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SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): Nikki Williams – “Thank God It’s Friday”

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Yeah, the title screams Friday, but the song is so perfect for Sunday Funday, how can you resist… Nikki Williams, the singer of “Glowing” and “Kill Fuck Marry,” does a 180-degree turn and embraces the talk/sing vibe of Karmin and Nicki Minaj for “Thank God Its Friday.” With the ravenous jump-up tempo (based on a Toni Basil “Mickey” sample), the song has an old school rocking vibe complete with Betty Boop (Boop Boop be Doop),  wolf whistles, and a singalong chorus.  The results are infectious as after the first listen you can’t get it out of your head.  When comparing TGIF to her previous songs, it just doesn’t fit, at least until you consider Nikki’s personality.  She has her serious and dark emotional side, but is at heart a fun and goofy gal who likes to have a good time.  That’s exactly what makes this such a perfect song for Sunday Funday.

SONG OF THE DAY: Bebe Rexha – “Comeback Kids”

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When all the stars align, it gets kind of magical. You’ve heard singer Bebe Rexha before, either with Pete Wentz (of Fall Out Boy) in Black Cards on the club record “Dr Jekyll and Mr Fame,” or on the current dance radio hit “Take Me Home” with Cash Cash. She also cowrote Nikki Williams’ crossover pop hit “Glowing.” With her debut solo single “Comeback Kids,” Bebe takes the spotlight, singing about her background and struggles to be where she’s at today. It’s quite the uplifting party anthem which just happens to have a good message in there as well (if you can look past the f-bomb in the chorus). The dreamy synth-pop song is full of hooks that will quickly get ingrained in your head as you find yourself singing along without realizing it. For some reason, the last bridge feels like it would mash perfectly with New Radicals’ “You Get What You Give.” The tonal quality of Bebe’s voice is quite unique, the only comparison I could imagine would be an amalgamation of Neon Hitch, Charli XCX, and Cherry from the Studio Killers. I am hoping that remixes are forthcoming, because even though its danceable at its current tempo, with the right remix, “Comeback Kids” could easily become a massive commercial club anthem along the lines of Icona Pop’s “I Love it.”

Image Courtesy of Bebe Rexha.

SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): Nikki Williams – “Glowing (Remixes)”

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Ask and ye shall receive.   About two months ago, I wrote up “Glowing” as an enchanting europop song with electro beats and asked for remixes. Well, remixes by Cazzette, Danny Verde, and Fedde Le Grand surfaced and were heard all over Miami during the Winter Music Conference.  Avicii proteges Cazzette go the stadium house route, adding in some unique ’90s trance-influenced synths.  Danny Verde fuses modern tribal beats and progressive keyboards for a big room monster that will work on dance floors everywhere.  Fedde Le Grand mimics the duality of the original (pretty and hard) with euphoric, angelic energy, balance with grinding electro passages.  It’s a strong remix package that will help get Nikki Williams club play to boost the buzz from her internet buzz videoclip “Kill Fuck Marry.”  Speaking of which, remixes by Bob Sinclar and Adrian Lux of “KFM” have surfaced as well, and while they aren’t the most dancefloor-friendly, both are great interpretations of the quirky, fun love song.

Image Courtesy of Island/Def Jam.