Top iTunes Singles

As of today, Pharrell Williams is featured in two top singles on iTunes music.

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I specifically focus on him because he is a rapper, record producer, fashion designer and singer-songwriter. He has collaborated with several top artists, like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. His talents definitely are not unnoticed, even today.

Robin-Thicke-Blurred-Lines-Ft-TI-PharrellBlurred Lines” (Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell) is the number one single on iTunes right now. It’s a really great song! It’s extremely catchy, and the music video is very humorous!! Check out the 15 most hilarious parts of the video according to Spin here! Robin Thicke and Pharrell performed the hit single at the B.E.T Awards this past weekened at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. It was quite the performance!

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He doesn’t stop there. Pharrell is also featured in Daft Punk’s newest album titled Random Access Memories where he sings in the number three song on iTunes, “Get Lucky.” Again, this is another catchy song! Daft Punk is already known for having up-beat electronic/trance songs and Pharrell’s collaboration on this track mixed in very well. I never really got the chance to hear much of Pharrell’s voice, other than in his hip hip band N.E.R.D. So getting to hear him throughout this entire song was really refreshing!

“Blurred Lines” and “Get Lucky” are definitely “must-downloads” for this summer!

Oz is for Oscar

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With the recent DVD release of Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful, I went to my local Redbox to see what it was all about. (Finally!) I wasn’t able to see if when it came out in theaters but I always intended to watch it. Few of my friends said it was great, others said it was horrible. Well I can say it was sort of both?

The beginning was in black and white. I thought setting was wrong with my screen for a while! But it was good to get a background on James Franco’s character, Oscar or “Oz” for short.

Oz-Franco-Kunis-Emerald-CityHe got caught in a tornado that took him to the Land of Oz, which had similarities to Alice in Wonderland (with Johnny Depp). For example, the “land” of Oz had the same majestical vibe as with Wonderland. It was like a “wonderland,” but for Oz. Either way, it looked very cool! I liked the way the yellow brick road and Emerald City were CGI’d. I was shocked to find out that Mila Kunis became the Wicked Witch. She looked so creepy! (But in a really cool way!)

At times, the story line felt dragged out with long close-ups. But overall, it was a good movie. Not “The best movie ever” but it was simply fine. It took me back in time when I saw the original Wizard of Oz. Although this film was a prequel, nothing will ever beat the original!

Can’t Repeat the Past?

Why, of course, you can.

I know The Great Gatsby hype has dwelled down BUT it still lives on as fabulous as the costumes and glamour when I first saw it on its midnight premiere. So in honor of Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and all the glitz and glam in this amazing movie, I am bringing back the past.

The Great Gatsby was such a big success (although, not as successful as it originally planned). I still enjoyed the movie very much. It was very creative considering it took place in the roaring 20’s, but with a modern twist. the-great-gatsby-soundtrack

By modern, I am referring to the film’s music choice. It was mostly produced by Jay-Z. (Doesn’t that say a lot already?) As this motion picture’s soundtrack played on my iTunes library, I got to thinking about its uniqueness.

My fellow Millennial’s responded very positively with all the modern music that was mixed into the emotion and action in the movie. Take Will.i.am’s “Bang Bang” for example. It was extremely catchy! It was very difficult not to dance along as we saw all the wealthy party go-ers do what they do best at Gatsby’s extravagant parties. It only made me want to be there with the crowd!

So as I listened to “Into the Past” by Nero, I realized that I definitely would not correlate this song with The Great Gatsby. But that’s what I liked about it. About the movie and the music production, overall.

I like “different” and this soundtrack is exactly that. Check out the tracks (if you haven’t already) on iTunes here.