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Thanksgiving’s 10 Most Thankful Songs

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[Photo: Getty Images]


Thanksgiving is here and you’re no doubt already feeling thankful, for getting the day off from work! Later today you’ll be stuffed to the gills on turkey and mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie and washing it down with spiced wine and spiked eggnog and then the reality will sink in. You’re stuck here. With your family, who you love to death but who drive you crazy with their non-stop questions about whom you’re dating, why you didn’t get that promotion, why do you still live in that crappy neighborhood, when are you going to settle down and have kids and on top of that you’re really, really, really, uncomfortably full. Read more…

by (@SamSpokenWord)

Friday Face-Off: Angsty-Girl Song Edition!

You know what was better that your angsty teenage years? Everything. But just because that period of extreme insecurity, emotional volatility and irrational arguments with  parents are behind us (mostly), doesn’t me we can’t look back and chuckle at the days gone past. Michelle Branch and Alanis Morissette undoubtedly got me through the days of catty girl-fights, brutal break-ups and inexplicable hostility… towards life. Vote now and decide whether Alanis’s “You Oughta Know” or Michelle’s “Are You Happy Now?” satisfies your rage spells with more fiery finesse. All hail the queens of sass.

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by (@emilyexton)

Ariana Grande, Drake, And More Musicians With Nickelodeon Roots

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By now you know all about Ariana Grande, the 20-year-old Sam & Cat star with a four-octave range, whose debut album made a splash on the Billboard charts this week. But how many other musicians got their start on Nickelodeon?
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Better Luck Next Time: 10 Weird Musical Past Lives Of Famous Rock Stars

10 Craziest Musical Pasts Of Famous Rock Stars

Some musicians burst onto the scene with their artistic vision fully formed. But many other take some time to discover their true style, leaving a pile of weirdly uncharacteristic recordings in their wake. You know those awkward middle school photos you with bleached tips and Oakley glasses trying to look like a skater dude? Same kind of deal. Many of the primitive musical projects from these future-famous artists are straight-up bizarre, while others are so good that we wished they went that direction full time! They may not all be catchy, but they’re definitely all super interesting. Read on to see 10 of the most unexpected musical past lives of rock stars!

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by (@megsokay)

Bad Romances: The True Stories Behind Ten Epic Break Up Songs

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Everyone knows the only way to heal a broken heart is to channel your emotions into an epic break up song. Some get their rage out screaming along with Alanis Morissette‘s “You Oughta Know,” while others opt for a more wistful sound, like Adele‘s “Someone Like You.”

But what about the songs themselves? Who inspired our favorite break up ballads? Did Russell Brand really prompt Katy Perry to pen “Part of Me?” And is “Cry Me A River” about Justin Timberlake‘s break up with Britney Spears? Which of your favorite break up songs are about true love gone wrong–and which were just born out of a lucky studio session?

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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…

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Tuned In: Alanis Morissette Covers “Basket Case” For Bilie Joe Armstrong On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Alanis Morissette filled in for Green Day on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, after they were forced to cancel their scheduled appearance after the weekend’s incidents. Although she could have used the time to do something off of her new album Havoc And Bright Lights, Morrissette opted instead to pay tribute to the great pop-punk band by performing an intriguing cover of Green Day’s 1994 classic, “Basket Case,” and by dedicating it to the currently struggling Billie Joe Armstrong.

Only a woman who has boasted about wearing her sweater backwards and inside out, as Morissette does in “All I Really Want,” can turn an agitated pop punk classic case into a piano and guitar ballad and make it sound so natural. Like Green Day in angst but not much more, she sang “I am one of those melodramatic fools/ neurotic to the bone, no doubt about it” like the line was written for her. So odd as the job may have been, she made for a great Green Day. And then when she was done, she very sweetly said “We love you Billie Joe.” Indeed.

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