Jason Radford

“You Had Me at Hello”: 5 Songs Inspired by the Iconic Line

From Zellweger to Cruise, and later from musician to audience: the evolution of the phrase “you had me at hello” unfolded before America’s eyes once the romantic line was spoken in 1996’s Jerry Maguire. Writer and […]

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Song Review: Maroon 5 – “Payphone” feat. Wiz Khalifa

Does anyone remember when Maroon 5 was considered “alternative?” Well, say goodbye to your dreams of hearing something similar to classic Songs About Jane (2002). The band’s frontman, Adam Levine, confirmed to Rolling Stone earlier this […]

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Song Review: Kelly Clarkson – “Mr. Know It All” (Country Version)

On Sunday, April 1st when Kelly Clarkson accepted the award for Single Record of the Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Jason Aldean at the ACM Awards, she bent over the microphone quickly to […]

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Album Review: Madonna – ‘MDNA’

It seems like the main purpose of Madonna’s recent era has been to prove to fans that she’s still got it in her. Promoters, subsequently, roll their eyes in defeat as Madonna remains defiant in demanding airplay […]

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Our Favorite Youtube Cover Artists

It’s a whole community inside itself: the population of YouTube cover artists contains the only people on the music scene who are able to able to sing with themselves, sing with each other (sometimes across […]

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Song Review: Jack White – “Love Interruption”

If you don’t want an experience with love to, say, slam your fingers in a doorway, then Jack White‘s new single probably isn’t for you. But don’t turn away from the vulgarity so fast: it’s […]

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Song Review: John Mayer – “Shadow Days”

Playing into the generation of the Internet, John Mayer‘s team took to Tumblr in tandem with Mayer’s official website to announce the debut of both his first single and the Born And Raised track list and album […]

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Song Review: Madonna – “Girl Gone Wild”

Here’s the deal: “Girl Gone Wild” isn’t worse than “Give Me All Your Luvin’“. It’s not drastically better, though. Madonna’s haters can clink their glasses yet again in honor of another mild effort from Madonna’s […]

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“Glee” Takes on Young the Giant

Sometimes, when the right forces collide and are intertwined at the right place and time, really wonderful things come to life. Last week on TV’s “Glee”, the cast played out a highly emotional scene to […]

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Album Review: Sleigh Bells – ‘Reign of Terror’

New listeners to Sleigh Bells will want to be cautious: their new Reign of Terror is hardcore and overwhelmingly clouded with production material that begins within the first track. This might be a lot for a newcomer to handle […]

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About Jason Radford

Jason is a Chicago-based art student and staff writer at SongLyrics. Originally from the Twin Cities, his published writing started with a St. Paul Pioneer Press story contest in the fifth grade and the rest was history.