Morning Music Notes – I Gotta Feeling This Song is Overplayed At Weddings
Check Out The Ottawa Bluesfest Lineup
July 4-15 will see blues fans (and mainly NON-blues fans) descend on Canada’s capital for the Ottawa Bluesfest (I don’t get paid to report it as the RBC Royal Bank Bluefest, and no one in their right mind actually calls it that in the real world). The lineup was just announced and features acts such as Snoop Dogg (with hologram Tupac? probably not), Iron Maiden, Tiësto, Skrillex, Alice Cooper, Seal (!?!), Lauryn Hill, Metric, Norah Jones, Beirut, The Weeknd, Deltron 3030, Mastodon, Dirty Projectors, Thievery Corporation, Paul Oakenfold, MSTKRFT, Chromeo, !!!, Blitzen Trapper, and all your favourite other blues artists. The party kicks off at LeBreton Flats Park shortly after Canada Day. Make sure you see Seal for me! Also, let’s hope things go better than last year’s stage collapse….
Jack White + Disney = Lone Ranger Soundtrack
Since Jack White has stopped collaborating with his 3 bands and is now a solo artist, I guess he’s now considered a lone ranger? Answer: no, stop trying to do lame segues. Hoping to capitalize on their observation, Disney has landed Jack White to write the soundtrack for the new Lone Ranger movie starring Johnny Depp (via NME). Since Johnny Depp can play the guitar, perhaps there is a collaboration in the works?
Jack White has previously worked on the Cold Mountain soundtrack (which led to him dating Renée Zellweger) and he also did a James Bond song, Another Way to Die, with Alicia Keys.
“Jack’s an amazing songwriter with a unique style,” producer Jerry Bruckheimer told Variety. “We’re all very excited to have him on board.” Thanks for the most generic statement possible, Jerry. Jack White just played his first solo show in the UK on Monday night and it was a good one.
Passion Pit Announce New Album, Gossamer
Passion Pit had a heck of a debut album with Manners. Now, we can judge them on their second album, called Gossamer, and is out on July 24 (via Consequence of Sound). The album will have 12 tracks, as well as songs dong with composer Nico Muhly and a Swedish a cappella trio. Not sure if this makes me confused or excited.
Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling is Terrible, and is the Number 1 Song at UK Weddings
A lot of weddings are by the books. Okay, we need to have *this* song as our first dance, *this* song for the father-daughter dance, and *this* song to have the police escort Pete out of the building. If it seems that EVERYONE is playing the Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling, it’s because they are (you unoriginal bastards!). A Spotify poll revealed that the song is on 78,000 wedding playlists, and is the most played song at UK weddings (via NME). I’m not sure if they actually did a poll, or were lazy at looked at playlists.
Perhaps surprisingly, number 2 was Kings of Leon’s Sex on Fire, followed by Mr. Brightside by the Killers. What, no Love Will Take Us Apart by Joy Division? All the old classics also were in the top 20, such as ABBA’s Dancing Queen, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, and Billy Idol’s White Wedding.
We’ll end this post with a video from the Black Eyed Peas!!!!