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March 4, 2015 by Dusk411
Walk The Moon

Shut Up And Dance

Album: Talking Is Hard

Year: 2014


                Nicholas Petriccia meets his new girlfriend at the bar in the copycat       “Shut Up And Dance.”


              A stolen U2 riff opens the single, setting a familiar tone.  The chorus opens the sin...
March 3, 2015 by Dusk411

Living For Love

Album: Rebel Heart

Year: 2014


            Madonna won’t let another heartbreak stop her from falling in love again in the               stodgy “Living For Love.”


             Muffled synths open the single, setting a watery tone. He made ...
March 2, 2015 by Dusk411


Album: Talking Dreams

Year: 2015


                 Sydney Sierota and her boyfriend watch the stars in the heartwarming            “Bright.”


                 An enraptured guitar opens thes single, setting an elated tone. ...
March 1, 2015 by Dusk411
James Newton Howard & Jennifer Lawrence

The Hanging Tree

Album: Mockinjay, Part 1 sdtk

Year: 2014


                Jennifer Lawrence, as Katniss, lets her vulnerability show in the                     intriguing “The Hanging Tree.”


February 27, 2015 by Dusk411
The Weeknd

Earned It

Album: Fifty Shades Grey

Year: 2014


            Abel Tesfaye wants to spoil his girlfriend in the skulking   “Earned It.”


             Majestic strings open the single, setting an impassioned tone.  He is mesmerized by her. She’s all he thinks about. For once, he is free of angst. Most women are...
February 26, 2015 by Dusk411
Alanis Morissette

All I Really Want

Album: Jagged Little Pill

Year: 1997


           Alanis Morissette wants all the answers to her life in the questioning  “All I Really Want.”


              A disaffected guitar opens the single, setting a hardened tone.  Her boyfriend is tapping his hands on the counter and biting his lip. Sh...
February 25, 2015 by Dusk411
Mariah Carey


Album: Mariah Carey

Year: 1991


          Mariah Carey knows her ex-boyfriend will regret leaving her in the classic          “Someday.”


               Assuring synths open the single, setting a grateful tone. He told h...
February 24, 2015 by Dusk411
DF Dub

Country Girl

Album: DF Dub

Year: 2002


           DF Dub likes his girls naughty in the obnoxious  “Country Girl.”


              A dim guitar opens the single, setting a simple tone. In the intro, he says he’s going to talk about his favorite girlfriend. (“Oh yea/I'll tell ya a story/About a country girl/Oh ye...
February 23, 2015 by Dusk411
Eiffel 65

Blue (Da Bee Dee)

Album: Europop

Year: 1998


             Jeffrey Jey is really depressed in the idiotic “Blue (Da Bee Dee).”


           Histronic synths open the single, setting a joyous tone.  He says his painted a deep navy blue, which looks black. Outside, the same color adorns his house and car. Despite having all these th...
February 22, 2015 by Dusk411

It’s Not Over

Album: Daughtry

Year: 2006


         Chris Daughtry tries to get back together with his ex-girlfriend in the  solid              “It’s Not Over.”


                 A pondering guitar opens the single, setting an aware tone. At lea...
February 20, 2015 by Dusk411
Lady Gaga & Beyonce


Album: The Fame Monster

Year: 2010


                 Lady Gaga wants to be alone for a little while in the electric   “Telephone.”


                 Weary synths open the single, setting a tired tone. It’s the fourth time Gaga’s boyfriend ...
February 19, 2015 by Dusk411
Tori Kelly

Nobody Love

Album: TBA

Year: 2015


            Tori Kelly can’t resist her crush any longer in the flawed “Nobody Love.”


                 Amiable synths open the single, setting a delighted tone.  She doesn’t her emotions towards him. She wants to feel whole and have the storybook romance w...
February 17, 2015 by Dusk411


Album: Weekend

Year: 2014


              Brandon Rush can’t wait until 5 pm in the chill  “Weekend.”


                   An airy guitar opens the single, setting a relaxed tone. The pre-chorus opens the single. He pulls up in his driveway. He has stop first, though. A group...
February 16, 2015 by Dusk411
Jessie J


Album: Sweet Talker

Year:  2015


      Jessie J ignores unrealistic expectations in the direct  “Masterpiece.”


            Vehement strings open the single, setting a confrontional tone. A reviewer said her songs do not have the same punch they once had. Some fans want a “do-over” album. She’s proud of her work and if it&rs...
February 15, 2015 by Dusk411
Natalie La Rose & Jeremih


Album: TBA

Year: 2015


                Jeremih and Natalie La Rose close the bar down in the limp                “Somebody.”       


                In the ...