This video was an emotional ROLLERCOASTER for me. First off, I love the “Chandelier” video. If you haven’t seen that one, I recommend making this a double feature. It makes me sad that Sia was pressured into apologizing for offending people who found Shia LaBeouf’s character to be a pedophile. It’s sad to apologize to people for being dumbasses. Anywho, the point is, I think Sia is a talented lady who makes beautiful art. Also, I’m a lifer in the Shia LaBeouf Fan Club. I think he is a phenomenal talent and I hope he gets to prove it more in the future. I think they both should be damn proud of their performance because it makes me cry every time.
Jimmy and I are long-time Selena Gomez Fans. This SONG. The fact that I love it even though it’s clearly about Justin Bieber, goes to show how good the song is. I mean, if I were in a rocky relationship, this would be my JAM. Also, may I say that while I usually really hate this new trend of doing a dialogue breakdown or intro in the song, Selena Gomez rocked that shit. Know why? Because she’s actually a really good actress. And gurl knows how to cry.
We all know how I feel about Taylor Swift. If you don’t know – I can’t stand her face. But I can admit when she scores a homer, and this fucking song is a home-fucking-run. Stop it.
Then Joseph Kahn goes and makes this beautiful video to go with it. Again, stop it.
I love the shit out of pop music. 2014 has been a wonderful, wonderful year for pop music and pop music videos for that matter. And so, I will share my favorites one by one. Sometimes two by two. There are a lot.
Becky G is a gem. I think she’s the real deal and this is one of the BEST songs of the year. You know you love it.
I’m starting to like this trend of pop stars reissuing their debut albums (i.e. Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection). Because really, it’s them saying: “I’m famous now, let me put this together the way I wanted to in the first place, with better producing and guest stars.” It’s the best of the best of what she’s done so far, plus five new songs that are each too legit to quit.
Well done, Ms. Azalea. Bow down to a Goddess.
If I were Jordin Sparks, I would love the shit out of this song.
I’m literally just going to count the ways.
ONE: Iggy Azalea’s first two singles were number one and number two simultaneously. There has been one other artist to do that. The Fucking Beatles.
TWO: Iggy Azalea is 24 years old. She was born in 1990! She grew up in a town of about 2,000, in a house her dad built himself with mud bricks. At 16, she dropped out of school and cleaned hotel rooms until she earned enough money to go to Miami. She told her parents it was a vacation, then when she got there, told them she was staying to become a rapper. OG.
THREE: She’s an Australian, pale-skinned, FEMALE RAPPER. I absolutely love female rappers. Why? Because the point of being a rapper is to be a BAMF. A female BAMF is the dream.
FOUR: Did I mention she moved to Miami when she was SIXTEEN. She worked her ass off and got noticed. She started hanging out with T.I. They have like five songs together. If you don’t know how great T.I. is, please reference this link HERE.
FIVE: She opened for Beyoncé on the Asian and Australian legs of the Mrs. Carter tour. Beyoncé is powerful and she runs her empire. If an artist is opening for her, it’s because Beyoncé likes them.
SIX: Dat BOOTY. Seriously. Google that one yourselves.
SEVEN: Girl is from rural Australia and she loves American pop culture just as much as I do.
EIGHT: This Line – “Valley Girls givin’ blow jobs for Louboutins. Whatcha call dat? Head over heels?”
NINE: She has passed Lil’ Kim as the female rapper with the longest-leading number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. LIL’ KIM.
TEN: She’s dating SWAGGY P.