Playlist: will.i.am and Britney Spears, plus 10 more
Posted November 26, 2012
The Black Eyed Peas frontman and The X Factor judge team up to simultaneously unleash multiple musical earworms on Scream and Shout - none more unforgettable than Spears' reference to the catchphrase from her 2007 hit Gimme More. The single will be included on will.i.am's forthcoming #willpower album, and the two will premiere its video Wednesday on X Factor (Fox, 8 p.m. ET/PT). -- Brian Mansfield
USA TODAY music critic Steve Jones highlights 10 intriguing tracks found during the week's listening.
Moonshine, Bruno Mars
Soaring dance number from upcoming sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox reflects Michael Jackson's influence on the singer.
Luv Letter, Teena Marie
The late singer left this funky missive and several other unreleased gems for the posthumous Beautiful, due Jan. 15.
Rum and Raybans, Sean Kingston
Kingston comes back strong from last year's jet-skiing accident with this aggressive electronic-pop club banger with Cher Lloyd.
Festive tune samples Bone Thugs' 1st of Tha Month and features Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne.
Money, 50 Cent
The rapper pontificates on his favorite subject and how he stays loaded and loves to spend it.
Freedom of Speech, Wale
The rapper mulls the state of the nation over a Willie Hutch sample and soundbites from The Mack and President Obama.
Blown Away, Saigon
On this searing track, Saigon offers a litany of historical figures who were killed for trying to bring about social change.
Spoil the Scene (Paper Chasin'), JP Beats
Agallah and Pexmusic join the underground hip-hop producer on this infectious track from his multi-artist debut album, The Warning.
One More Love Song, Raheem DeVaughn
The R&B crooner pleads with the DJ to keep the music playing while he tries to win over a woman before the club closes.
Love Won't Let Me Wait, Major Harris
R.I.P. to the former Delfonics singer, whose solo career included this classic 1975 soul ballad.
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