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Celebrate ‘A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving’ With Jack Johnson And Alabama Shakes

As part of A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving, revisit the smooth sounds of Jack Johnson performing “Banana Pancakes” and Alabama Shakes jamming to “Hold On” before tuning in to VH1 at 9pm ET/8pm CT on Thanksgiving (11/27) to watch the best performances of Bonnaroo’s past. Former sets include Paul McCartney, Metallica, Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire and more.

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Jack Johnson + Andrew W.K. And More! Here Are 5 Acts You CAN’T Miss At Hangout Fest Day 3

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Today is the third and final day of the 2014 Hangout Fest, but don’t get too sad because we’ve saved (some of) the best for last! This party is going out in style, and VH1 is here to make sure you get the most music on our livestream. There’s dozens of acts playing today, but we’ve narrowed it down to five ones that you can’t POSSIBLY miss!

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The Black Keys, OutKast, The Killers + Jack Johnson Headline Hangout Fest This Weekend!

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Summertime is (finally) here, and with it comes the 5th annual Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama! How is it more awesome than all of the other open-air fests this season? Well, first of all, this one is ON A BEACH! But most importantly, Hangout boasts an amazing array of the best bands in the biz.┬áThe three-day extravaganza will be headlined by musical titans The Black Keys, The Killers, the newly reformed Outkast, and Jack Johnson! But we’re just getting started…

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Jack Johnson Keeps It Extremely Casual In His New Video, “I Got You”

When it comes to chillin’, few are better at it than Jack Johnson. The native Hawaiian troubadour has more or less cornered the market on casual cool with his whole laidback acoustic vibe, along the way building one of the most dedicated fanbases in all of music. He just headlined Bonnaroo last month, and his next album, From Here To Now To You, is set for release in September. Our colleagues over at VH1 News recently caught up with the mellow pop-folk singer and asked him about his extremely casual new video, “I Got You.”

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10 Unexpectedly Awesome Cover Songs

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Covers aren’t always a bad thing. Sometimes, an artist can breathe new life into a familiar track and make it something completely new. And that’s okay! In fact, it’s really awesome. That’s what these 10 artists, including Yael Naim, Florence Welch and Jack Johnson, have done with these songs. They all managed to make these tracks their own and give us 10 more unexpectedly awesome covers.

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VH1′s Top 100 Videos of 2011 … So Far

As we parallel park into July and officially hit the curb of this year’s halfway point, it’s time to take a quick look back at what the past six months have taught us. Not conventional life lessons, however; we’re talking about stuff that’s a little bit less intense and also involves YOU! That’s right, in the first installment of our Top 100 Videos of 2011… So Far, we’re spilling the beans on the #100-51 most clicked-and-viewed videos on VH1.com. You’ll see that this pi?ata-like list of content contains tasty treats and slippery surprises alike! We’ve got brand-new videos that just recently launched, some VH1 Classic leaning clips (hey there, Megadeth), repeat offenders, and of course, effervescent, essential vids from the music video cannon. So take a look at the first fifty videos below and don’t forget to come back later this week as we continue on our quest to discover what artist snags the #1 spot!

100. Jack Johnson, “From The Clouds”
99. Chris Brown, “Deuces”
98. Ke$ha, “Tik Tok”
97. Bruno Mars, “The Other Side”
96. Beyonc?, “Video Phone (Extended Remix)”
95. Usher, “OMG”
94. B.o.B, “Airplanes”
93. Taylor Swift, “Mine”
92. Sara Bareilles, “King Of Anything”
91. John Legend & The Roots, “Wake Up Everybody”

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Summer Jams: Jim Shearer’s Top Three Contenders for “Song of the Summer”

It might not be officially “summer” until June 21, but that’s not stopping us from starting our 2011 Song of the Summer Countdown. All day today, we’ll be highlighting Song of the Summer contenders as chosen by people who not only work here, but those that live and breathe music. Up first, we’ve got three picks from Jim Shearer, host of the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown, which airs each and every Saturday morning. Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments!

NOMINATION: Beastie Boys feat. Santigold, “Don?t Play No Game That I Can?t Win?
EXPLANATION: To the naked ear it sounds like a Santigold song featuring the Beastie Boys, but don?t be fooled. When MCA, Mike D, and Ad-Rock were crafting the instrumental for this beachside-reggae delight, they were having trouble piecing it into a proper song until they got on the bat-phone and rang Santigold. ?Don?t Play No Game? is pop enough for mainstream radio, but will Katy Perry, Beyoncé, and Ke$ha fans open their ears to listen?

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