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  • YouTube Challenger Lets Music Fans Call the Shots - New York Times

  • New York Times

    YouTube Challenger Lets Music Fans Call the Shots
    New York Times
    Five years ago Yoni Bloch, an Israeli rock star, wanted to make a music video that would let viewers choose what happened as the story unfolded. But the technology did not exist, so Mr. Bloch and his band members developed it themselves and shot the ...
    Warner partners with Interlude to develop interactive music contentmusicweek.com
    Warner Music Group Becomes Founding Major Label Partner in Interlude MusicRock Hill Herald (press release)
    Warner Music Group Partners With Interactive Video Producer Interlude MusicAll Access Music Group
    VideoInk
    all 9 news articles »



  • 'XRT names Kelly Ransford music director - Robert Feder (blog)

  • 'XRT names Kelly Ransford music director
    Robert Feder (blog)
    Kelly Ransford, a veteran of album adult alternative radio stations in San Francisco, Seattle and Denver, is joining WXRT FM 93.1 as music director. She succeeds John Farneda, who stepped down last month as operations manager and music director after ...




  • Cuban Music and More at Jazz at Lincoln Center - New York Times

  • Cuban Music and More at Jazz at Lincoln Center
    New York Times
    Which is not to say that the rigorous 90-minute set was all Cuban music, or a singularly Cubanized version of jazz. There was a small group combining various musical languages, which has always happened under the banner of jazz, although this group did ...




  • 10 must-have Chromecast apps for streaming digital movies, video, and music - TechHive

  • TechHive

    10 must-have Chromecast apps for streaming digital movies, video, and music
    TechHive
    Google's Chromecast is the perfect gadget to have if you're looking for the simplest way to stream movies, TV shows, YouTube (and other web videos), and music from your mobile device to a TV. Just plug the Chromecast into one of your TV's HDMI inputs, ...

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  • Gulf Coast Music Teachers Association presents students in fall recital - SunHerald.com

  • SunHerald.com

    Gulf Coast Music Teachers Association presents students in fall recital
    SunHerald.com
    Founded in 1972, the Gulf Coast Music Teachers Association is an affiliate of Mississippi Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association, which is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the value of music study and music ...




  • Madonna: I did not say, 'Hey, here's my music, and it's finished.' It was theft - The Guardian

  • The Guardian

    Madonna: I did not say, 'Hey, here's my music, and it's finished.' It was theft
    The Guardian
    “It wasn't just music,” she said. “Images were coming out that I'd never seen before. It was then I started to think ok, what's happening? What is the source of the leak? It's not just one person, or someone sitting next to me in an office, or someone ...
    Madonna defends music leak commentsIrish Examiner
    Madonna Swipes The Music World Once Again With Six Pre-released Numbers ...International Business Times AU
    'Rebel Heart': Madonna Reveals the Story Behind Six Surprise SongsRollingStone.com
    NME.com
    all 560 news articles »



  • For The Blackhawks' Ben Smith, Music Connects A Talented Family - ESPN

  • ESPN

    For The Blackhawks' Ben Smith, Music Connects A Talented Family
    ESPN
    "The music began with their English grandmother, who would come every year for a week over Christmas when the children were young," Marguerita said. "She liked to be entertained, and the annual concert became the highlight of her Christmas. As they got ...




  • Hope Fund: Music died with drinking, drug use; fomer addict wants instrument - Florida Times-Union

  • Florida Times-Union

    Hope Fund: Music died with drinking, drug use; fomer addict wants instrument
    Florida Times-Union
    Harold Florence, 60, sits on a bar stool in his living room and vividly recollects life before recovery, back when music was his only escape. The voices in his head tormented him, but the music kept him sane, Florence said. But before too long, even ...

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  • Notre Dame brings QB battle to Music City Bowl - The Tennessean

  • The Tennessean

    Notre Dame brings QB battle to Music City Bowl
    The Tennessean
    As the Irish (7-5) prepare for LSU (8-4) in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Dec. 30, both quarterbacks are facing opportunities — the sophomore Zaire to become the starter, and the senior Golson to redeem what began as a promising ...
    Notre Dame still undecided on starting QB for Music City BowlChicago Sun-Times

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  • Belmont taps music industry vet to head Curb College of Entertainment and ... - Nashville Business Journal (blog)

  • Belmont taps music industry vet to head Curb College of Entertainment and ...
    Nashville Business Journal (blog)
    Howard is the founder of Vandermont Music Group and former senior vice president of A&R for Lyric Street Records/Walt Disney Co. He replaced Wes Bulla, who announced earlier this year his intention to return to a full-time teaching position after nine ...
    Belmont names Doug Howard new dean for music business collegeThe Tennessean

    all 2 news articles »





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  • Warner Music Group Becomes Founding Major Label Partner in Interlude Music
  • Warner Music Group and Interlude, the premier interactive media company, today announced a strategic partnership. Under the terms of this groundbreaking deal, WMG will be the



  • Oink Enters Music Industry Market with Grammy Winning Producer & Executive Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins
  • Virtual Piggy, Inc. , creator of Oink, the innovative payment technology for the youth market, today announced that renowned record producer and music executive Rodney



  • Report: Sony music bigwigs 'freaking out' their hefty salaries will be revealed
  • Sony Music bigwigs are “freaking out” that details of their hefty salaries could be leaked next after hackers pilfered 100 terabytes of data from Sony servers and successfully killed the movie division’s “The Interview.”



