The Best ‘Game of Thrones’ Song Remixes

Are you so excited about “Game of Thrones” that you just can’t hide it? You know HBO’s dragon-and-sword series has transcended fantasy-nerd status when Jimmy Fallon spoofs it, and the theme song is played by college marching bands and across major league baseball fields.

Last week marked the epic’s 5th season premiere, and, as usual, fans went wild for Westeros. So, if you’re still reeling from the medieval bombshells, or just looking for a crowd-pleasing playlist for your next “GoT” watching party, enjoy these entertaining “Game of Thrones” song remixes. (Bonus: Scroll to the bottom for Hodor’s personal electronic dance remix; his real-life passion is DJing.)

The “Game of Thrones” / Brady Bunch Remix

Country Western Style Song Remix

Ohio State Marching Band GoT Performance (with Cool Dragon Formations)

Super Mario Style GoT Opening

Pop Style with Eminem, Katy Perry and More Singalikes (Featuring “Monster,” “Roar,” “Demons,” & “Titanium” Parody)

Actor Kristian Nairn (Hodor) DJs His EDM ReMix (from Penn State)

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15 of the Best Workout Songs

1988 Aerobics Dancers Perform to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off”

Got a little jiggle around the middle? It’s time to shake it off, shake it off with this awesome playlist of the 15 Best Workout Songs of 2014. We’ve gathered hitmakers, chartbreakers, and booty-shakers from the worlds of rap (Eminem, Lil Jon), funk (Bruno Mars), dance (Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers), country (Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert) and alt rock (Big Data, Linkin Park, Walk the Moon) to name-drop a few.

So get ready to pump up those lats and pecs. We recommend starting with Workout Song No. 1 and sweating it out from there. Don’t have one of these tracks in your music library? Browse our MyMusicCloud Music Store and download it to your account within seconds. Now, make like Britney, and get to Work, B**ch!

1. “Dangerous” – Big Data featuring Joywave
2. “A Light That Never Comes” – Linkin Park & Steve Aoki
3. “Fireball” – Pitbull featuring John Ryan
4. “Problem” – Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
5. “Detroit Vs. Everybody” – Eminem, Big Sean, Royce da 5’9”, Danny Brown, Trick Trick and Dej Loaf
6. “Turn Down for What” – Lil Jon & DJ Snake
7. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
8. “#Selfie” – The Chainsmokers
9. “Bang Bang” – Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
10. “Shake it Off” – Taylor Swift
11. “Somethin’ Bad” – Carrie Underwood & Miranda Lambert
12. “That’s My Kind of Night” – Luke Bryan
13. “Come with Me Now” – Kongos
14. “Centuries” – Fall Out Boy
15. “Shut Up and Dance” — Walk the Moon

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The Top 10 Catchiest Songs Ever

There are songs you love, songs you hate, and then there are songs that are so annoyingly catchy, you find yourself singing them in the shower and humming them in the car, even if you don’t like them. Why in the world is that?

A group of British scientists decided to find out, and created an ingenious web test to do so. Curious about why some tunes like Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” or Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” became not only top 10 hits, but cultural landmarks, researchers at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester invented an online game called Hooked on Music, featuring clips from 1,000 hit songs over the past 70 years (the top-selling 40 tracks from each decade since the 1940s).

The test includes four parts: “Recognize that Tune,” in which you hum along with a track that suddenly drops sound, and then report whether you’re still in time when it resumes; “What’s the Hook,” in which you listen to two different clips from the same song and choose which is catchier; “Time Trial,” where you try to recognize as many songs as possible in three minutes; and “In a Row, ” where you must identify as many songs in a row as you can. (Take the fun test yourself here at HookedonMusic.)

So which songs made the top 10 list? It may not surprise you to learn that Lady Gaga and Whitney Houston are there, but you might scratch your head over some of the others. (It’s a U.K.-originated test after all, so English-speaking acts tend to rule.) See if your favorite songs made the list of Top 10 Catchiest Songs Ever.

1. Spice Girls – Wannabe

2. Lou Bega – Mambo No 5

3. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger

4. Lady Gaga – Just Dance

5. ABBA – SOS

6. Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman

7. Michael Jackson – Beat It

8. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

9. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me

10. Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing

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Viral Video Alert: Watch Halloween House Sing Thriller, Bohemian Rhapsody & Dark Horse

Ready for some spooky musical fun? Halloween home decorations have grown from simple carved pumpkins to elaborate LCD light shows set to music, as we discovered last year when we invited you to Watch a Halloween House Sing ‘What Does the Fox Say.’

This year, we found a fun, new singing house to spotlight. The Thomas House of Naperville, Illinois sings 30, yes, 30, different songs, according to owner Nick Thomas.

Using dancing LCD lights shaped like pumpkins and monster mouths, the two story home appears to “sing” along to hit songs by Katy Perry (“Dark Horse”), The Kongos (“Come with Me Now”), AC/DC (Hell’s Bells), Eminem (“Till I Collapse”), Queen (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) and, of course, our favorite, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Plastic skeletons, ghouls and tombstones in the home’s yard perfectly complement Jackson’s epic zombie hit. (Or maybe those are the remains of his disapproving neighbors. Muhahahaha.)

We’ve posted a few versions of the singing house below for you to enjoy and share with friends. Happy Halloween from the musical monster mashers at MyMusicCloud.

Thriller


Bohemian Rhapsody

Dark Horse

 

Watch Adam Levine Sing Nursery Rhymes As Michael Jackson & Eddie Vedder

You may know Adam Levine as the wisecracking judge on “The Voice” and the singer of Maroon 5’s annoyingly addictive “Moves Like Jagger.” But did you know he’s also an incredible song impressionist?

