The end of the year is a great time to survey workout music for two reasons. First, it provides a chance to look back at the year that's winding down and reminisce. Second, the new year is when folks make resolutions -- often to get into better shape -- and the recap includes a few songs that might help with that.
The final question on "Fashion Killa" becomes: Do the song's sentiments embody true growth for the rapper, or are they temporary expressions from a night of fun?
That's not to say everything I heard on the radio this year was worth a mention, but quite a few tunes made 2013 more bearable -- and hummable.
If we told you at first that we weren't a little apprehensive to go on tour with Rihanna, we'd be lying. How would her crowds react to our very different sound and how would our creative process change writing music whilst being away from home for two and a half months?
The arrogance of people like Jamie Dimon deserves mockery, and the lack of tough accountability coming from the Department of Justice deserve mockery, so that is what we are offering up.
While the spotlight is starting to fade as to the real situation of the survivors, there are still a handful of celebrities who never cease to use their global reach for good and constantly urge their fans to continue supporting the relief operations for the typhoon Haiyan survivors.
Remixes abound in this month's top 10 list. Half the songs below are chart favorites that have been given a makeover.
Testing must be made relevant to the everyday lives of teen and 'tween girls. What are their actual dreams and aspirations? Let's take a cue from GoldieBlox and design math tests "from the female perspective."
Each release was either a bloated, masturbatory "meh" (Gaga, Timberlake), a bland retread aimed squarely at third graders (Perry), or a bafflingly mixed bag of roaring promise and faux-controversial poppycock (The fair Cyrus bird).
Britney should instead be proud that her music, bad as it may be, is being put to good use in the global fight against terrorism and the struggle to establish justice and peace in our troubled world.
When a little girl plays dress up in her mommy's wardrobe, we think it's cute. When she piles on the sparkly necklaces and bracelets, we understand that she is role-playing and experimenting with mommy's stuff.
Has the younger generation organically developed a case of ADD with MTV just giving them what they want and need as in the letters that are all sideways and upside down and how fast they appear and disappear on the screen
All I ask is that the world gives her a little less flak for her this rebellious and ostentatious stage. And if you simply can't do that, maybe you can try to care a little bit less.
We see it the lines of Marchesa to Rachel Roy. Designers are inspired by their travels. I recently traveled to Jamaica for a week, real Jamaica, not the tourist overrun locations. My trip was more of an excursion than a vacation.
I'm excited to see this new look for Lady Gaga, and even happier to think of what that can represent for youth. Be Authentic, Be Yourself, Accept Who You Are -- the world is waiting for your voice, your vision, your innate power and the beauty of who you are.
Punctuality is not Rihanna's strength. Loud boos greeted the pop temptress before she stepped on stage last week at Roskilde 2013, Northern Europe's largest music festival.