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Your week in music: John Mayer gives us new music to Prancercise to

John Mayer's new video "Paper Dolls" shows he can play guitar ... and make a really funny video. (Source: Lincoln Center Jazz) John Mayer's new video "Paper Dolls" shows he can play guitar ... and make a really funny video. (Source: Lincoln Center Jazz)

(RNN) -  Let's face it. When Prancercise was released in 1989, it was too far ahead of its time for people to appreciate.

Nearly 25 years later, we've all finally caught up and caught on … including John Mayer, whose new video, Paper Dolls, pays homage to the fitness craze more than two decades in the making.

Joanna Rohrback, who invented Prancercise and became internet-famous earlier this year when her unique fitness routine went viral, gallops, trots and prances her way through the video. 

John Mayer has gotten a rep as a musical bad boy. Whether that's true or not, this video shows us he at least has a sense of humor.

Kelly Rowland, Beyonce and Michelle Williams team up for new song

In February, Destiny's Child released their first song in eight years, Nuclear.

Now, they've teamed up again but not under the Destiny's Child name - just under Kelly Rowland's name. 

"It's not a Destiny's Child track," Rowland told Billboard. "It's me featuring Beyonce and Michelle."

The song is called You Changed and will be featured on Rowland's upcoming album Talk a Good Game. You can listen to the song in its entirety on SoundCloud

Let's face it, no matter what the group's name, the three create some quality R&B.

Summer Soundtrack

Every summer deserves a summer soundtrack. Aren't you in luck? We've put together a playlist to beach, sun, swim and surf by all summer long.

You can find the soundtrack on Spotify.

Don't have Spotify? Download it for free at

Unedited perfection

In a musical era where autotune covers a multitude of vocal sins, sheer unedited talent is harder to find than ever.

If you weren't sure how legit her vocal chops actually are outside of Protools, Paramore's Hayley Williams has invited us all into the tracking booth, releasing a video of her first take of Still Into You.

We're guessing she didn't need many more takes after that.

Still unimpressed? Scroll to 3:00 and believe.

On that note, we here at YWIM will not be releasing any raw clips of ourselves anytime soon.

Like Billy Joel? You'll love Brendan James

It's been said that if you like Billy Joel, you'll like Brendan James. We'll back that up.

James takes heartfelt lyrics and puts them to folk and piano-based music. What results is a melody that is "as timely as it is timeless."

James claims that Carly Simon was his musical inspiration growing up. His dreams were made a reality when she invited him over for a personal duet session at her house early in his career. That session produced the duet version of Let The River Run, which was streamed during the 2003 Nobel Peace Price ceremony in Oslo, Norway.

He debuted his first album The Day Is Brave in 2008 and his second album Brendan James later that year. Both albums climbed the iTunes Top 10 chart and Brendan James reached No. 1 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart.

After a brief hiatus from music in 2011, James emerged more creative and stronger than ever which is apparent in his third album Hope in Transition.

Never heard his music? Now is the time to give it a try.

NoiseTrade is currently featuring a free download of 10 songs from all different points in James' career, including three songs from his fourth and unreleased album Simplify, which is set to be released in August.

Oh, and what's even cooler - James is currently touring the U.S., and in his free time, he does private backyard concerts. Check out his Facebook page to see if he's playing near you.

Not luck, just talent

Daft Punk's Get Lucky has already taken the No. 1 iTunes spot across the world and is quickly headed toward topping Billboard's Songs of the Summer chart.

As expected, a song that popular is bound to get a lot of YouTube covers.

We checked out a few, but when we found Kenny Serane's acoustic cover of the electronic hit, our jaws hit the ground. We had a winner.

Serane is a professional guitar player, and after one view of this video, it's clear he chose the right career path.

So here's to Serane, this cover and epic talent.

New Releases

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Stephen Kellogg: Blunderstone Rookery - June 18

Sigur Ros: Kveikur - June 18

Harry Connick Jr.: Every Man Should Know - June 11

Jimmy Eat World: Damage - June 11


The Wanted: Walkes Like Rihanna - June 23

Bronze Radio Return: Up On & Over - June 25

Skillet: Rise - June 25

Pretty Lights: Color Map of the Sun - July 2

And Finally...

Kids these days just don't make music like they used to ... and one adorable 89-year-old lady knows it.

Filmmaker Alexis Newman shot a video of her landlord, Carol Lyn Black, lip syncing her favorite song, Happy Days Are Here Again, originally recorded in 1930.

We agree, Carol, dub step can't hold a candle to the standards.

We dare you to watch this without smiling.

What we're listening to

Marie & The RedCat - Beautiful Day

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