Tuesday, January 15, 2008


OK, this is a new category for me. I’m nowhere ready to post my favorite movies of 2007, so this should hold me in the meantime. First of all I want to say that I’m not even sure these songs are all from 2007 - they’re very possibly from 2006 but are still hanging around on the radios. I also probably can’t even pick 10 songs I like from 2007, so the list will be a little short.

The circumstances of my having opinions about pop music are that 1. My ipod committed suicide and 2. The CD player in my car is a temperamental bitch that only plays certain CDs. As a result I’ve been listening to a lot of radio (usually flipping between the American and Latino stations). The majority of pop music is a steaming pile of smelly poo poo. There are, however, a handful of songs that make me cheer whenever they’re played on the air. Since they’re the best pop songs, in my opinion, they are very rarely actually played.

I used to listen to radio all the time when I was a kid; I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing that I’m listening again. I also miss watching videos. One of the local Chicago stations would switch over to MTV after midnight (this was probably 4 years ago though; it doesn’t happen anymore). That was the last time I watched a lot of music videos. I do get MTV Tres right now, with extremely bad reception… as much as I like reggaeton music I don’t want to spend a lot of time watching reggaeton videos, which are basically borderline hardcore porn.
So I’m going to post the videos, in case you kids haven’t seen them. I feel like no one here listens to pop radio or watches the videos, so this can be a fun and learning experience. And NO I am not including any music that is remotely independent, artistic, or out-of-the-way. This is just for 100% pop, the same shit that the 10-year-olds listen to on their ipod shuffles (scarily enough).

Lovestoned on Youtube

The first song I’m posting is “Lovestoned” by Justin Timberlake. I had heard this song on the radio occasionally, and always thought, “Who the hell is this? It sounds like Justin Timberlake, but I’m not sure…” Finally about 3 months later I got less lazy and took 2 seconds to google the lyrics, just to discover that yes, it is Justin Timberlake. My sister and I once argued about this song while listening to it in my car. She said, “This song sucks! He’s just trying to sound like old Michael Jackson, this is a knockoff Michael Jackson!” I said, “This song rules, BECAUSE it sounds like old Michael Jackson! Even current MJ wishes he sounded like old MJ!” Basically an argument that can’t be won. For me it’s a great pop song (which means I’m not upset if it’s running through my head). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve washed dishes while humming, “She’s freaky, and she knows it…. She’s freaky, but I like it!” I’m sorry, but this song is cool, even though Timberlake is kind of a girl.


Blogger slucas said...

OK, I'm gonna admit that I had never heard this song before I clicked on Your Tube link. Now I've heard it. Uhhh... RIP-OFF! And yet so below MJJ's stature. I'm just going to cut and paste my favorite comment from an esteemed You Tube viewer:
"sounds like he gargles lots of seamen [sic]."

12:54 AM  
Blogger Carrie Ann said...

I LOVE that you love JT, Maya. I will burn his entire catalog for you now. It consists of two CDs, basically.

12:32 PM  

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