Any Music on Android and All Devices: The MyMusicCloud Musi-ocracy

Were you excited — or just kinda meh — about the big Facebook Home announcement? To recap, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a super-sized, new Facebook phone app called “Home” with lots of new chat and home-screen features and a nifty, pre-loaded HTC phone you can buy for $99 on April 12.

It’s all super news for Android-based phone owners. But what about Apple, Blackberry, Windows and other non-Android-based OS phone users? Urm, hello? (Cricket. Cricket.)

“The core bits are just not possible,” Adam Mosseri, Facebook Home’s director of product, told reporters inquiring about Home’s iPhone compatibility.

Hmm. It’s rather like if our cloud-based music delivery system said, “Okay, all you Beliebers (Justin Bieber fans), you’re welcome to store, share and stream your fave Bieber tunes on our servers, but you Claymates, Maggots, Little  Monsters, TH Family, Parrot-Heads and everybody else? You’re on your own.”

Talk about a party-crasher.

Because we believe in a musi-ocracy, MyMusicCloud enables you to sync your music across all your devices, regardless of brand. Android, Apple, Blackberry, Microsoft — as long as it has a hard drive, you can share your music on it.

Start playing Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” on your Google tablet at home (I wear your granddad’s clothes, I look incredible…), pause it on the drive to your local vintage store, and then hit play on your iPhone and pick it up right where you left off (I’m in this big ass coat, from that thrift shop down the road …).

We’re guessing you probably like the phones, tablets, and other media-playing devices you already own, and don’t necessarily want to commit to one single platform for everything.

That’s why our apps sync it all across nearly every device. Listen for yourself Try MyMusicCloud out with 2 gigs of storage space – on us.

Happy April Fool’s Day! Funniest Misheard Song Lyrics, Part Duh

April Fool’s Day is Monday (you’re welcome, pranksters) and in honor of this illustrious holiday we’ve collected more of your Funniest Misheard Song Lyrics for the second installment in our LOL series.

In our first post, MyMusicCloud readers came up with misunderstood lyrics like See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen…  for Abba’s “Dancing Queen,” and Michelle ma belle, some say monkeys play piano well for The Beatles’ “Michelle.” (Read it here.)

This time, we received some even funnier phrases like, Some nights I stay up cussin’ in my bathtub, for Fun’s “Some Nights” and, Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, some with cankers, some with goiters, for Elton John’s “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters.”

But even if you’ve never sung, She was a fax machine, she kept her modem clean, to AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long,” you can still use the lyrics-finding feature on our amazing, cloud-based music delivery service to learn the words to your favorite songs.

Want to know what Justin Bieber’s really saying when he sings, I could be your Buzz Lightyear, fly across a goat? Just hit the Lyrics button while listening to the song on and it fetches the correct words for you instantly. Plus you can play, pause and re-start your music across nearly any device.

Without further ado, here are more of our readers’ Funniest Misheard Song Lyrics. (Share your own in the comments section at the bottom and we’ll publish it next time.)

10 Funniest Misheard Song Lyrics

10. BILLY JOEL “We Didn’t Start the Fire” Wrong Lyric: We didn’t start the fire, it was always burning, said the worst attorney.  Right Lyric: We didn’t start the fire, It was always burning, Since the world’s been turning.  – From Kandyce

9. FUN “Some Nights” Wrong Lyric: Some nights I stay up cussin’ in my bathtub.  Right Lyric: Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck – From Amanda

8. STEELY DAN “Hey Nineteen” Wrong Lyric: The Queer Won’t Go, To Find Colombia, Make Tonight a Wonderful Day  Real Lyric: The Cuervo Gold, The fine Colombian, Make tonight a wonderful thing  – From David

7. MAROON 5Moves Like Jagger”  Wrong Lyric: I got the moves like dragons! Right Lyric: I got the moves like Jagger!  — From Eeyoraus Earthmuffin

6. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER BAND “Bad Moon Rising” Wrong Lyric: There’s a bathroom on the right Right Lyric: There’s a bad moon on the rise … — From Howard

5. RIHANNA. “S&M”  Wrong Lyric:  ‘Cause I may be fat, but I’m perfectly good at it… Right Lyric: ‘Cause I may be bad, but I’m perfectly good at it… — From Lisa

4. MEN AT WORK “It’s a Mistake” Wrong Lyric: It’s Summer’s Dayyyy. Right Lyric: It’s a Mistaaaake  — From Joe M.

3. CULTURE CLUB “Karma Chameleon” Wrong Lyric: Come on, Come on, Come on, Come on, Come on, Corneliaaaa! Right Lyric: Karma, Karma, Karma, Karma, Karma Chameleon – From Julie

2. ELTON JOHN “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters”  Wrong Lyric: Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, some with cankers, some with goiters  Right Lyric: Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, sons of bankers, sons of lawyers. – From Allen

1.  COLDPLAY “Paradise” Wrong Lyric:He threw a paira paira paira dice.” Right Lyric: She’d dream of Para-para-paradise – From Alex G.

