Archive for 2014

Celebrate Throwback Thursday With 20 Songs You Probably Forgot About

August 21, 2014 11:18 am
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With Ariana Grande releasing new material every week, Hilary Duff making a return to music, Miley Cyrus exploring new musical territory, and the rise of new boy bands, it’s really easy to lose track of the classics.

From Demi Lovato‘s “Don’t Forget” off her debut album to the disbanded Jonas Brothers‘ “Burnin’ Up,” check out these 20 oldie — but goodie — tracks you probably forgot about.

You can help us grow the throwback playlist by sharing your all-time favorite song in the comments section below.

1. Miley Cyrus – “7 Things”

2. Jesse McCartney – “Leavin’”

3. Demi Lovato – “Don’t Forget”

4. Jonas Brothers – “Burnin’ Up”

5. *NSYNC – “Bye Bye Bye”

6. Backstreet Boys – “I Want It That Way”

7. Taylor Swift – “Love Story”

8. Selena Gomez – “Who Says”

9. Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”

10. Beyoncé – “Single Ladies”

11. Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”

12. Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg – “California Gurls”

13. Rihanna – “Disturbia”

14. Britney Spears – “Baby One More Time”

15. Paramore – “Misery Business”

16. Kesha – “TiK ToK”

17. Hilary Duff – “So Yesterday”

18. Maroon 5 – “She Will Be Loved”

19. Ed Sheeran – “A Team”

20.  Vanessa Hudgens – “Say Ok”

The Vamps’ Connor Ball Covers Fall Out Boy’s ‘Young Volcanoes’

August 21, 2014 10:33 am
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The boys from The Vamps have brilliantly covered many great songs on their YouTube channel, and the latest cover is Fall Out Boy’sYoung Volcanoes.”

Bass player and vocalist for the British band, Connor Ball, sounds amazing as he covers the pop-punk song while playing an acoustic guitar.

Also, earlier this week, the guys, who are currently touring with Austin Mahone, Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes, performed their hit “Somebody to You” featuring Demi Lovato, live at their concert in New Hampshire with the 5H ladies.

What do you think of Connor’s cover?

Best Man Sings Wedding Speech Set to ‘Let It Go’

August 21, 2014 10:16 am
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There seems to be an evergreen blizzard when it comes to YouTube covers of “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. However, one creative groomsman put a refreshing new twist on the Oscar-winning track to break the ice at his best friend’s wedding.

Rather than reading off a traditional best man speech written with clever punch lines and witty remarks, Joey Boyes — now known as #BestManJoe — decided to honor and embarrass his pal by singing a Frozen-themed toast, which took him six months to pen.

“I know your dad is smiling up there on his cloud,” he sings. “And on behalf of him / I want to tell you / he’s so proud / apart from that time you got mouthy with the cops.”

The video, shared by the bride Jessica Clark on her YouTube account, pulled over 60,000 views since its upload on Tuesday, August 19.

“#BestManJoe (Joey Boyes) sung his amazing best man speech at our wedding Saturday 16th 2014,” Rebecca wrote in the video’s description. “This was completely unexpected surprise and resulted in a standing innovation for Joe from the other wedding guests, including the bride and groom!”

Check out the lyrics from best man Joe’s wedding speech:

Bride wears white on her wedding day, and her husband’s looking keen
After years of dating mingers, he’s finally found a queen
The groom he too looks great, I’m sure you’ll all agree
He couldn’t get it wrong, ‘cos he’s dressed like me
You called him “Tom”, his name is Dom
As his wife, you’d best not get that wrong
Imagine if you had said “no”, well now we know.

Best man Joe, says hello, to the couple with the brightest spark
Best man Joe, says hello, to the brand new Mrs Clark
Here I stand, on your wedding day
Let us raise a glass, I guess this must prove that Dom’s not gay.

I have known him, since we were very small
You attended my first birthday, and my 17th bar brawl
I’m just so pleased she said I do, but she had chance to really think this through
It’s now too late to run away, I’d say

Best man Joe, says hello, to the couple with the brightest spark
Best man Joe, says hello, to the brand new Mrs Clark
Here I stand, on your wedding day
Let us raise a glass.

I know your dad is smiling up there on his cloud
And on behalf of him, I want to tell you, he’s so proud
Apart from that time you got mouthy with the cops
I hope that sleepover taught you to shut your chops.

Best man Joe, says hello, to the man I love the most
Best man Joe, says hello, take your glass, let’s raise a toast
Here we stand, on their wedding day
To the newleyweds, I hope this will be your perfect day.

Charli XCX Almost Used Ghost’s Voice on Her New Album

August 21, 2014 9:38 am
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Charli XCX has been everywhere lately — between her own hit single “Boom Clap” and collaboration with Iggy Azalea, “Fancy” — and she’s showing no signs of slowing down.

