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You Have To Hear This! Here’s President Obama’s Summer Playlist!  0

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While his presidency might be coming to an end, this guy’s still very in touch with pop culture – and he’s willing to prove it. Barack Obama has just released a two-part summer playlist just to prove how very ‘down with the kids’ he really is!

So, what’s the deal with it being in two separate parts? Well, everyone knows that your daytime tunes and your nighttime tunes must never mix, right? That’s why the most powerful man in the world has gone ahead and created a mix for the day and a mix for the night. That way, you can relax with some chilled out tunes in the sun and then turn things up a notch when night falls – presidential style.

From Tower of Power to Nina Simone, there’s something for everyone on the playlist, which means that basically everyone is going to fall head over heels in love with this one. It seems that Obama has better taste than some of us might have given him credit for! 

Oh, and this is not the first time that Barack has released a playlist via Spotify. He created an epic family holiday playlist some time ago, which was a big hit. So, it really does make sense that he’d want to sneak another couple of playlists in before his presidency is over. You honestly have to check out these playlists for yourself – they might just be the soundtrack to your summer!

Here’s the president’s daytime summer playlist:

Here’s the president’s night summer playlist:

Please leave us a comment below and let us know what you think!

Feeling Nostalgic? Classic Music Is Outselling New Releases For The First Time In History!  0

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While new releases have their place in our hearts, there is something so warm and comforting about the songs of yesteryear. From The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, there have been many epic bands and artists over the years who we have known and love. Usually brand new songs from the likes of Adele and One Direction outsell these classic tunes by millions, but last year a very strange change happened.

According to Nielsen’s yearly report, 2015 saw ‘catalogue’ albums outsell new releases by an epic 4.3 million copies. (FYI, catalogue albums are ones that are 18 months old or even older!) So, why is this important? Well, it is actually the first time in recorded history that this has been the case.

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While catalogue albums have always sold relatively well (everyone loves a golden oldie, right?), last year was the very first time that they took over the charts. If you compare this latest trend with what was going on just ten years ago, things seem even more odd. You see, back in 2006, new releases were outsold old music by a massive 150 million in that year alone.

So, what’s the cause? Well, it seems that we are all feeling a little nostalgic when it comes to our taste in music. Sometimes, you know what you want to listen to – and it’s something that you’ve heard many, many times before.

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But, there may also be another reason. You see, there has also been something called the vinyl revival in recent years, which has come from young music lovers discovering the pure joy of a physical vinyl LP.

This would make perfect sense too, since in the first half of 2015, the sales of vinyl records were up by a whopping 50%. Despite the fact that digital releases are so convenient, it seems that these records are taking over once again! Now, that has to say something about how much people truly adore these records.

 

REVEALED: Here’s Why People Think That Kim, Kanye And Taylor Are In The Illuminati  0

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Think the whole Kanye-Taylor feud is real? Well, according to some conspiracy theorists (note: not us!), the whole thing is part of a grand master plan to control us… or something like that anyway.

Apparently, the Kardashians and Kanye have been mixed up in this business for quite some time. Conspiracists have even dubbed their baby, The Illuminati ‘Moon Child’. 

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So, what is the deal with the Illuminati anyway? Well, some people think that there is a secret society of ‘chosen’ people, who control just about everything that happens in the world. Among politicians and important people, celebs are also part of the crew.

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The idea is that they distract us with stories (i.e. the news) of wars, conflict and, yes, celebrity drama so that we never cotton on to what they are really doing… but we’re not quite sure what that is.

What does this all have to do with Taylor, Kanye and Kim? Well, according to some conspiracists, their drama is a massive hoax just so that people would pay attention to them. If you believe this, those guys planned the whole thing together.

 

Also, if you think that Kim is a D-list celeb, you are so wrong. Conspiracy believers actually think that she is a pretty high-ranking member of the Illuminati. She seems to be in on the joke too as she posted this (below) picture featuring the Illuminati symbol on her Instagram. She later said that she just liked the design and that it had nothing to do with the Illuminati…. Um, okay.

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Oh, and remember that awkward moment when Kanye told Taylor that she didn’t deserve her award at the 2009 VMAs? Well, according to the theory, that was part of the Illuminati’s games too. This humiliation was apparently Kanye initiating Taylor into the club with the rest of the celebs.

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So, many people believe that their latest drama about Kanye’s song ‘Famous,’ in which he says some rather mean stuff about Taylor, is actually a lie too. According to conspiracy believers, this is just another hoax in a long line of hoaxes to keep us interesting in these guys and their lives. Hmm… interesting!

