A Little Worried About JLo

So Jennifer Lopez gave us a preview of a new song on Instagram this week… but I’m a little worried, because it seems like she doesn’t really know the words?


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Could be because she didn’t write it, Meghan Trainor did. But girl, you’ve got to practice your lip sync a little before you put it out there in public.

Check out more of the best new music on the weekly Slacker Top 40 Countdown!

Rihanna’s New Video Is Here… And It Might Be Her Sexiest Yet

Rihanna just dropped the video for Kiss It Better, and if you’re looking for more nearly-naked Ri-Ri, she doesn’t disappoint.

In her words, “who cares when it feels like crack?

Hear this track and more of Today’s Hits now on Slacker.

No More Pretty In Pink For Meghan Trainor

Not quite two years ago, we were introduced to Meghan Trainor through her sugar and spice and everything nice (and possibly Easter themed?) video for All About That Bass. Remember this?

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Yeah, well, now you can forget about it. Meghan’s got a new message, a new sound, and apparently a very new look. She told the directer of her brand new video for NO that she wanted the opposite of that pretty in pink style. And she got it.

Tell me what you think of Meghan’s new… everything… over on Twitter! Or like me on Facebook to share your thoughts.

Meghan Trainor’s disc Thank You is due out May 13th… Until then, you can hear her on Today’s Hits!

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!

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.

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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?

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

Does It Seem Like I Write About Taylor Swift A Lot?

It kind of does, doesn’t it? But I promise, this blog post isn’t about my obsession with Taylor Swift.

It’s about Harry Styles’ obsession with Taylor Swift.

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Flashback to fall of 2012, when Tarry (or Haylor, whatever your preference) fell for each other. Their relationship only lasted through January of 2013, but that was enough time for Taylor to source some new song material. 2 years later she released 1989, which had one track, Style, that seemed like it could have been about Harry, just a guess, IDK. Style was a pretty big hit for Tay, which is why this weekend, when One Direction released their new song Perfect, it sounded strangely familiar. Click on their smirking faces below to hear it.

 

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Just in case you couldn’t quite tell from the song alone, check out this mashup of the two tracks that one fan created – give it at least until “You’ve got that James Dean daydream look in your eye…” vs. “But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms…” and tell me you don’t hear the similarities. TELL ME YOU DON’T HEAR IT.

 

For the record, Harry DID write Perfect, and says:

“‘Perfect’ is for sure a love song, but it’s quite a spontaneous love song. It’s not one about thinking through too much, being like, ‘Hey, I want to be with you for the rest of my life.’ It’s like well, you know, ‘This could be fun.’”

So this is kind of nice. They’re mutually acknowledging that they had fun together, and for once, Taylor isn’t the creepy ex who made things weird by writing a song about a guy, because he wrote one about her too. Awwww… Tay, you know what’s up.

 

 

Hear more from Taylor, One Direction, and the rest of the biggest songs around by checking out Slacker’s Today’s Hits station now!

 

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?

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

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…

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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!

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