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There’s a paradox with some artists — the legends who stand apart from so much of pop music history in such a way that would seemingly make their music untouchable. Nina Simone is one of those artists. Her influence is vast, and her voice is so distinctive that it’d seem impossible to have her music… More »

The thought came to me in a drug store. Or a department store. Or the backseat of a taxicab. I don’t remember where it was, exactly, except that it was the type of place where, in 2015, one might hear Taio Cruz’s 2010 hit “Dynamite” playing in the periphery. That is to say: anywhere i… More »

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

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Chromatics Cover “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” For MANGO Ad

Chromatics have covered Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" -- well, Robert Hazard's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" actually, but like, come…
Peter Helman | September 2, 2015 - 9:16 pm

The SpongeBob Musical Includes New Music By David Bowie, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, & More

SpongeBob SquarePants is making its way to Broadway. According to Entertainment Weekly, a musical based on the popular long-running Nickelodeon series will debut in June…
James Rettig | August 31, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Watch Marilyn Manson & Billy Corgan (Dressed As A Nun) Sing “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” In Nashville

It's rough out there, and '90s alt-rock icons have to stick together. Maybe that's why the Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson, two acts who never…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2015 - 8:54 am

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Cover Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Colbert Cover Toby Keith, Lady Gaga Cover 4 Non Blondes At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction

Last night at the 46th annual Songwriter Hall Of Fame awards dinner, several current stars covered classic songs to honor this year's inductees. Carly Rae…
Caitlin White | June 19, 2015 - 10:48 am

The Colbert Report Says Goodbye With An All-Star Serenade & Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Holland, 1945″

Last night, Stephen Colbert ended his incredible nine-year run as host of The Colbert Report, airing his final episode. In the show's last-ever segment, Colbert…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 8:47 am

Hear Emily Haines’ New GoldieBlox Song “Lightning Strikes” & Watch Her Sing With Cyndi Lauper In NYC

The toy company GoldieBlox has had a rough year in advertising after being accused of copyright infringement by the Beastie Boys for re-working the band'…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 15, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Morrissey’s 1984 Single Reviews From Unearthed Smash Hits Are Perfect

Back in October 1984, Morrissey did a feature with British music magazine Smash Hits where he reviewed some popular singles at the time. It wa…
James Rettig | October 25, 2014 - 6:09 pm

50 Cent, Sufjan Stevens Playing Cyndi Lauper’s Home For The Holidays Benefit

Sufjan Stevens has presumably been dreaming of playing a show with 50 Cent ever since he picked out that outfit for Sisyphus’ “Booty Call” video.
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Watch Tegan & Sara Cover Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time”

The sisters Quin embrace full-on synth-pop with their latest single "Closer" so it's not a huge surprise to learn they love Cyndi Lauper. "We were…
Scott Lapatine | December 14, 2012 - 10:37 am

Watch St. Vincent And Alexis Krauss Sing “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” With Cyndi Lauper

These days, every famous person is friends with every other famous person, and we get stark and mostly-inexplicable reminders of that every day. So here'…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2012 - 10:28 am

Scenes From New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011

Wilco, The Strokes, Lupe Fiasco, The Decemberists, and many many others headed down to New Orleans for the week-long New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
jessica | May 9, 2011 - 12:18 pm

David Byrne & Fatboy Slim – “Why Don’t You Love Me?” (Feat. Cyndi Lauper & Tori Amos)

Make this the third take on David Byrne's highly collaborative bizarro concept album about shoe-loving dictator's widow Imelda Marcos. Totally normal sentence. A co-credit o…
Amrit Singh | February 24, 2010 - 1:56 pm

Photos, Video From The 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards

When MTV's college-obsessed little sister station mtvU announced the nominations for this year's Woodie Awards, we had some fun trying to make sense of the…
Amrit Singh | November 19, 2009 - 4:03 pm

Beasties, Talib Kweli In 30 Rock’s Kidney Song

Steve Earle, Moby, Norah Jones, Michael McDonald, and Tina Fey’s fave Elvis Costello also lent their voices to help Milton Green get a kidney. Watch…
Scott Lapatine | May 15, 2009 - 11:35 am

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice III: 2008 Mashed Up

For the third year in a row, we've turned to master bootlegger team9 to take some of our favorite songs of the year and mash…
Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2008 - 6:17 pm

New Hives & Cyndi Lauper – “A Christmas Duel”

When we joked about the Hives having one fan left, we were proven wrong: They have at least a dozen. (Just kidding, Hives fan.) Cyndi…
brandon | November 24, 2008 - 9:53 am

Dave Stewart’s Terrible New Obama Song

I'm not very good at PhotoShop: That screen grab of Perez Hilton is real. If that wasn't bad enough, Eurythmics dude Dave Stewart also requested…
brandon | August 25, 2008 - 11:53 am