Justin Timberlake’s 7 Best Collaborations: Revisit His Songs With Beyonce, Madonna, Ciara & Others

Mike Wass | March 6, 2013 - 6:57 am

After a six-year hiatus to pursue a not-completely-horrible acting career, Justin Timberlake dusted off his microphone and picked up exactly where he left off at the end of the FutureSex/LoveSounds era — by bringing innovative yet distinctly retro-tinged R&B back to the airwaves and charts. Producer pal Timbaland might have helped a little. Together they… More »

Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” Tops UK Chart: Revisit 6 Other Mirror-Themed Pop Songs

Robbie Daw | March 4, 2013 - 9:34 am

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Academy Awards: 5 Oscar-Nominated Songs That Should Have Won But Didn’t

Mike Wood | February 21, 2013 - 5:30 am

It’s happened to so many of us who devote all the days (and evenings) of our lives to watching the litany of awards shows that come our way this time of year: you’re rooting for your favorite to take the statue, but when the winner is announced another guy, gal, song, artist or act wins. More »

Valentine’s Day Playlist: 10 Sexy Songs Guaranteed To Get You Some

John Hamilton | February 14, 2013 - 7:08 am

We at Idolator are true believers in the power of love, not to mention the romance of Valentine’s Day! We’d never allow the cynical musings of certain pop stars (we’re looking at you, Ms. “The truth about love is it’s all a lie” Pink) or the lingering memory of a terrible Garry Marshall movie take… More »

Valentine’s Day Playlist: 11 Great Pop Songs For Your Unrequited Love

John Hamilton | February 12, 2013 - 9:20 am

Let’s be real, Idolafans: nothing exacerbates a broken heart like the prospect of another Valentine’s Day alone. If the ubiquity of hearts and flowers doesn’t get to you, the smell of chocolate and the constant reminder that everyone else is gettin’ some certainly will. It’s a painful thing to live through, and not something we… More »

Valentine’s Day Playlist: The 10 Best Songs For Those Flying Solo This Year

emilytan | February 11, 2013 - 11:34 am

Sigh. While couples everywhere will be getting all cutesy with chocolates and flowers on Valentine’s Day, some of us won’t be so lucky. However instead of sitting on the couch with our favorite junk food and streaming a rom-com, we’ve whipped up a list of the 10 best songs to listen to on V-Day if… More »

Whitney Houston: The 5 Best Tribute Performances, A Year After Her Death

Caila Ball-Dionne | February 11, 2013 - 9:43 am

It’s been a year since music legend Whitney Houston died at the age of 48. In the time following her February 11, 2012 passing, performers spanning generations and genres have paid tribute to the esteemed singer.

In fact, there wasn’t a proper music event in 2012 that didn’t seize the opportunity to memorialize… More »

Grammys: 10 Pop Songs That Never Won The Awards They Deserved

Emily Zemler | February 6, 2013 - 8:39 am

Scoring a Grammy nod doesn’t necessarily make a song good, although it seems like the biggest music award of them all should help dictate which tracks will become pop classics. Alas, as it turns out, a lot of zeitgeist-y hits from the past few decades years didn’t win a statue on Grammy night, even though… More »

Beyonce At The Super Bowl: 7 Things Still Left For Her To Conquer

Emily Zemler | January 25, 2013 - 6:50 am

Over the years, Beyonce has dominated nearly every realm of entertainment. The former (?) Destiny’s Child member has released wildly successful solo albums, starred in films, appeared on Broadway and performed on dozens of award shows. (Not to mention the Glastonbury fest, gigs she’s done with husband Jay-Z and the presidential inaugurations she’s taken part… More »

Beyonce At The Super Bowl: Bey & Destiny’s Child’s Most Stadium-Worthy Songs

Mike Wass | January 18, 2013 - 8:02 am

Somewhere in the vast sprawl of New York City, Beyonce is preparing for the Super Bowl with the steely focus and unwavering dedication of a professional athlete. You see, the queen of pop, soul and several other genres has a lot riding on the high profile performance. A flawless display could set up GQ’s sexiestMore »

