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  • Black Eyed Peas to Perform at the KCA!

    Posted on 03/16/2011 by Mary

    The Black Eyed Peas at Super Bowl Halftime, not the KCAs
    The Black Eyed Peas at Super Bowl Halftime, which is like the KCAs but less slime and less fun.

    The Black Eyed Peas are confirmed to perform at the KCA this year! Also confirmed to appear are approximately 1 billion other famous celebrities including:
    Jack Black (he's hosting)
    Chairman Nick Cannon
    Jane Lynch and Cory Monteith from Glee
    Jaden Smith
    Russell Brand
    Shaun White
    And like I said, somewhere around a billion more.

    Tell us in the comments... do you love the Black Eyed Peas, are they your guilty pleasure, or... do you believe that if you can't say something nice you shouldn't say anything at all?

    I still kinda get chills when I think about that 25,000 person "I Gotta Feeling" flash mob on Oprah that time...

    Oh and don't forget to cast your votes for your 2011 KCA Favorites!

  • Songs from Tonight's Degrassi: Jesus, Etc., pt. 1

    Posted on 03/04/2011 by Lisa

    If you're wondering about any of the songs you heard on this week's Degrassi, here you go! The quotes in italics are commentary from the Degrassi Music Team about why they picked each song.

    The Dashing Suns music on TeenNick's Degrassi

    "Sally Moore" by The Dashing Suns
    While Eli and Clare are in the hearse.
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "The Dashing Suns out of California know how to rock, and that retro guitar sound is just so darn appealing. A small debate ensued where we talked about having the song come from Morty's stereo, or have the song outside the characters' world. We decided to feature it, making you think it's going to be a fun-filled jovial episode, but we tricked you, because some pretty creepy stuff happens!"


    "Come On Stomp!" by Thee Vicars
    During the diaper competition.
    "This UK band stomped into our hearts and into Degrassi -- just some good old-fashioned Britpop adding some energy to the baby-changing race."


    "I'm Gonna Change Your Life" by The Thermals
    While Fitz and Clare talk at The Dot
    "The Thermals are like your high school chums, just a load of fun in a familiar setting. Even though this was a bit buried in the background it still deserves a mention, as the Producers really liked its message over Fitz and Clare. Some foreshadowing in this song -- maybe Fitz really has changed?"

  • Songs from Tonight's Degrassi: The Way We Get By, pt. 2

    Posted on 02/25/2011 by Lisa

    If you were wondering about any of the songs you heard on this week's Degrassi, here you go! Info on all the songs, including commentary from the Degrassi Music Team (the quotes in italics) about how those songs ended up there!

    Santa Clara music on TeenNick's Degrassi

    "The Fool" by Santa Clara
    Bianca and Drew try to fit in at The Dot.
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "Tim Langley came across our radar and we shook hands in The Library Bar in Toronto's Royal York Hotel in 2009. Since then his band, Santa Clara, has taken off, and we're real happy to have their song in the show. The placement is awesome, over three scenes, tying them all together in a nice bow."


    "Black Candles" by Kae Sun
    When Riley wakes up and tries to talk to his mom.
    "This is actually a very sad song -- go read the lyrics and find out what it's about. It's message merits investigation into the song and the artist, and it's tone and mood set it to Riley's scene, but the two have little else to do with each other. We really wanted Black Candles to see the light of day, and think the Degrassi fans will give it it's proper moment."


    "Your Room" by The New Rags
    While Bianca and Drew are talking to Ron Ron.
    "The New Rags are a wicked fun indie band from NYC -- check out their rendition of "The Cascades". We needed some fun in the Ravine, but some edgy, non-linear fun, because we all know what everyone down there is up to..."


    "Licence Plate Eyes" by Steve Poltz
    While Drew and Bianca are hanging out in the ravine.
    "We won't rag on Drew for taking shrooms -- that's between him and his mom (ouch). Instead, we'll try to get into his head -- and this song puts us right in that zone at that moment (for better or worse!). PSA moment: Drugs are bad. But Steve Poltz is awesome."

  • Degrassi: The Boiling Point Soundtrack - CD Version

    Posted on 02/21/2011 by Mary

    The digital version's been out for a few weeks but the CD version of the Degrassi: The Boiling Point soundtrack drops tomorrow (Tuesday), fyi. You can pre-order now if you prefer having something to shove directly into your car stereo's mouth. Degrassi: The Boiling Point soundtrack

  • Songs from Tonight's Degrassi

    Posted on 02/18/2011 by Mary

    If you were wondering about any of the songs you heard on this week's Degrassi, here you go! Info on all the songs, including commentary from the Degrassi Music Team (the quotes in italics) about how those songs ended up there!

