Thursday, July 2, 2015

July 4th Playlist

Happy 4th of July 2015! Here is our Independence Day playlist for the long weekend ahead:

JOHN F. KENNEDY 
The Declaration of Independence
BEYONCÉ
The Star Spangled Banner
(Super Bowl XXXVIII Performance)
NEIL DIAMOND
America
LEE GREENWOOD
God Bless The USA
SIMON & GARFUNKEL
America
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Born In The U.S.A.
JAMES BROWN
Living In America
BOB DYLAN
Chimes of Freedom
WOODY & ARLO GUTHRIE
This Land Is Your Land
LEONTYNE PRICE
America The Beautiful
THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR
The Battle Hymn of The Republic
PAUL ROBESON
The House I Live In
CHUCK BERRY
Back In The USA
OAK RIDGE BOYS
American Made
MERLE HAGGARD
The Fightin' Side Of Me
ARTHUR FIEDLER
Stars and Stripes Forever

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

THE TEMPTATIONS
Papa Was A Rolling Stone
STEVIE WONDER
Isn’t She Lovely
BOB CARLISLE
Butterfly Kisses
CREED
With Arms Wide Open 
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
My Father’s House
BEYONCE
Daddy
JOHN MAYER
Daughters
ALAN JACKSON
Drive (For Daddy Gene)
RICKY VAN SHELTON
Keep It Between The Lines
LUTHER VANDROSS
Dance With My Father
HARRY CHAPIN
Cat's In The Cradle
PAUL OVERSTREET
Seein’ My Father In Me
BOB DYLAN
Forever Young
WILL SMITH
Just The Two of Us
PAUL SIMON
Father and Daughter
BRAD PAISLEY
He Didn’t Have To Be
CHARLIE DANIELS
Fathers and Sons
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG
Teach Your Children
LONESTAR
I'm Already There
PERRY COMO
Sunrise Sunset

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Newsletter Link

Due to multiple requests, links to all of the Freegal Music newsletters will now appear in this blog. The link can be copied and pasted onto library Facebook pages, library webpages, or sent in a Tweet for patrons to view.  Here is the link to the May 19, 2015 Newsletter: 


Friday, May 15, 2015

2015 Billboard Music Awards

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards are finally here this Sunday the 17th. In addition to the well-deserving nominees, there are a number of exceptional artists performing this year including: Pitbull, Chris Brown, Fifth Harmony, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears and stars from the Empire Cast. Who are you rooting for? Music from all of the performers above as well as the nominees below can be listened to twenty-four hours a day with your library card:


 


  
                                            Top Radio Song
John Legend-All of Me
Magic!-Rude
Pharrell Williams-Happy

Top Digital Song
Meghan Trainor-All About That Bass
Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk!
Pharrell Williams-Happy

Top Streaming Song
Hozier-Take Me To Church
John Legend-All of Me

Top Female Artist:
 Meghan Trainor

Top Male Artist:
Pharrell Williams
Justin Timberlake

Top Artist:
One Direction

Top R&B Artist
Beyonce
Chris Brown
John Legend
Pharrell Williams

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Pentatonix -That’s Christmas To Me

Top 100 Hot Song:
Meghan Trainor-All About That Bass
John Legend-All of Me

Top New Artist
Hozier
Meghan Trainor

Top Male Artist
Pharrell Williams
Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist
Meghan Trainor

Top Duo/Group
One Direction
Magic!

Top Billboard 200 Artist
One Direction
Pentatonix

Top Hot 100 Artist
Meghan Trainor

Top Touring Artist
One Direction
Justin Timberlake

Top Country Album
Jason Aldean-Old Boots, New Dirt
Miranda Lambert-Platinum

Top Rock Album
Hozier-Hozier
AC/DC-Rock or Bust

Top Latin Artist
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Album
Calvin Harris-Motion

Top Christian Album
Lecrae-Anomaly
MercyMe-Welcome To The New
Casting Crowns-Thrive

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Meghan Trainor






Tuesday, May 12, 2015

What's New?

