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.
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.
Beyonce and Jay Z are getting sued for “Drunk In love”, Boston responds to Eminem‘s “Detroit Vs. Everybody”, Justin Bieber posts a questionable Instagram photo with Chris Brown and more on Last Lap.
Music’s biggest stars faced off this year, throwing shade through social media, interviews, and even inside elevators. What were 2014’s most heated music feuds? Snoop Dogg sparked a verbal war with Iggy Azalea before T.I. became a peacemaker and squashed the beef. Jack White accused The Black Keys of hijacking his style, while Bette Midler slammed Ariana Grande’s sex appeal.
In celebration of Taylor Swift’s 25th birthday, we’re granting her birthday wish by not accusing her female friends of dating her. Instead, we’d like to take a moment and acknowledge all the major records the singer has broken in her prosperous career so far. Read on to see the many titles Taylor has earned, and remember: When the haters hate, do as Taylor Swift does and “Shake It Off.” You just might score a Guinness World Record in the process!
D’Angelo has announced a new album after a 14-year hiatus, Chris Martin recalls the time when David Bowie rejected his request to record vocals on a Coldplay song, Dawn Sears from the Time Jumpers dies and more on Last Lap.
Ariana Grande responds to Bette Midler‘s shade, Rihanna releases a snippet of new music, Beyonce plans different ways to drop new music and more on Last Lap.
Sam Smith will perform on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Wacka Flocka Flame stars in a commercial for cough drops, Fall Out Boy announces the release date for their new record and more on Last Lap.
Drake and Nicki Minaj might not be dating, but after we saw the photos from their “Only” video shoot earlier this week, we couldn’t help but wonder: what if they did? We put together a list of fantasy couples by pairing artists who have crossed paths before with their “would be” better half. Though none of these pairs is currently dating, we think they would make up some of music’s greatest power couples if they did.
Coming off a 1.287 million sales week for her latest studio effort 1989, Taylor Swift uploaded an Instagram video of herself as a token of appreciation to her fans and other humans who decided to purchase the album. (THE. WORLD. IS. SO. GREAT. SOMETIMES.) Taylor expressed her immense gratitude the way that any pop star would – you know, by lip-synching to Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle”. Taylor is so good to us, fam. Expressing herself in the form of hip-hop isn’t new to Tay. Heck, she was even dubbed ‘T-Swizzle’ by T-Pain. While she may be the reigning champ of non-rapping entertainers who have fun rapping sometimes, Taylor isn’t alone. The genre (?) is comprised of so many greats. Surprise! Even Madonna thinks it’s cool.