50 Years Ago: The Beatles’ Domination of Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart

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To say the Beatles were at the top of their game on April 4, 1964, would be an understatement. It was 50 years ago when the Fab Four made chart-topping history. In a Billboard takeover the legendary group held the top 5 spots on the Hot 100 chart with their singles “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves You,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and “Please Please Me.”

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As if locking down the top 5 wasn’t enough, the Beatles also had seven other hit songs in the Top 100. Only a week later they surpassed their record-breaking 12 song spread with a whopping 14. To top the craze off “We Love You Beatles” by the Carefrees and “A Letter to the Beatles” by the Four Preps both occupied the chart as well. Not to mention Meet the Beatles! and Introducing … The Beatles held the top 2 spots on the album chart.

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A Steamy Comeback: Shakira heats things up with Rihanna in provocative new video

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Shakira is shaking and gyrating her way back to prominence in the music industry with the help of American Music “Icon” Award winner, Rihanna. The Colombian-born singer and dancer was once on top of the world with what has thus far been the best-selling song of the 21st century, “Hips Don’t Lie,” from her 2005 album “Oral Fixation, Vol. 2.” In 2010 she released the single “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” as the official song of the 2010 World Cup. Selling over 4 million copies world-wide, it is the best-selling and fastest-selling World Cup anthem in history.

Since then, however, the Queen of Hips has been relatively quiet. In 2012 she released the single “Get It Started,” her 3rd collaboration with American hip-hop artist Pitbull. After reaching #64 on the UK charts and only hitting the 89th spot on the Billboard Hot 100 the song quickly fizzled out.

It seems, however, that those quiet days are now in the past. Shakira has teamed up with fellow sexy-siren Rihanna for her newest single, “Can’t Remember To Forget You.” This is the first single off of her forthcoming self-titled album, “Shakira,” due for release later this year.

The steamy video, which features Shakira and Rihanna sharing some tender moments (and cigars) in bed, has already generated more than 71 million views on Youtube only 5 days after its release. The song itself is reminiscent of the new-wave pop style of her previous English-language album, “She Wolf,” which has sold more than 2 million copies world-wide.

Teaming up with Rihanna certainly can’t hurt Shakira’s chances of once more reaching the top. The seven-time Grammy Award winner is one of the best-selling artists of all time with 13 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2012 she was ranked as the fourth most powerful celebrity of the year by Forbes and named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME. Add all of this to the fact that she is undeniably sexy and it’s a good bet that Shakira couldn’t have made a better choice of partners than Rihanna.

Be sure to check out our free Sing-N-Share app for Apple and Android devices. You can sing along to several songs from both pop-divas and then share your performances with the world through Facebook and Twitter!

KaraokeOnVEVO Unwraps the Top-10 Karaoke Videos of 2013

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Before we begin counting down the hits (*Casey Kasem’s voice ringing in my head*), I just want to say that we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. And as we begin wrapping up 2013 and moving inexorably toward 2014 we wish you all the happiest of new years!

Earlier this month, Youtube’s KaraokeOnVEVO channel -with content provided solely by DigiTrax Entertainment- released its list of the top-10 karaoke videos of 2013. The story has even been picked up by the Huffington Post and Time Magazine so we’re not talking small potatoes here, folks!

Now, just for you, our loyal readers, we give you the complete rundown. We start with…

#5 – Everything Has Changed (ITSO Taylor Swift ftg. Ed Sheeran): Pretty much anything Taylor Swift touches turns to gold. This duet, the 6th single released from Taylor’s 2012 studio album, Red, received critical acclaim from multiple sources including Billboard and About.com. The song peaked at #32 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and took the #8 spot on the US Adult Top 40.

#4 – Counting Stars (ITSO One Republic): Formed in 2003, the American pop rock band One Republic is no stranger to success with their most popular song, Apologize, topping the charts in sixteen different countries including an 8-week stint at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100. Counting Stars is their most successful single since that mega-hit as the song took the #3 spot on the Hot 100 and soared to #1 on several other charts both domestically and internationally.

#3 – Love On Top (ITSO Beyoncé): Let’s face it, pretty much everybody loves Beyoncé. She’s talented, beautiful, hot as hell, and the girl can move! “Love on Top” hit the ground running with its debut at #20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 (Beyoncé’s 2nd highest debut) and dominated the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at #1 for seven consecutive weeks. The song also won the singer her 17th Grammy Award with “Best Traditional R&B Performance.”

#2 – Listen (ITSO Beyoncé): Surprise, surprise! Beyoncé again?! No waaayy… Yes way! Wow. Anyone else having Wayne’s World flashbacks? The former front-woman of Destiny’s Child dances her way onto our list again with her hit Listen from the 2006 musical Dreamgirls. The song debuted on the soundtrack album “Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture” and was released by Columbia House as the lead single from that album.

#1 – Just Give Me A Reason (ITSO Pink ftg. Nate Ruess): Garnering two 2012 Grammy nominations (Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Song of the Year), Pink‘s Just Give Me A Reason, performed with fun.‘s lead singer Nate Ruess, blew up the charts worldwide! Released as the third single from Pink’s 6th studio album, The Truth About Love, the song dominated at #1 in 20 different countries including the US, Canada, and Australia and sold more than 4 million digital downloads in the US alone.

Rounding out the list were:

If you haven’t yet taken your shot at singing these awesome hits we invite you to take a little time and do it now. These and thousands of other hot tracks are available to you anytime on KaraokeOnVEVO and you can access our full library of over 12,000 songs with Karaoke Cloud!

Ylvis Has Left The Forest: “What Does The Fox Say” finds its way to Karaoke Cloud!

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How do you achieve international stardom in the pop-music industry? Apparently by making fun of the pop-music industry! Just ask Ylvis, the Norwegian comedy duo consisting of brothers Vegard and Bard Ylvisaker. Their “anti-hit” video “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say)” has embedded them firmly into Western pop-culture and now the satirical sensation has made its way to Karaoke Cloud!

Originally intended as nothing more than a promotion for their Norway-based comedy show, “I kveld med Ylvis (Tonight with Ylvis), The Fox was written and produced as a sardonic take on the electronic dance music industry. The video was posted to Youtube on September 3, 2013, and has gone uber-viral with over 287 million hits and the song itself claimed the #6 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks. That makes it the highest ranking song by a Norwegian artist since a-Ha smoked the charts at number 1 with “Take On Me” in 1985! Ah…sweet irony.

What Does the Fox Say has spawned an amazing amount of covers and parodies and has even been featured on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live.

And now it’s your turn! You can download the original song on iTunes and be sure to check out the fully-authorized Karaoke Cloud version below (courtesy of KaraokeOnVEVO) to do your best Ylvis imitation. Or replace the words as you see fit and make your very own parody. We’d love to see some of your ideas on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter! You never know, you could be the next “accidental hit!”