Posts tagged "music"

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…

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…

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…

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 a…

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]…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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]…

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]…

Megan Reynolds / February 13, 2015

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

Long-necks, wooden legs, Avatar braids.

Megan Reynolds / February 12, 2015

Taylor Swift And Kanye West Are Working On A Song Together, Because Taylor Is Full Of Bad Ideas

America’s very own “Orphan Black,” the clone formerly known as Ryan Seacrest, today announced some very big news on one of his various hosting endeavors:
You heard it here first: @kanyewest and @taylorswift13 are going into the studio together!
— On Air/Ryan Seacrest (@OnAirWithRyan) February 11, 2015

Oh my god, Taylor Swift, be cool girl.

Beejoli Shah / February 11, 2015

Lennon And Maisy’s Folky Cover Of “Boom Clap” Is Beyond

Lennon and Maisy, the sisters who play Maddie and Daphne on “Nashville”, released a gorgeous cover of Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap,” and maybe it’s just because I’m partial to folk, but it’s basically melting my soul. The fact that the two of them have adorable sister vibes when they perform doesn’t hurt either.

Claire Hannum / February 6, 2015

Hitched 2.0: 11 Songs I Vow Not To Play At My Wedding

Little known fact: There are other important wedding-related vows to make, aside from the ones said while standing at the altar. Things like “I vow not to be an asshole bridezilla” and “I vow to make it in the photo booth at least three times.” And then there are vows made in the best interest…

Emma Sarran / February 5, 2015

RiRi Blesses Your Tuesday With Her Video For “Four Five Seconds”

Rihanna’s songs are almost always the business. “We Found Love” still goes, even though it’s like three years old. “Pour It Up” is the perfect thing to belt at the top of your lungs at the club, clutching the arms of your best friend. But her latest, “Four Five Seconds,” hits all the marks. Sing-a-long…

Megan Reynolds / February 3, 2015

Kenny G Claims Responsibility For Frappuccinos

Smooth jazz aficionado would like you to send him a silent thanks the next time you take a sip of an oh-so-delicious Frappuccino. Many moons ago, when Kenny was at his peak and Starbucks was still in its infancy, his uncle introduced him to the coffee shop’s founder, Howard Schultz. When Kenny laid his eye…

Claire Hannum / January 29, 2015

Listen To Ellie Goulding’s New “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Song

Ellie Goulding’s ballad “Love Me Like You Do” was released on YouTube today, and I’m not really sure how I feel about it. Max Martin produced the song, which was specially written for the “50 Shades of Grey” soundtrack. After that oh-so-sultry version of “Crazy In Love” in the film’s trailer, I was expecting something…

Claire Hannum / January 7, 2015

Even T-Swift Herself Is Swooning Over This Mashup Of “Blank Space” & “Style”

Taylor told Twitter she’s obsessed with this cover of her hits by Nashville musicians Louisa Wendorff and Devin Dawson, and I have to agree. The acoustic, soul-baring mashup of two favorites from her “1989” album stirs the kinds of feels that the album’s pop originals barely scratch the surface of. I love it, and I…

Claire Hannum / December 29, 2014
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