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Justin Timberlake and Duran Duran Help Us Forget About the VMAs

JT wants you to listen to a band that's been irrelevant since 1986.Photo: Getty Images

1. Duran Duran feat. Justin Timberlake, "Night Runner"
Plus it's produced by Timbaland! Holy crap! [The Bee Blog]

2. Dusty Springfield, “Windmills of Your Mind”
Just in case Britney’s VMA performance turned you off on music for good, use Dusty to remind yourself that some people do age gracefully. Think we’ll still be swooning over “Gimme More” 40 years from now? [Song By Toad]

3. Yeasayer, “2080”
These ragamuffin gypsies will soon be taking over an iPod near you. This is the best psychedelic song about the future not written by Rush. [Raven]

4. MGMT, “Kids”
Ultramelodic lo-fi disco appears to be entering its golden age, so every little thing that falls under its umbrella sounds like magic. [Hate Something]

5. Hayden Panettiere, “Your New Girlfriend”
Everybody’s favorite indestructible cheerleader cashes in all her goodwill on an album this fall, and she sounds like Ashlee Simpson with less charisma. She should stick to falling off buildings. [Perez Hilton]

6. The Good Life, “Heartbroke”
Saddle Creek Records continues its winning streak with this off-color, off-kilter shamble rock — like Cursive with less alcoholism. [Distance Has the Way] —Kyle Anderson