Showing posts with label Selena Gomez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Selena Gomez. Show all posts

Monday, June 11, 2018

I Want My Music Television: 6/11/2018

Back To You - Selena Gomez

I used to wish Selena Gomez would spend more time acting than singing. Then she made Bad Liar, one of the greatest songs in recent memory and know I get excited whenever she releases something new. Unfortunately the two songs she has released since are vaguely EDM pop songs, including this one. But hey, at least the music video is fun.

Babe - Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift

Oh hey, boring Superman. And redhead Taylor Swift. Wasn’t redhead Taylor Swift the antagonist of the You Belong with Me video? I guess this is more Mad Men. Although Betty Draper left Don because she was cheating and do not believe she ever caught him.

New Light (Premium Content) - John Mayer

No I.D. produced Jay-Z’s entire last album and what better way to follow that up by producing what is probably John Mayer’s cheesiest song ever. It is either that or the duet with Katy Perry, but the this video maybe put it ahead.

Girls Like You - Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B

I have been jibbing Maroon 5 for a decade and a half that they only make music videos so Adam Lavine can make out a new hot chick. So it is weird that they are now making some women empowerment music video with women of every stripe and Adam does not make out with any of them.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The 100 Best Songs of 2017

1. Bad Liar - Selena Gomez

2. Better Man - Little Big Town

3. Every Little Thing - Carly Pearce

4. Dog Years - Maggie Rogers

5. Sugar and Salt - Jillian Jacqueline

6. Want You Back - HAIM

7. The Fighter - Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood

8. Either Way - Chris Stapleton

9. It's a Shame - First Aid Kit

10. OMG - Vic Mensa featuring Pusha-T

11. Only Songs - The Wild Reeds

12. HUMBLE. - Kendrick Lamar

13. Alaska - Maggie Rogers

14. Perfect Places - Lorde

15. Dis Generation - A Tribe Called Quest

16. Chase Me - Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big Boi

17. We Should Be Friends - Miranda Lambert

18. It Ain't Me - Kygo and Selena Gomez

19. Trainwreck - Banks

20. Back To the River - The Pretty Reckless featuring Warren Haynes

21. Sorry Not Sorry - Demi Lovato

22. Near To The Wild Heart Of Life - Japandroids

23. Undertow - Lisa Hannigan

24. Stuck - The Aces

25. Love - Lana Del Rey

26. Ain't Got It Like That - Earl St. Clair featuring PJ

27. Sway - Danielle Bradbery

28. Moonshine - Foy Vance featuring Kacey Musgraves

29. Selfish Love - Jessie Ware

30. Golden Dandelions - Barns Courtney

31. Feel It Still - Portugal. The Man

32. Midnight - Jessie Ware

33. Forgetting All About You - Phoebe Ryan featuring blackbear

34. Hate Me - Jillian Jacqueline

35. Little of Your Love - HAIM

36. Tin Man - Miranda Lambert

37. Hope the High Road - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

38. 2 Lovin U - DJ Premier and Miguel

39. Reasons - Jillian Jacqueline

40. I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk

41. Revolution - Van William featuring First Aid Kit

42. Safari Song - Greta Van Fleet

43. Bleachers - Jillian Jacqueline

44. May I Have This Dance (Remix) - Francis and the Lights featuring Chance the Rapper

45. Don't Believe - Slow Dancer

46. High Ticket Attractions - The New Pornographers

47. Alone - Jessie Ware

48. My Mind Is For Sale - Jack Johnson

49. 1 Night - Mura Masa featuring Charli XCX

50. Low Blows - Meg Mac

51. Green Light - Lorde

52. Do I Have to Talk You Into It - Spoon

53. Told You So - Paramore

54. HARD LOVE - NEEDTOBREATHE featuring Andra Day

55. Across the Room - ODESZA featuring Leon Bridges

56. Nothing Without You - Emma Blackery

57. Don't Love Me - Janine

58. Canyon - Joseph

59. Money - The New Respects

60. Hard Times - Paramore

61. Same Drugs - Chance the Rapper

62. He's Fine - The Secret Sisters

63. Physical - The Aces

64. So Tied Up - Cold War Kids featuring Bishop Briggs

