â€śGive Me All Your Luvinâ€™â€ť
Madge made one of the few touchdowns of the Super Bowl with this sparse and retro-mixed pop single. The queen of pop media has spent every dime on this launch of her 12th studio album â€śMDNA,â€ť creating a stir with M.I.A.â€™s visual malfunction during the half time, several bootleg remixes already on the presses, and a plethora of album covers to build the hype. Do you really think this isnâ€™t all staged? If only politicians could harness her paparazzi savvy.
Best Cut: â€śGive Me All Your Luvinâ€ť Location: Locker room, St. Maryâ€™s of the Sea
â€śKisses on the Bottomâ€ť
Ah, ah, didnâ€™t Rod Stewart do this transformation from rocker to crooner already? After trying to figure out why McCartney even conceived of this collection, including classics such as â€śItâ€™s Only a Paper Moonâ€ť and â€śThe Glory of Love,â€ť Iâ€™ve gotten a Valentineâ€™s Day sugartooth headache. Paul, itâ€™s not your voice, itâ€™s the songs man, the songs. These are kisses anyone could do without.
Best Cut: â€śBye Bye Blackbird?â€ť
Location: Noe Valley kids crib between the Wiggles CDs.
So she sang â€śIF I Were a Boyâ€ť before Beyonceâ€™ got hold of it, and this San Diego bombshell is traveling to Palm Springs for the Dinah this year too. A few singles were then released showing off some unique pipes and sultry eyes. We need a full album to get a full hit of what this pop songstress is dreaming of.
Best Cut: â€śAnyoneâ€ť
Location: Midnight at the Convention Center, in the flesh
SIR ARI GOLD
â€śBetween the Spirit and the Fleshâ€ť
The long awaited fourth studio album from Ari Gold is finally out, and LOGO puts it at #1 and it is definitely deserved. George Michael comparisons aside, this is a personal view of the electro dance artist we have all hoped he would become. Itâ€™s sexy, itâ€™s soul, itâ€™s boogie, itâ€™s orgasmically good stuff.
Best Cut: â€śMake My Body Rockâ€ť Location: Back of the L-Train between Civic Center and Mission Street.