Top 10 Karaoke Night Songs

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It’s karaoke night and you’re ready to roll. You’ve got your crew, you’ve got a drink and your game face says “it’s time to sing.” The only problem? The fateful songbook that leaves you staring dumbfounded, wondering what in the world you are going to sing.

You don’t want to cave and sing that one song your friend’s DYING for you to join in on (because you know NONE OF THE WORDS). Don’t resort to standing in the back and hyping up the jam, we’ve got the top 10 songs for you to sing on karaoke night.

 

Sing ‘em at a karaoke party or out at the club, we’ve got your back:

  1. I Want It That Way- The Backstreet Boys
  2. Chicken Fried- Zac Brown Band
  3. Heaven Is a Place on Earth- Belinda Carlisle
  4. Collide- Howie Day
  5. Sk8er Boi- Avril Lavigne
  6. It’s My Life- No Doubt
  7. No- Meghan Trainor
  8. Geronimo- Sheppard
  9. Trap Queen- Fetty Wap
  10. Locked Away- R. City ftg Adam Levine

The End of an Era: Fare Thee Well, Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead has led an impressive and incredible musical journey since their reign began back in 1965. Fifty years later, their days of performing unique improvisational music came to an end. The band reconvened one last time (with the addition of Phish’s lead singer Trey Anastasio) to celebrate not only the band’s legacy, but the community that has formed around the Grateful Dead, who lived and died by their music.

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Trey Anastasio perfectly summed up the Grateful Dead’s musical legacy when he said, “Jerry Garcia was a great American master and the Grateful Dead are not just a genuine piece of musical history, but also an important part of American history. This is a band, born right at the beginning of electric rock, that took the American tradition and moved it forward. They really embodied the American concept of freedom, rolling around the country with a ginormous gang of people and the mindset that ‘you can come if you want, you can leave if you want. We don’t know what’s going to happen. All we know is we’re not looking back.’ What could be more American?

Tickets to see their weekend long show sold out in under 5 seconds, and were selling for over 1k online. Over 220 fake tickets were seized over the weekend, but many still got their “miracle ticket” thanks to an amazing event staff. The band played on Sunday night at Chicago’s Soldier Field as part of their “Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead” tour, and the stadium said 71,000 tickets were sold for the show, the Associated Press reports—more than any other event held at the stadium. The entire city of Chicago was a buzz with excitement of the 3-day show, even creating a Snapchat filter and Grateful Dead pizza boxes. Farewell Thee was celebrated all over the world; while the Dead were jamming in Chicago, the Empire State building was celebrating the Dead and America in NYC by synchronizing to the Dead’s performance of “U.S. Blues”.

The Grateful Dead has been a part of my life since before I even knew what music was, as my nickname is “love child” around my house. I was blessed with a free-spirit family who knows good music, and who taught me the same. Although I did not have the opportunity to see the Grateful Dead, I celebrated the end of their era from right here in Knoxville, Tennessee. Although their days of performing are over, their music will live on forever.

The performance ended with a memorable and endearing close. “The feeling we have here — remember it, take it home and do some good with it,” Mr. Hart said in closing. “I’ll leave you with this: Please, be kind.”

“Sometimes you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.”
-The Grateful Dead-

CMA Awards 2014 Winners and Recap

Last night, the 48th annual Country Music Awards aired at 8/7pm on ABC network.The show was hosted again this year by Carrie Underwood, whose baby bump stole the show, and Brad Paisley. Both country performers gave great shows singing their newly released singles “Something In The Water” and “A Perfect Storm”.

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Carrie Underwood shows off her new baby bump while still looking flawless on the 2014 CMA Awards Red Carpet

Luke Bryan was the star of the night winning Entertainer of the Year!

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Luke Bryan on the Red Carpet at the 2014 CMA Awards

Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the year, and Single of the Year went to Miranda Lambert. It was also an impressive night for Lambert’s husband, Blake Shelton, who won Male Vocalist of the Year!

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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton on the 2014 CMA Awards Red Carpet

Other winners included:

New Artist of the Year: Brett Eldridge

Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line

Music Video of the Year: Dierks Bentley “Drunk On A Plane”

Song of the Year: Kacey Musgraves “Follow Your Arrow”

Katy Perry Chosen as This Years Super Bowl Halftime Performance

The National Football League has chosen pop icon, Katy Perry, to perform during the Super Bowl halftime show this February. Perry was picked over other stars, Rihanna and Coldplay, for the job! We think she is going to KILL it, how about you?!

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Photo credit: Christie Goodwin/ Getty

Famous songwriter helps education startup get off the ground

Mark-Radice-PerformsThree-time Emmy nominee and Sesame Street songwriter Mark Radice performs at the SoKnox Studios Grand Opening on April 8, 2014. Photo courtesy Cathy Vangieri.

Children’s Media Studio has debuted the release of their new Christmas album, Sing And Spell Christmas Sing-Along, presenting nine classic Christmas favorites and two new original songs, with featured arrangements by Mark Radice, the three-time Emmy-nominated composer who has written songs for Sesame Street, Elmo’s Christmas Countdown, The Jim Henson Hour and The Muppets at Walt Disney World. Children’s Media Studios released all of the music videos for viewing on their YouTube channel, with complimentary holiday coloring pages also offered on their website.

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Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin fill in for Bono at World AIDs Day concert

Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin perform with U2 band at World AIDs Day concert in Times Square.

Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin perform with U2 band at World AIDs Day concert in Times Square.

Monday night, Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin performed in place of Bono with the U2 band at a surprise concert for World AIDs Day in Times Square. Bono, lead singer of U2, was injured last month in a biking accident that has made him unable to do any performances at the moment. Luckily, U2 was able to appear at the concert with more than suitable men for the job! Watch the video of Springsteen/ Martin/ U2 rock duo rock out!

 

 

 

Nick Jonas no longer a virgin

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Nick Jonas posing in Flaunt magazine and mimicking Mark Wahlberg’s 1992 Calvin Klein shoot.

Nick Jonas has officially confirmed that he is NO LONGER A VIRGIN. Nick, who is most famous for being one of the Jonas Brothers, told Wendy Williams he has removed his purity ring and says he is an adult now, ” I think that it was an important part of my childhood, and it was that,” Nick said. “I think as I grew up and sort of figured out what was important to me and my own belief system, which we all grow up, we all live life and find out what’s important to us—that’s what happened.

Nick has been dating former Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo, for over a year now and says he is extremely happy. His new single “Jealous” is actually written about Culpo and how he gets jealous when other guys check his girl out, “”We went out one night and this guy was looking at her for a little too long,” he recalled to. “It was uncomfortable. I’m not a jealous person and this was an experience that I was one or two drinks in. I really got into it and then I decided to let me just process this a different way and go into the studio and write this song.”

Nick Jonas is definitely turning into more of a sexual symbol and solo artist rather than a “Jo Bro”! What do you guys think about his new transformation?