Posts By Jordan Runtagh

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After-School Special: 10 Songs About Wanting To Sleep With Your Teacher

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Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, a time when we reflect on the patient, compassionate, and selfless individuals who taught us good ol’ reading, ‘writin’ and ‘rithmatic. Honestly, we have no idea where we’d be without them. They handed us the keys to knowledge, and set us on a path to a better, more enriching life. So what better way to honor their legacy than think about all the times we secretly wanted to sleep with them!

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Listen Closer! 35 Songs You Didn’t Know Feature Famous Background Singers

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Beach Boys on a Pink Floyd classic? The Beatles on a Rolling Stones disc? Whitney Houston backing Chaka Khan?! No, these aren’t our picks for the best fantasy duets ever -They really happened! And what’s more, you’ve been listening to them for years and probably NEVER EVEN NOTICED! Get your headphones ready, because we might just blow your mind.

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What’s My Name: 15 Bands Named After Real People (Who Aren’t In The Group)

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Dave Matthews Band, Van Halen. These are amazing groups, but clearly they didn’t spend much effort in the name department. Obviously they all take their moniker from a member of the band! But then there are are some groups who go a different route, taking someone else‘s name! That’s a bold move…

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Jared Leto Joins The Ranks Of Music Superstars Who Had MAJOR Beefs With Their Record Company

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Listen up, Third Seconds To Mars fans! The band’s award winning documentary Artifact gets its world-wide premiere THIS SATURDAY (the 26th) at 11 PM ET/PT on both VH1 and Palladia. The film follows Jared Leto and Co. in the midst of a vicious, multi-year, multi-million dollar fight with their record company over the rights to their 2009 album, the aptly titled This Is War.

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Rock From On High: 12 Music Legends Who Found Jesus

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It may have been called “the Devil’s music” when it first burst onto the scene back in the 1950s, but these days many of the greatest rock heroes follow the word of the Lord!  After achieving their dreams of becoming rich and famous, some stars have found their lives in the music biz spiritually empty. That’s when they turned to the Christian faith for enlightenment and peace. But that doesn’t mean they can’t still funk out with the best of ‘em! Well ok, sometimes it does…

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The 10 Most Inappropriately Sexy Uses Of Food In Music Video History

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Food and sex have a weird relationship. In a lot of ways they don’t go together at all, but when they work it’s like peanut better and jelly. Music videos have been accused of hyper-sexualizing pretty much everything over the years -even making a sandwich, having an ice cream, or eating an orange! Something about food really plays well on the small screen, and nobody knew it better than the lovely Kelis. She rewrote the menu with her unforgettable video for “Milkshake” in 2003, and now she’s back on the beat again with her new album, F.O.O.D. It’s out this Tuesday, and each track is named after a different delicacy. Her single “Jerk Ribs” is the appetizer, but we can hardly wait for the main course!

To whet our appetite, we’ve decided to take a look at the most delicious inappropriately sexual uses of food in music video history. Bon appetit!

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Dirty Little Secret: Naughty Things You Never Noticed On Classic Album Covers

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Easter Sunday is just around the corner, so we here at VH1 have decided to put a different kind of “Easter egg” in your baskets this year. We’re talking about hidden messages that have been secretly added to pop culture works like books, movies, and (in this case) album covers! You would be amazed by the details you might have missed in classic record sleeves. And considering it’s a holy day and all, we’ve figured it would be appropriate to make sure that all these messages are slightly naughty or rude. Would you expect any less?

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Thicke And Cyrus To Ride Again! But Who’s Going To Wear The Foam Finger?

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke broke the internet last August with their unforgettable performance during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. But will their famous fathers Alan Thicke and Billy Ray Cyrus will follow in their footsteps with a duet of their own? It seems like they’re pretty down with it! But the real question is: Who’s going to wear the foam finger?

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25 Reasons Why Beyonce And Jay Z Will Have The Hottest Couples Tour EVER

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Prepare to get “Drunk In Love” all over again, because  Beyonce and Jay Z are reportedly taking their double act on the road this summer with a series of 20 tour dates across the country! Sources tell the New York Posts’ PageSix that official announcement will come shortly, and that the tour is slated to kick off at the end of June. There is even talk of an epic July 4th performance in the pair’s home base, NYC!

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Surprise! The 12 Greatest Hidden Tracks In Music

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The switch from CDs to digital MP3s has changed the way we listen to music in many ways, but one of the things we miss most is the excitement of discovering a secret hidden song, unmarked on the track list! Just imagine kicking back and listening to the latest album from your favorite band, and right when you hit the end, ANOTHER song comes bursting out of the speakers like magic! It’s pretty potent stuff. We miss those days…it’s just not the same on our iPods! So today we pay tribute to a dozen of the greatest tunes that ever took our ears by surprise. Play it loud!

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