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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...

Why Shawn Mendes Is Not Just the Flavor of the Month

Anjali Joshi | Posted 09.21.2014 | Entertainment
Anjali Joshi

Times were simpler in the 90s. There were really only two all-American boy bands, and if you were a teen girl, you picked a side. You were an 'Nsync'er or a Backstreet girl.

Tired of Taylor Swift? Marie Miller Is Just What You Need

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

While Ms. Swift may be very talented, sometimes you just need something new. If you've spun your copy of Red an embarrassing number of times and if you're tired of dancing alone in your room to "You Belong With Me," don't fret.

Why It's Time To Start Taking Fifth Harmony Seriously

Jamie Gleklen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Teen
Jamie Gleklen

"Bo$$" screams female empowerment. The artwork for the cover alone makes it clear that Fifth Harmony is ready to be taken seriously as a group.

The No. 1 Song This Summer

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

There is one way to ensure the music of the summer reverberates into the fall and beyond. It is by discovering the song of the soul. The No. 1 hit will not be found on Billboard's charts or iTunes but inside of you and is waiting to be sung. It is music that will last forever.

Move Over, Katy Perry: 'Brooklyn Girls' Are Taking Over

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment

Move over, "California Gurls": Catey Shaw's "Brooklyn Girls" are here to take over. Shaw's video, like Katy Perry's clip for her 2010 single, is a ...

Fifth Harmony Reveals What Makes Demi Lovato A 'Real Boss'

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.11.2014 | Teen

The ladies of Fifth Harmony have some serious words of appreciation for Demi Lovato. The breakout girl group, which formed on season two of “The...

No Genre: An Introduction to Jon Bellion

Ahmad Khan | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
Ahmad Khan

Jon knows such dreams and ambitions are likely to elicit sneers of disapproval from those who believe such statements and thoughts are bred from arrogance rather than inspired by confidence.

How To Make An Even BETTER Hit Pop Song

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy

A couple weeks ago, comedian Brett Domino had us laughing when he taught the world how to make a hit pop song. Plus, his hilarious insights earned him...

LA-LA-LA: 10 Songs With Music's Favorite Catch Phrase

Stephen Grant | Posted 08.31.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Grant

It's a simple phrase heard in music all the time. The famous la-la-la has crossed genres and is sung by nearly every singer from Minnie Riperton to Blue Oyster Cult. Using Spotify, I compiled a 10-track playlist with music's favorite catch phrase. Who do you think sang it best?

This Pop Song About J-Law Should Be The Hit Of The Summer

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.27.2014 | Comedy

Want to know how to create a hit pop song? Comedian Brett Domino has some hilarious ideas. In this satirical short, Domino gives us some tips about...

Casey Kasem and The Musical Melting Pot

Noah Mallin | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media
Noah Mallin

I grew up musically in the 1980s, a decade in which musical tribalism was at its peak. If your allegiance (as mine was, mostly) was to American Indie...

Healing Iraq, Healing the World

Stephan Said | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Stephan Said

If today's uprising is suppressed without addressing its grievances, and without building a government that represents all of the people equally, it will ensure the death of countless innocent people, destabilizing not only Iraq, but the entire world.

Parenthood: An Artist's Way

Jennifer Paz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Paz

Being a parent is hard enough. Becoming a parent while navigating your way through the entertainment business is super hard. Having both parents as artists, well that can be damn near impossible... OR it can be the most rewarding and fulfilling journey for the entire family.

Jersey Boys

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Four guys stand under a street lamp, singing their hearts out. That's the iconic vision of Doo-wop/pop groups like The Four Seasons. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys puts a name and face to that image.

Casey Kasem and the Death of American Mass Culture

Will Bunch | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Will Bunch

His show arrived right at the moment when it seemed like America was coming apart, culturally, spiritually, and politically -- and promised us, in a tone that was relentlessly upbeat yet somehow never smarmy, that we actually could be one nation under a groove, that for three or four hours we could share a common bond.

Maxi Priest Hits His Groove at B.B. King's Blues Club

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

At age 53, 26 years after his career began, his dreads are almost floor-length (the ladies were pulling on them all night), his face is fuller and he has over two decades of hits to sing.

How Linda Perry Helped Pink Re-Invent Herself And Her Sound

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Award-winning singer-songwriter Linda Perry revealed how she helped Pink re-invent herself in an interview with HuffPost Live this week. Calling h...

Psy, Snoop & Kimmel Rock Some Karaoke

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy

Psy and Snoop Dogg/Lion have one of the hottest music videos out right now, but it may surprise you to learn the two have never come close to getting ...

Palestinian Rock Star Finds His American Comeback

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Hani Almadhoun

Haitham Shomali is Palestinian and has been in the music industry his entire life. From childhood, growing up with a musical family and the youngest o...

6 Reasons to Chant With Your Kids (and 5 Ways to Do It)

Shannon Sexton | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sexton

We live in a hurry-up world -- and so do our children. How can we, as families, slow down, connect with each other and ourselves, and enjoy the present moment?

A Roots Music Sacrifice: A Review of Matisyahu's Akeda

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 08.03.2014 | Entertainment
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Matisyahu's new album, Akeda, is almost pure roots music, with a little dancehall sprinkled in the mix. It's the kind of album you put on when you need to get away, or shut the bedroom door and just kick-back, soaking in the music.

What's the Connection Between Memorial Day and Radio Countdowns?

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 07.26.2014 | Comedy
Joel Schwartzberg

If we know nothing else, we know Americans love lists. We love to rank football teams, rock albums, cars, pizzerias, movies, former girlfriends, and a...

Thirty Years Later: Reminiscing 'Cold War' Rhetoric

Brian Shactman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Media
Brian Shactman

Looking back into the history of my youth has been an interesting exercise this week. On a whim, I decided to look closely at the New York Times from this week in May 30 years ago.

Amatus' Broken Compass

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Although her lyrics sometimes fall short of insight, her sultry delivery makes up for the missing poetry, especially heard in the last two tracks "Punk" and "Cherish."