Turn Your Smart TV into a Karaoke Machine

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Feel like belting out Katy Perry‘s “Roar,” want to have an Eminem rap battle with your friends, or just need something to entertain the kids after 87 days of snow? Turn your smart TV into a karaoke machine using the MyMusicCloud app.

With our cloud-based music service, you can access your entire music library from your TV and even follow the words on-screen with our “Lyrics” feature.

To find MyMusicCloud on your Samsung Smart TV, click the Smart Hub button on your TV’s remote control. If you don’t see the MyMusicCloud app on the front page of your Smart Hub, go to “Samsung Apps.” Press the down button to highlight the text box for searching, then use the voice controller to say the app name, or type it in with either a blue-tooth keyboard or your remote control. If you haven’t already activated your account through our app, simply follow the directions in our “How to Activate” post.

Once you log in, you just need a wireless microphone – but even a hairbrush will do. With our Lyrics feature, you can have a ball singing with your family or friends, plus you’ll never belt out a bogus chorus again. (No more, Some nights I stay up cussin’ in my bathtub, to Fun’s “Some Nights.) Just select the Lyrics button on our site and it fetches the correct words (Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck) for you instantly.

Need some inspiration? Here are the most popular karaoke songs of 2014, according to Lucky Voice:

1. “Let It Go” – Idina Menzel/Demi Lovato
2. “Happy” – Pharrell Williams
3. “Roar” – Katy Perry
4. “Someone Like You” – Adele
5. :Rather Be” – Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
6. “Make You Feel My Love”- Adele
7. “Summer Nights” – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
8. “Don’t Stop Believin” – Journey
9. “Livin’ On A Prayer” – Bon Jovi
10. “Jolene” – Dolly Parton

Enjoy and, as “American Idol”s Randy Jackson would say, Don’t be pitchy, dawg!

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More Funny and Romantic Song Pick-Up Lines


 

Still searching for a way to meet that cute girl? Stop listening to your friends for dating advice and look to your music library. Everything you need to say to meet women is right there, recorded by lyrical maestros like Luke Bryan, John Legend, Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, Taylor Swift, Usher, and, of course, One Direction.

We’ve chronicled “Great Song Pick-Up Lines” in the past, but the last few years have been especially rich for pick-up line magic, so we’re at it again.

For instance, you could go the Prince Charming route and, like Ne-Yo, offer to help a cutie with her problems. (“Don’t be afraid, let me heeeelp.”) Just take it from Harry Styles and the boys of 1D, flattery will get you nowhere. Instead, insult her friends! Example: “Your friends, they look good, but you look better,” (from “Stole My Heart.”)

Here are more of the Best Song Pickup Lines, from the earnest to the endearing, followed by some of the Worst Song Lyrics that are, welp, just too funny too ignore. Find some you like and make a pick-up line playlist of your own with our store-and-play service MyMusicCloud.

10. “Saw you there and I thought, ‘Oh my God, look at that face,’ You look like my next mistake!” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

9. Don’t be afraid to give your heart to me, And if you do, I know that I won’t let you down, no,
so hand it over, trust me with your love,” Maroon 5 and Gwen Stefani, “My Heart Is Open”

8. “If you don’t wanna take it too far then, well, you better stop flirtin’ and stop twerkin’
So perfect, cause it’s workin’,” Kid Ink & Usher, “Body Language”

7. “You’re so contagious, I can’t take it, have my baby, let’s just make it. Excuse me. What’s your name?” Jay-Z featuring Pharrell, “Excuse Me, Miss”

6. “Girl, let me love you and I will love you until you learn to love yourself, Girl, let me love you
And all your trouble, don’t be afraid, girl, let me help.” Ne-Yo, “Let Me Love You”

5. “If you need some love tonight, Then I might have just enough, I ain’t as good as I once was,
But I’m as good once … as I ever was.” Toby Keith, “As Good As I Once Was.”

4. “Give your all to me, I’ll give my all to you, You’re my end and my beginning, Even when I lose, I’m winning.” John Legend, “All of Me.”

3. “Oh, it gets so critical, We become caught up in the trivial, My dear, we’re both a bit too cynical, Come close, I’ll give you something spiritual,” Neon Trees, “Love in the 21st Century”

2. “I know we only met, but let’s pretend it’s love,” One Direction, “Live While We’re Young”

1. “Girl, you got a smile like a devil on my shoulder, Tempting me sayin’, ‘Honey, come over right now, right nowww,’ I know I shouldn’t wanna, but I think I’m probably gonna,” Luke Bryan, “Your Mama Should’ve Named You Whiskey”

5 Worst Song Pickup Lines

“Your body is a temple, It might just be the Temple of Doom, Got an Indiana Jones for you, Baby, There’s a challenge for my Doom,” Santana featuring Miguel, “Indy”

“Why you gotta be so rude? Don’t you know I’m human too?” Magic! “Rude”

“They’re callin’ me an alien, a big-headed astronaut, Maybe it’s because your boy, Yeezy, get ass a lot,” Kanye West & Katy Perry, “E.T.”

