I love pop jams, the catchier the better, and every summer seems to have that one song that won’t go away because its too good. There are zero songs that exist that are catchy and also bad. Catchiness is created by your brain understanding how damn good a song is, and it mostly happens in the summer, when times are the most fun. Last year it was that Nicki Minaj jam and then also that Adele jam, like complete opposites on the pop music spectrum. One had rap verses and solid production, one had a lot of singing and ‘real instruments’, both way catchy. They were so different tho, that I had no idea what was next for the world of pop. But unlike general shifts in dumb music subgenres between having fun and being taken seriously every couple of years, some shit in pop music just don’t change, and this year’s summer jam is already here and as catchy as a pack of herpes.
Disclaimer: Do NOT play if you don’t want this stuck in your head for months.
What a fucking jam. Definitely the catchiest song I’ve heard in a long time, and therefore also the best. First thing you should notice is that gold star chorus, unbelievably catchy, next level cute lyrics, setting a new standard for pop jams and shit. Plus, Carly bro is pretty cute herself, especially with that adorable car wash scene. But also note the video, classic style of a band playing (even tho the song is made by that production and I barely hear instruments, lol) while girl does cute things to win over guy, with a great music video twist ending. Takes me back to watching Fountains of Wayne on vh1 at like seven in the morning while getting up for school. So yeah, this is pretty much guaranteed to be what you hear non-stop at every beach party this summer, with every solid girl singing dat chorus. Only thing that could top this kind of catchy is new Biebz, but he has some other plans this year…
New JB single, and its clear he’s gonna try to go the Justin Timberlake route of success, AKA going from catchy as shit pop music to weirder still catchy but more ‘mature’ pop music. Song is pretty solid, and chorus is def catchy, still a jam, but the production just seems off to me (Timbaland > Mike Posner). But I found out Carly Rae bro is on his label and also from Canada, meaning putting out slightly less catchy songs could be in the best interest for the both of them. She gets this summer jam 2012 and blows up while JB maintains his popularity for an album and wins over some mad haterz with more serious jams. Now she only needs to break out of one-hit wonder status via another jam, a more marketable look, and this song not blowing up too much so nothing could ever top it. I don’t see that happening, but I was wrong about Rihanna and Ke$ha, so good luck lil’ Carly, hoping for many a future summer jam from ya’ll!
Were you feelin’ that hot fresh jam?? Was it already stuck in your head after hearing it vaguely over shitty speakers at a Taco Bell? Will you take Biebz more seriously now that he isn’t making the most sugary of pop music? Seriously, was that not the best classic music video twist ending you’ve ever seen? That shit blew my mind first time.