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Spotify Teams With Scientists To Create The “Ultimate Workout Playlist”

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Spotify Ultimate Workout Playlist

While many people view their workout music as a deeply personal choice (I’m partial to “Alan Jackson’s Greatest Hits” when I hit the treadmill), there’s a scientific reason that some songs get your blood pumping more than others. In addition to beats per minute (BPM) that match up to a person’s running stride and heart rate, workout jams need to have a steady or subtly escalating tempo, and a truly great workout song will also have lyrics that encourage you to push yourself harder mentally and physically. Spotify brought in a team of London-based sports psychologists to analyze 6.7 million user-created workout playlists, and used their findings to compile what they call the “Ultimate Workout Playlist,” which takes listeners from a warm-up to high intensity to strength training to cool down. Check out the 20 hot pop songs that made the cut, after the jump!  (Spoiler alert: your Ke$ha obsession is probably paying off…) Keep reading »

Christine McVie Is Back In The Mac … For Real

Despite the remaining members of Fleetwood Mac courting her to get back on the snow goose, since leaving the band in the ’90s, “songbird” Christine McVie has repeatedly refused, insisting that she “go her own way.” Keep reading »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Her,” Listen To Joy Kills Sorrow & Make Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch "Her," Listen To Joy Kills Sorrow & Make Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

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!
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Lea Michele Releases “Cannonball” Music Video

lea michele canonball
"I'll Fly, I'll Fly, Like A Canonball"

I generally find Lea Michele profoundly annoying. But you got to hand it to her: the girl can sing. Lea’s new song, “Cannonball” (from her solo album), is a total earworm. Even though she still belts out songs in her Broadway star voice, it works for her on this song like it wouldn’t for, say, Pink or Katy Perry. “Cannonball” has got a catchy hook and it’ll do really well in mashups. What do you think? [YouTube]

Ring In The New Year With This Ode To New York City

Ring In The New Year With This Ode To New York City
Watch The Video!

Love it or hate it, New York City might be the most romantic, mind blowing or worst date you’ll have in 2014. Ring in the new year with Brooklyn songwriter Marc Smith’s latest rocking love/hate ode that is the very embodiment of “it’s complicated.” This basically captures my entire vibe towards my home of the last 12 years. NYC, sometimes I want to quit you, but I just can’t. [MarcSmithMusic.com]

Your Eargasm Awaits: Our Ultimate New Year’s Eve Playlist Is Here!

A new year is upon us, but not before we party hard during the last few minutes of 2013!

We asked you, our Frisky fans, which tunes have reigned supreme on your iTunes this year and deserve to be on the Ultimate New Year’s Eve playlist, and now your fantasy soundtrack has become a reality.

We’ve compiled a list of our own personal favorite jams along with some of your favorites, just in time for you to ring in the New Year with your pals. (Note: It also makes an AMAZING primping and prepping playlist, ladies!) You’re welcome, and Happy New Year’s Eve!  Keep reading »

Lily Allen Calls Fellow Pop Stars “Botoxed Idiots”

  • Lily Allen isn’t one to mince words! In her new UK Esquire profile, Lily talks about growing up during the glory years of Britpop and how she was “a bit disappointed when I arrived and it was a bunch of sterile fucking Botoxed idiots that stank of desperation.” Well, that’s gonna make the Grammys a little awkward. [Esquire UK]
  • Shia LaBeouf: still plagiarizing shit. [NYmag.com Vulture]
  • Is there any truth to Hole reunion rumors? [Rolling Stone]
  • Mark your calendars! “The Bachelor” is back on January 5th and Juan Pablo with his shirt off is exactly what this long, cold winter needs. (But why do so many of these women list Dr. Seuss as their favorite author?) [Entertainment Weekly] Keep reading »

Listen To 56 Pop Songs In Just 10 Minutes

The Mashup Of All Mashups

2013 was a pretty memorable year for pop music, especially if you had lots of opinions on blurred lines and riding a wrecking ball naked. In case you need a recap of pop radio in 2013, musician Robin Skouteris made a mashup of this year’s top 56 songs and their videos. It exhaustively clocks in at just under 10 minutes! IMHO, the Katy Perry “Roar”/Taylor Swift “Trouble” part is the best. (Thanks, commenter LR52185!) [YouTube]

This Punk Rock Cover Of Rebecca Black’s “Saturday” Is Better Than The Original

Move Over, Rebecca!

A few weeks ago, I wished aloud for a sequel to Rebecca Black’s “Friday.” Apparently, the universe heard me loud and clear. Rebecca delivered with a sequel called, yes,”Saturday.” (Does this mean everything I ask for on the internet will now come true? In that case, I’d like the next winning lottery numbers please.) Now, a pop punk cover of “Saturday” performed by Patty Walters has surfaced on YouTube  and it’s even more fun than the original. Enjoy! Let’s cross our fingers for “Sunday” to be recorded in another two years.[YouTube]

Here Is What It Looks Like When 1500 Canadians Play “Cups” At The Same Time

1500 Canadians Playing Cups
1500 People, Two Bottle Whiskey For The Way

Did you wake up this morning wondering what it would look like if 1500 cheerful Canadians got together to play a synchronized version of “Cups,” Anna Kendrick’s star-making song from “Pitch Perfect”? I totally did too! I mean, to be fair, I wake up most mornings wondering about this scenario, but today there is finally a video answer to our pressing question. It’s just as adorable as I predicted. Enjoy! [YouTube]

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