Singers like Shakira and Britney Spears have brought us so many cool and fun songs in the past! In more recent years, singers like Demi Lovato and Lady Gaga have done the same thing! Some of these artists have released one big song that everyone adores and others have released long lists worth of music across different albums over the years. Whether an artist or band has a single one hit wonder, or they have a bunch of big singles to listen to, a song that is considered a good song on the radio is a very big deal! Singers like Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars are amazing because they push the boundaries between R&B and pop music all the time! Singers like Taylor Swift who went from country to pop and Beyonce who went from being part of a girl group to making it big on her own solo path, are the reason we turn on the radio today! Some artists bring thought-provoking music to the table while others just bring music for us to dance to with our friends in the car!
Let's see if we can guess the accurate astrological sign based on the honest pickings and passings of these hit songs!
I Gotta Feeling?
"The Black Eyed Peas is a musical group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo and singer Jessica Reynoso. Originally an alternative hip hop group, they subsequently changed their musical sound to pop and dance-pop music. The Black Eyed Peas' 'I Gotta Feeling' is the seventh-most downloaded song in the United Kingdom 1,350,000+. (Wikipedia). This super catchy song is one of their biggest songs ever! It is super fun to listen to and super fun to dance to as well!
Nicki Minaj sings this song! She once said, "When I was younger I didn't have much financially like we couldn't afford a lot of stuff and I remember seeing little girls' rooms on TV and they'd all be pink. I didn't have my own room, I shared with my brother, so I would have this daydream and imagine that one day I could have my own room and it would all be pink, like Cinderella's." (Brainy Quote). Pick or pass!
Call Me Maybe?
Carly Rae Jepsen said, "I think when it comes to pop I'm past the point of curiosity. I admit to a full-on obsession with it, and I think it's getting worse, actually. Pretty much every day, there's a moment where I'm having to pinch myself and think, 'When did this happen to my life?'" (Brainy Quote). She became an instant success because of this song! Her place in the world of pop is cemented in stone! Pick or pass on this jam!
Ed Sheeran, the singer of this song, once said, "I saw Damien Rice in Dublin when I was 13, and that inspired me to want to pursue being a songwriter... I practiced relentlessly and started recording my own EPs. At 16, I moved to London and played any gigs I could, selling CDs from my rucksack to fund recording the next, and it snowballed from there." (Brainy Quote). He is a very talented singer and this is only one of his greatest songs!
Taylor Swift once said, "I am alone a lot, which is good. I need that time to just be alone after a long day, just decompress. So, I go to either my house or the hotel, or my apartment, or whatever - wherever I am, I go home and I watch TV and I sit there, with my cat, and I just watch TV or go online, check my emails." (Brainy Quote). She is a great singer and this song proves it!
Robin Thicke, the singer of this song, said, "When I wrote for Jordan Knight, I was 17 or 18, they were pretty much the only songs I was writing. By the time people like Christina or Usher came around, I was able to know that I was writing for different points of view and people that might not want to say certain things. So I have to be considerate of whichever artist I'm writing for." (Brainy Quote). He is great!
Just Give Me a Reason?
"Alecia Beth Moore, known professionally as Pink, is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. Originally a member of the girl group Choice in 1995, LaFace Records saw potential in Pink and offered her a solo recording contract." (Wikipedia) According to Google, she has been married to Carey Hart since 2006. It is now time to pick or pass on the song Just Give Me a Reason! Just Give Me a Reason would be a tough song to pass up on!
Nicki Minaj once said, "I'm a rapper... Gaga's a fantastic artist, ya know, she paved her way. She's opened her own lane. But I think that I have my own lane. And we never cross. Ever. So, ya know, I really don't get the comparison anymore. Our music doesn't sound the same. Our stage presence is not the same. I just can't see the similarities." (Brainy Quote). She is a great artist and she has been compared to Lady Gag but they both rock!
The Lazy Song?
The Lazy Song is a song performed by Bruno Mars. He once said, "What I like about Elvis is the same thing I like about James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince. These guys, back in the day, there was no smoke and mirrors. It was just raw talent. They would step out onstage and command an audience. Talk about awesome." (Brainy Quote). Bruno Mars is super talented and this song proves that fact to all of his fans! Pick or pass!
Fergalicious is a fun song by Fergie! She once said, "I was in a group called Wild Orchid and it just wasn't working. I wasn't being myself. What I should have done was say. 'Girls, it's really time for me to go on my own. I need to fulfill this dream of mine to have a solo album.' And I didn't know how to do that. I wanted to please them." (Brainy Quote). We are glad she moved on to bigger musical things!
