When a man loves a woman, you have a classic love song. When a woman publicly kisses another woman, you get usually a sexy show and a pop culture scandal. Sure, girl-on-girl pop star kisses may be hot, but are they actually just shallow ploys for publicity? Or can there be a bigger purpose to such a scintillating show?
Pharrell Williams became the talk of the Grammys last month with his, errr, “distinctive” Vivian Westwood “mounties” hat. And now on the biggest night in film, Pharrell made headlines once again by auctioning off the hat on eBay. That’s right: you had the chance to be the owner of this historic/hilarious headgear…provided you were willing to shell out a truly bonkers amount of money.
We rarely get things right the first time, but the same can’t be said for these stellar artists. They came fresh out of the recording studio gate with unforgettable songs that still have us talking even after all this time! A musician’s first single is like their mission statement to the world, offering the words and style that best define them…in three minutes or less. These debut tracks often give us our very first taste of a fresh new sound, or the first impression of a future legend.
Skimpy outfits and music videos go together like, well, skimpy outfits and music videos. But there’s daring to bear and there’s bringing the sex to the screen, and our list of the 20 sexiest uses of lingerie in music videos is embracing the the raunchiest, most glamorous, most salacious lingerie ensembles ever to grace pop music. We’re talking the real deal too — no boring, elastic waistband knickers, just push up bras and the finest silks.
From the pioneering Madonna, to the gratuitous Beyoncé; from the simulated self-loving Miley to the ultimate in lingerie costumes from Moulin Rouge‘s “Lady Marmalade,” you might want to be alone as you flick through this gallery. Because let’s be real, the gallery isn’t the only thing you’ll be flicking. Bordering at times on soft core pornography, these ladies’ lingerie ensembles toe the line between class and sex, adding an element of tastefulness to the taboo.
With lacy bras for bouncing boobies, Brazilian cut panties, elaborate corsets and snapable suspenders holding up thigh high tights, these ladies make underwear look a whole lot more fantastic than your huge cotton Bridget Jones knickers. We mean, this is the kind of underwear you’d be hand washing separately — these sets are way too good for the machine. So go forth boldly, and just try to keep it in your pants as you admire these sexy ladies in their super sexy lingerie get ups.
It’s a lot of pressure for an artist to deliver pitch perfect vocal performances for big budget live broadcasts. There’s a lot that can go wrong, so it makes sense that they’d want to hedge their bets with a pre-recorded version…just to be on the safe side. Unfortunately, sometimes this purely practical decision comes back to haunt them in a big way! Occasionally it becomes an amusing footnote to their career (sorry, Ashlee Simpson), while other times it completely destroys it. Read on for 10 of the biggest upsets caused by lip syncing!
Songwriting is a pretty tough business, but we guess even superstars get lazy. If you’re going to cut corners, the first place to start is the lyrics! Tons of songs have been written by the lyricists essentially hitting “cut-and-paste” over and over, but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming hits. Still, they tend to annoy the living hell out of us. And what better day to pay tribute to repetitive madness than GROUNDHOG DAY!
Some songs are so closely associated with their singers that it’s difficult to imagine anyone else performing them. That’s why it’s weird and jarring to hear that MANY monster hits were actually meant to be recorded by other people. It throws our whole music-loving universe into doubt! Can you imagine a world where Rihanna didn’t sing “Umbrella,” Beyonce didn’t sing “Irreplaceable,” and Britney Spears didn’t sing “Toxic”?! Folks, we don’t think we want to live in the world. But it almost happened!
It’s gotta be hard if you’re a child star growing up in harsh glare of fame, and incredibly difficult to make the world take you seriously as you get older. As a result, some truly over-the-top antics are sometimes required in order for you to break free from the kid image and assert your independence as an adult! Read on to see some of the most aggressive “I’m not a child anymore” moments of all time. Look out, folks: They’re not that innocent.
Hit-making is a collaborative process, with many hands and minds going into the mix to create a finish product. Don’t believe us? Check the credits for your favorite song in the charts today! In amongst the seemingly dozens of names you’ll find the one tunesmith who had the original germ of the melodic hook…and sometimes even the whole song! Most of these songwriters are unsung heroes (see what we did there?), names and faces unfamiliar to the masses despite the hours of pure pop pleasure they’ve given us over the years. Today we’ve decided to honor them by sharing their original demo versions of some of their greatest hits. Read on and enjoy the original voices behind the songs!