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Saturday Sing Along: Recent Songs

Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

This is my 2.5 year old nephew's favourite song on Rockband. He even knows the chorus (he also likes Hungry Like the Wolf, and Spirit in the Sky)


Bad Reputation - Joan Jett

It was fun to sing this with my brothers backing me on Rockband. And it seems fitting, even if it's not entirely true.


Simple Love Song - Hello Kelly

It's a catchy love tune that gets stuck in my head.


Forever - Chris Brown

I resisted for SO LONG. But now this song will forever be linked to New Year's Eve 2009/10. Probably the first & last time I will do any sort of dance in front of 400+ people.


Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus

Opinions on her personal life aside, her songs are catchy. And as discussed on NYE, the way she name drops other current artists (& hangs a giant American flag in the video) means it'll be around as a marker of this generation for awhile.

Okay, I have to say it: when I was just-seventeen, I was getting ready to finish high school. I was queen of the nerds and I was not in any way a sex symbol. Eight years later, I am thankful for my innocence. I wish Miley had my life.


New Years - Ohbijou

Listened to this on the plane ride yesterday. The whole album is lovely, and this seems a fitting song for January 2nd.


Choose - NeYo

Also from the plane ride home - I listened to David Guetta's album, trying to figure out who he is. Turns out he is a DJ. And it turns out this song is not about shoes as I had thought after half-hearing it on the radio. I wish it were about shoes. I would listen to it more.

Speaking of shoes, this is my favourite shoes song:

Comments

steph said…
ouch, that's quite the bold opinion/statement re: Miley and yourself, no?
Beth said…
steph - maybe? i'm not sure what you hear when i say that...

to clarify, i don't mean i think she shouldn't be famous. i definitely don't want to deny her skills in acting or singing. i just feel really sad for girls who, at 17, are major sex symbols and influencers on their peers. it is a) a lot of pressure and b) unhealthy (I think).
steph said…
i was referring to the tail end of your comments in that section.. "I am thankful for my innocence. I wish Miley had my life." thanks for clarifying more context, i think i get what you meant to say.

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