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May 28, 2015 by Dusk411
Nicki Minaj

The Night Is Still Young

Album: The Pinkprint

Year: 2015


             Nicki Minaj wants to get the most out of life in the straighforward “The Night Is Still Young.”


              Breezy synths open the single, setting a cool tone. She tells her friend she intends on getting fully drunk tonight. Then, she’ll ...
May 27, 2015 by Dusk411


Album: Bombs Away

Year: 2015


            George Sheppard hopes his crush will be brave enough to love him again in the                    anticipating “Geronimo”


                 An anxious guitars opens t...
May 25, 2015 by Dusk411
Fall Out Boy

Uma Thurman

Album: American Beauty/American Psycho

Year: 2015


           Patrick Stump finds his girlfriend’s obsession with Pulp Fiction cute in the  enthralling “Uma Thurman.”


                 Racing guitars opens the single, setting a frantic tone. In the pre-chorus, he says he can do whatever h...
May 24, 2015 by Dusk411
Katy Tiz

The Big Bang

Album: TBA

Year: 2014


                   Katy Tiz wants the permenant rush of love from her boyfriend in the presumptous  ‘The Big Bang.”


                Sashaying synths open the single, setting an arrogant tone.  He stops before passing her by and gazes ...
May 23, 2015 by Dusk411


Album: Rebel Heart

Year: 2015


               Madonna and her boyfriend try surviving in their desolated city in the   insufficient “Ghosttown.”


            An assaying synth opens the single, setting a faltering tone. She peeks out the door. A rustling sound causes her to poke her head back in befor...
May 22, 2015 by Dusk411
Taylor Swift

Bad Blood

Album: 1989

Year: 2015


          Taylor Swift has a falling out with a now ex-friend in the polarizing “Bad Blood.”


            Pouting synths open the single, setting a juenvile tone.   The chorus opens the single. She couldn’t believe it. Her boss called in her into his office and asked her how things were goin...
May 21, 2015 by Dusk411
Nu Shooz

I Can’t Wait

Album: Poolside

Year: 1986


            Valerie Day wants to be around her boyfriend all the time in the glittery  “I Can’t Wait.”


               In the intro, it’s taking forever for it to be 8 p.m. (“Baby, I can't wait.”)


May 20, 2015 by Dusk411
Belinda Carlisle

I Get Weak

Album: Heaven On Earth

Year: 1988


             Belinda Carlisle has fallen hard for her boyfriend in the flustered “I Get Weak.”


             Uplifting synths open the single, setting a luminous tone. She hides her hands as she reads the menu. She doesn’t want to see him see her hands trembling. He...
May 18, 2015 by Dusk411
Tom Petty

Runnin’ Down A Dream

Album: Full Moon Fever

Year: 1989


          Tom Petty goes on a spontaneous road trip in the enticing  “Runnin’ Down A Dream.”)


               A wild guitar opens the single, setting a self-determining tone.  The sky was a crystal blue without a cloud. The sun, in the middle of it, sh...
May 17, 2015 by Dusk411
Air Supply

The Power of Love (You Are My Lady)

Album: Air Supply

Year: 1985



                  Russell Hitchcock knows what means to really love someone in the showy “The Power of Love (You Are My Lady).”


              Reluctant strings open the single, setting a hesitant tone. She murmurs and...
May 16, 2015 by Dusk411
Amy Winehouse


Album: Back To Black

Year: 2006


          Amy Winehouse struggles with her alcoholism in the tragic “Rehab.”


             A highfalutin horn opens the single, setting an overcompensating tone.  In the chorus, she tells one of her friends that her family tried an intervention last week. They told her she it’s somethi...
May 14, 2015 by Dusk411
Who Is Fancy


Album: N/A

Year: 2015


                 Jake Hargood knows the best thing to do is let go of his girlfriend in the insensitive “Goodbye.”


              Stoic synths open the single, setting a nonchalant tone. He remembers the day he found out. It was after church. He was with his family ...
May 13, 2015 by Dusk411
Lunchmoney Lewis


Album: Bills EP

Year: 2015


           Lunchmoney Lewis can’t afford to take a day off in the exaggerated “Bills.”


         An aged piano opens the single, setting a theatrical tone.   The chorus starts the single. He says he’s the provider in the home. He is thinking of getting another job. His girlfriend and kids re...
May 12, 2015 by Dusk411
Life Of Dillon


Album: Prologue

Year: 2015


                  David Keiffer experiences nirvana at the thought of seeing his crush in the  clammy “Overload.”


               A balmy guitar opens the single, setting a humid tone.   She tells him she has been in love with him fo...
May 11, 2015 by Dusk411
Ryn Weaver


Album: The Fool

Year: 2014


           Ryn Weaver realizes she was used by her boyfriend in the  scarred             “OctaHate.”


                 In the intro, she just wants to be left alone. (“Watch it, watch it/Watch it, watch it....