Song Impressions:

There are so many reasons why I love Airplanes, Pt. II by B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams and Eminem! So many.

First of all, I have become a huge B.o.B fan. A lot of people only know his mainstream stuff, which is good, but the songs where you can really see his talent are the non-singles on his albums. The new album Underground Luxury is great in my opinion, although there are a lot of people judging it harshly against his previous albums. He’s very underrated as a rapper; he’s amazing. His verses in this whole song are all great.

Second, I LOVE HAYLEY WILLIAMS. I am a huge Paramore fan and Hayley Williams has the most amazing voice EVER. Her hair is the best thing ever, the color is so cool I wish I could do that :P But she always puts a unique sound on anything she sings, and the chorus of this song sung by her is just perfect. The lyrics “Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars, I could really use a wish right now” reminds me of looking out on the balcony of my apartment when I was little. I live in Hong Kong and there are so many lights and buildings and all that, so you can’t really ever see stars, so all we see are airplanes :P.

And lastly but probably most importantly, Em’s verse. This is a favorite among many, many people, myself included. It starts out with “Let’s pretend, Marshall Mathers never picked up a pen” (every Stan cries, we don’t want to even pretend this :P), and he goes on to talk about pretending if all the bad stuff that happened to him didn’t happen, he wouldn’t have made it to where he is today. That’s a main theme of the whole song, B.o.B’s verses included, and I just find that really great. 10/10.

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