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5 Songs for the Weekend

Another week has come and gone, but this weekend is different. Not only is there no home game to tailgate for, but there is no game at all. So what do you do? You pump up the playlist, get the people dancing, and get ready for a good time.

Here are five new songs to get bumpin’ in the car so you can show off your system to everyone else on the way to the distributor.

1. Child Rebel Soldier – Don’t Stop
The first place, usually reserved for Kanye West’s newest release, varies this week but doesn’t change. Kanye’s newest rap superband, Child Rebel Soldier, consists of Kanye, Pharrell Williams, and Lupe Fiasco. CRS has only released one song, “Us Placers,” before this. “Don’t Stop” was actually written in 2008 but just got released last week as a part of G.O.O.D. Fridays with CRS. Fans of this song can look forward to hearing more from this supergroup in the future, and, from the sounds of it, the album they put out will be stunning.

2. My Chemical Romance – The Only Hope for Me is You
My Chem has certainly changed both their sound and their image from the days when they ruled the charts with Fall Out Boy. The newest song from their upcoming album, Danger Days: True Lives of Fabulous Killjoys, shows the range of Gerard Way and the gang. This song is a big step from “The Black Parade,” and actually quite resembles the “American Idiot” days of Green Day. The electronic feel isn’t too overpowering, but adds to the intense build-up of the song.

3. Alex Guadino – I’m in Love
This Italian DJ has made a name for himself in the European dance scene. Charting on the UK’s top dance hits, “I’m in Love (I Wanna Do It),” is a sexual and dance-worthy song. The song has enough dub-step beats to keep the club going all night. The only problem with these songs, other than they get repetitive, is that they mainly appeal to girls. But this is always a plus when making that perfect playlist.

4. Sufjan Stevens – I Want to Be Well
You may have heard of Sufjan and his devotion to the 50 states, but you can forget about that now. He abandoned his idea of making an album on every state, and his newest project, The Age of Adz, is a beautiful, synth-filled electronic experiment. This song, not only angry but also emotional and trippy, proves that songs about wanting to be cured can sometimes be happy. This song won’t fit too many party moods, but you’ll know when it’s right.

5. Kid Cudi – Maniac
The newest song to leak from Cudi, “Maniac” is a deep track with two varying raps, one from Cudi and the other from rapper Cage. It’s a good song with a psychedelic beat, which I’m sure Cudi meant to be for stoners. The song, where he refers to himself as a maniac, could mean his coke addiction is finally starting to set in, or maybe he just knows he’s the best in the scene right now. Either way, keep it coming, Cudi.

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