Hate It or Love it Week. 2

Back again for another Hate It or Love It this week. As always I’ll be taking a look at iTunes top 10 singles for the week (or really the current moment that I check it) and saying whether I hate it or love. Here we go.

1. Dark Horse by Katy Perry ft. Juicy J



Thank you Katy for knocking down Timber a peg. I still love this song although I definitely haven’t been listening to it as much as I was last week. You go Katy!

2. Timber by Pitbull ft. Ke$ha



I think I already made it expressly clear how much I dislike this song last week so I won’t go into it again. Definitely still hate it.

3. Say Something by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera



Love this song. One of my favorite love songs. Also, I’ve found it’s a good song to do my readings to. Very peaceful and calming. Love it!

4. Counting Stars by OneRepublic



Speaking of songs to add to my “Study” playlist, this one’s a goodie. It’s a little more upbeat than “Say Something” but it’s still a pretty chill song. I love it.

5. Let Her Go by Passenger



Okay I might just make a new playlist out of these songs. This is such a soft, relaxing song (despite the kind of sad lyrics). Definitely a song I’ll be listening to while I lay on my bed, flipping through my reading, and bopping my head along to the music. Love it.

6. Pompeii by Bastille



Finally, a new one on the list. Truthfully, this isn’t really my type of music. This is definitely a song I wouldn’t have listened to of my own volition but I like it. It’s different but good. I’ve never heard of Bastille but they’re an Alternative music group made up of four guys (two of which are very attractive by the way) and they sound great. I like the vocals and the lyrics sound kind of trippy to me. When I hear it I can just imagine someone closing their eyes and dancing around in the grass, swaying their arms around. Either way, I enjoy it. I might not put it in my iTunes library but I won’t change the station if it comes on the radio.

7. Team by Lorde



Another new edition to the list, Lorde has gotten another single onto the top 10. This song sounds like “Royals” transformed into a love song. She’s still talking about “living in a city you’ll never see on screen” but now it’s not about being with her friends but having a partner on the team with her. I think the song is cute and for a 17-year old girl, pretty deep. I love it.

8. The Monster by Eminem ft. Rihanna



Still loving this song but it’s getting to the point where it’s starting to get annoying which may be evident by it’s tiny drop on the list. We’ll see if it still makes it on the top 10 next week.

9. Story of My Life by One Direction



Still loving it. I don’t listen to it often and it’s not in my iTunes so I’m clearly not obsessed with it but I like it. I think it’s a cute, typical One Direction song.

10. The Man by Aloe Blacc

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Another new addition to the list. Aloe Blacc has been around a while apparently but he’s new to me. I like him. He sounds great and I can just imagine him singing this to me and I love it. He reminds of Mario a little in “Let Me Love You” because he’s basically telling a woman he will be there for her, always, and she can let everyone know because it’s true. I love it. Adding to my iTunes now.

Now that I’ve given my opinions on these songs, let me know what you think by voting for your favorite song of this week. Thanks!

Hate It or Love It Week. 1

Every Saturday I will take a look at iTunes Top 10 singles and decide whether I hate it or love it. You can agree or disagree with my opinion but thankfully the Internet allows me to state anyway. So here we go.

1. Timber by Pitbull ft. Ke$ha


Hate it. Hate it so so much. I don’t even think I’ve been able to listen to the whole song because I find it so irritating. This songs combines two of the most irritating artists and I absolutely can’t stand it. I don’t even know what this song is about because I can’t get past the horrible sound of it. Definitely a thumbs down.

2. Dark Horse by Katy Perry ft. Juicy J


Love it! I’ve been obsessed with this song ever since this guy made a video of him dancing to it on Tumblr. It starts all cool and quiet and then the beat drops and it’s like it’s saying, “It’s time to get it,” and then I do. Also, I’m not a big fan of Juicy J but I think he adds a nice touch to this song as well. It’s a nice addition of ratchet to an otherwise very pop song. Good job Katy!

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3. Say Something by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera


Love it so much! This is such a sweet and heartbreaking song. I love all the vocals and the lyrics: “Say something I’m giving up on you.” It’s a love song but it’s one that’ll make you cry because it’s not about new love it’s about trying to keep that love alive. One person is asking, basically begging, the person they love to say something to make them believe their love is still there. It’s amazing. Makes my heart ache every time. Someone grab me some tissues.

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4. Counting Stars by One Republic


Love it although I’ll be perfectly honest and say that I’m not sure I know what this song is about. I just find it catchy and I love One Republic’s sound. The song just sounds good to me and the lyrics sound deep so I’m just going to go with that and vibe along with this catchy tune.

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5. Let Her Go by Passenger


This song reminds me of Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away” a little bit but better. The song basically says you never know you have a good thing until it’s gone. I found this song to be equally heartbreaking and inspiring. It’s a toss up whether this could be called a break up or a love song because clearly he’s in love with the girl he let go but he’s lost her. I love it. It’s a moving song and I love the lyrics.

6. The Monster by Eminem ft. Rihanna


This so is so catchy! I probably heard it on the radio at least 10 times today and I jammed along with it every time. Even though Eminem pretty much affirms anyone’s thoughts about him being crazy with this single it’s also somewhat relatable. I mean who doesn’t think their thoughts are a little crazy some times. I mean maybe you’re not trying to be friends with the monster under your bed but you’ve definitely thought about knocking out that girl who just cut you in the food line. Plus, it’s just a really catchy, get stuck in your head kind of song. I love it.

7. Story of My Life by One Direction


I’m not a big One Direction fan. In fact I try not to get pulled into their hype because I find their fandom a little annoying sometimes. Even so, I have to admit I like this song. It’s not one I’ll be listening to on repeat anytime soon but it’s admittedly a good song. I like how even though it’s a love song, it doesn’t sound like one. I’m not even sure it is a love song. It could be a break up song. It’s sounds like a good combination of both and it sounds truthful. These guys make you feel their pain, their love, and their heartbreak. I love it.

8. Royals by Lorde


Seriously, how is this song still in the top 10? Seriously? I liked this song at first. I loved the lyrics, I loved that Lorde wasn’t singing about the gold watches she owns or how many houses she has but instead she was keeping it real, talking about how the money and fame doesn’t mean a thing to her. I think that’s just great truly I do. However, after hearing this song over and over and over again on the radio I am so sick of hearing it. Every time it comes on I automatically change the station only to find it’s playing on another station. I just can’t. Sorry but I have to say hate it only because it’s so irritating to me now.

9. Roar by Katy Perry


Katy Perry is doing big things right now. I didn’t like this song at first but it’s grown on me. It’s empowering. Sometimes I just find myself belting at this song, singing, “You’re gonna hear me ROAR!”. Basically if you’ve been feeling pushed down or defeated this is a song to help you get back up on your feet. I love it.

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10. Wake Me Up by Avicii


“All this time I’ve been finding myself and I didn’t know I was lost.” Fan-freaking-tastic. I loved this song when it first came out and I’m still in love with it. I’m not sure why these lyrics resonate with me so much but they do. Plus, I really like the vocals and the instrumentals on this track. I also thoroughly enjoythe point in the song when it just becomes this kind of techno, fist pumping beat. It’s like you have this deep song and then it’s like now back to the club now back to deep pondering, now back to club. I love it.


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