Valentine’s Day is a weird time for singletons… or at least this singleton. You spend half of the lead up to the big day feeling sorry for yourself for not having a Valentine and the other half screaming about how free and independent you feel about not being tied down to a significant other. This is a confusing time of year to say the least, and what better way to get through confusion than music? Here’s a playlist for all those feeling “forever alone” this week…featuring songs to play if your happy about being single, sad about it, or any make-it-weird feeling in between.
1) Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
Right, it’s Valentine’s Day and you’re dateless. Sad. BUT, chocolate is discounted and you don’t have to stress all night about wearing the correct shade of red. Sometimes it’s just less of a hassle to be unencumbered by a mate so why not dance it out?! Sink another sink and jam out because nobody will ever love you as much as you love you.
Best for: Dancing around your room wearing silky underwear while eating a lifesized Toblerone (I may or may not be speaking from personal experience on this one.
2) It’s Not Fair – Lily Allen
Here’s another song for the “Thank God I’m Single” file. Here, Lily Allen (Cooper now for those counting at home) describes one of the more intimate issues that may occur on Valentine’s Day. Picture it: You’ve spent all night wooing the lad/lady of your choosing and you finally get them back to your house/apartment/spaceship and you simply can’t… perform. When you’re single this doesn’t/won’t happen, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it, people on dates (not bitter, nope, not me).
Best for: Get your mind out of the gutter, you filthy animal.
3) Don’t Let It Break Your Heart – Coldplay
Sometimes being alone on Valentine’s Day can be a major bummer, and not even that giant Toblerone can fill the hole in your heart. This feeling fills you with what the LOL Cats would refer to as “sedz” (read: sads). Coldplay is here to give you strength; sometimes being alone sucks but “come on baby, don’t let it break your heart” (Valentine’s Day was invented by card companies after all!).
Best for: Dragging you out of a hole of self pity.
4) Your Ex-Lover Is Dead – Stars Read more…
When I was younger, I remember being convinced one of my parents was harbouring my twin who I was destined to meet at summer camp. This conspiracy was strongly, if not completely, inspired by The Parent Trap. I also dedicated a lot of time to trying to learn their secret handshake.
A lot of teen/kids movies like this from 80s and 90s included music numbers that were lip synched or danced too and I’m sure you recreated some of them. Don’t lie. Whenever you were home alone you slid into the kitchen Risky Business style. Am I right?
We remember these songs and moments because they became iconic in some of our favourite retro movies. I’m thinking of ”Don’t You Forget About Me,” which will go down in history books as the song that accompanied the famous ending scene of The Breakfast Club. It’s time to take a trip down memory lane and re-watch some of these moments.
Breakfast Club (1986) – “Don’t You Forget About Me,” Simple Minds
Hocus Pocus (1993) – “I Put a Spell on You,” Screamin’ Jay Hawkins,
Itty Bitty Pretty One (1996) – “Itty Bitty Pretty One,” Thurston Harris
Footloose (1984) – “Footloose,” Kenny Loggins
Pretty In Pink (1986) – “Try a Little Tenderness,” Otis Redding
Ghost (1990) – “Unchained Melody,” Righteous Brothers Read more…
1. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Kiss”
2. Justin Bieber – “I Would” (Acoustic)
3. The Lumineers – “Stubborn Love”
4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — “Same Love” Read more…
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
Jimmy Fallon never ceases to amaze me with his music…even if they are parodies. Singing the Christmas classic “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” in the musical stylings of the legendary Bob Dylan, you really can’t deny that Fallon is a talented man!!
Release a Christmas album Jimmy. ASAP.
Whigfield — “Saturday Night”
There’s a slight chance I’m the only one who remembers this song, but I’m clinging on to a little piece of hope that there are others out there. “Saturday Night” was the go-to song for getting ready for a night out. Not that I would actually know, since I was little kid when this had its heyday, but the song made us all imagine glamourous nights. Whigfield, known as an English “eurodance” singer also created other absolutely fantastic songs that I hope everyone remembers, like “Another Day.”
