COUNTDOWNS, COUNTRY, MUSIC

THE HIGHWAY: HOT 45 Countdown (3/1/14)

Once again, The Highway plugs you into the country music scene with its Hot 45 Countdown. This week, Jason Aldean takes the number one spot with When She Says Baby, Thomas Rhett nabs number two with Give Me Some Of … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

SiriusXM U: Download 15 Countdown (3/1/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM U Download 15 countdown, we’ve got the silver-haired St. Vincent at number one with Digital Witness. Next up is Beck with Blue Moon at number two, then Phantogram follows at number three with Black Out Days. … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

The Spectrum: Baker’s Dozen Countdown (3/1/14)

The Spectrum–spanning the past, present, and future of Rock–provides excellent listening for all generations, which is highlighted by their weekly Baker’s Dozen countdown. This week, Spectrum Certified artist Hozier took the top spot with Take Me To The Church, while … Continued

MUSIC, POP, ROCK

Watch Young the Giant rock out live to Firelight and It’s About Time on SiriusXM

California indie-rockers Young the Giant recently performed a private concert for SiriusXM subscribers at The Studio at Webster Hall in NYC, where they rocked out, harmonized like pros, busted a move or two, and showed off some impressive falsetto (seriously, … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP

’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Feb. 28th, 1980 (2/28/14)

This week, the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to 1980. The world was mourning the sudden and unexpected loss of John Lennon and growing accustomed to the idea of 24/7 news on CNN. Meanwhile, kids were … Continued

MUSIC, ROCK

Real Estate turns George Harrison’s Behind That Locked Door into indie-pop paradise on SiriusXMU

How legendary is George Harrison’s 1970 single Behind That Locked Door? Let’s review: 1) It’s originally from Harrison’s third studio album, All Things Must Pass, 2) Harrison wrote it about Bob Dylan — or, more specifically, about Dylan’s elusive reputation, … Continued

COUNTRY, MUSIC

Watch Big & Rich mash up Like A Virgin, Free Fallin’, and Tubthumping live on The Highway

Yep, you read that right: Country superstars Big & Rich have done the impossible. (Or, well, the unlikely, in any case). During a recent visit to the SiriusXM Studios, Big Kenny and John Rich played a live rendition of their … Continued

MUSIC, POP

Watch Cash Cash + Bebe Rexha perform a stripped-down Take Me Home on Hits 1

If you’ve been to the clurrb or listened to Hits 1 recently, then you’ll probably have pumped your fist to Take Me Home, the ubiquitous pop-EDM jam by Cash Cash and Bebe Rexha (who, fun fact, wrote Eminem and Rihanna’s … Continued

HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC

Meet the Heat’s Dion Summers: music lover, radio nerd, and die-hard Whitney Houston fan

Dion Summers says “blessed” a lot. He’s “blessed” to work in radio, “blessed” to have met the very hip-hop, pop, and R&B personalities he grew up admiring, and “blessed” to program The Heat, SiriusXM’s premier urban station. Most of all, however, … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, ROCK

OCTANE: Big ‘Uns Countdown (2/22/14)

The Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown is back! This week, Like A Storm snagged the title with Love The Way You Hate Me, pushing last week’s reigning winner, Gemini Syndrome, back to number two. Starset captures the third spot with My … Continued