Name: Adam Bernard Home: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States About Me: Entertainment journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome. See my complete profile
Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, with today being New Year’s Day, and a whole lotta folks having partied their asses off last night, I decided to make a special New Year’s hangover playlist.
If you’re one of the many folks out there who had a few too many drinks last night, that’s OK, this playlist was made to get you through your morning, so you can enjoy the rest of your new year’s day, which will hopefully be filled with college football, and lounging around in sweatpants. Of course, since this is Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.
PSY w/ Snoop Dogg – Hangover
Is your head hurtin’? Do you feel like you’ve been run over by a bus? Does the mere thought of alcohol disgust you? Sorry, buddy, but you have a hangover. Thankfully, PSY and Snoop are here to help you dance the pain away.
Britney Spears – Oops!... I Did It Again
It’s a familiar scene for a number of people. In fact, most of us have been there. You promised yourself you’d just have a few drinks, watch the ball drop, and then go home. Instead, you’re waking up quoting this Britney Spears classic, because when it comes to gettin’ crazy on New Year’s Eve, oops, you did it again.
Side note: You don’t have to put on a red leather body suit in order to cure your hangover … unless you’re into that sorta thing.
King Missile – Detachable Penis
Feeling woozy from being too boozy? You might want to check in your pants, as King Missile once crooned, “I woke up this morning with a bad hangover / and my penis was missing again / this happens all the time / it’s detachable.”
If you find you’re missing something … down there, before you panic too much, I suggest walking down Second Ave. towards St. Mark’s Place.
Tiesto w/ Matthew Koma – Wasted
Maybe, just maybe, you hooked up last night, and you’re waking up next to somebody that, in the light of day, and no longer under the influence of alcohol, you realize you aren’t really all that into. Hey, there’s nothing wrong in admitting, “I like us better when we’re wasted,” but I don’t suggest singing along too loudly to this one until the person you hooked up with has gone home. You might get slapped.
Lit – My Own Worst Enemy
If you were Vodka Samm levels of wasted last night, there’s a better than average chance you said something stupid, possibly to someone you care about. With that in mind, it might be time to start singing this Lit classic to ask for forgiveness, as “Can we forget about the things I said when I was drunk?” is a solid apology … at least when sung.
Evanescence – Call Me When You’re Sober
If you’re on that apology train this morning, here’s a pro tip – don’t still be drunk when you’re apologizing. A slurred apology isn’t a good apology. You don’t want to be like the person in this Evanescence song, as Amy Lee derides him, singing, “You never call me when you’re sober.”
Aaliyah – We Need A Resolution
OK, so your hangover has been cured, you’re feeling alright, you’ve had a solid breakfast, and you’re watching a bowl game that has 72 corporate sponsors – it’s time to vow that you’ll never again get as hammered as you were last night. In the words of Aaliyah, “We Need A Resolution.”
Sure, it’s a resolution you may break in two weeks, but to quote Bart Simpson’s now infamous cake, at least you tried.
And with that, my time is up for the week, but I'll be back next week with more shots on all things pop.