Alicia Keys, the gal who performs this epic ballad! She once said, "I'm a very positive person, but this whole concept of having to always be nice, always smiling, always happy, that's not real. It was like I was wearing a mask. I was becoming this perfectly chiseled sculpture, and that was bad. That took a long time to understand." (Brainy Quote). She is such an insightful woman! She is incredibly talented and this song is one her best songs ever!
Justin Bieber once said, "I started singing about three years ago, I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn't taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place." (Brainy Quote). It is great that he started singing in the first place. This song, in particular, is one of his earlier ones.
Bruno Mars once said, "Today, I'd like to talk to Bob Marley. I'd just like to ask him what was his method. Bob is one of the greatest songwriters ever. I don't know if people understand how powerful his songs are and the simplicity and genius behind them, from 'Redemption Song' to 'Is This Love?' and 'I Shot the Sheriff.'" (Brainy Quote). Bruno Mars is featured on this song but it belongs to a man named Mark Ronson! Pick or pass!
Billie Eilish mentioned Beyonce when she said, "I'm a really artistic person, and so, with the live stuff, there's a lot that I think is really cool. Beyonce and Rihanna have all these dancers. So with the live costumes and video costumes, I'd really like to have my vision. The way that I want people to dress is very specific. I love fashion." (Brainy Quote). Beyonce is the talented singer behind this epic song! Does Halo get picked or passed?
End of the Road?
"Boyz II Men is an R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies. They are currently a trio composed of baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman." (Wikipedia). According to Google, this group won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Soul Train Music Award for Best Song of the Year, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, and many other awards!
Taylor Swift once said, "I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs." (Brainy Quote). Boy, are we glad she chose to start singing!
Trey Songz is the singer behind this super fun song. He once said, "I never really had male influences in my life. Steady, male influences. And that's what I wanna be for my family. As a musician, I definitely will attain everything that I set out to. I work very hard. But more important to me is that my family is taken care of." (Brainy Quote). Will the song Bottoms Up get picked on passed on for this quiz round?
We Belong Together?
We Belong Together is an amazing song by Mariah Carey. According to Google, she won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, and the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video. She also won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video and the World Music Award for World’s Best Song.
Lady Gaga, the singer behind this song, said, "I don't know if I'm selfless - I still want to make a great record. I want to make a hit record. I want to tour; that's not completely selfless. But the truth is I'm not interested in people coming to my show for me as much as I am for them coming to my show for themselves. That's always been how I am." (Brainy Quote). Pick or pass on this fun jam!
Crazy in Love?
Crazy in Love is an amazing song by Beyonce! Thandie Newton talked about Beyonce when she said, "I think when girls hear Beyonce, it makes them move and want to lift their arms up and be strong, be powerful. She puts this energy of positivity out there, which is good for people's souls. I think musicians are kind of like shamans: they're bringing the vibrations of a more spiritual state." (Brainy Quote). Pick or pass on this awesome musical number!
Baby One More Time?
Baby One More Time is one of Britney Spear's best songs ever! Britney Spears once said, "I've always followed my heart and pursued my dreams, and I imagine that people find that inspiring. I hope that is the effect I have on my fans and people in general. I definitely want to project positive energy out into the world." (Brainy Quote). Britney Spears has always followed her dreams which is awesome because her dreams included a lot of great music!
Shake It Off?
Taylor Swift once said, "Fans are my favorite thing in the world. I've never been the type of artist who has that line drawn between their friends and their fans. The line's always been really blurred for me. I'll hang out with them after the show. I'll hang out with them before the show. If I see them in the mall, I'll stand there and talk to them for 10 minutes." (Brainy Quote). Taylor Swift songs like this one are the best!
A Moment Like This?
Kelly Clarkson is the singer behind this song. She once said, "When I went to Los Angeles right after high school, I got some acting jobs, and I never ever wanted to be an actress! Public speaking and acting make me want to vomit. But I have never been nervous singing. When it comes to public speaking, I stumble on my words, sweat, and pull at my clothes." (Brainy Quote). Pick or pass on this super beautiful Kelly Clarkson song!
Hayley Williams, the main singer of Paramore, once said, "No, I'm not a vegetarian. I do eat that way. I actually eat vegan quite a lot. I feel better when I eat that way, and I think there's been a lot of proof that's come up over the last however many years, that we can't deny, I don't think, that meat or dairy aren't all that good for us." (Brainy Quote). Her eating habits definitely do not make a difference when it comes to her singing!
