In honor of the New Edition story that premiered on BET last weekend, we have compiled a playlist on TMJ!’s Spotify. Not only does the playlist include NE’s best hits, but features Bobby Brown, Bell Biv DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill’s most popular songs as well. We even dug up some of Ricky Bell’s and Michael Bivins’ other songs, like the Boyz II Men remix of “Motown Philly”.
If you haven’t watched the 3-part biopic on BET, make sure you do. Check BET for listings or watch the episodes directly on BET.com. As an ’80s /’90s kid, New Edition, Bobby Brown, Bell Biv DeVoe along with the Michael Bivins’ proteges Boyz II Men was part of the soundtrack to my childhood.
Unlike the unauthorized made-for-TV life stories on Lifetime (have you seen the preview for the Britney Spears one?), the New Edition Story was co-produced by the members of the group.
Watch NE grow up as pop stars, while still living in the projects and fighting for the spotlight. While the band had their differences, the message of the story is clear: family always sticks together.
New Wave pioneers, Blondie premiered their new single “Fun” on Pitchfork recently. The upbeat track starring Debbie Harry’s classic vocals is available for download now and is the first single off the band’s upcoming album, Pollinator, dropping May 5th.
Listen to “FUN” on Spotify!
The 11th studio album by Blondie features collaborations with Sia, Dev Hynes, Charli XCX, Dave Sitek, Joan Jett, Nick Valensi, Johnny Marr, Adam Johnston, The Gregory Brothers & John Roberts.
TMJ! Radio is kicking it up a notch in 2017 with Spotify playlists on new music on our radar! Don’t have time to scavenge for new releases full of music you don’t really like? Believe us, we’ve been there. I listened to a new music playlist recently and wondered where did they find such a awesomely bad list of crappy music!
While you might not agree with every song we add, we think there will be something you’ll like and gives you a chance to discover new artists worth listening to! Not to mention, we’ll post songs from some of your favorite music artists with new releases – and not just by Adele and Justin Bieber, but by artists from all generations.
1. “Trainwreck” – BANKS
The new single from Trip-Hopper is from her second album, The Harvest. BANKS will be on tour this spring and performing at Coachella.
2. “Blame” – Bastille
The pop band’s single “Blame” off their new album, Wild World was inspired about gangster movies, “American History X” and “The Godfather”. Bastille will also be appearing Coachella and are currently on their North American tour.
3. “Stars” – JAX
American Idol season 14 alum, JAX released her debut EP, Funny last week and the single “Stars” was the result of her persevering through a battle with thyroid cancer. Check out my interview with her here.
4. “Pilot With A Fear Of Heights” – Felicity
The 18-year-old powerhouse first gained attention with her first single “Poison” receiving over 400,000 plays on Spotify. Now she’s back with “Pilot with a Fear of Heights”, which was conceptualized while Felicity was on a plane and found the irony amusing. “The idea that someone could be so very destined for something and yet be so afraid to fulfill it,” she says.
5. “American Muscle” – Mating Ritual
The band’s debut album How You Gonna Stop It? Volume 1 is available now and they kicked off their tour last week in San Francisco. If you like catchy indie pop, then Mating Ritual is right up your alley! “American Muscle” is a danceable track reminiscent of ’80s pop!
6. “Phase Me Out” – Vérité
Vérité recently appeared on TODAY as their artist of the month. The alt-pop New Yorker has already hit 1 million streams on Spotify with “Phase Me Out”.
7. “ILYSB” – LANY
“ILYSB” stands for “I love you so bad” and that’s kind of how you feel about this song. LANY is a trio that creates beautiful pop tracks with all of the right elements, and they do it all in a small room on an old laptop. The band will be on tour this April!
8. “Sticks and Stones” – FRND
FRND (pronounced friend) recently released a stripped down version of their single, “Sticks and Stones” and it’s perfection. The instrumentation is enough to make you love the song, but combined with the lyrics and FRND’s voice, we’re hooked!
9. “Be The 1” – Ricky Reed
Grammy-nominated producer Ricky Reed released his own single, “Be The 1” last week. With a sweet melody and synth beat that is making a comeback, “Be The 1” is a hit. Reed has been telling other people’s stories, working with artists like Meghan Trainor, but now he gets to tell his own story.
10. “Daddy” – Rotana
Making her debut is Saudi Arabian artist, Rotana with “Daddy”, a powerful and addictive song. “Daddy is societal boundaries, the obsession with celebrity and wealth. Most of all, Daddy is the voice in your head that has convinced you that you can’t,” Rotana says of the song’s message.
11. “Stay Lonely” – Mags Duval
This song will resonate with many people. Nashville singer-songwriter, Mags Duval’s debut single “Stay Lonely” is about the complicated feelings that go on in a relationship. “I don’t love you enough to be your lover, but I love you too much to be your friend” is the lyric the song opens with and from there the lyrics only resonate more with anyone who’s been in a complicated relationship. (Which let’s face it – is every relationship!)
12. “No Matter” – Frances
UK singer/songwriter Frances announced her debut album will be released on March 17th. Until then, we have her single, “No Matter” to wet our palettes. “No Matter” is a song about humanity and how no matter the differences, deep down, we’re all the same.
Hi, Sandy here wanting to welcome you all to That’s My Jam! Radio 🙂 My best friend Kindell suggested we start a radio station months ago after we’ve both been frustrated with the music industry and millennials who have no knowledge of the history of music.
While technically Kindell and myself are kind of within the millennial birth years, we sometimes feel we must have been born in the wrong time period, or are just plain frustrated that the classics, oldies, and not-so oldies are long forgotten by people in their 20s and younger!
Something needs to be done. And that was why we wanted to start this project… to bring fun, entertainment facts, trivia and sentimental playlists for EVERYBODY to enjoy. Sure, we’ll suggest current, popular music, but we also hope our millennial listeners will listen to some of the artists we grew up on and our parents raised us on.
We don’t discriminate by genre or decade. Be prepared for crazy mixes that will range from Fleetwood Mac to Backstreet Boys, from Busta Rhymes to Tom Petty, from Dean Martin to Britney Spears, and New Edition to The Monkees.
We’ll be officially launching August 1st. Till then, enjoy our Summer Time playlist 🙂