Here at J-14, we're way into music, from your faves like the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus to newer bands and artists like Hey Monday and Kate Voegele. I happen to me a huge music fan myself - I'm constantly posting my fave song lyrics on Twitter or telling everyone about a show I just checked out.
That's why I was psyched when I realized that this month is the one year anniversary of Katy Perry's debut album, One Of The Boys. I have to admit, I got into Katy a bit after everyone else -- it was her second radio hit, "Hot N Cold," that made me give her whole record a try, not "I Kissed A Girl," the tune everyone obvi always talks about! But after seeing her live at Z100's Jingle Ball 2008 (in a cute Santa costume, natch), her CD has barely left my stereo, you can find me screaming "Fingerprints" out my window practically every day, and when her fourth single, "Waking Up In Vegas," comes on the radio, I turn the volume way too high for anyone's good (those poor fellow drivers on the highway). "Fingerprints" (featured in commercials for ABC Family's Sophie and the last track on One Of The Boys) has become my empowering anthem -- I feel like I can do almost anything after I listen to that track!
There are so many awesome female singers out there who not only have discs that "have legs" as they say in the industry (AKA they're still churning out hit singles way after their CD initially debuts) -- just like Pink, one of my all time faves! Her tunes are always on the radio, and the lyrics are super real and relatable, especially those breakup tracks off her latest disc, Funhouse ("So What," anyone?).
So I want to hear from you guys -- which CDs are you still listening to way after they came out? Are there any strong female singers you're constantly quoting? And are there any new bands you're really into right now?
We'd love to know, so fill J-14 in!
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