Saturday, December 27, 2014

LISTEN TO MY SPOTIFY CAR MIX 2014!


wongieFM spotify car mix 2014
updated with all the fun songs you hear on this blog!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NEW SAM SMITH: sam smith - like i can / have yourself a merry little !christmas


sam smith - like i can
now that sam smith's year long transition from UK export to grammy nominee (and possibly winner) has come to fruition, the label folks have FINALLY decided to put out this popular album track as an official release!


sam smith - have yourself a merry little christmas
you know you're in the big leagues when your christmas performance for the grammy nominations show gets released as a proper single. somehow the wistful longing of sam's voice perfectly fits with one of the most sentimental sad xmas songs of all time. shoe gazing christmas poses for all!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I'M ON VACATION - will be back soon!

i'm off on a mini break but keep coming back to the site as i'll still be posting some big releases when i get the chance!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

MASHUP 2014: robin skouteris - poplove 3


robin skouteris - poplove 3
while the US gets dj earworm for their annual pop mashup, robin skouteris represents the UK with his 3rd production of 55 (!!) massive tracks. wanna hear the final result? press play and enjoy this 11mins mash-collection.

what are you listening to?
songs included (in order of appearance in the mix):
John Legend feat. Lindsey Stirling - All Of MeMaroon 
AnimalsDavid Guetta feat. Sam Martin - Dangerous
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J - Dark Horse
Lady Gaga - G.U.Y.
Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora - Black Widow
Rixton - Me And My Broken Heart
Conchita Wurst - Rise Like A Phoenix
DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon - Turn Down For What
Beyonce - Partition .Redfoo - New Thang
Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg - Wiggle
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX - Fancy
Will.i.Am feat. Cody Wise - It's My Birthday
Katy Perry - Birthday
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Charli XCX - Boom Clap
Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem
Katy Perry - This Is How We Do
Gwen Stefani - Spark The Fire
Lorde - Team
Sia - Chandelier
Beyonce - XO
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glyne - Rather Be
Mohombi - Movin
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
Jessie J & Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj- Bang Bang
Avril Lavigne - Hello Kitty
Magic! - Rude5 Seconds Of Summer - Don't Stop
5 Seconds Of Summer - She Looks So Perfect
PSY feat. Snoop Dogg - Hangover
Katy Perry - Dark Horse (Goldhouse Mix)
Calvin Harris feat. John Newman - Blame
Coldplay - Sky Full Of Stars
Kylie Minogue - Into The BlueZedd - Find You
Shakira & Rihanna - Can't Remember To Forget You
Kiesza - Hideaway
Nicki Minaj - Anaconda
Jennifer Lopez - Booty
Chainsmokers - Selfie
David Guetta & Showtek feat. Vassy - Bad
Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good
Shakira - La La (Dare)
Pitbull - FireballLana Del Rey - West Coast
Ariana Grande feat. Zedd - Break Free
Calvin Harris - Summer
Chainsmokers - Selfie (Botnek Remix)
Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
Royksopp feat. Robyn - Do It Again
Pitbull - Celebrate
Ed Sheeran - Sing
DVBBS feat. Tinie Tempah - Tsunami
David Guetta feat. Skylar Grey - Shot Me Down

Monday, December 08, 2014

WONGIE POP BALLAD OF THE WEEK: one direction - night changes


one direction - night changes
written by all the boys (along with jamie scott, julian bunetta and john ryan), this surprisingly gentle ballad is so not what you'd expect from 1D! which is probably why i kind of love it so!

BALLAD MONDAY: carrie underwood - something in the water


carrie underwood - something in the water
showing off her new baby bump, carrie underwood gathers the wonderful shaping sound dance troupe (and a few so you think you can dance alums) for her inspirational new video. released as the official single off of her 'greatest hits: decade #1' collection, press play and watch this fun 'wet' video!

