I have a confession to make.
I am a total sucker for a catchy beat. If a song makes me want to dance or tap my toes when I'm listening to it, I'll probably put it on repeat the second it's over (this includes head bobbing and shoulder shuffles too, just to clarify).
Many of my friends have very particular tastes in music. If the lyrics aren't profound, if the artist has taken to selling out stadiums, or if the song even remotely resembles a Top 40 hit, they'll turn their noses up.
And, okay, maybe the catchy pop songs I'm referring to don't have the most original lyrics or the slightest hint of depth.
But you know what? I am totally okay with that.
Bring on the pop, baby.
I'm not too proud to admit it. I love "bad" music. Especially bad music with a catchy backbeat.
So this Tune In Tuesday I'll be linking to some of my favorite ear worms from the last few years. I'm aiming for obscure-but-awesome here, so as to introduce you to things you might not have heard before. A few of these may even be more rock than generic pop, but I've always seen it as a fine line, anyway.
If you're going to play along, I recommend ignoring your inner-hipster long enough to look past the fact that you're listening to pop music and just relax! Oh, and get ready to dance.
Seriously. If you make it to the end of this and don't at least wiggle in your seat a bit, then I have completely failed in my mission.
That said... On with the show!
First up, we have a little Breathe Carolina — Hit and Run. Goofy, yet fantastic.
This next song is by Beautiful Small Machines — Superconductor. I heard this during an episode of Castle a while back and Shazamed my way into a new obsession. I love living in the future.
Next it's Dragonette—I Get Around. That opening beat still gets stuck in my head on a regular basis. What's not to love?
The Sugars — Way to My Heart. And dear lord, that is a terrifying screen cap from the music video. I promise you that the dude isn't wailing in agony or anything. I mean, he wails, but it's really rather pleasant... And... And I'm just going to shut up now so you can play the song and see for yourself.
And last but not least, Martin Solveig Feat. Dragonette — Hello. Which, if you've watched the CW for any length of time, you've probably heard in the background of a show or during a commercial. It's that sort of a song. Good luck getting the chorus out of your head...
That's all for today! I hope you click away from this with at least one of those stuck in your head. And also, I hope that you'll never be too embarrassed to like a song just because it's catchy or popular... If you like it, that's great! There's absolutely nothing to be ashamed of for enjoying a piece of music. And if some silly hipster tries to tell you otherwise, send them to me and I'll straighten 'em out.
What about you guys? What are your favorite can't-get-them-out-of-your-head pop tunes from recent years? I'd love to hear them!
I'll be posting more information about recent interviews and giveaways in the not-to-distant future, so be sure to check back!!