Last Five

Songs I downloaded from iTunes.

  1. Side to Side by Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj. This is a fun song for the workout mix. Ariana Grande lyrics continue to baffle me. She loves to play an innocent, giggly girl in the media, and her songs are 100% about sex. It’s weird.
  2. Perfect Illusion by Lady Gaga. I was really skeptical about this song because Lady Gaga’s style has changed a lot in the last couple years. It took a couple listens, but I really like this one. It just blows my mind that she went from super avant guard fashion to tee shirts and cut-off jean shorts.
  3. Starving by Hailee Steinfeld & Grey feat. Zedd. I’m on the fence about Hailee Steinfeld. I like some of her songs, but not all of them, and I found her character in Pitch Perfect 2 really annoying. So I’m taking her on a song by song basis. This one is a winner in my book, but at the same time it’s not fast enough for the gym but not a slow song either. Probably best for car rides.
  4. Starboy by The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk. I really like The Weeknd, and if you saw him on SNL you’ll notice that he ditched the cartoony hair style. He looks like a normal civilian now! This song is a perfect mix of Daft Punk and The Weeknd’s styles.
  5. Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. I had a serious need for Bobby Darin the other day. Is that normal? I might have downloaded a couple of his other songs as well. He just makes me so happy, I can’t explain it.

Sadie Dishes: Last Five

Last Five

Songs I downloaded from iTunes. Taking a break from the Christmas playlist.

  1. Hello by Adele. Duh.
  2. Love Yourself by Justin Bieber. Apparently if JB is singing it, I’m buying it. This one is a lot more scaled back than some of his recent EDM hits.
  3. One Love by Marianas Trench. I think I was looking up a different Marianas Trench song and I saw that this song just came out so of course I needed it.
  4. Irresistible by Fall Out Boy. I’ve heard this on the radio several times, but hearing it in spin class really convinced to add it to my workout mix. Fall Out Boy is just so reliable.
  5. In the Night by The Weeknd. This song sounds like the story to an 80’s movie to me. He has an interesting combination of songs that are derogatory towards women, and songs that are supportive to women in his repertoire. I like his stuff in general but the jury is still out overall.

Weeknd

Last Five

Songs I downloaded on iTunes.

  1. Downtown by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, and Grandmaster Caz. You’re going to need to listen to this a good five times to appreciate it correctly. There are a lot of sections, and a lot of contributors, but the results are pretty fantastic. And watch the video too, it’s hilarious! I heart Macklemore.
  2. What do you Mean? by Justin Bieber. I kind of like Bieber’s new aesthetic. This is the second song I couldn’t live without!
  3. The Hills by The Weeknd. The music in this song sounds like the score of a horror film, and the lyrics are pretty perverted. I’m not sure how, but I’m kind of obsessed with it. It’s definitely walking the line very well.
  4. Bad Blood by Taylor Swift. I finally caved on this one. T Swift is the current Queen of Pop and I’m not going to fight it. It’s on the workout mix for sure. You need to watch the video if you haven’t seen it yet.
  5. Baby I by Ariana Grande. I’ve been having kind of an Ariana Grande moment lately. This song sounds eerily like an old school Ashanti song, but it’s also very 90’s Mariah, which is ok with me.

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