Proud claimer of Cyndaquil and Ezio Auditore from Assassin's Creed !!
Also proud claimer of Assassin's Creed 2 the game!!
Just became the proud claimer of the Marvel's Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show ^_^!!!
Back to pop music, I really like Justin Timberlake's Mirrors. It was a simple yet symbolic song that sounded more than just the "take-you-home-to-have-a-one-night-stand-and-then-you-can-GTFO" that I hear most of the time. The video was really nice since it sounded like this guy was trying to have a heart.
I certainly hope that Harlem Shake falls faster than Gangnam Style did, even though Gangnam Style is still the worst KPop song there is and should be banned from American radio, mainly because the term "Gangnam Style" is an analogy to the American term "swag" and we should not let it poison our Asian-American youth's ears any longer.
Rihanna's Stay ft. mikky Ekko is becoming more and more my favorite song so far since the last soft song I've heard fom her was Take A Bow and Unfaithful. Between these songs were dancy and move-inducing music.
Surprised Ke$ha isn't on the Hot 100 still. C'Mon was my favorite song from her since it showed a meaner rap style than I've seen before.
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I think a lot of the hate towards the song comes from the fact that many people don't understand that it's satirical. If you don't believe me, go and listen to other songs by them like "Same Love" and "Wing$" - they promote really powerful messages in their songs, they wouldn't waste time just saying thrift shops are good.
I really hope HS falls faster than GS as well, and I think it will - this past week it shot down on iTunes, and the main factor that's causing its popularity - YouTube views - is rapidly declining. It's losing millions of streams every week, and considering it has zero airplay and now very little sales, that declining streaming number will lead to a declining Hot 100 number.I certainly hope that Harlem Shake falls faster than Gangnam Style did, even though Gangnam Style is still the worst KPop song there is and should be banned from American radio, mainly because the term "Gangnam Style" is an analogy to the American term "swag" and we should not let it poison our Asian-American youth's ears any longer.
And correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Gangnam Style referring to the high class life of people who live in a really nice district in South Korea? That's different from swag.
And I see your point on Thrift Shop. But I really don't like how it still talks about using used-clothing to look cool.
While I absolutely adore Taylor Swift and I constantly fantasize about meeting her, I don't really like "I Knew You Were Trouble". I used to like it (when I first bought "Red" and it wasn't well-known yet) but it became too overrated for me. I mean, it was literally played EVERYWHERE. It also saddens me that her entire image as an artist is based on this song and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together". Other songs from her album, such as "All Too Well", are completely ignored and left in the shadows by these two overrated songs. Literally, "All Too Well" is a lyrical masterpiece, but is completely ignored. I guess I just wish people would listen to more songs and stop judging her ability as an artist based on those two songs and her love life.
I realize that Taylor Swift has not been mentioned very much in many posts prior to this, but I just had to let that out.
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"And the salt in my wounds isn't burning anymore than it used to. It's not that I don't feel the pain, it's just I'm not afraid of hurting anymore. "- Paramore<3
And at ke$ha: how is it the worst year for pop music, we're only 3 months in.
Don't really wanna get into a whole argument about sexism, but I mean it could be the correct term...
Also, I don't understand how Ke$ha can call 2013 the worst year of pop music on the basis that it's male dominated when Rihanna was practically the only artist that stopped 2012 from being literally all male dominated.
Ladies, put your handbags away. 'The pop girls' is a generic term that encompasses the likes of Beyonce, Britney, Gaga, Rihanna, Katy... basically the main players in the pop game. It doesn't pertain to any gender preference, and even if it did wouldn't be so unfounded considering that, as far as the mainstream industry is concerned, the female artists are exponentially better than the male ones anyway. But there's no sexism. Anywhere.
Speaking of Billboard nobody mentioned that JT debuted atop the Billboard Albums Chart with sales of 981,000 I think. Woo!
Also I noticed that at some point some people in here were talking about Demi Lovato, so I though it might be appropriate to post her album artwork.
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As I told you VM, it's not the the correct term, and it will never be until men are no longer the ones doing the oppressing.
Have y'all heard the new single Kelly released? "People Like Us"? It's pretty bad. Go listen to it! She's also going on tour with Maroon 5 this summer.
edit: ngl, but that Demi Lovato album cover is pretty bad.
I'll definitely agree with you that 2013 has been uneventful, but I don't think uneventful means bad in quality. Out of the list you gave, really (IMO) only Lana and fun.'s releases were good quality - Madonna's album was kind of underwhelming, "Part Of Me" was boring and Nicki is... well, Nicki. Meanwhile, in 2013, we've gotten the great sounding "Ho Hey", my personal favourite singles from both Rihanna and Bruno, and the excellently written Thrift Shop (yes, I know people will disagree with me, but like it or hate it, it is well written. It's meant to be satire, and it does that well). So yeah, I'll definitely agree 2013 hasn't had too many discussion worthy moments, but the actual quality of music is an up from 2012 IMO.I don't think they actually meant it that way, it's probably down to a poor choice of wording. While I wouldn't call it the 'worst' year, it's pertinent to note that by this time last year, we had new albums/material from Lana Del Rey, fun., Madonna, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, plus we had seen Adele clean up at the Grammys. 2013 is comparatively... uneventful.
Also: A lot of you X Factor USA watching people probably remember Fifth Harmony, the girl group on the show that placed 3rd overall. Well, for the past 2-3 months they've been releasing cover songs on YouTube as a teaser before their official single gets released (they've been signed to Epic Records). Today they just released a cover of "Stay" which I find is great, so I thought I'd share it:
I find that they've developed vocally so much since the competition, both in their solo voices and in their ability to harmonize effectively. I'm personally really excited for when they finally release some material of their own.
