Hello, lovely people! It’s Kim again (who else would it be haha) and I’m back with my weekly favorite songs that I’ve had on repeat! As always, I’ll leave the link to every song and I hope that you find a new favorite song. :) Please read the entire Article though, as I have something that’s somewhat serious at the end of this Article.

“Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift

”But I got smarter, I got harder, in the nick of time…”

I know this song came out a week ago, but I had to wait to put this down in my Article because it came out a day after I published my first Songs of the Week. I will be honest here (and hopefully some hard core Swifties won’t come attacking me for saying this) and say that I used to be a huge fan of Taylor Swift. I guess the reasons why I’m not as big of a fan anymore are…

  • A good chunk of her songs off of her last album 1989 became singles within a very short time span, and they all ended up on the radio. Like every radio station, they overplay the song until they find the next big single. The only songs I can still listen to off of “1989” without skipping it on my playlist are “Style” and “I Know Places.” I guess it was the fact that the radio played each single so much that it got boring (and a little annoying...I can only hear “Bad Blood” so many times in one day without going crazy).
  • My music tastes have changed over the course of three years, which is the amount of time between “1989” and “reputation.” Changing from loving pop to loving Alternative and Indie (with a little bit of rock thrown in there) music is quite the transition if you ask me.

Despite all this, I still look forward to Taylor’s new album and I can’t wait to see what other music she made for us (very) patient fans. I know “Look What You Made Me Do” has gotten mixed responses from everyone, from people saying that they absolutely loved it to people saying that it’s too different from her past music. For me, I loved it, and as I’m writing this, I have the song stuck in my head.

To everyone who doesn’t like it, I say give it a chance. “Look What You Made Me Do” is only one song out of fifteen total tracks slated to be on “reputation.” You may not like it, but it is one of those songs that I feel has to grow on you first. Besides, Taylor’s bound to have another song on there that you might like. :)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K0RzZGpyds

2. “New Rules” by Dua Lipa

”One, don’t pick up the phone, you know he’s only calling ‘cause he’s drunk and alone…”

Dua Lipa’s single off her new album has been on repeat for me this week. She sings about rules she made for herself after a breakup, such as not picking up her phone when her ex calls and not associating with them anymore. This is a good party song and it’s one of the many “summer anthems” for 2017 in my opinion. The music video has amazing choreography and it has flamingos!

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2qgadSvNyU

3. “Say It” by Flume ft. Tove Lo

”Don’t doubt me, babe, you make me want to change…”

I know, I know, this song came out at least a year ago. But in my defense, I didn’t really like this song a year ago. I don’t know why I didn’t like it then but I love it now. Flume produced another song called “Never Be Like You,” which might sound a little more familiar to you. This song has very obvious themes about temptation and sex, but the production of the song is exceptional and it has become one of my favorite songs. If you’re a fan of Tove Lo, she doesn’t disappoint on this song.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZe5K1DN4ec

4. “Reggaetón Lento (Remix)” by CNCO and Little Mix

”It started when I looked in her eyes, I got close and I was like, “Bailemos?”

If you couldn’t tell by the title of the song, it’s a Spanish song! I’m not calling myself a fluent Spanish speaker, but after almost seven years of learning the language in school, I could say that I can understand most things as long as the person speaking Spanish isn’t talking super fast. This is a remix of the song because the original version doesn’t feature Little Mix in it. This song got popular in South America this summer, so to all of my South American followers out there, I hope you like it as much as I do (well, the original version at least)! The remix features some English lyrics as well as the Spanish lyrics in the chorus and throughout the song. Honestly, this song should be just as popular as “Despacito.”

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Nh5nKifFPI

5. “Watercolors” by machineheart

”Lay me down in the water, lay me in over my head, let the wind take me farther out to where the water ends and the song begins…”

I recently discovered machineheart thanks to Spotify. I’m surprised I didn’t discover them earlier! I listened to both of their EPs and I fell in love with them as soon as I listened to them. They’re classified as Alternative on iTunes, but I love how “Watercolors” has a little bit of electronic/dance music influence in it as well. The song is about getting lost in your imagination. If you love dance/EDM music, you’ll love this song.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wTr6HlYoRY

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I hope you enjoyed this week’s Songs of the Week! I hope you found a new favorite song or realized we like the same songs lol. A HUGE thank you to everyone because my first Songs of the Week Article got over 2,000 HEARTS! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

There is something I would like to say though. This doesn’t affect everyone, I promise. After I released my Songs of the Week Article, someone decided to copy the entire format of my Article, down to the wording and the links and everything. They even said that they would make their Songs of the Week articles a weekly thing as well, although they have since then deleted that portion of their Article. The only difference was the songs they decided to put in their Article and that they didn't put lyrics in their article (I added the lyrics in a few days after I published my first Songs of the Week). I do understand that there are many other people here on WHI doing song articles, and I love reading all of them and seeing so many people who have similar music tastes as me. However, I do NOT tolerate people taking a format that I decided to use on MY article. They also used almost the exact wording as well; they switched the wording around ever so slightly. This is essentially plagiarism, which according to US law, can be punishable by law because the expression of someone’s own ideas is “...considered intellectual property and is protected by copyright laws.” Basically, every time you publish an Article, you are expressing YOUR unique ideas, and those ideas are protected by the copyright laws in your country if there are any (I'm sure there are). Furthermore, any original content you make, as long as it is documented somewhere, whether it be on your computer or on a piece of paper, will be protected by those laws. If anyone tries to take your ideas without your permission, they are committing plagiarism, and it’s against the law. The bottom line is unless you’re going to give someone credit for using their ideas/format on your own Article, don’t plagiarize someone’s article, whether it be mine or someone else’s. If someone finds out and takes it as seriously as I do, you could be in serious trouble. Plagiarism is essentially stealing someone’s work, lying about it, and claiming it as yours afterward. DON'T DO IT. We Heart It is a place to express yourself and express YOUR ideas. Take advantage of that! :)

If you have any Article ideas for me to write about, don’t be afraid to send me a postcard. You can also send me suggestions for new songs for me to listen to, if I like it I’ll put it in my next Songs of the Week article and I’ll give a little shout out to you for suggesting it! :) As always, the next Songs of the Week Article will come out next week Friday. :) I wish everyone living in the US and Canada reading this a happy Labor Day weekend!

Until next time,

~Kim (@music_infinity)

P.S. If you want to learn more about plagiarism and how you can prevent it, here is a link to the website: http://www.plagiarism.org