SCRIBBLE: 60 songs better than ‘WAP’

DJ Love Life 

bbeassie@uccs.edu 

     Let’s face it, no disrespect to Cardi B or Megan Thee Stallion, but “WAP” is a bad song, plain and simple. It doesn’t matter how many times I hear it, or how high it ranks on the Billboard Hot 100, I cannot for the life of me understand why people think it’s such a hit.  

     If you’re like me, you like to jam to just about any beat that is on the radio. Pop, rock, country, R&B, classical…you name it. As an avid music lover, I would argue that about 85% of the songs that are out there are actually good songs, and if they aren’t great, then they are at least decent. “WAP” is not one of these songs. 

     When it comes to this controversial song, I could not really care less about the content itself; that is not the primary thing that bothers me. In my opinion, the beat of “WAP” is mediocre at best and the words themselves are more repetitive than Justin Bieber’s “Baby.” By the time I am through listening to the song, all I can think about is figuring out a way to bleach my brain and erase it.  

     I’m all for risqué music and women’s empowerment, but I feel like there are literally billions of songs that have a better rhythm and melody than the overhyped “WAP.” With that being said, I have taken the liberty of putting together a playlist of songs for people who are looking for alternatives to the example of musical trash I’ve mentioned above.  

     Rather than “WAP,” I highly recommend for you to play these for your S/O on your next date night. They certainly set the mood in more ways than one!   

  1. “Give You What You Like” – Avril Lavigne  
  1. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – Elton John  
  1. “Your Body” – Christina Aguilera  
  1. “Where’s My Shoe” – The Winchester Boys 
  1. “Talking Body” – Tove Lo  
  1. “Do The Hippogriff” – The Weird Sisters  
  1. “Sexy, Dirty, Love” – Demi Lovato 
  1. “Who’s Hooking Up Now?” – Riverdale Roadies 
  1. “Thanks for the Medicare” – Sofia Patrillo  
  1. “Love Game” – Lady Gaga  
  1. “Sofia the First Theme Song” – Ariel Winter 
  1. “Love Me Harder” – Ariana Grande 
  1. “Party Animals” – The Virginia Vet Association 
  1. “Baby Shark” – Pinkfong   
  1. “S & M” – Rihanna   
  1. “What’s Up Girl?” – Frat Boi Freddy 
  1. “Put Your Hair In The Air” – Trolls: The Beat Goes On Theme Song 
  1. “I’m Late for Class (Again)” – Sasha Smooth 
  1. “Hummingbird Heartbeat” – Katy Perry   
  1. “I Like to Move It” – Sacha Baron Cohen 
  1. “Spiritual” – Katy Perry  
  1. “Parking Lot Blues” – The Clyde Guys  
  1. “A.D.I.D.A.S” – Little Mix  
  1. “Witch Doctor” – Alvin and the Chipmunks 
  1. “Private Show” – Little Mix 
  1. “E.X.P.E.L.L.E.D” – College Crushers ft University Undead 
  1. “Macarena” – Los del Rio 
  1. “Sex Yeah” – Marina and the Diamonds 
  1. “Here’s My Number” – Sorority Gurl Sally 
  1. “Like A Virgin” – Madonna  
  1. “#Selfie” – The Chainsmokers 
  1. “Title” – Meghan Trainor 
  1. “Dining Hall Doo Wop” – The Cougar Crew  
  1. “Problem” – Natalia Kills  
  1. “(Please) Give Me an A” – Stewie Student  
  1. “I Never Met A Wolf Who Didn’t Love to Howl” – Smash 
  1. “Stop in the Name of My GPA” – Grad School Gina 
  1. “I’ll Make Love to You” – Boys 2 Men 
  1. “Love The Way I Cry” – Stressed Out Sammy 
  1. “Tonight I’m Loving You” – Enrique Iglesias  
  1. “I Shouldn’t Have Done That” – Keg Stand Kenny 
  1. “Earned It” – The Weekend  
  1. “I’m Broke and I Know It” – Degrees and Debt 
  1. “PILLOWTALK” – ZAYN    
  1. “Swipe Yes or No” – Tinder Thomas 
  1. “Scream” – Usher   
  1. “Kool-Aid Drinkin’ Karens” – Woke Will 
  1. “For Your Entertainment” – Adam Lambert 
  1. “Just Tryin’ To Graduate” – Winner Wanda 
  1. “Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars  
  1. “What Page Is That On?” – Clueless Candy 
  1. “Cake By the Ocean” – DNCE 
  1. “Talk Dirty to Me” – Jason Derulo  
  1. “Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5  
  1. “Lights Down Low” – MAX  
  1. “No Job Experience Needed” – Thankful Tammy 
  1. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran 
  1. “Bad Things” – Machine Gun Kelly ft. Camilla Cabello 
  1. “Marvin Gaye” – Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor  
  1. “Whose Degree Is This?” – Majors and Minors    

     I certainly hope you and yours get as much enjoyment out of this playlist as I did (and the best part is you won’t have to bathe your brain in iodine or stuff cotton in your ears to get “WAP” out of your head afterward)!