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Saturday, 14 February 2015 09:00

WIN: 5 Copies of Charli XCX’s ‘Sucker’!

British chart darling Charli XCX, who first rose to fame via her featured performance on Icona Pop's smash hit I Love It (She hates that song now. FYI.), is on a roll lately.

Her collaboration with Iggy Azalea (Fancy) received two Grammy nominations this year and she followed up with two consecutive solo chart hits - Boom Clap and Break The Rules.

The 22-year-old's latest single Doing It, with Rita Ora making a guest appearance, is all set to follow its predecessors into the upper reaches of the chart.

Charli XCX's sophomore album Sucker is good, solid pop. Some of the songs are foot-tappingly catchy, and others are earworms that are hard to not sing while walking around.

It may be called Sucker, but this album rules.

We love to giveaway good albums here at Spin or Bin Music. So what better way to kick off this Chinese New Year than by giving out five copies of Charli XCX's Sucker. Thanks to the ace team at Warner Music Malaysia!

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “Boom Clap! The sound of my heart when I take part in  giveaway to win Charli XCX's Sucker! Details - "

 

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Good news Harmonizers! Fifth Harmony has finally released their long-awaited debut studio album Reflection!

For the uninitiated, the girl group was assembled on the 2012 edition of ‘The X Factor’ over in the States and although they didn’t win the competition (they finished third), they were subsequently signed by Simon Cowell to his SyCo label

The latest single from the debut album is Sledgehammer. Co-penned by Ms All About That Bass Meghan Trainor, the track is a thumping electro pop number with a driving bassline that sounds like it comes straight from the biggest pop minds of Europe rather than the United States. Check out our full review of the album here!

And what's better than a new giveaway to chase your Monday blues away? With mammoth thanks to the folks at Sony Music Malaysia!

To celebrate the album's release, we've got five shiny new copies to give away and here's what you've got to do to win one!
 

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet the message “If you could give me Fifth Harmony's latest album right now, it would feel just like a sledgehammer ! "

 

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Comebacks are hard, but Fall Out Boy seem to know how to avoid the risk of a possible failure.

The band choose to borrow from different genres and mix various elements in their latest album American Beauty/American Psycho, in order to craft a sound that is actually their own.

The result is a fine piece of work from the alternative rock heartthrobs that is overflowing with anthems, youth and passion.

Our personal favourite is Uma Thurman which brilliantly juxtaposes the Pulp Fiction actress to The Munsters theme tune - the best FOB has produced in years.

To celebrate the release of American Beauty/American Psycho, we are hosting a swag of giveaway goodness for Fall Out Boy fans! Thanks to the lovely peeps at Universal Music Singapore.

Yes, we are giving away three sets of Fall Out Boy goodness consisting of FOB's brand new album American Beauty/American Psycho, FOB poster, AND a set of FOB nesting dolls!


 

And as always, winning is super-simple!
 

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3. Fall Out Boy's new album 'American Beauty/American Psycho' is out now! Win a MEGA #SpinorBinMusic prize pack here! http://bit.ly/FOBgiveaway

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The joining of McFly & Busted has brought happiness to all.

McBusted, one of the most successful bands of 2014, never do anything by halves and their debut album proves just that.

I have always been more of a McFly supporter than McBusted's, but I have happily accepted this new formation as they seem to be having so much fun.

McBusted proved they are great musicians and can write great music on their new album. Air Guitar is probably the best track and has hints of Busted's breakout hit What I Go To School For.

Their success wasn't only based on their old number one singles. They can and they SHOULD have more number ones, they can and they SHOULD be as famous as they used to be at the beginning of their careers, and most of all they deserve recognition, respect, and a chance from all those people who "hate" them only because "they want McFly back".

Thanks to the ever-lovely folks at Universal Music Singapore, we've got 5 copies of McBusted albums to giveaway!

All you have to do to get in the draw for this giveaway is to show us your best air guitar performance!

Sorry, just joking.

Here's what you really need to do:

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2) Simply tweet the message “I'd like to play the Air Guitar for you ! Gimme a copy of McBusted latest album please! "

 

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A new version of Telephone has just leaked on the blogosphere a few days ago. Lady Gaga and Darkchild originally wrote the song for Britney Spears during the Blackout era, but Godney passed on using it for her critically acclaimed fifth studio album.

This new version features clearer vocals from Godney as compared to the previously leaked 2010 demo. Lady Gaga is featured on this demo as well.

