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The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Roy Orbison’s “Running Scared”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2018 - 12:23 pm

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SSION – “Big As I Can Dream” (Roy Orbison Cover)

In 1962, the little-remembered songwriter Kris Jensen released a gorgeously shimmery pop single called "Big As I Can Dream," about building a live out of…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2018 - 10:06 am

Watch Lorde Cover Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me”

This is it. This is what we've been waiting for. This is the Stereogum singularity. While performing at the Ally Coalition Talent Show at New…
Peter Helman | January 24, 2018 - 10:50 pm

Will Butler – “Anything You Want / 4 July 17″

We're only a few weeks away from the release of Everything Now, the new album from Arcade Fire. But that impending album release didn't stop…
Tom Breihan | July 5, 2017 - 8:54 am

Authorized Roy Orbison Biopic In The Works

Roy Orbison's estate has authorized a new biopic about the iconic singer. As Deadline reports, the upcoming The Big O: Roy Orbison will be executive…
Peter Helman | September 28, 2016 - 9:54 pm

Watch Holograms Of Dead Vocalists Sing Contemporary Pop Hits On SNL’s Dead Bopz Commercial

We already have kids performing contemporary pop songs, but what about dead people? Enter Dead Bopz, which is exactly what it sounds like. In a…
Peter Helman | May 8, 2016 - 10:53 am

Watch Sturgill Simpson Cover Led Zeppelin, Break Up A Fight

Apparently the sweet sounds of Roy Orbison's "Crying" make people want to fight. On Saturday night at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, country singer Sturgill…
Grace Birnstengel | November 2, 2015 - 4:38 pm

SXSW: My Brightest Diamond Covers Roy Orbison

It turns out Shara Worden, aka My Brightest Diamond, was the perfect choice to play the first slot of our three-day Stereogum/PASTE party. Armed with…
Stereogum | March 13, 2008 - 7:18 pm

The Morning Benders Cover Roy Orbison

San Francisco indie pop outfit the Morning Benders are bent on setting their top covers to tape, and they've begun the loosely defined project with…
Stereogum | May 8, 2007 - 10:54 am