2005, the year I began Kindergarten. The first and final year of nap-times in class. Two of the biggest songs of 2005 are "Gold Digger" by Kanye West and "Pon De Replay" by Rihanna. Both of these songs were huge in my life. Rihanna’s Music of The Sun CD was the first CD I ever bought. Even if I bought it from my sister with $20 I begged my mother for. My siblings and I would throw dance parties in our living room to these songs, and we all knew every word. (To the clean versions, of course!)
YUNGBLUD, although many fans would say otherwise, is a band with three (3) members! The most well known, of course, is Dominic Harrison, the lead singer. The lesser known (but still greatly appreciated) members are drummer, Michael Rennie, and guitarist, Adam Warrington. While the three of them tour together, make all of their music together, and write all of their songs together, this article will focus on one song in particular that has a certain heartbreaking.
Taylor Swift, the woman known for writing songs about her lovers as a form of coping, has recently hit a record for having the most tour sales of the year for her 2018 Reputation Tour. She is an incredible artist with an incredible fanbase that continues to grow every day.
The Maine is a five-piece band from Tempe, Arizona, that is constantly destroying their own previous records with every new release. The band formed in 2007, and is currently made up of John O'Callaghan, Kennedy Brock, Jared Monaco, Garrett Nickelsen, and Pat Kirch. The Maine’s first release was an EP that ended up in the hands of Fearless Records, a legendary label in their genre. With Fearless Records behind them, the band released a second EP. Those were followed by a debut album and a holiday themed EP just in time for Christmas of 2008. However, their first real seller was their second album, Black and White, that sold more than 22,000 copies in its first week. This would prove to be the album that really rocketed their careers. Between 2011 and 2019, the band has officially released five more studio albums, Pioneer (2011), ForeverHalloween (2013), American Candy (2015), Lovely Little Lonely (2018), and their most recent, You Are OK (2019).
We Are the In Crowd is a band from Poughkeepsie, New York, who split in 2016. The band was fronted by Taylor Jardine and instrumentally carried by Jordan Eckes, Mike Ferri, Rob Chianelli, and Cameron Hurley. They were one of the biggest names in new punk music in the early 2010s. Interestingly, after the band's MySpace was hacked, Hopeless Records caught word of the small band and later signed them under the name "The In Crowd," which was changed due to copyright issues. Now named "We Are the In Crowd," the band released a single, which was quickly followed up with an EP in 2010, called "Agree To Disagree." 2011 saw the release of their debut album, Best Intentions, and in 2014, we received their second and final album, Weird Kids. Their music was also brought to a larger audience by calling on friends, like All Time Low for collaboration tracks. The band also toured with large, more popular bands and often covered songs by some of their favorite bands, like New Found Glory.
This playlist article was requested by a few of my friends and is definitely something I wanted to do either way! If you're anything like me, you know that painful feeling of boredom after you've listened to all of your songs and overplayed them to your heart's content. Then, you go on a search for new music, right? Well, this is meant to be a pit-stop on that journey, and hopefully you'll want to come back for more.