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Postmodern Jukebox’s Klezmer Cover Of Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” Is Actually Great

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"Talk Dirty"

Jason Derulo and 2 Chainz’s song “Talk Dirty” is a corny and vaguely racist ode to fucking women all over the globe, London to Taiwan. Leave it to our favorite cover band, the unbelievably talented Postmodern Jukebox, to give it a klezmer remake that actually makes the song more listenable. The best part is when the singer Robyn Adele Anderson starts singing in 2 Chainz’ part in Yiddish, which she apparently translated herself. All pop radio forever should just be these people. [YouTube]

Listen: “Happy” Gets An Acoustic Instrumental Cover

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A New Twist On The Song

There is no such thing is too many excellent covers of Pharrell’s hit song “Happy,” and this jazzy, acoustic cover proves it. Enjoy the instrumentals by David Wong, Clerida Eltime, Bryan Mulholland and Josh Kinzler! I dare you to listen without smiling. (And then listen — if you haven’t already — to this adorable children’s choir from Detroit cover “Happy” with vocals. I think we have 2014′s new “Call Me Maybe” and “Somebody That I Used To Know”! [YouTube]

Spice Girls In Talks To Tour With The Backstreet Boys

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read X Vs. Y, Listen To Angel Olsen & Bake Cookies!

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read X Vs. Y, Listen To Angel Olsen & Bake Cookies!

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »

Watch Jennifer Lawrence Dance Her Heart Out In This Deleted “American Hustle” Scene

Watch Jennifer Lawrence Dance Her Heart Out In This Deleted "American Hustle" Scene
Only JLaw Could Make Lip-Syncing This Photogenic!

Remember when Jennifer Lawrence manically cleans the house while singing “Live And Let Die” in “American Hustle”? Well, she also filmed a scene singing to “Evil Ways” by Santana. I think the director made the right call in choosing the first song (no song has more drama than “Live And Let Die”), but I’m all for extra footage of JLaw dancing it out, so let’s rejoice that this scene was released! [TIME]

Watch This Nun Kill An Alicia Keys Song On “The Voice” Italy

Real-Life Sister Act
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Sing It, Sister!

It was no Ave Maria, it was like “Sister Act,” only real, when Sister Cristina Scuccia of Sicily busted out her version of Alicia Keys’ “No One” on the “The Voice” Italy. The 25-year-old nun smacked that song down with a proper infusion of soul and got all four chairs to turn. The judges’ reactions were enjoyable as well.[Daily Picks & Flicks]

Watch The Most Mind-Blowing Cover Of “Wake Me Up” You’ve Ever Experienced

HOW Is This All One Person!?

If you’re in need of a pick-me-up today, check out this phenomenal cover of Avicii’s hit song “Wake Me Up.” There’s no shortage of brilliant YouTube covers of “Wake Me Up,” but this one is special. Not only is every instrument’s sound voiced by one person, but this guy’s energy is positively infectious. The singer, Mikey Bustos, is a DJ from the Philippines, and he looks like he’s genuinely having the time of his life in every frame. Note to self: bring that much glee to my daily Beyoncé mirror lip-syncs. [Hello Giggles]

New Study Figured Out The 12 Most Common Themes Of Music’s #1 Hits In The Past 50 Years

Come On, Get "Happy"
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Watch a Detroit children's choir cover "Happy"! Read More »
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Ever wonder what makes your favorite song so resonant? Researchers at North Carolina State University wondered the same thing, and pored over hit songs of the past 50 years to find out why they made their listeners tick. Their study discovered 12 key themes that show up most frequently in big radio hits. Keep reading »

Watch This: Arcade Fire Covers Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly”

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What Do You Think Of Their Rendition?

Arcade Fire has been treating fans to new covers on every stop of their Reflektor tour, with songs chosen specifically for each city. What did they play in Philadelphia? Why, the Boyz II Men classic, “Motownphilly,” obviously! I’ve watched this video like 6 times and I still can’t decide if their rendition is amazing or cringe-worthy. My boyfriend, the world’s #1 Boyz II Men fan, insists it’s a travesty. Let me know your vote in the comments! [Rolling Stone]

This Guy Can Sing “Let It Go” In The Voice of 21 Different Disney Characters

The best "Let It Go" cover yet?

When 22-year-old Brian Hull heard about a gift card contest that asked competitors to contribute their own cover of the song  ”Let It Go” from “Frozen,” he got to work on recording one — in the voices of 21 different Disney and Pixar characters. The vocal performance major at Dallas Baptist University brings the voices of Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, Sebastian The Crab, Tigger, Goofy and many others with impersonations you have to hear to believe. It’s almost scary how many voices he can do in rapid succesion!  If this kid does not have a voiceover contact already, Disney doesn’t know what it’s doing.  [USA Today]

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