A girl pulls the rug from underneath Ed Sheeran in the eye-popping “Don’t.”
Suave synths open the single, setting a stinging tone. He should’ve trusted his instincts after his ex starting flirting with him last...
Album: Thank You
Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller thumb their nose at the adults in power in the misguided “Thank You.”
A bratty guitar opens the single, setting a belligerent tone. Kelley dedicates the songs to the teenagers in high school who felt ignored and dropped out, the young women who w...
Kelis & Too Short
Album: Kelis Was Here
Kelis wants some recognition for being on trend in the aching “Bossy.”
A monochromatic beat opens the single, setting a modish tone. In the intro, she tells everyone she doesn’t care what they think of her. However, she isn’t some disposable teenage pop star princess. She&rsq...
Long Way 2 Go
Cassie puts the aggressive guys in their place in the stiff “Long Way 2 Go.”
Mousy synths open the single, setting a plain tone. The nerve of some guys irks her. She was talking with a guy at a party. All of sudden, he went behind her and started rubbing her shoulders. She propp...
Album: Run Your Own Race
Heather Rizzuto’s short fuse causes problems with her boyfriend in the poisonous “Harmless.”
Overly gracious synths open the single, setting a manipulative tone. Rizzuto ...
Album: Talking Dreams
Sydney Sierota has sympathy for the outsiders in the yearning “Cool Kids.”
A mediative guitar opens the single, setting a faraway tone. Sierota sees a girl sitting on a bench alone in the common area of the high school. She sees the popular girls in her class, walking together, matching each other step by s...
Girls Chase Boys
Album: Lights Out
Ingrid Michaelson can longer tolerate the mind games in relationships in the well-adjusted “Girls Chase Boys.”
Nonchalant synths open the single, setting a composed tone. In the...
Album: Evacuate The Dancefloor
Natalie Horler lets her down her guard for her crush in the fiery “Fever.”
Bombastic synths open the single, setting a dominating tone. Her driver lets her know she is at the club. She tells him thanks and heads towards the back door. A guy spots her, calli...
We Are Done
Album: Greetings from California
Joel Madden has had enough of something or someone in the malleable “We Are Done.”
A cushy guitar opens the single, setting a pacific tone. Madden tells his friend that’s it. He looks to his brother and he says “we’re leaving.&rd...
Nicki Minaj & Lil’ Wayne
Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up
Nicki Minaj rehabilitates her boyfriend after his recent prison release in the choppy “High School.”
Glinting synths open the single, setting a serene tone. He takes a bottle of vodka and hands her one of her own. After he turns his back a...
What I Can Do For You
Album: Tuesday Night Music Club
Sheryl Crow recalls a time she was propositioned by a producer in the incisive “What I Can Do For You.”
A glib guitar opens the single, setting a smarmy tone. She flips over on the bed, looking at the wall. He props his arm up on the bed and tells ...
Album: Nothing To Lose
Drew Chadwick wants to return to his home in Illionis in the dusty “3000 Miles.”
A morose piano opens the single, setting a disheartened tone. He wraps a blanket around him. The air conditioning has been on all day and it’s too hot to go outside. At home, it’s...
Album: Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee and her male best friend get married in the formal “Love Story.”
A bridal band opens the single, setting a gathering tone. It was at her best friend’s older brother’s ...
Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora
Album: The New Classic
Iggy Azalea ensure her ex-boyfriend won’t ever fall in lovee with anyone ever again in the loathsome “Black Widow.”
Leery synths open the single, setting a paranoid tone. In the chorus, Rita Ora says he called her crazy. He’s about learn what crazy means...
Ariana Grande & Zedd
Album: My Everything
Ariana Grande decides to be on her own in the confident “Break Free.”
Sticking synths open the single, setting a needy tone. With a box, she looks for her stuff in her boyfriend’s house. She finds some clothes and a DVD she left. Her boyfriend takes t...