Wednesday, November 27, 2013

100 Songs for 2013: Pop

It's 2013, and I really didn't expect to like pop music as much as I do now.  In high school, I was one of those kids who tried to forge an identity out of my opposition to pop music.  Boy bands were an affront to my entire musical worldview (which, at the time, was that no good music had been made since The Wall in 1979).

It took me awhile to realize that you can just like songs because you like them, even if they're sometimes dumb and derivative and obviously created for and marketed to tween girls.  Who cares?  I am now fully in favor of anyone doing weird things in front of large groups of people.  I am Team Miley and Team Kanye and Team anyone else who has ever been debated in terms of "Is this stupid or is this genius?  I honestly can't tell."

While my favorite pop songs of the year have secured spots in 100 Songs for 2013, here are ten more than I still like even though I've heard each one several thousand times.

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