Top 5ive: Jessica Simpson

After going down the well with my Top 5ive list for the lovely Mandy Moore, I thought it would be fitting to adventure back to Jessica Simpson’s music career. While she goes by Jessica Johnson now and beauty and fashion guru, we all remember how much we loved her on “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica,” as well as her iconic role of Daisy Duke in the movie “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Jessica is an underrated pop and country princess. To celebrate her, here are her top 5ive singles.

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5. “Where Are You” Featuring Nick Lachey

We all remember where we were when we heard that Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson announced they were getting a divorce. Behind Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, they were the IT Couple. This song was their first duet. It’s extremely adorable with the vocals being everything on it. The video itself is iconic as it’s literally Nessica, or Jick just be adorable in various romantic locations. It’s a “musical couple goals” video.

4. “I Wanna Love You Forever”

Jessica’s first single, “I Wanna Love You Forever” is probably the strongest single that she released off of her first album “Sweet Kisses.” It really shows off Jessica’s vocals and really set her aside from Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears, 2/3 of the Holy Trinity. The video itself is random and weird but seeing Jessica Simpson in a field of sunflower while she hits those high notes is adorable.

3. “These Boots Are Made for Walking”

When you think of Daisy Duke, besides the iconic jean shorts, you think of Jessica Simpson. Her cover of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made For Walking” appeared on the soundtrack for her movie “The Dukes of Hazzard.” The music video is just her in a bar with Willie Nelson while clips from the movie played around it. The song is extremely catchy. It will get stuck in your head. It also came out right after she and Nick ended their marriage. So she sexed up her image with for the role and video. She pretty much became more of a sex symbol.

2. “Irresistible”

“Irresistible” was Jessica’s become a pop sex symbol like her holy trinity members. She was actually the first to really sex up her image. This song came out in April 2001, Britney’s “I’m A Slave 4 U” came out in September 2001, and Christina’s “Dirrty” came out in July 2002. You can thank Jessica for that. The song was extremely well done. It’s honestly one of my personal favorites of hers. “Irresistible” is an underrated bop with a video that slays.

Honorable Mention

“A Public Affair”

Just because “A Public Affair” didn’t make the list, doesn’t mean that we should honor this song because it was ahead of its time. It came off of her fifth album of the same name, the song was different than what we had gotten previously from her. It was more synthpop instead of just Pop with a little flare to it. The video had a rather all-star cast with Christina Applegate, Christina Milian, Eva Longoria, Maria Menounos, Andy Dick, and Ryan Seacrest. It’s just her and her friends having a fun time while dreaming of having an affair with a guy that looks like her ex-husband. “A Public Affair” got a bad wrap when it was first released. #JusticeforAPublicAffair.

1. “With You”

This song is probably Jessica’s best single and it’s for obvious reasons. It’s an anthem for being so in love that with someone that they don’t care if you are dress extremely nice, put on a lot/any makeup, etc. It’s an anthem for letting someone just fall in love with you and how you make yourself to look like. The video itself just shows Jessica living her life and being sexy doing things around her house. There’s even an iconic scene of her seductively eating wings. This video sums up why we all love Jessica Simpson/Johnson.

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‘Where Are You’: ​Nick and Jessica’s love song

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Before Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson got married and we had the Chicken of Sea incident, I still want to know if it’s chicken or tuna, they decided to sing about their love. Released as the third single off her debut album “Sweet Kisses”, “Where Are You” is probably the best single that Jessica Simpson released at that point from an artistic perspective. The song was the first ballad they would do together during their seven-year relationship.

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The song was a lovely ballad about being in the arms of her boyfriend. Literally, that’s all the deeper the song is about. It’s as shallow as the kiddie pool. The video didn’t help the song either. It’s your stereotypical teen love ballad video of the early 2000s. Here are the bullet points for you because you will have a hard time keeping up with how deep this song /video is:

  • Attractive teens sing in wooden area and Diner
  • Attractive teens be all adorable together while singing
  • Attractive background teen couple comes into play
  • Attractive teen brooding poses while song plays
  • Attractive teens kiss in multiple areas
  • Forgot about Attractive background teen couple? so I did the people in the video
  • Attractive teen couple fades dramatically

The main issue with the video, besides the fact it’s shallow, is that it came out when there were a million videos like it. You see, during the late 90s to late 2001s, it was a popular thing to “share” concepts. If one artist/bands did one thing that was really successful, then everyone decided to do it. This was the story of Jessica’s career. The only thing original she did was “Newlyweds” and the show wasn’t even her idea.

The song itself is a classic mainly for the nostalgia and the fact that Nick and Jessica were relationship goals before that was a thing. The lyrics are bland and sound like the person/people writing it has never felt this way. The song is way too slow and just forgettable and you will probably just stumble on it during a nostalgia binge. Which is the saddest part of about this because the vocals are amazing and make up for how much this song is just not good.

