Earlier this week, MTV aired its Video Music Awards or VMAs for short. This year was the 32nd one! Can you believe that? That is 32 years of cultural significance and trendy irreverence. Whatever your feelings regarding the VMAs, we can all agree that it is one of the most divisive awards shows around. Some people hate it; others think the telecast is equivalent to microscoping youth culture and seeing, we hate to say this, what the kids are doing. At Total Entertainment, we like to keep up with pop culture, especially music.
After all, there is a good chance that some of these songs will be playing at an event you’ll be throwing, whether a wedding or birthday party – and we want to help you throw a bumping party that your guests will talk about for years to come. So, with that said, what were some of the highlights of this year’s VMAs?
Well, Justin Bieber cried while performing his hits “Where Are U Now” and “What Do You Mean?” The crowd, suffice to say, was raucous and very much into it. If you have any parties coming up, chances are you’ll hear at least one of them, most likely “Where Are U Now” as it features Skrillex and Diplo. The song is hypnotic and drags you into a weird lull – not a slow lull mind you, but more like a trance. It’s hard not to like this song and we bet you’re infected by it as much as we are.
Male video of the year went to, predictably, “Uptown Funk “. The Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars jam has been tearing up dance floors from coast to coast. It’s also been everywhere else – commercials, television shows, movies, and more. The only risk of this song getting on people’s nerves is if it becomes overplayed, which might happen, if it hasn’t happened already. Nevertheless, the song conjures up the sounds of decades past and when that song comes on the radio or in the club, it’s as if we’re all shoved into a time machine and taken to Studio 54. This song bleeds disco and funk.
There were many other highlights, but we just want to focus on those two for now. We guarantee these songs will shake up any dancefloor.