Listen to ‘Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz’ Album

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Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz is the 23-track fruit of her collaboration with Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, and also features Ariel Pink. Big Sean and Mike Will Made It, among others.

Cyrus spoke to the New York Times about the album, telling of Coyne’s influence on her work. “He’s everything in the world – you can’t even define us,” she said.

The album cost around $50,000 to make. She added that she didn’t expect to return completely to the mainstream. “I don’t think I’ll grow that way,” she said. “It seems like it would be backwards.”

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Madonna Drops “Bitch I’m Madonna” Video with a Star Studded Cast

As if anyone could forget, her Madgesty dropped her “Bitch I’m Madonna” video earlier this week.

Madonna enrolled pals including Chris Rock, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Kanye West, Diplo, Nicki Minaj, and fashion designer Alexander Wang for some quick cameos.

Watch below!

21 Mashups That Totally Shouldn’t Work But Totally Do

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1. Nine Inch Nails and Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me A Hole”

Producer: pomDeter
Like a Mixture of: Hot Topic and Forever 21

2. The Beatles & Shaggy, “Let it Be Me”

Producer: SOUNDWASTA
Like a Mixture of: A Red Stripe and a cup of green tea

3. System of a Down & Elton John, “Crocodile Chop”

Producer: Neil Cicierega
Like a Mixture of: A mosh pit and a bar mitzvah electric slide

4. The Strokes & Christina Aguilera, “A Stroke Of Genius”

Producer: Freelance Hellraiser
Like a Mixture of: A Chuck Taylor and a stiletto

5. George Michael & Missy Elliott, “Get Ur Faith On”

Producer: Kurtis Rush
Like a Mixture of: Ripped jeans and a chic black trash bag

6. Madonna & Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Crosstown Groove”

Producer: Go Home Productions
Like a Mixture of: A flowy scarf and bondage gear

7. Britney Spears & the O’Jays, “Backstab Me One More Time”

Producer: Go Home Productions
Like a Mixture of: Pepsi and cognac

8. Sex Pistols & Madonna, “Ray of Gob”

Producer: Go Home Productions
Like a Mixture of: Leather pants and glitter

9. Notorious B.I.G. & Miley Cyrus, “Party And Bullshit In The USA”

Producer: Hathbanger
Like a Mixture of: Weed and salvia

10. John Lennon & Van Halen, “Imagine a Jump”

Producer: Mighty Mike
Like a Mixture of: A poet and a frat boy

11. Nirvana & the Jackson Five, “Smells Like Rockin’ Robin’”

Producer: Go Home Productions
Like a Mixture of: Plaid and sequins

12. The White Stripes & the Eurythmics, “Sweet Dreams are Made of Seven Nation Army”

Producer: DJ Poly
Like a Mixture of: A horror movie and a rom-com

13. Blondie & the Doors, “Rapture Riders”

Producer: Mark Vidler
Like a Mixture of: Zima and bourbon

14. Korn & Taylor Swift, “We Are Coming Undone”

Producer: Isosine
Like a Mixture of: Dreadlocks and tiaras

15. Janet Jackson & Tears for Fears, “That’s The Way Love Shout”

Producer: DJ SeVe
Like a Mixture of: Lust and existential dread

16. Justin Bieber & Slipknot, “Psychosocial Baby”

Producer: Isosine
Like a Mixture of: Saw and Air Bud

17. Katy Perry & Kylie Minogue, “Get Outta My Teenage Dream”

Producer: DJ PJW
Like a Mixture of: Cotton candy and pop rocks

18. Daft Punk & Will Smith, “Get Lucky Wit It”

Producer: Arcade Jump
Like a Mixture of: Miami and Mars

19. Iggy Pop and the Stooges & Salt n’ Pepa, “No Fun, Push It”

Producer: 2 Many DJs
Like a Mixture of: Acid wash jeans and stone washed jeans

20. AC/DC & Ray Parker Jr., “Thunder Busters”

Producer: Wax Audio
Like a Mixture of: Tank tops and jumpsuits

21. Nelly & the Bee Gees, “Stayin’ Hot”

Producer: lobsterdust
Like a Mixture of: Bell bottoms and Band Aids

Miley Cyrus and Joan Jett rock out in Miley’s backyard

Miley-Cyrus-Joan-Jett-Different-Happy-HippieLast month, Miley Cyrus helped induct Joan Jett and the Blackhearts into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Two weeks later, Miley and Joan have linked up once again, this time combining their talents on behalf of the Happy Hippie, a nonprofit organization founded by Cyrus which rallies “young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations.”

