13 years ago today: Eminem’s history-making ‘Lose Yourself’ hit the top of the chart

Plus: ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ opened in theaters, David Bowie and Cher teamed up for a memorable medley, and more
13 years ago today: Eminem’s history-making ‘Lose Yourself’ hit the top of the chart
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13 years ago today, Eminem began what remains his longest stay atop the Billboard Hot 100 when  “Lose Yourself” reached No. 1. The rap hit held onto the top spot for 12 weeks.

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Why do I like this song so much... is there something wrong with me?

Justin Bieber Purpose Cover

Why do I like this song so much... is there something wrong with me? is a series that gets updated anytime I find myself listening to a song on repeat that I have no business listening to on repeat. Why? Because as a young lad I only listened to Hip-Hop and Punk Music and could hold my own in a conversation about why Hip-Hop is or isn't a sub-genre of Punk (I could argue either side with ease.) I would (incorrectly) call people sellouts just for letting their already recorded song in a car commercial. So how can it be that I now feel excitement instead of disgust on the dancefloor when a Chris Brown song produced by DJ Mustard comes on?

And how can it be that I listen to these songs on repeat?

Why do I like these songs so much... is there something wrong with me?

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Sam Smith dared to cover Amy Winehouse on his album re-release

Sam Smith dared to cover Amy Winehouse on his album re-release
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Sam Smith dropped by BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac show to talk about the release of "In the Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition)," an expanded version of his 2014 debut. One of the "new" songs on the re-release is a cover of Amy Winehouse's "Love is a Losing Game," which Mac played to intro the segment.

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27 years ago: The Beach Boys made chart history when ‘Kokomo’ hit No. 1

Plus: The Who appeared on 'The Simpsons,' Hollywood writers went on strike, and more
27 years ago: The Beach Boys made chart history when ‘Kokomo’ hit No. 1

27 years ago, The Beach Boys set two records when their song “Kokomo” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100.

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The Best and Worst of the 2015 CMAs

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hosted a grand and long night of live entertainment.
William Shatner, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood

Award shows should almost never be three hours long. Most movies shouldn't be three hours long. But I'll make an exception when it comes to the CMAs, a ceremony that packs enough live into a telecast to make it all worthwhile. Legend after legend performed classic songs, and a few newbies snuck in to enrapture a national audience too.

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Fall Out Boy, Ariana Grande take on classic Disney tunes in 'We Love Disney'

These Disney covers will take you right back to your childhood.
We Love Disney
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Feast your ears on 13 new re-imagined versions of iconic Disney songs like “Colors of the Wind”, “Let It Go”, and “Zero to Hero”. These and more are all part of Disney's newest album titled “We Love Disney”, which features an array of current artists, ranging from pop star Ariana Grande to rockers Fall Out Boy.

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The mess you left: Ranking the 13 tracks of 'Jagged Little Pill'

Alanis Morissette's startling debut is 20. Let's rank its angriest and loveliest moments.
Jagged Little Pill

Twenty years after Alanis Morissette released her Grammy-winning smash "Jagged Little Pill," the phenomenon of that candid, abrasive, universally relatable pop-rock album is a trip to analyze. Morissette was a peculiar, acquired taste that almost everyone acquired. 

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Taylor Swift and Idina Menzel duet to "Let It Go"

You've never seen Taylor and Idina quite like this before
Taylor Swift Idina Menzel
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In her grand tradition of inviting guests to sing with her on tour, Taylor Swift once again slayed her Halloween live show by inviting Broadway star Idina Menzel on stage with her to duet "Let It Go". Taylor and Idina not only sang the iconic Frozen together, they also wore themed costumes!

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15 years ago today: U2 fans rejoiced with the release of ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’

Plus: An essential 'Gilmore Girls' episode, a panic-spreading radio show, and more
15 years ago today: U2 fans rejoiced with the release of ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’
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15 years ago today was a beautiful day for U2 fans: On October 30, 2000, their album “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” hit record store shelves.

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The Snap: Is Adele's 'Hello' basic?

Adele

I've had a week to process Adele's explosive new ballad. There's just one question left: Is it basic? Today on THE SNAP, I investigate your feels. 

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