With how many Throwback Thursday I’ve done, I can’t believe I haven’t put this song up yet. I don’t care what music you are into; if you don’t like this song, there may not be any hope for you. This is actually the first time I have seen the music video, and it is quite interesting. It shows a lot of provocative situations, a lot of fun and enjoyment, the beautiful Rihanna, and the goofy version of Calvin Harris from four years ago. It is worth the watch.
I would be willing to put money on saying everyone has heard this song at some point or another. During my upperclassman high school days, this song was poppin’. I first heard it at a frat party at Pitt that my bro took me to (interestingly enough, I heard most of my first EDM songs this way). From that point on, I began to hear it all over the place: at high school dances, at basketball games, at McDonald’s… everywhere.
It’s just one of those feel-good songs. There was a time a few years ago where I had heard it so much to the point where I wanted to break any radio playing it. But, I am back to enjoying it–in moderation. The best part about this track has to be the vocals. Show me someone who says he or she doesn’t get the urge to sing along whenever they hear “Levels” played, and I’ll show you a liar. However, if you can honestly say you haven’t heard this before, be sure to comment below so we can find a way for me to get you your money.
I was looking through YouTube videos last weekend out of boredom, and I came across the song “Hello.” This is a song I am sure everyone has heard at some point or another, and I was surprised to see that Martin Solveig had a hand in producing it. I have just recently heard of Martin Solveig in the last year due to songs like “Intoxicated” and “+1,” so it was cool to see he was making hits five years ago. He is a pretty eccentric guy, and that is represented in this music video.
I hope you all have a great weekend; I know I will. My school’s basketball team is having its basketball home opener tomorrow, and basketball season is my favorite time of the year. If you want a good team to support, follow the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team this season as they shock the nation.
After a brief stint from posting Swedish House Mafia songs as my Throwback Thursdays, once again, the Mafia returns to my blog. This time, it is in collaboration with Pharell in the track, “One (Your Name).” This song is still a popular dance anthem five years after it was released. The music video is kind of creepy, yet kind of awesome. It is basically a futuristic DJ/producer set up that turns into a trippy, most likely drug-infused mini-rave that ends in violence. It is quite the opposite of what I would’ve expected this music video to be, and for that, I decided to share it with you, my lovely readers. Happy Thursday!
Although Tiesto has been getting flack lately for “editing” tracks (which many people think he was just throwing his name on the tracks for marketing purposes as opposed to actually doing any producing on them), “We Own The Night” would never have been a thought if Tiesto hadn’t been involved. His style is very evident and is the backbone of this track. When I hear this song now, I still find it as good as I once did three years ago. Many of you may have heard this before, but I’m sure you won’t complain that I chose to put it up as my TBT.
“Feel So Close” may or may not be my favorite EDM song of all time. For whatever reason, no matter how many times I listen to it, I still get as hype as I did the first time. That first time was actually in a frat house in 2011 when I went to visit my brother at the University of Pittsburgh. At that point, I didn’t know what EDM was, but I knew I liked that song.
Four years later, here I am still listening to the same song and sharing it with my readers. Enjoy this Throwback Thursday, and who knows? You may even hear this out at a bar this weekend.
Today’s Throwback Thursday features a collab by Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso titled “Calling (Lose My Mind).” This is a song I came across when I first got into EDM in 2013, and it’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since then. This song originally started as an instrumental mix, but vocals from Ryan Tedder were added to make the final product. Apparently, it only took Ryan Tedder 45 minutes in the studio to get the vocals down perfectly. Just getting the vocals down that quick was a feat in itself, but it got even better when they were added to make this masterpiece. I’m still enjoying it after two years, and I know you will, too.
This week’s Throwback Thursday features a jam from 2012. No matter what genre you are into, I am sure that you can recall a time when this song came on and you and your friends jammed out. So get your friends together again, play this video, and jam out one more time.