I love Godney and her past infectious hits but she only made it this far in the business because of the top notch production in her songs. Her voice is absolute trash. At least in the past decade.

Telephone was a worldwide hit, but not because the song was great. It soared on the charts purely on the Lady Gaga and Beyonce brand. Britney releasing Telephone would not have been half as successful. The single would flop if any other singer released it.

Praise the lord we are still not blind.

 

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Wednesday, 31 December 2014 07:42

Top 100 Songs of 2014 on 987FM


As much of a joy as is to whip together the 10 Worst Singles Of The Year list, we at Spin or Bin Music also feel bound by readers to compile the year-end charts which local radios had put together.

Based on our understanding, HOT FM is undergoing a major facelift for 2015 and is doing away with their year-end chart countdown show.

So, let's just get to it. Read on below for 987FM's Top 100 Songs of 2014!

 

100. #SELFIE - the Chainsmokers
99. Believer - American Authors
98. Latch - Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
97. Adore You - Miley Cyrus
96. Turn Down For What - DJ Snake & Lil Jon
95. Mmm Yeah - Austin Mahone ft. Pitbull
94. State Of Origin - Benjamin Kheng
93. Perfume - Britney Spears
92. Tennis Court - Lorde
91. Can't Remember To Forget You - Shakira ft. Rihanna

90. Superlove - Dami Im
89. I Will Never Let You Down - Rita Ora
88. All I Want - Derrick
87. Burn The Bright Lights - The Collective
86. Waves (Robin Schulz remix) - Mr. Probz
85. Good Girls - 5 Seconds Of Summer
84. Don't Tell Em - Jeremih ft YG
83. Find You - Zedd ft Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant
82. Try - P!nk
81. Animals - Maroon 5

80. Chocolate - The 1975
79. Drunk In Love - Beyoncé ft. Jay Z
78. Sunshine - Trick
77. Wait On Me - Rixton
76. Do What U Want - Lady Gaga
75. Blame - Calvin Harris ft John Newman
74. Black Widow - Iggy Azalea ft Rita Ora
73. Que Sera - Justice Crew
72. Wiggle - Jason Derulo ft Snoop Dogg
71. Wild Wild Love - Pitbull ft GRL

70. All Of The Stars - Ed Sheeran
69. Fireproof - One Direction
68. Breathe - Daphne Khoo
67. Bailando - Enrique Iglesias ft Sean Paul, Gente De Zona & Descemer Bueno
66. Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson ft Justin Timberlake
65. Ghost - Ella Henderson
64. Boss - Fifth Harmony
63. Happy Little Pill - Troye Sivan
62. Wild Heart - The Vamps
61. Lost Stars - Adam Levine

60. Centuries - Fall Out Boy
59. First Flight Home - Jake Miller
58. Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
57. Up All Night - Trick
56. Fireball - Pitbull ft John Ryan
55. Somebody To You - The Vamps ft. Demi Lovato
54. Shower - Becky G
53. Birthday - Katy Perry
52. Gladiator - Dami Im
51. Neon Lights - Demi Lovato

50. Save Me - Gentle Bones
49. A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
48. Steal My Girl - One Direction
47. Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo ft 2 Chainz
46. Love Runs Out - OneRepublic
45. Sing - Ed Sheeran
44. Jealous - Nick Jonas
43. Cool Kids - Echosmith
42. Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo
41. Hey Brother - Avicii ft Dan Tyminski

40. Really Don't Care - Demi Lovato ft Cher Lloyd
39. Summer - Calvin Harris
38. You And I - One Direction
37. I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith
36. Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz
35. Ain't It Fun - Paramore ft Joy Williams
34. Me And My Broken Heart - Rixton
33. Don't Stop - 5 Seconds Of Summer
32. This Is How We Do - Katy Perry
31. The Monster - Eminem ft Rihanna

30. Young Girls - Bruno Mars
29. Rather Be - Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne
28. Stay The Night - Zedd ft Haley Williams
27. Midnight Memories - One Direction
26. Maps - Maroon 5
25. Bang Bang - Jessie J ft Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
24. Unconditionally - Katy Perry
23. Team - Lorde
22. Amnesia - 5 Seconds Of Summer
21. Timber - Pitbull ft Ke$ha

20. Not A Bad Thing - Justin Timberlake
19. Boom Clap - Charli XCX
18. Counting Stars - OneRepublic
17. Superheroes - The Script
16. Fancy - Iggy Azalea ft Charli XCX
15. Dark Horse - Katy Perry ft Juicy J
14. Say Something - A Great Big World ft Christina Aguilera
13. Chandelier - Sia
12. All Of Me - John Legend
11. Stay With Me - Sam Smith

10. She Looks So Perfect - 5 Seconds Of Summer
9. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
8. Story Of My Life - One Direction
7. Until We Die - Gentle Bones
6. Problem - Ariana Grande ft Iggy Azalea
5. Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
4. Let It Go - Demi Lovato
3. Happy - Pharrell Williams
2. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
1. Rude - MAGIC!

