Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
I heard this song on the way back to Dallas from Georgetown with Stu. Once you can get past noticing that her voice is so ridiculously autotuned that it doesn’t even sound like her, Miley delivers a bubble-gum pop tune that satisfies everyone’s inner teeny bopper. She even mentions Jay-Z and Britney, which if you think about is surprising because Miley would have been only seven when both of these artists first blew up on the Billboard charts (1999).
Closer to Love – Mat Kearney
Really dig this song by Mat. He reminds me of a mix of Keane, Chris Martin and a little of John Mayer all rolled up into one. His voice is perfect for rainy days or for saying good-bye to someone.
Everything I ask For – The Maine
Need to satisfy your alternative rock – high school anthem tooth? I could totally see me jamming to this song in my rockin’ Sebring back when I was a junior in high school. If you like Cash Cash or Jack’s Mannequin I think you’ll get a kick of out this band.
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
KOL have been around for awhile – I believe their latest album was dropped in Spring ’08, but oddly enough their first smash single didn’t become such a “smash” until this summer. Talk about being patient, huh? The whole track is wonderful; the vibe, the beat, the melody, the lyrics, the performance. My beau told me they are actually huge OU Sooner fans and used to run around at the tailgates, but I’m sure this year it’ll be a tad more difficult for them to mix in with the crowd.