Occasionally I like to creep on iTunes for new songs that I can’t live without and at $1.29 a pop I better not be able to live without them! Anywho, I came across musical bad ass Kylie Minogue and her new single “Time Bomb.”
As usual, Kylie has yet to disappoint and anyone who can wear a dress made out a few pieces of string and three scraps of fabric is a hero in my book. Hint: watch the whole music video and you will see what I mean.
After watching “Time Bomb,” this spurred me to look up some older Kylie jams and I came across my all-time favise Kylie song…”Red Blooded Woman.” As they say, you don’t choose what you love, it chooses you…and in this case that’s 100% truth.
“Red Blooded Woman” can be found on Kylie’s ninth studio album “Body Language,” released in 2003. The song did really well in the UK, reaching the number four spot and not too bad in the U.S…reaching number 24 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Party chart (yes, this exists).
Favise lyrics: “You’ll never get to heaven if you’re scared of getting high”
While I love the song, I love the video even more! Now that I drive to and from work, I get stuck in the occasional rage-blackout inducing traffic jam. If I just take Kylie’s approach, I can reduce my blood pressure and probably meet some new people along the way. Let me explain.
In the musical video interpretation of “Red Blooded Woman,” Kylie get stuck in traffic. Instead of blacking out and/or lighting up a cigarette like the rest of the traffic participants, Kylie exits the vehicle and dances provocatively along the highway. Now my question is…why didn’t I think of this?
Kylie – Thank you for giving me something constructive to do while in traffic. I will be forever grateful.
This post will probably provoke some to throw rocks at me, but I can’t be tamed any longer…besides that’s what helmets are for.
While I don’t care much for Hannah Montana, I love the Miley Cyrus! Ever since Britney has cleaned up her act and Paris has fallen off the face of the planet, I need almost a train wreck – but not quite there yet celebrity to keep my eye on. Miley certainly fits the profile.
I have noticed that when Miley comes up in conversation and I admit that I’m a fan…people give me the creep stare. But I refused to be tamed…I swear, that reference will never get old!
There are many reason to heart the Miley aka Destiny Hope Cyrus:
- She made boatloads of money for wearing a blonde wig…Miley received $15,000 per episode for “Hannah Montana.”
- She used to date an underwear model.
- Her current boyfriend is Liam Hemsworth. In the words of Xtina…keeps gettin better.
- Miley is a magnet for trouble…she has an entire section on her Wikipedia page titled, “Controversies.” Pretty damn cool.
- Her songs are super catchy. Haven’t we all nodded our head like yea and moved our hips like yea?
If loving you is wrong I don’t want to be right because:
I couldn’t help that I cried at the end of “The Last Song.” Just like I couldn’t help the fact that I watched the movie more times than I have fingers.
I also have approximately four Miley songs on my iPod…a good Miley ballad gets me every time.
Miley also keeps landing in hot water by mentioning a certain drug that rhymes with “deed.” Let’s be real…everyone knows! Especially after you announced at your 19th birthday party that “You know you’re a stoner when your friends make you a Bob Marley cake. You know you smoke way too much fuckin’ weed.”
Miley – You can’t be tamed, you party in the U.S.A. and you’re just being Miley. Because of those three reasons, I have no shame in loving you.
P.S. I would never change you.
In honor of Non-Demeaning to Women Wednesday, I would like to share with you the new music video by Kelly Clarkson…”Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” is the 2nd single off Clarkson’s 5th studio album “Stronger.”
If you are wondering why I chose Kelly as the Non-Demeaning to Women Wednesday winner…you deserve a slap across the face.
Kelly Clarkson is the definition of Non-Demeaning to Women. She doesn’t care what you say about her fluctuating weight and will not let any man sass her.
Personally, I think she could kick my ass and I’m weirdly alright with that.
Below is Clarkson’s newest music video for “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).”
I have a few things I would like to say about this video:
- Kelly is looking good these days. I’m feeling the bangs.
- I’m not really pumped about the fan videos that are sprinkled throughout, but since Kelly is such a nice person I can see why she did it.
- Flash mob starring the American Idol…love it.
While this video is ok, I’m not in love with it. Whatever happened to the music videos that Clarkson would release that had a storyline? For example, “Never Again,” “Behind These Hazel Eyes” and “Since You’ve Been Gone.” I really felt Kelly’s pain when I watched these.
As for the 3rd single, I’m really pulling for “Let Me Down.” This song is Clarkson at her man-hating best. She let’s us know that: “You’re only gonna let me down/When it counts, you countdown/You’re only gonna turn me out/As I burn, you burn out.” So profound.
Kelly – In my eyes, you are the one and only American Idol. I don’t understand why Seacrest and J.Lo keep searching for another one season after season. They already found you! See you in AC, girl!
Ahh BBMak. What happened to these three beauties? This English pop band released their first single, “Back Here” in 1999 and I was (and maybe still am) memorized.
Are you wondering why I was so hypnotized by this band? Well, I’m going to tell you anyways.
