Pink’s Just Give Me A Reason

Posted on July 20, 2013

P!nk_Live_2013I have to admit I have never been the biggest Pink fan in the world but recently her record ‘Just Give Me a Reason, which incidentally I think should have been called ‘Learn to Love Again’, has been getting a lot of air time on French radio. You can guess what happened, yes it gradually grew on me and now I think she may just have got me hooked. I actually love this track and have got to the point where they can’t play it enough.

I am not saying she isn’t a good singer, when I mention I have not been her biggest fan, I have always thought she could belt out a tune and her performances have always been highly professional. But until now nothing she has done has grabbed me, it was in my view OK and that was about it, but with this release she seems to have crossed the line over to top drawer. Perhaps in the future I will listen a little more carefully to what she puts out.

If my daughter reads this she may be a little put out, she bought me Pink’s boxed set of CD’s for a Christmas present about 4 years ago and I am still yet to play the second CD. But you never know I may just dig it out and see if I can find something else of her’s I really like.

Nate Ruess, the lead singer from ‘Fun’ features in this video and ‘Fun are another band I have been warming to. Especially since they made a few guest appearances on some of the UK TV chat shows. Anyway back to ‘Just Give Me a Reason’, it is from the album The Truth About Love (Explicit) which is, as you can see, labelled explicit.

Here is the track listing, which you can listen to individually using the link above.

1. Are We All We Are (Explicit Version) Pink 3.37
2. Blow Me (One Last Kiss) (Explicit Version) Pink 4.15
3. Try Pink 4:07
4. Just Give Me a Reason P!nk feat. Nate Ruess 4:02
5. True Love (Explicit Version) P!nk feat. Lily Allen 3:50
6. How Come You’re Not Here Pink 3:12
7. Slut Like You (Explicit Version) Pink 3:42
8. The Truth About Love (Explicit Version) Pink 3:48
9. Beam Me Up Pink 4:27
10. Walk of Shame (Explicit Version) Pink 2:42
11. Here Comes The Weekend (Explicit Version) P!nk featuring Eminem 4:24
12. Where Did The Beat Go? Pink 4:18
13. The Great Escape Pink 4.24

Quite a few featured artists in this lest, not just Nate Ruess, but Lilly Allen and Eminem. But then she is a big star, despite my previous opinion. What do I know anyway, well I know what I like and I am happy to share my opinion and I guess if you are still reading at this point then you probably like the same stuff I do 🙂

Blurred Lines Featuring Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams

Posted on July 08, 2013

Robin ThickeQuite frankly what is there that’s not to like, a great record some very beautiful ladies and if you want to see them naked you can on Vevo. Personally I prefer the rated version, where they wear clothes, but I have a feeling I may have just made a big mistake providing a link to the naked version right at the beginning of this article. I am sure there will be quite a few people that can’t resist a little peek to see what they might be missing. So I think I had better get the video in place sooner rather than later to try and head a few deserter’s off at the pass.

Trust me even with their clothes on, this is a very good video and a little addictive, not just for the models either, the music is pretty good too. Another example of a simple tune that can get into your head and refuse to leave.

The video also features Pharrell Williams who co-wrote the song with Robin Thicke, they say it only took about half an hour and was inspired by Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got to Give it Up’. The third guy in the video is the rapper TI who sometimes goes by his nickname ‘Tip’, probably a better choice for this particular video!

Just goes to show how a mix of pretty girls, sexual inuendo and a decent tune can really hit the mark, because Blurred Lines has hit it big time and has helped itself to the number 1 spot in multiple countries around the world including the Billboard Hot 100 in the States, the UK and Germany amongst the 17 number 1 positions listed at the time of writing.

So who is Robin Thicke and who is that gorgeous model in the video? Well Robin Thicke is an American R&B artiste who has been around for a little while now, releasing his first record back in 2002, but if I am honest, he is someone I had not really heard of until Blurred Lines came along and he definitely looks a bit different in the video to how he does in the snap above.

As for the models, the one I think is really gorgeous is Emily Ratajkowski an English born model, brought up in the States. That’s not to detract from the two other models in the video, Jessi M’Bengue, and blonde Elle Evans, who are also pretty gorgeous. Good choice guys, even though I read that getting them to go naked pretty much blew the budget for the video. Still seems to have done the trick if the number one spots are anything to go by.

Blurred Lines is the lead track for the album of the same name., and the record listing for the album is shown below. Or of course you may be more interested in the  Blurred Lines MP3 Downloads, whatever takes your fancy.

1. Blurred Lines (Ft. T.I. & Pharrell)
2. Take It Easy On Me
3. Ooo La La
4. Ain’t No Hat 4 That
5. Get In My Way
6. Give It 2 U (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)
7. Feel Good
8. Go Stupid 4 U
9. 4 The Rest Of My Life
10. Top Of The World
11. The Good Life
12. Pressure
13. Put Your Lovin On Me
14. Give It 2 U (Remix Ft. Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz)