Whether it’s Bruno Mars and The Police or Lady Gaga and Madonna, there are those sound-alike songs that we all know, and jump right out at us in stereo. It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so compliments must be in vogue, right? With many of the 21st century’s biggest pop songs drawing strong, unshakeable comparisons to other high-profile tracks, we decided to take a deeper look. Here are 12 songs that sound weirdly like classics. Is it just us?
Taylor Swift has done it again. Her latest song “Out of the Woods”, co-written by Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff, swept the Internet upon its release and fans could not be any more excited about her upcoming album 1989. Swift explains on her YouTube channel that the song embodies the intense feelings of excitement and anxiety that comes with a relationship with no clear title. These five amazing covers have perfected this hit in their own unique ways so press play and enjoy all of the talent that’s out there.
For years, rapper Busta Rhymes has donned clothing as unique as his lyrical style. While there’s no question about his rap skills, fans could never wrap their heads around Busta’s fashions. Is he ahead of his time or sartorially challenged?
Shad Moss first introduced himself as a pint-sized rapper with a huge bark. He was Lil Bow Wow, a kid on a mission to be the best rapper alive. With hits like “Basketball” and “Bow Wow (That’s My Name)”, he was on his way to achieving that goal. Fast forward to today, Moss is now a television personality, an actor, and engaged to Love and Hip Hop’s Erica Mena. He’s all grown up now so watching these throwback videos will definitely put you in a time warp.
This week on Top 20 Countdown, host Jim Shearer sits down with singer Charli XCX to talk about her frustrations with the music industry, an almost wardrobe malfunction on Big Morning Buzz and why Shearer thinks XCX is the female Bruno Mars. This exclusive uncut interview also reveals which pop queen XCX will be going on tour with and is only available online so get all of the juicy details right here.
Ne-Yo, Pharrell and LL Cool J are few of many artists who will almost never leave the house without covering up their locks, or lack thereof, with bizarre headwear. Without wearing these crazy caps, we’re not even sure if we would recognize them. But what we want to know is: what the hell are they hiding under there?!
Former Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester displayed her vocal prowess this week on Big Morning Buzz Live, but she wasn’t the morning show’s only great music guest. Chet Faker, Mary Lambert and others immortalized their appearances by hopping into BMBL’s gif booth. Who knew these stars could pack so much entertainment into a few image frames?
Just one day after Patrick Stump and his wife Elisa Yaowelcomed their first child, Fall Out Boy debuted a new video for “Centuries,” the first single from the group’s forthcoming album. Stump and his bandmates star as gladiators in a Ridley Scott-inspired music video that plays on the dramatic nature of the song.
OK GO tell us about the continued method behind their madness in their “The Writing’s on the Wall” video. They say the video concept has actually been “floating around for years,” and what better way to finally experience it than firsthand with the artists? We got you covered.