Now Playing: Take Me to Church- Hozier

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Having just released his second EP, Hozier is one of our favorites this year. His song “Take Me to Church” has definitely attracted him a large amount of success and popularity. The Irish singer’s debut solo album is to release this September!

Check “Take Me Out to Church” below!

MTV Video Music Award Nominations 2014

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The list is out for MTV Video Music Award nominations and we could not be more excited. MTV always produces a fun show for fans. This year some of our favorites have been nominated like Iggy Azalea, Pharrell Williams, Arctic  Monkeys, and Sam Smith. Meanwhile Ariana Grande, Usher, and 5 Seconds of Summer are all artists that have confirmed performances for the event.

So grab some popcorn and tune into the awards show on August 24th. Who are you excited to see perform? Who are you hoping will win?

MTV VMAs 2014 – Nominations List

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Beyoncé ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

BEST HIP HOP:
Eminem – “Bezerk”
Drake ft. Majid Jordan – “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”
Childish Gambino – “3005″
Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”

BEST MALE:
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
John Legend – “All Of Me”
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell – “Sing”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Monster”

BEST FEMALE:
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Beyoncé – “Partition”
Lorde – “Royals”
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

BEST POP:
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty”
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – “Wake Me Up”

BEST ROCK:
Imagine Dragons – “Demons”
Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know”
The Black Keys – “Fever”
Lorde – “Royals”
Linkin Park – “Until It’s Gone”

MTV ARTIST TO WATCH:
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
5 Seconds of Summer -”She Looks So Perfect”
Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”
Schoolboy Q – “Man Of The Year”
Fifth Harmony – “Miss Movin On”

BEST COLLABORATION:
Beyoncé ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
Pitbull ft. Ke$ha – “Timber”
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Monster”
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

MTV CLUBLAND AWARD:
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams – “Stay the Night”
Calvin Harris – “Summer”
Martin Garrix – “Animal”
Disclosure – “Grab Her!”

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Angel Haze ft. SIA – “Battle Cry“
Avicii – “Hey Brother”
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
J. Cole ft. TLC – “Crooked Smile”
Kelly Rowland – “Dirty Laundry”
David Guetta f/ Mikky Ekko – “One Voice”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
30 Seconds to Mars – “City of Angels”
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”
Gesaffelstein – “Hate or Glory”
Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”

BEST EDITING
Eminem – “Rap God”
MGMT – “Your Life is a Lie”
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams -”Stay the Night”
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
Fitz and The Tantrums – “The Walker”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Sia – “Chandelier”
Beyoncé – “Partition”
Usher – “Good Kisser”
Michael Jackson f/Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”
Jason Derulo f/2Chainz – “Talk Dirty”
KIESZA – “Hideaway”

BEST DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
OK Go – “The Writing’s On the Wall”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
Eminemft. Rihanna – “The Monster”

BEST ART DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Iggy Azaleaft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
Tyler, The Creator – “Tamale”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
OK Go – “The Writing’s On the Wall”
Disclosure – “Grab Her!”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Jack White – “Lazaretto”

When Cara Delevingne ‘Caraokes” to J. Lo & LL Cool J

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Cara Delevingne kills as a model with her fierce blue eyes, on-point eyebrows, and cool street style. However, it’s no secret that the world loves Cara for her crazy and charismatic personality. This is further proven in this spunky blonde’s sing along of LL Cool J’s and J. Lo’s “It’s Hard to Control Myself.” The video is full of our favorite things: pastel colors, sweets, and of Jap-tastic emojis!

Check out Cara’s lip syncing skills!

Throwback Thursday: Summer Crush Playlist

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Since today is throwback thursday we decided to put together a list of our favorite romance movie songs. From “My Heart Will Go On” to “Time of my Life,” romance movies have a reputation of including songs that bring up images of love, couples, and of course memorable movie scenes. Take a glance at our romantic movie playlist for a trip to the past.

