Monday, January 30, 2012

Independent Hip-Hop: Eric Sosa, Playdough, Cig and the Fam

Hate by Eric Sosa


Came Along Way Premiere


Broken Records Collective Hip-Hop Artists


Freestyle Fam

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Process of Fusion 'Connections' Album Review by Paul Marino

Process of Fusion – Connections EP Review
Written by Paul Marino

Progressive rock/rap group Process of Fusion is not afraid to experiment. With vocals comparable to Coheed & Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez along with rap that will remind the listener of Pre-Meteora Linkin Park, Process of Fusion boldly and successfully mixes two different and distinct singer’s voices into all their tracks. This melding of vocal styles, along with edgy and energized drums, bass, guitar and keys, is what sets Process of Fusion apart from many other bands on the market. Following the success of their first EP State of Mind, Process of Fusion has unleashed another EP into the music world titled Connections. Connections is a five song album featuring empowering lyrics about finding a place to belong, guitar riffs that flow with the mood, and even melodies not unlike that of the group God is an Astronaut.

The first song on the EP, “Moment of Clarity,” combines both vocals and rap with fast-paced drums and strings in a song that encourages making the most of life and living in the moment. Next up is “Aspire, Inspire, Expire,” which again perfectly has Singers Patrick Wakie and Justin Sarachik’s voices reflect each other. AIE picks up quickly and then slows itself down all the while talking about the paths of life and the challenges faced when travelling down them. “What Brought Us Here” scales down on the energy of the first two tracks, but keeps along with the messages of looking within yourself and finding where you belong. It is also worth noting that this song has a very strong, very powerful, guitar solo that stands up with any modern era rock ballad.

Fourth on the set list is the song “Connections,” which throws the listener back into the fast paced, stylized and intense sound of POF without feeling disconnected from the song prior. Again, the message of self-realization is apparent throughout. The final song on the EP, “Lights In The Sky,” continues the bands perfect blend of rap and rock with a hint of instrumentals similar to the previously mentioned God is An Astronaut. This song features the sound the listener is by now accustomed to and even throws in some group vocals at its close. 

The album ends leaving listeners with the feeling of hope for your future. This album is recommended for anyone looking for a pick me up, someone looking for musical motivation, or anybody who is looking for more than what the media defines as rock nowadays. For more on Process of Fusion’s unique sound check out their Facebook and Twitter pages and be sure to wish them luck in their battle to get on the Bamboozle band roster. Voting for them probably wouldn’t hurt either.  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Strange Brew Interview by Paul Marino

In a time that can arguably be called the Electronic Age of Music it is refreshing to see a group of young musicians leave the monotony of the mainstream and turn to rock as their major influence. Strange Brew is the self proclaimed “Funky Hard Rock” five-piece hailing from Staten Island, New York, with the stage presence and attitude to bring along a loyal fan base wherever they jam. With few “Brewpies” missing any performances and with packed out venues every show, it is hard to argue Strange Brew’s success. Between writing original lyrics and playing covers from the likes of Billy Joel, Avenged Sevenfold, and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, with an album release in the summer of 2012, it is amazing how much the band has accomplished in the short time they have been together. Since their start in the summer of ’09, Strange Brew is an ever-evolving musical tour de’ force composed of Armand Lane as Lead Vocalist and Keys Player, Johnny Baldofsky and Mike D’Ambrosi each playing Guitar, Matt D’Ambrosi slapping the bass, and Justin Salud rounding out the band with his Drums.

I recently got to sit down with Strange Brew and talk to them about where they see their band going and what definitive plans they have for the future; I also got an inside look at how the band manages stage performances, practices, and produces their distinctive funking sound.
Prior to the interview Strange Brew was unsigned, working on their own dime and playing shows when they could, but as of January 18 they have been signed onto the Broken Records Collective music label. Armand Lane says, on behalf of the band, that “We’re incredibly excited to be part of this collaboration. We feel that it is a huge opportunity to be a part of something bigger than us…We can’t wait to start playing some shows with all the talent involved.” On top of this great news for the band, fans have gotten some exciting news about the aforementioned album release this summer. The band promised a full length 10 song album of original music and lyrics. The whole album is being recorded, mixed, and produced by Strange Brew but has yet to be titled.
I started the interview by asking how the band practiced on their down time and how they went about writing their original songs. Strange Brew began by saying that “what starts as a practice will turn into a 2-3 hour jam session.” For their original song and lyric writing the band says that usually a member will approach the band with a sample of music (what guitarists Mike and Johnny did with what eventually became Strange Brew’s new single “Born To Please”), then work around the sound and churn out the bands next hit. 