65. Keep It Between the Lines - Sturgill Simpson

66. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

67. Heavy - LINKIN PARK featuring Kiiara

68. California Numb - CLOVES

69. Up All Night - Beck

70. Can We Hang On? - Cold War Kids

71. Perfect - Ed Sheeran

72. Stand by My Girl - Dan Auerbach

73. Down Side of Me (Live) - CHVRCHES

74. Fake Happy - Paramore

75. Hot Thoughts - Spoon

76. Dear Life - Beck

77. Hungry Ghost - Hurray for the Riff Raff

78. The Blackout - U2

79. Hopeless Romantic - Michelle Branch

80. Time's Always Leaving - The Lone Bellow

81. Big Picture - London Grammar

82. Thunder - Imagine Dragons

83. Two High - Moon Taxi

84. Baby Who - The Aces

85. The Gold - Manchester Orchestra

86. Don't Look Back - Dia Frampton

87. On + Off - Maggie Rogers

88. Best You Ever - Michelle Branch

89. Hurt Somebody - Noah Kahan

90. The Sky Is a Neighborhood - Foo Fighters

91. Hard to Love - Kacy Hill

92. Holier Than Thou - Jillian Jacqueline

93. Waiting on a Song - Dan Auerbach

94. Maybe It's My First Time - Meg Mac

95. No Diggity - Alice Jemima

96. Right Now - HAIM

97. Shine on Me - Dan Auerbach

98. Run for Cover - The Killers

99. No Good At All - Lucy Rose

100. Split Stones - Maggie Rogers

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The 50 Best Music Videos of 2017

1. Bad Liar - Selena Gomez

2. It's a Shame - First Aid Kit

3. Perfect Places - Lorde

4. Chase Me - Danger Mouse featuring Run the Jewels and Big Boi

5. Obession - OK Go

6. Feels Like Summer (Roses N’ Weezer Version) - Weezer

7. Humble. - Kendrick Lamar

8. Same Drugs - Chance the Rapper

9. Stand By My Girl - Dan Auerbach

10. Santa's Coming For Us - Sia

11. 1000 - N.E.R.D. featuring Future

12. …Ready for It? - Taylor Swift

13. Legend Has It - Run the Jewels

14. Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran

15. Fetish - Selena Gomez featuring Gucci Mane

16. Lift - Radiohead

17. Look What You Made You Do - Taylor Swift

18. Lemon - N.E.R.D. featuring Rihanna

19. The Sky Is a Neighborhood - Foo Fighters

20. Hard Times - Paramore

21. I Could Use a Love Song - Maren Morris

22. Don't Get Captured - Run the Jewels

23. Down - Marian Hill

24. Hold Me Tight or Don't - Fall Out Boy

25. Drink Up - Train

26. Alaska - Maggie Rogers

27. Back in the USA - Green Day

28. DNA. - Kendrick Lamar

29. Dis Generation - A Tribe Called Quest

30. Believer - Imagine Dragons

31. Loyalty - Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna

32. Physical - The Aces

33. King of a One Horse Town - Dan Auerbach

34. If We Were Vampires - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

35. Good with God - Old 97's featuring Brandi Carlile

36. Thunder - Imagine Dragons

37. Little of Your Love - Haim

38. Things it Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution - Father John Misty

39. Colors - Beck

40. Green Light - Lorde

41. Fake Happy - Paramore

42. Pure Comedy - Father John Misty

43. May I Have This Dance (Remix) - Francis and the Lights featuring Chance the Rapper

44. Now - Miguel

45. On + Off - Maggie Rogers

46. Run - Foo Fighters

47. Lost in Your Light - Dua Lipa featuring Miguel

48. G O O D - Erin McCarley

49. I Dare You - The xx

50. So Tied Up - Cold War Kids featuring Bishop Briggs

Monday, November 27, 2017

I Want My Music Television: 11/27/2017

Wolves - Selena Gomez and Marshmello

Wolves - Selena Gomez was having a pretty good year musically; Bad Liar is best song yet, Fetish was weird but still mostly enjoyably (though I could have done with Gucci Mane), she also scored one of the few EDM-pop songs that does not suck with It Ain’t Me (maybe the second best ever after Wake Me Up), but her new EDM-pop song is just as bland and unremarkable as all the other bland emotionless EDM-pop songs that liter the radio. And for forks sake, anyone who is making a video with their phone, turn it the fork sideways. I hate these forking videos everywhere with the vertical forking view. Oh, I guess that is not the official video, the second one is. Model looking Selena in a pool locker room. Alrighty.

