Inspired by ... Britney?
Early last month we got our first listen of Ariana Grande‘s song Break Free, which will be featured on her upcoming sophomore album My Everything. Today we get to check out the just-released music video for the track which also feature’s Ariana‘s song collaborator Zedd. As you can see below, pointed out first by MuuMuse, the music video appears to have been inspired a bit by Britney Spears‘s music video for Oops!… I Did It Again. Honestly, I can see the parallels (except for the fact that our dear Britney never shot a an alien point blank in the face in any of her music videos) but I don’t think it would be readily evident to casual Britney fans or kids too young to even remember the Oops video in the first place. The video is totally campy, fairly cheesy and lots of fun. This is my fave of Ariana‘s new songs so I’m still loving it. The video is fun, don’t you think?
"Ladies with an attitude, Fellas that were in the mood"
The sad death of Lauren Bacall yesterday brought to mind an interesting fact that was first noticed by my friend David Russell, who is a HUGE Madonna fan. Lauren Bacall was the last living legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood that was name-checked in Madonna‘s 1990 song Vogue. As you should be well aware, Madonna pays homage to 16 Hollywood legends in the lyrics to Vogue and now that Lauren Bacall is gone, all of those icons are truly memorialized in song. More »
"Oh My Gawd, Becky"
Earlier this month we got our first listen of Nicki Minaj‘s new single Anaconda and a few days later, we got to see a short tease of the Anaconda music video. Today we get another look at the Anaconda music video in an just-released behind the scenes video that has been made available. For the most part, this video is worth checking out. The video turns into a mess at the end but, admittedly, only because Nicki got drunk and a bit annoying. I’m digging the song and I’m anixious to see the video in full but this BTS vid is fun to watch while we wait.
Posted under: 'Anaconda', Nicki Minaj
Lady Gaga, Madonna, Eve, Britney Spears, and more!
Don’t laugh at me, but it was very hard to come up with a title for this post. Mainly because I really dislike the word “female,” so I’m going with woman-on-woman and all of this sexual innuendo that comes with. This started out as a fun week for me, and it all began with the #FlawlessRemix. Then Azealia Banks dropped a new video and I was all like YesPleaseMoreWomenRappingThankYou. But then that Lil’ Kim/Nicki Minaj beef [re-]exploded and I had that sinking feeling. Ladies, ladies, ladies. There’s room for all of us! In fact, we need MORE of us! SO this week’s #ThrowbackThursday attempts to celebrate the awesome collaborative efforts we’ve gotten from artists over the years. MORE of this! Less of the diss records. For reals.
Let's go back to 2000
Ricky Martin recently added his 2000 music video for Nobody Wants to Be Lonely, his duet with Christina Aguilera from his album Sound Loaded, to his official You Tube channel so I thought it would be the perfect video to share for #ThrowbackThursday! Way back in 2000, Xtina was a massive pop star and Ricky was still in the closet. These days, Xtina is ready to pop out baby #2 and Ricky is out and proud. Yay for progress. I remember really disliking how cheap and fake this video looked when it was released 14 years ago but now, I love the cheesy charm of it. Click the embed above to be reminded of what the world of pop music sounded like back in 2000. Do you miss videos like this on MTV?
You like big butts?
Last week we got our first listen of Nicki Minja‘s new single Anaconda and today we get our first look at the forthcoming music video. Nicki teased a short snippet of the full music video last night which gives us our first look at the booty gymnastics that she will deliver in the clip. As you may recall, Nicki delayed the release of Anaconda by a few days … very likely so that it wouldn’t interfere with the release of her Flawless remix with Beyoncé (which came out over the weekend). I like this preview clip of Nicki‘s booty clap. Do you?
Posted under: 'Anaconda', Nicki Minaj
Plus, hear an acoustic performance of 'Bang Bang'
Earlier this week we got to hear the new Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande song Bang Bang in full and today we get to see a cute group photo that was taken on the set of the music video. Nicki shared the ussie photo (which, we now know, is a selfie that features more than 1 person) on her official Instagram profile and as you can see below, it’s a pretty fab photo. Additionally, Jessie J performed the song live and acoustically for a radio program this week, which you can hear in full below. More »
"I've done so many bad things, it hurts"
Back in June we learned that singer Sinéad O’Connor has returned with a new look and a new album that is due out this month. Today we get to see the official music video for the first single from her album I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss. Click the embed above to see the video for Take Me to Church and see how cleverly Sinéad used imagery from her music video for Nothing Compares 2 U in an interesting way for this new era of music. I’m not totally crazy about the song but I’m looking forward to hearing more from O’Connor. What do you think? Do you love Take Me To Church?
She's done it again
Katy Perry has unleashed upon the world another one of her music video masterpieces, with a lotta help from her brilliant music video director Danny Lockwood. This Is How We Do is, IMHO, one of the funner tracks on her album Prism and I’m very happy to see that the video reflects the spirit of the song. Click the embed above to watch the clip in full and be on the look out for cameos by Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin‘s hat. Enjoy!
Because when rappers get hella emotional, it's always epic!
Last week for #ThrowbackThursday we took it back to 1998 and it was a blast. This morning I did something I do almost every morning, and I went to YouTube to watch Three 6 Mafia’s Stay Fly video, which eventually lead me to Int’l Player’s Anthem and it got me thinking about how good it feels when rappers spit love songs. OMG. It feels so good. So today we’re looking back at some of the mushiest, gushiest rap songs of all time. Click inside for more!