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The Top 14 Music Stories of 2014

While songs like “Shake It Off,” “All About That Bass” and more rose to the top of the charts, these are the stories we were reading to accompany them.

12/15/2014

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‘South Park’ Holiday Episode Pokes Fun at Taylor Swift, Lorde, Iggy Azalea & Michael Jackson’s Hologram

On the latest holiday episode of ‘South Park,’ they went for broke, poking fun at bloated holiday specials, smug celebrities and especially holograms, including those of Kurt Cobain, Tupac, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.

12/11/2014

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Lorde Was Taylor Swift’s Manager For One Night, And One Night Only

Lorde also performed her latest hit “Yellow Flicker Beat” off the Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack.

11/26/2014

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Sam Smith, Pharrell, Taylor Swift Lead 2015 People’s Choice Nominations

Voting for the awards end Dec. 4, followed by the ceremony in January.

11/05/2014

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‘SNL’ Brings Prince for Rollicking Four-Song Jam, Introduces Taylor Swift ‘Swiftamine’ Drug: Watch

The rocker performed a medley of tunes from his pair of new albums, ARTOFFICIALAGE and PLECTRUMELECTRUM, which came out last September, showing off new material while exhibiting the form and stage presence that made him a star from the start.

11/03/2014

Taylor Swift in the Mark Romanek-directed clip for "Shake it Off" (Big Machine Records/UMG)

7 Videos That Led Director Mark Romanek to Taylor Swift

Before director Mark Romanek was helping Taylor Swift shake it off, he was making videos for the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Lenny Kravitz and more.

08/20/2014

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Taylor Swift’s 1989: An Odd Year for Pop Music 25 Years Ago

At best, pop music was off-kilter. At worst, it was a disaster.

08/19/2014

Actor Idris Elba is pictured behind the scenes on set whilst filming his first short film directorial debut, Unstoppable. (Photo by PepsiCo via Getty Images)

15 Songs That Should Be Adapted Into Movies

If you’d like to see them, put on the song, close your eyes and play the movie inside of your head. It won’t cost you $17 and the price point on store-bought popcorn is far more reasonable.

08/07/2014

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2014 GRAMMY Performances, Ranked

This year it seemed like the words “And the GRAMMY goes too” were hardly uttered during the night’s live broadcast, leaving plenty of room for the performances, which there were 20 of. All of which we ranked.

01/27/2014

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GRAMMY Red Carpet 2014: Best and Worst Dressed

Kudos to Kacey Musgraves & Taylor Swift; what were you thinkings to Macklemore, Ryan Lewis & Pharrell’s hat.

01/26/2014

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