We all get songs stuck in our heads. We all get attached to a new song that just came out (then hate it forever just like a food item eaten too many times because WE LOVED IT SO MUCH). So here I am with a great song in my head. I really like it. I am in the middle of the binge. It’s on repeat in my car. The lyrics and music are in my head when I am not in the car listening to it.
So then I ponder…
What is it about THIS song that I like so much? The lyrics are sad, stupid and hurtful (to whomever it was intended for). How does a songwriter get us hooked with the music and back up alone? How do they create such a masterpiece of all kinds of instruments then add the lyrics and the feeling is the same? The song could be about Jesus or homeless people and I would still like it. It’s just amazing to me. (Remember Shaggy’s song about getting caught… What the?... It was the music that got us hooked, not those HORRIBLE lyrics!)
The particular song I am stuck on right now is Beyonce’s Irreplaceable. I can’t get enough of it. And I am sure I won’t get tired of it. I remember when I found Craig David’s Rise and Fall (arranged with Sting). I still love this song. There are many others that belong on Gina’s Faves homemade CD.
Back to Beyonce… I’ve been a big fan of her since she put out her first CD with Destiny’s Child. She is a great artist in my opinion. That voice is awesome. Of course some of her recent rhyming action has got me baffled. In Irreplaceable she rhymes “minute” with “minute”… Wow, sheer genius! I mean, I could write lyrics if that is all it took! But yet, she gets away with it because her remaining talents overpower the, “…I could have another you in a minute, matter fact, he’ll be here in a minute…” bit.
Which brings me to another point. Because she is Beyonce, because Justin Timberlake is Justin, and because Madonna is Madonna… they could create any kind of disaster and get it on the radio! Anything! And those new names just starting out, they have to work SO HARD to get 1 of their 20 high quality songs on the radio and still it may just be a one time thing. It’s sad really… the quality isn’t measured. It’s the name that wins. The one that has lyrics such as “uh, uh” and inappropriate mentions (or full painted pictures) of the horizontal mambo win the game.
I remember when Josh Groban first made it big. Granted he was using other people’s songs to debut his voice, but who cares, right? Leann Rymes did it! I was just amazed they put a classic singer on the radio. One that delivered a beautiful message! It was like a dawning of a new era when I heard him the first time. But that only lasted for so long… it’s been awhile since I’ve heard him on any pop stations, just the classic easy listening ones when I am lucky.
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