I don't get the chance all of the time to stay up on what is probably the newest and most hip of music and artists. I do try. Having daughters who are 10 and 13 informs what I hear mostly these days. My car stereo stays tuned to all of the pre-sets that they program in. As a result, my ear seems to gravitate easily to more and more music that I would probably not have been aware of just two or three years ago. This is what I'm talking about:
Cee Lo Green, "F**k You" (single): This is a great fucking song that I can't get out of my god-damn motherfucking head. Fuck!
Ciara (feat. Justin Timberlake), "Love Sex Magic": Good old school with Prince-esque grooves. A little Vanity 6, too, perhaps?
Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull, "I Like It": Don't tell anyone that I put this in here. I will deny it if anyone ever asks. Actually, I heard this song at the Seahawks game yesterday, and all 65,000 of us were bouncing!