I have a problem. I spent the past few weeks scouring gift guides in hopes of stumbling into something that I could buy. The problematic part is that I don’t need anything. And yet, I kept looking and looking and looking. It’s because I’m dumb and stupid and want to buy stuff because that’s what the holiday season…
Being a Queen fan since I was little kid, I had my doubts about anyone covering 20 Queen songs in one single 60-second song and making any sense. I stand corrected: This medley is brilliant, smoothly morphing one song into each other while keeping every single hit recognizable.
Here's the official music video for Pharrell Williams' latest single "It Girl". It's a visual trip that combines lovely anime and nostalgia inducing 8-bit video games with the always colorful imagination of artist Takashi Murakami. It's not so much a music video as it is moving art.
Ridiculousness. Hilarity. So many laughs and chortles and comedic gold bars appear that I can't help but keep watching. It's brilliant, really. Malinda Kathleen Reese took the lyrics from Frozen's Let it Go by Idina Menzel through Chinese, Macedonian, French, Polish, Creole and a whole bunch of other languages and…
If you use Tumblr or Facebook or Twitter or any site like that, you'd know that they're all complete time sucks. Hopping onto Tumblr is especially dangerous because of all the rabbit holes you can crawl into—food, tasteful nudes, fashion, tasteful nudes, animated gifs, tasteful nudes, virally reblogged reblogs and…
You might not know it, but the melody from Happy Birthday To You is actually copyrighted, owned by Time Warner, and won't enter the public domain until 2030 at the earliest. That's why the Free Music Archive set out to find an alternative—and this is officially the best choice.
Dear US Government, please, for the love of all that is good and sacred and covered with bolognese sauce, please drop your case against Kim Dotcom. Let him get back to his naff life of food and lewd. Perhaps that way he would stop releasing songs of mass destruction like his new single: Mr. President. Just listen to…
Set to the tune of Don McLean's American Pie, Karen Chang sang an epic song announcing her resignation from Microsoft that included quips about making "cells and numbers dance", "long lines of code" and where she's going next. Everyone who resigns from their job should be forced to do a song and dance number like…
What if I told you that you could be a singer if you just spoke into an app. Seriously, that's all you have to do with Songify. The app autotunes your voice and stitches it against a song. YOU SOUND AWESOME.
There's nothing like a good theme song to give a memorable moment some emotional oomph. It's only fitting that tomorrows Space Shuttle launch has its own composition created by Bear McCreary, the man behind the Battlestar Galactica theme.
Cicadas like to sing. And when thousands of them gather on a six-story wall, the noise they produce is deafening.
The awesome LA-based band Killabite just recorded an unofficial theme song for Gizmodo. Listen to it now.
You know what's weird about the universe? Everything, for starters. But especially what's mentioned in this song, inspired by a Reddit thread about the most mindblowing facts you ever heard. Time to appreciate our strange and wonderful existence.
Many of us are prone to using the Shazam music-identification service whenever we encounter unfamiliar songs. After all, it's just so easy to whip out our phones, open an app, and know everything about a mystery song in seconds. But how does Shazam gives us all this information so quickly?
Even if you think you understand what's being said in hip hop music, you still might not really understand what's being said. 'The Rap Map' helps educate by using Google Maps to plot out references and origins in rap lyrics.
We rarely write about coding projects, but this particular one is too wonderful to keep to ourselves. It basically makes any song swing by "time-stretching the first half of each beat while time-shrinking the second half." The results sound fantastic:
The iTunes Store is close to hitting 10 billion song downloads and to celebrate Apple is giving a lucky boy or gal a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. Of course, no purchase is necessary to be entered into the drawing.