Posts tagged "he says/she says"

He Says/She Says: M83’s “Kim and Jessie”

French band M83 sounds kind of '80s, which is what summertime should sound like, in my opinion. I had Nathan take a listen to their synthy song "Kim and Jessie." Too bad neither of us can roller-skate, otherwise, we'd totally replay this video over and over and over and over and over until we learned…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 5, 2008

He Says/She Says: The Ting Tings’ “Great DJ”

I tend to like guy-girl duos and upbeat music, so I made my friend Nathan listen to the Ting Tings' song "Great DJ." Katie White and Jules De Martino come from England, and they named themselves the Ting Tings because Katie worked with a girl named Ting Ting and thought it sounded lovely, "like the…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 18, 2008

He Says/She Says: Estelle’s “American Boy”

There are a handful of songs in the running for the title of "Song of the Summer," and London-born Estelle's song "American Boy", featuring Kanye West, is one of them. Jon and I tend to be a bit skeptical of hype, so we watched the video, and then talked about label whores and dating short…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 4, 2008

He Says/She Says: Rihanna’s “Take A Bow”

Rihanna's new single "Take A Bow" is not a song you're going to be dancing to -- unless you're in seventh grade and find yourself swaying back and forth awkwardly with a scrawny tween boy. But Rihanna is so lovable and lovely that Nathan and I couldn't resist watching the song's video together. We agree…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 13, 2008

He Says/She Says: Usher’s “Love In This Club”

Usher is a five-time Grammy-winner, a partial owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a master of catchy songs and slick -- maybe too slick -- dance moves. My friend Geoff and I watch the video for his new song "Love In This Club" and try to figure out what's going on. Videos can be so…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 16, 2008

He Says/She Says: Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love”

Today, my friend Jon and I got a little girly and watched/listened to Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love." A little-known fact about "Bleeding Love" is that it was written by Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Jesse McCarthney of BOP magazine. The song is currently the number one song at the iTunes Store, and it was the…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 26, 2008

He Says/She Says: Flo Rida’s “Low”

Flo Rida's "Low" just ended its 10-week reign on top of the Billboard Hot 100. To mourn its loss, my friend Jon and I listen to it simultaneously, attempting to measure whether there's a gender preference with music. We end up discussing shoes and dancing in the rain. Catherine: Do you want to press play?

By: Catherine Strawn / March 10, 2008