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What timing! The week Patrick Stump joins “The Ralphie Radio Show” to chat about his new album Soul Punk, the first single is featured as the iTunes Song of the Week. This means you can download the “This City” (Remix) with Lupe Fiasco for free!

Check out the clip below of Stump chatting about how his fellow Chicagoian was selected to guest on the song.

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Carmen Reece checks back in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” to chat about what she’s been up to since she joined “The RRS” in studio, as well as introduce her new single, “Raindrop.”

Raindrop is available for purchase on iTunes.

Sure he warns that he’ll break (break, b-break break) your heart on his hit single – but what Taio Cruz didn’t tell you is that he’ll spoil you first, with sweets galore.

“The only vice I have is sugar,” admitted Cruz, calling in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” from his hotel room in New York on the day his album Rokstarr was released in the states. “I just love things that are sweet… girls love me because I love chocolate, cake, sweets.”

Lure them in with candy, stomp their hearts into a bunch of itty-bitty pieces. Cruz created quite the formula there – but only the former happens in real life. The latter is only sung about on his chart-topping song “Break Your Heart” – however women seem to look past the potential heartbreak and on to the honesty of the record.

“I guess women kind of like a bad boy to an extent,” noted Cruz. “I’ve had loads of messages saying, ‘Will you please break my heart?’”


Although I didn’t press about any personal heartbreak – I did bring up the troubles his song brought to Train, who couldn’t find the top of the iTunes chart with “Hey, Soul Sister” for weeks because of Taio’s debut in the states.

“(Laughing) Wow, that’s cool, that’s the first I’m hearing about that,” responded Cruz when I informed him of Train’s Twitter plea to the singer to relent the top spot on iTunes, if even for a minute. “I mean, I guess their call was answered somehow.”

The two may find themselves in a battle again soon – Train is headed back to radio with “If It’s Love” while Cruz follows up his first single with “Dynamite” and the Ke$ha-assisted “Dirty Picture.”

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VerseCity front man Micah Walker calls in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” from Houston to chat about his band’s version of “TiK ToK”, entitled, “Tik Tok Rok.” The group kept the basic premise of the song while changing a few lyrics and melodies – transforming a ladies anthem in to something a little more unisex.

Walker tells “The RRS” that 10 cents of every iTunes sale goes to Ke$ha’s publishing company. He also found out that Dr. Luke, who wrote and produced a litany of hits, including “TiK ToK”, heard the rock version and liked it.

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It won’t be released until this Tuesday, but Jason Derulo and Warner Brothers Records were kind enough to advance “The Ralphie Radio Show” and A.J. In The Afternoon copies of the Beluga Heights singer’s debut album. The nine track LP includes the number one hit, “Whatcha Say”, as well as “In My Head” and a few others that are sure to be instant classics. J.R. Rotem is the Executuve Producer of the project.

An iTunes Deluxe Version will include the acoustic remix of “Whatcha Say” along with a remix of “In My Head” and the music videos for both singles.

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Singer/songwriter Benjamin Wagner checked in to The RRS to chat about “A Holiday Benefit, Vol. 3” – a compilation of seasonal songs that is sold with proceeds benefiting 826, a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in seven cities across the country.

Check out 826 National here.
Purchase A Holiday Benefit, Vol. 3
The video for the compilation single, a cover of “Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You” is below:

12.03.08 : A Holiday Benefit, Vol. II – Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)
Ralphie speaks with Singer/Songwriter Benjamin Wagner, who conceived the “A Holiday Benefit” series

Purchase the album on iTunes. All proceeds benefit 826NYC.