Best of 2016: Top 50 Songs

Best of 2017

2016 was a difficult year, even beyond the political landscape and ongoing tragedies around the world that persist. The world of music and pop culture lost many talented actors, musicians and artists in general. It was tough to remain focused. This year was the first year I found myself embraced more by more older favourites than new releases, which made coming

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One Direction – Midnight Memories

One Direction - Midnight Memories

Having never jumped on the boy band bandwagon before, I know that I’m out of One Direction‘s target audience. Yet, they’re still intriguing because, while they’re a singing group, they’re also celebrities who cater to teenage fans just like the boy bands of a decade ago, and the decade before that.

Like boy bands of years gone, One Direction will one day serve as a form of nostalgia for today’s youth who will listen back to these songs and longingly say their era of teen pop was the best. Admittedly I can now say a decade and a half later that some hits by the Backstreet Boys are some of my 90s guilty pleasures. So while I’m not the intended audience for 1D, I was once part of an age group for similar acts.

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