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Janelle Monae Walks A “Tightrope” In Her New Video

We here at The Frisky are big Janelle Monae fans. She’s got a style and sound that’s indisputably all her own. Her latest video, “Tightrope,” is no exception. It’s Beyonce meets Lady Gaga meets Rihanna meets Little Richard meets Lil’ Kim — or something like that. Clocking in at a solid five minutes, the video takes place at the “Palace of the Dogs” insane asylum, where dancing is prohibited on account of its magical qualities. We recommend joining Janelle by standing up in your cubicle and shaking a leg or two. TGIF! [YouTube] Keep reading »

After School Is Korea’s Kick Butt Version Of The Spice Girls


OK, I’ll admit it, I usually hate friggin’ girlie groups with Sparkle Motion-style coordinated dances. Lame-o. I listen to too much Black Sabbath to fall for that crap. But girl, I’m telling you, this track “Bang!” is the new hotness … in Korea. But it’s got the most snap any pop song has had since Lil Mama’s “Lip Gloss.” However, I need someone else to listen to this to confirm that they’re singing about the “reach around.” Aren’t we all? Dang, it’s times like these I realize how much we have in common with all the people around the world. [WOW Report]
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Christina Aguilera Premieres “Not Myself Tonight,” What D’ya Think?

Wowzer! So much great music has dropped this week. While Erykah Badu has the politically conscious R&B sewed up with her latest album, Christina Aguilera has dropped a banging single for the chick that loves to pop her booty. “Not Myself Tonight” is the type of song that makes people rush to download an album. It’s about a night of release in which Christina goes wild doing things she doesn’t normally do, like “kissing on the boys and girls.” Don’t we all need a wild night every now and then? In anyone else’s hands, this beat-driven song would have had a ton of Auto-Tuning, but Christina can blow with little help. I’ve been listening to “Not Myself Tonight” on repeat all afternoon and have been getting in a little shoulder action since The Frisky office is a tad too conservative for booty-popping.

So what do you think of Christina’s “Not Myself Tonight”? Keep reading »

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Usher To Erykah Badu

This week some pretty friggin’ sweet sonic stuff hits the shelves and it’s even been distracting me from all those amazing Lady Gaga covers popping up on the interwebs. Now it’s time to get fresh with the hottest new tracks — we’ve got Usher making us say OMG, the Dum Dum Girls gettin’ their sassy girl group rock on, and Erykah Badu belting out part two of anthems for Amerykah. Plus, sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone kill us softly, and a triumvirate from the original clan, Wu Massacre, returns with blood on their hands and beats. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »

Usher Delivers A Hit With “OMG”

While I tend to go for indie pop music, I couldn’t get enough of Usher‘s “Love In This Club” when his 2008 album, Here I Stand, came out. I listened to that song way more than I’d like to admit, and soon I might have to fess up to another Usher obsession. The video for “OMG” off his new record, Raymond v. Raymond is here, and it’s quite catchy — though will anything ever beat the lyrics “It’s going down on aisle three/I’ll bag you like some groceries”? [via Just Jared] Keep reading »

Kelis Releases Booty-Shaking, Costume-Changing Video For “Acapella”

Amelia and I were really grooving to Kelis‘ “Acapella” when the singer released it on her website in January. Now, instead of imagining ourselves shaking our booties to this beat-thumping tune in the club — if we ever went to clubs — Amelia and I have an appropriate visual. Kelis abandoned the urban-inspired fashions she wore in “Bossy” for a more arty wardrobe in “Acapella.” Even though she’s the only one featured in most of the video, Kelis keeps things entertaining with her wardrobe and interesting backgrounds, courtesy of a green screen. First, she’s a hunter wearing a beaded corset. Then, Kelis becomes a female alpha wolf clad in gold full-body paint and a bikini that leaves little to the imagination. Next, she indulges in a little rope bondage that looks rather painful. But don’t let the little feet sticking out from her sides in the last shot creep you out because it’s only her newborn baby strapped to her back. However, I will admit I have no idea what this video has to do with the lyrics. [WSHH] Keep reading »

Erykah Badu Takes It All Off In “Window Seat”

Over at Boing Boing, Xeni posted this wild new video from Erykah Badu, “Window Seat.” The video was shot without a permit in one take on the streets of downtown Dallas, Texas, and is all the more impressive for what the queen of Baduizm does in it. To wit, she takes off all her clothes in public. Beforehand, Badu tweets, “I was afraid.” Afterward, she notes, they “ran like hell.” Like I said the other day, it’s nice to see women with bodies that aren’t reed thin showing off their shapes. Say what you will, but I think this video took some serious cojones. What do you think? Keep reading »

Lady Gaga “Poker Face” Cover Using iPhone Apps

This rad Korean karaoke nerd managed to figure out a way to create a backing track for Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” using nuthin’ but iPhone apps. Then she takes to the mic and kills it! Amazeballs. She’s a whole lot better than me with my hairbrush. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Charting “Friday I’m In Love”

Ever since I was 13, The Cure has been one of my favorite bands. And while there are way, way better Cure songs than “Friday I’m In Love” (see: the entire contents of Boys Don’t Cry and Pornography), it remains their most famous ditty. So check out this artist’s rendering and sing along. “I don’t care if Monday’s blue/Tuesday’s gray and Wednesday, too/Thursday, I don’t care about you/It’s Friday I’m in love … ” [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Mamma Mia! An ABBA Reunion?

Are you ready to break out your one-piece, polyester bell-bottom jumpsuit and your dancing queen platforms? There is a chance that the Nordic, disco-tastic foursome, ABBA, may be reuniting. I know, I know—I never really considered it possible to see them live again since they’ve gone on record saying that they would never get back together. They even turned down a $1 billion tour so that their fans could remember them as the young, hot, exuberant Swedes they once were and not the old folks they are now. But with the success of “Mamma Mia!” and a recent induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, they may take a chance on reuniting. Keep reading »

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