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I'm With Stupid: Presenting Pop Music's Lamest Lyrics Ever

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.03.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Last week, as you may recall, we were discussing the worst song of all time, which I claimed is "You're Sixteen," as done by Ringo Starr. Buoyed by your response, I'm going to the musical well one more time.

Johnny Cash's Lesson for College Applicants

Josh Stephens | Posted 03.18.2016 | College
Josh Stephens

Johnny Cash was no saint. Neither are most high school students. Few of us grow up to be criminals or folk heroes. Most of us are somewhere in between. We don't need to upend our lives for our causes, but we can nudge ourselves in the direction of righteousness.

Nicki Minaj's 'Only' Is Way More Than This Mom Can Handle

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.01.2016 | Fifty

Nicki Minaj does not mince words in the lyrics of her 2014 track "Only," but it was all apparently a bit too much for one mom. Dominic Licciardi, a 1...

Does 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Have A Hidden Message In It?

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The lyrics of "Bohemian Rhapsody" may have included Freddie Mercury's coming out. In an interview with the Daily Mail, lyricist Tim Rice, who worked w...

Grandma Tells Drake How She Really Feels

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 09.30.2015 | Comedy

Give it up, Drake. You're upsetting this grandma with your words. She's had it with your stupid pop culture. She's not interested. Watch this gran...

I'm With Stupid: The Real Reason Cows Don't Get Earworms

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.01.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

My problem is earworms, those insidious tunes that get stuck in your head and repeat themselves over and over and over until you're completely distracted and want to strangle Carly Rae Jepsen, even though you don't have a clue who she is.

Kick It Up: Speaking Tips From Taylor Swift

Peter Paskale | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Paskale

Listen to any of the songs on '1989', the new album from Taylor Swift, and you'll notice that Swift doesn't just sing those lyrics - she acts them. There are nuances and inflections that she milks with the precision of an actress.

Sasha Frere-Jones Is Leaving The New Yorker To Annotate Lyrics

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.12.2015 | Media

The New Yorker's veteran music critic Sasha Frere-Jones is leaving the magazine to join Genius, a website devoted largely to annotating popular song l...

The Best 2014 Mix by a Chick Who Doesn't Dig 'Chick Music'

Chiara Cortese | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Chiara Cortese

It's 2014. If you're like me, you've probably heard about all you can of the songs Fancy, Chandelier and anything Pitbull. Don't give up though, there is some exceptionally great stuff out there.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Say Cheese

Shelly Peiken | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

One day I took a picture of my daughter and her first love. She looked so happy in it, like the sun bursting through the clouds. I gave the photo a name. I called it, "This is how you make me feel."

Is This What You Actually Thought These Song Lyrics Were?

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment

We've all done it before. You're in your car, blasting a song, belting out the lyrics -- or, at least, what you thought were the lyrics -- only to fin...

These Commonly Misheard Lyrics Are Way Funnier Than The Real Ones

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.16.2014 | Comedy

We all have that friend: You're in a bar, a song starts playing, and they inevitably start belting out lyrics. You're not sure what lyrics they're sin...

The Piano Man and Nostalgia: On Listening to the Words We Sing

Alan Krinsky | Posted 09.06.2014 | Arts
Alan Krinsky

After about three and a half decades of listening to his music, I saw and heard Billy Joel perform live recently at Fenway Park. Even though it was a stadium show, the sound proved stunningly sharp. His voice was strong and the lyrics quite clear. The audience, however, puzzled me.

Life Lessons Through Rock Music

Linda Roy | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Linda Roy

Of course there are lessons to be learned from rock music. As a songwriter, I know this and I try to use it to everyone's advantage. After all, the songwriters I'm referencing all went through their own stuff and toiled to put it all to paper in a concise and relatively snappy, relatable fashion.

Yagana Shah

11 Powerful Song Lyrics That Changed Our Lives Forever | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty

Whether it's an upbeat track that makes you want to get up and dance or a heartfelt ballad that brings a tear to your eye, there's no doubt that music...

15 Metaphors You'll Only Understand If You're A Millennial

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 03.21.2014 | Entertainment

You probably shouldn't do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.

Wait, What?

Posted 09.05.2013 | Comedy

Sorry, but misheard song lyrics will never not make us laugh. Thank you, Pleated Jeans....

It's In His... WHAT?

Posted 09.04.2013 | Comedy

If you wanna know if he loves you so, it's in his ... what? We know everyone mishears song lyrics, but maybe not as badly as this girl....

'Food' Songs That Have Nothing To Do With Food

The Huffington Post | Nile Cappello | Posted 07.23.2013 | Taste

Don't be fooled by their misleading titles.

Barb Morrison on Music, Life and How She Knows a Song Is 'Right'

Rayya Elias | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts
Rayya Elias

I can tell right when I meet someone whether or not we're gonna be able to work together. It's a common language, a sense of humor, a meeting of the minds about past experiences and especially lyrics. If I can key into someone's lyrics, then I know exactly what to do with the direction.

What It's Like To Be A Teen, According To Song Lyrics

Posted 04.27.2013 | Teen

From "miserable" to "magical" (as T-Swift would say), we think we can all agree that the high school experience is pretty memorable. So it comes as no...

Prosecuting Rap Music

Erik Nielson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Crime
Erik Nielson

Earlier this month, the 5th District Illinois appellate court reversed the conviction of Olutosin Oduwole, an aspiring hip hop artist and Southern Illinois University student who was found guilty of attempting to make a terrorist threat during his 2011 trial.

Song Lyrics That Probably Describe Your Day Today (VIDEO)

Posted 03.20.2013 | Teen

"Today, I don't feel like doing anything." If this is how you felt when you woke up this morning... you're not alone. Unfortunately, the lyrics to ...

What Song Lyrics Mean The Most To You? (LOOK)

Posted 02.04.2013 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

Do You Know All The Lyrics To These 20 Songs?

Posted 01.30.2013 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...