<b>Friend:</b> This song is great! What's it called?<p/><b>i-Tunes:</b> Silver Spoon<p/><b>Hangul:</b> 뱁새<p/><b>English tran:</b> Crow-tit<p/><b>Bad Romanization:</b> Baeppsae/baebsae<p/><b>Pirate sight:</b> Try Hard<p/><b>Me:</b> THEY CALL ME BAEPSAE!!!<p/><b>Friend:</b> I still don't know what it's called.<p/><b>Big Hit:</b> We don't know either.<p/></p>
The group’s pristine harmonies made them fans both inside and outside the industry, and this song came to them from one of their fellow artists – Taylor Swift. The superstar penned the song about a broken relationship, and immediately thought of Little Big Town, who needed little convincing of the song’ s merits. The song spent a pair of weeks atop the Country Songs chart earlier this year, and will likely be in the running in the upcoming Song and Single of the Year at this year’s CMA Awards.
(I did not write this post in all caps, but when reading it I would like you all to picture me yelling every word. Thank you.)
Is there anything more 2007 than this song (and music video)? No, the answer is no. “S.O.S” was the second single the Brothers released from their self-titled sophomore album (the first single was “Hold On” an odd choice in my opinion). This was their first big hit, and their first song to reach the top 20. Nick Jonas wrote this song in ten minutes, TEN MINUTES. Nick wrote a damn near perfect pop rock song at age 14, IN ONLY TEN MINUTES. Now, who knows if that’s actually true? I feel like there are a lot of artists who like to say that a song came to them in a dream, and it only took them minutes to write. But that’s the story he told, and I choose to believe it.
First I’d like to talk about the chorus, which contains a great example of the element I love the most about the Jonas Brothers music—they feel everything SO much. I touched on this in my post about “Mandy”, but it’s worth mentioning again. They’re teenage boys experiencing dating, love and heartbreak for the first time. Every breakup feels like the end of the world. Nick wrote this song when he was 14, of course he would describe a breakup this way. His hearts in two, he can’t find the other half, it’s like he’s walking on broken glass and you better believe he bled. It would seem melodramatic if it weren’t so real, and so authentic. That’s what makes this song great and that’s what makes the Jonas Brothers great.
Second, and most importantly, we need to discuss possibly the greatest lyric of the 2000’s:
Next time I see you
I’m givin’ you a high five
‘cause hugs are overrated, just FYI.
Alright, lets break that down, shall we? The next time Nick runs into this girl, who broke his heart in two (and hid the other half somewhere? Perhaps she hid it across a room with broken glass on the floor, and also snatched his shoes?) Anyway, Nicks been through it. So what does he plan on doing next time he sees her? Give her a high five. A HIGH FIVE. This is the most wonderfully passive aggressive move to pull when you run into an ex, and we all wish we were cool enough, like Nick is, to pull it off. Imagine, no really imagine!! You run into your ex at let’s say, a mutual friend’s birthday party. It’s the first time you’ve seen each other since everything fell apart. (Oh and they broke up with you, out of nowhere, and how dare they? You’re great!) You walk across the room to where they are, you just want to get this over with, acknowledge their presence and then ignore them for the rest of the evening. AND THEN YOU GIVE THEM A HIGH FIVE. Incredible, truly fucking incredible. They will never forget this and neither will their friends. Oh my god, and we haven’t even gotten to the second and best part of the lyric yet. Why the hug? Oh, cause HUGS ARE OVERRATED, JUST FYI. Ughhh!! And the way he sings it!! His throat is coated in pettiness. He had a Hall’s lozenge before recording and the flavor was contempt.
And just when you thought It couldn’t get any better than this—there’s the music video. It’s great, it’s fun, they’re on a boat, they’re wearing cool hats and scarves, and the purity rings get close-up shots! (The only unfortunate thing about this music video is whoever uploaded it to their Vevo page really fucked up the aspect ratio. It’s so stretched out! It’s truly a crime against humanity.) The BEST part of the music video when Kevin (poor, Kevin) check his Blackberry (his BLACKBERRY) to see a text message from the girl he’s seeing that reads “I like u but…I dont like u :-(“ I would need 10,000 more words to unpack all my feelings about that text message, but I’m not going to get into it. Instead I would like to end this post by giving you a fun tip: send that exact message to everyone you match with on a dating app. If they know what you’re referencing, you’ll know you’ve found a good one.
Morning Musume is rapidly becoming less
popular. The only reason why they are still standing as one of the
top idol groups in Japan is due to it’s long history and their big
hit songs in the 2000’s. HP throws girls into MM who can’t sing or
don’t stand out as much. They shouldn’t forget that idols are singers
and talentos, not just eye candy to look at. The reason why MM was so
popular at first was b/c of their talent for singing and unique
I think the thing is, artists need big chart hitting songs when they first start out to help establish themselves. While I like Wonderland, I don’t go out my way to listen to it, and haven’t brought it. I really hope Jessica’s next song will do better
I’m sure a lot of people do their own weird thing when they think they’re alone. I love making awkward moments. Obviously Mabel has been having Addi listen to some of the big hits. The song used in this is “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by the late great Whitney Houston.