Wrapping up our all female Earworm week, I give to you probably my biggest pop crush back in the day. Ms. Spears was a constant for me in my mix CD‘s, a constant in my PC wall papers, and just a constant. Her breakout hit ‘Baby One More Time‘ had her dressed up in a catholic school girl uniform, and like so many other dudes that denied even getting a stiffy for her, I was hooked.
Her music, is not bad, not great, but not bad. It is your typical pop, bubbly stuff, but it was catchy. I don’t listen to her stuff much these days, as my musical taste sort of out grew her style. In any case, I did an Earworm for ‘Baby One More Time’ already, so I give to you ‘Stronger’. It’s only fitting since, around this time last year, super storm Sandy was creeping up on us, and a lot of the northeast USA (which is where I am) got ravaged. Stuff was destroyed, lives were lost, but like what a part of the song say’s, ‘Stronger than yesterday’ and I think a lot of us are just that, Stronger, we survived that great tragedy, and we are stronger now than yesterday.
Continuing with our Earworm school week special, is a song I endlessly listened to while I was in college. At first I didn’t know who the hell Britney Spears was, and I didn’t really care much for the song whenever I heard it on the radio. But then, while getting ready for a late day class, I had on MTV, (or was it MTV2?) and they played the music video for …Baby One More Time. I was pretty much mesmerized from there on in, and my love affair (yes, I am confessing that I was a huge fan of Ms. Spears) for Britney Spears started. Can you blame me though? I mean the video starts off with her dressed up as a catholic school girl. I was a closet fan, always turning down the radio in the car whenever one of her songs came on, or just never really paying attention in public. Now, I really don’t care, even my co-worker Marky Mark admits to it, and we both were singing this very song when it came on SiriusXM’s 90’s on 9 station. She’s hot, and I am a man, do the math. LoL
Anyhow, this song really reminds me of my early days in college, sitting in my accounting classes, which was long and drawn out, and, well, thoughts of her and this song, and this video made some of those classes go by quicker.
By the way, my favorite part comes at around the 2:47 to 2:52. Those hip gyrations still melt me to this day. =)