You know those songs that you listen to while you’re getting ready to go out or those songs that you’re fist pumping (or bumpin and grindin or whatever weird dance you do when you’re 50% sober) and you’re kind of like “Wow this song doesn’t make any sense and it’s terrible but whenever it comes on I go crazy and start yelling and pretending I’m poppin’ some bottles in a Drake (or insert rapper of your choice here) video.” Well here’s a new club banger for ya. But I have to warn you, once you listen to it, you’ll never get it out of your head. Trust me, it’s been almost 10 days since I first listened to it and this damn song is still playing in my brain.
It’s called “I’m On a Roll” and it’s sung by Stefano. If any of you watched Season 10 of American Idol, you will recognize him as Stefano Langone, who made it to the top 7 and then got eliminated. By the way, it so happens that season 10 was when I started watching American Idol again — basically for Steven Tyler’s creepy antics and J.Lo’s sequined shorts (goshdarnit, I still need a pair!). Honestly, I’m not quite sure how he made it that far. He was a cute kid but he wasn’t the best singer.
So imagine my surprise when one night I’m at my friend’s apartment enjoying some margaritas when she shows me this music video on YouTube. Hey, that kid looks familiar! And then I watched the video and was speechless. Can we just talk about his facial expressions in this video? Seriously, someone make me some gifs of them. Those expressions of pure joy/surprise with his eyes popping out of his head in every shot? I can’t handle it. Also who is that random old guy who invites him to the pool party with all those girls? And of course there’s an obligatory rap interlude with some random rapper (further research tells me this guy is from the New Boyz). Plus, my absolute fave contestant on season 10 Casey Abrams makes an appearance as a hobo. This is the new song of the summer, guys. Forget Call Me Maybe.
It’s the best night of my life!