Song of the Day #4,766: ‘Wild Side’ – Normani

I consider Normani’s 2019 ‘Motivation’ possibly the greatest video of all time. As I wrote in a post after first seeing it, it is a “mesmerizing display of grace and athleticism.”

If you choose to read that as code for “Normani is a goddess, and this video depicts her writhing seductively in various states of undress,” that is up to you.

Two years lates, the former Fifth Harmony star is back with another single and video, titled ‘Wild Side.’ This slinky R&B groove is decidedly more R-rated, lyrically, than its predecessor, and it’s not half-bad considering it’s a genre I don’t really get.

As for the video… more seductive writing in various states of undress. One standout sequence depicts Normani surrounded by mirrors dancing with a double of herself. Twice the nearly-naked Normani!

I could do without the Cardi B rap break, which comes across more funny than sexy. The same goes for her appearance in the video.

[Verse 1: Normani]
I’m ready to pull up on you
I’m ready to do what I do
Baby, what you wanna do?
Shoot your shot ’cause I’m bulletproof
Load it up and doo-doo-doo
Baby, what you wanna do?
I’m ready to pull up on you
I’m ready to do what I do

[Pre-Chorus: Normani]
This type of shit will have you wildin’ (Ooh)
Last minute trip to the islands (Ooh)
Drip, drip, drip, when you slide in (Ooh)
Beep, beep, beep, baby ride it (Ooh)
Don’t hesitate when you (Ooh)
In it ’cause you know how I like it (Ooh)
Baking up a cake for you (Ooh)
Sweet, baby, like it when you bite it

[Chorus: Normani]
We can’t just keep talkin’ about it
We think too often about it
We can’t just be cautious about it
I wanna get wild
Take me for a ride, boy
Show me your wild side, boy
Know it’s been a while, boy
I wanna get wild

[Verse 2: Normani]
I wanna drive you crazy (Crazy)
Pull up inside me, baby (Boy)
Fuckin’ it up like oopsie-daisy
Ain’t no “If, ands, buts and maybes”
Don’t be laid up in that shit likе you lazy
I need you to roll up in that shit like you skatin’
Baby, and I hold up on that shit, I hate waitin’
Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo, shoot your shot, I’m impatient

[Pre-Chorus: Normani]
This typе of shit will have you wildin’ (Ooh)
Last minute trip to the islands (Ooh)
Drip, drip, drip, when you slide in (Ooh)
Beep, beep, beep, baby, ride it (Ooh)
Don’t hesitate when you (Ooh)
In it ’cause you know how I like it (Ooh)
Bakin’ up a cake for you (Ooh)
Sweet, baby, like it when you bite it

[Chorus: Normani]
We can’t just keep talkin’ about it
We think too often about it
We can’t just be cautious about it
I wanna get wild
Take me for a ride, boy
Show me your wild side, boy
Know it’s been a while, boy
I wanna get wild

[Verse 3: Cardi B]
Look, dímelo, turn me ’round
Treat me like a watch, bust me down
On the kitchen floor, right on that towel
It’s my dick and I want it now, ow
Tell me how you want it
Put me on my back or my stomach
Baby, let me blow it like a trumpet
I can do it all, I can prolly suck a watermelon through a straw
Believe me, every other day, new wig, new hair
Come take me out this Mugler
I be waitin’ on you with some lingerie
Drive this pussy down low like bombs away
Boom, nothing but a robe in your house
I wanna put these pretty pink toes in your mouth
Send nudes to your phone while you workin’
Boy, you gotta see this shit in person, believe me

[Chorus: Normani & Cardi B]
We can’t just keep talkin’ about it
I want you comin’ inside it (Ooh)
We can’t just be cautious about it
I wanna get wild
Take me for a ride, boy
Show me your wild side, boy
Know it’s been a while, boy
I wanna get wild

[Outro: Normani & Starrah]
Pull up in a err, mmm, Benz
Make me say, “Ah,” baby, do that shit again
Ooh, yeah
Pull up in a mmm-mmm, drop
Ha-ha-ha, yeah, I’m makin’ shit hot
Ooh, yeah
Pull up in a err, mmm, Benz
Make me say, “Ah,” baby, do that shit again
Ooh, yeah (Ah)
Pull up in a mmm-mmm, drop
Ha-ha-ha, yeah, I’m makin’ shit hot
Ooh, yeah

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,766: ‘Wild Side’ – Normani

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I like the vibe of this song, though I agree that Cardi B’s rap break feels out of place. And boy can Normani dance!

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