Lemon - N.E.R.D. and Rihanna

Recently word was spreading around the internets that new N.E.R.D. was imminent. I got a excited for a day, but when Lemon actually dropped, I realized, oh yeah, N.E.R.D. is a weird vanity project that can be a hard listen at times.

Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran used to never appear in his video and in his last two he has cast Saoirse Ronan and Zoey Deutch as love interest. The guy is turning into Adam Levine. Hopefully Ed’s music doesn’t start sucking massively too.

Obsession – OK Go

And now it is time for what seems to be a yearly cool video (and mediocre) song from OK Go. Pretty fascinating, it took me a couple seconds to realize that it was probably mostly stop motion filming. Still cool.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

I Want My Music Television: 8/1/2017

Talking to Myself - Linkin Park

I still remember vividly the first time I ever heard Linkin Park. I had an office job back in college crammed into a small room with two other departments. One of my office mates asked if she could turn on internet radio, which was in its very early stages back ten. I said fine, and when she turned it on, the first thing blaring over the speakers was some dude screaming, “Shut up! Shut up when you’re talking to me!” My first response was, well that was not very nice. She was embarrassed to admit to liking the song but said she forgot about that part of the song. I overcame this horrible first impression and actually ended up owning two of their album and Bleed it Out is one of the greatest workout songs ever recorded.

Sorry Not Sorry - Demi Lovato

There was one song off of Demi Lovato’s first album I actually kind of liked (the title track) but since then she has been a mainstay on my Worst Songs of the Year lists, usually very high. So I was not expecting much when she released a new single. Except, I actually kind of liked it. I has a English pop retro vibe to it (the good kind as much English pop is as bad an American pop) instead of her usual trashy pop she has done recent. And she weirdly looks like Olivia Munn in the hot tube scene.

Fetish - Selena Gomez feat. Gucci Mane

At the end of the Bad Liar video, Selena Gomez teased a continuation. Except Fetish turned out to be a nonsensical weird video that had nothing to do with the previous one. And the song is not very good, maybe my least favorite of her singles. At least video will not be continued.

Loyalty. - Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna

I kind of wish Kendrick Lamar spent the whole video on the asphalt quicksand set, that was a cool trick.

Monday, June 26, 2017

I Want My Music Videos: 6/26/2017

Bad Liar - Selena Gomez

You may not know the name Jesse Peretz but if you watched MTV in the nineties, you have seen his work as he directed many Foo Fighters videos (including Learning to Fly where Dave Grohl played multiple roles) as well as Popular by Nada Surf. What those videos had in common have in common were that they were weird and fun, but that was mostly lacking here except Selena Gomez dressing up as a nerdy dad. And what was that “Coming Soon” at the end? Is there a second parter to this because that looked like a completely different video. I hope this does not become a trend.

Want You Back - HAIM

Haim should never not dance in the videos.

Chase Me - Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big Boi

It is a shame Edgar Wright is not a big a big a director as he should be, his trio of British films with Simonn Pegg and Nick Frost were brilliant. Scott Pilgrim should have been a massive hit (seriously, the film featured up and comers Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, and Aubrey Plaza). Ant-Man was going to be his first blockbuster but ended up leaving because of creative diferences. Maybe a movie featuring Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, and Kevin Spacey will finally get him widespread recognition. At the very least the Danger Mouse song from the soundtrack is cool.

