by (@unclegrambo)

Carly Rae Jepsen Needs To Call The Bullpen, Baby!

Baseball, as we all know, is America’s pastime. Canada? Not so much. That’s why it wasn’t too surprising that north of the border pop star Carly Rae Jepsen wasn’t able to connect with the catcher when she threw out the ceremonial first pitch at yesterday’s Houston Astros/Tampa Bay Rays game. However, it wasn’t that simply that she didn’t throw a strike to the catcher that has everyone talking. As you’ll see in the video above, her first pitch might well go down in the annals as the Worst First Pitch In Baseball History. As Bob Uecker would say, “That one was JUUUUST a bit outside!”

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by (@unclegrambo)

This Carly Rae Jepsen And NIN Mashup Is Unholy, Yet Undeniable

We’re already firmly on the record with our desire to leave “Call Me Maybe” in 2012 where it belongs, but we’ll readily admit that there’s a part of us that will never be able resist the lure of Carly Rae Jepsen‘s disco strings. That arrangement is so catchy and inspiring that it can even turn the material of an angst-ridden sourpuss like Trent Reznor into something that makes you think of nothing but puppies and rainbows.
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Grammys 2013: Breaking Down Some Of The Lesser Known Categories

Grammy Award Trophies

All week long here on VH1 Tuner, we’ve been outlining the 2013 Grammys favorites in the four major categories: Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Album Of The Year. With tomorrow night’s broadcast of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards just over 24 hours away, we thought we’d take a look at some incredibly compelling races in some of the lesser known categories: Best Rap Song, Best Rap ALbum, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Album Notes.

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Grammys 2013: Who Should Win Song Of The Year? [POLL]

If an artist wins the Grammy for Song of the Year, they’ve immediately been granted permission to stunt on everybody for at least a year with “Hi, I’m Grammy winner [insert name], and my song was, well, better than any other song that year.” It’d be pretty obnoxious but the Recording Academy acknowledging your song as the best one for the year is clutch. Read more…

by (@zaragolden)

The Numbers Are In: Adele, Gotye And Jack White Top Year-End Sales Charts

Nielsen SoundScan numbers are in and the final tallies have been arrived at, and so it seems that 2012’s biggest sellers are Gotye, Jack White and of course Adele. Is anybody surprised?

Taylor Swift put up a good fight late in the year, as did One Direction (who have two albums ranking in the top five) and Mumford & Sons. But once again none could top Adele, whose much beloved 2011 album 21 sold another 4.41 million copies this year to top year-end album sales for the second year in a row (just as she did on iTunes). The blustery Brit’s staying power is impressive, but we can’t imagine that there are enough people left of this earth of ours still sans 21 to enable her to keep this up for a third year. But perhaps she could put out a new album that might earn her another two years at the top?

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by (@unclegrambo)

12 Songs From 2012 That We Hope We Never Hear In 2013

Psy Dances Gangnam Style On The View

As Times Square gets ready for the influx of hundreds of thousands of revelers here to celebrate the arrival of 2013 Anno Domini, the Korean sensation PSY is plotting to retire his massive YouTube hit, “Gangnam Style.” “Being in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is already special — it’s the biggest stage in the universe — plus it’s my birthday, so, with all that, it may be the ending of ‘Gangnam Style,’” PSY told our friends over at MTV News. “I mean, what better way to do it?”

We couldn’t agree more! As much as we loved “Gangnam Style” when we first saw it appear on YouTube, we have no reservations whatsoever about retiring the song in 2013 because, let’s face it, the song is #PLAYEDOUT. In that spirit, here’s our list of other songs from 2012 that we hope to hear tonight and will always recall fondly, but honestly hope to never hear again once the sun rises tomorrow morning.


12. The Lumineers, “Ho Hey” – After thousands of listens, “Ho! Hey!” is starting to turn into “No! Way!”
11. Neon Trees, “Everybody Talks” – It started with a whisper, but when we hear this song on the radio now, it makes us wanna shout “CHANGE THE CHANNEL!”
10. One Direction, “Little Things” – We can’t remember a more passive-aggressive song ever getting this much airplay. #cringeworthy
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by (@Lacezilla)

2012’s Most Memorable One-Liners In Music

Whether it arrives via an artist’s song lyrics, ad-libs or in the form of a routine sound while performing on stage, your favorite rappers and singers are constantly dropping consumable anecdotes for the masses. If they’re lucky, these catchphrases are repeated and mimicked often enough to eventually be added to the popular-culture lexicon, used as amusing mantras for us all to drop in text messages and into tweets as #hashtags. Some might even make it into the dictionary.

This year, especially, delivered a treasure trove of jack-able artist quotes, and while you might wish that most of these never make it into 2013, we present you with a nostalgic look at this year in music verbiage: 2012’s Most Memorable One-Liners.

1. “YOLO”
We’ve seen the tattoos and we’ve heard the stories of it tragically back-firing, so there’s certainly no denying that Drake’s (or Rick Ross’?) You Only Live Once motto wasn’t one of the biggest this year.

2. “(Pop A) Molly”
We can all rattle off a list of rappers who (over)used this designer drug reference in 2012, but here’s hoping that Meek, Kanye, French, Trinidad James, Ross and others can find a new addiction to flaunt come January 1.

3. “Oh God”
Like a cheerleader for himself, Detroit’s G.O.O.D Music member Big Sean knows how to announce himself before spitting a verse. Alternate spellings include gawd and gaud.

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