Music Jam Monday: Pink Glitter Part 2

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Hello and happy Monday! Welcome to the second and final part of my pink glitter playlist. Here’s a bunch more old-school bops. Enjoy!


“…Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears

This is such a classic song. I definitely have a dance I created when I was little to the chorus. I love it so much.

Favorite lyric: “My loneliness is killing me. I must confess I still believe.”

“Disturbia” by Rihanna

For some reason, I strongly associate this song with Harry Potter. I feel like when I first read Harry Potter I kept listening to this song? I’m not sure where the connection is. But it is a testament to Rihanna that this song is still a bop.

Favorite lyric: “Your train of thought will be altered. So if you must falter, be wise.”

“Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj

The best memory that I have associated with this song is standing in line waiting to go to Versailles in France. I was with a big group of other 13-14 year olds, and we were all super bored, so we started dancing and singing this song while waiting in line. It will forever be iconic.

Favorite lyric: “I said, excuse me you’re a hell of a guy. I mean my, my, my, my you’re like pelican fly.”

“Evacuate the Dancefloor” by Cascada

Here is another iconic song that I’ve heard too many times at school dances. It is such an infectious song that you have to dance to.

Favorite lyric: “Get your back up off the wall and just shake that thang. Go crazy, yo lady, yo baby. Let me see you wreck that thang.”

“Fabulous” by Sharpay Evans

I adore this song. It’s probably my favorite from HSM 2. Plus, I love Sharpay.

Favorite lyrics: “Iced tea imported from England. Lifeguards imported from Spain. Towels imported from Turkey. And turkey imported from Maine.”

“Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield

Honestly, this song is so iconic. I also made up a dance to the chorus of this song. This is the definition of my childhood.

Favorite lyric: “Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find. Reaching for something in the distance. So close you can almost taste it. Release your inhibitions.”

“Keep Holding On”  by Avril Lavigne

When I was little all I wanted was a love like this song. It’s so beautiful.

Favorite lyric: “Nothing’s going to change destiny. Whatever’s meant to be will work out perfectly.”

“See You Again” by Miley Cyrus

We’ve got to end this playlist on a high note, and what higher note is there besides Miley Cyrus? I will never not dance and sing along to this song. It is so good.

Favorite lyric: “The next time we hang out, I will redeem myself. My heart, it can’t rest ’til then.”


Let me know what your favorite classic bops are in the comments or over on Twitter!

Music Jam Monday: Pink Glitter Part 1

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Hello! Welcome to yet another week of Music Jam Monday. Today is part one of a playlist called Pink Glitter. It is everything pink and glittery, filled with the best iconic #throwbacks of my time. Enjoy!


“Get The Party Started” by P!nk

This is such a 2001 song. Especially watching the video, the hairstyles and fashion is so cringey now. Still, P!nk will always have a special place in my heart.

Favorite lyric: “Pumping up the volume, breaking down to the beat.”

“Pocketful of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield

This is a BOP that I used to love when I was in elementary school. Looking back, the lyrics are pretty basic, but it’s still so good and I will never not love it.

Favorite lyric: “The sun is on my side and takes me for a ride. I smile up to the sky, I know I’ll be alright.”

“Toxic” by Britney Spears

I personally don’t think this is one of Britney’s better songs, but it has grown on me since it was first released. And there are SO many references to it, it’s a good song to know.

Favorite lyric: “A guy like you should wear a warning.”

“Everytime We Touch” by Cascada

This was the go-to song for elementary school dances once upon a time. I loved it as a kid. I just wanted a love that made me get this feeling! Surprisingly, this song has really stood the test of time, and still sounds pretty modern.

Favorite lyric: “Everytime we kiss, I swear I could fly.”

“You Are The Music In Me” by Sharpay Evans

High School Musical is the greatest musical accomplishment of my generation, hands-down. I was in a HSM dance in 5th grade and it was the peak of my childhood. I always liked Sharpay’s voice more than Gabriella’s, and, let’s be real, Sharpay is the definition of pink glitter.

Favorite lyric: “When I hear my favorite song I know that we belong ‘Cause you are the music in me.”

“Wannabe” by Spice Girls

I’m a little too young to be super into the Spice Girls, but I do adore this song. It is so iconic and really catchy.

Favorite lyric: “If you really bug me, then I’ll say goodbye.”

“Lose My Breath” by Destiny’s Child

I’m kind of a terrible person and didn’t realize that this was Destiny’s Child. Oops. This song is also such a bop that is so early 2000’s. That final shot of the video with the khaki capris and super high-waisted white pants? Iconic fashion. Looking at these lyrics I’m realizing just how sexual this song is, and how all of that went over my head as a young child.

Favorite lyric: “Gave you the wheel, but you can’t drive me.”

“Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani

Finally (for part 1, at least), we have this bop. This is how I know how to spell bananas. Also I swear Gwen Stefani never ages.

Favorite lyric: “This shit is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.”


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Music Jam Monday: Expectations

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Hello! I can’t believe that we finally have a Hayley Kiyoko album. I’m in shock. Obviously I have to review it. So, here’s a breakdown of the entirety of Expectations. Enjoy.


“Expectations (Overture)”

If there’s one thing I’m a sucker for, it’s overture songs to kick off an album. And of course queen Hayley does it. I love it.

“Feelings”

I love this song so much. It’s fun and peppy with an incredible music video to boot. I’m also way too into the lyrics. They’re so good and relatable!

Favorite lyric: “They say I’ll get hurt, if I’m not like ice.”

“What I Need” feat. Kehlani

This song!!!!! I can’t get over it. Kehlani is absolutely fabulous, and I’m so happy Hayley collaborated with her. This is definitely one of my favorite songs off the album. The lyrics are phenomenal. The music is phenomenal. And the vocals? Guess what – PHENOMENAL!

Favorite lyric: “Need a little more than participation. Or, I could go be on my own.”

“Sleepover”

I still adore this song. It’s so beautiful and moving. Love. Love love love love love.

Favorite lyric: “At least I got you in my head, in my head. Sleepovers in my bed.”

“Mercy/Gatekeeper”

This song seriously messed me up the first time I listened to it. The music is really good, but it’s the lyrics that seal the deal for me. Especially the lyrics for “Gatekeeper,” they just resonate with me so much. I’m so into it.

Favorite lyric: “I’ll watch others live in loudness and I’ll destroy the chaos in my way. I have the control if I keep what’s mine, I can have the purest soul. And live with content, free from fear. I choose my actions. I am the gatekeeper.”

“Under the Blue/Take Me In”

It is the perfect summer song. These lyrics are SO GOOD.  I like the possible reference to Lord of the Flies (savage island scene?).

Favorite lyric: “Bathing in the thunder just because I make it loud.”

“Curious”

Gosh I still love this song. It’s definitely one of my favorites on the album, and the video is still superb. Such a bop.

Favorite lyric: “Did you take him to the pier in Santa Monica? Forget to bring a jacket, wrap up in him cause you wanted to?”

“xx”

I love albums with interludes. I think it helps space out the songs and give you a bit of a breather and a moment to process. Love it.

“Wanna Be Missed”

I love this song. The music is different and interesting. It’s got a great beat, and the lyrics, as always, are wonderful.

Favorite lyric: “‘Cause I’m driving down Sunset. If you’re around, come get it.”

“He’ll Never Love You (HNLY)”

This song pairs really well with “Curious.” I read it as the same relationship/girl that both songs are about. It’s got great music and a bopping chorus.

Favorite lyric: “I’m the drug you never did.”

“Palm Dreams”

This is definitely my least favorite song on the album. I wish I liked it more because it really exemplifies the California/beach vibe of the whole album. It’s just real meh for me.

Favorite lyric: “I’m shining like their cars and rings. The palms see everything.”

“Molecules”

This is one of my favorite songs on the album. I love concept of molecules in this song, and the lyrics feel really personal and emotional. It’s a great song.

Favorite lyric: “All that’s left is molecules of you. Tried to rearrange. Did you feel that everything was strange?”

“Let It Be”

This song is the perfect way to end a perfect album. It’s a gorgeous break-up song that describes a difficult but necessary end.

Favorite lyric: “I believe we’re the ones who had it all. I believe we just had to learn to fall. I miss you, I love you, so it’s really hard to see. Yeah, we just got to let it be.”


What is your favorite song off Expectations? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter!

Music Jam Monday: March Favorites

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Hello! Welcome to another monthly favorites. This is one of my favorite favorites in a long time, so you should really listen to all these songs. Enjoy my March favorites!


“Dirt” by Emma Blackery

I absolutely adore this song. It is SUCH A BOP. I’m into all of the very specific cultural lyrics (shade, tea, receipts, etc.) It’s such a fun summer song!

Favorite lyric: “The sun is casting rays, so let me serve some shade.”

“Un Poco Loco” by Anthony Gonzalez and Gael Garcia Bernal (from Coco)

I saw Coco for the first time this month, and I love the soundtrack. This is my favorite song from the movie. It’s so catchy I always find myself humming it after I listen!

Favorite lyric: “I’ll count it as a blessing that I’m only un poco loco.”

“Forget” by The Chain Gang of 1974

I love this song so much! It features Alisa Xayalith from The Naked and Famous, which is why her voice sounded so familiar to me.  The lyrics are fantastic, and mesh perfectly with the music. I love the vibe. It’s wonderful.

