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<P>When <a href="/music/artist/usher/artist.jhtml">Usher</a> and <a href="/music/artist/guetta_david/artist.jhtml">David Guetta</a> hooked up for the French DJ's latest album, <i>Nothing but the Beat,</i> the two superstars created a chart-topping smash, <a href="/news/articles/1670301/usher-david-guetta-without-you.jhtml">"Without You,"</a> that combines Guetta's ear for house beats and Usher's ability to convey a range of emotions with his voice. It's a song that has really stuck with fans of all genres of music. </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="David Guetta, Usher Found An 'Incredible' Song To Collab On" id="vid:713197" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>The track &#8212; a swirling pop ode to not giving up on love in the face of adversity &#8212; struck Usher with its emotional core. </P><P> </P><P>"David Guetta is an amazing artist," he told MTV News last week at a <a href="/news/articles/1674705/justin-bieber-usher-advice.jhtml">Pencils of Promise charity event</a>. "We talked for many years about working together, and we found a record that was incredible." </P><P> </P><P>Usher said it was a song that resonated with him personally. "I think the world wanted a record like that. That [song] really spoke to the journey that I've actually been on in the last three years," he said. "Traveling all around the world, music sounds different. There's many different genres, and when you see R&B and pop and house, as well as electronic, come together, that's the reality of what music is." </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Usher Gave David Guetta A Chance Before Anyone" id="vid:688619" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>When MTV News talked to Guetta on the <a href="/news/articles/1674728/ama-taylor-swift-nicki-minaj-katy-perry.jhtml">American Music Awards</a> red carpet Sunday, he said "Without You" is a standout track on the album. The LP dropped earlier this year and also includes <a href="/news/articles/1674756/american-music-awards-nicki-minaj-david-guetta.jhtml">Nicki Minaj, who performed with Guetta at the AMAs</a>. </P><P> </P><P>"It's one of my favorite songs," he said. "It's just, I'm a DJ, so I want to make people dance always, but I also want to give emotions. When it comes to that, 'Without You' is probably one of the most emotional songs that I've done, and yes, I'm very proud of that record." </P><P> </P><P><i>What do you think about "Without You"? Share your reviews in the comments!</i></p>

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<P>You kind of can't go wrong when the soundtrack you've put together for one of the most eagerly anticipated literary adaptations in years kicks off <a href="/music/artist/yeah_yeah_yeahs/artist.jhtml">Yeah Yeah Yeahs</a> singer Karen O's take on <a href="">Led Zeppelin</a>'s "Immigrant Song." </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" id="vid:693384" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>Fans heard the throbbing industrial take on the rock classic cooked up by former Nine Inch Nails mastermind and O when a trailer for the David Fincher-directed "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" leaked back in May. And on Thursday, Oscar-winning industrial-rocker-turned-film composer Reznor and musical partner Atticus Ross unveiled the full track list for their "Tattoo" score album. </P><P> </P><P>The follow-up to their award-winning "The Social Network" score was a labor of love, according to a <a href="" target="_blank">post</a> Reznor put up on the NIN site on Thursday announcing the disc. "For the last fourteen months Atticus and I have been hard at work on David Fincher's 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,' " he wrote about the American version of the tale of pierced and punished hacker <a href="/news/articles/1655879/rooney-mara-dragon-tattoo.jhtml">Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara)</a> and her muckraking journalist compatriot <a href="/news/articles/1667542/daniel-craig-rooney-mara-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo.jhtml">Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig)</a>. "We laughed, we cried, we lost our minds and in the process made some of the most beautiful and disturbing music of our careers. The result is a sprawling three-hour opus." </P><P> </P><P>The album will be released on iTunes on December 9 in two versions. Right now, you can download the Karen O song on iTunes when you pre-order the 39-track album. That download purchase will also give you a link to the <a href="/news/articles/1675297/girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo-trailer-extended.jhtml">eight-minute "Dragon Tattoo" trailer</a>, for which Reznor and Ross created a unique score. </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Daniel Craig Talks 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'" id="vid:674399" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>But, if you visit the <a href="" target="_blank">NIN online store</a>, Reznor is offering the soundtrack in a variety of forms, from a free six-track sampler to a deluxe 3,000-piece limited-edition signed $300 package with your choice of MP3 formats; the full album on six pieces of 180 gram vinyl; a deluxe book package with a metal cover; an exclusive custom 8 GB metal razor blade USB drive pendant containing the full album; and a fold-out poster. </P><P> </P><P>The full album score track list is as follows: <br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Immigrant Song" (Led Zeppelin cover) [ft. Karen O]<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "She Reminds Me of You"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "People Lie All the Time"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Pinned and Mounted"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Perihelion"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "What If We Could?"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "With the Flies"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Hidden in Snow"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "A Thousand Details"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "One Particular Moment"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "I Can't Take It Anymore"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "How Brittle the Bones"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Please Take Your Hand Away"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Cut Into Pieces"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "The Splinter"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "An Itch"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Hypomania"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Under the Midnight Sun"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Aphelion"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "You're Here"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "The Same as the Others"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "A Pause for Reflection"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "While Waiting"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "The Seconds Drag"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Later Into the Night"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Parallel Timeline With Alternate Outcome"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Another Way of Caring"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "A Viable Construct"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Revealed in the Thaw"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Millennia"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "We Could Wait Forever"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Oraculum"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Great Bird of Prey"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "The Heretics"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "A Pair of Doves"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Infiltrator"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "The Sound of Forgetting"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Of Secrets"<br> </P><P><b>&#187;</b> "Is Your Love Strong Enough?" (Bryan Ferry cover) </P><P> </P><P><b>Check out everything we've got on <a href="">"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."</a> </P><P> </P><P>For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more &#8212; updated around the clock &#8212; visit <a href=""></a>.</b></p>

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