Music Monday

Music Monday: Canadian edition.

Here are my 5  favourite songs by Canadian artists.

1. Rich Girl$ by Down With Webster

Not only did this band make an awesome cover of Hall and Oats 1976 hit Rich Girl, the seven guys who make up Down With Webster also prove that bands don’t just have to have 4-5 members.

Side note: based on their music video, DTW knows how to throw an awesome house party.

2. Something Big by Shawn Mendes

Dubbed the next Justin Bieber, Mendes’ fame grew after releasing 6 second videos of his singing. Something Big follows Mendes’ smash hit Life of the Party which became a Platinum single in Canada and Sweden.

3. Haven’t Met You Yet by Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé makes the hearts of adult women swoon with his charming smile and bubbly music (see what I did there?). For these reasons, Bublé takes the third position on this list.

4. Haven’t Had Enough Marianas Trench

Named after the largest underwater trench in the world, Marianas Trench touches on ‘deep’ issues in their songs (I am on a roll today). Haven’t Had Enough is one such song. The song can be intepreted different ways but to me, it is about a relationship which is on the verge of ending. However, there is hope as it seems like the couple will give their relationship a second chance.

5. My Heart Will Go On by Celene Dion Kiss You Inside Out by Hedley

The initial strumming of an electric guitar will draw you into listening to this catch song. The video reflects on the tumultuous and loving relationship that ensues after two individuals meet by crashing their cars.

It’s one hell of a train wreck car crash of a song.

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What 90’s Music Taught Me (Part 1)

90’s music is and will always be the Best Music Category of all time (in my opinion). Here is why:

#1. The Spice Girls taught me that “best friends are forever” and that “friendship never ends” in their hit song ‘Wannabe.’ Basically, this song preaches the message ‘hoes before bros’ before it became popular.

From Scary Spice’s rapping to the 5 Spice Girls causing chaos in their music video, it’s not hard to see how the Wannabe video has amassed over 86 million views.

#2.The British King of Pop, Robbie Williams, taught me that you can write a successful song about, well, nothing at all. Williams admitted that this party song has “inane lyrics that mean nothing.”

Me with the floor show
Kickin’ with your torso
Boys getting high
And the girls even more so
Wave your hands if your not with the man
Can I kick it?

This catchy song would make any non-dancer want to move their body with its infectious beat and strange lyrics.

#3. Lastly, we have the song that made middle school children jump up and down at school dances. The Vengaboys taught me that children can be oblivious to this a song’s true meaning. Children like songs based on their musical appeal rather than lyrical meaning.

I was one of those children who did not discover that this song, appropriately titled ‘Boom boom boom boom’ was actually about sex until I was in my late teen’s.

I hope you liked Part 1 of What 90’s Music Taught Me. Keep an eye out for Part 2 which will drop sometime soon.

90’s Boybands

Certain scents, sounds and people evoke feelings of nostalgia. 90’s boy bands bring me back to the days of my childhood, in the good ole’ 90’s.

If you got the feelin’ jump up to the ceiling

I’ll be getting down tonight

One if you’re gone and two if you want it

And three cause’ everything’s alright

‘Got the Feelin” by Five.

I grew up with the cheesy ballads and pop songs of Backstreet Boys, N Sync, Five, Westlife and Blue.

Boy bands bring me back to my childhood in the early 1990’s.


They bring me back to the days where double denim was an acceptable fashion choice. I mean, Britney Spears and JT rocked it.

Computers came in one size only, fricken massive. In this pre-internet era, computers were used by children for Paint and playing CD Roms.

I wore my white Spice Girls t-shirt everyday until it became gray.

I would dance around my room to the songs of Boy Bands blasting through my chunky but portable stereo.


So I say a little prayer

And hope my dreams will take me there

Where the skies are blue to see you once again

My love

‘My Love’ by Westlife

Much of my childhood memories have been lost on me, since elapsing time has made me forget. But for as long as they reminisce about my childhood memories, I will continue to play 90’s Boy Band music.