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Music Review: Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran)

At number one through February 25 at Billboard’s Hot 100 is Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran.. And what, it’s got over 287 million YouTube views and counting?! Not surprised. Not surprised.

Wanna check out the animation?

First thing that would grab you here is the beat. I mean, wow! Surely makes you feel like moving those hips, eh?! It’s like you’re at the beach or somethin’ actually. No wonder that even if the video’s just an animation, it’s been gettin’ praises! Yey!

One wouldn’t even notice the lyrics except for “I’m in love with your body”..

And speaking of lyrics, that repetition of being “in love with your body” is kinda.. Misleading though. Love again has been abused. Thus, a confusion between love and lust. Yet if only for taking it in a ‘shallower’ understanding, love here pertains to ‘like’ or ‘adore’.

After all, love can’t be founded on physicality. Real love starts at the platonic level.. Conceiving commitment before moving towards expression.


The above are the first lines that are played in the song. And true enough and in a deeper sense — indeed, the club is no place to find a LOVEr. But because of opting for the ‘club’ instead, then the loveR here is really not about love, but some mate for that matter. Did ya’ follow?

Ed Sheeran singing 'live' at Capital FM

More so given these lines..


So don’t get confused. Love maybe an abused word but ‘real love’ could only be digested by those capable of it. In all, it’s a cool song by Ed Sheeran, and we’re just wondering why isn’t his songs played in movies??

Or did we just miss somethin’?

Music Review: 24K Magic (Bruno Mars)

It’s been two years since Bruno Mars was into Uptown Funk, now he’s back with another hit song in 24K Magic! Still, the question remains..

Could this new single surpass, or even just come close to that 2014 musical success?

Okay, 24K Magic is currently at number four in Billboard’s Hot 100 through January 7. Okay, 24K Magic has over 293 million views at YouTube and growing. Okay, 24K Magic has got that typical upbeat melody.

But hey, somethin’ seems to be missin’ here.

The lyrics? Nahh. In dance hits, lyrics hardly matter — unless there’s somethin’ sooo not good. The dance scenes? Right. It’s quite lacking. Guess, they emphasized ‘luxury’ a little more, yeah, because of the title. In Uptown Funk, there were a lot of ’em dance scenes with ’em cool steps! As they say, ‘ala Michael Jackson’.. And so, the hit!

Anyway, we like the private jet though — and those fountains. The cap? Good.

See y’all!

Music Review: Black Beatles (Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane

After spending time at number 9 at Billboard’s Hot 100, we now find ’em replacing The Chainsmokers’ Closer for the top spot through November 26. Wow, what a jump and.. What a feat!

If for any reason it surprised you, better check out the video to find out what made ’em have the biggest gain in streams; the biggest gain in digital sales as well as having gains in performance.

Oh.. Frankly, if only for the music video, we are surprised ourselves. I mean, it’s actually very ordinary, ya’ know. No ‘real’ story but just partying. And yep, the scene shifts are too ordinary and, quite ‘messy’ in fact. Despite the hot babes!

Then again, the ‘beat’ is where Black Beatles pumped it up to the tune of almost 100 million views and counting! Yeah indeed, Rae and Gucci Mane teamed up well.

But hey, is blowing up a TV necessary?? It’s gotten pretty common these days. Hmm…

Music Review: Starboy (The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk)

Another song of The Weeknd is on the rise, and it’s currently #2 at the Billboard’s Hot 100 through 22 October 2016. Yeah, you must have heard it already..

Starboy featuring Daft Punk.

But have you seen the music video?

The lyrics are kinda ‘complex’. Not that they could not be understood but, ahh well, just listen.. The beat though is cool but it’s a bit typical these days. The setting, hmm.. not surprisingly is pretty.. Morbid??

You know, it’s dark and all.

Well, the only bright thing here is the ‘cross’. Lighted pink. But what’s he doin’ carrying that cross? At some point, wagging, and hitting things with it? It only makes the lyric ‘mother f*ck**’ (has this line become a norm??) and the rest of the lines quite.. Unholy.

