Among other happenings, the world lost a revolutionary technology marvel in Steve Jobs; teen star Justin Bieber was falsely accused of fathering a child; Adele became the first artist in more than a decade to top the Billboard for 13 weeks with her GRAMMY-nominated 21; and digital music streaming services grew by leaps and bounds with the U. But what was on your mind most this year?
For those proud iPhone 4S owners, ask Siri what she thinks about that. Some familiar names in music also made the list, with Katy Perry at No. What was so search-worthy about Perry this year?
Possibly her switch from pink to blonde hair or the fact that she made history in tying Michael Jackson with her fifth No. The remaining musical spots were filled by Jennifer Lopez No. And why was "American Idol" so search-worthy? Duh, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. Here at TWIM, there have been quite a few events over the past year that got our search engines started. Below we present our list of 10 of the most memorable moments of In a new spin on social networking, Josh Groban previewed his new read: Tweets such as "Do you know where to find marble conference tables?
You can watch Groban's performance for yourself, but here are our favorite selections: You may want to consult kanyewest. Did Steve Jobs and Apple's iTunes give music a bad name? Yes, if you ask Jon Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi thinks listeners will eventually share his nostalgic views and long for the time when they got lost in reading the liner notes for Slippery When Wet while spinning "Wanted Dead Or Alive.
But fans can still purchase all the Bon Jovi songs their hearts desire at the iTunes Store. The city of Los Angeles was stunned as the Dallas Mavericks got out the brooms on their way to sweeping the defending world champion Los Angeles Lakers in four games in the second round of the NBA playoffs. While purple-and-gold flags were unceremoniously stripped from vehicles from Hollywood to Inglewood, Laker legends such as Magic Johnson and James Worthy took the team to task for their lackluster play.
To help get over the heartbreak, fans and foes turned to Twitter to submit appropriate losing-themed songs for the Lakers' post-season playlist. Our top 10 favorites were R. A Swedish heavy metal fan is battling an unusual form of addiction. Roger Tullgren , 42, has been medically diagnosed as being addicted to heavy metal, a non-substance compulsive disorder that impacts his social and working life. A team of psychologists officially diagnosed the condition, which means Tullgren will receive state benefits such as income support so that he can attend concerts and indulge other parts of the addiction.
Not all medical professionals are sold on the decision to feed Tullgren's addiction, however. It would seem a healthy regular dosage of avant-garde jazz, disco, pop, and classical music would be the perfect prescription for any metal addiction.
But Tullgren will not be buying into a step program anytime soon. Let's face it, trying to talk a parking officer out of giving you a parking ticket is akin to trying to solve a Rubik's Cube while blindfolded. The next time you're unceremoniously served with a parking ticket, instead of giving the officer a piece of your mind, you might try an alternate tactic: While dining at Neely's Barbecue Parlor in New York, Aretha Franklin saw a meter maid writing a ticket and made a beeline outside and ultimately got out of the ticket by breaking into song and signing an autograph.
While there's no word on which song the Queen of Soul serenaded the officer with, our money is on "Think. Madonna's still as sexy and controversial as ever at age 53, and we've got the proof. She started September promoting her new film, W.
But she ended the week on a possibly more positive note, depending on how you feel about cougars not the large cat native to the Americas, but the saucy older women native to the Courtney Cox sitcom. The company said in the offer that Madge — who is currently dating year-old Brahim Zaibat and formerly dated thenyear-old Brazilian model Jesus Luz after splitting with Guy Ritchie — is "without a doubt the queen of cougars. And while it's likely it didn't necessarily make her feel like a virgin, at 53, we'd still take it as a compliment.
As a show of loyalty to their favorite bands, some fans collect truckloads of memorabilia. Some get a back-covering tattoo. And some rack up frequent flyer miles following their favorite act from city to city. However, this kind of loyalty may now seem less impressive given that Missouri native George F.
Blackburn took his musical devotion to a new level in officially changing his name to his favorite album, Led Zeppelin II. The year-old is making a new start in his life following the divorce from his third wife and he says the name has already paid dividends.
When the calendar turns to September, carefree summer days unfortunately come to a halt. Most of us look to squeeze in one last bit of fun before we turn the page to autumn. But before sending in an application, they had to make sure they could answer "no" to the following questions: Are you a male older than 44?
Do you use a hair dryer? Do you hate your mother? Is your name Brian or Nigel? We're happy to report that this search has a storybook ending. O'Connor tied the knot on Dec.
We don't know much about Herridge other than he must be the "mindblowingly filthy freak" O'Connor was looking for. Despite all his rage, he is now just a wrestler in a cage. Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan announced he's starting his own professional wrestling company, Resistance Pro Wrestling. Or will this new class of wrestlers take on monikers inspired by Smashing Pumpkins albums such as Siamese Dream, Oceana or Zeitgeist?
We'll have to wait and see. Meanwhile, the company is off and running with a few matches, and the Resistance Pro Heavyweight Champion is slated to be crowned Jan. They will rock you, they will shock you, and sometimes they will scare you. As a further testament that some musicians are just scary being themselves, Billboard released the results of its top 10 scariest musicians poll in time for Halloween.
Coming in at No. We don't know what's scarier about Simmons, his knack for spewing out gobs of blood from his mouth, or his relationship with his dog, Snippy. Watch this , but be careful, it might drive you yonkers. King of horror rock Rob Zombie dug through the ditches to come in at No. So who battled it out for the top spot?
Who do you think is scariest? View the results here. What are your favorite music stories of ? Last Week In Music.