Speaking of their new single, “Born to Please” was first showcased during the Friday the 13th show at the Bitter End in Manhattan, New York. This show has been Strange Brew’s most successful to date with the band bringing in just under a hundred people for their set. Lyrically the song is suggestive and flaunts it throughout; it was the perfect way to rally the crowd and get them pumped up for the next hour of Brewery. Strange Brew played flawlessly the whole show and got through every song on their set list, even after a broken kick pedal incident in which Justin kicked the bass drum for a full song before another band graciously let them use theirs. Justin said, in regards to their music and how they perform live, that “Sixty percent is focused towards music. The rest is recovery,” a good analogy for their most recent show. 
Strange Brew has natural talent with an ability to please and there is no sign of a slowdown; they have active accounts on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter that receive constant updates. For more information on the band and to try out their funky spin on hard rock go to each website’s respective page and end it with a /StrangeBrewNY (ex. 

You can also email the band at At the close of the interview the band wanted to give a shout out to Airistotle, The Brew Crew, The Brewpies, and all the other friends and family that have supported them through their career in music. They would also like to thank The Bitter End for inviting them to their stage and allowing them more than a full hour of play time.  Be ready for a potential summer tour with their new label-mates, prepare for the full album release, and brush up on your Brew by visiting their web pages. The last thing Armand Lane had to say before the end of the interview was “Expect us.” Don’t worry Armand, we will not forget.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Update - Music, links, and Broken Records Collective!

Lets start off with the links

Just launched my Record Label, Broken Records Collective. Please follow all the links, and help me get the word out.

Created by Kristen Solis

!/BR_Collective - MUSIC PAGE

Check out three of our rappers videos!

Eric D'Alessandro "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3"

CiG "No Church in the Wild & Stay Scheming Freestyle"

SiK B of Process of Fusion "Bonfire Remix"

Also, be sure to like Broken Records Photography

K Scott has some nasty beats he wants to show you all, check them out here.

Process of Fusion had their album, Connections, reviewed by the Christian Music Review Blog. Read that here.

Also, check out the photos from their show at The Stone Pony, taken by photographer Laura DeSantis Olsson.



Check them out on Facebook and listen to their first recorded song, "Desire & I."

Come to their album release show, more info here!

This show is very important! It is in memory of recent suicide victim Amanda Cummings. Please come out and support her friends and family.

More info here

Read my girlfriend's blog on fitness and running here.

 OX - Life I Live by RatherUniqueMusicGroup 

My band's producer is having a sick deal on recording. See below.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Number 150 - The Beginning

Hello all and welcome to blog post 150!

I write to you today as someone who has spent the last two days home from work sick and has slept a combined 27 hours in two days (GLORIOUS!)

For this blog a numerical proportions I write to you as someone who is extremely overworked with many ideas and ventures going at once. However, I will not complain because I have brought it all upon myself and enjoy every bit of what I'm doing.

With that being said, I encourage bands and artists of all kinds to continue to send me stuff to post about as well as inquiries as to getting on here and in my magazine

Lastly, I would like to make an official announcement right here!

Over the last month or so I have been developing a label/promotions company out of my magazine and I feel like I have finally have the means and the right people in place to launch this thing. I have signed several local artists who you will all meet in time, and we will be taking over the Island. Here is the press release!

The Broken Records Collective is the newest brain child of Broken Records Magazine Editor-in-Chief Justin Sarachik, and will be looking to take seven of Staten Island's very best artist's in rock music and hip-hop and join them together for one common goal, success. 

The concept is to create a management/promotions record label on Staten Island that holds true to everything it promises and works exclusively with the groups to succeed as a collective. 

At the start, the label will merge hip-hop and rock to create a powerhouse of talent that not only showcases individuals, but also moves powerfully as a group to present a great show and experience for anyone involved.

The artist's have been specifically selected to compliment each other in order provide the best results. While mixing rap and rock is not a new concept, there will only be one band that floats in the middle of both. The rest of the groups will be strictly rap or rock, but at the same time unique to the collective as a whole.

