by The Polish Princess
"Everyone who knows me, knows that I secretly <3 pop music. It's shameless. I absolutely delight in purchasing $.99 singles of the current "Pop Hit DuJour". Somehow, I think my father forbidding me to purchase cassette singles back in the day lead to this obession. I've always justified these purchases by balancing them out with indie selections. This makes me feel like the combination of my great taste and "bad" taste somehow make me "even" in the end.
I'm 28 years old, I've love bubble gum pop, and it's helping me become popular with the 17 year-olds at work. So it's all good. And with the confession complete, I present my list of current Top 40 "must haves". Feel free to secretly download them...and enjoy. };)
1. Lost Without U, Robin Thicke : This song is an unbelievably catchy R&B *groooove*. What makes it sweeter is that Robin wrote the song for his wife while he was going through a difficult time (namely, poor record sales on his Grammy award-winning debut album). His gorgeous wife appears in the video with him. Also interesting to note: his father is everyone's favorite TV dad, Alan Thicke. (BLOGORELLI NOTE: I was wondering about that last name!)
2. U + Ur Hand, Pink : Pink just kicks ass and this song is no exception. It's particularly good if you feel yourself starting to slack on the treadmill. Put this song on, and you'll be back on top in no time.
3. Glamorous, Fergie : I know, I know...Fergie??? Seriously? Admittedly, I'm not a big fan of "The Dutchess". In fact, I find her pretty obnoxious and didn't realize this song was hers until after I was already hooked. But my Top 40 rule is this: love the song regardless of the artist. When it comes to pop music, there are often songwriters and producers who do a lot of the leg work. Case in point: "Since you've been gone". This track would have been great, regardless of who recorded it.
Here's one more sort of 'indie' pick...to balance out all that pop
4. Don't Feel like Dancin', Scissor Sisters : Quite simply if you don't feel like dancin' when you hear this song, then something is seriously wrong."
(BLOGORELLI NOTE: I have a little 'confession' on my own...that I lifted the boombox graphic in the header from Fred Flare's pocast, which everyone should definitely check out to rock out!)