This movie/book will always have a special place in my heart.
The Magical Mystery Tour is coming to take you awaaaaay!
Here’s to the nearly indescribable joy that comes when someone you love surprises you with flowers. <3
This weekend, I got to see my old friend Emily get married. <3 :)
For the past few years, I’ve been disappointed with pop music as a whole. Only a few songs made me crank up the volume when I heard them on the radio, as most chart topping tunes went from catchy to unbearably annoying halfway through the first listen. I had almost given up hope on the fun-loving genre until this spring/summer.
Suddenly, I found myself shouting “I LOVE THIS SONG!” at almost everything that came on KISS FM. Even though Rihanna’s “We Found Love” was playing at least twice an hour on every radio station, I just could not get enough of it. Add “Talk That Talk” and “Where Have You Been” to the spring/summer mix, and Rihanna has already beaten out the past several seasons of pop.
But Rihanna’s hits aren’t the only ones blowing up the radio and getting stuck in my head.
After all, it wasn’t until Carly Rae Jepsen stormed onto the scene with her impossible-to-hate debut song “Call Me Maybe” that I realized pop was back. Then to top it off, my wildest dream came true in the form of One Direction—THE RETURN OF THE BOY BAND. I, along with countless others, have been waiting for this moment ever since BSB and N’SYNC fell by the wayside. Rihanna, CRJ, and OD have given us something to belt into our hairbrushes again!
AND THERE’S MORE!
I can’t discuss the revival of pop without mentioning the genius that is David Guetta. In addition to his work with Nicki Minaj (who has also added to this season’s pop greatness with “Starships”), he recently worked with Sia to create “Titanium”—a magical base thumping beat with brilliant high-pitched vocals that essentially epitomize the techno/dance phase that pop is entering.
These songs, along with the mediocre (but not terrible) works by Katy Perry and Usher that are also in radio station rotation, are allowing me to put my own mix CDs to rest when I’m in the car. Finally, I can let the radio play without having to switch stations every time a song ends.
Viva pop music!
NOW, THE STORY OF A SUPERHERO TEAM WHO WAS NEEDED TO FIGHT THINGS, AND THE ONE MAN WHO HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO BRING THEM ALL TOGETHER.
It’s Avengered Development.