Shake It Off
Taylor Swift isn’t going to let other people’s opinions bother her anymore in the casual “Shake It Off.”
Spirited drums open the single, setting an enthuiastic tone. She and her friend solidify their plans for the night. As she passes by one of h...
Album: The Pinkprint
Nicki Minaj’s favorite part of her body is her butt in the stylized “Anaconda”
In the pre-chorus, a line from Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” is cut short several times, setting a brisk tone. (“My anaconda don't, ...
Pitbull & John Ryan
Pitbull reassures everyone his libido is intact in the inadequate “Fireball.”
A winking guitar opens the single, setting a ribbing tone. In the intro, Pitbull says he’s going to get the ladies dancing and fill them up enough...
Partners In Kryme
Album: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sdtk
Partners In Kryme summarize the plot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in the detailed “Turtle Power.”
A vigilant synth opens the single, setting a responsive tone. Part of the chorus starts the song. James Alpern and Rich...
Ellie Goulding can no longer lead a passive life with her boyfriend in the mystical “Explosions.”
Celestial “oh’s” and reserved strings open the single, setting a revelatory tone.&nbs...
Building A Mystery
Sarah McLachlan’s boyfriend is figuring out his identity in the imaginative “Building A Mystery”
A wondestruck guitar opens the single, setting a questioning tone. She hears him get out of their bed. He gives her a kiss ...
It Will Rain
Album: The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 1 sdtk
Bruno Mars would fall apart if the love of his life became indifferent towards him in the beautiful “It Will Rain.”
A tense synth opens the single, setting a passionate tone. She hasn’t looked him in the eye. He k...
Danity Kane & Yung Joc
Album: Danity Kane
Shannon Bex and her girlfriends cruise in their fancy cars in the lethargic “Show Stopper.”
A droning beat opens the single, setting a ...
When I Grow Up
Album: Doll Domination
Nicole Scherzinger dreams of becoming famous in the ruthless “When I Grow Up.”
A hesitant siren and overpowering handclaps open the single, setting a bandaged tone. In the intro, e...
Usher & will.i.am
Album: Raymond v. Raymond
Usher is rendered speechless by a beautiful woman he sees in the club in the fair “OMG.”
Crowd cheering and leaden synths open the single, setting a molde...
We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)
Album: The Party Album
Kim Sasabone travels cross country determined to visit every club in the United States in the simplistic “We Like To Party.”
A blaring horn ...
The young women of Little Mix encourage women to band together in the solid “Salute.”
A warning siren opens the single, setting a striking tone. Jesy Nelson says she’s looking for women who will support to each other. She knows they a...
Album: The 1975
At any age, Matt Healy doesn’t get girls in the jubilant “Girls.”
A sprightly guitar opens the single, setting a winsome tone. She presses herself against him. His little brother is in the next room playing video games. At any second, he could pop in, asking for something. His paren...
Lidell Townsell is smitten with a neighbor in the cold “Nu Nu.”
A ticking drum machine and “bah dah pow” open the single, setting an aged tone. He turns the lawn mower around and sees his pretty neighbor from a couple blocks over. He stops the mower and...
Afrojack & Wrabel
Ten Foot Tall
Album: Forget the World
Wrabel is grateful for his girlfriend who was willing to believe in him in the trite “Ten Foot Tall.”
A stock quiet piano opens the single, setting a humdrum tone. She thinks that I’m wonderful, he thinks as he i...