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15 Forgotten Reasons Why 2000 Was The Best Year In Pop Music

Bianca Gracie | February 4, 2014 - 5:19 am

1999 may have been the year of the ultimate pop takeover, with the quadruple-punch of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys dominating the airwaves. But it was 2000 that saw the peak of pop music, as the bubblegum hype spilled over to Europe. Sure, there were big songs like *NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye,” More »


Super Bowl 2014: 5 Songs You Didn’t Know Bruno Mars Was Behind

Kathy Iandoli | January 31, 2014 - 5:30 am

Bruno Mars has maintained a steady ascent into Pop Stardom since we first met his smooth vocals, assisting B.o.B. on 2010’s breakout single “Nothin’ On You.” Unbeknownst to the world back then, Bruno was not only an amazing singer, but also a killer songwriter and hitmaking producer. The Los Angeles transplant aligned with creative collective… More »


2013 In Review: 10 Idolator Reads From The Past Year You Absolutely Should Not Miss

Idolator Staff | December 31, 2013 - 10:47 am

STOP THE CLOCK AND PUT DOWN THE HOOCH, POP FANATICS! We can’t let 2013 end without one last post wishing you all the best for a happy and healthy new year. Likewise, we’re a bit worried you may have missed some of the at-times brash, slightly outrageous and altogether entertaining pop music coverage here on… More »



Chart-Topping Songs Of 2013: We Review Each #1 Single…In One Word

Idolator Staff | December 24, 2013 - 5:45 am

As the year winds to a close, we find ourselves compelled to pause and once again look back over the songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100 during the past 12 months. There were a total of 11 singles that hit #1 in 2013, and they ranged from holdovers from 2012, viral video sensations, artists… More »


Best Music 2013: Idolator Contributors Pick Their Favorite Albums

Robbie Daw | December 19, 2013 - 5:45 am

One of the absolute joys of heading up Idolator is getting to work with such a unique and gifted pool of talent, from the core staff of editors whose names you see on the site every day to our group of freelancers we turn to for extra support. On a weekly basis, the latter contribute… More »


2013 In Review: The 10 Best Music Beefs Of The Year

Mike Wass | December 18, 2013 - 5:30 am

When historians discuss 2013 fifty years from now the major talking points will no doubt be Beyonce’s stealth album, Miley Cyrus 2.0 and the proliferation of public (and very messy) beefs. Instead of picking up the phone or — holding their tongue — our favorite pop stars used social media to air their dirty laundry. More »



Best Music 2013: Idolator Readers Choose The 10 Best Albums Of The Year

Robbie Daw | December 13, 2013 - 5:27 am

Last week we posted our editors’ picks for the Best Albums Of 2013, but the year-end roundups don’t end there! Between November and December, we posted two polls — one asking you to vote for the best LPs released between January and June of this year, and one with a poll for albums released betweenMore »


2013’s Best Albums: Idolator Editors Pick Their Favorite 10

Idolator Staff | December 6, 2013 - 5:40 am

Pop made a major resurgence in the latter half of the previous decade, and brought us bright new stars like Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha and One Direction. But when all the dust on the past 12 months finally settles, 2013 may very well prove to be the year that Big Pop… More »


Idolator Halloween Party Playlist: 12 Secretly Scary Songs

Idolator Staff | October 28, 2013 - 7:15 am

It’s the home stretch before Halloween, and we’re here to remind you that this celebration of pumpkin spice and sideboob was once about scares, people. To help you in the horror department, we’ve thrown together a playlist of secretly scary songs. This way you can focus more on perfecting that Lady Gaga costume.

What,… More »



Idolator Halloween: The 12 Most Murderous Music Videos In Pop History

Bianca Gracie | October 25, 2013 - 9:26 am

Gruesome movies like A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream have gone down as some of the most classic horror films in movie history. In the Pop world, artists have taken a page out of the genre’s book and created equally wicked music videos. Whether it’s taking revenge out on a former… More »


Heartbreakers, Dark Ladies & Atomic Bombs: 11 Sexy Animated Music Video Singers

Jonathan Riggs | October 4, 2013 - 8:18 am

Any discussion of music video animation must begin — and rightly so — by invoking “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits. but do you really want to boink any of them? (Quiet, Mom.)

