Pop Music

YOUR FACE, IT WAS APRICOT: Carly Simon Repurposes You’re So Vain For Dem Super PAC Ad [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: The song “You’re So Vain” wasn’t written about Republican nominee Donald Trump, but singer Carly Simon thinks it applies to him anyway. Simon’s well-known song appears in a new anti-Trump video from a Democratic super PAC—the first time she has given permission for its use in a political video. The 2.5 minute-long video, from the group Patriotic …

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BRUUUUUUCE: America Is Under Siege By A Moron

“The republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic. Without overstating it, it’s a tragedy for our democracy. When you start talking about elections being rigged, you’re pushing people beyond democratic governance. And it’s a very, very dangerous thing to do. Once you let those genies out of the bottle, they don’t go back in …

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Songified: Trump Vs Clinton Featuring Blondie [VIDEO]

The AV Club recaps: Under a number of banners, including Schmoyoho, Songify This, and Auto-Tune The News, The Gregory Brothers have made a specialty of transforming current events into sweet, ear-soothing pop music. Their version of Monday night’s first presidential debate between former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton and real estate mogul Donald Trump is already here, and it’s as …

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Glee Star Alex Newell Blows The Roof Off In Innovative HIV Prevention Dance Track For The CDC [VIDEO]

An innovative campaign and the song really IS fantastic. Mark King breaks it down at My Fabulous Disease: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a music video that joyfully educates gay men about HIV prevention options. And it is foot-stomping fabulous. The song, “Collect My Love,” was released by The Knocks and it features vocals by …

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Madonna Hits Trump For Renewed Attack On Rosie O’Donnell: Mess With My Girl And You Mess With Me

USA Today reports: After all this time, Madonna is still a Peach. A Rockford Peach, that is. The singer took to Twitter to stick up for her friend, Rosie O’Donnell, after Donald Trump brought her up during the live presidential debate. “Rosie O’Donnell, I said very tough things to her,” Trump said, “and I think everybody would agree that she …

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Wrabel – 11 Blocks [VIDEO]

Two years ago gay pop artist Stephen Wrabel, who performs under his last name, scored a global smash thanks to a remix by Dutch EDM guru Afrojack, pushing Wrabel’s single Ten Feet Tall to 66 million views on YouTube. Last week Wrabel spoke to iHeartRadio about his new single: “It’s a very literal story, which is frightening. I wrote it …

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Pentatonix & Dolly Parton – Jolene [VIDEO]

Over two million views overnight. Via Entertainment Weekly: Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix delivered a special rendition of Dolly Parton’s hit “Jolene” with an added bonus: The Queen of Country herself. As shown in video posted to the group’s YouTube channel, Parton updated the iconic melody by claiming center stage for the performance, while Pentatonix sang back-up. “Singing with [Pentatonix] …

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NEW YORK CITY: Babs Roasts Trump At Hillary’s LGBT Fundraiser With Parody Of Send In The Clowns [VIDEO]

The video below isn’t very good but the audio is decent. The Washington Post reports: Isn’t it rich? Broadway legend and Hillary Clinton supporter Barbra Streisand lampooned maybe-billionaire Donald Trump before a crowd of wealthy Democrats on Friday night, to the tune of “Send In The Clowns.” Yes, that Broadway classic from 1973 that you now cannot get out of …

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Coming Soon: Donna Summer, The Musical

The New York Post reports: Hey, someone left the cake out in the rain! And I’m here to tell you all about it. Director Des McAnuff, of “Jersey Boys” fame, staged a workshop last week of a new musical about the life of disco queen Donna Summer. It’s a gender-bender, with women playing some of the men in her life. …

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AUSTRALIA: Gay Icon Kylie Minogue Slams “Backward” Homeland For Dragging Feet On Same-Sex Marriage

Australia’s Daily Telegraph reports: Kylie Minogue and fiance Joshua Sasse have confirmed their support for marriage equality in Australia as it continues to dominate political debate. Minogue, a gay icon, has noted how “backward” Australia is on the same-sex marriage issue, stating that “the earth didn’t cave in” in other countries where it is now legal and that “love is …

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Madonna: Donald Trump’s Sons Are Pussies

Madonna today posted the above message to her eight million Instagram followers. Via Gossip Cop: Madonna isn’t the first celebrity to slam Donald Jr. and Eric for their hobby, but she certainly made the most pointed jab at the two. Sharon Osbourne previously called the brothers’ leopard hunting photo “disgusting,” while Mia Farrow expressed, “What sort of person could kill …

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Giuliani Slams Beyonce’s VMA Performance [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani reacted angrily Monday to Beyoncé at the MTV Video Music Awards, decrying her performance in which the award-winning singer referenced gun violence “a shame.” The mothers of several victims of police shootings walked the red carpet with Beyoncé before the show Sunday night at Madison Square Garden, as “Fox & Friends” …

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Carpool Karaoke With Britney Spears [VIDEO]

But was she really singing? Via Complex: Britney Spears, in full-on promotion mode for her new album Glory, was the latest participant in James Corden’s trademark Late Late Show bit, Carpool Karaoke. The skit, which aired early Friday morning, had the pop star and Corden driving around and singing her hits. Or at least, Corden was singing. At times in …

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Pitchfork’s 200 Top Singles Of The 70s

In case you feel like having a completely unproductive day, Pitchfork has created a ranking of their top 200 singles of the 1970s. Lists like these, of course, tend to generate plenty of dissent and arguing and that’s a lot of their fun. Hit the link for factoid-packed capsule reviews and YouTube links to David Bowie, ABBA, Donna Summer, The …

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Disgraced Music Kingpin Lou Pearlman Dies In Prison At Age 62, Launched Backstreet Boys And NSYNC

Rolling Stone reports: Lou Pearlman, the Svengali-like manager behind Nineties boy bands like Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync, O-Town and more, died Friday night behind bars while serving a 25-year prison sentence stemming from a $300 million Ponzi scheme. He was 62. The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ inmate locator confirms that Louis Pearlman died in custody on August 19th, with sources …

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Theme Song Given Dance Remix Treatment [AUDIO]

Billboard Magazine reports: The inspiring and motivational song “Stronger Together,” sung by American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez, had its debut at the Democratic National Convention following Hillary Clinton’s speech. The anthemic song was written and recorded specifically for Hillary Clinton and her campaign. Today Billboard Dance is premiering the first official dance remix of the pop tune, and it’s even …

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Cher To Host Series Of LGBT Fundraisers For Hillary Clinton In Miami Beach, Fire Island, And Provincetown

Politico reports: Cher is headlining a Miami Beach fundraiser for Hillary Clinton next week, marking the second LGBT-related event the star is holding for the Democrat. As invitations to the Aug. 19 fundraiser begin hitting email boxes on Thursday, Republican Donald Trump will be meeting in Orlando with a group of conservative Christian pastors who have criticized the gay rights …

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