10 Of The Funniest Music Videos Ever  0

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What’s the funniest music video you’ve ever seen? Over the years, artists have got more and more daring when it comes to shooting videos. From crazy costumes to wild storylines, these guys just want to entertain us, which is lucky really since we just want to be entertained.

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So, what would be on your top ten list? I’m sure that a few hilarious videos jump to mind right away. These days, some of the videos are like full-on movies in their own right. They have characters, plots and even surprise twists at the end. If you’ve ever took the time to watch the music channels for more than a minute, you’ll know just what we mean.

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There is a real art that goes into these things. It’s not simply about having some images to go with the song. Oh no! The videos are like an art form in themselves. That’s why every singer or band out there tries to outdo one another when it comes to quirky, interesting ideas for their next release!

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If you’re ready for a quick laugh, we might have just the thing for you. This video takes a look at some of the funniest music video moments in history! Some of the songs here go right back to the 80s, but many of them are way more modern. How many of the videos do you recognise? Would they be on your list as well?

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5 Of The Hottest New Singers To Watch Out For This Summer!  0

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Tired of the same old artists and bands? Yeah, we are too. Luckily, there’s a whole host of new singers and songwriters out there just now. In fact, this year, we’ve seen loads of truly original new artists burst onto the scene with oodles of new music just for you. If you’re about ready to update your summer 2016 playlist, make sure these guys are on it.
 

1. Nikyee Heaton

A couple of years ago, no one knew this lady’s name. When she started making covers of hip hop songs and posting the videos online, though, the world took notice – and for good reason. Her sultry voice is enough to draw you in and these days she’s branching out and recording original songs too.

 

2. Melanie Martinez

This song has already been featured as the opening of American Horror Story: Freak Show, and so a few of you may recognise it already. Melanie actually hit the peaks of fame when she first appeared on the US version of The Voice. Since then, she’s been creating some rather bizarre tunes that you have to hear to believe. 

 

3. Sabrina Carpenter

At just 16 years old, this Girl Meets World star has followed in the footsteps of many Disney kids before her. Yep, she is now breaking out into the world of pop and we couldn’t be happier about it. If you’re looking for the next Selena Gomez, you might just have found her.

 

4. Elle King

Effortlessly combining good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll with a big scoop of country, Elle’s tunes are like you’ve never heard before. There’s no doubt about it, her songs are ridiculously catchy, which means you’ll be singing along in no time.

 

5. Sam Hunt

We’re sticking with the country theme here. Sam Hunt is not someone you should judge before you hear his music. Sure, his songs might have a country edge to them, but they mix in a whole load of other genres just to keep things interesting.

TEST YOURSELF: Guess The Adele Hit From The First Line  0

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At the age of just 28 years old, Adele has already managed to become one of the most famous and best-loved musicians of our time. When she first hit the scene way back in the 2000s, no one expected that she would turn into the international celebrity that she is today. Yes, the singer has won our hearts and it’s clear to see why.

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From her fabulous ballads to her sassy nature, there are just so many reasons that the world has fallen head over heels for this lady. It’s hard to believe that her debut album was released way back in 2008. In the years since it came out, she has gained a serious following among people – young and old.

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If you happen to be a fan of this woman’s soulful tunes, we have a little quiz that you are sure to ace. While you’re belting the words out in the shower, are you really getting them right? Do you know your ‘Hello’ from your ‘Someone like you?’ Or do you just make the words up as you go along? Many people think that they know all the lyrics, but could you be mistaken?

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If you want to prove yourself as a true Adele fan, all you need to do is take the following test. The idea is that you figure out which song it is based on just one line. It’s actually a whole lot harder than it sounds. You have to know the lyrics pretty well to get it all right! Good luck.

 

Here’s the quiz:

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REVEALED: How Music Can Actually Make Chocolate Taste Better  0

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If there’s two things that we all simply adore, it has to be these – music and chocolate. While snacking on your fave bar of sugary goodness has always been a cheeky activity, there may be a way that you can actually make the experience better.

According to some new research, you can actually make your chocolate tastier than it already is. What’s more, you don’t need to add anything to it to do so. Instead, all you need to do is turn on the radio.

The research was commissioned by Cadbury’s, who wanted to find out what effect music actually had on the overall experience of eating chocolates. When the results came back, the team were actually very surprised by the findings. It turns out that different types of music complement different flavours. So, what did they find?

