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'Sims 3' exclusive: Travie McCoy, My Chemical Romance and more sing in Simlish

Travie-McCoyWhen you turn on a radio, stereo, or jukebox in the new Sims games arriving on Oct. 26, you might find some of your favorite musicians singing in Simlish. Electronic Arts has given the Music Mix an exclusive sneak peek at the artists who have re-recorded their tunes in the popular gaming series’ fictional language, and the list includes some pretty big names.

Selected highlights of the re-recorded Simlish songs in The Sims 3 (for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii) include 3OH!3’s “Double Vision,” Flo Rida and Jovi’s “Fresh I Stay,” and School of Seven Bells’ “Dust Devil.” The Sims 3 Late Night expansion pack (for PC and Mac) will feature Simlish versions of Travie McCoy’s “Need You,” My Chemical Romance’s “Na Na Na,” Soulja Boy’s “Speakers Going Hammer,” Kelly Rowland’s “Rose Colored Glasses,” and many more.

Excited for any of those artists to join The Sims? Who else would you like to hear singing in Simlish?

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Eminem, 3OH!3 big winners this week on Billboard's Hot 100

eminem-3OH3As we reported yesterday, Eminem‘s “Not Afraid” debuts at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 10o singles chart. Also premiering well, at No. 9, is 3OH!3‘s “My First Kiss,” featuring Ke$ha. Eminem pushes last week’s chart topper, Usher‘s “OMG” featuring will.i.am, to No. 2. In turn, B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You” is moves from No. 3 to No. 4.

Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart” remains at No. 4. While B.o.B’s “Airplanes” featuring  Eminem & Hayley Williams jumps from No. 7 to No. 5. Rihanna‘s “Rude Boy” falls back a bit, going to No. 6 from No. 3.

Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” backslides one spot, heading to No. 7.  Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” hangs tough at No. 8. And Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” might be seeing its last days in the top 10. It falls from No. 5 to No. 10. It looks like Lady Gaga is on is on her way to her seventh top 10. Her “Alejandro” rises from No. 16 to No. 11.

Jay-Z’s “Young Forever” ends its short stay in the top 10. It rests at No. 12 now. The Glee cast’s Bonnie Tyler cover, “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” comes in at No. 16. The Black Eyed Peas’ “Imma Be” closes out the top 20.

Happy 3Oh!3 entered the charts in the top 10? Think Gaga will join them soon? Let us know.

Kara DioGuardi signs Ke$ha collaborator to Warner Bros.: So what do you think of Neon Hitch?

When she’s not busy judging American Idol, Kara DioGuardi is also a top A&R exec at Warner Bros. Records. She’s just used the latter capacity to sign British singer Neon Hitch to the label, according to a press release. So who’s Neon Hitch?

If you’ve turned on a pop radio station recently, you’re probably familiar with her work: Neon Hitch co-wrote Ke$ha’s current hit “Blah Blah Blah.” She’s also featured as a singer on “Follow Me,” 3OH!3’s contribution to Alice in Wonderland tie-in album Almost Alice.

Also: According to that same press release, Neon Hitch comes from a circus family, and has trained as a “trapeze artist, fire swinger, and stilt walker.” So at least she has some backup options in case her forthcoming debut album, Beg, Borrow, and Steal, flops.

Give “Follow Me” a listen below and weigh in: What do you think of Kara DioGuardi’s new signee? Will you check out her album?

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3OH!3 explore Streets of Gold in the studio: “We’re going full-ahead with the sexism and misogyny”
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Oscars won’t invite Best Song nominees to perform: Will you miss them?
Olympic Songs of the Day from U.S. Women’s Hockey Team
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3OH!3 explore 'Streets of Gold' in the studio: 'We're going full-ahead with the sexism and misogyny'

After extensive touring on the strength of their top 10 hit “Don’t Trust Me,” electro-rap duo 3OH!3 finally got a chance to start working on a follow-up album last month. “Sean [Foreman] and I went up to the mountains in Colorado for 10 days and wrote, like, 15 songs, super-quick,” co-lead vocalist Nathaniel Motte (pictured, right, with Foreman) tells the Music Mix. Next Motte and Foreman headed to L.A., where they’ve been logging studio hours with producers including Dr. Luke (Ke$ha), Benny Blanco (“Don’t Trust Me”), and Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, The Bird and the Bee). By now they’re about 25 potential tunes and counting into their third full-length, which they hope to release this June. While they’re far from done recording, they have settled on a title for the album: Streets of Gold. “It just felt right and big and epic and happy,” Motte explains. “It’s hopefully timeless.”

This is the first time 3OH!3 has had the luxury of staying in the studio for so long. “We recorded our last CD in, like, three and a half weeks, so it was definitely a lot quicker. There’s definitely an advantage to having this much time to refine our stuff. I think I’ve learned a lot as a producer, as a songwriter, and as a beatmaker. Hopefully this stuff is going to sound a lot bigger and more well-rounded…We’ve been doing some classic straight-up electro songs, and then we’ve also been doing some throwback-sounding stuff, some slower stuff, and then some harder rap stuff.”

One thing 3OH!3 don’t plan to do on Streets of Gold is tone down their lyrical style, which has been widely criticized as sexist. (Sample line from “Don’t Trust Me”: “Shush girl, shut your lips/Do the Helen Keller and talk with your hips!”) “No,” Motte says with a chortle. “We’re going full-ahead with the sexism and misogyny. We’re trying to blaze new trails.” He laughs again. “Nah, man. I think we still like to write some things that are definitely tongue in cheek and more based on punchlines, poking fun at relationships and whatever. I dunno. I guess I’d have to go through and see if there’s something offensive in there. I actually would hope that there is. You know, it makes it a little funny.”

Sigh. Are you looking forward to 3OH!3’s Streets of Gold, misogyny and all? Sound off in the comments.

(Follow the Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix.)

More from EW.com’s Music Mix:
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Olympic Songs of the Day from U.S. Women’s Hockey Team
Jay-Z slams “We Are the World” remake: “Some things are just untouchable”
“We Are the World” remake debuts during Olympics opening ceremony: What did you think?

Photo credit: Pamela Littky

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