BY Rebecca Peterson
on Nov 10, 2014
Science has spoken, and your adolescent tastes have been affirmed — the Spice Girls' “Wannabe” is the catchiest song in the UK. “Wannabe,” released in 1996 on the album Spice, was quickly the best selling single by a female group.
The experiment was conducted by Hooked On Music, a research campaign with the Manchester Science Festival and the University of Amsterdam. Lou Bega’s “Mambo Number Five” came in second, and Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” was third. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jul 20, 2014
For the first time in four years, The New Pornographers are back with a new album, music video, and an upcoming fall tour.
The official music video for “War on the East Coast” premiered yesterday at Rolling Stone and is taking a “mid-nineties second tier britpop attitude.” A.C. Newman comments that he’d previously never felt the need to appear in any of the Pornographers’ music vids, but with this one, they “wanted to have fun and fully be IN the video. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Jun 04, 2014
Whoa! What was that?! Kimbra's music video for "90s Music" is 100% in the 21st century.
Internet commenters who lament the unoriginality of the new music video, directed by Justin Francis, probably didn't grow up in the 90s or get the various pop culture references peppered throughout. You might say that making a video which spoofs or examines these things is unoriginal since the 90s are so trendy right now. But I think Kimbra is trying to explore our fascination with the 90s and nostalgia in general, while also owning up to an honest truth: Hey, we listen to 90s music. Read More