Crazy New Years Traditions Across the Globe

Here in America, we like to drink and party with friends and usher in the new year with a ball drop, or something like that.  Not so much in other cultures.  There are some seriously bizarre New Year’s Eve traditions across the globe- check them out here!

Tyler & Megan’s Top Songs of 2014!

Today’s the final day of 2014, and looking back over the last 364 days…

…this was a good year for music!

We were given songs that helped improve our moods, improve our lives, improve our seasons and helped give us encouragement. This was definitely a memorable year for songs, and here is Tyler & Megan’s top songs of the year!

MEGAN

10. Megan Trainor – All About That Bass 

9. Blake Shelton & Ashley Monroe – Lonely Tonight 

8. Kenny Chesney – American Kids 

7. Katy Perry – Dark Horse

6. Jason Aldean – Burning It Down 

5. Taylor Swift – Blank Space 

4. Thomas Rhett – Make Me Wanna 

3. Sia – Chandelier 

2. Tim McGraw – Shotgun Rider 

and Megan’s Top Pick Of 2014 

1. Brett Eldredge – Beat Of The Music! 

TYLER

10) Kenny Chesney – American Kids

9) Jason Aldean – Burning It Down

8) Keith Urban – Somewhere In My Car 

7) Eric Church – Talladega 

6) Bastille – Pompeii

5) Taylor Swift – Shake It Off 

4) Brett Eldredge – Mean To Me 

3) Chris Young – Lonely Eyes 

2) Florida Georgia Line – Dirt 

and Tyler’s Top Hit of 2014:

1) Lil Jon – Turn Down For What! 

-Tyler & Megan

This Day In History – December 31

1898

Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island were consolidated into New York City!

 

And nobody has gotten any sleep since! 

1942

President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued a declaration called the United Nations.

 

It was signed by 26 countries that vowed to create an international post-World War Two peacekeeping organization.

1953

The one and only, the legendary Hank Williams was pronounced dead in Oak Hill, West Virginia

 

His cause of death was listen as an insufficiency of the right ventricle of the heart

#Hank

1959

Johnny Cash performed at San Quentin prison

Merle Haggard was in the audience as an inmate.

1994

Faith Hill went to number one with her first single, Wild One

and then lastly…

2011

Kellie Pickler married country music songwriter Kyle Jacobs in Antigua.

 

Happy third anniversary!

-Tyler Jackson

I Think She Said Yes?

Everyone got engaged over Christmas it seems like, but this girl wasn’t the most clear with her initial response.

Alphabet Aerobics Wars

Hip-hop duo, Blackalicious’ rap, “Alphabet Aerobics” was showcased in two separate YouTube posts on Sunday. One, actor Daniel Radcliffe on Jimmy Fallon and the second, a TV news reporter warming up for her live segment. Both are pretty incredible, but who did it better?

Although, Daniel had the advantage of backing music, he also had to do it in front of a live audience and we’re pretty sure no Harry Potter magic was used, so he gets my vote. Judge for yourself with both videos below.~Carly

This Day In History – December 30

1922

USSR Day 

 

Vladimir I. Lenin proclaimed the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

1944

Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys appeared on the Grand Ole Opry and caused a stir with their drum set in the band…

 

 

…Drums were previously not allowed on the Opry stage!

1953

The first color TV sets went on sale!

 

They cost about $1,175

1978

The Ohio State University fired Woody Hayes as its football coach, one day after Hayes punched Clemson University player Charlie Bauman during the Gator Bowl.

Bauman had intercepted an Ohio pass. Here’s Woody punching him:

1980

The Wonderful World of Disney was cancelled by NBC after more than 25 years on the TV.

 

It was the longest-running series in prime-time television history.

and then lastly…

Eight years ago already! 

2006

Saddam Hussein died by hanging in Baghdad. The fifth president of Iraq was convicted of crimes against humanity.

 

#Justice

-Tyler Jackson

Tyler & Megan’s Top Albums of 2014

2014 was a good year for music albums.

We heard an apology, celebrated a BIG quarter-century anniversary, and even scored some free music. Through it all, this was a great year albums. This list represents the top five favorite albums for each Tyler & Megan, respectively. They didn’t base these off of albums sales, or awards, or recognition, they based these solely on how each album made them feel. 

Without further adieu

MEGAN

5. Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits – Decade #1

 

4. Tim McGraw – Sundown Heaven Town  

 

3. Taylor Swift – 1989

 

2. Foo Fighter – Sonic Highways 

 

and Megan’s top album of 2014:

1. Miranda Lambert – Platinum

 

TYLER

5. Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt 

 

4. Dierks Bentley – Riser 

 

3. Eric Church – The Outsiders 

 

2. Flow Tribe – At Capacity – Live @ Tipitina’s 

 

and Tyler’s #1 album of 2014:

1. Jon Pardi – Write You A Song 

Whats your favorite album of the year?! Let us know! Text “Holler” along side your album of the year to 88474!

Best Wheel of Fortune Guess Ever!

On Friday night, a man named Matt DeSanto won over $91,000 on “Wheel of Fortune” by solving a puzzle with just ONE letter!

 

DeSanto says his win is pure “luck”.