Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
One Direction's "Live While We're Young"
Although some were quick to dismiss One Direction as a one-hit wonder, this is a great pop song that is both fun and catchy. The song is quite mature, as the band has progressed from admiring onlookers to young men ready to “pretend it’s love and make memories tonight.” Perhaps that is a tad raunchy for a young following, but, let’s be serious, it’s much more appropriate than the kiddie favorite “Whistle.
Lana Del Rey's "Ride"
The breathy ballad is unsurprisingly slow and melancholy, showcasing the deep tones of Del Rey’s voice. The song is long and can seem to drag out because the beat is quite sluggish at points. The length aside, the instrumentals of the song are beautiful and the richness of Del Rey’s voice will make you happy to mellow out to this song again and again.
Taylor Swift's "Begin Again"
What Taylor Swift needs now is a song about something positive. Thankfully, instead of another angry song about never, ever getting back together, her latest single is a sweet ballad about a first date. The tune is pleasant and the lyrics are hopeful. It is safe to say that Swift has found someone who will find her music much cooler than some indie record.