  • BackBeat Fit wireless headphones: Made for exercising to music
  • Now that I have an Android Wear watch that can keep up with my daily running, I’ve been on the lookout for a solid set of Bluetooth headphones. I typically run while listening to music and my Sony Smartwatch ...



  • Sony Music bigwigs ‘freaking out’ over possible leak
  • A main concern of the music moguls would be their salaries being made public.



  • Our 2014 gift guide for music lovers
  • Buying gifts for music lovers gets more complicated every year. You used to be able to just buy them CDs



  • Review: Tevar's music is enjoyable
  • Composers Sajid-Wajid bring their knowledge of hardcore Indian music into play and give Tevar's music a different flavour, says Joginder Tuteja/ Rediff.com



  • The 10 Biggest Bombshells In Music In 2014
  • The music industry is in a constant state of flux, now maybe more than at any other time in history, and these 10 stories prove it.



  • Music died with drinking, drug use; but former addict wishes for instrument, lessons
  • Harold Florence, 60, sits on a bar stool in his living room and vividly recollects life before recovery, back when music was his only escape. The voices in his head tormented him, but the music kept him sane, Florence said. But before too long, even the music couldn’t ease the voices. The one-time college music scholarship recipient turned to alcohol and drugs when music wasn’t enough. For ...



  • Madonna defends music leak comments
  • Madonna has defended the extreme language she used in hitting out at the hackers who leaked her music online.





    Heard from NPR

    Site: Music

  • Nick Lowe Brings His 'Quality Holiday Revue' To America
  • "We think it's all a bit vulgar, you know, cashing in on Christmas," Lowe says of the British. He says he took it as a challenge: Quality Street tackles old classics and adds originals to the mix.



  • Dessa: Something Old And Something New, Suitable For Choir
  • Watch the singer and rapper perform "Skeleton Key" and "The Good Fight" with the VocalEssence choir.



  • Bob And Robin's Holiday In Space
  • Every year, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton go on a musical holiday adventure. This year, they take a rocket ride to outer space and are joined by a few special guests.



  • Top 10 Top 40 For 2014
  • Dig below the strata of pop songs so ubiquitous you can't stand to hear them any more, and you'll find plenty of riches in the Top 40, from country crossover to innovative R&B and classic pop.



  • Anthony Hamilton Brings Home Holiday Funk
  • How do you make a Christmas album without succumbing to formula? "Put a little Outkast to it," the soul singer says.



  • When The Beatles Gave Fans A 'Crimble' Present
  • In the 1960s, the Beatles sent their most loyal fans a Christmas gift every year — a flexi-disc. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to music writer Colin Fleming about the annual holiday single.



  • KCRW Presents: M. Ward
  • The singer and guitarist revisits "Hi-Fi," from his much-loved breakthrough album, Transistor Radio.



  • The Best Unheralded R&B Of 2014
  • If we're being honest, there was no consensus in R&B this year. Too many things happened, and we missed some ground-hugging gems, even a couple made by legends. These are ten of those.



  • Duke The Halls: Bo And Luke Go Caroling
  • John Schneider and Tom Wopat, the good old boys from The Dukes of Hazzard, have recorded a Christmas album. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with them about nurturing a creative partnership offscreen.



  • 'Going There' in 2014
  • Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she's met and the stories they've shared with her. She remembers her 'Top 5' moments of 2014.



  • Lucinda Williams: Tiny Desk Concert
  • She came to the desk a little unsure, and left singing "West Memphis" with intensity and passion. Williams has a voice like no other, and it shines in these intimate moments.



  • The 10 Best Electronic Albums Of 2014
  • From Aphex Twin's unmistakable return to Leon Vynehall's emotional faculty with samples, distinctive voices dominate the list of electronic albums that made an impression this year.



  • Wexford Carols Brings Irish Holiday Relics To Life
  • A new Christmas music collection resurrects Irish carols from the 17th century. NPR's Scott Simon talks to singer Caitriona O'Leary and producer Joe Henry about songs both sacred and political.



  • Amy LaVere On Mountain Stage
  • The bassist and singer based her latest album on memories of running away from home as a teenager.



