5 Times Max Martin Made Me Love a Song By an Artist I Don’t

Max Martin is not really a household name, but if you’re a fan of pop music, you’re probably familiar with him. The Swedish songwriter & producer has crafted a gigantic amount of hit songs for an eclectic variety of artists, from the Backstreet Boys early in his career to The Weeknd more recently.

What’s fascinating is that the guy can write such a great hook, it really doesn’t matter who’s singing it. As a result, I frequently find myself in a situation where I hear a new song by an artist I normally don’t like, but am surprised to find I really enjoy the song. Then, if I look the song up online, about 99% of the time I find out it was written and/or produced by Max Martin. I am not even exaggerating here.

Let’s take a look at 5 times Max Martin managed to win me over with songs by artists I never liked before:

Out of the Woods by Taylor Swift

This was the first Taylor Swift song I heard and thought, “Yeah, I’m really into this!” It’s the song that encouraged me to research 1989, which led me to the realization that Max Martin’s fingerprints were all over it, which led to me actually buying and loving 1989. So, not that Taylor cares, but she’d be down at least one fan had she not had the good sense to jump on the Max Martin train.

Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande

Mr. Martin has worked with Grande before (the catchiest songs on her last album were all touched by his magic), but Dangerous Woman immediately caught my attention and stuck with me. Since it’s a bit different than Martin’s usual fare, it was a pleasant surprise to learn he co-wrote and produced the tune.

Can’t Stop the Feeling! By Justin Timberlake

I could get into NSYNC and early JT, but his latest albums have been a bit of a snoozefest for me. Maybe Justin was getting a bit bored himself, because this infectious song, co-written by Martin, is an upbeat departure.

Dark Horse by Katy Perry

Martin has actually worked with Katy Perry quite a bit, which is why her songs are so catchy and popular despite her mediocre-at-best voice. But it’s Dark Horse that finally managed to get me to admit I liked a Katy Perry song, and I’m giving Max Martin complete credit for that.

One More Night by Maroon 5

As a general rule, my opinion of Maroon 5 is marred by Adam Levine’s smarmy face and the fact that their songs, which all sound alike to me, get played incessantly on the radio. But then there was One More Night. It’s so darn catchy. And why is that? Because Maroon 5 didn’t write it – Max Martin did!
In some cases Martin’s collaborations have led me to albums and artists I grow to love, and other times I’m just salty about feeling compelled to sing along with a Maroon 5 song, but I am always awed by Max Martin’s talent and the fact that this brilliant Swedish dude has such an impact on American pop music.

Celebrity Instagram Accounts: Pet Edition 2

Whether people like to admit it or not, everyone is a little obsessed with a celebrity or two. But what could be better than famous people’s famous pets? Whether it’s the Obama’s dogs or Justin Bieber’s monkey, pets usually make the news. So here’s a peek at the pets you may not have seen yet.

Bella Thorne’s cat Lola

Ariana Grande’s dog Sirius Black

Miley Cyrus’ pig Bubba Sue

Taylor Swift’s cat Olivia

Cara Delevingne’s bunny Cecil


Were those not the cutest pets you’ve seen today? Sometimes I follow celebrities strictly to see their pets. So go follow them today to make your day a little brighter!

Ashleeeybash: Malala Yousafzai. Ariana Grande. Kickass Women (PART TWO)

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(Image Credit: Ashley Bulayo / The Daily Quirk)

AAAAND here’s part two to my super long video two weeks ago. Hope you enjoy. Let me know who you totally look up to bcos there are so many and I couldn’t name them all!

Ellie Goulding (Image Credit: Ellie Goulding/Instagram)

The Best Celebrity Instagram Accounts: Musician Edition

Ellie Goulding (Image Credit: Ellie Goulding/Instagram)

Ellie Goulding (Image Credit: Ellie Goulding/Instagram)

What takes a celebrity from 500,000 followers to over 1 million on Instagram? It’s not all chalked up to general popularity. Fans like following celebrities who are not just posting photos in promotion of their music or events, but celebrities who post just like we do. We want to see selfies, #ootd and behind the scenes of their grand scale events. That’s why these celebrity musicians are killin’ it in the Instagram game.

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The Latest Teen Actresses Turned Singers

Ariana Grande (Image Credit: Dave Hogan/MTV 2013/Getty Images for MTV)

Ariana Grande (Image Credit: Dave Hogan/MTV 2013/Getty Images for MTV)

A lot of the pop singers we know today didn’t always start out that way. Some of these girls tried going down the acting route first. Some started in movies but most of them made their first step into fame through television shows. It seems to have become a pattern for young stars to switch to singing once they’ve become too old to star in anymore “teen” shows. Let’s take a look at just a few of these starlets-turned-singers. Continue reading