Charli XCX Will Host Daily ‘Self-Isolation’ Livestream With Special Guests


Charli XCX

With the live-music industry in shambles thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, more and more artists are turning to live streaming and other virtual options for performing their music and connecting with fans in these trying times. On Wednesday, Charli XCXbecame the latest, announcing her own daily “Self-Isolation IG Livestream.”

The series will focus on “daily online events, aimed at providing support to those currently self-isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” with the goal to “spark conversation, share insight, or simply entertain fans across the world who are currently practicing social distancing.”

Charli will have a different guest on the show every day. For the first installment, she’s joined by her “Gone” collaborator Christine and the Queens for “An Emo Chat” about the state of the COVID-19 crisis — “An open conversation about the current situation and how it can affect creativity and their mental health.” Upcoming episodes this week include “Personal Training” with Diplo, “Girls Night In” with Rita Ora, “Would U Rather” with Kim Petras, and “Art Class” with Clairo.

“Viewers are encouraged to be as active in each event as possible, joining the conversation or taking part at home,” reads an official press statement for the show. “Through the week’s entire program of online events, Charli will be looking to connect the online world and the real world through shared experience —spreading positivity via her own platform. We’re all in this together, so self-isolation doesn’t have to be isolating.”

Charli XCX “Self-Isolation IG Livestream” Schedule
March 18th, noon ET — “An Emo Chat” w/ Christine and the Queens
March 19th, 1 p.m. ET — “Personal Training” w/ Diplo
March 20th, time TBC — “Girls Night In” w/ Rita Ora
March 21st, time TBC — “Would U Rather” w/ Kim Petras
March 22nd, 3 p.m. ET — “Art Class” w/ Clairo


Source: RollingStone

Most Popular TikTok Songs: Every Viral TikTok Dance Challenge Song Of 2020


Every viral TikTok song of 2020

What song is used in your favourite TikTok? Here’s all of the most popular songs that have gone viral on TikTok in 2020, from Doja Cat’s ‘Say So’ dance challenge to Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’.

We love TikTok… but there’s just one issue. Often it’s near enough impossible to work out the name of *that* song being used in the latest viral TikTok trend.

So we’ve done the hard work for you and pulled together a list of all the most popular songs being used on TikTok right now – that’s all of the songs from the biggest viral TikTok dances and challenges all on one page. Neat.

Maggie Lindemann – Pretty Girl (Paul Gannon Remix)

«I can swear, I can joke, I say what’s on my mind»

OK, the stair shuffle dance challenge has been around for a while but it’s been brought back to everyone’s attention in 2020.

You might have seen Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards and her Liverpool and England footballer boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain absolutely nailing this challenge as they were stuck indoors self-isolating.

The song might be familiar: ‘Pretty Girl’ was a huge hit for American singer Maggie Lindemann back in 2017 and it’s Paul Gannon remix that’s soundtracking this particular TikTok trend.

Handsome Dancer – Coincidance

«Wow, you can really dance»

It’s one of the most popular trends on TikToks, where two people showcase their dance moves whilst miming to this song.

The hook used for the TikTok trend is: «Wow, you can really dance, Wow, you can really dance, He went, He went *thud*, They said ’we’ve both been dancing all this time, What a coincidance.»

The original song isn’t actually a serious one – ‘Coincidance’ is a comedy track created by James Manzello – and there’s actually a pretty funny music video to go along with the full record.

Lil Kleine & Ronnie Flex – Drank & Drugs

This is one of those hugely popular TikTok trends that’s, er, sort of lacking a proper name! But you know the one – you stick your arms up and down and then ‘do the woah’ or something at the end?

Well, that song is actually a record by Dutch rappers Lil Kleine and Ronnie Flex, which went to Number 1 in the Netherlands way back in 2015 and has now become a TikTok hit.

The lyrics to the hook being used for the TikTok challenge are actually pretty random when you translate them from Dutch to English… we wonder if people have any idea what they’re dancing to….

BENEE – Supalonely ft. Gus Dapperton

«I know I f****d up, I’m just a loser»

You might have seen a load of famous faces dancing along to this catchy song from New Zealand singer BENEE.

Charli D’Amelio is one of the big names that helped kickstart the craze. The moves to the ‘Supalonely’ dance are fairly straight forward – it’s basically just mimicking the lyrics with your hands… easy enough, right?

Madison Beer also posted a video of her vibing to the song on her TikTok and it’s racked up over 20 million views so far.

Drake – Nonstop

«I just flipped the switch»

So this one involves two people standing in front of a mirror. The person in front does the filming and the person stood slightly behind is usually dancing away to the song.

Then when Drake says «I just flipped the switch» the video cuts and now the two people have switched positions (and often clothes) and are doing the reverse of what they were before.

Sure, we’ve probably badly explained that… but just check out the video below and you’ll get the idea soon enough.

Y2K & Bbno$ – Lalala (ilkan Gunuc Remix)

«When I popped off, then your girl gave me just a little bit of lockjaw»

This is one of the hardest viral TikTok challenges out there and loads of celebrities have been trying to master it.

Basically, you have to try and quickly replicate a series of hand emojis on the screen, in time with the beat of the song. So that’s the OK symbol, the fist, the peace symbol… all the ones you’d find in your regular emoji keyboard.

Jonas Brothers are among the big names who’ve given it a go and, you know what, they nailed it…

Doja Cat – Say So

«Day to night to morning, keep with me in the moment»

You’ll definitely know this song from American singer and rapper Doja Cat – it’s one of the biggest of 2020 so far!

