The song “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” is a single by American recording artist Katy Perry. The song was written by Perry, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Bonnie McKee and was produced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin. It is the fifth single from Perry’s third studio album, Teenage Dream, and has peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Canadian Hot 100. “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” is a dance-pop and pop rock song with a length of three minutes and 50 seconds. It is set in common time and has a moderate tempo of 126 beats per minute. It is written in the key of F♯ major and Perry’s vocals span one octave, from C♯4
. It follows the chord progression B–G♯m7–D♯m7-C♯.Like all of Perry’s previous Teenage Dream singles, it topped the Hot Digital Songs, Hot Dance Club chart, and Pop Songs. As of August 3, 2011, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” has sold over 1,745,000 copies in the US. The song’s remix, which features Missy Elliott, will be released to US radio stations and digital retailers on August 8, 2011.
“Im Into You” is the title of the song recorded by American actress, singer, record producer and dancer Jennifer Lopez. It was taken from her seventh studio album, Love? (2011). Lil Wayne also has featured vocals on the song, after Lopez identified him as her favorite male rapper. In the song, that features double entendre lyrics, Lopez sings about being lost in
love and her lover’s attraction, while Wayne teases with clever wordplay. Initial reviews of the song have been positive, noting the song’s catchy hook, Island-flavored production and fun lyrics. The mid-tempo pop song was written by Taio Cruz, Lil Wayne and Norwegian duo StarGate, who also produced the song.
The song “Kill the Lights” is an upbeat dance song recorded by American recording artist and entertainer Britney Spears. “Kill the Lights” was co-written by Danja, Marcella Araica and James Washington, who previously worked with Spears on her fifth studio album, Blackout (2007). In 2008, Danja produced a number of songs for Spears at Chalice Recording Studios in Los Angeles, and Spears recorded them at Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank. “Kill the Lights” and “Blur” were the only songs from these sessions to be included in the standard version of Circus, with “Rock Boy” becoming a bonus track in other editions. On July 27, 2009, it was revealed through Spears’ official website that “Radar” would be released as the fourth single from the album, despite rumours confirming the release of “Kill the Lights”.
“Rude Boy” is the title of the song recorded by Barbadian R&B recording artist Rihanna. “Rude Boy” serves as the second international single from her fourth album Rated R. It was available to US radio on February 9, 2010. On March 5, it was released as a CD single in Germany. On March 8, 2010, a remix version was released as a digital download in the UK entitled “Rude Boy (TC Remix)”. The official remix features rapper Rick Ross. Sean Kingston and Detail recorded a free-style cover of the song titled “Rude Girl”, a male’s perspective of the song. UK grime artist Kano also recorded a freestyle over this song’s beat on his mixtape Jack Bauer: The 7 Day Edition. It was written by Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Ester Dean, Makeba Riddick, Rob Swire and Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty, and produced by Stargate and Swire. On February 21, 2010, “Rude Boy” topped the UK R&B Chart, and reached number two on the UK Singles Chart, with Tinie Tempah’s “Pass Out” debuting at number one and holding the top spot for two weeks. On April 30, the single was awarded a gold certification, after shipping 400,000 copies.
That Should Be Me is a song by Canadian pop R&B singer – songwriter and actor Justin Drew Bieber
better known by his stage name Justin Bieber. The song is a down-tempo, teen pop song with R&B influences. According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, “That Should Be Me” is set in common time with a moderate tempo of 69 beats per minute. It is composed in the key of E♭ minor with Bieber’s vocal range spanning from the low-note of G3 to the high-note of C♯5. The song follows in the chord progression of Cm–A♭2–E♭–G/B. Described as a “sobbing” ballad by Monica Hererra of Billboard, Bieber “pleads the girl he left behind to take him back.” Herrera called the ballad “orchestral” and said that Bieber plays the “scorned ex” in the song. In December 2010, it was announced that Bieber would be working with American country band Rascal
Flatts on new music, presumably for his second studio album. However it was revealed that “That Should Be Me” was remixed to include vocals from the country group for the release of Bieber’s second remix album, Never Say Never – The Remixes, released to accompany the release of his 3D concert-documentary film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. A music video was released to accompany the remixed version of the song, which premiered during Rascal Flatts’ ABC special, Rascal Flatts: Nothing Like This Presented by JC Penney.
