If you read my earlier blog post regarding the newest and ‘most exciting’ songs on the radio today, you know that I have rather strong opinions regarding them and that I don’t hold back. Music is really something that I know ties a generation together and sometimes I’m glad to be a part of the generation where S Club 7 was born (I’m a 90’s kid, don’t judge me) but then I think to some of the new things Miley Cyrus has decided to call music and I change my opinion entirely. Well, ready or not, here are some of this week’s most popular songs and how I feel about them!
Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke
This song is so catchy that when it comes on, I can’t help but to do this mildly embarrassing shoulder dance. At first, I really loved the song; the beat was fun and I didn’t really understand many of the words except for the ‘hey hey hey’ that occurs relatively frequently. As the song kept playing on the radio, I became more and more interested in learning what the lyrics actually were. Some of the many lyrical gems that I found within this song are:
‘I feel so lucky
Hey hey hey
You wanna hug me
Hey hey hey
What rhymes with hug me?’
Really? What in the world is that?! C’mon Robin Thicke, we all know you can do better than that! But wait, this isn’t even the worst one.
‘One thing I ask of you
Let me be the one you back that ass to
Go, from Malibu, to Paris, boo
Yeah, I had a bitch, but she ain't bad as you
So hit me up when you passing through
I'll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two’
That. Is. Disgusting. Real people shouldn’t even think things like this let alone write them down and put them in a song! You can probably now tell that upon learning the lyrics, my love for the song has decreased.
We Can’t Stop, Miley Cyrus
I’ll preface the following opinions by saying that the first time I learned about this song was from my 13 year old sister who was a huge Hannah Montana fan. She sang the lyrics ‘we can’t stop and we won’t stop’ all around the house for a while before I decided to actually look up the rest of the lyrics. This song is definitely Miley Cyrus’ way of telling the world that she is definitely not the little girl she used to be and has grown into a young woman that enjoys experimenting with drugs and has a group of friends that are ‘homegirls with big butts’. A wonderful quote from this song:
‘And everyone in line in the bathroom
Trying to get a line in the bathroom
We all so turned up here
Getting turned up, yeah, yeah’
Okay, Miley; we get it, you are no longer a child and you and your friends enjoy cocaine. I mean, hey, you do what you want to do but don’t go and make this your ‘coming out’ song when you know that you have a plethora of 13 year old fans that are running around singing every word of this song. Not cool, Miley!
Love Somebody, Maroon 5
I am a HUGE Maroon 5 fan and I have been since their very beginning…mostly because Adam Levine is an extremely sexy Jewish man…but still. Maroon 5’s newest album has been all over the radio recently and I truly didn’t feel that it was as good as much of their earlier music and I began to lose faith in Maroon 5. But, when I heard Love Somebody on the radio, for the first time, I loved it and regained all my love for the group! The song is great; its catchy, the lyrics are great, and who doesn’t love listening to Adam Levine’s voice?! I don’t have anything really bad to say about this song, I really do like it! All I have to say is that I hope Maroon 5 continues to write songs that are somewhat like this and not much like their other stuff.
Safe and Sound, Capital Cities
This is another song I won’t say anything bad about; I absolutely LOVE this song! When I first heard the song I thought that it was just a wanna-be ‘hipster’ song. As I listened to it more and more I realized that it was just a different sound than the kind of music I’m used to listening to, on the radio. I then realized that because it was something that isn’t usually heard on the radio, it was automatically one of the best songs that are on the radio. I actually really like the ‘hipster-esque’ sound that the song has and I think the lyrics are nice, unlike many of the other songs on the radio. I hope that I get to hear more and more of Capital Cities’ music on the radio soon!
Along with the hope of more Capital Cities on the radio, I also hope that our generation finally learns the real meaning of ‘good music’. Here’s hoping!
Until next time,
- Arielle Ozery