A Definitive Ranking Of One Direction’s Music Videos

This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

9. “Gotta Be You”

I need to start off with a disclaimer: all of these videos are great. Just because this one is bringing up the rear doesn’t negate it’s greatness, there’s just some really stiff competition.  All the boys look adorable and oh so charming dressed up in their winter wardrobe (that I wouldn’t mind sharing with them), but that’s really the best thing the “Gotta Be You” video has to offer.

8. “What Makes You Beautiful”

Disclaimer #2: this is not a ranking of songs, otherwise this would obviously be much higher on the list, it’s all about the video.  This video makes you want to drive around and hang out at the beach with your five best foreign friends with the most FHP (future hot potential).

7. “Story of My Life”

This video hits you right in your feels. Who doesn’t love recreations of family photos? No one. Because they’re great.  This video is filled with recreations of family photos.  Therefore, this video is great.  Transitive property.  Boom, math.

6. “One Thing”

What’s not to love about the boys running amok around London?  It’s so wonderful that you really have to watch it at least five times (one time focus on each guy, obviously) to make sure you catch each and every moment of greatness.

5. “Best Song Ever”

Cinematic classic.   It has the most “boyband dancing” we’ll likely ever see from One Direction (because they’re pretty bad dancers in the most amazing kind of way). But the best part of video can be summed up in one word: Marcel.

4. “Little Things”

Black and white. Liam and Niall playing guitar.  No girls, so it’s like the boys are singing just to you. I. Can’t. Handle. It.

3. “Live While We’re Young”

ALERT: WE HAVE REACHED FHP.  This is arguably the most attractive the boys have looked as a whole.  And has anyone ever done more fun doing anything than the people in this music video? No, because this is most fun anyone has ever had in the history of the universe.  Also the combination of Zayn, Harry before all his stupid tattoos, Zayn, big balls, this dance, and Zayn is killer.

2. “One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)”

Because of when Niall frolicked like this niall

when Zayn seduced you with his eyebrows like thisZayn

when Louis hip thrusted like thislouis hip thrust

when Liam lead a conga line like this lialm

and when Harry was the cutest thing since Marcel. Harry
And it was for charity.  Because Niall, Zayn, Louis, Liam and Harry are great humans.

1. “Kiss You”

SO TELL ME GIRL IF EVERY TIME WE TO-O-UCH YOU GET THIS KIND OF RU-U-USH — oh, sorry did you say something? I can’t hear you over the sound of watching this perfect music video 7,348,234 times.

Top 7 Disney Villain Songs

Disney villains may be vain and cruel, but they have some of the best songs in their movies.  Here are the best of the best.*

7. “Scrooge” from The Muppet Christmas Carol


Scrooge is so grim and mean he can’t even be bothered to sing his own song.  He’s the only villain on the list who is so villainous that he gets everyone else to sing about him.  Now that’s a villain.

6. “Oogie Boogie’s Song” from The Nightmare Before Christmas


Oogie Boogie is definitely the creepiest villain here and this song proves it.  Also Tim Burton is beyond twisted and it’s great.

5. “Savages” from Pocahontas


This song wins the award for Most Tension and Intensity.  It also wins Best Message.  This shows us what racism and prejudice lead to and what happens when you walk down the path of hatred.  We choose the path of love♥

4. “Mother Knows Best” from Tangled


Mother Gothel warns us about everything that could possibly go wrong anytime we want to go outside.  Congratulations, Mother Gothel, I’m now a homebody.  I’m not going to risk running into ruffians or thugs, or worse…the plague!

3. “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid


This song is so enticing; it gently lures you in and then completely entrances you as the song builds just as Ursula intends.  It’s no wonder Ariel signed the scroll.  The Jonas Brothers even have an awesome cover of this song.

2. “Be Prepared” from The Lion King


Because obviously.

1. “Gaston” from Beauty and the Beast


No one’s slick as Gaston, no one’s quick as Gaston, no one’s neck’s as incredibly thick as Gaston’s.  But most importantly, he uses antlers in all of his decorating. I could keep writing out the lyrics to explain why this is the best villainous Disney song or you can just watch the video.

*Honorable mention to I Put A Spell On YouLet’s Talk About MeLes Poissons, Marley and Marley, and The Mob Song.