Secrets - The Weeknd

The Weeknd biting The Romantics… interesting. And the visuals in the video are cool.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

I Want My Music Television: 6/16/16

Kill Em with Kindness - Selena Gomez

Supposedly Selena Gomez just released a new music video but really, this is just a logo away from being a shampoo commercial.

Honky Talk Rules – Public Enemy

The only song that stood out on the latest Public Enemy album was this The Rolling Stones sampling song. How weird seeing Chuck D in a cowboy hat. Kind of look the dude from Hootie and the Blowfish who went country.

Remedy – Zac Brown Band

Man, that opening was dark, that is the very reason why I do not watch Teen Mom. Really this is less a Zac Brown Band music video and more a really dark short film because we barely hear the song at all. This was listed as part one, I may skip part two whenever it comes out.

Boyz n Poizn - Phoebe Ryan

A baseball themed video with mascots should be cool but really, had they not waited all that money on the aerial shot, maybe Phoebe Ryan would have had enough money to field a whole baseball team.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

The 100 Best Songs of 2015

1. First - Cold War Kids

2. Here - Alessia Cara

3. Leave a Trace - Chvrches

4. S.O.B. - Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

5. Magnets - Disclosure featuring Lorde

6. Lonely Town - Brandon Flowers

7. Big Decisions - My Morning Jacket

8. Girl Crush - Little Big Town

9. Cocoon - Catfish and the Bottlemen

10. Coffee - Miguel

11. She Used to Be Mine - Sara Bareilles

12. Fool for Love - Lord Huron

13. Close Your Eyes (And Count to (Expletive Deleted)) - Run the Jewels featuring Zach De La Rocha

14. Work Song - Hozier

15. Lampshades On Fire - Modest Mouse

16. Photograph - Ed Sheeran

17. Feel Right - Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal

18. Hold Back the River - James Bay

19. Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins) - Father John Misty

20. Your Type - Carly Rae Jepsen

21. Empty Heart - Grace Potter

22. Fight Song - Rachel Platten

23. Bright - Echosmith

24. Doing It - Charli XCX

25. Style - Taylor Swift

26. FourFiveSeconds - Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney

27. Let It Go - James Bay

28. Roll Up Your Sleeves - Meg Mac

29. Renegades - X Ambassadors

30. Nobody Love - Tori Kelly

31. Untouchable - Pusha T

32. One Time - Marian Hill

33. Electric Indigo - The Paper Kites

34. Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart - Chris Cornell

35. Hello - Adele

36. Sagres - The Tallest Man on Earth

37. Weight of Love - The Black Keys

38. Same Old Love - Selena Gomez

39. Brother - Needtobreathe featuring Gavin DeGraw

40. OctaHate - Ryn Weaver

41. Walk the Wire - Boy and Bear

42. Coming Home - Leon Bridges

43. Freedom - Pharrell Williams

44. The Wolf - Mumford and Sons

45. Outta My Mind - The Arcs

46. Love 3X - ZZ Ward

47. Bad Blood - Ryan Adams

48. Forever Mine - Andra Day

49. Dreams - Beck

50. Bad Blood - Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

51. Smoke Break - Carrie Underwood

52. First Kiss - Kid Rock

53. Stand By You - Rachel Platten

54. Heavy Is the Head - Zac Brown Band featuring Chris Cornell

55. What Kind of Man - Florence + the Machine

56. John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 - Keith Urban

57. Empty Threat - Chvrches

58. The Next Storm - Frank Turner

59. 1,2 1,2 - Raekwon featuring Snoop Dogg

60. Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd

61. Hold On Tight - Greg Holden

62. The Healing - Gary Clark Jr.

63. All Day - Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney

64. Still Want You - Brandon Flowers

65. One Last Time - Ariande Grande

66. Easy Rider - Action Bronson

67. Bloodstream (Arty Remix) - Ed Sheeran and Rudimental

