Song of the Day #2,159: ‘Rude’ – MAGIC!

rude_magicI’ve noticed a resurgence of the ska/reggae pop sound that was prevalent in the 90s.

Paramore’s hit ‘Ain’t It Fun’ could have been ripped from a No Doubt or Save Ferris album. Nico & Vinz’s ‘Am I Wrong?’ has a similar, though more laid-back, vibe.

Today’s SOTD, Billboard’s #15 for the week I sampled, is another example.

MAGIC! is, according to Wikipedia, a “Canadian reggae fusion band,” which might just be the worst thing I’ve ever contemplated.

Their hit, ‘Rude,’ isn’t terrible, but does the world really need Canadians playing reggae? Let alone fusing it with god knows what else?

[Verse 1]
Saturday morning jumped out of bed and put on my best suit
Got in my car and raced like a jet, all the way to you
Knocked on your door with heart in my hand
To ask you a question
Cause I know that you’re an old-fashioned man, yeah, yeah

[Bridge]
Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life? say yes, say yes
Cause I need to know
You say I’ll never get your blessing ’til the day I die
Tough luck, my friend, but the answer is no!

[Hook]
Why you gotta be so rude?
Don’t you know I’m human too?
Why you gotta be so rude?
I’m gonna marry her anyway
Marry that girl
Marry her anyway
Marry that girl
Yeah, no matter what you say
Marry that girl
And we’ll be a family
Why you gotta be so rude

[Verse 2]
I hate to do this, you leave no choice
I can’t live without her
Love me or hate me we will be both
Standing at that altar
Or we will run away
To another galaxy you know
You know she’s in love with me
She will go anywhere I go

[Bridge 2]
Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life? say yes, say yes
Cause I need to know
You say I’ll never get your blessing ’til the day I die
Tough luck, my friend, cause the answer’s still no!

[Hook]

[Bridge 3]
Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life? say yes, say yes
Cause I need to know
You say I’ll never get your blessing ’til the day I die
Tough luck, my friend, but no still means no!

[Hook]

[Outro]
Why you gotta be so rude?
Why you gotta be so rude?
Why you gotta be so rude?

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,159: ‘Rude’ – MAGIC!

  1. Dana says:

    Well. Much the same thing could have been said of 4 guys from England sounding like Little Richard or another young glasses wearing punk rocker composting reggae and r&b in his early work.

  2. The Cool Guy (Daniel) says:

    I really like this song. I love the sound of this song… It really does have a nice mellow alternative sound.

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