and if you’re a fan of the group, you’ll be digging this tune. Enjoy!

Listen to “Chloe (You’re The One I Want)”.

[Intro]
Chloe, I know your sister turns everyone on
But you’re the one I want (x2)

[Verse 1]
Yeah yeah
Front page magazine
Everybody says that she’s a queen
But that’s you to me and I just wanna let you know that
(You’re the one I want)
She likes the flashing lights
I love the way that you like candlelight
Stay close by my side, I just want a chance to show that

[Bridge]
(You’re the one I want)
If only you could believe in yourself in the way I believe in you
I-I do (You’re the one I want)
If only you could see all of the beautiful things that I see in you
It’s true ooh-ooh-ooh

[Chorus]
Chloe, I know your sister turns everyone on
But oh, baby, I have no doubt you’re the one that I want
(Woo woo) You think she’s got it all but that don’t make her better
(Woo woo) You got my heart and that’s the only thing that matters
Chloe, I know your sister turns everyone on
But you’re the one I want (x2)

[Verse 2]
With fast lanes, limousines
Baby, there can be no guarantees
But if you’re with me, you know that I can guarantee that
‘Cause I’m attracted to your passion
Be yourself forget the fashion
Just keep that smile you’re flashing
‘Cause you and I deserve to be forever lasting

[Bridge]
(You’re the one I want)
If only you could believe in yourself in the way I believe in you
I-I do (You’re the one I want)
If only you could see all of the beautiful things that I see in you
It’s true ooh-ooh-ooh

[Chorus]
Chloe, I know your sister turns everyone on
But oh, baby, I have no doubt you’re the one that I want
(Woo woo) You think she’s got it all but that don’t make her better
(Woo woo) You got my heart and that’s the only thing that matters
Chloe, I know your sister turns everyone on
But you’re the one I want (x2)

[Middle 8]
All you Chloes (x2)
They don’t show you love enough
All you Chloes
You should know that you’re my diamond in the rough
It’s true

[Chorus]
Chloe, I know your sister turns everyone on
But oh, baby, I have no doubt you’re the one that I want
(Woo woo) You think she’s got it all but that don’t make her better
(Woo woo) You got my heart and that’s the only thing that matters
Chloe, I know your sister turns everyone on
But you’re the one I want (x2)

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Three, Four, Five: These New Hits And Members Keep Stacking Up

It’s boy bandemonium on the pop survey these days. We’ve had comeback singles just since the start of the year for 98 Degrees, Hanson, Jonas Brothers and New Kids On The Block. Don’t forget that One Direction‘s also put out a few more singles. Well, here are three more songs to add to the list, both Stateside and international releases. Be very afraid. They’re here to stay, at least through this year. Check out the newbies:

Looking for Number "One".

Looking for Number “One”.

EMBLEM3 – “Chloe (You’re The One I Want)”
Release Date: April 16 (CHR radio, iTunes)

You saw them on the second season of the American version of The X Factor, mentored by Simon Cowell, and the young girls were swooning away. The trio of brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg, as well as friend Drew Chadwick, came in fourth place in the competition in the fall. Shortly after the show wrapped up, the group signed with by Syco Music and Columbia Records, and since then, they’ve been going across the country on a mini-tour. They also have a few promotional concerts lined up for summer events from radio stations in cities like Boston and New York City. On the heels of those forthcoming events, the group will be releasing their very first single on iTunes on April 16, a song called “Chloe (You’re The One I Want)”. It will also be going to radio on that same date, though it’s been registered to be monitored for airplay for some time now. They’ve been performing live now on virtually all of their tour dates and it seems to be getting a good reaction from their fan base. You can see a live lyric video from one of those concerts above. It’s part rapped and part sung, and it seems to be heavily influenced from the fields of both pop and reggae. Not a bad combination. It’s a catchy, summer-sounding song, so let’s hope for the best when the full studio version comes out in less than two weeks. (P.S. A note for all of you chart geeks like me. This “Chloe” isn’t the same one that Elton John took to #34 on the Hot 100 in the fall of 1981.)

They'll fight for this "Love".

Going, Going, “Gone”.

LAWSON – “Gone”
Release Date: May 13 (U.K.)

I wrote a single review on these guys a few months back, so I’m happy to feature the quartet out of the United Kingdom again for their newest release. This is now the fifth single from their debut album, Chapman Square, released in the fall of last year. Last time around, they just missed the top ten in their native country with “Learn To Love Again”, but with three prior singles to that solidly made the top ten there, they’ve not had a bad track record at all. They travelled to America several months ago to perform a few smaller dates in the U.S. and in Canada, but since then, nothing has come up in terms of a crossover to this side of the world. Now, it looks like they’re touring in Asia, where the album seems to be doing OK, according to HMV.  Then, they’ll be back in the U.K. for the summer. So, I guess they’ll make do with one more single in Europe, as I’m sure they’ll be going back to the studio to record their second album relatively soon. “Gone” is a change in direction from their last dance-oriented single, going back to their pop/rock roots which made them successful in the first place. It’s not my favorite song from the record, but it’s a solid one from a really great album. Being so far down the line in terms of single releases, it probably won’t do extremely well, but some sort of top 40 placing for it should be in order come May. No word if a CD single will be available for it like the four other singles; I’ll update this when I know.

Sweet and "Low".

Sweet and “Low”.

THE WANTED – “All Time Low”
Release Date: April 30 (CHR radio)

Alright, alright, I know what you’re going to say. “Puh-lease, Adam, this song isn’t new.” Yes, it’s true. “All Time Low” went to #1 in the United Kingdom… in the summer of 2010. Cue the sad trombone. On top of that, the song was actually released here in a remixed form during the summer of 2011, but it was only about to become a minor hit on the Dance/Club Play survey. (“Glad You Came” was issued shortly afterwards, though it didn’t take off right away.) However, the boys have moved to Los Angeles and are filming a Ryan Seacrest-produced reality series entitled The Wanted Life. It premieres in June, and “Low” will be used as the theme song for the show. So, in preparation for that, Def Jam is sending the song to radio. Unfortunately for them, they’ve been pretty indecisive about an adds date for the song. It was originally supposed to be out February 26, then it was moved to March 19, then to April 2, and now, April 30. I mean, really, if that doesn’t spell flop already, then I don’t know what does. The song itself is good and was a great debut single for the guys, but their core fans have known the song for verging on three years now. I just don’t think it’s going to work, but alas, someone thinks they know what they’re doing and is carrying on with re-repromoting their single. A live video was recently released for it, which you can see above. Their series, airing on E!, will debut sometime in June. We’ll see if radio actually wants it soon.

So many boy bands, so little time. Do you have a favorite one that’s highlighted in this post or one I should cover in the future? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter: @AdamFSoybel.

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