Posts Tagged: songs

Why I Have To Be So "Rude"

"Rude" is the #1 song in America; “Rude” is a strong contender for the worst song I have ever heard. For the lucky uninitiated, I can only explain “Rude” like this: it’s the aural equivalent of a man listening to reggae for the first time in his racecar bed, slowly fucking the hole in a Kidz Bop CD.

Here, take a dip, the water's absolutely disgusting!

Ostensibly, the success of Magic!’s “Rude” can at least partially be explained by the history of American top 40's irregular dabbles in reggae, which have tended to appear in the form of one-offs rather than any tangible wave: “I Can See Clearly Now” in [...]


Get Your Sweater On

Here's a good song to sing every time someone near you puts a sweater on. Or when you notice it's chilly out. Or if you stumble upon a knitting group.


Songs About Musical Genres That Are Not Done in the Style of Said Musical Genre

Eydie Gormé, "Blame It on the Bossa Nova"


Memorable Songs Played on New Year's Eve

If we say "think of a song you heard on New Year's, ever," what comes to mind first? I once threw a crazy-ass house party on NYE, and even though peeps were hanging in four different rooms, when "Walking On A Dream" by Empire of the Sun came on there was this moment of disco clarity where everyone joined together in the living room to bust out their best moves. It was magical. —Simcha Whitehill


Songs That Belong in Erectile Dysfunction Medication Commercials

10 Songs For Your Limp Dick

1. "Stutter," Elastica

2. "I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself," Dusty Springfield

3. "Under Pressure," David Bowie, Queen

4. "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction," The Rolling Stones

5. "Patience," Guns N’ Roses


What Were Her Sisters Doing There?

Who doesn't want two remixes of "Lovely Rita," The Beatles ode to meter maids?


Whales Have Their Own Pop Stars!

"If there is a whale version of the King of Pop, he likely resides off the coast of eastern Australia, because that is where the popular tune of the season has always originated." —Researchers have found that male whales make up fun songs that then spread like Top 40 hits throughout the ocean. Whoa, what if Michael Jackson was reincarnated as a whale and is now living off the coast of eastern Australia?


An Original Break-Up Song



All Things Considered ran a piece this weekend about the second-most recorded pop song in history. ("But what is the first?" you ask. Don't worry, they tell you.) Did you know "The Girl From Ipanema" is a real girl and she's only 66? The song is so perfect, it feels weird that it hasn't just always existed. And where is Ipanema? It's all in here.


Purity Ring – "Ungirthed"

Who is Purity Ring? Hard to say. Just try Googling "purity ring," and even "purity ring band" (same basic results, because there are purity rings for guys, too). But their track "Ungirthed," posted on Altered Zones today, is pretty awesome, if you like reverby lady-vocals set to cute synths and jagged dance beats. (I do.)