  • In The Still Of The Night, There's A Riot In Garth Brooks
  • After more than a decade offstage raising his daughters, the singer is touring. "It's like nothing is being held back," he says. "You get to eat mashed potatoes with both hands instead of one."





    Heard from MTV

    Site: News

  • Here’s The Complete List Of The People Magazine Award Winners
  • The biggest stars win big at the first annual People Magazine Awards.



  • Neil Patrick Harris Unleashes His Inner Freak In New ‘American Horror Story’ Promo
  • Neil Patrick Harris' role in "American Horror Story" is reveled in a new trailer for the series.



  • George Clooney’s Selfie With The Cast Of ‘Downton Abbey’ Will Fill You With Holiday Cheer
  • George Clooney takes a selfie with the cast of 'Downton Abbey.'



  • Animal Prosthetics Took A Huge Leap Forward Thanks To 3D Printing—Watch
  • 3D-printed prosthetic legs help dog run.



  • Robin Williams’ Son Zak Opens Up About His Father’s Death: ‘I Miss Him All The Time’
  • Zak Williams opens up about the loss of his father, Robin Williams.



  • Listen To Big Boi Tear Into Remix Of Maroon 5′s ‘Animals’
  • Big Boi hops on the remix of Maroon 5's 'Animals.'



  • Ashlee Simpson And Her Husband Evan Ross Are Expecting Their First Baby
  • Ashlee Simpson is expecting her second child.



  • Angelina On Directing Brad In A Sex Scene: ‘He Knows What I Need’
  • Angelina Jolie tells MTV News what it was like to direct husband Brad Pitt in a sex scene...with her.



  • Watch This Three Minute Supercut Of Every Terrible Guy You’ll Meet On Tinder
  • Writer and comedia Michelle Markowitz sums up all the stereotypically awful guys that you'll meet on Tinder—watch.



  • Tyga Dropped The DONDA-Designed Artwork For The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty
  • Tyga releases DONDA-designed album cover art for 'The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty.'



  • This Is What Your Christmas Lights Look Like From Space
  • NASA shows us what Christmas looks like in the U.S.



  • Jon Stewart Slams Fox News For Referring To Jay Z As A ‘Crack Dealer’
  • Jon Stewart and Jessica Williams team up to point out how ridiculous it was of Fox News to label Jay Z as a "crack dealer."



  • The OVO Raptors Shirts Drake Gave Out Last Night Are Already On Ebay
  • You can get Drake's Raptors shirt, even if you weren't at the game.



  • Snoop Dogg Had Some Of The Best #TBT Photos In 2014
  • See some of Snoop Dogg's best #TBT photos on Instagram this year.



  • Watch These Pranksters Scare The Life Out Of Women Using The Bathroom
  • Video pranks shows women peeking over bathroom stalls to scare unsuspecting bathroom dwellers.



  • Upset About ‘The Interview’? Here’s One Way You Can Fight Back
  • If you're upset about "The Interview" being shelved, here's one way you can fight back.



  • Bobby Shmurda Held On $2 Million Bail, Facing Conspiracy And Weapons Charges
  • Bobby Shmurda is being held on $2 million bail after being arrested on drug and narcotics charges in connection with GS9 gang.



  • Here Are The Best Dressed Dude And Lady Of 2014
  • Justin Bieber and Rihanna are our Best Dressed of 2014.



  • Return Of The Crocodilly: Snooki & JWOWW’s Daughters Get A Special Protector
  • Watch the latest episode of 'Cribmates,' in which Snooki & JWOWW's little ladies rock the crib with a familiar stuffed animal.



  • Consciously Coupling: MTV’s Most Envy-Inducing Lovebirds Of 2014
  • A look at all of the MTV couples that made us go "awww!" in 2014.



  • Why Hanukkah Is Basically ‘300’ (And Every Other Action Movie) For Jews
  • This holiday is way more badass than playing dreidel would lead you to believe.



  • Nicki Minaj Has More ‘Sons’ Than An Episode Of ‘Maury’: We Counted Them All
  • A look at the many children Nicki Minaj has birthed in her rap lyrics over the past few years.



  • 12 Times Demi Lovato Really Didn’t Care
  • Demi Lovato really doesn't care about the haters.



  • We Don’t Know How To Feel About Zac Efron’s New Mustache
  • What do you think about Zac Efron's new facial hair?



  • Taylor Swift Never Expected This Reaction To Her Spotify Decision
  • Taylor Swift was surprised by the reaction to her decision to pull music from Spotify.



  • Kids Hating Santa On Instagram: When Christmas Dreams Become A Living Nightmare
  • Here are some of the most hilariously pathetic moments in visits to Santa gone horribly wrong.