 

Upbeat music complements chocolate that crackles and pops

You know that chocolate that has popping candy inside it? Well, it turns out that goes seriously well with upbeat music. For example, if you put on a LMFAO track on and ate some of this tasty stuff, you’d probably enjoy both the music and the treat more than ever.

 

Mellow music complements spongy chocolate

If you fancy eating an Aero or any other spongy chocolate bar, what music should you listen to? Well, according to the research, it should be something mellow and calm. Why not pop on an Ed Sheeran ballad and chomp away?

 

A steady rhythm goes with smooth chocolate

Fancy a cheeky Galaxy bar? Well, in that case, you need to make sure that you choose a song with a steady rhythm to make the most of the music and the chocolate. Meghan Trainor is known for her upbeat, steady music, and so she might just be the perfect choice.

 

TEST YOURSELF: Who Said It – Fifth Harmony Or One Direction?  0

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They are two of the biggest super-bands in the world, and so it’s no wonder that these guys often come head-to-head. Whether they are battling it out for the top spot in the charts or vying for attention, these bands are always out to win. If you love One Direction and Fifth Harmony, we might just have a little treat for you. Now, you really can test your band knowledge and prove what a real fan you are!

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Since One Direction first hit the music scene, we’ve honestly watched them grow up. They’ve gone from five normal lads to some of the most successful musicians ever. Sadly, the group has gone through many changes – what with losing members and the like – but that doesn’t mean that they will ever stop being one of our favourite bands. There lyrics range from love to friendship, which is why we all adore them so very much.

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Then there’s Fifth Harmony. The girl group have been around for quite some time, but they are only just making it big. From Worth It to Work From Home, these ladies have had some seriously big hits over the years and they are only getting stronger. Frankly, we just can’t wait to see what these guys do next. They are just so sassy and confident that we all basically wish we could be in the group too.

If you love both of these bands as much as we do, you probably think that you know all there is to know about them, right? Do you know the words to all their songs? Can you sing them at a moment’s notice? If the answer is yes, you will love this quiz. All you have to do is say which group sang which lyric. Easy!

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TEST YOURSELF: Do You Know Your Favourite Artists’ Real Names?  0

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When people become famous, they don’t always use their real names. After all, Robyn Fenty doesn’t seem to have star quality now, does it? When these artists were on the road to fame, they decided that having a catchy name might just help them to get there. It might surprise you to find that some of your favourite artists have actually got completely different birth names to the ones you know.

Everyone from Rihanna to Bono seems to be at it when it comes to changing their names, which means that they have totally different stage personas. Of course, you may know what some of the stars are really called. Some of their real names have been splashed around in the press so much that there’s just no getting away from them.

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Still, some celebs are a little more secretive when it comes to letting the world know what their mum and dad used to call them. That means that there are some singers and artists out there who have totally unknown real names that you wouldn’t even be able to guess if you tried.

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If you happen to be something of a music and celeb buff, we have just the thing for you. In this hilarious video, people have to guess what artists’ real names actually are. They have just 10 seconds to get the right answer or…. they have to smash a pie right in their face. The pressure is on!

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Why not play along with them? When you watch the video, you will get a multiple choice selection of names. All you have to do is choose the right birth name for each artist. It sounds easy, right? Well, it’s actually harder than you think!

 

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4 New Songs We Can’t Get Out Of Our Heads  0

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Since the summer is finally upon us, you’re probably looking for some new music. Luckily, June 2016 has brought us loads of tunes that you honestly won’t be able to get out of your head. If you’re looking for some new tracks to add to your summer playlist, make sure that you include these!

1.Vic Mensa – ‘There’s A Lot Going On’

As part of his new seven-song EP, Vic Mensa has released this tune for Summer 2016. If you haven’t heard it yet, where on earth have you been? This is the perfect way to get any party started this season. 

 

2. YG – ‘Still Brazy’

If you’re a fan of YG already, you’ll have been waiting for this one for quite some time. This is one of those songs that you won’t be able to get out of your head all summer long. Add it to your playlist now.

 

3. Gwen Stefani – ‘Misery’

Gwen Stefani is back yet again and oh how we missed her. When you first hear this song, you’ll enjoy her strong vocals and the upbeat tune. Give it about a week, though, and you’ll be humming this one while you’re eating your cereal.

 

4. Sigala feat. John Newman & Nile Rodgers – ‘Give Me Your Love’

If you’re looking for the perfect feel-good summer track, you might just have found it. Sigala has already had a couple of hit tracks recently, and so this one is certain to be a hit. Plus, with the ever-lovable John Newman, it’s hard not to fall for this catchy song.