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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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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 »
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 »
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 Jean… More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 we… More »
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 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 »
Some things just go so well together that they become forever linked in the public consciousness — you know, like chocolate and peanut butter, or Justin Beiber and drop-crotch pants. One classic match that’s a favorite of ours —and that pop music is all the better for — is the mutually magnificent pairing of boy… More »
Musicians have been dating each other for decades, and when they join together in the studio, the results are pretty magical. One of the first mainstream pop duets performed by a real-life couple was 1965’s “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher. This feel-good song has become the platform for the artists of today to create their… More »
As if this year hasn’t been hot enough for the Disney girls of yore — and that includes Demi’s chart dominance, Miley’s twerking and Vanessa Hudgens’ werking a bikini and flip-flops in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers — it’s about to heat up again with the release of Selena Gomez’s new album, Stars Dance.
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