This Man's 'Most Useless Talent' Puts Your Useful Ones to Shame

Neetzan Zimmerman · 10/31/13 09:06AM

Everyone's got a hidden talent. Some of those hidden talents are extremely useless, others are surprisingly useful. But it's not every day that someone has an extremely useless hidden talent that is surprisingly superior to all the useful ones.

Today's Song: Nelly Furtado 'Spirit Indestructible'

Rich Juzwiak · 07/05/12 04:08PM

Here's Nelly Furtado's second attempt to launch her The Spirit Indestructible album (due in September) following the flop of its first single, "Big Hoops (The Bigger the Better)." You don't win friends with freestyle and her voice sounds accordingly unwieldy and shrill. That said, nothing says freestyle quite like balmy summer days, and for that reason alone, this one is doing it for me.

Today's Song: Company B 'Fascinated'

Rich Juzwiak · 04/13/12 03:55PM

Company B's weird freestyle/house hybrid "Fascinated" (from 1986) contains my second-favorite first line in pop music: "I want to play with you tonight." Really into the direct approach here. (The last line of the first verse is hilarious, too: "Maybe we could play tonight." I get the feeling that maybe this lady really wants to play?) And don't even get me started on the "love toy" part. This song is a national treasure.