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5 Songs for the Weekend

It’s another game weekend, which means another playlist needs to be made. What better than our handy-dandy reference list for the best songs to add to your iPod? I mean, you need new songs to do a power-hour with on occasion.

Wayne has dominated the list lately with his newest leaks and releases, and Kanye West has been honored with a reserved spot for the next few weeks of G.O.O.D. Fridays. We’re here to give you a few more new songs that you’re too damn lazy to find on your own.

1. Kanye West-Lost in the World, Christian Dior Denim Flow
This week was a toss-up between two Kanye tracks since a few leaked from a blog, not including his regular G.O.O.D. Fridays release. So what better than to give them both the number one spot? “Lost in the World,” which samples a majority of Bon Iver, is a track that, at first, sounds a bit over auto-tuned but actually turns out to be a melodic, catchy beat. “Christian Dior Denim Flow” is another giant collaboration, this time featuring Kid Cudi, Push T, John Legend, Lloyd Banks and Ryan Leslie. Both of these tracks from Kanye are catchy and unique and, if he continues these amazing releases each week, we won’t even need a new album.

2. Brian Smith-The Penn State Song
For those that may have missed the Super Mash Bros. show at Delta Upsilon last weekend, you also missed a fantastic comedian’s song about our great school. Brian Smith, a rock comedian who emceed the event, made a YouTube video all about our school and performed it live for the Super Mash Bros. crowd. Not only is it insanely funny and spot on, it’s dirty and clever at the same time. Maybe it won’t make your parents proud if they see that virally circling around the Penn State community, but you will always remember the chorus “we are, we are, we are Penn State.”

3. J.Cole-Who Dat
In case you missed the news, newest up-and-coming rapper J.Cole will be playing at the HUB on Oct. 22. Cole is the first and only rapper signed to Jay-Z’s newest label, Roc Nation. His song “Who Dat” features Andre 3000 of Outkast and is Cole’s first calling out of everyone in the music industry, with empowering lyrics like “hey so anything you can do I can do better and any chick you can screw I can get wetter.” True fans of current rap may recognize his name, as he was featured on Hova’s “A Star is Born” from his Blueprint 3 album.

4. Kings of Leon-Beach Side
With a new album looming in the near future, fans can expect leaks to come from their favorite artists, even rock stars as big as the Kings of Leon. The newest leaked track from their album, Come Around Sundown, exhibits the Kings as talented, multi-faceted artists playing more than arena rock. They sometimes can take a break and play a song that’s a bit slower and not as radio-friendly. This song isn’t going to top the charts like “Use Somebody” or “Sex on Fire,” but it’s a promising lead to the new album, which fans can expect to hear on Oct. 19. The song is exactly what it’s called, the “Beach Side” of the Kings.

5. Katy B-Katy on a Mission
Hailing from South London, Katy B is the one of the hottest (yeah she’s fine, too) underground dub-step musicians. “Katy on a Mission” is a sexually powered, fast-paced song perfect for grinding and dancing in clubs. Already number one on the UK’s indie and dance charts, Katy B is making quite the name for herself . Hardcore dub-step fans will appreciate knowing that this song was co-written and produced by dub-step superstar, Benga. This song, which is only a little over three minutes long, has already been remixed multiple times, and it’s only a matter of time before we start to hear this hot track on American radio stations and in our parties.

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