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Second Time Around: Which Of These Cover Versions Was More Popular Than Its Original?

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With Lorde‘s cover of Tears For Fears’ hit “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” having just been released, we’re wondering if the new version could possibly become more memorable than the 1985 classic. And even if the latest rendition doesn’t conquer the original, which cover songs actually were more successful than the first take?

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Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicki And More: Which Musician Won Halloween 2013?

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This year, Halloween fell on a weekend Halloween fell on a Thursday, which means that our famous friends have been sporting costumes for nearly a week now. During that time, we here at VH1 Music have been keeping our eyes on what our favorite musicians—names like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato & more—were dressing up as. We’ve collected some of the most memorable looks—be they spooky, sexy, or straight up scary!—in the gallery above and now we’re turning it over to you, the fans. Which musician WON Halloween 2013? Vote in our poll below!

[Photos: I Am Beyonce, Instagram, Splash News]

by (@JordanRuntagh)

The 20 Most Scandalous On-Stage Wardrobe Malfunctions

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A rock star performing on stage is like a bird in flight. They’re in the zone, on another plane, just totally and completely in the moment. And sometimes their clothes, well…they just can’t keep up! The end result? Wardrobe malfunctions.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Work It! The 10 Hottest Pole Dancing Performances In Music Video History

10 Hottest Pole Dancing Performances

Rihanna became the latest pop star to show off their naughty side with a stripper-chic music video for “Pour It Up.” The raunchy vid features her expert pole dancing skills, acquired from lessons with a pro pole-choreographer. Although just a beginner, Riri took charge like a champ! The video got us thinking about other artists who’ve taken to the pole over the course of their career. From Britney Spears to Beyonce, we’ve chosen ten of the very hottest. Head down below and see how they rank!

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Double Trouble: The 35 Best-Selling Double Albums Of All Time

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Ahhh, the double album. It wasn’t always just for greatest hits packages and live releases. Yes, there was a time when these twin-plates were the format of choice for musicians with a lot of material and a lot to say. The results were usually sprawling opuses, packed to the brim with epic tracks. Sure we record buyers had to shell out a little extra cash, but we didn’t care. In fact, we felt spoiled: We were being treated to TWO new records by our favorite artist instead of just one!

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