Today, class, we’re focusing on music videos where lead singers are animated…and sexy as hell! (Deemed ineligible, but fabulous, are… More »


Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time” And 15 Other Great Pop Songs Released In 1998: Playlist

Robbie Daw | October 1, 2013 - 11:35 am

In 1998, Bill Clinton was President, Monica Lewinsky was the most famous intern on the planet, the world had come down with Titanic fever and a show on MTV called Total Request Live was about to alter the sound of popular music. One such superstar who rose up through TRL’s glittery ranks was Britney JeanMore »



The 5 Best Breakdancing Videos Of All Time

Jonathan Riggs | September 17, 2013 - 8:43 am

Ah, the good old days, when the boogaloo was electric and there weren’t any problems a plucky, multicultural band of breakdancers couldn’t solve. (Take THIS, greedy developers!) In honor of the physics-defying spirit of b-boys and -girls past and present, all of us here at Idolator HQ have been busting out our old-school Adidas warm-up suits… More »


5 Songs We Couldn’t Stop Dancing To This Summer

John Hamilton | September 3, 2013 - 6:30 am

Whether we were working it out on an Ibiza dancefloor, frolicking in the white sands of a beach party in Greece, or more realistically, breakdancing around the coffee table in our living room, we found ourselves spoiled this summer with an abundance of uplifting dance hits. Everywhere we went, big beats and sizzling basslines blasted… More »


Got Beef?: 12 Of The Best Non-Rap Diss Songs By Pop Stars

Bianca Gracie | September 2, 2013 - 8:30 am

Hip hop has always been a musically competitive sport, with rappers going head-to-head in battles ever since the genre’s birth in the late ’70s. The best diss songs have sparked the most fueled beefs in rap history (Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay Z vs. Nas, Nicki Minaj vs. Lil’ Kim, etc.), but the light is rarely shed on… More »



Back To School: 17 Songs You’ll Be Using For Yearbook Quotes This School Year

Carl Williott | August 29, 2013 - 5:30 am

Students across the country are heading back to school over the next week or so, and with the return to that academic prison comes picture day! Picture day is especially important for high schoolers, because high schoolers are incredibly superficial and judgy and awkward, but also because they will have to submit a totally funny… More »


Madonna Turns 55: Listen To Her 14 Best Album-Track Gems From The Past 30 Years

Louis Virtel | August 16, 2013 - 7:57 am

Today is Madonna’s birthday, a huge occasion for all of us virgin geisha dominatrix cowgirls. She’s 55 and, more importantly, so harshly, unmistakably, scandalously Madonna after 30 years as a superstar. Better yet? Like I’m always telling Lourdes, you can always find ways to appreciate Madonna a little more. (Take this roundup of GIFs, for instance…)… More »


Madonna Turns 55: Celebrate By Revisiting Her 10 Best TV Performances

Stephen Sears | August 16, 2013 - 5:38 am

Madonna doesn’t do live TV much, does she? The Queen has sort of drip-fed us Major Moments over the years. Appearances at benefits or awards shows have always whipped the wannabes into a girlgonewild frenzy: What color will her hair be? What will she wear? Will she show her nipples? What life lessons can weMore »



One Direction’s 5 Most Irresistibly Charming Music Videos: From “One Thing” To “Best Song Ever”

Jonathan Riggs | August 1, 2013 - 11:37 am

Whether you’re a longtime or brand-new 1D fan (we’re looking at you, North West), there’s one essential truth we all agree on: OMG! ONE DIRECTION! AMIRITE?!

Frankly, we’re so chuffed that this cheeky quintet has conquered the world that we dare you to make it through even one of their music videos without… More »


Robin Thicke’s 5 Best Pre-“Blurred Lines” Songs The World Ignored

Kathy Iandoli | July 29, 2013 - 5:30 am

Robin Thicke may seem like this flawless, smoldering R&B powerhouse now, but it took him years to get here. Considering his dad is Alan Thicke, aka the godfather of the Diff’rent Strokes theme song — along with the notorious M.I.K.E. Seaver on the classic Growing Pains — young Thicke had some pretty big shoes to… More »


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