Thursday, December 18, 2014

LANA DEL REY'S TWO STUNNING SONGS FOR THE FILM 'BIG EYES'

Tim Burton's film Big Eyes, staring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz,  is officially out Christmas day. If you want information of what it's about you can google it, bitch, because I have what's really important: The two beautiful Lana Del Rey songs from the soundtrack. They aren't yet available for download, but here they are in their entirety. Will Lana finally get that Oscar nod she was robbed of for Young and Beautiful from The Great Gatsby? I think so. The title track is already nominated for a Golden Globe, so maybe it will be the film industry that finally gives Lana the love she deserves. Take a listen to both tracks below, I Can Fly and Big Eyes.

AMAZY MUSIC AWARDS: TOP 20 SONGS OF 2014, 1 - 5



5. Thea - Goldfrapp

4. Waking Light - Beck

3. L8 CMMR - Lily Allen

2. Sissy That Walk - RuPaul

1. Ultraviolence - Lana Del Rey

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

AMAZY MUSIC AWARDS: TOP 20 SONGS OF 2014: 6 - 10


10. West Coast - Lana Del Rey


9. G.U.Y. - Lady Gaga


8. Jo - Goldfrapp


7. 8 Good Reasons - Sinead O'Connor


6. DTF - Adore Delano

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AMAZY MUSIC AWARDS: TOP 20 SONGS OF 2014: 11 - 15


15. On My Way - Lea Michele

14. Wrong Club - The Ting Tings

13. Seashells - Florrie

12. Shades of Cool - Lana Del Ray


11. Chandelier - Sia

THE #1 SONG 25 YEARS AGO TODAY WAS......

...We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel. Undeniably catchy and frantically paced, Billy Joel posted his third and very last #1 song (so far) on the Hot 100 on December 9, 1989 and held the spot for two weeks with We Didn't Start The Fire. The single, form his 11th studio album Storm Front, references over 100 events that happened in the world between 1949, the year Joel was born, and 1989. Seriously everyone and their mom's tits are in this song. If you listen closely, and backwards, your name might come up too. FUN FACT: It won't. The video is clever, but Billy looks like a husky, blind, beatnik Fonzie. Anyhoo, the song is the bane of some people's existence, but I rather like it. I'm sure millions of karaoke singers have gone into cardiac arrest trying to perform it, but Billy could do it at his drunkest. Here is the #1 song from this day 25 years ago, We Didn't Start The Fire. Enjoy, bitches.

Monday, December 15, 2014

AMAZY MUSIC AWARDS: TOP 20 SONGS: 16 - 20


20. Gust of Wind - Pharrell Williams


19. Let It Go - Idina Menzel



18. Summertime - Annie Lennox

17. Jerk Ribs - Kelis

16. Do It Again - Robyn & Royksopp

Friday, December 12, 2014

JUST BECAUSE: MY TOP 10 FAVORITE GOLDFRAPP SINGLES

I am in a Goldfrapp-y kind of mood today, so I have decided to share with you my ten favorite Goldfrapp singles of all time. Of the 27 singles they have released, these are the cream o' the crop. Of course, this list consists of songs JUST released as singles and not album tracks. That list would be much harder to compile. Anyhoozers, enjoy the list, which goes from 10 down to #1, below and watch the videos. Good day, I said!!

MADONNA FRIDAY: DIE ANOTHER DAY

Madonna is a badazz!! There, I said it. She could kick your butt, you mamma's butt and your daddy's butt all at the same time. Wanna try your luck? I didn't think so. In 2002 the James Bond franchise finally got wise (on the year of Madonna's career 20th anniversary) and got Madge to do a theme song for the film Die Another Day. The song reached #8 on the Hot 100 and #3 in the UK charts, making it the most successful Bond theme since Duran Duran's A View to a Kill in 1985. The song spent 11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Singles Sales Charts (the real proof of what people are listening to!). The song also reached #1 in 12 different countries, including 8 weeks at #1 on the World Music Charts. The video was a tribute to many past Bond characters and showed Madonna being tortured by sinister villains. Fun fact: The symbol left singed on the electric chair when Madonna escapes is the Hebrew expression meaning "great escape" or "freedom". With lots of special effects, fight sequences, costumes and ending in the famous gun barrel sequence from the Bond movies, the video cost $6 million, becoming the second most expensive video ever made behind Michael and Janet's Scream. Madonna had earlier done the theme from Austin Powers Goldmember, Beautiful Stranger, so she can claim a spy and a spy-spoof theme among her greatest hits. Enjoy Die Another Day.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY: JERMAINE JACKSON

