…you suddenly find yourself singing and dancing to annoying boy band music??
Now don’t get me wrong — I like pop music as much as the next girl. What I can’t stand are those songs that are in it just for the catchy tunes and the dance-able beat. Music is art, I get it, but I believe that songs are a way for the artists to express themselves and if songs lack that oomph that differs it from everyday conversations, then it’s not much of a song, is it? That’s why I love Taylor Swift’s music, because her songs have meaning.
If that paragraph above didn’t make sense, I’m sorry… but that’s the best way I can describe my views on music. Moving on.
I first listened to “What Makes You Beautiful” on the radio, quite blissfully unaware that it was by the popular boy-band here in England, One Direction. I have nothing against boy bands (erg, not much, anyway), but there’s something about the way the boys from One Direction look that makes me not want to take them seriously. It’s like Bieber to those who aren’t a fan, if you get what I mean.
Anyway, you can’t imagine my surprise when my friend Lizzie told me the people who sang “What Makes You Beautiful” are the one and only One DIrection. Admittedly, I had searched them up a couple of days ago (just to know about the hype, y’know) and I stumbled upon their other single “Gotta Be You”…
…Suffice to say, I didn’t bother listening after hearing the chorus. But for some reason now, the song has followed me (-_-) and I can’t get it out of my head! I mean, it’s gotta be yooooouuuuuuu!! How totally annoying yet completely catchy is that?
I’ll go insane soon enough, I suppose.
- Review: One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful (chartingpop.wordpress.com)
- New(ish) UK Boy Band (maleexpress.org)
- “Sing It Kids!” Project Offers Free Original Pop Music Songs to Early Elementary School Teachers (prweb.com)