I LOOK INCREDIBLE. Who wants to go pop some tags with me? Because this week I want to talk about the current number one song on Billboard’s Hot 100 list: “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz.
If you haven’t heard it by now, don’t bother looking it up. I love this song so much, but once you hear it, it’s stuck in your head for at least a week. It’s extremely catchy and upbeat. I really love it because of what he is rapping about. I like rap, but I’m tired of all the songs about love, partying, and the “thug life.” A song about bargain shopping, now that’s original. It’s just an addictive song that you could have fun listening to. After hearing this song, I started listening to some of the other music Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have put out. Their songs are refreshing, and another song I really like by them is “Same Love ft. Mary Lambert.” P.S. The “Thrift Shop” music video will definitely make you smile. I want to go to Goodwill.. like right now.
The first music artist(s) I want to talk about is a boy band called One Direction… Have you heard of them? You must have because it’s hard to avoid them, especially on the internet. A picture of them just popped up so they get the honor of being my first review. Since you know who they are, you probably know how they got started too. Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, and Liam Payne auditioned for The X Factor separately; Simon Cowell decided to make them a group. They chose to call themselves One Direction, made video diaries, lost The X Factor, and became worldwide sensations. Caught up? These four Brits and one Irishman are well-loved by their “dedicated” fans. I am a fan, but I am definitely not as insane as the other “Directioners” out there. They come out with a lot of catchy pop songs that are good for the radio (like “What Makes You Beautiful” and “One Thing”), but I actually like their slower love songs a little more (like “Little Things”). Their Take Me Home album is sounds better than their debut album, Take Me Home, in my opinion. They have grown and their singing voices have really improved. Girls aren’t just in love with their voices or their appearances. People fall in love with their personalities. Each member is unique and loved for different reasons. They have a bunch of videos of them up on YouTube. From the videos they make themselves, you can tell they are five boys who got lucky, but they are just having fun and being themselves. From their interviews, we learn more about who they are and how much they appreciate their fans. These five boys may just be a group of singers, but they are inspirations to their fans.