COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

Jack White enters (and tops!) SiriusXM U’s Download 15 Countdown (4/28/14)

Jack White’s rockin’ Lazarretto enters SiriusXMU’s Download 15 countdown at number one this week! Thee Oh Sees The Drop takes the second spot, and The Afghan Whigs hangs tight at number three with Algiers. Parquet Courts’ Sunbathing Animal makes an … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

Grouplove, The Black Keys + Sleeper Agent top the Alt 18 Countdown (4/28/14)

For the third week in a row, Grouplove’s Shark Attack sinks its teeth into the number one spot of the Alt 18 Countdown. The Black Keys’ Fever rises to number two, and Sleeper Agent’s Waves follows suit at number three. … Continued

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Rock n’ Roll loves Joan Jett in the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown: April 25, 1982

In 1982, Blade Runner, E.T., and Rocky III hit the big screen, and Joan Jett didn’t give a damn about pretty much anything (especially her reputation). Nevertheless, Jett and The Blackhearts made it loud and clear that the feminist icon … Continued

MUSIC, POP

Watch Rita Ora perform a stripped-down rendition of I Will Never Let You Down

Rita Ora is many things: international pop star, ubiquitous fashionista, sometimes-model, and, more recently, Mia Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. But lest you forget, the British-Albanian singer-songwriter is first and foremost a mighty talented … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP

OneRepublic’s Counting Stars tops the Hits 1 Weekend Countdown (4/26/14)

OneRepublic have climbed back to the top of the countdown again! Find out where your most WutChuWanted songs landed in the Weekend Countdown.

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Bastille, Neon Trees + John Legend rule The Pulse’s Top 15 countdown (4/25/14)

For the fifth week running, Bastille’s Pompeii grabs the number one spot in The Pulse’s Top 15 Countdown, and Neon Trees’ Sleeping With a Friend follows suit at number two for the fourth week. Meanwhile, 2008 had Sara Bareilles’ Love … Continued

MUSIC, POP

5 Seconds of Summer talk career beginnings + their She Looks So Perfect EP

Hits 1on1 with 5 Seconds of Summer airs Saturday 4/26 at 2 pm ET on Hits 1 Replaying Saturday 4/26 at 8 pm ET and Sunday 4/27 at 8 am, 4 pm, and 11 pm ET If you need proof … Continued

MUSIC, POP

R5: Louder than your average set of siblings

Sibling rivalry isn’t a problem for the incurably catchy pop band R5. Originally from Littleton, Colorado, the now L.A.-based band consists of Ross, Riker, Rydel, and Rocky (got it yet?) Lynch and their non-biological brother Ellington Ratliff. Their debut album, … Continued

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Hear Jimmy Buffett’s St. Somewhere + This One’s For You tour live on Radio Margaritaville

You don’t have to see tropical pop icon Jimmy Buffett live to know that the man is one of the most popular touring acts in the country. Between his best-selling albums, sold-out concerts, and seemingly endless island-themed business franchises, the … Continued

MUSIC, POP

One word says it all: The greatest ’60s pop songs with one-word titles

At SiriusXM, we spend a lot of time perusing playlists, scrolling through endless song titles and obsessing over our favorite artists. Sometimes we even notice patterns — kinda like playing records backwards with the hope of unearthing hidden phrases. (Not … Continued