I’ve been riding YouTube like you wouldn’t believe! It does push me to post so, onward, YouTube! I was looking for a playlist, as I normally do, and decided to write about each song I heard. It’s random bullshit honestly. I wanted to share my thoughts and views on some of these videos. I’ll see how much I can get done before Potato gets upset for lack of attention and revolts!
- Pitbull – Timber ft. Kesha
Is it Ke$ha or Kesha now? I will always have an unhealthy obsession with Pitbull because 1. He’s Cuban and 2. He speaks Spanish and it’s the dirty kind. I understand Spanish better than I speak it. I can get my point across but you might as well speak to a toddler. When I hear this song, I get very jealous of the southern folk that really get down and represent this hick vibe to this. Can you imagine how hard they must party to this song? I mean, FINALLY! A beat they can really relate to while they try to serenade their cousin! That was mean K I’m just kidding 😀 I enjoy the south because it’s where The Potato came from.
The ho downs must get poppin’ when this song comes on!
- One Republic – Counting Stars
I have a fond memory to this song. I was working at this horrendous, shit job back in Jersey and I had formed a bond with one girl I worked with and she was fucking funny from the moment I walked in to the moment I ran out at 4pm. I was riding in her car and she heard this song playing and she did a little hand wiggle of a dance. I guess you had to be there for it… to be funny… Anyhoo, this is a cute song; it’s an uplifting, “let’s dream about our future, successful selves.” Once I heard it every hour, thanks to that one shitty station everyone had programmed on their car b/c it was a last resort station, it got old FAST.
- A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera – Say Something
To this day, I refuse to watch the video or listen to the song in its entirety. It is a fucking sad, sad song! Have you seen the video?! I caught a little glimpse of it but what tore me up is the elderly couple. Ugh, elderly couple love just tears me apart and I’m not talking about the ones who meet at 80 and marry the same year. I’m referring to those couple who have lived through WWI, WWII, the 20’s, 30’s, etc. Those couples who were separated by war, discrimination, countries, homophobia, THOSE COUPLES ARE THE REAL MVPs! They have lived through so much and managed to work things out and still love each other to the very end. The word “divorce” never existed in their vocabulary. Have you heard about that couple of 67 years of marriage, dying hours apart holding hands? I won’t see my friends do this or their parents. This love was so pure that their souls could not live without the other. THAT is real, true love. Stories like that really pull on the heart-strings.
- John Legend – All of Me
Someone, please, get me a sledge-hammer so I can beat my laptop from ever playing this fucking song AGAIN! I hate, HATE this song. It’s so damn cheesy and I like some cheesy songs but I don’t know why I hate this so much! Ugh! I – I CAN’T! I WON’T!
- Sam Smith – Stay With Me
I may be the only person who’s breathing who just does not appeal to this song or his voice. It may be because his voice sounds too “soul” and I don’t like that genre, despite efforts or simply put, I don’t like his voice. Whatever, SKIP.
- Sam Smith – I’m Not The Only One
Please refer to my statement above.
- Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
I actually heard Miranda Sings version of this song before the original one. This is the first time I am glancing over to this video and the dance performance is actually really nice. I enjoy watching music videos where the base or the majority of the video is a dance performance. Anyone can act without speaking but dance (I.E. Maddie Ziegler in Sia’s Chandelier) is impressive. It’s actually the best way to get me to watch a music video. I find these videos more creative and thought out.
- Taylor Swift – Blank Space
“Nice to meet you, where you been?” The video didn’t really stand out to me but lyrics did. Swift has a reputation of being a serial dater and this actually worked in her benefit. The video and the lyrics poke fun at herself and she takes it with stride. Who hasn’t heard this song? It was EVERYWHERE in 2014. I do enjoy the part where she admits, “Got a long list of ex-lovers/They’ll tell you I’m insane!” I dated a LOT in high school so I also have plenty of people who would say, “that bitch is psychotic!” Well, that may be so but… I’m married to a wonderful man who somehow deals with my insanity and I’m almost positive he either hides a bottle somewhere to ease the tension or pretends to go away for months on end to get away from me 🙂
- Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
This playlist sucks. I don’t know what I chose to do this one but in my offense, I didn’t look ahead and thought it would be more fun since I’m literally writing this off the top of my head! This song was also everywhere, I could not escape from it and it’s such an irritating and, worst of all, catchy song! Damn you, Taylor!
- Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
I have the BEST memories of this song!! Now, this song came out in summer 2014. What did I do that summer? My boyfriend/fiancé was in military bootcamp so I wrote a LOT of letters and waiting for the mailman. When I wasn’t feeling down I had my Texas support system: Jen & Monika. I have known Jen since I was 4 years old and got to reconnect later in college. I can safely and easily say this girl is my best friend. Even being far away, she has been more of a friend to me than most people who lived around the corner. Monkia is a girl I met right before my boyfriend left for bootcamp because her boyfriend was leaving the same day to the same class with mine. We both felt each other’s pain so we texted each other every day and supported every time we heard from our men. Jen told me about this song, I asked Monika about it, and I learned that all three of us would jam out to this very song on our way to work. This song will always make me smile because of the memories I had, not of crying, but of knowing I was goofy dancing in my car along with my two other friends. Thank you, ladies. I would not have made it without your help and constant contact ❤
I am going to stop here because this list is a 50 song playlist and I’ve been working on this post since yesterday morning. Potato feels the need to want the most attention in the morning so when I sit on my laptop, she retaliates by eating my couch -.- Did you also catch there is no Beyonce in this list? I’m sure there are in the later videos but I didn’t notice that until now! Sorry, Beyonce, this isn’t about you (but we know everything else is!)