This week on “The Tonight Show,” host Jimmy Fallon dared Adam to play a game called “Wheel of Musical Impressions.” The game randomly assigned each of them a famous singer and a song, often a nursery rhyme, which they had to sing like that performer.

Adam did a spot-on impression of Frank Sinatra crooning the childhood classic, “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,” and of Eddie Vedder singing “The Muffin Man.” As in: “Do you know the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man, Muffin Man?” He also did a funny impression of Michael Jackson singing the “Sesame Street Theme.” (Watch below.)

Adam’s making the TV rounds to promote Maroon 5’s new album “V,” which came out Tuesday.  The album provides more of the band’s bouncy, falsetto pop (examples: singles “Maps” and “Animals”) along with a duet featuring Gwen Stefani (“My Heart is Open”).

Maroon 5 also announced its 2015 world tour with special guests MAGIC! (“Rude”) kicking off Feb. 16 in Dallas, Texas. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 13, on the Live Nation website. See dates following Jimmy and Adam’s video below.

Maroon 5 World Tour 2015 Dates (courtesy Live Nation):

2/16 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
2/17 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
2/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
2/24 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
2/25 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
2/27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
2/28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
3/2 – Washington DC @ Verizon Center
3/3 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
3/5 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
3/8 – East Rutherford, NJ @ IZOD Center
3/9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
3/11 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
3/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
3/14 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
3/16 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
3/18 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
3/19 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
3/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
3/23 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
3/25 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
3/26 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
3/28 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
3/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
3/31 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
4/1 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
4/3 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
5/26 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena
5/31 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
6/1 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
6/3 – Amsterdam, NTH @ Ziggo Dome
6/9 – Oberhausen, GR @ Koenig-Pilsener Arena
6/10 – Munich, GR @ Olympiahalle
6/12 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
6/14 – Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi
6/15 – Madrid, Spain @ Palacio Deportes
6/17 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Meo Arena

Redfoo vs. Weird Al: Whose Video Is Tackier?

They have big, curly hair and questionable fashion taste. And now, both Redfoo, formerly of LMFAO, and Weird Al Yankovic, music parody all-star, have new music videos out. Redfoo dropped his “New Thang” this week, and Weird Al’s “Tacky” has been burning up YouTube since July 15.

So whose video is more tacky?

Interestingly, both videos show clothing choices so blinding, you might want to slip on one of those giant solar visors before viewing (Google V. Stiviano).  Example:  In “New Thang,” Redfoo steps out in brown, leopard-spotted shorts and one of his sleeveless muscle Tees as honeys dressed in pink and blue spandex, knee socks and hair scrunchies dance around him. Yow!

But, wait – Here comes Weird Al in vomitous orange and brown patterned pants topped with a blazer splattered in pink, green and blue polygons. And joining him in this crime against fashion are his famous pals: comedians Margaret Cho and Aisha Tyler, Eric Stonestreet (the chubby dad from TV’s “Modern Family”), and Jack Black in tie-dyed pants and Birkenstock sandals. Dancing to the tune of Pharrell’s “Happy,” Al and his friends are gloriously “Tacky.”

Believe it or not, these two aren’t related – Redfoo, real name Stefan Kendal Gordy, is the youngest son of Motown Record Company founder Berry Gordy, Jr.  Weird Al, age 54, is an accordion-playing prodigy from Lynwood, Calif. (His 14th album, Mandatory Fun, came out in July). All these brothers from different mothers share are a love of hair products and all things tacky. So tell us which video makes you cringe more …

Redfoo’s “New Thang”

Weird Al’s “Tacky”

Rock’s Not Dead News: Foo Fighters, Godsmack + Watch Arcade Fire Steal Fans’ Phones

Does it feel like the music world is obsessed with “Fancy” rapper Iggy Azalea? Or like the four horsemen of the apocalypse are named 5 Seconds of Summer? When even the guitar-spinning frontmen of ZZ Top are teaming up with electronic dance king David Guetta (true!), it’s easy to think that rock has one foot planted in Tommy Ramone’s grave. But fear not, rock fans, rock’s not dead yet. Here’s proof:
1) On Monday, veteran axe men the Foo Fighters announced details of their upcoming album, Sonic Highways, due out Nov. 10. The band explored 8 different U.S. cities (Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and New York) and recorded a new song in each. There are even going to be 8 different album cover photos. Cooler still, you can see their sessions in Dave Grohl’s new HBO show of the same name, “Sonic Highways,” debuting Oct. 17.
2) Who ruled the best-selling album charts last week? No, not Pitbull. It was a 63-year-old rocker named Tom Petty. Petty’s new Hypnotic Eye album sold 131,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 3, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rolling Stone calls Hypnotic Eye the “toughest, most straight-up rocking record in many years,” and it’s the best debut for the toothy troubadour since 1994’s Wildflowers, the album with “You Don’t Know How It Feels” and “You Wreck Me,” which sold 161,000.
3) Boston rockers Godsmack just landed No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart with their new album: 1000hp. Out this week, the music video for the single “1000hp” is a gloriously high-octane rocker featuring retro concert footage and vehicles blowing up and going really fast. Watch here:


4) In the funniest “rock-lives” news, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler stole L.A. concertgoers’ cellphones last week while singing a cover of “Been Caught Stealing.” The band has been covering various classic rock anthems, including Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Guns N’ Roses “Welcome to the Jungle,” on tour. If you’re a Guns N’ Roses fan, you’ll also be glad to hear that Axl Rose says the band has two, new full albums ready to roll, a sequel to Chinese Democracy and a remix. Release dates are still to come.
Watch Arcade Fire steal fans’ cellphones while performing “Been Caught Stealing” and “Welcome to the Jungle” below …

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