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Friday, December 16, 2016 - 12:21pm

Director Mike Mills first made his mark on the silver screen with the Academy Award-winning film Beginners, but his back catalog is also filled with a number of music videos, including those for songs by Everything But The Girl (“Temperamental”), Moby (“Run On”), Air (“All I Need”), Mansun (“Legacy”), Pulp (“Party Hard”), and Air (“Sexy Boy”). His appreciation of music also extends to the soundtracks of his films, and with 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, his latest cinematic endeavor, he’s managed to put together one of the most musically diverse compilations in recent memory.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 12:06pm
Once Upon a Time in the Top Spot: Band Aid, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
32 years ago today, a one-off conglomeration of pop stars sat atop the UK Singles chart with a song that’s been re-recorded three times to date, each of which has been a hit in its own right.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 12:02pm
Remembering Rufus Thomas

15 years ago today, the world said farewell to an R&B legend who really knew his way around canines…or at least that’s the impression you get if you take a look back at Rufus Thomas’s credits as a songwriter and arranger.

The dog motif actually started way back in 1953, when Thomas released the Chess Records single “No More Doggin’ Around,” but he really upped the ante with his 1963 debut album, WALKING THE DOG. “The Dog”? Check. “Walking The Dog”? Check. “Can Your Monkey Do The Dog”? Check. He even followed the album with a single called “Somebody Stole My Dog.”

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 3:01pm
Cars Giveaway

Everyone could use a little help around the holidays. How about we help you? From now through December 20th, follow the Official Cars Playlist on Spotify using the link below and you’ll be entered to win our "Just What I Needed" giveaway. One grand prize winner will take home a copy of The Cars' THE ELEKTRA YEARS 1978-1987 on vinyl and a copy of the limited-edition "Just What I Needed" 7" picture disc. Five lucky runner-ups will receive picture discs.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 12:02pm
This Day In
29 years ago today, The Jesus and Mary Chain took a pass on a chance at gaining a slightly larger American fanbase because they refused to concede to a demand by CBS.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:54am
Remembering Ahmet Ertegun
Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the day the world lost the man who, along with his brother Neshui, founded Atlantic Records. The world of music hasn’t been the same since.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 11:54am
Six-Pack: Tom Verlaine
Born on this day: Thomas Miller, a.k.a. Tom Verlaine, who came to fame as the guitarist for the New York punk band Television. To celebrate his birthday, we’ve compiled a six-pack of songs.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 11:24am
Once Upon a Time in the Top Spot: Chicago, CHICAGO IX
41 years ago today, Chicago landed atop the Billboard 200 with their ninth album, which also doubled as their first greatest-hits album.