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October 21, 2014 by Dusk411

Giant In My Heart

Album: Sound of a Woman

Year: 2014


         Kiesza has a difficult time breaking up with her boyfriend in the concerned                “Giant In My Heart.”


        Testing synths opens the single, setting a stressed tone. He said it would end the relationship. Moving to another...
October 19, 2014 by Dusk411
Christina Aguilera

Not Myself Tonight

Album: Bionic

Year: 2010


           Christina Aguilera experiments being a dominatrix in the  vampish  “Not Myself Tonight.”


             Cryptic synths open the single, setting a lurking tone.  In the intro, she slips on her mask before stepping inside the club. The erotica she’s be...
October 18, 2014 by Dusk411
Hilary Duff

All About You

Album: N/A

Year: 2014


                Hilary Duff tries to turn a flirtation into a real romance in the imitative    “All About You.”


             A jaunty guitar opens the single, setting a folksy tone.  She places her hand on his. He jumps a little, his face flustered. ...
October 18, 2014 by Dusk411
Charli XCX

Break The Rules

Album: Sucker

Year: 2014


         Charli XCX wants to grow up fast in the flippant   “Break The Rules.”


          A school bell rings, followed by clandestine synths, setting a    It’s three am and the city is still lit up. Her friend tells her she’s hungry and wants something to eat now. They walk arou...
October 15, 2014 by Dusk411
Blake Shelton

Doin’ What She Likes

Album: Based On A True Story…

Year: 2014


         Blake Shelton enjoys seeing his girlfriend happy in the  thoughtful “Doin’ What She Likes.”


      A moony guitar opens the single, setting an adoring tone.  She rubs his nose against his and smiles. He gives her a smile in return and plays with a strand of her hair. He tell...
October 14, 2014 by Dusk411


Album: Beyonce

Year: 2014


           Beyonce has hot married sex in a limo in the kinetic  “Partition.”


         A male voice yells “drums” as a slinky synths open the single, setting a blazing tone. Her husband whispers in her ear that he’s ready. She tells their driver to if they could have some privacy. He pushes the ...
October 13, 2014 by Dusk411
Neon Trees

Text Me In The Morning

Album: Pop Psychology

Year: 2014


         Andy Glenn hopes for more than a one-night stand in the grinding “Text Me In The Morning.”


         A puzzled guitar slides to and fro to start the single, setting a confused tone.  He would give her adoring looks. She would extend their conversations each time she saw him. The flirting back...
October 12, 2014 by Dusk411
Buckner & Garcia

Pac-Man Fever

Album: Pac-Man Fever

Year:  1981


         *all video game information courtesy of Wikipedia.


       Buckner and Garcia are addicted to Pac Man in the wacky “Pac-Man Fever.”


        The buzz of a cartoon character traveling through the board, followed by the twirling of the said pummeling to its...
October 12, 2014 by Dusk411
One Direction

Steal My Girl

Album: Four

Year: 2014


            Harry Styles wards off other guys’ advances towarsd his longtime girlfriend in the                co-dependent “Steal My Girl.”


          A sweeping piano opens the single, setting a gallant tone. Her guy frie...
October 11, 2014 by Dusk411
Bebe Rexha

I Can’t Stop Drinking About You

Album: TBA

Year: 2014


         Bebe Rexha knows she’s second choice in the  stinging “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You.”


           Restless synths open the single,  setting a resentful tone.  His arm falls on her stomach. She hears him snore. He stops breathing for a minute and she inst...
October 10, 2014 by Dusk411

L.A.Love (La La)

Album: N/A

Year: 2014


            Fergie plans her world tour in the ostentatious " L.A. Love (La La”).


            In the intro, she la la’s over mussy synths, setting a tacky tone.


             Her bodyguard tells the paparazzi to move as she w...
October 8, 2014 by Dusk411
Sam Smith

I’m Not The Only One

Album: In The Lonely Hour

Year: 2014


          A series of affairs ends a marriage in the stirring “I’m Not The Only One.”


         An accepting piano opens the single, setting a forlorn tone.   He looks through their wedding photographs. Five years ago, his husband said to all their family and friends that he wou...
October 7, 2014 by Dusk411
Capital Cities

One Minute More

Album: In a Tidal Wave of Mystery

Year: 2014


        Ryan Merchant implores his friend to live a little in the mettlesome  “One Minute More.”


          Sparky synths open the single, setting an awed tone. His friend looks over the train schedules online. He says they won’t have enough time. They’ll have to find somewhere el...
October 6, 2014 by Dusk411
Luke Bryan

Roller Coaster

Album: Crash My Party

Year: 2014


               A summer romance ends too soon in the   nostalgic  “Roller Coaster.”


              An infatuated guitar opens the single, setting a lovestruck tone. He complimented on her necklace.  The necklace, a silver cross, was a gift ...
October 5, 2014 by Dusk411
Aviici & Adam Lambert

Lay Me Down

Album: True

Year: 2014


          Adam Lambert wants his boyfriend to tell him what’s wrong in the glamorous       “Lay Me Down.”


              Glowing synths opens the single, setting a cosmpolitan tone. Lambert’s boyfriend has been sitting alone in the study for...