WONGIE LOVE SONG OF THE WEEK: jessie ware - you & i (forever)


jessie ware - you & i (forever)
co-written by miguel and benzel, the video also features friends and family of our jessie (which seems to be a video trend these days) and her husband sam burrows. there's so many great songs off jessie's current release 'tough love' but this seems apropos for the winter season. now press play and curl up!

BALLAD MONDAY: paramore feat joy williams - hate to see your heart break


paramore feat joy williams - hate to see your heart break
bringing in her friend joy williams (ex-civil wars) into the song, paramore lead singer hayley williams says this re-record adds a different layer to the original. it's a lush sisterhood hug it out piece and perfect for this ballad monday. enjoy!

BALLAD MONDAY: ella henderson - yours


ella henderson - yours
kind of the perfect yuletide love song release before xmas. ella offers up yet another strong number from her debut album and which looks set to continue churning hits through 2015. nice one.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

NEW BASTILLE: bastille vs grades - torn apart


bastille vs grades - torn apart
you gotta watch this video, what starts off as a dance piece about lovers of all kinds turns into a twisted acid trip version about lovers of ALL KINDS! you have to see it to believe it! taken off the mixtape 'vs (other people's heartache's vol III)', this is yet another gem from the varied collaboration collection.

NEW KINDNESS!: kindness feat robyn - who do you love


kindness feat robyn - who do you love
talk about wonderful, mashing together all the awesome 80's pop tropes with an underlying ambient ballad, this track is a nice original amongst formulaic pop these days. throw in all the real life friends and family that adam bainbridge (aka kindness) and robyn love, you get a lovely sentiment for this lovely song.
want more? check out this awesome remix by joakim below:

kindness feat robyn - who do you love (joakim remix)

WONGIE INDIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: broods - l.a.f.





broods - l.a.f.
yet another wonderful track from the new zealand siblings debut album 'evergreen', these guys are easily one of my fave indie pop acts of the year and the confidence of their songwriting alone is worth your admiration.

WONGIE INDIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: purity ring - push pull


purity ring - push pull
it's been two years since purity ring have put out new material and the wait has been totally worth it cause this dreamy indie pop gem is all sorts of awesome! with little info about the upcoming new album, this is a good teaser for all the fans.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

MASHUP 2014: dj earworm mashup - united state of pop 2014 (do what you wanna do)


dj earworm mashup - united state of pop 2014 (do what you wanna do)
it's that time of the year again where the biggest hits of the US charts gets a crazy mashup by dj earworm. he's got 25 songs in this years collection (including hozier!). check out the full list below:

A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera - Say Something

Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem
Bastille - Pompeii
Dj Snake & Lil Jon - Turn Down For What
Hozier - Take Me to Church
Idina Menzel - Let It Go
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX - Fancy
Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora - Black Widow
Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz - Talk Dirty
Jeremih feat. YG - Don't Tell 'Em
Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang 
John Legend - All Of Me
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J - Dark Horse
Lorde - Team
Magic! - Rude
Maroon 5 - Animals
Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong
One Direction - Story of My Life
Passenger - Let Her Go
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Pitbull feat. Ke$ha - Timber
Sam Smith - stay with me
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
Tove Lo - Habits

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

LIVE PERFORMANCE: jennifer nettles & idina menzel - let it go (live @ cma country christmas special)


jennifer nettles & idina menzel - let it go (live @ cma country christmas special)
what happens when you get two vocal powerhouses together to sing one of the biggest disney songs of the decade, surprisingly pure harmony!

WORLD AIDS DAY CONCERT: A (RED) THANK YOU featuring U2 minus 1 (bruce springsteen / chris martin) / kanye west / carrie underwood


WORLD AIDS DAY CONCERT: A (RED) THANK YOU featuring U2 minus 1 (bruce springsteen / chris martin) / kanye west / carrie underwood
only announced 3 hours prior via U2's own website, times square hosted a world aids day concert in conjunction with (red) featuring U2 minus their lead singer bono (who was injured in an accident a week prior). in his place were coldplay's lead singer chris martin and the surprise bruce springsteen! oh and kanye and carrie underwood were there too. check out the 48 minute concert and remember to donate in the fight against aids at (red). we can be the generation that can bring this disease down to zero!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

AUDIO LEAK: madonna - rebel heart


madonna - rebel heart
leaked last night, this avicii produced demo might be on the upcoming secret new album that madge has been working on. though in house claims that someone illegally put this song out there, these things are always conspicuously put out in the blogosphere to create buzz. listen while you can!

