I am not an advocate for all top 40 music and I rarely listen to the radio, at least commercial radio. But, I’m going to go on record and say I am not against a good pop song. The songs that are ubiquitous because they’re catchy, they can be sung along to, and find yourself bopping along to at the grocery store. The Taylor’s and the Katy’s are so popular because they write, or they have people who write, an infectious song that becomes part of the culture. Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” is an example of a pop song that I can’t deny it’s contagious beat, and light hearted words. It’s light, a little silly, but somehow stays in your head all day long.
Today I discovered a mash up of “I Really Like You” mixed with Nine Inch Nails “Head Like A Hole.The pairing of Nine Inch Nails with pop of any sort, would not be a match I would think of but I’m glad someone did. I feel like a blog about mashups will have to come later, but I’m going to say that these two songs mashed up together works really well. I like that it sounds like Trent and Carly are singing to each other. The juxtaposition of these two songs makes me smile. Carly gushing over how much she likes Trent, and Trent responding by telling her she’s “going to get what she deserves.” And like all good pop songs I have listened to this at least twenty times this afternoon. Hopefully this will bring a smile to the beginning of your week.