I have found throughout my extensive research into pop bands/groups that there is always a member or two that isn’t particularly attractive. Sadly, I will not be naming names because I am trying to swing my karma in the good direction.
Anywho, my jaw dropped when I first saw BBMak on (most likely) TRL and my young self thought, “Damn.” It’s my personal belief that all three of these gentlemen are beautiful, handsome, striking, gorgeous…choose your favise adjective.
BBMak is made up of:
- Mark Barry – vocals and the occasion bag pipe (not kidding)
- Christian Burns – acoustical guitar and some sweet vocals
- Stephen McNally – electrical guitar and some more sweet vocals
Ready for this mind blow…BBMak stands for the B in Barry, the B in Burns and the M for McNally…I really don’t know when/where the “ak” part attached itself to the band’s name. I thought BBMak was chosen because the boys liked Big Macs…wrong again.
BBMak released two albums together and in 2003 decided to go solo…bad.life.choice. I can’t imagine these three beautiful men singing without each other. It’s like they are slapping the universe in the face.
Because of this travesty, I am starting a “Bring BBMak Back Here” campaign. Who is with me?
Of course I have an extremely long handwritten list of all the Spears songs that I want released as singles. Since I would like to keep my adoring fans happy, this will be the last post on this topic…I pinky swear.
When people think of Britney, they don’t think of her slow jams, they think of her upbeat, catchy songs (as they should). But Brit always sneaks a few mellow songs onto her albums and I believe they deserve a chance to shine.
Landing at lucky number seven on “Circus” aka the comeback album, “Unusual You” tells the tale of Britney finally finding a man that treats her good.
We all know Britney’s choice in men hasn’t been the best (excluding Justin and Jason). “Unusual You” is where Britney shares the fact that she is used to being treated like less than the queen she is. We learn that Britney meets a new gentleman and he treats her good, hence the unusual part.
As a woman of the 90s, I totally get what’s she saying! Where are all the good men? They certainly aren’t at the bars…been there, done that. Maybe the good ones are at the grocery store, everyone does have to eat. Or could they be at the library, everyone does need to pick up a Nicholas Sparks novel from time to time. Hmm.
I picture the music video showing Britney working on her fitness and the unusual man is in the boxing ring. Next, Britney and her unusual man lock eyes. The rest of the video shows Brit and her new man at the park playing Frisbee, cooking tater tots in her kitchen and even taking a spin class together…that’s love.
Favise lyrics: “Baby, you’re so unusual/Didn’t anyone tell you, you’re supposed to/Break my heart?/I expect you to, so why haven’t you?”
Britney – Hopefully your new beau is fulfilling the unusual role. If he steps out of line…I will not hesitate to pepper spray him.
He About To Lose Me
This track is one of my absolute favorite Britney Spears songs. So much so that it is my ring tone on my cellular telephone. ..that’s dedication. This jam is track number 14 on the deluxe edition of “Femme Fatale,” not even making the regular edition of the CD!
This song tells the tale of Britney meeting a man that lights her fire, while at the same time her other man is at home waiting for her. The “someone” at home does not see Brit or make her feel hot. Britney sings about the pain of having to either go home to the deadbeat bf or get it in with the hot dude at the club. Decisions, decisions.
Music video scene: Brit is at a club with her girlfriends…a ridiculously good-looking man comes up to Britney and flips her world upside down…on the dance floor of course. The rest of the video flashes back between an unhappy Brit with the deadbeat bf and a smiling Brit with the dude on the dance floor.
Of course the video would end without the audience knowing which dude Britney chooses. That’s how they get us to watch the next music video…duh.
Favise lyrics: “I’m touching hands with someone seriously beautiful”
Britney – Please, please, please release this song as a single…and call me!
If you have the Fuse network, you know this is the only channel that airs music videos on a regular basis. The network likes to use a lot of themes and I appreciate a good theme…for example:
- Best Hip-Hop Songs of the Last 1648 Years
- Sexiest Music Videos of All Time…Ever
- The Best Music Videos in the History of Music Videos
Tonight I was watching Fuse and a show called “Loaded” was on. This show choses one artist and airs a bunch of their music videos in a row. This particular episode was close to my heart…it was “Loaded: Britney Spears.” I need to pause for a moment: don’t you even dare think of saying a drunken B. Spears joke or I will slap you through your computer screen. As my mother says, “Try me.”
Anywho, as I was enjoying a diet coke and some Britney, I thought about all the other songs Britney should have released and shared with the masses.
Can’t Make You Love Me
This ridiculously catchy song lands as track number 10 on Spears second studio album “Oops…I Did It Again.” What I think Britney was trying to convey in this pop-ballad is the fact that she doesn’t need a man who has boatloads of money or fame in order to be their lady.
As for the music video, I picture Britney just finishing a concert and being whisked away to her sweet Hummer limo. On her way, she spots a handsome roadie packing up some equipment. All of a sudden…BAM…Brit is smacked in the face by Cupid himself.