Beyonce At The Super Bowl: Revisit 5 Epic Destiny’s Child Performances

emilytan | January 14, 2013 - 6:46 am

Independent women, single ladies and everyone in between — it’s time to celebrate! Destiny’s Child will officially be reuniting at the Super Bowl, so get ready to party like it’s 2004, football fans! With the iconic pop trio’s new collection Love Songs set to drop (on January 29), and the premiere of brand new song… More »

Golden Globes: 10 Past Nominated Songs You Completely Forgot Existed

John Hamilton | January 11, 2013 - 12:52 pm

It’s officially Awards Season again and, rather predictably, everyone’s abuzz over the Academy Awards’ Best Original Song nominees — but what of the Golden Globes Best Original Song selections, we ask? No, really. Wait, come back!

Though often thought of as Oscar’s little sister — and a somewhat reliable predictor of who will… More »

Idolator’s 12 Fave Music-Related Things Of 2012: From ‘The Nekci Menij Show’ To The 777 Tour

Idolator Staff | December 31, 2012 - 11:16 am

Throughout December, Idolator’s editors have rounded up what they deemed to be the best albums and best EPs of 2012, and even reviewed the year’s #1 singles (in one word) — as well as summed up the entire past 12 months (in Post-It notes). So what’s left to cover? Well, we can think of 12… More »

Best Music 2012: Adam Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’ Voted Year’s Best Album By Idolator Readers

Robbie Daw | December 31, 2012 - 5:30 am

What was your favorite album of 2012? It’s a question we posed to Idolator readers in a two-part poll as the year began to wind down. Over 35,000 votes came in, and we’ve now rounded up the ten most popular of your choices. The top two — Adam Lambert’s Trespassing and Marina And The Diamonds’ Electra HeartMore »

10 Great Guilty Pleasure Christmas Songs That Make The Yuletide Gay

Mike Wass | December 25, 2012 - 5:30 am

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The 5 Best Pop Feuds Of 2012: From Christina Aguilera Vs. The Wanted To Lady Gaga Vs. Madonna

Jacques Peterson | December 19, 2012 - 5:30 am

As 2012 comes to a close and we all start fondly looking back at the best music that the year had to offer, we must also remember the biggest beefs of the past 12 months. From rappers to pop tarts to boy banders, 2012 was chock full of feuds. Thankfully for us, most of them… More »

Last Christmas, They Covered “Last Christmas”: 5 Excellent Versions Of Wham!’s Classic

Sam Lansky | December 17, 2012 - 2:36 pm

It’s a scientific fact that the only two truly great Christmas songs written in the last thirty years are Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and Wham!‘s “Last Christmas.” (Disagree with us? Sorry, it’s science.) But while the sad reality is that every cover of Caraewey’s Yuletide standard pales in comparison to the original… More »

12 For ’12: The EPs That Had Us Popping This Year

Idolator Staff | December 12, 2012 - 5:30 am

As far as pop is concerned, 2012 may be remembered as the year that there were more exceptional EPs than albums. While we had to scrape to come up with 10 LPs we truly loved this year — at least, loved enough to feature in our Best Albums of 2012 list — there were more… More »

Grammys: The Most Outrageous Snubs From This Year’s Nominations

Sam Lansky | December 6, 2012 - 10:43 am

The 2013 Grammy Awards nominations arrived last night courtesy of an impressively weird CBS concert, but amidst the many thrilling surprises the evening packed — who among us wasn’t exhilarated by the frissons we felt upon realizing that LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” had finally received the recognition it  so sorely deserves? — there were… More »

2012’s Best Albums: Idolator Editors Pick Their Favorite 10

Robbie Daw | December 6, 2012 - 6:00 am

Here at Idolator, the editors have been continuously sifting through 2012’s releases and poring over tracks to suss out the best of the best. Of course, let’s face it: it was a dire year as far as consistent, solid albums are concerned. Forget the lack of a breakout smash like Adele’s 21 (which, to be… More »

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