Your MyMusicCloud Spring Break Song Playlist

Psst — that whisper is the sun and sand calling your name. Time to dig out those bikinis and neon Ray Bans. Spring fever is here and with it that annual rite of passage for teens, twentysomethings and the perennially immature at heart – Spring Break.

So whether you’re headed to a sandy beach, white-water-rafting in Costa Rica, or just paddling around your home pool, enjoy your favorite music on the go thanks to our cloud-based music delivery service, MyMusicCloud.  Store 2 gigs of music free of charge in our cloud and play, pause, and replay your tunes seamlessly across almost any device, laptop, iPad, or smartphone.

Not sure where to start? We’ve gotten a head start on your Spring Break Song Playlist and compiled some of the sunniest pop and dance numbers burning up the charts. From Icona Pop’s beat-happy “I Love It” to Taylor Swift’s “Trouble.”  And of course, it’s not a party without a guy dancing in a motorcycle helmet to Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.” floating on an inner tube down a lazy river

Here’s our Spring Break Song Playlist countdown …

10. “Dancing on My Own” – Robyn

9. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up)  —  Fall Out Boy

8.  “I Love It” — Icona Pop

7. “Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

 6. “Heart Attack” — Demi Lovato

5. “What Makes You Beautiful”  — One Direction

4. “Harlem Shake” — Baauer

3. “Troublemaker” —  Olly Murs featuring Flo Rida

2. “Sweet Nothing” — Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch

1.  “Trouble” — Taylor Swift


SXSW 2013 Music News: Dave Grohl Likes Psy, 5 Bands to Watch

Austin’s annual barbecue and music brouhaha, South by Southwest 2013, is happening this week, and MyMusicCloud has your 3-minute highlights.

Rocker Dave Grohl delivered the music festival’s keynote speech, an honor previously held by legends like Bruce Springsteen, and in it, the Foo Fighters frontman dropped about 40 f-bombs, reflected on Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain’s death (“I was lost”) and declared: “‘Gangnam Style’ is one of my favorite effing songs of the last decade.”

Alrighty then.

Sick, tight, epic?  Whatever music superlatives you prefer, the list of bands playing SXSW is all of those, including Brit band Alt-J, Camera Obscura, the newly sober Green Day, cult favorites Haim, rapper Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Smashing Pumpkins, Snoop Lion, Tegan and Sara, Iggy and the Stooges, Vampire Weekend and more. A hooded guy from the ‘80s (Prince, is it?) also announced he’s bringing the funk to SXSW on March 16.

But fueling much of the pandemonium at SXSW 2013 is Justin Timberlake’s retooled, artist-launching pad, MySpace, which has been hosting surprise, free concerts all week showcasing musicians like Flying Lotus, Kid Cudi, and Sleigh Bells.

For those of us not enjoying rhymes and ribs in Austin, here are 5 bands to add to your MyMusicCloud playlist and enjoy on your phone, tablet or any other device:

Icona Pop: For the ladies, this Swedish synth-pop duo is behind that pivotal dance floor scene in HBO’s trend-setting “Girls.”

Fear of Men:  U.K. band for those who enjoyed the jangly ditties of the Cranberries.

Fakuta: Chill out with Chilean Pamela Sepúlveda’s brand of dreamy space pop.

Kosha Dillz: This mad-skilled L.A. rapper kicks rhymes Hebrew style, yo.

Sleigh Bells: Grinding guitars and breathy female vocals packaged in a sexy Tarantino-esque duo.

New Albums from Drake, David Bowie Plus Justin Timberlake Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’

Remember when singers were predictable and gave fans at least six months notice before releasing new music? Not anymore! There’s a new album release game afoot in 2013 apparently and it’s not for the snoozy.

We’re barely into March and so far Drake, David Bowie and Justin Timberlake have all announced surprise new music. MyMusicCloud is bringing you all the details here to keep you in the know:

Drake: This week, everyone’s favorite Canadian rapper announced on Twitter the release of the second track, “5 AM in Toronto,” from his upcoming album due out sometime late summer. On the Grammys red carpet in February, where he won Best Rap Album for Take Care, Drizzy also casually revealed the title for the new album, Nothing Was the Same.

