The Postal Service bring new meaning to the term "laundry day" in their "A Tattered Line Of String" video.
The definition of a truly empathetic individual is someone who's able to understand and share the feelings of another person. That's a pretty good way to describe the lyrical prowess of The Postal Service (and Death Cab For Cutie) frontman Ben Gibbard, who's been channeling our collective romantic woes into verse for years. It's also a nice descriptor for the electro-pop group's new "A Tattered Line Of String" video: You think doing the laundry sucks? Try being the laundry.
Watch The Postal Service's "A Tattered Line Of String" video after the jump.
Big Time Rush goof off like the best of bros in their "24/seven" video.
It's been a little hard to stop wondering what Big Time Rush's "24/seven" video would be about, since, erhmm, we saw so many BULGING MUSCLES in their behind-the-scenes video photos. Well, now we can officially stop wondering, because the Nickelodeon pop troupe's "24/seven" video has finally dropped! And we're happy to report that while some of the guys are wearing short-sleeved shirts, others are also wearing DELIGHTFUL muscle-bearing tank tops. Top that off with some adorable dude-on-dude bromancing, and we have absolutely zero things to be mad at.
Watch Big Time Rush's "24/seven" video after the jump.
Harry Styles shows off his boxing skills. Let the drooling commence.
You're nuts if you thought One Direction's Harry Styles did something like Zumba to get his buff, toned body (even though his recent twerk fest on stage isn't too far off). No, HARRY ACTUALLY BOXES TO GET IN SHIRTLESS SHAPE. That's right, the boy band member isn't just your dream man because he would bring you flowers and share his chicken dinner with you while looking perfectly dapper in a suit -- the guy could throw a solid 1- 2 uppercut on some smart-mouth jerks if it came to it! Also, is anyone else hearing "Eye Of The Tiger" from "Rocky" as they drool over this picture?
The "Kiss You" singer shared his workout routine on Facebook along with the caption, "Harry getting physical on the road..." We already knew Harry had a tough guy side (getting a bunch of tattoos isn't for the weak), but we had no idea that he was such a Sly Stallone type! Wait! Once 1D's 3-D film, "This Is Us," is wrapped, maybe Harry should star in a remake of "Rocky"! ("The Karate Kid" got a remake, so why not?!) But hold up -- that would probably mean he'd actually have to do all his own boxing stunts... AH-NOPE. NEVERMIND. There's NO EFFING WAY we are willing to risk Harry's beautifully proportioned face in the ring. Just keep it in the gym, bb.
Photo credit: One Direction's Facebook
Listen to Alicia Keys' stripped-down rendition of "Fallin'' on "VH1 Storytellers."
It sure smells like 2001 up in here! Venturing further down our exploration into Alicia Keys' "VH1 Storytellers" appearance, which has already brought us stunning live renditions of "Not The King" and "No One," we bring you Alicia's live version of the record that made Alicia, well, ALICIA. It's "Fallin'," obviously! Didn't that 2001 reference resonate??
Listen to Alicia Key's perform "Fallin'" on "VH1 Storytellers" after the jump.
Bruno Mars channels his inner Michael Jackson in his "Treasure" video.
Bruno Mars has spent a lot of energy reaching back in time on Unorthodox Jukebox (see: his "When I Was Your Man" video, and The Police-influenced "Locked Out Of Heaven"). Well, now Bruno's gone full-fledged '70s retro in his new "Treasure" video, which includes no shortage of disco balls, bare chests, Earth, Wind, And Fire vibes, and leopard-print shirts. Dude just loves his cats. It's understandable -- Rick Ross feels the same way about kitties.
Watch Bruno Mars' "Treasure" video after the jump.
Miley Cyrus (ahem, Miley 2.0) gives zero effs in her "We Can't Stop" video.
If Rihanna is the queen of giving zero effs, then Miley Cyrus is definitely next in line for the throne, per her just-released "We Can't Stop" video. (In fact, the "Ashtrays And Heartbreaks" chanteuse might even straight-up usurp the throne if Rihanna keeps wearing clothes!)
Anyway, if you couldn't already tell by her new Billboard magazine cover, Cyrus 2.0 is in FULL EFFECT. If you're into things like all-white-everything spandex outfits, skulls made out of french fries, and almost naked pool parties, then there's no question that you'll be into "Miley: The Next Generation." 'Cause it ain't no party like a Miley Cyrus party, 'cause a Miley Cyrus party HAS GIFS. (See and relive all the twerking madness below.)
Watch Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" video after the jump.
Nicki Minaj and Pharrell offer an assist on Nelly's "Get Like Me."
Can we just call out the fact that there's been a TON of collaborating going on these days? First, Nelly teamed with Florida Georgia Line on their rap/country jam "Cruise (Remix)." Then, Nicki Minaj appeared on Ciara's "I'm Out," not to mention her cameo on Wale's "Clappers" with Juicy J. Finally, Pharrell hooked up (in the musical sense) with T.I. and Robin Thicke on the IMMENSELY successful "Blurred Lines." And now, Nicki AND Pharrell have joined up with Nelly on the bumpin' "Get Like Me," due to appear on Nelly's upcoming M.O. album. It's like pop star / rapper musical chairs! And we're starting to feel a little dizzy...
Listen to Nelly's "Get Like Me" featuring Nicki Minaj and Pharrell after the jump.
Backstreet's back... IN EXPERTLY TAILORED SUITS!
Can we be honest for a second? Even if Backstreet Boys' new single, "In A World Like This," wasn't up to snuff (FYI, it's totally amazing and whatever the opposite of "not up to snuff" is), we'd still be down to listen to it, because just look at this cover art!! If standing on a randomly placed water-cliff-rock structure in expertly tailored suits doesn't scream "Backstreet's Back," then NOTHING IN THIS WORLD DOES. Well, maybe except for their 20-year Reunion Tour, and perhaps this panda photo, but that's probably not appropriate for album cover art, right?
Listen to Backstreet Boys' "In A World Like This" after the jump.
Get warmed up with Cody Simpson's "Summertime Of Our Lives" video.
Here's a secret: I decided that if I ever hit 1,000 followers on Twitter, I would take myself out for a gluten-free vegetarian feast. (What? I'm on my summer diet!) But when Australian pop crooner Cody Simpson recently reached a casual FIVE MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS (OMFG), the "Pretty Brown Eyes" singer decided to celebrate by releasing a new song and video, "Summertime Of Our Lives," from his upcoming sophomore album, Surfers Paradise, out July 16. (Think he'll throw a steak dinner in there too for good measure?)
Watch Cody Simpson's "Summertime Of Our Lives" video after the jump.