Stop/Watch

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Jack Antonoff Strips Down Bleachers’ “I Wanna Get Better” In This Stop/Watch Challenge

This month’s You Oughta Know artists Bleachers are known for their over-the-top sound and larger-than-life stage presence. Well, for our 60 second Stop/Watch challenge, Jack Antonoff gave us a stripped down version of the popular Bleachers hit “I Wanna Get Better”, and it proves the rule that sometimes less is MORE!

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Chill Out With The Soulful Stylings Of YOK Artist Avery*Sunshine’s STOP/WATCH Performance


One minute. A complete song. This is our Stop/Watch challenge. We grab the greatest names in music and ask them to perform their biggest hit in a matter of a minute. Some falter when they step onto our stage, but others soar. Avery*Sunshine is one who took the challenge like a champ and sang her song “Call My Name” in 20 seconds flat. You go girl!

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STOP/WATCH: London Grammar Tries Their Hand At Our 60 Second Challenge

In the Stop/Watch challenge, bands have to race against the clock to perform their hit song in 60 seconds or less. With that kind of pressure, only the best of the best make it through with their tune intact. Newcomer London Grammar didn’t blink twice when we dared them perform their award-winning song “Strong” in just a minute. Spoiler alert: they absolutely killed it!

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STOP/WATCH: Rixton’s Performance Of “Me + My Broken Heart” Is Going To Get A Speeding Ticket

We’ve had some amazing talent on Stop/Watch, but our favorites are those who pour their heart and soul into those 60 seconds. It can be tough trying to squeeze an entire song into a single minute, but the best bands take their familiar sounds and throw a crazy twist on it. Well, Rixton just made our list of the best artists on Stop/Watch.

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See The Make A Band Famous Final Four Compete In The Stop/Watch Challenge!


Malado! performs “Pinocchio” in the Make A Band: Famous Stop/Watch Challenge.

The Make a Band Famous contest has just announced it’s “Final Four” and they are Tony Memmel, Malado!, Fancy Reagan and Chris Ayer. Starting last night, 24 bands have been fighting it out for a once in a lifetime recording contract from Republic Records in a variety of musical competitions that pushed them to the brink of their musical abilities. Taking a cue from VH1′s popular online music series, the Stop/Watch Challenge asked the bands to play one of their songs in one minute flat and you can see the finalists’ performances right here. Read more…