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Here’s Beyoncé And Andre 3000′s Cover Of Amy Winehouse’s “Black To Black”

beyonce back to black

It’s finally here: the Andre 3000 and Beyoncé cover of Amy Winehouse’s song “Back To Black” for the “Great Gatsby” soundtrack.

I’m going to say something controversial: I don’t like it. It’s creepy. Imma let you finish, Andre 3000, but Beyoncé should have just sang the whole song herself.

But judge for yourself! Listen after the jump… Keep reading »

Kim Gordon Generously Shares Her “Traumatized Good Times Tunes” Rap Playlist

"The Other Woman"
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Sonic Youth on "GG"?
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In my experience, breakup music can go two ways: there’s the soft, sad, slow, wallowing type, and then there’s the upbeat and/or aggressive type that makes you feel like you’ve got the world by the balls, and fuck him, anyway. Personally, I usually begin with the former and progress to the latter over time, once I feel like I’ve gotten all of the tears and self-pity out of the way and I’m ready to move on to not giving a fuck. And you know what’s the best music for making you feel like you just don’t give a fuck? Yeah, it’s probably gonna be rap. But don’t just take it from me — impossibly rad rock star Kim Gordon, who split from her Sonic Youth bandmate Thurston Moore in late 2011 after 30 years together, knows that hip-hop, or what she calls “Traumatized Good Times Tunes,” are kind of the panacea for heartbreak and that gross, creeping “oh my god I feel so sorry for myself I could die” feeling. Gordon revealed her personal playlist and, no surprise here, it’s pretty legit, featuring tracks by Joey Bada$$, Boss, and Gang Starr, and the obligatory Iggy Azalea guilty pleasure. Check it out. We recommend. [Refinery29]

Watch This: All Of 1999 Compressed Into 10 Minutes

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Eminem, TLC, and Jar Jar Binks, oh my!

It’s been a really long time since I’ve thought about the song “If You Steal My Sunshine,” the movie “Bicentennial Man” (shudder), or the Y2K scare, but this video forced me to confront all those 1999 memories–and many more–in exactly 10 minutes. Before you hit play, be warned that side effects may include involuntarily singing along to Limp Bizkit, confusing feelings about Enrique Iglesias’ leather pants, extreme heartache for TLC, and nostalgia-induced vomiting. Godspeed. [YouTube]

10 Reasons The Backstreet Boys Have Lasted 20 Years (Illustrated By GIFs)

BSB vs. One Direction
9 things I know about BSB that I don't know about One D. Read More »
Letter To AJ
An open letter to AJ McLean on his wedding day. Read More »
Gosling + BSB?
This collab would be a dream come true for Amelia and Winona. Read More »

Tomorrow is the Backstreet Boys’ 20th(!) anniversary. Yep, BSB has been around for two decades, and I have been a die-hard fan for pretty much that entire time. In fact, at one point my deep love for AJ McLean even informed my religious beliefs (I prayed every night for his hand in marriage). It seems like every week a new boy band emerges and then fades into obscurity just as quickly. So what’s the secret to BSB’s longevity? Well, besides being genuinely talented, charismatic, and appreciative of their fans, I’ve put together a list of 10 other reasons they’ve been around so long, illustrated by GIFs, obviously. Up-and-coming boy bands might want to take notes… Keep reading »

Psy’s New “Gentleman” Video: Ridiculous Dancing & A-hole Behavior

Brit Dances "Gangnam"
britney spears dances "gangnam style"
She gets a lesson on the "Gangnam Style" dance from Psy himself. Read More »
Psy's Sketchy Past
Psy used to sing anti-American songs about "killing Yankees." Read More »
2012's Biggest songs
All of 2012's biggest pop music hits mashed up in one song. Read More »
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"Gentleman"

Granted, I can’t understand what Korean pop star Psy is singing about in his new song “Gentleman,” his follow up to “Gangnam Style.” But his behavior in this video is anything but gentlemanly: he rips off a woman’s bikini top, pulls a chair out from underneath another, and acts like a general asshole towards women until one shows him that she’s his equal, I suppose, by being a jerk right back. The premise of the video, as well as the dancing, is pretty ridiculous. But then again, I suppose ridiculousness is Psy’s thing? [YouTube]

What Movies/Music/TV Shows Do You Put On When You Clean?

Spring Cleaning Week!
Clean your life up ...every part of it. We'll help. Read More »
Selling it all on Craigslist
Winona sold all her stuff on Craigslist. Here's what she learned! Read More »

It’s Spring Cleaning Week here at The Frisky, and in addition to tips on how to organize your makeup and clean out your dating life, I thought it would be an excellent time to pay homage to the movies, TV shows, music, and podcasts that we like to absentmindedly watch and/or listen to while we straighten up the living room and scrub the kitchen floor. After the jump, check out The Frisky staff’s preferred cleaning soundtracks and shows (including two votes for “The Real Housewives,”) and please share your own in the comments! Keep reading »

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