The British singer called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Thursday morning, just after accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (watch video below), to talk about all of that, plus the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday, for which she’s up for five awards!

JoJo Wright, who has been filling in for Ryan this week, also had to ask about a supernatural experience Charli had recently at a haunted house.

“I was in Sweden in the countryside doing some recording for my record,” she explains. “There was this weird vibe in this house. It was actually this huge hotel we were staying in, kind of like The Shining. We had done some research and found out that there was a woman who had drowned herself in the lake outside the house when her husband had died in the 1900s. In this documentary, it said that she still lived in the house as a ghost … So we set up a microphone and left it recording all night and at about 5 or 6 a.m., we picked up this noise that was like, ‘Oooohhhhh.’ We pitched it up three octaves and it was a woman’s voice talking … it was cool!”

Although Charli — who just dropped her second single, “Break the Rules” — had planned to use the woman’s voice as a sample for a track on her upcoming album, Sucker, which will be out on October 21, she decided it against it. “People would think I was casting spells on them or something,” she joked.

“Break the Rules” is available on iTunes now here!

Watch Justin Bieber Shave off His Mustache

August 21, 2014 7:47 am
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Justin Bieber‘s oft-mocked mustache is no more!

On Wednesday night, the “Confident” singer bid “R.I.P” to the teeny-tiny amount of hair he’s been sporting on his upper lip lately.

But he needed a little encouragement. In an Instagram video Justin uploaded, he asked his friend Lil Za, “Should I do it?”

After applying a thick layer of shaving cream, he asked Za again, “Is this how you do it?”

As he takes the razor to his ‘stache, the video cuts … but JB — who is back to rocking his iconic mop-top hair — did post a photo of the final result:

Jimmy Fallon Ices Lindsay Lohan, Shaves Jared Leto

August 21, 2014 7:23 am
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Wednesday night was a busy one for Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show!

Not only did he dump a bucket of ice water on Lindsay Lohan for the ALS challenge, but he also trimmed down Jared Leto‘s bushy beard, which he’s been growing since the March 2 Oscars.

Soaking the Mean Girls actress (watch video above), Jimmy joked, was payback for her winning Water Wars when she stopped by the late-night show back in March.

Before she was drenched with ice water, Lindsay nominated the Thirty Seconds to Mars singer, who was also a guest on the show that night. But instead of getting cold water dunked on his head, he agreed to letting Jimmy shave down his beard.

Jared and his freshly-trimmed beard came back on the stage later with his band to perform “End of All Days.”

Jordan Knight Shares Key to Creativity With Nick Carter

August 21, 2014 6:43 am
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Nick Carter and Jordan Knight are about to drop the debut album for their side project, Nick & Knight, on September 2.

And the New Kids on the Block singer tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest it’s their mutual respect for each other that is the key to their creativity.

“There may be a part that I really love, but you know what actually, Nick, you sound better on that part,” says Jordan. “So trusting is definitely a big part of working in the studio.”

Pre-order Nick & Knight here!

Demi Lovato Reveals Her Favorite Song to Perform Live

August 21, 2014 6:32 am
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Demi Lovato is getting ready to hit the road next month for her Demi World Tour, and one of the songs she’s most looking forward to performing is her current single, “Really Don’t Care.”

“When I sing ‘Really Don’t Care’ on tour the whole crowd really gets into it,” she tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “They scream the ‘oh oh oh’ parts on the chorus and everyone just gets really, really into it and it’s so much fun to perform.”

Demi World Tour kicks off on September 6 in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information and how to get tickets, click here!

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August 20, 2014 2:37 pm
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Want to Open for Jack and Jack on Their Tour?

August 20, 2014 1:37 pm
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RyanSeacrest.com is partnering with The DigiTour to help find one lucky YouTuber or Viner who will get the opportunity to open for Jack and Jack on a select date during their current tour.

The duo’s new single, “Wild Life,” has been burning up the iTunes charts — download it here — and this is only just the beginning for Jack and Jack.

How to Nominate Yourself

All you need to do is tweet this to your followers and encourage them to retweet:

Wanna see me open for @JackJackJohnson and @JackGilinsky on @TheDigiTour? Retweet this to help get me the invite! #DigiTourSeacrestPickMe

After 24 hours, the 20 artists with the most retweets will gain automatic entrance into the poll. Those artists are encouraged to activate their fan bases to vote for them on the poll on RyanSeacrest.com and promote their involvement in the poll via social media.

Then on Friday, August 22, the 20 contestants will be whittled down to the top 10, based on their number of votes.

Finally, on Monday, the No. 1 in the fan-voted poll will be announced … and that artist or group will will be invited to open for Jack and Jack on a select date on their tour (within driving distance to the artist/group), which kicked off August 17 and continues until September 10.