Last weekend it hit about 88 degrees which had us walking around here in Nashville like it was still summertime. As of right now, however, I am sitting on my bed typing this under almost every blanket that I own. It is officially fall y'all. With that being said, let's recap my favorite songs from the Summer of 2013!
I don't remember the last time I loved pop music as I have this year. This has been a good year for memorable pop tunes, so much so that I find myself listening to the radio now more than I have in recent years. This was also a good year for guilty pleasure songs.
Side note: By the way, I refuse to put "We Won't Stop" by Miley Cyrus on this list. I don't care how catchy it is. Nope! Not doin' it. There will be no "dancin' with Molly" around these parts.
Check out my top 10 faves in no particular order- well, except for the first three.
1. "Locked in Closets"- Solange
2. "Closer"- Tegan and Sara
Let me tell you about the Molly Ringwald dancing that occurs deep down in my spirit when this song comes on.
|Get it Molly.|
Now these next two are my absolute guiltiest of pleasures of Summer 2013.
3. "I Love It"- Icona Pop
Someone, who will remain nameless, said that this song sounds like drunk white girls. Umm...no comment. What I will say is that I do have a guilty pleasure for insanely girly tunes. This one fits the bill along with sounding bratty and obnoxious and guess what? "I don't care! I love it!" And this may or may not be me in the car when this song comes on. I love Nick from New Girl.
By the way, have you ever heard of Robin Thicke's slow jam cover of this? Hilarious.
4. "Cruise"- Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly
The makeup of this song sounds like almost everything I'm against and yet I don't hate this song! I so wanted to but... *Heavy Sigh* I just can't help myself. And you know what? You can hit a real smooth Dougie during the chorus. You oughta try it sometime.
I'm happy to say that a few rap songs made my list. It's not that I don't like rap. It's that I love hip hop and rap is giving hip hop a bad name right now. However, these next three songs I absolutely love.
5. "Can't Hold Us" Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
This song makes me feel like I can do anything! Seriously, I feel like I can run up the City Hall steps like Rocky when this song comes on. It's so good.
6. "Power Trip" J. Cole ft. Miguel
"Would you believe me if I said I'm in love?"
*Insert body roll here*
I love Miguel's voice and this right here is one of my favorites of the year. Kudos to J. Cole for rhyming about a dude gettin' sprung. Love it.
7. "LoveHate Thing" Wale ft. Sam Dew
This song just rides and Sam Dew's vocals are mesmerizing. Sick track. On repeat.
8. "Treasure"- Bruno Mars
Yaaaaaaaaassss Bruno! I was so glad when this song came out. I will not rest until I have all of the choreography down from this video.
9. "Primetime"- Janelle Monae ft. Miguel
I know that this song came out late into the season but it is hands down the slow jam of the summer. Period. Just forget about it. I don't know what Mariah's "#Beautiful" was trying to do but this record shut it down. If you haven't picked up Janelle Monae's "Electric Lady", I beseech thee to go to the nearest Target and get your life.
10. "Clarity" Zedd/ ft. Foxes
Remember what I said about girly tunes? Yeah that. If you can sing the chorus to this song without making a face that looks like you are in excruciating pain then you are not doing it right.
Oh and just in case you were wondering, I am not here for "Blurred Lines" anymore. Not since the VMA's burned this memory into my mind every time I hear that song now:
What are your favorite songs from the summer?