Tag Archives: pop music

Chic – I’ll Be There

Via the Los Angeles Times: More than 20 years after Chic’s last album, the titans of disco and forefathers of today’s dance music have a brand new single. Billed as Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, the new song “Ill Be There” is a revival of an old sound while still sounding completely contemporary. It’s based on tracks Rodgers originally recorded with …

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25 Years Of Vogue

Slant Magazine reflects on today’s anniversary: A sample of Madonna’s 1990 hit “Vogue” inexplicably appears two-thirds of the way through the sexually charged “Holy Water,” a track from the singer’s new album, Rebel Heart. Previously, Madonna erupted into the song’s refrain at the end of her 1992 single “Deeper and Deeper,” and it’s perhaps a testament to the euphoric spirit …

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Madonna Performs New Single On Ellen

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Viral Video Of The Day

800K views in two days for this Jackson 5/Bach mashup.

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Johnny Marr – I Feel You

This is a fairly faithful cover of Depeche Mode’s 1993 smash and will be released as a 7″ single for next month’s Record Store Day.  The B-side of the single will be a live version of The Smiths’ 1984 hit, Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want.

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Madonna Responds To Dolce & Gabbana

(Tipped by JMG reader Eric)

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Gay Rocker Andy Fraser Dies At Age 62

Openly gay and openly HIV+ bassist Andy Fraser has died at the age of 62. Fraser is best known as the author of his group Free’s classic 1970 hit, All Right Now. Via the BBC: The musician died on Monday and he had been fighting cancer and AIDS, according to an official statement regarding his death. The Riverside County coroner …

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Eurovision 2015: All 40 Entries

All 40 entries in Eurovision 2015 have finally been named and snippets of all the songs are in the clip below in alphabetic order. Only seven of this year’s entries are not in English. I might change my mind during the semi-finals, but thus far my favorites are Belgium, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Israel, and the United Kingdom, the last of …

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Viral Video Of The Day

700K views for the sign language interpreter at Sweden’s Eurovision contest. The winning entry is here. (Tipped by JMG reader Daddy Ray)

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Eurovision 2015: Israel’s Entry

Israel’s 2015 entry was named last month after he won the reality show Rising Star and the production video for his song was launched today. Paris-born Nadav Guedj is only 16 years old and his is the first Israeli entry that is sung entirely in English. Israel has won Eurovision three times, most recently in 1998 when transgender pop star …

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GEORGIA: Atlanta Resident Elton John Denounces License To Discriminate Bill

“Simply put, this bill is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It promises religious freedom, but let’s be clear: No one’s religious freedom is at risk! Both the Georgia Constitution and U.S. Constitution very explicitly protect this right. What SB 129 will really do is institutionalize the hate some people hold in their hearts against other people. It will turn back …

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Bjork – Lionsong

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Howard Stern Interviews Madonna

Billboard recaps: Did you know Madonna wrote “Vogue” in just a couple of hours? Or that she doesn’t like being stoned? Or that she dated Tupac Shakur? (We really didn’t know that one.) Well, she revealed that and much, much more in a nearly 90-minute interview with Howard Stern on Wednesday (March 11) — her first interview ever with the …

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Eurovision 2015: Britain’s Entry

Many are not crazy about the selection made by the BBC: The duo behind the UK’s Eurovision entry have welcomed criticism of their song, Still In Love With You. The Guardian called the track “nightmarish”, while The Independent branded it “instantly forgettable”. But singer Alex Larke told the BBC: “I like the fact it divides opinion. It’s better than everyone …

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Jury Orders Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams To Pay $7.4M To Gaye Family

Via the Los Angeles Times: A federal jury found Tuesday that the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines” infringed on the Marvin Gaye chart-topper “Got to Give It Up,” awarding nearly $7.4 million to Gaye’s children. Jurors found against singer-songwriters Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, but held harmless the record company and rapper T.I. The verdict capped a trial that lasted …

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Eurovision 2015: Belgium’s Entry

Belgium’s Eurovision entry was selected by state media and today the track to be performed by 18 year-old Loïc Nottet was unveiled. There’s a lot going on in this video, but I think it’s supposed to be some statement about gender roles. Or maybe not. Nottet came in third in last year’s Belgian version of The Voice and his label, …

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Madonna On Women’s Rights

“Gay rights are way more advanced than women’s rights. People are a lot more open-minded to the gay community than they are to women, period. It’s moved along for the gay community, for the African-American community, but women are still just trading on their ass. To me, the last great frontier is women. Women are still the most marginalized group. …

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Shamir – On The Regular

Via Stereogum: Las Vegas gender and genre bending diva Shamir recently announced his debut full-length, Ratchet, and it seems like plenty more big looks are on the way for him. The album’s rubbery lead single “On The Regular” is now soundtracking a Google Smart Watch commercial. It’s just a coincidence that Google debuted this commercial on the same day that …

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Julian Moon – A Cup Of Coffee

A barista’s musical rant. “Come on, it’s not the end of the world. It’s just a fucking cup of coffee, lady.” (Tipped by JMG reader Ken)

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Mark Mothersbaugh Talks To Google Play

Stereogum recaps: Mark Mothersbaugh was born legally blind. It wasn’t until he was in second grade that he was finally diagnosed with myopia and got his first pair of glasses. In a new animated video made for Google Play, the DEVO member narrates how his discovery of the world led him to want to become an artist. Then, he recounts …

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