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15 Times Our Musical Idols Were Real-Life Heroes

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-By Frank Donovan 

Die-hard fans claim that music has saved their lives in troubled times. While we’ve totally been there, today we’re taking it a step further with instances when musicians have literally saved lives or otherwise contributed more than their musical talents to the common good. Some are in the right place at the right time when disaster strikes. Others use their vast cultural influence to make a difference.

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by (@chrisrosa92)

9 Artists Who Will Totally Dominate 2015

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With a new year comes a new music queen (or king). 2014 was arguably owned by Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, but who is set to conquer 2015? Swift is a definite contender, but there are some others you shouldn’t rule out just yet. Below, we give our theories on who will be the all-mighty music ruler of 2015. So many fan favorites are set to do it big this year, so the race for emperor/empress will be close. Are you ready to rumble?

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by (@chrisrosa92)

The 10 Most Unforgettable Music Magazine Covers Of 2014

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Who says print media is out? 2014 proved to be quite the year for magazines, with many of music’s biggest acts appearing on the covers of several well-known glossies. From Bloomberg Businessweek’s November cover with Taylor Swift to XXL’s cover featuring music tech pioneers Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine (+ Eminem), 2014 music publications had many firsts…and lasts.
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The 10 Most Inspiring Feminist Music Moments Of 2014

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If we’re going to pick a buzzword for the music year, “feminism” is probably a good place to start. From rousing performances like Beyoncé’s at the VMAs, to satirical videos like J.Lo’s “I Luh Ya Papi” and even the less obvious victories like Rihanna fighting censorship to return to Instagram, pop took a stand for feminism in 2014. Read on for some of the most inspiring examples.

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The Best Songs Of 2014 (According To The VH1 Crew)

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Last week your friendly neighborhood VH1 staffers gave you their picks for the best albums of 2014. Now as we inch even closer to a new year, we’re back with our favorite songs from the last 12 months. From Sam Smith‘s explosive debut featuring numerous new-classics, to Taylor Swift‘s ubiquitous chart smashes, 2014 served up some incredible ear candy. Let’s relive some choice cuts!

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The Most Weird + Wonderful Lyrics Of 2014

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We can always rely on music to give us little nuggets of wisdom…and sometimes to say utterly crazy things. Lyrics are so entertaining because sometimes they articulate exactly how we feel, and sometimes they’re so far out there they make us think, get mad, or at the very least laugh and go, “WTF?” 2014 was filled with lyrics that filled all categories, and we’ve got the best of the best (and worst) here for you.

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‘Top 20 Countdown’ Presents The 20 Biggest Videos Of 2014

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As 2014 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at all of the incredible music videos from this year. These past 12 months have brought us some breakout stars like Sam Smith, Tove Lo and Charli XCX who dominated the music scene with their unique sounds. We also got treated with standouts from artists like Taylor Swift and Pharrell who never disappoint. It was the year Iggy Azalea took on the classic 90’s movie Clueless with the “Fancy” video, and who could forget John Legend’s beautiful tribute to wife Chrissy Teigen with “All Of Me”? Wrap up 2014 by taking a trip down memory lane with Top 20 Countdown‘s picks for the 20 biggest videos of the year.

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