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It’s definitely the year of the vengeful gun-toting femme fatale. Ellie Goulding is the latest pop star to exact revenge on someone who has wronged her. The music video for her infectious Max Martin-produced single “On My Mind” is in the vein of Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money.”

Goulding with the assistance of her chola-dressed bestie settles the score on her abusive and controlling beau. After galloping through Las Vegas, the two end up at his office to duct tape him and steal all his money.

The Emil Nava-directed clip is a bit random, especially the inclusion of old-school cartoon clips, but it’s an entertaining watch. Give it a view below.

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Max Martin recently scored his 21st chart-topper with The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.” Is it even possible for the 44-year-old Swedish music producer to produce a flop? He just crafted another potential smash. Could No. 22 be far behind?

This time around he’s worked his magic for Ellie Goulding. “On My Mind” is the lead cut off the 28-year-old singer’s upcoming third studio album Delirium.

The electro-pop song is a perfect marriage of both their talents. It’s signature Martin while being quintessential Goulding. Her ethereal vocals are like butter on the infectious beat. Give it a listen below. The hook is killer

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After a seemingly endless parade of Sin City-esque promo posters, Taylor Swift finally debuted her star-studded “Bad Blood” music video. Practically everyone in Hollywood was in it, except the person who reportedly inspired the track- Swift’s frenemy Katy Perry. Was it worth the hype? Yes and no.

Once again, director Joseph Kahn (“Blank Space”) delivers a highly-slicked produced visual. However, given the roster of famous faces involved, I expected a short film with more of a narrative. Instead, it seemed like a treatment for the all-female action flick, The Expendabelles. Speaking of which, if producers find themselves stuck with casting, half of these ladies would be perfect for the Expendables spin-off.

The clip begins with Swift and Selena Gomez teaming up for a heist, before Gomez backstabs her. Taylor then goes through some sort of high-tech boot camp to hone her skills. In the end, Swift along with her female brigade face-off against Gomez in another battle royale.

Joining Swift in the clip are models Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge, Martha Hunt, actresses Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba and Serayah along with fellow musicians Ellie Goulding, Zendaya, and the aforementioned Gomez.

My favorite parts though featured the veterans including Cindy Crawford, Mariska Hargitay and Ellen Pompeo. The latter two might seem out of place, but Taylor has two cats named after their TV alter egos- Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey.

Check out Swift’s “Toxic”-ish (Britney Spears) video below and weigh in afterward.

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Not exactly sure what inspired Ellie Goulding to do this, but I certainly appreciate it.

The 28-year-old British songbird covers Hozier’s smash hit, “Take Me To Church.” Her angelic voice is perfectly suited for the gospel-tinged track. With Ellie on vocals though, the folk-rock song is far less bombastic and more hypnotic with its moody electronic synths. It’s worth a listen for sure.

In other related Hozier news, the 24-year-old Irish singer recently released a new music video. He opted to only appear in silhouettes. Instead, it’s all about Natalie Dormer in the “Someone New” visual. Despite hooking up with several men, the Game of Thrones actress plays a lonely woman in the somber clip. Check it out below, along with Goulding’s cover.

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Apparently, I’m much more skilled at predicting results for The Voice than I am at both The X Factor and American Idol. I ranked all eight performances last night and my bottom three fell in line with America’s votes. And my list was written before iTunes released their overnight sales numbers.

Ellie Goulding stopped by this week to perform her UK chart-topper “Burn” with Matthew Schuler, Will Champlin and James Wolpert. Ellie jokingly stated later she now knows how it feels to be part of a boy band. The Top 8 joined forces on “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and a OneRepublic medley consisting of “Apologize” and “All The Right Moves.” Cee Lo Green also got in on the action and performed “Amy” off Goodie Mob’s latest album, Age Against The Machine.

As always, the most entertaining filler of the night was the confessional segment. The best moments include the contestants’ impressions of the judges. The biggest revelation though was the fact Tessanne actually has a Boston accent instead of a Jamaican one. Wicked good. Enough stalling, let’s get to the eliminations.

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Usually when I see the word “preview” I fully expect to hear only 15 to 30 seconds worth of an upcoming track. Not so in this case. We get almost a minute and a half of Ellie Goulding’s contribution to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. As expected, “Mirror” is an ethereal brooding track where Goulding shines. I can’t wait to hear the entire thing and perhaps an accompanying video. Finger crossed on the latter.

At the beginning of the year, I fully expected the Jay-Z-curated Great Gatsby soundtrack to handily win Best Soundtrack honors at the end of the year. However, The Hunger Games sequel is giving it a run for its money with songs by Christina Aguilera, Sia, Coldplay and many more. Check out Ellie’s track below.

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When it comes to music, I have serious ADD. Rarely do I ever fully listen to an entire song. Just ask anyone who’s been with me on a road trip. It’s such a problem, I consciously make an effort to scroll the slider to the end to make sure my iTunes knows to increase the song’s play count. Otherwise, most of my library would have zero plays.

Naturally, with that in mind, mashups are my audio adderall. You can listen to numerous songs without ever having to skip or fastforward a track. This latest one titled “Royal Burn” is one of the best I’ve listened to recently. It features Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry and Lorde. Representing for the men are Macklemore, Mike Will Made It and OneRepublic. If you like what you hear, click on the download link and follow the instructions.

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During her four sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, Taylor Swift enlisted a few of her famous friends to make appearances. Jennifer Lopez, Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Tegan & Sara and Cher Lloyd popped up on stage to perform one of their signature hits with the 23-year-old singer.

In a new behind-the-scenes look at her Red concert tour, her duet partners share their thoughts about their experience performing with the “Trouble” singer. Watch the seven-minute long clip below to hear what they say, along with the actual performances.

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