As you can see, we’ve changed the look of The Global Citizen. The reason is simply that we would like to share with you smaller posts on a wide range of topics instead of writing long articles all the time. I think this way, we will be more motivated to post frequently. Hope you like it!
As for World Music, I ran across this app, “Top 100 Music” by Sixpack. It lets you browse as well as play snippets of the top 100 music from many different countries. I’ve never seen anything like it and have been enjoying it immensely.
As I was checking out the latest from Europe, I found that the more things change, the more they stay the same. The top song in just about every European country is this funky up beat club music with inane lyrics that go something like. “Let’s have a lot of fun, party party party, have a good time, let’s all jump around yay yay yay!
Now that I think about it, that poor Rebecca Black who had such a hard time here in the USA would have been a super STAR if she had just gone to Europe first. Go there dear, you’ll make bags of money. But I suggest you enhance the song/your voice with a computer that is all the rage nowadays. It might also help to throw in a few Spanish or French words and I repeat, GOBS OF MONEY!
But returning to the Number 1 song in Europe, my guess for the reason this is so popular in continental Europe and never even made a playlist in the USA is simply that we can understand the lyrics here. LOL Have a listen.
Ok, so I was off a bit on the lyrics. “Party Rockin to the house tonight, everybody just have a good time, and we’re going to make you lose your mind, everybody just have a good time.” Yay!
Perhaps it is me just turning into an old man. These songs just don’t do it for me anymore.
But that is not all. What I’ve found is other top hits copied the beats of hits that were playing when I was over there which was a DECADE ago! Take Jennifer Lopez’s “On the Floor.” Can you guess what the beat is? See below her video for the answer.
It’s the LAMBADA you copy cats Mr. Pittbull and Mrs. Lopez! Unacceptable!
Finally, to end my griping, I found that Snoop Dog hit as far as number 5 in many countries! Europe, you are supposed to be sophisticated! You disappoint me! Further, Snoopy copied the beat again from an older song.
The original is “Don’t you want me” by Felix
Again, I really enjoy this new Top Music 100 app, but dang, I’m not too happy about the music that happens to be hits in Europe. Seems all you need to do nowdays is copy the beat from a good song, put in some computer voices and mention France and you’re on your way to fame.
– A Grumpy Old Man