Happy Birthday Drake! The rapper and actor turns 27 today. Though he will be celebrating on tour, tonight he is going home, performing in his hometown of Toronto. The “Would You Like a Tour?” tour kicked off October 19th. Drake’s new album Nothing Was The Same debuted at #1 last month so we are pretty sure he is having a happy birthday. Check out his single “Hold On We Are Going Home”.
Some mashups work so perfectly, they sound like an original song. Mashups have become popular enough that some artists work exclusively on mashups. Television shows like Glee and movies like Pitch Perfect prominently feature mashups on their soundtracks. JayZ and Linkin Park even made a album dedicated to their mashups. Not all mashups are created equal. Here are some of the best mashups out there right now.
“Little Wrecking Ball” is a Mashup by Isosine, of Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” and Mumford & Sons’ “Little Lion Man”. The songs blend together perfectly and the dancers in the video are phenomenal. The video does not include Miley swinging naked from a wrecking ball, which some may view as a plus and others as a minus.
Today is the birthday of John Lennon. He would have been 73 today. John Lennon left a long legacy of music behind, when he was killed 23 years ago.
John Lennon had an interest in music from an early age. He started a band at 15 named The Quarrymen. The band consisted of him and his school friends. After changes in the lineup, it would eventually become The Beatles in 1960. The band went on to become the most influential band in music. He and bandmate, Paul McCartney became one of the most renowned songwriting duo of all time.
Happy Birthday to Simon Cowell! The man who is known for telling it like it is, is turning 54 this year. Simon Cowell became famous for his role as a judge and producer on many hit talent competition television shows. Many don’t know, but he is also a record executive. He has worked on Pop Idol, American Idol, X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent and more. Throughout his career Simon has discovered many musical artists. A few of the biggest stars he has discovered are:
Lewis was discovered in 2006 when she auditioned for The X-Factor, she was mentored by Simon Cowell on the show. Here is the video for her hit single “Bleeding Love”.
A few weeks ago Miley made sure everyone was talking about her, with her outrageous VMA performance. Now that all eyes are on Miley, she has released an even more revealing video. Her video for “Wrecking Ball” features the former Disney Princess swinging naked from a wrecking ball and licking a sledgehammer. The video was an enormous success, breaking records on Youtube, for the speed it acquired views. It currently has over 178 million views.
Elton John is doing quite well these days, he just released a new album entitled “Diving Board” which created a big splash, debuting at #3 on the UK charts and he had an outstanding performance remembering Liberace at the Emmy Awards.
Elton John is a one of a kind musician and performer. He is well known for his incredible talent as a song writer and live performer, as well as his flamboyant style and his work with charities. He has been making music for over 50 years and still remains a force in the music industry. To celebrate his incredible career and his one of a kind style, we are taking a look at some of our favorite Elton John videos from throughout his career. You can enjoy watching as Elton’s style and music changes throughout the years, though his creativity and talent never fades.
Some Vine users have incorporated lines from top pop songs into their vines with very funny results. Check out our top picks for Song Inspired Vines:
Jesus Take the Wheel
The Carrie Underwood song “Jesus Take The Wheel” is a heartfelt song about a woman relying on her faith during a trying time. Unless you take it literally, like in this interpretation.
Today is International Peace Day, a time to imagine the world as a place where no longer fight with one another and instead live together in harmony. It may seem like a pretty lofty goal but it is certainly a beautiful idea. Many artists have created music inspiring peace. Below are a few of our favorite songs which inspire peace, around the world.
Today is Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th is considered to be the most unlucky day on the calendar and many fear the day. Some are so fearful that they spend the day safely at home, making it the perfect time to watch the top 13 scary Music videos. If you are brave enough we have the top scary music videos. You may want to keep the lights on for this one.
Warning: Many of these videos may be inappropriate for children
13. Starting out the list at number 13, we have “Alejandro” by Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga’s over the top style has sometimes been quite creepy, and her video for “Alejandro” has some pretty spooky parts.
12. Rihanna is usually known for her upbeat dance tracks and while you can certainly dance to “Disturbia”, the video might have you hiding in the corner. What would you really expect from a song about going out of your mind?
11. Evanescence’s “Going Under” shows lead singer Amy Lee haunted by some pretty demonic creatures. If that isn’t scary enough for you, she is also underwater with some enormous jellyfish.
Eminem has new single out called “Bezerk”. The single, produced by Rick Rubin is off his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
Eminem showed up at the half time of the Michigan-Notre Dame Game and talked about his new video for the song and his upcoming album. He claimed to be a die-hard Lions fan, but his demeanor was far from excited. He also premiered a Sneak Peak of Bezerk’s video. He seemed really dazed during the interview, but we can only assume he was playing it up for the fun of it and not just as he put it “freaked out by live television”. Check out the video below, and you can decide for yourself.
Eminem explained the album is revisiting the original Marshall Mathers LP that he released in 2000. The video seems to be revisiting an even earlier time than that, the feel of the video is very early 1990’s hip-hop. There are a few unexpected guests in the video including Kendrik Lamar and Kid Rock.
Check out the new video below.
Do you think Eminem’s was was acting awkward during the interview for the publicity or was it legit? Intentional or not it certainly got people talking about the video.