Song of the Day #1,671: ‘Thinkin Bout You’ – Frank Ocean

frank_oceanNow here’s an entry that has potential. Frank Ocean has a single at #4 on the Pazz & Jop singles chart, but his album, Channel Orange, was the runaway winner of the Best Album poll.

In fact, Channel Orange has topped just about every ‘Best Album of 2012′ list I’ve seen.

Perhaps some of that acclaim is tied to Ocean’s much-discussed and much-applauded coming out (especially brave given his genre) but I have to assume the music is pretty good, too.

Oh boy… is somebody punking me? I can barely tell this song apart from the last two I featured. The critics who contributed to this poll really have a thing for mid-tempo R&B, don’t they?

Is it just that they all got together and decided this is the sound of 2012? Hell, I’ll take some pretentious art-wank crap like Radiohead at this point rather than listen to another slow-jam crooner with bedroom eyes and a GQ wardrobe.

A tornado flew around my room before you came
Excuse the mess it made
It usually doesn’t rain in
Southern california, much like Arizona
My eyes don’t shed tears but boy they bawl

When I’m thinking bout you
( Oh no no no )
I’ve been thinking bout you
( You Know Know Know )
That I’ve been thinking bout you
Do you think about me still
( Do yah Do yah )
Or do you not think so far Ahead
( Ahead )
Cause I’ve been thinking bout forever
( Ooooo )
Or do you not think so far . . . Ahead
Cause I’ve been thinking about forever

No I don’t like you I just thought you were cool enough to kick it
I gotta beach house I can show you in Idaho
Since you think I don’t love you , I just thought you were cute that’s why I kissed you
Gotta fighter jet I dont get to fly it though

Im lyin’ down thinking bout you
( Oo No No No )
I’ve been thinking bout you
( You know know know )
I’ve been thinking bout you
Do you think about me still
( Do yah Do yah )
Or do you not think so far . . . Ahead
Cause I’ve Been thinking Bout Forever
( Oooo )
Or do you not think so far . . . Ahead
Cause ive been thinking bout forever

Yes of course
I remember how could I forget…How you feel
Though you were my first time . . A new feel
It will never get old, not in my soul
not in my spirit, keep it alive
we’ll go down this road till it turns
from colors to black and white

Or do you not think so far Ahead
( Ahead )
Cause I’ve been thinking bout forever
( Ooooo )
Or do you not think so far . . . Ahead
Cause I’ve been thinking about forever

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #1,671: ‘Thinkin Bout You’ – Frank Ocean

  1. Dana says:

    You’re right, clearly these critics are crazy about this r&b stuff. This song sounds like watered down prince. Bleck!

  2. Andrea Katz says:

    I’m okay with this…kind a cute and catchy. Why you player hatin’?

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