Still, with close to 90 million YouTube views plus its rise in the music rankings, not too many are aware that a ‘cross’ is not just a simple prop — but something that should be revered.

Music Review: Heathens (Twenty One Pilots)

Remember Suicide Squad from over a month ago? Well, this is their OST — Heathens by Twenty One Pilots. And it’s currently at the number two spot in this week’s Billboard Hot 100, yes, with currently over 250 million YouTube views. Wow!

Let’s see why..

Know what? This is just one of those songs that’s perfectly suited for its movie. Yep, like t’was really composed for the film. Check out the lyrics.. says, “all my friends are heathens take it slow” and so on. Indeed like pertaining to ’em villains and what they did, eh?! And the melody? Addictive. Twenty One Pilots simply took us for a ride!

Hey, even the music video depicts disturbance! Still, while flashes of the film’s characters is common — the overall production was good.

Oh, in case you also want to refer to the lyrics, here goes..

Of course, there’s a negative side to these though; you know the characters in Suicide Squad, they got issues. And so, do not be immersed and let the music take a swing on values you’re taught.

Life may be tough at times but don’t take it on others.

Hope springs eternal. Just continue to have faith.

Music Review: Cheap Thrills (Sia ft. Sean Paul and Maggie Ziegler)

After seeing the controversial team-up of Australian singer Sia and American dancer Maggie Ziegler in Elastic Heart, and then Chandelier — we thought, hey, Maggie is for real! She was then just what 11, 12 but what wonderful acting?!!

And so, the team-up continues.. Sia’s song. Maggie’s expressiveness. Unbelievable combination! No wonder Sia’s Cheap Thrills has now climbed up to number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for this week — so, let’s check out their masterpiece.

Hmm… Very Sia-Maggie. Great melody. And the lyrics? It’s even just about the ‘cheap thrills’ of dancing — yep, the wordings are simply repetitive and almost like nonsense. Then again, with the fantastic dancing of Maggie coupled with a cool setting — the lyrics don’t really matter anymore, only the melody.

And that’s worth over 134 million YouTube views, and counting..

Music Review: Watch Me (Silento)

Now here’s one song that has really made an impact — Watch Me by Silento. Yup, most everywhere, you see party goers doing the ‘stanky leg’ and stuff.. imitating Silento and pushing back on the dance floor.

Just one of those phenomenal dance music..

Only wondered why ‘Nae Nae’ just peaked at number 3 on the Billboard charts though when just about everybody’s dancing to it?

Hmm… better Whip.

Music Review: The Hills (The Weeknd)

Wow, the first two spots on this week’s Billboard charts are actually occupied by The Weeknd’s songs! And for today, we feature The Hills, sitting at number 2..

So, do you like the video? Creepy? Well, the video, the lyrics.. kinda weird, huh?! Does it even blend? Noticed something though, he just likes fire.  Sure you’ve seen Can’t Feel My Face where he was in flames.. well, same goes with this one. Intriguing tune though.

But oh my, the house just makes you run for the hills..

Music Review: Can’t Feel My Face (The Weeknd)

Just number 1 last week, our featured song is one spot down this week at the Billboard’s Hot 100; and that is the hit single Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd..

Wow! What a hairstyle! Well, obviously that’s what most would notice first than the song itself.. and perhaps, it’s also why the views over at YouTube just mushroomed to 69M in curiosity. Can’t be the hairstyle why he can’t feel his face though.. What about the flames?

Hah! Ow, must be.. must be..

Nice tune though. Perfect for the bar, that’s why the setting. Though the video could have improved if they were even more creative.. Still, it wouldn’t make number 1 or 2 if the music wasn’t good, right? Right.

Music Review: Cheerleader (OMI)

Was Cheerleader ever down in the charts? Number 1 last week, number 1 this week at the Billboard’s Hot 100! Well, it could stay there as long as we like – and why not, it just got that breezy tune, typical of those wonderful island music we know..

Cool, right?! And the lyrics are just great! Uplifting to couples who are looking for more than just fun but some kind of commitment.

Indeed, a great rendition by OMI and a wonderful Felix Jaehn remix – just worthy of their over 135M YouTube views, and counting..