Song of the Summer is probably one of the highest achievements an artist can achieve. It’s just under getting a Grammy and being asked to join Taylor Swift’s squad. And with every summer season comes a plethora of contenders all vying for the coveted title of song of the summer. And it seems Summer ’16 is full of many contestants. All of these songs are perfect for summer. Their fun, dancy, and sexual. And really what more can do you want in a song? So I’ve comprised a list of the best potential songs of the summer. So who will join the ranks of “California Gurls”, “Call Me Maybe”, and “Can’t Feel My Face”? We’ll have to wait till September to find out.
2016 is just shy of a month old and while everyone is going crazy for dog pants, Rihanna’s new album, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s re-engagement, and Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian’s peace treaty, Beyoncé decided to remind everyone this is her year. The always ***Flawless Queen Bey pulled a Beyoncé and released a new song and video called “Formation” Saturday. This is the first music Beyoncé has released since the “7/11”, and much like that video “Formation” instantly became iconic.
Earlier this week Rihanna released her highly anticipated album Anti digitally. And within two days the album went platinum proving that Rihanna is back to snatch your faves weaves. No one is safe. Although we are all ecstatic that we have new Riri songs to keep us satisfied, there’s something fishy about the whole album release.
As part of my whole “new year, new me” resolution, I’ve decided to revive my love of reading. Reading is something I’ve always enjoyed as a kid. I mean every millennial kid completely devoured young adult novels like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Gossip Girl. But over the years I’ve noticed myself putting down the books and picking up my television remote. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to watch copious amounts of TV, but one of my new year’s resolutions is to Netflix less and read more. So for my first book of the new year I chose none other than the Queen Bey’s biography, or as I like to call it: her Bey-ography.
If you know me than you know that two of my favourite singers of all time are Britney Spears and Beyoncé. Often times people will ask me to choose between the two singers, which I just cannot. Sure, Britney may not be as vocally talented as Beyoncé, and her dancing may not be able to compete with Queen Bey, but that doesn’t mean that Britney isn’t a strong and talented performer as well.
Grey’s Anatomy has always been known for their exquisite musical taste. Whether it’s an upbeat indie pop song and tearjerking ballad Shonda Rhimes always knows the best song to play background for the drama at Grey Sloan Memorial. Who could forget the iconic musical episode of season seven? Till this day I cannot listen to The Fray’s “How to Save a Life” or “Chasing Cars” from Snow Patrol without bursting into tears. Thanks Ms. Rhimes. However you may have noticed that this season of Grey’s Anatomy features something different. The music supervisors on the show have spiced things up and decided to use covers as the soundtrack to everyone’s favourite doctors.
Thanksgiving has always been one of my favourite holidays. It’s a day to take a break from your no-carb diet and binge eat turkey drenched with gravy and mountains of buttery mashed potatoes. Sure hanging with my family can be a little exhausting. But as long as my plate has turkey and my wine glass is full I can tolerate six hours of my slightly racist uncle and obnoxious younger cousins. According to Wikipedia Thanksgiving is a day “which celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year.” Now that I’m sufficiently stuff from my two Thanksgiving meals, and working on a hefty piece of pumpkin pie, I’ve had time to ponder what I’m thankful for this year. This past year has given me a lot of things to be thankful for.