Search found 9 matches

by valiant
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Top 40/Mainstream
Topic: Madonna's Celebration featuring Akon
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

Re: Madonna's Celebration featuring Akon

Hmmm, I don't really think Akon made the song better, just more relevant to younger listeners. We too played the original version (and have kept it as a recurrent) but aren't on the new one -- frankly there's a bit too much Akon floating around the airwaves IMO.
by valiant
Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Hot/Modern/AC
Topic: Taylor Swift Overexposed??
Replies: 15
Views: 25659

Re: Taylor Swift Overexposed??

I gotta agree with Daver - Taylor will be fine. She's already proven to be much more poised than Britney and her music has obvious mass appeal. Which, IMO, is the key to a good top40. I think it's time she was considered a format-defying artist rather than a "country" artist. As far as the compariso...
by valiant
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Top 40/Mainstream
Topic: "Remedy" by Little Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 3316

Re: "Remedy" by Little Boots

I'm beginning to be too! Saw some good acoustic clips on youtube. I hope more mainstream top40's pick this up - and more "dance" in general. There's a huge amount of really poppy dance stuff out the last couple of years. We're playing more and more.
B
MD/i-91fm
by valiant
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Top 40/Mainstream
Topic: "Remedy" by Little Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 3316

Re: "Remedy" by Little Boots

When "Remedy" came out I went back through the music library and found a single that I didn't play last year but wished I had: "Meddle" by Little Boots!! We added "Remedy" a few weeks ago. A little too early to tell how it'll do, it's still too new for most of the listeners. Some of it will depend o...
by valiant
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Top 40/Mainstream
Topic: Ke$ha "TiK ToK"
Replies: 5
Views: 3076

Re: Ke$ha "TiK ToK"

We're on the remix - Fred Falke Radio edit! The only issue I have with these types of songs is that we have a young audience and lyrics that seem to extoll the virtues of "getting tipsy" are a bit problematic for us. Anyone else even care about that? Do you have policies about song lyrics, etc? Just...
by valiant
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Top 40/Mainstream
Topic: "Bulletproof" by La Roux
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Re: "Bulletproof" by La Roux

We've had great success with Bulletproof. Since we added so early (back in July) we're done with it - a recurrent, still gets phones. Was in HOT rotation for several weeks and sounds really fun on - usually gets people up and moving!
Go for it!!
Beth V
MD/i-91fm
by valiant
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Top 40/Mainstream
Topic: "Sexy Bitch" by David Guetta ft. Akon
Replies: 3
Views: 1935

Re: "Sexy Bitch" by David Guetta ft. Akon

Why would the top40 airwaves not be the place for "Sexy Chick"? Is it a club song or a dance song? Who cares? Is it a hit? Yes? Then play it! Ditto for the post pertaining to Taylor Swift's "Fifteen". Your listeners probably don't care much if a song is "club" "dance" or "country" - for the most par...
by valiant
Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Top 40/Mainstream
Topic: No much new music on PlayMPE?
Replies: 9
Views: 4803

Re: No much new music on PlayMPE?

To be fair, it isn't Play MPE's problem that my computer can't handle their program. As I stated, the prod room computer is old and can't run some of the more sophisticated download delivery systems. We can't use DMDS at all - again, not their fault. Back to the original comment, we need to talk to ...
by valiant
Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Top 40/Mainstream
Topic: No much new music on PlayMPE?
Replies: 9
Views: 4803

Re: No much new music on PlayMPE?

We are having the same issue...I think it may be because we are running an old version of Play MPE, but haven't had time to check with their tech people yet. To recap: the problem is that we aren't getting any new releases (or very few) even though there have been new songs posted. For example, if I...