DJ Cassidy, Robin Thicke, and Jessie J's "Calling All Hearts" is about as disco as disco gets.
UMMM, can we take a second to give it up for DJ Cassidy, Jessie J, and Robin Thicke and their SUPER-throwback banger, "Calling All Hearts"? This is no vague retro pop song throwback; "Calling All Hearts" is a straight disco, all-'70s-everything jam that sounds like something Chloe Sevigny would've danced to in "The Last Days Of Disco." Or John Travolta pointing his finger at stuff in "Saturday Night Fever."
Listen to DJ Cassidy's "Calling All Hearts" featuring Jessie J and Robin Thicke after the jump.
It's kind of like Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire," but FASTER.
With all the lyric videos out there, it's like, uh, thanks, we appreciate the hints, but a song's lyrics are kind of obvious. That's not the case, however, with Lauryn Hill's "Consumerism," a rapid-fire blast of rhymes that sound like it's almost hard for the singer herself to keep up with. And the resulting lyric video for "Consumerism" casts Hill's haranguing track to a similarly frenetic cavalcade of imagery.
Watch Lauryn Hill's "Consumerism" lyric video after the jump.
Like a vision of flawlessness... and also shiny hair.
Happy Throwback Thursday! Today, we turn back the clocks to a time when "American Idol" was still anchored by its original judging panel of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson, a "Borat" reference probably wouldn't have warranted a death stare, and a Tennessee transplant was still better known as Hannah Montana than Miley Cyrus. We are talking, of course, about 2007, the year that Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera crossed paths -- and we have the photos to prove it!
OK, so for all we know, Xtina and the now-vegan "God Made You Beautiful" singer were super secret besties at the time -- or at least Myspace friends, it being 2007 and all. But have you ever actually seen the two queens share a photographic frame before, as they are in this shot from the annual NBA All-Star Two Kings dinner party in Las Vegas, hosted by Bey's future husband, Jay Z, and Lebron James? We're drawing a big ol' blank over here!
Check out more #tbt photos of Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera's 2007 hangout after the jump.
If The Vamps' video doesn't make you smile, then you might need to go on life support.
Hooray, the Boy Band era has returned! I mean, the landscape is pretty full right now, what with The Wanted and One Direction exploding on both continents, but we urge you to make room in your heart for just one more British boy band: The Vamps.
And if you DO decide to take The Vamps under your boy-band wing, you'd better do it fast: Judging from the bros' hooky, stomp-clappy, vaguely Mumford-y new record, "Wild Heart," we wouldn't be surprised if they, too, exploded in, oh, the next week.
Watch The Vamps' "Wild Heart" video after the jump.
Say what you want about Lana Del Rey, but she certainly has a knack for hyperbole. The sultry singer can transform any of the mundane trials of a love affair into an epic, world-shattering melodrama, and her new short film, "Tropico," is no exception. Even the first few seconds play out like watching the literal creation of the universe, and things only get more Lana del Raving mad from there.
Directed by Anthony Mandler and featuring model Shaun Ross and songs from del Rey's Born To Die – The Paradise Edition, "Tropico" premiered last night in Hollywood (where Lana also announced that her new album will be called Ultra-Violence! Yay!).
Now, we didn't go to the premiere, but we DID recently watch the entire 30-minute film to pick out the most important moments for you. We even included time codes so you can skip around! (Aren't we nice?)
Ready? And... GO!
:16 "John said, let there be light." OK, so, we're already off to a pretty good start. That's a John Wayne character standing in for God, we think. That seems fitting what with del Rey's usual Hollywood icon symbolism motif, with the cowboy as the masculine ideal.
1:39 Lana bb, you look good even while praying.
1:44 Oh, of course. Here's Elvis now, hanging out with John Wayne and Jesus in Heaven. As you'd expect.
Watch Lana Del Rey’s "Tropico" short film after the jump.
This preview of Justin Bieber as a daddy is TOO MUCH!!
We tend to feel mildly concerned when we post photos of Justin Bieber with babies. (Hell, we're terrified to even mention the word "daddy" in the same sentence as "The Biebs.")
So just to clarify, the baby Justin is lovingly cradling in the above photo is NOT HIS OWN! The only reason we're even using the word "daddy" in this context is because Justin holding a baby is giving us some major daddy vibes!
