We all know that “Part Of Your World” from The Little Mermaid is one of the greatest gems in the Disney canon. It’s a beloved tune about what Ariel would do if only she had two feet instead of a shimmery teal tail-fin. It’s the quintessence of the American Dream, really. Here are 12 essential versions of this opus.
This is Temi DollFace. Her song “Pata Pata” is a strong contender for Song of the Summer. There’s nothing more to say, because the song speaks for itself.
What’s better than an X-Factor-winning girlband? An X-Factor-winning girlband featuring Missy Elliott.
Last night, Brit alt-pop it girl Marina and the Diamonds brought down the house at the season finale of the Danish X Factor. She performed her singles “Primadonna” and “How to Be A Heartbreaker” and proved that, as she gears up for her American tour, Marina and the Diamonds is a no-brainer for Saturday Night Live bookers looking to add some much-needed street cred to their roster of musical guests.
Notorious Greek pop star Efi Thodi—reknown for her hit single “Facebook”—has sent this festive holiday greeting to BuzzFeed readers and the rest of the internet.
British girl group Stooshe’s homage to TLC is so great that T-Boz and Chilli made a cameo in their video.
Don’t call her M.I.A. The latest in a line of Canadian pop stars looking to go big, Anjulie gives us “Headphones,” the last great song of the summer before a slow drip of ballads starts up for the autumn.
This is The Early Afternoon Show. Produced as part of Ashton Kutcher and Thrash Labs’ “Dream Bigger” series, this pilot provides a talkshow for the other 99%: Unmotivated hipsters.
Is this NSFW? Here is a photograph of two slugs having sex that someone photographed. That blue stuff should probably be pixelated.
Meet the medusoid. Bioengineers successfully created a jellyfish entirely out of plastic and the muscle cells from a rat’s heart. It’s a reverse-engineered life form that could be used to test drugs.
LOTR always seemed to miss a touch of elegance. For that, we have Sassy Hobbit, bringing realness to the shire one image macro at a time.
In “Viva Forever”, their last single with Ginger Spice in 1998, the Spice Girls appeared as CGI-animated faeries; watch until the end and you’ll see that Ginger Spice goes away for good.
Oh, Charlie. It’s a music video with dogs dressed up as pop stars. They’re wearing wigs. There isn’t really anymore to say. Our favorites: Chihuahua Del Rey and Lady Daga.
Parenting shmarenting. To her credit, she’s “working with him to correct his problem.”
Euphoria, indeed. It was a landslide victory for Sweden, who won this year’s Eurovision competition with 372 points; Loreen’s trance pop anthem “Euphoria” is now #1 all across Europe and has even inspired the Royal Swedish Army Band to pay an homage to her.
Because they were big in Japan. To make a splash in the Japanese market, Vidal Sassoon recruited J-Pop queen Namie Amuro for an innovative ad campaign that sampled famous American songs.
And why not? Bowing from the U.K. edition of X Factor, Cher Lloyd is a plucky chick whose debut single, “Want U Back” finds her channeling Regina George, scribbling threatening messages with ketchup, crowdsurfing in a diner, and (spoiler alert!) smirking while a law enforcement official cuffs her and takes her away. But risking arrests is worth it, because she wins her ex back. Isn’t that what May Day is all about, after all?
Subway dance party. Commuting is a shared human experience, but it doesn’t have to be miserable. In the video for “Let It Go”, Alexandra Burke shows that a sensible subway dance party can liven up the mood. We’d probably complain a little less about MTA fare hikes if this sort of thing happened regularly.
A couple weekends ago, veteran cello rockers Rasputina serenaded Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory, rolling out a cover of Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me.” Make no mistake: They were steampbunk before it was vogue.
“The Vampire Diaries” star Kat Graham has released a single with lyrics like “Treat me like concrete under your feet / I’ll be your callous incomplete” and “put your graffiti on me” that prove that pop isn’t even trying to be subtle anymore.