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Opinion: Five songs too catchy to forget
Senior Staff Writer
Once a chorus gets stuck in anyone’s cranium, it’s staying no matter how much that person may loathe the tune. The world of music features numerous examples but these five, in particular, are extremely catchy.
“Harlem Shake” by Baauer – Anyone that has a pulse or scopes YouTube videos during dull hours has probably come across a “Harlem Shake” video—the ones with participants losing their minds while dancing at a break-neck pace. While the song stands alone as a popular song, with its dubstep sound and repetitive chorus, having college students create video after video definitely doesn’t hurt its mission of getting ingrained into modern pop-culture.
“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore – Who doesn’t love the term “pop some tags” in a hook involving a trumpet. If this song about Macklemore’s adventure as he searches for cheap clothes in a thrift shop with a total of $20 doesn’t speak to the college masses, nothing will. Besides the actual music, the comical lyrics are worth mouthing in the mirror, as this song can’t help but be played on repeat.
“Started From the Bottom” by Drake – Ah yes, the rags to riches story that the American society just can’t seem to get enough of. Even though Drake’s “bottom,” including a stint on the depressing teen drama “Degrassi,” unfolded in the foreign land of Canada, his story still applies as he brought his whole “team” to the mountaintop of fame with him. The song is mostly a repetitive verse of “started from the bottom, now we here,” but it gets the point across and is unavoidablly fun when turning on the radio.
“I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift – The life of a tall, blonde, attractive vocalist can be tough, especially when they can’t help but fall for the “bad boy.” Apparently Swift fell in the trap, leading her to write this techno-filled song condemning her former fling. It wasn’t all bad for the pop star though, as she describes a “good time” before eventually “lying on the cold hard ground.” She’s since rebounded but listeners might not, as her troubled tales never get old.
“Hate Being Sober” by Chief Keef – Even though Chief Keef is 17, he hates being sober and he wants the world to know it. Of all the songs being created every second, some might pertain to a teenager getting “tore up” and this production fits that stereotype. Even though Keef may deserve a slap on the wrist, he does create a memorable song. With a line like “we can’t spell sober,” the song was destined to be a hit, and cameos by rappers 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa push “Hate Being Sober” over the top.