“What rhymes with Hug Me?” Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines”

“Is it weird that your ass remind me of a Kanye West song?” Jason Derulo, “Trumpets”

Awesome NFL Football Drinking Games: Playoff and Super Bowl Edition

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It’s NFL playoff season, which means it’s time for you football fans to stop washing your lucky jerseys and socks, no matter how stiff or smelly they become. You don’t want to jinx your team now, do you?

To make these Sunday smackdowns even more entertaining, we’ve created these fun Football Drinking Games, which include live-action challenges along with prompts for your favorite team pump-up songs. Even non-football fans can enjoy the shenanigans with the dares below.

At this writing, there are still four teams left before Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 1, 2015, so we’ve come up with categories for each championship contender: The Green Bay Packers vs. The Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts vs. the New England Patriots. But there are plenty of Super Bowl-themed tilt-and-gulps too.

So whether you’re cheering in the stands or lazing in your favorite recliner, hoist the (nonalcoholic or, ahem, other) beverage of your choice whenever these events take place …

Everybody!

Drink when …
*An ad plays with an AC/DC song (Examples: “Play Ball” or “Back in Black”)
*There’s a time-out
*An announcer reports how loud the fans are
*A Beats by Dre commercial airs starring Seattle’s Richard Sherman or any NFL player, really
*An announcer volunteers a random stat that has no relation to the action on the field
*Someone in the room yells like he (or she) just scored the touchdown
*Justin Bieber’s new Calvin Klein ads air

Green Bay Packers Fans

Drink when …
The camera cuts to a fan wearing a cheese head hat
Todd Rundgren’s “Bang the Drum All Day” plays
Announcer Troy Aikman mentions the Dallas Cowboys
A Packer does the Lambeau Leap after a touchdown

New England Patriots Fans

Drink when …
Bon Jovi’s “This Is Our House” Plays
Tom Brady over-celebrates completing 10 yards
The Gronk scores and spikes the ball, possibly denting the field
An ad featuring Gisele plays

Seattle SeaHawks Fans

Drink when …
“Outta Your Mind” by Lil Jon plays
The first four notes of Phish’s song “Wilson” play (“duh dunt, duh dunt”) and the crowd cheers “Wilson!” (Usually after Russell Wilson and the offense take the field for the first time)
Richard Sherman mouths off to a referee, coach, fan, hot dog vendor or anyone within 15 miles
“Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis plays, typically after a touchdown

Indianapolis Colts Fans

Drink when …
Andrew Luck gets tackled and compliments the sacker (Example: “Nice hit, guy”)
The Colts pull a 3rd down blitz
Anyone references Peyton Manning
An announcer mentions Luck’s “beard” or his Stanford stats

SUPER BOWL HALF-TIME BONUS:

Take a Shot if …
Halftime performer Katy Perry is wearing a ridiculous wig or visible bra
She sings the word “Roar”
Co-headliner Lenny Kravitz performs “American Woman”
Lenny’s wearing fringe or sunglasses

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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

 

Is Your Music Playlist Male or Female?

Are guys simply born loving rap and rock? Do women really gravitate toward dance and teen pop groups like One Direction? Or are these just popular stereotypes?

Paul Lamere ponders questions like these a lot.  As Director of Developer Platform for The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company in Massachusetts, he often dives into data trends like this on his blog, Music Machinery. This month, he compared the streaming playlists of 200,000 male and female U.S. listeners to find out if there are such things as “gender-specific” music preferences.  For instance, if someone found your lost phone or iPod and started playing your music collection, could they easily tell if you’re a guy or a gal?

To keep things simple, he zoomed in on the top 40 pop singers and bands preferred by both sexes. As you might expect, singers that ladies enjoy but their male counterparts shun include: Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Ciara, Ke$ha, Avril Lavigne, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj, Shakira, Britney Spears, and, yes, One Direction.  While artists preferred solely by dudes include: Avicii, J.Cole, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa,  Kendrick Lamar, Bob Marley, T.I., Linkin Park, Queen, and rappers Kanye West and 50 Cent. 

