25 Min Released Aug 23, 2018

Summer Heat of the 2000s: Beyoncé and Black Eyed Peas (Pt. II)

The final episode of our Switched on Summer throwback series finds us deconstructing more early aughts bangers.

Under consideration: two of the biggest hits since Y2K, Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" and the Black Eyed Peas' "I Got a Feeling." Tune in to dig how these tracks keeps the temperature rising through harmonic suspension, and to ask if will.i.am cribbed "Chopsticks."

Switched On Summer Winner: Slow Dance
Congrats to Slow Dance for winning our Switched On Summer contest with their song "I'm Your Guy Tonight." Listen to the whole track here:
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can get all of our song of summer chord loops, song packs and listen to the awesome entires to our Splice Firestarter competition on Splice here:
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Discussed:
• Beyoncé - Crazy in Love
• The Chi-lites - Are You My Woman
• Jay Z - 99 Problems 
• Black Eyed Peas - I Got a Feeling

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