Posts tagged "music"

It’s “Ode To Billie Joe” Day, So Let’s Hear It For Bobbie Gentry

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty delta day…
This is, of course, the opening to Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode To Billie Joe” — and the first thing that popped into my head this morning when I woke up this morning and saw what day it was. The day Billie Joe McCallister jumped off the…

Robyn Pennacchia / June 3, 2015

This Lovely Video Offers A Tender Look At Life And Grief

Who knew a video about balls of yarn could be so emotional?

Claire Hannum / June 3, 2015

Here’s Original Voice Of Pocahontas Singing “Colors Of The Wind” In Different Styles

Actress Judy Kuhn has been nominated for four Tony awards, but her real claim to fame in millennials’ hearts is her stint as the singing voice of Pocahontas in the 1995 Disney film. Kuhn is currently starring in the Broadway musical Fun Home, based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, but she took a break from her leading lady duties to…

Claire Hannum / May 29, 2015

Meet Damon C. Scott, The Subway Busker With A #1 Hit

If you’ve spent any time on the internet in the past few years, you probably recognize Damon C. Scott, whose viral vocals on the New York City subway have been uploaded to YouTube more times than anyone can count. He’s known for his stirring cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You,” but what most YouTube viewers don’t see…

Claire Hannum / May 26, 2015

Drake & Beyoncé Collab On New Leaked Track, “Can I”

Last night, “Can I,” a song reportedly from Drake’s forthcoming album, Views From the Six, leaked online and it features none other than makes-everything-better-Beyoncé. The song appears to be unfinished, or it’s just a really, really parred down sound, and all Bey is asked to do is repeatedly ask, “Can I, baby?” as Drake intones, “Before I turn the light…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2015

Here’s 11-Year-Old Hayden Panettiere Singing Britney Hits In Pleather Pants

Before Hayden Panettiere started singing for a living on “Nashville,” she was an 11-year-old child actress who was apparently determined to show the world that acting wasn’t her only talent. In 1999, she made this glorious appearance on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and shimmied her way into our hearts, all while wearing on-trend-at-the-time (and maybe still today?)…

Claire Hannum / May 15, 2015

Hilary Duff’s “Sparks” Music Video Is About Tinder And Nothing Else

So that’s why she filmed her Tinder dates!

Claire Hannum / May 14, 2015

Snoop Dogg, Pharrell & Stevie Wonder Collaborated On A Song Because Why Not

Well, here’s Snoop’s new single “California Roll,” featuring Pharrell and Stevie Wonder. To me it sounds more like a hodgepodge of three different songs, but I appreciate Stevie’s unmistakable presence if nothing else. Pharrell, I don’t really know what to say about you. The song is on Snoop’s new album Bush, which will be out next…

Claire Hannum / May 6, 2015

Here’s A Clip Of Hilary Duff’s New “Sparks” Music Video

For once, the phrase “pop of color” is actually applicable.

Claire Hannum / April 30, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown Is Reportedly Awake!

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s father Bobby Brown told the audience members at his Dallas concert this weekend that his daughter was awake after months in a medically induced coma: “I can say today, my baby’s awake. She’s watching me.” The 22-year-old was found unresponsive in a bathtub back on January 31, eerily close to the anniversary of her…

Claire Hannum / April 20, 2015

Try Not To Cry Watching Taylor Swift’s Mom’s Touching ACM Awards Speech About Her Daughter

At the Academy of Country Music Awards yesterday, Taylor Swift received a Milestone award — and it was presented by none other than her own mother, Andrea Finlay Swift. Taylor’s mom gave a touching speech that shared a look into the artist’s childhood, and Andrea’s recent cancer diagnosis made the moment that much more emotional.

Claire Hannum / April 20, 2015

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]…

Claire Hannum / April 15, 2015
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