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While Donald Trump continues to have difficulties finding songs that are approved by the original artists to play during his rallies, that’s not the case for Hillary Clinton. Just look at the star wattage power speaking and performing at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The Hollywood love continues with this new clip.

Directed by Elizabeth Banks, an all-star group show off their vocal skills in the name of Hillary. Together with Rachel Platten, they cover Platten’s inspirational hit “Fight Song.” Some of the stars appearing in the clip are Eva Longoria, Jane Fonda, Idina Menzel, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Aisha Tyler, Sia and several of Banks’ Pitch Perfect co-stars. Check out the video below.

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The first episode was kinda meh, but ABC’s Greatest Hits has quickly become my summer guilty pleasure. I love walking down memory lane, revisiting some of the defining hits of the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s.

While it’s fun to watch artists relive their glory days, my favorite part of the show is when current artists cover the oldies. This week had a couple pairings that I absolutely loved.

Nate Ruess of FUN. fame teamed up with Foreigner for their iconic ballad, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” Meanwhile, Aloe Blacc joined the stage with Chicago for “You’re My Inspiration.” Miguel and Grace Potter also appeared on the episode to cover Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” and Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name” respectively. Check out the performances below.

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It’s insane “Wannabe” celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. It just seems like yesterday when Ginger, Scary, Sporty, Baby and Posh Spice were declaring “Girl Power” everywhere.

Speaking of “Girl Power,” their breakthrough single just received a makeover for Global Goals Campaign’s #WhatIReallyReallyWant movement, raising awareness of various women’s issues. Not surprisingly, the girls approve of their hit being re-appropriated for a worthy cause.

“20 years on – Girl Power being used to empower a new generation. I’m so proud of The Global Goals ?#?WhatIReallyReallyWant?” – Victoria Beckham via Facebook

Emma Bunton wrote, “@TheGlobalGoals always supporting.”

Melanie C tweeted, “Flattered and honoured that our crazy song is being used so beautifully.”

The video, which features international stars including UK’s M.O. and Nigeria’s Seyi Shay, recreates the iconic “Wannabe” music video while urging for the end of violence against girls, equal pay and other issues. Check out the fantastic clip below.

Global Girls Campaign

In 2015 world leaders promised to put girls and women first when they signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fix climate change and tackle inequalities.
Girls and women are disproportionately affected by these challenges and are key to building resilient communities to withstand them.

That’s why we need to ensure World Leaders and the Secretary General of the United Nations listen to the voices of girls and women and put them first in policies and plans.
2016 is our chance to use our collective power and tell world leaders what we really really want for girls and women.

If you make the noise, we’ll get your message to world leaders at the UN in September.
The Global Goals will only ever be achieved if governments, businesses, communities and YOU invest in girls and women.

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Beyonce, TLC, No Doubt, U2 are just a handful of artists who have covered/sampled Donna Summer’s iconic disco anthem “Love To Love You Baby” over the years. Male supermodel and former Karl Lagerfeld muse, Baptiste Giabiconi is the latest to do so. And it’s actually not that half bad.

The 26-year-old French looker gives a slight tropical house sound to his cover. For the accompanying visual, not surprisingly, he goes the sultry and fashionable route. He surrounds himself with a bevy of models, most notably Hailey Baldwin. The leggy blonde even gets to straddle him and gives him a buzz cut. Check out the clip below.

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Demi Lovato celebrated The Fourth of July in Beantown. The 23-year-old singer performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra for their annual Fireworks Spectacular. Lovato’s current tour mate, Nick Jonas, also hit the stage.

Demi kicked things off with “Cool For The Summer,” followed by Jonas singing “Chains.” The two then joined forces on “America The Beautiful” and Nick’s “Close.” It ended with Lovato covering the Prince classic “Purple Rain.”

Demi, IMHO, has a tendency to oversing, but in this case, it worked out. She delivered a respectable cover of the 80s ballad. Love Jennifer Hudson’s rendition at the BET Awards, but Lovato gives J-Hud a run for her money. Check out all the performances below.

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LeAnn Rimes Debuts Video For ‘The Story’ Cover

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Fans of Grey’s Anatomy definitely know “The Story” by American folk rock singer Brandi Carlile. The track was covered by Sara Ramirez during the ABC drama’s musical episode in Season 7. Who could forget Ramirez singing to her character Callie Torres, who was injured in a vehicular collision?

It appears LeAnn Rimes is a fan of the Shonda Rimes series. The 33-year-old country singer covers the ballad for her upcoming yet-untitled sixteenth studio album. Here’s what she told Digital Spy about her new single.

“Is a song that resonates with me as WE are all a part of one collective, universal story. I fully embrace the journey I am on and have a deeper understanding of how every piece of my story serves a purpose in my evolution as a woman and an artist. This song is not only a love song but a song of self-acceptance and appreciation for life.” Rimes told Digital Spy

Gotta say, I kinda like Rimes’ cover. It could kick-start a comeback for the singer. Speaking of which, whatever happened to her career. She had such a bright future, but it all got derailed. Was it due to her affair with Eddie Cibrian and her ongoing public battle with Cibrian’s ex-wife Brandi Glanville?

Check out the Steven Sebring-directed visual below. It’s quite well done.

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Greatest Hits is an ABC summer series that feature artists of today and yesterday performing the defining hits of the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. During the premiere episode last night, Jason Derulo did Michael Jackson proud with his cover of “Human Nature.” On the July 28th episode, Fifth Harmony pays tribute to one of the greatest groups during the late 90s and early 00s, Destiny’s Child.

The X Factor alums cover four of DC’s greatest hits. In a preview, obtained by Buzzfeed, we see the girls slay “Say My Name” and “Independent Woman, Pt. 1.” The full medley also includes renditions of “Survivor” and “Bootylicious.”

This isn’t the first time 5H has covered Destiny’s Child. Just last year, they did a stripped down version of “Independent Woman, Pt. 1″ for Billboard’s Women In Music event. Check out their latest tribute below, along with Derulo’s MJ homage.

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I may not be afraid of no ghosts but this cover frightens me. If the studio thought the backlash over the first trailer was bad, they haven’t seen anything yet. This rock cover of the classic “Ghostbusters” theme song is an abomination. Definitely no bueno.

While I do adore Fall Out Boy, I’m shocked they received the call to record the theme song. Given that it’s an all-female reboot, I would’ve expected a girl group or even a star-studded roster of female musicians to score the gig. Sure, Missy Elliott adds some estrogen but her rap interlude is clunky at best. Not only does the reboot deserve better, but do so fans.

Give “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)” a listen below. Be prepared to be disappointed.

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