David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust took the Webiverse by surprise in January when he announced on his Website that he’d be releasing his first album in 10 years called The Next Day. “Today he definitely has something to say,” his website read, revealing the single “Where Are We Now.” Bowie’s The Next Day comes out March 11 in the U.K. and March 12 in the states.

Justin Timberlake: After making the cryptic announcement, “I think I’M READY,” on Twitter Jan. 10 before posting a link to a YouTube video which showed him walking into a studio, his new album, The 20/20 Experience, finally drops on March 19. But first, JT is hosting “Saturday Night Live” again this weekend, March 9, on NBC.

Could that mean another surprise spoof video with “SNL” alum and music video collaborator Andy Samberg? Justin has actually won four Emmys for his “SNL” appearances, and his wild parody videos with Andy, like “D*** in a Box,” “J*** in My Pants” and “Mother Lover,” are always a hit on YouTube. See his funny “SNL” promos below and tune in Saturday night to find out.

Send Us Your Funniest Misheard Song Lyrics

There’s nothing like that moment when you hear your boss, your best friend, or even your 5-year-old daughter mixing up the words to their favorite song as they sing along. Last year, we posted our 10 Funniest Misheard Song Lyrics, submitted by friends, family and MyMusicCloud members. Among them were some great examples, like this one from reader Stephanie:

“For ‘Benny & The Jets,’ I always thought it was (and continue to sing), ‘She’s got electric boobs! Down to her shoes, you know I heard, and I’m about to sayeeeeee-oh-oh.’”

Reader Eeyoraus Earthmuffin (probably not his real name) said, “My 4-year-old grandson sings, I got the moves like dragons.”

But really, who can blame them? How many 4-year-olds are familiar with The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger (“Moves Like Jagger”)? Misunderstanding popular song lyrics happens to the best of us. In fact, one of the most commonly mangled verses is from Elton John’s “Benny & the Jets,” which really goes: “She’s got electric boots, a mohair suit, you know I read it in a magaaazine.”

So once again, we’re asking MyMusicCloud members to send us your funniest misheard lyrics.  Because we’re staging another bad music lyric intervention. With our amazing cloud-based music delivery service, you’ll never belt out a bogus chorus again. (No more: He doesn’t look a thing like Cheese Nips). Just hit the “lyrics” button in our free browser or app and it fetches the correct words to that Killers’ song (He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus) for you instantly. All that and you can store, play, and pause your music across almost any device.

So tell us your funniest misheard lyrics in the comments section below and we’ll print them in an upcoming post. To see more hilarious examples, read the original post here.

MyMusicCloud Viral Video Alert: The Harlem Shake

“Harlem Shake,” a wild, musical mashup of electronica and bass by Brooklyn music producer Baauer, has conquered YouTUbe and shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Song chart all thanks to a weird viral video and thousands of YouTube copycats.

If you haven’t seen the spoofs by Los Angeles KIIS-FM DJ Ryan Seacrest, members of the Norwegian army, or via email from the comic cutups in your office, we’ve posted a few videos of it below.

Essentially, each runs about 30 seconds, and follows the same visual gag. A group of people are milling about while one weirdo in a mask or helmet dances nonsensically to Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.” Jumpcut to the next scene, in which everyone, many in costume, are also spasming and gyrating to the song.

Like flash mobs or “Gangnam Style,” you’ll either love or hate this Internet meme. If you love it, listen to “Harlem Shake” or buy the original Bauer song for 99 cents in our MyMusicCloud music store. You can even further spread the trend (and annoy your pals!) by cutting a mobile phone ringtone for it with our “Ringtone” tool. Just log on to our cloud-based music delivery service, click the options arrow icon that appears next to the song title and choose Create Ringtone. A pop-up box allows you to play the song and pick the section you want to use – drag the markers to point the beginning and end of your ringtone and that’s it!

How do these viral videos catch on? “Harlem Shake” caught fire when a vlogger named Filthy Frank uploaded his version to his DisastaMusic YouTube channel on Feb. 2. Suddenly 3,000 copies were uploaded by tickled viewers. We can’t predict what will trend next, but we’ll alert you to new videos every few weeks here on MyMusicCloud’s Viral Video Alert blog series. Until then, enjoy our music sharing and storage service (2 gigabytes free!) and pick your favorite “Harlem Shake” video below:

Ryan Seacrest and friends (Can you spot the Kardashians?)

Norwegian Army

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