Monthly Archives: April 2014

Lorde – Royals

First Hit #1: October 12, 2013 It’s interesting that it’s taken this long to get a song that’s against hedonism. Lorde, with her minimal, finger-snap beat, has made a song about rejecting the hedonistic fantasy and then aiming for something … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball

First Hit #1: September 28, 2013 Miley Cyrus wants to be considered a grown up. Apparently that means getting naked. Yeah, the conversation surrounding Wrecking Ball starts with the insane video, which is kind of an attempt to be sexy … Continue reading

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Katy Perry – Roar

First Hit #1: September 14, 2013 Katy Perry’s general “everything is awesome” template did gain a wrinkle post-divorce, and Roar is pretty much “everything is awesome, except for some jerk who may or may not be my ex-husband”. So here … Continue reading

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Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines

First Hit #1: June 22, 2013 Blurred Lines has the problem that Robin Thicke comes across as an unrelenting perv. He’s far from the first pop artist to come across as a perv, I mean R. Kelly has had a … Continue reading

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us

First Hit #1: May 18, 2013 Can’t Hold Us isn’t really the follow up to Thrift Shop. Oh sure, it hit later, and it follows the general pattern of an artist going a bit more serious and thoughtful after smashing … Continue reading

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Pink feat. Nate Ruess – Just Give Me A Reason

First Hit #1: April 27, 2013 Breakups have been a big part of the charts, so clearly we need to see our pop artists going to couple’s therapy. Thus, here we have Pink and Nate Ruess – he of fun. … Continue reading

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Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man

First Hit #1: April 20, 2013 Bruno Mars, after a brief time being Sting, is back to being himself again. But he’s stripped down to the bare essentials, just voice and piano. Mars is someone who can pull this off, … Continue reading

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