MONDAY MUSIC MELODY: TIE IT UP BY KELLY CLARKSON

Let’s throw a handful of rice at Kelly Clarkson’s new video for “Tie It Up,” a twangy jam that’s as perfectly suited for wedding receptions as “Shout.” In the video, Kelly plays a wedding singer and flashes her own engagement ring, just to remind everyone that “Miss Independent” is not a lesbian and will soon…

MONDAY MORNING MELODY: PEOPLE LIKE US BY KELLY CLARKSON

From Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” to “Brave” by Sara Bareilles, we love when a female pop star’s mainstream single can be claimed as a gay anthem. Be yourself! It’s OK to be different! You’re not alone! It gets better! It’s all there in “People Like Us,” Kelly Clarkson’s inspirational new single. Just in time for Pride, Kelly hammers her…