Song of the Day #3,678: ‘In My Feelings’ – Drake

Welcome to the latest installment of ‘What the Kids are Listening to,’ wherein I post the songs currently topping Billboard’s Hot 100.

In the #1 position is an artist whose name you will hear a lot over the next two weeks. Drake is dominating the charts in historic fashion. He has had at least one song on this chart for a record eight straight years, and right now he has — wait for it — 16 of them. Most artists are lucky to have that many in a career. He has them on a random Monday in July.

The song at the top is ‘In My Feelings,’ a track which recently broke the single-week streaming record with 116.2 million. Like the track it replaced, ‘Harlem Shake,’ ‘In My Feelings’ cashed in largely because of a viral video challenge. It started when online comedian @TheShiggyShow posted a clip of himself dancing to the song on the street outside of his car.

Soon, everybody was joining in, from Will Smith and Ryan Seacrest to this hot dentist and this hot dance student.

Dubbed the ‘In My Feelings Challenge’ or ‘The Shiggy Challenge,’ the dance craze soon prompted law enforcement to warn people against jumping out of moving cars to dance in the street. Welcome to America in 2018.

Lost in all of this is the fact that this is one of Drake’s most listenable songs, even if the rap section blatantly copies his own ‘God’s Plan.’

[Intro: Drake]
Trap, TrapMoneyBenny
This shit got me in my feelings
Gotta be real with it, yup

[Chorus 1: Drake]
Kiki, do you love me? Are you riding?
Say you’ll never ever leave from beside me
‘Cause I want ya, and I need ya
And I’m down for you always
KB, do you love me? Are you riding?
Say you’ll never ever leave from beside me
‘Cause I want ya, and I need ya
And I’m down for you always

[Verse: Drake]
Look, the new me is really still the real me
I swear you gotta feel me before they try and kill me
They gotta make some choices they runnin’ out of options
‘Cause I’ve been goin’ off and they don’t know when it’s stoppin’
And when you get to toppin’, I see that you’ve been learnin’
And when I take you shoppin’, you spend it like you earned it
And when you popped off on your ex he deserved it
I thought you were the one from the jump that confirmed it
TrapMoneyBenny
I buy you Champagne but you love some Henny
From the block like you Jenny
I know you special, girl, ’cause I know too many

[Chorus 2: Drake]
‘Resha, do you love me? Are you riding?
Say you’ll never ever leave from beside me
‘Cause I want ya, and I need ya
And I’m down for you always
J.T., do you love me? Are you riding?
Say you’ll never ever leave from beside me
‘Cause I want ya, and I need ya
And I’m down for you always

[Segue: City Girls, Drake & Magnolia Shorty]
Two bad bitches and we kissin’ in the Wraith
Kissin’-kissin’ in the Wraith, kiss-kissin’ in the Wraith
I need that black card and the code to the safe
Code to the safe, code-code to the safe-safe
I show him how that neck work
Fuck that Netflix and chill—what’s your net-net-net worth?
‘Cause I want ya, and I need ya
And I’m down for you always
Yea, yea, yea, yea he bad
And I’m down for you always
Yea, yea, yea, guess who’s back
And I’m down for you always
D-down for you al–
Black biggy biggy black biggy black blake
D-d-down for you always
I got a new boy, and that nigga trash!

[Chorus 1: Drake]
Kiki, do you love me? Are you riding?
Say you’ll never ever leave from beside me
‘Cause I want you, and I need you
And I’m down for you always
KB, do you love me? Are you riding?
Say you’ll never ever leave from beside me
‘Cause I want ya, and I–

[Breakdown: Lil Wayne & Magnolia Shorty]
Skate and Smoke and Rap
Now let me see you
Bring that ass, bring that ass, bring that ass back!
B-bring that ass, bring that ass, bring that ass back!
Shawty say the nigga that she with can’t hit
But shawty, I’ma hit it, hit it like I can’t miss
Now let me see you
Clap that ass, you’re the only one I love
Clap that ass, clap-clap that ass!
Bring that ass back!
Clap that ass, you’re the only one I love
Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go!
Bring that ass back!

[Outro: Drake]
Trap, TrapMoneyBenny
This shit got me in my feelings
I just gotta be real with it, yup
BlaqNmilD, you a genius, you diggin’ me?

[Skit: Zazie Beetz]
I don’t even care, I need a photo with Drake
Because my Instagram is weak as fuck
I’m just being real, my shit look–

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,678: ‘In My Feelings’ – Drake

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I really don’t get the appeal of Mr. Autotune, but clearly I am part of a fading minority of detractors.

  2. Andrea katz says:

    When he says “shawty” is that positive or negative? Should I be offended?

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