Welcome to the third week of VH1?s Battle of the Summer Jams. We are almost one month into summer and several songs are making a go at the top of the charts. Last week the hashtag songs made a go at it. However, Will.i.am had no shot against Mariah Carey, who dominated with 88 percent of the vote. “#Beautiful” looks to be Mariah’s comeback after all. This week former Disney starlets are battling it out with their summer comeback jams. Instead of two, we are pitting three against each other: Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato.
Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
Is this song about Molly? Is it about her crazy lifestyle? Who cares, it’s surprisingly infectious. Imagine if Rihanna had sang it and it would make total sense.
Selena Gomez, “Come And Get It”
Gomez is back after an extended hiatus from music. Her return is a mix of Bollywood and pop perfection that’s reminiscent of Mandy Moore’s “In My Pocket.”
Demi Lovato, “Heart Attack”
Even though this song came out a few months ago, the song is still burning up the charts and with reason. The song has some legs to it and staying power.
Time to vote!
Check us out next Friday for the results and your chance to vote on the battle of foreign imports.
It’s a commonly held view that covers suck. They can be lame, unimaginative and tantamount to stealing someone else’s thoughts. Just ask Prince, who apparently wants to make covering songs illegal! Or at least his own songs…
“Why do we need to hear another cover of a song that someone else did?” he wondered aloud during an interview with Billboard. “Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.” But that’s not always the case. Every now and then you get a version that rethinks the tune from the ground up, and totally breathes new life into an old classic. Just check out these 10 amazing covers that came totally out of left field and shocked us with their awesomeness!
Demi Lovato‘s new album, the self-titled Demi, dropped earlier this week. Bolstered by the strong performance of the LP’s first single, “Heart Attack,” the record will battle Vampire Weekend’s latest, Modern Vampires Of The City, for the top spot on the charts next week. The Lovatics have been going gaga for the racy cover, which VH1 News asked Demi about when she popped by our office recently.
Philadelphia’s 4th of July Jam is going global this year, thanks to VH1 and Palladia. The city’s Independence Day concert will be broadcast on both networks and will be streamed live on VH1.com.