But then things get crazy: You might think that, after his troubles with Rihanna, Chris Brown would score higher with guys but, in fact, Brown rated No. 11 among women and No. 15 with men. Rihanna is the queen of the ladies’ chart at No. 1, but guys also love her, putting her at No. 8.  Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, and even Miley Cyrus are also enjoyed by both genders.  

Guys’ favorite pop performer? Mad rapper Eminem.  And while Kanye got no love from the ladies at all, nice guy Bruno Mars landed in the top 5 for both sexes.

At MyMusicCloud, we don’t judge, we just recommend great new music for you on our Albums page based on whatever your favorites are. So you can enjoy the freedom of listening anywhere on any device, regardless of brand.

 

Five 2012 Movie Soundtracks That Pop and Rock

It was a pleasant surprise to see pop stars like Adele and Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes Awards last weekend and not just because they love to hog the red carpet. Both singers were nominated for Best Original Song (Adele won for “Skyfall” over Taylor’s “Safe & Sound”).

Movie awards season is in full swing which means movie soundtracks are getting a lot of attention.  Life of Pi won Best Original Score at the Globes and is nominated for an Oscar. Also up for musical Oscars are Anna Karenina, Argo, Lincoln and Skyfall.  Alexandre Desplat’s Zero Dark Thirty score is also garnering critical praise and so is the star-studded new soundtrack for Les Miserables. (Hugh Jackman sings!)

But even if you’re not an opera or James Bond fan, there’s a lot of noteworthy pop, hip-hop and rock soundtracks to explore and download with our cloud-based music delivery service. Here are 5 worth listening to:

The Avengers – The superhero mashup features grunge tracks from Soundgarden, Scott Weiland, and more ‘90s rockers.

The Hunger Games – Taylor’s afore-mentioned folk duo with The Civil Wars was nominated for a Globe, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine makes a cameo, Arcade Fire plays two tracks and even Kid Cudi steps in with “The Ruler and the Killer.”

Katy Perry: Part of Me –The Teenage Dream’s movie companion CD features cotton candy favorites like “Firework,” “Last Friday Night,” and “Wide Awake.”

The Man with the Iron Fists — Edgy alt bands like The Black Keys go up against rappers Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and RZA, who also directs and stars in this martial arts pic.

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – Passion Pit and Christina Perri join rockers like Green Day (“The Forgotten”) and electronica sensation Ellie Goulding (“Bittersweet”).

Play DJ with Our 4th of July Music Playlist

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Here in the U.S., we’ll be celebrating our independence on July 4th with pool parties and heaps of vacuum-sealed, processed foods. Because nothing says freedom like hot dogs and the ability to seamlessly play your favorite tunes across any device – PCs, tablets, mobile phones and more.

Have you decided what your Independence Day soundtrack will be? Will it include some Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas or Toby Keith? Not to worry because MyMusicCloud has compiled a head-boppin’ list of songs about fireworks, patriotism, and summer fun for your holiday. Mix them together on your kitchen tablet and then stream them to your laptop or listen on any other device outside for an upbeat backyard BBQ mix. You can also use our cloud-based music delivery service to upload and compile your own 4th of July party playlist. Our continuous queue even lets you stop and start it across different devices.

Kick off your bash with summer anthems like Kid Rock’s thumping remix of “Sweet Home Alabama” called “All Summer Long,” or Faith Hill’s joyful ode to convertibles and good times, “Sunshine and Summertime.”

Then show your love for the heroes of the heartland with Toby Keith’s “Made in America” and salute the country where “we all get a chance, everybody gets to dance — Only in America” by superstars Brooks & Dunn. Love classic rock? Blue-jean rebel Bruce Springsteen reminds you what it’s like to be “Born in the U.S.A.” while Neil Young urges you to “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World.”

If you can’t resist a pop dance tune, we’ve got Miley Cyrus, the Black Eyed Peas and Katy Perry’s “Firework” to bring your friends to their feet. We’re global too, so even if you’re reading this in Tuscany, Berlin or somewhere else abroad, you can still celebrate the 4th of July on all your devices.

10. Faith Hill: “Sunshine and Summertime”

9. Neil Diamond: “America”

8. Neil Young: “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World”

7. Miley Cyrus: “Party in the U.S.A.”

6. Bruce Springsteen: “Born in the U.S.A.”

5. Black Eyed Peas: “Boom Boom Pow”

4. Brooks & Dunn: “Only in America”

3. Toby Keith: “Made in America”

2. Kid Rock: “All Summer Long”

1. Katy Perry: “Firework”