‘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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98 Degrees makes a comeback

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The redheaded stepchildren of the 90s are back and they are coming out full steam ahead. 98 degrees released their first album in 13 years, 2.0, today and while they were everyone’s guilty pleasure back during the golden era of pop, this album brings you equal amounts of classic 98 Degrees plus a touch of a new school with a hint of somewhat subtle sexually innuendoes.

The album isn’t really what I expected, especially after hearing Microphone. I thought it would be a bunch of men in their mid 30 (can I just say that they look like they haven’t even aged since 2002) singing about sex and getting girls in the club. Surprisingly, Microphone is the only song with any “hidden sexual messages”. Most of the songs on the album are normal 98 Degrees style lyrics and music. The album kinda of reminds me of the new Justin Timberlake album, The 20/20 Experience. It’s that blend of pop music with a R&B kind of beat that makes this album what it is. The album is good time and feature ballads, that is 98 Degrees’ speciality.

What didn’t work?: Well, I know that this was a common theme with them before they spilt but Nick Lachey is pretty much featured on most of the songs (He even starts the majority of them). And then when it wasn’t Nick, it was Jeff. While Nick’s voice is the most publicly known and Jeff’s voice match his soulful vocals, it would have been nice to hear Drew and Justin more (especially since Drew is now more relevant than the rest due to his dancing ability). This awkward to hear them since songs about being in a club at first since they all are either married, have kids, and/or both. While I totally understand and get that people still goes to clubs in their mid to late 30s, it’s just something that is less heard of so when you do hear about it-it’s controversial.

Overall, I recommend listening to the album because it’s a quality album (it even has acoustic versions of two classic 98 degree songs).

Rating: 3.5 degrees out of 5

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98 Degrees wants to make your scream

banner popThey are back! The forgotten boy band known as 98 Degrees is back and they have a new single that literally is the most shockingly provocative song that any boy band has released (probably not, but it does catch you off guard).

Their new single is cleverly named “microphone” and it isn’t about a microphone but rather “singing into a microphone”. Here is the song:

Yeah, it’s one of those kind of songs. The song has an amazingly good beat that is not like the other 98 degrees songs they released mainly because it’s more pop than R&B. It doesn’t actually mention any kind of sexual action but it definitely hints at it. And when I say hint, I mean it literally waves it in your face and acts like you have no clue of the real meaning of the song. When I first listened to it, I literally felt so uncomfortable that I didn’t leave my room for weeks. Then after I re-listened to the song, it was less awkward and I just accepted that they were singing about sexual actions. I think it was that most of 98 Degrees have children and they (Nick and Jeff really) are singing about Oral Sex (sorry for bursting your bubble if you didn’t think it was about that).

What didn’t work about this song was the fact that it was only Nick and Jeff singing. Granted, they are the heart and soul of 98 Degrees but it would have been nice to hear Drew and Jeff (AKA the guy that no one knows) sing (I have a theory that they are the Kelly and Michelle of 98 Degrees while Jeff and Nick make up Beyoncé).

What I’m excited for is the music video to this song because I just want to see how they get try to cover up the sex that the lyrics have oozing out. It’s either going to basically be a porn or just a classy music video.  Hopefully, they will give us what we want and that is a music video.

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Rating: 4.5 Microphones out of 5

 

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