So here’s a short, light-hearted post to get you through the rest of the week because well, it’s only Wednesday and the weekend seems so far away right now. It’s not even like the weather is nice which would sure brighten up my day but hey, here’s something that annoys me. Song lyrics. More importantly, really bad song lyrics that completely lack imagination and creativity. Here are 10 of the worst below.
- Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
This song has possibly the worst lyrics you could think of. I mean who even decided to come up with the oh so imaginative ‘I really really really like you’? If this was meant to be an attempt at a love song then it spectacularly failed. Further lyrics are ‘Who gave you eyes like that? Said you could keep them.’ That doesn’t even really make sense! She has a similar voice to Taylor Swift and may have been trying to channel her style too but it’s just a cringey song that has got stuck in my head much like ‘Call Me Maybe’ but that has a much better backing and has slightly better words. Not to self Carly, don’t repeat the same words over and over.
2. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Although I really like her new album, this song needs a bit of a rethink. Surely, with the complexity of her other lyrics which flow well, Shake It Off could be more imaginative than ‘The players gonna play, play, play, play, play and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate ,hate hate.’ Again it’s the repetitiveness that implies they couldn’t think of how to fill that gap in the song. I’ll let her get away with this one though, the rest of the album is good.
3. Pitbull – Don’t Stop The Party
Most of Pitbull’s songs have me struggling to understand what the hell he is saying and in fact most of his song lyrics are ridiculous. I could make this post a whole list of Pitbull songs but that might get boring so I won’t, unless you want a future post on that? Yes? Anyway, I thought the chorus said: ‘Ain’t nobody like Victor, don’t stop the party’ but the Victor bit is in fact a foreign phrase which I couldn’t be bothered to look up. Easy mistake. The other weird bit though is: ‘You don’t get the world loose loose. You don’t get money woof woof.’ Um, What now?! Why is he barking like a dog and what is that to do with money? These are the questions I want to ask Pitbull.
4. David Guetta ft Akon- Sexy Bitch
I found this one on Buzzfeed and the more I thought about it the more I was like oh yeah. It’s not a bad lyric but it’s the thinking behind it. It goes: ‘I’m tryna find the words to describe this girl without being disrespectful. Damn you’se a sexy bitch.’ Um David calling someone a bitch is a little disrespectful to be honest. Think your lyrics through.
5. Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
“I mean you’re so shy and I’m loving your tie. You’re slicker than the guy with the thing on his eye.” Nicki could you specify what this ‘thing’ is? Although I’m not really sure I want to know what it is. The whole thing is just really random, talking about ties, ‘macking’ dudes up and liking him better when he ‘dolo’. Is this some slang I’ve missed out on?
6. Avril Lavinge – Sk8ter Boi
“He was a boy, she was a girl, can I make it anymore obvious? He was a punk, she did ballet. What more can I say?” Prize for the simplest, most boring lyrics goes to Avril. I don’t think you can make it any more obvious Avril. Although, I did used to love this song…
7. Rebecca Black – Friday
“It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday. Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend.” This is another case of the repetition and state the obvious much? We all look forward to the weekend but no one ever said we wanted a song about it and the fact she looks about 14.
8. Shakira- Whenever, Wherever
I never thought any of Shakira’s lyrics were weird, I just couldn’t understand her accent. It wasn’t until I was researching for this post that I cam across her lyrics for this song and it really made me laugh. I was so surprised, I had to listen to the song just to make sure it was true.It goes: “ Lucky that my breasts are small and humble, so you don’t confuse them with mountains.” Ummm?! Why Shakira do we need to know that? I don’t think we’d even confuse Katie Price’s breasts with mountains. Well, maybe…
9. R Kelly – Remix To Ignition
‘It’s the remix to ignition. Hot and fresh out the kitchen.’ What does that even mean? What is the remix to ignition? Can we hear the original one called ignition? I reckon those two lines were there just to rhyme. Cool song though.
10. Mika – We Are Golden
‘Teenage dreams in a teenage circus. Running around like a clown on purpose.’ I quite like the metaphor here but it’s a slightly weird lyric. I wouldn’t say it’s as bad as some of the others but singing about clowns and circuses when you could sing about something more true to life might be a good idea Mika.