Tag Archives: pop music

Gaga, Can You Hear Me?

Via the Mirror: Lady Gaga might be the grande dame of the divas now, but that doesn’t mean that she can’t recognise those who came before. She’s posted a dazzling picture on Instagram of her with Barbra Streisand and it’s like looking at two generations of amazing women with kick-ass attitude and killer voices. The photo shows Barbra letting her ...

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Dave Audé Featuring Olivia Newton-John & Chloe Lattanzi – You Have To Believe [VIDEO]

Olivia Newton-John and her daughter have teamed up with dance producer Dave Aude on a track which borrows heavily from ONJ’s 1980 smash Magic, which was the biggest hit from the Xanadu soundtrack, spending four week atop the Billboard pop singles chart.

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Tom Goss Featuring Matt Alber – Breath And Sound

Popular gay crooners Tom Goss and Matt Alber have joined up for a lovely new ballad. Goss explains the video concept: “I’ve been dreaming about this video for years. As soon as we recorded the song I knew I wanted to shoot a lyrical dance because I’m fascinated by movement and even more so by collaborative projects. About six months ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Uber Karaoke

An Uber driver has gone viral with a clip in which he gets passengers to join him in singing along to The Weekend’s smash single, Can’t Feel My Face. Best comment at YouTube: “I want to hear the story about the shirtless guy? Where’s his shirt? Did he take his shirt off when entering the car or just never had ...

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New Order – Restless

Two weeks ago we got the audio clip and today we get the production video. The Guardian reviews: Directed by Spanish filmmakers NYSU, whose past credits include work with Wild Beasts and Philip Selway of Radiohead, the video centres on a 21st-century revamp of the legend of Excalibur. The ancient tale’s sword remains, but its medieval theme is threaded through ...

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Obama Posts Spotify Playlists: Beyonce, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Florence + The Machine, Aretha Franklin

I don’t think we’re supposed to actually believe that the president has time to compile Spotify playlists, but he IS on vacation right now. The playlist’s header notes that as it’s an official White House account, messages to the president on Spotify are subject to being archived at Homeland Security (probably.) The link above is for the nighttime playlist – ...

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Lana Del Rey – High By The Beach

The Verge has a review: Lana Del Rey released her video for “High By the Beach,” the latest single from her upcoming Honeymoon, this afternoon. It’s dreamy and strange, with a beach house, aerial shots straight out of Grand Theft Auto, and a lovely (but snag-prone) baby blue robe on Lana, but let’s be honest: you’re not here for car ...

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Madonna: I’m Done With Anti-Gay Russia

Madonna has declared that she will no longer tour in Russia due to its anti-gay laws. Via the Moscow Times: Madonna has told celebrity news magazine Entertainment Weekly that she will most likely never return to Moscow or St. Petersburg because of Russia’s stand on gay rights, Cosmopolitan reported. Madonna last appeared in Russia in 2012 and lived up to ...

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Postmodern Jukebox & Mykal Kilgore – My Heart Will Go On

Openly gay Broadway veteran Mykal Kilgore has gone viral with his “Jackie Wilson-style” take on Celine Dion for Postmodern Jukebox. Those high notes! Kilgore has worked with Welsh popster Bright Light Bright Light and recently collaborated with Scissor Sisters member Del Marquis on his Slow Knights project. The clip has over half a million views already.

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Babes – Life Come Into Me [MUSIC VIDEO]

Immensely strange, in a good way. Stereogum recaps: Last time we wrote about L.A.-based Babes, they were really turned on. Apparently, the five-piece is still revved up because their new video, directed by Sarah Hamblin, features a handful of men (possibly the band members) dancing suggestively in slow-motion, wearing speedos and assless chaps. The men appear to be auditioning for ...

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Porn Star Car Karaoke – I Kissed A Boy

Jesse Jackman and Dirk Caber with director and JMG reader Jasun Mark behind the wheel.

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Shamir: Unplugged On NPR

For the latest installment of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, dance sensation Shamir performed three tracks from his critically-raved debut album. NPR’s Bob Boilen writes: When I first saw Shamir at NPR Music’s SXSW showcase, the 20-year-old singer popped on stage with a Yo Gabba Gabba T-shirt and proceeded to light up the night with his disco-infused funk and joyful ...

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Pop Star Cilla Black Dies At Age 72

Via the Telegraph: Cilla Black has died at her Spanish home, local police have confirmed. The much-loved TV star and singer is believed to have died of natural causes after being found at her home in Marbella. The Liverpoon-born star enjoyed her first taste of fame at the city’s Cavern Club, where she performed alongside acts including The Beatles and ...

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New Order – Restless

Via Pop Matters: “Restless” takes me back to Club Paradiso in Amsterdam, a church converted into a dance club. There is a reason why New Order never grow old or fade. Their sound has become archetypal of not only an era, but also of specific nighttime emotions. New Order has become synonymous with that eloquent longing that only comes at ...

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Viral Video Of The Day

Spin recaps: One thousand musicians banded together in Italy to perform the Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly” all at once in an attempt to woo the band to come play a show for them. Let’s repeat that — 1,000 musicians. A thousand. “The Foo Fighters are not in Romagna since 1997, it’s time to get them back, but we need ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Morrissey Files Sexual Assault Complaint Against Airport Security

“On leaving the US on 27 July I flew from San Francisco International Airport to London on flight BA 284. At 2:30 in the afternoon I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up ‘scanner’, and all was well – no bleeps and nothing unusual. Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I ...

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Sam Smith Vents On LGBT Rights

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Belle & Sebastian – Perfect Couples

Stereogum recaps: Belle & Sebastian have shared a video for an extended version of “Perfect Couples,” a track from their latest album, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance. There’s no real plot to speak of here — it’s more of a visualization featuring a neighborhood party that gradually gets more intricate and chaotic as more people join in. It crescendos ...

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Janet Jackson – No Sleeep

TIME recaps: It’s been five years since Janet Jackson’s last album and four since her last tour, but 2015 is unquestionably the year of the Janet comeback. She’s already announced a world tour and a new studio album—her eleventh—and Friday morning she debuted the first video for a song off that album. The video for “No Sleeep” (spelled with an ...

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IAMX – Happiness

Diffuser reports: In some circles, British musician Chris Corner is best known as a founding member of ’90s trip-hop outfit Sneaker Pimps. But in more modern circles, he’s known as IAMX – his electro-pop alter ego with five albums to his name since emerging about a decade ago and a sixth – Metanoia – on the way. Corner told us ...

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