  • A Brief History Of North Korea’s Bizarre Relationship With American Entertainment
  • "The Interview" isn't the first time that North Korea and American media have come to blows.



  • Erik Roner’s Insane 7425-Foot Flight Via Lawnchair And Balloons Will Make Your Stomach Drop
  • Just watching this will make you dizzy...and a little jealous.



  • Here Are The Perfect Gifts For The Undercover ‘Harry Potter’ Fan In Your Life
  • Check out these gifts for the sophisticated, undercover "Harry Potter" nerd in your life. Accio awesome.



  • A Year Without Ned Vizzini: Brilliant YA Author, ‘Teen Wolf’ Writer, And My Best Friend
  • A friend remembers Ned Vizzini, the "It's Kind of a Funny Story" author and "Teen Wolf" Writer," one year after his suicide. And looks for answers.





    Heard from CMT

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  • Guitarist-Producer Chip Young Dead at 76
  • Fabled guitarist and record producer Chip Young died Saturday (Dec. 20) in Nashville at the age of 76. Born Jerry Marvin Stembridge in Atlanta on May 19, 1938, Young began his career in the 1950s, playing with fellow guitar hotshot Jerry Reed and singer-songwriter Joe South. His talents flowered in the 1960s and ‘70s, during... Read more »



  • Garth Brooks’ #Justincredible Night in Nashville
  • In a move that should have surprised absolutely no one, Justin Timberlake brought Garth Brooks onstage with him on Friday (Dec. 19) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Because, duh. Let’s go back in time for a second. Timberlake has been a fan of Brooks since he was a little kid. Remember the video that surfaced a... Read more »



  • Jason Aldean’s Fiancee Hits the Big Apple
  • Was it her bachelorette party? Or just a trip to New York for some holiday boondoggling? I’m going to go with yes to both. That’s because Brittany Kerr — Jason Aldean’s fiancee — posted an Instagram picture of herself with a group of eight girlfriends on a New York City street on Thursday (Dec. 11).... Read more »



  • Five Albums I Couldn’t Face 2015 Without
  • The way I look at “best of” lists is this: It’s not so much what I thought was the best from this year. It’s more an indication of the music I am taking with me into next year. It’s music I know I’ll still love long after the release date’s been forgotten. Those are the... Read more »



  • $39 Million Settlement in Sugarland Stage Accident
  • A $39 million out-of-court settlement has been reached in connection with the stage collapse that killed seven people at Sugarland’s 2011 concert at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, The Associated Press reports. The lawsuits against Sugarland, concert promoter Live Nation and 16 other defendants were dismissed Friday (Dec. 19), according to attorney Kenneth J.... Read more »



  • Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits Package Debuts at No. 1
  • If it’s not one Oklahoman, it’s another. This week, Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart, thereby dislodging fellow Okie Garth Brooks’ Man Against Machine, which had held that eminence for four consecutive weeks. Meanwhile, Tim McGraw’s “Shotgun Rider” glides to the top of the country airplay... Read more »



  • Dig Into Lyrics on Genius
  • Country music fans, meet Genius. No, it’s not a new band but a novel way to view and interpret song lyrics and other forms of the written word. Created in 2009 as Rap Genius, the website quickly expanded into everything from the collected works of Shakespeare and the speeches of Abraham Lincoln to TV and... Read more »



  • CMT Announces All Time Top 40: Artist’s Choice Marathon
  • CMT Hot 20 Countdown will wrap up its year-long celebration of country music’s greatest influences with a special five-hour marathon on Dec. 27. The CMT All-Time Top 40: Artist’s Choice Marathon will highlight some of the series’ most memorable moments. The journey began earlier this year with a weekly countdown of artist-voted, all-genre recipients including... Read more »



  • Luke Bryan Shakes It for CMT Hot 20 Countdown
  • On this week’s special episode of CMT Hot 20 Countdown, fans can relive all the best moments of 2014, including some never-before-seen and utterly hilarious Luke Bryan outtakes. Or the time Garth Brooks admitted what he expected before taking the stage for his first tour in almost 15 years. “Yeah, I’m gonna get winded. Yeah,... Read more »



  • Kelly Clarkson Prepares for a Miracle on Broadway
  • It pays to have friends in high places. Just ask Kelly Clarkson, who didn’t hesitate to call in more than a few favors for her inaugural Miracle on Broadway benefit concert taking place Saturday night (Dec. 20) in Nashville. “Honestly? With these artists, I just called my friends and was like, ‘Hey, do this for... Read more »



  • Why Dierks Bentley Can’t Look His Fans in the Eyes
  • Dierks Bentley knows he has a job to do. “You can’t forget what you’re there to do on a Friday, Saturday night,” Bentley told Radio.com. “People have worked hard all week. They’re spending money for your show. You’re there to have a good time and not get too inside yourself.” Then again, he also has... Read more »



