Parker

Parker

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.

He’s Back, And I Bet You Didn’t Even Know You Missed Him

I’m talking about Psy, of course – the K-Pop artist who brought us Gangnam Style in 2012. His new song, Daddy, isn’t quite as catchy, but the video is hard to look away from. Mainly because nearly every character in it has Psy’s face.

Who knew he was such a big Will.i.am fan?

By the way, Gangnam Style is STILL the most viewed video ever on youtube. As of today, it has over 2.4 BILLION views – that’s over a billion more views than the #2 video, Taylor Swift‘s Blank Space.

Let’s see if we can bump it up to 2.5 billion by watching it a few more times today, for old times’ sake.

Check out more of the best New Pop First on Slacker!

The Chanukah Song Gets A 2015 Update

No joke, I was JUST wondering if we would ever get a new version of this song. It’s a Chanukah miracle!

Check out Slacker’s full collection of Holiday stations, and enjoy the season!

I’m Crying Laughing For Nicki Minaj…

…and not just for all that side eye she offered up at the AMAs last night.

Nope. Today I’m excited because Nicki’s absolute favorite emoji has been named The Oxford English Dictionary’s Word Of The Year for 2015. And which emoji is that?

face-with-tears-of-joy

The laughing crying emoji. Or as it’s officially called, “face with tears of joy”. But if you follow Nicki Minaj on twitter, you know that those tears are usually at someone else’s expense. Should be called face laughing at you.


I think you get the message. And although they’re not crediting her, now you know the truth about how this emoji got so crazy popular.

What will Nicki Minaj bring us in 2016? Only time will tell. But you’ll hear about it first on Today’s Hits!

Where The Hell Was Taylor Swift?

The 3+ hour spectacle that is the American Music Awards just wrapped up without a single Taylor Swift sighting – she wasn’t even in the audience for a reaction shot when One Direction sang that song that Harry Styles wrote about her. She clearly wasn’t in the building. So where was she?

Best guess? New Zealand. And I only know this thanks to some intrepid twitter reporters.


So it seems like she was spotted in Auckland this morning. Could be she’s just taking a well-deserved vacation after wrapping up her 1989 World Tour. She might also be hanging out with one of her innumerable BFFs, Lorde.

Luckily, Hailee Steinfeld was on hand to dance in the audience all night, Taylor style.

Good job, squad. Review the AMAs with me this week on Today’s Hits!

Well, One Thing’s For Sure About Adam Levine…

His pain tolerance is shockingly high. Adam debuted a huge new tattoo in an instagram post this week.


House call @bryanrandolph

A photo posted by Behati Prinsloo Levine (@behatiprinsloo) on

Or, more specifically, his wife, Behati Prinsloo revealed it to the world. And a quick look through her instagram feed shows us all kinds of stuff about adam that we didn’t know before. For example, that he didn’t even have that huge mermaid tattoo just one month ago.


When the jet lag is very real and all you want is this monkey #4am

A photo posted by Behati Prinsloo Levine (@behatiprinsloo) on

Or that he gets romantic with (what appear to be?) fake red roses.


Stop it I might puke

A photo posted by Behati Prinsloo Levine (@behatiprinsloo) on

But actually, Behati seems pretty cool and fascinating in her own right. She wears a necklace made out of her own wisdom tooth?!?


I dipped my wisdom in gold #boom

A photo posted by Behati Prinsloo Levine (@behatiprinsloo) on

Or when she posts pictures like this one, just for funsies.


LOL #pinkponyclub

A photo posted by Behati Prinsloo Levine (@behatiprinsloo) on

I think she and I would get along. OMG, I want to be besties with Adam Levine’s wife.

Check out both Maroon 5‘s latest song and his big hit with R. City over on Today’s Hits!

Joe Jonas Has Turned To A Life Of Crime

It’s true. He’s gone from purity rings to petty theft. And what is he stealing? Giant cardboard cutouts of other celebrities. It all started with this life sized Lady Gaga.


WTF IS UP ARIZONA?!

A photo posted by DNCE (@dnce) on

See, Joe and the rest of his band, DNCE, have been traveling around the country on a promo tour. And at each stop, or whenever they can get their hands on them, they’ve been picking up the cutouts and using them in shows. They’re even asking fans to bring them as their concert dates.


So who have they collected so far? Let’s check it out. There’s Adam Levine.


Hey @q100atlanta we took @adamlevine ✔️

A video posted by J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) on

This three-fer, with Sam Smith, Luke Bryan and Justin Timberlake.


A Modern Family… family.


but why and how ? #greatesttourevertour @dnce

A photo posted by Cole Whittle (@colewhittle) on

And this giant image of Britney Spears. Tbh, I don’t really want to count this one since it isn’t a life-sized cutout, but DNCE beggars can’t be choosers, I guess.


Takin @britneyspears for a trip out on the town #itsbritneybitch

A video posted by J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) on

They even scored this awkward lineup.

Snapchat: joseadam

I can’t wait to see their collection grow. But it’s slow going, with Joe explaining:

“We probably have collected about 10 and six have survived. There’s been a couple casualties. They like to crowd surf. The fans at shows like to take them home… The arms, heads, whatever they can get. Kids are actually bringing them to the shows now so we encourage it. We got Edward Cullen last night.

And if, for whatever reason, you happen to have one of these giant cutouts of Shaquille O’Neal? DNCE will take him off your hands, no questions asked. They’ve been looking for him everywhere.

Check out DNCE’s new song Cake By The Ocean over on Today’s Hits!

Ariana Grande Was Holding Back Some Important Info

Ariana Grande just dropped a brand new song, Focus, and a video where she went platinum blonde.

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And just when I had thought that was the most exciting Ariana news of the week, she dropped a bombshell on us – revealing the mystery man who provided the chorus vocals is none other than Jamie Foxx.

jamie foxx

Proving once again that Jamie is a man of many talents. He can even pull off a blonde wig! So WHY wasn’t he in the video, again?

jamie blonde wig

Check out Ariana’s Focus video below, then listen to more of the best new music on Today’s Hits!

Politicians and Halloween – A Truly Terrifying Mix

Just in time for Halloween, the latest Obama dub is here, and it’s perfect.

If you’re looking for a politically inspired halloween costume, the Internet is full of ideas for you. How about Paul Ryan – our new Speaker of The House and all around swole dude?

paul ryan

Or the ridiculous “Sexy Donald Trump” – extra points to guys who rock this costume.

sexy donald trump

I asked the Internet for good Bernie Sanders costume ideas, but all it came back with is this. Bonus! You’ve already got this wig on hand from that time you played Benjamin Franklin in a school play.

bernie

Now that I think about it, maybe just go as one of the Kardashians.

Slacker’s got your Halloween parties covered with a whole collection of Halloween stations!

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