As the year winds down and the radios countdown to the “Top Songs of the Year”, we here at 4E have decided to take a different route. Why deal with the normal songs, when we never do normal?
Instead, for this holiday season we are bringing you the best covers/remixes of the year.
1. Coco Gnash
Maybe I only like this song because my nickname is Coco … but I really do think this version is much better than the original. There is nothing better than hearing “I’m in love with the coco” over and over. If you haven’t listened to the two songs in contrast to each other yet, get on it.
2. Bang Bang 3Lau Radio Remix
This song was stuck in my head for a good month this year. When I heard this remix, I immediately judged it because I was “so over the song”. However, this is actually an amazing remix. And because of it, the song is once again stuck in my brain for eternity.
3. Flawless Remix Beyoncé Ft. Lil Kim
As a Beyoncé lover and devotee, I have committed all of her songs to memory. This remix is all a Beyoncé/music lover could ever want in a remix: the classic words of Beyoncé mixed with an insanely amazing beat. Flawless, literally. (Also check out the version featuring Nicki Minaj, it’s equally great.)
4. I’m Not The Only One ASAP Rocky
Even though this song is so sad and emotional, it is one of my all time favorites. It is the perfect mix of heartwrenching and badass. This remix takes the song from “too sad” to the perfect mix of emotions. And for any of you Kanye lovers, make sure to listen to Carlos Serrano’s remix of this song.
5. Waves Mr. Probz (1st Born Cover)
This is one of my sister’s favorite songs and she begged me to include this. In my opinion, I like how this song is slower than the original. It is more thought provoking and in her words, “We could do ballet to this song”. No matter what, it is just insanely beautiful.
6. Habits (Stay High) Tove Lo (Cover by Brandon Skeie)
This is the song that perfectly explains getting over someone. The slower pace is perfect as it focuses more on the music of the song and less on the beat.
7. Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye (Kygo Remix)
This remix is a modern take on the song which makes me love the song all over again. There is something about taking something old and changing it for today that always (well, usually) works. Bravo.
8. Bound 2 Kanye West (Sigma Remix)
Bound 2 is one of my recent Kanye favorites. This version is awesome and a nice mix, in comparison to the original. A new favorite of mine, definitely.
9. Closing Time Semisonic (Raone Franco Remix)
Okay, this is not a 2014 song. But since “Friends with Benefits” is a timeless movie, this remix is pertinent no matter the year. No matter the year, the remix or the singer, this song will always hold a special place in my heart.
10. Fancy Iggy Azalea (Yellow Claw Remix)
While there are so many “Fancy” remixes, my family (because they helped me with this) and I all agree that this version is the one we would want to hear more than the others. “Fancy” was such a pertinent song in this year and it could never be forgotten. Thanks Iggy!
Hope you had a musical holiday and get ready for an amazing music year.
Deck the Halls with tons of new songs, fa la la la la la la ……
2014 was a long year – 365 days, to be exact. This might have felt longer or shorter depending on if you had a good year or a bad year. Nonetheless, there are a ton of things that we forgot happened in the last 12 months. Feel free to add your own in the comments.
Tweets made fun of the Sochi Olympics #sochiproblems
Justin Bieber got arrested
Someone scored for their own team in the World Cup
Obama appeared in “Between Two Ferns”
Georgetown was in the NIT
People were obsessed with Flappy Bird
Erdogan got elected president of Turkey
Lauren Conrad got married
Johns Hopkins mistakenly sent acceptance emails to 296 rejected students
Kim Kardashian was on the cover of Vogue
Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber fought
Adam Levine got married
Suarez bit someone
Taylor Swift took all her music off Spotify
Ellen took a celebrity selfie at the Oscar’s
We landed on a comet
Chris Christie (NJ) caused a traffic jam as political revenge
Malaysian Airlines had a tough time
“How I Met Your Mother” ended
Kim Kardashian tied the knot for the third time
Jay Leno’s Tonight Show ended
Jimmy Fallon started his Tonight Show
Solange and Jay-Z fought in an elevator
Robin Williams died
“Wrecking Ball” got video of the year
The iPhone 6 made its debut
Derek Jeter retired
The ice bucket challenge took over
Marijuana was legalized
Kim Kardashian’s butt broke the internet
A person with Ebola flew on a commercial airplane
Maya Angelou died
The Republican party won the majority of the House and the Senate
Starbucks released their first new holiday drink in forever – chestnut praline latte
California Chrome didn’t win the Triple Crown
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” premiered
Phillip Seymour Hoffman died
Hillary Clinton spoke to an empty Gaston Hall
Hoyas, we at 4E hope you had an awesome year with some truly unforgettable moments.
