Adele & Cee Lo Green – Rolling in the Deep/Crazy (Mashup)

Wow.  Kudos to hr326 (also @chrissy_chris on Twitter) for creating this amazing mashup of two fantastic songs, which they call Crazy in the Deep.  It’s really, really, really, good, and you should definitely check out their mixtape here.  Enjoy below!!

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The 2011 Grammy Awards. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

What an exhilerating night.  The Grammy Awards are over, and it was one of the most memorable award shows since I’ve started watching them and the Oscars.

Let’s start out with the pre-show.  The only thing I could remember was two things: Drake bringing his mother as his date to the Grammy’s (cute!) and the abomination that was known as The Egg.  Yes, Lady Gaga hyped up her entrance to the Grammy’s in a freaking egg/pod/whateveryouwannacallit.  To make things even more embarassing and awkward, she had a ‘supermodel’ (in quotes because she resembled nothing like one) explain to Ryan Seacrest that “Lady Gaga is in a state of incubation, and will be born again once she is ready to perform”.  Barf.  I honestly can’t see what people find remotely talented or fascinating about her, as she is considered to be a joke by people who know real music.  Anywho, let’s continue on to things more interesting.

The actual Grammy’s started out with a spine-tingling tribute to Aretha Franklin, as performed by Christina Aguilera, Florence Welch, Martina McBride, Jennifer Hudson, and Yolanda Adams.  Man, what a performance that was.  It was nothing short of incredible, and you can tell that each one of these divas is incredibly outstanding and deserve to be up on that stage, paying a tribute to soul’s greatest singer.  Congrats, ladies.

Another memorable performance was Cee Lo Green’s Fuck You.  It was a hot mess, but in a good way!!  Decked out in an iron plate around his chest, with a peacock costume that you had to see for your own eyes, he started belting out his song that everyone now appreciates – and it’s fitting that today is Valentine’s Day!  He was surrounded by psychadelic Muppets who were endearing, and then lo and behold, Gwenyth Paltrow came in to join Cee Lo for an outstanding performance.  Bravo, Cee Lo, Gwenyth, and Muppets.

The moment everyone was waiting for – Album of the Year.  Up until this point, I had literally no nails left as I chewed them all off.  This is what I waited almost 2.5 hours for.  In this category, we had Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Lady Antebellum.  Anyone who knows me knows I have an unhealthy obsession with Arcade Fire – they are my favourite group of all time.  When their name was announced, the first thing I did was jump up and down, screaming “S*CK IT GAGA!” (if you can’t tell, I despise her and her fans).  It was such a thrill to see Arcade Fire get the recognition they deserve, as they are extremely talented and underrated. 

Congratulations to everyone that won, and we’ll see you next year!!

[A list to the complete winners for the 2011 Grammys – click here!]

Cee Lo Green (ft. Lauren Bennett) – Love Gun

Whoever is managing Cee Lo Green needs to release this song as his next single.  Immediately.

After Green’s smash hit, Fuck You, this would be the perfect follow up.  It’s a spit-in-your face, “I’m gonna hurt you”, hip-swaying, revenge driven tune that will make you want to chase your exes down and smash their car windows and doors.  OK, maybe not that hardcore.  But this is easily my favourite track of 2011 so far.  Check it out below!

Glee – Forget You ft. Gwyneth Paltrow

I honestly haven’t been keeping up with Glee on a regular basis, with work and Mad Men having all my undivided attention.  But one of my friends mentioned this to me on a recent episode of Glee, and I didn’t think they could pull it off.  They actually did a decent job, and surprisingly, Gwyneth has a pretty good voice, although you can really notice the autotune used.  And the robot made me cringe realllllly badly.  Ugh.  Cee Lo Green’s version is my favourite song of 2010, so be sure to check both out!