Cyrus and Jett join together for the inaugural installment of the Happy Hippie Backyard Sessions. Filmed in Miley’s backyard, the first clip features a rendition of “Different”

Watch their performance below.

Ariana Grande, Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, and ’70s singer-songwriter Melanie Safka are all expected on upcoming installments of the Backyard Sessions.

15 Recent Pop Songs That Weren’t Released as Singles (But Should Have Been)

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Originally Posted on Billboard.com

These songs from Miley, JT, 1D and other pop superstars could have ignited radio, if they had just been given the chance.

Have you ever listened to a just-released album, gravitated toward one particular track and thought with certainty, “Oh, this song is definitely going to be a single!”? And then you wait, and other songs are chosen as singles from that album, and you keep waiting, and the album cycle ends… and you realize that the most obvious single choice (to you, at least) was never chosen?

We know that feeling of incredulity: there have been several high-profile pop projects over the past few years with out-and-out standout tracks that seem ripe for radio play… and yet, for one reason or another, they never make it there. These songs will forever exist as precious album cuts and fun hypotheticals for pop nerds to kick around. And, yes, your favorite hit-maker has a song that could (or did) make this list.

Check out 15 of the best pop songs from the past five years that weren’t released as singles before their respective artists’ album cycles came to a close, but really should have been:

Miley Cyrus, “#GETITRIGHT”

As a No. 1 pop album with multiple smash singles, Miley CyrusBangerz album was an anomaly for only having three official singles released. “We Can’t Stop” was the Mike WiLL-assisted reinvention and “Wrecking Ball” gave Cyrus her first Hot 100 No. 1 single, but after the somber, gorgeous “Adore You” was released as a follow-up in late 2013, the controversial pop star embarked on the Bangerz tour and ceased with the single releases. The logical fourth single that never was, of course, is this slinky Pharrell Williams cut, which Cyrus performed on television but never gave a music video or radio push. As breezy as “Wrecking Ball” was intense, “#GETITRIGHT” remains a stellar album cut, but not a single. #BUMMER.

Rihanna, “Lost In Paradise”

Rihanna has been startlingly good at selecting the most sensible singles from each of her seven albums; scan through her discography, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find too many irrepressible bangers that weren’t given a shot at radio. One of the exceptions to that rule is “Lost In Paradise,” the final track onUnapologetic that steps forward on a contemplative foot and explodes when Rihanna declares, “It may be wrong but it feels right, to be lost in paradise!” The song presented an interesting mix of pop elegance and techno animation, and more complex emotion than something like “Right Now.”

Justin Timberlake, “Let the Groove Get In”

Those searching for a Justin Timberlake dance floor burner to follow up “SexyBack” and “My Love” on The 20/20 Experience were rewarded roughly 47 minutes into the comeback album with the intricately energetic “Let the Groove Get In.” Stretching past the seven-minute mark, the Afro-pop-influenced collection of calls and responses seemed like the logical next step for JT after “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors,” but instead Timberlake pushed out “Tunnel Vision,” then quickly skipped ahead to the second half of The 20/20 Experience with “Take Back the Night.” If only one new album had been released, “Let the Groove Get In” could have been the stealth dance hit Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience opus curiously lacked.

Demi Lovato, “Something That We’re Not”

“Something That We’re Not,” from Demi Lovato‘s most recent album Demi, is the type of song that takes one listen to completely embrace: the big-haired pop-rock sound, the please-acknowledge-the-friend-zone concept and cheeky background of ‘hey!’s’ make the song one of Lovato’s most fully realized to date. The pop star gave “Really Don’t Care,” a Cher Lloyd collaboration in a similar vein, a proper single look, as well as more uptempo dance fare like “Heart Attack” and “Neon Lights.” All three of those tracks were Top 40 hits for Lovato, but none offer the unadulterated shout-along joy of “Something That We’re Not.”

