Do you ever wonder what you animal you would be if you were to be in the next life? Maybe a playful dog, spending your day chasing any animal that dares to come onto your territory. How about a cat that just lays around, being admired by your owners over how cute you are? Or a sloth, where you literally sleep and it’s acceptable because, well, you’re a sloth. Aren’t you curious to see what you might be? Take the quiz down below, and see what you might be if you are to be born as an animal in the next life!
With the likes of Ed Sheeran and Olly Murs, British singers are pretty much dominating North American air waves right now. What else has appeared? Boy bands. Yes, boy bands. Good thing the biggest difference between these boy bands and the ones we’ve had in the 90′s is that well, they’re not so corny.
I’ve put together a little chart to see which boy band you’re most like. Yes, I know Lawson’s not really your typical boy band, but with their awesome looks, girls can’t help but swoon over them, so I decided to put them on there. Check out the chart underneath, and let’s see what you got. (Don’t worry, if you didn’t get what you wanted, you can always try again!)
By Evan Ross
Ugh, it’s January you guys. January is probably the biggest bummer on the Gregorian calendar. I mean, it’s frigid, the only holiday is at the very beginning, and your stomach has started to expand greatly because of all the cheese you ate over the holidays (maybe that one’s just me). Worst of all, work and school drags on even more because you’ve just had several glorious weeks where your only concerns were which TV marathon to watch (the correct answer is Top Gear) and which sweats to wear while doing it.
Sometimes the only cure for winter blues is a spontaneous, midweek dance party with your roomies. This playlist might even give you the strength to carry on after your brand new Uggs get salt stains on them.
1) Radioactive – Rita Ora
I saw Rita Ora for the first time in UK Vogue and instantly became obsessed with her. My efforts to emulate her super red lips failed (can you say The Joker?) but I discovered that her debut album Ora is BOMB. This track is a great warm-up for your day; you just can’t help but bob your head and smile when it comes, and when it ends you’ll definitely end up with your “palms to the sky”
Best for: dance-walking down the street to subway (ignore judgemental glances from passersby and just do you).
2) Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
I really didn’t want to like this song. I successfully resisted Bruno Mars up until this point but he tricked me into liking this song by making himself sound exactly like Sting in his Police days. Bruno Mars is such a happy and pleasant little Hobbit that he just makes me feel all happy and pleasant. You’ve no doubt heard this song over one hundred million times by now, but that doesn’t negate its greatness or its ability to make me want to get my grind on. It’s also a pretty sexy jam, which is awesome…Wednesday is hump day after all *le exaggerated wink*
Best for: a) singing to yourself. Loudly. b) Convincing someone to…well Bruno does say his sex takes me to paradise.
3) Beauty and a Beat – Justin Bieber
Something about Justin Beiber’s recent scandal makes his music a lot more appealing to me. Combine his vices with the epic pool party that takes place in the video and you just feel chilled out, man. Like I said before, January is a depressing month but nobody could feel depressed having on-the-cusp-of-sexy (sorry tweens!) Justin croon to them. Sometimes we just need something light and bubbly to get us through and since it’s illegal to drink champagne in public, this song will have to do.
Best for: having a sunny disposition even though it’s grey and -30 outside.
4) Glad You Came – The Wanted
2012 was a year filled with great music. From viral videos to new artists to the explosion of EDM, there was no shortage of entertainment. We’ve compiled a handy list of the 25 best songs of the year for your listening pleasure.
25. “Payphone” – Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa
Maroon 5’s “Payphone” was catchy enough to get stuck in your head for days, featured mega-popular rapper Wiz Khalifa, and was an anthem for every young girl who was sick of having her heart broken. “One more stupid love song, I’ll be sick,” sang frontman Adam Levine. Me too, Adam…me too.
24. “HYFR” – Drake ft. Lil’ Wayne.
In case some of you out there still didn’t get it, HYFR stands for “Hell Yeah, F**kin’ Right.” It’s a pretty explicit song, but Drake’s swagger shines in all its glory with Lil’ Wayne’s signature drawl backing him up.
Cats are easily entertained, but this may just the best cat toy in existence. Repetitive and completely INTERACTIVE, this kitty would be the perfect spokesman for this toy…or whatever it is.
(FYI, things get ultra epic 25 seconds into the video!!)
There’s actually nothing better than a good house party. Provided it’s done correctly, a kegger is a great way to meet people or even get the attention of that special someone. This week’s episode of Talking Sh*t is a how to guide that will help anyone who’s daring enough to throw their own party. Watch our very own staff give pointers on how to party proof your house, scare off douchey guitar players and share their own experiences.
Note: “We’re not encouraging excessive drinking and please make sure you check I.D.” -our lawyers wanted us to post that…
Watch the video here:
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Cimorelli, a girl group from Sacramento, California.
Cimorelli, pronounced sim-or-ELL-ee, is a group of six singing sisters who are as talented as they are adorable. Ranging in age from 12 to 21, the ladies combine their love of R&B, hip-hop, country and 80s synth pop to create a unique musical sound. Most of their songs are done a capella with occasional instruments. The ladies are currently working on their debut album.
Used in a sentence: “The Cimorelli singing sisters make ordinary siblings seem so unimpressive. They’re basically a modern Von Trapp family.”
Download now: “Some Nights” by Fun.
