Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Who needs Casey Kasem?

Everything I need to know about current pop music I learned from Dancing With the Stars! I know, how sad am I? LOL I don't listen to the local "pop" station much anymore. I don't like many of their hosts/gimmicks, and for quite a while, I didn't like any of the music, so I just stopped listening. That was easily 5 years ago, probably more like 7 or 8. Having a baby certainly didn't help. Primarily, I only listen to the radio when I'm in the car without my spouse, so for nearly 2 years as a SAHM, I hardly left the house without my DH, so I virtually never had the radio on.

I can't really say that I am a whole lot more "in touch" than I was, but I do at least flip on the radio a few times a week now, if only for 10 minutes or so on the way home from dropping Luke off at daycare. I still prefer the "light rock" station (now with Steve and Vicki, yay!), but I do flip on the Top 40 type station every once in a while. And when I do, at least once or twice a week, I am able to say "hey, I've heard that song before." And all because of DWTS! Sometimes it's because the song was performed by the artist on one of the results shows, but more often, it's because the song was used for one of the dance performances. That means that I don't know the "radio version," and I have no idea the name of the song, or even who sings it. But I definitely recognize it!

The main one so far has been the "Mark and Kristi song." Yes, that is how DH and I refer to it. That would definitely be a case of not knowing the title or artist. Let me see if I can find it. Hold please.... Hey, I just discovered that they list the songs, artists, and who danced to them by week on the ABC website! It only includes the current season, though. Wikipedia has dances, songs, and artists for every previous season; don't know why I didn't look there first.

Anyway, I have just discovered that, despite the fact that I remembered it as having been danced to by Mark and Kristi, it was actually Monica and Jonathan! Oops. At least I knew it had to be a foxtrot, based on the music. Oh, sorry, the music: "Bubbly" by Colbie Caillat (who?). Okay, so we'll have to change our nomenclature. It is now officially the "Monica and Jonathan song." But still, the only reason I am even vaguely aware of this song is because of the show.

And today, I heard another DWTS song on the radio: the "Lance and Lacey song." Again, thanks to the above websites, I now know that the "Lance and Lacy song" is actually "Disturbia" by Rihanna (who?!! LOL). Well, having now looked up the lyrics, that certainly makes their costumes make much more sense! I've heard the song 3 times now, and other than the "city of wonder" line, I hadn't the vaguest idea what the words were. It sounds cool, though. Guess that's all that matters these days. ::rolls eyes::

I suppose that means I am officially getting old? Much of the music sounds the same to me, no matter who sings it, and much of it just sounds like noise. Sometimes cool sounding noise (a la "Distrubia"), but still mostly noise, not a "song." Even the fact that I know who Casey Kasem is (besides the voice of Shaggy) probably dates me pretty seriously. I do remember when his American Top 40 program was replaced by the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 on whatever station I was listening to at the time. See, I was up on "current" music, once upon a time. Kind-of strange to realize that I am a little familiar with it again, all thanks to ballroom dancing! Who'da thunk it? LOL

Currently feeling: like dancing

1 comment:

  1. We listen mostly to the soft rock station to avoid any inappropriate lyrics etc. but you'll be glad to know that "Bubbly" is often on that station. :) Katie even knows most of the lyrics - she is so funny when she sings it.


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