TrulyLuminary’s Top Ten Summer Jams

summer jams

With summer approaching quickly, we thought we’d make a list of our Top Ten songs of the summer!

10. “Summer” by Calvin Harris

The aptly-titled track from the Scottish DJ brings a great beat to dance to and gives off a “summer party” vibe. Check out the video:

9. “Hideaway” by Kiesza

This song is another electronic song, but the Canadian-born singer-songwriter has a unique voice, not to mention the kick ass video.

8. “Boom Clap” by Charli XCX

This song is from the soundtrack of what is likely going to be the YA movie of the summer, The Fault in Our Stars! The song is super catchy, and will get stuck in your head!

7. “Ain’t It Fun” by Paramore

This song by the Franklin, Tennessee based alternative band is a new sound from them. They incorporated a gospel choir in this song. To truly understand the song, you’ve got to watch the video!

6. “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors

This song has a more alternative/indie sound to it, but definitely gives off a distinctly summer feeling! You’ve likely heard it on the radio recently!

5. “UH-OH” by Jeremy Fisher featuring Serena Ryder

Jeremy Fisher recently released an album, titled “The Lemon Squeeze”, and this is the first single the Canadian had released. Serena Ryder brings an element to the song that put it on the list!

4. “Sing” by Ed Sheeran

Honestly, it’s Ed Sheeran. Anything he does is good.

3. “She Looks So Perfect” by 5 Seconds of Summer

Australian-based 5 Seconds of Summer definitely have a summer hit on their hands with one! This song is a perfect mix of punk and pop! If you haven’t given them a chance, you definitely should!

2. “Jealous” by Chromeo

If this song doesn’t hit #1 on the charts, we’ll be surprised! This song is amazingly catchy; with it’s great, dance-inspiring instrumentals and easy to remember lyrics, this song is sure to be a summer hit!

1.”Really Don’t Care” by Demi Lovato featuring Cher Lloyd

This song made the top of our list because, frankly, it’s energetic as hell, and every girl can relate to the lyrics!

Did we miss anything? Do you agree with our choices?

Top Ten Tuesday – Music

It is time for another “Top Ten Tuesday” here on TrulyLuminary! This week we will be taking a look at the top ten songs for this week according to the Billboard charts.

Here are the top ten songs for this week:

  1. Whistle – Flo Rida
  2. We Are Never Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
  3. One More Night – Maroon 5
  4. Lights – Ellie Goulding
  5. Some Nights – fun.
  6. Everybody Talks – Neon Trees
  7. Wide Awake – Katy Perry
  8. Good Time – Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen
  9. As Long As You Love Me – Justin Bieber featuring Big Sean
  10. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

What do you think of the songs on this list? Are you surprised that any of these songs are on the list? What kind of music do you enjoy?

Source: http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100#/charts/hot-100

Top Ten Tuesday – Music

It is time for another “Top Ten Tuesday” here on TrulyLuminary! This week we are going to look at the top ten songs according to the Billboard charts. On July 10th, we looked at the top young adult novels according to the New York Timeshttps://trulyluminary.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/top-ten-tuesday-young-adult-novels/

Here are the top ten songs for this week:

  1. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  2. Payphone – Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa
  3. Wide Awake – Katy Perry
  4. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye featuring Kimbra
  5. Lights – Ellie Goulding
  6.  Where Have You Been – Rhianna
  7. Whistle – Flo Rida
  8.  Titanium – David Guetta featuring Sia
  9. Blow Me (One Last Kiss) – Pink
  10. Scream – Usher

What do you think about this list? If you are looking for some new music try listening to Alexander Cardinale. Some of my favorite songs of his are Sick of Dreaming, Finally, and Traffic Lights. His music is very unique and he is quite talented. Some of his songs have actually been featured on television shows such as Rookie Blue, Castle, One Tree Hill, and 90210. Here is a link to his website with more information about him: http://www.xandermusic.com/home.cfm

Sources: http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100#/charts/hot-100 and  http://www.xandermusic.com/home.cfm

Top Ten Tuesday – Young Adult Novels

It is time for another “Top Ten Tuesday” here on TrulyLuminary! This week we will be looking at the top ten young adult novels according to the New York Times Bestseller List.

Here are the top ten young adult books for this week:

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth –  A teenager must prove her mettle in a dystopia split into five factions.
  2. One Direction: Dare to Dream by the members of One Direction – Life as a boy band.
  3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – What it’s like to grow up, from the perspective of a high school boy.
  4. The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak – A girl saves books from Nazi burning.
  5. Brave: The Junior Novelization adapted by Irene Trimble – The story of “Brave,” with images from the movie.
  6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie – A boy leaves his reservation for an all-white school.
  7. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan – A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters.
  8. Matched by Ally Condie – In this dystopian romance, a girl rebels.
  9. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – Before she commits suicide, a girl sends recordings to 13 people.
  10. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper – A brilliant girl with cerebral palsy longs for a way to speak.

Are there any books on this list that you are surprised about? Have you read any of these novels? Do any of these books sound like a book you might want to read?

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2012-07-15/paperback-books/list.html

Top Ten Tuesday – Box Office

For this week’s “Top Ten Tuesday” post we are going to look at the box office results (according to IMDb) from this past weekend.

Here are the top movies of the week:

TITLE

WEEKEND GROSS

TOTAL GROSS

Ted

$54.4M

$54.4M

Magic Mike

$39.1M

$39.1M

Brave

$34.1M

$132M

Madea’s Witness Protection

$25.4M

$25.4M

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

$11.8M

$180M

Abraham Linoln: Vampire Hunter

$6.01M

$29M

Moonrise Kingdom

$4.93M

$18.5M

Prometheus

$4.92M

$118M

Snow White and the Huntsman

$4.5M

$146M

The Avengers

$4.42M

$607M

Are there any movies on the list that you are surprised about? Have you gone to the theaters to see any of these movies?

Top Ten Tuesday – Music

Time for another Top Ten Tuesday here on TrulyLuminary! This week we are going to look at the top ten songs according to the Billboard charts:

  1. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  2. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye featuring Kimbra
  3. Payphone – Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa
  4. Wide Awake – Katy Perry
  5. We Are Young – fun. featuring Janelle Monae
  6. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
  7. Starships – Niki Minaj
  8. Where Have You Been – Rihanna
  9. Wild Ones – Flo Rida featuring Sia
  10. Boyfriend – Justin Bieber

Any songs that you are surprised about? Are any of these songs your summer anthem or favorite song?

Top Ten Tuesday – Box Office

It is time for another Top Ten Tuesday! 🙂  This week we will be looking at the Box Office results from the Memorial Day weekend.

TITLE

Weekend Gross

TOTAL GROSS

Men in Black III                              

$55M

$55M

The Avengers

$37M

$514M

Battleship

$10.8M   

$44.3M

The Dictator

$9.6M     

$41.4M

Chernobyl Diaries                                  

$8M

$8M

Dark Shadows              

$7.51M   

$63M

What to Expect When You’re Expecting  

$7.15M    

$22.2M

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  

$6.53M

    $16.6M

The Hunger Games

$2.2M      

$395M

Think Like A Man

$1.4M      

$88.3M

Are there any movies on the list that you are surprised about? Did you go to the movie theatre over the Memorial Day weekend? Are you looking forward to any new releases?

Source: www.pro.imdb.com/