New Music Videos: Fun Featuring Janelle Monae, Ricardo Arjona, and Usher

“WE ARE YOUNG”  FUN Ft. Janelle Monae

You’ve heard this song on Chevy’s Super Bowl commercial with the bungee jumping car, the song was used on Glee!, and now it becomes the first ROCK song to hit #1 on the Top 40 pop charts in 4 years.   Coldplay was the last rock group to have a #1 US Single.   The song is completely catchy, anthemic, and the big drums with the layered vocals on the chorus is unforgettable.


What a gorgeous video of Guatemala!   Add this to a place I’d love to visit one day.   This is the 2nd single from Ricardo’s newest CD.   The lyrics speak of heartbreak and placing blame.   “Fuiste Tu” – it was you.   Ricardo’s verses translate to: No need to say so many things, you learn to love the thorns or don’t accept the roses.  I never told you a lie, never blackmailed, the gray clouds are part of the landscape and don’t look at me like that.   If there was a guilty here….. it was you.”   Powerful lyrics, beautiful video.



Usher returns with a new steamy baby-making  single.    Raymond Usher makes great use of his falsetto on this slow jam which recalls “Burn” and “You Remind Me”.    It feels like a lost Usher track from five years ago and it’s a welcome return!