So I set Spotify to a list called "top 100 tracks." This is what I was able to absorb, in free association form.
Jason Derulo is ready to have sex with pretty much anyone, and he represents a category of pop stars that I'll just refer to as "males." However, I have to believe that Nicki Minaj fits in this category as well, it's just that she speaks so quickly that I can't keep up. She might have been talking about an actual snake, I don't quite know. The Maroon 5 guy has a map I'm supposed to follow, and there's also a something about animals, but honestly I think only dogs can hear it.
I do see now why Taylor Swift is so very ripe for parody.
Everyone (Megan Taylor (sp?), Iggy Flowerlastname, et al) is now proud of their butts, which can alternatively be referred to as the bass (the sound, not the fish). I for one thought that was pretty clever. Skinny bitches seems to be the term de rigueur for those who do not fit the new paradigm. Seems a bit vengeful to me and makes me think that the years of public school brainwashing has simult but whatever.
I can't put a finger on it, but gosh darn if Katy Perry isn't just fascinating to me. I can't explain it.
Also, and I could be totally wrong, but it feels from my small sample that the young people feel less that life is totally ironically meaningless than they did in my day. Granted, I was mostly in the pop category so I'm sure I missed a huge swath of music. Oh wait, Echosmith did do that Cool Kids song, so maybe the genre still has some life. I do see that there are "top 100" lists for indie and alternative, so yeah, OK it's probably over there.
Also, I don't care if this makes me cool or not, but I like that One Republic band.
And with that I am now up to date on that with which the kids of today are down.