68. Famous - Charlie XCX

69. The Wrong Year - The Decmberists

70. Take My Love - The Lone Bellow

71. Future People - Alabama Shakes

72. Strangers - Langhorne Slim and the Law

73. Things Happen - Dawes

74. Loving You Easy - Zac Brown Band

75. NWA - Miguel featuring Kurupt

76. Sound and Color - Alabama Shakes

77. How Could You Babe - Tobias Jesso Jr.

78. On To Something Good - Ashley Monroe

79. My Type - Saint Motel

80. Our Own House - MisterWives

81. Fell in the Sun - Big Grams

82. California Roll - Snoop Dogg featuring Stevie Wonder

83. Could Have Been Me - The Struts

84. Don't Wanna Fight - Alabama Shakes

85. Eyes Wide Open - Sabrina Carpenter

86. St Jude - Florence + the Machine

87. Mine - Phoebe Ryan

88. Delilah - Florence + the Machine

89. Focus - Ariana Grande

90. Good For You - Selena Gomez featuring A$AP Rocky

91. Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay

92. Put a Flower in Your Pocket - The Arcs

93. The Eye - Brandi Carlile

94. Biscuits - Kacey Musgraves

95. Numbers - Daughter

96. Inside Out - Spoon

97. Black Sun - Death Cab for Cutie

98. Sugar - Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

99. If You Ever Want To Be In Love - James Bay

100. Fatal Flaw - Titus Andronicus

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The 50 Best Music Videos of 2015

1. Anna - Will Butler

2. Good for You - Selena Gomez

3. Feel Right - Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal

4. She's Not Me - Jenny Lewis

5. Actin Crazy - Action Bronson

6. Bad Blood - Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

7. Time Machine - Ingrid Michaelson

8. That Black Bat Licorice - Jack White

9. For Free? (Interlude) - Kendrick Lamar

10. Here - Alessia Cara

11. Dearly Departed - Shakey Graves featuring Esme Paterson

12. Empty Threat - Chvrches

13. Biscuits - Kacey Musgraves

14. Style - Taylor Swift

15. I'm in Love with My Life - Phases

16. Magnets - Disclosure featuring Lorde

17. Adventures of a Lifetime - Coldplay

18. Shut up and Fish - Maddie and Tae

19. Pedestrian at Best - Courtney Barnett

20. I Can Be Somebody - Erin McCarley

21. Hands to Myself - Selena Gomez

22. I Love You, Honeybear - Father John Misty

23. Close Your Eyes (and Count to (Expletive Deleted)) - Run the Jewels featuring Zach de la Rocha

24. Renegades - X Ambassadors

25. Same Old Love - Selena Gomez

26. S.O.B. - Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

27. Doing It! - Charli XCX

28. Lonely Town - Brandon Flowers

29. One Last Time - Ariana Grande

30. Love 3X - ZZ Ward

31. I Really Like You - Carly Rae Jepsen

32. Heartbeat - Mat Kearney

33. Lampshades on Fire - Modest Mouse

34. King Kuta - Kendrick Lamar

35. Focus - Arianda Grande

36. Bittersweet - Archis

37. Bloosdstream - Ed Sheeran and Rudimental

38. California Roll - Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder

39. Bulletproof Picasso - Train

40. St. Jude - Florence and the Machine

41. Song for Someone - U2

42. Weight of Love - The Black Keys

43. Too Many Rapper - Beastie Boys featuring Nas

44. Work Song - Hozier

45. We Are Giants - Lindsey Sterling featuring Dia Frampton

46. Flesh without Blood / Life in Vivid Dream - Grimes

47. Delilah - Florence and the Machine

48. coffee - Miguel

49. Famous - Charlie XCX

50. First - Cold War Kids

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I Want My Music Television: Cheesy Pop Songs Edition

We may be living in the greatest era for cheesy entertainment since the heyday in the eighties. On television, Supergirl is pure cheesy fun and The Librarians is not far behind (and word on the street is they are rebooting the cheesy eighties classic Greatest American Hero). Then on the radio music is fun again. Here are four songs that I am not so secretly jamming out to in the shower.

