The allure of bubblegum pop music is hearing the song a few times and it’s stuck in your head FOREVER! Without knowing it, you’re caught humming the melody (whether you want to or not), you probably even know all the words after only hearing it a couple of times. In the 90’s it was Hanson’s “Mmmmmbop”, the Spice Girls “Wannabe”, and Britney’s “Ooops, I Did It Again”. Two of today’s most recent “offenders” have been Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”. Well, beware, they’re back and catchier than ever.
After Meghan Trainor’s unbelievable success with “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin” (both still remain in the current Top 10 singles charts), can she continue her meteoric rise? The answer is a clear “YES” with her latest perky single “Dear Future Husband”. The kitschy 50’s throwback pop ditty is just as fun and neon bright as her music video. Meghan describes in detail exactly what she demands from her man and if you’re not prepared to tell her she’s beautiful every night and accept all of her quirks than you better move on. After one listen, it’s embedded into your brain so don’t say I didn’t warn you!
“DEAR FUTURE HUSBAND” Meghan Trainor
Carly’s latest “I Really Like You” steals its deep and cryptic chorus from a lost poem by William Shakespeare, “I really really really really really really like you. And I want you, do you want me, do you want me, too?” Carly means business, that’s SIX “really’s“! Of course, she quickly has remorse and follows that line with “Oh, did I say too much? I’m so in my head”. The true highlight of the song is the music video which features Forrest Gump himself, Tom Hanks, lipsyncing and DANCING with Carly. So many questions on how Tom and Carly got hooked up together for this video but it is 100% fun. Look out for a surprise cameo by Carly’s pal, Justin Bieber at the end of the clip.
“I REALLY LIKE YOU” Carly Jepsen