Song of the Day #2,590: ‘Lean On’ – Major Lazer & DJ Snake

major_lazer_lean_onCrawling up Billboard’s Hot 100, reaching its peak position (so far) at #4, is Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On.’ My family was introduced to this track several months ago by the soft-spoken 13-year-old son of a friend.

Major Lazer (a trio currently made up of popular DJ Diplo along with lesser-known DJs Jillionaire and Walshy Fire) enlisted Danish singer MØ to handle lead vocals on this song. She also contributed Gwen Stefani-esque dance moves to the colorful video below.

The “ay-oh, ay-oh” section following each chorus is the work of Frenchman DJ Snake, whom the band brought in to spice up the song during the post-production phase.

So, to recap: This song is the handiwork of musical artists from Trinidad, Denmark, France, Jamaica and Mississsippi. And the video is set in India. Now that’s a global affair.

[Verse 1: MØ]
Do you recall, not long ago
We would walk on the sidewalk?
Innocent, remember?
All we did was care for each other

[Pre-Chorus 1: MØ]
But the night was warm
We were bold and young
All around, the wind blows
We would only hold on to let go

[Chorus: MØ]
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
We need someone to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
All we need is somebody to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
We need someone to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
All we need is somebody to lean on

[Verse 2: MØ]
What will we do when we get old?
Will we walk down the same road?
Will you be there by my side?
Standing strong as the waves roll over

[Pre-Chorus 2: MØ]
But the nights are long
Longing for you to come home
All around the wind blows
We would only hold on to let go

[Chorus: MØ]
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
We need someone to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
All we need is somebody to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
We need someone to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
All we need is somebody to lean on

[Bridge: MØ]
All we need is somebody to lean on
(We need someone to lean on)
All we need is somebody to lean on
Lean on, lean on, lean on, lean on…
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey…

[Chorus: MØ]
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
We need someone to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
All we need is somebody to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
We need someone to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
All we need is somebody to lean on

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,590: ‘Lean On’ – Major Lazer & DJ Snake

  1. Dana says:

    This song wasn’t on my radar screen until I found that article I posted earlier in the week on candidates for Song of the Summer. This one was in the mix, so I watched the video. I get the appeal on this, particularly the video, but the song really doesn’t do much for me and I certainly don’t see it as the Song of the Summer.

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