6 songs that could become the 2015 song of the summer…and 3 that have no chance

Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon

Summer tends to bring the year’s biggest hits. This year’s race to the song of the summer throne is just heating up, but some singles are already on the fast track. Here’s a look at 2015’s top contenders so far.

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Listen to “Pretty Girls,” a new song from Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea

Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea - "Pretty Girls"

This is not a drill. After teasing fans with candids from their video shoot and with the out-of-this-world single cover, the much-hyped collaboration between Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea is here.

The song is just okay, tbh. It’s similar to “Fancy” but less catchy and a lot shorter.

I'm over it

You need to get over your ageism and listen to Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ [album review]

Madonna - Rebel Heart - album

The last time I liked a Madonna album, I was still a baby. I just came out of the closet, and “Hung Up” was the soundtrack of my mostly drunk, young gay life.

After Confessions on a Dance Floor though, things quickly went south for Madge. With songs like “4 Minutes, “Give It 2 Me” and “Give Me All Your Luvin,” the Material Girl was following the trend instead of setting it for much of the aughts. She was chasing the sound of emerging pop stars at the expense of her own music.

That’s why I was very hesitant when I first heard about Rebel Heart, her 13th studio album. With collaborations with the likes of Avicii, Diplo, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj, it seemed like the Queen of Pop was once again just going with the flow. I was worried her new material won’t sound revolutionary at all. That she was, once again, simply doing what others were already doing.

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