Today, Owl City:
I generally try to avoid going with the most obvious song(s) from a performer when they’re above a certain level of popularity, but honestly, Owl City is one of those acts, for me, where the very first song released was the song for them, and everything else afterward has been fine, but not as good as the first one. Some bands basically exist to make a single song, and for Owl City, “Fireflies” is, to me, that exact song; it’s great that they’ve made others, and I wish for nothing but the best for them, but this is the only song I care about.
Insofar as the song proper goes, I get that it’s pretty “twee,” but I don’t care; I’ll be damned if the song doesn’t put a smile on my face when I listen to it. It’s certainly quite simple and maybe a little bit hipster-ish, but it’s a simple, fun song that’s not really interested in anything but being a simple, fun song. Sometimes, that’s all you really want or need at the moment.