Song of the Day #2,650: ‘Hotline Bling’ – Drake

drake_hotline_blingIt’s time for another installment of What the Kids are Listening To! It’s been a couple of months since I featured Billboard’s top hits, presumably enough time for some turnover in those ranks.

Or not. At #1 this week is The Weeknd with ‘The Hills,’ a song I featured on August 28 when it was #5 on this list. I caught it on the rise back then, because this is the fifth straight week at #1 for that track.

We do have a newcomer at #2, at least. It’s ‘Hotline Bling’ by Drake.

This track wasn’t intended as a major single but it has quickly become the biggest hit of Drake’s career. The song is a regretful ode to his ex-girlfriend in Toronto, who has apparently taken to a life of Instagram debauchery. Or she has the gall to continue living her life after breaking up with Drake, depending on whom you’re asking.

This video, in which Drake displays some interesting dance moves, has inspired a host of inspired memes.

Update: It is also, apparently, not available on YouTube. So please use this link to watch Drake’s dancing, which has become a viral sensation over the past few days.

[Intro]
You used to call me on my
You used to, you used to
Yeah

[Hook]
You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

[Verse 1]
Ever since I left the city you
Got a reputation for yourself now
Everybody knows and I feel left out
Girl you got me down, you got me stressed out
Cause ever since I left the city, you
Started wearing less and goin’ out more
Glasses of champagne out on the dance floor
Hangin’ with some girls I’ve never seen before

[Hook]
You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

[Verse 2]
Ever since I left the city, you, you, you
You and me we just don’t get along
You make me feel like I did you wrong
Going places where you don’t belong
Ever since I left the city, you
You got exactly what you asked for
Running out of pages in your passport
Hanging with some girls I’ve never seen before

[Hook]
You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

[Verse 3]
These days, all I do is
Wonder if you’re bendin’ over backwards for someone else
Wonder if you’re rolling up a Backwoods for someone else
Doing things I taught you, gettin’ nasty for someone else
You don’t need no one else
You don’t need nobody else, no
Why you never alone
Why you always touching road
Used to always stay at home, be a good girl
You was in the zone, yeah
You should just be yourself
Right now, you’re someone else

[Hook]
You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

[Outro]
Ever since I left the city…

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,650: ‘Hotline Bling’ – Drake

  1. Dana says:

    I find the song as lame and lazy as Drake’s dance moves.

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