Music Lists

by (@megsokay)

True Love Songs: 10 Songs Inspired By Real Romances In The Bands Who Recorded Them

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The Immortal Bard once wrote, “If music be the food of love, play on!” but in the cases of these ten amazing bands, love was the fuel behind the music. In each of these 10 bands, at least 2 (if not all) of the bandmates were involved with each other and that off stage romance inspired an amazing song. For some of the couples on our list, their tumultuous break ups inspired classic hit songs, while for others, their true love gave way to sweet, soulful ballads. The course of true love ne’er did run smooth, but it truly inspired these 10 songs.

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by (@limachips)

Live Fast, Die Old: 20 Rock Bad Boys Who Have Stayed Alive

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We’ve probably all heard of the motto that proclaims, “Live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse.” Some of our favorite rock stars of all time only seem to have gotten to the “live fast” part.

For whatever reason–good luck, great genes, or maybe lots of Tai Chi–the 20 bad boys on our list did every drug imaginable, slept with every person they could find, drank every drink in sight and are still somehow with us as old men.

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by (@shakeyourbeauty)

Waka Flocka What?? The 15 Whackest Rapper Names in Hip Hop

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Hip hop is a curious genre — a rapper with the sickest flow could have a name more befitting a cartoon character (Eminem, anyone?). From Snoop Dogg to Too Short, here are the silliest rapper monikers of all time.

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by (@sllambe)

32 Essential Neo Soul Artists (On 1 Playlist)

The return of Erykah Badu on Janelle Monae‘s new song, “Q.U.E.E.N.“, reminded us of a genre that hasn’t seen much love in the past few years: Neo Soul. In the late ’90s, it seemed like everyone was exploring a world of retro R&B influenced by soul and hip hop but these days, the artists channeling this vibe are far and few between. We rounded up 32 artists that helped define this genre of music. Read more…

by (@shakeyourbeauty)

Famous Fails: 15 Celebs Who Tried to Sing…and Bombed

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Imagine how invincible it must feel to be a movie star, top athlete, supermodel, or gazillionaire reality star (sigh, it is what it is) — you must think you can do anything, right? Next stop, rock star fabulosity! Thing is, a music career ain’t so easy to pull off — and these A-listers found out the hard way.

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by (@BHSmithNYC)

10 Crucial Moments In Thin Lizzy History

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Irish hard rock legends Thin Lizzy, who are the subject of this week’s Behind The Music: Remastered, were true badasses whose tomes of fighting and hard living were matched in real time brawls and drug abuse. And like all true tough guys beneath the rough exterior lay a sensitive heart, that of bass-wielding frontman Phil Lynott, one of rock’s most thoughtful and sophisticated song-writers.

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by (@unclegrambo)

VH1′s Top 50 Musical Muses

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Lyric obsessives like us are always parsing through lines and phrases of songs to get a better understanding of our favorite musicians. What inspires them? What causes them consternation? Who do they constantly dream of having sex with? Read more…

by (@shakeyourbeauty)

Me and My Girlfriend: We Rank the 10 Flyest Boo’s in Hip Hop

 

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Ryan Gosling has a mighty sexy plus-one; so does Brad Pitt. But when you’re talking about the flyest wives and girlfriends, ever — we’re talking Beyonce, folks — they aren’t found in Hollywood, they’re in hip hop.

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by (@unclegrambo)

#RANKED: Mariah Carey’s 43 Best Songs

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Today is Mariah Carey‘s birthday, and as a companion piece to Mariah’s 43 best facial expresions, we wanted to celebrate this glorious occasion by counting down her 43 all-time best songs. Since her debut LP, Mariah Carey, dropped back in 1990, no other artist has had the kind of chart success that Mimi has enjoyed: 27 Top 10 singles —18 of which went all the way to #1— and six albums that topped the Billboard 200. So, what we’re saying is that there was a lot of debate about what songs from her amazing catalog should make the list. Read more…

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Mariah Carey’s 43 Best Diva Facial Expressions For Her 43rd Birthday

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Today we’re bumping all Mariah Carey everything to honor the diva’s 43rd birthday. And while we’re zoning out to “Honey” and “We Belong Together” we’re flipping through 43 of the pop legend’s diva facial expressions.

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