Tag Archives: pop music

Depeche Mode – Wrong

I really like this. From the upcoming album Sounds Of The Universe, due out April 21st. TRIVIA: Depeche Mode’s first single, Dreaming Of Me, was released 28 years ago this week, eventually peaking at #57 on the UK pop chart. Performance clip from that year below.

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The Power Of American Idol

Seven former American Idol contestants have eight songs in this week’s AC Top 40. No. 4: The Time of My Life, David CookNo. 6: What About Now, DaughtryNo. 8: Crush, David ArchuletaNo. 15: One Step at a Time, Jordin SparksNo. 19: Light On, David CookNo. 26: What’s Right Is Right, Taylor HicksNo. 29: It’s Your Love, Melinda DoolittleNo. 30: My …

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Dolly Parton Is NOT Gay! Sheesh!!

Last night on the Larry King Show, Dolly Parton denied that she is gay for the umpteenth time in her career. Her mysterious husband of 42 years is discussed, but Dolly says she doesn’t really care what people think and that’s “it’s for God to judge, not people.” (Via – Towleroad)

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2009 Grammy Winners

It was definitely Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s night, wasn’t it? I was especially pleased to see gay favorite Adele win Best New Artist. I’d never even heard of Adele until seeing her perform at last fall’s Out 100 Awards here in NYC. Complete list of winners here. Album of the Year: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising SandSong of …

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The World’s Youngest Transsexual

German pop star Kim Petras has revealed that she underwent gender reassignment surgery late last year at the age of 16, becoming what some are calling the world’s youngest transsexual. In Germany, such operations are not usually allowed until the patient is 18. However Kim managed to convince doctors when she was just 12 that she should have the surgery. …

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Fly Life, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is The Annie Lennox Collection, a fantastic greatest hits package that includes two new tracks. The Annie Lennox Collection paints a vivid portrait in song of the most successful female British artist in pop music history. Available on February 17 from Arista Records, this 14-song retrospective brings together the acclaimed artist’s finest …

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#1 This Week In 1972

Fifty years ago today, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash in rural Iowa. And this week in 1972, Don McLean’s tribute song to the three and to rock-n-roll in general, American Pie, spent the last of its four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s pop chart. Clocking in at more than eight and …

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#1 This Week In 1977

In January 1977 Rose Royce took their debut single Car Wash, the theme from the blaxploitation movie of the same name, to #1 on the pop chart for one week. The single was written and produced by Motown’s legendary Norman Whitfield, who took Rose Royce with him when he jumped ship for MCA Records. Rose Royce scored three more Top …

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# This Week In 1974

Ringo Starr’s cover of Johnny Burnette’s 1960 #8 hit, You’re Sixteen, hit #1 for one week in January 1974. It was Starr’s second of two #1’s as a solo artist, the other being 1973’s Photograph. Paul McCartney plays the kazoo, making You’re Sixteen the only #1 record in history to feature a kazoo solo. You should be able to identify …

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#1 This Week In 1970

This week in 1970, the first single by the Jackson 5, I Want You Back, topped the singles chart for one week. It was the only single released from their debut album, Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5, although the group was actually brought to Motown by Gladys Knight after she saw them perform at Amateur Night At The Apollo …

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15 Months In Prison For Boy George

Boy George has been sentenced to 15 months in prison on last year’s conviction for false imprisonment. The judge at Snaresbrook Crown Court said the star, real name George O’Dowd, has used “gratuitous violence.” He was convicted last month of false imprisonment by a jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court on December 5th but was bailed to await sentence. O’Dowd denied …

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United State Of Pop 2008

The insanely talented DJ Earworm has created this year’s Billboard Top 25 pop singles mashup: United State Of Pop 2008 (Viva La Pop). Amazing. In case you missed it, here’s his take on 2007.

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Billboard’s 2008 Year-End Charts

Billboard Magazine has compiled its year-end charts for 2008. With three singles in the year-end top ten, Chris Brown is the Top Artist for 2008. This year I’m at least vaguely familiar with everything in the pop singles top ten, but only know the Kristine W, Janet Jackson and (remixed by Rich Morel) Yoko Ono tracks on the dance top …

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Boy George’s Trial Begins

Boy George’s trial for false imprisonment began in the UK yesterday. A Norwegian escort told a court Monday that Boy George manacled him to a bedroom wall and beat him with a metal chain after accusing him of hacking into his computer. The former Culture Club singer is on trial for the false imprisonment of 29-year-old Audun Carlsen. The 47-year-old …

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Will They Call This “Barry-Rolling”?

“Rick-rolling” is much catchier.

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Paris For President

Pop Justice calls this the “new World’s Worst Song.” I’d say that title has been permanently awarded to Starship’s We Built This City. Anyway, this is sort of amusing for one listen. Points for rhyming motorcade with Escalade and for the gay marriage shout out. Also for dissing “nukular.”

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Tragedy For Jennifer Hudson

The mother and brother of Oscar winner, American Idol finalist, and gay icon Jennifer Hudson were found murdered in their Chicago home yesterday. The mother and brother of Jennifer Hudson were found shot dead Friday at a South Side home, and police were looking for a missing child who is the nephew of the singer and Oscar-winning actress. A man …

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Coming Out Pays Off

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Nonshocker Of The Year

UPDATE: From Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director for the Family Equality Council: “Much like Rosie O’Donnell, the announcement that Clay Aiken is gay reinforces a simple reality: the American public can no longer say it Does not know a gay or lesbian parent. Clay Aiken’s desire to raise a child in an open and honest manner will make his life, and …

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Madonna Compares McCain To Hitler, Obama To Gandhi

Oh Madonna, you scamp. Even at 50, the queen of pop can’t stop courting controversy. As Madonna kicked off her “Sticky and Sweet” tour on Saturday, she took a none-too-subtle swipe at John McCain. Amid a four-act show, a video interlude carried images of destruction, global warming, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, Zimbabwe’s authoritarian President Robert Mugabe – and the presumptive …

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