1. Bruce Springsteen feat. Conor Oberst, "Thunder Road"
It's true — there are a lot of words to "Thunder Road." But, if the Boss himself asks you to sing a duet with him, it would probably be nice if you learned a few of them. [Music Slut]
2. 50 Cent, "Liar Liar"
50 helpfully translates all the nice things he's ever said to women. More often than not, he meant that he wanted to partake in sexual intercourse with them. [Nah Right]
3. Madonna vs. Britney Spears, "4 Minutes to Break the Ice"
If you'd have told us that mashing up Madonna's crappy new single with Britney's crappy old single would yield a song we'd actually want to hear a second time, we'd never have believed you — but you'd have been correct. We'll never doubt you again, hypothetical person. [Cold Cut]
4. Robyn feat. The Knife, "Who's That Girl?"
We haven't actually listened to this yet, but what are the chances it's not awesome? Zero. [Stereogum]
5. The National, "Mansion on the Hill" (Bruce Springsteen cover)
The Brooklyn quartet turns in an impressive version of Springsteen's greatest-ever song about precariously located real estate. [Fuel Friends]