Three YouTube song covers worth listening to

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I have a 45 minute commute into work, sometimes longer, in my really old car, with no iPod hookup. To say I get tired of the Top 40 hits on the radio would be a severe understatement. So I always love when those hits are re-imagined in a new way that make me love listening to the song again. (That’s also part of what makes YouTube so great.) Here are a few of my favorites!

Suit and Tie

I’m pretty sure I post about Justin Timberlake almost as much as I post about Beyonce, so he’s obviously on my list of people I like. It hasn’t gotten too much radio play that I know of, at least not on the stations I’m listening to, so I haven’t gotten sick of the song just yet. Still, I think YouTube’s Tori Kelly does a pretty great cover of the song!


It's spriiiing! So, naturally, everyone's talking about March Madness. Also: apparently, we will never, ever, ever be over the '90s. Ever.

March Madness

I don’t know much about March Madness, except that it relates to picking which Division I team will win NCAA Men’s/Women’s Division I Basketball Championship. That is the extent of my knowledge, and I’m not going to lie, I had to look it up on Wikipedia for the specifics. That said, I know it’s a huge deal for basketball and sports fans. Even the president gets in on it, with his March Madness picks. For me, March Madness is all about the other brackets — like the ones to determine the best breakfast cereal or try to figure out if the ‘80s or the ’90s were the superior decade. Pixar’s video (left) of "Monsters University" teammates reacting to being excluded from the March Madness picks is super cute, too.


In case you didn't know this, Justin Timberlake is kind of a big deal right now, especially with his latest tour announcement, his single "Suit and Tie," and his recent hosting-and-performing gig on SNL. (It was his fifth time on the show, by the way.) Since we're trying to keep everything PG-rated, that eliminates some of the SNL material, but here are some highlights from Saturday's show.

Five Timers Monologue

Justin's monologue includes some former SNL members and a handful of other random celebrities, including Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Candace Bergen, Tom Hanks, and Alec Baldwin. How's that for star power?


Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z announce tour dates

Last week Crystal reported on the news that Justin Timerlake had announced an upcoming tour. Well now the details are here, and it turns out he's pairing up with Jay-Z. I guess that should have been obvious when the two performed together at The Grammys, but now it's confirmed. The Legends of Summer Tour will begin on July 17 and end on August 16.

As it's currently scheduled, Legends of Summer is pretty short, but I wouldn't be surprised if more dates were added due to demand, because it's Justin Timberlake and he hasn't toured in six years. Jay-Z, meanwhile, toured last year, but I'm pretty sure he'll enjoy high demand, too.

The U.S. dates are below. Click here to find an upcoming concert and place an order for tickets.


Justin Timberlake announces tour

Following last night's Grammy performance (with Jay-Z, guys), Justin Timberlake announced that he'll be heading on tour... because why not? He joins Beyonce, New Kids on the Block/98 Degrees/Boyz II Men, The Eagles, and Fall Out Boy in artists-who-are-back-and-ready-to-tour-this-year. Not bad company to be in.