Top 5ive: Christmas songs that aren’t annoying

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year

If you are like me, you cannot stand Christmas music. Like, why do we need to have 50 different versions of the same song? Sure, some are WAY better than others but still. How many times do you want to hear “Jingle Bells?” Probably only once. I personally never heard of anyone that just loves hear every single version of “Jingle Bell.” If you have, I wouldn’t associate with them anymore because they may or may not be a serial killer. Because of my “love” for Christmas music, I thought I would share my top five favorite Christmas songs that don’t make me want to shove a candy cane into my ear so far that they puncture my eardrums. That was graphic. Here’s a gif from “Mean Girls” that also will help you go into the Holiday spirit. Fun fact: Every time​ I hear “Jingle Bell Rock,” I do the thigh slap when it comes in the dance.

5. “Santa Claus lane” by Hilary Duff

While it’s not the greatest technically sounding sound, it is catchy as fuck. It’s was made early on in Hilary’s career, and while you can tell, it’s still good enough to get stuck in your head for days upon days. It was just all clean and wholesome fun. It’s sad that we have to reminisce about a clean and wholesome christmas song. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” is such a kinky song. If you really try, “Santa Claus Lane” could also be an extremely dirty song. I’ll you pondering that.

4. “Greatest Time of Year” by Aly & AJ

Let’s be real for a moment, Aly & AJ are the unsung goddesses of mid 2000s Disney. You really don’t hear about them when people think back the “good ole days” of Disney.  “Greatest Time of Year” is just more to reasons why they are the best. It’s just a Christmas song that isn’t a Christmas. You can listen to it anytime of year and it will just put you in a happy mood. It just the best. Man, I’m so glad that they are back.

3. “It’s Not Christmas Without You” by Cast of ‘VICTORiOUS’

“VICTORiOUS” is literally the greatest Nickelodeon show that has ever graced our Television. When it’s on, it never gets old because of how it was written and how amazing the cast was. This song is just another reason for that because it’s a bop. You have killer vocals from a future Carrington, a future Grammy nominee….and Victoria Justice. I highly recommend this song if you are wanting something that isn’t slightly depressing. Most Christmas songs just sound depressing.

2. “Jolly to the Core” by Cast of ‘Descendants’

Never heard of this one? Well, that’s probably a good thing. This song is a Christmas version of the theme of the first “Descendants” movie, “Rotten to the Core.” It’s actually an extremely well done. Most times when people do this, it’s a shit show. This isn’t a shit show. It’s quite the opposite. It’s so catchy and is such a departure from its dubstep and EDM counterpart, it a breath of fresh air. Whoever thought of this way to milk more money out of the “Descendants” movie was a genius.

1. “All I Want For Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey

You really can’t hate this song because it’s fucking Mariah before she got all 50 shades of cray. It’s a catchy song and you can’t tell me you don’t queen out when she hit that’s whistle note that she’s so famous for. This song is just everything. It’s not overplayed, at least this version. We aren’t even going to get into the version she did with Bieber. It wasn’t bad but it just has so much wrong with it. I miss this MiMi.

Leave your thoughts in the comments below. Make sure you follow me on Twitter for more holiday cheer. 

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Top 5ive: Disney Darlings

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In honor of our #FeaturedFriday Artist being once members of the cult known as the Disney Darlings, I seriously believe that there is cult.  In honor of that, I’ll be counting down the homegrown talent in this Top 5ive. Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers would be tied for number 6. I’m judging by tenture and star power they brought to the channel. I thought I would state that now so I don’t get a lot of hate mail (*cough*Bailey*cough*)

Have an opinion on our Top 5ive Disney Darlings? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @Steven_Kaufman

Hilary Duff makes a comback with “Breath in. Breathe Out.”

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Hilary Duff will be releasing her new album, “Breathe In. Breathe Out,” tomorrow in the US.  It’s her first album in eight years and unfortunately it shows.

Now don’t get me wrong, the album itself is a good album. It’s just nothing that really stands out, especially when summer is the peak time for releasing music. The songs are decent songs, some way better than others, but there doesn’t feel like the album had any direction whatsoever. It’s compromised of two different styles: First half is Dance, teen pop, like her earlier works, and then the second half is folk pop, like “Chasing the Sun” and “All About Me.” Honestly, the folk pop part is way better than the half of the album. I liked her folk pop stuff because it was different work for her and actually seemed more adult. “Sparks” and the rest of her dance music is also very good too. There is a nice transition with one song being dance folk pop, I think I just made up a genre, but it still doesn’t hep with the album not having direction.

Overall, the album is a good listen especially if you are a fan of the Duffster. But it’s definitely going to get lost in the summer music shuffle.

 

Steven’s favorite tracks: Sparks, My Kind, Tattoo, Lies, and Night Like This to name a few

 

Have an opinion on Hilary’s new album? let us know in the comments below

Hilary Duff starts in Tinder commercial

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Hilary Duff released the latest music video for her single “Sparks.” Too bad, it’s just one big ad for the dating App, Tinder. The music video is her and friends looking at and meeting guys on Tinder while she is dancing and singing. You can barely hear the song except for parts of it. Yes, you can hear the most important part of the MUSIC video.

The parts of the actually music video is rather good. The dance is decent and is very Britney Spears like. But then again, the video is entirely ruined by the talking and being a long ass Tinder advertisement.  While I give Hilary props for taking something and running with it,because everyone was having a massive fit because she was on Tinder, this idea wasn’t really a bright one. It would have been better if they worked it into the concept of the video without having the talking. Like in Carly Rae Jepsen’s video for “I Really Really Like You.”

Here’s the video for your viewing pleasure:

 

Rating: 1 swipe to the left out of 5