The Worst Songs of 2010 Are…

2010 was filled with stellar albums and tracks.  Arcade Fire. Mumford & Sons. I can go on and on.

But with every gem comes equal amounts of garbage.  And there are plenty.  Three particular tracks stand out among the crowd, and without further ado, here are the top three worst songs of 2010.

1. Enrique Iglesias – I Like It. Oh god. If there was one song that was overplayed to the point of making your ears bleed, this takes the cake.  It’s not only annoying and extremely abnoxious, but to top it off, it features an appearance by Pitbull, which is the most overrated ‘rappers’ ever (or whatever you call him – unclassified is more fitting).  As if that wasn’t bad enough, the music video features the children from Jersey Shore.  BARF.  Everything about this song, the video, the beats, the lyrics, the gyrating.  It’s all cringeworthy.

2. Taio Cruz – Dynamite. “I throw my hands up in the air sometimes, saying…” please God, don’t let them play this song anymore.  Although this song is miles ahead of Enrique’s offering, that isn’t saying much.  It’s just that these songs are so generic.  So blah.  They all sound the same – there is nothing unique or original in the beat (they’re literally identical) or flow of the song.  Top 40 loves it though, so unfortunately for us, we get to hear this crap too often.

3. Usher – DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love. If you’re starting to notice a pattern, you are certainly correct.  All these songs sound identical.  They have the same beat, similar lyrics, and same barf factor all around.  I honestly don’t know why people are obsessed with these tracks.  I could have wrote the same review for each of these songs and they could be used interchangeably.  Sorry Usher, but the DJ isn’t falling in love with this song anytime soon.

Here’s to a better year.  Please god, let 2011 be filled with magical music, not cringeworthy tunes.

UPDATE: I heard all three of these songs in a matter of 20 minutes on my way from work on the radio.  This truly makes me think that there is no god.

Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello

I absolutely will never dance in a club or wedding.  Ever.  Unless I’m extremely drunk.

Martin Solveig & Dragonette’s Hello makes me want to dance.  Sober.  I heard this on the radio on my home from work, and just started busting out moves in the car.  Everything about this song screams bloody awesome, from the beat to Martina Sorbara’s wicked voice.

Dragonette is one of my favourite groups ever.  Check out Hello and True Believer below (one of my favourite songs of all time, of all time.  And yes, that was a Kanye reference).

Katy Perry – Firework (Lisa Lavie)

This girl can do NO wrong.  Here is Miss Lisa Lavie covering Katy Perry’s smash hit, Firework. It is flawless.  Lisa Lavie, if you ever read this, I just have one comment to make.  Please update your covers more often!! We can not get enough of you here in Toronto!! 🙂

We Are The World: The Most Awkward and Hilarious Version

There are tonnes of tributes to We Are the World (if you haven’t heard that song, you should probably stop reading).  The recent one with all the celebrities to help with Haiti, the YouTube version featuring Lisa Lavie, and now, this.

It is side-splitting funny, and I was at tears in some parts just because it was so random.  It features cameos by Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, and Weird Al.  Watch it below if you wanna have a really good laugh!

Power Rangers Reboot In 2011!

If any of you grew up with the Power Rangers, this should make you all giddy and tingly all over.  The Power Rangers franchise is going to be rebooted, and it’s gonna be called Power Rangers Samurai.  It looks promising, but nothing can compare to the originals with Rita Repulsa and Lord Zed.  Check out the promo below!