After 2010′s aggressively weird Maya , M.I.A. gets back to her brassy pop roots on “Bad Girls,” the first single from her upcoming fourth album. Produced by Timbaland protégé Danja, the song’s packed with thumping beats, slinky grooves and genius lyrics that never fail to flaunt the singer/rapper/hellraiser’s trademark souped-up swagger.
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New Song: M.I.A., ‘Bad Girls’
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Credit: Getty Images What better way is there to pay tribute to the late, VERY GREAT Etta James than by singing one of her most famous songs at one of the world’s most famous venues? At her Radio City Music Hall show this past Saturday, Kelly Clarkson honored the singer, who passed away Friday after a lengthy battle with leukemia , by covering “I’d Rather Go Blind,” one of Etta’s most powerful and poignant songs. Though Kelly Clarkson is primarily known for her pop-centric pipes, she brought out her raspy (and may I add, effing incredible) blues side in an homage to Etta’s signature jazzy style
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Kelly Clarkson Covers Etta James’ ‘I’d Rather Go Blind,’ Completely Nails It
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+ Ke$ha and The Flaming Lips ‘ Wayne Coyne seem like a match made in glitter/confetti heaven.
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Buzz Bites (1/23/12): Ke$ha And The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne Hit The Studio
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Hey, dudes with beards , and also other people! I’m Sam Lansky , pop scholar and longtime fan of the inimitable Kesha Rose Sebert (better known to the listening universe as Ke$ha ), and this is my column, Pop Think , where I do stuff like try to convince you that a singer famous for claiming to brush her teeth with a bottle of Jack Daniels is actually a musical genius.
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Fact: Ke$ha Is A Songwriting Genius.
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