Now this is seriously cool – the ‘Say So’ dance challenge was created by TikToker Haley Sharp, who has since amassed 1.3 million followers and then went on to star in Doja Cat’s official music video as a result!

James Charles and Charli D’Amelio are among the other big names that have given the dance a go on the app.

Roddy Ricch – The Box

«Pullin’ out the coupe at the lot, told ‘em «f*** 12, f*** SWAT»»

Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’ has been one of the biggest global hits of 2020 to-date – the track went to Number 1 in the US and the videos have clocked up hundreds of millions of views on YouTube.

So it’s not too surprising that ‘The Box’ has performed well on TikTok too. One of the biggest trends using the song is people mimicking the song’s intro with household items.

Take a look at the video below and you’ll get the a sense of the ‘inspiration’ behind the track…

K Camp – Lottery (Renegade)

«Wait, (renegade), go, go, go, go»

TikToker Jalaiah Harmon is the creator of the ‘Renegade challenge’, which started to take off in September last year.

Charli D’Amelio, Lizzo and Millie Bobby Brown are just some of the celebrities who have taken on the challenge but Jalaiah wasn’t really getting the recognition that she deserved for coming up with it in the first place.

However, that all changed when Jalaiah got to perform the dance at an NBA All Star game in America and Michelle Obama herself tweeted about it, writing: «Jalaiah, you crushed it—love seeing your talent shine!»

Kesha – Cannibal

«And for dessert, I’ll suck your teeth»

Kesha’s 2010 track ‘Cannibal’ is now ten years old but that’s not stopped it being huge on TikTok in this decade.

TikToker Briana Hantsch choreographed a cool routine to the hook of the track, which includes the lines: «Your little heart goes pitter-patter, I want your liver on a platter, use your finger to stir my tea, and for dessert I’ll suck your teeth.»

Kesha herself has even given the dance a go, teaming up with the queen of TikTok Charli D’Amelio on a duet video.

Source: CapitalFM

The Wild Pop Drama of Selena Gomez


People used to try to dismiss Selena Gomez as a mere Disney moppet who stumbled into the pop-star racket. But nobody makes this many brilliant records by accident. Her 2020 single “Rare” is her best ever: She hiccups in her breathy ASMR whisper, a shy girl riding a bass line that’s pure confidence. Selena always sings about her feelings like she’s terrified of them, which is why some of us relate. She wants to run and hide, but the bass urges her to stay and fight. It’s yet another perfect song about getting bombarded with way more drama than one girl should ever be asked to handle.

Selena might seem like an enigmatic blank slate at times, but she’s stuck around for years, while so many pushier personalities just fade away. She’s assembled the makings of a classic greatest-hits album, from “Slow Down” in 2013 to “Hands to Myself” in 2015 to “Bad Liar” in 2017, always singing in her own awesomely contorted private language. You could never mistake her lyrics for anyone else’s. Her power move is to keep you asking “Wait, did she really say that? Why is she talking about the Battle of Troy? ‘Your metaphorical gin and juice’?” It just adds to her allure.

Lately, she’s had to face high-profile turmoil of the sort most people have the luxury of suffering through in private: lupus, a kidney transplant, breaking up with Justin Bieber several thousand times, dating the Weeknd. But she’s ready for it all. Her records come preloaded with positive messages about healthness and well-fullhood and self-empowertude, with an ever-escalating sense of “Seriously, this time I mean it.” (Who else would choose the title Revival for her second album?)

Once upon a time, the world saw Selena as a star doomed to be defined by her bad romance with Bieber. When he got roasted on Comedy Central, Nastasha Leggero expressed everyone’s sympathy for having to date him: “She is literally the least lucky Selena in all of entertainment history.” Some of us are still traumatized by their appearance together at the 2011 VMAs. He brought his pet snake. Selena stood by the Bieb on the red carpet while he introduced the snake to the cameras: “His name is Johnson!” You could see stoic agony all over her face, as she seemed to be silently asking, “How is this happening? Can I go home now?”


Over the years, Selena and her ex batted hit songs about each other back and forth, litigating their breakup-makeup drama all over the radio. Then he abruptly married someone else. But Selena sounds liberated — like she’s having the time of her life. So in “Rare,” she kicks her weirdly sexual toaster metaphors over that funk throb. She testifies about emerging from stormy personal tribulations until she’s “holding hands with the darkness and knowing my heart is allowed.” Which means . . . something? When Selena sings it, it means everything.

It’s an unlikely evolution for a child star who got her start singing lullabies on Barney and Friends. When she starred in the 2009 Disney Channel movie Princess Protection Program, she didn’t even get to play the princess — she was the ordinary American girl whose boring life made the right hiding place for drama queen Demi Lovato. Selena’s had to do all her growing up in the spotlight. As she’s said, “I was so used to performing for kids. At concerts I used to make the entire crowd raise up their pinkies and make a pinky promise never to allow anybody to make them feel that they weren’t good enough.” But like her audience, Selena got older and messier. “I’m looking into their eyes, and I don’t know what to say. I couldn’t say, ‘Everybody, let’s pinky-promise that you’re beautiful!’”

Now, on “Rare,” we listen raptly as she sings about being madly in love with someone she doesn’t like or respect too much. She’s sick of this — and she vows she’s never going to make the same mistake again. (Spoiler: She will, as soon as the next song starts.) Her voice is full of mixed-up confusion, but she battles on through the emotional chaos. That exquisite tension is what makes her hits play like a long-running saga about the impossibility of ever getting all those emotions under control. Well, maybe she could. But why would she want to?


Source: Rolling Stone