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- Top Story - July 2019
Friday's Five at 5 | Volume One
Welcome to "Friday's Five at 5," a series of blog posts which inform you of the best up-and-coming independent artists of right now. This series will reveal some of the most talented musicians in your local area, most of whom are extremely underrated and unfortunately unknown, despite their copious amounts of talent.
Top 10 References You Missed in Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do"
T Swift’s video for her latest single is full of subtle and not-so-subtle hints. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we're counting down our picks for the "Top 10 References You Missed in Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do'."
Give Me the Feels: Bleachers
Bleachers has been in my life for quite some time, not to mention frontrunner Jack Antonoff, member of the short lived fun. (shameless plug wishing for them to do a Jo-Bros-style comeback) They're all about 80s vibes, pop-y sounds, and a little bit of heartbreak. Below is a small list of must-have Bleachers songs targeted right to your fragile heart.
Taylor’s Rainbow F**k-Cloud
Everything is political and everything we do is political. Who you vote for is political. Not voting is political. Recycling, not-recycling. Buying food or fishing it from a vegan, gluten-free bin.
- Top Story - June 2019
Why I Don't Hate "Old Town Road"
I'm 43 years old, and I don't hate "Old Town Road." Repeatedly, I have been told by people my age, and just a little younger, that I am supposed to hate "Old Town Road." Why? Some cite how it combines genres that they assume don't belong together, country and hip hop, or because the song is overly repetitive and meaningless. Some cite the fact that the song features the oft-derided, and rightfully demeaned, Billy Ray Cyrus as a reason the song should be dismissed out of hand.
Lyrics to Songs Can Speak a Thousand Words
So, I've listened to this song before; Secret Love Song by Little Mix. I've always loved this song. Thought it was beautiful, and I liked to sing along with the music, but I never stopped to pay attention to the lyrics as carefully as I have today.
The Top 10 Country Songs of 2019, So Far…
As we near the end of the first half of 2019, I am counting down the top 10 hits of the year so far. This was a tough one as already this year has produced so much incredible new music from artists old and new. Many of these will no doubt make the cut for CMA nominations before the announcement at the end of Summer, and some I even believe may go down in history.
"You Need To Calm Down" Is Exciting
I was a pretty big #TaylorSwift fan not so long ago. Up until Reputation dropped, I really enjoyed both her country songs, which is basically where she first found popularity, and her forays into pop music. It wasn't that I thought Reputation was a bad album; far from it. I think by that point—only two years ago—I'd just had enough of Taylor Swift for a little while, as radio stations had a tendency to overplay her music.
"Death of Me" Review
I have a habit of listening to Daughtry songs that I like over and over again, and the song, "Death of Me" is no exception. However, a random thought popped into my head: I once used the song as an audio for a video edit that mainly focused on a character in a web series who is known for basically being personified anxiety. After listening to the song over and over again several more times, I found myself thinking less of the video edit itself, and more about why the song was a relevant choice of audio.
After a Disappointing Album Cycle Little Mix Just Bounced Back
Little Mix are back, and the girls show no signs of slowing down. When LM5 dropped, it felt like the girls were trying to market themselves for an American audience. Understandable, given how long the ladies have been around. Whilst they have had some limited success in the States, most of their success has been in their homeland, the UK. Compared to their previous efforts, LM5 felt like manufactured pop at its worst. It felt like the girls were singing what they thought people wanted to hear, rather than what was true to them. The best thing about the whole era is the fact that it didn't last long. Thank God they didn't try and repackage it as a deluxe edition. Can you imagine? Even the album art was basic AF. Let's just blame that whole era on Simon Cowell, and the SYCO family and move on.
Whether we want to admit it or not, much of our life and our thoughts revert back to our own existence. We worry about our purpose, our utility as human beings, and the dusty path we are on. We see the mess that we live in, the mistakes, the beauty, and a million other things with emotions and views we will never be able to fully explain. Some questions that pop into our heads are too painful to actually ask. Am I lovable? Am I going to be happy? Is this what I’m supposed to be doing? If I’ve been depressed before, will I be depressed again? Sometimes they all come unbidden in moments of weakness and inadequacy. And sometimes they simply linger in the shadows of the foreground like hidden jungle-cats.
"Hard Rock Hallelujah" Is Still The Best 'Eurovision' Song
I don't understand why they still have Eurovision. This song won for good. The end. - Sindri Guðjónsson, Youtube. "Hard Rock Hallelujah" is an anthem of praise to all the rock gods and angels. It's a perfect song for Eurovision, because it's full of character, tells a story, and makes an impact. It's also the song that made me want to go to Finland. Eurovision may be over, but Iceland's Hatari has reminded us of how epic this song is.