Hit songs become a part of our lives, whether we like it or not! We fall in love when them, dance to them, hear them everywhere we go, and then become sick of them…for a short time, at least. It’s a tale as old as time. But there have been quite a few mega-hits over the years that were almost mega-misses! Yes, some of the biggest songs of all times very nearly ended up in the trash, done by someone else, or were never written at all! Read on to learn 15 MONSTER hits that very nearly never made it to our stereos. It’s pretty scary to think of a world without these beloved classics!
Flashing your midriff to stir up controversy? That went out with Gwen Stefani‘s bindi. Showing some sideboob to lure the lenses of the paparazzi? That’s even more common than finding a copy of Fergalicious at the used record store. So, how is a musician to keep themselves at the forefront of popular culture in 2013? Well, in addition to, you know, actually making good music, the answer is clear: UNDERBUTT.
Every summer needs a theme tune, and each year pop music lovers passionately debate which single will earn the distinction of being named the Song of the Summer! In our eyes, this honor is wayyyy better than a Grammy. Record sales and official charts factor into it, but that’s definitely not all it takes to earn the exclusive title. These feel-awesome anthems have to permeate every avenue of our existence, playing seemingly at every moment, everywhere we go, during everything we do. Ordinarily that sounds like torture, but we’re too busy dancing to care. A true summer song is just THAT good! The polls are still open on this year’s song (*cough* “What rhymes with ‘Hug me’?” *cough*), but we’ve decided to take a look back the best summer jams from the past 15 years. Head down below and relive them all, and then vote on your ultimate favorite! These hot hits will keep you warm all winter long…
Whether we did it with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lunchbox or a Disney Princess clad diary, we’ve all flaunted our cartoon obsessions one way or another. However, these 30 musicians have kicked their animated addictions up a notch. From Rihanna‘s fierce April-esque ensemble at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards to Katy Perry‘s Marge-tacular outfit at the 2012 Kid’s Choice Awards, it’s clear some celebs look freakishly similar to our favorite cartoons. Check out the full photo gallery below to see all 30 musicians who have cartoon clones.
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The first round of the 2013 Bikini Awards will be wrapping up very soon, but before we determine which gals (and guys!) advance to the second round, we would be remiss if we didn’t include some of the world’s hottest musicians to the mix. After all, few can command the spotlight—on stage and on the beach—quite like Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna can.