This week’s Heard It Through The GrapeVINE is James Cotumaccio ‘19. He is undeclared in the College of Arts and Sciences. Outside of the classroom, Cotumaccio is a Eucharistic Minister, serving Mass on the weekends. He is also involved in Residential Life as the Chief Financial Officer of Fairfield’s Inter-Residential Housing Association and the Hall Mentor for Loyola Hall. Here are some of Cotumaccio’s favorite songs.
“Classic” – MKTO
This song is one of my favorite summer jams of all time. Duos with one singer and one rapper are missing in mainstream music and I think MKTO’s style serves as a great example of why duos should be more prevalent.
“Closer” – The Chainsmokers
Yes, this one would probably be chosen a lot, but that’s why I chose it. I love how no matter who’s in the room, everyone sings along together.
“Piano” – Ariana Grande
Though I’m not typically a fan of Ariana Grande, this song is more reminiscent of her older pop and has fun lyrics and a great beat.
“Cheap Thrills” – Sia
This one is the definition of a summer song. The idea of loving cheap thrills is so relatable and I love singing Sean Paul’s part.
“Rockabye” – Clean Bandit
This song is probably my favorite at the moment. It has a good beat, good lyrics and an even better message.
“Do It Again” – Pia Mia
Pia Mia’s remake of “Do It Again” has a Caribbean vibe and features verses from Chris Brown and Tyga. Surprisingly, their three voices work together well to make a good song.
“Locked Away” – R. City
City’s Caribbean-style verses and Adam Levine’s lower-than-usual chorus come together well to make a great feel-good song.
Check out Cotumaccio’s playlist on The Mirror’s Spotify.
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