Sometimes rumors hurt. Sometimes your BFF betrays you and spills all of your secrets. Sometimes you can't help yourself and just wanna dish the dirt.
"Saturday night sweetheart" - Thee tsunamis
Packed with attitude and totally danceable, this song makes me wanna get all my best friends together after a Saturday night to swap stories from the night before and indulge in everyone's favorite worst habit -- talking s*** about anyone and everyone who has every crossed us.
"one week of danger" - The virgins
Remember the perfection of Gossip Girl season 1 in 2008? When you told everyone you were such a Blair and hated Serena? Before Jenny turned into a goth rock singer that wears stripper heels on stage? When you wore knee socks and peacoats in an attempt to look like a Constance Billard student? No....? Just me?
Anyway, here's a song from the season 1 soundtrack.
"Toxic" - Britney spears
While not directly relating to gossip, Toxic was the song every eighth grader blasted from inside their locked rooms as they discussed who had been kissing who behind the dumpsters. It's the anthem for young teens with navel piercings; just hearing it is enough to warrant a check over the shoulder to search for laughing and pointing 14 year olds.
"anthems for a Seventeen year old girl" - BroKen social Scene
If you’ve had any experience with seventeen-year-old girls, you know that they’re pretty much the queens of gossip. Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl by Broken Social Scene not only highlights that, but also seeks out the beauty in that superficiality. The simple guitar, warped vocals and violin create an eerily beautiful song that brings back all the nostalgia of the teenage years.
My choice of "Girlfriend" is at least partly attributed to the fact that two of my friends are music directing a Second Stage show this semester that features exclusively songs by Miss Avril--I've been hearing a lottt of Avril lately. "Girlfriend" takes me back to my middle school days where everyone rocking too much eyeliner had this music video on their Bebo page, and spent most of their time scheming and saying awful things about each other. Because she really "is like so whatever, and you can do so much better."
"what i like most about you is your girlfriend" - The specials
An extra saucy tune full of righteous trumpeting, fever pitch vocals and rocksteady grooves. If you’re day is need of some cheekiness, I insist you look no further.
- Alex Pabarcius
"Becky" - Be your own pet
Have a friend who you think you can tell everything to? Who you'd give all of your temp tattoos and prized shimmery Lipsmacker lip balm to? Think they've got your back? Well, you better be careful because your so-called BFF might be like Becky and gossip about you to their new best friend. If you take anything away from this song, remember that friends who play with knives are the best kind and never tell anyone about your secret crush.
- Michelle Rosen