Album: Blurred Lines
Robin Thicke gauges his girlfriend’s feelings for him in the apprehensive “Feel Good.”
A hesitant piano opens the single, setting an appealing tone. Some of the chorus starts the single. He asks if she’s ok with everything. (“Does it feel good/Does it feel good/Does it feel g...
Miss You Much
Album: Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson can’t be away from her new boyfriend in the unabashed “Miss You Much.”
Anticipating synths open the single, setting an unpredictable tone. She taps her foot on the floor and looks at the clock. Her appointment was an hour ago. She tries to ...
Kesha parties every day in the hungover “Tik Tok.”
Stumbling synths open the single, setting a wasted tone. Her phone beeps as she dries her hair off with a towel. It’s yet another notification from Facebook. Three of her friends liked her photo she posted from last night. ...
Album: A Bad Girl InHarlem
David Boyd is an average person enjoying life and getting into trouble in the random “Harlem.”
A chorus of “hey’s” and an energetic bass open the single, setting a chipper tone. After work, he stops off at the pet store to pick up food for his dog and some toys. He’l...
How I Feel
Album: The Perfect 10
Flo Rida enjoys the perks of fame in the plastic “How I Feel.”
A classy saxphone from Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” sample opens the single, setting a fradulent tone. The chorus starts the song. Life can’t get any better. Every day is perfect. People...
Album: All I Ever Wanted
Kelly Clarkson lets her boyfriend down easy in the gentle “Already Gone.”
Contrite stings open the single, setting a softhearted tone. He shuts off the television and asks her what’s wrong. She hasn’t rambled on about work. He knows something is up. She gives him a sad smile. A conversation they had when the...
Album: Runaway Horses
A visit to France brings back memories of a romance she had years before in the yearning “La Luna.”
An enamored Spainsh guitar opens the single, setting a sensual tone. She waits to be seated at the Le Cercle Rouge. It started here, she thinks as the host...
Ariana Grande & Big Sean
Album: Yours Truly
Ariana Grande cherishes her boyfriend in the economical “Right There.”
Rinky-dink synths opens the single, setting a flashy tone. A gruff male vocal tries to get everyone into the song and singles out her crush in the crowd. (“If you wanna party, if you, if you wanna party/Then put your ha...
A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
Album: Is There Anybody Out There?
Ian Axel and Christina Aguilera face the truth of their relationship in the teary “Say Something.”
A rigid piano opens the single, setting a final tone. The chorus starts the single. He bites his lip and asks her again ...
Album: Music Box
I hope everyone got stuffed on great food and had a Happy Thanksgiving. Also, if you’re shopping – be safe.
Mariah Carey believes everyone can be courageous in the experienced “Hero.”
A consoling piano opens the single, setting an encouraging tone. ...
Calvin Harris & Ayah Marar
Thinking About You
Ayah Marar has found the love of her life in the flourishing “Thinking About You.”
Calming syths open the single, setting a serene tone. She closes her eyes and sighs as he wraps his arm around her. Underneath her hand the t...
Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
Album: Bella Donna
Stevie Nicks attempts to disentangle herself from her ex-boyfriend in the stormy “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.”
A robust guitar opens the single, setting a browbeat tone. Her dog barks, looks at her for a...
Album: Britney Jean
Britney Spears complicates an awkward situation in the gawky “Perfume.”
Wretched synths open the setting a depleted tone.His girlfriend offers to clean up the dishes and starts to get up. She shakes her head no, telling her she’s a guest. As she’s scraping the uneaten food into a bag, she sees her ex...
Album: Bad Blood
Daniel Smith observes the ruins of his life in the dire Pompeii.”
A glutted synth and a chorus of “ah oh’s” open the single, setting a cleansing tone. He’s able to fit a couple more plates into the box. With the tape, he seals it and finds another box. His ...
Macklemore, Schoolboy Q & Hollis
Album: The Heist
Macklemore cruises around in his classic Cadillac in the dawdling “White Walls.”
A determined saxophone opens the single, setting a snobbish tone. Whatever ring of dirt that was on the passenger side seems to be gone now. He puts the cloth back on the shelf and then grabs ...