January 8. 2014

The Worst Lyrics of 2013

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The following is a guest article by Jason Kane.

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2013 is coming to a close, which makes many look back on what an astounding year it has been. Great Britain welcomed a new prince, the Catholic Church welcomed a new Pope, and the world said goodbye to Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher.

Pop culture had its share of highs and lows as well. From Miley Cyrus twerking on stage to the sad loss of Cory Monteith, it was a year we will never forget. Likewise, the year introduced song lyrics that will haunt us forever.

Worst Pop Lyrics

It's My Party - Jessie J

"Don't you get tired of being rude. / Aw, come on and give me a hug, dude."

The catchy pop song, "It's My Party," features a number of cringe-worthy lyrics, with the most egregious example appearing in the first verse. It's no "Tomorrow is Saturday and Sunday comes after," but it is close.

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2014 Broadway Shows Include Aladdin, Rocky, Les Miserables

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While the start of each year tends to inspire a lull on Broadway, there are lots of shows to look forward to in 2014. Shows about the French revolution; shows about German rockstars; shows about poor-beggars-turned-princes; and shows about... Rocky Balboa? Here are a few Broadway productions to look forward to this year.

Rocky

Type of Show: Musical

Previews: February 11, 2014

Opening Date: March 13, 2014

Synopsis: A debt collector turned club fighter gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he's offered a chance at the world heavyweight championship.

Why Non-Theater Lovers Should Care: Curiosity's sake will probably drive a few to check out Rocky. Rocky Balboa is a character you can root for and it'll be weirdly interesting to see how they managed to turn the film into a musical. Plus, Sylvester Stallone — the writer, director, and star behind the original "Rocky" film — is involved in the project. It may sound bizarre in theory, but the musical could work.

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