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2 Legends Collaborate on Anti-Lockdown Single

Van Morrison, Eric Clapton say struggling artists need help

(Newser) - Van Morrison is keeping up his anti-lockdown sentiments, now with help. Eric Clapton performs a new single, "Stand and Deliver," written by Morrison, which will be released Dec. 4 in support of Morrison's "Save Live Music" campaign, per Variety . Morrison, of Northern Ireland, has already released...

This Is Now the Most-Watched Video on YouTube

With 7.04B views, 'Baby Shark' has officially beat out 'Despacito'

(Newser) - You had a good run, "Despacito." The 2017 music video by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee had been ruling the YouTube roost as the most-viewed video ever on the video-sharing platform, with 7,038,120,000 or so views as of Monday morning. Now, per the Guardian , that...

7 Years After His Death, Teen's Song Is Back at No. 1

Zach Sobiech's 'Clouds' is tops on iTunes thanks to new movie

(Newser) - Seven years after he died of cancer at age 18, a Minnesota singer-songwriter has returned to the top of the iTunes chart with his inspirational tune, per the AP . The Star Tribune reports that "Clouds" by Zach Sobiech took over iTunes' No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber on Sunday,...

Oddly Soothing TikTok Video Resurrects Song From 1977

Skateboarding, juice, and Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams' seems to be formula for viral success

(Newser) - In 1977, Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" was climbing the charts, eventually making its way to the No. 1 spot. Now the song is back in the spotlight, thanks to a somewhat bizarre viral video that's catapulted the song to its best streaming week yet. Per the Los Angeles ...

Twisted Sister Singer Has Message for Anti-Maskers

Dee Snider calls their stunt 'moronic'

(Newser) - Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a Florida Target store blaring the group's hit "We're Not Gonna Take It" while ripping off their masks, the AP reports. In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt "moronic,"...

Oregon Firefighters Sing After a 14-Hour Shift

'Take me out to the fire...'

(Newser) - They look exhausted, and no wonder: The team of firefighters in Oregon had just spent 14 hours battling wildfires, reports ABC30 . But the team known as the Big Bark Chippers weren't too tired to deliver their own version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," as shown...

Nickelback Just Figured Out a Way to Unite All the 'Haters'

Canadian band's take on Charlie Daniels' 'Devil Went Down to Georgia' isn't going over well

(Newser) - If you worried that Charlie Daniels would disappear from our thoughts soon after his death last month at the age of 83, Nickelback has swooped in to keep his memory alive. The Canadian rockers have done so by putting out a cover of Daniels' most famous song, "The Devil...

McCartney's Scribbled 'Hey Jude' Lyrics Sell for $910K

Part of big Beatles auction commemorating 50th anniversary of their breakup

(Newser) - On April 10, 1970, the Beatles were said to have officially broken up , and to commemorate the weighty occasion, Julien's Auctions offered more than 250 items of Fab Four memorabilia on Friday. Reuters reports that included among the pieces sold off were the wooden stage from a Liverpool venue...

Fallon Picks Perfect Sting Song for a Quarantine Remake

Used in the making of this 'Don't Stand So Close to Me' video: sneakers, scissors, and Connect 4

(Newser) - Like many late-night hosts contending with the coronavirus, Jimmy Fallon has been fulfilling his Tonight Show duties from the comfort of his own home , daughters and dog by his side. And like many Americans getting cabin fever, the 45-year-old is desperately seeking a bit of cheer amid the more sobering...

Bob Dylan Releases Surprise New Song

The 'dizzying' 'Murder Most Foul' delves into JFK's assassination ... and more

(Newser) - If you're looking for new music to listen to this weekend, as well as a walk down memory lane, Bob Dylan just hooked you up with an "absolutely mind-blowing" 17-minute song about JFK's assassination and ... much more. "This is an unreleased song we recorded a while...

A 'Rare Takedown' Over Katy Perry Song

9-person panel decides singer's 'Dark Horse' sounds too much like Christian tune 'Joyful Noise'

(Newser) - A jury's verdict that Katy Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song represents a rare takedown of a pop superstar and her elite producer by a relatively unknown artist, and sets up a battle over damages that will begin Tuesday. Monday's...

Long Battle Over a Famous Song Is Finally Over

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards relinquish royalties over 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' by the Verve

(Newser) - You've surely heard the song " Bitter Sweet Symphony ," which made stars of the band the Verve in the 1990s. What you may not have known is that the song has since been embroiled in a copyright dispute involving none other than Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of...

Driver's Speeding Ticket Paid Thanks to Song She Blasted

Singer Halsey heard fan was rocking out to 'Nightmare' when she was pulled over

(Newser) - This writer is apparently not the only one convinced the foot gets heavier when a good song comes on the radio. A fan of singer Halsey confessed Tuesday to getting a first-ever speeding ticket while listening to the new single "Nightmare." "When asked why I was going...

This Might Be This Summer's Earworm

'I Don't Care' features Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran, and critics like it

(Newser) - Ever felt socially awkward at a soiree? What the Guardian calls the "most surefire pop hit of the year," featuring "two seismic stars, one super-producer, and a chorus that only leaves your head after surgery," may speak to you. The stars: Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber....

Obama Debuts on Billboard R&B Chart

'Hamilton' remix will benefit charity

(Newser) - He's the former leader of the free world, and now a chart-climbing R&B hit-maker. Former President Obama gets a credit on "One Last Time (44 Remix)," a gospel-inspired remix of a song from Hamilton, which debuts at the No. 22 spot on Billboard 's Hot...

LeBron James Apologizes for Quoting Song Lyric

Referred to 'getting that Jewish money'

(Newser) - LeBron James likes to share music lyrics on Instagram, but a recent one has led to a public apology, reports USA Today . In an Instagram story, the Los Angeles Laker star quoted a lyric from the song "ASMR" by 21 Savage: "We been getting that Jewish money, Everything...

One Station Relents, Will Play 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'

Listeners in San Francisco overwhelmingly vote in favor

(Newser) - The "Baby, It's Cold Outside" debate churns on. A station in the San Francisco area that put the song on hiatus amid concerns that it's inappropriate in the #MeToo era has put it back in rotation, reports KGO-TV . The reason for KOIT's move? In a poll,...

Marching Band Delivers Big Game's Most Touching Moment

Washington State plays University of Washington's fight song after UW bus accident

(Newser) - The Washington State University Cougars faced off Friday against the University of Washington's Huskies during their annual Apple Cup football matchup, but it was the Cougars' marching band that ended up generating the most buzz. That's because they played "Bow Down to Washington," the opposing team'...

Pharrell Has a Specific Beef With Trump Rallies

He doesn't want to hear his 'Happy' played anymore

(Newser) - In a Fox News interview Monday, President Trump defended his decision to go ahead with a political rally after the mass shooting in Pittsburgh . Cancel events like that, and it gives too much power to those responsible for tragedies, Trump told Laura Ingraham. "Rallies are meant to be fun,...

He's Singing One Garth Brooks Song for 36 Hours Straight

Cliff Satterwhite is singing 'Friends in Low Places' over and over and over again

(Newser) - As we write this, Cliff Satterwhite is in the home stretch of an epic karaoke marathon: He's singing Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" for 36 hours straight. Why? The Seattle-area karaoke host is performing the feat as part of the breast cancer awareness fundraiser he's hosting...

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