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One Track Sunday: The Wanted Parodies The Backstreet Boys And N*Sync

Just a few days after other boy band One Direction reportedly finished recording the group's most recent album in the studio, The Wanted has put out a brand new video for the track “Walks Like Rihanna.” The video is fun and a little fanciful and gives a distinct nod to boyband heyday during its 3:34 runtime.

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One Track Sunday: Rich Gang Puts Together A Heist In Tapout Video

If you’re looking for this week’s most over-the-top video, you’ve found it. Rich Gang has a pretty rich lineup, featuring Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Future and plenty of others--although they get actually singing credit, unlike the socialite and The Voice’s media correspondent. All of these guest appearances lend credibility to a song that is pretty vulgar and, in the end, ultimately just an alright track.

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One Track Sunday: Tegan And Sara Are Heartbroken

It’s been awhile since I’ve been so excited about a song from Canadian duo Tegan and Sara. The band put out its seventh album back in January, Heartthrob, which featured the already successful single, “Closer,” a peppy little song that wasn’t particularly up my alley. They’ve certainly turned a new leaf with the sound of the album and the second single, “I Was A Fool” may not be as peppy as “Closer,” but it’s just as commercial.

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One Track Sunday: 30 Seconds To Mars Teams Up With Dita Von Teese

There’s nothing like a music video that kicks off with a seizure warning.. The new 30 Seconds to Mars music video for the song “Up in the Air” features a lot of artistry, as well as a teased appearance from the mistress of burlesque herself, Dita Von Teese.

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One Track Sunday: Cat Power Takes On Manhattan

For the most part, the “Manhattan” video takes a look at early morning life in New York City. There are strange characters on the subway and more trashbags than signs of life on the streets. The Manhattan video was directed by Greg Hunt and is the second single off the veteran artist’s newest album, Sun.

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One Track Sunday: Hanson Nabs Kat Dennings, Nikki Reed For New Video

A great way to get some buzz for a video that otherwise may not have gotten much is to throw some celebrity star power behind it. At least, that seems to be the theory behind Hanson’s newest pop video, “Get the Girl Back.” The video is a veritable Where’s Waldo of celebrity faces—that is, if you know who you are looking for.

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One Track Sunday: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Bring In Some Gospel

Hoping for a settled, happy video might be too much to expect from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The veteran band is back in a big way with its newest video, “Sacrilege,” which tells a tale of a girl getting persecuted by townsfolk after a masked man is shot in the street. As it turns out, the masked man is the girl’s lover—but so are a lot of the other men in the town. The girl has gotten around and her behaviour is coming back to bite her.

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One Track Sunday: The Airborne Toxic Event Brings In Ballerinas And Businessmen

This week’s been a pretty good week for fans of popular music. John Mayer announced his vocals are finally in shape enough to go on tour and Justin Timberlake dropped his second music video in as many months for the single “Mirrors.” If you’re looking for something new in the musical realm that’s a little outside the usual, however, The Airborne Toxic Event’s video for the single “Timeless” may be just what you are hoping for.

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One Track Sunday: Phoenix Offers Entertainment

Directed by Patrick Daughters, the “Entertainment” video follows several themes of love, happiness, and loss set in Korea. The tales involve a children’s choir, a rock star performance, some intricate fight scenes, plenty of shots of landscapes and skylines, and some very bad men who are handy with a knife. Despite all that’s going on your screen, the track also focuses on lead singer Thomas Mars’ vocals and the band’s signature sound.

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One Track Sunday: Mariah Carey Sings About Oz

Pop singer and American Idol judge Mariah Carey recently recorded a single for this weekend’s box office success, Oz: The Great and Powerful. The track is called “Almost Home” and was available for purchase back in February. However, the savvy singer waited to release the music video for “Almost Home” to coincide with the theatrical release of the movie.

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One Track Sunday: How Carly Rae Jepsen Handles Breakups

Carly Rae’s Jepsen has already proved she has the chops to make a hit with “Call Me Maybe,” and her newest single is nearly as catchy. Called “Tonight I’m Getting Over You,” the singer’s fourth single from her second studio album, Kiss, is about a break-up, but it’s still surprisingly peppy.

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One Track Sunday: How To Cash In On The Harlem Shake Craze

It’s hard to ignore “The Harlem Shake,” but it’s been easier to ignore Azealia Banks’ remix of the track, at least until this weekend when the rapper created a pretty skanky video to highlight the track and then started complaining about actual "Harlem Shake" producer Baauer’s distaste of her remix and her own producer, Diplo’s, response.

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One Track Sunday: X Factor's Tate Stevens Releases His First Video

Just a couple of months ago, country singer Tate Stevens became the second winner of Fox’s The X Factor, earning a contract and a deal with Pepsi. He’s been pretty quick out of the gate and has now released the “Holler if You’re with Me” music video, just ahead of tonight’s Grammys, when a clip from the video is set to premiere.

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One Track Sunday: Ellie Goulding Sings Her Heart Out In Explosions Video

Ellie Goulding released her second studio album this fall, after Lights made her a household name. The 26-year-old singer’s second album, Halcyon, has already spawned some hits, including “Anything Could Happen” and “Figure 8,” and now the budding singer has released a music video for “Explosions,” the third single off of her sophomore album.

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One Track Sunday: OneRepublic Turns A Plane Crash Song Into A Party

OneRepublic has been busy putting together new music for the band’s upcoming third album, Native, set to hit the market in March. Now, the group has released the music video for “If I Lose Myself,” a video that takes a look at a crazy night with a killer party. "If I Lose Myself" is the second single off of Native, and it's definitely worth a watch.

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One Track Sunday: Ashlee Simpson Goes Crazy In Bat For A Heart

After a few years away from the spotlight, the lesser-known Simpson sister, Ashlee, has decided to give showbiz another shot. She’ll do so through the music business, where she has enjoyed some success with pop music in the past. If you’ve been keeping tabs, her upcoming fourth studio album is supposed to have a sort of “folksy” appeal. Although her first single “Bat for a Heart” is lacking in the folk department, there’s plenty of appeal in the sex department.

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One Track Sunday: Justin Timberlake Drops Suit & Tie Featuring Jay-Z

Fans who have avidly been keeping tabs knew new music was on the horizon. Just a few days ago, Timberlake’s website posted a new countdown. As it turns out, when the clock ran out, fans were treated to a new track featuring Jay-Z called “Suit and Tie.” The song starts out oddly, but just give it a minute to warm up.

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One Track Sunday: Beach House Gets Into Home Movies In New Year

Starting a brand new year might be good for a lot of reasons, some examples being new beginnings, looking forward to awards season, the NFL playoffs, new television premieres, and this year, beating the damn Mayan prophecy; however, new music apparently isn’t one of those great turn-of-the-year events. Luckily, Beach House came through this week with a music video for one of the band’s 2012 songs, fittingly titled “New Year.”

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