Pop Music

Adele – Hello [REMIX]

Adele’s new single only came out on Friday and already the clip has over 70M views and the digital single has topped the iTunes chart in over 100 countries. Below is one of what surely be a million remixes.

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Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall [VIDEO]

Backed by a full orchestra, Sam Smith on Friday performed his smash Bond theme on the Graham Norton show. Writing’s On The Wall has become the greatest-selling Bond theme in UK history and is the first to hit #1 on the British pop singles chart. Watch below.

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Adele – Hello [VIDEO]

Vanity Fair reviews the new track: As she announced she would yesterday, Adele has dropped her first music video in three years. Directed by Canadian auteur Xavier Dolan, “Hello” features mostly lush close-ups of Adele, her co-star Tristan Wilds (The Wire, 90210), and the rain-soaked Montreal landscape. But while the video is intimate, it also has an epic feel to ...

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Canadian Rockers Walk Off The Earth Debut Empowering Video About Trans Youth With Alright

It’s a great track. Mashable has the review: Walk Off The Earth wants you to know that it’s okay to be yourself. In the latest video for the band’s new song “Alright,” premiering here on Mashable, the group sends an inspiring message about self-acceptance and empowerment. Aimed particularly at trans youth, the video stars a young girl named Ellie who ...

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The Life And Death Of Tower Records [AUDIO]

NPR has interviewed actor Colin Hanks (son of Tom Hanks) about his new documentary about Tower Records. An excerpt: “Tower sort of helped pave the way for your identity,” Hanks says. “For lack of a better phrase, music makes people, sometimes, where you sort of latch on to music as a way of identifying yourself or your tribe. I got ...

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Martin O’Malley Performs Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood During Appearance On The View [VIDEO]

Oh, dear. Maybe it would sound better if he performed this in his traditional sleeveless muscle shirt. But probably not.

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British Pop Idol Winner Will Young Addresses Trans Identity In Stunning Clip For New Single Brave Man

Openly gay 2002 British Pop Idol winner Will Young tackles trans identity in his new single Brave Man, the video for which follows a real life transgender man as he stumbles forlorn and naked through the streets of London. Young explains: “It seems extremely brave to be a man in a woman’s body and then decide to do something about ...

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Hot Chip – Dancing In The Dark [VIDEO]

Salon raves: Hot Chip is finally releasing their version of Bruce Springsteen’s dance hit “Dancing In the Dark” — a staple of recent live shows — and the video they just dropped is an amazing pastiche of cringe-worthy yet awesome found 1980s TV clips (there’s some definite cable access hair happening in some of these cuts) to accompany their danceable-up ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Superfruit – Hip-Hop Goes Broadway

Superfruit, who are the two gay members of the Grammy-winning Pentatonix, are closing in on a million views with their Broadway take on some recent hip-hop hits.

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Postmodern Jukebox – Umbrella

“How would Rihanna’s Umbrella look and sound as a production number from the 1952 film classic, Singin’ in the Rain? Check out the Postmodern Jukebox version, featuring the inimitable Casey Abrams on vocals and introducing the Sole Sisters on tap dance.”

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Donald Trump: Screw Aerosmith, I Have A Better Song

Last week lawyers for Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler sent the Trump campaign a cease-and-desist letter which demanded they stop using the band’s 1973 power ballad Dream On as his entrance music. Today Trump tweeted that he has a “better song” to take its place, claiming that he had the legal right to use Dream On in the first place. ...

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Mylene Farmer & Sting – Stolen Car [VIDEO]

Mylene Farmer holds the record for the most #1 singles in France and she’s collaborated with Sting on a cover of his 2003 release, Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing). Idolator reviews the clip: Directed by Bruno Aveillan, the stylish visual was filmed in Paris, between the piers of the Seine river, in the vicinity of Notre Dame De Paris and ...

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TRAILER: Gutterdämmerung

Via Pitchfork: “Earlier this year, it was announced that Bjorn Tagemose’s ‘loudest silent movie on Earth’ Gutterdämmerung would feature performances from Iggy Pop, Grace Jones, Henry Rollins, Eagles of Death Metal, Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, Slayer’s Tom Araya, Mark Lanegan, Nina Hagen, Slash, and Volbeat. The ‘loud and dark fairy tale’ looks pretty wild, and will apparently accompany a live show.”

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Aerosmith To Trump: Stop Using Our Song

The Associated Press reports: Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is asking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop using the power ballad “Dream On” at campaign events. Attorneys for Tyler sent a second cease-and-desist letter to Trump’s campaign committee on Saturday. The letter says that Trump does “not have our client’s permission to use ‘Dream On'” or any of Tyler’s other ...

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Adam Lambert – Another Lonely Night [VIDEO]

The video for Adam Lambert’s latest single follows four lonely Las Vegas performers as they go through their day. One of them is a male stripper, because sure why not?

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Pogo – Hoo Ba Ba Kanda [VIDEO]

Perhaps inspired by a recent scathing report by John Oliver, Australian sampling wunderkind Pogo has turned the tongue-babblings of scamvangelist Robert Tilton into a dance track. You’ll like this.

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Madonna: I’d Like To Have Tea With The Pope

“I’ll state the obvious and say that he seems like he’s a much more open-minded individual, who seems to be moving outside of the dogma of the Catholic Church that has been set in stone since the days of Constantine. So I think it’s good. It’s good to look out into the big, wide world and see that we have ...

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Gladys Knight – Just A Little [VIDEO]

The production video for a new Gladys Knight dance single is out this week. Via Billboard: The upbeat track teams the seven-time Grammy Award winner with fellow Grammy winner and producer Symbolyc One, aka S1 (Kanye West’s “Power,” Beyoncé’s “Best Thing I Never Had.”). Written and vocal-produced by Knight protégé/R&B singer Avehre, “Just a Little” is the lead single from ...

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Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall [VIDEO]

Sam Smith’s song from the upcoming James Bond flick Spectre has become the first-ever Bond theme to top the British pop singles chart. (Adele’s Skyfall and Duran Duran’s A View To A Kill both peaked at #2 in the UK.) Last week we got the audio for the track and out today is the production video which includes scenes from ...

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Lady Gaga – I Want Your Love

With an assist from Nile Rodgers, Lady Gaga has covered the 1979 Chic classic as a promotion of Tom Ford’s latest line. Rolling Stone reports: In the Nick Knight-directed video to accompany the Chic cover, models dance down the runway like it was a Soul Train dance line, with Gaga herself showing up to showcase some of Ford’s skimpier designs. ...

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