Song of the Day #2,241: ‘Black Widow’ – Iggy Azalea

iggy_black_widowIn the 4th and 5th Billboard spots this week are two repeats — Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me‘ and Magic!’s ‘RUDE.’

Smith never managed to hit #1 with his sleepy love song, while ‘RUDE’ managed a few weeks at the top spot (and inspired a NY Post article suggesting it might be the worst #1 song in history).

At #6 is a new song from a familiar name on this chart, Iggy Azalea.

‘Black Widow’ follows the formula of ‘Fancy,’ with a female pop singer providing the hook. This time it’s Rita Ora, a British hit-maker with one album under her belt.

The video for ‘Fancy’ riffed on the film Clueless, and this time Azalea sets her sights on Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. She even brings in Tarantino regular Michael Madsen for a supporting role as (of course) the heavy. Paul Sorvino also make a cameo appearance.

‘Black Widow’ isn’t as immediately catchy as ‘Fancy,’ at least not to my ear. But given Azalea’s recent track record, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it move on up the chart.

[Hook: Rita Ora]
I’m gonna love ya
Until you hate me
And I’m gonna show ya
What’s really crazy
You should’ve known better
Than to mess with me, honey
I’m gonna love ya, I’m gonna love ya
Gonna love ya, gonna love ya
Like a black widow, baby

[Verse 1]
This twisted cat and mouse game always starts the same
First we’re both down to play then somehow you go astray
We went from nothing to something, liking to loving
It was us against the world, and now we just fucking?
It’s like I loved you so much, and now I just hate you
Feeling stupid for all the time that I gave you
I wanted all or nothing for us, ain’t no place in between
Might be me believing what you say that you’ll never mean
Like it’ll last forever but now forever ain’t as long
If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be stuck singing this song
You were different from my last but now you got em mirrored
And as it all plays out I see it couldn’t be clearer
Now sing…

[Pre-hook: Rita Ora]
You used to be, thirsty for me
But now you wanna be set free
This is the web, web that you weave
So baby now rest in peace (It’s all over with now)


[Verse 2]
I’m gonna l-l-l-love you until it hurts
Just to get you, I’m doing whatever works
You ain’t never met nobody
That will do ya how I do ya
That will bring you to your knees
Praise Jesus, hallelujah
I’ma make you beg for it, plead for it
‘Till you feel like you breathe for it
‘Till you’ll do any and everything for it
I want you to fiend for it
Wake up and dream for it
‘Till it’s got you gasping for air
And you lean forward
‘Till they have a CAT scan to check on your mind
And it’s nothing but me, on it (on it, on it)
Now it’s me time, believe that
If it’s yours and you want it
I want it, promise I need that
‘Till I’m everywhere that you be at
I can’t fall back or quit
Cause this here is fatal attraction
So I take it all or I don’t want shhh



One thought on “Song of the Day #2,241: ‘Black Widow’ – Iggy Azalea

  1. Dana says:

    So, it’s all about the female rappers now, notably a number of white ones. Interesting.

    I agree this isn’t as catchy as “Fancy.” Meanwhile, speaking of catchy, I can’t get the damn chorus of yesterday’s SOTD “All About That Bass” out of my mind!

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