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Campaign 2012 music news update: U.S. Presidential candidates joined by Kid Rock, Journey, the National, and more

Today’s announcement that erudite Brooklyn indie rockers The National (left) are opening for President Obama at a campaign event Iowa on September 1 marks the most recent development in the 2012 race’s musical circus — and one of the few examples of a music/candidate pairing that hasn’t resulted in somebody totally freaking out.

The band, who previously opened for Obama in 2008 alongside Ben Harper, bring a much-needed boost to the Democrats’ so-far-disappointing musical retinue.

The party generally known for its Hollywood connections and A-list support has had trouble attracting major entertainment names this year — significantly fewer celebrities are slated to attend its National Convention in Charlotte next week; the event’s relatively low-wattage lineup so far consists only of James Taylor, America’s Got Talent stars Inspire the Fire, and Duke University alums Delta Rae. (Compare that to 2008, when Kanye, Fall Out Boy, Black Eyed Peas, Rage Against the Machine, and Death Cab for Cutie all performed in Denver.) READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox: 'Make It Or Break It,' 'The Killing,' 'Person of Interest,' and more music-on-tv moments

Mother’s Day may be next weekend, but there’s no shortage of mama drama in the latest Jukebox. Mom’s got through (and even started) some trouble on shows including Make It Or Break It, Private Practice, Missing, and The Game.

Which isn’t to say the dads didn’t get in on the action, too, creating waves on The Killing, Revenge, and The Client List. The last few weeks also saw a steamy encounter (The Good Wife), a heartfelt tribute (Glee), and an ambush (Person of Interest), plus more music-on-TV moments from The L.A. ComplexGirls, and Mad Men.

Check out our picks below and make sure to click through to the final page to listen to a track-for-track Spotify playlist of this week’s “show tunes.” (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!)

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Journey perform 'Don't Stop Believin' on 'Today'

When humanity’s time on this planet comes to an end via some sort of environmental disaster, obliteration via giant transforming robots or a giant ape takeover, the only indestructible remnants of our culture left behind will be Twinkies, reruns of Lifetime Original Movies, and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin.”

The song, which was originally a top-ten hit in 1981 but has gone through an amazing renaissance in the 21st century thanks to key appearances on Laguna Beach, The Sopranos series finale , and Glee (as well as every wedding you’ve ever been to), it continues to be a song that is constantly embraced by new listeners.

Journey proved that this morning on Today, where they took the stage to perform a handful of their classics, including the song that will not die. Check out the video here: READ FULL STORY

Guilty Pleasures, Round Three: Journey (3) vs. Barry Manilow (2)

EW’s Music Mix is searching for the Greatest Guilty Pleasure Musical Act of All Time. With eight seeded contestants remaining (see all the matchups), this tournament is continuing to change hearts, minds, and lives, as well as make some people remarkably agitated! Read/listen to the following, and then cast your vote in the poll after the jump; reader comments will be used from here on out, so we encourage you to also post a comment explaining why you chose the way you did. Note: In case of a tie, please select the artist you feel more ashamed to adore.

This is the final matchup of Round Three. Polls will remain open through the weekend.

Journey Barry Manilow

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Guilty Pleasures, Round Two: Hall & Oates (6) vs. Journey (3)

EW’s Music Mix is searching for the Greatest Guilty Pleasure Musical Act of All Time. With 16 seeded contestants remaining (see all the matchups), this tournament is continuing to change hearts, minds, and lives, as well as make some people remarkably agitated! Read/listen to the following, and then cast your vote in the poll after the jump; reader comments will be used from here on out, so we encourage you to also post a comment explaining why you chose the way you did. Note: In case of a tie, please select the artist you feel more ashamed to adore. Also note: Yes, the bracket was rearranged to be in proper bracketing order. Thank you.

Hall & Oates Journey

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Guilty Pleasures, Round One: Journey (3) vs. Fall Out Boy (14)

EW’s Music Mix is searching for the Greatest Guilty Pleasure Musical Act of All Time. With 32 seeded contestants (see all the matchups), this tournament is sure to change hearts, minds, and lives for weeks to come. Read/listen to the following, and then cast your vote in the poll after the jump; reader comments will be used in subsequent rounds, so we encourage you to also post a comment explaining why you chose the way you did. Note: In case of a tie, please select the artist you feel more ashamed to adore. Thank you.

Journey Fall Out Boy

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Kris Allen vs. David Cook: How's the new champ stacking up?

Krisallen_lIt’s no surprise to find nine songs by American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert jumping onto Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart this week. What’s a little less expected is the details of those singles’ chart performance. Allen’s victory song, "No Boundaries," landed at No. 11 after selling 134,000 downloads — not bad, but substantially less than the 236,000 downloads that earned Season 7 winner David Cook’s "The Time of My Life" a No. 3 debut on the same chart at this time last year. And while Cook found himself with a total of 11 singles on the Hot 100 in that crucial post-win week last year, Allen has just five. As for Adam Lambert, he made it to No. 19 this week with 115,000 downloads of "Mad World," plus three other charting singles, which is better than his counterpart David Archuleta could manage last year. Meanwhile, the kids from Glee beat out both Idol guys, entering with 177,000 downloads of "Don’t Stop Believing" at No. 4 — which, incidentally, is higher than Journey’s original ever got.

None of those numbers are embarrassing for anyone involved. And it’s worth noting that, unlike last year’s "The Time of My Life," "No Boundaries" as a song has been near-universally panned by fans — if people aren’t choosing to download it quite as often, that may have more to do with the song than their feelings toward the guy singing it. What’s more, this year iTunes buyers were able to choose between Allen’s and Lambert’s versions of the victory song, presumably splitting their sales to some degree; last year only Cook’s was available for download. Still, it’s hard not to think that Allen and the Idol machine would have liked his victory single to do at least as well as last year’s winner. What’s your take? Is this just a minor speed bump in Allen’s march to global domination, or a sign that he might not be cut out for the big time?

More from EW’s Music Mix:
Eminem trounces the competition in a crowded week
Glee propels Journey’s "Don’t Stop Believin’" to go on and on and on and on

Adam Lambert in Queen might actually happen, according to Brian May
Kris Allen’s win — biggest Idol upset ever, or not so much?

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'Glee' propels Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" to go on and on and on and on

Journey’s "Don’t Stop Believin’" hasn’t just taken on another life, it’s going to outlive us all. What started as a top-10 power ballad back in 1981(it peaked at no. 9 on the pop charts) has become the song with more lives than nine cats. The most notable return to the pop culture zeitgeist came, of course, with the Sopranos series finale, but it’s also turned up in the current Broadway show Rock of Ages, as well as Laguna Beach (which landed the song on to iTunes Top 10 back in 2005) — even the memorable roller-rink scene in 2003′s Charlize Theron Oscar bait Monster.

And just when we’d thought we’d escaped the grasp of Steve Perry’s epic plea to "hold on to that fee-eee-ee-lin’" Fox’s Glee came along and put the ultimate earworm back in its rightful place: the number-one spot on iTunes. Of course, it sounds slightly different in this Freaks and Geeks meets High School Musical pilot, but it’s a good kind of different. Even if you aren’t one for show choirs (which, is quite frankly, shocking), it’s pretty damn hard to resist. What do you think, Music Mixers? Are you loving Glee‘s take on "Don’t Stop Believin’," or are you ready to ship it back on the midnight train goin’ an-y-where?

More Glee:
‘Glee’: Share your favorite show choir memories. We know you have them.
‘Glee premiere tonight: The music is available already! Woot!
‘Glee’: Please watch tomorrow…or else we can no longer be friends!

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