#whatstrending: A Twitter chat on pop music & culture

What's trending, you ask? How about a live chat on Twitter tonight?

Friday - 05/13/2011, 05:18am EDT

#whatstrending: Beyoncé sings 'God Bless the U.S.A.'

Less than a week after the death of Osama bin Laden sparked a wave of patriotic excitement across the country, pop superstar Beyoncé has cranked out a charity single to benefit the widows and children of the victims of the September 11th attack.

Sunday - 05/08/2011, 11:07am EDT
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#whatstrending: The best movie soundtrack

The Tom Cruise flyboy classic "Top Gun" is back in theaters this weekend only for its 25th anniversary, and it's bringing back a lot of memories. For us, those memories include playing the soundtrack in the car until the tape wore out.

Sunday - 05/01/2011, 02:52pm EDT
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#whatstrending: The fight to save WMUC radio

When a radio station is trending on Twitter we take notice. And this week a local college station has been on a lot of people's minds and keyboards.

Sunday - 04/24/2011, 11:33am EDT
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#whatstrending: The first CD you ever bought

The passing of Norio Ohga, the Sony executive credited with creating the CD as we know it, prompted WTOP's Nathan Hager to ask you what the first CD you ever bought was. Here's some of your answers.

Sunday - 04/24/2011, 09:11am EDT
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#whatstrending: A strange week for Weird Al and Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga's at the top of the pop world, and musicians know imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But when Weird Al Yankovic asked Mama Monster's people for her blessing to do a parody of "Born This Way," he was told Gaga said no.

Saturday - 04/23/2011, 11:22pm EDT
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What's Trending: Lady Gaga's 'Judas,' derivative or revolutionary?

A snippet of Lady Gaga's latest single, "Judas," found its way online days before its scheduled April 19 release. So Gaga took the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" approach and released the single four days early, on April 15.

Sunday - 04/17/2011, 12:46pm EDT
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What's Trending: Record Store Day

April 16, 2011, is Record Store Day. It's an annual observance held every third Saturday in April to celebrate the joys of all things vinyl.

Saturday - 04/16/2011, 10:50am EDT
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What's Trending: Is Charlie Sheen still #winning?

Charlie Sheen set the land-speed record for reaching a million Twitter followers and turned #winning into the hashtag heard around the world, but now that the fired "Two and a Half Men" star has taken his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" on the road, it hasn't exactly hit the mark.

Sunday - 04/10/2011, 11:03am EDT
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What's Trending: New Radiohead and Foo Fighters

It's a double dose of what's trending this week, with new music from Radiohead and the Foo Fighters.

Sunday - 04/03/2011, 11:54am EDT
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What's Trending: Radiohead

Who says newspapers are dead? Certainly not Radiohead.

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 03:06pm EDT

What's Trending: Is 'Friday' really the worst song ever?

It's been a couple weeks - an eternity by the blink-and-you-missed-it standards of the Internet, but for whatever reason, the Twittersphere just can't seem to get enough of one Rebecca Black.

Sunday - 03/27/2011, 11:12am EDT
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What's Trending: Is the third time the charm for Britney Spears' comeback?

The pop superstar who sang "Hit me baby, one more time" is hoping the third time will be the charm for her career comeback. And for fans of Britney Spears, the waiting ends March 29, when her new album "Femme Fatale" drops.

Sunday - 03/20/2011, 03:10pm EDT
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What's Trending: Kim Kardashian's new "Jam." Turn it up, or turn it off?

WTOP's Nathan Hager and Neal Augenstein discuss the latest song from a professional celebrity that has decided to try their hand as a pop singer - Kim Kardashian.

Sunday - 03/13/2011, 02:40pm EDT
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