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The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1994 (Featuring New Interviews With Ace Of Base, TLC, Lisa Loeb, Real McCoy & Haddaway)

As 2014 draws to a close, one thing that stands out the most about this year is the huge wave of artists who broke international barriers and crossed over into our pop music consciousness. And we’re not just talking about the UK, where Disclosure, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Ella Henderson and Clean Bandit hail from — you also had Australia (Iggy Azalea), Ireland (Hozier), Canada (MAGIC! and Kiesza) Norway (Nico & Vinz), Sweden (Tove Lo) and Amsterdam (Mr. Probz) waving their flags high. It got us thinking that we hadn’t seen a foreign invasion of the American charts like this in 20 years.

So what else is it about 1994 that made it such an utterly memorable year, musically? Before we get to that, let’s first paint a quick picture of what life was like during this particular 12-month period when iTunes and YouTube and Twitter didn’t exist, nor did texting or Snapchatting — when being “social” meant driving (sans GPS or the Maps app) to meet up with friends in person, or, at the very least, putting a pen to paper and mailing a letter.

First off, when 1994 rolled around, Bill Clinton was entering the second year of his first term as President. Cell phones were the size of bricks and e-mail and the Internet were sporadically-used luxuries. It was the days of Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan and the 1994 Winter Olympics. And CD-ROMs. We watched O.J. Simpson go on the run on live TV and also tuned into the first seasons of Friends, ER and Party Of Five. Tom Hanks was America’s favorite silver screen star. At the box office, The Lion King roared loudest, while Speed, Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction also packed movie-goers in. And when Kurt Cobain was found dead at his home on April 8th, it was, as they say, the end of an era…

…which brings us back to music. It would have been the easy way out for us here at Idolator to assemble a simple list of, say, the 20 best singles from 20 years ago, and dash out a a sentence or two on each one. But it turns out, when we really dug deep into what pop had to offer in 1994, there were just far too many good songs to leave off the list. From sultry slow jams to trip hop to synth-pop to Eurodance to Swedepop to alt-rock, it truly was an eclectic year when popular music produced something for everyone.

So instead, we gathered up the 50 best pop singles that made an impact in 1994 below, and reviewed and ranked them by their overall awesomeness. Most of these songs sprung up that year, but you’ll find that some first appeared on albums released in 1993 and didn’t get a single release until ’94, or perhaps were released as a single in late ’93 but their chart run carried into the next year. Whatever the case may be, they’re the tracks we felt left an unforgettable impression.

To add a bit of flavor, we reached out to some of the artists featured — Ace Of Base, TLC, Lisa Loeb, Real McCoy and Haddaway — and asked them to share their memories of what it was like contributing to the year 1994 in pop. Ready to hop into our time machine and step back 20 years? On your mark, get set… More »

Kylie Minogue Debuts ‘Sleepwalker’ Mini-Film: Watch

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Kylie Gets Dreamy

The glimmering, glamorous Mizz Kylie Minogue has been teasing us with the promise of a mini-film called Sleepwalker ever since she first surprised us with those four Fernando Garibay tracks just before kicking off her Kiss Me Once Tour.

Today, the Sloggi-produced short has finally made its debut on Vogue UK. With chic outfits designed by famous fashion friends like Dolce & Gabbana, Meadham Kirchhoff, Christian Louboutin and Jean Paul Gaultier, the pop goddess dramatically poses, dances and creates lovely silhouettes (along with her hunky dancers) to the tune of three of those Garibay collaborations. The artsy, ethereal production is a unique visual turn for the “Into The Blue” diva, giving fans a nice new treat to enjoy as the tour continues on into the New Year.

What do you think of Sleepwalker? Watch up top, and then sound off in the comments below.

Battle Of The Booty: Vote Between Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Iggy Azalea & More

Yesterday night, “Jam (Turn It Up)” chanteuse and Mrs. Kanye West herself Kim Kardashian set the Internet ablaze with her Jean-Paul Goude-shot Paper Magazine. It is, in a word, bootyful.

And, with that particular cover, Kim also successfully Konfirmed that 2014 truly was The Year Of The Booty: From Kylie Minogue‘s sexy “Sexercize” to Yoncé‘s good grips on her azz with “Partition” to Nicki Minaj‘s A$$-tastic “Anaconda” to Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea‘s “Booty” (obviously), the backside got all the lovin’ this year.

But now, we must determine something very serious: Who’s booty reigns supreme among them all?

Check out our gallery of some of the year’s most booty-tastic moments from our fave pop stars, and place your vote below — and be sure to leave us a cheeky message in the comments. More »

Best Music 2014 Readers’ Poll: Vote For The Year’s Top Albums (Part 1) — January Through June Releases

Vote For 2014's Best!

Here we go again: It’s now a week after the election and one day before Veterans Day, so it’s time for pop-loving readers to take advantage of their democratic privileges and vote! November is nearly halfway over — trust, we’re as shocked as you are — and we’re calling on Idolator readers to take a look back at 2014′s album releases so you can have a say in our annual Readers’ Poll roundup of the best ones. As usual, the editors here at Idolator are tirelessly compiling their own list of what they consider to be the best popular music had to offer over the past year. But we’re also eager to let you have your say.

Below you’ll find our readers’ poll containing 15 of the top pop albums released between January and June in 2014. In a few weeks we’ll also do one up for the key albums that arrived in the latter half of the year. And when all is said and done, we’ll boil it all down to what Idolator readers deem to be their 10 favorite records from 2014.

Note: As this is a two-part poll, it’s also a two-part process. Once you vote, we also want you to leave your thoughts in the comments box below on why you chose that particular album. We’ll be reading all of your feedback and including some of it when we post the Best Albums Of 2014 Readers’ Poll results.