  • Blake Shelton: All He Cares About Is Country Music
  • The producers of The Voice may not want to hear this, but Blake Shelton does not make the reality show his everything. His everything, it sounds like, is just country music. “Country music is literally my life. My life is not this show,” he told reporters backstage right after his contestant Craig Wayne Boyd won.... Read more »



  • How to Nurse a Hangover Down South
  • Hangovers can happen to the best of us. Whether it’s a few glasses of wine or a night of barhopping and house parties, the elusive hangover can creep up on anyone. Even professional partiers like the Party Down South 2 crew battle with hangovers after wild nights in Biloxi, Mississippi. This week, we left off... Read more »



  • Kacey Musgraves Kisses Bucket List Goodbye
  • Bucket list be gone! Grammy and CMA-winning Kacey Musgraves is just “along for the ride,” y’all. And even when that road gets a little bit rocky, it’s still one heck of ride and reward for the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter. She spent much of 2014 defying the country music odds with her sound and message, and something... Read more »



  • Say “Bah! Humbug!” to Predictable Holiday Music
  • (Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) When I made the confession to one of my colleagues at CMT, he grinned and retorted, “You don’t like holiday music? What a surprise!” Aside from getting the wake-up call that I need to make an effort to show a bit... Read more »



  • Party Down South Sneak Peek: Christmas Hangover
  • It’s a Christmas miracle! The Party Down South family is back for their Christmas Hangover special airing Thursday (Dec. 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. And trust me, they are getting real country for Christmas with skeet shooting, Daddy funneling family dinner, Murray spiking the eggnog and much more. You’ll even meet their families and a... Read more »



  • Music From Redneck Island: Season 4, Episode 3
  • Redneck Island Good Man Down, “Welcome To The Party” Watch Redneck Island on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT – part of Thirsty Thursday. And follow along for exclusive news and video, photo galleries and more on CMT.com, the CMT App, the official Redneck Island Facebook page and on Twitter using #RedneckIsland.



  • Luke Bryan’s #TBT Advice From Blake Shelton
  • You have to go back six years to find it. But once you do, you will praise the Internet, video cameras and the entire concept of Throwback Thursday. This is Luke Bryan’s very first LBTV episode. It takes place at a Wisconsin fair in the summer of 2008. There are bumpers cars and fishing games.... Read more »



  • Funniest Country Music Moments on The Colbert Report
  • Stephen Colbert can make fun of just about anything without coming across as mean. Sadly, his Comedy Central show The Colbert Report comes to an end Thursday (Dec. 18) as he gets ready to take over for David Letterman on The Late Show. Mostly, The Colbert Report was a satire show taking on the 24-hour... Read more »



  • “Wind Beneath My Wings” Songwriter Larry Henley Dies
  • Larry Henley, co-writer of the international Grammy-winning hit, “Wind Beneath My Wings,” died Thursday morning (Dec. 18) in Nashville at the age of 77. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Now a standard at weddings, funerals, piano bars and half-time ceremonies, “Wind Beneath My Wings,” which Henley co-wrote with Jeff Silbar, has... Read more »



  • Broken Skull Challenge: Steve Austin Returns to Kick Some Ass
  • There’s no easy day at the Broken Skull ranch. Steve Austin returns with his trademark tough love for a second season of Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, premiering Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Each week, men and women from across the nation battle it out in a physically and mentally grueling challenge until only... Read more »



  • American Idol Judges Could Use a Drink
  • When I picture Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. at the American Idol judges’ table in January, it’s hard to do without those big red cups of Coke. No one has more fun than our judges! Hang out with @HarryConnickJR, @KeithUrban & @JLo in 3 WEEKS from today: http://t.co/DYTiJJ2dgw #idol — American Idol... Read more »



  • Yes, Carrie Underwood Has Maternity Jeans
  • Every time Carrie Underwood appears on TV lately, her baby bump gets a little bit bigger. And that is a beautiful thing because it means she is finally out of that second-trimester style purgatory. So much talent tonight at the @opry The ladies were bringing it! @KaceyMusgraves @kreeharrison @ClaraHenningsen pic.twitter.com/AH6xSPHo1E — Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) December... Read more »



  • Tyler Hubbard: This Was How He Rolled
  • For Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, one of the best Christmas gifts his dad ever gave him was the art of keeping expectations low. Seriously. That’s a real gift. Hubbard’s father Roy, who died in February 2007, used to tell him not to expect much for Christmas. “Dad would always act like, ‘You’re not gonna... Read more »




