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Cat Sitting Lazily On Couch Watches Slayer Concert

This unpopular video posted in April just exploded with over 100,000 hits. It’s simple enough, but oh so good. A cat watches Slayer rock out at a concert on the big screen. But the cat isn’t on the floor sitting like cats usually sit. The cat is sitting on the couch lazy, fat man style. Like how I sit on the couch.

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/06/21/cat-sitting-lazily-on-couch-watches-slayer-concert/

This Song Was Recorded in Space

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Using Soundcloud and YouTube, astronaut Chris Hadfield beamed a song from space to Earth. Hadfield recorded “Jewel in the Night” aboard the International Space Station this week, saying, “You can hear the slight buzz of the station’s fans in the background.”

He adds the song is “some of the first original music written for and performed on” the ISS.

Hadfield, with the Canadian Space Agency, is the commander of the 147-day ISS mission.

Hadfield shared the Soundcloud player and a YouTube video on Twitter, where he has been keeping people updated on his space adventures. Here’s a sampling of his holiday tweets:

Days before launching into space to arrive on the ISS, Hadfield participated in “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit. In his introduction, he explained that he attempts to routinely check his social media for questions and comments from followers.

Music Monday: Catchy Songs

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Last week we introduced Watercooler. Our newest channel, and your destination for web culture and what’s trending. We are happy to report that you love viral content just as much as we do. The channel has grown, and it is picking up steam.

Needless to say, we’ve spent the last week engrossed in all kinds of trending content. From adorable cat videos to the newest GIFs — you’ll find it on Watercooler. Like its namesake, Watercooler is where you can hear what people are buzzing about around the web.

We are bringing you the Internet’s finest memes, viral videos and outrageous pictures.

In honor of Watercooler’s success, we put together a list of songs just as addictive. On this Music Monday the Mashable staff is proud to bring you a playlist of our favorite catchy songs.

Listen at your own risk.

These are the songs that get in your head … and stay there.

So join us. Jam out to classics like Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” and sample a few new ones like Karmin’s “Brokenhearted.”

Then head on over to Watercooler and check out these adorable pandas playing on a slide.

You know you want to.

Music Monday is a weekly post that allows us to share our love of music with you. Every Monday we will publish a Spotify playlist crafted around a certain theme. Last week we shared our favorite songs to listen to while we make the morning commute, and we invited you to send in your own picks.

Think you know a better (or worse) song? Send it along, and we’ll add to the list! We can’t wait to hear what you come up with.

Here’s how you can send us your pick for our catchiest songs playlist:

    • Tell us in the comments. Make sure to include the artist and the song so we can be certain to find it.

    • Tweet us your song choice @mashableHQ and use the hashtag #MusicMonday. If you send us a Spotify link, we’ll give it a listen and add some of our favorites

    • To grab a Spotify link, control-click on any song in Spotify and “Copy HTTP link.”

How to Get a Spotify HTTP Link

  • If you’re not a Spotify user, you can still send us a link to wherever the track is hosted, and we’ll do our best to listen.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/07/09/music-monday-catchy-songs/

Deadmau5 Debuts ‘Phantoms Can’t Hang’ While Racing in Nyan Cat Ferrari

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Joel Zimmerman a.k.a. Deadmau5 performs at the Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park in Miami on March 29.
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It’s a game of cat and Deadmau5 at the Gumball 3000 international motor rally, where the electronic music producer is driving through Europe in a half-million dollar “Purrari” — a Nyan Cat-themed Ferrari.

Amid his vehicular antics, Deadmau5 is world premiering a new song (listen below) exclusively on Mashable on Monday, one day before it becomes available on iTunes.

This is the final album version of “Phantoms Can’t Hang” from while(1<2), which comes out June 17. Fans have previously heard snippets and rough cuts of the track because Deadmau5, born Joel Thomas Zimmerman, routinely uploads works in progress online.

People can follow Deadmau5’s Gumball 3000 live-streamed #TeamPurrari journey at live.deadmau5.com to catch a glimpse of the meme-infused car.

“I only know one dude who would do this to a half-million dollar Ferrari: me,” he told Mashable via Skype chat earlier this year before Gumball 3000 got under way. “LAWL. Suck it, world. Nyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyan.”