1. Titanic: My Heart Will Go on- Celine Dion

2. A Walk to Remember: Only Hope- Mandy Moore

3. 10 Things I Hate About You: I Want You To Want Me

4. Forrest Gump: I’m Forrest.. Forrest Gump- Alan Silvestri

5. The Great Gatsby: Young and Beautiful- Lana Del Rey

6. Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Moon River

7. The Notebook: I’ll Be Seeing You- Billie Holiday

8. Dirty Dancing: Time of my Life- Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

9. Grease- Summer Nights

Now Playing: The Internet- Dontcha

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Back in 2013, Tay Walker, Patrick Paige, Christopher A. Smith, Syd the Kyd and Matt Martian  released the song “Dontcha,” off their album Feel Good. Both Syd the Kyd and Matt Martian are members of well-known rap group OFWGKTA. The song features smooth and jazzy beats that match perfectly with Syd the Kyd’s vocals. Although a year old, this song remains a now playing for us!

Check it out below!

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Charli XCX Announces New Tour

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Along with the growth of “Boom Clap” and “Fancy,” Charli XCX continues to garner more and more popularity and recognition. Now, Charli XCX has announced a North American fall tour. The tour will start on Septemeber 26th in Orlando, Florida and end on October 25th in San Francisco. Neon Gold has also released a remix of “Boom Clap” from ASTR, New York duo.

Pre-sale tickets are available now here.

Check out tour dates below!

TOUR DATES
September 26th - Orlando, FL @ The Social 
September 27th - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room 
September 29th - Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live 
September 30th - Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend 
October 2nd - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 
October 3rd - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts 
October 4th - Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
October 7th - New York, NY @ Webster Hall 
October 9th - Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre 
October 10th - Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
October 11th - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall  
October 13th - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall 
October 14th - St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room 
October 16th - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs  
October 17th - Austin, TX @ Emo’s 
October 18th - Dallas, TX @ Trees 
October 20th - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom 
October 21st - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues  
October 24th - Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre 
October 25th - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

Pink Floyd Will Release New Album

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In October 2014, the world will receive The Endless River, a new album from musical legends Pink Floyd. The album produced by David Gilmour and Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson will consist mainly of instrumental and ambient music. More details to come at the end of summer!

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Now Playing: The Cranberries

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Ariana Grande Releases New Song, “Break Free”

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Ariana Grande has blessed our ears with a new song titled, “Break Free.” The song features one of our favorite DJs, Zedd. The singer released the song via MTV’s TRL, except they renamed it Total Ariana Live for Grande.

Listen to the song below!

 

Water Park Playlist: The Beach Boys, Empire of the Sun, The Mamas and Papas

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From winding down huge water slides or floating along a lazy river, water parks are something we all remember. Now that it’s summer, many different water theme parks are open for business. Enjoy a hot day, cold ice cream, and slipping down a slide with our water park themed playlist!

1. Go Outside- Cults

Enjoy the Cult’s “Go Outside” while out swimming with friends.

2. Million Voices- Otto Knows

This song has a summery vibe perfect to accompany you in a wave pool.

3. Surfin U.S.A-  The Beach Boys

A water park experience would not be complete without the Beach Boys singing, “Everybody’s gone surfing’, surfin’ U.S.A.”

4. Come A Little Closer- Cage The Elephant

A great song for hot days.

5. Jerk it out- Caesar

A classic song for any day riding water slides.

6. Wipe Out- The Surfaris

Without fail, this song produces images of surfers, waves, and the beach.

7. Howling For You- Black Keys

The Black Keys is always a good idea.

8. The Boys of Summer- Don Henley

This song bring backs memories of summer and sitting on the beach.

9. Alive- Empire of the Sun

A fun song for anytime of the year, but especially summer.

10. California Dreamin’- Mamas and Papas

Since California screams beaches, sunshine, and surfers; we leave you with this song is perfect for a water park day.