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Revolution Sounds Like A…Pop Song

Last night Wael Ghonim took to his Twitter to profess his appreciation for the Miley Cyrus’ The Climb as a source of inspiration. Worried about his taste and understanding of American Pop music I quickly made a few suggestions of my own: Nas, Johnny Cash, Nelly Furtado, and even Kelly Clarkson (what’s more inspirational AND […]

Thriller First Music Video Dubbed ‘National Treasure’

Thriller has officially become the first music video to be preserved by the Library of Congress. What better way to end a year where the King of Pop dominated Pop music than to dub the most famous music video in the world a national treasure? As Thriller is admittedly the first music video to be […]

Lines, Vines, and Trying Times : The Music of 2009

The biggest story in music this year was the death of Michael Joseph Jackson, the Once and Future King of Pop. Moreso than the death of an individual, the King of Pop’s death signified the end of the explosive, border crossing, iconic, truly global megastar. Six months into a year that saw Pop music deep […]

Caught in a Bad Romance : One Year of Lady GaGa

Lady GaGa’s debut single Just Dance was named BNW’s 2008 Song of the Year for it’s ability to perfectly capture the attitude of a year that saw the world spiraling out of control only to culminate in one of the greatest outbursts of hope ever seen. What better way to react to the death, destruction, […]

10 Minutes in [Pop Music] Heaven

It seems Universal really dug deep including her 1987 duet with Herb Alpert, Diamonds and her duet with Luther Vandross, The Best Things in Life Are Free. Editing of the If breakdown, sick. Transition from Rhythm Nation to Miss You Much, seamless. Inclusion of the Total 80s Remix of Someone to Call My Lover, awesome. […]