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Credit: whackybeanz from Zetaboard

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Your friend pulled a name out of the Secret Santa hat and ended up getting a gift for you which you absolutely hate.

But we from Spin or Bin Music knows exactly what you want.

We've received an overwhelming amount of support and positive comments from you since we started this blog five years ago. In appreciation of your interest and support, we've assembled our biggest Christmas giveaway yet!

Our Christmas elf will be posting links to the giveaway on Twitter starting December 17 and all you gotta do is to follow us and retweet the link(s) below to stand a chance in winning the one of these secret gifts in the Christmas sock!

Here are the secret gifts which we will be delivering to your mailbox:

1. Katy Perry (link)
2. Britney Spears (link)
3. The Wanted (link)
4. Justin Timberlake (link)
5. Nirvana (link)
6. Katy Perry (link)
7. P!nk (link)
8. The Wanted (link)
9. Lady Gaga (link)
10. Lorde (link)
11. One Direction (link)
12. Taylor Swift (link)

Good luck! Season's greetings from all of us at Spin or Bin Music!

Ho ho ho

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The excitement stakes have been raised for the release of the latest in the series of 'The Hunger Games' movies - 'Mockingjay Part I'.

Not only is 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' one of the most hotly anticipated movie of the year, the original soundtrack is just as highly anticipated as well - ever since Lorde announced the star-studded tracklist for the soundtrack.

At just 18 years of age, the New Zealand singer-songwriter has curated the entire soundtrack for the new film.

"Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance," she said in a statement.

Lorde's gorgeously smokey vocals are complemented by big, bold production on the first single Yellow Flicker Beat off the original soundtrack.

To celebrate the release of the OST, the gang at Universal Music Singapore have shuffled three sets of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' movie premiums in our direction!
 

And we are giving them away in this fashion:

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May the odds be ever in your favour. 

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What's better than a new giveaway to kick start your week? We've a couple of amazing giveaways lined up for you and Directioners... get it first! With mammoth thanks to the lovelies at Sony Music Malaysia!

One Direction returns with their highly anticipated fourth studio album, FOUR, featuring the hit singles Steal My Girl and Ready To Run. The band is undeniably one of the hardest working acts in the industry - with new albums out every November in the last four years.

To celebrate the release of FOUR globally this week, we are throwing five copies of the album in your direction.

And guess what?

We know this is never enough for our Directioners. So we managed to dig out another prized 1D item in our store room... A 1D cap! Yes, a lucky winner will win a FOUR album AND a 1D CAP!

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The 2014 MTV EMA is looming!

Dueling queens Katy Perry and Taylor Swift will show down in the Best Female category with some rumors hinting that Katy Perry and Rihanna are plotting to diss Taylor Swift at the show tomorrow!

Katy Perry leads the race with nominations in 7 categories, while Ariana Grande follows closely with nods in 6 categories. Pharrell Williams and 5 Seconds of Summer are each up for 5 awards. One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Sam Smith, and Kiesza all received 4 MTV EMA nominations each.



When celebrities attend the 2014 MTV EMA, they get special treatments including a big basket of gifts from sponsors.

And we want you to get pampered as well!

Thanks to our friends from MTV Asia, we are giving away 3 limited edition official MTV EMA goodie bags worth more than USD70!


 

Here's what you gotta do:

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2) Simply tweet the message “I wanna party with #SpinorBinMusic at MTV EMA with an exclusive limited edition MTV EMA goodie bag! http://bit.ly/114gAnw

 

The 2014 MTV EMA will broadcast LIVE on MTV Asia on Monday, 10 Nov 3am and repeat on the same day at  8pm (SG) and 9pm (MY).

The award show will repeat on Saturday, 15 Nov 2pm (SG) and 3pm (MY) as well as Sunday, 16 Nov 6pm (SG) and 7pm (MY)

 

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