1 March 2011

Tuesday Choons

Sometimes, all I want to do is turn off the lights, blast out some shamefully mainstream 'indie' music and channel my inner 15 year old emotional self to reconcile my life. Oh the tribulations.

Truthfully, this doesn't happen often. As much as I'd love to pretend I'm one of those cool quiet kids that can sniff out a successful new band practically before they've even formed, I'm just not. Stick me on a sofa with a magazine and the reassuring buzz of Radio 1 and I'm more than happy.

It's for this reason that today's choon comes as a result not of amazingly quick talent spotting skills, or indie channel surfing, nope siree. This week's song is so gloriously mainstream and about a month too late that I'm pretty sure you could call it vintage. Or something like that.

I bring you the candy haired Barbadian that is, Rihanna.


I can hear the groans already. I know, I know. It's not quite the unknown artist that you can test the waters with, this girl's a fully fledged Radio 1 limpet. But honestly? This choon can draw me to the dance floor and that, my friends, is not a sight you see very often.

Lastnight was me and my housemates birthday party. The DJ actually played a Rihanna mix, and in spite of Polly-Pocket sized proportions, that dancefloor became saturated with people as soon as her songs came on. Never before have I heard so many people shout ''Oh na na'' in perfect unison. Or at least not since the taunting of primary school playtimes [oh childhood].

So here you go. A delightfully overplayed choon that will get you off that computer chair and into scary mary dancing territory. Or maybe that's just me.





21 comments:

Kaleido Mind said...

i'm not a rihanna fan, but i admit that her songs are amazingly catchy!

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

so lovely. x hivennn

Hannah. said...

Love Rihanna! :)
Cute blog, I'm now following.
Maybe you could check out mine?

http://hazzaapee.blogspot.com/ xxx

Sherin said...

I'm not a huge Rihanna fan, but can't deny her talent and her knack for pulling out a catchy song!

Mat said...

ha this is way off the target for me, but i guess i'm not the target market. bit too old and the wrong sex/not gay? or is that just to presumptuous? saying that, she is pretty hot.

totally agree with your last comment

Winnie said...

Haha her songs are soooo catchy! My sister played her songs over and over again at Christmas!

Ria :) said...

i looove rihanna :)

http://haveapeekinsidemywardrobe.blogspot.com/

x

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

I like her music but she looks like Carrot Top

Rand T said...

love the way she looks!x

Carolina said...

the princess of illuminati...love her style, and hate to love her music.lol...she def gets everyone shakin there na nas :)

greeting & good vibes from canada

Felicia said...

love the mix and your blog! :) i'm not normally a rihanna fan, but i'll admit that her tunes are great for dancing.

--Sanam-- said...

Sounds like all the people at the party were loving that song :) & I love how Rihanna isn't afraid to rock that awesome red hair :) It's so bold and eye-catching :)


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MakeYuUp said...

LMAO I love how "choon" is just standard vocab. CHOOOOOOOON.

NRC said...

great post your writing amuses me in a very good way

claire (jazzpad.) said...

I used to think it was really uncool to admit I listened to Radio 1 (this was in my elitist days) but since thankfully it's definitely easy listening! :) I love Rihanna, though not as much as I love B jazzy ♥

Isabella said...

loving rihanna, nice blog!

http://et-ceterra.blogspot.com/

Raji said...

Ah I love Rihanna!
I think she's wonderful, her music is so catchy, and even though its on every single station all at the same time it just goes to show how it brings all kinds of people together

ellio100 said...

love it! what a fun start to my day D
just started following your blog!

Terezsia said...

those nails are just creapy!!

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ching said...

undeniably, rihanna's songs are catchy. i like her new album a lot..and i try to scour indie songs lately but mainstream just keep luring me back. thanks for sharing that song..
im new to your blog and im so following.

Sarah said...

I'm loving Rihanna at the moment, especially S&M! Also I have hair envy. And body envy. Basically, she is amazing.