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Sam Smith’s James Bond Theme “Writing’s On The Wall”

The hype is beginning to ramp up for Daniel Craig’s next turn as James Bond in Spectre. Today, after weeks of teasing, Sam Smith dropped the full track for his turn in the James Bond theme hotseat with the power ballad “Writing’s On The Wall”

Along with the track, Smith put out a statement:

“This is one of the highlights of my career. I am honored to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song,” Smith said in a statement. “I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations. I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it.”

I’m sure he’s hoping this theme will do somewhere as well as the last one. Adele’s theme “Skyfall” went on to win not only Grammys, but Oscars and Golden Globes.

Tunes for Tuesday: Röyksopp & Robyn

I love Robyn, and I love Röyksopp. And yet somehow when their seminal collaboration, Do It Again, came out, I failed to post about it. Considering that most of this week’s music focuses on Beiber and Miley, neither of whom I’m really able to stand, we’re going to roll the time back and go through all five tracks from the album.

Below, the two shorter single type tracks, plus the two that were never released, and therefore don’t have videos.

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Tunes for Tuesday: JoJo

Does anyone else remember JoJo? The Canadian 12-year-old kid that came out of nowhere in 2004 with “Leave (Get Out)”? She was this bizarre one hit wonder who disappeared as quickly as she hit during one of the music industry’s lowest years.

Turns out the reason she disappeared was due to issues with her label, who refused to release her third album. There was even a momentary hashtag of #FreeJoJo, which seemed like this bizarre end to a one hit wonder from a  few years before.

But she prevailed, and is back with a new label . Her comeback couldn’t have times better, with the return of bubblegum pop to the top of the charts with acts like CarlyRae Jepsen and ToveLo hitting it big. JoJo has name recognition to boot–at least enough to get her to the VMAs this weekend, where her appearance startled me. Turns out she was there to promote her new EP of three songs, called Triangle, a taste of what she’ll be giving us when her full album arrives. Tracks two and three below.

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