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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I know I’m a bit late and the day’s almost over but as promised, I thought I’d create a post with some readers favorite Valentine’s Day songs as well as a few of my own. Hope you all spent the day with your loved ones! And to all my fellow singles out there, I have some songs for you too.

Jason Mraz — “I’m Yours”


Mariah Carey — “Always Be My Baby”


Al Green — “Let’s Stay Together”


And, for all my single ladies:

Beyonce’s — “Single Ladies”


For the fellas…

Michael Buble’s — “Haven’t Met You Yet”


And the song I currently can’t get out of my head…

Taylor Swift’s “Today Was A Fairytale”


What do you think of the list? Any songs I missed? I’ll add them to next year’s!

Song of the Week

Song of the Week: “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

You all know my love for John Mayer by now, so this week’s song shouldn’t surprise you too much! My friend Deana passed along his rendition of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” to me recently. Being my favorite holiday song, and having my favorite musician sing it is a Christmas present in itself. Listen below and let me know what you think!



Mariah Carey Launches Global Mobile and Digital Concert

It’s never been done before, so what better artist than Mariah Carey to launch a concert that can be viewed via cell phone and other digital devices worldwide? Saturday, October 10, Carey’s performance, “Mariah Carey Live In Las Vegas” will be aired via

Presented by GDE Partners in association with the Island Def Jam Group, the digital broadcast, also available in high definition on October 24, will be delivered through Iviago’s virtual global stage, accessible in over 200 countries via more than 235 mobile and digital partners including iClips and iTunes.

Virtual concert tickets cost $9.99 and are available by texting Mariah to 313131, through Mariah Carey’s official website and Facebook or MySpace page. The concert stream will be sent on the day of the event to anyone who purchases a ticket, and can be viewed right away or saved for future one-time viewing.

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Mariah Carey’s “The Ballads” Hits Stores Next Tuesday

Back in fifth grade Mariah Carey was my idol — long before she was having emotional meltdowns on “TRL” or marrying Nick Cannon (still having a hard time grasping that one, anyone else?). I remember bringing my portable tape player (yes, remember lugging those things around with big headphones and an assortment of cassette tapes in your backpack) to and from school on the bus. I always attempted to sing all those high notes — rather unsuccessfully — “Fantasy” and “Daydream” being my favorites back then in case you were wondering.

While I haven’t been following her career as avidly as my friend Deana, she still remains one of my favorite female vocalists. You can imagine my thrill then to find out that next Tuesday she will be releasing Mariah Carey: The Ballads, a collection of, well you guessed it — her most famous ballads. The album features 18 of Carey’s chart-topping hits, including nine No. 1 fan favorites like, “Hero,” “Vision Of Love,” “One Sweet Day (Mariah Carey & Boys II Men)” and “Dreamlover.”

I think I’ll pick up a copy for myself. Getting up and walking across the room to change the cassette tape over is exhausting!

Be sure to check Mariah’s Web site for more info and music!

Song of the Week

Song of the Week: “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

Mariah Carey’s classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” always tends to help bring in the holiday season for me. I haven’t been able to stop listening to it the past few days (even made it my ringtone!). Watch her black and white music video for it below.



Remix Mariah Carey’s Song and Win Money!

Have you ever heard a song and thought to yourself, “I could remix that better”? Well, now is your chance! Mariah Carey is allowing fans and remixers to compete with each other by remixing her current single, “I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time” off of her most recent album, E=MC².

Act fast though, because submissions will be accepted only until August 28th. Tools to remix the song will include eight instrument stems from the song, available here where fans can mix lead vocals, keyboards, brass, bass and drum parts as well as an advanced audio package for contestants who want to create more intricate entries.

The contest is being launched through Mariah’s website, with the help of UltraStar Entertainment and while online fan voting begins August 29 and ends September 12. The 10 finalists voted by fans will then be judged by the co-executive producer of E=MC², dance columnist of Billboard and the EVP of Indaba Music with the grand prize including $5,000 cash as well as the remix being posted on Mariah’s website, MySpace and record label site.

I might try it out for myself, let me know if any of you do as well! I’d love to check out your remixes!

Song of the Week

My Favorite Holiday Tunes

I finally started to listen to some holiday songs while wrapping gifts this weekend. Besides figuring out that I am by far the worst gift wrapper (you know, the kind that cuts the wrapping paper just about an inch too short so there’s a little strip of box showing underneath), I happened to find an old Christmas CD I must have made back in high school and figured I’d share some of my favorite tunes. So here’s my top 10 favorite holiday tunes, in no particular order.

1. “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole
To be honest, I had no clue this was even the name of the song. Possibly better known for its subtitle and opening line – “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” – Nat King Cole’s calming voice makes everyone want to sit back, relax and drink some eggnog while trying to resist the temptation of opening all those gifts under the Christmas tree.

2. “Let It Snow” by Dean Martin
Another classic holiday song by crooner Dean Martin with lyrics such as “The weather outside is frightful, but the fire’s so delightful/Since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.” Seriously, who doesn’t love a perfect rhyme scheme repetition throughout a song? I think every song should be entirely made up of clever rhymes.

3. “Sleigh Ride” the instrumental version.
I think all those years of playing “Sleigh Ride” on my clarinet throughout high school finally has grown on me. It really is a quality song. I really like Relient K’s version as well…you can check it out on their MySpace

4. “Wonderful Christmas Time” by Paul McCartney.
From the catchy intro McCartney has me hooked. Everyone should simply have a wonderful Christmas time.

5. “Last Christmas” by Wham!
Possibly one of the more depressing holiday songs, Wham! demonstrates how horribly heart-wrenching it is to have your heart broken on Christmas.

6. “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey.
This may be my favorite Christmas song. The lyrics, the rhythm. Maybe it’s just the hopeless romantic in me, but every time I hear this song I just can’t help but sing along regardless where I am.

7. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” by N’Sync.
Okay, okay. You can make fun of this choice, but remember I grew up during the boy band era. This song just can’t help but get you into the holiday spirit. The piano introduction, the up tempo beat throughout the song’s entirety, Justin Timberlake . . . I have a feeling it may be a lot of people’s guilty pleasure holiday song.

8. “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley.
He is the King. Need I say more?

9. “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by Band Aid.
It’s amazing that this song was released back in 1984 and it’s probably one of the most played holiday songs today, not to mention this song has helped raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. Singers on this track include Duran Duran, Paul Young, George Michael, Sting and Bono, just to name a few.

10. “Oh Holy Night” by Josh Groban.
His voice is simply phenomenal on this song. He starts out the song softly, but then perfects throughout the song in spots where his voice and the music both slowly crescendo.

Again, these are only 10 of my picks out of hundreds of holiday songs out there. Hopefully you enjoyed a few of them! Merry Christmas.