Music Lists

by (@emilyexton)

Gucci Mane, P. Diddy, Prince And More Notable Celebrity Name Changes

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Whether or not it was a hint at an identity crisis, Gucci Mane‘s short-lived experimentation with the name “Guwop” is far from the only time a celebrity has made a high-profile name change in the prime of his or her career. Below, a toast to 30 stars who opted to do what unborn children are rarely allowed: create a different name for themselves–and at times, an accompanying persona.

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by (@unclegrambo)

The 51 Most Awesomely ’80s Photos Of Jon Bon Jovi

The 51 Most Awesomely 80s Photos Of Jon Bon Jovi

No one dominated the middle to late 1980s quite like Jon Bon Jovi did. Every dude in America wanted to be his best friend, and every girl the world over wanted to be his best friend, too (if only for a night).

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by (@Lacezilla)

Thanks To Miguel, We’re Celebrating The Top 10 Socially Conscious Videos

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As if the song itself wasn’t already glorious on its own, Miguel’s new black and white video for “Candles In The Sun” pulls at your heart-strings even more. Shifting a bit from the sensual topics he’s been known for, the recent Grammy winner uses imagery from superstorm Sandy’s aftermath to put forth an agenda of awareness in the clip, making us recall some of our favorite meaningful, cause-driven videos over the years. Who made the cut?

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by (@lindseyweber)

Welcome Back, Fall Out Boy! (Your Songs Still Have The Most Wonderfully Ridiculous Names)

Fall Out Boy is getting back together. It’s all very exciting. Their new single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” is TWELVE words long (including what’s in the parenthesis) and as far as I’m concerned, each word is more thrilling than the last. Because aside from being known as the band with Pete Wentz, they’re also quite well known for having the most wonderfully ridiculous song titles. Ridiculous(ly awesome) in length (and super into the usage of the parenthetical aside). In honor of their new single and its TWELVE WORDS, I’ve ordered some of the worst FOB offenders from least to most offensive. See if you can figure out what the songs are about just from the titles!

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by (@unclegrambo)

Robin Sparkles Morphs Into Robin Daggers On How I Met Your Mother (And Pays Homage To Angsty 90s Music Videos)

How I Met Your Mother is the kind of show that, against your better judgment, you just can’t stop watching. Even the most hardcore fans of the show would readily admit that it’s been years since the show hit its creative peak, and despite the fact that we’ve yet to meet the titular Mother of the show, it feels as if we, the viewers, will never stop sliding down the slippery slope of denouement. Still, we tune in. Read more…

by (@emilyexton)

Miley Cyrus + Tyler, The Creator And 17 More Really Weird Musical Hookups

Top 18 Unexpected Musical Collaborations

Miley Cyrus‘s March Cosmopolitan cover story is the interview that keeps on giving. Not only did she reveal two key groups to align yourself with if you want to make it in showbiz (that would be “Brazilians and gays”) and go bra-less on newsstands nationwide, but she finally elaborated on plans for her new album. We’ve seen some Twitter communication between Miley and Odd Future‘s Tyler, the Creator–including a enthusiastic suggestion to “get fat and watch TV”–and now we have proof that this friendly banter may have been born in the booth. Says Miley:

I wrote this song with Mary J. Blige, and Tyler, The Creator heard it and said, “I am obsessed with this song, and I will guest on it if you promise me that you will keep it on the album.'”And he killed it!

While Tyler isn’t the first artist we’d guess Destiny Hope would call for studio time, but when combined with her performance of “Rebel Yell” and penchant for dropping Twitter truthbombs, we’re liking the diva more and more each day. As we wait for what will be either a head-scratcher of epic proportions or the reinvention of music (not to mention Disney star career paths) entirely, let’s look back at some of the more unexpected, and to be frank, WTF musical collaborations over the years.

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The Top 9 Unexpected Endorsements From Music Stars

You know you’ve made it when the major dough starts rolling in for endorsement deals. Ask Beyonce about that $50 million Pepsi deal or 50 Cent‘s partnership with Vitamin Water (which netted him somewhere between $60-$100 milli). Taylor Swift didn’t let the ink dry before announcing, via video, her new venture with Diet Coke. It’s unclear how much Taylor made from this collaboration, but it’s T. Swift. She’s definitely not accepting chump change. In honor of Taylor being the newest addition to #teamCoke, we present the most unexpected and/or outrageous musician endorsements. Read more…