Britney Spears, the singer of this song, once said, "We have a nanny in the house, but there are always times when one of my kids does something bad or wrong, and they'll listen to me more than they do the nanny. So I think it's important to set up that boundary of respect for them at a young age, so they will know, 'I better listen to Mommy.'" (Brainy Quote). It is great that has a good relationship with her kids AND such great music!
What A Girl Wants?
Christina Agulera is the woman who sings What A Girl Wants! She once said, "It's been quite a roller coaster ride, but I've grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people's lives... for that I give thanks." (Brainy Quote). Her life being a rollercoaster includes a lot of her greatest songs! Time to pick or pass on a pop song like What A Girl Wants for this quiz round!
Lady Gaga is the singer behind this amazing song! She once said, "I'm confident in who I am. I've come to a place in my life where I've accepted things that are me, as opposed to feeling pressure to explain myself to people around me. That's just the way I've always tried to be. It didn't change when I became a star." (Brainy Quote). It now the time to either pick or pass on an awesome song like Bad Romance!
P!nk is an awesome singer! According to Google, she won the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Female Singer, MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video, and the MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video. She also won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration, MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, and the Billboard Music Award for Woman of the Year.
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together?
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together is another great song by Taylor Swift! She once said, "I let people fill in the blanks on their own. If they want to think about their ex, that's fine. If they want to think about maybe who one of my exes is, then that's fine. And it might not be right, because I'm the only one who knows what these songs are really about. It's the one shred of privacy I have in the matter." (Brainy Quote).
According to Google, Justin Bieber won the Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, Billboard Music Award for Top Male Artist, and the Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Song. He also won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Push Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Fan Army, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Singer, and many other awards!
24K Magic is a super fun song to listen to! Bruno Mars once said, "In pop music, the public usually sees the results - the hit records, the Grammy Awards performances, the concert tours - but not all the work that goes into getting into the spotlight. And not everyone realizes that, even if ya have a lot of talent, chances are ya won't make it." (Brainy Quote). It is now the time to either pick or pass on this awesome song!
Lady Gaga was recently in a movie called A Star Is Born and she would have never reached this point in superstardom if it weren't for this song! Just Dance is the first major song that Lady Gaga ever released. Just Dance painted a picture of Lady Gaga that was a little weird and kind of strange but nowadays, she has a different image attached to her. She is now known for her wonderful voice and her amazing acting skills!
Cool For The Summer?
Cool For The Summer is a super catchy song by Demi Lovato! Demi once said, "I get mad. I get sad. I have all those emotions. But I just like to keep them to myself. I don't think my fans need to be bothered with if I'm mad or sad about something. I should just be concerned that they are keeping up with my music or I'm making them happy with my show." (Brainy Quote). She is so cool for being so open!
In Da Club?
Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 Cent, is the rapper behind this song. He once said, "STREET by 50 is all about giving our fans the finest music experience we possibly can. The response to the limited edition colors so far speaks for itself - the fans want the opportunity to match their headphones to their personal style, and we definitely want to make sure to give them what they want." (Brainy Quote). This is one of his biggest rap songs.
Bye Bye Bye?
Bye Bye Bye is a big song that was released years back by a boy group name N'SYNC. Justin Timberlake was a member of the group. He once said, "What makes most people comfortable is some sort of sense of nostalgia. I grew up in a small town, and I could count my friends on one hand, and I still live that way. I think I'll pass on in a small town." (Brainy Quote). We are totally nostalgic for this song!
What About Us?
"Alecia Beth Moore born September 8, 1979, known professionally as Pink stylized as P!nk, is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. Originally a member of the girl group Choice in 1995, LaFace Records saw potential in Pink and offered her a solo recording contract. Her R&B-influenced debut studio album Can't Take Me Home in 2000 was certified double-platinum in the United States and spawned two Billboard 100 top-ten songs." (Wiki). Pick or pass on this awesome pop song right about now!
Pharrell Williams once said, "The more I can make a person comfortable in their environment by taking my ego's hat off and leaving it at the door, then they can dive deep within themselves and we can pull out something interesting that people have never heard before. It's the stuff that's - that no one's ever heard before is really interesting." (Brainy Quote). He is the awesome singer behind this super cheerful song! Time to pick or pass right about now!