Focus - Ariana Grande

Leading the new era of cheesiness is Ariana Grande. I know I should hate everything she does, but I cannot stop listening to her music (well that is until her duet partners start rapping, she has done some horrible collaborations). Sure her new single Focus is just a Problem retreat except instead of someone whispering the chorus there is some annoying fake Mystikal dude shouting it. But hey, there is no Iggy Azalea to completely ruin the song. Where the song may be lacking, the video is golden cheesy. There is maybe the least sensual lip licking ever filmed and whenever Ariana tries to dance it is never not entertaining.

Stand By You - Rachel Platten

Ariana Grande may had made a last second pitch, but the cheesiest great song of the year will likely go to Rachel Platten's Fight Song (of course it was used to perfection in the Supergirl trailer). The follow up may not be as great (it kind of rips of the stacatto piano notes in the chorus that Katy Perry's Roar ripped off from Sara Bareilles's Brave), but that does not mean I was not singing along by the second listen.

Your Type - Carly Rae Jepsen

When historians look back and try to figure out when pop music when from the annoying Katy Perry / Lady Gaga / Ke$ha era to the current annoyingly catchy era, most will probably point to Taylor Swift but I would argue it was the release of Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. She followed that up with I Really Really Really Really Really Like You which was somehow more annoying and more cheesy than her first hit. But here is the thing, the rest of her new album is kind of, sort of, almost... not bad. And Your Type may be my favorite in a cheesy version of Chvrches kind of way. Just do not ask me what the weird trashy Cinderella music video is about.

Same Old Love - Selena Gomez

Back during the dark ages when Katy Perry was ruling the pop world, Selena Gomez was actually making some fun and cheesy pop-rock songs with her band The Scene. Last album she went solo and recorded a bunch of half baked Rihanna leftovers. Her new album was a little better, though the first single Good For You came across as an overly sexualized version of a Lorde song. The best song off the album is this one even if it songs like a Charli XCX leftover (because basically it is, Charli XCX wrote it). Still, I wished she would get back to her cheesy pop-rock roots.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

I Want My Music Television:7/23/15

Song For Someone - U2

The prison industrial complex looks to be one of the bigger issues in the upcoming presidential election and one that it seems like both Democrats and Republicans should agree on. It a rights issues for the dems and the GOP should not like our tax dollars being wasted on nonviolent prisoners. President Obama just recently became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. But like most of what goes on in Washington, I would be shocked if anything actually gets done other than a few more states decriminalizing the wacky weed. I am not sure sure if the new U2 video is part of that movement as we seem Woody Harrelson's final day in prison which gets kind of creepy after being picked up by his real life daughter. It is probably good that the video cut off where it did.

Good for You - Selena Gomez

Someone recently pointed out that the new Selena Gomez music music video was made for dirty old men. I think pretty much any red blooded American man can appreciate it, c'mon, it is not Fiona Apple Criminal type creepy or anything. Okay, close, but there is no seventies shag carpeting. (Sure I may just be talking myself into not being creepy for watching this somewhere between 100 and 1000 times.) The song itself is kind of boring. It sound like she went into a producer and said, "I want Lorde but sexier." Except I do not want a sexier version of Lorde. But at least the music video omits the unnecessary A$AP Rocky verse for multiple reasons.

The Wolf (Live At Bonnaroo 2015) - Mumford & Sons

Mumford and Sons dropped their new album without a music video saying they do not really like doing them but had come around and may end up filming a couple. Um, I am not sure transversing around Bonnaroo as Robin Hood, Maid Marianne(?), a chicken, and a wolf (natch) makes may not actually be better than no video at all. Like most people when the new album came out, I met it with a "huh?" and "why?" but after a couple listens I do not completely have The Wolf but still find their electric conversion unnecessary.

Goldmine - Kimbra

Is the Kimbra music video stop motion (live action stop motion is a weird concept)? At any rate it is freaky cool.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

I Want My Music Television: 3/12/15

Dearly Departed - Shakey Graves featuring Esmé Patterson

This song was one of my favorite songs of last year (it made the top fifteen on my list of the 100 Best Songs of 2015) and Shakey Graves has finally released a music video for the song which looks like it would make an awesome pitch for a Dead Like Me reboot (which he could actually star in as he played The Swede on Friday Night Lights). The video also answers the question, whatever happened to Schuyler Fisk? Orange County should have been her and Colin Hank's big break, but he ended up not being the next his father while she completely dropped off the map. Of course this means she would be available for my proposed Dead Like Me reboot.

