Hey guys! My name is Ryan Riccetti, and this is Pop Now, a weekly blog dedicated to everyone’s guiltiest pleasure: pop music! Summer is officially in full swing and we’re celebrating with a hot new collab from two relatively new artists who’ve faced a fair share of “one-hit wonder” rumours. Well today, it all ends! Let’s check out the artists and which song I think is about to be a total game changer!
Just when I thought I had all my favorite summer jams picked out for the season, Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen completely shook up my pop playlist this week with their brand new collaboration, Good Time. Like many other feel-good pop songs of the past few years, (see I Gotta Feeling, Good Feeling, Last Friday Night, etc) Good Time is all about embracing happiness and hitting the dancefloor for a night of fun. So what makes this song different from the rest?
Well for one, it features pop music’s #1 it-girl, Carly Rae Jepsen, internationally famous for her insanely catchy debut single, Call Me Maybe. After becoming a pop culture phenomenon earlier this year with backing from Justin Bieber and a slew of other teen idols, Carly has stormed the country and completely saturated the airwaves with her earworm hooks. With one hit under her belt, all eyes are on Jepsen to see her next musical venture. Thankfully, she made the right choice, and released Good Time, which just might have what it takes to get our minds off of Call Me Maybe.
Secondly, Good Time was written and produced by Adam Young, frontman of Owl City, most well-known for his smash single Fireflies. After a few years out of the spotlight, Owl City is back in full force, and we’re all waiting to see if he’s got what it takes to top his own record. Young has been hard at work for the past few months to make his return to mainstream pop music with songs like Shooting Star and Gold, which we covered in our all-access summer playlist!
LISTEN: Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
Getting back to the song, Good Time truly is an ode to blockbuster summer hits. There’s absolutely no denying that this record was written and produced with the top of the charts in mind. With lyrics like “I’m in if you’re down to get down tonight” and “We don’t even have to try, it’s always a good time,” Adam is treading some new territory, while Carly Rae sounds right at home on the romping beat. Combine that with a towering chorus of “Woah oh oh ohs!” and you’ve got yourself the perfect summer jam!
All in all, we think it’s safe to say that we’ll be rocking out to this song all summer. And as a bonus, Young and Jepsen will no longer have to suffer the “one-hit wonder” label. It’s a win-win!
So what do YOU think?? Does ‘Good Time’ has what it takes to be a summer hit? Comment BELOW and give us your thoughts!