Monday, December 17, 2012

25 Songs That Made My 2012

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Kitty Pryde - "Okay Cupid"

Kitty Pryde is not menacing, not a particularly athletic MC, bursting with self-confidence. So many factors combined to make "Okay Cupid" one of the easiest songs to write off in forever. "UGH, Internet white girl ruins rap, has no talent, is a tacky, phony jailbait," or something like that? But knee-jerk revulsion missed that this song was actually terrific, shining light on a recognizable female character who might actually never have been given voice in pop music before? The middle-class teen girl burnout, creative though shirking the effort required to be in school play (let alone the cheer quad), better suited to hiding out in her bedroom with a laptop, too smart to become some sort of Ke$ha mess, but definitely ready to fully entertain some real bad ideas while she's still young. Getting carried away about some hunky idiot, realizing it's dumb and not caring, because...hunky. I've met that girl. More than anything, she came across as a real person, and a real charmer.

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