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How Well Do You Know Carole King's Songs?

Roz Warren | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Carole King is a defining voice of our generation. We grew up singing her hits, and her influence endures to this day. Decades after we first heard them, we still remember every word. Don't believe us? Just take this little quiz.

Killing Me Softly With His Snoring: Love Songs for Long-Married Couples

Roz Warren | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

When the two of you are driving to the chiropractor, to the pharmacy or to attend your grandson's kindergarten play, the songs you first fell in love to might still be on the radio, but no longer seem relevant. Here, instead, are a few Love Songs For Long-Married Couples.

We've Brought You The Very Worst Lyrics Of The '90s And Today

Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment

Listen: We're not here to bash the simple pleasure of listening to pop songs. There's a certain joy that comes with being up all night, partying hard...

Fascinating Graphs Trace How Music Lyrics Have Changed Over The Past 50 Years

Posted 02.27.2014 | Arts

It doesn't take a scientist to suspect that pop music's lyrics have become increasingly sexual as of late, with a majority of number one hits becoming...

The Impact Carole King Had On Me

Roz Warren | Posted 04.19.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Carole King and Gerry Goffin, her husband and writing partner, didn't single-handedly compose the sound track to my adolescence, but it's hard to imagine coming-of-age without 'Up On The Roof,' 'Natural Woman,' and 'The Lo-co Motion.'

Knee Jerk Headlines and The Captain and Tennille

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 03.26.2014 | Divorce
Lisa Rinkus

Staying married for any length of time can be challenging. A union that lasts for nearly 40 years is like winning the lottery. We should all be so lucky.

68 Song Mashup Will Make You Want To Dance

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.05.2013 | Entertainment

Daniel Kim is back with his annual mashup of all your favorite songs. It took Kim 180 hours to mix the 68 songs from 2013, but the payoff is pretty...

20 Most Overplayed Songs Of 2013 Played ... Again

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

Every year, there are a crop of songs that get played ... and then played again and again. Then, just when you think a song has become played out, it ...

Is the Song 'Royals' by Lorde Racist?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

This song is not about a race. It's about a culture. Not African American or rap culture, but the materialism and excess that is overtaking pop culture.

RECORD-BREAKING

Posted 09.16.2013 | Entertainment

With the rise of her latest single "Roar," Katy Perry has tied Rihanna for the record for the most No. 1 songs in the history of Billboard's Pop Songs...

It's Everything You Need In A 'Hit Song'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.03.2013 | Comedy

Hmmm, after some careful consideration, we have come to the conclusion that the Norwegians are definitely making a very important analytical comment o...

You Never Forget Your First

Roz Warren | Posted 09.28.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Most of us Boomers remember the first time we heard a song on the radio and thought: "I have to own that."

Girls Still Just Wanna Have Fun: At 30, Cyndi Lauper's Feminist Anthem Endures

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Cyndi danced, whirled and crooned a song that was not about boys at all (not primarily at least), but about a girl's right to celebrate her Self. Suddenly, I didn't feel like such a disaster.

Top 40 Addicts: Hooked on Pop

Sacha Z. Scoblic | Posted 12.01.2012 | Entertainment
Sacha Z. Scoblic

Of course, fast major-key songs are not necessarily happy. And complex minor-key songs are not necessarily brooding and intelligent. But -- ha! -- it might take eight seconds to figure that out. And who has the time?

Lucas Kavner

What Really Makes A Song 'Singalong-able'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.26.2012 | Home

A recent study by doctors Alisun Pawley and Daniel Mullensiefen seeks to answer the question: Why do we sing along to certain pop songs and not others...

QUIZ: Pop Song or Celebrity Tweet?

Posted 07.02.2012 | Celebrity

Happy Monday, readers! To start out your week, a quiz: Is it the crooning of a pop star or the 140-character musings of a celebrity? See if you can...

Pop Music Is Human Nature

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Barry Kaufman

I've got a proud confession to make: I'm a pop music junkie. Drizzy Drake, Britney, Adele, Nicki, Ke$ha, you name it. I love it. But I've got to admit...