So far I am not the adult that complains about kids these days and turn the music down and get off my lawn.
It helps that I don’t have a lawn.
I, sheepishly, like a lot of current “pop” music. I cringe at the lyrics but love the beat and the actual music. (“Let’s make a night we won’t remember, I’ll be the one you won’t forget.”…but…if you don’t remember? then how do I not forget…? Ooooh cymbals!)
My current cringe-worthy crush music-wise is “Classic” by MTKO. We will forget that they just called Prince and Michael “Classic” and I’m pretty sure do not own a rhyming dictionary. And are young enough to be the kids that need to get off my lawn.
Since I listen to music in a bubble, I have no idea how popular this actually is these days. But hearing it on Pandora once and then immediately downloading it for my workout playlists reminded me of another song I had a similar reaction to.
It was March 2012. I was about to set off with K to hike the Appalachian Trail for a month. And this song was just starting to be played in regular enough rotation on the radio that I caught it a few times and decided I must download it right away.
I felt the urgency because I was about to go “off the grid”, so to speak, and I was worried it would no longer be on the air when I got back. It was such a silly song, certainly no one else liked it and it would fade fast.
That’s how Tom got sick of “Call Me Maybe” long before the rest of the world. That’s also the story of how for one time in my life I was ahead of a trend.
I promise it won’t happen again. Because you’re so classic.