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Songs For The Week

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AWOPBAMBOOM 49: Music 4 Music People

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From a moving performance to several covers, here’s what’s orbiting our musical universe this week.

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Eagles of Death Metal, “I Love You All The Time”

Would they? Or wouldn’t they?

Yes, there were conflicting reports, but Eagles of Death Metal — the band that was playing the Bataclan music hall the night of the Paris attacks — returned to France and graced the stage as a guest of U2.

Here’s the band’s performance:

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J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar, “Black Friday”

After the artwork for a future collab album was supposedly leaked, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole each dropped separate tracks mutually entitled, “Black Friday.”

J. Cole’s version is a cover of Lamar’s, “Alright” and Lamar’s is a cover of J. Cole’s, “A Tale of 2 Citiez.”

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Kelsea Ballerini, “Dibs”

Sounds like a pure, untouched version of Ke$ha with some country flair.

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Erran Baron Cohen, Songs In The Key of Hanukkah

As holiday festivities commence…

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Adele, “Hello” (Grace Davies cover)

Can someone outdo Adele?

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MUSIC NEWS

Here they are and aren’t…

Your 2016 Grammy nominees were announced yesterday. Click this link to check if your favorite trending artist of 2016 got the nod. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will take place February 15th at 8 pm EST.

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Lead-In Image: U2’s 1983 album WarPhoto Courtesy of  dean bertoncelj / Shutterstock.com

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Joey Fernandez is a music writer from New York’s strongest island. Drop him a line at joey@newswhistle.com or send him a Tweet (@SenorJoseRafael).