Today, we’ve got some irritating news for fans of The Clash, and some (probably) irrelevant news for fans of One Direction. The intro to One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young” includes a guitar part that sounds eyebrow-raisingly similar to The Clash’s iconic intro to “Should I Stay Or Should I Go.”
September 25, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
This week on Twitter: Tweets from the VMAs, featuring Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and more
September 7, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
At the end of each week, #Top40Tweets lists a cross-section of artists on the current pop charts and puts their tweets on display (along with their current chart number) for your enjoyment/scrutiny. This week, we look at 5 artists on the Billboard Music Charts.
August 15, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
The end of the Olympics provided a pretty slow sales week for the music industry, which allowed the 43rd edition of the Now That’s What I Call Music! compilation series to peak at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 111,000 copies.
June 1, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
The Pop Hunter Podcast is a live performance mix of Top 40, Hip-Hop, and Pop, with original remixes, mash-ups, and original beats – as much a party soundtrack as a portal for new music discovery. Stream our June mix, and subscribe on iTunes!
May 30, 2012 | Riley Taylor
One Direction at the Molson Amphitheatre. May 29, 2012.
May 16, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
Last night, Much Music announced the nominees for the 2012 Much Music Video Awards, shining a light on Vancouver angst-pop band Marianas Trench, who logged 7 nominations. Both Hedley and Drake trailed the Trench with 5 nominations, while the Bieber-affiliated Carly Rae Jepsen and douche-rockers Down With Webster nabbed 4 nominations each. Justin Bieber scored a pair of nominations for his “Boyfriend” video, and Toronto Polaris-core rockers Fucked Up even earned a nomination for MuchLOUD Rock Video Of The Year.
April 25, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
That just might be the most confusing Pop Hunter headline of all time. Remember when we wrote about One Direction? The one that sued One Direction U.K., claiming they had first claim over the band name? Well, they sold 1000 copies of their EP last week.
April 12, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
One Direction did everything right. They recorded their album in a professional studio! They had photographs done of them crossing their arms, looking cool! They even got their debut EP on iTunes! “Look, Mom! We’re gonna be famous,” they said, probably.
April 11, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
Nicki Minaj soared to the second #1 showing of her career on the Billboard 200, and her first debut at #1. On the strength of current single “Starships,” (#5 on the Hot 100) Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded sold 253,000 copies last week, eclipsing initial forecasts for a 215,000 to 235,000 figure.
April 9, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
Brit boyband One Direction hit the Saturday Night Live stage this weekend, hoping to prove that they’re more than just a handsome, floppy-haired flavour of the week. It’s safe to assume that #Directioners accross the globe were begging their parents to let them stay up and watch the five strapping young gents bust out their hits “What Makes You Beautiful” and “One Thing” on the SNL stage, which is notoriously bad for performing on. Did One Direction show that they’re the real deal?