Each year, we get treated to tons of new music. And yet, each year, there are some songs that just won't leave us alone. It's not that these songs are bad; we just heard them — a lot. Presented without comment, for your listening pleasure.
#10 - Magic!, "Rude"
I think there are two camps of people that exist: those that love Christmas music, and those who are vehemently against it. I fall into the former camp. The day after Thanksgiving is over, I'm zealous about the holiday music I listen to. I'm a huge fan of the classics and I think it's widely agreed upon that very few new Christmas music is good (although kudos for attempting).
But there are some great modern-day Christmas songs out there! Here are a few of my favorites.
#1 - Mariah Carey, "All I Want for Christmas is You"
As far as I'm concerned, this list could be composed entirely of Mariah Carey's song "All I Want for Christmas is You" and be considered a raging success. This is not only the best modern-day Christmas song, it's probably my favorite Christmas song of all time. And I'm not sorry! I love this song. Bonus points for the video.
Everybody's heard of the British Invasion, the period in the mid-1960s when a bunch of artists and bands, led by The Beatles, crossed the Atlantic Ocean to perform in front of audiences in America for the first time. That two year span of time brought us now-household names like The Rolling Stones, The Yardbrids, The Kinks, The Who, Small Faces, and many more. The period had a large influence on popular music and culture in the United States, and British artists have been a major part of the American music scene ever since.
Is the same thing that happened in the 1960s now happening with artists from Australia and New Zealand? Are we seeing an Australasian Invasion? I believe so.
By now, you've probably heard of Sam Smith. He's been on everyone's mind lately, especially with the release of his cover of Whitney Houston's song "How Will I Know" — released late last week — which already has more than 2 million views.
The 22-year-old British singer is currently touring in intimate venues across the U.S., like the House of Blues and the Hammerstein Ballroom.
Check out Sam Smith's cover above, and let us know what you think!
If you follow the FIFA World Cup, you may already know that every four years, the organization commissions an official anthem to represent the event. These multilingual songs are then used as warm-ups to the event, in addition to serving as a little momento from the big day.
But sometimes the songs become popular hits — and we're not even aware of their connection to fútbol. Here are four of the most popular, starting with...
#1 - Pitbull featuring Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte, We Are One (Ole Ola)