March 1, 2006
One of the best things about today's online music services is the opportunity to purchase individual songs for unlimited listening regardless of whether or not they have been released as a single. Each week I uncover some of the best pop tracks to download from online music services. These are some of the best tracks from recent pop album releases.
Mary J. Blige's latest album is arguably the biggest hit of 2006 so far. This track is an autobiographical piece driven by a sample from rapper the Game.
Fun, hooky pop from Australian twin sisters Jess and Lisa Origliasso.
Engaging folkie pop from the son of British folk-rock legends Richard and Linda Thompson.
Stevie Wonder and will.i.am join Brazilian pop legend Mendes on this beautiful track from his new album.
Contemporary r&b doesn't get much better than the work of Jaheim.
If beautifully subdued but elegant pop tunes are your thing, you should be listening to Magnet.
While you're watching this year's American Idol wannabes, listen to last year's runner-up, southern rocker Bo Bice.
Dark, heavy, melodic rock from Wales.