Music, Pop, Rock

The Spectrum: 28 Best Songs of 2012

1. The Lumineers – Ho Hey 2. Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait 3. Alabama Shakes – Hold On 4. The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling 5. ZZ Ward – Put The Gun Down 6. Jack White – Love Interruption 7. The Avett … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

The Spectrum: 28 Best Songs of 2012

1. The Lumineers – Ho Hey 2. Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait 3. Alabama Shakes – Hold On 4. The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling 5. ZZ Ward – Put The Gun Down 6. Jack White – Love Interruption 7. The Avett … Continued

Country, Music

The Highway: Hottest Songs of 2012

In addition to coming into our studios for a SiriusXM Town Hall, country star and straight-up great guy Jason Aldean landed on the 2012 list of top 59 songs played on The Highway, Ch 59. That’s because SiriusXM listeners couldn’t … Continued

Country, Music

The Highway: Hottest Songs of 2012

In addition to coming into our studios for a SiriusXM Town Hall, country star and straight-up great guy Jason Aldean landed on the 2012 list of top 59 songs played on The Highway, Ch 59. That’s because SiriusXM listeners couldn’t … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Hip Hop Nation’s Top 50 of 2012

It was the year of Kanye West, Juicy J, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Lil’ Wayne, Future and more. And Hip Hop Nation, Ch. 44, had it all. Drake, Jay-Z and Lil’ Wayne were on there more than once, but that doesn’t make … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Hip Hop Nation’s Top 50 of 2012

It was the year of Kanye West, Juicy J, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Lil’ Wayne, Future and more. And Hip Hop Nation, Ch. 44, had it all. Drake, Jay-Z and Lil’ Wayne were on there more than once, but that doesn’t make … Continued

Music, Rock

AltNation: The Best Alt-18 of 2012

In 2011, SiriusXM’s AltNation, Ch. 36, played Foster the People before the band was even signed, then in 2012 they jump-started Grouplove’s debut album, which the band gives credit for much of their success. Not to mention, AltNation was the … Continued

Music, Rock

AltNation: The Best Alt-18 of 2012

In 2011, SiriusXM’s AltNation, Ch. 36, played Foster the People before the band was even signed, then in 2012 they jump-started Grouplove’s debut album, which the band gives credit for much of their success. Not to mention, AltNation was the … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

The Pulse: Top 30 of 2012

From Gotye and P!nk to Gavin DeGraw, Imagine Dragons and Green River Ordinance, it was a hell of a year in pop and rock music, and The Pulse was giving it to you every step of the way. Gotye’s “Somebody … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

The Pulse: Top 30 of 2012

From Gotye and P!nk to Gavin DeGraw, Imagine Dragons and Green River Ordinance, it was a hell of a year in pop and rock music, and The Pulse was giving it to you every step of the way. Gotye’s “Somebody … Continued

Music, Pop

SiriusXM Hits1: Top #1 Songs of 2012

After stellar live performances from the likes of One Direction and Bruno Mars, in-studio interviews with the top stars of the moment and the daily hijinks of the Morning Mash-Up WutchuWant Crew, SiriusXM Hits1 closed out the year with their list of all … Continued

Music, Pop

SiriusXM Hits1: Top #1 Songs of 2012

After stellar live performances from the likes of One Direction and Bruno Mars, in-studio interviews with the top stars of the moment and the daily hijinks of the Morning Mash-Up WutchuWant Crew, SiriusXM Hits1 closed out the year with their list of all … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: One Republic Finds a Lotta “Love” with Acoustic Rihanna Cover

Colorado’s One Republic pulled a fast one on us when they incorporated Rihanna’s hit anthem “We Found Love” into an acoustic version of their breakout single “Apologize” live in the Hits 1 studios. Anything can happen here at SiriusXM – … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: One Republic Finds a Lotta “Love” with Acoustic Rihanna Cover

Colorado’s One Republic pulled a fast one on us when they incorporated Rihanna’s hit anthem “We Found Love” into an acoustic version of their breakout single “Apologize” live in the Hits 1 studios. Anything can happen here at SiriusXM – … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: We Want More of The Wanted. Acoustic Performance of “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls

