Song of the Day #2,035: ‘Body Party’ – Ciara

ciara_body_partyYear after year, these Jazz & Pop surveys make it clear how far my tastes are from the critical consensus.

That’s weird, because I tend to think of myself as the sort of cultural snob who likes critically acclaimed work and sniffs at the lowbrow stuff. That seems to be true when it comes to movies.

But music critics obviously love a whole lot of music I find boring. Unimaginative rap and tedious slow-jam R&B tracks dominate these lists.

Where is Elvis Costello? Shouldn’t he be slam dunk on a list compiled by music critics?

I’ll tell you where he is… at #434 on a poll that has Ciara’s ‘Body Party’ at #14. What’s wrong with this picture?

[Intro]
Ohh, oooh
Ohh, ohhh
Yeah, right there
No, right there
I was having fun
I hope you’re having fun too

[Verse 1]
My body is your party baby
Nobody’s invited but you, baby
I can do it slow now tell me what you want
Baby put your phone down, you should turn it off
Cause tonight it’s going down, tell your boys it’s going down
We in the zone now, don’t stop
Oooooh oooh

[Hook]
You can’t keep your hands off me
Touch me right there, rock my body
I can’t keep my hands off you
Your body is my party
I’m doing this little dance for you
You got me so excited
Now it’s just me and you
Your body’s my party, let’s get it started, ohhh
Boy you should know that
Your love is always on my mind
I’m not gonna fight it
I want it all the time
Boy you should know that
Your love is always on my mind
And I can’t deny it
I want you, I’m on you

[Verse 2]
I can’t lie, I won’t lie, it’s amazing
My faces go places, you’re taking me
Baby take your time now, there’s no need to rush
We can go another round if that’s what you want
Cause tonight it’s going down
Yeah, you know it’s going down
We in the zone now, don’t stop
Ooooh ohhhhh

[Hook]

[Outro]
The things I wanna do to you
My body’s calling you
I’m having so much fun with you
Now it’s just me and you
Your body’s my party, let’s get it started
Ohhhh

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,035: ‘Body Party’ – Ciara

  1. Dana says:

    Costello at 434? See, I just assumed Costello was off the radar of this poll completely, but the fact that his album was actually considered and then relegated to that spot is just absurd.

    Of course, in the critics’ defense, it doesn’t get more musically original and lyrically deep than this song!😄 I’m sure if Kanye had done this, it would be sitting at number one.

  2. Andrea Katz says:

    Your body, my party? Lyrics that good, well, you just gotta recognize! 🙂

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