Or if you grew up in the 00s and not the 80s, you might think they shamelessly ripped off the opening riff of New Found Glory’s ‘It’s Not Your Fault,’ blissfully unaware that NFG ripped it off from Journey first.
A British Fiona Apple, perhaps? I don’t know anything about Marling except that I’ve stumbled upon a few of her songs and been blown away every time.
Like most of the album, the track was co-written by Timberlake, Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams. I believe this is the first time I’ve heard the song, and god willing, it will be the last.
This track solidifies my opinion that Timberlake is a better actor than a pop star. I know he went on to bigger and better things, but isn’t it all pretty much in this vein?
In Billboard’s 12th spot is a song called ‘Hot Nigga’ by a rapper named Bobby Shmurda. The Billboard chart lists the song’s clean title, ‘Hot Boy,’ which is less offensive but makes the song sound like a gay anthem.
My first thought when I saw this entry on the Hot 100 was “How on Earth did this young man’s manager allow him to record as Bobby Shmurda?” He sounds like a paste-eating junior high bully victim.
Hey, have you heard that dope new Bobby Shmurda track?! I’m sorry, that just doesn’t work.
‘Rather Be,’ by the British band Clean Bandit, mixes house beats with classical instruments and a soulful vocal into a catchy concoction that reminds me a bit of Moby during the 30 minutes when he was big.
From what I can tell, Clean Bandit provides the instrumental backdrop and recruits guest vocalists (in this case, a woman names Jess Glynne).
Maroon 5 reaches the Billboard top ten for the second time in the past month, first with ‘Maps‘ and now with ‘Animals.’
You can’t deny the ability of Adam Levine and company to churn out one hit after another, though I’ve never liked any of their smashes as much as the entirety of their debut album, Songs About Jane.
The girl power wave that put women in the top six Billboard spots hits a wall with this lazy R&B jam that celebrates women as mindless sex objects.
Songs like this make me sympathize with Tipper Gore and Bill O’Reilly. Does Tipper Gore still care about offensive song lyrics?