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

THE CLUB ISN’T THE BEST PLACE TO FIND A LOVER, SO THE BAR IS WHERE I GO

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?

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Ed Sheeran singing 'live' at Capital FM

More so given these lines..

WE PUSH AND PULL LIKE A MAGNET DO.. AND NOW MY BEDSHEETS SMELL LIKE YOU.

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’?

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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.
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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!
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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: AKB48, Their Music and Pranks (Japanese)

Okay, how ’bout some Monday laughter?! Yeah??

So, here now is AKB48..

Whatta sense of humor, eh? Even their idols are pranked so ‘hard’!

Well, we all know of K-Pop.. Their bands, their music and all. But how about J-Pop? Yep, as in Japanese Pop! Have you heard of this group AKB48? Yeah? T’is actually a popular idol group in Japan composed of girls in their early teens to mid-20’s which is said to hold several Guinness World Records — including being recognized in 2010 as the world’s “largest pop group”.

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AKB48 was actually named after the Akibahara area in Tokyo

Hmm… Tho at one time — back in 2012 — they had 149 members featured in a video game. Now, they currently have 121 members divided among 5 teams. Wow, stupendous!

Wouldn’t they sound like a ‘cheering squad’ instead? Haha! Anyway, let’s see one of AKB48’s team in their 2010 music video Beginner..

Oh, their music is okay. Yet more than just having a crowded stage, could there be fierce competition not just among the 5 teams but within? Gaps, grudges, jealousy and things like that? Must be tough to manage considering you gotta try to make them all blossom..

If possible.

The pranks are a good sign though that everything must be.. Okay.

Music Review: Pen Pineapple Apple Pen (Piko-Taro)

Many must be askin’, is this the new ‘Gangnam Style’? Guess almost everybody is just curious on what’s all about this phenomenon. Hey, since it was first posted on the 25th of August, two of its YouTube videos has over 10 millions views. One is nearing 27M while the other is almost 14 million. Wow!

Well, we’ve just been observing. And so let’s see..

Whoa! The song is actually too simple, almost non-sense in fact — just about combining a couple of words. And then repeating. But the tune is like a hypnotizing video game while the dance steps look quite funny. Yeah, as especially done by Piko-Taro (a fictional singer-songwriter created by Japanese comedian Kosaka Daimaou), the performer, you know. Haha! 100116-pineapple-pen

Still, this PPAP got many doing their own version and have also gained viewership — so ‘Pen Pineapple Apple Pen’ must be something!

Anyway, the music is a bit short, so it would be tough to tell if it could really make a run at ‘Gangnam Style’ — as listeners and viewers could somehow get bored or tired of it in the long run. But if Piko-Taro gets to do some kind of a world tour with producers also into other promotional tactics then probably..

It now all depends on its YouTube viewership pace.

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.