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The ABCs of Aussie Indie Music

By Sydney ScottFebruary 25, 2014
G'day, mates! How'd ya like to go on a little musical walkabout with some of the best indie jams from Down Under? From A to Zed and pop to hip-hop, these tunes are sure to liven up your playlists for spring. So go ahead and... More  →
The ABCs of Aussie Indie Music

We Interviewed Carly Rae Jepsen about Her Favorite Literature!

By Emily WinterNovember 13, 2013
Carly Rae is in the HOUSE TONIGHT. And she's here to NERD OUT like a proper lady. You guys probs know by now that Carly Rae runs this NEAT BOOK CLUB, which is right up SparkLife alley. Her November book is the Billie Holiday biography Lady Sings The... More  →
We Interviewed Carly Rae Jepsen about Her Favorite Literature!

80 More Songs from the 80s Everyone Should Know

By Sydney ScottOctober 11, 2013
You’re in need of new workout jamz, you say? Or maybe some study tunes or perhaps a ballad or two to listen to whilst living as a human burrito? Well, look no further, Sparklers! The next best thing to finding new songs is uncovering... More  →
80 More Songs from the 80s Everyone Should Know

5 Observations About Lady Gaga's "Applause"

By Josh SorokachAugust 14, 2013
Little Monsters, prepare to mash! After taking to Twitter to declare a "Pop Music Emergency," Lady Gaga has released "Applause," the first single off her forthcoming album ARTPOP, a week early. "DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKS," Lady Gaga wrote on... More  →
5 Observations About Lady Gaga's

Your Ultimate Summer Playlist

By Sydney ScottJuly 25, 2013
Whether you’re spending the summer chilling on the beach, exploring theme parks, and chatting up lifeguards...or you're spending it stuck inside hiding from the heat and babysitting for your little cousin, you're always in need of a great musical soundtrack. The playlist below will take... More  →
Your Ultimate Summer Playlist

80 Songs from the 80s Everyone Should Know

By Sydney ScottJuly 2, 2013
While artists like Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 make amazing music, kids our age shouldn't tune out everything that isn't currently at the top of the charts. In an effort to expand my generation’s knowledge of pop music, I’ve compiled a playlist of songs from... More  →
80 Songs from the 80s Everyone Should Know

And the Boy Band Bracket Winner Iiiiiiiiiiiiiissss....

By Kathryn_WilliamsJuly 1, 2013
Not since the infamous 1990 YMCA Indian Princesses Longhouse, when Joey McIntyre was officially voted more cute than Jordan Knight, has there been such an upset in the boy band cosmos. Are you ready for this jelly, Directionals? By a landslide, the winner of the SparkLif More  →
And the Boy Band Bracket Winner Iiiiiiiiiiiiiissss....

The Boy Band Bracket Comes Down to the Question of a Candy Thong

By Kathryn_WilliamsJune 26, 2013
After THIS REALLY HAPPENED, I'm not sure how you're going to vote yourself out of this one, Sparklers. Your choice: the thong-wearer or the thong-eater? (Never thought I'd type that sentence. See, I am using my English degree!) More  →
The Boy Band Bracket Comes Down to the Question of a Candy Thong

Boy Band Bracket Round 3: Vote Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

By Kathryn_WilliamsJune 19, 2013
"Step by stepOoh babyGonna get to you girlStep by stepOoh babyReally want you in my world" That is all. Vote now. More  →
Boy Band Bracket Round 3: Vote Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

It's Raining Boys: Bracket Round 2

By Kathryn_WilliamsJune 13, 2013
Sparklers, meet my dedication: I tallied your votes for Round 2 of the Boy Band Bracket while listening to the sweet sounds of Coldplay Muzakin a Panera off Interstate 95 on a 12-hour road trip from Maine to Virginia. I also, for the first time, introduced some bias to the More  →
It's Raining Boys: Bracket Round 2