Billboard: 15 Recent Pop Songs That Weren't Released as Singles (But Should Have Been)

Something That We’re Not by Demi Lovato.
“Something That We’re Not,” from Demi Lovato’s most recent album Demi, is the type of song that takes one listen to completely embrace: the big-haired pop-rock sound, the please-acknowledge-the-friend-zone concept and cheeky background of ‘hey!’s’ make the song one of Lovato’s most fully realized to date. The pop star gave “Really Don’t Care,” a Cher Lloyd collaboration in a similar vein, a proper single look, as well as more uptempo dance fare like “Heart Attack” and “Neon Lights.” All three of those tracks were Top 40 hits for Lovato, but none offer the unadulterated shout-along joy of “Something That We’re Not.”

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anonymous asked:

"but who can blame him" the difference is SCREAMING

Billboard is always so great in covering news about One Direction :)

Even when they have to print something that might not be good for the boys’ images, Billboard tries to spin the story in the most positive light.

genuinelybelieve replied to your post: anonymous asked:Maybe it’s possib…

per my tag, we started noticing that billboard was reporting on 1d more shortly after this: genuinelybelieve.tumblr…

Looking at my tag and at billboard itself, it looks like the coverage started going up in fall 2014, in time for Four promo season–emphasis on their great music, some attention paid to niall, going extra gentle and neutral on louis after the ‘bullshit’ tweet, plus some other news–but with the first news of zayn leaving and the elounor break up, sundy (and others, like vicodintea) pointed out the significance of billboard coverage, which got many of us noticing more.

It looks like the current heavier coverage started on March 19 with the story that the Philippines wanted Louis and Zayn to post a drug bond, then the zerrie drama, then Zayn left that day.

March 20: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6509276/niall-horan-tweets-after-zayn-malik-exits-one-direction-tour

March 22: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6509402/one-direction-louis-tomlinson-breaks-up-with-girlfriend-eleanor-calder

March 23: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6509470/one-direction-liam-payne-girlfriend-message

March 23: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6509487/one-direction-liam-payne-slams-justin-bieber-twitter

March 23: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6509494/zayn-malik-one-direction-absence-analysis

anonymous asked:

how do you feel about billboard publishing an article about harry leaving the band

No but really I think we put too much weight into specific sources and that it’s possible for a mouthpiece to additionally publish articles not expressly approved by a 1D camp. Also we’ve seen solo Harry rumours for ages now, and they consistently bring him and 1D more publicity. I’m not shocked and I stand by what I said before: if Harry leaves it will be when 1D breaks up.

anonymous asked:

how do you feel about billboard publishing an article about harry leaving the band

What do you mean, ‘how do you feel’? Are you trying to put me on the defensive?

link Billboard now seems to be in a stage of reporting anything and everything about One Direction (including Liam’s tweets), and yesterday Lance Bass giving his opinion on One Direction became news, like Morgan Spurlock giving his opinion on One Direction became news. And I already said where I think that’s coming from–in the wake of Zayn leaving the band, it’s an easy way to get your name in the news again.

Here is a magnificent use of billboard space created by architect Didier Faustino. He has titled the work/installation/swing-set Double Happiness for pretty obvious reasons. Clever ideas like this usually don’t come from passivity towards the city, but an engaged, analytical, and curious attitude. I found this summary of the conceptual framework behind the project:

“Double Happiness responds to the society of materialism where individual desires seem to be prevailing over all. This nomad piece of urban furniture allows the reactivation of different public spaces and enables inhabitants to reappropriate fragments of their city. They will both escape and dominate public space through a game of equilibrium and desequilibrium. By playing this “risky” game, and testing their own limits, two persons can experience together a new perception of space and recover an awareness of the physical world.”

Via: Eyeteeth: A Journal of Incisive Ideas