Each year, we get treated to tons of new music. And yet, each year, there are some songs that just won't leave us alone. It's not that these songs are bad; we just heard them — a lot. Presented without comment, for your listening pleasure.
#10 - Magic!, "Rude"
Iggy Azalea has been one of the biggest acts of 2014, with the release of her debut album The New Classic, which launched songs like "Fancy," "Black Widow," and (most recently) "Beg For It. Her guest spot on Ariana Grande's hit, "Problem" also helped solidify the Australian rapper's presence in mainstream music. After headlining several Jingle Ball shows this season, it's no surprise that Iggy is ready to embark on her first headlining U.S. tour.
The Great Escape Tour will visit more than 20 cities, kicking off April 14, 2015, in Fresno, CA. It warps on May 24, 2015, in Austin, TX. On the tour, Iggy will be joined by Nick Jonas, formerly of The Jonas Brothers fame, who recently released his second solo album, led by the single "Jealous," which peaked at No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40.
See below for tour dates and visit the Iggy Azalea page for more information on tickets.
In recent memory, fans, analysts, coaches, and players have been yearning for a true college football playoff. Rather than seeing just the top two teams compete for a national championship, everyone has been determined to figure out a way to get four, eight, or sixteen teams to meet at the end of the season to determine the champion on the field, rather than through the polls. They got their wish this season and now four teams have a chance to claim a national championship for their school. This is the first ever College Football Playoff and the nation is eagerly awaiting to see how it will play out.
Despite the national fervor for this year’s playoff, ticket data on the secondary market indicates that ticket prices are still highly dependent upon where the game is taking place and who is actually playing. Each fan base is different, in both size, passion, and traveling tendencies, and that greatly affects how tickets are priced.
The nominees for the 2015 Golden Globes were announced this week, which has left many discussing the biggest snubs. First up is Amy Poehler — the host — who was nixed from the Best Actress in a TV Series category. Also missing from the TV nominees were Mindy Kaling for "The Mindy Project" (despite the fact that this year has been the best yet); Kerry Washington from "Scandal"; "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"; and "The Walking Dead" (which seems to be absent from most award shows all together, despite the fact that it pulls some of the highest numbers on television). As for movies, many were surprised by the lack of nominations for "Unbroken," directed by Angelina Jolie; the Christopher Nolan film "Interstellar"; and Ben Affleck's acting in "Gone Girl" (as the director, female lead, and screenplay all received nods).
I think there are two camps of people that exist: those that love Christmas music, and those who are vehemently against it. I fall into the former camp. The day after Thanksgiving is over, I'm zealous about the holiday music I listen to. I'm a huge fan of the classics and I think it's widely agreed upon that very few new Christmas music is good (although kudos for attempting).
But there are some great modern-day Christmas songs out there! Here are a few of my favorites.
#1 - Mariah Carey, "All I Want for Christmas is You"
As far as I'm concerned, this list could be composed entirely of Mariah Carey's song "All I Want for Christmas is You" and be considered a raging success. This is not only the best modern-day Christmas song, it's probably my favorite Christmas song of all time. And I'm not sorry! I love this song. Bonus points for the video.