Category Archives: Music
Everyone is still talking about Miley’s performance at the MTV Music Video Awards. It’s been two days and we’re all still processing it. Did she appropriate a segment of black culture? Did Miley’s mom really approve of the things her daughter was doing with that foam finger? Yes and yes.
Instead of beating the dead horse that is Miley’s performance, Wait! What’s a Dial? has decided to take a look back at the performance that began the VMA’s reputation for crossing the line. While it was raunchy and shocking in 1984, Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” performance looks quaint in comparison to some of the acts today.
Urban Dictionary defines a fandom as “a kingdom of fans.” Fandom usually describes a group of people who are so obsessed with a TV show/Movie/book/etc. that they create various works of art to show their love. Most fandoms just write fan fiction and photoshop flower crowns on to characters, but one fandom seems to take this a bit further. Fans of Doctor Who, or Whovians, are some of the most devoted fans in the fandom universe.
Most YouTube videos made by a certain fandom have the same formula. Take a somewhat popular song and edit some clips from the show together. With Doctor Who, you can search pretty much any song and find a Doctor Who tribute video. This video takes Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive” and focuses on Amy Pond. This video contains clips from series 5, 6 and 7.
“Weird Al” Yankovic is the master of song parodies and pop culture references, so naturally he would mock television over the years. In 1995, “Weird Al” put out The TV Album, which compiled all of his TV-related songs up to that point. Well, he hates it. Now that over 10 years have passed, the album seems kind of arbitrary. There are so many more recent songs about TV songs that deserve recognition, so here are five songs from “Weird Al’s” collection that either weren’t on The TV Album or were included, but still hold up fairly well today.
The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards air tomorrow at 8pm. Let’s be honest, no one over the age of 13 cares about them anymore, but that’s not the point. When we were in the target audience, the KCAs were awesome.
In 2005, Simple Plan performed their single “Shut Up!” As though that wasn’t enough, Pierre Bouvier announced that they were going to perform a new song. You probably already know where this is going.
Back when ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys were popular, Conan O’Brien decided to get in on the craze with his boyband Dudez-A-Plenti. Watch Conan’s boyband Dudez-A-Plenti make a video for their song “Awesome Girl.” It’s awesome.
For the beginning of the Dudez-A-Plenti saga, check out yesterday’s Cool TV Video of the Day.
Back when ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys were popular, Conan O’Brien decided to get in on the craze with his boyband Dudez-A-Plenti and their hit “Baby, I Wish You Were My Baby.”
In keeping with the musical theme of the week, enjoy The World’s Most Dangerous Band’s “Dress Cool.” In 1985, the song was performed on Late Night with David Letterman‘s Holiday Film Festival.
Since a list of “Weird Al” song parodies about TV is still in the pipeline, today’s video is “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies* .” The song has the Beverly Hillbillies theme set to the tune of The Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing.”