Song of the Day #3,611: ‘Meant to Be’ – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

In Billboard’s #5 spot is ‘Meant to Be’ by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, the rare country tune to crack the Top Ten.

Rexha is better known as a pop and R&B performer but going country resulted in her biggest hit yet, with ‘Meant to Be’ peaking at #2. This is also the biggest hit for Florida Georgia Line, who previously reached #4 with ‘Cruise,’ a collaboration with Nelly.

This is a pretty generic country song. I’m not sure why it’s struck such a nerve. It even toppled a Taylor Swift record for the most weeks at number one by a female artist on the Hot Country Songs chart.

I won’t complain, though. I like to see a diversity of styles on the chart and after four rap songs we were due for something square.

[Verse 1: Florida Georgia Line]
Baby, lay on back and relax
Kick your pretty feet up on my dash
No need to go​ nowhere fast
Let’s enjoy right here where we at

[Pre-Chorus: Florida Georgia Line]
Who knows where this road is supposed to lead?
We got nothing, but time
As long as you’re right here next to me, everything’s gonna be alright

[Chorus: Florida Georgia Line]
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be
Baby, just let it be
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be
Baby, just let it be
So won’t you ride with me, ride with me?
See, where this thing goes
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be
Baby, if it’s meant to be

[Verse 2: Bebe Rexha]
I don’t mean to be so uptight
But my heart’s been hurt a couple times
By a couple guys that didn’t treat me right
I ain’t gon’ lie, ain’t gon’ lie
‘Cause I’m tired of the fake love
Show me, what you’re made of
Boy, make me believe

[Pre-Chorus: Florida Georgia Line]
Oh hold up, girl, don’t you know you’re beautiful?
And it’s easy to see

[Chorus: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line]
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be
Baby, just let it be
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be
Baby, just let it be
So won’t you ride with me, ride with me?
See, where this thing goes
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be
Baby, if it’s meant to be

[Post-Chorus: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line]
So c’mon, ride with me, ride with me
See, where this thing goes
So c’mon, ride with me, ride with me
See, where this thing goes
Baby, if it’s meant to be

[Bridge: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line]
Maybe we do
Maybe we don’t
Maybe we will
Maybe we won’t

[Chorus: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line]
But if it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be
Baby, just let it be (take it, baby)
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be (c’mon)
Baby, just let it be (let’s go)
So won’t you ride with me, ride with me?
See, where this thing goes
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be
Baby, if it’s meant to be

[Outro: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line]
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be
Baby, if it’s meant to be
If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be
Baby, if it’s meant to be

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,611: ‘Meant to Be’ – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    This may be a generic country song, but it’s quite catchy and authentic, and the video is sweet as well. I see the appeal.

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