Charli XCX “Break The Rules”

… and zero f#@ks were given. “The song is inspired by a lot of the things I was listening to whilst in Sweden at the end of last year,” Charli told BuzzFeed. “I spent about a month making a punk record and covering songs by Swedish punk bands like Snuffed By The Yakuza and stuff. This song was written when I came out of the other side of that punk phase and translated it into something more pop. Obviously, it’s about not giving a fuck.”

Charli XCX’s sophomore album, Sucker, to be released in October. Listen Below

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What We Know About Taylor Swift’s “1989”…

  • The new LP is titled 1989 and will drop Oct. 27 via Big Machine.
  • That’s the Polaroid-inspired album art up above.
  • There will also be a deluxe edition of the album including three bonus tracks — all voice memos recorded to Swift’s phone that turned into actual songs.
  • Check out Billboard’s review of 1989′s Max Martin-produced lead single “Shake It Off” here. The team that created I Knew You Were Trouble and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Their goal, she said, was to created something that sounded “like nothing like anything I had done.”
  • “Shake It Off” has already topped Billboard’s Trending 140.
  • Taylor revealed that she’s been working on the new album for the past two years. “I woke up every single day that I was recording this album not wanting but needing to make a new style of music. What ended up happening was that we made the most sonically cohesive album I’ve ever made – my favorite album I’ve ever made”
  • The idea, Taylor revealed, was to “get a huge group of professional dancers and throw me into the middle of them and see what happens.”
  • This will be her “first documented, official pop album,”

 

Bebe Rexha Debuts ‘I Can’t Stop Drinking About You’ – Watch Now!

Bebe Rexha, 24-year-old Albanian-American singer who was once the lead singer of Pete Wentz’s band Black Cards, is embarking on a solo career now with the lead single from her debut album.

“‘I Can’t Stop Drinking About You‘ is about that gut-sinking feeling you get right after your heart’s been broken,” Bebe told Billboard. “I wanted the song to be a snapshot of how someone feels at that exact moment. The video is modest and raw, and I tried to capture that feeling of heart break and the whirlwind of the emotions that come with it: a little bit of anger, frustration, sadness, the craziness, and the fear of the unknown. It’s the aftermath of love gone wrong.”

Tweets of the Week

#TBT Number 1 Hits This Day — August 14

1951- Rosemary Clooney – Come On-a My House

1956- Elvis Presley – Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog

1967- Beatles – All You Need Is Love

1973- Diana Ross – Touch Me In The Morning

1981- Diana Ross and Lionel Richie – Endless Love

1984- Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters

1986- Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach

1989- Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting

1990- Mariah Carey – Vision of Love

1998- Brandy and Monica – The Boy Is Mine

2003- Beyonce feat. Jay-Z – Crazy In Love

2006- Fergie – London Bridge

 

 

 

Iggy Azalea – Black Widow ft. Rita Ora

In the Director X-directed video, Iggy and Rita seek revenge on an ex-boyfriend. Iggy is a diner girl serving Rita  and her rude date (played by Reservoir Dogs‘ Michael Madsen). His BLT didn’t live up to his very high BLT standards, so he explodes.  This leaves Iggy to day-dream about an alternate life of kicking major ass. Watch the mini-movie below.

Ariana Grande Slows it Down with Big Sean in ‘Best Mistake’: Listen

Two weeks out from My Everything‘s official release, Grande has dropped another full track to tease her second album’s release, with the Big Sean-featuring “Best Mistake” hitting iTunes yesterday.

According to E! News, Ariana is dating the 26-year-old rapper. The duo first teamed up for “Right There,” from her debut album Yours Truly.

Listen Below.

This Day in Music History — August 12

1958 : On “compassionate leave” from the Army, Elvis Presley travels to Memphis’ Baptist Memorial hospital to be by the side of his mother, Gladys, who is quickly deteriorating from acute hepatitis.

1966 : The Beatles begin the US leg of their last tour, playing a date at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, IL.

1967 : Fleetwood Mac make their stage debut at the National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor, England, alongside such acts as Donovan, Cream, The Small Faces, and Chicken Shack, featuring a young Christine Perfect (later known as Christine McVie).


1970
: At Harvard, Janis Joplin performs what would be her final concert, ending with a version of Gershwin’s Summertime.

1994 : Woodstock 2 – officially “Woodstock ’94,” begins in Saugerties, New York with Sheryl Crow, Todd Rundgren and The Violent Femmes performing. The festival is a success, drawing a crowd of about 350,000.

2008 : The man who shot and killed John Lennon, Mark David Chapman, is denied parole for the 5th time.