Photos: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/; http://www.nbcnews.com/; http://blog.datumbox.com/; http://www.brunchnews.com/; time.com; zap2it.com
Oh, 13. You’re such a creepy number. Historically, there were 13 steps that led criminals to the gallows. Thirteen people were present at the Last Supper. Apollo 13 was the only failed moon mission. And 12 is a perfect number in numerology … which basically makes 13 the worst number ever. I could go on and on with the horrors, but here’s the bottom line: 13 is a very terrifying, very unlucky number.
Therefore, the year 2013 must have been utterly cursed. To start, “13” is located right there in the year itself – 2013. But making matters worse, Friday the 13th occurred twice this year (in September and December, in case you were wondering), which only takes the negative freaky vibrations to a whole new level. We aren’t normally superstitious here at 4E, but it seems like 2013 brought a lot of bad luck upon some Hoyas. Over the course of the year, there were some pretty unlucky moments here on the Hilltop. In fact, here are 12 of them (we would’ve done 13, but it’s just too evil a number already):
1. As a result of a summer administrative decision with no student input whatsoever, J.J. lost his mascot privileges.
2. The Southwest Quad fire alarms ruined everyone’s life in the fall. (Okay, maybe life is a bit overdramatic, but they did ruin everyone’s beauty sleep for a while.)
3. Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Laura Bush spoke in Gaston Hall, but you didn’t make it inside even though you lined up at 5 a.m.
Hermione’s face says it all: ouch.
4. Epicurean owner Chang Wook Chon found himself in hot water amid allegations of worker mistreatment.
5. Administrators decided that you’re no longer allowed to have a car on campus.
6. The Georgetown University football team had a rough 2-9 season.
7. The Third Edition – for which we’ve always held an special fondness – closed in February…
8. … And then Tuscany closed in June.
9. At one point this year, the University considered having a satellite campus.
10. “The Exorcist” author William Peter Blatty (C ’50) tried to strip away Georgetown’s Catholic affiliation.
11. You had to take finals. We know that finals happen every year, but they’re still terrible.
12. Last, but not least, the government shut down. Classes didn’t.
Needless to say, 2013 brought a lot of unlucky moments to the Hilltop. Not ones for pessimism, though, we at 4E have a bright outlook for 2014. Here’s to a better and much luckier New Year, Hoyas!
Photos: Georgetowner, Fanpop, Dishes and Socks, CNN, CBS, FineArtAmerica; Charlie Lowe, Alexander Brown and Kristen Skillman for The Hoya
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2013 – what a year! We laughed at Homecoming and even more the day after. We cried during finals, and we saw just the beginning of what will be many adorable pictures of John B. Carroll. Now, 2014 is fast approaching and with it comes the start of a new semester! So what better way to cherish the memories and forget the “if onlys” of 2013 than to ring in the New Year with a celebration! Whatever your plans may be, here is 4E’s New Year’s Eve playlist to get you to party like, like it’s the end of world (at least the 2013 world):
1. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie, Q-Tip & GoonRock Listen to the wise words of Fergie as you get yourself ready for the last few hours of 2013.
2. Diamonds – Rihanna Once you’ve let the party mood sink in, remember all the hard work you have accomplished this year, give yourself a self five and continue to shine bright.
4. And We Danced – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis So maybe a little dancing can be incorporated into tonight? (Also this song is perfect for your memory montage of the year with the lines “And we laughed, and we cried, and danced, and had a really, really, really good time.”)
5. Anything Could Happen – Ellie Goulding If there was ever a time to adopt that YOLO mentality, New Year’s Eve would be the night.
6. End Of Time – Beyonce (Amir Afargan Remix) Use this song to focus on those loved ones who helped make this year great (and of course, you can include Beyonce in there too).
7. Years – Alesso ft. Matthew Koma After sufficient reflecting on the past, look toward the years to come. Start 2014 off right by saying, repeating and knowing that these will be the (most memorable) years.
8. The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats We can dance. We can dance. Everybody’s taking the chance.
9. Raise Your Glass – P!nk No matter if you have a physical or metaphorical glass, raise it high and raise it proud. Keeping doing you, Hoyas.
10. Celebration – Kool & The Gang Coming full circle, do not forget that tonight is about appreciating the past year, the ones you shared it with and the memories to come. So in any way you want, celebrate.
Enjoy the rest of winter break, Hoyas! Happy New Year!