Beyonce, “End of Time”

Real talk: “End of Time” is the catchiest song on Beyonce‘s 4 album, with a bulletproof chorus and masterful control of its melodies. Beyonce released a whole bunch of singles and videos from 4, delivering official clips for “Run The World (Girls),” “1+1,” “Best Thing I Never Had,” “Party,” “Love on Top” and “Countdown” before taking time off to deliver her first child, Blue Ivy Carter. Those six songs help make 4 one of Beyonce’s strongest full-lengths, and “End of Time” should have been squeezed into that group.

Taylor Swift, “State of Grace”

With singles like “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “22” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.,” Taylor Swift‘s Red album represented the transition to mainstream pop that 1989 completed two years later. Here’s the best-kept secret of Red, though: it features the best straight-ahead rock song of Swift’s career. Opening track “State of Grace” pummels the listener with guitar riffs as towering as skyscrapers and a central theme — blindsiding love — that can be summed up with a 12-word chorus: “And I never saw you coming/And I’ll never be the same.” Released as a promotional single ahead of Red, “State of Grace” might have dominated alternative radio for months on end if a different artist had created it… but then again, no artist could have pulled off this anthem as well as Ms. Swift did.

Usher, “Show Me”

Usher‘s 2012 album Looking 4 Myself contains about five songs that could have been among the R&B king’s biggest Hot 100 hits, from the Luke Steele-assisted strut of the title track to the pre-“Get Lucky” style of the Pharrell Williams collaboration “Twisted.” “Show Me,” however, remains the most frustrating non-single, a classy throwback to Usher’s “U Remind Me” days that didn’t need to resort to studio gimmickry in order to sizzle. Remember those pained shrieks at the end of “Scream”? “Show Me” is the exact opposite of them: calm, collected, effortlessly cool.

Britney Spears, “(Drop Dead) Beautiful”

“Hold It Against Me,” “Till The World Ends” and “I Wanna Go” stood apart from the rest of Britney SpearsFemme Fatale album, and deserved to be the electro-pop project’s first three singles. But pour some out for Sabi and her would-be breakout moment, “(Drop Dead) Beautiful,” a Britney song with a gorgeous hook, an Auto-Tuned rap breakdown (from Sabi, not Britney), and lines like “You must be B-I-G/Because you got me hypnotized” and “Your body looks so sick, I think I caught the flu.” Top 40 radio never caught the “(Drop Dead) Beautiful” flu in 2011, but we sure did.

Katy Perry, “Double Rainbow”

Katy Perry struck a lot of different poses with her PRISM singles — tribal empowerment on “Roar,” trap-hop salaciousness with “Dark Horse,” goofy dance-pop on “This Is How We Do,” disco on “Birthday” — and while “Unconditionally” waved the stone-serious mid-tempo ballad flag admirably, “Double Rainbow” had the prettier pedigree. Produced by Greg Kurstin and co-written by Sia, Perry and Kurstin, “Double Rainbow” is not the powerhouse Sia co-write that Perry probably envisioned, but it’s arresting enough to warrant multiple rewinds. All the way, “Double Rainbow” — all the way.

Justin Bieber, “Roller Coaster”

True Beliebers understand that Justin Bieber‘s Journals tracks showcased an impressive level of R&B artistry during a tumultuous time in the former teen superstar’s career. Nowhere is this more clear than “Roller Coaster,” an understated funk delicacy with a savvy breakdown in the bridge leading into the glide of the chorus. Who says that all of Journals is downbeat? “Roller Coaster” certainly isn’t an international pop play like “As Long As You Love Me,” but it’s something more nuanced and ultimately smarter.

P!nk, “Are We All We Are”

Holy cow, does P!nk‘s The Truth About Love album start out strong: the 2012 full-length boasts “Are We All We Are,” “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” “Try,” “Just Give Me a Reason” and “True Love” as its opening five tracks! The first of those five, of course, was the only one to not be released as a single — and what a shame, because “Are We All We Are” is a classic fist-pounding-against-chest P!nk single, a distant cousin to “So What” and an inspiring stomper vaguely reminiscent of P.O.D.’s “Youth of the Nation.” But, you know, in a good way!