TBRC will aim for two group shows a month, one in the beginning and one in the end. In between these shows, smaller selections of the group will perform either a rock show or a rap show or any other show a band has an obligation to fulfill. 

Proceeds from the shows will be split up between the artist's and the remainder will go back into the group to be used for promotion, merchandise, or whatever the collective needs.

Promotion for the group will come through Broken Records Magazine,,,, WSIA 88.9 Staten Island, Facebook and Twitter group pages, and the overall hustle and word of mouth of the parties involved. 

Broken Records will provide the contacts and means of reaching out to record labels, publicist, and other publications in order to raise awareness in other places. A monthly press release/newsletter will be sent out to blogs and music sites to inform the Internet world what is going on.

TBRC will be working internally to provide for itself jobs, whether it be recording, photography, videos, or promoters. The group will be a well-oiled machine, a community of talent helping each other get to the next level.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Christian Rock Going Mainstream

A recent report has been released about the current state of the music industry, and among the list of sub-genres to look out for was Christian rock.

The New York Times compiled the list, which included the "most promising options" for someone looking to escape regular "Top 40" music, and engage in a micro-genre of new music.

The article credited Christian hard rock band Skillet's, Awake, as being the longest running album on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart at 121 weeks.

Other Christian releases they tote are Sleeping Giant's, Kingdom Days in an Evil Age and Seventh Day Slumber's, The Anthem of Angels.

Christian Rock has come a long way and has encompassed every foreseeable genre of music from hardcore to gangster rap.
Some of the biggest bands of the early 90s were semi-Christian bands like Creed, Evanescence, and Lifehouse each scoring huge hits individually.

Semi-Christian puts the band in a category that promotes the music as for everyone, but suggests Christian and positive elements as some or most of the members are Christians.

Band's that are around now that fall in this category are: Paramore, Flyleaf, Thrice, and Family Force 5.

Sarah Baldini, an avid music fan, says she enjoys Christian music but also sees why some may stay away from it.

"Christian music has a tendency to be cheesy and simply unappealing to the secular audience and often even the Christian audience," she said. "I know that I have had periods of time where I would listen to only z100 [New York Radio Station] simply because of the variety in style of music. There are amazing Christian artists out there but there are certainly not as many options as there are in the secular genre."

Mike McNichol knows that some of the bands out there sneak in references about God that can be left up to the listener.

Referring to the band Thrice, he said, "Although he discusses themes he makes an effort to be vague about it so anybody can interpret his songs without needing religion.

He continued, "My favorite song [In Exile] is most likely about going to heaven but I pretend it means something else."

Recommended Christian Hard Rock Bands:

UnderOath (Melodic Metal/Screamo/Hardcore)
MxPx (Punk Rock)
Project 86 (Nu Metal)
Haste the Day (Hardcore)
Blindside (Nu Metal/Post Rock)
Comeback Kid (Hardcore Punk)
Thousand Foot Krutch (Rock/Punk)

Recommended Christian Hip-Hop:
TobyMac (Rap/Reggae/Pop)
Manafest (Rap/Punk)
KJ-52 (Rap/Hip-Hop)
Freestyle Fam (Lyrical Hip-Hop/Underground Rap)
Playdough (Underground Rap)
T-Bone (West Coast Hip-Hop/Mainstream Rap)
Lecrae (Southern Rap/Underground hip-Hop)

Original article by me from the Christian Post

Marc Martel: WInner of the Queen Extravaganza and Front Man of Downhere

Exclusive interview with Marc Martel of the Christian rock band Downhere and winner of the Queen Extravaganza Contest.

The Christian Post: Where did you develop this passion for music when you were younger and who did you dream to be?
Marc Martel: Definitely my passion for music came from my mom. She is a piano player and a choir director at my church. My earliest memories of music and just really loving the sound of music itself was her playing the piano for me and my brother and sister at night as we were falling asleep at night, and she'd play Beethoven to us and I think that's where it all started to me. I ended up taking piano lessons at a really young age, I took like years of piano lessons and I always loved to sing.

My biggest influences when I was a kid – I listened to a lot of top 40 radio, so whatever the big artists were so like the mid 80s. I think of artists like George Michaels, but my biggest influence at that age was probably Keith Green. His passion and his piano playing and his singer was something that I always wanted to strive toward.