Friday, November 28, 2014

AUDIO PREMIERE: frank ocean - memrise


frank ocean - memrise
premiering suddenly on frank's tumblr account, check out this possible demo from the singer/rapper just for the fans!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: ry x - sweat


ry x - sweat
with snow falling on this pre-thanksgiving weekend, this new track by ry cuming (aka ry x) is just the perfect spacial soundtrack for what's going on outside. gosh i love the delicacy of his music!!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

VIDEO PREMIERE: beyonce - 7/11


beyonce - 7/11
matching the randomness of this new addition to the deluxe repackaging of the 'beyonce' album, bey shoots her own fun video for the fans.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WONGIE SOUL JAM OF THE WEEK: mark ronson feat bruno mars - uptown funk


mark ronson feat bruno mars - uptown funk
as the 1st single off mark ronson's upcoming 'uptown special' album, this MASSIVE funk jam with bruno mars is the kind of party number that deserves some serious dancing. damn this is great!!

WONGIE LIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: kendrick lamar - i (live @ snl)


kendrick lamar - i (live @ snl)
if you didn't know kendrick before, hopefully saturday's performance on snl would have convinced you that this guy is on a different level in terms of what he brings to the music scene these days. weirdly the studio version doesn't have the intensity as this version, but thank goodness kendrick showcased his massive talents for everyone to see.

check out the studio version below:


kendrick lamar - i

Friday, November 14, 2014

WONGIE DANCE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: major lazer feat ariana grande - all my love (OST the hunger games mockingjay part 1)


major lazer feat ariana grande - all my love (OST the hunger games mockingjay part 1)
continuing it's hot streak as one of the best soundtracks of the year, check out this fun dance anthem between major lazer and the current princess of pop ariana grande. nice one!

NEW MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS!: marina and the diamonds - froot


marina and the diamonds - froot
with the lead single 'froot' off her 2015 release of the same name, this uber glam video marks a new chapter in singer marina diamandis career as even more euro poppy with an indie bent. i'm not quite sold on this track, but the buzz around her is pretty solid. looking forward to other releases!

WONGIE BREAKBEAT SONG OF THE WEEK: dj fresh feat ella eyre - gravity


dj fresh feat ella eyre - gravity
yeah having ella's smoky soul over this breakbeat groove is just a smart move. the song is an insta-hit and will get some serious play this winter!

WONGIE DRAMA BALLAD OF THE WEEK: nicole scherzinger - run


nicole scherzinger - run
i'm just gonna flat out say it. i'm not a fan of nicole's music. she just doesn't have enough of a musical personality to get a foothold in the current state of pop. but something compelled me to press play for her latest single and was i floored with the result. surprisingly sparse in it's instrumentation, but completely raw in it's message, this is some serious drama balladry that i haven't heard in awhile. i didn't think nicole had it in her, but damn this calls for my respect. press play, hear what i'm talking about, maybe even shed a dramatic tear.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

VIDEO PREMIERE: lorde - yellow flicker beat (OST the hunger games: mockingjay part 1) / flicker (kanye west rework)


lorde - yellow flicker beat (OST the hunger games: mockingjay part 1)
our lorde has gone very sleek and high fashion thanks to emily kai bock's directorial vision. with another gem from the soundtrack for you tomorrow (watch this space), here is the premiere of the lead single thanks to album curator lorde.

UPDATE: 11/13

lorde - flicker (kanye west rework)
check out this sparse kanye west remix of the lorde track which actually makes me like the song even more!

