Tag Archives: pop music

Eurovision: Ireland’s Niamh Kavanagh

I prefer the over-the-top cheesy glitz of most Eurovision entries, but as power ballads go, this one is pretty good. (Despite a tiny hint of Titanic-ness.)

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Eurovision 2010: Greece’s Giorgos Alkaios

Eurovision just posted this beefcake-y performance clip from Greece’s entry, Giorgos Alkaios & Friends. We like the friends. Giorgos ain’t too shabby either.

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Toni Braxton – Make My Heart

Toni Braxton’s new video made its debut on Logo last night, which probably tells us who she thinks her audience is these days.

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Pixie Herculon – The Bear Song

Here’s the full length of the teaser I posted last week. Words NSFW, starring Margaret Cho.

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Erykah Badu Fined, Fox News Calls For Boycott, Wanda Sykes Riffs On Clip

Erykah Badu was fined $500 for disorderly conduct for stripping nude at the site of JFK’s assassination during the filming of a music video. Badu says she meant no disrespect. Erykah Badu says her music video, “Window Seat,” in which she stripped nude and feigned being shot at the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, has been “grossly misunderstood” …

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Janet Jackson – Nothing

Could this sound any more like Michael? (Via – Rod 2.0)

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Pixie Herculon – The Bear Song

Here’s a minute of Pixie Herculon’s coming single, The Bear Song, shot on location around the Castro (including Bearbucks) and featuring a rap by Margaret Cho. Hey, I see a couple of JMG readers in there! Loves it. Rich Morel should totally do the remix. The single drops on iTunes on April 5th. (Tipped by JMG reader Irvin)

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Eurovision 2010: Romania’s Seling & Ovi

Rubber-suited Fergie-a-like hits Mariah-high notes with generic male co-vocalist. Not terrible, but instantly forgettable. Points off for the oh-so-tired fire/desire rhyme, which should have been retired even before Rick James and Teena Marie made it their showstopper.

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R&B Star Erykah Badu In Controversy Over Video Made At JFK Shooting Site

R&B star Erykah Badu is facing criticism for making a music video at the Dallas site of the assassination of JFK. In the video, Badu slowly strips off most of her clothes and strolls the street of the shooting in her bra and panties. At the end of the clip, Badu lies down nude at the location of the murder. …

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Eurovision 2010: Estonia’s Malcolm Siren

One of the stranger entries and definitely one of the least Eurovision-y seen this year. Who does this sound like? Sigur Ros, maybe?

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HomoQuotable – Ricky Martin

“If someone asked me today, ‘Ricky, what are you afraid of?’ I would answer ‘the blood that runs through the streets of countries at war, child slavery, terrorism, the cynicism of some people in positions of power, the misinterpretation of faith.’ But fear of my truth? Not at all! On the contrary, it fills me with strength and courage. This …

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Kelis – Acapella

The milkshake lady is back. I like this.

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Eurovision 2010: Germany’s Lena

I think this and the one from Lithuania are my favorites so far. This one feels like it could be a hit on the American charts.

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Eurovision 2010: The UK’s Josh Dubovie

The UK hasn’t won Eurovision since 1997’s comeback by Katrina & The Waves. And I suspect that this is not their year again. I suspect it a LOT. Stand back, the cheese is mighty.

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Eurovision 2010: Lithuania’s InCulto

Lithuania’s entry is a strange melange of acapella, kazoo, rap and ska. And then it goes kinda disco at the end. Very catchy. Cute boys too.

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Eurovision 2010: The Netherlands’ Sieneke

This song was criticized by the Dutch public as “too old-fashioned” when it was chosen as their Eurovision 2010 entry. It is very mid-70s Euro-pop, but that’s a good thing in my book. The lead vocalist is only 17.

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Eurovision 2010: Albania’s Juliana Pasha

The 2010 Eurovision Song Contest takes place in May in Oslo. Here’s Albania’s entry for this year, Juliana Pasha. I like this. The remix should be great.

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Friendly Voices – Miley Cyrus

“There has been so much controversy sometimes about what I’ve said or done because I believe there are no mistakes because God is the only one who can judge us. That’s the reason I deleted my Twitter account because I said on there that I believed in gay marriage because everyone should have the right to love each other, and …

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Robyn – Fembots Have Feelings Too

New music from Swedish popster Robyn, who says she’s releasing three albums in 2010. (Tipped by JMG reader Kevin)

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Pomplamoose – Telephone

Pomplamoose are Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn, who are known for a style called videosong, which means that everything heard in a recording must appear in the video – every instrument, every vocal. This is their latest, a cover of the just-out collaboration between Lady Gaga and Beyonce. For a lovely morning, take a stroll through their archives. I recommend …

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