[Videos + Poll] Carson Daly: The Summer Of The Sax Takes Over AMP Radio

saxophone [Videos + Poll] Carson Daly: The Summer Of The Sax Takes Over AMP Radio

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Normally when someone mentions the saxophone, we think of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kenny G.[/lastfm], smooth jazz, and even former president Bill Clinton.

But believe it or not, the sax is making a major comeback in pop music!

Some of the most popular entertainers on the scene, like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Katy Perry[/lastfm], are all turning to the saxophone to spice up their sizzling singles.

We’re not really sure what the cause of this resurgence is.  Maybe it’s a retro revival, who knows?

But that’s all beside the point: We want to know which ‘saxy’ jam will dominate your summer playlist.

Let’s take a look at the contenders…

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] — “Edge of Glory”

This is perhaps one of the most recognizable sax songs in recent memory.

We are in love with Gaga’s latest hit, even though it makes us feel like we’re living out an epic montage from an 80s film!

Does Mama Monster’s sassy solo lure you to the dance floor?

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Katy Perry[/lastfm] — “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

If you saw the teaser for this music video on our website yesterday, then you know that Katy’s totally embracing the 80s throwback theme.

She slaps on only the finest blue eyeliner, teases up her hair, and we wouldn’t be surprised if her neon ensemble can be seen from space!

If you’re listening for the saxy moment, it comes in at about 2:56.

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dev[/lastfm] — “Dancing In The Dark”

This isn’t really a solo, in fact, the sax dominates throughout [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dev[/lastfm]’s latest single.

She manages to make the song sound fresh and even a little futuristic, unlike the retro grooves of both [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Katy Perry[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm].

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alexandra Stan[/lastfm] — “Mr. Saxobeat”

No sax song list would be complete without this one!

The Romanian-born solo singer is just starting to break it big here in the United States.

What’s the secret behind her success? Clearly, it’s got to be the sax!

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] — “Hair”

It’s evident that [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] is drinking the saxophone Kool-Aid!

“Hair” is the second song on her Born This Way album to prominently feature the woodwind instrument.

Do you dig the jazzy theme or is it just overkill?

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If you ask us, we blame the saxophone revolution on this guy.

His “careless whisper” is just too alluring to ignore!

  • Okay, it’s decision time. Who’s got the sexiest sax song of the summer? Vote in our poll!

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  1. joaquin says:

    love this song

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