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My Guilty Pleasure When I think of a song that best represents a guilty pleasure, the first that comes to mind is NSYNC’s “Bye, Bye, Bye.” Although it is very embarrassing, I must admit that I think “Bye, Bye, Bye” is a great song. I know it is strange for a 19 year old male to like NSYNC songs or even teen-pop, but there is a reason this song was so popular back in 2000. For starters, it is probably the catchiest song I have ever heard. Most people my age know the words and surprisingly the dance (the pumping fist) to this song. The song is not very deep or artistic; it just sounds good and makes you want to dance. “Bye, Bye Bye” is the epitome of teen-pop, representing its breezy and hooky sound. The lyrics are not very complicated or meaningful, but they are lodged into your brain after you hear them, which is why the song so great. The extremely catchy chorus is what makes this
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Unformatted text preview: song so appealing and memorable. The song is very polished, with an addictive beat and most of all well-sung vocals. Most people do not give NSYNC credit for being good singers, but if you really listen to their vocals, you can tell they are very talented. The vocals in this song are arranged rather nicely, with subtle vocal layering and cool echoes. The song is also skillfully produced. The instrumentals are very intricate and complex, with sound effects and strings over a hard street beat. Overall, the song will not be critically acclaimed as one of the best songs of all time, but it is a fun, cheerful, and energetic song that is pleasant ear candy. This kind of music was a fad, just like Pokemon cards or Beanie Babies, but if you like that kind of music, this song is great. “Bye, Bye, Bye” might be lightweight teen-pop, but it is very good teen pop....
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