“California King Bed” is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her fifth studio album, Loud (2010). “California King Bed” was written by Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Priscilla Renea, and Alex Delicata. Rihanna recorded her vocals for the song in 2010 at We The Best Studios in Miami, Florida, and at Burst HQ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “California King Bed” is a rock song set in common time in the key of G major with a moderately slow tempo of 92 beats per minute. It follows a chord progression of G/B–C2
for the verses, and G–D–Em–C for the chorus. “California King Bed” received mixed reviews from music critics, with some considering it Rihanna’s best vocal performance, despite considering the song a weak ballad. “California King Bed” achieved moderate chart success, peaking at number one in Poland, whilst reaching the top five in Australia, Austria, New Zealand and Slovakia. It also made its way into the top ten on several European countries including the UK, Germany and Italy.
American recording artist and songwriter Lady Gaga performed the song The Edge of Glory from her second studio album Born This Way (2011). “The Edge of Glory” features production from Lady Gaga, Fernando Garibay and DJ White Shadow. Recording sessions for the song took place at The Living Room Studios in Oslo, Norway and Germano Studios in New York City). The song was released digitally on May 9, 2011. Following the success of the song in digital outlets worldwide, it was announced that it would serve as the album’s third official single. According to Gaga, lyrical inspiration came from the death of her grandfather, who died in September 2010. The melody of the song resembles much of the musical works of Bruce Springsteen, and contains several qualities similar to that of electro rock and synthpop musical works. It is notable for the incorporation of a saxophone solo, performed by saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who was a prominent member of The E Street Band shortly before his death. The Edge of Glory” was written by Lady Gaga, Fernando Garibay and DJ White Shadow, and it was produced by Gaga and Garibay.
“Disturbia” is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad. The song was written by Andre Merritt, Chris Brown, Brian Kennedy, Robert Allen, and produced by Brian Kennedy; Background vocals were performed by Brown and Merritt. It was sent to radio in North America on June 17, 2008 and physically released as a single in the United Kingdom on July 22, 2008. It is the third single from the re-release of the album, following “Take a Bow” and “If I Never See Your Face Again”. The song was Rihanna’s highest debut on the US Billboard Hot 100 to date and also attained success, topping the charts in New Zealand as well as reaching the top five in Canada, France, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In 2009, the song received a Grammy nomination in the Best Dance Recording category but lost to electronic duo Daft Punk for their song “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”. Rihanna performed “Disturbia” a number of times, including at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, surrounded by dancing zombies. Pop-punk band The Cab covered the song for the compilation album Punk Goes Pop 2. Billboard magazine ranked it number nine on their list of Songs of the Summer of 2008.
The song “Somebody to Love” was performed by a Canadian pop/R&B singer, songwriter and actor Justin Bieber. The song serves as the second single from his album, My World 2.0. It was written by Bieber, Heather Bright, and The Stereotypes, and produced by The Stereotypes.The song is an upbeat dance-pop song, which also derives from R&B, while making use of Eurodisco influences. It impacted US mainstream and rhythmic radio on April 20, 2010. Usher re-recorded featured vocals for the official remix of the song, which was released on June 25, 2010. A variation of the track with slightly different production done by Benny Blanco, features Usher on lead vocals and Bieber as the featured artist. It is included on the follow-up release of Raymond v. Raymond, titled Versus. In Japan, the song was released dually with “Never Say Never” as double A-side single.
“What the Hell” is the title of the song performed by Canadian recording artist Avril Lavigne. The song was taken from her fourth studio album Goodbye Lullaby (2011). The song was successful, reaching number one in Japan, the top five in Asia, the Top 10 in Europe, Australia, South America, Mexico, Canada, and the Top 20 in the US, peaking at eleven. It received generally positive reviews from music critics, with many complimenting its catchiness and comparing it to her 2007 single “Girlfriend”. The song, written by Lavigne with its producers Max Martin and Shellback was released on 7 January 2011 as the lead single from Goodbye Lullaby. “What the Hell” was available as a free download for 48 hours from Lavigne’s official Facebook page.