Travie McCoy has the best of both worlds, it seems. When he’s in a collaborative mood, he gets to work with his best buddies as part of Gym Class Heroes, but when he’s got a creative itch that he has to scratch, he can pivot and go solo, too. The latter strategy worked very well for him when he teamed up with Bruno Mars on “Billionaire” a few years ago, and now he’s partnered with Jason Mraz on a new track called “Rough Water.”
The Civil Wars are, sadly, still broken up. Nary a day goes by when we don’t find ourselves wishing that John Paul White and Joy Williams could find a way to bury the proverbial hatchet (or even a literal one, if that would help!) and return to making music together. All is not lost, though, as evidenced by their latest video from their eponymous second album, “Dust To Dust.”
“Work Bitch” —or “Work Bi**h!” for the easily offended/excitable—is the first single off of Britney Spears‘ upcoming eighth studio album, which is set to be released in December. As #SoundScanner has noted, it has gotten off to a disappointing start when compared to “Hold It Against Me,” the first single off her last album. Perhaps fearing that the song was a stiff, the powers-that-be reportedly greenlit a $6.5 million budget for the “Work Bitch” video, making it the second most expensive music video of all-time. So now that we’ve seen the final product, just what exactly did they get for that money? Let’s investigate*!
Everyone loves a good old fashioned music video countdown, but we thought we’d turn the tables and do a countup…with a twist. The 25 songs on our list aren’t bound together by musical genre or release date. It’s just that when you listen these 25 songs in order, you’re not just listening to great music, you’re also counting from 1 to…25.
On Monday, Miley Cyrus debuted the brand new video for her ballad, “Wrecking Ball.” In the video directed by everyone’s favorite creepy uncle, Terry Richardson, Cyrus gets awfully sensual with some construction equipment. Like, really sensual. That infamous tongue of hers makes its way back out and onto a sledgehammer. Then there’s all the writhing and groping of the old ball and chain. Man, Liam Hemsworth must be jealous he’s not getting the same attention from his
ex-girlfriend lover Robin Thicke humper fiancé or whatever those two are these days. Read more…
No, you’re not hallucinating after catching some sort of malaria during this wild jungle journey. That’s definitely Katy Perry brushing an alligator’s teeth AND giving an elephant a manicure after crash landing in the wild. Let’s give a round of ROARing applause for this adventure-filled music video, which also includes Katycat swinging from vines and soothing savage beasts with nothing but the power of her voice (not to mention some choice beats courtesy of Dr. Luke).
Summer is almost over, which means it’s almost time to go back to school. Before you get all angst ridden about the social horrors and intimidating curriculums of elementary school, high school and college, keep in mind that school doesn’t have to suck. In fact, these 20 music video schools are pretty damn cool.
One of them might even feature Beyoncé.
Robin Thicke might scoop up the Moonman for Video of the Year tonight at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards for “Blurred Lines,” but it’s his new video for “Give It 2 U” that everyone can’t stop talking about. MTV News was live on the set of “Give It 2 U ft. 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar (Remix)” to talk to the man himself about reuniting with “Blurred Lines” director Diane Martel.
The long-awaited follow up to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has finally arrived, and with assistance from rappers 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, the R&B singer playfully unleashes an arsenal of fun foolishness in the Diane Martel-directed video.
The 2013 Video Music Awards are set to air this Sunday, August 25, at 9PM/8C. In chorus with this program, you’ll no doubt be hearing a smattering of chatter on social media about how MTV doesn’t play music videos anymore, which isn’t actually true but does lend itself to lots of reminiscing about “the good ole days.” Speaking of which, do YOU know what videos aired during MTV’s very first day of programming way back on August 1, 1981? Of course, every trivia nut worth their salt knows that “Video Killed The Radio Star” was the first video ever played on the then-fledgling network, but we’re guessing you probably don’t know what came after that (or after that, and so on and so on).