Rachel Stevens Confirms Her Return

Published December 26th 2009
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Our first hint of confirmation about Rachel Stevens’ return to music was a few weeks ago when her record label Fascination, though she was never officially transfered to the label, tweeted:

Rachel Stevens just popped by Fascination Towers for a visit…she looks INCREDIBLE…better than ever before!

Rachel then officially confirmed the news herself via her official forum stating in her latest update:

Some of you may have read in a couple of the papers that I’m getting back into music, it’s very early stages at the moment but I’m going into the studio in the new year… all very exciting! I’ll keep you all posted with what’s going on.

Let’s hope she has the sense to recreate and mature her sound from 2005’s masterpiece Come And Get It.

Top 100 Songs of 2009

Published December 21st 2009
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2009 has seen some great music released. For the past few weeks I’ve been working on a list of what I think are the top 100 songs of 2009. Songs have been moved up and down the list and removed completely but I’ve finally come up with a list that I’m happy with.

I’m sure there’s a few songs and chart positions that will surprise people, especially the top 10. The song I chose as number 1 is a song that got a lot of bad press this year but regardless, I do think it’s by far the best song of the year.

Click here to view Muzic Junkie’s Top 100 Songs of 2009.

“The Climb” Enters At No. 2

Published December 20th 2009
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X Factor winner Joe McElderry has debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 2 with the winner’s single The Climb. Joe is the first X Factor winner in the 6 years of the show not to debut at number 1 and also not to claim the Christmas number 1. The Climb which peaked at number 11 in the UK charts last March by original singer Miley Cyrus, broke a 5 year streak of Christmas number one’s for The X Factor, beaten to the top spot by Rage Against The Machine’s Killing In The Name, a campaign to prevent The X Factor single from being the Christmas number 1 for 2009.

It was bound to happen at some point that The X Factor machine would run its course. Maybe next year the winner’s single might be something more original.

Nelly Furtado Announces New Album

Published December 16th 2009
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Nelly Furtado has announced her new English album will be released on May 25th 2010 via her Twitter.

Her follow up to 2006’s Loose sees her collaborating again with Timbaland as well as Ryan Tedder and Salaam Remi.

Nelly also compared the album to her debut Whoa, Nelly!, saying:

I think just generally it’s still going to be pop but I want it to have a more light energy. Sort of like my first album, but not sonically, more in a spiritual sense… more like my first album.

I don’t know if it’s going to be the same sound [as Loose] but I have worked a little bit with Timbaland who produced that album so it might have some of the same fun and energy, but not like exactly the same.

If there are a few Say It Right, Maneater and Promiscuous moments on there, this could be a really solid album with the addition of Tedder and Remi for variety.

Cheryl Cole – “Parachute”

Published December 14th 2009
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The follow up to Cheryl Cole’s 2nd single 3 Words has been confirmed as Parachute. Cheryl made her debut TV performance of the track on Saturday night during Cheryl Cole’s Night In. Although not the most single worthy track on the album, it will end her short term solo career off on a high as judging by the iTunes chart, it looks set to be another hit.