Other tracks to listen to: “Think of You,” and “Sexy Eyes”
The Moffatts — “The Girl of My Dreams”
Let’s just talk about The Moffatts, shall we? This group of brothers is like a hidden Canadian gem that needs to be re-discovered. Maybe it’s just me feeling really nostalgic about my 90s childhood. I don’t understand how it’s possible to resist a group of cute(ish) brothers who can sing. I think people forgot about them after a while, even though they made an angsty comeback with “Bang Bang Boom.” Such a shame. The guys are actually reuniting on Dec. 23 for a Christmas special on Stageit!
Other tracks to listen to: “Bang Bang Boom,” “Miss You Like Crazy.”
B*Witched — “C’est La Vie”
At some point in the 90s, “c’est la vie” was like the coolest French saying, all thanks to Irish girl group B*Witched. Even though we used to sing this song in our childhoods, we’ve all come to realize that the lyrics are quite possibly the dirtiest in the world. “I’ve got a house with the windows in doors/ I’ll show you mine, you show me yours,” they sing. Yeah, they took it to that level. I’m not ashamed to say that I still own the B*Witched CD, and some of the other tracks are definitely worth listening to. And no, they’re not as dirty.
Other tracks to listen to: “Blame it on the Weatherman” and “Rollercoaster”
Dream — “He Loves You Not”
Does anyone else remember Dream? Because I totally do. They were kind of a fleeting moment in girl group history, but what they contributed to the world at that time was fantastic.
Other tracks to listen to: “This is Me,” and “Crazy”
By Evan Ross
If you don’t have at least one memory from college that involves a keg/smoke machine/glitter/tight RiR-esque outfits or any combination of those things, your college experience doesn’t really count. (Aside: I guess if you got a degree then it does count, but you had a pretty lame overall experience in my opinion.) And while alcohol (or soda if you’re under 19! *Wink) is probably enough to keep parties going all night, they would be nothing without the music.
I heard Rihanna’s “We Found Love” every single time I went out last year and it was always “the best song everrrrr.” But after a while the same song gets tiring. So, young party goer, what music should you play while hosting your very own rager? Look no further than the list below. The songs appear in the order I think you should play them, meaning I’ve literally done all the work for you.
1. “The Motto” ft. Lil Wayne – Drake
Also known (by me) as “The YOLO Song,” this is one track that at least 75 percent of your guests will know the lyrics to, and nothing loosens people up like a profanity-laced sing-along. Also, it has a great beat that makes even the nerdiest of nerds feel cool (I speak from experience). On three now: YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, THAT’S THE MOTTO N***A YOLO.
Best for: Grinding on some honeys and leaning in a way that suggests you have swag.
2. “When I Was A Youngster” – Rizzle Kicks
This song works as a party track on two levels. First, Rizzle Kicks sample The Clash’s “Revolution Rock,” which will appeal to all the pretentious music snobs at the party (read: people like me). Secondly, the song is dead catchy, and can get even the stiffest of party goers onto the dance floor. As an added bonus, the lyrics are witty and the chorus is ridiculously catchy. It’s super fun to try and singalong using Jordan and Harley’s London accents.
Best for: Dancing manically and pretending you can rap.
3. “Levels” (Skrillex remix) – Avicii
You know that Flo Rida song that you’ve been hearing ad nauseum all summer? Well this much better song is where it originates from. By the time you play this, the party should be in full swing and people will be ready for some hardcore dancing. If this song doesn’t make you want to dance for hours on end then you’re probably a robot. It’s also sure to be a crowd pleaser considering how popular both dubstep and Skrillex have become in the past year and a half.
Best for: Dancing with your hands in the air, dancing while drunk, pleasing techno music snobs.
4. “Handclaps & Guitars” – Chiddy Bang Read more…
Dear Gentlemen of the World,
We know how heart-in-your-toes scary it can be when you’re dying to ask out that pretty girl in your biology class — especially if you’re plagued with foot-in-mouth disease. That’s why we made it easy for you with this handy dating guide featuring 15 pickup lines courtesy of Justin Bieber lyrics. He nabbed Spring Breakers’ Selena Gomez and has millions of Beliebers vying for his heart, so he must be doing something right… right?
