Happy Birthday, Mandy Moore

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You were always my favorite and this will forever be one of my favorite songs.

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My Favorite Song Right Now: Missed Calls by Mac Miller

I get it. I’m like a year late, I know. But still, I get it.

I don’t think Mac is sexy. Sorryyyy, fan girls.

But this is so catchy and trashy pretty, I die.

Last summer I got my boyfriend and I tickets to see Mac and Wiz Khalifa live. Totally didn’t get Mac then. And yes, I went to a Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller concert.¬†I was too distracted by the insane amounts of marijuana teenagers were smoking and the 16-year-old girls I was worried I was going to get into fights with in the “ladies” room. What is up with high school chicks these days? Do not understand.

Anyways, the music video is dumb, but here you go.

Epic Girl Crush: Niykee Heaton

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This is Niykee Heaton. You might already know her. She’s gotten quite a bit of attention from her YouTube videos. So much so that Complex wrote this¬†article about her back in December, referring to her as “The White Girl Who Covered “Love Sosa.”

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She’s super swaggy and posts the kinds of pictures on Instragram that make all the boys go cray. But instead of writing her off as some chick guys (including my boyfriend) think is hot, I’m totally on her team. Not only is Niykee a complete babe, but she’s got ridiculous talent to back up that swagger. And I’m not talking about her recently anticipated “twerk” video, which will probably OWN the Miley version.

Check out some of her covers below. She has original material on her channel as well. You’re welcome, guys.

“Are You That Somebody?”

“Love SOSA”

Jessie J “Do It Like a Dude”

 

What’s up, empowering lady anthem?

Since being introduced to “Do It Like a Dude” by Jessie J, it’s been shamelessly playing on repeat. It’s really exciting to watch women in mainstream music put out songs that are about more than love and heartbreak. It seems like pop is finally “getting it” again and exploring issues of substance, which is crucial given that many of the artists have young fan bases. These songs give them something to wrap their minds around and possibly question why things are a certain way.

Take Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” “Run the World (Girls),” and “If I Were a Boy” for example. The first two are straight-up girl power on steroids (in a good way), while the latter questions what life would be like if the roles were reversed. “Irreplaceable” could also fall into the first category. Let’s not forget Rihanna’s countless pro-lady hits. Popular female artists are kind of on a roll these days, transforming even the biggest indie music snob into a respectful fan.

Enter “Do It Like a Dude.” While the song itself is undoubtedly bad ass and fun, the music video lacks a message containing any insight on what’s really going on here. Instead, we’re presented with a parody of sorts, that ultimately degrades the male sex to a certain level. All in good fun, of course.

Watching disheveled girls participate in cliche “manly acts,” such as fighting, playing poker, smoking cigars, and vulgarly eating meat is nothing more than a literal interpretation of “what it would be like” to be a guy. While the song still rocks, the video seems like a missed opportunity to do something a bit more moving.