Song of the Week!

By: Sophie Laborwit.

Today’s Tune: Radioctive, by Imagine Dragons.

Known for their hit “Radioactive,” Imagine dragons came out with several other songs that truly showcase their talent. This song, recommended by journalist Liam Paul, is also known as, “I bet My Life”. You may have heard it before on the radio or maybe you own the album, Either way, this song is great to listen to and has a great melody. I personally enjoyed this song and I think that you will as well. Very exiting and spontaneous, this song is a great song to [break] dance to on any day of the week. I like the lyrics because they are totally appropriate and still have ring to them. Radioactive is readable and all around expressive, which is what music is supposed to be!

Above is the cover image of the song itself. Not only the song has proven to be artsy!

Below is the music video (courtesy of YouTube) to the song. Have fun listening!



Song of the Week!

By: Sophie L.

Do you ever listen to that one song on repeat for days straight? I know I do. This new column is created purely from suggestions. Only songs that are good enough to be played over and over. All suggestions will be sent to me by readers of the jeffersonian.

Send in your fave song to! This week’s recommended song was…

Now, this is not a song, per say, that is lyric less, but it does have a really good tune. Lindsey Sterling is a violinist who mixes her music with a combination of dub step and dance.  This music video is great, but I personally think it distracts from the great music. Thats one opinion, but let’s me hear yours!


Song Review: “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

By: Amethyst Gallegos
 If you have ears and a radio, you’ve probably heard the chart topping tune “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor. This song is supposed to be about how everyone is beautiful and unique but the lyrics tend to say otherwise. “yeah, my mama she told me don’t worry about your size. She says ‘boys like a little more booty to hold at night'” While this song is saying you don’t have to be thin to be beautiful, what about naturally thin people? are they any less beautiful?  Of course not! This song is supposed to promote body positivity but shaming other body types to make yours feel better is NOT being body positive. Body positive means loving yourself and being the best you you can be, no matter what you look like!
          So if you really want to feel good about yourself, I’ve made a little list of songs to boost your self esteem (or at least make you feel good)
  • “Put Your Records On” -Corrine Bailey Rae
  • “The Beauty In Ugly” -Jason Mraz
  • “Secrets” -Mary Lambert
  • “Pretty Hurts” -Beyonce
  • “Beautiful” -Christina Aguilera
  • “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” -Cyndi Lauper
  • “Mouthwash” -Kate Nash
  • “Here Comes The Sun” -The Beattles

And a couple more songs to sing along to because why not?:

  • “Eye Of The Tiger” -Survivor
  • “Don’t Stop Believin” -Journey

For the picture above, check out this questionable fangirl site… 

SONG REVIEW: “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy

By Liam Paul

I am a Fall Out Boy fan, so I may be biased, but I think this song is just the right mix of Fall Out Boy’s natural awesomeness and music production.  A word to describe it, as any fall out boy song, is anthemic.  You can tell there is just a hint of hip hop/EDM elements, as well as their pop/punk style.  I hope this sets the tone for an album, because it deserved to be justified.

The hooks on the song are from Suzanne Vega’s 1987 song ‘Tom’s Diner’, as  bassist/songwriter, only they didn’t use the original vocals from the song, they chose a singer from Wentz’s DCD2 records, LoLo.  “I feel like it was so ubiquitous when we were Kids.  I mean, that song was absolutely everywhere and it just kind of disappeared.  I haven’t heard it in a minute.  And I was like that’s a shame.  That was such amazing song.  I would love for that to get some tip of the hat”,  said stump on ‘Tom’s Diner’.

Fall Out Boy’s 6th album, of which this will be a part, will hopefully be released sometime later this year.