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Watch This: A Glorious Mashup Of Ripped Off Songs

Ripped Off Songs Mashup
Can You Tell The Difference Between These Tunes?

Katy Perry might have been the latest musician to, umm, borrow a melody from another song, but she’s far from the first. Comedian/musician Chad Neidt made this delightfully catchy one-minute mashup of 12 other songs that were pretty much note-for-note copies of the originals. From Sublime to One Direction to Nickelback (the only band in the bunch that ripped off a song from itself), this video has all the answers to the question, “Haven’t I heard this song before?” [YouTube via Laughing Squid]

Miley Cyrus And The Roots Perform “We Can’t Stop” On Jimmy Fallon

Miley Cyrus and The Roots perform "We Can't Stop"
Trying To Get A Line In The Bathroom...

Miley Cyrus has proven herself to be kind of the worst lately, but that doesn’t mean the girl can’t sing. The divisive star stopped by “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last night to promote her new album, Bangerz, and we’ll give it to her: she put on a pretty ace show. The 20-year-old channelled the opening sequence of “The Brady Bunch” via an a cappella version of “We Can’t Stop,” with a little help from Fallon and house band The Roots. (I maintain that the real star of this video is Questlove, who at turns looks both amused and appalled by some of Miley’s more questionable lyrics.) That said, there was very little Cyrus-tongue in sight, which should hopefully keep the singer in The Stroke Association’s good graces for just a liiiiiittle while longer. [Hypetrak]

Hmm, Justin Bieber’s Voice Sounds A Little Deeper On His Latest Track

Justin Bieber performs on stage
He's Growing Up!

Huge news on the Justin Bieber front, guys! After 19 years spent nestled snugly inside his body, the young Canadian gentleman’s balls have FINALLY DROPPED. And how do I know this? Because Justin released “Heartbreaker” — which is, can you imagine, “a song for people going through heartbreak” — yesterday as part of his #MusicMondays, where he debuts a new song every Monday for 10 weeks, and he just sounds … different. Manlier. Bieber has also adopted a sort of slurred, inarticulate drawl, which really comes through at about the 2:39 mark in this audio. There’s no video yet, so I’m anxiously awaiting the next footage of Justin attempting to win back Selena Gomez through song. [Lainey Gossip]

Avril Lavigne And Chad Kroeger’s Long-Awaited Duet Is Here!

Avril's Black Wedding Gown
Avril Lavigne Black Wedding Dress
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Avril Lavigne Chad Kroeger Wedding
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Avril Lavigne Chad Kroeger Duet
Hit Play To Hear Chavril's Duet, "Let Me Go"!

You guys, the long-awaited Chavril LaKroeger duet has finally dropped! I’ve already listened to it four times and I LOVE IT. “Let Me Go” was recorded for Avril’s upcoming album, which Chad worked on, sparking their fabled romance. Listening to this song is like watching the third season of “Newlyweds” and seeing Nick and Jessica’s relationship unravel in real time, but the opposite of that. With every note of this song, you can hear Chavril falling deeper and deeper in love. I’m crying right now. I need to go compose myself. Just push play. [YouTube]

This Miley Cyrus/Sinead O’Connor “Nothing Compares To Wrecking Ball” Mashup Is Awesome

This Miley Cyrus/Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares To Wrecking Ball" Mashup Is Awesome
"Wrecking Ball" Meets "Nothing Compares 2 U"

In my dreams, Miley and Sinead decide to be grown ass women who, at the end of the day, respect each other’s work, go out for a beer and have a cool, smart, healthy debate about sexual expression/exploitation in the music biz. Then they head to the studio and record a song together and it is awesome. I am losing hope of this actually happening in real life, so Robin Skouteris‘s excellent mashup of Sinead’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” and Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” will have to do. [via Jezebel]

Haim’s Hair Secrets — And A New Song — Revealed!

Haim's Hair Secrets -- And A New Song -- Revealed!

See those ladies up there? That’s Haim (rhymes with lime), America’s favorite Jewish sister indie-rock group. See all that hair? It is the stuff of modern legend. It’s the kind of hair that makes me ponder extensions and cast quiet incantations willing my follicles to grow a foot of bouncy, swingy, perfectly ombred hair over night. Thank god for The New York Times Style section, and their brief but extremely informative article on the maintenance of these shiny-haired goddesses. Quoth their stylist Candice Birns: “Those girls are my little Shaggy McShaggersteins.” Truer words were never spoke. Read the article, absorb every word, and listen to this bonus track off their debut Days Are Gone, after the jump. Keep reading »

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