The Songs Everyone Had On Their MySpace

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it’s like your top 8, but for music

If there is one thing MySpace did better than Facebook, it was its approach to music. All the HTML coding became exhausting, so Facebook’s lack of personalization was a begrudged blessing in disguise. However, the space to add your favorite song of the moment was (and still sort of is) missed. The element of discovery made MySpace what it was. It gave you, the user, the ability to fine-tune your personal brand that much more closely. What you put on your iPod said more about you than your diary ever could, after all.

The popular songs—the ones everyone had or had come across—on MySpace occupied a sonic space between O.C. chill and college radio angst. It mostly pushed moody boybands into their 15 minutes of fame, but that moment in music, for better or worse, was fleeting. Though there is a special kind of nostalgia those who were really immersed in the scene can understand. The following 15 tracks—tracks that flirt with emo, pop, punk, electro, and more—will take you there. You can take the emo girl or boy off MySpace, but you can’t take the emo out of the girl or boy.

Imogen Heap - “Hide & Seek”
Perhaps you added this to your profile before The O.C.; perhaps you added it after. Either way, at some point in time, Imogen Heap’s autotune opus graced your page and transformed it into something otherworldly.

Hellogoodbye - “Dear Jamie… Sincerely Me”
Ah, Hellogoodbye: the epitome of MySpace electro-pop and saccharine lyrics. Not only was this probably on your page as a sort of subtweet to a crush, but you included it on a mix CD, too, to drive the point home that you’ve “got some things [you’d] like to set in pen.” It also asked the age old question of whether we should trust our printer’s ink to express the things we think.

The Postal Service - “Such Great Heights”
Between Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service, Ben Gibbard’s expert lyrical sense put him in a league of his own. His music was more for the college crowd and café scene, but “Such Great Heights” was, nonetheless, filled with lofty-but-sad ideas of love that made it perfect MySpace song material.

Straylight Run - “Existentialism On Prom Night”
The title of this song says it all.

Millionaires - “Alcohol”
MySpace spawned a teeny, tiny, sub-subgenre of music that, to this day, can’t really be defined. Before there was the artist formerly known as Ke$ha, there were the Millionaires. This trio of rap-singing scene queens gave zero f*cks—including whether their music was radio material. They were popular on MySpace and that’s really all that mattered. You maybe had this on your profile for a week.

Sugarcult - “Memory”
California spawned a bevy of MySpace-ready bands and Sugarcult was one of them. “Memory” complimented blink-182’s sound, but packed a more emotive punch. Don’t call them emo, though.

Paramore - “Misery Business”
Were you in the business of misery? We were (and maybe still are?). Hayley Williams became an instant icon for us angst-filled teens. She was (and still is) badass. This song definitely blared from your profile for a considerable amount of time. Hell, if MySpace were still MySpace, we’d probably have this playing now.

The Format - “Time Bomb”
Before Nate Ruess was a singing about being young, he was creating some of the best early-aughts piano pop bops. Though not quite as introspective as Ben Folds Five, The Format was sad person music wrapped in a bright, forthright bubblegum package. “Time Bomb” is an instant MySpace classic.

The Hush Sound - “Crawling Towards The Sun”
For every My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy band, there was a band like The Hush Sound. They weren’t quite emo, weren’t quite college radio friendly, but were filled with enough introspection and romantic problems to give your MySpace profile some edge.

Panic! at the Disco - “Lying Is the Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off”
The sexuality of this song! Brendon Urie’s insane attractiveness! The mind-boggling length of its title! Panic! helped make MySpace MySpace and you don’t have to look much further than lyrics like, “Let’s get these teen hearts beating faster, faster” to know why.

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - “Your Guardian Angel”
You had this song on your profile because you wanted to be a part of the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus bandwagon, but “Face Down” was too dark for your liking. “Your Guardian Angel” was poetic and sad, but oh so romantic.

PlayRadioPlay! - “Bad Cops Bad Charities”
Deep cut! If you really, truly fell down the Hellogoodbye hole, you surely discovered PlayRadioPlay! along the way. What with songs like “I Am A Pirate, You Are A Princess,” it was basically love at first profile view. “Bad Cops,” though, was the song for you. It was bright, a little punk, and jam-packed with lyrics you, like, totally related to.

Uffie - “Pop The Glock”
Uffie was never pushed on you. You just stumbled across her, listened to this song, and thought something along the lines of “Man, Lily Allen sounds a little different…” Well, it wasn’t Lily Allen. It was Uffie and “Pop The Glock” became a low-key banger in you and your scene friends’ life.

Jack’s Mannequin - “Dark Blue”
If ever you’ve been alone in a crowded room, you for sure had this song playing on your profile.

Bright Eyes - “Lover I Don’t Have to Love”
The opening melody of this track made for an elusive, haunting introduction to your MySpace profile. Conor Oberst’s morose tale of shallow sex and empty relationships sounded like fall. There was meaning behind your decision to put this on your profile, but the reason slips your mind today.

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This photo proves that they are the chillest onscreen family

Sophie Turner just posted a photo of herself, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright—aka the Stark siblings—to her Instagram, showing just what the three used to get up to when the Game of Thrones cameras weren't rolling.

The photo shows Wright looking quite pleased with himself while sitting on a makeshift throne, wearing no pants. As he should be, seeing as (spoiler) his character, Bran, won the Iron Throne this weekend. Williams, meanwhile, is looking way too cool to be involved in the shenanigans, wearing a pair of black sunglasses and staring absently off-camera. As for Turner, she's looking away from her onscreen brother, too, nervously smoking a Juul.

