15 Great Summer Songs for BBQ, Pool and Tailgate Parties

When you’re out by the pool, manning the barbecue, prepping for the big game, or tubin’ down a lazy river, don’t forget your favorite feel-good songs. With music app MyMusicCloud, you can create the perfect summer playlist and listen to it on your smartphone or tablet wherever you go — even if there’s no wifi for miles. Will it ever be too far away? No way, no!

As you can see, our playlist starts with the loose, reggae sounds of Magic!, pumps up with Pitbull, Fetty Wap and Flo Rida, and cools down with  Little Big Town‘s “Pontoon,” Sam Hunt‘s  “House Party,” and Taylor Swift‘s “Style.”

No Way No — Magic! (Watch above.)

All I Wanna Do — Sheryl Crow

Good Time — Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen

Peaches N Cream — Snoop Dogg feat. Charlie Wilson

Time Of Our Lives — Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo

Trap Queen — Fetty Wap

G.D.F.R. — Flo Rida feat. Sage The Gemini

Firestone — Kygo Ft. Conrad Sewell

Bills [Explicit] — Lunchmoney Lewis

Water – Brad Paisley

Pontoon — Little Big Town

House Party — Sam  Hunt

John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 — Keith Urban

Handsome — The Vaccines

Style — Taylor Swift

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Songs About Moms That’ll Make Her Day

Want to show mom you really care? Forget about jewelry and flowers. How about letting her listen to the music SHE likes in the car for a change? (We know all about those times she listened to Eminem and AC/DC for you!) Now, you can just make a Mother’s Day playlist of her favorite songs (and you don’t even have to leave the house).

It’s so easy with our free store-and-play music apps. Once your music library is uploaded to our MyMusicCloud portal, you can pick and choose her favorite ballads, country music songs or musical showtunes from your collection, or browse our online music store for songs she’ll adore.

Is your mom wild about Aretha Franklin? Can’t resist country crooner Martina McBride? Or maybe she loves Paul Anka? They’re all in our store ready to download. Simply create a playlist, select a song you want to add, and click the “+” symbol to attach it. (You don’t even have to listen to them!)

In no time, you have a custom-mixed Mother’s Day soundtrack you can play on any laptop, smartphone, tablet, or even Smart TV. Play it when she wakes up Sunday morning, or on your way to brunch. What a cool and thoughtful surprise!

Not sure where her musical tastes fall? Here are some ideas to get you started:

10. A Song for Mama – Boyz II Men

9. Coat of Many Colors – Performed by Shania Twain and Dolly Parton

8. Mama – Spice Girls

7. Never Too Far Away – Mariah Carey

6. In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride

5. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

4. Already Gone – Sugarland

3. The Best Day – Taylor Swift

(Video at top).

2. Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood

1. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

Wishing you and the moms in your life a very Happy Mother’s Day.

More Funny and Romantic Song Pick-Up Lines


 

Still searching for a way to meet that cute girl? Stop listening to your friends for dating advice and look to your music library. Everything you need to say to meet women is right there, recorded by lyrical maestros like Luke Bryan, John Legend, Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, Taylor Swift, Usher, and, of course, One Direction.

We’ve chronicled “Great Song Pick-Up Lines” in the past, but the last few years have been especially rich for pick-up line magic, so we’re at it again.

For instance, you could go the Prince Charming route and, like Ne-Yo, offer to help a cutie with her problems. (“Don’t be afraid, let me heeeelp.”) Just take it from Harry Styles and the boys of 1D, flattery will get you nowhere. Instead, insult her friends! Example: “Your friends, they look good, but you look better,” (from “Stole My Heart.”)

Here are more of the Best Song Pickup Lines, from the earnest to the endearing, followed by some of the Worst Song Lyrics that are, welp, just too funny too ignore. Find some you like and make a pick-up line playlist of your own with our store-and-play service MyMusicCloud.

10. “Saw you there and I thought, ‘Oh my God, look at that face,’ You look like my next mistake!” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

9. Don’t be afraid to give your heart to me, And if you do, I know that I won’t let you down, no,
so hand it over, trust me with your love,” Maroon 5 and Gwen Stefani, “My Heart Is Open”

8. “If you don’t wanna take it too far then, well, you better stop flirtin’ and stop twerkin’
So perfect, cause it’s workin’,” Kid Ink & Usher, “Body Language”

7. “You’re so contagious, I can’t take it, have my baby, let’s just make it. Excuse me. What’s your name?” Jay-Z featuring Pharrell, “Excuse Me, Miss”

6. “Girl, let me love you and I will love you until you learn to love yourself, Girl, let me love you
And all your trouble, don’t be afraid, girl, let me help.” Ne-Yo, “Let Me Love You”

5. “If you need some love tonight, Then I might have just enough, I ain’t as good as I once was,
But I’m as good once … as I ever was.” Toby Keith, “As Good As I Once Was.”

