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    Top Songs of 2018

    Listen, you know I love music of all genres. But 2018 delivered some of the most delicious ear candy I’ve heard in a long time.  Dance floor inspired bops like “The Middle” and “Havana” were my go-to Friday night songs. While country’s spillover into the pop genre continued with hits from my friends Cassadee Pope and Dan + Shay, proving that they can redefine the genre.  Newcomers MØ, joan, and The Aces were my favorite ‘artists to watch,’ while veteran Ariana Grande bounced back from Sweetener with her biggest track to date.  All 15 of these jams are 2018’s Top Songs of the Year, so slip on your favorite headphones, and reminisce on…

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    Ariana Grande Is A Dangerous Woman

    Ariana Grande dropped her new single, “Dangerous Woman,” last night. The sultry new single is the title track from the singer’s third album and the follow up to the poorly received debut song “Focus,” which came out late last year. Fans and critics slammed the highly anticipated single, comparing its sound to the likes of a thrown out track from Christina Aguilera‘s Back To Basics era. Grande quickly took to social media to let fans know that the track is a departure from the rest of the upcoming album and that a new one would surface soon. Early this year, the singer announced that she was back in the studio and changed…

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    Music Monday: Should’ve Been Hits – Divas Edition

    It’s Monday afternoon and you’re trying to get through the rest of your work day. I know the feeling… trust me! You’re probably sitting at your computer, pretending to put the final touches on that report to your boss that was due yesterday, but really surfing Facebook and daydreaming about what you’re having for dinner and what’s saved on your DVR. (Oooh! Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion starts tonight!) Then you remember, “Hey, it’s Music Monday on Listen! It’s Vetrano,!” and all is right in the world again. This week I’ve compiled some of my favorite songs from music’s biggest divas that I think should have been  (or still should…

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    VOTW: Sisters, Blue & Nothin’ Like You

    When your week gets busy and time flies by, the internet doesn’t stop. That’s why V for Vetrano has you covered with all the must see videos of the week. Every Friday, visit Listen! It’s Vetrano for the week’s most talked about music premieres, television moments and viral videos that will keep you current and knowledgable at the Sunday brunch table. Marina and the Diamonds – Blue The latest single from Marina and the Diamonds‘ FROOT album packs a summery punch. The feel good-sounding song has the makings of a summer classic, while the lyrics tell a sadder, “blue”-er story. One of the album’s standout tracks, the new single and video are classic Marina.…

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    I Licked a Donut On Vacation

    Just because I was on summer vacation the last few weeks didn’t mean the world of pop culture and entertainment news slowed down. The Listen! It’s Vetrano‘s web series returns to YouTube today with an inside look at my vacation and everything I missed in pop culture, including Ariana Grande‘s donut licking, anti-American mishap, Caitlyn Jenner‘s Vanity Fair debut, marriage equality (!!!) and what I’ve been reading on break (spoiler alert: Joey Graceffa‘s new book In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World). You can watch the video above to see my take on the events that has everyone talking, but I do want to note one thing before you watch. The episode was recorded and edited…

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    VOTW: Bitch I’m Madonna

    When your week gets busy and time flies by, the internet doesn’t stop. That’s why V for Vetrano has you covered with all the must see videos of the week. Every Friday, visit Listen! It’s Vetrano for the week’s most talked about music premieres, television moments and viral videos that will keep you current and knowledgable at the Sunday brunch table. Madonna (Feat. Nicki Minaj) – Bitch I’m Madonna This week there’s really only one video you need to talk about and that’s Madonna‘s latest attempt at being relevant and young in her video for “Bitch I’m Madonna.” The video is star-studded, featuring Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Kanye West and more. Perhaps…

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    VOTW: Pretty Girls, Singing Unicorns & OC TV

    When your week gets busy and time flies by, the internet doesn’t stop. That’s why V for Vetrano has you covered with all the must-see videos of the week. Every Friday, visit Listen! It’s Vetrano for the week’s latest music premieres, television moments and viral videos that will keep you up on all the chatter at the water cooler. Pretty Girls – Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea This week, Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea debuted their highly anticipated video for their new single “Pretty Girls.” The clip, inspired by the cult 80’s film Earth Girls Are Easy starring Geena Davis, is filled with fast moving clips of the singer showing the recently…

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    2015 Grammy Recap

    It’s the Super Bowl of the music industry. Music’s biggest night. Cassadee and I gathered at her new Nashville condo downtown in our version of red carpet looks — a step above onesie pajamas — to watch the biggest names in music take the red carpet, perform their hits and accept their prizes at the 2015 Grammy Awards. We laughed, we cried, we ate pizza. Wait, scratch the first two: we mostly just ate pizza. And now that I’ve recovered from my pizza-induced coma of Grammy reflection, I’m ready to break it all down in my annual Grammy recap for those of you who may have missed the big show. The Carpet…

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    Review: Fifth Harmony ‘Reflection’

    They’re the only real success story from FOX’s attempt at Simon Cowell‘s UK hit series X Factor. Fifth Harmony who placed third during the reality competition have been burning up the charts this winter with their latest single — the 80’s inspired “Sledgehammer.” It wasn’t an easy start for the manufactured girl group though. Ally, Normani, Lauren, Dinah-Jane and Camila, put together to form a female counterpart to Cowell’s One Direction, released an EP, Better Together, in the fall of 2013 that failed to gain much attention at mainstream radio and the group seemed unable to capitalize on their X Factor exposure. Late last year, the girls reemerged with a…