I was listening to a random Spotify playlist last week when I heard an insanely catchy song. And I knew then that I just heard 2015’s first contender for song of the summer.
Carly Rae Jepsen released her comeback single this week, and the pop world is impressed. Similar to her mega-hit “Call Me Maybe,” Jepsen’s new single “I Really Like You” is catchy—like, ridiculously, over-the-top catchy. No surprise that people really like it. (Lame pun intended.)
So, this weekend, Rihanna—queen of RnB/pop/dance, sometimes model and ultimate bad girl—casually dropped a new single, “FourFiveSeconds.” The song features Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney.
FIRST GLIMPSE AT MY NEW MUSIC!!!—> http://t.co/8bsJSvxVp6
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 25, 2015
People are freaking out about the song, not just because it’s the first glimpse into Ri Ri’s next album, but also because it’s so different from what she’s done before. No thumpin’ beat, no heavy production. Just an acoustic guitar.
But there’s at least one media outlet that’s not impressed: Slant Magazine.
Yes folks–the first month of 2015 is almost done. That means it is time for a quick recap.
January is often a slow month for pop music because it follows the busy fourth quarter, when major acts release their stuff. But this month wasn’t bad. In fact, it was a great one for pop music. Have a look at my pick for the top 6 singles of January 2015 in the list below.