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.
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…
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.