A Night of Black at the Golden Globes

The 75th Annual Golden Globes aired live on Sunday, and all of Hollywood came out in high fashion. Many stars and nominees opted for all black ensembles, a color chosen as a symbol to raise awareness of gender and racial inequality. The style statement specifically garnered support for a group called Time’s Up, an anti-sexual harassment group formed in the midst of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations in October 2017. The purpose of Time’s Up is to advocate for “legislation to curtail workplace harassment across industries and seeking gender parity at various entertainment companies,” according to a report by CNN. High ranking and grassroots activists joined many of the nominees on the red carpet alike in a showing of recognition and support for their efforts.

There were also two big moments for black people:

  • Sterling K. Brown winning Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama category for his role in This Is Us, the first black male actor to do so
  • Oprah winning the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award (and made a badass acceptance speech too)

In 2018, we are still breaking down barriers. But with each win, we come closer to our goal of equality and recognition of our talents. With that being said, could “Oprah 2020” on the horizon? Only time will tell.

As I watched the live tweets and news updates from the show, I loved seeing the diversity in the style choices of this year’s nominees. Gowns, tuxes, and natural hair, oh my! Click through the gallery for some of my favorite ensembles.



Favorite Songs of 2017

These were my favorite songs of 2017, whether they were released in 2017 or not. These were just all of the songs I listened to on repeat at some point in the year.

1. When It’s Over - Sugar Ray

2. Beach Bones (feat. Ryan Ross) - More Amore

If it isn’t obvious, I’m a bit of a panic fan and I was super happy to rediscover this song.

3. Paralyzer - Finger Eleven

4. C’Mon - Panic! At The Disco

I apologize in advance for all of the panic songs to come

5. If You Like It Or Not - The Brobecks

6. Lights Down Low - MAX ft. gnash

7. Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind

8. 1985 - Bowling For Soup

9. Closing Time - Semisonic

10. I’m Like A Lawyer With The Way I’m Always Trying To Get You Off (Me & You) - Fall Out Boy

11. Love is Alive - Lea Michele

Check out her new album “Places”. It’s amazing!

12. Nearly Witches [Ever Since We Met…] - Panic! At The Disco

13. Good Morning - Grouplove

14. We Don’t Believe What’s On TV - Twenty One Pilots

15. Take A Vacation! - The Young Veins

16. The Exit [feat. Brendon Urie and Dan Young] - Forgive Durden

I LOVE this album and everyone should check it out! It’s called “Razia’s Shadow: A Musical” and the whole idea behind it is amazing.

17. Time to Dance - Live in Chicago - Panic! At The Disco

18. She’s A Handsome Woman - Panic! At The Disco

19. She Had The World - Panic! At The Disco

20. The Calendar - Panic! At The Disco

21. Ready to Go [Get Me Out Of My Mind] - Panic! At The Disco

22. How Far I’ll Go - From “Moana” - Alessia Cara

23. Heathens - Twenty One Pilots

24. I Don’t Care - Fall Out Boy

25. That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed) - Panic! At The Disco

26. Polarize - Twenty One Pilots

27. Where Did The Party Go - Fall Out Boy

28. Cold Cold Cold - Cage The Elephant

29. The Sound of Silence - Disturbed

30. Whataya Want from Me - Adam Lambert

I’m not 100% where this one came from but I enjoyed the little phase of listening to this on repeat for like two weeks.

31. Good News - Ocean Park Standoff

32. American Candy - The Maine

33. Blackout - Breathe Carolina

34. Wherever You Go - Sublime With Rome

35. Meant to Live - Switchfoot

36. Tonight You’re Perfect - New Politics

37. Come Hang Out - AJR

10/10 recommend their newest album “The Click”. I love it and know almost all of the words to every song on it. Plus, they’re the ultimate car jams. My friends and I listened to this album on so many road trips this summer.

38. Two Fux - Adam Lambert

39. House Of Memories - Panic! At The Disco

Bet you thought you’d seen the last of panic.

40. Impossible Year -  Panic! At The Disco

41. Folkin’ Around - Live in Chicago - Panic! At The Disco

42. Vegas Lights - Panic! At The Disco

43. Trade Mistakes - Panic! At The Disco

44. 20 Dollar Nose Bleed - Fall Out Boy

45. Champion - Fall Out Boy


46. The Good Part - AJR

47. Overture - AJR

48. Sweat - The All-American Rejects

49. One More Weekend - Audien ft. MAX

50. Big Shot - Billy Joel

So I got to see Billy Joel live at Madison Square Garden in April with my best friend/basically sister and it was amazing. We had such a good time and he is amazing live!