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And I didnt meant to sound sexist when I said that I didnt like these new male artists its just that the charts have shifted in favor of guys and most of them only have one popular song to begin with. I just cant get into their discographies cuz I think they are not substantial enough if that makes sense.
2013 may be off to a very slow start, but it should turn out to be a beautiful year. For me at least. I'm assuming Beyonce is releasing a new album since she's going on tour. Britney should be releasing her album this fall and so should Gaga so those are both going to be amazing. I've heard rumors Katy's new album is coming this year. Mariah might be releasing this year. Miley is releasing this year, and even though I think she's annoying as hell her music is a very small guilty pleasure. The Wanted have a new album.
PSY. Plus I'm looking forward to the debuts albums of Fifth Harmony and Emblem3 from X Factor. Plus Atomic Kitten is going to release new music.
So for me at least it will be a good year.
The Top 10 for the Hot 100 being released tomorrow (dated April 13th):
1. "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz (=) (6th week @ #1!)
2. "When I Was Your Man" - Bruno Mars (+2)
3. "Suit & Tie" - Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z (=)
4. "Harlem Shake" - Baauer (-2)
5. "Just Give Me A Reason" - P!nk ft. Nate Ruess (+1)
6. "Stay" - Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko (-1)
7. "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons (+8)
8. "Started From The Bottom" - Drake (-1)
9. "Feel This Moment" - Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera (-1)
10. "The Way" - Ariana Grande ft. Mac Miller (DEBUT)
11. "Mirrors" - Justin Timberlake (+2)
-Yay, TS gets a 6th week at #1! This is very obviously going to be its last week on top, but I'm glad at what it goes. A little part of me is still mad that it got robbed of what could have now been an 11-week #1, but at least it did the best it could given the circumstances
-Well, looks like WIWYM is going to be #1 this week. While I'm not jumping for joy at Bruno getting a #1, I don't mind this song so I'm not upset
-Fall, Harlem Shake, fall!
-JGMAR Top 5! It's looking like it's going to be P!nk's best peaking song this era!
-YES, RADIOACTIVE TOP 10!! I love this song so much and I'm so glad that it's starting to get public attention and people are buying it! Now it just needs to crossover to pop radio and it can smash like it deserves!
-Wow, did NOT expect "The Way" to debut in the Top 10, especially considering Heart Attack missed. Ok, well, congrats Ariana?
The Top 10 for the Hot 100 being released tomorrow (dated April 20th):
1. "When I Was Your Man" - Bruno Mars (+1) (1st week @ #1!)
2. "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz (-1)
3. "Just Give Me A Reason" - P!nk ft. Nate Ruess (+2)
4. "Stay" - Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko (+2)
5. "Suit & Tie" - Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z (-2)
6. "Harlem Shake" - Baauer (-2)
7. "Can't Hold Us" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton (+8)
8. "Cruise" - Florida Georgia Line (RE-ENTRY)
9. "Started From The Bottom" - Drake (-1)
10. "Feel This Moment" - Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera
-As expected, WIWYM is #1. Generally I'm not thrilled at seeing Bruno getting another #1, but at least he got it with his best single to date
-Goodbye for good, Thrift Shop. Your
116 week run atop the Hot 100 was awesome
-Wow, did not expect JGMAR to get into the Top 3 this week!! Awesome it's climbing so fast, hope that it becomes #1 after WIWYM!
-I'm surprised Harlem Shake isn't falling faster. Literally nobody talks about those videos anymore
-Yay for "Can't Hold Us" entering the Top 10! Looks like Macklemore and Ryan might be getting their second #1 sooner than people thought
-I'm upset "Radioactive" didn't get to spend a second week in the Top 10... I hope it can return
I taught myself how to play “Stay" on the piano. just thought I'd share that.
•i can't say I feel bad for TS because 6 weeks at the top is a relatively good reign. I'm still jamming to it, so it's all good
•i haven't listened to JGMAR yet because I haven't really enjoyed P!nk or fun. this past year. it keeps rising, though, so it's gonna have to cross my ears at some point
•i really wish Stay could've been #1. I feel like the billboards are teasing me with Stay's rise this week because I really wanna see it happen but it's probably gonna drop next week
Isn't that Bruno's fifth number one now? Also I caught a bit of 'Feel This Moment' on a music channel and, well, good lord. After hearing 'Black Eyed Peas' 'The Time' I was done with awkward attempts to integrate nostalgic 80's music into modern pop, but this- it's like Pitbull managed to massacre a whole decade with one song.
Everyone was expecting Beyonce to have released her album by now, especially since she's touring in five days, but instead the ***** decides to rearrange the 4 tracklisting and rerelease it. Instead, some peeps may have seen it around but as part of her deal with Pepsi she has a new advert out that gives a preview to a new song of her's, 'Grown Woman'. Even from the clip the song sounds awesome. I mean, I'm in love.
Also, I don't know whether this is solely down to his 'fans'. The fact that Justin's opening numbers have become larger and larger over the course of his career shows that his buyers don't necessarily operate in the same way other 'pop girl' fans would, since Justified would have surely debuted with higher numbers. He's got a mature sound now so I think a lot of this comes down to crossover appeal. Plus, he had a lot of promotion and I think people, regardless of age and even gender, find his music accessible.
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Top 10 makes me depressed. Needs some good songs in there. C'mon on Brit Brit!
Lol Im not surprised that Bruno's new song reached #1 I mean it had a iTunes discount and every thing so whats so surprising about it?? I really dont like the song personally it just sounds like many of his other songs but congrats on getting another #1 I guess. I really wanted Ariana's song to be a smash hit but it barely made the top ten which is too bad. I hope P!nk gets another #1 I just think her song deserves it
PSY the one hit wonder who?
Already Top 10 on numerous iTunes charts
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