This song is Britney’s way of letting her roadie know she could trade in those fancy cars to be his groupie. The rest of the video proceeds to tell the tale of Britney and her roadie living the dream in the back of a pickup.
Favise lyrics: “Don’t care about money/It doesn’t give me half the thrill/ To the thought of you, honey.” *cough* K-fed *cough*
Britney – You don’t need to make anyone love you…they already do boo, they already do.
The title of the song says it all! You know Britney has a few nights like these under her belt. While this is a slow jam, it does give us three minutes and seven seconds of pure honesty from my spiritual goddess.
Horrendously buried at track number 8 on Spears sixth studio album “Circus,” “Blur” tells the tale of B. Spears waking up at a random dude’s bachelor pad and not remembering a damn thing. Britney sings, “Who are you? What we do…last night?” Oh you know what they did alright.
I picture the music video beginning with the camera facing a window as the sun is coming up. The camera spans down and we see Britney with an arm over her eyes saying, “Turn the lights out/This shit is way too fucking bright/Wanna poke my eyes out.”
Next, Britney realizes there is a random, but beautiful man next to her who happens to be naked…no big deal. The rest of the music video consists of Britney gathering her belongings that were thrown all over while simultaneously flashing back to the glorious night before. The end shows Britney walking out of the dude’s place with a smile on her face.
Favise lyrics: “Where the hell am I?”
Britney – This jam cemented you as my spiritual goddess for the rest of my life. Call me!
Michelle Branch was a pop singer?
Do you remember the first time you heard “Everywhere” by Michelle Branch? Well, I do. I was in my mom’s castle in beautiful Scranton, PA watching “Total Request Live” (Hey Carson) and this song rightfully popped up on the countdown. I was instantly memorized. How could a song encompass all of my teenage feelings? Michelle Branch became my spiritual leader.
Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch was birthed July 2, 1983 in Sedona, Arizona. She began exercising her vocal pipes at the age of three and was given her first guitar at the age of 14. Within the first week of receiving her guitar, Michelle taught herself some chords and wrote her first song, “Fallen.” Now that is legit.
Hop into the time machine and set the dial to 1999…Michelle posted two of her songs on the “Rolling Stone” website, which lead to the pop singer opening up for Hanson on two separate occasions…MmMm Bop!
When Aug. 2001 rolled around, it was a good year for the singer. She was signed to a record label and her first studio album; “The Spirit Room” was released. This CD packed such hits as “All You Wanted,” “Goodbye to You” and “I’d Rather Be in Love” (favise).
Remember that time Michelle collaborated with Santana and won a Grammy? These two teamed up in 2002 and recorded “Game of Love.” Check it!
On to the next…Michelle’s second album, “Hotel Paper,” was released to the masses in 2003 and gave us such gems as “Are You Happy Now?” “Tuesday Morning” and “Breathe.” She spoke to my soul with these songs. Especially “Are You Happy Now?” I will remind you…this song was released before the man-hating Clarkson days.
When 2005 rolled around, Michelle hit a speed bump and broke my heart. She formed The Wreckers and decided to go country. Ugh. Jessica Harp, Michelle’s backup singer and friend was one half of this female duo group. I felt betrayed! Was this Jessica trying to steal Michelle’s thunder? I absolutely raged out when I found out they were trying to add a splash of country music…not okay. Let’s just say The Wreckers split in 2007.
While this country music disaster was going on, Michelle decided to get hitched to her bass play, Teddy Landau in 2004…she also popped out a baby girl (Owen Isabelle) in Aug. 2005. Goodness, has it been that long? It seems just like yesterday when I was sending the Branch baby a gift.
Back to the beats…it’s been a few years and I’ve never stopped giving up hope that Michelle would start singing strictly pop just like the old days. Finally, Santa answered one of my letters. In Dec. 2010, the Branch camp announced that Michelle was going back to her roots! Her new pop album, “West Coast Time” will be released sometime in 2012. In order to hold you over, listen to “Loud Music” which is her first single off the upcoming album.
Michelle – I’m not kidding when I say this…I dressed up as you for Halloween back in the day. I’m dedicated. Welcome back!
Thank you Beyonce.
Katy Perry – ‘Teenage Dream’
When Katy Perry opens her mouth…gold comes out. “Teenage Dream” peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs and Hot Dance Club Songs. See, I don’t lie.
Besides being an unforgettable affair, having Katy at my wedding would give me the right to say, “Remember when Katy Perry entertained at my wedding?” I would make it a point to utter that statement every single day.
I chose “Teenage Dream” because it gives us single ladies hope that you can love a dude forever. I mean look at Brad and Jennifer…everyone thought that was forever…thanks for putting us through hell, Angelina.
This jam also really shed light on the skintight jeans and how I need to get my ass on the treadmill and into a pair of these pants.
Favise lyrics: “Now every February/You’ll be my Valentine, Valentine.”
Watch the music video…if I ever saw the man that stars alongside Katy walking on the street, I’d probably walk into a parking meter or into traffic.