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You Won’t Believe How Good Sara Bareilles’ “Brave” Sounds In Just 60 Seconds

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Sure, creating a hit song is hard, but try shortening that hit into 60-seconds of earwormy genius and you’ve got VH1′s Stop/Watch which has artists like Sara Bareilles throwing down her Billboard 100 track “Brave” in under a minute. Just when you thought that song couldn’t be more addictive.

Our You Oughta Know alumna isn’t the only singer stepping up to our music challenge. Goo Goo Dolls reworked “Rebel Beat” while YOK alums JOHNNYSWIM and fan-picked Russell Taylor bravely served up abridged versions of “Don’t Let It Get You Down” and “War of Hearts,” respectively. Check out our video gallery to see if they all beat the clock.

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by (@unclegrambo)

The Top 10 Rip-Offs In Music History

Top 10 Rip-Offs In Music History

One of the biggest stories in the world of pop music over the last week has been the (pardon the pun) upROAR over whether or not Katy Perry‘s new single “Roar” borrows a bit too liberally from Sara Bareilles‘ “Brave” (see: Is Katy Perry A Sara Bareilles Kopy Kat?). If you ask us, both songs are under suspicion for lifting the opening piano line of “Something Beautiful” by Robbie Williams, so we feel like neither party can claim absolute innocence here.

It’s worth noting that this is neither the first—nor will it be the last!—instance when one songwriter accuses another songwriter of cribbing a riff or a melody. With that said, it’s time to present you with this: the Top 10 Rip-Offs In Pop Music History.

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Is Katy Perry A Sara Bareilles Kopy Kat? (POLL)

Is Katy Perry A Sara Bareilles Kopy Kat?

Katy Perry dropped her latest smash single, “Roar,” last week and, as most of the Teenage Dream’s songs tend to do, it obliterated the competition. Industry insiders are predicting that by the time final numbers roll in later this week, over 550,000 people will have downloaded the song, which more than doubles the sales of her closest competitor (Lady Gaga‘s “Applause”) and would make it the fastest selling track of Katy’s illustrious career (which includes seven Number One songs). However, the runaway success of this song is not without some controversy, as some are accusing the Queen of the Katycats of instead being a Sara Bareilles Kopy Kat.

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The Blessed Unrest: Sara Bareilles Has More Song Inspiration To Share

It’s been all-Sara Bareilles-everything here on Tuner this week. After breaking down each song on her new album The Blessed Unrest for us in Track-By-Track, we asked Sara what songs have fueled her artistic inspiration most over the years.

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The Blessed Unrest: What Music Inspires Sara Bareilles?

She encourages her fans to be “Brave,” but what songs giveĀ Sara Bareilles the courage to dance like no one is watching? In addition to breaking down all 12 tracks on her new album, The Blessed Unrest, Sara is sharing the music that’s made her feel strong, calm, and inspired throughout her life.

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by (@unclegrambo)

Sara Bareilles Breaks Down The Blessed Unrest, Track By Track (Pt. 2 of 2)

Sara Bareilles Track By Track

blessed-unrest-itunes2Sara Bareilles‘ latest LP, The Blessed Unrest, was released yesterday and immediately lept to the top of the iTunes charts, eclipsing even Jay-Z’s mammoth Magna Carta Holy Grail. We weren’t surprised by this success in the slightest, as VH1 has been #TeamSara since the way, way back. At this point, the You Oughta Know alum looks like she has a decent shot at topping next week’s charts, which would be richly deserved success for this LP, the most accomplished collection of songs that she’s released in her career to date.

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Sara Bareilles Breaks Down The Blessed Unrest, Track By Track (Pt. 1 of 2)

Sara Bareilles The Blessed Unrest VH1 Track-By-Track

We here at VH1 have been passengers on the Sara Bareilles bandwagon since we first heard her breakthrough album, Little Voice, back in 2007. Over the course of the last six years and change, the You Oughta Know alum has sold millions of albums, been nominated for multiple Grammys, and developed significantly as both a songwriter and artist. Today, she releases her highly anticipated fourth LP, The Blessed Unrest, which is already drawing acclaim thanks to its pro-LGBT anthem, “Brave.”

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