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Why You Need A Sad Songs Playlist In Your Life
It is my humble opinion that sad songs make the world go round. There is nothing like blasting your ear drums to the song that touches your inner soul - we all have one. You know, the song you played over and over again when you broke up with your first love, or the song that speaks directly to you at your saddest. There is nothing like that feeling of being completely seen by someone else's words, when you're at your most vulnerable or low.
A Personal Playlist: Music Therapy and COVID19
Some Interesting Facts about Music Who is a music lover? Who regularly uses music to cope with stressful people and situations? Who makes and/or listens to music? If you answer yes to some or all of these questions, this will be a perfect blog for you to read! Many people can never go without a pair of headphones and some songs to get grooving to, and I am definitely one of them! Some people make music for a living, despite their circumstances or public crisises such as the COVID19 pandemic that the whole world is grappling with.
To the Beat: September 2020
We're back and ready to get into the fall spirit with another To the Beat! September's playlist is one of the most diverse roundups we've had so far! The genres you loved this month were the usuals—rap, oldies, and rock & roll—but also included pop-punk, reggae, Russian techno, and even classical! There is quite literally something for everyone on September's playlist, so whether you're leaf-peeping, pumpkin picking, or drinking a PSL, turn up the dial and listen to this month's To the Beat at the bottom of this story.
The hidden power of ancient music
Many thousands of years before the first headset, before the first gramophone or even before the first violin, our ancestors began creating sacred masterpieces of music and dance often as symbolic incantations to almighty forces living beyond the world they could hear and see.
Top 10 Best One-Hit Wonders of the 2000's
Oh, the 2000's. A time that gave us iPods, Myspace, and great one-hit-wonders. This is my top ten best one time singles from the decade when Facebook was introduced.
A Glass of Wine With a Few Legends!
You Are Cordially Invited to Attend a Dinner Party! Join Us! Hello, Whoever is reading this, I would like to congratulate you. This is an invitation to "Nuthin' But Soul" Dinner Party!
Bisexual Visibility Week: The Importance of The Aces' "Under My Influence"
Hailing from the conservative town of Provo, Utah, The Aces are an indie-pop band with catchy hooks, impressive guitar riffs, and an irresistible summer vibe. Members Cristal (vocals, guitar), Alissa (drums), Katie (lead guitar, vocals), and McKenna (bass) are self-taught musicians that have been in a band together since they were a young age. However, it was the moment that songwriter Lorde won her first Grammy at age eighteen that inspired the young women to pursue music professionally.
To the Beat: August 2020
To the Beat is back with a brand new playlist featuring the songs you shared in your stories this August. The music preferences of our creators cover a vast range, so this month's roundup includes a bit of everything. This time around we have some oldies (but goodies), 90's throwbacks, and 00's hits, with some indie jams, K-Pop, and a bit of rap sprinkled in. No matter what you're in the mood for—from 1930's jazz to August's new releases—you'll surely find it on this month's To the Beat.
Kpop Song Review: Ice Cream by Blackpink and Selena Gomez
Our girls are back again with a new collaboration single, “Ice Cream” featuring our favorite American pop princess Selena Gomez.
The Double Standards for Women in Music
On August 7th of 2020 all social media outlets turned their heads to the release of rapper/songwriter Cardi B’s W.A.P music video, featuring fellow rapper/songwriter Megan Thee Stallion. The abbreviation “W.A.P” stands for “Wet Ass Pussy” ( Heard repeatedly throughout the song, along with other sexual innuendos and incantations ) which has earned it a claim of over the top vulgarity and obscenity. However, following the mass criticism and harsh critiques the true problem within, not just the music industry but society as a whole, reared its ugly face. Sexism, Misogyny, Insecurity, Dependency, Ego, and Masculinity v.s Femininity.
I ˂3 The Eighties
So you’re telling me I can only listen to one decade of music when I’ve grown up on 90's and 2000s pop music, my nana’s love for Elvis and my own music taste that varies from AC/DC to Nicki Minaj?? Well damn, the answer is pretty obvious to me.
Musical Digest: Taylor Swift "folklore"
Alright. I have a confession. While I’m notoriously known for frequenting night clubs, jamming to house music, going to underground raves and fully immersing myself in the electronic dance music scene, I have a soft spot for other genres as well.