So get to voting below, then voice up on why your fave deserves to be in our year-end roundup of 2014’s best albums! More »

Kylie And Dannii Minogue Cover ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ Australia: Morning Mix

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Did You Hear?

:: Kylie and Dannii Minogue cover the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar Australia, out today (November 10). The pop superstar siblings both wear custom-made strapless gowns and YSL heels, while younger sister Dannii wears a Tiffany & Co. hair clip worth $222,250. [Harper's Bazaar]

:: Britney Spears recently posed for Instagram with Charlie Ebersol, the man rumored to be her new boyfriend. The two of them were all smiles. [E!]

:: Did Nicki Minaj‘s “Only” lyric video use Nazi imagery? Some viewers say yes, and director Jeff Osborne isn’t denying it, either. [Vulture]

:: Jeremih is being investigated for allegedly trashing a Fuddruckers in Billings, Montana. Witnesses say that his entourage hit on a female cashier, then shattered the order menu and threw beer bottles at other employees after a manager tried to intervene. [Stereogum]

:: Katie Papworth, a terminally ill 19-year-old fan of Ed Sheeran, died of cancer just one week after she proposed to the x pop star before his Glasgow, Scotland concert. “So devastated to hear Katie has passed away,” Sheeran said. [Billboard]

:: Nickelback‘s Chad Kroeger laughs off rumors that he and Avril Lavigne have split up. “That’s like high school multiplied exponentially,” he says. The two of them married in July 2013. [PEOPLE]

Find out what music you can catch on TV today below.  More »

Peking Duk Deliver A Sultry Cover Of Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” (Complete With Orchestra): Watch

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Kylie Minogue is experiencing something of a revival in the Australian electronic scene. Hipster darlings Flight Facilities invited the pop icon to sing their “Crave You” reprise, while Peking Duk covered the diva’s seminal 2001 hit “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” for JJJ’s popular Like A Version segment. They also brought along vocalist JOY and members of the Sydney Chamber Orchestra.

The Canberra duo, who scored a commercial breakthrough at home earlier this year with synth-pop single “High” (it also resulted in a US record deal), put a memorable spin on Kylie’s much-played monster hit. They slow the tempo right down, opting for an ambient-electro approach. JOY’s sultry vocals are on-point and the strings are a nice touch. Watch up top. More »

Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Justin Bieber And More Model Scarves For Charity: 8 Pics

B is for Britney Spears! K is for Kylie Minogue! J is for Justin Bieber! The stars are spelling it all out for you right on their scarves this year…and it’s all for a really good cause.

British retailer Matalan has created line of scarves called Alphabet Scarves, a perfectly fashionable and charitable line of lettered scarves for the winter season. According to the store, 100% of the profits from the sale of each of these scarves will go to the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Charity in order to raise awareness and funds for the Liverpool-based children’s hospital.

To help support the cause, a whole crew of pop stars are getting in the action and posting photos wrapped in their own alphabet scarves, including Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Girls Aloud darling Nicola Roberts, Spice Girls icon Mel C, Glee‘s Lea Michele and Foxes. Now that’s one way of putting your selfies to good use!

Check out the full gallery of stars in scarves up top, and if you want to get in on the action, you can order your very own Alphabet Scarf too. More »

Girls Take It Off: 16 Super Sexy Pics Of Pop Divas Baring Almost All In 2014 (Q3)

It’s time for our quarterly round-up of raunchy pop diva pics! And, as usual, the leading ladies of music did not disappoint. In further proof that 2014 is the year of the nude, it was almost an embarrassment of the riches with everyone from 19-year-old newcomer Niykee Heaton to 56-year-old pop legend Madonna losing their clothes in the name of self expression/free publicity.

The usual candidates are all represented. Outtakes from Rihanna‘s iconic Lui magazine shoot surfaced online and got everyone clicking, while Miley Cyrus‘ Instagram account remains a valid alternative to PornHub. Honorable mentions go to Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea for proving that rap divas do it better. Peruse the (semi-NSFW) gallery up top. More »

Flight Facilities & Kylie Minogue’s “Crave You”: Watch The Fuzzy Video

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Haunted

After news broke out yesterday (October 16) that Kylie Minogue is featured on a reprise of Flight Facilities‘ 2010 breakthrough “Crave You,” the Australian dance duo has now released a teaser video for the single.

The shaky, ominous clip finds Minogue on top of a bed in a messy bedroom, as she begins to sing the opening verse a capella-style. Once the camera creeps near to the singer’s face, the video then goes completely fuzzy – sort of like an old television from the ’80s that has a broken antenna.

“Crave You” is off Flight Facilities’ debut LP, Down To Earth, is set for an October 24 release. As for Minogue, the diva is currently performing on her Kiss Me Once tour. More »

Kylie Minogue Makes A Surprise Appearance On Flight Facilities’ Debut LP: Listen To Her “Crave You” Reprise

Kylie Minogue loves to keep us guessing. The pop icon delighted fans with surprise Kylie + Garibay EP, dropped a random (but awesome) cover of Kim Carnes‘ 1981 smash “Bette Davis Eyes” and now makes an unexpected cameo on Flight Facilities‘ debut LP Down To Earth. Yep, that’s her singing on a reprise of the Australian dance duo’s 2010 hit “Crave You”.

The flawless 46-year-old, who is currently touring the globe with her blockbuster Kiss Me Once tour, delivers a sultry a cappella intro to the Giselle Rosselli-voiced chill-out anthem. Flight Facilities tried to keep Kylie’s involvement under wraps (“it’s something that we’re really excited about but we didn’t want to be a gimmick,” the band said in a recent interview) but it’s already arrived online and that voice is unmistakeable. More »