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    82  Norman Greenbaum   Spirit In The Sky
    83  O'Jays   Love Train
    84  Bill Withers Ain't No Sunshine
    85  Smokey Robinson & Miracles Tracks Of My Tears
    86  Stevie Wonder Uptight
    87  Temptations   My Girl
    88  Dolly Parton Jolene
    89  Wild Cherry  Play That Funky Music
    90  Commodores Brick House
    91  Aretha Franklin I Say A Little Prayer
    92  Wilson Pickett In The Midnight Hour
    93  Beatles She Loves You
    94  Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man
    95  Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter
    96  T-Bone Walker Stormy Monday
    97  Drifters Under The Boardwalk
    98  Beatles Twist And Shout
    99  Don Mclean American Pie
    100  Meatloaf Paradise By The Dashboard Lights

    101  Earth Wind & Fire Boogie Wonderland
    102  Michael Jackson Beat It
    103  Marvin Gaye What's Going On
    104  Bruce Springsteen  Born To Run
    105  Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock
    106  Jimmy Ruffin  What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
    107  Simon & Garfunkel  The Boxer
    108  James Taylor You've Got A Friend
    109  Chubby Checker The Twist
    110  Queen Killer Queen
    111  Chic Le Freak
    112  Dusty Springfield  You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    113  Sly And The Family Stone Everyday People
    114  Stevie Wonder You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
    115  Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit
    116  Paul Simon Graceland
    117  Three Dog Night Joy To The World
    118  Jerry Lee Lewis  Great Balls Of Fire
    119  George Jones  He Stopped Loving Her Today
    120  Hank Williams Hey Good Lookin
    121  Beastie Boys Fight For Your Right To Party
    122  Ray Whitley/Gene Autry Back in the Saddle Again
    123  Bill Monroe Blue Moon Of Kentucky
    124  John Lee Hooker  Boogie Chillun(1949)
    125  Thelonius Monk  Brilliant Corners(1956) 
    126  Frank Zappa Joe's Garage
    127  Patsy Cline  Crazy
    128  Four Seasons   Working My Way Back To You
    129  Eric Clapton  Wonderful Tonight
    130  Queen A Kind Of Magic
    131  Dire Straits  Money For Nothing
    132  Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Young Girl
    133  Martha Reeves & Vandellas Dancing In The Street
    134  Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
    135  Johnny Cash Folsom Prison
    136  The 5th Dimension Aquarius
    137  Beatles Help!
    138  Bobby Fuller Four I Fought The Law
    139  Carpenters We've Only Just Begun
    140  Mary Wells My Guy
    141  Ronettes Be My Baby
    142  Del Shannon   Runaway
    143  Rod Stewart   You Wear It Well
    144  Beatles Can't Buy Me Love
    145  Simon & Garfunkel  Homeward Bound
    146  Fleetwood Mac Dreams
    147  Glenn Miller Orchestra   In The Mood
    148  George Harrison My Sweet Lord
    149  James Brown   I Got You (I Feel Good)
    150  Carly Simon   You're So Vain
    151  Barry White   You're The First, The Last, My Everything
    152  Michael Jackson Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
    153  Beatles All You Need Is Love
    154  Four Tops Reach Out I'll Be There
    155  Electric Light Orchestra Mr Blue Sky
    156  The Kingsmen Louie Louie
    157  Madonna Like a Virgin
    158  Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel
    159  Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs Wooly Bully
    160  Bee Gees Stayin' Alive
    161  Bobby Darin  Mack The Knife
    162  Beatles Penny Lane
    163  Johnny Nash   I Can See Clearly Now
    164  Abba Mamma Mia
    165  Love Affair  Everlasting Love
    166  Monkees  I'm A Believer
    167  Foundations   Build Me Up Buttercup
    168  Lynyrd Skynyrd Freebird
    169  Bee Gees You Should Be Dancing
    170  David Bowie   The Jean Genie
    171  Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoes
    172  Sonny & Cher  I Got You Babe
    173  Talking Heads  Once In A Lifetime
    174  Santana Oye Como Va
    175  John Lennon  Woman
    176  Elvis Presley Return To Sender
    177  Al Green Let's Stay Together
    178  Jimi Hendrix All Along The Watchtower
    179  W.C. Handy St. Louis Blues
    180  Lou Reed Walk On The Wild Side
    181  Bob Marley Jammin'
    182  Tammy Wynnette Stand By Your Man
    183  Duke Ellington Orchestra Take The 'A' Train
    184  Ventures Walk Don't Run
    185  Them Gloria
    186  Madonna  Into The Groove
    187  Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow
    188  Kinks Waterloo Sunset
    189  Simon & Garfunkel  Cecilia
    190  America  A Horse With No Name
    191  Blondie  Heart Of Glass
    192  Eagles   Lyin' Eyes
    193  Sister Sledge We Are Family
    194  Temptations   Just My Imagination
    195  Beatles All My Loving
    196  Dire Straits   Sultans of Swing
    197  Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
    198  Everly Brothers Dream
    199  Jethro Tull Aqualung
    200  Electric Light Orchestra Livin' Thing

