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.


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?


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…


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!

Two Great Awesomes That Are Awesome Together

Ellen Degeneres is really on a roll lately.

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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.

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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.

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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!