“I think when we first came out, it was very bold of us to have a song called ‘Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg’ with [the lyrics] ‘Two inches or a yard, rock hard or if it’s sagging’.’” People totally understood what type of group we were. To sing a song like ‘Creep’ wouldn’t be surprising from us. … A lot of our songs are definitely from a woman’s perspective. Guys cheat all the time — and we weren’t trying to promote infidelity — but I’ll cheat because I’m not getting the attention that I need. I’m sure a lot of guys were like, ‘Dang!’ But I think the track was so cool, and with the routine from the video, you almost forget about what we were saying and just sing along.”
Our friends over at Idolator have put together an awesome feature ranking the 50 best songs of 1994 and have done new interviews with the artists who made the top five, including Chilli from TLC, who talked about the site’s #2 pick, “Creep.” It may be hard to remember now, but in 1994, “Creep” was actually pretty controversial, as it basically gave female fans the thumbs up to cheat on their man if he’s cheated on them. “I’ll never leave him down, though I might mess around. It’s only ‘cause I need some affection,” T-Boz sings on the track. But as Chilli reminds us, TLC had long been pushing the envelope, especially when it came to female sexuality and relationships. “Creep” is hannnnnds downnnn one of my favorite songs ever and goddamn did I love that video. I still want bright-colored silk pajamas. Anyway, check out the rest of the interview, not to mention all of Idolator’s rankings at the link! [Idolator]
After studying music production, making music for several years (trust me, you’ve never heard it), booking tours, and doing scant engineering work here and there, I wet my toes in the world of music journalism for about two months, working as an intern for a startup music magazine a few years ago. It was a supremely messy operation and definitely not the field for me, but I did take away two things: First, live event photography is fun; second, and more relevant to this post, how to stay ahead of music so that you look cool when your friends are talking about music. Oh, and also so that you can listen to a vast diversity of bands and enjoy yourself doing so.
The internet makes it easy (thanks, internet!), because there are a few extremely thorough release calendars, a few of which are accompanied by reviews. My favorites, in order, are: Keep reading »
For those of you who think country music isn’t for you, here are 13 reasons you need to stop what you’re doing and try it. From country vet Tim McGraw to newcomers like Sam Hunt, country music has some of the sexiest men on the planet who can rock the hell out of a cowboy hat, wear boots with the best of them and look damn good in a tight t-shirt. Oh, and they can sing. See which hot cowboys made our top 13 and prepare to be converted, my friends.
Since the theme of the week seems to be Big Ass, it was only appropriate for Sir Mix-A-Lot to reveal which star’s derriere was the muse for perhaps the most famous booty song of all time, his greatest hit “Baby Got Back.”
In an exclusive interview with TMZ yesterday, the singer told us whose healthy butt inspired the 1992 ass anthem, and believe it or not, the tush he was admiring is STILL one of the most famous asses to this day. Keep reading »
It’s official: Taylor Swift’s ’1989′ has become the first million-selling album this year.
Just last week, the pop star sold 1.287 million copies of 1989, making it the first album released this year to pass the million sales mark, and the year’s second-highest seller overall, just underneath the Frozen soundtrack, which was released in 2013.
In laymen’s terms: Swiftie sold more than two copies of her album every SECOND last week. If we put that much effort into doing anything else, we could probably save the world, you guys. Keep reading »
In a finding that’s sure to ignite debates among music lovers around the world, researchers say they’ve identified the catchiest song of all time. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…