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June 4, 2015 by Dusk411
Spin Doctors

Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong

Album: Pocket Full of Kryptonite

Year: 1992

 

                 Chris Barron is relieved his know-it-all girlfriend is gone in the                    lively “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong.”

 

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June 3, 2015 by Dusk411
Maroon 5

Makes Me Wonder

Album: It Won’t Be Soon Before Long

Year: 2007

 

            Adam Levine realizes he didn’t care much for his ex-girlfriend in the               conflicted “Makes Me Wonder.”

 

                 A fraught guitar open...
June 2, 2015 by Dusk411
Bowling For Soup

High School Never Ends

Album: The Great Burrito Escape

Year: 2006

 

              Jarret Reddick can’t believe people are still acting like teenagers in the                sanctimonous “High School Never Ends.”

 

             &nb...
June 1, 2015 by Dusk411
Dirty Vegas

Walk Into The Sun

Album: One

Year: 2004

 

                   Steve Smith wonders how he live without the love of his life in the reflective “Walk Into the Sun.”

 

              A ruminating guitar opens the single, setting a burdened tone. He can’t relate to people. He doesn’t ...
May 31, 2015 by Dusk411
Jewel

Down So Long

Album: Spirit

Year:1999

 

           Jewel hopes the worst is over in the   receptive  “Down So Long.”

 

              A matter-of-fact guitar opens the single, setting a blunt tone. She just decided to take off. On the beach, she watches as the sun sets and thinks of what to do next. Her road trip took her...
May 30, 2015 by Dusk411
Ying Yang Twins & Mike Jones

Badd

Album: U.S.A.

Year: 2005

 

            Kaine and D-Roc are the on the lookout for hot women in the obnoxious           “Badd.”

 

           Out of key synths open the single, setting a stoned tone. In the intro, they namecheck themselves, Mike Jones and their prod...
May 29, 2015 by Dusk411
Martika

Martika’s Kitchen

Album: Martika’s Kitchen

Year: 1991

 

          Martika plans a romantic night at home in the naughty   “Martika’s Kitchen.”

        

              Sweltering synths opent the single, setting a heated tone. A variation on the chorus starts the single. She holds t...
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
Sheppard

Geronimo

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
Madonna

Ghosttown

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.”)

 

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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...