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Tuned In: Estelle Wants To “Thank You” On Leno

One of VH1′s favorite DIVAS, Estelle, took a moment to say “Thank You” on Leno last night. In a glittering gown, Estelle looked every part the diva in floor length black satin and sparkling silver bustier. She sang “Thank You”, from her third album All Of Me. Estelle’s performance was vibrant, sassy and every now and then gave us a little spine tingle as she hit the hard notes.

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Shearer’s Spotlight: Jim’s Favorite Non-Holiday Songs For The Holiday Season

Each week here on VH1 Tuner, our VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown host Jim Shearer (@jimshearer on Twitter) will be sharing his Shearer’s Spotlight with us. Be sure to tune into the Top 20 Countdown tomorrow morning when it airs on VH1 at 9 a.m. ET/PT.

Jim ShearerIf you’re already sick of holiday music—especially since department stores have been holding Muzak systems hostage since Halloween—here is a list of non-Christmas songs that still give an essence of the holiday season. (Rest assured, this list was not complied by doing a quick Google search; all of the following tracks are quality tested and in rotation on my iPod.)

1.) “Starlight,” Muse
One of the best “big-rock” love songs of the 2000’s.

2.) “Fake Plastic Trees,” Radiohead
A tune that always comes to mind whenever I zigzag through a plastic tree display at a department store.

3.) “Toys Go Winding Down,” Primus
Behooves me that this song has yet to be exploited on various Christmas music compilations.

4.) “Walking With A Ghost,” Tegan & Sara
Ebenezer Scrooge can totally relate.

5.) “Snowflake,” Malachai
Malachai’s The Ugly Side of Love was my sleeper-hit album of last year, and this is my favorite track from it.

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