Lady Gaga, “MANiCURE”

Lady Gaga‘s ARTPOP album has a few quietly stunning track sequences nestled within its 15 songs, and the lovably “MANiCURE” injects a jolt of energy into the middle section of the full-length. An underrated expansion of Gaga’s sound,ARTPOP still lacks the sort of otherworldly hooks that Fame Monster fans longed for — but “MANiCURE” totally hits its mark as a triumphant post-breakup romp, and is one of the instances on the album in which Gaga’s vocal performance is jubilantly unabashed. Perhaps if the album had been given a few more cracks at a smash hit, “MANiCURE” would have reached its potential as one.

One Direction, “Little Black Dress”

While One Direction swiveled toward arena rock on 2013’s Midnight Memories, “Little Black Dress” took a bite out of the power-pop of Cheap Trick and the Knack — and excellently so. Seriously, listen to this song and wrap your head around the fact that the Strokes haven’t made a rock song this good over the past decade. Maybe “Little Black Dress” wouldn’t have caught on at radio, but it’s a song that defiantly slays the image of 1D as a mainstream pop act, and goes a long way toward establishing their post-teenybopper cred.

Kesha, “Only Wanna Dance with You”

Some of Kesha‘s sophomore album Warrior sounds belabored, as if the electro-pop star’s crazy misadventures needed to be spelled out in extreme detail; meanwhile, “Only Wanna Dance With You” remains disarmingly sweet, a tale of two kids drinking wine on the cement outside of a 7-11, not wanting to develop feelings but knowing that they now exist. The airy ditty would have made for a lovely change-up to singles like “Die Young” and “C’Mon,” but continues to be a hidden gem for Kesha completists.

Adele, “I’ll Be Waiting”

As one of the biggest-selling albums of the century and the home of three No. 1 singles, Adele‘s 21 is an album that doesn’t have too many smudges on its resumé. Still, could the rousing “I’ll Be Waiting” have been the fourth No. 1 single had it been performed at one of the many awards cermeonies that Adele was sweeping in 2011-12? The uncharacteristically fast tempo, nifty piano refrain and brassy vocal take combine for one of the album’s most emphatic releases, and after “Set Fire to the Rain,” “I’ll Be Waiting” could have very well set Top 40 radio ablaze, had it been given the chance.

13 Awesome Eco-Friendly Songs That’ll Help You Celebrate Earth Day

Originally posted on BuzzFeed

1. Bad Religion, “Los Angeles Is Burning”

This song is about the excessive human consumption and media frenzy that has taken over the world with no concern for the well-being of our home and humanity.

Most Environmentally Friendly Lyric: “When the hills of Los Angeles are burning, palm trees are candles in the murder wind.”

2. The Beach Boys, “Don’t Go Near the Water”

The Beach Boys were obviously ocean enthusiasts. This song says to show some love to the oceans and to stop polluting our waters.

Most Environmentally Friendly Lyric: “Don’t go near the water to do it any wrong, to be cool with the water is the message of this song.”

3. Dead Kennedys, “Cesspools in Eden”

It’s all about how big corporations don’t care about us and that they’re building the factories that are poisoning us and our environment.

Most Environmentally Friendly Lyric: “Groundwater’s poisoned, air stings like hell, the lines for doctors grow long.”

4. Devo, “No Place Like Home”

A great tune that makes you want to angry-dance to the fact that mankind is obliviously spoiling the Earth, and soon we won’t even have a home to spoil.

Most Environmentally Friendly Lyric: “If we should all just disappear, the skies and waters will clear in a world without us.”

5. Gorillaz, “Superfast Jellyfish”

Typical Gorillaz, hitting you square in the face with how nothing is natural anymore and we’re all puppets to consumerism.

Most Environmentally Friendly Lyric: “The sea is radioactive, all hail king Neptune and his water breathers.”

6. Metallica, “Blackened”

This song is based on the apocalypse according to the Bible and relates it to pollution, deforestation, and other social problems we see now.