We noted the exact moments when these lyrics could help you score or get you out of awkward situations. Please keep in mind this guide is wholly unscientific, unproven and might admittedly HURT your chances of dating someone.
Not a Dating Expert
“Tell me what you like yeah tell me what you don’t/ I could be your Buzz Lightyear, fly across the globe.”
“I can be a gentleman (gentleman), anything you want/ If I was your boyfriend (boyfriend), I’d never let you go, never let you go.”
When to use them: These lyrics are most effective during that pre-stage dating ritual known as courtship. You’re providing her with hypothetical examples of how dating you will benefit her — once she gets the visual, there’s no going back. Moreover, the Buzz Lightyear reference will immediately blast her with nostalgia, ensuring she associates you with good thoughts.
Song: ”One Less Lonely Girl” and “Somebody to Love”
“Don’t need these other pretty faces like I need you/ And when you’re mine, in the world/ There’s gonna be one less lonely girl.”
“Christmas wasn’t merry, 14th of February not one of them spent with you.”
“Step to the beat of my heart/ I don’t need a whole lot/ But for you I admit I/ I’d rather give you the world/ Or we can share mine/ I know I won’t be the first one/ giving you all this attention/ Baby listen/ I just need somebody to love.”
When to use them: After lightheartedly listing off all the amazing things you’d do if you were her boyfriend, make known your actions to hurdle this wish into reality. The benefits go both ways: you’d both be less lonely.
Song: “First Dance”
“Only if you give, give your first dance to me/ Girl, I promise I’ll be gentle/ I know we gotta do it slowly/ If you give (give it), give the first dance to me (give it)/ I’m gon’ cherish every moment/ ’cause it only happens once, once in a lifetime”
Song: ”U Smile” Read more…
You’ve know you’ve officially made it as an artist when the cast of Glee start covering your music. And for Korean superstar Psy, that is exactly what’s happening.
In a teaser video released for an upcoming episode of Glee, the clip shows actors Kevin McHale, Darren Criss and Jenna Ushkowitz treating fans with a clip of the cast rehearsing the ‘Gangnam Style’ dance. But as exciting this may seem for gleeks around the world, the cynic in me couldn’t help but wonder how it’s going to work.
While I’m sure the cast will get the dance covered, what about the lyrics?
With Criss and McHale struggling to come up with a suitable nickname for Glee’s cover of ‘Gangnam Style’ (‘Gleengham style?!’), I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried.
If you can hardly wait for One Direction’s next single ‘Little Things”, perhaps this might satisfy you for the time being.
Providing a sneak preview for what the song will sound like, Ed Sheeran, who wrote the song, revealed some of the details on the “acoustic led” ballad.
“It’s got one of my favorite lines that I’ve ever written in a song,” Sheeran told Capital FM. “Harry says, ‘I know you never like the sound of your voice on tape / And you never like to know how much you weigh / And you still have to squeeze into your jeans / But you’re perfect to me.’”
About an ex-girlfriend, the song was written alongside singer-songwriter Fiona Bevan when Sheeran was 17. Having lost and found the song again, the boys in One Direction loved the song and wanted it to be on their next album.
“It was one of five songs that I gave to them which made the album,” Sheeran continued. “I think they just wanted to try something different. I think they did the same formula with the last single — it sounded like a One Direction song — and now I think they want to switch it up a bit.”
With that in mind, I SERIOUSLY CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS. I know the single is premiering in two days, but the suspense is KILLING me.
No Doubt had a great surprise last night during a show in Las Vegas.
Playing to a massive crowd at the iHeartRadio Festival, No Doubt’s frontwoman Gwen Stefani invited fellow singer P!nk! on the stage to sing with the band.
