Posts tagged "music"

Cody Simpson’s Rihanna Cover Is So Perfect

Cody Simpson serenaded SiriusXM with an acoustic cover of Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney's "FourFiveSeconds," and if you didn't love the song enough based on the original alone, you're definitely going to love it now. Perfection. [SiriusXM]…

By: Claire Hannum / April 15, 2015

Today Is Riot Grrrl Day (In Boston … And In Our Hearts)!

Rebel grrrls you are the queen of my world!

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 9, 2015

Adam Levine’s Cringey Ambush By A Fan Is Impossible To Stop Watching

One moment he's just onstage chilling by himself, and the next she just APPEARS out of thin air.

By: Claire Hannum / April 8, 2015

This Is The Only Car Lip Sync Inspiration You’ll Ever Need

The all-lady comedy group SketchShe has provided the universe with this multi-era car lip sync mashup, and it's very...comprehensive. "Mime Through Time" takes us through the decades from the '40s all the way through to today as the ladies jam out to artists like Whitney Houston, Queen, Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, and Beyonce, complete with matching…

By: Claire Hannum / April 2, 2015

I Watched The Bonkers Tidal Promo Video And Now I’m In A Cult

Yesterday, something called Tidal happened, and try as I did to care, I was very busy dealing with a lot of personal problems of my own like where to find a good banh mi in Midtown that isn't too fancy or 'deconstructed,' and I never made it around to figuring out what everyone Twitter wa…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 31, 2015

Kelly Clarkson Brought The ’90s Back With “Give Me One Reason” And It Was Perfect

Kelly Clarkson is the queen of covers, and her latest is a soulful rendition of Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason" on Sirius XM. I'm obsessed. Never change, Kelly! [HuffPost]…

By: Claire Hannum / March 19, 2015

This “Uptown Funk” Treadmill Dance Is Your New Favorite Gym Motivation

Sick of jogging straight ahead on the treadmill while you alternate between staring at the wall and the number on the timer? Your new hero, dancer Carson Dean, is here to make sure you're never bored at the gym again. Give his moves a try at your next workout, but don't blame me for any faceplants or terrified…

By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2015

How I’m Choosing To Cope With My Pop Culture Exhaustion

Here’s an admission: I work for a blog that does lots of pop culture coverage, and I spend a lot of time in conversations with my coworkers about pop culture going, “What? What is that? That is over my head.” This isn’t a brag, just a description of my life: I don’t watch TV, not…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 17, 2015

Even Hozier Loves Ellie Goulding’s Cover Of “Take Me To Church”

If the Grammys didn't prove that Hozier's "Take Me To Church" is the best song you've never heard of, you need to stop what you're doing and listen to it right now. But after you do that, listen to Ellie Goulding's haunting just-released cover. While Hozier covers are nothing new these days, only certain singer…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 13, 2015

This Playlist App Might Be The Cure For The Common Party Douche

You know that moment in college when you'd be hosting a great party, and just as you were starting to feel smug about planning such a great night, some douchebag with a guitar turned off the music and started playing "Wonderwall" on his cheap guitar? While some certainly carry this habit into adulthood, most douches seem to just take on an even more obnoxiou…

By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

Watch Kelly Clarkson Sing A Live Pregnancy Announcement

Kelly Clarkson made a visit to New York's KTU Morning Show to help host Carolina Bermudez announce her second pregnancy on the air. Kelly sang Carolina's news to the tune of "Heartbeat Song" and then, well, played the baby's heartbeat. Precious. [New York Post]…

By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

Get Lost In Sam Smith & John Legend’s Soulful New Duet Version Of “Lay Me Down”

Sam Smith teamed up with John Legend to re-record a new version of Smith's beautiful song "Lay Me Down." It will serve as the official song of Red Nose Day 2015, a celebrity comedy event held by the non-profit Comic Relief to fundraise for those living in poverty in the UK and regions of Africa. The…

By: Claire Hannum / March 10, 2015

Top 5 Favorite Billboard Essays: Nick Hornby Reflects On High Fidelity, 20 Years Later

If you’re in your mid-twenties or older, you may have been wondering what Nick Hornby’s thoughts on the ultimate fate of the characters in High Fidelity. Well! Fear not. He has written a short retrospective essay about his novel-form love song for record shops for Billboard. More interesting than his short insights on what Ro…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 9, 2015

Here’s The “Game Of Thrones”/Taylor Swift Mashup You Never Knew You Needed

Sick of watching your favorite characters get killed off on "Game of Thrones"? Lament your loss to the tune of "Blank Space." In this ditty by Nerdist, you can watch George R.R. Martin taunt you with the power he holds over his blank page. As he reminds us in the video, "I get off killing…

By: Claire Hannum / March 7, 2015

Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Single Is Decidedly Uncomplicated

Carly Rae Jepsen's new song, "I Really Like You," has a chorus that proclaims -- in case the title hadn't made it clear enough -- "I really really really really really really like you." Profound. Nothing wrong with getting straight to the point! The only problem is that it is painfully reminiscent of the "Song That Get…

By: Claire Hannum / March 2, 2015

Drop Everything & Watch Beyonce Sing Stevie Wonder Hits

Last night, CBS aired a star-studded tribute to Stevie Wonder. "Songs in the Key of Life—An All-Star Grammy Salute" featured a host of celebs, and in this number, Queen Bey is accompanied by Ed Sheeran and Gary Clark Jr. I'm of the unpopular opinion that parts of this clip (ahem, "Fingertips") don't pack as much power as they…

By: Claire Hannum / February 17, 2015

Taylor Swift’s “Style” Video Is Here

Taylor Swift's "Style" music video has arrived and it's chock full of "poetic" broken glass, red lips, and a hot dude -- everything you've come to expect from a Taylor video. I'm not sure how to feel about it. Thoughts? [Cosmopolitan]…

By: Claire Hannum / February 13, 2015

Drake Beyoncé’s Us All, Drops New Mixtape If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late

Last night, while you were watching "Scandal," Drake quietly released his mixtape If You're Reading This, You're Too Late on iTunes. Stream it here, buy it here, and change all of your weekend plans to revolve around this blessing, like I am right now. [h/t MissInfo]…

By: Megan Reynolds / February 13, 2015

Jessie Ware’s Latest Video Makes No Sense, But That’s Okay

Long-necks, wooden legs, Avatar braids.

By: Megan Reynolds / February 12, 2015
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