Posing with an adorable newborn like a successful politician does on the campaign trail, Justin took to Instagram to share the above photo with his Instagram followers, captioning: "Innocence."
Anyway, fine -- we know Justin's still in his youthful prime, and he's not even thinking about daddy-hood. Like, to even CONSIDER becoming a dad when he's knee-deep in those "All That Matters" make-outs and the PDA-filled "PYD" just seems plain irresponsible!
That said, we're still allowed to gush over the Biebs posing as a future daddy, right? I mean, the man's got "cradling arms" if we've ever seen 'em.
Anyway, I'm sure I don't have to tell y'all what a blow this is. *Picks self off the floor* True, she did nab third place in a list of 44, and that's something to be VERY, very proud of, but... but... SHE DESERVED IT SO MUCH.
(Just FYI, Egyptian General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi won when polling closed last night at 11:59pm. Other "Person Of The Year" contenders included Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Jimmy Fallon, and LOTS of politicians. Among other important people.)
So there you have it. Needless to say, we were really, really pulling for Miley. But such is life! She'll always be OUR "Person Of The Year"! That's why, in addition to crying like a digital cat, we've compiled a handy list of reasons why Miley totally deserves to be Time's "Person Of The Year."
1.) After the VMAs, EVERYBODY from your cube-mate to your local barista asked, "What's twerking?"
2.) Miley just looooves to push people's boundaries. We respect that!
Well, if you guessed "more scandalous secrets involving recreational experimentation with Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato and sordid details about his first sexual experiences," then... you'd be wrong! BUT, for all y'all JoBro fanatics out there who guessed "lasagna, bowl cuts, and Harry Potter," congratulations! (Also: HOW?) Here are Joe's latest magazine confessions -- AND LO, THEY BE SHOCKERS U GUISE.
Confession No. 1: When fans approach Joe while he's eating, he's not upset by it.
Apparently in Joe's mind, Garfield the cat represents the apex of out-of-control celebrity.
Check out more of Joe Jonas' Nylon Guys confessions after the jump.
If only a man and his grill could truly fall in love, we think that Macklemore and his sparkly new mouthpiece miiiiiight just be in the running for most romantic man-on-metal partnership of all time!
The Seattle-based rapper recently took to Instagram to show the #SharkFaceGang his new grill, and, well, we'll let the emotional caption speak for itself: "Shout out to my H-Town connect @tvjohnny & @cstonethebreadwinner for my new teef! I've lost many grills in the past 8 years. Not loosing these." Awww, that's like the equivalent of that tragically beautiful scene in "Titanic" where Rose whispers to a freezing cold Leo: "I'll never let go, Jack." #TEARS
+ Directioners, you've helped One Direction make history on the Billboard 200. With Midnight Memories debuting at No. 1 (having sold 546,000 copies), this marks the first time that a group has debuted at No. 1 with each of its first three albums. (MTV News)
+ Hilary Duff plans to drop a song soon! "I think by spring I should have a single," she revealed yesterday during a Canadian TV interview. She added, "The first six songs I've done have been really dancey and upbeat, uplifting happy stuff. So now I'm getting into the moody." (Just Jared)
+ Justin Bieber launched a campaign on Prizeo.com to help Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines. In return for fans' generosity, one donor will have the chance to be flown to Los Angeles where they'll get to hang in the studio while the Biebs makes his new album. (MTV Act)
+ Jay Z played music critic with his very own catalog. He ranked all of his albums from "classic" (Reasonable Doubt at No. 1) to "First game back, don't shoot me" (putting 2006's comeback album, Kingdom Come, in last place). (MTV News)
+ At the premiere of Lana Del Rey's short film "Tropico" Wednesday night, the "Summertime Sadness" singer announced the title of her forthcoming third studio album: Ultraviolence. (MuuMuse)
+ Listen to famed disco producer Giorgio Moroder's remix of HAIM's "Forever." The Days Are Gone track gets the club banger treatment, complete with robot voices. (Pitchfork)
+ R. Kelly will continue his "Trapped In the Closet" saga next year. The new chapters will air on IFC and will feature the characters getting caught up in "more secrets, infidelity and unyielding passion to save their relationships," according to a press release. (Rolling Stone)