Sorry, But I Need to Brag About My April
If you honestly believe corporations do things because it’s right than you obviously have no idea how corporations work.
Yeah the honeymaid thing is sweet and oh wow good for them two white cis gay dudes… But the amount of free publicity and money they’re making off of the lgbtq+ community is gross.
The same people who think this has anything to do with rights are the people who believe lady fucking gaga is doing anything positive for the community.
I Know I’m Early…
But I can’t express how much I love the Song of the Summer race. While the song always gets old by July, there’s something fascinating about a shared piece of culture. Everybody recognizes it, everybody has their own opinion about it and everybody shares different, yet distinct memories related to that three minute track.
Even stranger, there’s no way to predict what is going to gain traction in twisted world of popular music. Some tracks are released in spring and gain traction over a month or two. Get Lucky was released in mid-April, Blurred Lines in late March. Others takes months or years to even become a blip on the radar: Rolling in the Deep and Call Me Maybe were both released in November, not hitting number one until over six months later.
That said, I would like to make some bids, based solely what I enjoy and want to share, what is on the cultural cusp waiting for popularity, and what fits with the all-out fun mentality of summer music:
Come With Me Now, KONGOS- already bubbling up on iTunes and just hit #1 on the Alt. Chart. Past Alt. hits include Radioactive, Somebody That I Used to Know, We Are Young and Pompeii, which all too about 3-4 months to show up on the Hot 100.
The Walker, Fitz and the Tantrums- Also floating around the Alt. charts, fragments of this are popping up everywhere. I’ve heard the whistling hook on commercials in France, and it was the theme to the 2014 Oscars.
Spark, Fitz and the Tantrums- Because The Walker has been kicking around since fall, I would love to see another single come out soon and shoot to the top. Spark is my personal choice, but almost anything on the album will do.
Dare (La La La), Shakira- This is kind of a freebie, since an altered version is going to be used for the 2014 World Cup. The original is way better though, and could fill up a dance floor fast.
Fighting Fish, Dessa- Incredibly unlikely, I just want to plug Dessa. She’s a philosophy major turned rapper and poet.
What Is Love, Janelle Monae- While it’s rare, movie music sometimes hits the charts. If people are still riding the wave from Happy, originally from Despicable Me 2, this jam from Rio 2 is worthy of radio. Also, Janelle Monae is a goddess.
More likely, something else will take the crown. I just hope it’s better than Robin Thicke…
Shout out to employers who give you an official rejection instead of just ignoring you.