Bleats

Serious Question: Why Aren’t There Any Valentine's Day Albums?

We can't escape Christmas, so why would Feb 14 be any different?

When the first of December comes around, it’s like the world becomes a different place. Suddenly houses become more dressed up, families are preparing three-course dinners and people are generally a lot kinder. The mood is different and there’s one thing that marks this change; Christmas songs. 

Anyone who’s anyone has a Christmas song (if not an album). In December it’s all that we listen to, whether we like it or not. It kicks everyone into gear as we enter the holiday period in the correct spirit. Which brings me to my point, why aren’t there any Valentine’s Day music? 

Seriously!

If Christmas music dominates the holiday season, surely it would be the same for Valentines Day. Given the immense success of Mariah Carey’s infectious tune, it seems like a no-brainer that artists would want to pump out a Valentines Day album. 

Thanks to ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, Mariah has topped the Billboard Hot 100 in four separate decades. An icon.

If you love ‘All I Want For Christmas’ as much as we do, you might enjoy this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Just think about it, people would be inclined to stream that album every year, or anytime they feel romantic. Which, if you ask me, seems like a positive mode of thinking. Who doesn’t want to be associated with love and positivity? 

Who doesn’t want to be associated with this?

Randomly, Christmas seems to be the holiday that pop musicians make music for. While some people make horror-inspired songs, there aren’t too many artists that release Halloween-themed albums. There’s a few, but definitely not many. 

Rihanna’s ‘Disturbia’ is one of very few Halloween-ready songs.

And sure there are love songs, but why don’t we have a Valentines Day album from Michael Bublé singing us to pure, romantic bliss. That’s all I want for this Valentines’ Day. Please, Mr Bublé, make it happen!

I need this, but in song form, please.

Always be in the loop with our snackable podcast breaking the biggest story of the day. Subscribe to  It’s Been A Big Day For… on your favourite podcast app.

MAFS Lessons: Why Adults Still Need Parental Supervision

Mumma said take you out... for dinner.

Welcome back to MAFS Lessons; the only class you like studying for. In today’s class, we’re learning about why adults still need parental supervision. If you’re more of a visual learner, don’t worry, we got you:

To illustrate our findings, we’re going to use the following MAFS couples as case studies: Jonethen and Connie, Ivan and Aleks, Mishel and Steve, and finally Stacey and Michael. Let’s get cracking into our findings.

Firstly, Parents Keep It Real

Say you’ve decided to go on a reality television show to marry a complete stranger in front of millions of viewers a week. Are your parents going to be absolutely thrilled? Hey, probably not. For Connie, her mum kept it real by detailing her hatred for the show; “I can’t stand (MAFS), I feel so sorry for some of the people in that show… It’s ridiculous and catty”. Sure, this wasn’t the most supportive response, but at the end of the day, you need someone who is going to remind you of reality, especially when you’re emotional. 

Secondly, Your Parents Keep You Grounded

Similar to Connie, Ivan’s parents kept him grounded. Ivan’s quite a character on the show; he’s confident, sassy and possesses a taste for the finer things in life. He, however, hates his mother’s singing. So when his mother whipped out an acapella moment at his wedding, he wasn’t exactly happy about it. But, at the end of the day, what are parents if they aren’t a little bit embarrassing. Parents keep you grounded; they remind you of a time that once was, your early years. So what if she’s not a Singstar? She doesn’t need to be one to put a light in your life!

If you’re a big fan of Married At First Sight, make sure you check out this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Also, Parents Can Be Your Support Network

Wedding days can be stressful, so when parents aren’t on board, stress levels can get particularly high. Thankfully Mishel’s mother was the ultimate support network. When Mishel dropped the bombshell that she was going on Married At First Sight, her mother was nothing but supportive, saying “I’m happy as long as you’re happy.” When I tell you I cried, you best believe it. 

Ultimately, Parents Can Be Inspiring

After Jonethen’s father had a stroke, the MAFS participant wanted to change his ways. He said; “It’s been super hard on the family, we’re basically raising him again… that’s probably half the reason I’m going on the experiment… seeing him there crippled basically, it’s like.. You only get one life… You gotta give it a go.”

Not To Mention, Parents Are The Spitting Image Of You In A Few Decades

No, like seriously.

If you haven’t done your MAFS homework, make sure you catch up on previous lessons. So far, we’ve learnt how to never, ever, ever force chemistry, to not make a fool of yourself when there are cameras aroundhow to meet people in a socially acceptable way and also how crappy friends can ruin a relationship.

Always be in the loop with our snackable podcast breaking the biggest story of the day. Subscribe to It’s Been A Big Day For… on your favourite podcast app.

Pop-up Channel

Follow Us