Jermaine, the third most musically successful member of the Jackson family (third by a long way) was a huge star for a brief, fleeting time. Of course, Jermaine sang lead on many a Jackson 5 song, but he also had a very successful, if short-lived, solo career in the late 70s and early 80s. The fourth child born into the Jackson family cracked the top 10 with his 1979 hit Let's Get Serious and the top 20 with Dynamite (one of my all-time fave 80s videos), the lovely ballad  Do What You Do in 1984 and I Think It's Love in 1986. Then, not so much after. He made some good-ass videos though. Clearly his label was pushing him as hard as possible to capitalize on Michael's fame as well, but once Michael took off and Janet became a superstar, there was no room left for another Jackson in the spotlight. Wah-wah. Today Jermaine mainly does press about Michael, but hey, whaddayagonnado? Sure his face looks like it might be melting now, but he's still out there working it for all it's worth. Here are the highlights, in my opinion, of Jermaine's career, including his song When the Rain Begins to Fall with 80s vixen Pia Zadora that was a huge hit....in Switzerland, Germany, France, Holland and Austria. Still good though. Nice Jackson-ing, Jermaine.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ALASKA THUNDERF**K FINALLY BRINGS US THE VIDEO FOR 'NAILS'

YAAAAAAAAAAAAS!! I have been waiting a good year for an official release of Alaska Thunderfuck's amazing single Nails!!! The runner-up queen from Season 5 of RuPaul's Drag Race is back and serving a fierce, alien-themed video for Nails and is tearing the house DOWN, y'all!!! I love this bitch. Alaska was also recently voted the 2nd favorite queen of all time from RuPaul's Drag Race. Eat that, hunties. Watch the amazing video below and gag, dahling, and remember, "If you're not wearing nails, you're not doing drag."

RAIN SONGS FOR A RAINY DAY

There have been many, many awesome songs about getting wet....and then some even better ones about rain. I know. Gross. Anyway, it's raining like a little bitch in NYC today so I thought, "hey. why don't I share some good rain-themed songs with my peeps." I literally thought it. Anyhoozers, here are some of my fave rainy day tunes to liven up your day. Enjoy, bitches.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

NEW GWEN STEFANI: SPARK THE FIRE (ft. PHARRELL)

It was just back in October Gwen Stefani released Baby Don't Lie, the first track from her upcoming third solo studio album, and now we get the follow up, along with its colorful video, Spark the Fire. A little more like her Hollaback Girl days, Spark the Fire also features Pharrell Williams, who is also producing some her her new album. I like it. I'm anxious to see what the album will be like. Enjoy. Gwen's still-untitled album is scheduled to come out this month.

Monday, December 1, 2014

THE FIRST TWO SINGLES FROM THE NEW TING TINGS ALBUM ARE THE BOMB!!!

UK group The Ting Tings rather quietly released their third album Super Critical in October and it is really, really good, y'all!! Unlike their rather uneven second album, 2008's Sounds From Nowheresville, Super Critical is cohesive, funky and fun all the way through. Just as catchy as their bratty and brilliant debut We Started Nothing. The first single Wrong Club is a disco jam that calls back the 70s Chic funk and second single Do It Again has a hot, retro guitar groove that Pharrell would kill for!! Both videos are awesomely creative as well. Super Critical is available now on iTunes. Get it!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ABBA

I've totally been on an ABBA kick this week, so here we go. Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Ani-Frid, also known as ABBA, were, believe it or you're stupid, and ARE one of the biggest selling groups in the history of music. The Swedish pop sensations have sold over 375 million records world wide. Yes, OVER 375 MILLION!!! That makes them the eighth biggest selling recording artists in music history. Suck on that. They STILL sell 2 to 3 million records a year and haven't even recorded new music as a group since 1982. Their greatest hits album, ABBA Gold, alone has sold 28 million copies world wide, making it one of the biggest selling albums of all time. They've inspired countless covers, cover bands, and even the musical Mamma Mia!, based on their songs. Their music was also heavily featured in the Australian films Muriel's Wedding and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Not too bad for four quiet kids from Sweden. ABBA is arguably more popular than ever, especially in the US where the official craze never hit like it did everywhere else. Although, they did ring up several top ten hits and a #1 with the classic Dancing Queen. ABBA are clearly influential in many forms of pop music (like Madonna's sampling of Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) for her song Hung Up) and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 for their enduring legacy on popular music. There's no doubt we'll be hearing their songs for generations to come. I mean, they're just so damn fun!! Here are a few of my fave clips from ABBA. The beautiful and reflective Eagle; the wonderfully sad and hopeful The Name of the Game; the insta-classic Dancing Queen; their first international hit, the exuberant Waterloo; and the disco sexiness of Voulez-Vous. Enjoy and remember that "you can dance, you can jive" bitches!