    201  Neil Young Southern Man
    202  Rolling Stones Brown Sugar
    203  Isacc Hayes Theme from Shaft
    204  Bo Diddley  Bo Diddley
    205  Stevie Wonder Living for the City
    206  Diana Ross Ain't No Mountain High Enough
    207  Frank Sinatra My Way
    208  The Guess Who These Eyes
    209  Cream White Room
    210  Troggs   Wild Thing
    211  Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia
    212  Mamas & Papas Monday, Monday
    213  Tommy James & the Shondells   Mony Mony
    214  Scott Mckenzie San Francisco
    215  Deep Purple Smoke on the Water
    216  Devo   Whip It
    217  Tears For Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World
    218  Kinks Sunny Afternoon
    219  Beach Boys God Only Knows
    220  James Brown Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
    221  Rolling Stones   Sympathy For the Devil
    222  Dion   Abraham, Martin And John
    223  Rick James Super Freak
    224  Big Mama Thornton  Ball n Chain
    225  Roy Orbison   Crying
    226  Sam and Dave Soul Man
    227  Stevie Wonder For Once In My Life
    228  Shangri-Las Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)
    229  The Flamingos I Only Have Eyes For You
    230  Al Green Tired Of Being Alone
    231  Aretha Franklin Respect
    232  Arthur Conley Sweet Soul Music
    233  INXS Need You Tonight
    234  Byrds Mr Tambourine Man
    235  R E M Losing My Religion
    236  Ben E. King Stand By Me
    237  Dion & The Belmonts The Wanderer
    238  Gene Pitney   Town Without Pity
    239  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Jimmy Mack
    240  Little Eva The Loco-Motion
    241  Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel
    242  Who My Generation
    243  Manfred Mann  Blinded By The Light
    244  Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally
    245  Doors Light My Fire
    246  Rolling Stones Satisfaction
    247  Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge
    248  The Who   Summertime Blues
    249  Kinks You Really Got Me
    250  Leslie Gore It's My Party
    251  Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On
    252  Bee Gees How Deep Is Your Love
    253  Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode
    254  Mott The Hoople All The Young Dudes
    255  Chiffons Sweet Talkin' Guy
    256  Elvis Presley Hound Dog
    257  The Crests Sixteen Candles
    258  Bob Dylan Like A Rolling Stone
    259  The Coasters Young Blood
    260  Dusty Springfield  Son Of A Preacher Man
    261  Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al
    262  Jackson Five  ABC
    263  The Coasters Poison Ivy
    264  Dion The Wanderer
    265  Rod Stewart   Reason To Believe
    266  The Coasters Yakety Yak
    267  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Jimmy Mack
    268  Van Morrison Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
    269  Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand
    270  Creedence Clearwater Heard It Through The Grapevine
    271  Eric Clapton  I Shot The Sheriff
    272  Marcels Blue Moon
    273  Aretha Franklin You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman
    274  Beach Boys California Girls
    275  Buddy Holly & The Crickets That'll Be The Day
    276  Jerry Lee Lewis  Great Balls Of Fire
    277  Isley Brothers  Shout
    278  Foghat I Just Want to Make Love to You
    279  Muddy Waters Got My Mojo Workin
    280  Four Tops Standing In The Shadows Of Love
    281  Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes Don't Leave Me This Way
    282  Queen Another One Bites The Dust
    283  Kinks Lola
    284  Beatles In My Life
    285  Elvis Presley Love Me Tender
    286  Billy Paul   Me And Mrs Jones
    287  Bill Haley & Comets Rock Around The Clock
    288  Gene Chandler Duke Of Earl
    289  Elvis Presley Always On My Mind
    290  George Michael Faith
    291  Rolling Stones It's Only Rock And Roll
    292  Drifters Up On The Roof
    293  Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall
    294  Police   Don't Stand So Close To Me
    295  Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax
    296  Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
    297  Diana Ross & Supremes You Keep Me Hanging On
    298  Tom Jones It's Not Unusual
    299  Mamas & The Papas California Dreamin
    300  McCoys   Hang On Sloopy









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  • Two weeks after throwing an unexpected cover of "Friends in Low Places" into the middle of his set at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Justin Timberlake tackled the song again during last weekend's performance in Nashville — this time with help from Garth Brooks himself. 

    The song arrived just after...



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  • Watch Kelly Clarkson Duet With Reba, Trisha Yearwood at Holiday 'Miracle'
  • Kelly Clarkson brought out the big guns during her "Miracle on Broadway" Christmas benefit show on Saturday night in Nashville, an event she hopes will become an annual tradition.

    Obviously inspired by the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street, the more than two-hour extravaganza at Music City's Bridgestone Arena included names...



