Parker is Slacker's curator of all things pop, such as Today's Hits, Hits of the 2000's. She is a professional pop music sponge who tends to say yes to every opportunity that comes her way, which translates to a life of fun - like playing bass in an Elvis Presley cover band called The Pelvis Breastlies.

Sam Smith Smoulders In Front Of Weird Shaped Rocks, Stairs, Coffins

Sam Smith doubles down on his falsetto skills in the new video for Writing’s On The Wall, and it’s impressive.

The song is dramatic in the way only a Bond theme can be. But some critics are calling it boring – what do you think?


Hear more from Sam on Slacker’s 80’s, 90’s & Today station!

This 72yo Granny Is All Of Us At A Taylor Swift Concert

Listen, I know it’s only Tuesday, but this might be the cutest thing you see all week. Over the weekend, 3 generations of ladies went to see Taylor Swift at the Nashville stop of her 1989 World Tour.

The tickets were purchased a year in advance, not even knowing about special guests. My mom has had a lifelong dream of going to a Stones concert, but due to a serious health issue this past year she missed their tour. It was upsetting to her and a big disappointment.

She flew to Nashville 2 days in advance to rest up for the big night, we had floor tickets and so she was on her feet much of the time.

Needless to say, when Mick came out it was like he walked on stage just for her.

So we know Grandma is into both Taylor and The Stones. But does her Granddaughter even know who Mick Jagger is?

She did not and was confused why grandma was going crazy. But we’ve been sharing the Stones with her and she “likes how they dance”.

Granny did get control of herself in time to enjoy the performance in this second video where she’s clapping and singing along.

Taylor saw the videos too, and got to give herself a nice pat on the back

So now we know why Taylor has been bringing all of these older guests up on stage with her – she’s trying to lock down that key Grandma demographic. Gotta love Tay, always thinking about how to make the brand bigger.


Hear more artists the Rolling Stones have influenced, along with some of their biggest hits & inspirations, on Slacker’s Rolling Stones: DNA station!

The TSO Is Down With Drizzy

Every week I like to feature some of the biggest covers of the week on my facebook and twitter pages with the hashtag #CoverWednesday – and this one is epic.

drake feeling himself

This week, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra showed some love to their hometown boy, Drake, when they covered his track ‘Know Yourself’

Don’t let anybody tell you classical music is all in the past, guys.

If you’re a fan of covers, then you’ll love Slacker’s new Covered station! Check it out and let me know what you think!

Keep Calm And Listen To New Music From Beyoncé

So Beyoncé has been pretty visible lately (even considering she’s Beyonce) showing up on a couple of magazine covers…


And although she has a fashion line coming out with Topshop later this year, which could account for the increased media focus, she’s also been spotted in and out of recording studios quite a bit lately.

Long story short, we’re really hoping all this means that Bey is coming out with a new album soon. And lucky for us, she just dropped a brand new collaboration with british producer Naughty Boy, accompanied by an awesome video.

Can’t wait for even more new music from Queen Bey? Hear her biggest hits according to the Slacker Nation on
Beyoncé: Top 33!

Don’t Call It A Comeback…

What would you pay to see your favorite artist in concert… if you had thought you were never going to get a chance again? OK, what if it’s actually a hologram of that artist? What if that artist is Whitney Houston?


It’s happening, according to a company company called Hologram USA, who are spending millions to develop a 3D moving image of the late superstar that will launch a world tour in 2016. And surprisingly, they have the support of her family and estate, with her sister Pat Houston saying:

“It’s a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come. I look forward to the partnership.”

I know, I know, this seems like kind of a bad idea on the surface. But let’s check out a couple of super cool holographic performances from years past that might change your mind. The first one everyone tends to think of is the epic Tupac resurrection at Coachella in 2012.

And what about bringing back the late, great Michael Jackson for last year’s Billboard Music Awards. You’ve got to admit, he looked good.

Is it worth it to have one last epic Whitney experience? Or do you think these artists are better left alone? Let me know where you stand on Twitter by talking to @ParkeronSlacker – and check out some of the biggest hits of the past 3 decades on Slacker’s 80’s, 90’s & Today station!

Two Great Awesomes That Are Awesome Together

Ellen Degeneres is really on a roll lately.

ellen pose

Her talk show is headed into it’s 13th season, and she’s making some changes. When she decided that her theme song needed a reboot, she didn’t have to look far – she’s buddies with P!nk.

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They unveiled the new track today on the show, and it’s pretty perfect.

That’s the super quick tv version, but you can also check out the song in full (because of COURSE it’s an entire actual song) here:

New music from Pink? Now THIS is the way to kick off the weekend. Listen to more hits from Pink on Slacker’s Hits of the 00’s station!

Also, this.


And this.

ellen channing

RIP “The Whip”

Remember the moment before you watched this vine. It was the last moment that this dance was cool.

We’ve been on Death Watch 2015 since this happened last week:

JK JK JK you guys! It’s still cool – this just means you might be able to convince your Mom to do it with you! Silento breaks into the top 5 on this week’s Slacker Top 40! Check it out to hear him AND a brand new #1 this week.

Come on. How can you resist this smile?

Come on. How can you resist this smile?

Sam Smith Is Such A Liar

Seems like you just can’t trust pop stars these days. First Ed Sheeran played that trick on us where he got a tattoo/no he didn’t/oh wait he actually did. Now Sam Smith is coming clean about something he’s been lying about for ages… It turns out he IS singing the new Bond Theme.

sam smith spectre

As recently as last week, Sam told the BBC “That’s not me. That’s definitely not me” when asked about the mystery behind who would take on the next bond theme. But as of early this morning, he changed his tune, sharing this series of tweets:

Some media outlets are calling this “playing coy” or “misdirection”, but let’s be honest. Back in July he said “People seem to think I’m doing it but I have no idea what’s going on. I’m being deadly serious. I think I would know by now,” adding –
“I heard Ellie Goulding was going to do it.”

Guilty conscience, Sam?

Guilty conscience, Sam?


But a golden-voiced liar, so I guess we can let this one slide.

Get ready for Spectre with some Classic Bond Themes on Slacker!

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