I pride myself on being an alternative rock/indie person.
Actually, this isn’t much of a confession, because I do generally dislike pop music. But sometimes there are special ones –perhaps those which bring back a lot of memories? I tend to love them.
They’re really nostalgic. Pop songs overrule the radio without discussion. There’s no competition; it’s either pop, R&B, punk, etc. Friends, family, memories and good times. It’s actually impossible to be sad while listening to pop music.
Without further ado, here’s my list:
1. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EylafK1IwHE]
COMMENT: It’s impossible not to feel a little nostalgic when hearing this song. I have no idea where I heard it first, but I know this is familiar. And because of this, I love this song so much.
2. You Get What You Give – Glee[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN9oLsNq6-Q]
COMMENT: No words can describe how much I dislike Glee (no offence to those who do) but their covers, I think, are pretty good. In fact, I did not hate their cover of Coldplay’s “The Scientist,” which is strange because nothing even comes close to the original.
They’re not bad singers, really; just stuck in awful, cliche and melodramatic plot-lines.
3. I Got You – Leona Lewis[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfeo_QkiBEA]
COMMENT: My entire Year 9 Term 1/2 Assignment was done listening to this song. Indie songs/alternative songs distract me. I needed something which didn’t distract me from the assignment, but wasn’t awful enough I couldn’t listen to. And thus, this song was played. Repeatedly.
4. Lights Off – Jay Sean[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yV4gKbfk34]
COMMENT: Reminds me of my Primary School years. I started NaNoWriMo the year I found that song, so it’s always going to be special to me. Also, I believe it’s the best pop song (music wise) I’ve ever heard. It’s impossible to dislike it (unless, of course, you really hate pop…)
5. War – Jay Sean[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_EFg5QV86A]
COMMENT: My cousin first introduced me to this song. To Jay Sean, actually. It’s such a wonderful song because of his voice. And I can actually disregard the fact it’s pop, because the melody itself is dramatic/not fully pop-like.
6. Cooler Than Me – Michael Posner[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YR3kSvlZ20]
COMMENT: It’s an awfully catchy song. I mean the “awfully” part fully; the rapping sucks, there aren’t any memories associated, but it’s just so catchy. Also, I like some of the lyrics. My favourite line: “You’re so vain you probably think this song is about you.” Ugh, I hate myself for liking this.
7. Here’s to The Heartbreakers – Katy Allistar[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCPY21oLE-4]
COMMENT: This girl has the most beautiful voice. It’s innocent, chidlike yet strong exactly when she needs it. I first discovered it when I visited a friend, found her on Facebook, and she clicked on a song one of her Facebook friends posted. We both liked her voice and the song tune in general. Also, it’s not sappy.
8. Dynamite – Taio Cruz[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLqdRmwY6vc]
COMMENT: No memories associated with this one. And the tune isn’t half-bad. But the main reason I like it is because of the parodies. “I throw my homework in the bin sometimes/Saying Ayy-ohh/I’ll just faay-oll.” There are also other humourous ones like this. And very overplayed on the radio.
That concludes my list of pop music I have secret guilty pleasures for. I’d be seriously judged (by myself) if I admitted them too openly.
*blasts more of The Fray’s music*