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First Look: One Direction Releases A Music Video For ‘Midnight Memories’

"Baby you and me, stumblin' in the street ... singin'"
Lads' night on the town

After many weeks of teasing, the guys of One Direction have finally released the music video for their new single Midnight Memories, which is the title track of their music history-making third album. As you may know, the song Midnight Memories has been accused of sounding a lot like Def Leppard‘s Pour Some Sugar On Me (particularly in the chorus) which has, I think, helped make the song an even bigger hit than it already was. Personally, I’m not particularly impressed with this song … but I do like it better than the band’s last single Story of My Life. For me, MM doesn’t really offer much in terms of an infectious pop song that I want to listen to repeatedly or dance to in the club. The just-released video, which you can watch in full above, looks fun but, again, doesn’t really do much for me overall in terms of inventiveness … but it does look like 1D had a blast filming the vid. Check out Midnight Memories above and see if you are impressed by it more than I am.

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Watch: Shakira & Rihanna Release The Music Video For ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’

Bootylicious
So Much Ass in this Video

Earlier today we got to see cool behind the scenes footage from the set of Shakira and Rihanna‘s music video for Shak‘s single Can’t Remember to Forget You and right now, we get to see the official music video in full. The video was first aired during a Shakira special on E! then was released online. Click the embed above to have a look. Be warned, there is a lot — and I mean a LOT — of booty shaking going on. Shakira and Rihanna make a hot, hot duo. Watch the video and see what I mean.

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10 Amazing Throwback Songs From Non-Grammy Award Winning Rap Artists

Throwback Thursday Says Kendrick Lamar Is In Good Company

We have had some really great discussions on the blog, following Sunday night’s Grammy Awards and some of the controversy that followed. Between everyone’s comments about Kendrick Lamar getting snubbed in the rap category, and India.Arie‘s open letter about the lack of black artistic representation at the awards in general, I’ve had a great time seeing what folks have to say. And in honor of Throwback Thursday, I wanted to relive and re-lurve some great songs by amazing, talented rappers who never received a Grammy (though many have been nominated). Click inside for more!
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Listen: A Nine Inch Nails Fan Releases A Hilariously Brilliant Parody Titled ‘This Is A Trent Reznor Song’

"womp womp womp"

My friend Michael pointed me in the direction of a hilariously brilliant parody song that pokes a bit of fun at Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor and his songwriting style. Frederick Scott, who makes very clear on his Twitter profile that he is a big fan of Reznor‘s, penned and performs the song This Is A Trent Reznor Song which I think NIN fans (and anyone with a sense of humor, really) will enjoy. We’ve seen over the years that TR has a great sense of humor so I’d like to think that he’ll see the humor in this parody and be flattered … tho, we also know he has been in the best mood lately, so … yeah. In any event, click below to hear this parody and let it brighten up the rest of your day. More »

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First Look: Jennifer Lopez Releases The Music Video For ‘Same Girl’

"In the end, I'm still the Same Girl'
Jenny from the Block, Back on the 6

Last week we got our first listen of a new Jennifer Lopez song titled Girls, which may or may not be included on J. Lo‘s upcoming new album, but today we get to see the music video for her official new single Same Girl. As you may recall, Jenny went back to the block she grew up on late last month to film the music video for this song and today we get to see the final product. I have to say, I love the way this song sounds … in that it sounds much like the music she used to put out on her first few albums. We’ve heard that her upcoming new album is supposed to be a return to her original sound so, yeah, I’d say she’s on the right track with Same Girl. The video is great because it looks like it could’ve been filmed back in 2001. La Diva Latina, y’all, in full effect. I’m impressed by this song and encouraged by her album to come. Are you?

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Watch: Shakira & Rihanna Preview Their Music Video For ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’

The full video is out later today
Rock + Reggae

A couple of weeks ago we got our first listen of Shakira‘s new single Can’t Remember to Forget You which features Rihanna on guest vocals and today we get our first look at scenes from the song’s music video in a just-released behind the scenes video clip. The full music video for Can’t Remember to Forget You will be revealed during an E! special that will air tonight at 8PM ET/PT and then will be released online. BUT, while we wait to see the finished product, we get to see how Shak and Ri got along on the set of their music video. Check out the clip above and see what you think.

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Tori Amos’s Masterpiece Album ‘Under The Pink’ Turns 20 Years Old

Pretty Good 20 Years

I couldn’t let the day go by without mentioning that the absolutely AMAZING album Under the Pink by Tori Amos was released 20 years ago today. 20. Years. I about fell onto the floor when I realized that today is the 20th anniversary of the release of Pink back on January 28, 1994. OMG. I’m not even kidding, I have butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it as I type these words. When I think back to 1994 … man, that was more than a few lifetimes ago. Under the Pink is Tori‘s second album and I wasn’t into her yet when her debut album Little Earthquakes was released in 1992. But I had heard that Trent Reznor provided guest vocals on a track for Tori‘s UTP album … so when it was released 20 years ago today I had to pick up a copy … and the rest is history. More »

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Watch: Kylie Minogue Releases A Lyric Video For ‘Into The Blue’

Official Single Release Day
"I'm still here holding on so tight"

Early last week we got our first listen of Kylie Minogue‘s new single Into The Blue, the first from her forthcoming new album Kiss Me Once which is due out in March. Today, on the official single release day, Kylie gives us the lyric video for the track. Unlike some artists who tend to not appear in their lyric videos, Kylie has made it a very good habit of showing up and appearing in her lyric videos … which gives fans a little more of their fave artist. We are still waiting for the release of the music video for Into The Blue but, for now, we get this great lyric video to tide us over. The more I listen to this song, the more I love it. If this is a sign of what’s to come, then I think Kiss Me Once is going to be a stellar release from the fabulous Lady Min.

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Watch: Lea Michele Releases A Music Video For Her Debut Solo Single ‘Cannonball’

Coming Out of the Dark
"And I will fly like a cannonball!"

Last month we got our first listen of Glee star Lea Michele‘s debut solo single Cannonball, the first from her debut solo album Louder, and today we get to check out the just-released music video for the track. As you can see in the embed above, Lea is having her Coming Out of the Dark moment with the powerful imagery featured in the clip. As we saw in that cheeky photo she shared on Instagram earlier this month, she is ready to put the pain and sadness of 2013 behind her and move forward into a brighter and happier 2014 … a fact that is further emphasized in this music video for Cannonball. Check out the video in full in the embed above and see what you think of Lea‘s debut solo music video.

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‘Toxic,’ ‘Jesus Walks,’ And 8 Other Throwback Hits That Are Now A Decade Old

Throwback Thursday 2014 Says, 'You're Hella Old'

So I found myself checking out the Wikipedia page for the 2005 Grammy Awards and I was all like Daaaamn! Britney‘s Toxic is 10 years old? That would make me… like… hella old! LMAO. Oh man, I still cannot believe it’s 2014. I mean, really. What are we doing here and when are all of our cars going to start flying (like this one)? While we wait on technology to get it together, here are 10 Throwback songs that you will not believe are a decade old! Click inside for more!
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