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Up to 15 miners were fired from their high-paying jobs in an Australian gold mine after this underground “Harlem Shake” performance was deemed a safety hazard. (Read more)

Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” soars in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, aided by the addition of YouTube streaming data to the chart’s methodology.

What do you think of our latest chart changes?

Even Olympians are getting in on the “Call Me Maybe” action!

Watch the U.S. Olympic swimming team cover the Carly Rae Jepsen hit, then check out our list of the 10 Best ‘Call Me Maybe’ Viral Videos.

The 10 Best ‘Call Me Maybe’ Viral Videos

With Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit at No. 1 on the Hot 100, we’ve rounded up a list of the most entertaining “Call Me Maybe” covers and videos the Internet has to offer. Watch them here.

Barack Obama singing ‘Call Me Maybe’

…the internet has officially done its job right.

Lana Del Rey’s debut being, quite literally, panned by critics from Billboard, Pitchfork and Spin. Since clearly, those strange Taiwanese animated news stories are the highest form of journalism. 

As for our “Born To Die” review… well, I’ve seen meaner things said about Lana Del Rey on my Facebook feed in the last 12 hours. Not saying we weren’t rightly critical, but did we pan it? Nah.

We may already have crunk, OutKast and Three 6 Mafia, but Southern rap ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Appearing on the “Today” show this morning, Dolly Parton - accompanied by a beatboxing Queen Latifah - made her hip-hop debut, offering up confrontational hyper-lyricism along the lines of, “She’s the Queen of her own hood / But I’m the Queen of Dollywood.”

Yo Dolly, asserting superiority over your own DJ might not be the best idea for a rookie MC. Me thinks the Queen will let it slide this time, if only because she can’t carry the “Joyful Noise” publicity tour by her lonesome. Just a tip from one G to another.

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In which Nickelback tries to figure out why people hate Nickelback - and how to make Detroit like Nickelback.

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misskatiemo
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LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem

This is brilliant… the house lights up and do the lyrics/timed lights to our (Billboard’s) official song of the summer…

This just made my Monday.

#shufflin 

Why yes, giant jack-o-lanterns do sing the lyrics. Party rock is on the house tonight.


marcps
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“Hi, everybody this is Brian Wilson. Look what I got here, the Beach Boys box set! How bout that? Look, and I think it lights up. Yeah, it lights up see, it lights up real beautifully/goofily. It’s been a pleasure. Brian Wilson, shake, goodnight.”

The unintentionally hilarious + perfect promo for the Beach Boys’ “Smile” box set.

(From the Tumblr of our news editor, Marc Schneider.)