Megapop Brit band The Wanted brought the hits of the ’90s back to Hits 1 when they performed this richly layered, acoustic cover of the Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” for lucky listeners in the SiriusXM studios. Sometimes it’s just as … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: We Want More of The Wanted. Acoustic Performance of “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls

Megapop Brit band The Wanted brought the hits of the ’90s back to Hits 1 when they performed this richly layered, acoustic cover of the Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” for lucky listeners in the SiriusXM studios. Sometimes it’s just as … Continued

Music, Rock

WATCH: Gaslight Anthem’s Pearl Jam Moment Covering “State of Love and Trust”

Brian Fallon from Gaslight Anthem conjures his best Eddie Vedder in this hot performance of Pearl Jam’s “State of Love and Trust” at the SiriusXM Alt Nation studios. Proof that great rock and passion unite us all – from the … Continued

Music, Rock

WATCH: Gaslight Anthem’s Pearl Jam Moment Covering “State of Love and Trust”

Brian Fallon from Gaslight Anthem conjures his best Eddie Vedder in this hot performance of Pearl Jam’s “State of Love and Trust” at the SiriusXM Alt Nation studios. Proof that great rock and passion unite us all – from the … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: Nelly Furtado “Feels So Close” to You in Acoustic Calvin Harris Cover

Nelly Furtado brought her sultry tones into the SiriusXM studios to perform an acoustic rendition of Calvin Harris’s “Feels So Close” on SiriusXM Hits 1. Hear Nelly’s intimate live delivery – it’s like she’s singing right in your ear!

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop

WATCH: Nelly Furtado “Feels So Close” to You in Acoustic Calvin Harris Cover

Nelly Furtado brought her sultry tones into the SiriusXM studios to perform an acoustic rendition of Calvin Harris’s “Feels So Close” on SiriusXM Hits 1. Hear Nelly’s intimate live delivery – it’s like she’s singing right in your ear!

Country, Music, Rock

WATCH: Bonnie Raitt’s Classy Take on Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down the Line”

A cardboard statue of Elvis gazes on as Bonnie Raitt performs this incredible cover of Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down the Line” for an exclusive studio audience in New York. We’d like to join the King in saying to Bonnie, “Thank … Continued

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WATCH: Bonnie Raitt’s Classy Take on Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down the Line”

A cardboard statue of Elvis gazes on as Bonnie Raitt performs this incredible cover of Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down the Line” for an exclusive studio audience in New York. We’d like to join the King in saying to Bonnie, “Thank … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Karmin Kill It with Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” Live Acoustic Performance

The best covers happen when artists bring their own essence into a song. This is what happened at the SiriusXM Hits 1 studios in New York when duo Karmin performed their acoustic version of the Gotye hit “Somebody That I … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Karmin Kill It with Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” Live Acoustic Performance

The best covers happen when artists bring their own essence into a song. This is what happened at the SiriusXM Hits 1 studios in New York when duo Karmin performed their acoustic version of the Gotye hit “Somebody That I … Continued

Music, Pop

WATCH: fun. Bring the Pop to Country with Cover of Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned the Night”

Indie pop meets country pop in the SiriusXM studios as fun. cover the Lady Antebellum song “We Owned the Night.” Check out their emotional, acoustic version from this visit to SiriusXM’s Alt Nation and Hits 1 in New York.

Music, Pop

WATCH: fun. Bring the Pop to Country with Cover of Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned the Night”

Indie pop meets country pop in the SiriusXM studios as fun. cover the Lady Antebellum song “We Owned the Night.” Check out their emotional, acoustic version from this visit to SiriusXM’s Alt Nation and Hits 1 in New York.

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Ingrid Michaelson Sings with Herself in Cover of R.E.M.’s “Nightswimming”

How’d she do that? Ingrid Michaelson was her own band for a recent performance in the SiriusXM studios. Using a sampler, Michaelson built a full choir right before our eyes for this inventive interpretation of a favorite R.E.M. song.

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Ingrid Michaelson Sings with Herself in Cover of R.E.M.’s “Nightswimming”

How’d she do that? Ingrid Michaelson was her own band for a recent performance in the SiriusXM studios. Using a sampler, Michaelson built a full choir right before our eyes for this inventive interpretation of a favorite R.E.M. song.

