I’m a Recovering Boy Band Addict

14 Jun

Ok, I’ll admit it. Whenever that One Direction song comes on the radio, you better believe I am rockin’ out in my car. Not just bopping along with the song, mind you. No. Full on singing and dancing – I might get pulled over one of these days…

But why? I’d like to think that I’m a twentysomething with much better music taste than I had when I was a teeny bopper. (For reference: don’t put Justin Beiber within punching distance from me if you don’t want him to look like a Picasso painting.) I used to listen to *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys ALL THE TIME. As I realized that music was much more versatile and that many more genres exist, I expanded my music library. My dad introduced me to The Beatles, The Who, Van Morrison, The Stones – the original classics. My mom introduced me to Madonna, Debbie Gibson, The Bangles, Pat Benetar – The 80’s Ladies. My older step-brothers introduced me to Green Day, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Pearl Jam – 90’s rock. My college friends introduced me to The Shins, Arcade Fire, Florence & the Machine, The White Stripes – more current rock greats. My sorority sisters introduced me to Kanye, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Childish Gambino – hip-hop and rap all stars.

The world introduced me to Adele, and I knew I was in love. The quality and sheer truth she displays in her voice and lyrics make me want to start an Adele church. It was either Chris Cornell or Stone Gossard who said about Eddie Vedder after hearing his demo tape, “There’s a person in there.” – I feel the same about Adele.

Preach, sister!

I’ve realized that so much music exists that I haven’t even begun to explore. I love 90’s rock more than can be explained in one post and I know there are plenty of 1-hit wonders whose music has yet to cross my path, but I know I’ll get there.

So, why on God’s green earth do I keep enjoying One Direction? There’s just something about their song(s) that just puts me into a trance. Maybe it’s because it’s the first type of music I really remembered enjoying? Maybe it’s because it reminds me of being young and stupid in undergrad? Maybe it’s because record companies have figured out how to inject heroin via the radio? The jury’s still out. All I know is that this summer, I have completely relapsed and will be visiting music rehab once more.

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3 Responses to “I’m a Recovering Boy Band Addict”

  1. GSL June 15, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    I fully blame you for call me maybe addiction.

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