I was asked to put this song on the blog, but I won’t mention by whom. (Apparently the TV show this song comes from is very popular with teenagers, but is considered a “guilty pleasure”, in that most teenagers who like it will never admit to liking it amongst their peers.)
I’d like to interupt that text in parentheses to respond to the notion of “guilty pleasures”. To the idea that you like something but daren’t admit it, I say “Pshaw” and “Balderdash”. If you like something you like it. Simple.
Anyway, anonymity was asked for, so I’ll respect that.
When I was asked to listen to a song from the children’s TV series My Little Pony, I thought “Oh no, this is probably going to some dreadful singalong with cutesy voices. Ugh”. But then I thought “Hang on, Peter. Keep an open mind. You never know. Kids shows are all hip ‘n’ happenin’ nowadays, with snappy dialogue and lots of comedy.”
So I had a listen, and enjoyed it. My first response was “Hey, this sounds like a proper power pop song. This isn’t bad at all.”
I listened to it again, and enjoyed it more.
And then I played it again. I now officially like this song.
By the way, if you’re poo-pooing the song, and consider it unworthy of listening to because it’s for children – not grown-ups, who like power pop the way it’s meant to be (i.e., by adults, for adults) – then compare that to this “proper” power pop song:
In the choruses of both songs, melodically and structurally, I don’t hear much of a difference.
As I mentioned earlier: if you like something you like it.
By the way, I’d like to thank the anonymous suggester for suggesting that particular song because the lyics remind me of…
Sugarbomb – “Bully” (2001)
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love Sugarbomb.