Most Environmentally Friendly Lyric: “Death of Mother Earth, never a rebirth, evolution’s end, never will it mend.”

7. Michael Jackson, “Earth Song”

MJ preaches for everyone to join together to save our planet and bring peace to humanity.

Most Environmentally Friendly Lyric: “Did you ever stop to notice, this crying Earth, this weeping shore?”

8. Miley Cyrus, “Wake Up America”

We all know she loves at least one kind of plant. This old-school Miley song is about getting America to stop ignoring Mother Nature’s cry for help.

Most Environmentally Friendly Lyric: “We’re all in this together! It’s our home so let’s take care of it.”

9. Mos Def, “New World Water”

A pissed-off Mos Def explains that while human beings are feeding their obsession with money, their home is deteriorating around them and will soon be gone.

Most Environmentally Friendly Lyric: “It’s the New World Water, and every drop counts. You can laugh and take it as a joke if you wanna, but it don’t rain for four weeks some summers.”

10. Pixies, “This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven”

This song points it out plain and simple: Humanity is killing the Earth, and we are all going down with it.

Most Environmentally Friendly Lyric: “There was a guy, an underwater guy who controlled the sea, got killed by 10 million pounds of sludge from New York and New Jersey.”

11. Talking Heads, “Nothing but Flowers”

A sarcastic song about a time when Mother Nature takes over and things like highways and 7-Elevens are missed, even though they are now in a “peaceful oasis.”

Most Environmentally Friendly Lyric: “Once there were parking lots, now it’s a peaceful oasis. You got it.”

12. Tegan and Sara, “Our Trees”

From the ladies who sing “Everything Is Awesome” in The Lego Movie (another movie about social injustices), this song is about how we need to stand up for Mother Nature and be her voice.

Most Environmentally Friendly Lyric: “If the trees could be lions, would they still fall and be tagged? Would they refuse to surrender, refuse to be gagged?”

13. Will.i.am., “S.O.S. (Mother Nature)”

Will.i.am. explains how we need to open up our eyes and see the pollution humanity is causing that’s killing our planet.

Most Environmentally Friendly Lyric: “And here they come choppering down, chopping down our rain forest, fucking up our air for us, they don’t really care for us.”

So listen up, ‘cause Mother Nature is awesome!

Miley Cyrus Performs New Song ‘The Twinkle Song’ at Art Basel

Miley Cyrus has been enjoying herself and making a splash at Art Basel in Miami.  Wednesday night MiCy debuted a new original song called “The Twinkle Song,” she said was inspired by her friend’s cat dying.

She explained the song had been inspired by dreams the night her friend’s cat died, saying, “I feel like her cat kind of told me what I was supposed to say to get her through it… It was more therapy to me than anything.”

Happy Birthday Miley Cyrus– Watch Her 22 Best Performances


Today, November 23, is Miley Cyrus’ 22nd birthday.  In her honor, I have compiled the list of her 22 best performances EVER!

Miley has come a long way from her child star days and we want to celebrate all that the past present and future have to offer Miley.

1. “Party in the USA” on the Today Show
2. “The Climb” on CNN Heros
3. “7 Things” on the Teen Choice Awards
4. “Wrecking Ball” on the American Music Awards
5. “Jolene” on Backyard Sessions
6. “Fly on the Wall” on the American Music Awards
7. “When I Look at You” on American Idol
8. “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” on the Billboard Music Awards
9. “We Can’t Stop” on the VMAs
10. “Nobody’s Perfect” Best of Both Worlds tour
11. “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” at the Kids Inaugural
12. “Why´d You Only Call Me When You High” on MTV Unplugged
13. “These Four Walls” On Air With Ryan Seacrest
14. “Who Owns My Heart” at EMA Madrid
15. “Can’t Be Tamed” at MMVAs
16. “See You Again” on Stripped
17. “Butterfly Fly Away” on the Miley Sessions
18. “Every Rose has its Thorn” at the House of Blues
19. “G.N.O” at the DC Games
20. “Fall Down” on Good Morning America
21. “Summer Time Sadness” at the Jingle Ball
22. “Rockstar” Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds concert