Songs I Should Hate But Don’t: “Best Friend’s Brother” By Victoria Justice

It’s been a while since I did a SISHBD (rolls right off the tongue, right?). The long and short of it is that I have been paying even less attention to pop music lately and therefore hearing much less of it. Then yesterday, I got up early with the missus because the baby woke up, turned on the TV and was shocked to see music videos on MTV. Victoria Justice’s “Best Friend’s Brother” happened to be one of those videos. I have done zero research on her and have no idea who she is, but I feel like this song is kind of subversive, I just can’t put my finger on why. Maybe it’s because she’s dressed like a teenager, but has a woman’s voice? Maybe it’s all because of that Risky Business scene inserted for no real reason? Maybe it’s because the song mentions that the BFB in question is a punk rock drummer and the dude in the video looks like he fell out of OneRepublic’s tour bus? Maybe it’s because of that old dude fist pumps to the “BFB” chant? Maybe it’s because it seems like BFB could stand for something else I’m not cool enough to understand? Maybe it’s all of these things together making me think that this isn’t just your average teen pop song. Maybe I’m wrong, if so, she’s still got a good voice.

I have no idea what the video is flipped/backwards.

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