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Random Access Memories: Your Ultimate Memorial Day 2013 Playlist

Carl Williott | May 27, 2013 - 5:30 am

Memorial Day is sort of about remembrance, but mostly about getting an extra day of avoiding work or school which you probably won’t remember. And since this year it falls so close to the release of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, we decided to throw together a Memorial Day 2013 playlist comprising some of our favorite… More »


Daft Punk & 7 Other Great French House Acts: From Dmitri From Paris To Justice

John Hamilton | May 20, 2013 - 6:11 am

With all the fanfare surrounding their comeback smash “Get Lucky” and this week’s release of Random Access Memories, it’s easy to forget that French house ambassadors Daft Punk have been around for nearly two decades. Thanks to a sound that’s always been ahead of the curve (and robot helmets to mask any wrinkles), the duo… More »


Daft Punk: The 5 Best Rap & R&B Songs That Sample The “Get Lucky” Duo

Emily Zemler | May 10, 2013 - 6:19 am

As the release date for Daft Punk’s highly anticipated new album Random Access Memories draws nearer, we’re reminded of all those rappers who’ve borrowed the French electro duo’s sounds in the past. (Ten bucks says will.i.am is currently trying to figure out how to make his own version of “Get Lucky” titled “#GetPower”). Some have been… More »



Daft Punk: 5 Groundbreaking Music Videos From The “Get Lucky” Duo

John Hamilton | May 7, 2013 - 6:43 am

Harder, better, faster, stronger — and arguably more popular than ever before —Daft Punk, electronica’s most innovative duo and France’s funkiest androids, are reaching new heights with their comeback single, the slinky slice of funk known as “Get Lucky.” In only its second week on the chart, the Pharrell-featuring thumper is sitting inside the Top… More »


April Fool’s Day Playlist: 10 Songs To Trick Your Monday Out With

John Hamilton | April 1, 2013 - 5:30 am

Keep an eye on those leftover Easter eggs, folks: April Fool’s Day is upon us! April 1 may not be a recognized holiday, but the world has been honoring it for centuries with all manner of jokes, pranks and hoaxes. (Perhaps this explains Eurovision?) From reversed restroom signs, foil-covered computers or, heaven forbid, plastic-wrapped toilet… More »


The 9 Best Music Videos Featuring Cats, From Paula Abdul To Best Coast

John Hamilton | March 22, 2013 - 5:30 am

For centuries, the feline has represented so many things to the world: a symbol of nobility, a muse to the arts…a hip dance partner to Paula Abdul, to name but a few. Is there anything pussycats can’t do? Yet even as they rule the world (and YouTube), most of them would like us to think… More »



Beyonce’s “Bow Down” & “I Been On”: 17 Tweets From Her BeyHive Of Stans Reacting To The Songs

Mike Wass | March 18, 2013 - 7:50 am

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Justin Timberlake’s 10 Sexiest Music Videos: Leave It All On The Floor Tonight

John Hamilton | March 13, 2013 - 7:30 am

On the occasion of his recent slew of TV appearances and his latest single “Mirrors” topping the UK chart — and just in time for the March 19th release of his third solo album, the intriguingly titled The 20/20 Experience — we’re taking a stroll down Sexyback Lane for a look back at the talented… More »


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 »


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