In my last post, I mentioned that there was a wide selection of songs and music to choose from while riding on the Pamukkale bus. I thought I’d share some of the songs that we listened to on our trip.

I’m going to come right out and say it: I love pop music. I used to claim it was a “guilty pleasure” and that I was a “closeted” pop music lover. Well, folks, it’s time for me to come out of the closet. I love pop. I have no problem with Justin Bieber. I sing along to Ke$ha. I adore “Call Me Maybe.” That being said, the insane number of pop hits kept me busy for the better part of our 6-hour bus trip…I’ll regale you with 10 selections. Judge me as you will, but we rocked out in our luxury-bus seats all the way to Ankara.

Titanium: David Guetta featuring Sia. Also, love this music video!
Love Story: Taylor Swift. For those romantics out there.
Judas: Lady Gaga. I had never actually listened much to this song, I really like it.

Ai Se Eu Te Pego: Michel Telo. Apparently this is all the rage in Europe. I’m a fan. I’ve decided.

Empire State of Mind: Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys. This song was my anthem in the summer of 2010, and every time I hear it it reminds me that I would love to live in New York for awhile…

Stereo Hearts: Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine. Ever since this song came out I’ve admired its cute and quirky lyrics.
Here With Me: Dido. This is an older one. I lost the argument Boris & I had about where this song fell in Love Actually. Shameful.

Never Say Never: Justin Bieber featuring Jaden Smith. I know some of you  might not want to be friends with me anymore after this. Sorry.

Teenage Dream: Katy Perry. The best version of this song is when The Warblers covered it on Glee…but the original is pretty good, too.

My Lady D’Arbonville: Cat Stevens. This is to add some class to the mix and to give Boris some solid representation, as he adores this song and Cat Stevens.