Country, Music, Rock

WATCH: Youth Lagoon and John Denver? Check Out Cover of “Goodbye Again”

Who says John Denver wasn’t an indie rocker? Youth Lagoon, otherwise known as Trevor Powers, visited the SiriusXM U studios to bring his indie sound from Boise to the Rocky Mountains through this rendition of a Denver classic.

Country, Music, Rock

WATCH: Youth Lagoon and John Denver? Check Out Cover of “Goodbye Again”

Who says John Denver wasn’t an indie rocker? Youth Lagoon, otherwise known as Trevor Powers, visited the SiriusXM U studios to bring his indie sound from Boise to the Rocky Mountains through this rendition of a Denver classic.

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Sugarcubes’ “Birthday” Celebrated in New Cover by The Drums

Brooklyn indie band The Drums made a special appearance in the SiriusXM U studios in New York to perform their acoustic version of the Sugarcubes’ haunting classic “Birthday.” Listen to proof that a great song always stands the test of … Continued

Music, Pop, Rock

WATCH: Sugarcubes’ “Birthday” Celebrated in New Cover by The Drums

Brooklyn indie band The Drums made a special appearance in the SiriusXM U studios in New York to perform their acoustic version of the Sugarcubes’ haunting classic “Birthday.” Listen to proof that a great song always stands the test of … Continued

Christian, Music, Rock

WATCH: Switchfoot’s Cover of “Lucky Man” by The Verve

Alt rockers Switchfoot brought their spirited interpretation of The Verve’s “Lucky Man” to the SiriusXM studios in New York. Jon Foreman’s soulful voice seems effortless as he nails this indie classic.

Christian, Music, Rock

WATCH: Switchfoot’s Cover of “Lucky Man” by The Verve

Alt rockers Switchfoot brought their spirited interpretation of The Verve’s “Lucky Man” to the SiriusXM studios in New York. Jon Foreman’s soulful voice seems effortless as he nails this indie classic.

Classical, Music, Rock

WATCH: 2CELLOS Cover Nirvana Classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Live On SiriusXM Pops

Grunge meets grace and classic meets classical in this powerful performance at the SiriusXM Pops studios. Listen to strings burning as indie duo 2CELLOS slam their way through Nirvana’s biggest hit.

Classical, Music, Rock

WATCH: 2CELLOS Cover Nirvana Classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Live On SiriusXM Pops

Grunge meets grace and classic meets classical in this powerful performance at the SiriusXM Pops studios. Listen to strings burning as indie duo 2CELLOS slam their way through Nirvana’s biggest hit.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Train Gives Acoustic Re-Take of Rihanna’s “Umbrella”

You wouldn’t normally put ‘90s rockers Train together with Pop/R&B goddess Rihanna, but this cover of her hit “Umbrella” proves that a good voice and a good song equals a good jam, no matter who the artist is. Check it out.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Train Gives Acoustic Re-Take of Rihanna’s “Umbrella”

You wouldn’t normally put ‘90s rockers Train together with Pop/R&B goddess Rihanna, but this cover of her hit “Umbrella” proves that a good voice and a good song equals a good jam, no matter who the artist is. Check it out.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Jazz/Standards, Music, Pop, Rock

John Legend Does Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes’ “Wake Up”

John Legend got up close and personal for SiriusXM “Heart & Soul” when he performed this emotional cover of the Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes classic, “Wake Up.” Check out this big message delivered by a big talent of … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Jazz/Standards, Music, Pop, Rock

John Legend Does Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes’ “Wake Up”

John Legend got up close and personal for SiriusXM “Heart & Soul” when he performed this emotional cover of the Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes classic, “Wake Up.” Check out this big message delivered by a big talent of … Continued

Country, Music, Rock

Oak Ridge Boys Show Their (White) Stripes Covering “Seven Nation Army”

The Oak Ridge Boys show us why they’re still at the top of their game after so many years, so many miles and so many hit songs. In fact, they’re not only on top, they’re on The Pulse – with … Continued

Country, Music, Rock

Oak Ridge Boys Show Their (White) Stripes Covering “Seven Nation Army”

The Oak Ridge Boys show us why they’re still at the top of their game after so many years, so many miles and so many hit songs. In fact, they’re not only on top, they’re on The Pulse – with … Continued

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