CP: You're also in the band Downhere, when you guys started why was it important for you to come to the U.S. as Canadians and how did that whole process of getting signed work out for you?
Martel: We started our band in college, at a college called Briar Cliff College in Saskatchewan. None of us are actually from Saskatchewan, but we kind of all met there and started there. We got signed to a record label in Nashville in 2001 and before that all came about we were all just planning on moving to Toronto or something and trying to make the best of it there and staying in Canada.

We never saw it as kind of a thing to do, to move to the states and when we got that offer from this big record label in Nashville we thought “Well this is a door that either God was opening for us” and we were very careful about it and very prayerful about it and after eight months of negotiating to make sure it was really worth it for us, we moved down in 2001 and that's when we kind of went full time.

CP: Where does the name Downhere come from?
Martel: The name Downhere comes from a song I wrote after a friend of mine died in college and it was kind of the first time I was dealing with loss and you know real mortality and it was a song of how down here on Earth we don't have the big picture. We rarely know why things happen and why God allows certain things, but it's a song of faith that God is in control and has a purpose for everything that happens in our lives. As hard as it is to believe at certain times.

Later on when we were looking for a band name we thought we wanted something that had a lot of layers of meaning. The name also means just being down here. When Christ was down here and the example he set for us as a way of life and trying to emulate that as much as possible. We want our music to be a soundtrack for down here and obviously our world views are Biblically based and obviously that's where our music is centered on. So yeah, just being down here on Earth and trying to figure it out like everyone else.

CP: When did you guys finally start to feel established as a band?
Martel: The first year and a half in Nashville we actually all shared a four bedroom house and there were two married couples and three single guys trying to figure out how to live in community and learning to take care of the daily schedule, “Who's cooking what?” “Who's cleaning what?” That really was kind of a pressure cooker for us trying to figure out if this was going to work for us. That first year and a half we had to live together because we didn't have any money. I was making about $300 a month back then and we made it work and that's when we really gelled.

CP: Who pushed you to try out for this and what were your initial thoughts, what did you think would actually happen by you trying out?
Martel: The whole Queen thing came around in a really timely fashion. I was thinking about what I was going to do in 2012, our families were growing in the band and that's always been our first priority, so we planned to take some extra time off the road so the guys can be with their families.

My wife and I don't have kids yet so I figured “Well while we still have no kids I have the freedom to travel a little more than the other guys probably” and I figured, “Well instead of trying to get some other part-time jobs to supplement the loss of income from not being on the road, I'll look into singing with other bands or do some session work whatever it may be.”

Right around that time I got this email from a friend of mine here in Nashville. I pretty much got that email the day the Queen Extravaganza started in late September. I read the contest rules and the vision behind and seeing that it was an official thing put on by the band Queen themselves I thought, “It has never been my dream to be in a tribute band. I love to write my own music, I love what I do in Downhere and hope to keep doing it for a long time,” but just the timing of the whole thing and the fact that people have been telling me for years that I sound like Freddie Mercury, it just was kind of a no brainer for me.

I still had some self doubt about the thing and I haven't heard a lot of guys sing like Freddie Mercury, I know there's a few of them out there for sure, but I felt like I had a good chance of at least moving on to one of the vocalist spots. They were looking for three singers, so I thought I had a decent shot at it so I thought, “Well if I win this what is it going to mean for Downhere?” And at the time I really had no idea what it meant for Downhere and whether it was the potential of taking the place of Downhere. I had the video all ready to send and submit, I was sitting there on the couch next to my wife and I was like, “Yeah I don't know if I really want to do this. I love what I do, if I win this I don't know what to do with my band” and she's like “Marc, this is like cut out for you. This is a no brainer for you.”

And so I'd have to say that the final word went to my wife, and I listened to her, as a good husband should and here I am today with a new job, for next year.

CP: When you started getting viral feedback for the Youtube video, what were your first impressions of that?
Martel: A little bit of fear honestly, excitement obviously. I had no idea that was going to happen, you can't predict a viral video. It doesn't really happen to a lot of people. I submitted the video on the 21st of September, and the next morning I checked what the views were at and I remember specifically it was at 303 at like nine in the morning and I thought “Well that's about what I expected,” I honestly didn't expect much. That's about what a Downhere video gets.

Then in the afternoon, it's funny because it had exactly doubled in views. It was at 606 and I was like well that's kind of funny. Well this is going to be a small thing if I win, who even knows if they'll carry on with the whole Queen Extravaganza, maybe they are hoping for more views than that.