4. “Give your all to me, I’ll give my all to you, You’re my end and my beginning, Even when I lose, I’m winning.” John Legend, “All of Me.”

3. “Oh, it gets so critical, We become caught up in the trivial, My dear, we’re both a bit too cynical, Come close, I’ll give you something spiritual,” Neon Trees, “Love in the 21st Century”

2. “I know we only met, but let’s pretend it’s love,” One Direction, “Live While We’re Young”

1. “Girl, you got a smile like a devil on my shoulder, Tempting me sayin’, ‘Honey, come over right now, right nowww,’ I know I shouldn’t wanna, but I think I’m probably gonna,” Luke Bryan, “Your Mama Should’ve Named You Whiskey”

5 Worst Song Pickup Lines

“Your body is a temple, It might just be the Temple of Doom, Got an Indiana Jones for you, Baby, There’s a challenge for my Doom,” Santana featuring Miguel, “Indy”

“Why you gotta be so rude? Don’t you know I’m human too?” Magic! “Rude”

“They’re callin’ me an alien, a big-headed astronaut, Maybe it’s because your boy, Yeezy, get ass a lot,” Kanye West & Katy Perry, “E.T.”

“What rhymes with Hug Me?” Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines”

“Is it weird that your ass remind me of a Kanye West song?” Jason Derulo, “Trumpets”

15 of the Best Workout Songs

1988 Aerobics Dancers Perform to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off”

Got a little jiggle around the middle? It’s time to shake it off, shake it off with this awesome playlist of the 15 Best Workout Songs of 2014. We’ve gathered hitmakers, chartbreakers, and booty-shakers from the worlds of rap (Eminem, Lil Jon), funk (Bruno Mars), dance (Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers), country (Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert) and alt rock (Big Data, Linkin Park, Walk the Moon) to name-drop a few.

So get ready to pump up those lats and pecs. We recommend starting with Workout Song No. 1 and sweating it out from there. Don’t have one of these tracks in your music library? Browse our MyMusicCloud Music Store and download it to your account within seconds. Now, make like Britney, and get to Work, B**ch!

1. “Dangerous” – Big Data featuring Joywave
2. “A Light That Never Comes” – Linkin Park & Steve Aoki
3. “Fireball” – Pitbull featuring John Ryan
4. “Problem” – Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
5. “Detroit Vs. Everybody” – Eminem, Big Sean, Royce da 5’9”, Danny Brown, Trick Trick and Dej Loaf
6. “Turn Down for What” – Lil Jon & DJ Snake
7. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
8. “#Selfie” – The Chainsmokers
9. “Bang Bang” – Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
10. “Shake it Off” – Taylor Swift
11. “Somethin’ Bad” – Carrie Underwood & Miranda Lambert
12. “That’s My Kind of Night” – Luke Bryan
13. “Come with Me Now” – Kongos
14. “Centuries” – Fall Out Boy
15. “Shut Up and Dance” — Walk the Moon

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Have Yourself a ‘CMA Country Christmas’ and Holiday Song Playlist

Ready for some country-style holiday cheer, y’all? If December doesn’t feel complete without soaring sopranos and big gowns, then “CMA Country Christmas” is the TV special for you. The cheerful, 2-hour singalong returns at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, to ABC with country’s top voices singing some of the most beautiful holiday songs of the season.

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles once again hosts this year’s concert with Little Big Town, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Dan + Shay, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, Carrie Underwood, and even Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler (dueting with Brad for “Run Rudolph Run”).

If that’s not jolly enough to pique your interest, consider LeAnn singing the silvery “Carol of the Bells” (watch below), Carrie joining Christian singer Michael W. Smith for a mesmerizing duet of “All Is Well” (from his new holiday album “The Spirit of Christmas”) and Jennifer singing hits like “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”

Later, Disney darling Idina Menzel performs “White Christmas,” the melodic “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and then teams with Jennifer to belt out, of course, her unstoppable hit from the movie “Frozen,” “Let It Go.”

