Singles file: Black Eyed Peas, James Tamborello, Joe Budden
By Allison Stewart
A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind...
Black Eyed Peas: "The Time (the dirty bit)"
If robots from space mated with the makers of the original version of the "Dirty Dancing" song "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," it would sound exactly like this. Resistance is futile.
James Tamborello: "Paparazzi" (unofficial Lady Gaga remix)
The Postal Service/Dntel mastermind teams with the world's happiest golden retriever for this chillwave remix of the Gaga hit.
Joe Budden featuring Styles P and Pusha T: "Dessert 4 Thought"
One of the best (and mellowest) cuts on Budden's hotly anticipated "Mood Muzik 4" mix tape, this features a standout turn from Clipse member (and new Kanye BFF) Pusha T.
Nikki & Rich featuring Fabolous: "City Lights"
The up-and-coming soul-pop duo make like B.o.B. and Hayley Williams on this Fabolous team-up, a shameless -- and shamelessly good -- bid for an "Airplanes"-like hit.
Ray Charles featuring Johnny Cash: "Why Me, Lord?" (Kris Kristofferson cover)
Originally recorded in 1981 and lost for decades, this rickety and sublime collaboration was recently discovered in a storage facility. It appears on the new Charles compilation "Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters."
| October 26, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
Categories: Singles file | Tags: Black Eyed Peas, Fabolous, James Tamborello, Joe Budden, Johnny Cash, Lady Gaga, Nikki & Rich, Pusha T, Ray Charles, Styles P
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