NEW BASTILLE!: bastille vs angel haze vs f*u*g*z* vs braque - weapon


bastille vs angel haze vs f*u*g*z* vs braque - weapon
i must say that bastille's upcoming mixtape 'vs. (other people's heartache part III)' is definitely an interesting experiment in collaboration. this time rapper angel haze offers up strong phrases as dj's fugz and soul singer braque also contribute some solid moments in this song. borderline messy, it's definitely worth a few extra listens. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WONGIE DANCE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: calvin harris feat ellie goulding - outside


calvin harris feat ellie goulding - outside
we buzzed about this song a few weeks back and was hoping for an epic video to accompany this spurned lover anthem. sadly besides kneeling and getting into fights, there's not much visual to work on. shame, the song is so poppy good too!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

VIDEO PREMIERE: fergie feat yg - l.a.love (la la)


fergie feat yg - l.a.love (la la)
i have to say i had very little interest in the return of fergie, but this blunt inspired groove vs city dropping lyrical comeback isn't half bad. throw in some serious bootie wind up thanks to choreographer/director fatima robinson and you've got a hot mess that you can't look away from. so very weird.

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: taylor swift - blank space


taylor swift - blank space
taylor seems to have taken some notes from bestie lorde and come up with this uber awesome pop (with a sprinkle of indie) number. co-written by smashmakers max martin and shellback, throw in the very cute sean o'pry, offer perfect direction by joseph khan and you've got the best packaged pop song you'll hear this week!!

Saturday, November 08, 2014

WONGIE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: george ezra - listen to the man


george ezra - listen to the man
sometimes it's as easy as getting sir ian mckellen to video bomb your latest single. we heart sir ian. we heart george. it's a match made in video of the week heaven!

Friday, November 07, 2014

WONGIE HOUSE SONG OF THE WEEK: gorgon city feat jennifer hudson - go all night


gorgon city feat jennifer hudson - go all night
honestly press play and go apesh*t cause there is virtually nothing wrong with this ode to old skool 90's house music. NOTHING. destined for massive success, you will be bopping to this jam for the next few months.

NEW CHVRCHES: chvrches - dead air (OST the hunger games: mockingjay pt 1) / under the tide


chvrches - dead air (OST the hunger games: mockingjay pt 1)
the 3rd track to be released from the hyper buzzy lorde curated soundtrack, this time the eponymous chvrches bring their contribution to the upcoming release. it's definitely an all star collection of wongie faves (stromae, tove lo, major lazer and even grace jones!), can't wait to hear the full release!


chvrches - under the tide
while they are featured on a few soundtracks, chvrches continue to put out gems from their debut album 'the bones of what you believe'. here is their latest single!

WONGIE INDIE DANCE SONG OF THE WEEK: years & years - desire


years & years - desire
we've already buzzed about this track last month and now our fave indie dance pop bands of the year bring out the video to accompany this wonderful track. we're still bopping along to this gem and after last week's buzzy performance on jools holland, i'm sure more people are getting on the fan wagon!

wanna see their jools holland performance? press play and go to about 12'20" on the video:

years & years - desire (live @ later with jools holland)

Thursday, November 06, 2014

WONGIE XMAS 2014: tom odell - real love (the beatles cover) / john lewis christmas ad



tom odell - real love (the beatles cover)
it's that time of the year again! xmas 2014 kicks off with the annual john lewis ad campaign pairing a pop star with a classic cover. this years vocalist tom odell gives us a lush version of the beatles classic that will have you swooning!

wanna see the ad that's getting some serious 'awwwww's out for the season? check out the john lewis ad below:

tom odell - real love (john lewis christmas ad 2014)

WONGIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: nikki yanofsky - necessary evil


nikki yanofsky - necessary evil
i'm kind of obsessed with this song after seeing it on the dance show 'dancing with the stars' (i just LOVE all things dance related, especially when there are SYTYCD alums involved!) the other week. taken off canadian jazz pop chanteuse nikki yanofsky's "little secret" album, this orchestral pop tune has been on repeat for the past week. now i share it with you! enjoy!

