One of the most talked about songs to hit the airwaves in recent weeks is Katy Perry’s latest, “Roar.” While I’m not a Katy fan, I must admit the tune is catchy, the kind of melody and beat that could very easily get stuck in your brain for days on end. Perhaps it’s that earworm-y quality that explains why “Roar” sounds really, really similar to another recent song from a female pop singer — Sara Bareilles’ “Brave.” Bareilles released “Brave” four months ago and Perry was among its fans, tweeting her approval at Bareilles herself. She liked it so much, she basically rerecorded it with different lyrics! Above, portions of the two songs, back to back. Katy, explain yourself! [Flavorwire]
How would it sound if Celine Dion sang “Total Eclipse of the Heart”? What if she sang it and then passed the song off to Adele, who then passed it off to Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera and Shakira? Singer Christina Bianco has a show called “Diva Impressions,” and during a recent performance she sang the classic Bonnie Tyler hit as 19 different famous singers. Her Zooey Deschanel is so spot on. The whole thing is pitch perfect. [YouTube]
Welcome to a new semi-regular feature on The Frisky in which we comb through all the new releases in books and music, and present you with our top picks. We’re calling it “Like This, Love That” — think of it as a human “Amazon Recommends,” or that friend of yours who’s always on top of the newest and the latest. Check out our picks for this week — including new albums from Robin Thicke and Backstreet Boys — after the jump! Keep reading »
What do you do after starring as Left-Eye in a biopic of beloved ’90s girl group TLC? If you’re Lil Mama, fresh off filming “CrazySexyCool,“ you can show up at the VH1 Mixtape Festival where TLC’s Chili and T-Boz are performing and throw down during “No Scrubs.” Lil Mama comes on around the 2:40 mark, and it is pretty incredible.