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April 23, 2014 by Dusk411
Alanis Morissette

Eight Easy Steps

Album: So-Called Chaos
Year: 2004


          Alanis Morissette provides self-help for the restless in the botched  “Eight Easy Steps.”



      A skeptical guitar opens the single, setting a sarcastic tone.   Ever since she was a child, she has been full of angst. It’s the one part of herself that she has understood. Star...
April 21, 2014 by Dusk411


Album: All The Right Reasons

Year: 2006


             Chad Kroeger dreams of being the biggest rock star ever in the self-aware  “Rockstar.”


                A daydreaming guitar opens the single, setting a wondering tone. He leans on the wall, smoking a cigarette. His best friend says they are...
April 20, 2014 by Dusk411

How Do I Feel (The Burrito Song)

Album: Hoku
Year: 2000

  Happy Easter everyone!

         Hoku won't admit she regrets a breakup in the garbled  “How I Feel.”


          Aped synths open the single, which seem to be from Lynyrd Synyrd’s intro from “Sweet Home Alabama,” setting a hinky tone. She was hanging out with some friends at Mexican ...
April 19, 2014 by Dusk411
Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX


Album: The New Classic

Year: 2014


           Iggy Azalea proves money can’t buy class in the deplorable   “Fancy.”


               A rancid beat opens the single, setting a diseased tone.  She says her image, crafted by marketers and the record company, is entirely her. Pe...
April 18, 2014 by Dusk411
Ed Sheeran


Album: x

Year: 2014


           Ed Sheeran chats up a young woman at the bar in the throbbing  “Sing.”

Vibrating synths open the single, setting a jumpy tone. The ice has melted in his drink. He guesses it must’ve sitting there for two hours. It’s close to midnight now. He huddles closer to her, leaning to her hear over the current contest going on. A server has walked by a coup...
April 16, 2014 by Dusk411
Natural Selection

Hearts Don’t Think (They Feel)

Album: Natural Selection

Year:  1991


           Frederick Thomas is the relationship expert in the uneventful  “Hearts Don’t Think (They Feel.)”


            Cordial synths open the single, setting an easeful tone.  He believes people should be sincere. One particular coup...
April 15, 2014 by Dusk411
Donna Lewis

Fool’s Paradise

Album: Now in a minute

Year: 1996


         Her ex-boyfriend’s spell over her has been broken in the lithe “Fool’s Paradise.”


           Glinting synths open the single, setting a  mesmerizing tone.   He throws his arms out, full of a dozen roses and bows. The stage rotates and he is bed with another g...
April 14, 2014 by Dusk411
Florida Georgia Line & Luke Bryan

This Is How We Roll

Album: Here’s To The Good Times (Deluxe Edition)

Year: 2014


      Tyler Hubbard and his girlfriend drink and drive as they joyride around town in the           delinquent “This Is How We Roll.”


             A frivolous guitar opens the single, setting a ...
April 13, 2014 by Dusk411
Hot Chelle Rae

Don’t Say Goodnight

Album: Recklessly

Year: 2014


       Ryan Follese prolongs the night for as long as he can in the wishful“Don’t Say Goodnight.”


          A precious guitar opens the single, setting a nostalgic tone. The chorus starts the song. His crush gives him a hug and says she’ll talk to him tomorrow. He tells her they can watch the su...
April 12, 2014 by Dusk411
Jennifer Lopez

Do It Well

Album: Brave

Year: 2007


                Charisma draws Jennifer Lopez to a guy in the perilous “Do It Well.”


                Part of the chorus begins the single. He carries himself with such class. She wonders where he came from. (“Do it, do it/You do it, do it/You'...
April 11, 2014 by Dusk411
Zedd, Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant

Find You

Album: Divergent sdtk

Year: 2014


              Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant, as Four and Tris respectively, fall for each other in the  convoluted  “Find You.”


             A fluttery piano opens the single, setting an infatuated tone. He won’t ever let her see ...
April 9, 2014 by Dusk411
Celine Dion

Think Twice

Album: The Colour Of My Love

Year: 1994


          Celine Dion tries to save her relationship in the forlorn “Think Twice.”


        Stricken strings open the single, setting a tearful tone. She gives him a kiss on his lips and he turns his face away. She stares down at the floor, knowing it was deliberate. For the last five years, he has been the p...
April 8, 2014 by Dusk411
The Script

The Man Who Can’t Be Moved

Album: The Script

Year: 2008


          Danny O’Donoghue turns himself into a media spectacle to get attention in the paltry “Man Who Can’t Be Moved.”


         A depressed guitar opens the single, setting a Maybe she will notice him now. He parks his car in the nearby lot. From the trunk, he takes his sleeping b...
April 7, 2014 by Dusk411
American Authors

Best Day of My Life

Album: Oh, What A Life

Year: 2013


         Zac Barnett wakes up with a good feeling in the overzealous “Best Day of My Life.”


          Clinking synths open the single, setting a bubbly tone.  He gets on top of a chair and raises his hands as he describes the green monster in his dream. He was flying from the ground and into...
April 6, 2014 by Dusk411

Lovers In Japan

Album: Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

Year: 2008


         Congrats to Matthew Gray Gubler for having the most watched episode on Wednesday!


           Chris Martin wishes to escape to Japan with his secret girlfriend in the boundless  "Lovers In Japan.”