By Christopher Rosa
The Fault in Our Stars hits theaters this weekend, and we’re ready to wallow in tears as we watch two teenagers (Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort)— who meet in a cancer support group— fall in love. In fact, the thought of it is causing our eyes to swell. While we’re in this crying mood, we decided to do some digging and unearth 10 of the weepiest music videos in existence. Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Rowland and even Johnny Cash will make you feel all of the feels.
Nick Lachey tells us about an interesting flying experience during Big Morning Buzz Live, Jermaine Jackson is a little bitter over Michael Jackson‘s new album, and Mac Miller gives us all a Mother’s Day gift.
In 1998, “As Seen on TV” compilation albums received an unexpected makeover. Instead of a mix of classics from the ’80s, smooth R&B jams or the Motown’s aging hits, Universal Music Enterprises offered fans something more fresh and of the moment: Now That’s What I Call Music! Just before the release of the iPod, mixed CDs represented a way fans could listen to all the hits without all the filler. Thanks to Now, those who couldn’t burn their own mixes could just pick up one for $15.99. And as music tastes and the way fans consumed music evolved, so did the compilations. They managed to capture the trends of that year, highlighting some of the best (and worst) in popular music. Sixteen years later, the 50th edition of the compilation is hitting stores on May 6. In honor of that landmark achievement, VH1 ranked all 50 compilations from the very worst to the very best.
Choreographed dance in pop music has always been sexy. It’s not every day that in boundary pushing sex appeal music devolves into full on orgy. But it does happen that every so often amidst the throwing of elbows and the dipping of hips that a dance routine will turn into a full blow, sweaty, simulated orgy. The kind of thing you probably don’t want to watch in the same room as your parents.
We all know there are some divas in the music industry. Requesting the most ridiculous things backstage just seems to come with the territory of stardom. The most classic and oldest example of course being Van Halen‘s request for all the brown M&Ms to be removed from their candy bowl. But they are far from the last band to outrageous demands for their dressing room!
Pulling off a tux ain’t easy, but the good news is, the tux does half the work for you. A tuxedo will give you at least 50% more sex appeal, but you have to bring just the right amount of swagger to carry it. That’s probably why the tux has become a staple for musicians, adding both sexiness and style to their art. For women and men alike, the tuxedo is a popular choice for a strong aesthetic in music video.
Picture this: You walk into your local newsstand to pick up your favorite magazine and BAM! You spot a cover that stops you in your tracks. Your jaw drops, your eyes twitch, and you think, “Can I really be seeing what I think I’m seeing?” Of course you can! Rock and roll rebellion can’t be tamed by mag editors!