One of the best things about Summer is the outdoor fairs and carnivals that pop up all over the country. And what’s a carnival without some great music? Here are some of our favorite carnival-themed videos!
1. Jordan Knight – “Give It To You” Our formative years consisted of calling into TRL constantly to vote for this video. Looking back, we totally made the right decision because this is THE only ‘carnival’ video that matters.
2. Big Time Rush – “Boyfriend”
Learn from James Diamond. If your bae can’t make it to the carnival, you can always find a nice plant to go on rides with you.
3. Mariah Carey – “Fantasy” This video is definitely a sweet, sweet fantasy, baby!
4. The Vamps – “Last Night” We love The Vamps idea for this video: let’s use our entire budget and build ourselves a carnival for the video shoot! We’d totally do the same.
5. NKOTB – “Please Don’t Go Girl”
With Wahlburgers opening in Coney Island soon, we can only hope the band stops by to re-enact scenes from this video. Can we ride the Wonder Wheel with Joey?
Few artists have had as much chart topping success as Mariah Carey. She ranks in second place in the most #1 singles of any artist, just behind The Beatles. She just announced her upcoming second full album of her 18 #1 hits, named “#1 to Infinity.” Here are our all time favorite Mariah #1s and music videos!
This video is basically our Summer outfit and activity goals.
2. “One Sweet Day” featuring Boyz II Men
Why aren’t there more boyband/pop star duets? We need an *NSYNC/Britney single. The closest we have is Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers “We Got The Party”
3. “Heartbreaker” featuring Jay-Z
Definitely one of the greatest music videos of the TRL era (RIP). We’d still vote for it today.
We love that this video is a mini Bond movie. They just don’t make music videos like this anymore!
We’re so glad that Austin has finally released a studio version of our jam “Shawty Shawty,” which was the very first song he ever recorded in Miami – nearly 3 years ago! We love everything about this song: from the Mariah Carey sample in the beginning of the track to Austin’s sweet dance moves in the chorus. (We’ve got this one nailed – getting ready to see him on tour later this month!) Check out all of Austin’s upcoming tour dates HERE.
Listen to the official audio for “Shawty Shawty” below!
And if you need to brush up on your dance moves, watch his performance from the MTV Artist to Watch tour!
The lineup for one of our favorite summer traditions, the “Today” Show Toyota Concert series was revealed today! The schedule includes SecretFangirls.com favorites Austin Mahone, Ed Sheeran and Pharrell.
We’ve seen many great “Today” Show concerts over the years: Big Time Rush, Hilary Duff, Hunter Hayes, Jonas Brothers, New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees, and more. It’s totally possible to squeeze in a quick concert before work/school/etc. Our philosophy? Are you going to look back and think “gee, I’m so glad I was well rested for work that random Summer Friday!” Or “hey, remember that time James from BTR signed my coffee cup at 6am?”
Fangirl Tip! Sign up for the Today Show Concert Series newsletter – a few days before each concert, they will send out an email asking if you are interested in a Fan Pass. The Fan Pass is awesome and allows you priority access and to be closest to the stage, without having to wait as long in line. (You’ll still need to be there before 6AM!)
Today Show Toyota Concert Series Summer 2014
May 16th – Mariah Carey
May 23rd – Tim McGraw
May 26th – Austin Mahone
May 30th – Rascal Flatts
June 5th – Pharrell
June 6th – Sara Bareilles
June 13th – Train
June 17th – Little Mix
June 20th – Fall Out Boy
June 27th – Phillip Phillips
July 4th – Ed Sheeran
July 11th – Fifth Harmony
July 18th – Jason Mraz
July 22nd – 5SOS
July 25th – OneRepublic
July 29th – Jennifer Hudson
August 1st – Aloe Blacc
August 8th – Iggy Azalea
August 15th – Neon Trees
August 22nd – Hunter Hayes
August 29th – Ariana Grande
September 1st – Maroon 5
September 5th – Usher
There is no denying that the 90s are back in a big way this year. We’ve seen more flannel shirts, Doc Martens, crop tops and floral platform sneakers than we have in years. We are 90s girls, so the music of this time period will always hold a special place in our hearts, especially the videos we remember watching and calling in to vote for on TRL. Remember when MTV played music?
Check out our list of the most iconic videos of the late 90s .. Who would you vote for on TRL today?
It’s just 12 days until Christmas, which means every radio station, department store, and Duane Reade have been playing the same 5 holiday songs since November. Need a break from Taylor Swift’s version of “Last Christmas”? (we love this song too .. the first 5 times we hear it). Here are some of our favorite holiday songs.
NSYNC – Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays (aka the greatest holiday video of all time)