NEW SLOW CLUB: slow club - everything is new


slow club - everything is new
as if the duo just discovered LA's junk food haunts, charles and rebecca offer up their latest indie ballad as the 3rd official single from their wonderful 'complete surrender' album. always love the retro-ness of their sound!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: ane brun vs nudisorder - one last try


ane brun vs nudisorder - one last try
remixed by nudisorder, this 2011 track by norwegian chanteuse ane brun was originally featured on the deluxe version of her beautiful album 'it all starts with one'. now given a haunting dance groove, the song will definitely gain new fans (like myself) who just can't get enough of it. amazing!!

wanna hear the original? check it out below:

ane brun - one last try

VIDEO PREMIERE: jose gonzalez - every age


jose gonzalez - every age
working with the assembled in sweden collective, jose gonzalez releases the beautiful space themed video to accompany the 1st single off his upcoming solo album 'vestiges and claws' (1st one in 8 years!!). recorded at home, this song definitely has that insular 3am in the morning solitary feel to it. so happy he's back!

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

WONGIE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: ok go - i won't let you down


ok go - i won't let you down
creative directed by morihiro harano and co-directed by kazuaki seki and ok go's damian kulash jr, the video features honda's new uni-cub device and is just the kind of awesome video that you'd expect from the ok go posse! not gonna say any more, press play, have fun!

wanna see the behind the scenes footage of this amazing video? check out tim and damian describing how they shot this video:

Friday, October 24, 2014

AUDIO PREMIERE: iggy azalea feat MØ - beg for it


iggy azalea feat - beg for it
co-written by charli xcx, this 'fancy part 2' track launches the re-issue of iggy's debut album, now called, 'reclassified', which will feature a few new tracks to make this new version enticing. kind of same same if you ask me, hopefully the other tracks will be more interesting.

VIDEO PREMIERE: kiesza - no enemiesz


kiesza - no enemiesz
the official 3rd zingle off kiesza's debut album 'sound of a woman', this is yet another 90'z house tribute number showcazing kiesza's dancing skillz! though i'm not as enamored with this track as her previousz releases, it's ztill fun and boppy for a lizten or two (guessz who is mocking her zpelling?)

VIDEO PREMIERE: one direction - steal my girl


one direction - steal my girl
it's kind of amazing that the biggest boy band in the world is making pop songs that dads will probably go for these days. co-written by liam and louis, this is the official first single kicking off the upcoming 'four' album and it's perfectly fine!

WONGIE ACID HOUSE SONG OF THE WEEK: tiga - bugatti


tiga - bugatti
we loved this song back in july and now it gets an official release that'll hopefully cause some naughty damage on the dancefloor! saucy video to boot!

WONGIE REMIX OF THE WEEK: jessie ware - kind of... sometimes...maybe (j cole remix)


jessie ware - kind of... sometimes...maybe (j cole remix)
roping in the wonderful rapper j cole for an additional verse, the already awesome track gets an additional sensual sheen for jessie ware and her amazing new album 'tough love' (which is out now btw!) damn this song is hot!

WONGIE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: fka twigs - #throughglass (feat video girl/glass & patron)


fka twigs - #throughglass (feat video girl/glass & patron)
FINALLY a showcase of google glass that doesn't make it look douchey! fka twigs is not only a fierce dancer but she should really be the main spokesperson for google glass from now on! what a wonderfully cool video!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

HOT SOUNDTRACK: the chemical brothers feat miguel - this is not a game (OST the hunger games: mockingjay part 1)


the chemical brothers feat miguel - this is not a game (OST the hunger games: mockingjay part 1)
i'm kind of digging this trap-esque jam with miguel's talk/singing phrasing for this surprising collaboration. part of the lorde curated soundtrack for the upcoming hunger games, i'm definitely curious to hear what other left field combos are in store for this!