The 75 Greatest Prince Songs

For most important artists, when you piece through their catalog, narrowing it down to 50 songs can be kind of a chore. Most artists aren’t Prince, though. In his case, narrowing it down to 50 is virtually impossible. It was immediately clear when compiling this list that expansion was unavoidable…his catalog is just too damn…

Remembering Prince

Artists like this don’t come around often, if ever. They just don’t. Prince Rogers Nelson, the legendary artist known simply as Prince, passed away this morning at his iconic home, Paisley Park. Inevitably, the world has spent the day mourning the loss of this unparalleled artist and celebrating his career. While it would be easy to acknowledge…

Why Rihanna Needs To Play Super Bowl 51

It’s rare that I’m willing to use Hidden Under Headphones as a venue for editorials, but this is a situation that warrants it. While the title may lead you to believe this article would be about crafting a case to see one of pop’s reigning icons have the opportunity to play one of, easily, the…

Review: Coldplay At Halftime

The halftime show at Super Bowl 50 was destined to be momentous regardless of the angle the “Powers That Be” decided to go with. The performances, as of late, have been very pop-oriented; Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Madonna, and the Black Eyed Peas playing the last 5 years. Coldplay seemed like the perfect, necessary segue from pop back…

Review: Katy Perry At Halftime

It’s pretty inarguable that Katy Perry is one of the biggest forces in pop music over the last decade. Despite failing to live up to her culturally significant contemporaries like Beyoncé or Lady Gaga, she has racked up more number one hits than both of them combined (plus a few other big hits to boot.)…

Playlist: The Other Side… Alt Soul Now

Whether it’s rock, hip hop, dance, or bubblegum pop, soul and R&B has been the backbone of it all. This origin genre has filtered its way through pretty much everything you’ve ever heard in the rock & roll era, but has somehow managed to maintain its own identity and grow and evolve with time. Today,…