All this Fa-La-La-La fun reminds us of some of our favorite old country holiday songs, plus some new ones that just came out for winter 2014 (noted below). Here’s what’s on our MyMusicCloud Top 10 Country Christmas Song Playlist.

10. “Go Tell It on the Mountain” – Sara Evans from her new album “At Christmas”
9. “Hard Candy Christmas” – LeAnn Rimes from her new album “One Christmas: Chapter One”
8. “Last Christmas” – Taylor Swift
7. “Where Are You Christmas?” — Faith Hill
6. “Run, Run Rudolph” – Luke Bryan
5. “White Christmas” – Martina McBride
4. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” — Carrie Underwood
3. “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy” — Brad Paisley
2. “Christmas in Heaven” – Scotty McCreery
1. “Please Come Home for Christmas” – Darius Rucker from his new album “Home for the Holidays”

Watch LeAnn Rimes sing “Carol of the Bells”

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Five 2012 Movie Soundtracks That Pop and Rock

It was a pleasant surprise to see pop stars like Adele and Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes Awards last weekend and not just because they love to hog the red carpet. Both singers were nominated for Best Original Song (Adele won for “Skyfall” over Taylor’s “Safe & Sound”).

Movie awards season is in full swing which means movie soundtracks are getting a lot of attention.  Life of Pi won Best Original Score at the Globes and is nominated for an Oscar. Also up for musical Oscars are Anna Karenina, Argo, Lincoln and Skyfall.  Alexandre Desplat’s Zero Dark Thirty score is also garnering critical praise and so is the star-studded new soundtrack for Les Miserables. (Hugh Jackman sings!)

But even if you’re not an opera or James Bond fan, there’s a lot of noteworthy pop, hip-hop and rock soundtracks to explore and download with our cloud-based music delivery service. Here are 5 worth listening to:

The Avengers – The superhero mashup features grunge tracks from Soundgarden, Scott Weiland, and more ‘90s rockers.

The Hunger Games – Taylor’s afore-mentioned folk duo with The Civil Wars was nominated for a Globe, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine makes a cameo, Arcade Fire plays two tracks and even Kid Cudi steps in with “The Ruler and the Killer.”

Katy Perry: Part of Me –The Teenage Dream’s movie companion CD features cotton candy favorites like “Firework,” “Last Friday Night,” and “Wide Awake.”

The Man with the Iron Fists — Edgy alt bands like The Black Keys go up against rappers Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and RZA, who also directs and stars in this martial arts pic.

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – Passion Pit and Christina Perri join rockers like Green Day (“The Forgotten”) and electronica sensation Ellie Goulding (“Bittersweet”).

Is Rihanna More Popular than Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Beyonce?

Bow down before her, rival pop stars. Dance queen Rihanna is driving a diamond-studded heel into the backs of fellow music divas, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Carly Rae Jepsen, according to new statistics from MTV News and Billboard.com.

Love, hate, or just “eh” her, Rihanna is now the “Best-selling Digital Download Artist of All Time” with a staggering 58 million musical downloads, and she’s one of the few female artists more watched on YouTube than Lady Gaga with a whopping 2,900,000,000 views. (The most-watched video crown goes to Korean sensation Psy for “Gangnam Style” at 830 million views).

When her current single, “Diamonds” surged to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 list last week, it gave Rihanna, or “Ri-Ri” as she’s known, 12  No. 1s on that chart. That ties her with Madonna and The Supremes for fourth-most hits of all time, and puts her just one behind the late, great King of Pop — Michael Jackson,  MTV reports.

So how did 24-year-old Robyn Fenty from Barbados conquer the music world? Much of the credit goes to mentor Jay-Z and Stargate, the Norwegian producing and songwriting team of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen. They’re the hitmakers behind “Rude Boy,” “Only Girl (In the World)”, “S&M” and “Diamonds.”

On Wednesday, Rihanna’s new album Unapologetic debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s albums chart, selling an impressive 238,000 copies. Download Unapologetic here  from our MyMusicCloud music store (11 million songs) or make your own Rihanna dance mix using singles from our cloud-based  music delivery service.

Rhianna’s next foe to conquer? Taylor Swift! The country cutie’s Red album sold 1.2 million units in its first week. But that would just be “Mean,” wouldn’t it?

Are you a Rihanna fan? Tell us why or why not here …