At the same time the contest had just started and maybe they haven't gotten the word out. I had no idea what was going on, and in the evening around 9 p.m.

I went to check and all of a sudden it was in the thousands and in the tens of thousands, I think it was around 18,000 views and I had noticed that the comments were coming in almost every second, and people were saying “Hey the Internet has arrived welcome to the Internet guy, dude you've gone viral” And I was like, “What does that even mean, viral video? Let’s see if this is really true, maybe it'll just spike after a few hours and then stop.”

Sure enough the next morning it was in the hundreds of thousands, and for probably the first week or two it was just really surreal all the attention I was getting. I mean people have told me I sound like Freddie Mercury for years and I didn't really think it was that big of a deal honestly. I thought “Well, I know there's other guys who can sound like Freddie Mercury, it's not terribly unique, sure I can do that, but what does it all really mean in the end?”

It caught on so crazy over the Internet, it surprised everybody, it was kind of an outer body experience. I keep telling people it's so weird being the one guy that can join in with everybody and say “Hey way to go this is so exciting for you, this is awesome.” It's kind of weirdly lonely in a way. Just being the center of attention in that way, it's a strange thing. I think I've seen enough people have their 15 minutes that I can sort of manage my 15 minutes of fame with it. I knew it would eventually die down, but it was sure fun while it lasted.

CP: How did it feel when you got the phone call from Ellen to go on her show?
Martel: That was crazy because a lot of the comments that were being left early on in the viral thing were saying we need to get this guy on Ellen. I didn't know my wife was such a big Ellen fan at the time, and I said 'Hey check out what this guy said, he said I should be on Ellen.' She freaked out and said 'What you're going to be on Ellen!' And was like, 'N o, no, no, he was saying that I should be on Ellen, there's a big difference.' But obviously I got the call from my manager a few days later saying I got Ellen.

Yeah that was kind of the next step up from that whole thing, it kind of made the whole thing real. Up until then it was just kind of people commenting on Youtube and videos, that was about it. The Ellen thing was the first real world, yeah this is changing my life. I'm going to actually go to L.A. and be on a television show, this is really crazy.

CP: What does your job entail and do you feel any pressure?
Martel: I feel really oddly well prepared for it. Being a professional musician with Downhere for 11 years now, I feel completely at home on stage. Obviously a lot of people are going to have expectations as far as my performance on stage whether I'm expected to emulate Freddie Mercury on stage. Which I don't think is expected of me from the Queen people. A lot of tribute bands have Freddie look a likes, even though a lot of people tell me I sort of look like him, you know they grow the mustache and wear the same costumes and all that and try to act like Freddie. I think it helps that I'm not expected to be Freddie Mercury, I think what they want of me is to sort of bring my own artistic self into this thing.

Obviously, I sound remarkably like him and that's definitely an advantage, I think people are going to always be critical when you're in the public eye like that. People are going to say whatever they want especially on Youtube where there is no accountability and complete anonymity. People have a chance and do take that chance to do and say whatever they want. That really doesn't bother me, I'm just excited to do something a little different than what I've done for the last decade or so. It's going to be a really fun time to branch out and play some other music that just so happens to be some of the greatest music ever recorded, so that doesn't hurt either.

CP: How long is this actual gig with Queen, and what happens when you are ready to do stuff with Downhere again?
Martel: I think so far what I know, the Queen thing is supposedly a three month tour in the middle of next year going possibly into the fall a bit, sort of playing it by ear as to how long they are taking this tour out on the road. It's going to depend on the success of it. Obviously touring is a lot harder than it used to be. Maybe do a test run in the beginning. They're really wise about it, I don't think anyone knows how long this Queen Extravaganza thing is going to be. My guess was temporary, which is great because Downhere is still planning to tour next year and we are going to be doing a second leg of the "Called Love Tour" with Aaron Schust and Jason Gray which was really successful last fall. We are already planning gigs for that in the spring, then Queen Extravaganza from then through the summer and the fall is kind of up in the air. All I can tell you now is that Downhere is definitely not breaking up. Still planning on recording some music sometime next year, that's pretty much all I can tell you at this point.

