Céline Dion: Still Getting Us Moist–Er, Verklempt–20 Years Later With “My Heart Will Go On”

The Billboard Music Awards has come to show its strength and influence in the arena of the award show genre of late, and the entity was given further cachet with Madonna’s venomously powerful acceptance speech for Billboard’s Woman of the Year last October. More than any other giver of accolades …

No Receipts Required: “Swish Swish” Likely the Closest (And Most Overt) Katy Perry Will Get to Responding to “Bad Blood”

Though Katy Perry recently gave one of the most roundabout non-answers ever regarding whether or not any of the songs on her forthcoming Witness album would respond to Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” (which the latter at one point also tried to say was about an ex-lover so maybe it’s a combo …

Miley Cyrus’ Pansexuality Takes on New Meaning With the Katy Perry “I Kissed A Girl” Revelation

Though Jill Sobule’s “I Kissed a Girl” remains superior to Katy Perry’s–just like Hole’s “Malibu” remains superior to Miley’s–there can be no denying that the 2008 single of the same name that launched her into the mainstream was instrumental to starting a conversation among the masses less in touch with …

How the “Black Hole Sun” Video Shaped Many Suburban Escapees’ Drive to Leave

The genre that gave us Soundgarden was unique to the 90s. That mournful, yet almost sultry tone of Chris Cornell being the norm for other bands of the time like Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots. And yet, where others were willing to give straightforward visual renderings of their music, Soundgarden …

LDR Persists in Conjuring the 60s With “Coachella-Woodstock In My Mind”—Albeit With More of a Joan Osborne than Joan Baez Feel

“I was at Coachella leaning on your shoulder, watching your husband swing in time/I guess I was in it ‘cause baby for a minute I thought it was Woodstock in my mind.” So go the opening lyrics to Lana Del Rey’s latest politically-tinged single, “Coachella-Woodstock In My Mind” (which sounds …

Strip Away the Irony & Katy Perry’s “Bon Appétit” is The Perfect Ho Summer Anthem

Every summer has its anthem, and regardless of your opinions on Katy Perry (especially if you’re a Britney Spears fan), her latest single, “Bon Appétit” is shaping up to be the only contender thus far–unless you’re the more maudlin “Malibu” sort. While Perry is continuing down her shallow purposeful pop …

Miley Cyrus’ Latest, “Malibu”: Hole It Is Not & May Secretly Be a Love Letter to That Collie She’s Running Around With in the Video

If anyone is going to lay claim to the title “Malibu” for a song, it’s still going to be Hole, who released the song from Celebrity Skin in 1999 in late December (an appropriate doom and gloom time for the moodiness of the song and its ironic tone). Where Hole’s …