Closing their set with the band’s classic hit ”I’m Just a Girl”, P!nk! came out mid-song and playfully did some push-ups as Stefani greeted her with a peck on the cheek. And as the two singers jumped around the stage belting along to the song’s verses, the crowd just knew that they had witnessed something amazing in person.
With No Doubt’s comeback album about to come out on September 25, this just makes me even more excited.
About discovering love in an unexpected place, the song features bouncy synths and a quick tempo. This song was also produced by Steve Mac, who also worked on ‘Glad You Came.’
What do you think of the new tune? While it sounds a lot like their first single, my prediction says they’ll do well with this new single. Because really, who doesn’t like a catchy tune to dance along to?
Glee is my secret guilty pleasure. From the show’s addictive storylines to the cast’s ever-so-catchy covers, I just have to keep tuning into the show over and over again to see what happens next.
So in anticipation of the show’s fourth season (which begins on Sept. 13), a mash-up sung by the cast features the likes of Britney Spears and Justin Bieber!!
Singing Spears’ ‘Boys’ and Bieber’s ‘Boyfriend’ , the song will surely be a hit with the ladies as heartthrobs Darren Criss and Kevin McHale can be heard singing and evidently, melting all of our hearts.
This will be the last one, kay guys? I’m so sick of cover artists uploading “Somebody That I Used To Know” covers on YouTube, so let’s make this the final one. It’s appropriate considering singer Gotye uploaded it to his own account gotyemusic. The version includes all the YouTube covers he could find, including a cover by Ingrid Michaelson and another by Pentatonix. Gotye wrote under the description: “Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of Somebody That I Used To Know seemingly taking over their own area of the internet, I couldn’t resist the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered.??”
I’ve never thought much of Victoria Justice’s singing (as I only knew her from Zoey 101), but I have to admit the girl can sing!
Teaming up with Max and Kurt Schneider, together, they sing a mash-up of Bruno Mars’ hit singles in a video that looks like it was all shot in one take.
While I’m probably past my prime for Nickelodeon shows, I do have to say that their rendition is quite awesome.
We do a lot of things we regret when we’re younger; like drinking soda at breakfast, recording a love sonnet for your favourite celebrity and uploading it to YouTube and maybe this. Max Harris recorded his very own song “High” but let’s not be too harsh okay? Comments have been disabled since uploading the video because of all the negativity.
At first, we weren’t sure if this was a parody or not but you can buy his song on iTunes and everything. The video isn’t quite Rebecca Black because it doesn’t have the same production value, but it’s up there.
Watch it here:
Directioners!! Get ready!
In the upcoming Glee episode titled “Promasaurus”, the cast will be covering One Direction’s hit single “What Makes You Beautiful.”
Personally, I enjoy One Direction’s version a lot more but I guess Glee does an OK job at covering it.
But nothing can beat the original.
Now if you wanted a REALLY good cover of the song, listen to Boyce Avenue. Here, they make a slow and romantic version of the song.
Listening to this frog is annoying.
But if you click the right buttons on your keyboard, you can turn it into a musical genius.
Here are a list of songs you play with great skill. Press the numbers to make a song!
Imperial March, press: 6 6 6 8 56 8 56, 3 3 3 2 56 8 56 8 56
Mario Theme: 333432 7 577 656 7532 435 646
Tetris Theme 4 765 678 865 567 765 4 6 88
Super Man Theme: 4 4744 2 4 7
Bridal March: 6 4 44 / 6 3 54 / 6 4 32 / 3 44 5 43 / 2344543 / 2344556
It’s nearly patio weather and I think we’re all trying scope out the new song for spring/summer. I don’t know if Sean Paul’s new song will be it but it certainly has that Latin twist. “She Doesn’t Mind” is perfect for a sunny day at the beach: ”Girl, I got you so high / And I know you like / So come on push it on me / If it feels alright / Put it, drop it low and break it off / No, she doesn’t mind/ Aight, she doesn’t mind, aight, she doesn’t mind.” Yikes, he really goes there!!
The official remix also features Pitbull. What do you think of it?