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Deadmau5 participates in Gumball 3000 on June 5 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Deadmau5 and his Purrari are on the European leg of the two-week, 3,000-mile trip, which includes stops in eight U.S. states and three countries in Europe.

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Curiosity Rover to Broadcast Will.i.am Song Live on Mars

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Whether or not you’re a fan of will.i.am‘s songs, his music will soon be out-of-this-world.

NASA‘s Curiosity rover is set to broadcast a new song by the Black Eyed Peas singer live from the surface of Mars on Tuesday, NASA announced. It will take place at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET) at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

Called “Reach for the Stars,” the song is about will.i.am’s passion for science, technology and space exploration, NASA said. Check out the video above for more.

In addition, members of the team that successfully landed Curiosity earlier this month will describe the rover’s mission at the event. They will also explain the technology behind the song’s interplanetary transmission.

Will.i.am announced via Twitter that “Reach for the Stars” will be the first song from Earth ever to be broadcast from another planet.

He then encouraged other celebrity tweeters, including Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber, to “spread the word.”

The event will be streamed on NASA’s website, and broadcast on NASA TV.

Will.i.am, through his i.am.angel Foundation has also partnered with digital-learning company Discovery Education to develop a science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics initiative featuring NASA resources, such as Curiosity.

If you could choose a song to be broadcast on Mars, what would it be? Tell us in the comments below.

Video courtesy of i.am.angel Foundation

Image courtesy of Flickr, evarinaldiphotography

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/08/27/curiosity-william-song/

Katy Perry’s Victorian Dreams Go Up in Flames in ‘Unconditionally’

Katy Perry has found an era that suits her perfectly — Victorian.

The pop star went retro-chic in a visually stunning music video for power ballad “Unconditionally,” the second single from her “Prism” album. There are gowns, snow, pearls, flower petals, an owl, underwater scenes and a bed on fire — so nothing really out of the ordinary for Perry.

The singer recently told MTV that this music video would be a departure from her other videos because it “doesn’t have a complete narrative.”

“I usually have quite a big story line,” she said. “This time I wanted to give a lot of gorgeous, beautiful looks, which I don’t usually go for. But it’s mostly just a beautiful video that is supposed to evoke this power of love.”

Mission accomplished, Katy.

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Perry also released a lyric video for the song in October, featuring models Janell Shirtcliff and Erika Linder.

Skrillex Teaches Richard Branson Dubstep

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Billionaire Richard Branson can send satellites and himself into space — is there anything he can’t do? Apparently Branson can’t DJ. That is, until Saturday at the 2012 Virgin Mobile Freefest, where he got a lesson in dubstep from none other than Skrillex.

Watch the unlikely duo come together to make music in the video above. We’ll know exactly who to hold accountable if Branson shaves the side of his head.

Barack Obama Impersonator Raps 99 Problems Parody

The Internet’s original Barack Obama imitator  has been seemingly hiding under the carpet for awhile, but he’s back with another great Obama imitation song parody

Spoofing Jay-Z‘s now timeless hip hop classic, 99 Problems, Alpha Cat drops some serious rhymes as POTUS brushing Mitt Romney off his shoulder

“Campaign problems? I feel bad for you son. I got 99 problems, but Mitt ain’t one!”

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/07/11/barack-obama-sings-99-problems-parody/

Boy Band Parody Mocks You For Still Acting Like a Teenage Girl

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A new parody of boy band One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” pokes fun at adults who fawn over things that teenagers often love.

“I know it feels pretty weird to discreetly listen to a teenage boy band at 33,” the One Direction look-alikes sing in the video. “We know it’s meant for little girls, but we can’t agree it’s OK (oh-oh), it’s OK to like this song.”

The spoof from comedy site Jest goes on to mock the video’s main character for liking Glee, Degrassi, Dreamworks and Pixar movies, Selena Gomez, Hunger Games, iCarly, Twilight and other pop culture guilty pleasures (and for trashing her bedroom after Javier won The Voice).

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But the question remains: Are you a grown-up teenage girl? If so, are you OK with that? Because I am.