Posts tagged "songs"

DJ Banned After Playing “Blurred Lines” At A North Carolina Bar

A University of North Carolina student’s complaints about the Robin Thicke song “Blurred Lines” successfully got a DJ banned from playing a Chapel Hill bar again. Here’s how it went down.

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2014

Kanye West And Future Rap About Their “Trophy Wives” Kim Kardashian And Ciara

In a new song called “I Won,” Kanye West and Future rap about showing off their respective fiancées Kim Kardashian and Ciara, who they repeatedly refer to as “trophies.” The whole thing is equal parts sweet and icky; I mean, “trophy wife” is not exactly a compliment, gentlemen. How about we respect our partners for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2014

Janelle Monae Performs Via Hologram With M.I.A. & It’s Actually Awesome

Bringing dead celebrities “back to life” via hologram is hella morbid. But the very-much-alive Janelle Monae performing via hologram with M.I.A. on “Bad Girls”? That’s really fucking cool. (Maybe if Justin Bieber only performed via hologram, he would show up to his concerts on time.) [YouTube via AV Club]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2014

Tori Amos’ New Song “Trouble’s Lament” Is Pure Tori

If you were a certain type of teenaged girl, your inner emotional landscape was set to a channel of all Tori Amos, all the time. As someone who still has deep emotional connection to Little Earthquakes, I’m already losing my shit over the first song from her new album. “Trouble’s Lament” is CLASSIC TORI and give…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2014

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

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 whe…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 26, 2014

Listen: “Happy” Gets An Acoustic Instrumental Cover

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

By: Claire Hannum / March 26, 2014

Spice Girls In Talks To Tour With The Backstreet Boys

Brian Littrell from The Backstreet Boys revealed that the Spice Girls are in talks to join the Backstreet Boys world tour with Avril Lavigne. I’m not sure that I believe this! Victoria Beckham is a successful fashion designer now and does not need to pretend it’s 1998 all over again.  [MTV UK]
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By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2014

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

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

By: Claire Hannum / March 21, 2014

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

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 voice…

By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2014

Watch A Detroit Children’s Choir Cover “Happy”

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof! Clap along if you feel like happiness is a truth! Here are the adorable students of the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences, singing and dancing a choreographed number to Pharrell Williams’ hit “Happy.” Someone get these kids on “Ellen,” stat!  [YouTube]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 17, 2014

Please Enjoy Jonah Hill & Maroon 5 Singing This Awesomely Bad Song About Handjobs

Who would’ve thought a rock song about handies would include such awesome riffs? And who knew there were so many creative lyrics about them? Before Jonah Hill became the star of “Superbad,” he was music producer “Slick Rubin” in this several-years-old Maroon 5 video. (How young does Adam Levine look here?) The skit is pretty hilarious,…

By: Claire Hannum / February 20, 2014

The “Breaking Bad” Theme Song Gets An A Cappella Cover

Admittedly a cappella is not for everyone. For those of you who are suffering from “Breaking Bad” withdrawal (all of us), have a listen to this a cappella cover of the show’s theme song. The Warp Zone, the group of comedians behind the video, have done the same for theme songs of shows like “Doctor…

By: Claire Hannum / February 13, 2014

Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Hip Hop” Version Of “Achy Breaky Heart” Is Literally The Most Terrible Noise To Be Recorded In History

Everything about “Achy Breaky 2″ — the “hip hop” version of “Achy Breaky Heart” by the rapper Buck 22 and Billy Ray Cyrus — is an embarrassment to vibrations we call “sound.” I don’t think anyone would call this monstrosity “hip hop.” Or country music. Or a song, really. From the sexy alien ladies twerking,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 12, 2014

Watch This Throwback Of Lorde Singing With Her Middle School Band

What were you doing when you were 12? Most days, I was at the mall with my friends trying on too-big formal dresses for “someday” and browsing Build-A-Bear. Lorde, on the other hand, was already acting like a rockstar. This video of her performing with Extreme, her former band at Belmont Intermediate School in New Zealand…

By: Claire Hannum / February 4, 2014

Guy Talk: 7 Songs I Refuse To Listen To During Sex

I remember the first time I went back to Jessie’s apartment after a pretty awesome date. Like most first times, I felt excited and more than a little nervous. I already knew I liked her more than anyone I’d met in a long time, so the stakes were high. Also, we’d both eaten more cheese…

By: Kale Bogdanovs / January 28, 2014

This Is What 28 Beyoncé Songs In 6 Minutes Sounds Like

How could we have missed this? An a cappella group called Pentatonix (yes, people do a cappella outside of college) filmed a medley of 28 rapid-fire Beyoncé songs in only six minutes. All your favorites from the Bey ouevre make an appearance. “Say My Name”? Duh. “Survivor”? Check. “Single Ladies”? Yup. “Halo”? Obviously. Okay, some…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2014

Lea Michele Releases “Cannonball” Music Video

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,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 10, 2014

Listen To 56 Pop Songs In Just 10 Minutes

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 i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 28, 2013

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

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,…

By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2013

Kate Nash Releases The Anti-Christmas Song We’ve All Been Waiting For, “I Hate You This Christmas”

Not every Christmas will be as magical as the ones when you still believed in Santa Claus. In fact, some of your adult Christmases are really going to suck. Kate Nash has the perfect Christmas song for everyone out there having a crappy holiday season: a new song called “I Hate You This Christmas” off…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 16, 2013
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