Pop Music

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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Well-Strung – The Devil Went Down To Georgia

Well-Strung’s new studio album Popssical is out today and with it comes a video take on the 1979 Charlie Daniels Band classic.

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The Beatles Gift PETA With Rights To Can’t Buy Me Love For Pet Adoption Campaign [VIDEO]

The Examiner reports: The Beatles have allowed the controversial animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to use one of their best-known songs, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” for a campaign to promote the adoption of animals, the organization announced Sept. 29. The video was directed by Steven Willis and features cats and dogs who have been …

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Disclosure Feat. Lorde – Magnets

2.3M views in one day. Rolling Stone reviews the new clip: Lorde leaves an illicit lover lasciviously devoted and enflamed in the striking new video for “Magnets,” the New Zealand singer’s collaboration with UK production duo Disclosure. “Magnets” is one of a number of high-profile collaborations on Disclosure’s new LP, Caracal, which also features The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Miguel and …

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Critics Savage Morrissey’s New Novel

Morrissey has followed up his much talked about autobiography with a short novel that’s getting wide notice for all the wrong reasons. From a scathing review in the Guardian: Morrissey’s ego remains untrammelled. That, surely, is the only reason for the publication of List of the Lost in this form. It appears to be unedited, the curse of the writer …

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Pope Francis: The Album [AUDIO]

If you can believe it, Rolling Stone has the exclusive audio. They write: As Pope Francis embarks on his historic visit to the United States, His Holiness will spread his message of hope, faith and unity in the form of a prog-rock-infused album titled Wake Up! this November. The Vatican-approved LP, a collaboration with Believe Digital, features the Pontiff delivering …

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Happy Birthday Is Now Public Domain

Broadcasters and filmmakers may finally use Happy Birthday To You without paying royalties to Warner Music. Via the Guardian: A federal court judge in Los Angeles has declared the song Happy Birthday To You belongs in the public domain, dealing a blow to the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties from the song for decades. US district judge …

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PWR BTTM – 1994 [VIDEO]

I really like this. Stereogum agrees: Listening to PWR BTTM will fuck you up — that’s the whole point. Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins make the kind of music that challenges you to dig into your own pain, to really get inside of your wounds, and emerge stronger for having done so. Their debut album Ugly Cherries is out today, …

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