Britney Spears’ ‘Blackout’ Turns Five: Stan & Deliver

By: Idolator Staff // October 26, 2012
On the momentous occasion of its five-year anniversary, how does one even begin to honor a piece of pop history as great as Blackout? Much has been written about the iconic LP, released in 2007 as Britney Spears' fifth studio album, but its legacy is clear: Blackout predicted the dance invasion of the last several … More »

Halloween Playlist: 12 Spooky Songs To Frighten Your Night

By: John Hamilton // October 25, 2012
In case you couldn't tell from our previous countdown of supernatural pop moments, we here at Idolator are really into all things spooky! So when the season of trick-or-treaters, pumpkin-scented everything and Halloween party playlists rolls around, we’re in our element. As a matter of fact, we wish some pioneering pop artist would write … More »

Election 2012: The 5 Best Tweets From The Third Presidential Debate

By: Sam Lansky // October 23, 2012
Last night's (October 22) final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney generated a reported 6.5 million tweets, but as far as we're concerned, all eyes were on our favorite celebrity commentators. Again, Lady Gaga chimed in with some self-referential thoughts on the debate and Adam Levine lent some much-needed gravity, but as … More »

13 Campy Christmas Albums To Dig Out For The Holidays

By: Mike Wass // October 19, 2012
Christmas albums are not known for their subtlety or restraint, but Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta’s long-awaited reunion, This Christmas (out November 13), lifts festive kitsch to previously unimagined heights. Let’s start with the high-art cover. It finds the Rydell High graduates sipping cocoa from fancy cups, surrounded by a sea of presents … More »

Election 2012: Barack Obama & Mitt Romney, As Shown Through Our 10 Fave Pop Parody Videos

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // October 18, 2012
Power to the pop-loving people! Living in a democracy means that every four years we not only get to voice our say in who runs our country, we have endless opportunities to turn their every word, campaign and factual gaffe into an excuse to churn out political parody videos. (If only Abraham Lincoln were alive … More »

The 11 Best UK Girl Groups Of The Past 25 Years: From Spice Girls To Sugababes

By: Sam Lansky // October 17, 2012
British boy bands are on the rise, with groups like One Direction and The Wanted making a monster impact on the US charts, but what about the ladies? Just as our neighbors across the pond have produced an inordinate share of the best boy band pop of the last few decades, so … More »

The 11 Best UK Boy Bands Of The Past 25 Years: From Take That To One Direction

By: John Hamilton // October 10, 2012
With a blockbuster year nearly behind them (their platinum hit "What Makes You Beautiful" hit the top four, spawning a number one album and a sold-out tour) and new single "Live While We're Young" burning up the airwaves, British boy-band One Direction remind us of one of pop music's most enduring truths: the most … More »

Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey Feudgate 2012: Read Nicki’s 5 Shadiest Tweets About Mariah

By: Sam Lansky // October 5, 2012
We have yet to formally declare a side in the ongoing feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey that exploded this week following a confrontation during American Idol auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina. But if anyone is winning points for shameless Twitter-dragging, it's Dear Old Nicki. The stakes have been escalating … More »

The 8 Best “Gangnam”-Style Dance Craze Songs Of The Past 25 Years

By: Mike Wass // October 5, 2012
PSY rode his invisible horse all the way to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 last week. (And now he's bouncing shirtless!) “Gangnam Style” was always destined for K-pop greatness, but the hilarious dance routine also overcame the language barrier and made the song an international phenomenon. While the … More »

Election 2012: The 10 Best Obama & Romney Name-Drops In Music From Recent Years

By: Sam Lansky // October 4, 2012
Election Season is right around the corner, and it's a time when all Americans ask "Wait, what's the electoral college again?" and head to the voting booths in support of their candidate of choice. This year, with the amount of key issues at play, the upcoming decision is an important one, and has musical artists … More »

Britney Spears, Taylor Swift & Rihanna Top ‘Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Hollywood List

By: Sam Lansky // October 2, 2012
Surprise! The highest-paid women in the entertainment industry are pretty much the ones that you'd expect: the big-time superstars with massive endorsement deals, global tours and record sales. At the top of the list? Britney Spears and Taylor Swift, with Rihanna in close pursuit. Forbes' annual list, which went live yesterday … More »

Whitney Houston’s 10 Best Songs That Were Left Off Her New ‘Best Of’

By: Stephen Sears // October 1, 2012
On November 12, RCA will release a new Whitney Houston hits CD called I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston. When the 18 tracks were announced, debates began over which singles didn’t make the cut. Message boards lit up, press-on nails were chewed off and it basically seemed confounding that … More »

The 10 Best James Bond Songs (Until Adele’s 007 ‘Skyfall’ Theme Drops)

By: John Hamilton // October 1, 2012
Rumor has it the producers of the next James Bond film, Skyfall, have only one diva in their sights for the sure-to-be-blockbuster theme song: multiple-Grammy-winner Adele! Nothing has been officially confirmed by either camp, but we think the platinum 21 songbird is an ideal fit for the classic James Bond motif. Not only … More »

Summertime Sadness: The 10 Best Songs Radio Ignored

By: Sam Lansky // September 24, 2012
The best part of summer might just be the Song Of The Summer — the one that you play so much in the July sunshine that you never want to hear it again by September. This year's biggest summer song was inarguably Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," but the Canadian singer was … More »

Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ Songs Covered By One Direction, Christina Aguilera & More

By: Mike Wass // September 13, 2012
Few albums have stood the test of time as valiantly as Michael Jackson’s Bad, thanks to classics like “Man In The Mirror," "Dirty Diana" and “The Way You Make Me Feel”, which sound as engaging today as they were in 1987. Given the creative and commercial success Michael enjoyed in this era … More »

Supernatural Singles: 10 Songs With Creepy, Bump-In-The-Night Videos

By: John Hamilton // September 5, 2012
When it comes to music videos that make a lasting impression, one rule always holds fast and true: the scarier the better! After all, the most popular, influential, and widely-copied video of all time was a special-effects-laden, big-budget homage to Z-grade horror movies that changed music television (remember that?) and pop music forever. And what's … More »

Pop Off The Stage: Top 5 Musicals To Achieve Crossover Success

By: emilytan // September 4, 2012
Musicals aren't just for theater nerds. With the recent remake of Sparkle, the upcoming premiere of Glee’s fourth season, and the badass ladies of Pitch Perfect gearing up to bring competitive a capella to the big screen in October, musicals have become a permanent fixture in today's pop zeitgeist. Whether they've crossed over … More »

Labor Day Video Playlist: Pop Stars At Work

By: John Hamilton // August 31, 2012
It's hard to believe summer's winding down and Labor Day is upon us already, but there's no need to despair! In the spirit of the holiday — the point of which is to recognize and celebrate the average working stiff — we've rounded up a marathon of classic videos by artists who have done their … More »

Idolator’s 12 Most Anticipated Fall Albums

By: Idolator Staff // August 30, 2012
We're not sure how summer flew by so fast, but we're blaming it on our minds being scrambled from too many listens to "Call Me Maybe". The sunny days are getting shorter, school is back in session and it's now time to look ahead to the sounds that are coming our way this fall. One … More »

Jay-Z & Beyonce Top ‘Forbes’ Power Couple List

By: Robbie Daw // August 9, 2012
Last year Jay-Z and Beyonce had to settle for the #2 position on Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples list. But with so many high-profile splits over the past 12 months, it's no surprise that Blue Ivy Carter's big bucks mom and pop have finally ascended the throne this time around. The … More »
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