Posts By Samantha Friedman

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Friday Face-Off: Songs For Lovers!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Aw shucks, we’re just feeling so ooey gooey inside that we decided to share some heartfelt love songs with you. But don’t worry – they’re not too mushy, they’re just totally awesome. Do you think Mary Lambert‘s video for “She Keeps Me Warm” or Paramore‘s “Still Into You” is the better song for lovers? We love them both (and you!) so we need your help to decide. Hurry chocolate is running out! We mean time. TIME is running out. Sheesh, someone better get us a chocolate heart ASAP.
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John Newman Can Make You ‘Love Me Again’ In 60 Seconds

John Newman‘s minute-long condensed version of his single “Love Me Again” for VH1′s Stop/Watch is simply amazing. Is it because of his English charm? Or perhaps his delicious soulful voice? Hard to say, but we know it’s a song that makes everyone love him… again. And again.

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Friday Face-Off: t.A.T.u. Vs. Pussy Riot

Game time! The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are well underway, and we think it’s pretty cool. Yeah, that was a winter “cool” pun. Since Russia is already in the spotlight this week for their celebration of sports, we’ve decided to branch out the Russian achievements and look at their musical success. t.A.T.u. and Pussy Riot are two marvelous (and outspoken) bands that have emerged from this  chilly country of borsht and blinis, and we thank them for all they’ve donated to the sphere of melodic madness. So vote now and tell us whether t.A.T.u.’s video for “All The Things She Said” or Pussy Riot’s “Punk Prayer – Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!” is your favorite.

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Friday Face-Off: Super Bowl Edition

Hey sports fans, pumped for Super Bowl Sunday? I know we are! So much in fact, we’ve been celebrating the sports-tastic event all week, with some Super Bowl Blitz entertainment. These music festivities, hosted by Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler, included stellar performances by  J. ColeJanelle Monáe, Fall Out Boy and TLC. But no fear if you missed it, we’ve got hot talent on the upcoming roster. Goo Goo Dolls will perform tonight on VH1 at 11/10C (catch the livestream here) and Gavin DeGraw will rock out tomorrow night. So much excitement! Read more…

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Prepare To Be Mesmerized With Goo Goo Dolls’ “Come To Me” In Just 60 Seconds

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Yep, it’s no walk in the park molding the next hit song, and it’s even harder shortening that stellar tune into a 60-second cohesive piece of brilliance. But somehow, someway, VH1′s Stop/Watch artists manage to do just that, and we’ve got a hot selection including the Goo Goo Dolls‘ very own John Rzeznik throwing down the croon-worthy “Come To Me” in under a minute. Just when you thought that song couldn’t be more addictive… it did.

But the Goo Goo Dolls frontman isn’t the only singer stepping up to the plate. Diane Birch reworked “Superstars” and Lucius restructured the delightfulness that is “Turn It Around”. But don’t take our word for it. Check out our video gallery to see if they can all beat the clock.

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Friday Face-Off: Jessie J Vs. Rihanna

Hey boys! Can you hear us ladies?! Jessie J and Beyonce are two fabulous female artists who give guys a shout-out in their music (and a feisty shout-outs at that). Sometimes the lyrics are ferocious, and other times they’re simply controversial (give a good listen and you’ll know when you blush). But whichever way you want to spin it, the songs are unbelievably addictive. Do you think Jessie J’s video for “Do It Like A Dude” or Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” is the catchier male call-out?

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Friday Face-Off: Nicki Minaj Vs. Robin Thicke

It’s no secret the weather has been a hot mess recently. Heh, we mean – cold mess. The polar vortex (yep, we’re getting technical on you) is moving cold air all across the USA, and baby we can feel it. But just because these frigid temperatures can be a bit of a buzz kill, doesn’t mean we can’t go on partying in the warmth of the indoors. And while we’re at it, let’s pretend we’re on the beach with some bootylicious bikini-clad ladies. Sound good? Read more…

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Who Knew?! Actors Who Have Released Albums

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Robert Downy Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Bruce Willis may not have a lot in common, but they do have one thing – they’re are all fabulous actors. Oh, and they’re pretty sexy (in their own rights). But there’s one more common thread these movie stars share, and it has nothing to do with their on-screen brilliance. Oh, no, no. It has to do with their karaoke skills. Well, kind of. Would you believe us if we told you these guys have each released albums? It’s true! They’ve got singing pipes. Or at least they think so. Read more…

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Friday Face-Off: Best Video Make-Outs!

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and we all have the same thing on our minds: that sultry kiss we’ll be having at the stroke of midnight. Some of you may already have a special someone in mind, while others may be in panic mode. Who is going to be my midnight kiss? your mind is screaming silently. You’ve spent weeks coordinating the perfect NYE party to attend, dedicated endless hours to selecting the sharpest, sleekest and most sequin-tastic attire to wear to said party, and still – the planning is not be complete. Who is going to be your lucky smooch when the ball drops? Read more…

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Friday Face-Off: Holiday Song Spectacular!

Christmas is in the air! Can you smell the pine needles? Can you hear the crackling fire? Can you walk straight after all the egg nog? Hmmm maybe, not so much.

In honor of this cheery time of year, we’re bringing you Christmas songs with a pop-py musical twist! Justin Bieber sings his heart out in the kiss-worthy “Mistletoe” and ‘N Sync melts our hearts with “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.” Christmas has never looked so sexy, has it? So vote now and help us decide which music video gets you more excited for the holidays! These songs are so steamy, they might just melt away all the snow this winter…
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