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Music Round-up: Lead Singles [yMusic]

As a proper celebration for the 201st post, I'm going to gather up a bundle of music from YouTube!

Each and every one of these are lead singles from a new album or a re-release, so quality is ensured. I hope you enjoy all of these!

"Diamonds" by Rihanna



"Diamonds" is the newest song off of Rihanna's latest album. Its lyrics and instrumentals display a deeper and more mature tone than "We Found Love" (which happen to have the line "yellow diamonds in the sky". Are they in?)

In any case, this doesn't reduce the catchiness and danceworthiness of the single. Shine bright like a diamond!



"She Wolf" by David Guetta ft. Sia

CONTENT WARNING: Brief rear nudity in the music video itself--although the actual song is clean as a baby's butt. :p


This is another newest song from the new album. 

David Guetta and Sia did it again! Arguably, this  outdid "Titanium", with Sia commanding the dance floor. With only two verses, the song howls for more, but it's enough to satisfy hunger pains.

Also, the music video is cool, with a juxtaposition between tundra hunters...and reality glitching out big time.

"Anything Could Happen" by Ellie Goulding


The music video's a bit weird.

And the song shows an even more electronic influence than Ellie's previous album (probably because of her boyfriend, Skrillex), but that's okay! Too bad it didn't find itself on American radio, as far as I have seen. In fact, none of these songs have! Although I'm holding out for "Diamonds".

"Elements" by Lindsey Stirling


Lastly, let's check out the hip-hop violinist from YouTube, whose debut album dropped recently!

Despite some complaints that this track is too similar to her previous dubstep, I say it put itself apart enough. Especially with those drums by the bridge.

But I would say the best part of the experience is the music video. Lindsey takes the typical four elements--water, air, fire and earth--and set them to scenes that showcases her grace and skill.

Don't worry about the water scene though! That's a $40 violin.

YOUR TURN: Out of these songs, what's your favorite?