    Down With Webster music on TeenNick's Degrassi

    "Time to Win" by Down With Webster
    From the basketball game at the beginning of the ep.
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "We love, love, love Down With Webster - we had to have them in Degrassi. We tried this over a bunch of scenes until this one landed - and it couldn't have looked better. Another rocking song to score Drew's life at Degrassi."

    "So Easy" by Gina Cutillo
    Alli and Malaika make "friends".
    "Gina caught up with Stephen Stohn on twitter and offered up her music. The song made its way to us and then into the cut. Just goes to show you, if you never try, you neverwin!"

    "Breakdown" by Ketch Harbour Wolves
    From the scene when Drew and Bianca talk about their past... and end up making out.
    "Ketch Harbour Wolves are sincerely, genuinely nice gentlemen, and as their band name suggests, their music is as warm and inviting as the picturesque image of a distant wolf howling to a distant moon. Wrapped in a sepia tone of guitar reverb, this song and its lyrics give us shivers still. It brings a little maturity to the otherwise immature Drew and Bianca."

    "Chewed Up" by Gloria Cycles
    From Riley and Zane's little talk.
    "We were just looking for fun and a little silliness, and this song fit the bill. We love the vocals and the lyrics are perfect for Drew's shenanigans. Just a ton of fun. "

    "Gasoline Handshake" by The British Columbians
    From the last basketball game in the episode.
    "A dirty rock song for this gritty scene, The British Columbians deliver angst and uncertainty - but we know Drew's going to win, right? Another point for the Degrassi editors who championed this handshake and lit it on fire."

  • Degrassi: The Boiling Point Soundtrack - Out Now!

    Posted on 02/01/2011 by Mary

    The digital download of the Degrassi: The Boiling Point soundtrack went on sale today! Click here to buy the MP3s on Amazon!

    Not only does it include songs featured on the show by artists like Eve and the Ocean and Adaline, but songs FROM the show like Dead Hand's "Paisley Jacket" and Jessica Tyler's "Mr. Perfect" and "White Horse" -- the song Jenna and Sav sang together! This is pure Degrassi gold. You're stoked.

    Degrassi: The Boiling Point soundtrack

  • This vid's worth watching, whether you like Justin Bieber or not.

    Posted on 06/26/2010 by Lisa

    He needs somebody to love!Did you catch the video for Justin Bieber's "Somebody to Love" Remix with Usher on Obsess This?

    No matter how you feel about Justin, you've got to admit the dancing in this video is pretty amazing. It includes a bunch of people you might've seen on America's Best Dance Crew, and their energy is infectious. (I love the part where Justin and some of the other dancers are stomping around in what looks like baby powder... it totally makes me want to throw some on the floor and dance in it.)

    Have you seen it? What'd you think?

  • Katy Perry and Russell Brand

    Posted on 06/19/2010 by Mary

    Katy Perry and Russell BrandKaty Perry's "California Gurls" video is on Obsess This this weekend...

    But lately I can't look at her without thinking "Russell Brand." It's like word association. Katy Perry, Russell Brand. I have to say I'm somewhat surprised by their love... do you think they make sense as a couple?

  • I heart the new Aaron Fresh video.

    Posted on 06/12/2010 by Mary

    My top five favorite things about the new Aaron Fresh video:

    1) The way he chomps on the girl's face all goofy at the very end.
    2) The dancings.
    3) The song.
    4) Ok maybe this is weird, but I like that the video is about a dude working in fast food who has a crush on a girl. It's like the opposite of that T.I. video for "Whatever You Like" where the girl works at a fast food joint and big rich T.I. comes and rescues her buys her expensive stuff she doesn't need. I'd way rather hang out in a parking lot with my friends dancing, and then retire to a field of dandelions with someone who really liked me. Maybe that's just me though.
    5) And, Aaron himself. The fact that he can sing and move and looks comfortable and at ease and seems really sweet and not gas-headed and like if you knew him in real life, you'd find yourself saying things like "couldn't happen to a nicer guy."

    I don't know, maybe I'm reading too much into it. But Chairman Nick vouches for him, so prolly not.

    What do you guys think of that song and video?

  • What's going on your summer mix?

    Posted on 05/24/2010 by Mary

    Iyaz's "Solo" video (click to watch!) on Obsess This this weekend made me want to bust out a sundress and go drink lemonade. Plus with next Monday being Memorial Day, I keep hearing the word "summer" get casually thrown around.

    It's happening! Summer is actually going to happen this year! I dared not believe it! But now...so stoked.

    So come on and tell the world: What's going on the first version of your Summer 2010 playlist?