Song of the Day #2,724: ‘Cool For the Summer (Live)’ – Demi Lovato

demi_lovato_cool_summerBest Songs of 2015 – #16
‘Cool For the Summer’ – Demi Lovato

The summer of 2015 lacked a clear frontrunner for “Song of the Summer” status. Billboard dissected its own charts and declared OMI the winner for his late-season hit ‘Cheerleader.’ Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Fetty Wap and Walk the Moon all had skin in the game as well.

Demi Lovato broke the unofficial rule that no Song of the Summer should contain the word “summer” but, for my money, her ‘Cool For the Summer’ was certainly one of the best.

An ode to lesbian experimentation, ‘Cool For the Summer’ has a slick Katy Perry vibe and a throbbing chorus, delivered with conviction by the resurgent Lovato. It’s a jump up and down by the pool song. And isn’t that what summer is all about?

[Verse 1]
Tell me what you want
What you like
It’s okay
I’m a little curious too
Tell me if it’s wrong, if it’s right
I don’t care
I can keep a secret, can you?

[Pre-Chorus]
Got my mind on your body and your body on my mind
Got a taste for the cherry, I just need to take a bite
Don’t tell your mother
Kiss one another
Die for each other
We’re cool for the summer
(Ha)

[Chorus]
(Ooh, Ooh)
Take me down into your paradise
Don’t be scared, cause I’m your body type
Just something that we wanna try
Cause you and I
We’re cool for the summer

[Verse 2]
Tell me if I won
If I did, what’s my prize?
I just wanna play with you too
Even if they judge, fuck it, I’ll do the time
I just wanna have some fun with you

[Pre-Chorus]
Got my mind on your body and your body on my mind
Got a taste for the cherry, I just need to take a bite
Don’t tell your mother
Kiss one another
Die for each other
We’re cool for the summer
(Ha)

[Chorus]
(Ooh, Ooh)
Take me down into your paradise
Don’t be scared, cause I’m your body type
Just something that we wanna try
Cause you and I
We’re cool for the summer
(Ha)
We’re cool for the summer
We’re cool for the summer

[Bridge]
Shhhh…don’t tell your mother
Got my mind on your body and your body on my mind
Got a taste for the cherry, I just need to take a bite
Take me down

[Chorus]
Take me down into your paradise
(Done be scared) Don’t be scared, cause I’m your body type
Just something that we wanna try (wanna try)
Cause you and I (you and I)
We’re cool for the summer

[Outro]
(Take me down) We’re cool for the summer
(Don’t be scared) cause I’m your body type
(Just something) Just something that we wanna try
Cause you and I (you and I)
We’re cool for the summer
(Ha) Ooh
We’re cool for the summer

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,724: ‘Cool For the Summer (Live)’ – Demi Lovato

  1. Dana says:

    It was initially hard for me to get beyond the thematic and stylistic similarities between this song and offerings by Jesse J (“Domino”) and Katy Perry (“I Kissed a Girl”), but, while the song may be derivative and formulaic, that formula works. My vote for “Song of the Summer” probably goes to Walk the Moon’s “Shut up and Dance,” but I see the argument for Demi as well.

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