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These Are Pandora’s 10 Most Liked Songs Of All Time

Pandora continues to be one of the most popular musical outlets of the digital age. With its curated playlists and algorithms and thumbs-up/thumbs-down interactivity, it's emblematic of the way this generation experiences music. So Buzzfeed had the bright idea to ask them which songs get the most thumbs up. Here's the top 10:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 29, 2015

The Week In Pop: Where Do Rock Music And Pop Radio Intersect In 2015?

Fall Out Boy will release their latest album, American Beauty/American Psycho, next week, and they'll do so with the kind of saturation most musicians can only dream of. Their stadium anthem "Centuries" was inescapable during ESPN's coverage of the College Football Playoff (the highest-rated event in the history of cable), it's #6 today on the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 15, 2015

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014

Ariel Pink Wants To Marry Taylor Swift, Is In Love With Ariana Grande

Ariel Pink's pom pom is out today -- it's great, and you can stream it here. And as we all know, Pink's been taking every opportunity in the press cycle to talk a lot of shit about, well, pretty much everything. So it's almost surprising when he has generally nice and reasonable… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 18, 2014

The Week In Pop: With “Rather Be,” Brainy Hybrid Band Clean Bandit Finds The Feeling

The idea behind Clean Bandit, the British quartet whose dance hit "Rather Be" cracked the American top 10 this week, is to combine classical works by composers like Shostakovich and Beethoven with modern electronic music. The title of their first single, 2010's "Mozart's House," cheekily spelled it out. It's not exactly a newMore »

By: Chris DeVille / October 2, 2014

The Week In Pop: So, What Else Does “All About That Bass” Singer Meghan Trainor Have To Offer?

"All About That Bass" is a great song. It is not a cool song, but hopefully by now we all realize cool is not the same thing as great. Meghan Trainor's breakout single, which celebrates the sex appeal of larger women, is also not quite as smart or important as Trainor thinks it i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 11, 2014

SNL Books Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 For Season 40

Saturday Night Live kicks off its 40th season later this month. While the show has a rich history of booking of-the-moment buzz bands as musical guests, giving them career-defining moments, that won't be happening in the first couple of months of this season. The first two guests of this season are big crossover pop stars,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2014

Watch Jimmy Fallon & Adam Levine Play Wheel Of Musical Impressions

On his show last night, Jimmy Fallon introduced a new music-themed iteration of his game Wheel Of Impressions. Fallon and a musical guest (in this case Adam Levine) go back and forth trying to do impressions of famous singers performing off-beat songs. Some of the matchups for the inaugural round included Frank Sinatra and "Head,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 3, 2014

The Week In Pop: From Diana Ross To Ariana Grande, A Pop History Of “I’m Coming Out”

Ariana Grande's sophomore set My Everything, out this week, is part of at least two long legacies. The more obvious of those is the tradition of children's TV stars stepping into the industry machine and walking out pop stars on the other side. The album is exceptional for what it is -- a compendium of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 28, 2014

The Week In Pop: Porter Robinson Welcomes Us Into His Worlds

I haven't played video games regularly since 16-bit was the industry standard. I would never choose to watch anime. Most of the time, I don't listen to festival EDM. Based on the universes Porter Robinson has spent his 22 years exploring -- both the physical and the virtual -- I shouldn't really care about the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 8, 2014

The Week In Pop: La Roux’s Trouble In Paradise Finds Breezy Ways To Brood

Trouble In Paradise is the sound of Elly Jackson letting her hair down. The La Roux singer's aggressive upward spike of follicles has been combed into a gentle waterslide-like swoop, and her second album -- and first without behind-the-scenes bandmate Ben Langmaid -- is accordingly looser and less brusque. She has styled herself less like… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 24, 2014

The Week In Pop: Presenting The Mid-2014 Pop Superlatives

Seeing as we gave you a mid-year countdown of 2014's best albums so far earlier this week, now seems like a good time to step back and assess the best and worst of what the pop sphere has given us this year. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 19, 2014

The Week In Pop: Stereogum’s New Weekly Pop Column

Welcome to The Week In Pop, Stereogum's new weekly pop column. I'll be here every Thursday with a look at mainstream pop music via essays, track reviews, chart updates, and more. The phrase "Stereogum's weekly pop column" probably raises some questions, so let's get to them right away:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 9, 2014

Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

It's the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the off chance you are experiencing something similar at yours, we have decided to put up a post for us all to congregate and talk shit about Adam Levine. This year'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2012

Beach Boys To Reunite At Grammys… With Foster The People & Maroon 5

In December, we reported that elusive, damaged genius Brian Wilson was back together with the Beach Boys, the once-estranged group he'd helped to make great. This year, they plan to tour together and release a new album. And at this Sunday's Grammys, Billboard reports that they'll all perform together for the first time… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 8, 2012

of Montreal, Deerhoof, Cut Copy Remix Maroon 5

Those three along with Mark Ronson, Cool Kids, and producers like Bloodshy & Avant, Pharrell, Just Blaze, Swizz Beats, etc. It's for M5's Call And Response: The Remix Album, which came out yesterday via Octone. Stream it all at Maroon 5's MySpace and see what happens when Adam Levine puts his voice in Kevi… More »

By: brandon / December 10, 2008

Kanye Mocks Himself, Freestyles On SNL (And “Iran So Far” Digital Short)

Clearly, this couldn't wait 'til Monday. Mr. West gamely mocks his much YouTube'd award show outbursts on Saturday Night Live's Lebron James-hosted season premiere... "It got champagne in it!" After the jump, the live performance of "Champion" ending with a clumsy freestyle that's ultimately brave and endearing despite the flub. He never be picture perfect. More »

By: Stereogum / September 30, 2007

New Maroon 5 Video -“Wake Up” (Director’s Cut)

Ever get the feeling Maroon 5 videos are just a thinly veiled front for Adam Levine's "I-roll-around-in-bed-with-hot-women" exhibitionism? Well, why would you think that? Now this is the director's cut of Levine's latest more-glam-than-you odyssey, and it's cinema-style like "She Will Be Loved" -- with less Kelly Preston and more of Levine popping… More »

By: Stereogum / August 2, 2007

New Maroon 5 Video – “Makes Me Wonder”

Five short years after Songs About Jane swept the airwaves and ruled the TRL set, Maroon 5 are back to work. It won't be long before It Won't Be Soon Before Long is out soon. (Believe it or not, that sentence makes complete sense, give or take a soon.) And five years on, Adam Levine… More »

By: Stereogum / March 29, 2007