Unofficial Red Sox Playlist

THE RED SOX ARE THE 2013 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS.
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I can’t say that enough.  Our motley crew of bearded warriors battled their way from worst to first in a season that won’t be forgotten by the people of Boston or throughout all of Red Sox Nation.  Here is the perfect playlist to keep that emotional high and to tell the story of the 2013 World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox.

  1. Started From The Bottom – Drake
    The theme song for the Sox this season.  The lyrics are literally “started from the bottom, now my whole team here.”  Grammar aside, lyrics couldn’t be any more perfect for this team.
  2. For Boston – Dropkick Murphys
    The Red Sox have said time and time again that this World Series was for us, for Boston.
  3. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
    Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be all right.  When Shane Victorino comes up to bat all of Fenway Park joins in singing those words, and when Victorino hit that grand slam in the ALCS the song reached a whole new level in the hearts of Sox fans.
  4. X Gon’ Give It To Ya – DMX
    Boston’s favorite X-Man, rookie Xander Bogaerts gave it all throughout the postseason.  The youngest playoff starter in Red Sox history has left quite a mark in Boston and fans can’t wait to see the kind of career he is going to have.
  5. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
    A Fenway Park classic.  You haven’t lived until you’ve yelled “SO GOOD! SO GOOD!” in the middle of the 8th inning with 37,399 other fans in America’s most beloved ballpark.
  6. Dirty Water – The Standells
    Another classic Bostonian anthem.  There are few things better in life than hearing this song played in Fenway Park after a Red Sox win.
  7. Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys
    If this song doesn’t get you pumped then all hope is lost.
  8. Tessie – Dropkick Murphys
    The Dropkick Murphys send the perfect message from the fans to the team: “Don’t blame us if we ever doubt you, you know we couldn’t live without you. Red Sox, you are the only only only.”
  9. What Do The Sox Say – Fly Morning Rush
    This is nothing short of amazing.  Ylvis pondered what does the fox say, but this finally answers what the Sox say.
  10. This Beard Came Here To Party – Tim Montana and The Shrednecks ft. Billy F. Gibbons
    Country artist Tim Montana turned his own catch phrase and inside joke “this beard came here to party” into a song which became another anthem for the 2013 Red Sox.  While not originally written for the Sox, the song is perfect for this season.

MixFest

Am I original? Am I the only one? Am I sexual? Am I everything you need?

These are life’s burning questions, all were answered last Saturday and all answers are “yeaahh.”

Last Saturday my friends and I went to MixFest, which is a FREE concert held by Mix 104.1!  They’ve had some pretty great acts in the past (Sara Bareilles, Maroon 5, Lifehouse, Train…) and this year Gavin DeGraw, THE BACKSTREET BOYS and Of Monsters and Men performed.  I’m not even going to pretend that I’m going to talk about Gavin DeGraw or Of Monsters and Men.  They were both great and have good music and all that jazz but there are few things in life I love more than synchronized boy band dancing.

We got to the Hatch Shell right when the gates opened because NOTHING WAS GOING TO KEEP ME AWAY FROM NICK CARTER.  So we sat on our blankets, played Heads Up and Harry Potter Uno, and ate free samples for the three hours leading up to the opening act.   It was a great time before anyone even played music.  The first act was a Mix104.1 15 Seconds of Fame contest winner who sounded exactly like Jason Mraz.  After he did his bit, Gavin came out and was wicked sassy and adorable. But really the whole time I was inwardly (and often outwardly) having a panic attack because I knew what was coming next.

The time between Gavin and The Backstreet Boys felt like an eternity.  I was feeling anxious, excited, nostalgic, nervous…it’s not easy being a fangirl.  But then I heard “BACKSTREET’S BACK ALRIGHT” and felt nothing but pure, unadulterated bliss.  Brian, AJ, Howie, Kevin and NICK all came out on stage and I was looking at The Backstreet Boys in real life.

The Backstreet Boys

They asked life’s burning questions and I answered them all; they are in fact original, the only one, sexual and everything I need.  Then they started dancing in the way that only boy bands do and I was calm, cool and collected.  Unfortunately, they only sang five songs and two of them were from their new album (so no one knew them) but it was still no less amazing than I had dreamed.  They closed with I Want It That Way and Nick Carter ended with the most epic hip thrust of all hip thrusts.  A hip thrust that rivals even Louis Tomlinson’s. A hip thrust that put all other hip thrusts to shame.  Then I died and missed the rest of MixFest.

stay gold & love The Backstreet Boys,
Briana