51. Love in the Middle of a Firefight

Jeebo. That is all.

52. All Of The Drugs - The Brobecks

53. Change - Christina Aguilera

54. Hurt - Christina Aguilera

55. Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheehan

56. It Remembers - Every Time I Die

Brendon Urie and hardcore/metalcore together? Sign me up!


58. Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur

59. All These Things That I’ve Done - The Killers

60. Hanging By A Moment - Lifehouse

61. Run - The Maine

62. Feelings - Maroon 5

63. 50 Feet Tall - New Politics

64. Step One - Kinky Boots 

So… I got to see Brendon Urie on broadway in Kinky Boots as Charlie Price and my life is complete. I SAW HIM IN PERSON AT THE STAGE DOOR GUYS. He’s did amazing on broadway and I can’t wait to see if he ever does another show!!

65. The History of Wrong Guys - Kinky Boots

66. Not My Father’s Son - Kinky Boots

67. Soul of a Man - Kinky Boots

68. Raise You Up/Just Be - Kinky Boots

69. Hard Times - Paramore

70. Do You Still Feel? (feat. MAX) - Rain Man

71. Face Down - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

72. The Judge - Twenty One Pilots

73. Hometown - Twenty One Pilots

74. Do Your Own Thing - Bring It On: The Musical

Taylor. Louderman. That is all.

75. Something Isn’t Right Here - Bring It On: The Musical

76. What About Us - P!nk

77. Disloyal Order Of Water Buffaloes - Fall Out Boy

78. (Coffee’s For Closers) - Fall Out Boy

79. Grow Up - Paramore

80. U + Ur Hand - P!nk

81. Don’t You Want Me (Glee Cast Version) - Glee Cast

Okay so fair warning: Glee is my favorite TV Show and Darren Criss is one of my favorite people to exist. There will be more of both..

82. Colors - Halsey

83. Sign of the Times - Harry Styles

84. Lonely No More - Rob Thomas

85. Bohemian Rhapsody - Panic! At The Disco

86. The Kids Aren’t Alright - Fall Out Boy

87. Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet - Fall Out Boy

88. The Last Of The Real Ones - Fall Out Boy

89. Jealousy - Darren Criss

90. Every Single Night - Computer Games

HIGHLY RECOMMEND this EP because it’s so amazing and Darren and his brother did a great job on it! Definitely one of my all time favorite EP’s.

91. Lost Boys Life - Voice Memo - Computer Games

92. I Dreamed A Dream - Darren Criss

93. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Glee Cast Version) - Glee Cast

94. When I Get You Alone (Glee Cast Version) - Glee Cast

95. Silly Love Songs (Glee Cast Version) - Glee Cast

96. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? (Glee Cast Version) - Glee Cast

I’m still bitter this song was cut from the episode.

97. Something’s Coming (Glee Cast Version) - Glee Cast

98. Love Shack (Glee Cast Version) - Glee Cast

99. Cough Syrup (Glee Cast Version) - Glee Cast

100. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Glee Cast Version) - Glee Cast

Darren Criss singing Michael Jackson…. I’m down. Always.

101. Beauty School Dropout (Glee Cast Version) - Glee Cast

102. Heroes (Glee Cast Version) - Glee Cast

103. No Scrubs (Glee Cast Version) - Glee Cast

104. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Glee Cast Version) - Glee Cast

Darren and Chord’s vocals on this track were so good.

105. Broadway Baby (Glee Cast Version) - Glee Cast

106. Mess - Jordan Fisher

I’m so happy Jordan won DWTS!! He did so amazing with Lindsay.

107. Small Cuts - The Brobecks

108. A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More “Touch Me” - Fall Out Boy

109. Happily Ever After - Jordan Fisher, Angie Keilhauer

110. Why - Mark Ballas

111. Ignorance - Paramore


I’m so sad that Dallon left Panic but I’m so excited for his new music! All of his music has been great and I’m super excited to see what he has in store for us!

SO THAT’S IT! If you managed to get to the end of this list, props to you. See you next year for another list. Until then, enjoy all of my reposts of panic, glee and whatever else I’m obsessed with and the occasional actual post from me.