It wouldn’t be the last day of school without sentimental Snapchats to my graduating friends, promises to stay in touch with acquaintances, and, of course, one of the most iconic summer songs from my childhood. I won’t deny that I’ve always dreamed of pulling off the perfectly timed chant with my friends right before the final bell rings or that I’ve always wanted to just run out of school without a care in the world. Any student that has watched High School Musical 2 and says they never wanted to try this choreography is absolutely lying because deep down in their hearts they consider this song the greatest guilty pleasure.
One of Jon Bellion’s greatest talents is his ability to put his audience in the scene of his music. “A Haunted House” walks the listener into a eerie house with a grand staircase where a heavenly figure stands at the top. With her presence, the dark house brightens and the cries of bitter ghosts of the past vanish. Despite the imagery that comes with it, this is one of Bellion’s most calming songs. It is perfect for a quiet night.
Like most of my recent musical interests, Twenty One Pilots introduced Jon Bellion to me. Without a doubt, The Definition (2014) is my favorite album, but it’s impossible to decide on my favorite song. “Ooh” is sweet and soothing, “Jungle” is exactly what I would imagine walking through a big city feels like, and “Carry Your Throne” reminds me of the intensity of one of my favorite shows, Reign. The music video perfectly captures the guts and glory of the common notion of medieval times; it may be enough to choose the song as my absolute favorite.
A personal favorite for its calming purposes.
As a lover of black and white videos and acoustic versions of songs, this is personally one of my favorite videos and songs of all time.
A holiday classic and a personal favorite, the song and the movie captured my heart within the very first seconds.
As Christmas approaches and I have Christmas music on repeat, I tend to obsess over this delightful little tune. Of all the versions of this song, including my own enthusiastic rendition, this version is my absolute favorite. From the cute little dances to the unique voices, Christ Colfer and Darren Criss did a beautiful job with this number.