Music Videos

Weird Al Is 'Handy,' In Response To Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy'

July 17th, 2014 7:01pm EDT
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Weird Al's fourth new music video this week is out, and he wants everyone to know how Handy he is.

Set to the tune of Iggy Azalea's hit Fancy, Weird Al brags about how good he is with household fix-it-ups. Wearing a blonde wig and fake mustache, he raps, "I'm so handy, you already know / I'll fix your plumbing when your toilet overflows / I'm so handy, I'll bring you up to code / When your dishwasher's about to explode."

It's Weird Al's fourth of eight videos he plans to release to promote his newest album Mandatory Fun, which was released Tuesday. He previously released music videos fo...
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'Foil,' Weird Al's Parody of 'Royals,' Isn't Entirely About Food – Watch The New Music Video

July 16th, 2014 11:43am EDT
Weird Al
Weird Al is known for his musical parodies involving food (Eat It and Fat are classics), so Lorde should be honored that her hit Royals is the only song on his new album Mandatory Fun that takes a culinary turn.

In the third music video released in as many days by Weird Al to promote the album, the musician teamed up with College Humor to produce Foil which appears to extol the virtues of using aluminum foil to protect leftovers. However, there's a much more important use and in involves the Illuminati and New World Order.

"Oh, by the way, I've cracked the code / I've figured out these ...
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Weird Al Is Tired Of Your 'Word Crimes'

July 15th, 2014 1:03pm EDT
Weird Al Is Tired Of Your 'Word Crimes'
In his second music video in as many days (and #2 of the eight he will release over eight days), Weird Al is taking on the poor grammar he has seen on the Internet.

In a parody of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, titled Word Crimes, Al goes full "grammar Nazi" on people who use numbers in words and "it's" incorrectly. We'll toot our own horn and mention we also correctly guessed this parody when we saw the track list.

The music video is completely graphical, so don't expect the celebrity cameos we enjoyed in yesterday's Tacky release. Still, it gets the song's point across.

Weird Al sings...
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Fifth Harmony Go Fierce on ‘BO$$’

July 14th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Fifth Harmony Go Fierce on ‘BO$$’
“Boss, Michelle Obama / purse so heavy gettin’ Oprah dollars.” Radio gold has been born ladies and gentlemen, courtesy of Fifth Harmony. Additionally, so has the next great “Independent Woman” female pop anthem. AND everyone knows that guys love independent women; just ask Ne-Yo on “Miss Independent” or “She Got Her Own (Remix)”.

The X-Factor alums return in a big way with a new single that screams and epitomizes swagger, almost literally. The production matches sassiness and feistiness of the lyrics and performance themselves. From the first time it’s played to listening to the ump...
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Weird Al Kicks Off Eight Music Videos In Eight Days With 'Happy' Parody 'Tacky'

July 14th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Weird Al Kicks Off Eight Music Videos In Eight Days With 'Happy'
To celebrate the release of his latest album Mandatory Fun, Weird Al is releasing eight music videos in eight days – and we got the first one right here: his awaited parody of Pharrell's smash Happy, simply titled Tacky.

We correctly guessed last week, after seeing the track list, that Tacky would be his take on the Grammy-winning song. Now Al has also aped Pharrell's music video, but with some of his favorite celebrities.

Eric Stonestreet, Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Jack Black, and Kristen Schaal all appear along with Al in the music video, which is done in one continuous take. They al...
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30 Best Songs Of 2014 (So Far)

July 8th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
30 Best Songs Of 2014 (So Far)
2014 has delivered a wealth of exceptional new songs. Some songs truly captivate with their songwriting, while others are ‘records’ which standout because of their sound. Choosing only 30 songs out of a sea filed with truly terrific songs is difficult; this list provides 30 of the best songs from January through June 2014.

1) Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"

from In the Lonely Hour

Maybe he’s ‘too emotional’ and 'sucks at one-night stands' as he sings, but Sam Smith can definitely sing – that’s the understatement of the year. The soaring, highly relatable “Stay With Me” exemplifies Smith’...
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Sounds for Summer: 'Swimming Pool Blues' Miniature Tigers

June 28th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Miniature tigers : Cruel Runnings
Summer is finally here, and it's the perfect time of year for road trips, backyard parties, and any number of other events that require music, or at least are made better with it.

In order to perfectly soundtrack these events, this weekly article will feature a song that perfectly fits the season in one way or another.

What better way to kick off this series than with a strong contender for pop song of 2014, "Swimming Pool Blues" by Miniature Tigers, a song that is so Summery it practically smells like salt water.

The song begins with a simple acoustic guitar and drums, and then heats ...
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Robin Thicke Begs In 'Get Her Back' Music Video

June 23rd, 2014 2:59pm EDT
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke isn't hiding anything in the music video for Get Her Back, a not-so-subtle plea for a reunion with his estranged wife Paula Patton.

During the music video, text messages between two parties (representing Patton and Thicke) appear on the screen. “Paula” writes things such as "I kept trying to warn you you were pushing me too far," and, "You drink too much. You embarrassed me." Responses from Robin include "I hate myself," and, "I wrote a whole album about you." Robin's upcoming album is titled Paula.

The song is pretty catchy, despite the depressing topic. It features a funk...
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Maroon 5's 'Maps' Shows That There Is No Hope Left For The Band

June 21st, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Maroon 5
A long time ago, a band emerged from sunny Los Angeles, California with one of the best pop debut records in recent memory. That record was called "Songs About Jane" and it featured a plethora of radio hits that were both instanly memorable and also instantly replayable.

That band's name is Maroon 5, and "Songs About Jane" skyrocketed them and their charismatic leader Adam Levine to instant stardom. Their music, however, seemed to travel in the exact opposite direction of their fame, and every attempt to follow "Songs About Jane" has ended with less than superb results.

Then came "Overexp...
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10 Great 80's Guilty Pleasure Songs

June 21st, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Loverboy
The 80's are back in style, for better or for worst, and few things define the genre quite as well as its music. The 80's was probably as a decade responsible for more cheesy pop classics than any other combined, and while some were truly great and classic (see anything from Paul Simon's "Graceland") much of it falls firmly in the "so bad it's good" category.

Here are ten songs that are undeniably catchy but you wouldn't want to admit to enjoying:

10. "All Night Long" Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie had struck radio gold many times in the 1970's, but he saved his most memorable hit for ...
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