New Tunes Today
Brand new music is released on Freegal constantly. Below is a sampling of what is new just today. Did you know that many times digital music is released first? For example the Bessie Soundtrack for the HBO film will not be available in CD format until June and the Leonard Cohen album is not yet out on CD as well.


Snoop Dog-Bush LP
The latest album from R&B star Snoop Dogg is a collaboration with Grammy-Winning artist Pharrell Williams. It features vocal appearances from Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, Kendrick Lamar, T.I. and Gwen Stefani. The L.A. Times writes that the record “proves he is once again, ahead of his time”


Bessie- Music From the HBO Film LP
Often called the “Empress of Blues”, Bessie Smith was an amazingly talented and incredibly controversial figure of her time. Although she died in a car accident at only 43, she “remains a standard against which all singers can set themselves” per the New York Daily News.  In regards to the Soundtrack, The News writes that Queen Latifah has “done her homework” and that her years of experience singing the blues on her own is “evident here”. The soundtrack and music from the blues legend herself are on the Freegal site.


Leonard Cohen-Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of The Grand Tour LP
Perhaps best known for his astounding hit “Hallelujah” that has been covered countless times, Grammy Lifetime Achievement award- winner Leonard Cohen is still recording amazing music. The Guardian calls this new album “musically mischievous blues”.

JD Souther-Tenderness LP
Legendary musician and Songwriting Hall of Famer JD Southerner is well known for the countless hits he wrote for artists such as The Eagles, Bonnie Riatt, The Dixie Chicks and Linda Ronstadt. This new LP is produced by Larry Klein who has worked on many of Joni Mitchell’s records. Billboard calls it “a serene and lush soundscape”

Jordan Bratton- Youth EP
This is the second project of the young R&B singer and it is a collaboration with Chance The Rapper.  About this EP, Stereogum says “Long Island singer Jordan Bratton has that enviable combination of undeniable talent and impeccable style. Bratton sings pop-minded R&B with a youthful edge, so YOUTH is a perfect name for his upcoming EP. …It’s a swaggering blast of gospel-tinged, retro-futuristic pop that proves he’s perfectly capable of holding it down without assistance from a famous rapper.”

Elliphant –Love Me Badder (Single)
Pigeons and Planes writes that this single “sounds like the Swedish singer’s biggest hit yet..(a) free spirited vibe”. As a way to describe her sound, PopJustice comments “this is what we wanted Rihanna to sound like in 2015”

Steve Aoki Neon Future II
Dance DJ and producer extraordinaire Steve Aoki has just released his sequel to Neon Future I. This album features a variety of guest vocals including Linkin Park, Weezers River Cuomo and Snoop Lion. Mr. Aoki tells Spin Magazine “putting these two albums out is by far the biggest feat in my career and it’s going to take you to the future and beyond!” According to IMDB.com the album’s sound “ is more emotion-driven and dives deeper into the concept of futurism. Embracing the idea of various genres coming together, Aoki combines electro bangers with country, pop and rock influences.”


Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

                                      
  GOOD CHARLOTTE
Thank You Mom
WILLIE NELSON
Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
THREE DOG NIGHT
Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
PAUL SIMON
Loves Me Like A Rock
EARTH, WIND & FIRE
Mom
TONY BENNETT
My Mom
BACKSTREET BOYS
The Perfect Fan
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
Mama's Song
LUBOS ANDRST BLUES BAND
Treat Your Mama Right
TAYLOR HICKS
Do I Make You Proud
THE CIVIL WARS
Tell Mama
SHAKIRA
The One Thing
BEYONCE feat. BLUE IVY
Blue
JIM BRICKMAN
A Mother’s Day
MAGIC!
Mama Didn’t Raise No Fool
THE INTRUDERS
I’ll Always Love My Mama
ELVIS PRESLEY
Mama Liked The Roses
CELINE DION
Thank you