CP: What was your biggest rock star moment before any of this?
Martel: It's kind of funny to put it that way because we have been the anti-rock star band in a way. Even our biggest fans know this about us. They respect us as humans and don't objectify us. Our demeanor as musicians when we are on stage kind of squelches that desire for people to elevate. We've always managed to remain humble and down to Earth as much as possible when your job involves being under lights and people watching you.
Probably the biggest moment we've had as a band throughout the years was in 2006 when we played in Morocco which I believe was in front of 60,000 people. That was a very surreal moment just to see a sea of people in front of you. People that didn't even know our music at all, but I'm sure about 99.9 percent of them never heard a single Downhere song. But yeah just to play in front of that many people is mind boggling.

CP: What's your biggest failure?
Martel: I don't think I could point to one, there have been far too many of those to count. And everybody has their own idea of what a rock star moment would be and the antithesis of that might be sleeping on someone's floor because our promoter couldn't afford a hotel or a place with a spare bed. We've done that plenty of times. Breaking down on the side of the highway in your 15 passenger van is a lot of fun. Having to unload your gear on the side of the road because your trailer broke down. There's so many of those moments that I'm actually really thankful for because they have prepared me for the realities of what comes next.

I think I have some pretty good expectations. And the whole fame thing which I've tasted in a very small amount is a weird thing. Not that I think I'm really famous or anything like that, but just this small amount of attention I've gotten with this viral thing. Comparing myself to the ultimate rock star of today (Justin Bieber), I feel like all the things that have happened over the years and being around the other members of Downhere who really have their heads on straight, because of that I think it has helped me keep my head on straight and I can keep it in stride and really focus on what the important things are in all of this – my relationships first with my wife and God, and the people I come in contact with. The rock star thing is all kind of fluff.

CP: Last thoughts?
Martel: Finally I'd like to say I'm really excited for what's about to happen in 2012. There's a lot of questions as far as what it's going to look like. If you're a praying person, pray for me that I make good and wise decisions with all of it and be the representative of Christ I'm called, we are all called to be in situations. We’ll keep you posted as much as possible on my website,,, come out to a show it'll be fun to see you. 

Original interview by me at the Christian Post

DJ Earworm Video for 2011 "World Goes Boom"

This year’s top 25 music videos have come together in one mega mashup song and video that has been flooded with so many views that the video counter froze at 303 views as of 9:00 a.m. EST, despite having thousands of comments and "likes" suggesting a viral video.

The song, "World Go Boom," by DJ Earworm, is the DJ's annual ode to the year's biggest dance hits and has been making "The United State of Pop" since 2007.

The artist, who's real name is Jordan Roseman, is offering the track for free download off his website (

In a statement from his website, Earworm wrote, "2011 gave us songs of regret and anger, pride and perseverance, and lots of fire. When someone’s taken everything from you, what do you do? WORLD GO BOOM."

He also noted some changes he made to his selection process of the songs. "In efforts to better reflect the year, I have a system that draws from the weekly charts from throughout 2011 that ensures that all the late-breaking hits (such as “We Found Love” & “Sexy and I Know It”) are included in the 2011 mix," Earworm stated.

The DJ appears to enjoy simplicity despite the complexity of his work. Under his about me section on his website, he wrote, "Basically, what I do is take a bunch of songs apart and put them back together again in a different way. I end up with tracks called mash-ups, which I post to this website."

Adding, "I also DJ with my laptop."
According to Global Herald, the DJ uses a songwriting approach to his mashups. He creates a theme and then selects certain words or phrases from the songs and cuts them up and layers them to make the song have its own message.

Watch the song below

The list of songs in the video is as follows (alphabetical order):
Adele – "Rolling In The Deep" and "Someone Like You"
Black Eyed Peas – "Just Can’t Get Enough"
Bruno Mars – "Grenade" and "The Lazy Song"
Britney Spears – "Till The World Ends"
Cee Lo Green – "F* You"
Enrique Iglesias – "Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)"
Foster the People – "Pumped Up Kicks"
Jennifer Lopez – "On The Floor"
Jeremih feat. 50 cent – "Down On Me"
Katy Perry – "Firework," "E.T.," and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
Lady Gaga – "Born This Way"
LMFAO – "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy and I Know It"
Lupe Fiasco – "The Show Goes On"
Maroon 5 – "Moves Like Jagger"
Nicki Minaj – "Super Bass"
OneRepublic – "Good Life"
Pink – "Raise Your Glass"
Pitbull – "Give Me Everything"
Rihanna – "S&M" and "We Found Love"

Original article published by me for The Christian Post