Song of the Day #4,074: ‘Motivation’ – Normani

I’m calling it on August 30. Normani’s ‘Motivation’ is the best video of 2019. It’s one of the summer’s best songs, too.

Camila Cabello is the Fifth Harmony alum who has had the most solo success to date, but Normani will be hot on her heels with this infectious track that nods to the R&B/pop songs of the late 90s and early 00s, with a video that recalls Beyoncé’s ‘Crazy in Love’ and Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’.

Normani co-wrote this track with Ariana Grande, whose stamp is all over the chorus, but there’s no way in hell Grande could perform these dance moves. This is a mesmerizing display of grace and athleticism, including a bit with a basketball that could earn Normani an audition for the Harlem Globetrotters.

[Intro]
I’ma break you off, let me be your motivation
To  stay and give it tonight
And‚  baby‚ turn around‚ let me give you innovation, hey
‘Cause I do it so right

[Verse 1]
You got that good good, baby‚ don’t you?
Got  that good good, baby, don’t you?
But  you leavin’ solo
Ain’t regular‚ that ain’t regular
I  ain’t gon’ keep, keep fightin’ for it
Ain’t gon’ keep, keep fightin’ for it
‘Cause you know this thing here
Ain’t regular, that ain’t regular

[Pre-Chorus]
Fallin’  into the bed
Why would we ever do somethin’ instead of
Fallin’ into the bed right now? Yeah

[Chorus]
I’ma break you off, let me be your motivation
To stay and give it tonight
And, baby, turn around, let me give you innovation
Hey, ’cause I do it so right
Think about it, ooh, I think about it
Think about it, ooh, take a look at me now
Hey, a little motivation, alright

[Verse 2]
You got a bad one, baby, don’t you?
Got a bad one, baby, don’t you?
And we both know there’s no
One better, boy, no one better, boy
Too late, won’t make it, I’ma tell ’em (Yeah)
Get you naked, but I won’t tell ’em (Woo)
‘Cause you know that there’s no
One better, boy, no one better, boy

[Pre-Chorus]
Fallin’ into the bed
Why would we ever do somethin’ instead of
Fallin’ into the bed right now?
Eh, right now, now

[Chorus]
I’ma break you off, let me be your motivation
To stay and give it tonight (And give it tonight)
And, baby, turn around, let me give you innovation
Hey, ’cause I do it so right
Think about it, ooh, I think about it
Think about it, ooh, take a look at me now
Hey, a little motivation, alright

[Bridge]
Hey, oh
A little motivation
Oh

[Chorus]
I’ma break you off, let me be your motivation
To stay and give it tonight
And, baby, turn around, let me give you innovation
Hey, ’cause I do it so right
Think about it, ooh, I think about it
Think about it, ooh, take a look at me now
Hey, a little motivation, alright

[Outro]
Oh
Oh

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,074: ‘Motivation’ – Normani

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Well, that was fun!

  2. Peg says:

    Did I miss the basketball bit??

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