COUNTDOWNS, COUNTDOWNS, POP

’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown April 11, 1983 (4/11/14)

1983: the year of Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Ronald Reagan, and Michael Jackson! In April 1983, Jackson’s Billie Jean ruled the charts, while The Culture Club’s Do You Really Want To Hurt Me followed not … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, COUNTDOWNS, COUNTRY, MUSIC

THE HIGHWAY: HOT 45 Countdown (4/12/14)

In this week’s Hot 45 Countdown, Luke Bryan’s Play It Again grabs the number one spot yet again, while Brantley Gilbert climbs up to number two with Bottoms Up. Thomas Rhett is at number three with Give Me Some Of … Continued

MUSIC, POP, ROCK

Hear Coachella artists Chvrches, HAIM, Bastille, Capital Cities + more on SiriusXMU and Alt Nation

If you’re one of the lucky few who managed to nab tickets to Coachella, then good on ya! You win the live music game. But If traveling to the deserts of Southern California isn’t logistically feasible (or you simply don’t … Continued

COMEDY, ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, POP

Patton Oswalt live tweeted ’80s on 8, and when we say ‘live tweeted,’ we mean ‘mercilessly mocked’

What do you usually do on Thursday nights? Maybe you attend happy hour, maybe you morph into a couch potato in front of some must-see TV, or maybe you let the cat take over your lap while you attempt to … Continued

HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC, POP

I’mma let you finish, but the Groove’s B.K. Kirkland is one of the best urban radio personalities of all time!

We love all of our SiriusXM jocks equally around here, but it’s always exciting to see one called out in an industry top ten list. We’re of course referring to The Groove‘s B.K. Kirkland, who recently earned the number three … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, POP CULTURE, ROCK, TV

Valyrian steel or Liquid Metal: SiriusXM soundtracks Game Of Thrones

Now that HBO’s Game of Thrones is on its fourth season (!!!), our thoughts have turned to dragons, wolves, Valyrian swords, golden hands, kings, queens, feuding families, bloodcurdling battles, and, of course, hot sex scenes. (Erm, did we just say … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, ROCK

OCTANE: Big ‘Uns Countdown (4/5/14)

Pushing Gemini Syndrome back to number two in this week’s Big ‘Uns Countdown, Like a Storm’s Love the Way You Hate Me is back at number one. Meanwhile, Pop Evil is at number three with Torn To Pieces, Thousand Foot … Continued

MUSIC, POP, ROCK

ICYMI: Hear Courtney Barnett’s charming rendition of the Lemonheads’ Bein’ Around

We’d like to call “LATE PASS” on this one: A couple weeks back, Shaggy-haired alt-rock revivalist Courtney Barnett stopped by SiriusXMU to record a minimalist, vulnerable-sounding, and shockingly pretty rendition of The Lemonheads’ cutesy and oh-so ’90s B-side Bein’ Around. … Continued

JAZZ/STANDARDS, MUSIC

Get warm weather ready with Nancy Sinatra’s spring playlist

After what felt like a never-ending black hole of cold, snow, and polar vortexes (vortexi? VORTICES!), warmer weather is finally on its way. (If you reside on the East Coast, that is. West Coasters, try to pretend you know what … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

SiriusXM U: Download 15 Countdown (4/7/14)

In this week’s SiriusXM U Download 15 countdown, we’ve got Cloud Nothings at number one with Now Hear In from their new album, Here and Nowhere Else. Next up is Future Islands with their highly addicting single Seasons (Waiting On … Continued