"One Republic is a pop rock band formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 consisting of lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, guitarist Zach Filkins, guitarist Drew Brown, bassist, and cellist Brent Kutzle, and drummer Eddie Fisher. The band first achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act." (Wikipedia) With band members like Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Zach Filkins, Eddie Fisher, Drew Brown, Tim Myers, and Jerrod Bettis working together, there is no way for this group to ever go wrong!
"Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is a singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time." (Wiki). Pick or pass on an awesome like Mirrors by Justin Timberlake!
The lyrics of this song say: "We get together. Oh, we get together. But separate's always better when there's feelings involved. Know what they say -its... Nothing lasts forever! Then what makes it, then what makes it. Then what makes it, then what makes it. Then what makes love the exception? So why, oh, why, oh. Why, oh, why, oh, why, oh. Are we still in denial when we know we're not happy here!" (Google). Pick or pass on this jam!
Come & Get It?
Selena Gomez is the singer behind this cute and flirty jam. She once said, "One of the most important things for me is my hair. I've always been about my hair, and I love that my mom and my nana taught me how to take care of it myself. It goes through a lot every day, but I try to keep it healthy. I have to admit, it can get a little sad on the ends." (Brainy Quote). Pick or pass on this song!
The Only Exception?
This song is called The Only Exception! It comes from a band called Paramore which includes Hayley Williams as the main singer. She once said, "I know a lot of people think L.A. and they see a picture in their head, but those people obviously don't know me, because I sit on a couch every day. That's my idea of a good time - just being in a sweat suit." (Brainy Quote). She loves to relax! Time to either pick or pass on this song!
Sorry Not Sorry?
"Demetria Devonne Lovato, born August 20, 1992, is a talented singer, songwriter, and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock in 2008 and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam in 2010. Since signing with Hollywood Records, Lovato has released six studio albums, including Don't Forget in 2008 and Here We Go Again in 2009." (Wiki). Pick or pass on this song!
Michelle Obama once said, "I have a very eclectic iPod. So I've got my cardio people - so it's anything from Beyonce to some Jay-Z to Janelle Monae, her song 'Tightrope,' that's a good cardio song. And then I've got Sting. I've got Mary J. Blige. I've got The Beatles. I've got Michael Jackson. I try to pick the songs that I personally love." (Brainy Quote). Even Michelle loves Beyonce! This particular song is such a great song by Beyonce to listen to!
Ashanti is the singer behind this song! She once said, "I was offered seven deals from seven different major labels between 2009-2011, and to be quite honest... nowadays, ya need a hit record, a great radio team, an amazing PR firm, social media, a big budget, a team that is ready to work extremely hard, and the drive and passion to win!" (Brainy Quote). This song is super relatable for a lot of girls who have been through relationship troubles.
"[Outkast] is a hip hop duo formed in 1991 in East Point, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin, formerly known as Dré, and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. The duo achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success in the 1990s and early 2000s, helping to popularize Southern hip hop while experimenting with diverse genres such as funk, psychedelia, jazz, and techno." (Wiki). It is time to pick or pass on a song like Hey Ya!
All The Small Things?
Blink 182 is the band behind this song! The lyrics say, "Say it ain't so, I will not go.Turn the lights off, carry me home. Na, na, na, na. Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na. Late night, come home. Work sucks, I know. She left me roses by the stairs. Surprises let me know she cares. Say it ain't so, I will not go. Turn the lights off, carry me home. Na, na, na, na!" (Google).
Justin Bieber once said, "The Beliebers have done some pretty crazy stuff. Last week, the night before I was due to do a show in Germany, four girls went into a dumpster so they could sneak into the building. They climbed in and hid. When the guys working on the truck started getting the mess they found them straight away. It was crazy." (Brainy Quote). He deserves to have his huge fanbase because he releases songs just like this one!
Hayley Williams, leader of Paramore, once said, "Being on my own in a studio is really, really different than making music with the band. I can't say I necessarily enjoy it more, but it was just a new experience for me. I enjoy punk, the attitude as well as the music, but I don't feel like I have to be a carbon copy of it and invite all this controversy just to be punk rock." (Brainy Quote). Pick or pass on Paramore's song Decode!
Hips Don't Lie?
Hips Don't Lie is an awesome song to dance to! It is performed by Shakira! She once said, "I believe that every single one of us, celebrity or not, has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world. Our generation faces many challenges, some of which were passed on to us by the past generations, but it's up to us to find solutions today so that we don't keep passing our problems on." (Brainy Quote). She is an inspiration!