Chart breaking songs

Artist release hit singles before album release

By Elizabeth Chapa
A&E Editor

meghan_trainor_all_about_that_bass-portadaAll About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
Length: 3:08
Release date: June 30

Meghan Trainor’s first single and hit song “All About That Bass” is a body confidence booster, singing “I’m bringing booty back, go ahead and tell them skinny bitches that. No, I’m just playing. I know you think you’re fat, but I’m here to tell ya, every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top.”

The song’s lyrics have caught the attention of listeners all over the globe and may have started just the slightest controversy. The song is upbeat, happy and extremely catchy; the retro-pop sound is what makes the song stand out. And not only was the single a success, but the music video that was released June 11 was a huge hit as well.

Trainor shared with Cosmopolitan.com that a debut album is to be released within the next couple months.

Jason-Aldean-Burnin-It-Down-2014-1200x1200Burnin’ It Down – Jason Aldean
Length: 3:42
Release date: July 22

The song comes off as very sexual and romantic with lyrics saying, “We’re just hanging around, burnin’ it down. Sippin’ on some cold Jack Daniel’s, jammin’ to some old Alabama with you, baby, laying right here dreaming in my bed.”

This is a very different style for Aldean, as he mixes his country with a more mainstream pop sound with the use of auto-tune voice over, driving away from his prominent guitar sound. The change is very similar to what Tim McGraw did with his song “Lookin’ For That Girl” at the beginning of this year.

This was the first glimpse of what can be expected in his upcoming sixth album. Fans can only wonder if the whole album takes the same path of his new single or sound more like the Jason Aldean they all know.

anacondavidAnaconda – Nicki Minaj
Length: 4:20
Release date: Aug. 4

Getting its title from the lyrics, “my anaconda don’t want none unless you’ve got buns, hun,” Minaj did a remix to the original song “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot released in 1992. Her rapping is mixed into the track, and she stuck with the same theme of the original song.

Her music video, which was released on Aug. 19, is what really has people talking. The video starts off in a steamy jungle as goddess-like Minaj and other women show off their behind and twerking skills.

Minaj’s second album is following the highly successful album “Pink Friday.” Her second album, “The Pink Print,” is expected to drop sometime this year.

Nickelback-Edge-of-a-Revolution-2014-1200x1200Edge of a Revolution – Nickelback
Length: 4:04
Release date: Aug. 19

Back again after merging into a new label after a three year hiatus, Nickelback will release their first album under Republic Records; it will be their eighth studio album.

On the band’s Twitter page, they teased fans by sharing a picture of a handwritten list of song titles, along with “#NoFixedAddress…” on Aug. 22.

Could “No Fixed Address” potentially be the title of their album? Fans can only wait and see until the band releases more information.

Nickelback has been one of the most successful rock bands since ‘95, including multiple number one songs and over a dozen songs making it up on charts, and their forthcoming album could be their best yet. Starting with “Edge of a Revolution,” the single puts the listener in a place of questioning the government with the lyrics, “Hey, hey, just obey. Your secret’s safe with the NSA. In God we trust or the CIA? Standing on the edge of a revolution.”

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