We all want to be just like the cool kids, but nothing is cooler than the acoustic version of Echosmith‘s hit song “Cool Kids”. The techy-synthetic sounds of the original track are hard to beat, even with a voice as angelic as Syndey Sierota’s. However, Echosmith outdid themselves with this one and produced something arguably even better than the version you know and love.
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Echosmith‘s song “Cool Kids” has been blowing up! It has been climbing to the top of the international charts, as well as our Top 20 Countdown list and Billboard‘s Hot 100 on this side of the globe. If you don’t know Echosmith by now, maybe you aren’t one of the the cool kids (JK). But that’s why we’re here, to bring you 5 reasons you NEED to know Echosmith.
Top 20 Countdown host Jim Shearer sat down with former You Oughta Know artist Bleachers‘ Jack Antonoff to talk music, shows and dangerous music videos. Find out why after filming Bleachers’ video for “Rollercoaster“, Antonoff has proudly deemed himself the modern day Tom Cruise.
Talk about having great family genes! The kids in this month’s You Oughta Know band, Echosmith, are one photogenic bunch. As if that weren’t enough, they have great personalities, too! They don’t want to be like the cool kids, they are the cool kids! And lucky us, we got to spend the entire day with them.
We aren’t the only ones who think You Oughta Know amazing, up-and-coming artists. Taylor Swift thinks so too. Why else would she cover Vance Joy‘s “Riptide,” perform with Sam Smith and hang with Lorde? The real question remains: will she make an appearance at this year’s You Oughta Know Live in Concert to prove her devotion?
Get ready for this year’s VH1 “You Oughta Know” concert hosted by Nicole Richie with performances by former YOK artists such as Sam Smith, Tove Lo, Aloe Blacc and more. Tune in to watch some of the biggest names in music perform all of your favorite hits in this two-hour special. This exciting live show will go down on November 13th at 9 PM ET/PT only on VH1!
Welcome to the VH1 You Oughta Know family, Echosmith! As part of their initiation, we threw them a curve ball: our Stop/Watch Challenge. This can separate the boys from the men and the rookies from the professionals. For newcomers, we think these cool kids did pretty well.
Let’s get it out of the way right now: it’s pronounced Toe-v Low. The last two days have been HUGE for electropop singer Tove Lo. Not only did she release her debut studio album Queen Of The Clouds on Tuesday, but she also just launched her U.S. Tour last night at Webster Hall in NYC. In association with VH1′s You Oughta Know series, we livestreamed her concert across multiple platforms, but there was no comparison to seeing her live.
VH1′s You Oughta Know artist from down under Vance Joy says he’s afraid of dentists, the dark and pretty girls in his hit “Riptide,” but what really terrifies him most? Watch the video above to find out. Read more…
Tomorrow night, VH1′s You Oughta Know artist Tove Lo will perform live at NYC’s Webster Hall, and you have a front row ticket. VH1 will be exclusively streaming the performance at 10/9C on ToveLo.VH1.com and the VH1 app.