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Welcome to our third January installment of iTunes: Free Tuesday. Every week we scour iTunes Stores around the globe to bring you the newest set of free songs and videos. A quick warning: Make sure the free items you add to your shopping cart actually are free. Often there's a lag between the posting of the Singles of the Week/Discovery Downloads and the store catching up with the proper free pricing. The iTunes Store is particularly challenging (read "uncooperative") this morning, so be both careful patient. Here's this week's collection of goodies.

US Music

US: You Know I'm No Good by Amy Winehouse
British sensation Amy Winehouse brings a rhythmic bounce reminiscent of classic early funk and soul records on this track from her second album, Back to Black. Her voice quivers somewhere between Erykah Badu and Portishead's Beth Gibbons while the horns punch a side melody straight from the Motown songbook. "You Know I'm Good" is a sparkling display of possibility from the young singer and it's our free Single of the Week.

US: Me Falta by Rayito
Rayito is a singer-songwriter in his early '20s whose music speaks of a larger understanding of the music around him. His early musical schooling dealt with the flamenco style. As a teenager, he began giving professional performances. Over time, his music has evolved into something with more of a pop feel, but the style, rhythm, and talent needed for flamenco is heard in his music. Try the celebratory sound of "Me Falta" - our free Single of the Week.

US: All My Friends Say by Luke Bryan
Georgia-born Luke Bryan started his career as most folks do, belting out tunes on the radio. But Bryan has since parlayed that interest into a successful career as a singer and songwriter. "All My Friends Say" is a rousing sing-along that has the raw, organic sound of great country music. Get the tune as part of our free Discovery Download today.

Read on for the rest of the Freebies.

US TV Shows

US: Starveillance (Episode 2)
Get ready to sneak a peek inside the lives of the rich and famous like never before! Starveillance marries classic claymation and wild imagination while looking at celebrity and pop culture moments as they should have happened - but didn't. Imagine watching an unbelievable chance meeting between Tom and Katie and Brooke Shields at the hospital, Demi and Ashton's first date or Elton John and Eminem's rehearsal for their duet. Plus, get exaggerated behind-the-scenes views of Vince Vaughn convincing Jennifer Aniston to go out with him, or see Ashlee Simpson minutes after her memorable lip-synching appearance. Add some funny and twisted thinking and you've got Starveillance.

US: MUN2 News special: Immigration
Keeping with its commitment to creating programming with Latino sensibility these Quarterly news specials that air will focus on important issues affecting Latino youth. From the national headlines to community life, mun2, presents important issues as they relate to Latino youth and their families.

US Movie Shorts

Good Morning Baby, Glamour Reel Moments (Freepeat)
A confused woman struggles between two loves-a love for her so-called future husband and a love for a new found home. Falling off her envisioned map of life, she tries to find her true self and her true love.

Gnome, Glamour Reel Moments (Freepeat)
A festival favorite at the Berlin Film Festival, GNOME was written and directed by Jenny Bicks and stars Lauren Graham as part of the 2005 Glamour Reel Moments Short Film series. The films in the series are based on readers' real life stories and brought to the screen by some of Hollywood's most talented women. The making of these films - by women and for women - provided direct benefit to FilmAid International.A festival favorite at the Berlin Film Festival, GNOME was written and directed by Jenny Bicks and stars Lauren Graham as part of the 2005 Glamour Reel Moments Short Film series. The films in the series are based on readers' real life stories and brought to the screen by some of Hollywood's most talented women. The making of these films - by women and for women - provided direct benefit to FilmAid International.

Dealbreaker, Glamour Reel Moments (Freepeat)
This short film, Dealbreaker, was written and directed by Gwyneth Paltrow and Mary Wigmore and produced by Moxie Pictures for Glamour's Reel Moments series. The film was also accepted to the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The films in the series are based on readers' real life stories and brought to the screen by Hollywood's leading talent. The making of these films - by women and for women - provided direct benefit to FilmAid International.This short film, Dealbreaker, was written and directed by Gwyneth Paltrow and Mary Wigmore and produced by Moxie Pictures for Glamour's Reel Moments series. The film was also accepted to the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The films in the series are based on readers' real life stories and brought to the screen by Hollywood's leading talent. The making of these films - by women and for women - provided direct benefit to FilmAid International.

International

Australia: Nothing at the store but a big blank where the free SOTW usually sits.

New Zealand: Ditto.

Canada: Wasn' Meant to Be by Matt Mays & El Torpedo
Just who is this Matt Mays character and when did he invent the time machine he obviously used to deliver us this sun-baked, crunchy, psychedelic pop song? This mid-paced little gem is actually able jump back from mid to late '60s (harmonies, melody) to early '70s (crackling, slow-burning guitar riff). On the off chance that no time machines were used for this, we'll have to say that Matt Mays is our new hero. Get this track as our free Single of the Week.

France: ??? by NAAST
The French store is not cooperating today. "Votre demande n'a pas abouti. L'article que vous avez demandé n'est pas disponible."

UK: Hangover Blues by Luke Toms
"God, my head hurts/the smell of tequila is making it worse." So speaketh Luke Toms, the intriguing singer/songwriter behind our Single of the Week. This track builds from a barroom piano lament into a bigger statement of regret. Meanwhile, Toms is not one to take a backseat, belting out the tune with a growling, Bowie-esque grandeur. With dashes of synthesizers, triumphant guitar, and hand claps - this is not a song to be taken lightly.

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