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by (@unclegrambo)

Comebacks, Leg Drops And Blurred Lines: What We’re Most Thankful For From The World Of Music In 2013

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December is nearly upon us, a month in which all of us take a fond look back at the year that was while also plotting on how we can make the following year even more awesome. That said, today is Thanksgiving, a day which is predicated on giving thanks for all of the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. So it’s only natural that we spent some time over the last week carving our way through the archives here at the VH1 Music, being careful to toss the bones to the left and saving all the good, juicy stuff for you today. So, without further ado, here is our list of What We’re Most Thankful For From The World Of Music In 2013.

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by (@unclegrambo)

21 Things Miley Should Have Put Off Until Her 21st Birthday

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We’d like to wish a very happy birthday to Miss Miley Cyrus, Queen of Twerking. It’s been a very tumultuous adolescence for the former Hannah Montana, a young woman that grew up in the unforgiving glare of the white hot spotlight. Due to the pressure, she’s made lots of headscratching decisions along the way, including doing a great number of things that we really wish she would’ve waited ’til she turned 21 to do.

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by (@unclegrambo)

Top 5 SNL Sketches From Episodes Featuring Stars Who Were Both Host And Musical Guest

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Lady Gaga served as both the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night, marking the 26th time in the show’s 38 seasons that an individual was asked by Lorne Michaels to pull double duty. Gaga, ever the showstopper, did a tremendous job—more on her in a bit!—but what other musicians did the best job of being hilarious during sketches AND singing their faces off?

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by (@kat_george)

20 Times Rihanna Was Inappropriately Sexy With Unsexy Things On Instagram

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Rihanna is to everything as Joey Tribiani is to grandma’s chicken salad — she somehow manages to make anything and everything sexy as hell, and her Instagram presents a treasure trove of evidence to support this thesis. From seductively draping herself over her grandfather to making sexual gestures with phallic objects at the Aquarium in Cape Town; from kissing elephant trunks in Africa and offending by being too sexy at a mosque in Abu Dhabi, Riri is the queen of excessive, untameable sexuality.

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by (@BHSmithNYC)

10 Hot & Hunky Heroes of Southern Rock

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Tonight VH1 Classic will air Black Oak Arkansas: 40 Years of Heaven, Hell N’ High Water, a documentary about the wild antics and unlikely return of the high-energy boogie rockers. Led by long-haired and bare-chested frontman Jim “Dandy” Mangrum, the group were among the top concert draws of the mid-1970s before label and management troubles derailed them.

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The Greatest Heavy Metal Mascots Of All Time

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Some are creepy. Some are epic. And some are just flat out ridiculous. But they’re all awesome. Since the 1970s they’ve been popping up on your favorite hard rock and heavy metal band’s releases and merchandise, and the trend continues to this very day. Here are the greatest metal mascots to ever grace an album cover, stage, t-shirt or nightmare.

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What Are The 30 Most Offensive Band Names Of All Time?

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This post contains some language and visuals that could be classified as highly offensive and, certainly, Not Safe For Work (NSFW). Proceed at your own caution, and don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Believe it or not, when they first hit the scene back in 1968, the name Black Sabbath was considered to be offensive to a wide swath of people. Oh, how far we’ve come since then.

by (@BHSmithNYC)

Douche Magnets: 10 Hot Celebrities That Can’t Stop Dating Jerks

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“Is she really going out with him?” is a common refrain when examining the love lives or our favorite female celebrities. Why do some beautiful and talented women date douchebags? It’s a question nice guys have been pondered for many years. And there’s so many types of different douchebags they date: The bad boys who cheat on them and get in fights at their movie openings, ego-maniacs who belittle them and write nasty songs about them after they break up, and the scumbags who sell their stories and intimate photos to the highest bidder. And then there’s Chris Brown. Here are 10 Douche Magnets who just can’t stop dating jerks.

by (@unclegrambo)

The 20 Biggest Musical Acts Of All-Time Who Hail From The A.T.L.

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The premiere of CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story on VH1 last night got us thinking about what a musical hotbed the city of Atlanta is. As we learned, they don’t call it “Hot-Lanta” for nothing! So we decided to do a little bit of research to determine who, along with TLC, are the biggest musical artists to emerge from the A.T.L.

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