Video >> Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl 51 Halftime

I thought Lady Gaga did an amazing job with her halftime performance. I loved the mix of music from her different album eras. “Born This Way” was the perfect way to express the importance of being inclusive in the current political climate.

Hats off to Lady Gaga!

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AUDIO: Lady Gaga – “Marry The Night” (The Weeknd & Illangelo Remix)

Months ago my brother introduced me to this fantastic up and coming R&B artist, The Weeknd. If you haven’t checked him out, you should definitely hit up his website & give him a listen.

So, Lady Gaga has this Born This Way remix album coming out on November 21, and The Weeknd along with Illangelo got to remix her latest single, “Marry The Night.”

Take a listen below!

I definitely prefer the remix to the original album version. What do y’all think?

MUSIC VIDEO: Lady Gaga – “You and I”

The latest Lady Gaga music video is here!

Check out “You and I” below!

I absolutely love this song. It’s also pretty much the only track I truly like off of Born This Way. That said, the video is pretty strange. I get it, but I guess I was expecting something not as weird. I guess where Lady Gaga’s concerned the Big Brother phrase, “Expect the Unexpected” should always be applied.

What do y’all think of the video for “You and I”?

Video: Nick Jonas Covers Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory”

Nick Jonas, one-third of the popular Jonas Brothers, performed over the weekend and covered Lady Gaga’s latest hit, “The Edge of Glory.” Check out the video below!

I actually really like this. I wonder if this will kick off a trend of covers for this song a’la Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”? Only time will tell!

Hope everyone’s having a great 4th of July!

Music Video: Lady Gaga – “The Edge of Glory”

The latest music video from Lady Gaga was released yesterday! Check out the video for “The Edge of Glory” below!

There’s something very old school Madonna/Cher-esque about this video, and I like it! I am a fan of simple, well done videos. For me, this is great. 

 You know, I’m not a huge fan of her new album, this is one of maybe two-three songs that I actually like, and I’m happy she made it a single.

What do y’all think of Lady Gaga’s new video?

Music Review >> Glee Cast – “Born This Way”

This week’s music from Glee was quite the eclectic mix, but supplied the perfect soundtrack for the “Born This Way” episode.

Glee really brought it with the music this week. I truly enjoyed every track, but the absolute standout for me was the mash-up of West Side Story’s “I’m Pretty” with TLC’s “Unpretty,” which was sung by Lea Michele (Rachel) and Dianna Agron (Quinn).

I usually am not a huge fan of Agron’s vocals, but this mash-up really worked for her. “Unpretty” needs a soft and vulnerable vocal to make it work, and I thought she pulled it off well. I really enjoyed the contrast of her voice with Michele’s and the interchanging “I feel pretty” lines. Both ladies sound fantastic, and it was nice to hear a duet from them.

Cory Monteith (Finn) took on Sammy Davis Jr.’s “I’ve Gotta Be Me.” After listening to this track, I found this to be the best that Monteith has sounded vocally all season. It’s a very clean vocal from him, and his personality is infused throughout the song. I was taken aback a little bit when I saw this song on the track listing this week, but after seeing the episode last night, the song was a great choice for not only Monteith’s voice, but the overall theme of the “Born This Way” episode.

One of my very favorite songs, “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane was sang by Darren Criss (Blaine) and the Dalton Academy Warblers. Seriously, what can’t this dude sing? Criss has a way of emotionally connecting to every song that he sings. With “Somewhere Only We Know,” the listening audience gets to hear a very vulnerable and sincere vocal performance from him. I definitely think Glee did this song justice. And of course, shout out to the Tufts University Beezlebubs for the great backing vocals.

Chris Colfer (Kurt) returns to the solo spotlight with “As If We Never Said Goodbye” from Broadway’s Sunset Boulevard. Colfer’s vocals on this track are just stunning. The track is truly just absolute ear candy. I am hoping since Colfer’s character has now returned to the New Directions that we will be treated to a couple more solos before the season’s end.

When I found out that Glee was planning on using Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” for this episode, I thought the song was just too new to utilize for the show. But, what do I know anyway, since this song fit this week’s episode like a glove. With Colfer, Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) on lead vocals, Gaga’s “Born This Way” was hit with a dose of attitude and sass – Glee-style. I am all for uptempo group numbers, and “Born This Way” delivers in a big way.

I think this week’s bundle of Glee music may just be the best of the season, if not a close second after the music from the episode “Never Been Kissed.” Hats off to Glee’s music producers and music supervisors; the song choices and overall production were very much on point this week.

The music from “Born This Way” is available now on iTunes.

Glee airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on FOX.

Originally posted on Blogcritics.

‘Glee’ Music Preview >> “Somewhere Only We Know”

Hey Gleeks!

Check out a performance clip of Blaine (Darren Criss) and the Dalton Academy Warblers singing Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” from tomorrow night’s 90-minute long Glee episode, “Born This Way”!

What do y’all think? And are you excited for the super-sized episode of Glee?