Top 40 single reviews
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July 5, 2015 by Dusk411
Shania Twain

Honey, I’m Home

Album: Come On Over

Year: 1998

                    Shania Twain wishes she could start the day over in the modern              “Honey, I’m Home.”

                A plucky guitar opens the single, s...
July 5, 2015 by Dusk411
Calvin Harris & Big Sean

Open Wide

Album: Motion

Year: 2015


                      Big Sean rambles about having sex with women in the recycled            “Open Wide.”


               Harris’ own “C.U.B.A..&rd...
July 4, 2015 by Dusk411
Katy Perry


Album: Teenage Dream

Year: 2010


              Katy Perry wants people to believe in themselves in the lucent   “Firework.”


                Glinting synths open the single, setting a sparkling tone. She eats her sandwich. As she wipes her mouth a napkin, she notices a young girl sitt...
July 4, 2015 by Dusk411
Little Big Town

Girl Crush

Album: Pain Killer

Year: 2014


           Karen Fairchild wishes she could be like her crush’s girlfriend in the courtly           “Girl Crush.”


            A craving guitar opens the single, setting a longing tone. Her crush has found a special girl.  She&rsqu...
July 3, 2015 by Dusk411
Selena Gomez & A$AP Rocky

Good For You

Album: TBA

Year: 2015


        Selena Gomez wants to look her best for her boyfriend in the  ethereal  “Good For You.”


           Celestial synths open the single, setting a divine tone. She brushes her cheek with blush. She takes another look in the mirror and decides to add a little bit more. She puts her necklac...
July 1, 2015 by Dusk411
Sugar Ray

Every Morning

Album: 14:59

Year: 1999

            Mark McGrath looks for his girlfriend to redeem him in the sullen “Every Morning.”

                  A sulky guitar opens the single, setting a morose tone. He doesn’t know how she handles being with him. She’s a saint for putting up with his broodiness and som...
June 30, 2015 by Dusk411
Olivia Newton-John

Heart Attack

Album: Greatest Hits Vol. 2

Year: 1982

               Olivia Newton-John loses her cool around her crush in the clingy “Heart Attack.”

               Choked synths open the single, setting a shaken tone.     He talks to her about the televison show he watched last night. She&rsquo...
June 29, 2015 by Dusk411

What Is Love

Album: The Album/Haddaway

Year: 1993

            Haddaway worries about his relationship in the anxious “What Is Love.”


            Pulsating synths open the single, setting a panicked tone. The chorus starts the single. It’s his first serious relationship. He isn’t sure if he did something wrong. But he doesn’t...
June 28, 2015 by Dusk411
Geri Halliwell

Look At Me

Album: Schizophonic

Year: 1999

               Geri Halliwell is not what people expect in the dishy  “Look At Me.”

                   Cheeky synths open the single, setting a playful tone. She thinks of people she’s met and knows: her ex-boyfriend was gorgeous but was a racis...
June 28, 2015 by Dusk411
CeCe Peniston


Album: Finally

Year: 1991

            CeCe Peniston finally meets her soulmate in the exhilarating  “Finally.”

           Exuberant synths open the single, setting a triumphant tone.  She thought she was going to be single forever. Her ideal would give her such an intimate look of love that she would blush. Then, she was able to exper...
June 26, 2015 by Dusk411
Real McCoy

One More Time

Album: One More Time

Year: 1997

              Vanessa Mason & O-Jay Jeglitza attempt to get back together in the                obsolete “One More Time.”

                   Breathless synths open the single, settin...
June 25, 2015 by Dusk411

Elastic Heart

Album: 1000 Forms of Fear

Year: 2015

               Sia, as Katniss, deals with her growing feelings for Peeta in the articulate           “Elastic Heart.”

                  Shivery synths open the single, setting a rabbity tone. The kiss with Gale w...
June 24, 2015 by Dusk411
Skrillex, Diplo & Justin Bieber

Where Are U Now?

Album: Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U

Year: 2015

                    Justin Bieber feels abandoned by his girlfriend in the  heedful             “Where Are U Now?”

June 23, 2015 by Dusk411
The Weeknd

Can’t Feel My Face

Album: Chapter III

Year: 2015

           Abel Tesfaye will enjoy the happiness of his new relationship in the   daft “Can’t Feel My Face.”

                Tentative strings open the single, setting a paused tone. She smiles at him from across the room, her eyes lifting up and looking back to him...
June 22, 2015 by Dusk411
Tori Kelly

Should’ve Been Us

Album: Unbreakable Smile

Year: 2015

              Tori Kelly replays every mistake she made in the her last relationship in the            prying “Should’ve Been Us.”

                Bold synths open the single. setting a distracted tone...