From bands, to solo act to songs…
I’m willing to bet that each and every one of us has a bit of a guilty pleasure. For example, maybe it’s the boy band that a 4o year old guy who likes to rock out to One Direction behind the comfort of his headphones while working out at the gym. Or, maybe it’s the teenage girl who wasn’t even a thought in her parent’s yet when the song came out belting out the lyrics of the 1971 hit “Brand New Key” in the shower.
I’m doing to dare to share a few of mine with the Creative Dreamers readers. If you’re so inclined, I’d love to hear a few of yours.
From the love song category:
Eternal Flame by the Bengals
Heaven Is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle
From the rap/hip-hop category:
I Like Big Butts by Sir Mix-A-Lot
From the boy band category:
You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful by One Direction
From the teenie-bopper pop category:
Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
From the general pop category:
Come and Get It by Selena Gomez
Most of us have heard the stories…
Websites like Youtube have at least launched, if not completely built, the careers of some of today’s most popular pop music artists. Two such examples that come to mind right away are the band Karmin and teen sensation Justin Bieber. No matter you think of them and their music (I could live without JB), there is no doubt they are big-time today.
This being the case, perhaps it is no surprise that in our digital age, massive chain reactions can occur inspired by a single song or artist. Last year perhaps the most widespread example would have been LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It.” This year, without any doubt whatsoever, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” takes the drown.
The catchy tune has been covered if you will, in Youtibe videos uploaded by everyone from U.S. military servicemen to members of the American swim teams from the 2012 London Olympics to the cheerleaders for the Miami Dolphins and the players for the Pittsburgh Steelers. And at this point, it doesn’t seem like there are any signs of a slowdown.
The aforementioned chain reaction is fascinating.
Check out a few of the covers mentioned below: