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Lloyd feat. Lil Wayne and Andre 3000, “Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)” (Lyrics + MP3)

30 Jun

This jam, basically the funkiest head-nodding ode to a cheating ex Lloyd, Weezy, and Three Stacks could cook up, could be the song of the summer, provided someone figures out how to (appropriately) change “pussy” into something radio can play. (Pro tip: Do not listen to “Dedication To My Ex” without headphones unless your surroundings are really cool with the word “pussy.”) “Cookie” would work; hell, “cookie” could eventually get this song on Sesame Street. Produced by Polow da Don, D. Smith, and maybe Andre? King Of Hearts is out next Tuesday.

Download the “Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)” MP3 at Hulkshare. Find the “Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)” lyrics after the jump. Continue reading

“Fall For Your Type”: For What, Exactly?

17 May

Reviews? Huh. Of long-forgotten songs? Okay.

“Fall For Your Type” stands out for its instrumental and its hook. Noah “40″ Shebib has made great hay in the two-plus years since Drake’s So Far Gone dropped with variations on huge drums that sound like echoes off the ocean floor, and here he sets them up to quiver as synths skim the surface. That’s a great background for the Drake-penned hook, which milks every syllable of its one killer phrase, turning “I always fall for your type” into “I! Alll! Ways! Fall… for your type, yeah,” a much more palatable consolation for the luckless guy who still believes in types.

But what are Aubrey and Jamie’s types, exactly? Continue reading

Rebecca Black, “Friday” (Lyrics + MP3)

13 Mar

Somewhere in the Internet frenzy about the sign of the impending apocalypse that is Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” someone forgot to archive the lyrics for future civilizations to see as a cautionary tale. And I have just the right amount of masochism in my DNA and boredom in my life to do that!

So, uh, (don’t) download Rebecca Black’s “Friday” MP3 at Mediafire, and find the “Friday” lyrics Rebecca Black may never live down singing after the jump. Continue reading

Lea Michele of Glee, “Get It Right” (Lyrics)

25 Feb

Rachel Berry goes a-balladeering

I’m assuming this has something to do with Rachel Berry’s consistent failure at everything but her all-consuming theatrical ambitions something on Glee that happens in two weeks or something. You can listen to “Get It Right” at EW, and find the “Get It Right” lyrics after the jump.  Continue reading

Glee Cast, “Loser Like Me” (Lyrics)

25 Feb

Fun, sugary, and nothing new at all thematically.

You can find “Loser Like Me,” Glee‘s first original song that isn’t about Rachel Berry’s headband, over at EW, but you won’t find the “Loser Like Me” lyrics anyway but after the jump until the rest of the Internet steals them from a loser like me. Continue reading

Lady Gaga, “Born This Way” (Lyrics)

11 Feb

Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” is probably going to be her next Billboard number one; the only question is whether that will happen next week, making it the 1,000th chart-topper in Hot 100 history. I think it’s good enough to be and will.

I can’t take credit for all the lyrics here — Gaga leaked them herself — but I did double-check and refine them against the song, make them more readable with the lower case, and added ad-libs where necessary. So the “Born This Way” lyrics are after the jump, and you can hear “Born This Way” on nearly every radio station owned by Clear Channel on the hour today, and you can download a “Born This Way” MP3 at iTunes or wherever you crazy kids download singles nowadays. Continue reading

Britney Spears, “Hold It Against Me” (Lyrics + MP3)

10 Jan

New Ms. Spears. Produced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin — Brit-Brit’s money spends well — this is “Hold It Against Me,” and should be the first single from Britney’s as-yet-untitled seventh studio album.

The beat throbs with some heavy dubstep bass and synth work as Britney coos in a potential hook-up’s ear on the floor, but it ultimately feels more overwhelming than impressive; the sum is less than the parts, though there are great moments in the chopping of “now” in the bridge and the chiming keys in the first half of the hook. And “Hey, over there / Please look at me” is certain to get lampooned. For a woman who will be turning 30 (!) this year, Britney sure sounds locked into a mid-twenties “I’m gonna PARTY!” mode. I’m not sure that’s going to work. (What will? The absence of any gendered talk, which makes this as universal as a dance track should be.)

Download “Hold It Against Me” via iLeaks. “Hold It Against Me” lyrics after the jump. Continue reading

Taylor Swift, “Dear John” (Lyrics)

24 Oct

If this isn’t a song to and about John Mayer, it’s at the very least a compelling aeration of some older guy named John who’s done a fair bit of womanizing. (Just so I’m clear: Taylor Swift’s “Dear John” is about John Mayer.)

Lyrics after the jump. Continue reading

Black Eyed Peas, “The Time (The Dirty Bit)” (Lyrics + MP3)

21 Oct

More depressing: The idea that the Black Eyed Peas are about to make “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” way more popular than ever, or this song’s inevitability as a hit despite the line “This is international / Big mega radio smasher,” an apl.de.ap verse about apps, and that ear-splitting transition from the hook to the verses?

MP3 via Omen. Lyrics after the jump. Continue reading

Taylor Swift, “Mean” (Lyrics)

19 Oct

This is already not a critical favorite for at least one writer, thanks to its “If you hate me, you’re just mean and I’ll live” message, and it’s definitely not Taylor’s best sentiment or best writing. But it’s instructive, I think, to hear that message as a more anthemic “I don’t need your opinion to validate me,” directed at bullies (but, maybe, bullying in its own haughtiness) and I think that could have some metaphorical heft for gay teens, the besieged minority of the moment.

Also: Yeah, like I’m going to post an MP3. Big Machine is more than mean when it comes to that.

Also also: That art, via this Swift photo gallery, is hysterical.

Find Swift’s next single (?) from the upcoming Speak Now on iTunes. Lyrics after the jump. Continue reading

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