Song of the Day #2,751: ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’ – Jamie xx

jamie_xx_i_knowThe next three spots on Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop poll of 2015’s best singles are all tracks I’ve featured on the blog.

Fetty Wap comes in at #7 with ‘Trap Queen,’ another song and artist that I simply don’t get. At #8 is ‘Uptown Funk,’ which is officially a 2014 song but received enough votes for its early year run that it still made the list. And tied for #9 is Adele with her smash hit ‘Hello,’ one of the only songs in the top ten that doesn’t have a target audience of high schoolers.

Sharing the ninth spot with Adele is Jamie xx, an English DJ, whose ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’ features a sample of The Persuasions and lead vocals by rapper Young Thug.

Village Voice has it ninth. Pitchfork called it the third best song of the year. I call it crap.

[Hook: The Persuasions]
Good times, good times
There’s gonna be good times, good times
I know there’s gonna be…

[Intro: Popcaan (Young Thug)]
Work every day ’til me meet ends
Haffi tun it up pon weekends
Buss a toast, be a real friend
Tell me weh yuh drinking, cah
(And he runnin’ up all the money on these hoes)

[Hook: The Persuasions]
I know there’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good…

[Verse 1: Young Thug]
Good times, there’s gon’ be some good times
Remember we used to pull up and let ’em fight?
That’s that hood time
Remember I used to grab on that ass
When it was bout that wood time?
Yeah if that bitch walk up trippin’ she get that mush time
I don’t waste time, I don’t waste time
I don’t have patience, baby, she gon’ get on top of this dick
And she gon’ squish it like squish, then go fast, she Speed Racin’
We gon’ ball, Walter Payton
She my boss like I’m grandson
Come here bae, I’m molesting
I let her write me my suggestions
Pop quiz, it’s a pop quiz
All my money comin’ clean, you can’t pop this
She got that pussy locked up like locksmith
Watch her come to my lights like a reindeer
Me and papi on the same pills
My diamonds could never stand still
Where you goin’? Can you come here?
I’ll always take you back for your sex appeal

[Bridge: Popcaan]
Good time ay
Come have a good time
Buss a bad wine
Know seh you waan gimme sumn long time
Me deal with deh scene ruff sumn like crime
Yuh a mek mi sing this line

[Hook: The Persuasions]
I know there’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good
I know there’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good…

[Interlude: Young Thug]
I say what I dig, you know, bro? And therefore…

[Verse 2: Young Thug]
I’ma ride in that pussy like a stroller
I’ll survive in a mothafuckin’ gutter
That’s my mothafuckin’ woadie, like the Noila
And I’m comin’ red like Coke-Cola
I’ma have a very good time
I swear to God I can’t never sideline lil shorty
She say she likes all of a nigga rhymes
Where is my phone? That pussy callin’
I want you to pass it to Thugger Thugger
Even in the summer time me and lil shawty cuddle
I swear to God I’ma tip you, you don’t got to struggle
Baby girl sit it down, you not known like an usher
I told lil’ mama I don’t bite but my teeth do
I wanna control you like voodoo
I’m steady screaming free Unfunk and DuLu
Every time I have a good time Duke do too

[Bridge: Popcaan]
Good time ay
Come have a good time
Buss a bad wine
Know seh you waan gimme sumn long time
Me deal with deh scene ruff sumn like crime
Yuh a mek mi sing this line

[Hook: The Persuasions]
I know there’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good
I know there’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good times
There’s gonna be good…

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,751: ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’ – Jamie xx

  1. Dana says:

    “Uptown Funk” was also Billboard’s number one song of 2015.

    The reggae feel on today’s song elevates it slightly above “crap,” but not by much.

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