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Hot Summer Music

It’s summer and that means there are tons of new releases from some of our favorite artists here at The Buzz.  Here’s what’s new on The Buzz this week: Misery by Maroon 5.  First release from their upcoming c.d. “Hands All Over” which drops on September 21st.  The band is attempting to forge new ground by adding Robert John “Mutt” Lange as producer.  Lange produced Nickelback’s “Dark Horse” to great effect.  Lange, of course, produced some of the greatest albums of all time:  AC/DC’s “Back In Black”, Def Leppard’s “Pyromania” and “Hysteria”, and ex-wife’s Shania Twain’s hits.  Frankly, when I heard Lange was producing I was looking for something a little edgier from Maroon 5, but Misery hews true to their trademark sound.  Adam Levine’s vocals are front and center in another jaunty blue-eyed soul ditty. I Run To You by Lady Antebellum.  This song has already been a huge hit at the Country format, and was actually the first single that Capitol Records released to the Pop format.  When most radio stations did not respond to it, Capitol released Need You Now which has become the biggest hit at Pop stations so far in 2010.  I thought I Run To You was a smash the first time I heard it, so I’m glad we’re able to bring it to you now.  King Of Anything by Sara Bareilles.  Bareilles proves that “Love Song” wasn’t a fluke, and she won’t be added to the long list of One Hit Wonders.  (If “Love Song” doesn’t ring a bell, the full chorus line was “I’m not gonna write you a love song.”  Remember now?)  Bareilles’ voice is pure honey on this Pop gem.  All the way down to the hand claps in the chorus, King Of Anything is one solid hook that will be rattling around in your head after the first time you hear it. To get info on all the songs we play on The Buzz including bios, lyrics, and videos click the Playlist icon at 1053thebuzz.com.

07/22/2010 9:46AM
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