"The pack survived," Turner captioned the photo.

This photo just goes to prove that the Stark siblings are the chillest onscreen family. (It also proves, yet again, that Turner's social media is an absolute delight.)

We're actually a little sad that this footage didn't make it into the final season, considering how many modern-day objects have been spotted in the show's last few episodes.

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Meet Ashley

Miley Cyrus shared the trailer for her forthcoming Black Mirror episode, and it's basically Hannah Montana set in a dystopian future. Cyrus is a pink wig-wearing pop star named Ashley who is rolling out an in-home virtual assistant, named Ashley Too, that looks like her and shares her voice. But, as is the case with every Black Mirror episode, this technology is not as cute and fun as it's advertised to be.

In the trailer, we get the idea that Ashley is all about wanting fans to "believe" in themselves—but underneath that pink wig, maybe she doesn't feel that same self-love. After Ashley Too introduces herself to fan and new owner Rachel, promising to be her friend, we get a look at Ashley's darker side. She's depressed and tired of the pop star life. A record label executive says to several people in the room, "She doesn't understand how fragile all this is." As they consider upping her dose of medication, Ashley's life is on a downward slope. "It's getting so hard to keep doing this," she voices over glimpses of a police car chase, performances, and breakdowns backstage.

But back to the technology: Does Ashley's breakdown also mean the breakdown of Ashley Too? Looks like it. We see Rachel's virtual assistant screaming, "Get that cable out of my ass! Holy shit! Pull it out," breathing a sigh of relief as soon as they pull it out. A title card then reveals the episode name, "Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too."

Watch the full trailer and get a full view of Cyrus' cyborg-esque pop star look, below. Black Mirror returns to Netflix on June 5.


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Several actresses allegedly had "issues" with him

Lena Waithe's Showtime series, The Chi, just lost one of its main characters. Jason Mitchell, who was also set to appear in the Netflix film Desperados, has been dropped from both projects following multiple allegations of misconduct. He has also been dropped by his agent and manager.

Hollywood Reporter heard from a source "with knowledge" of The Chi, who says that Tiffany Boone, the actress who plays Mitchell's girlfriend on the show, is just one of several actresses who had "issues" with him. She eventually told producers at Fox21 that she could no longer work with him after filing several sexual harassment complaints. Apparently, her fiancé, Dear White People co-star Marque Richardson, would join her on set when she would shoot with Mitchell.

While news of Mitchell's alleged misconduct is just now beginning to surface, it looks like the ball started rolling on the fallout weeks ago. He was dropped from Desperados and replaced by Lamorne Morris before filming began. A source from the production team said that the producers received "specific information" that they reviewed and acted on quickly. Similarly, a source familiar with Mitchell's former agent, UTA, said the decision to drop him a few weeks ago was very quick following the allegations.

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Prior to the college admissions scandal, she said she doesn't "care about school"

Apparently, Olivia Jade wants to go back to school despite all those YouTube videos that suggested otherwise. Back in March, it was revealed that her mom, Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin, and dad, Mossimo Giannulli, had scammed Jade's way into the University of Southern California. Now, Loughlin faces jail time, and Jade lost out on plenty of lucrative ad partnerships.

According to Us Weekly, "Olivia Jade wants to go back to USC," per a source. "She didn't get officially kicked out and she is begging the school to let her back in." Another source though ousted Jade's real motivation to the publication. "She knows they won't let her in, so she's hoping this info gets out," they shared. "She wants to come out looking like she's changed, learned life lessons and is growing as a person, so she for sure wants people to think she is interested in her education."

Jade previously shared in a YouTube video she's in college for the "experience of like game days, partying" rather than the education. She also said, "I don't know how much of school I'm going to attend... I don't really care about school, as you guys all know." Though these statements were made prior to the scandal coming to light, her brand partnerships didn't come into question until her parents were indicted.

Right now, despite previous reports that Jade and her sister would both be dropping out of USC, Jade's enrollment has been placed on hold—meaning she cannot register for classes, or even withdraw from the school—until her parents' court case comes to a close. Then, the school will make its own decision as to how Jade will be affected. I think, either way, she should have to pay off a few of her classmates' loans for all the BS she pulled.

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He'd previously said he wanted to punch Jackson's 'Leaving Neverland' accusers in the face

Aaron Carter has been one of Michael Jackson's fiercest celebrity advocates in the aftermath of the Leaving Neverland documentary in which two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, alleged that Jackson sexually abused them when they were children. In a new clip from People, however, he seems to walk back his defense.

People reveals that Carter will be joining the upcoming season of reality TV show Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition with his mother. It's noted that he will be revealing more thoughts regarding Jackson following the documentary and the sneak peek specifically sees him alluding to a negative experience with the singer.

Carter, who has previously said that Jackson was never inappropriate toward him, says that Jackson "was a really good guy," though he does note that this is only true "as far as I know." "He never did anything that was inappropriate," he continues before stopping himself, as though remembering something. "Except for one time. There was one thing that he did that was a little bit inappropriate."

Carter does not provide any more detail after this statement. He has previously said that he would stay at Jackson's Neverland estate and sleep in the same bed as the much older star when he was 15 years old, though he hasn't seemed to understand then just how creepy that is. He also said earlier this year, in a clip from TMZ, that he would be telling a story of something that happened between them in an upcoming book about his life.