Favorite lyric: “Why do I keep forgetting to forget you? I’m in your blood stream, you can’t desert me.”

“First Time He Kissed a Boy” by Kadie Elder

This song is cute and very gay. I am extraordinarily invested in the relationship of the two boys in the music video (also it’s very #aesthetic and I’m into it). This song is perfect and lovely.

Favorite lyric: “First time he kissed a boy. He had never never loved. Walks on a curvy road. Feel.”

 “Over The Edge” by Spilt Milk Society

This song is haunting and beautiful. The music is incredible as well as the vocals and lyrics. It’s a pretty short song, but it’s just long enough to be perfect.

Favorite lyric: “Acting like we own, own, own everything. Nothing here is ours, nothing here is ours.”

“Sanctify” by Years & Years

I love this song so much because of the music. Also, I love the lyrics about coming out and exploring your sexuality. I’m also really intrigued by the weird music video. I hope we see some more cool dystopian stuff.

Favorite lyric: “You don’t have to be straight with me. I see what’s underneath your mask.”

Night Time My Time by Sky Ferreira

I have been listening to this album quite a bit lately. It’s a little old, but so good. Most of the songs are upbeat and boppy, just how I like them.

Favorite songs: “Boys,” “24 Hours,” and “Heavy Metal Heart.”

“Die Young” by Sylvan Esso

This is such a weird, wonderful song. It’s kind of depressing but the upbeat music makes it a lot less melancholy. The music is my favorite part.

Favorite lyric: “Chain reaction but you’re holding the fuse.”

“City Boy” by Calpurnia

I’m so impressed with this song. If you didn’t know, this is Finn Wolfhard’s band (aka Mike in Stranger Things). This song is really cool and has some awesome alternative vibes going on. I’m looking forward to more music from them.

Favorite lyric: “When you have an artistic view, it’ll rub off on your take.”

“Play It Cool” by Girli

Girli always releases the best, most fun songs. I adore this song. It’s a relatable bop that I’ll play on repeat for a long time.

Favorite lyric: “Maybe without you I’m cool enough and I don’t need to play it cool.”


What are your March favorites? Let me know in the comments below or over on Twitter!

Music Jam Monday: Space Out Part 3

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Happy Monday! Today is the final installment in my Space Out playlist! If you’ve missed parts one and two, be sure to check those out!  Now, here’s space out, part three.


“Imperial March” by John Williams

I think this is the most iconic Star Wars song besides the opening scroll song (and maybe the Cantina song), and for good reason. This is a bop inasmuch as an instrumental song can be a bop.

“Out of the Dark” by Dia Frampton

This is such a nice, hopeful song. It’s absolutely lovely, and has a nice, fresh feel.

Favorite lyric: “I was like a matchbox sleeping in some gasoline.”

“Future Starts Slow” by The Kills

I am so in love with this song. It’s peppy and really different from a lot of music that I listen to. I’m into the semi-90s rock vibe.

Favorite lyric: “You can holler, you can wail. You can swing, you can flail. You can fuck like a broken sail.”

“My Moon My Man” by Feist

This song is a cross between Florence + the Machine and Stevie Nicks. I love the drummy piano and the dream-like lyrics.

Favorite lyric: “It’s the dirtiest clean I know.”

“All This and Heaven Too” by Florence + The Machine

I adore Florence. Her music is always lyrically and musically interesting. I love all the metaphors and descriptions of love in this song.

Favorite lyric: “And I would put them back in poetry if I only knew how.”

“Mary” by Vita and the Woolf

I am so into the singer’s voice. It has a lovely haunting quality that brings a new dimension to the music. This a beautiful song that you won’t be able to stop thinking about.

Favorite lyric: “My dancing days are gone.”

“Space Oddity” by David Bowie

I really enjoy that this song has a story. I love how different and unique this song (and all of David Bowie’s work) is. What an iconic space song.

Favorite lyric: “I’m floating in the most peculiar.”

“Man On The Moon” by R.E.M.

I love the music of this song. However, I’m so young that I only understand a couple references in the lyrics. I guess I better do my research…

Favorite lyric: “If you believe there’s nothing up his sleeve, then nothing is cool.”

“Across the Universe” by John Williams

This is another one of my favorite Star Wars songs. I desperately need a remix of this for Reylo in episode 9. It would be SO GOOD!

“Spaceship” by Kesha

This song is so beautiful. I love Kesha, and this is the perfect way to close out a space playlist.

Favorite lyric: “I’m nothing more than recycled stardust and borrowed energy, born from a rock, spinning in the aether. I watch my life backwards and forwards and I feel free. Nothing is real, love is everything, and I know nothing.


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