Trey Songz only cares about getting laid by attractive women in the blatant “Na Na.”
In the intro, calculating synths open the single, setting a secretive tone. Songz tries to get everyone into his single and namedrops the producer, DJ Mustard and the his new album title. (“Pu...
Habits (Stay High)
Album: Truth Serum
Tove Lo is on a downward spiral after a breakup in the rueful “Habits (Stay High).”
She oh’s over deadened synths, setting a gray tone.
A bowl of macaroni and cheese rests on her stomach. In between bites, she takes a hit of the joint The kno...
Becky G just found out her crush likes her in the flaccid “Shower.”
Begging strings open the single and then flip right to bumping synths, setting a halting tone. She presses the button on her iPod again to replay the song. It reminds her of how her crush looks at her. Today, he asked her about how ...
We R Who We R
Kesha includes all types of people to hang out with her in the adaptive “We R Who We R.”
Quivering synths open the single, setting an uncertain tone. One of her friends introduces her girlfriend to the group. She puts her down and waves. Kesha slaps the seat next to her and complimen...
Etta James believes something great is about to happen to her in the lively “Levels.”
The blithesome synths twirl, enjoying every moment of life, setting a promising tone.
The synths hush for the Etta James 1962 sample of ...
Kiesza’s relationship with her boyfriend keeps her together in the trendy “Hideaway.”
Minimal synths open the single, preparing for the peak hour. In the parking lot, she sees her boyfriend waiting for her. All the stress leaves her body as she walks to the car. S...
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...