Okay, ladies, now let’s get in formation. There’s a new mash-up making its way around the Internet and it’s nothing short of brilliant. Andy Wu, a 20-year-old aspiring record producer, has put together 13 of today’s biggest pop smashes, all dedicated to work. Pop gets a bad rap for being manufactured and same ol’, same ol’. There’s validity to that idea, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. A great pop song appeals to the masses and makes its message accessible to all. As such, with ball and drag culture breaking through the underground, phrases like “work” and “you better work” have inched their way into our common vernacular. Like it always does, pop music reflects it back and gifts us anthems like Britney Spears’ “Work B**ch,” Ciara’s “Work,” and Iggy Azalea’s “Work.” Other tracks, like Beyoncé’s “Run The World” and “Formation,” and Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” focus on self-empowerment, self-confidence, and boldness. Wu’s mash-up is an assault on the senses. That Otto Knows/Sebastian Ingrosso/Anthony Preston production on “Work B**ch” is iconic; the Olivia Newton-John inclusion halfway through is sheer genius. Tens across the board.
This “Work” Megamix Will Inspire You To Slay, All Day
You better work, b*tch
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