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I spent my week working with a large group of college kids. In terms of songs I heard them singing/whistling/humming/screaming, the College Week in Pop chart rankings looked like:
10. You Can’t Stop the Beat (from the musical Hairspray)
But therein lies the problem. Swift is making fun of herself in the video, with the takeaway being “dancing well is not as important as just having fun.” Nothing wrong with that, but will Swift’s legions of (presumably mostly white) fans draw the line between self-deprecation and cultural deprecation? I see this video (and song, yerg) becoming very popular, which could easily lead to tons of white middle school girls thinking it’s ok to blatantly make fun of black culture.
Hurry up with my damn next song.
I like it when I read a comment like cheap_suit’s, agree with it, and then realize it’s in the bottom 5. It makes me feel like less of a mindless trendy sheep.
I also like it when someone with multiple comments in the bottom 5 has a Redskins avatar and has never heard of Spoon. It reminds me that people still get lost on the internet.
Damn. Someone needs to start throwing Young Thug and snares on every new track.
Hey guys! I haven’t been around much this summer, but I’m back! I headed straight to the AotW comment section to re-introduce myself. I haven’t even read the article yet, but I haven’t heard of the band, so I’m super excited about discovering some great new underground act. I’ll be right back with my thoughts!
La Roux- Let Me Down Gently
At least “Yeezus” is short and sweet, and doesn’t involve superfluous ellipses.