Somebody New - Hozier

Why exactly did Hozier cast the hot chick from Game of Thrones to make out with everyone in his music video except him? That is rock star 101: 1) get a hit song, 2) cast hot chicks to make out with you in your music videos. Considering he is on One Hit Wonder watch (of which this song will not get him out of), this was a really bad missed opportunity.

I Really Like You - Carly Rae Jepsen

Speaking of One Hit Wonder watch (and Tom Hank!!!), Carly Rae Jepsen is a trick case because you can argue that she had a second hit in Good Time, but that was technically an Own City, she was just featured. Using that logic, you could call Trey Lorenz a one hit wonder, which no one does. I really do not seeing this song making that argument moot because it comes across as a cheap and blatant attempt to make a more romantic version of We Are Never Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever Getting Back Together, unless of course the video goes viral because who does not want to see Tom Hanks dance over and over again? Mmmm, that may actually work, curse you Carly Rae.

I Want You To Know - Zedd featuring Selena Gomez

Remember a couple years ago when someone caught Ryan Tedder giving Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, and a couple other singers the exact same backing track? Are we sure Zedd is not doing the same thing because every single one of his songs sound the same, the only thing that changes are the singers. Really, pretty much all the EDM-pop hybrids sound exactly the same, Zedd and Calvin Harris could very well be the exact same person but since they hide behind DJ tables, no one bothered to check. I would not be surprised if we learn that Calvin created Zedd so he could be at two shows at once so he could get double the money.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The 50 Best Music Videos of 2013

I have embedded the first couple video click the links to the others to be taken to YouTube. If you are interesting in downloading the videos, click on the iTunes badge.

1. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

2. Hopeless Wanderer - Mumford and Sons

3. Royals (International Version) - Lorde

4. Berzerk - Eminem

5. Diane Young - Vampire Weekend

6. Holding On for Life - Broken Bells

7. Hard Out Here - Lily Allen

8. Come and Get It - Selena Gomez

9. The Woodpile - Frightened Rabbits

10. Blurred Lines (Unrated Verion) - Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell

11. Shot at the Night - The Killers

12. Sacrilege - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

13. Her Favorite Song - Mayer Hawthorne

14. Rap God - Eminem

15. Lego House (Lego Version) - Ed Sheeran

16. Stubborn Love - The Lumineers

17. Hot Knife - Fiona Apple

18. Team - Lorde

19. A Tattered Line of String - The Postal Service

20. Radioactive - Image Dragons

21. Torpedo (Lyric Video) - Jillette Johnson

22. Hearts Like Ours - The Naked and Famous

23. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'em Up) - Fall Out Boys

24. Over It - The Crystal Method featuring Dia Frampton

25. Too Drunk to Karaoke - Jimmy Buffett with Toby Keith

26. Breakfast Can Wait - Prince

27. Primetime - Janelle Monae featuring Miguel

28. Gorilla - Bruno Mars

29. Another Is Waiting - The Avett Brothers

30. Babel - Mumford and Sons

31. Odds Are - Barenaked Ladies

32. Trying to Be Cool - Phoenix

33. The Monster - Eminem featuring Rihanna

34. Pompeii - Bastille

35. Cups - Anna Kendrick

36. Nosetagia - Pusha T featuring Kendrick Lamar

37. Nothing Here but Love - Lenka

38. U Should Know Better - Robyn featuring Snoop Dogg

39. Song for Zula - Phosphorescent

40. Ways to Go - Grouplove

41. Follow Your Arrow - Kacey Musgraves

42. Graceless - The National

43. Still into You - Paramore

44. I Got You - Jack Johnson

45. Everything Has Changed - Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran

46. Night Time, My Time - Sky Ferrera

47. Two Black Cadillacs - Carrie Underwood

48. Mama's Broken Heart - Miranda Lambert

49. 365 Days - ZZ Ward

50. Roar - Katy Perry