Last Lap: Tuesday’s Odds & Ends In Music News

by (@unclegrambo)

LADY GAGA DRESSES UP LIKE A PANDA ON JAPANESE TELEVISION
Of course she did! The only controversy here seems to be whether or not she should be called Gagapanda or PandaGaga. [Buzzfeed via Natasha VC]

EVERY BEYONCÉ SINGLE EVER, COUNTED DOWN
In honor of today’s release of Beyoncé’s 4, our good friends over at Popdust put together this comprehensive countdown of every single that Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child. We won’t spoil their #1 pick for you, but we will tell you that neither of the singles that have been released from this album thus far (“Best Thing I Never Had,” “Run The World (Girls)”) cracked their Top Ten. [Popdust]

A HIT BY ANY OTHER ARTIST WOULD NOT SOUND AS SWEET
Or would it? Pegged to the recent revelation that Ke$ha willfully gave up her smash single, “Till The World Ends,” to Britney Spears, Vulture takes a look at nine other songwriters –ranging from Bruno Mars to Jessie J– who chose to let another artist record their song. Most interestingly, though, they make a judgment as to whether that decision turned out to be a prudent one. [Vulture]

WILCO’S NEW SINGLE, “I MIGHT,” LEAKS ONTO THE INTERWEBS
Chicago’s premiere alt-country/alt-rock/post-rock/classic-rock outfit Wilco has a new album coming down the pipeline this fall, their first on their new label, dBPM records. Over the weekend, the first single “I Might” (which is accompanied by a choice B-side, a cover of Nick Lowe’s “I Love My Label”) made its way onto the internet a few weeks before the single is officially available for purchase. [Pitchfork]