Video: Girl Talk on Sweaty Shows and Stage-Surfing

October 2, 2007 6:42 PM ET

Mash-up king Greg Gillis (a.k.a. Girl Talk<) is on the road through the beginning of 2008 and took a break to talk to Rock Daily about saran-wrapping his laptop so it doesn't get too sweaty and a new trend he's starting up that takes crowd-surfing to the next level.

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“Bleeding Love”

Leona Lewis | 2007

In 2008, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis backed up her U.K. singing competition victory with an R&B anthem for the ages: "Bleeding Love," an international hit that became the best-selling song of the year. The track was co-penned by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (whose radio dominance would continue with songs such as Beyonce's "Halo" and Adele's "Rumour Has It") and solo artist Jesse McCartney, who was inspired by a former girlfriend, Gossip Girl actress Katie Cassidy. Given the song's success, McCartney didn't regret handing over such a personal track: "No, no," he said. "I'm so happy for Leona. She deserves it. There are really no bad feelings."

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