File next to: Megan & Liz
The sisters are part of a big family that includes five brothers — leading to a total of 11 children. Their mother Lynne is a music major, composer and choir director. She began teaching her daughters music between the ages of two and four. She taught them classical piano, three-part barbershop harmonizing and vocal jazz. Read more…
Here at ANDPOP, we love hearing how different artists interpret one song. By changing the tempo and instrumentation, artists can alter the vibe of a track entirely. Suddenly, you might start digging a song you hated in the first place. Our minds were blown when we heard some amazing covers of Skrillex and One Direction. This week, we heard ten covers of Fun’s “Some Nights” that we can’t stop replaying.
Country Twang: 2 Carats Band (Shayna Rose and Elizabeth Shea)
Seasoned Pros: Walk Off The Earth (DUH) and Julia Nunes
“OMFG she’s so Rachel Berry” Version: TheLizLoughrey
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Justin Timberlake is going back to music and Kristen Wiig leaves SNL.
HIT: Phillip Phillips is the winner of American Idol!
After a record number of votes, Phillip Phillips WON American Idol! Not too shabby. We’re excited to hear his track “Home” on the radio — it’s got a little bit of Mumford in there, doesn’t it? And I know, Jessica Sanchez was way cool but it doesn’t even matter if you win these days. I mean, look an Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.
MISS: Zac Efron got himself a pornstache
It’s been a slow news week and I’m tired of acknowledging Courtney Stodden’s existence, okay? What is this? My first whiskers? I know he’s just trying to show us how manly he is nowadays (condom dropping, bra unhooking, etc) and I’m fine with that. Everyone has to grow up. The mustache, though, is scraggly, patchy and reminds me of sad, prepubescent attempts at facial hair during Movember. Just go back to the scruff and all will be well.
HIT: Fun. covers Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”
From the Havard baseball team to Katy Perry, it seems like everyone’s covering the guilty pleasure of the year “Call Me Maybe.” The band Fun.’s acoustic version is addictive and well, fun. They’re also becoming some sort of cover band because we’ve already heard them perform “Somebody That I Used To Know.” If you need me, I’ll be dancing on the streets shamelessly while listening to both of them. Please feel free to join me.
MISS: John Mayer used 50 Shades of Grey to woo a special lady Read more…
From Gotye to Whitney Houston, A Capella singing group Pentatonix nails it again with their version of Fun’s teen anthem “We Are Young”.
Complete with perfect harmonies and some awesome beat boxing, the group certainly makes the song their own.
First it was Angry Birds. Then it was Temple Run.
Now thanks to the new and addictive smartphone game Draw Something, here are some of the craziest, amazing and on-point drawings from talented finger artists.
I keep wondering whether or not these people used a tablet or not. I already have enough trouble drawing “Lady Gaga”.
Some of these are definitely “WTF” moments. These people really go out of their way to make sure their buddies get it right.
Congratulations go out to Fun, who are now subjects of a viral video parody. The video fast forwards to the future when the crew is no longer young, which apparently makes them hopeless and fat duds working dead-end jobs.
“We’ve accomplished almost nothing, I have no money, where’s my gun?” they sing. So long to the days of youth when you can stay up, drink all night and literally set the world on fire.
Fun has already been covered by Glee and remained on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for multiple weeks, but that doesn’t really mean anything until someones makes fun of you.
Watch it here:
Here’s your weekly dose of music to help you get through a rough week, as prescribed by Azra Kassam.
Neon Trees –”Everybody Talks”
There’s nothing like watching a guy in a pink suit jamming on Ellen. Neon Trees went on Ellen today to perform their hit “Everybody Talks,” which is a fun, summery jam about people gossiping. The song is from their new CD Picture Show.
Feist – “Bittersweet Melodies”
Feist’s video for her latest single Bittersweet Melodies features some pretty unique photographs. Argentinean photographer Irina Werning, who juxtaposes pictures of people recreating images taken of them in the past, lends her talents in this nostalgic video/slideshow. My favourite re-creation is the wedding couple who look just as happy now as they did then. The photos are amazing and complement the soothing, wistful song perfectly.
Adele vs. Fun – “We Are On Fire”
How do you make a great indie pop hit even better? You mash it up with Adele, of course. “We Are Young,” the first single off indie pop band Fun’s second album Some Nights, was an unexpected hit. Even Glee covered it! The song is a power ballad with a great chorus, but isn’t very danceable. So DJ Tripp mixed in Adele and a faster beat. This, my friends, is how magic happens. I’m in love. Read more…
First we have to address the really pretty pink elephant in the room. Did drugs have anything to do with the ‘Walk The Dog’ music video? It had to right? All those crazy colours and trippy editing lead us to believe some sort of psychedelic was involved. This question eventually led us to a surprising revelation. The lead singer doesn’t celebrate himself like many of the front men we usually talk to. In fact he’s a little self conscious. In this interview we discuss Nate’s hesitation to watch Fun’s music videos, and sometimes, even listen to his own music.
Things have been happening very fast for Fun. After holding a #1 spot on iTunes and getting their song on Glee, life is good. Even with all the hype, the band is approaching the success with a refreshing amount of modesty. As Nate tells us in this interview, The Baha Men also had a #1 single. In part 1 of this very candid conversation, he talks about his initial reaction to being on Glee and the emotional roller coaster that comes with being on top of the charts.
A message on the Web site reads, “Justin Bieber has decided to buy Funny or Die and do with it whatever his tiny little heart desires.”
Not only has Bieber “bought” the site to do whatever he pleases with it, he’s also made several videos for it. In one clip, called “Bieber Takes Over,” the teen star explains why he supposedly took over the site and the sorts of things he does now that he’s famous. “Anything that’s not Bieber dies!” he said. “I’m a star. I do what stars do. I ride on yachts. I autograph lady lumps. And I pay people to slap them.”