You Had Me
Album: Mind Body and Soul
Joss Stone leaves her drug addicted boyfriend in the willful “You Had Me.”
An assured guitar opens the single, setting a decisive tone. Part of the chorus opens the single. She says at one time, she would’ve married him. Looking at him, now, t...
Album: Push and Shove
Gwen Stefani puts all her energy into her appearance in the limited “Looking Hot.”
Confused synths open the single but any thinking is drowned out by now thundering synths, setting a witless tone. She checks the right side of the street. It’s clear. She...
Baauer harkens back to a long gone dance era of the early 90s in the underwhelming “Harlem Shake.”
A a male voice says “con los terroristas,” from Hector Delgado’s “Malades” and then taut beat pounds the synth. It sets a grating tone.
Hold On Tight
Album: Touch Me
Samantha Fox promises a memomorable first date with her crush in the nostalgic “Hold On Tight.”
Fox puts her hands over his eyes and asks him if he’s ready over a jaunty guitar, setting a...
Lana Del Rey
Album: Born To Die
Lana Del Rey has become a master manipulator of men in the docile “Video Games.”
Yielding strings open the single, setting a morose tone. She pushes harder on the swing and her feet almost touch the tree. Her father opens the porch door and says her boyfriend is here. She run...
Girls, Girls, Girls
Album: Girls, Girls, Girls
Vince Neil frequents strip clubs all over in the world in the sleazy “Girls, Girls, Girls.”
A rugged guitar opens the single, setting a lewd tone. He flips off a driver attempting to make a left. The driver lays down his horn but he doesn’t care. Hi...
Mr. Probz & Robin Schulz
Mr. Probz has a clear idea of what he needs to do in the affecting “Waves.”
Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea
Jennifer Lopez has the aspirational body asset in the canned “Booty.”
The chorus, a sample of Diplo & Switch’...
A Sky Full of Stars
Album: Ghost Stories
Chris Martin is smitten with his new love in the enchanting “A Sky Full of Stars.”
An idealist piano opens the single, setting a picturesque tone. He watches as she puts her coat on and brushes away some of her shoulders. His eyes soften and gli...
Wait On Me
Jake Roche tries to convince a girl to go out with him in the entitled “Wait On Me.”
An edited chorus opens the single along with huffy synths, setting a detached tone. He tells her he has her all figured out. There are some moves he would love to do to her. (“Wait on me/I know ho...
Album: Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas micromanages his relationship in the paranoid “Jealous.”
Flossy synths open the single, setting a slick tone. The guy won’t stop staring at her. Ever since he sat down, he has locked his on his girlfriend. It doesn’t help that she’s looking back. at him, either. He puts his cof...
Album: Heart On My Sleeve
Mary Lambert is unapologetic about her issues in the plain-spoken “Secrets.”
In the intro, over an affable guit...
Album: Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson disapproves of her boyfriend’s new life of crime in the mighty “Black Cat.”
A pointed cowbell and furious guitar open the single, setting a seething tone. The police show her the search warrand. A...
Shoppin’ From A To Z
Album: Word of Mouth
Toni Basil goes to the grocery store to pick up some necessary items in the odd “Shoppin’ From A To Z.”
Demanding synths open the single, setting a controlling tone. A variation o...
Got To Be Certain
Kylie Minogue is cautious when it comes to sex in the reasonable “Got To Be Certain.”
Easygoing synths open the single, setting a nonconfrontional tone. In the chorus, she isn’t going to get sleep with with someone unless it’s ...