Overall, it’s not a great song but it’s just good because of the nostalgia behind it.

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Top 5ive: Soundtrack to your Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s day is tomorrow. It’s the one time a year that there will be an increase sales in flowers, wine/alcohol, and condoms. Just like there will be an increase in infant clothing in nine months. In order to set the mood, you need the perfect music.

Because of all the baby making that will or won’t be,happening, tomorrow. I figured that I would be you personal DJ. This will give you more time to plan. This Top 5ive will be unlike other Top 5ive. It’s going to be set up to follow you from the start of your date and the whole way up to the end 😉  I also can’t promise that this will be just 5 song

I Wanna Be With You by Mandy Moore

This is for you are really excited for your romantic outing. You literally can’t think of anything else. Literally all your co-workers want to kill you because you aren’t getting your work done and you are just making them work more.

Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding

It’s time to actually get ready for your date. At this point, you are probably very nervous and can’t wait to finally see your love again. You’ve been texting all day and it’s almost. This song is to help you get those butterflies the whole way up until you meet you date.

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

It’s time for your date. It’s literally the most romantic thing ever and you are speechless. You were speechless from the time you locked eyes on them.  Then time will stand still as you go on your date. It’s like heaven. Not real heaven because that will be sad and ruin the date.

Crazy in Love by Beyoncé

Towards the end of your date, you are going to want to jump each others bones. Because of this, I give you the 50 Shades of Grey version of “Crazy in Love.” The building up towards the end of the song is perfect to the tension you are feeling.

Breathe On Me by Britney Spears

Literally, the sexiest song that Britney has put out. This is for the part of the night where the amount of love you have can’t control anymore. You just need to go back to one of your places and rip  each others clothes off.

S&M by Rihanna

You probably have seen the new 50 Shades movie at some point in the last week. If you have, then you’re welcome for this song. Honestly, it’s a travesty that they haven’t put this on either one of the soundtracks.

PILLOWTALK by Zayn

……this is for after…..the cuddling and pillow talk. The song title pretty much makes this one self-explanatory.

Where You Are by Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey

It’s almost time to part ways and you just don’t want to. You just want to be with them forever. But you have to work in the morning, and you both feel guilty if you were to take a “sick day.”

My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion

It’s time you to part ways like the Titanic (too soon?). You will have only the memories of your night and you will cherish them forever. It will be like Rose saying goodbye to Jack but less tragic because neither one of you died. Best. Valentine’s Day. Ever.

Bonus Track: Side to Side by Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj

You’ve been there all night. You’ve been there all day. Now you be walking side to side….good for you 😉

You’re welcome for the fun time you will be having with this awesome playlist. Below this is the playlist on Spotify if you decided to take it with you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Nick Lachey’s ode to Chicken of the Sea

banner pop In honor of all the new material from reuniting artist, we decided to bust out some “old school reviews” of some popular songs. So what do we consider to be old school? Any music from 1960’s to 2010. So buckle up for what should be a good trip down memory lane because we start starting off this week’s “Old School Single Review” with 98 Degree’s Nick Lachey’s biggest and most personal hit “What’s Left of Me”

Background

The song was released in 2006, after the divorce of “Pop power couple” Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson. The song is Nick pulling a Taylor Swift in a classy way.  Like most of Nick’s second album, the song is fuel from the Jessica telling him that their marriage is over and the feelings that Nick had. The song is Nick’s most successful solo single to date. Fun fact: His wife in the video turned into his new real wife Vanessa Minnillo. Yeah, Nick met his new wife on the set of his music video, which was for a song about his ex-wife, that Vanessa played (Wifeception). In the end, Nick would have the last laugh because Jessica’s love life and career would tank after the divorce while Nick’s love life and career exist.

The review:

The song is pretty much the perfect formula for a pop break up song. It has raw emotion and it’s pretty easy to make an emotional connection with the song, especially if you have had your heart-broken. It paints the picture of someone who loved someone and isn’t sure what to do because they feel only half alive/complete. The song progression is pretty legit and is kinda upbeat-ish for a sad song.

The video itself is also amazing because it takes place in the house that Jessica and Nick lived and filmed their reality show in. The story of it takes places as soon as they stopped filming. The furniture and items in the house slowly start to dissolve away which kinda is like his life starting to unravel.

The only thing that doesn’t really work in this video is the fact that Vanessa Minnillo plays his wife. We all know that the song is about Jessica so they might as well had a blonde play her. Overall, the song and the video is really moving and profound.

Rating: 4 Cans of Chicken of the Sea tuna out of 5

What Old School song would you like to see us review? Leave it in the comments below!