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People like to toss around the phrase "guilty pleasure," but is there a song that you would never, ever, EVER admit to liking in front of your friends, relatives or girlfriend? We'd like to think not, 'cause despite the guilt attached, it is not a crime to own up to the joy.
As we begin the countdown to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, we're looking back at some of the classic nominees for Best New Artist. And we can't help nodding our head, even if we're occasionally looking around the room to make sure no one else is there.
Sade -- "Smooth Operator" (1985)
We can tell your eyebrows are already scrunched up at us. We ain't gonna explain ourselves, though. Try, just try, not singing the chorus of this song after scoring digits. Cornball theme song at first, but "Smooth Operator" will quickly become your go-to jam when you're stroking your chin in the mirror before your next date.
Shopping is every guy's least favorite activity. When you do buy a product, however, it's gotta be the best of the best. "Mansumer Reports" will keep the junk away from your junk.
The NBA Finals just wrapped up, but the park basketball season is just heating up. Being a 5'9" small forward who's not afraid to miss an easy layup, I knew that if I were going to impress people on the court, it'd probably have to be with my shoes. My old kicks were Shaq Boy's See Ya's in a size 8.5 (there is no connection to penis size!), which looked like this after many, many games...
Miley Cyrus wants it known that she's a proud twerker, and it seems she's found the perfect twerking outfit. Her appearance on Tuesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is required viewing for all the leg men out there. "I did not realize when you walked out you were wearing your underpants," Kimmel kicked off the interview.
It's actually a pretty interesting conversation. Miley talks about the similarities between her and Snoop, as well as the symbolism behind all that freaky s*** in the "We Can't Stop" video. Click through for the full clip, along with plenty more bare-thigh photos.
In "Shake That, Baby," featuring "Girl Code" regulars Tanisha Long and Jessimae Peluso, the guys show their love for the ladies...the pregnant ladies. Sure, morning sickness isn't a turn-on for most of us, but maybe we shouldn't think of that bump as a gut -- let's think of it as a giant third boob. Watch the video below for some Cesarean seduction:
Vine confused the Internet masses when it launched. "Are they like GIFs with sound?" everybody asked. "Why not just use YouTube?"
But Vine has thrived, thanks to our poor attention spans, and also thanks to some brilliant users who are capitalizing on its viral frontier with consistent posts. Brace yourself for Vine's elite cast, including rappers, artists and comedians...
Tyler, The Creator
Tyler puts his ADHD and sense of humor to great use on Vine. It's all good until he berates you on the street...
Friday, June 21 is Music Day around the U.S. and world (it actually started in France). Many areas offer free concerts and musical instrument lessons. Go learn the guitar!
If you're a multi-platinum selling rapper, you probably don't have much trouble getting laid. But for guys who aren't musical superstars, a six-string might be more helpful than a mic.
At least, that's according to new research from the University of Southern Brittany in France. Behavioral scientists had a 20-year-old dude ask 300 college-aged girls for their numbers. (Not the worst job in the world.) A third of the time he carried a guitar case, a third of the time he carried a gym bag and a third of the time he carried nothing.
With the ax, he got 31% of their digits. With nothing, he got 14%. And with the gym bag, he got 9%. Which confirms previous Israeli research on the subject, and raises a question: Why do girls despise gym bags so much?
It's not exactly shocking that ladies love men with musical talent, except that talent apparently isn't even necessary. Hell, a guitar isn't even necessary...all you need is a guitar case. If we'd known it was this easy, we would've never paid for lessons.
We asked him why, exactly, he accepted this world record challenge...and how other guys can push themselves to the physical limit and beyond.
Are you intimidated by the goal you've set out for yourself?
I've stayed up a lot longer than 24 hours before, but I've never played drums for this long. I've recorded for this long; I once did a 36-hour autograph session in Tokyo -- that was an act of endurance. The act of playing drums seems somehow easier, because music has a quality and energy of its own that keeps one going.
At the same time, it could be very, very challenging. In my own experience, I've been challenged playing one song of drumming.
This might be our favorite episode yet of Damien Lemon's web comedy series "D.Lemon in the Morning," because he's joined by fellow "Guy Code" cast member Charlamagne Tha God, who's playing MC Crime Scene. Every cop in the city is familiar with this hardcore hip-hop legend -- Crime Scene autographs his own mugshots and wanted posters -- but he still can't get any respect from Damien's co-host...and disaster ensues.
Watch the video below, and catch Charlamagne on "Girl Code" Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c on MTV:
Of course, the derrière has been the star of music videos for quite some time, dilating pupils since video killed the radio star. There are many historical butts that deserve recognition. Here are five booty-filled classics that we'd especially like to commemorate.