Unimaginative Lyrics

The following blog was originally posted from my old blog, The Geejay Journal:

It’s like the more popular songs on the radio nowadays are of the dance music genre. I’ve never been much of a fan of dance music so it’s only recently that I got a chance to hear the lyrics of these songs. It’s outrageous. The songs just seem to need like a couple of stanzas (or less!) and those would be the words that would get repeated again and again throughout the entire song!

Take Armand Van Helden’s My, My, My song:

My, my, my
My, my, my
how did we ever get this way
where’s it gonna go..

My, my, my
My, my, my
(Oooh Ooooh wee)
how we gonna make it work,
what’s it gonna take to do it..

That’s it. All you need is a catchy beat that you can do over and over, then add mixes to it and lastly think up of a few lines to sing along with the beat. The lines don’t even need to make sense! Sheesh.

Sure the beat and tune are catchy but I just feel it’s unfair that songs with unimaginative lyrics are popular. I just hope that all of the songs in the future won’t be like this one.

By the way, the reason why I specifically chose Van Helden’s song as an example was because I’m also really annoyed by the music video for this song. So annoyed that it makes my skin crawl when I see it.

Anyway, enough ranting for today.

Published in: on December 14, 2004 at 5:02 pm  Leave a Comment