In discussing Ryan Adams' collaboration with 21 year old singer/songwriter, Laura Marling, we couldn't help but spotlight one of Marling's best-known songs.
Entitled "New Romantic," it's a song that namedrops 'Ryan Adams' in its lyrics, but also starts with a catchy, upbeat tempo that mellows into a beautiful love song. The slower the song, the more Laura Marling sounds like Joan Baez, and that's always a good thing.
Appearing alongside a number of other poppy favorites including "You Remind Me," "Cry," and "17," "Crush" is considered to be one of Mandy's most popular tracks to date. Boasting over four million views on YouTube, its popularity is well-deserved as a result of its catchy melody and sunny lyrics. Recalling the very best in 90's era pop, the music video is also notable for Mandy's look-a-like version of Michael Jackson's jacket from "Thriller."
Among the album's best-known tracks is Mandy's rendition of Joan Armatrading's classic tune, "Drop the Pilot." Featuring a catchy melody and driving beat, the song is memorable for its classic pop feel with plenty of soulful substance.
Note Mandy's incredible look in this official music video. While never released in the States, we consider this to be one of her most dynamic selections.
In honor of the approaching New Year, we're harkening back to 2001 for a sentimental Throwback Video featuring your favorite songstress, Mandy Moore.
Nearly a decade ago, Mandy joined the members of *NSYNC, Christian Burns, and True Vibe in the official music video for the romantic comedy, On the Line. A blend of sugar and spice from the super-sweet film, the video is a must-see for fans of the pop sound from the mid-to-late Nineties.
We can't help but notice that Mandy provides the only female voice among the multi-part harmony. Looking fabulous as usual, she is all that and more amidst the video's star-studded cast.
Elton John and Elizabeth Taylor play Mandy's parents in the video, which features our gorgeous starlet as as an awkward teen, circa 1976. Transforming into a bubblegum princess, Mandy is magically transported to the front row of an Elton John concert, where she rubs elbows with celebrity look-alikes of Liza Minnelli, Cher, and others.
At such a young age, the experience would seem to have left an indelible mark on then-17 year old Mandy. "The most amazing part was just talking to him," she said of Sir Elton. "It was honestly one of the most special times of my life. It is the coolest thing. My parents were completely in awe too...it was too cute!"
With November nearly upon us, we can hardly contain our exuberance over the possibility of yet another single from Mandy Moore's latest album, "Amanda Leigh." With that thought in mind, we couldn't help but offer Mandy's first single and breakout hit, "I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of the Week." Mandy has described the song as "a way of owning and acknowledging your sense of self-worth in a rather tongue and cheek manner."
In the video, note the appearance of former UFC light heavyweight champion, Chuck Liddell. Making no secret of her recent interest in Mixed Martial Arts, Mandy Moore appeared just last year at UFC 83 and 84.
He also counts our beloved songstress, Mandy Moore as one of his supporters. In a flashback to the recent past, Mandy appeared on Dennen's music video, "Make You Crazy," back in October 2008. In the video, Mandy stars as an adorable shoe store customer alongside red-haired cutie and shoe salesman, Dennen.
While it goes without saying which version we prefer, we were perturbed by one of Tiffany's YouTube videos that claims "Candy" as an original song. So we're setting the record straight: listen to the original and Tiffany's cover, and let us know which one you prefer. Enjoy!