#ThrowbackThursday: Jessie J – ‘Price Tag’ featuring B.o.B

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Jessie J is British-born singer-songwriter who has seen a whole string of successes but this particular song saw her score her first UK Number 1.

‘Price Tag’ features American rapper B.o.B and was released on 25th January 2011, landing at the Number 1 spot, the following week. It was the second single to be taken from Jessie’s debut studio album, Who You Are.

The song features a funky guitar loop like that of a reggae track, with a vintage backing beat, all topped off with a sing-along chorus and powerful vocals from Jessie herself.

The music video for the track is pretty cool too, seeing Jessie J performing in front of a large money tree, an oversized teddy bear and even dressed as both a ballerina in a large jewellery box and a marionette on strings. It’s well worth a watch if you haven’t already seen it…and if you have, why not watch it again and reminisce.

What are your thoughts of this decade-old hit? Do you have a #ThrowbackThursday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.

Matt – Muzik Speaks

‘Price Tag’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://music.apple.com/gb/album/price-tag-feat-b-o-b/1445851157?i=1445851166

#ThrowbackThursday: Usher – ‘Yeah!’ featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris

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Usher teamed up with Lil Jon and Ludacris back in 2004, to release this monster tune! It is a combination of R&B and crunk – making some crunk&B mashup.

In 2013, the song had sold over 4 million copies in the USA alone – that’s a lot of sales! It reached Number 1 in the UK charts and also ranked 2nd on the Billboard Hot 100 2000–2009 Decade-end chart. It won a whole host of award too, including Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 47th Grammy Awards.

The video features Usher dancing in front of a club’s blue laser beams, joined by his collaborators.

Were you a fan of the song back in 2004? Still like it as much today? Please share this link via your social media accounts too.

Only one more day until Friday people 🙂

Matt – Muzik Speaks

‘Yeah!’ is available for download from iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/yeah!-feat.-lil-jon-ludacris/id386153476?i=386153478