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.

The Twenty: Stranger Things 2

Stranger Things is back on Netflix with a new season full of more characters, more mysterious happenings and way more demo-dogs. I’m obsessed with the show and proved it on The Twenty: Stranger Things 2, and this is a collection of things I talked about there, plus some other fun stuff you need to see to enjoy.

This should go without saying, but – SPOILERS AHEAD!
Let’s Go!

And Your Super Bowl LII Halftime Perfomer Is…


 
I guess they’ve forgiven him for Nipplegate!
 


 
Seriously, though. What happened there? How could that have been an “accident”?
 
 

 
Let us know if you’re excited for JT’s Super Bowl Halftime performance in the comments – and make your guess as to who he’ll bring out as a guest!

Kelly Clarkson’s New Video Has An Impressive Pedigree

Kelly Clarkson doesn’t always pull the diva card, but she gets what she wants. And when she wanted a memorable clip for the first single from her new album, she got one – by scoring legendary director Dave Meyers to direct.

If his colorful style looks familiar, you might know him as the director of Kendrick Lamar‘s Humble video.

In fact, Dave Meyers is responsible for some of the most iconic videos of the past 20 years!
Check out more!

She’s Gonna Miss Him Like A Child Misses Her Blanket…

True Love: still dead.

One of the longest-lasting marriages in the music world, Fergie and Josh Duhamel, announced on Thursday that they’re separating.

Bummer, right? They married in January 2009, but they’ve been together since 2004, and have a 4-year-old son named Axl.

Just last year, Josh shared the secret to their marital success with Entertainment Tonight, saying “You know, we still really really like each other. That’s important.

But now it seems like maybe they like each other a little less.

The couple’s joint statement reads:

“With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year. To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.”

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The good news? Fergie’s new album is probably full of awesome breakup tracks. Listen to her new songs on Slacker’s New Pop Now station!

What’s The Deeper Message Behind Katy Perry’s New Video?

Katy Perry just dropped her new video for Chained To The Rhythm – it features a day at a futuristic theme park called Oblivia.

I’m not sure all of those rides are 100% safe, guys.

For a totally surreal take on the song, though, I prefer the lyric video.

WE’RE the hamsters, get it? Let me know what you think of Katy’s imagery – tweet @ParkerOnSlacker, and listen to more of your current favs on Today’s Hits!

The TWENTY: Hamilton

So there seem to be 3 camps of people when it comes to the Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical – Those who are obsessed with it, those who have friends who are obsessed – or they’ve kind of heard about it, but haven’t really checked it out, and those who are still in the dark. I’m Parker – I belong to that first group, and I’m here to clear up some of the mystery behind Hamilton’s popularity.

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Maybe you’re trying to figure out who this Lin-Manuel Miranda guy is – he’s been popping up on The Tonight Show, Drunk History, Carpool Karaoke, Inside Amy Schumer – and EVERYONE SEEMS TO KNOW WHO HE IS. Because never in the history of Broadway theater has a musical crossed into the mainstream in the way that Hamilton has! Not even Cats, although it probably came the closest.

So, let’s start at the beginning – literally. This is the first song Lin wrote after reading an Alexander Hamilton biography by Ron Chernow. He took it to an open mic night at the White House in 2009, where he debuted it for President Obama and the First Lady – and sang all the roles himself.

SO MUCH HAMILTON behind this link!

Bruno Mars Has Been Writing Hits Since He Was 4 Years Old!

So Bruno Mars is on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone, and inside he talks about the pressure to finish up his new album and make it his best work yet.

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But there’s a hidden gem in this interview – he mentions the first song he ever wrote, for his Mom, when he was just 4 years old, saying:

“I think it was for her birthday or Mother’s Day,” Mars says, smiling at the memory. “I gave it to her on cassette. I don’t remember her reaction, but she probably bit my face off.” He smiles again. “She played that song forever.”

Rolling Stone also says it’s worth finding on Youtube if you like cute things, or life. And hey! I like both of those things! So I figured I’d save you the effort and share it here.

BRB, dying of adorableness.

Don’t forget to check out this week’s Slacker Top 40 to hear where Bruno’s latest song shows up on the chart of the most popular pop songs, according to the Slacker Nation!

Twenty One Pilots Covered In Twenty One Different Ways!

Well, well, well… here we are at another #CoverWednesday. I’m parker and every Wednesday I share some of the coolest covers of hot songs or by major artists. And this week, TWENTY ØNE PILØTSHeathens got the 10 Second Songs treatment!

To get the latest #CoverWednesday features, follow me on Twitter (I’m @ParkerOnSlacker) or like me on Facebook! And to hear the biggest songs of the week according to our listeners, check out the Slacker Top 40 – new every Thursday!

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