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.

Are You Excited For The Olympics?

Because I’m pretty excited for the Olympics. Parker here & I can’t help it, any event where nations are competing brings out my inner patriot. But overall, it’s just amazing what these athletes are able to do after years and years of practice and sacrifice and dedication.

A few Slacker artists are helping with the festivities this year – you probably already know about Katy Perry‘s contribution.

IF THAT DID NOT GIVE YOU GOOSEBUMPS, YOU MIGHT BE A ROBOT. I’M JUST SAYING.

Fifth Harmony are ready to cheer on the US Women’s Gymnastics team, too, retweeting a preview of the team’s theme.

YESSSSSSSSSSS! USA! USA!

I’ll be watching the Opening Ceremonies and tweeting Friday night – watch with me and talk back by following @parkeronslacker!

Get psyched up between now and then by listening to Party Hits on Slacker!

There’s Something Missing From Charlie Puth’s New Video…

…hmmmm, what could it be?

Charlie Puth finally released the much anticipated video for his track with Selena Gomez, We Don’t Talk Anymore, and it’s great – except for one glaring omission.

The first time watching I was all “wow, Selena looks different here.” Then, about a minute in “oh. That’s not Selena.”

Fans were none too pleased either, leaving youtube comments like “I SHOULD BITE OFF YOU OTHER EYEBROW FOR NOT HAVING SELENA IN THE VIDEO” and “CADÊ A SELENA? ESSE NÃO É MEU MUNDO!” which, loosely translated from portuguese means “WHERE IS SELENA? THIS IS NOT MY WORLD!”

I guess Selena’s been pretty busy on the road with the Revival Tour. Too busy for Charlie, apparently.

Charlie did pull off a pretty great, slowed down solo performance of this song at the Teen Choice Awards over the weekend.

See what Charlie has to say about the video on Buzzfeed, and listen up for all the latest from Charlie, Selena & more of your favorite Slacker artists on Today’s Hits!
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ETA: Charlie’s response.

Justin Timberlake Has Completed His Metamorphosis to The Dad Phase

Justin Timberlake was presented with the first ever Decade award at this weekend’s Teen Choice awards. The award is meant to recognize “his continuous evolvement as an artist over the past 10 years”, plus this just happens to be the 10-year anniversary of his hit album FutureSex/LoveSounds. What a coincidence, right?

JT went full dad mode on this audience of kids, reminding them over and over that he is now old, dropping references to the Reverend Al Green (teen audience response – “huh?”) and slinging quotes from the late, great Muhammad Ali. He wore a buttoned up cardigan and rounded out his acceptance speech with a reminder to be nice to your parents.

DAD ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!

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All in all, though, it was a pretty touching speech. Check it out in full below, and spend some time with JT on Slacker – you can hear what makes Justin Justin on the Justin Timberlake: DNA station, listen to his biggest hits on Justin Timberlake: The Count UP, or throwback to FutureSex/LoveSounds – check out the deluxe edition here.

Quick Question

Q: Is this Carly Rae Jepsen or Kris Jenner? Because I really had to look at the pic for a while to figure it out.

carly rae jepsen

A: It’s Carly. But while we’re on the subject, has anyone ever seen them in the same room? Could they be the same person?

Carly Rae Jepsen showed up as a surprise guest at the Pitchfork Music Fest over the weekend & debuted some new material.

And in case you’re still curious – I did some legwork, and it doesn’t appear there are ANY pictures anywhere on the internet of Carly & Kris together. Just saying.

Check out Slacker’s New Pop Now station to hear ‘Supernatural’ & find your next favourite song!

Don’t Dream The Reboot… BE The Reboot

The latest footage from the Fox reboot of The Rocky Horror Picture Show debuted at San Diego Comic Con this week, getting us even more excited for the return of The Sweet Transvestite from Transylvania.

And look, I know – I’m a huge fan of the original too. But I think we’ve got to put aside our love for Tim Curry and accept this new version for what it is. And let’s face it, if anyone besides Tim can pull off this role, it’s Laverne Cox!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show debuts on Halloween – in the meantime, listen to the original soundtrack here, & celebrate SDCC with Slacker’s Comic Con station!

Is The Next Viral Hit About Charlie Puth’s “Dick Move”?

What do you do if you get stood up by a celebrity – especially one you thought you had a connection with? Do you just let it go? Or do you write the revenge track that could be your key to viral fame?

For Berklee College of Music student Noa Vlessing, it’s the latter. She claims she connected with Charlie Puth through the dating app Bumble – that they spoke on the phone & that he invited her over to his place for what he called “low key chill”. She even says she talked to him on her way over. But once she got there, no Charlie. His manager (his manager hangs around acting as his butler?) supposedly said he’d be right down, but Charlie never showed up. And he went silent, stopped answering his phone.

So, she wrote this amazing response, called “Oh Charlie”. On Youtube, she explained:

What an uneasy feeling it is when someone makes you feel so unimportant- especially if this person has some level of fame… and thinks it’s OK to treat those “without a name” as if their time is worth less. A simple “I can’t make it anymore”, a “don’t bother waiting” text, or an “I’m so sorry” would do.

But because you were unable to offer me even the most normal of courtesies, here’s a song I wrote for you- about this #dickmove

Pretty impressive, right? As of this blog post she’s got just shy of 13,000 views, but I have a feeling that could start to grow. Give her some love – you can even download the track here.

As for Charlie… well, he’s not speaking up to defend himself yet. But you can check out what’s happening with his latest track on this week’s Slacker Top 40! (Hint: it’s called “We Don’t Talk Anymore. Maybe that’s a clue.)

The Superstar Packed Trolls Trailer Is Here!

The official trailer for the upcoming Trolls movie dropped this week, featuring the voices of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick as the tiny lead characters.

Other featured voices include Gwen Stefani, Zooey Deschanel, James Corden, Russell Brand, Icona Pop, Ron Funches and Kunal Nayaar. Buuuuuuut we have to wait until November 4th to see it in theatres. That’s also election week, so keep in mind, we all might need some cheering up at that point.

Until then, you can check out Justin’s theme from the flick – Can’t Stop The Feeling joins the top 5 on this week’s Slacker Top 40!

We’re Starting To Hear Musical Tributes To Orlando

Just a week after the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, artists all over the country are starting to release tribute tracks. Christina Aguilera dropped a new song calling for (and called) Change:

Melissa Etheridge performed her new song, Pulse, live this weeekend.

And some of the biggest Broadway stars got together to record this tribute – all of the proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.

Here at Slacker, our hearts go out to the victims of this senseless tragedy as well. We’ll keep you up to date on further benefit tracks as they become available.

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