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.
Drake served as both the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night, marking the 27th time in the show’s 38 seasons that an individual was asked by Lorne Michaels to pull double duty; if you’re keeping score at home, Lady Gaga also did double duty back in November. It’s been a minute since we’ve seen Drake act, but any traces of rustiness were not apparent when he stepped on stage in Studio 8H last night. More on his work momentarily, but first, we’re curious: What other musicians did the best job of being hilarious during sketches AND singing their faces off?
As it turns out, “on a chair” is an incredibly sexy place to dance. Who would have thought that such a commonplace, household object, could inspire such passionate, lusty movement? With Britney Spears as its ultimate proponent (you’ll see), the chair dance is a ubiquitous part of music video choreography.
The year was 1999. It was the final 365 days before the Millennium and with the fear of Y2K before us, it felt like anything could happen. Maybe it was the fear that the world was going to end or just a certain amount of “carpe diem” creeping into the system but it seemed like music tastes were all over the place. Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys led the pop charge and dominated the TRL era. Latin music exploded thanks to Ricky Martin. Meanwhile, punk decided to go punk, rap decided to go rock and R&B decided to kick men to the curb. It was a year all onto itself and these are the biggest moments turning 15 as we roll into 2014.
A few days ago we gave you our list of the sexiest music videos of 2013. We thought it turned out pretty well, but after thinking on it some more we realized that we couldn’t possibly forget all of the super hot cover art from this past year! From album art to single sleeves, we’ve taken a look at some of the very steamiest that the music biz has to offer, and we’re pretty sure that you’ll be pleased with the results…