Thursday, June 02, 2011
MULLING OVER THE "SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER"
What exactly is a "smash hit song of the summer"? To be honest with you, it is difficult to nail down just exactly what it takes to transform an ordinary song into a "smash hit song of the summer". You kind of just know it when you hear it. I picture it being a light-hearted affair, something that is mindless but catchy as hell. If you think about it, it is very similar to attaching the tagline "great summer flick" to summer movies. This usually refers to a big pretty looking action film that doesn't require a lot of brain power to follow the storyline. The same goes for picking the "smash hit song of the summer".
It's June now, and I am still waiting to make my declaration. I have some more new music to catch up on this weekend, but I feel that when the temperature gauge starts hanging around the dreaded 90 number I had better get my act together! Two songs have stood out so far. They are listed below. Give them a listen and then be prepared to let us know what you think next week. There may be some more contenders after the weekend, but for now this is where we are at.
CONTESTANT #1 is "Break Dance Beach" by Hail Mary Mallon
CONTESTANT #2 is "Cement Slippers" from Dengue Fever
THE FIRST LATE COMER TO THE PARTY IS..............
Jr. and His Soulettes with "Mama Loves Tequila". Listener recommended and catchy as hell. It isn't new but it is new to us. Have a listen and see if you think this might be the "smash hit song of the summer"
We are gong to decide by Friday June 10th, so be sure to share your thoughts with us before that time. Leave a comment below, leave a comment on the Shuffle Function Facebook page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org