Mark Ronson’s Olympic Theme Song ‘Anywhere In The World’ Feat. Katy B [VIDEO]
So, if it’s possible for an artist to capture all the anticipation leading up to the Olympics in London this summer, Mark Ronson, the British DJ & uber producer just might’ve pulled it off with his new single “Anywhere In The World,” featuring the vocals of Katy B.
To create the beats for the track he used the actual sounds of athletes in training such as a table-tennis player, an archer, and more. To hear what all the footsteps and grunts added up to check out the video below!
Check Out iHeartRadio Rising Star Winners Megan & Liz
Nashville based teens Megan & Liz are a pop girl band composed of fraternal sisters Megan and Liz Mace.
Earlier this month Megan & Liz won the Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star contest, which means that they will be the opening act at the iHeartRadio Musical Festival, held in Las Vegas, Nevada in the September of 2012.
Megan & Liz began posting their videos on Youtube in 2007 and have since posted more than 25 original songs as well as several cover songs. They have gained a huge following with more than 670,000 YouTube subscribers and more than 151 million video views.
One of their original songs “Are You Happy Now?” with lyrics “Are you happy now?/That he’s on the ground/And do you realize the words you say make bruises that don’t fade away/Are you happy now?/That you’ve brought him down/And he’s thinking that he won’t fit in/’Cause you said something’s wrong with him” was used for the Do Something organization against bullying and will be played during the AT40 countdown this weekend!
For more info on Megan & Liz you can go to their website or tumblr page, their music is available on iTunes and above you can check out their music video for “Are You Happy Now?” Which by the way, was directed by Shenae Grimes of 90210!
Olympic Hopeful John Orozco Joins Gym Class Heroes for ‘The Fighter’
Gym Class Heroes is showing their love for Team USA in a new music video for their single, “The Fighter.” The video showcases Olympic hopeful and gymnast John Orozco in the title role. “…I’m a fighter,” says Orozco as the music begins.
The inspiring video, featuring One Republic‘s Ryan Tedder, documents Orozco’s journey from the Bronx, N.Y. to the Olympic games. Personal video of Orozco’s training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. and family footage of him competing in his home town as a child, is incorporated in between shots of the group performing.
According to USA Gymnastics, Gym Class Heroes asked Orozco to appear in their video after reading about his childhood in the Bronx. Orozco faced a lot of adversity on his way to the top, rising above the life of drugs and gangs that plague teens in the inner-city.
In 2005, the day before he was supposed to leave for his first national championship competition, Orozco and his brothers were accosted by a gang. According to NBC, Orozco was thrown under a car and fractured his wrist, but it didn’t stop him from competing the next day. The incident only inspired him to work harder.
The group’s Olympic support does not stop there. Orozco tweeted that Gym Class Heroes also purchased 100 stitches to help build the Team USA flag for London. Fans can purchase a stitch for $12 to help “raise the flag” and support the United States Olympic and Paralympic games.
Adam Levine Runs From The Cops in ‘Payphone’
The official music video for Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa’s “Payphone” features a bloody introduction of a bruised and cut up Adam Levine who finds himself stranded under a freeway with nothing but a payphone at his side. The singer-songwriter played a banker during a robbery scenario including masked criminals played by—that’s right, his M5 bandmates!
Adam attempts to save his female coworker who appears to be his love interest. The two escape the scene, only to be misperceived as part of the pack of crooks causing an even bigger pursuit by helicopters and cop cars.
“It’s a real go-for-it, swing-for-the-fences video,” Adam told MTV. “I get brave and I steal a gun from one of the guys and try to be a bad-ass, which is weird, because I’m not a badass.” The 33-year-old had nothing but good things to say about collaborating with Wiz. “He’s just the future.” he said, “Within 30 minutes he had this incredible verse and he’d already knocked it out. That dude is really prolific and really talented.”
The pop jam topped US chart records with 493,000 downloads in one week. According to Digital Spy, they reached the highest first week single sale for a group. “Payphone” is the first single off of Maroon 5′s Overexposed out June 26.