Top 10 Overplayed Wedding Songs

Anyone who has ever been to a wedding knows that there are certain songs that can’t be avoided. TIME picks the most predictable reception tunes.

Snoop to Sookie: I Want to Do Bad Things With You

One thing I’ve always loved about Snoop Dogg is his determination not to take himself too seriously, without making a joke of himself. Here, Snoop declares his love for Miss Sookie Stackhouse in the way that only he can, offering to be the gin and juice to her True Blood.

Oh, and just for the sake of completism, after the jump, you …

Top 10 Protest Songs

TIME’s 2011 Person of the Year is The Protester. Here is a look at the artists who have best turned anger into song.

Top 10 Band Breakups

April 10, 2010, marks the 40th anniversary of the breakup of the Beatles. As a tribute, TIME takes a look at the most memorable band splits of all time

Top 10 Music-Festival Moments

Can’t make it to Texas to see one of the 1,700 bands performing at the 2010 SXSW festival? You can console yourself with this list of the 10 most famous — and infamous — moments in music-festival history.

Top 10 Supergroups

Gnarls Barkley’s Danger Mouse has teamed up with the Shins’ lead singer, James Mercer, to create a band called Broken Bells. In honor of the newly formed superduo, TIME takes a look at previous all-star bands

Top 10 MTV Moments

For everyone who remembers when MTV used to play music videos, the news that the cable channel had removed the phrase “Music Television” from its logo only made its long metamorphosis into a reality-tv channel official. TIME …

Simon Cowell’s Possible Departure From American Idol

Jim is on vacation, but he sent in this breaking news post via iPhone from somewhere on Interstate 80.

According to a report attributed to Simon Cowell’s brother, Cowell is planning to leave American Idol at the end of 2010 when his current contract is up. (There are other conflicting reports, one claiming he might stay for another 3 …

One Last Big (Yet Moving) Show for Michael

The coverage of Michael Jackson’s memorial began early on cable news this morning, with nonstop helicopter video footage from a “private” ceremony for Jackson’s family, while commentators vamped for time and guessed at what was going on behind closed doors.

It was symbolically fitting: Jackson, after all, spent most of his life in the …

Top 10 Michael Jackson Songs

From enlisting Eddie Van Halen for a guitar solo to borrowing the refrain “Mama-se, mama-sa, mama-coo-sa” from a Cameroonian
saxophonist, Michael Jackson’s very best songs drew from influences far and wide.

Top 10 Fake Bands

Anvil! The Story of Anvil, the buzzed-about documentary out now, follows an aging metal band trying to reclaim former rock glory. And if that sounds like the plot to the influential (and ironically more popular) ’80s mockumentary …

Top 10 Comeback Albums

If you need to make a comeback album, then you’re already in bad shape. TIME looks back at the most notable attempts of recent decades.

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