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  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has declared that he will be rejoining the group by the time it embarks on its world tour next year, despite facing charges of drug possession and threatening to kill in New Zealand. "I'm going back to work with AC/DC, and I don't care who likes it and who doesn't,"...



  • Elton John Marries Longtime Partner David Furnish
  • Elton John married his longtime partner David Furnish Sunday in a ceremony at their Windsor estate in Berkshire, England. The couple entered into a civil partnership in 2005, but legislation passed in the United Kingdom earlier this year allowed John and Furnish to finally tie the knot, Us Weekly reports. True to...



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  • Rock Scully, the manager of the Grateful Dead from their early Haight-Ashbury days up until 1985, passed away December 16th at a Monterey, California hospital. He was 73. His brother Dicken Scully, who also once worked for the Dead as their merchandise manager, told the New York Times that Rock Scully...



  • Madonna Responds to 'Rebel Heart' Leak by Releasing Six Songs
  • Madonna hadn't planned on releasing her 13th album, Rebel Heart, until spring 2015. But leakers had other plans for the Queen of Pop's follow-up to 2012's MDNA, unleashing early mixes of 13 tracks onto the Internet this week. In response, Madonna has put six official versions of the songs up for sale...



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  • A Liberace hologram is set to tour the world with a debut performance scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, though no dates have been announced yet, The Guardian reports.

    The company behind the new endeavor, Hologram USA, is working with the full support of the Liberace Foundation, and they say they'll be rolling...



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  • Paul McCartney Pondering Song About Eric Garner Protests
  • Paul McCartney revealed that he recently tried writing a song about the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson and Staten Island in an interview with The Associated Press. While the former Beatle admitted his initial attempts proved fruitless, he hasn't given up on the song.

    "I was thinking recently about all these...



  • Flashback: Johnny Paycheck Shoots a Man in Barroom Brawl
  • You don't mess with a country outlaw… especially when he's packing. 

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    On December 19, 1985 — almost 30 years to the date after the release of "Folsom Prison Blues," during which Johnny Cash's character shoots a man in Reno just to watch...



  • YA Books, RPG and the New Decemberists LP: Colin Meloy Rolls the Dice
  • Nobody expected the Decemberists, the theatrically-minded indie-folk band from Portland, Oregon, to ever hit Number One on the Billboard album chart. So what did they do after their sixth LP, 2011's The King Is Dead, made it all the way to the top? They took four years to release its...



  • Watch Jenny Lewis Soar on 'She's Not Me' With Ryan Adams
  • One week after wrapping up a string of shared shows in the Southwest, Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams teamed up again last night, when both songwriters hit the stage during an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Lewis was the show's musical guest, in her last gig of a busy year...



  • Fricke's Picks Radio: Farewells, Foos and Airwaves
  • It has been awhile since my last broadcast: Deadlines, shows, roadwork, and, sadly, obituaries got in the way. They also had a big impact on the records that have filled the last weeks of this year: Pink Floyd's tribute to their late keyboard player Richard Wright; U2's controversial gift to...



  • Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam 2015 Will Feature Billy Ray Cyrus, Travis Tritt
  • From the first time the Charlie Daniels staged his Volunteer Jam concert event in Nashville in October 1974, the caliber of talent and number of surprise performers kept fans returning year after year.

    To commemorate the legendary concert's 40th anniversary, the star-studded event returns to Music City on August 12, 2015,...



  • Fatboy Slim on Woodstock, Rehab and David Byrne's Dance Skills
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  • Trace Adkins Scores 'Roadrunner' Movie Role, Preps Live DVD
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  • Willie Nelson, Skrillex Concerts to Air on SiriusXM on New Year's Eve
  • SiriusXM has announced a stacked New Year's lineup with live concerts by Elton John, Willie Nelson, Skrillex, Diplo and others to air throughout the night and into the following day on multiple channels.

    Nelson's headlining set at the Moody Theater in Austin, as part of Austin City Limits Live, will air on the country legend's...



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  • George Harrison, Bee Gees to Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards
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    The Recording Academy will also honor country duo the Louvin Brothers, jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter, composer Pierre Boulez and Tejano music accordionist Flaco Jiménez.

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  • Howard Stern to Broadcast Two-Hour Black Keys Concert
  • A two-hour Black Keys concert, recorded earlier this year in Houston will air after "The Howard Stern Birthday Bash: Director's Cut" on SiriusXM Howard 100 or 101 at 11:15 p.m. EST/8:15 p.m. PST on December 19th.

    The Black Keys are also kicking off a charity raffle, with the winner receiving frontman Dan...



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  • Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.



  • Lord Sugar names his tenth Apprentice
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  • Ben Haenow nabs Christmas number one
  • X Factor winner Ben Haenow wins the race for the Christmas number one single, with his song Something I Need.



  • North Korea threatens US over Sony
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  • Final Hobbit film tops US box office
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