10 Big Things That Happened in Music the Week of October 14, 2022

Sorry ladies, but this week the guys totally killed it in the music world.

From blink-182 to  Backstreet Boys and The 1975, the big boys absolutely came out to play. With new Christmas jams, fall beats and everything in between, this was a week for the books! To get a look at the top 10 things that happened in music the week of Oct. 14, 2022, just keep scrolling!

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1. JORDY Gets Vulnerable In New Single 'i get high'

Who or what do you turn to when you're having a bad day? Whether you treat yourself to a yummy meal, go on a run or vent to a best friend, we all have something or someone to turn to in times of need, and that's exactly what JORDY sings about in his new single, "i get high." With vulnerable lyrics and a moody beat, this is one song we plan on playing on repeat. "My goal with my music is always to be upfront and honest, and this song is truly a reflection of that," JORDY shared in a press release. "It's simply my truth. And if it's mine, it's probably someone else's too. Whether it's taking a hit or having a drink, going on dates or a casual hookup, we all have something we turn to help us feel a bit more or feel a bit less. But my overall goal with this song is to help people feel a little more heard and understood."


2. Callista Clark Unveils Debut Album Real to Me: The Way I Feel

Country singer-songwriter Callista Clark is just 19 years old, and she's somehow already managed to make a big name for herself in the music world, and with the release of her debut album, Real to Me: The Way I Feel, it's no wonder she's found so much success! Each of the album's 10 stunning tracks is as good as the next, and we love listening to Callista's soaring vocals about heartbreak and teenage feelings. "To me, this album is all about honesty and owning the way you feel," Callista shared with Sweety High. "I started writing this album when I was 14 and questioned whether anyone would want to hear what I had to say. I kept writing and realized that I do have stories and valid feelings, and I wanted to share them with other people. Hopefully, this album will be something that is relatable to all ages."


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3. Stormzy Drops New Single 'Hide & Seek'

If you love Stormzy as much as we do, you'll be happy to hear that his third album, This Is What I Mean, comes out on Nov. 25! If his new single "Hide & Seek" is anywhere as good as the rest of the album, we're in for quite the treat. "Hide & Seek," along with many of the other songs off of the upcoming album, was made at a collaborative music camp. How amazing is that? In a press release, Stormzy shared, "When you marry that ethos with world class musicians and the best producers, writers and artists in the world, and we're in one space, that's a recipe for something that no one can really imagine. You can't even calculate what that's going to come up with. And it came up with a big chunk of this album."


4. Country Singer-Songwriter Whitney Miller Releases Music Video for 'Diamond Country'

While country music isn't for everyone, we highly suggest that even the skeptics give Whitney Miller a chance! We've loved "Diamond Country" ever since its release, and now that the music video is officially out, we're reminded yet again of why we love the singer so much. If you appreciate fashion and glitz and glam, you absolutely need to give this video a watch. "The 'Diamond Country' music video is more than a debut video," Whitney shared in a press release. "It's a permission slip to everyone to fully embrace who you are and have fun while doing it. If I could tell 10-year-old Whitney that CMT would be premiering her debut music video, she would absolutely freak out. This moment is the pinnacle of what I thought was possible. Every doubt and worry that has kept me from fully living my dream is put to rest, at least for a little while! This is truly a thrill of a lifetime and something I will never forget!"


5. Red Hot Chili Peppers Share New Album Return of the Dream Canteen

We've lost track of the number of albums Red Hot Chili Peppers has released, but it seems like there's absolutely no stopping them! The iconic band just dropped a brand new album (their 13th studio album), Return of the Dream Canteen, and longtime fans are going to fall in love with each and every song. The record's got 17 incredible tracks to listen to, and trust us when we say you need to stream it now"Return of the Dream Canteen feels like a nod to the creative prosperity of a psychedelic desert," the band shared on Instagram. "Something about the four of us wandering into a time and place that had less definition than normal lead to more music. We just kept sipping away. The canteen was generous. Just when a blubberously funky baseline seemed like it might lie dormant without a dance partner, its song fellows would show up to party. John's tenacious focus on treating every song as though it was equal to the next helped us to realize more songs than some might know what to do with. In a world where a single track release is typical, we decided to release back to back double records. We feel good about it. Pass the canteen."


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6. Marshmello Shares 'Bye Bye' Featuring the Late Juice WRLD

Juice WRLD left our world far too soon, and before his untimely passing, he was working on a song with Marshmello, and this week, it's finally here! "Bye Bye" features Juice WRLD's notorious vocals with a beat you'll want to move and groove to. "I made this song the first night that I met Juice," Marshmello said in a press release. "I was already such a big fan of his and being able to work with him and make music with him was an absolute honor. With this song, I intended to keep it exactly the way we made it that night. I hope everybody enjoys."


7. Madison Beer Drops New Song 'Showed Me' Along With Music Video

Madison Beer can do no wrong, and that's made evident in her new song "Showed Me." Made with a sample of The Turtles' "You Showed Me," this song is yet again another example of how resurfacing old music is almost always a great idea! In addition to the new song, Madison also released the music video, and it's safe to say we're obsessed"I cannot wait for everyone to hear it," Madison told Rolling Stone. "I have some personal faves on there and am so excited to see which songs fans react to the most. The whole project just feels more mature and elevated. I'm so ready for this next chapter in my career."


8. The 1975 Release Highly-Anticipated Album Being Funny In A Foreign Language

English pop-rock band The 1975 just graced us with their highly-anticipated new album, Being Funny In A Foreign Language, and we think it just might be some of their best work yet. The fifth studio album is comprised of 11 killer songs, and we've been especially loving "Oh Caroline," "Happiness" and "All I Need to Hear." In an Instagram post, Matty of The 1975 shared, "being funny in a foreign language is out now – I really hope it makes you cry and laugh :)" If you're a fan of the pop-rock genre, this is an album you can't miss.


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9. Backstreet Boys Stun Fans With Holiday Album, A Very Backstreet Christmas

It might be too early for some, but when we found out that Backstreet Boys shared their new holiday album A Very Backstreet Christmas, we immediately streamed the entire album. While Christmas is still a few months away, we absolutely plan on getting into the spirit early with Backstreet Boys. In an Instagram post, Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys shared, "It's here!! From us to you, we hope you enjoy 'A Very Backstreet Christmas' ❤️💚"


10. blink-182 Share New Song 'Edging'

If you missed it this week, we're here to let you know that blink-182 is back and better than ever! With founding members Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker together again, the punk band seems like they're here to stay. If their new song "Edging" is any indication as to what's to come, we can't wait to see what else they have in store. In a press release, Travis Barker, drummer of blink-182, shared, "I wanted to imagine as a listener what I wanted to experience and at the same time as a band member what we wanted to make and say and most importantly how it would sound production-wise in 2022."


Did you miss our top 10 from last week? Look HERE for the top 10 things that happened in music the week of Oct. 7, 2022.