every year there are at least a dozen songs that fall into a summer anthem playlist. many of these tunes start to graze the airwaves in may and stay high on the charts through august. you may remember ‘sexy chick’ and ‘nothin’ on you’ from 2010 — definitely overplayed, yet still dancetastic.
last night i think i found my very first 2011 summer song. i hope to be dancing to this beat from memorial day weekend through labor day weekend, whether it be on a boat, on my patio or at krusty’s summer sauce camp.
so i was driving home this afternoon from work, naturally singing with a little bit of seat grooving, when i realized that i basically listen to mostly hip-hop, r&b and rap music. i mean, i really listen to a little bit of everything but in the recent months it’s been a whole lot of funky beats and sweet soul. actually, the more that i think about it, i really have been listening to this genre of music for years. a part of me really wishes i could sing. when i hear the voices of ne-yo, robin thicke, bobby valentino, j. holiday and trey songz i can’t help but belt it out with them. now my voice is absolutely horrible, but i don’t care. but it’s more than that. it’s those damn catchy beats that really make you shake your head, tap your feet or bounce that booty. which leads me to another reason why i like this type of music so much — dancing! i am not afraid to do it. i know some of you have seen me in action. i do like to dance and i actually think i am pretty good at it for a white boy.
what is your favorite type of music? have a favorite artist? what about your favorite song?
currently, i am obsessed with “nothing on you” by b.o.b. and “tie me down” by the new boyz.